The Power of the Liberal Arts
For more than 160 years, Wittenberg has insisted on providing an active, engaged educational environment where a student’s capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination stands at the core. It’s the liberal arts with an edge, and students' lives are forever changed as a result. As one professor once wrote:
“Something precious dies in us when education becomes distant and detached, just a series of rote exercises. We want to teach and learn differently at Wittenberg...We want to reach students’ hearts as well as their minds, and we want to create a college where they can discover and express their own passions, a place where they will be able to sing—and write and learn—with their whole body.
“We think students are hungry for this kind of education, hungry for food that will feed their spirits. There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “When a baby-tiger is born on the ground, it has an ox-hungry spirit.” That’s the core of a liberal arts education at Wittenberg.”
Kelsey Swindler, class of 2012, understands this “ox-hungry spirit.” In this video, she shares how the liberal arts at Wittenberg has changed her life.