Badger Connection is the first step of your journey to a successful college experience at Spring Hill College. We ask that you and your parents attend one of our Badger Connection sessions, so you can...
- Begin the class registration process
- Familiarize yourself with your “new home”
- Get a better feel of what it’s like to be a Spring Hill College student
- Meet our faculty, staff and administration
- Meet new friends and classmates
When is Badger Connection?
Badger Connection I - June 13-14, 2013
Badger Connection II -June 17-18, 2013
Badger Connection III -June 20-21, 2013
Why should parents attend?
While you are attending sessions about life at Spring Hill College, your parents will also participate in sessions designed specifically for them. In addition to having opportunities to ask questions of College faculty, administration and staff, your parents will learn about academic and residence life, student financial services, and other College functions. It’s also a great opportunity for them to meet and mingle with other parents of new Spring Hill College students.
We ask your parents to pay a nonrefundable $85 fee per person, which includes the cost of meals and materials. Housing will be provided on campus for you, and parents can stay on campus for an additional $15 per person. We believe that your parents receive valuable information at Badger Connection and hope they will attend. We find that siblings are often bored sitting through presentations, and unfortunately they are unable to remain in the residence halls unsupervised.
Who coordinates Badger Connection?
The Division of Student Affairs presents Badger Connection. The Student Affairs staff and 20 Badger Connection Guides will be here to assist you during your stay. The Badger Connection Guide staff is made up of Spring Hill College students who have gone through extensive training to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. These students make up the heart of Badger Connection.
What is provided at Badger Connection?
- Full linen/blanket and towel service
- All meals and snacks
- Lots of helpful materials
- A wonderful welcome to the Spring Hill College community
What will I need to bring to Badger Connection?
- Casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes (Please note: All academic buildings and residence halls are air conditioned. However, Mobile in the summer is usually quite humid with temperatures in the 90s.)
- Sweater or sweatshirt (meeting rooms are air-conditioned)
- Class registration materials and catalog
- Personal toiletries
- An alarm clock
- A blanket
- An umbrella
“Justonsibility”: Where Justice and Responsibility Intersect
What moves us from perception to action, from taking care of ourselves to accepting responsibility for others? These courses will examine places in the real world where responsibility for self merges with responsibility for social justice - The marketplace; The environment; The community.
Courses in Theme: ART 102; ECO 102; ENG 190
Right now, you might be wearing a shirt made in Indonesia, have a cell phone from China, and drive a car from Japan. You might walk through the airport in Shanghai and pick up McDonalds or walk through your local grocery and buy sushi. All of these occurrences are evidence of globalization—the network of world-wide cultural and economic forces that structures our lives.
Courses in Theme: ENG 121
The Art of Living
“Will you still love me, will you still need me, when I’m 64?” sang The Beatles. How will your life turn out? Did you take the right road? Come on a journey with literature and philosophy to learn about the meaning of happiness, the choices life brings, the value of friendship, and the meaning of love as you explore “the art of living.”
Courses in Theme: ENG 121 PHL 101
Technology & Culture
Technology is changing at warp speed. Can the progress of human culture, values and self understanding ever hope to keep up? These courses will explore how culture dictates technological advance, and how technology shapes our lives, work, art and thought.
Courses in Theme: CIS 115
Hero or Zero: You Make a Difference
Heroes are made not born. Pivotal persons in history have made a difference because of the choices they made. These courses will focus on individuals (heroes, leaders, celebrities) to help you reflect on the role of the hero in defining or developing human culture. Engagement with heroes will challenge you to commit to “making a difference.”
Courses in Theme: PSY 101; THL 101; ENG 121
In Monsters in the Machine, Zakiya Hanafi notes that “a monster can take any form,” just as long as it threatens existing hierarchies and prevailing senses of order. Monsters are monsters, then, because of their function. Our courses will explore the intellectual and ideological challenges monsters pose by isolating what we might call the “monster-function” in systems of reasoning and in a variety of popular and artistic media, both visual and written. We will consider not only how we make monsters but also what the monsters we make reveal about us.
Courses in Theme: PHL 101; ENG 190; ENG 121
Do you have questions about Badger Connection?
Contact the Dean of Students’ Office at 251.380.3023, and we will be glad to help. You may also e-mail your questions to email@example.com.