UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan Gurung’s freshman seminar class, “Gods, Ghosts and Goblins: The Psychology of Belief,” wrapped up the semester by spray painting a large labyrinth on the grass in the quad between Mary Ann Cofrin Hall and the Cofrin Library. The class first created and then walked a meditative Classic 7 circle labyrinth.
“In medieval times, such labyrinths were used to help people get closer to God or at least find peace or a contemplative state,” Gurung said.
The freshman seminars are academically challenging small sections of classes that include extensive writing assignments, an interdisciplinary group project, and co-curricular activities designed to engage students by galvanizing the university-faculty-student connection.
Students said they enjoyed the experiential nature of the class and found the “walk” stress relieving, according to Gurung, who in 2009 was recognized as Wisconsin’s Professor of the Year.
Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view.