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2010 Faculty & Staff News

An article by Dr. Michael Lund and Dr. Geoff Orth will appear in a journal published by the National Collegiate Honors Council

March 23, 2010

An article by Dr. Michael Lund, Assistant Director of the Cormier Honors College, and Dr. Geoff Orth, Director of the Cormier Honors College, will appear in the 2010 issue of Honors in Practice, an annual journal published by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). The article, "From the White House to Our House: the Story of an Honors College Vegetable Garden," describes the sustainability project launched in fall 2009 by the Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars.

The garden, beside Wheeler parking lot near the corner of Griffin Boulevard and High Street, is roughly the same dimensions as, and was modeled on, Michelle Obama's White House garden. The Longwood garden "provides an opportunity to investigate local history, politics, agriculture, civil rights, and economics, all the while providing focus and creating community in the honors college," said Ada Long, co-editor of Honors in Practice, in an introduction to the upcoming issue. "Although new, this project provides a model that other administrators might well consider for their own programs." Honors in Practice, one of two major journals published by the NCHC, describes its mission as to "accommodate our members' need and desire for articles about nuts-and-bolts issues, innovative practices in individual Honors programs, and other Honors topics of concern to the membership."

The journal is due out in April or May, and after the hard copies have been distributed (to about 1,000 subscribers), the journal will be available online through national databases Gale, Ebsco, and H.W. Wilson. The article will appear on pages 177-87.