Tag Archives: Engaged Learning 2014

Life is Good in Byron Bay

Taken from Ariana’s blog “Spirit and Earth: A performance project” https://dreamtimeabroad.wordpress.com/ Hello from the other side of the world! I am currently in Byron Bay, which is probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in my life. It sort … Continue reading

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Get Your Feet Wet

If you please recall my first post, the Great Trinity Forest is a bottomland hardwood forest. That’s a fancy term for river swamp. But I didn’t really know what it meant until I experienced it for myself. On May 13, I … Continue reading

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First Show in Moscow: Шут Балакирев (Jester Balakirev)

Adapted from http://evameilingpollitt.wordpress.com/ My show breakdowns will vary slightly for this project, since I am discovering connections between the shows and my sociopolitical observations in Russia. As follows: Who did the show? When, where?  I saw the performance on Monday, … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts

Jacob Nice, SMU ‘15, is exploring the customs and practices of an international touring theatre company. (Major: THEA; Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Smith) Blog post taken from http://jacoblnice.wordpress.com/ Tuesday, May 13th I had lunch with Johnny and Michael at Carluccio’s in Dublin. We … Continue reading

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StageD

Adapted from http://staged214.wordpress.com/ My name is Ally Van Deuren and I am pursuing a BFA in theatre and a BA in journalism from SMU in Dallas, Texas. I am originally from Southern California, where I caught the “stage bug” at age … Continue reading

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Tree Detectives

  The month of May felt like a whirlwind! During the last two weeks of school, including finals week, I spent about twenty hours in the forest. I now have data for 26 plots, which covers 2600 square meters of … Continue reading

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Wildflower Season

Lately it seems like my entire life is about trees. I have been going to the Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) two to three times each week since Spring Break. When I’m not there, I spend a lot of time … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Forest

If I could be a little presumptuous, I would award Shannon and myself ribbons for being dauntless. The forest is lovely, yes, but it’s also wild. We’ve encountered a pack of feral hogs, thickets of thorns, poison ivy, bugs, and … Continue reading

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