• Transformative Interactions

    Ashley Phillips has been an essential part of the BEYOND team since its beginning. As the president of the Ferris chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the professional history student organization, Ashley is an experienced leader and excellent researcher. Her contributions to the event have included making connections with the local schools and researching Latin American […]

  • Here’s a sneak peak of our exhibit about Iranian culture. Check out more on October 7th in the IRC from 1-5.

  • Out Beyond Ideas

    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense. Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing Read more great […]

  • It’s been a busy week preparing for the first showing of BEYOND the Silk Road Experience! We are finalizing displays, gathering artifacts, and double checking our sources. See how all of the hard work is paying off next Thursday at the Historic Federal Building in downtown Grand Rapids. The exhibit will be open from 11:30-12:30, […]

  • Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Great advice from Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from CE 161 to 180. 

  • Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.  You can’t go back to Constantinople, but you can travel to Istanbul through our study abroad programs. Check out programs from last year here, and learn about this year’s programs at BEYOND The Silk Road Experience: October 7th in the IRC. Find us on Facebook! (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

  • I can get lost for hours in the details of these beautifully illustrated old maps. Take a look at this Roman map from MDCCCLXVI (1866). Maps from around the world are being woven into the design of BEYOND the Silk Road Experience, October 7th in the IRC. Cartography lovers unite!

  • “On a Day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.” -Rumi Learn more about Rumi, one of the World’s most beloved poets at BEYOND the Silk Road Experience, October 7th 2012. Can’t wait to learn more? This episode from […]

  • I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself. Peter the Great (1672-1725)Peter the Great is one of student researcher Richard Byington’s favorite topics to study. You will find out why at BEYOND the Silk Road Experience October 7th.

  • Mark your calendars! BEYOND and ArtWorks are presenting the film The Secret Ballot on October 13th at 7:00 at the Big Rapids Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public. This would make for a perfect date night, or a fun evening away from campus with friends. Here’s what critics had to say about this film: Secret Ballot […]