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2008 - 2009 Awards

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Center for Academic Service - Learning

2008 - 2009 Awards

CAS-L Performance Award in Recognition of Excellence

Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson and Dr. Richard Stewart

TRSP/GEOG 402: Urban Planning and Transporation Systems

Dr. Gabrys-Alexson and Dr. Stewart have done a wonderful job of integrating AS-L into this course. The project student worked on for the Spring 2009 semester was the Twin Ports Passenger Rail Terminal Location. The students worked in groups to research and present a factual discourse on one of the current issues facing the board. The Planning Commissioners actually listened to the students' research and used that information for their decision on the location of the Twin Ports Passenger Rail Terminal.

Students were given reading assignments, lectures and videos relating to rail service to help them prepare their presentations. Students were also required to keep an individual journal of their participation and experiences with the project. They were also required to keep a weekly record of their activities associated with the project.

This course has worked on several projects over the years with the Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC). In a letter of support, Ron Chicka, MIC Director, stated "We have consistently found these research projects to be well-designed and executed, with findings that have real-life relevance to the Duluth-Superior community". A comment specific to this semester's project, Ron stated "This information is significant enough that we have arranged for the students to give a special repeat presentation so that it can reach a larger audience of decision makers and stakeholders".

UWS Student Art Contest for CAS-L Office:

Several students submitted wonderful pieces of art however, the CAS-L office purchased graduate student Adam McCauley's abstract art. Please stop by anytime to see Adam's work.

Adam recently received a B.F.A. in studio art and is pursuing a M.A. in Art History here at UW-Superior. Adam's work is characterized by large abstract compositions with a non-objective focus. His paintings are influenced by the light and landscape of the Twin Ports.

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