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Students illustrate values in "I Believe"

honors200How would you express your core beliefs in a creative way? Students in Mary Lowe’s Honors section of Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning recently showed the campus community how they responded to this challenge.

The class presented their “I Believe” projects this week, using art, poetry, and nature to demonstrate one of their core beliefs in a creative way. Some made videos, others created art pieces, and some students even cooked to show their core belief.

Megan Holm, a junior education major, made a book with quotes from elementary students about how they served others. “What if everyone answered ‘yes’ when asked to help another? What would the world look like?” Holm wondered in her belief statement. The book shows how Holm serves the world through teaching.

Kat Lutze, a junior arts administration major, says she was taught by her parents to ask, “What would Jesus do?” but she also found herself asking what the fictional characters in her life would do. Her project [shown here] illustrates how she has learned through stories and plays.

With a shawl she got on a visit to the School of the Americas and a native talking stick, Annika Gunderson, a junior international relations and Spanish major, illustrated how healing and introspection are connected for her. Other students showed how they have discovered their beliefs through working in and with nature, how they see God’s love in “both the magnificent and the mundane,” and how they have come to know the divine through their relationships with others.

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