Gonzaga University Academic Vice President Stephen Freedman has announced the recipients of the university’s 2005-2006 faculty Civic Engagement Grants. Each of the following Gonzaga faculty will receive a $700 grant for their community-based projects.
John Hofland, associate professor of communication arts-theatre arts, for “Providing Training and Support for Investigative Drama: Creating Support for an Ongoing Senior Project That Uses Theatre to Promote Civic Engagement.” This initiative will allow for the design of a new senior project course for theatre majors focusing on investigative drama in an effort to depict the plight of the poor in Spokane.
Jonathan Isacoff, assistant professor of political science, for “Ecological Thought and Green Practice.” This project will allow for the design of a new service learning course examining the in-depth relationship between foundational ecological ideas and the reality and outcome of environmental practices in contemporary America.
GU School of Education Associate Professors Jerri Shepard and Deborah McDonald for “College Community Connection for Kids.” Through collaboration with Valerie Frey at the Monart Art School and artists in the area, this program will develop art activities for the students in the YWCA Homeless Summer School program.
For more information, contact the GU academic vice president’s office at (509) 323-6504.