Co-curricular events are designed to allow students to interact with committed, stimulating, and accomplished faculty and thinkers inside and outside of Boston University. Site visits to high-tech companies, master classes, and theatrical rehearsals will, among other things, provide insight into the backstory of scientific, artistic, technological, and political activity. Our site visits, frequent lectures, readings, and performances complement the curriculum and give students the opportunity to meet artists, scientists, writers, performers, physicians, judges, entrepreneurs, and educators and allow them to explore Boston’s architecture, environment, and history.
Below are several past co-curricular events:
Our Pi Day Celebration (in honor of 3.14, or March 14) included a discussion and Q&A with Professor Lutchen, Dean of the College of Engineering and Kilachand/Engineering alumnus Donovan Guttieres on the topic of the “societal engineer.” The event was followed by the eating of copious amounts of pie.
Our alumni panel featured a conversation with various Kilachand alumni, including students from CAS, COM, and ENG. These alumni discussed their time at Kilachand and where their post-graduate life has taken them, such as to startups and medical school.
Kyogen Theatre Workshop
This workshop provided an experience of the comedic performance form that has been perfected since the fourteenth century. Students were able to practice laughing with complete abandon with a Kyogen actor, as well as perform other Kyogen traditions.
Yoga for Emotional Flexibility
KHC student Danyele Homer (class of 2017) developed and piloted an emotion-focused yoga practice for her Keystone Project by taking the Unified Protocol (a transdiagnostic treatment used at the BU Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders) and combining its outwardly expressed goal of emotional acceptance with yoga’s concrete physical practice as an opportunity to enhance adaptive emotion regulation. At this event, Danyele led a session of the yoga practice for Kilachand students, staff, and faculty.