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Veronica House

Veronica House

Associate Faculty Director for Service-Learning and Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder
veronica.house@colorado.edu

Dr. Veronica House is Associate Faculty Director for Service-Learning and Outreach in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  As founder of the University’s Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement, she created the first service-learning Writing and Rhetoric courses for first-year students and has coordinated the Program for Writing and Rhetoric’s transformation into one of the only writing programs in the nation to have integrated service-learning throughout its lower and upper division courses.  She has worked with faculty at colleges and universities across the country to design service-learning courses and programs.  Her teaching and scholarship interests focus on food justice and sustainability initiatives.

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...