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A liberal arts education is deeply rooted in the freedom to engage in meaningful, life-changing conversation and debate. This section is devoted to engagement in healthy conversation over hot topics in today’s society such as the opioid crisis, politics, modified foods and euthanasia to name a few.
To submit a relevant social issue for discussion, visit www.drury.edu/perspectives.
BY AARON ’08 AND DEANNE WITZKE ’08 Reflecting on our experiences in the Peace Corps, and who we were in 2012 compared to who we are today, seems less daunting than it might have been back then. We can look back, remember the Peace Corps application questions and see a desire to explore and help […]
BY ELENI DELLAGRAMMATICAS, DIRECTOR OF THE DRURY CENTER In July, President Tim Cloyd and his wife, Wendy, traveled to Drury’s home-away-from-home on the Greek island of Aegina to celebrate the 15th year of operation of the Drury Center in Greece (DCG). Alumni of the program joined current and former faculty and staff in celebrating, reminiscing and discussing […]
BY MIKE BROTHERS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS These skills and traits depend on a few of the many intangibles that those who have been educated in the liberal arts say they find invaluable in their careers, and in a life well lived. Specifically, they rely on the character traits that form a foundation for […]
BY ROB FRIDGE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER What are the first words of advice people give when you travel to a third-world country? Say it with me: “Don’t drink the water!” It’s so common now, it’s a cliché, almost a joke. But how often do we really consider that millions of people have to drink that […]
About This Issue
[vur-choo]: conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude.
“Virtue” is a broad term that encompasses Drury’s mission, values and all that we, and our alumni, stand for. Drury University is deeply rooted in a tradition of strong moral and ethical principles, encouraging a meaningful, lifelong quest for goodness through debate, leadership and respect in the classroom, workplace and community. In this issue, we take a look at how Drury defines “virtue” through the diverse experiences of alumni, current students, faculty and staff. Each story embodies the mission and spirit of Drury University, guided by President Cloyd’s continued conversation of Virtue and Virtuosity.