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Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Volume 2, Fall 2013

Table of Contents

Reflective Category

Intercultural Communication: Do You Know What I Mean?

Dulce Aída Cano, University of Texas-Pan American

A Reflection on Service Learning, Public Leadership, and Social Change

Gwendolyn Coiley, Mount Holyoke College

Building Up a Community by Empowering Disadvantaged Youth

Sophia De Quattro, Dominican University of California

The Metamorphosis: Positive Effects of a Service Learning Internship

Seth Gustafson, Grinnell College

Practicing Medicine and Understanding Cancer Patients

Nidha Jivan, Oglethorpe University

More than Service-Learning: What I Learned About Me, and You, and Them. Relationships Matter.

Barbara Kessell, Dominican University of California

Service Learning: Bringing Awareness to Interventions Needed within the Aging Community

Miranda Spera, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Posture of a Neighbor: Building Relationships through Story

Kathryn Van Zanen, Calvin College

Multifaceted Growth Through Community-Based Learning

Lindsey Williams, Loyola Marymount University


Research Done in Partnership with an Organization and Accompanying Reflection

Research Project: Minneapolis Riverfront Vitality Indicators

Zachary Avre, Alexander Bentz, Andrew Feinberg, Hannah Fong, Eric Goldfischer, Talia

Groom, Carey Hert, Jesse Horwitz, Harry Kent, Agata Miszczyk, Renata Nelson, Daniel Otte,

Leah Plummer, Alex Schieferdecker, Anne Sombor, Macalester College

Reflection: “Lifeblood of Our City”: Reflections on Community Partnerships and Minneapolis Riverfront Vitality

Zack Avre, Macalester College


Research Project: PPT presentation: An Evaluation of the Chemtronics Superfund Site

Megan Brooks-Planck, Eden May, Michael Buttrick, Meng Yuan Li, Elizabeth Bonnell, Davis

Jones, Rebecca Johnson, and Stephanie Williams, Warren Wilson College

Reflection: Superfund and the Swannanoa Community

Megan Brooks-Planck, Warren Wilson College


Research Project: The Malaysian Police and Domestic Violence

Andie Tucker, Azusa Pacific University

Reflection: Lessons in Insignificance

Andie Tucker, Azusa Pacific University


Research Article Category

Toward Critical Service-Learning: Alternative Breaks at UC Berkeley

Sarah Ducker, Katharine Hinman, Chika Kondo, and Danielle Ngo, University of California, Berkeley

Tools vs. Textbooks: Comparing the Impact of Alternative Break Trips and Classroom-Based Learning

Annie Wendel, Providence College


Open Category

Empowering Haiti From a Different Perspective

Darrell Haley Jr., Amirah Bohler, Jessica Watts, Attallah Muhammad, Mariam Nadri, Zelquaysha Hawkins, Ena Ampy, Latessa Miracle Allums, and Brea Mangrum, Virginia Commonwealth University

Witnessing the Power of Environment at Norris Square

Catherine Jones, Saint Joseph's University

The Vocabulary Initiative: A Model for Vocabulary Instruction

Neeraj Salhotra, Rice University