Walking With A Purpose

Pageantry consists of much more than walking onstage in a dazzling dress. Participants must develop their resumes, show a strong academic focus, and possess strong interview skills. For Hannah Blazek, ’16, the emphasis placed on developing professional skills helped transform a shy, six-foot redhead into a confident leader.

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Jonathan Church, ’17, On Competitive Speaking at Hillsdale

Senior Jonathan Church took third in the Edward Everett Oratory Competition his sophomore year, won it last year, and plans to compete again this semester.

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Art History & the Core

Sharing the best of the past with my students enables them to more deeply understand what it means to be human and it helps them to create their own future.

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Words That Matter

Public speaking is a central part of our lives, and learning effective rhetoric is an important part of Hillsdale’s education. Insights into the minds of historically great orators are valuable to current speech students.

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Olds Year Two: RA Edition

I spent my first year at Hillsdale living in Olds Dormitory and experienced connected community, loving friends, and vibrant social outlets there. I wanted to continue that experience and share it with the incoming freshmen.

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Philosophy, the University, and Hillsdale College

What is philosophy, and what role does it play in a college or university education?

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From Science to Speech

When Professor of Rhetoric and Public Address Kristen Kiledal graduated from Hillsdale College in 1984, she was en route to medical school. Then the liberal arts called her in a different direction.

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The Land & Literature of England: A Lasting Impression

The summer before my freshman year at Hillsdale, I went on the Land & Literature of England study abroad trip. The trip impacted my life in far more ways than simply providing lovely memories.

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Communication in Leadership: Student Leadership Workshop

Every semester, student campus leaders gather for a week to learn about leadership and find a way to answer the question: “How can we make Hillsdale the best college?”

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The Study of Physics within the Liberal Arts

Physics is an integral part of a liberal arts education, which means that all students, not just physics majors, should have an introduction to the field of physics.

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First Semester Reflections

When I arrived on campus as a freshman three months ago, Hillsdale fit me like a new glove—a little unusual, but made to fit perfectly.

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Baker Unknown: The Enduring Tradition of Waterman Tea

Weekly tea at Waterman Dorm spans the last decade or more. No one quite knows when it began, but before the weekly tea there was an annual party at Waterman open to all of campus.

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