Alison Hite, Ph.D., will give a presentation entitled “The Scholars’ Program at the University of North Georgia Blue Ridge” for our worship service at Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
In the fall of 2015, UNG opened its new campus in Blue Ridge, offering classes in psychology and political science to about 20 students. By the fall of 2016, UNG Blue Ridge had grown to about 109 students and offered courses in communications, English, math, philosophy, political science, and psychological science.
Building on that success, UNG Blue Ridge now offers a Scholars’ Program, with the main goal of demonstrating the relationships among various disciplines and to the world outside of academics. In this manner, UNG aims to develop a holistic understanding of education and cultivate critical thinking and leadership skills. Students take 4 courses together in the fall and spring. These courses are tied together through a service learning project and a leadership seminar. We partnered with Family Connection and focused on alcohol awareness. The program this year culminated with students presenting an alcohol awareness campaign at Fannin County High School right before prom.
Mountain Light, 2502 Tails Creek Road (282 West), in Ellijay is a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome guests of all faiths, ethnicities and gender identification. Our coffee and fellowship begins at 10 a.m., followed by the service from 10:30 to 11:30.
Religious Education is provided for children. Children are also welcome to attend our services in the sanctuary. For information about our 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles and our future services, please go to mluuc.org.