Content with Institutions : University of North Florida

Using a journalism class to generate support for a fundraiser

One of the most common types of short-term service events is the fundraiser. But strong fundraising events come out of a deeper relationship than money alone. At Christmas time last year, the University of North Florida raised $125,000 for needy families in Jacksonville. The fundraising itself was part of a more meaningful service-learning project that preceded it. Students in a North Florida journalism class generated the support by spending the semester interviewing needy families and writing stories which were printed in the Florida Times-Union to solicit donations.   From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America…

Sustainable Design Field Camp

SYLLABUS CGN 4931 Sustainable Design Field Camp (Special Topics Course) OR EEL 4903 Sustainable Design Field Camp (Cross-listed) (Summer C 2012) Course Lectures: 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, and 7/10 for 2 hours in evening Field Dates: July 16 to July 31 Maximum Number of Students: 16 Instructors: Dr. Christopher J. Brown, Cell Telephone: (904) 742-0191 Dr. Alan Harris, Cell Telephone: (405) 818-9909 Dr. John Nuszkowski, Telephone: (904) 620-1683 Office: CCEC, Rooms 2100 & 3122 Email: christopher.j.brown@unf.edu; alan.harris@unf.edu; john.nuszkowski@unf.edu Class Hours: Weekly 2 hour seminar and 6 field trips Office Hours: TBA I. TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER READINGS Required: Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for…