Dr. Hilary Lithgow, Dr. Ted Leinbaugh, and PhD student Sarah Singer are participating in the Warrior-Scholar Project on UNC's campus this week. Dr. Leinbaugh has presented a lecture on Homer's Iliad, while Dr. Lithgow and Sarah Singer are teaching a five-day writing class and workshop. Warrior-Scholar is a two-week academic boot camp designed to help veterans transition from the military to college; activities include skill-building workshops in academic reading and writing, as well as workshops to help veterans adjust to the social changes that accompany college life. The Project is taking place on UNC's campus from June 20-28.
From UNC's coverage of the event: "Duffle bags in hand, 14 active-duty and recently separated military members arrived last weekend on Carolina’s campus for a boot camp designed to prepare them for their next mission: college. The Warrior-Scholar Project chose the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of 11 universities nationwide to teach and train service members this year about the transition from military life to college life."
Continue reading the article and watch a video about Warrior-Scholar here: http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/warrior-scholars/.
For more information about the Warrior-Scholar Project, please visit their website: http://warrior-scholar.org.