Computers & Media - Mr. Lane Last
This seminar will offer students a series of creative challenges along with the opportunity to learn some basic skills with programs in the Adobe Creative Suite. Students of every background and skill level are encouraged to participate as the seminar teaches what you need to know to work collaboratively with others and also test your creative and aesthetic abilities. Students will explore a variety of media and software and will contribute to a Governor's School for the Humanities publication or video production.
Ethics Bowl - Mrs. Merry Brown
Should parents use electronic equipment (GPS, etc.) to track their children's whereabouts? Should reproductive technologies be limited? Under what circumstances (if any) should confidentiality agreements be broken? If you are interested in thinking through these (and more!) ethical questions, sign up for the Ethics Bowl seminar. As a group we will talk about major ethical theories to prepare for debating contemporary ethical questions. You will have the opportunity to showcase your ethical insights when you present and argue your positions in an ethics competition at the end of the term in front of your fellow Governor's School for the Humanities colleagues.
Governor's School Newspaper - Dr. Robert Nanney
Want to place your special mark on the journalistic account of the 2012 GSH experience? If so, this seminar is for YOU. We need creative, enthusiastic Scholars with a special passion for writing, taking photos, editing and designing this year's newspaper, which will also be named by the staff. You will be in charge of putting together this exciting, permanent souvenir of GSH, have fun and earn a resume "hit" all at the same time. Scholars who are on their high school newspaper staffs are especially encouraged to participate and gain further knowledge and experience, but "rookies" may also join in. We will need writers, photographers, graphic artists and cartoonists, so we'll find something unique for everyone to contribute. We'll also need those who are skilled at planning and organizing people and information. Don't miss out on this special opportunity!
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The "Ultimate" Talent Show - Mr. Tim Barrington
Do you and your friends at school break into song and do a dance on cue in the classroom? Do you sing harmony on bus trips, play guitar or any other instrument? If so, we want you to perform in the final evening event for the Governor's School. The talent show is open to all who wish to demonstrate their talents for the enjoyment of their peers. Students also can participate as an emcee, run the lighting, sound or do work backstage. Participants will be given rehearsal time on stage and will have at least one full technical rehearsal during the week before the performance. NOTE: If you wish to use recorded accompaniments for vocal or dance numbers, you will need to provide a high quality, clearly recorded CD (fully labeled with your name, track, etc.) to be used at the audition, rehearsals and performance. Don't forget to bring that and your instrument when you join us in Martin. We hope to see you on stage!