The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host its annual fall Bowling Bash for Themed Learning Communities (TLCs).
The Bowling Bash will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Huskies Den in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center. There will be free bowling and pizza for all involved. This event is open to TLC students, faculty, staff and friends.
One of the goals of TLCs is to help students build relationships. The annual Bowling Bash is just this – an opportunity for TLC students to meet students in each of the other 16 TLCs, as well as peer leaders, faculty, staff and others.
Each TLC is also paired with a peer leader who attends TLC classes, meets with TLC faculty, arranges study sessions and introduces students to various campus resources. In addition to academic success, peer leaders work to help first-year students feel more comfortable during their transition from high school to college and create lasting friendships in the process.
TLCs consist of two to four courses taken in conjunction in order to examine a common theme across disciplines such as the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Faculty members create assignments that require students to draw on concepts from the other TLC classes for an enhanced, integrative learning experience.
NIU has 17 TLCs this fall and will offer a few TLCs in the spring as well.
For more information, call (815) 753-8154 or email [email protected].