Author Archive for Elizabeth Venere

Laura Chenier ’10: Hearing for Humanity

Hearing for Humanity Team

This summer, Emerson Alumna Laura Chenier ’10 will leave the dry landscape of Tempe, Arizona for the blistering heat of Malawi. The Arizona State University (ASU) graduate student will work withHearing for Humanity, an ASU non-profit that aims to improve hearing care…

A Semester of Service: Energy & Sustainability

Professor Honea poses questions to student presenters.

Jon Honea‘s Energy and Sustainability classes not only studied energy sources, usage, and sustainability in the classroom, but also engaged in service learning assignments to integrate these concepts into their broader education experience. The students engaged in a semester-long assignment…

A Semester of Service: Immigration Issues

Green Card Sign from Immigration Exhibit.

Students in Nancy Hiemstra‘s “Focus on Boston: Immigration and Public Policy” classes spent two months serving at local nonprofit organizations dedicated to immigration issues. The new class at Emerson looks at immigration and policy, and how these elements play out in…

A Semester of Service: Research Writing

Research Writing Website Screen Shot

Students in Beth Parfitt‘s Research Writing classes spent part of the semester combining their research skills with community service. Parfitt has included a service learning component in the past four sections of this class, which she teaches every spring semester. She explains that…

Service Clubs Making an Impact

Emerson Cares Logo; Imagine Logo

At the semester ends, many students are looking ahead to summer plans, searching for ways to recuperate from the multitude of final projects. Yet, those final weeks were not only filled with papers and projects, but also with meaningful service…

Class Presents Sustainability Project Proposals

Jon Honea delivers feedback to his students.

Jon Honea’s Energy and Sustainability classes recently presented their service learning projects for this semester. The projects aim to help students understand the sustainability issues facing communities and develop realistic solutions to these challenges. Through this assignment, students identified key…