>The semester’s almost over but the learning isn’t! This past Monday Umbra students were treated to a trip to a nearby Umbrian town, Bevagna. Bevagna is particular not so much for its beautiful boulevards or works of art, but rather for its preservation not just of buildings but of what was in them. Traditional crafts from as far back as the early Middle Ages are still practiced in Bevagna. Students witnessed demonstrations of paper and candle-making as well as silk spinning and a recreation of a medieval painter’s house and workshop. The weather was beautiful and warm and the students and staff were able to finish off the morning with a picnic lunch in a park-like atmosphere.