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As LC welcomes students back to campus this fall, read about our Fall 2020 Return to Campus guidelines.

Family Weekend

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the College will not be able to host Family Weekend on campus this fall, but we still want to remain connected!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS with the exciting events and presentations offered from September 24 - October 6!

Thursday 24th

In Search of Air: Growing up Dyslexic

We are kicking off #LCSharks Homecoming@Home with this acclaimed performance by Alumna Lida Winfield ‘00. After viewing Lida’s TEDx performance on your own, join us for a live interview and Q&A with the artist.

Lida Winfield is an innovative and accomplished dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist, and educator. Her artistic practice is inextricably linked to her role as an educator. Lida is dedicated to using performing arts to move herself and others forward intellectually, developmentally, socially, and spiritually. Over the last decade, using her one-woman show In Search of Air: Growing up Dyslexic as a critical platform, Lida has taught educators how to use movement in the classroom as an instructional tool. She is an innovative leader in kinesthetic learning and emotional intelligence. Lida graduated from Landmark College in 2000. Lida learned to read at Landmark while in her early 20’s, and that deeply impacted how she approaches teaching and learning. As a performer and teaching artist, Lida travels the country as a Keynote Presenter/Performer addressing issues of education, disability, access, cognitive diversity, and the power of the arts. Her work reaches diverse populations in traditional and non-traditional settings, challenging who dances, who dance is for, and the impact that dance can have on learning and education. Lida is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Dance Program at Middlebury College.

Friday 25th

LCIRT Tour

Come learn about the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) and hear about what we do to push the boundaries of education as it relates to serving students with learning differences.  This "tour" of LCIRT will highlight our recent work with student researchers who developed a virtual reality video game to teach concepts of statistics.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

Off-campus study is a great way for Landmark students to expand their horizons, and we’ll be ready to get travelling again as soon as it’s possible. In anticipation of that day, learn how Landmark’s study abroad and study away opportunities are designed to support students who learn differently. This presentation will cover prerequisites, costs, and offer photos and examples from recent programs.

Career Connections: Planning for the Next Step

It is never too late to plan for the future! With that in mind, this session will introduce the Office of Career Connections. Topics covered will include services and supports available to students and alumni, and factors to consider when making the transition to a transfer institution or into a career.

Saturday 26th

Ask A Shark—Networking Event

Enjoy the opportunity to network with LC alumni in a wide range of careers right on our Landmark College Alumni, Student, and Friends of the College LinkedIn page.  They will be ready to answer your questions about their educational paths, career, and passion.

Additionally, you can connect with old classmates, plus make new #LCShark friends on our LinkedIn page. Submit your business cards for the lottery at alumni@landmark.edu.   

Alumni Networkers:

  • Emily Carey ‘14 – Social Services
    • School Social Worker at STRIVE Prep
    • Denver, Colorado
  • Michael Langer ’15 – Medical Tech and Research
    • Head of Search and Evaluation at Pear Therapeutics
    • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mark Gessner ‘02
    • Movie, TV, and Commercial Actor
    • New York, New York
  • Doug Meskell ‘86
    • Computer Monitoring & Tools Support Director at Ciox Health
    • Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Scout (MacEachron) Richards ‘12
    • Journalist and Social media producer
    • Los Angeles, California,
  • Michaela Hearst ‘14
    • Hebrew Teacher at Shir Heharim and Young Adult Community Organizer at National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    • Brattleboro, Vermont

Sunday 27th

Unscripted - Preserving LC’s Stories

Listen to the powerful voices and ideas that shaped Landmark College over the past 35 years.

National Public Radio (NPR) describes its popular StoryCorps project as “unscripted conversation between two people about what’s really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship.” Add “triumph over adversity” to that list, and you’ve got the ideal formula for telling stories about the Landmark College experience, as seen through the eyes of our alumni, current students, families, faculty, and staff.

September 28 - October 1

Wondering how classes are going for your students? Advisors of first and second year students invite families and students to set up a time during the week to discuss academics and answer questions.   advising@landmark.edu 

Tuesday 29th

What’s Your Major?

An opportunity for students and families to explore major options  with degree program faculty.

Pre-recorded video - Link TBD

Wednesday 30th

Internship Opportunities for Students

Live Discussion with Jan Coplan, Director, Career Connection Internship Program

Friday, October 2

Phi Theta Kappa & Golden Key Induction Ceremony 

Stephen Glover, Chapter Advisor, Faculty and Geoff Burgess, Golden Key Advisor

Pre-recorded video - Link TBD

Friday, October 2

PEERS®

Live Discussion with Andy Donahue, Director of Social Pragmatics and Sallie Banta, Assistant Director of Social Pragmatics

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a once a week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated students, who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships. During each group session, students are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills. A social coach assists students in making and keeping friends by providing feedback during weekly socialization homework assignments. This session will be a demonstration of an actual lesson.

Time: 2:00-3:00 EST
Link: TBD

Saturday, October 3 :  1-2pm

Tax Saving Opportunities Available to Landmark Parents and Students

Russ North, Financial Advisor Wilder Business Service

Because of the nature of Landmark College’s comprehensive program, the cost of sending your student to Landmark may seem daunting. This session will show you real life examples of how to use the therapeutic tax deduction and various financial strategies to dramatically reduce tuition expenses.

Time: 1:00-2:00 EST
Link: TBD

Tuesday, October 6

The Parenting Journey in the time of COVID:  More Helping, Less Rescuing

The Counseling Services Staff

Explore some of the challenges of effective communication with your college-aged adults. For those family members who were at the Parenting Journey during orientation, join us and let us hear how things are going. This is a chance to share your experiences with other Landmark parents. In order to create a comfortable environment for all participants, this session is for families only.

Time: TBD
Link: TBD

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