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Camardella ’03 to Deliver Talks On Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– John Camardella ’03 returns to his alma mater to share the knowledge and experience that he’s gained on his journey from Titan, to teacher, to Harvard fellow. His visit to Illinois Wesleyan University will include a lunch workshop and an evening presentation.

The workshop is titled “The Importance of Religious Literacy in Teaching and Across the Professions: A Workshop with IWU alum John Camardella.” It will take place Wednesday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Evelyn Chapel’s basement.

In this interactive conversation, Camardella will discuss his journey as a high school teacher, as well as his work with Harvard University’s Religious Literacy Project. Audience members will discuss how Camardella has transformed his classroom and his community through his advocacy for global religious literacy. This event includes lunch. Space is limited, so please email jdziewio@iwu.edu to reserve a spot.

The evening presentation is titled “Trying to Live on ‘The Edge of Next:’ How My Liberal Arts Education at IWU Prepared me to become a Teacher, Coach, Harvard Fellow and Global Citizen.” This will take place Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Welcome Center Auditorium.

For this presentation, Camardella will share how his experience at IWU prepared him for a successful career in education. He will discuss how a curious mind, combined with a desire to serve others, can help an individual thrive in a global society. No reservation is needed for the evening talk.

During his time as an Illinois Wesleyan student, Camardella was a History and Educational Studies major, in addition to serving as team captain of the Titan men’s basketball team.

Camardella’s campus visit is sponsored by the Hart Career Center and Evelyn Chapel.

By Megan Baker ’21