CIVS Immersive Theater Hosts Civics Event

October 25, 2023

On October 5, faculty members from PNW held a student-centered civics event in the CIVS Immersive Theater.

“Literature and Politics: When Nobel Prize Winners Speak” was a collaborative effort between Professor Jin Lu’s French students & Professor Yu Ouyang’s political science students. The event took place on the same day that the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature was announced.

Students in French impersonated various winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature by studying their Nobel lectures and presenting a three-minute speech about what literature is and where he/she stands on various historical, social, and political issues. Students in political science chose a Nobel Prize in Literature winner from the presenting students.

The purpose of this event is to help students study the Nobel Prize winners and learn about the historical, social, and political issues they dealt with, as well as expand student awareness of the processes and options for civic participation.

In June 2021, the Purdue University Board of Trustees adopted a civics literacy graduation requirement for undergraduates, including all transfer students. This requirement applies to all undergraduate students who enter Purdue University Northwest in Fall 2022 or any subsequent semester. The CIVS Immersive Theater is an integral part of serving student needs on campus and in the community.