Category: Global and Community Engagement

GCEC 2020 – Meghan Kirkwood Gallery Exhibit

Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood features a collection of silver gelatin and inkjet photographs made as part of a documentary project about modern Mongolia and its capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Kirkwood’s images of modern Mongolia capture the unique and storied history of its capital city, and its transition through economic and cultural change – and the rich and thriving culture that animates this young Asian nation. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors college and the D80 Conference, where Kirkwood gave the keynote address.

GCEC 2020 – Interview with David Shull

David Shull joined handshake in 2014 as one of the founding team members. Since then he has gone on to the handshake’s University growth in the United States from five universities in 2004 To over 1000 universities, 17 million students and 500,000 global employers into 2020. Today David is leading handshake’s international expansion efforts in the United Kingdom and Europe. With a degree in Computer Science from Michigan Tech, David is passionate about the intersection of technology and education, and believes together we can be a powerful engine for social mobility.

GCEC 2020 – Interview with John Kusku

John is a math and physics teacher at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest in Wixom, Michigan. He teaches high school juniors and seniors from several different school districts in Southwest Oakland County. He is legally blind due to a degenerative hereditary eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa. He earned his master’s degree in mathematics in 2009 from Western Michigan University. John’s five year-old son, George, is in first grade and John’s wife, Jessica, is a teacher of children who are blind or visually impaired. John is a Paralympic silver medalist in the sport of goalball.

GCEC 2020 – GivePulse Informational Session

GivePulse is an online community enabling everyone to list, find, coordinate, and measure their impact in the community. Whether you are a volunteer, student, faculty, donor, or community member, GivePulse provides a platform for all to logistically manage and coordinate experiences and tracking. GivePulse allows you to understand the impact you have on the community. As part of the 2020 Global and Community Engagement Virtual Conference, Coordinator of Student Leadership and Involvement Beka Horsch gave an informational session on the applications for GivePulse at Michigan Tech.

GCEC 2020 – Lunch and Learn with Keynote Speaker Dr. Meghan Kirkwood

Dr. Meghan L. E. Kirkwood is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches Photography. She earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in Photography before completing her M.F.A. in Studio Art at Tulane University. She has received numerous fellowships, including funding to participate in artist residencies through the National Parks Service, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Lakeside Lab (Iowa). Kirkwood’s photography has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa.