Service Learning

Thafhim "Muna" Siddiqua '13, left, and Taneesha Tate-Robinson '13 presented their project at Lafayette's Community Based Learning and Research expo.

May 13, 2011

Students Lay Groundwork for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh Next Year

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When Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) learned about the devastating effects of arsenic poisoning due to contaminated drinking water in Bangladesh, they decided to put together a service project to help. In preparation for their Save Me from Arsenic project, the students teamed up with John Greenleaf, [...]

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April 19, 2011

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of Lafayette students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country last weekend for Lafapalooza ’11: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. Hosted by the College’s Landis Community Outreach Center, students volunteered for projects benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Easton, ProJeCt of Easton, Habitat for Humanity, the [...]

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April 5, 2010

Service Learning Celebrated April 8

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Easton Mayor Sal Panto to speak; 20 groups will present their community-based learning projects; NYC filmmaker Shanti Thakur to present documentary Twenty groups of Lafayette students and faculty who are working on academic courses and projects in communities ranging from Easton to New Orleans and Honduras will present their research and experiences from 4-6 p.m. [...]

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October 15, 2008

Three Years After Katrina, New Orleans Continues to Rebuild

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Katherine Reeves ’10 writes about her experience working with Lower Ninth Ward residents Katie Reeves ’10 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is a member of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project team. The group is working with residents and institutions in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans to help with the district’s redevelopment, and the [...]

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October 9, 2008

Sandra Jacinto ’11 Serves the Community with Music Therapy

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Music and psychology double major volunteers for numerous Easton organizations Sandra Jacinto ’11 (Washington, D.C.) is using her skills to serve the local community. A double major in music and psychology, Jacinto loves to be involved in service activities, particularly those that apply her majors. Jacinto has been playing the piano for 14 years. Each [...]

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October 8, 2008

Psychology Course Provides Real World Learning Opportunities

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Students serve internships at organizations around the Lehigh Valley This semester, seven psychology majors are taking their classroom knowledge into the workplace by interning at locations throughout the Lehigh Valley. Alan Childs, professor of psychology, regularly teaches an advanced applied psychology class for junior and senior psychology majors, in which students may choose to participate [...]

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September 29, 2008

A.J. Ernst ’09 Brings His Hometown ‘Community’ to Easton

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English major is planning to start a new non-profit organization focusing on various outreach initiatives English major A. J. Ernst ’09 (Lawrenceville, N.J.) is expanding his hometown community service project into Easton. With the help of fellow Lafayette students and many individuals and organizations throughout the area, Ernst is establishing a non-profit organization, “The Community,” [...]

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September 25, 2008

Working to Make a Difference

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Benjamin Swartout ’11 heads student efforts to raise awareness of genocide in Darfur Benjamin Swartout ’11 (Upton, Mass.), a civil engineering major, is the student leader of the Darfur Team of Lafayette’s chapter of Amnesty International. Amnesty International and the Policy Studies program have led the campus’ activist efforts concerning raising awareness of the human [...]

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September 24, 2008

Exploring Health Care in the Third World

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Neuroscience major Stephanie Fosbenner ’10 writes about her summer volunteering in Tanzania This past summer, I spent six weeks volunteering at the Bagamoyo District Hospital in rural Tanzania through an organization called Cross-Cultural Solutions. With a population of only 30,000 people, Bagamoyo is a relatively small village. It is a village where the unemployment rate [...]

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September 19, 2008

Providing Students with Better Educational Opportunities

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My service work in Kenya this summer. By Nganga Muchiri ’09 Nganga Muchiri ’09 (Nairobi, Kenya) and Catherine Munyua ’10 (Kanjuku via Thika, Kenya) spent their summer working to expand opportunities for students in a high school in Ikutha, Kenya. Their project was sponsored by a $10,000 grant from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects [...]