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An oasis in Osceola – Cari’s story

HECUA’s Environmental Sustainability class offers every enrolled student the opportunity to earn a Permaculture Design Certificate. Students in this fall’s class are completing the certification requirements at Lily Springs Farm in Osceola, Wisconsin. HECUA student Cari Monroe, an Environmental Studies major at the University of St. Thomas, shared this dispatch from Lily Springs with us […] Read More »

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HECUA student becomes HECUA supervisor – Liz and Rosa’s story

Rosa’s supervisor at Open Eye is a HECUA alumna, Liz Schachterle. About 75 per cent of HECUA alums tell us that their time in off-campus study helps them find a job post graduation, and that’s certainly true of Liz. Read More »

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Dancing past the fear of failure – Ashlyn Tingle

When I started dancing I had no confidence in my dancing ability. I almost didn’t sign up because I figured that I was a lost cause. Today, it is one of my favorite creative outlets and sources of confidence. Read More »

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The effort behind the art – Ashley’s story

Not only has it been exciting to watch artists work on these enamel pieces, I’ve learned how to prep plates for them. I grind sheets of metal down and cover them with base layers of enamel to get the plates ready for artists to work on them. This process has given me insight into the amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into a project of this caliber and scale. Read More »

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Lobbying is an art – Mackenzie’s story

From what I’ve learned last week, lobbying is an art. Know who you are, what your story is, and why you’re there – because you’ve got a matter of minutes to convince your representative why they should believe in you. Read More »

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Who cares about art? – Sam’s story

Through a combination of luck and overconfidence, Aardvark Arts ended up with a good-sized grant to run a public event on campus. This event had a mandatory date, time, and location, but three weeks before it was scheduled to happen, we still had no idea what the event would actually be or who would attend. Read More »

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Making Media at In Progress – Erica’s story

On February 15, my “Making Media, Making Change” class visited In Progress, a non-profit art and media organization that fosters the creative potential of community members by offering a supportive, educative, open space within the community. Read More »

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HECUA classrooms – Making Media, Making Change

HECUA’s Making Media, Making Change (MMMC) class is a semester-long part time program of two linked semester courses (8 credits total) offered each fall and spring. MMMC combines psychology, art, and media studies to help deepen critical understanding of how mass media and emerging digital technologies both limit and organize struggles for social justice. HECUA’s partnership with […] Read More »

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Short films with a familiar subject – Zachary’s story

I’ve been enjoying this class a lot because the projects are making me think outside of typical territory. This is my first time making videos that are more message based. Read More »

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Distributing the Equity Agenda – Javaris and Sebastian’s story

As interns, our role at the rally was to ensure that everyone received a copy of the Legislative Report Card for Racial Equity and the 2015 Racial Equity Agenda. Though this role seems purely logistical, it allowed us to meet virtually everyone that attended the rally. Read More »

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