World of Zombies

The World of Zombies is a brand new community that focuses on the cultural phenomenon of the walking dead! Zombie narratives tap into the tensions of our society, exploring our fascination with death and the undead and demonstrating the possibility of reinventing yourself in a post-apocalyptic world. Explore zombie tradition with professors in the classroom, with friends in your community, and at the Zombie Film Festival in October!

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Overview

As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you stay an engaged student within your L-LC, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Zombies Lead Faculty: Professor Rae Muhlstock
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Mondays 5:00pm - 5:55pm

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Zombies is open to all majors!

What does the World of Zombies do?

The World of Zombies will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend political-themed events together.

Fall 2017 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Zombies
Art History 260: Introduction to Film Studies

Spring 2018 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry 110

Examples of co-curricular events

  • Helping to organize the Zombie Film Festival at the Madison Theater in October
  • Attend lectures from visiting professors on the history of Zombies and monsters
  • Zombie movie nights and Walking Dead marathons
  • Exploring the campus and their interests through a zombie lens