Taught by Brian Hackett
Students explore the ways in which course content can come to life through local community engagement. Students will deepen their understanding of an existing societal problem and engage in experiential learning in local, regional, or national community contexts to generate and articulate a solution.
Forbidden History was a great class full of enthusiasm and creativity! I found that I looked forward to each class and was sad when it was time to end the class every day. I have never had students so engaged and so willing to work. The body-snatching exhibit was the brainchild of a group of students who thought the community should know of this dark legacy.* I think they really enjoyed the design of the T-shirts, especially putting in a hidden message in Latin: "Live Like a Norseman or Perish" because NKU is the Norse. The students and I both learned that working together on a cause can not only be meaningful and rewarding but fun as well!
*The students in this classed created an exhibit on a bit of “hidden history” from our region – including the all-to-common-practice of body-snatching, often to sell the bodies to medical schools as cadavers for students learning human anatomy. To raise money for exhibit costs, students sold T-shirts. Proceeds were matched by student philanthropy program donors.
Clermont County Public Library began library service in 1955, with a bookmobile and a small office as its first facilities. Since then, the library system has expanded to 10 locations, achieving a goal of the Library Board to have a library within fifteen minutes driving time of all Clermont County residents.
The New Richmond Branch offers quality programs for infants through seniors each month. The branch often works closely with groups such as Historic New Richmond and the local veterans group to host interesting speakers and programs.