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Friday, June 10, 2011

Community Orientation

For my Orientation I attended the Community-based Orientation this is offered to incoming students who are unable to be in the back-country for long periods of time. My reason was a Staff Training I couldn’t miss for a position at Camp Willow Springs, doing High Ropes, up on the Butte. Community-Based Orientation embraces the same mission and philosophy as the other orientation options but is a little different kind of way. Through community service projects, field trips, and interactions with community members I became just as oriented to the school, each other and the Southwest as my peers on orientation. It was an amazing experience and created lifelong memories and friendships! All orientations here at Prescott College create memories and friendships that truly do last a life time.

-Joshua Keultjes, 2011

Aaron's Yoga Orientation Experience

Yoga orientation was so much more than I thought it would be, but also more than I could have ever hoped for. I know that statement doesn't seem to make a lot of sense up front but those that take the time to participate in any of Prescott Colleges' programs will come to understand. I have always been raised to hope for the best but plan for the worst. That being said, when I heard of the yoga orientation my first thoughts were of a bunch of students sitting in a circle talking about our feelings and chanting in the woods. That's not to say that you can't do that if that's your thing, but my point is that the orientation experience that was offered to those of us that chose the “yogic path” was more than just stretching outside. It really offered valuable knowledge about physiology, kinetics, and developing a healthy mental outlook to carry you forward, hopefully to success. It is not a vacation retreat to any that may be thinking of approaching it as such. You will work hard and be challenged on a daily basis, whether its to overcome personal obstacles or to try and find balance within the group. But when that balance is achieved and those obstacles overcome, doors will open. A skill set that will be priceless in your future, at Prescott and beyond, shows itself to you. After my time on the Yoga orientation, I felt not only healthier in body, but also more centered and grounded in my connection to the world around me. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Prescott College, and I really believe that it was that experience that has helped me succeed thus far.

-Aaron Wilson, 05.27.2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

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As Dean Jack Herring explains, our education is "a whole different enterprise".

Check it out at: http://youtu.be/EBNynwRAVoM