Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
October 9, 2008

‘Past Is Prologue’ at Schreiner Oct. 17-18  

Schreiner University’s Center for Innovative Learning and Past Is Prologue: A Learning Way will co-sponsor the 14th annual Past is Prologue workshop on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18 at the Hanszen Fine Arts Center on the Schreiner campus. PIP events share timeless wisdom from Native American oral history as captured in Paula Underwood’s “The Walking People.” The workshops are independent, so participants can choose which workshops they want attend without committing to the whole weekend. All events are free and open to the public, and educators can earn up to eight continuing professional education credits by attending.

The overall theme of this year’s workshop is the Hopi saying, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

“We are the ones who must change our behavior towards the environment to sustain the lives of the seventh generation hence,” said Dr. Kathleen Hudson, professor of English at Schreiner who organizes the workshops each year. “At the workshops, we will learn what this ancient people learned from cataclysmic environmental changes and we will discuss how those lessons apply to present daunting environmental challenges.”

Mobi Warren, educator and expert storyteller, will open Friday’s event at 7 p.m. with a Native American learning story, followed by a discussion. There are two Saturday workshops. The morning workshop, which will start at 9 a.m., will focus on learning through Native American story. The afternoon workshop, starting at 1:30, will concentrate on some traditional tools for coping with environmental change.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact Dr. Kathleen Hudson at (830) 792-7409. Pre-registration is not required, although it helps to ensure that there enough materials on hand. For more information on the power of PIP, go to, or To find out about other programs sponsored by the Schreiner CIL, visit

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