Applying Knowledge

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences reach beyond the confines of the classroom to explore the world - to mine and discover those truths hinted at in textbooks. They do this in many ways:

  • Joining UP's nationally-recognized Mock Trial Team
  • Volunteering at a downtown soup kitchen for the homeless
  • Working with a professor on a project studying the history and culture of a county in Eastern Oregon
  • Presenting a paper at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL)
  • Participating in UP's local chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, a national student think tank for political 'junkies'
  • Debating with the University's award-winning debate team
  • Joining the English Society and with faculty and fellow students exploring the joys of literature and art through films, plays, novels, and lectures
  • Joining the Philosophy Club or the Social Work Club
  • Participating in a dramatic production, singing with the University Singers or the Choral Union, or playing with the Concert Band or the Jazz Ensemble
  • Participating in summer internships of all kinds
  • Studying for a time in Austria or England or Spain or Australia or a dozen other countries