Beacon Anthropologist Presents the Amazing Genius of Yapese Navigators and Canoe Builders at the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Stephan Krause

Beacon College anthropologist Dr. Stefan Michael Krause will explore the unique indigenous cultures of the people in Yap State in the western Pacific Ocean (one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia [FSM]). His talk, “Traditional Navigation and Canoe Building in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia,” is slated for April 7 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Animalearn Honors Beacon College Anthrozoologist

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Brian Ogle - Animalearn

Beacon College anthrozoology instructor Brian Ogle was named 2016 Humane Educator of the Year by the animal-rights advocacy group Animalearn. The award salutes Ogle, who pilots the anthrozoology program at Beacon College — the first higher education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently, and only the second U.S. undergraduate school […]

Beacon Professor’s Critique of Two Poets Published in National Literary Journal

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Dr. William Nesbitt applies his critical eye to two volumes of poetry in recently published reviews featured in a national online literary journal. Nesbitt, an associate professor of English and chair of the humanities department at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students who […]

Travel Program Teaches Beacon Educators Learning Isn’t Confined to the Classroom

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The best classroom teachers whisk students away on learning journeys. Sometimes even teachers must set forth on personal journeys of discovery. This summer, four Beacon professors — Russell Bellamy and Drs. James Fleming, Christopher Huff and William Nesbitt — obeyed their inner ramblin’ man. From mid-June to early July, the quartet paired off and embarked on […]

Beacon Writing Coach Invades World of Tween-Lit with Novel about Aliens

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Beacon College students who visit the Robert & Jane Weiner Writing Center for help wrangling the right words for a term paper know Jacob Pinkston as the center’s director. However, he recently added a new title: author. Late last month, Pinkston self-published his first children’s novel, The Ambassador: First Contact, a 105-pager for readers ages […]

Journal Publishes Beacon Essayist’s Examination of the Beat Generation

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Google the “Beat Generation” and names like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs populate the results. Other writers, however, made their mark with literature that explored the post-Greatest Generation era with themes at once sensuous and spiritual, hedonistic yet non-materialistic. For one, poet Diane di Prima stretched social conventions with her stream-of-consciousness poetics tinged […]