At Hiram College, service learning and civic engagement are well integrated into the liberal arts curriculum. That commitment to giving back shows each September as students, faculty and staff participate in Campus Day. A tradition dating back to 1921, students had the day off from classes on Sept. 16, to spend time volunteering at various sites in Northeast Ohio.
All freshmen spent the day with their First Year Colloquium classmates, teaching assistants and professors, and many upperclassmen organized volunteer projects with teammates and clubs/organizations.
Here is a snapshot of how Hiram students spent Campus Day 2014:
Denny Taylor, professor of biology, took his First Year Colloquium, “Learning to Read the World,” to the Eagle Creek Nature Preserve operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He and the students helped with a cleanup of 1,500 feet of stream.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Amber Chenoweth took her First Year Colloquium course, “Brainwashed,” to Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary. They helped out by pulling weeds, moving heavy stone statues and cleaning a horse paddock.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Robin Shura’s Colloquium, “Sluts, Nuts and Gangsters,” volunteered at the King Kennedy Center in Ravenna by cleaning the inside space and pulling weeds in the outdoor playground.
The men’s soccer team and students in “The American Mosaic” Colloquium, taught by Philip Major, volunteered at the Education House behind Hiram Christian Church.
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