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 Past Service-Learning Projects

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Some of our previous projects include: 

NWTC Campus Connection Radio Broadcast

530553_10152076243104670_3286648_n.jpg     Digital Media Technology students helped create, launch, and now also facilitate the broadcast of NWTC's first internet radio show, TC Campus Connection. The broadcast runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with students running and producing the show. The station is the lead by instructor and radio veteran Chris Kuborn, who saw a campus radio station not only as a way to help his students build their portfolios and gain experience, but also as a way to help build a sense of campus community.
   All NWTC students and staff are welcome to host a show or create a program on just about anything. "I’m always looking for more real experience for our students,” said Kuborn. “This is a place for them to learn and share the music they love, or talk about their hobbies and interests. Right now they’re doing ads, they’re producing programs and it’s something that we hope to expand on. We want to get them creating and doing."

Listen to these students at work! TC Campus Connection 

Keep Stepping

    “Keep Stepping” is a fall prevention program, serving adults age 60 and older through physical activity, health promotion, and educational activities.  Physical Therapy Assistant students run this program over the course of two semesters of their studies.

 

Winter Wonder 5K Event

 886756_1435670836651241_1890804846_o[1].jpg A group of four Leadership Development students in the class Teambuilding and Problem Solving planned, organized, and executed the Winter Wonder 5K event on Dec 7th 2013. All proceeds from the event benefitted CASA Brown County, an organization that provides trained volunteers to represent the voice of abused and neglected children in court. The event had over 60 participants and raised $5,100. Students worked as a team to raise funding, establish a route, decide on activities during the walk, provide food and beverages, design and acquire event shirts, seek sponsors and donations, advertise, create a registration method, and ultimately host the event. Andy Clark, a leadership development instructor who teaches the class, said, "This is an opportunity for them to use their team-building and problem solving skills to actually do something, and make an impact in their community."

 

Down Guy and Anchor Installation 

   Students installed a down guy and anchor on a wooden pole for the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewage District.  The project incorporated several of the skills and safety practices that the students will be using once employed. They were able to partake in a job safety brief with Energis crew members, discuss Digger's Hotline, and put into practice the correct construction standards used to perform a job to the customer's satisfaction. 

 

Co-Curricular and Faculty Service Projects

 

Chemo Ducks 2013

   Children undergoing chemotherapchemo20duck.jpgy at St. Vincent Hospital were able to get a little extra support, thanks to NWTC Supply Chain Management Students. The students ran a month long campaign selling “Chemo Ducks". Donations were used to buy stuffed yellow ducks in blue scrubs and fitted with a feeding line and IV tube. The ducks were designed to ease the fear of the unknown by serving as a visual aid and companion for children newly diagnosed with cancer.
 The students collected enough to donate more than 100 ducks, and over $100 in art supplies. The Mayor of Green Bay, Jim Schmitt, recognized the project by dedicating April 23rd to the students and their project proclaiming it “Supply Chain Management Chemo Duck Day.”
 

Shared Harvest Food Cupboard

   Members of the Inspirational Leadership Academy worked to create this program serving food to students in need at NWTC. Co-curricular clubs and staff organized a number of food drives and fundraising activities to stock the cupboard’s shelves. Bags are assembled by volunteers to provide those in need with enough food for one to two days. In the programs first year alone, January to December 2011, more than 1,000 bags were distributed to NWTC students. Today, Shared Harvest continues to serve the students of NWTC, allowing students in need to accept one free bag of food per week.

 

Have an idea for a Service-Learning Project?

Contact Suzanne Ritter at suzanne.ritter@nwtc.edu


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