On March 24th, students from Professor Cheryl Coan’s Service Learning course, ‘History of Activism,’ as well as a handful of other MIAD students who joined of their own accord, marched in solidarity with students and others across the country. Cheryl had invited her students to participate in the march, think about it critically, and reflect […]

Service Learning Students Work With Big Brothers Big Sisters

July 21, 2016

Students in Leslie Fedorchuk’s Service Learning class worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create maps of their neighborhoods, learning more about what maps are and what they can teach us. 15 students, or ‘Bigs,’ and 15 ‘Littles’ spent Saturday, April 9 at MIAD, learning about how today’s artists frequently use map-making as a way of […]

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Greeting Cards for Wisconsin Prisoners

November 12, 2015

The United State incarcerates the highest percentage of its population of any country in the world. According to the New York Times, the USA has 5% of the world’s total population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.   Furthermore, Wisconsin’s incarceration rate for black men is the highest of any state in the country – […]

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Students Create Meditation Garden at Hawthorn Glen

September 14, 2015

What was once an empty plot of land, strewn with rocks and weeds, is now a place of quiet contemplation. Over the span of approximately a month, students in Julia Kirchner’s “Building Community” Service Learning course transformed a barren space in the corner of Hawthorn Glen into a meditation garden. Hawthorn Glen is a 23-acre […]

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Art at Ebenezer

August 4, 2015

Over the past month, students in Julia Kirchner’s “Building Community” Service Learning course have visited Ebenezer Child Care Center to paint murals and conduct art activities with some of the children who are out of school for summer! Gallery: *Photographs courtesy of Julia Kirchner and Isabel Kent

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Class Paints Murals at Local Child Care Center

March 4, 2015

“Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.”         – John Berger This semester, Julia Kirchner’s Service Learning course, “Building Community,” is getting outside of the classroom and involved in the surrounding community. Over the past couple of weeks, they’ve been designing and painting murals at the […]

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Service Learner Helps Design Community Farm

November 4, 2014

There’s a good chance that anyone who’s lived on Milwaukee’s south side has heard of Pete’s Fruit Market. Lately, this neighborhood staple has been engaging in initiatives to provide nutritious foods and promote healthy lifestyles to the surrounding community. One of MIAD’s Service Learning students had a role to play in one of their most […]

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