Service-Learning

House that Hurst Built
Service-Learning is both a teaching and learning strategy where meaningful community service is integrated with instruction and reflection to enrich the classroom learning experience. This type of experiential learning teaches civic responsibility and strengthens communities.

At Mercyhurst University, there are a variety of service-learning courses. Some students participate in project-based service-learning where others complete a minimum of 10 hours of service at a non-profit community-based agency. In both cases, the course instructor incorporates the service experience into the class through reflection techniques, discussion, or research papers. The Director of Service-Learning coordinates this program by working with faculty members from multiple disciplines and over 70 community partners to mobilize more than 400 students in service each trimester.

The Service Learning Office has an AmeriCorps*VISTA member who helps to coordinate special campus and community-based service projects.

The Service Learning Office also coordinates student transportation to several community sites in Erie.

 
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Contacts

 Colin Hurley Colin Hurley , Director of Service-Learning
Office: Egan 128
Phone: (814) 824-2471
Fax: (814) 824-2070
E-mail: churley@mercyhurst.edu 
 Beth Brun Bethany Brun , AmeriCorps*VISTA
Office: Egan 126
Phone: (814) 824-2343
Fax: (814) 824-2070
E-mail: bbrun@mercyhurst.edu
 Brandon Hulings Brandon Hulings , Transportation Assistant
Phone: (814) 873-7425 

Events

Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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