Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ireland - Friday

 Dr. Faulkner has this final report from the student and faculty trip to Ireland this week:      

Our last day in Ireland was very beneficial.  We traveled to the Limerick campus of Limerick Institute of Technology.  Our ensemble performed to a small but receptive audience in their auditorium.  The President of the college and other members of the administration attended.

        We had good conversations with the President and the Vice President for External Relations.  We explored a variety of options for their faculty and students to visit us at Vol State.  They do not have a model for short term intensive study like our TnCIS opportunities and so we are encouraging them to pilot something that would be innovative for the entire nation.  It appears our initial efforts may be in music or IT.

        A short blog for today since we will need to leave at 3:00 a.m. to reach Dublin airport for our 8:00 a.m. flight back to the U.S.  I think I can speak for the group when I say it has been a great trip, but we are ready to come home.

-Dr. Faulkner

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