If you were at Jacksonville University on Thursday, Feb. 28, chances are you got an earful of the JU marching band’s tunes echoing throughout campus.
And if you’re a student and keen about JU’s experiential learning opportunities, you may have received a yo-yo, to boot.
The roaming lunchtime concert and yo-yo giveaway was a promotion for the campaign to educate the JU community about ECHO — an upcoming new three-credit hour graduation requirement that challenges students to apply what they’ve learned in class to real-world situations. ECHO, an abridgement of the campaign’s “everything you do comes back to you” slogan, is a commitment to student learning that JU is demonstrating through its quality enhancement plan (QEP). ECHO’s experiential learning opportunities are available through undergraduate research or independent study; service learning; internships; and study abroad.
The ECHO yo-yo contest for students is at noon Monday, March 4 in the Kinne Student Center; winners will receive JU gear. Participants must have an ECHO yo-yo to enter. How do you get an ECHO yo-yo? Contact head ECHO cheerleader Dr. Karen Jackson and demonstrate to her that you have a basic understanding of ECHO.
Here’s a video of the marching band performing Feb. 28 in the Kinne Student Center:
Here are photos of the parading JU marching band — and some JU students who know a thing or two about ECHO: