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Service learning mini-grant award winners announced

Friday, February 06, 2015

LAWRENCE — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR) has awarded nine $500 mini-grants to 10 faculty instructors offering service learning courses in the spring 2015 semester. Recipients represent seven areas of study and two campuses.

CCSR’s grant program, in its pilot year, is dedicated to supporting best practices in service learning and fostering mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships.

“This is a fine example of how KU work with its community. These courses take on a community-defined need and involve the partner organization in planning a project that benefits both the students and the organization, ” said John Augusto, assistant vice provost.

Recipients will use CCSR grant funds for service learning activities that incur costs, such as transportation, focus group incentives and books, among others.

The 2015 Pilot Service Learning Mini Grant Award recipients:

Hyesun Cho

Assistant professor of curriculum & teaching

Course: C&T 823, Developing Intercultural Awareness in the Second Language Classroom

Community Partners: Sunflower and Schwegler elementary schools


Tyler Galloway

Associate professor of design

Course: ADS 560/VISC 525, Topics in Design: Designing for Social Innovation

Community Partner: United Way of Douglas County


Jane Gibson

Professor of anthropology

Course: ANTH 462, Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Community Partners: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department: LiveWell Healthy Food for All Work Group; Just Food


Robert Hagen

Lecturer/academic program associate, Environmental Studies Program

Course: EVRN 460, Field Ecology

Community Partner: Learning About Nature Project


Lisa Mische Lawson

Assistant professor of occupational therapy

Course: OCTH 422 & 482, Analysis & Adaptation of Occupations (I & II)

Community Partners: City of Fairway, Johnson County Parks and Recreation, Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House


Jessica Li

Assistant professor, marketing

Course: MKTG 460, Practicum in Promotional Plan Development

Community Partner: Headquarters Counseling Center


Brent Metz

Associate Professor of anthropology

Course: ANTH 587, Multidisciplinary Field School on Development of the Partnership with the Ch’orti’ Maya

Community Partners: Ch’orti’ Maya and the ASORECH Regional Ch’orti’ Peasant Association


Jeff Radel

Associate professor of occupational therapy education


Dory Sabata

Clinical assistant professor, occupational therapy education

Course: OCTH 422 & 482, Analysis & Adaptation of Occupations (I & II)

Community Partner: C.H.A.M.P.S. Achievers


Hyunjin Seo

Assistant professor of journalism

Course: J640, Strategic Campaigns

Community Partner: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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