ADULTS IN MOTION (AIM) PROGRAM
AIM is a career oriented program that is structured for adults
to earn a college degree while balancing their everyday demands.
AIM courses are offered in an eight-week and a sixteen-week format
and online. Bachelor's degrees are offered in Business
Administration, Communication and Human Services and Counseling.
AIM also offers general education courses for adult learners who
want to major in another area. The AIM program is offered on the
A.P. White Campus in Columbia, in Scottsville, and at the Somerset
Community College Russell Center in Russell Springs.
EVENT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
The Event Management Certificate credentials students with
majors in disciplines such as Art, History, Communication, and
Christian Ministries to be recognized as Event Managers. To earn a
certificate, students complete the Minor in Event Management, RTSM
3903 Pre-capstone Seminar, and RTSM 4903 Capstone Experience.
FRESHMAN YEAR EXPERIENCE
The Freshman Year Experience (FYE) promotes successful student
transition from high school to Lindsey Wilson College. Three
freshman advisers (FAs), along with the Director of FYE, establish
a working relationship with students through intensive advising
that guides them through course selection and registration, as well
as provides information, referrals, and coordination with campus
services. In addition, FYE hosts social events throughout the
academic year to encourage students to become actively involved in
campus life. Lindsey Wilson requires all first-time, full-time
students to complete the freshman seminar course taught by the FAs
and other college faculty. This seminar provides an in-depth
exploration into behaviors and activities that promote success in
college including student skill-development, service learning and
healthy social living.
The ACES Club, a service-oriented club within the Freshman Year
Experience, provides opportunities for freshmen to connect with
fellow students; participate in on- and off-campus recreational
activities; develop leadership skills and abilities; give back to
others through local, regional, and national service projects; and
receive encouragement to excel in the classroom.
The Honors Program is designed to enrich the education of
participating students by providing challenging and engaging
curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Program Director: Greg A. Phelps, PhD, Turner 207, (270)
Students who are invited to participate and who choose to do so
are expected to participate in three components:
- Enroll in the Honors Seminar in at least 6 of their 8 semesters
of attendance (for students enrolled for periods other than the
traditional 8 semesters, enrollment would be expected for at least
of the semesters they are at the College). Seminars will focus on
current topics of interest to Honors students in an atmosphere of
intellectual exchange and active student involvement in the
learning process. The seminar may involve speakers, projects and
service-learning opportunities, meeting twice a month in two-hour
blocks. (The HONR course description is located with the course
descriptions near the back of this catalog.)
- Enroll in an Honors Course during at least 6 of their 8
semesters of attendance. (For students enrolled for periods other
than the traditional 8 semesters, enrollment would be expected for
at least of the semesters they are at the College). Each Honors
Course involves the completion of an Honors Project. The
requirements for receiving an Honors designation ( H on transcript)
in a course are not fulfilled unless the completed project is
approved by the supervising professor and the student makes an
acceptable presentation of his or her Honors Project at the
designated venue (Honors Seminar or Honors Day.) If the student
makes an approved, acceptable Honors presentation, the course will
be tagged with an H on the student's transcript to denote
completion of the Honors requirement for the course.
- Honor Society: Students enrolled in the Honors Seminars will
also be members of the Honor Society. The Honor Society will
sponsor social, experiential, and service opportunities for Honors
students. A constitution will be developed for approval through
Required in some majors and elective in others, internships give
students the opportunity to apply the skills and understandings
learned in their majors in a professional setting. Working closely
with a faculty member and an on-site professional supervisor the
intern receives valuable work experience and may receive an
advantage in competition for full-time, ongoing employment after
graduation. Pre-approved internship opportunities - paid and unpaid
- are available in certain majors, and may be taken during the fall
or spring semester or during the summer.
General internships are approved by academic programs. Faculty
members who supervise internships offered by their programs assume
responsibility for developing internship syllabi, insuring
compliance with established procedures, monitoring student
performance throughout the internship, assessing the intern's
progress and grading the internship experience commensurate with
the student's final evaluation by the work site supervisor and the
intern's level of meeting academic expectations.
Note: An international student who wishes to participate in a
paid internship, or any off-campus employment, must have
authorization from the Coordinator of International Student
Services prior to internship approval, registration, or start of
SEMESTER IN FRANKFORT
Through an arrangement with the Association of Independent
Kentucky Colleges and Universities, a student may apply to spend
the spring semester studying and interning in Frankfort, the state
capitol of Kentucky. Students take two courses that deal with
Kentucky government, legislative process, and the media, and intern
30 hours a week in either the legislative or executive branch.
Students are placed in an office that complements their academic
strengths and professional ambitions. The program is excellent
preparation for students interested in careers in law, the media or
public service. Up to 15 Lindsey Wilson credits may be earned
through the program. For additional information, contact the
Academic Affairs Office.
UNITED METHODIST COLLEGE WASHINGTON
Lindsey Wilson College is a member of the United Methodist
College Washington Consortium. The Consortium offers students the
experience of living, interning and studying in the heart of
Washington, D.C. Students participating in the Capitol Hill
Internship Program offered by the Consortium live in attractive
apartments on Capitol Hill, intern in both government and
non-governmental offices as part of select programs available only
in Washington, D.C., and learn in challenging seminars and courses
that are tailored to enrich their internship experience.
Applications for the program are available in the Office of
INTERNATIONAL STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Lindsey in London Semester
In cooperation with eight other Appalachian colleges, Lindsey
Wilson offers a semester of study in the heart of London, England.
The program is taught largely by American faculty from
participating colleges on the campus of Imperial College. Extensive
use is made of guest speakers and local experts, particularly in
the "British Life and Culture" course. This unique course covers a
different dimension of British life each week. First in a lecture
followed each Wednesday by a daylong field trip such as to a
medieval castle, Shakespeare's birthplace, and the buildings of
Parliament. A listing of available courses for each semester is on
file in the Academic Affairs Office. One course in management may
also be taken through Imperial College, as well as arrangements for
spring semester and summer internships in international
Up to 15 Lindsey Wilson credits may be earned through the
Lindsey in London semester and, depending upon individual
circumstances, federal, state and college financial aid may apply.
Lodging is arranged through the program. For additional
information, contact the Academic Affairs Office.
OTHER ACADEMIC TRAVEL OPPORTUNITES
In addition, Lindsey Wilson performing groups, classes and
organizations periodically plan for and engage in travel to
metropolitan areas in the United States and the world. Study,
service or performance has been the goals of recent trips by a
number of student groups. The Lindsey Wilson College Singers have
performed on trips to England, Canada and several regions of our
country. Each year various classes from humanities, fine arts,
science, business and social science engage students in the study
of their disciplines by traveling within and beyond our region.
Students also have learned more about the United States by doing
service work locally and in a variety of distant locations such as
California, Florida and Washington DC.