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CONNECTIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE
Learning Community students don’t just talk about interests and issues – they experience them. As a participant, you will work on service learning projects connected to your LC theme to make a difference on campus and in the community. See the 2010 and 2011 community service descriptions
Check out the events from previous Learning Community service projects:
Fall 2011 - Predictably Irrational
Volunteered with Jesus in the Park (food distribution event)
Fall 2011 - Triple Threat - Total Success
Hosted a princess tea party for needy children
Fall 2011 - Oh, The Equations!
Fall 2011 - Exploring god's creation
fall 2008 - The apprentice
Students from “The Apprentice” Learning Community worked closely with four non-profit agencies; the teams “competed” to give back to the community. The groups hosted a dance for special needs adults from the Network; created a haunted house for the YMCA; coordinated a dodge ball tournament for the children in the Boys and Girls Club; and organized a fall festival for the Open Door Home.
Shorter students ready to play dodgeball (above) and the haunted house for the YMCA (below).
fall 2008 - This game called politics
Students from “This Game Called Politics” Learning Community presented a mock presidential debate on campus during the height of the election season last fall. Class participants represented Obama and McCain’s views on the hot issues and provided an evening emphasizing timely political concerns.
Students in the “From Page to Stage” Learning Community organized a reading party for students at Trion Elementary School. Shorter students distributed tickets for the Polar Bear Express train ride then read the book to the children.
fall 2008 - We're Going to Graceland
Students in the “We’re Going to Graceland” Learning Community hosted a concert and discussion on campus last fall. Dr. Matt Waters, assistant professor of biology, performed several self-written songs during the evening. The attendees discussed how and why song lyrics are written. An emphasis was placed on open dialogue during the session, as students and others discussed the meaning of Biblical references in contemporary music.
Shorter students and members of the local community gathered in the Austin Moses Room on Nov. 3 for an evening of thoughtful listening during the "We're Going to Graceland" Learning Community Concert and Discussion.
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