College as Art (UPDATED)

state_marqueeI had a good time last night as a judge for our student film festival.  The event was a part of the school’s “Screaming Eagles Week,” a student spirit week featuring numerous competitions.  Last night’s featured each dorm floor (and a collection of those off-campus) sharing a self-made music video according to a certain pop-culture theme (Indiana Jones, Star Wars, etc.).  Some of the videos were…better than others, but overall it was a lot of fun.

If our world of higher education does indeed change and the residential undergraduate experience begins to fade away, it is times like these I’ll miss.  Inasmuch as college is about training, education, and cultivating a way of thinking, it’s also about all this too.  The community of laughter, fellowship, and well, beautiful nonsense.

Below are two of the films.  If I get more I’ll add them.


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