Fall 2018 End-of-Semester Highlights
Service-Learning connects academic curriculum to communities to foster enriched learning and engagement in ethical collaborations. Here are a few community-engaged projects that students produced in the Fall 2018 semester:
- Students from Charlie Thompson's service-learning course Farmworkers in North Carolina: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change (DOCST 332S) worked with Durham artist Cornelio Campus to create a mural honoring farmworkers past, present, and future. Read Ilona Stanback's article about the project.
- Students from Deb Reisinger's service-learning course Global Displacement: Voix Francophones (FRENCH 325S) developed Duke Hello, a multimedia website designed to help acclimate newly resettled refugees. Read this article about the project from DGHI.
- Students from Susie Post Rust's service-learning course Digital Documentary Photography: Education, Childhood, and Growth (DOCST 209S) worked with students from Hillside High School to produce this multimedia storytelling website.
- Service-Learning Assistant Talise Redmond reflects on Keval Khalsa's unique service-learning course Performing Sexual Health (DANCE 215S) in this compelling photo essay.
- Service-Learning Assistant Axel Herrera Ramos reflects on Bridging Cultures: Latino Lives & Experiences in North Carolina (SPANISH 313), taught this semester by Bethzaida Fernandez, in this beautiful photo essay.
- Students from the service-learning course Children, Schools, and Society (EDUC243) taught by Kisha Daniels, broke into teams to pitch proposals ("Smart Tank" style) for innovative projects designed to positively impact education. Wiser Advisor, for example, explored the benefits of peer mentorship for high school students applying to colleges.
- Students from Nancy Kalow's course Documentary and the Middle East (AMES 204FS) interviewed and recorded individuals from Palestine communities using best practices of oral history, audio recording, transcribing and editing.
VIDEO: Henry Kohn, Esmeralda Figueras, Julia Kemper, Sam Ditesheim and Raines Shamburger partnered with Duke Dining and Duke Farm to produce a video (below) for Theory & Practice of Sustainability (ENVIRON 245). The video uses humor combined with facts and resources to educate viewers about composting at Duke:
VIDEO: Students from Duke Chemistry Outreach: Sharing Chemistry with the Community (CHEM 180) joined forces with Trinity College, local schools and organizations such as the Lemur Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Nasher Museum of Art to produce their signature community event "Science Under the Stars":