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class created healthy recipes that utilize foods commonly
donated to food banks.
“They put together recipes to try to improve the nutrient
density that you would normally fnd in the food bank and
put together a recipe that is healthier,” Robb said. “This
benefts the students by giving them practical application
for nutrition in the community.”
Art students, too, got involved. Students of Professor
Terry Martin
created acrylic paintings to hang in
SERVE’s main offce.
“My students designed and painted close-ups of fowers,”
said Martin. “The colorful and bright paintings provide the
folks who work at SERVE, and those who go to the
facility, with an upbeat and artful environment.”
He also believes the project benefted the students:
“We learned the basics of acrylic painting during spring
semester, and this real-world project provided the art
students with an opportunity to apply the skills
they learned.”
Another professor involved with SERVE was
, assistant professor of equestrian science.
The Western Club and other student volunteers provided
a horse-related workshop Oct. 18 for Callaway County
youth who otherwise wouldn’t have the privilege to be
around horses.
WWU students demonstrated the basics of caring for
a horse, including proper feeding, grooming and basic
horse handling. They also provided a basic riding
Petterson said, “Service-learning benefts the
WWU students because it gets them involved with
the Callaway community, and it gives our equestrian
students an opportunity to share what they know
about horses with others.”
In the past, WWU students have contributed to SERVE
by helping the food pantry and Clothes Cupboard load
and unload donated food and clothing. They have also
held food drives on campus.
“Anytime students are able to learn and help others,
using real-life experiences and getting involved in civic
engagement, it is benefcial and good,” said
, WWU’s academic service-learning coordinator.
Jenny Hutzel
of Mason City, Iowa, demonstrates saddling a horse
during an equestrian workshop for youth.
Kierra McCartney
(foreground) of Columbia, Mo., and
Angie Gard
of Palmyra, Mo., create acrylic paintings that now hang in SERVE’s
main offce.
An upper-level public relations class visits the Clothes Cupboard,
one of the main focuses of the branding effort for SERVE.