Voice of the
By Florian Peyssonneaux
In May 2017, the experiential education trip
Voice of the Rivers wilt bring its participants to
discover the Savannah River. It is an opportunity
for some Brevard College students to earn cred
its for a link class, while spending three weeks
exploring one of the major rivers in the United
States of America.
“Voice of the Rivers is an interdisciplinary
study of a river from its source to the sea. The
VOR 2017 expedition will explore the Savan
nah River Watershed from its headwaters near
Whitesides Mountain to its end at Tybee Island,
GA,” said WLEE professor Robert Dye.
The expedition will start after the conclusion
of the Spring semester, on the Monday after
graduation, and the students will return from the
trip on May. 25. “Brevard students will explore a
river, its history and culture, and the concerns of
the people who live on, work with, and depend
on it. Students and professors alike will spend
their days paddling, exploring the watershed and
its ecology, and building relationships with each
other” as stated on brevard.edu.
Some people might think that Voice of the
River is only for WLEE majors, but it is actually
open to all BC students, and “this trip can satis
fies some course requirement in any academic
program” as stated on Brevard.edu. Indeed,
students from various majors will work together
in order to accomplish the goals of the Voice of
the River trip.
This expedition reflects the mission statement
of Brevard College by being an experiential
education trip. Historically, 10 to 12 students
are usually part of the trip with two professors
to supervise the group. For the 2017 expedition
professors Robert Dye (WLEE faculty) and Dr.
Amy Stringer (EXSCI Faculty) will lead the
group of students.
Voice of the River has been one of the main
field trips at Brevard College for many years,
and is set to see it’s 20th anniversary with the
next expedition. In the past, VOR also did dif
ferent trips “from the Brevard campus to New
Orleans via Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi
Rivers, from Henderson County to Charleston,
SC, from Cashiers, NC to Savannah, GA” and
some expeditions abroad.
“The applications for Voice of the River 2017
will be accepted in January” said Robert Dye.
To become a Brevard explorer and spend three
weeks in the wilderness along the Savannah
River, you will have to pay $3200 to be part of
next year’s Voice of the River.
The Clarion \ December 14, 2016
Service dogs come to campus
to relieve pre-exam stress
Service dogs in training from the Elite Crew at Pure Pets visited Brevard Coiiege on Tuesday, Dec. 7 and
Friday, Dec 12. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Hope Aiwin, the night manager at Jones library, organized this
event in the hope that it wouid be a way for students to de-stress during the week ieading up to finals.
Check out information
All you need to know before
heading home this Winter
By Kaelyn Martin
Checking out for winter break? Want to avoid
Here are the requirements all students must
meet before checking out, and heading home
for the winter.
- Make sure all windows and doors are locked.
- Blinds should be lowered and closed all
- Make sure all rooms are clean and trash is
taken out to the dumpster.
- All students are responsible for making sure
the common area is clean
- Unplug ALL electronics, including the
- Turn off any lights and make sure all faucets
are in a closed and off position
- Residents must complete and sign a closing
checklist taped to room door before Break
- Remember to specify time and date of leav
All students are required to leave campus
within 24 hours of their last exam. For students
who have an exam on Friday Dec. 16., you are
required to leave campus by 10 a.m. Saturday,