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News is about Matt Altman
They are: Faculty Member

The CWU Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellows has announced two winners of its inaugural award to recognize the integration of service-learning in classes taught over the past academic year. One of the winners was our own Dr. Matthew Altman, Professor of Philosophy.

Dr. Altman offered students in his Medical Ethics course the opportunity to develop individualized service-learning projects related to course content as well as their career goals or an issue of personal interest. Included among the final project were a pamphlet for college students on depression, aYoutube video encouraging parents to vaccinate their children by debunking myths about potential harms, an English-Spanish lexicon to facilitate communication between doctors and patients when a translator is not available, and a public presentation by an ROTC/pre-med student on the competing duties of the soldier-physician. 

Student responses to the projects praised the connections and value of these projects to their careers, including several who commented on these being “the most memorable project I’ve done as an undergrad,” and appreciated the opportunity to “engage the ‘gray’ areas of ethics in real life.”

More information on Academic Service-Learning at CWY and the AS-L Faculty Fellows can be found at: http://www.cwu.edu/service-learning/

June 3, 2015
News is about Dr. Matthew Altman
They are: Faculty Member

The CWU Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellows has announced two winners of its inaugural award to recognize the integration of service-learning in classes taught over the past academic year. One of the winners was our own Dr. Matthew Altman, Professor of Philosophy.

Dr. Altman offered students in his Medical Ethics course the opportunity to develop individualized service-learning projects related to course content as well as their career goals or an issue of personal interest. Included among the final project were a pamphlet for college students on depression, aYoutube video encouraging parents to vaccinate their children by debunking myths about potential harms, an English-Spanish lexicon to facilitate communication between doctors and patients when a translator is not available, and a public presentation by an ROTC/pre-med student on the competing duties of the soldier-physician.

Student responses to the projects praised the connections and value of these projects to their careers, including several who commented on these being “the most memorable project I’ve done as an undergrad,” and appreciated the opportunity to "engage the 'gray' areas of ethics in real life.'

More information on Academic Service-Learning at CWY and the AS-L Faculty Fellows can be found at: http://www.cwu.edu/service-learning/

May 19, 2015
News is about Melanie Stankus
They are: Undergraduate Student

The paper Melanie presented at this year’s Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference has been selected for publication in Res Cogitans, the online journal that Pacific University runs in order to publish the best conference papers (http://commons.pacificu.edu/rescogitans/). Only about 20 of the nearly 100 papers presented at the conference each year are selected. (And we’re on a streak! Last year Hannah Hicks had her paper selected.)

May 7, 2015
News is about Sergio Madrid
They are: Undergraduate Student

Sergio has been selected to receive the 2015 Associate Dean of Student Achievement Award during the Evening of Recognition on May 20, 2015. Sergio was selected for this
distinction by Dr. Jesse Nelson, Associate Dean of Student Achievement.

May 7, 2015
News is about Sergio Madrid
They are: Undergraduate Student

Sergio Madrid has been selected by Dr. Jesse Nelson, Associate Dean of Student Achievement, to receive the Associate Dean of Student Achievement Award. He will receive the award at the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement's Evening of Recognition on May 20th. Congratulations to Sergio!

April 28, 2015
News is about Melanie Stankus
They are: Undergraduate Student

Melanie's paper titled "Would Not Existing Put a Limitation On the Idea of Infinity?" has been accepted for presentation at Eastern Michigan University's Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy, to be held at EMU (Ypsilanti, Michigan) in early March 2015. Melanie originally wrote the paper for PHIL 353 with Dr. Gary Bartlett in Winter 2014. The paper investigates Rene Descartes' version of the famous 'ontological argument' for the existence of God.

January 22, 2015

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