Service Learning Collaborates With Milwaukee River Advocates

July 14, 2014

While walking the trail on the west bank of the Milwaukee River, between Capital Drive and Locust Street in Riverwest, Julia Kirchner ran into a representative of the Milwaukee River Advocates Cooperative – a group whose mission is to preserve and renew the natural habitat of the Milwaukee River. They began talking, and soon enough, […]

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Student Work: People Who Inspire Us

April 15, 2014

For a final project in Julia Kirchner’s Building Community Service Learning course, students were directed to look to another as a source of knowledge and inspiration. They selected a biography or autobiography of an individual who has made a difference in the world or who has made a significant contribution to his or her community. […]

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2014 Service Learning Symposium

March 31, 2014

On Friday, March 21st, 2014, MIAD welcomed Mary Osmundsen and Jeanette Arellano as guest speakers in its thirteenth annual Service Learning Symposium. Jeanette Arellano is currently the Latino Outreach and Education Coordinator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Milwaukee. She assists the Latino Community by informing them on strategies to avoid […]

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2012-2013 Annual Report

March 19, 2014

Introduction As MIAD’s Service Learning Program concludes its twelfth year, we continue to build our relationships with our community partners and to make substantial contributions to many different sectors of the southeastern Wisconsin community. Every year we get many compliments from partner agencies on the creativity and dedication of MIAD students. Our student’s hard work has […]

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Service Learning Symposium Honors Sean Simmons ’13

May 20, 2013

Sean Simmons ’13 (Industrial Design) is known for sharing his compassion both in the studio and in the community. Carrie Fitzgerald, senior director of health policy at First Focus in Washington, D.C., presented at the Service Learning Symposium, March 29, and discussed her belief that compassion should be an essential component of everyone’s work. This […]

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2013 Service Learning Symposium Highlights Compassionate Action

March 26, 2013

Service takes place among faculty, staff and students in many different ways throughout the college. The hours that our students serve in the larger community are just one of the things MIAD involves itself in on behalf of strengthening our neighborhoods and teaching active civic engagement. The college has been involved in many different ways […]

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MIAD Named to President’s Honor Role

December 12, 2012

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design was recently named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and best practices in campus-community partnerships. MIAD distinguishes itself as a leader in art and design colleges by being one of the […]

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