The JanTerm Experience: The Wishes Project

Photo caption: Karina Gonzalez transcribing interviews and editing audio of parents’ wishes for their children for a Spanish honors independent study. Photo by Scarlet Kenagy By Karina Gonzalez “Caminante, no hay puentes. Se hace puentes al andar,” – Gloria Anzaldúa My month has been a reflection of Anzaldúa’s statement, as I have heard mothers’ stories of […]

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The JanTerm Experience: Bodies in Motion

Photo caption: Students An-Ra Moore and Wanjiru Iandiataiyero discovering how touch affects movement in the rest of the body.  Photo by Rafaela Chavez By Shania Guy Instructed by Karola Luettringhaus, Movement Research/Somatic Study was highly engaging and informative. Luettringhaus serves as the Artistic and Executive Director for the Alban Elved Dance Company. In the course, we […]

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The JanTerm Experience: Embracing Kauai

By Jeniffer Padilla We were offered the glorious opportunity to go to Kauai, Hawaii for our JanTerm course this year. There, we were able to explore many different beaches, mountains and canyons. We took part in activities, such as snorkeling, surfing, boogie-boarding, hiking, yoga and morning walks/jogs to contribute to our wellness exercises. We were also […]

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Project MoRE is Dancing Its Way Onto Campus

By Emily Ramser Photos courtesy of Heidi Echols     Project MoRE presented its first dance performance this Jan Term on Jan. 27.     Hosted by the Department of Dance Studies at Salem College, Project MoRE is an ongoing movement research project, which explores how arts and sciences interact through dance. The project includes presentations, performances, community classes, […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “Ringmastering at Ringling Museum”

This year, I decided I wanted to do my first internship in my hometown of Sarasota, Florida. When most people hear the name “Sarasota,” they think of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. I was able to land an internship at the Ringling Museum’s Circus Archives department with the background experience I learned from working in Salem’s […]

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The JanTerm Experience: “Tai Chi”

Before I took Tai Chi during Jan Term, I considered it a type of exercise that is mainly practiced by older people, because the movements are slower compared to other forms of exercises. The reason I took this class is Tai Chi seems very relaxing and I needed to reduce my stress level. I really […]

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