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Greensboro College Presents Colloquium on Academic Accessibility Sept. 27 with Ms. Wheelchair USA

August 29, 2019 2:50 pm
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Brittaney HawleyGREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2019-2020 Greensboro College Colloquium series opens with a presentation on academic accessibility by the 2019-2020 Ms. Wheelchair USA, Brittany Hawley.

The event, at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Sternberger Center in James Addison Jones Library, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the Admissions Welcome Center at West Market Street and College Place.

Hawley, from Elm City, N.C., will speak on “Tassels without Barriers: Promoting Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning on Educational Campuses. Promoting Inclusion for All!”

Hawley is touring the country with her service dog, Griffin, promoting “Tassles Without Barriers,” an effort to get schools and colleges to adopt Universal Design for Learning.

UDL adapts curricula and learning environments to students’ individual learning needs. It is based on more than 30 years of learning research in such fields as cognitive neuroscience. Greensboro College began adopting UDL about five years ago.

The theme of the 2019-2020 colloquium series is, “Wisdom: The Virtue of Thinking Critically, Acting Justly, and Living Faithfully.” For more information on the colloquium series, contact Paul Leslie at 336-272-7102, ext. 5309, or email lesliep@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

Think critically. Act justly. Live faithfully.


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