Scholar Events and Sessions
August 25, 2014 At their first meeting of the semester, the Curb Scholars presented and discussed their project ideas for the year after gathering ideas from Opening Retreat. Curb Center Creative Writing Fellow Anne Charlton introduced plans for the Curb Scholars to blog about their work throughout the year. Additionally, Curb Scholar alum Keith Berquist [...]
April 15, 2014. Huddled over salted caramel blondie ice cream and sorbet, scholars gathered one last time this academic year to say goodbye to the graduating seniors.
April 8, 2014. Landscape architect Ryan Hargrove from the University of Kentucky and his recently graduated student Jan-Michael Lambdin joined scholars to lead an arts project capturing their reflective and collective knowledge.
March 24, 2014. Scholars got excited for Mike Curb’s arrival at the Curb Scholars Luncheon with Mike Curb!
March 11, 2014. Curb Scholars brainstormed how to improve the way Vanderbilt students can get involved with the Curb Center and create their own Creative Campus projects.
February 26, 2014. Curb Scholars put the final touches on their Creative Challenge projects that they will execute in the coming weeks.
February 11, 2014. Dave Pittman, the creator of Nashville’s arts and lifestyle print magazine The Native led Curb Scholars through an exciting workshop on thinking outside the box—or rather, doing the opposite of what the mainstream business models tell you to do—to create a successful and creative enterprise.
February 4, 2014. Curb Scholars visited the home of Jay Clayton, Director of the Curb Center, for a home-cooked meal.
January 28, 2014. Curb Scholars bring in the money that they made during their weeklong creative enterprise challenge organized by Carnegie Mellon Assistant Professor of Art Jon Rubin.
January 20, 2014. A select group of Curb Scholars worked with Susannah Felts—writer, teacher, and founder of The Porch Writers’ Collective in Nashville—to mine their childhoods for memories of food and craft these experiences into narratives.
January 14, 2014. In the first part of this session, Curb Scholars worked in groups to come up with worst-case scenarios and backup plans for their proposed entrepreneurial ventures.
January 7, 2014. Curb Scholars took advantage of the Curb Center’s redesigned video conferencing room and skyped with Carnegie Mellon Assistant Professor of Art Jon Rubin—founder of Conflict Kitchen—who sent them on a quest to make $100 in ten days.
December 3, 2013. Curb Scholars celebrate the end of the semester and gear up for finals with an evening of word association games with some home-cooked treats, ribs, and comfort food from Monell's.
November 12, 2013. Gregory Sales of Arizona State University led Curb Scholars through the process of conceptualizing socially engaged art projects.
October 29, 2013. Professor Jana Harper of Vanderbilt’s Art Department introduced Curb Scholars to walking as a creative practice through a presentation on Situationist art and psychogeography.
October 22, 2013. Curb Scholars take flight at Abrasive Media, during a workshop on risk-taking.
October 15, 2013. Keith Berquist, co-founder of Studio CRB and President of Vanderbilt’s Songwriting Club, discussed his senior legacy project.
October 1, 2013. The first day of October brought the Curb Scholars a chance to put on their Halloween costumes a little early.
September 26-27, 2013. Every year, Louisville hosts a world-class event, a celebration for the intellectually curious, fittingly named Ideafestival.
September 12, 2013. On a very wet and rainy Thursday afternoon, our travels took us to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to view Vik Muniz’s Garbage Matters exhibit.
August 27, 2013. In the first workshop of the year, the Curb Scholars were led through the exercise of creating a wandering map with Anne Reed and Cynthia Washington from the Center for Student Professional Development.