Service learning class works on solutions for clients

May 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Service learning class works on solutions for clients

photo by Suzanne Powney

photo by Suzanne Powney

Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney’s service learning class has been working on solutions for a variety of clients this semester. Projects have ranged from print, packaging and environmental design.

Recently, the group presented a project organized through CASLE with April Heiselt, associate professor and director, who partnered the class with Joel Downey from Habitat for Humanity and Vicki Burnett from Starkville Area Arts Council quilt trail initiative.

The class was directed to make a stronger presence for the Habitat Warehouse through a mural installation and to help make their mission and hours known throughout the community.

They also were asked to design a quilt square that will be a part of the Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail. (Watch the video on WCBI here for more info about the Barn Quilt Trail.)

The students enjoyed the project and explored media and history of the community to address this service learning project.

Research and thoughts were recorded in a project journal, and the implementation phase for the quilt square was a great bonding experience for the students.

Students in the class included:
Abbey Barker
Lauren Blalock
Dupree Bostic
Alyce Calkins
Ashley Coulter
Austin Edwards
Shannon Hill
Cameron McMaster
June Upton
TJ Vaught
Katja Walter
Chelbie Williams


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