Community Partner Making Media Making Change

Community Partner Feature: Joua Lee Grande

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 15-20 hours a week students spend interning with a local organization is just as valuable as the time they spend inside the classroom. Periodically, we feature the community partners who make experiential learning possible. Joua Lee Grande (she/her/hers) co-teaches […] Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

HECUA: Honest Education to Connect and Unite All

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Amaris Rodriguez-Price is HECUA’s student blogger for Inequality in America this spring. She is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with an undeclared major. Read on for her first post! HECUA educates future […] Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Crafting New Narratives

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Darby Ottoson (she/they) is HECUA’s student blogger for Making Media, Making Change this spring. They are student at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, majoring in Strategic Communication, minoring in Environmental Sciences, Policy, Management, and […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Feeling Good Where I’m At

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Eleanor Giese is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for Social Change this spring. They are a student at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, majoring in art, minoring in social justice. Read on for their […] Read More »

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Community Partner Featured Study USA

Community Partner Feature: Michael Dahl

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 15-20 hours a week students spend interning with a local organization is just as valuable as the time they spend inside the classroom. Periodically, we feature the community partners who make experiential learning possible. Meet HECUA internship site supervisor, […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

A Thank You Note

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Elle Nelson is HECUA’s student blogger for the Inequality in America program this fall. Elle is a student at Bethel University, majoring in Biology and Reconciliation Studies. Read on her for final post! It’s Friday, December […] Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

A Semester in Reflection

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Dustyn Montgomery is HECUA’s student blogger for the Environmental Sustainability: Ecology, Policy, and Social Transformation program this fall. Dustyn is a student from The University of St. Thomas majoring in Justice and Peace Studies. Read […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

“Those People”

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Elle Nelson is HECUA’s student blogger for the Inequality in America program this fall. Elle is a student at Bethel University, majoring in Biology and Reconciliation Studies. Read on her for next post! The mornings […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

How did I get here?

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Elle Nelson is HECUA’s student blogger for the Inequality in America program this fall. Elle is a student at Bethel University, majoring in Biology and Reconciliation Studies. Read on for her next post! If […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

The Importance of Sharing Meals

Much of our learning in the Environmental Sustainability program focuses on permaculture design. In permaculture design, land is broken into zones. All of the zones rely most heavily on zone zero, which is our inner selves and our own bodies and the way in which we interact with all outer zones. One of the best ways to nourish and regenerate zone zero is through sharing meals, having intentional conversations, and building community among one another. By eating together, we not only serve ourselves, but we serve all of those around us. Read More »

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