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Laura Chenier ’10: Hearing for Humanity

April 30, 2012
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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 in sub-Saharan Africa through training and providing hearing equipment. Chenier’s current track, one that fuses…

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A Semester of Service: Energy & Sustainability

April 30, 2012
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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 to develop a project that addresses an energy or sustainability issue on campus and formulate…

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A Semester of Service: Immigration Issues

April 30, 2012
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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 everyday life. Hiemstra says the Boston focus is important for students to have, since most…

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A Semester of Service: Research Writing

April 30, 2012
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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 is a good research tool and something that has helped her learn more about…

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Service Clubs Making an Impact

April 30, 2012
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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 activities organized by Emerson service clubs. While the semester was winding down, Emerson’s service clubs…

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Class Presents Sustainability Project Proposals

March 29, 2012
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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 sustainability issues in the Emerson community, possible options to address the problems, important project stakeholders,…

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IN 123 – Immigration Exhibit at the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory

February 8, 2012
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Students at the "Dreams of Freedom" immigration exhibit on display at the Prudential Center’s Skywalk Observatory

Students in Nancy Hiemstra’s Focus on Boston: Immigration and Public Policy class recently visited the “Dreams of Freedom” immigration exhibit on display at the Prudential Center’s Skywalk Observatory. The students, who will spend two months serving at local organizations to see immigration policies and issues manifest in real life, spent time engaging with the displays. They…

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