A Capital Campaign That Anyone Can Afford

GREEK CLASS UNDER HAILEY'S PINE

GREEK CLASS UNDER HAILEY’S PINE

Monticello College 2016/2017 Capital Campaign

It is time to increase our efforts in building Monticello College and that takes money.

This capital campaign will raise $200,000. This campaign has three purposes:

  1. Build our Endowment ($25,000)
  2. Provide Scholarships ($100,000)
  3. Construction of Dining Hall (phase one) ($75,000)

The plan is simple: 1,000 donors contributing $10 per month for 18 months.

While things are tough in the world generally, America is still a land of plenty.

WORKING WITH FARM ANIMALS

WORKING WITH FARM ANIMALS

The average American family throws away $2,116 in food as waste per year (or $44 per person per month), spends $850 on soft drinks annually (that equates to $71 per month), and the average American adult consumes $21 worth of coffee per week (or $1,092 of coffee per year).

It is clear that we live blessed lives and have enough to enjoy luxuries.

DEEPLY STUDYING THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

DEEPLY STUDYING THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

It is also true that most Americans still love this country and value freedom in spite of the problems we may see on the horizon.

So we thought that you would jump at the chance to help protect our liberty and way of life by contribute a mere $10 per month to help us build the next generation of principled American leaders and Statesmen (a man or woman of virtue, wisdom, diplomacy, and courage who inspires greatness in others and moves the cause of liberty).

READING IN THE GRASS

READING IN THE GRASS

Since the average American household uses $4,430 in electricity per year beyond typical needs and spend more than $1,200 in fast food per annum, we thought that asking for $10 a month would fit into your budget without cramping your style.

We have a fantastic program here and are only asking for $10 per month for 18 months to help us grow our campus and build these students into exemplary Americans and Statesmen.

This is a capital campaign so you will be hearing a lot about this over the next year. Join us in our cause of building great Americans and Statesmen at Monticello College.

CAMPUS LIFE INCLUDES WALKING BARE-FOOT THRU THE SCRUB OAK

CAMPUS LIFE INCLUDES WALKING BARE-FOOT THRU THE SCRUB OAK

Monticello College is a 501 (c) (3) educational institution. All donations are tax-deductible.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE and support Monticello College.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few highlights of campus life:

Aristotle and Lysistrata

Our Outdoor Classroom

Kicking Back On Campus

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Conversation With A Student

downloadThe following is a short conversation with an online Masters student who is the mother of 6 with all her kids still at home.

From: Monticello College Student – MA in Natural Law

Subject: Readings

Date: June 24, 2016 12:02:07 PM MDT

To: Doctor Brooks <sb@monticellocollege.org>

Found an accountability partner which is huge. Still only got 9ish hrs this last week but that’s a great improvement over the abysmal 3 weeks prior.

Trying to go back and really understand Strauss and that darn book puts me to sleep within MINUTES of picking it up. So frustrating. Maybe I’ll try again after we finish Aristotle.

Class today was good. I liked the discussion. I’m concerned that I’ve become familiar with the works but don’t have anything of my own to say. Does that make sense? Trying to think about what I could write to add to the great conversation as it were, and just facing a blank wall.

Looking forward to digging into Ethics again.

From: Doctor Brooks <sb@monticellocollege.org>

Subject: Readings

Date: June 24, 2016 14:07:07 PM MDT

To: Monticello College Student – MA in Natural Law 

Let’s be realistic. Every single author in the great books spent decades if not a lifetime developing the ideas we are reading.

Is it even possible that we could have something to contribute after only a few hundred hours maybe even a couple years of study?

I would suggest that right now is not the time for contribution to the great ideas but a time to thoroughly understand and find ways to apply the truth to our lives from these life changing concepts.

But anyone can say that they are applying these truths to their lives… that’s a Sunday school answer.

The real test is are you actually doing the application. It is in the doing, it is in the applying of the truth that you will then come to new understanding and actual contribution.

New American Founders

From: Monticello College Student – MA in Natural Law

Subject: Readings

Date: June 25, 2016 10:02:07 AM MDT

To: Doctor Brooks <sb@monticellocollege.org>

I see your point. Will I be like Isthmene or Antigone? Am I blinded by desire for power/prestige/control (Eteocles) or do I seek for justice/equality/to keep my word (Polynices)?

Do I pride myself in the knowledge I’ve gained such that I am closed off to learning and understanding more (Euthyphro) or do I recognize that to be truly wise I must acknowledge how little I know (Socrates)?

How do I use the examples from the readings to evaluate and improve my own life and current trajectory?

Thanks for helping me gain some clarity and perspective.

Readings referred to in this post:

Antigone, Sophocles

Seventh Letter, Plato

Crito, Plato

Apology, Plato

Earth Art

The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture (Cal-Earth) is where we learned to build with “Super Adobe.”

MC Students On Campus

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 9.44.29 AMI literally have had no time to update you until now. See the short student report and video below to her family and friends.

THE DIARY OF AN AVID READER

 

 

 

 

 

The Diary Of An Avid Reader

Okay, so you know that we teach the Great Books, and that we have long classroom discussions, and that we doing a lot of hard farm work.

But now I want you to hear straight from the students themselves. For the next few weeks, I will be featuring student blogs so you can get to know our students directly.

This entry features Dani Nieman of the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

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