CONCLUDING OUR NO IMPACT WEEK WITH GIVING BACK DAY
LCHS has volunteer opportunities for anyone on the second Saturday of each month. Contact Charles Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in volunteer opportunities or check out the website at http://www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org. In addition students can minor in CCE, for more information visit http://www.cla.auburn.edu/cla/cce/resources-for-students/minor/.
BE YOU: A CITIZEN PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
If you go down Opelika Road, and take a left onto Commerce Drive you’ll be taken to Sparkman Housing. Often forgotten, Sparkman is small but it is full of life with the people living there. In building 332 on a Monday afternoon at about four o’clock, you’ll find the art project titled, “Be You,” underway. The “Be You” program is a photography/art and writing project designed by Mary Afton Day; it was her capstone project this previous Fall as a product of almost two years of developing it with different housing complexes and the Lee County Youth Development Center. The idea behind “Be You” is that children from ages 5-18 can find ways to artistically express themselves and see the uniqueness of who they are over the course of seven weeks; ultimately through photography and writing the kids participating…
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“The most critical demand is to restore to higher education its original purpose of preparing graduates for a life of involved and committed citizenship… . The advancement of civic learning, therefore, must become higher education’s most central goal” (Frank Newman, Higher education and the American resurgence. Stanford, CA: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching1985, xiv).