The familiar slogan for the eponymous organization that champions childhood literary declares reading is fundamental. Fundamental, but not always easy. Particularly for the students who learn differently and attend Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., America’s first accredited college or university to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. […]
Dr. James Fleming was a featured speaker last month at the Association of Higher Education and Disability’s 21st annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference in Colorado leading a session on accessible technology and learning disabilities. Using Beacon College as his launchpad, his hour-long lecture explored the growing need to understand and incorporate assistive technology in education and the workplace.
Beacon College historian Dr. Christopher Huff will return to Washington, DC in January to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a faculty seminar exploring how Nazis also targeted the disabled for genocide. “Disability, Eugenics, and Genocide: Nazi Germany, Its Antecedents and Legacy,” the centerpiece of the 2019 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, examines the history of persecution of persons with disabilities, according to the museum.
Here comes the judge. Judge Dr. Brian W. Ogle that is. The National Science Teachers Association tapped Ogle, an assistant professor of anthrozoology, to serve as a judge in the celebrated Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition. “Super excited to have been selected as a judge for National Science Teachers Association’s ExploraVision competition,” Ogle said on his Facebook […]
Beacon College historian Dr. Christopher Huff recently was selected for the 2018 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty in June at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Launched in 1999, the Silberman Seminar is an initiative of the museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The […]
Two Beacon College professors made their marks in print recently in scholarly and literary journals. Dr. Stefan Krause, assistant professor of anthropology at Beacon College, and Reed M. Perkins, professor of environmental science and chemistry at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, teamed up on “Adapting to Climate Change Impacts in Yap State, Federated […]
In his quest to preserve traditional indigenous culture in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Beacon College anthropologist Dr. Stefan Krause returned earlier this month from his stint as a speaker and collaborator at a historic Canoe Summit there. The summit was convened in advance of the 8th Annual Canoe Festival in Yap State, FSM […]
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.
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 […]
William S. Burroughs is famous for his paranoid novels such as Naked Lunch and being a seminal face on the Mt. Rushmore of the Beat Generation. Yet, Burroughs is infamous for murdering his 28-year-old wife, Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs, brilliant in her own right and a muse to the Beats. The details of Vollmer’s death […]