Service-Learning Photography Exhibit on Display at Library
A photography exhibit showcasing St. John Fisher College’s commitment to service-learning is now on display in Lavery Library. “Three Generations, One Vision: A Student Photography Service-Learning Exhibit” will be on display in the library’s first floor gallery through December 3, and an opening reception will be held for the Fisher community during the College’s “Four Freedoms Week” on Wednesday, November 2, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The exhibit features photos documenting three unique service-learning courses that were taught in the spring 2011 semester in Environmental Science, English, and Education. Students in each course collaborated with generations of Rochester residents, including elementary students, high school teenagers, and elders.
Dr. Mike Boller’s class worked with Cobblestone Elementary children to create an environmental fair last spring that showcased group projects tackling topics such as land resources, global atmospheric change, agriculture and food resources, biological resources, water pollution, and nonrenewable resources. Dr. Jim Woods’ students worked with East High School students to clean up and re-build a courtyard for their entire school to enjoy, tutored in the Teaching and Learning Institute and AVID program at East, and secured donated financial resources in order to complete the courtyard renovation. And Dr. Rik Hunter’s students worked with residents from St. John’s Meadows to teach them how to use Facebook.
The exhibit shows how community learning bridges generations, creating beneficial opportunities for all those who participate. It is free and open to the public.
The Community-Based Service Learning Initiative collaborated with several departments on these projects and the exhibit including: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, and Lavery Library.
Students re-build a courtyard for East High School.
Dr. Rik Hunter's students prepared a Facebook "how-to" guide for St. John's Meadows residents and offered one-on-one instruction.