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Lincoln-Chautauqua Scholars attend a week of programming at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua, New York, an historic, continuing education movement providing programming across mind, body, and spirit. Scholars brainstorm on the topic of social innovation across the ASU community in an expansive new environment. Situating students in the extensive social setting of Chautauqua allows them to envision the expansive, systems-level social problems facing the ASU community in a new light.
The Lincoln Center's eponymous benefactor, David Lincoln, has attended summer programming at the Chautauqua Institution for over 90 years. That experience demonstrates a hallmark of the life-long continuing education at Chautauqua. The immersive mind-body-spirit education also mirrors the mission of the Lincoln Center: to explore how best to live together as a human community, so that we all may achieve purposeful, productive, and prosperous lives.
The Lincoln-Chautauqua Fellows program provides students with an immersive, week-long opportunity to experience the programming at the Chautauqua Institution. Founded in 1874, the Institute provides programming across four pillars (education, arts, recreation, and spirituality), and supplements that programming with a dizzying array of summer classes, workshops, and opportunities. Students meet monthly throughout the spring semester to discuss the shape of both higher education and more informal educational opportunities, leading up to the June/July departure date.
Lincoln-Chautauqua Scholars are provided with an opportunity to experience immersive programming that intersects with aspects of mind, body, and self at the Chautauqua Institute, broadening their understanding of what consitutes education. Situating students in the extensive social setting of Chautauqua allows them to envision the expansive, systems-level social problems facing the ASU community in a new light.
The Lincoln-Chautauqua Fellows benefit from dozens of competing daily events, and are tasked with examining how the intersection of programming across mind, body, and spirit can broaden the definition of applied ethics education. Upon their return, students are encouraged to help the Lincoln Center plan immersive public programming modeled on their experience at Chautauqua.