Freshman Seminar students read Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, watch the film, and then interview people who have used writing or the visual arts to reflect, recover, and remember the past. The goal is to see how the arts develop our humanity by connecting us to our pasts and the past experiences of others. The people being interviewed by the class are a Vietnam veteran who was injured and wrote poetry while recovering in the military hospital, a WWII veteran who published his own memoir, and a retired English professor who created a quilt to process the events of Sept 11, 2001.
The students will write letters, interview, and create posters for each guest and then on Nov 13, the guests will join us on campus for a presentation on stage, a question and answer segment facilitated by Freshman Seminar students, and then be treated to lunch with the students. The campus and local community will be invited to attend the presentation and the question and answer segment.
This event is also sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts at Pitt-Titusville. For more information, contact Meredith Kenyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.