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'Change the World'

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Steinfeld sends students in his unique BVU class on a multicultural mission, and it pays off doubly...

Though the title of their January interim class was "Change the World," many students at Buena Vista University found that they are the ones doing the changing.

"'Changing the world' was a wonderful opportunity to get involved in our community," said Nate Loes, a senior from Hudson, Wisc. "The 4-year-olds I worked with at East School changed my view of the world and I hope I did the same for them."

"Volunteering is a service to not only the community but also to oneself," said Desiree Kvidera, a junior from Sioux City. "The time we are giving is never greater than the experience and the lessons learned."

Close to 60 students took part in a unique opportunity to volunteer for BVU's January interim. As part of a class, the students would go out into the community and return to the classroom to reflect on their experiences and what it means to serve others.

Dr. Peter Steinfeld, professor of philosophy at BVU, gave the students in his class a special mission - to find out what life was like for Storm Lake's Latino population.

The students volunteered at various locations in and around Storm Lake, and also met regularly in class to discuss ideas that came up.

Read the rest of this article in the 1/25 Pilot Tribune.

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