Monday, March 31, 2014

Barclay Turns in His Brushes and Bow Ties for a Bat'leth.

Starting this fall, Professor Barclay Tucker will move from teaching in the Visual Arts Department to heading and teaching many of the classes in the newly formed Department of Klingon Studies.

In response to the move Professor Tucker said, “ This is a completely new enterprise for me. At first I was somewhat defiant about it, but I realized it was really the final frontier of education. This is a voyage to seek out new pedagogy and to boldly go where no professor has gone… I realized it was the logical thing to do. In the end, it was an opportunity I just could not pass up.”

Many of the faculty at Lyndon State have expressed excitement about the new program. Some statements have been, “I have never seen a college that is so forward thinking” and “buy' ngop!”

Of the change in responsibilities, President Bertolino said, "Ya know, it makes perfect sense. Professor Tucker has a unique tie to the subject. His first name and demeanor is similar to that of  Lt. Barclay who will possibly serve on the Starship Enterprise D and his last name is just the same as the engineer of the first Enterprise. Both ships will potentially have numerous interactions with the Klingons.” 

President Bertolino went on to say “This new Degree in Klingon has broken down all the silos in the different programs at Lyndon. Atmospheric Science will be teaching what we know of the weather on Kronos, The Business department will be teaching about the future impact of human Klingon interaction on the economy, The English Department will teach Klingon Literature, Exercise Science will have classes on mok'bara, Music and Business Industry will look at Aktuh and Maylota and other Klingon Operas. Janet Bennion's class in Klingon cuisine is just tasty. You haven't lived until you've had Gagh.“

Students in the new program will explore the Klingon culture and language, look for solutions to possible future catastrophes between humans and Klingons before they have a chance to occur, and delve into the ecological menace of Tribbles.

For more information on the new degree, visit Lyndon State College's site here.

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