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Service Learning Event Nov. 14

Five NMU faculty members will discuss best practices in academic service learning at NMU during a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 14. The event runs from 10:30 to noon in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center. Panelists will explore successful techniques for implementing academic service learning experiences in the curriculum and exemplary projects that include an ASL component. Faculty and staff are welcome to drop in throughout the presentation.

Panelists are Heidi Blanck (Technology and Occupational Sciences), David Helton (Business), Judy Puncochar (Education, Leadership and Public Service), Martin Reinhardt (Center for Native American Studies) and Kia Jane Richmond (English). April Lindala (Center for Native American Studies) will moderate the discussion. 

ASL courses incorporate community service as a means of helping students gain a deeper understanding of course objectives, acquire new knowledge, develop professional expertise and engage in civic activity. ASL experiences can range anywhere from a few hours to a semester-long project. Current courses, potential projects and community partners, and designation information can be found at www.​nmu​.edu​/asl or by contacting