News And Events

2018 Drey Scholars Honored at Reception

Joseph Cummiskey, Jennifer Gautier, Elaine Wiedemer, Amanda Dickson, Barbara Ihns and Reta Jackson, Scholar Chair

Members of the Central Florida Branch of ESU gathered with friends and families of the teachers chosen as 2018 Drey Scholars at the Winter Park University Club on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25th.

 

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The Englishness of Georg Frideric Handel

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January Dinner Meeting

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Central Florida Branch Program Meeting December 4, 2017


Dr. Grant Cornwell, President of Rollins College, spoke to our membership on the topic: On Purpose: Liberal Education and the Question of Values. Dr. Cornwell then answered questions from the audience on issues ranging from the concerns of the proposed tax bill's impact on higher education to why higher education costs have skyrocketed in recent years to the role of sororities and fraternities on college campuses.

 

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2017 TLAB Scholars Present Reports to the Membership

From left to right Cynthia Hutsell(Oxford), Sheri Hjelm (Oxford), Gabriella David's (theGlobe), Gail Chase (the Globe), Nancy West (Oxford) and Reta Jackson, Scholar Chair.

One member of the audience at the Central Florida Branch's November 13th meeting told me, "I expected the ESU event to be informative, but I found it inspirational! Congrats on such an inspiring group of teachers. I envy their students and applaud these teachers…." I think everyone will agree that Cynthia Hutsell, Nancy West and Sheri Hjelm reporting on their experiences at Oxford this summer and Gabriella Davids with Gail Chase explaining how the Globe Theater's program impacted their teaching was an outstanding program. The key word of the afternoon was "transformative."  Each teacher demonstrated the importance of being a life long learner and how that translates in her classroom. We will hear from James Brendlinger, who attended the Creative Writing program at the University of Scotland in Edinburgh, at a future meeting as James had a bout with the flu bug. Our Branch is so fortunate to have such amazing scholars.

 

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The English-Speaking Union

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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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