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Art in the ARC: Broadview Students Raise Money for a Great Cause

Published on March 21, 2014 by Bob Trewartha

One of the most important elements of the curriculum at Broadview University-West Jordan is the concept of applied and service learning. Students get the chance to use skills from the classroom and make them come alive helping others and practicing their craft. Some of the students in the Professional Communications course taught by Kathy Mercurio created Art in the ARC as a fundraiser for Artists for Local Agriculture (AFLA) in the Salt Lake area.

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Artists for Local Agriculture and Broadview students team up

Students from Broadview University business, veterinary technology and paralegal programs worked together, using teamwork and a passion to help others, to make this project a success.

Students created art and went out and collected some to put on display in the ARC (Academic Resource Center) for the community to come in and view. There was a silent auction that was the vehicle to raise the money for AFLA, which raised $356.

Juliana ‘Jules’ Stevens said, “It was a lot of fun presenting some of my art for such as a great cause. It also made the class more fun and productive to work with an outside organization, like AFLA.” It is one of Broadview University’s goals to ensure the connection between the student’s classroom experience and the real world in which they will find their careers.

The event brought in members of the community, staff and students to create awareness about an important cause and give the students a chance to shine. Everyone was a winner, even I got some art to hang in my office!

Students used their communication skills from class by giving a presentation to the visitors that were at the event. Each member of the group acted as a sales person for the art, as the patrons viewed the art.

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