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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Camardella’s campus visit is sponsored by the Hart Career Center and Evelyn Chapel.
By Megan Baker ’21