Celebrating Holi

November 27, 2014

Our group had it marked on our calendar since the beginning of March, and it was on my list of goals for the semester alongside learning to wrap a sari and sample as much food as possible: celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of mischief, love, affection, and color. In Chennai the summer heat was rising, […]

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Discovering Da Vinci in Brussels

November 10, 2014

Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper: in Belgium I think everyone in one way or another seeks a truly awe-inspiring spiritual experience. For me, that service was granted by the Tongerlo Abbey of Belgium. As soon as you walk onto the hallowed ground, you instantly feel a sense of peace. It is almost as if […]

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Rugby–The Football Down Under

November 7, 2014

For years I had heard of rugby but never understood the game or managed to watch a match for longer than it took me to change the channel. My interest level toward the sport matched that of antiquing, stamp collecting and beetroots: Zero. Upon deciding I would be studying abroad in New Zealand, I immediately […]

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A Week (of my life) In Cheltenham

November 5, 2014

It’s been a hectic and unexpected week over here in Cheltenham. Nothing like 280,000 extra people attending a world-famous (well, at least UK-famous) Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival to make your city really come to life! A few highlights included working as kitchen porter and serving the most famous football manager in the history of the […]

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Top Prize for Top Earnings!

October 8, 2014

Landry Harlan from the University of Tulsa jumped into a course, Building and Sustaining Strategy (BM6101), at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England this semester and ended up with more than an understanding of “business strategy formulation and implementation in the areas of global and local competition, sustainability, governance and ethics…” he learned how […]

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Complicated Beauty

October 7, 2014

First Weeks Lately, as I´ve begun getting back into contact with friends and family in the United States, everyone´s been asking me, “How’s Mexico?” To be completely honest, I have no idea how to answer that question. As I sit in my room at my host family’s house in the lush, green city of Xalapa, […]

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Half-Baked Ideas about Sinterned Daub

September 3, 2014

A Burning Question or, Some Half-Baked Ideas: Patterns of Sintered Daub Creation and Dispersal in a Modern Wattle and Daub Structure and Their Implications for Archaeological Interpretation By Robert P. Kruger, Ph.D. BCA Xalapa, Resident Director ABSTRACT Hardened burned clay fragments are often found in archaeological excavations in many parts of the world. Frequently these […]

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Remembering Pablo

July 9, 2014

The life of Paul “Pablo” Bueker was honored in a memorial service attended by hundreds on Friday, April 19 in Quito, Ecuador. He is survived by his wife, Nieves Rodriguez, and daughter, Martha Perez in Quito, as well as his son, Andres Bueker, in Indianapolis. He touched so many people over the years, and perhaps […]

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Connecting Through Song & Sport in Barcelona

May 26, 2014

My spring semester in Barcelona was really nicely completed by my volunteering experience twice per week at an after-school center that caters to young girls growing up in the neighborhood of Barcelona, El Raval. I volunteered on Tuesdays, coaching 3rd to 6th graders in basketball, and Fridays with general homework help and my favorite part, […]

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