Globe University Business Program Chair Selected As Minnesota Public Radio Storytelling Scholar

Allison Broeren awarded an 11-day trip through Greece to teach storytelling techniques

May 03, 2014, 09:00 ET from Globe University

MINNEAPOLIS, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Globe University is proud to announce Allison Broeren, business program chair was selected by Minnesota Public Radio as a Storytelling Travel Scholar on the 11 Days through Greece: Follow the Gods trip on May 4-14, 2014.

Broeren will assist Master Storyteller, Kevin Kling as they embark on an adventure through Greece and teach 48 guests about how to develop and share their own stories. They will explore historic landmarks, gain unique perspective into the nation's legends and myths, and participate in storytelling workshops. The trip will take them to the islands of Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete and Santorini, as well as the city of Mycenae, which is linked to Homer's "The Odyssey."

To become the Storytelling Travel Scholar Broeren had to place first or second at a Moth storytelling competition. The Moth is a national public radio program and acclaimed live-stage storytelling competition, in which Broeren regularly participates at Amsterdam Hall in Saint Paul.

"I tell a lot of personal narratives about different things: my grandmother's Alzheimer's, my family, bad dates, vacation adventures and little moments with my dog," Broeren says.

Once placing in the top two at a competition, Broeren made a video application, in which she discussed how she would bring the experience of the trip back to her own community.

"I use a lot of storytelling in the classroom," says Broeren. "I hope to bring back more ideas on how to be better at teaching this way, as well as incorporate digital video stories."

Broeren also hopes to share her knowledge of using storytelling as a way of teaching with other Globe University instructors through in-service workshops when she returns.

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