"My whole life I've wanted to be the kind of person anyone can lean on, and the more I look into each of the issues raised by the Engelhard Project, the more I am able to be that person." -Engelhard student

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"In contrast to all of the other courses that I have taken during my college career, this course dealt with health and mental issues that are actually important to my friends, my peers, and me." -Engelhard student

"If only all courses could prove to be so relevant to my personal and educational growth….This class is truly reflective of what all courses in college ought to be." -Engelhard student

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In the News: “The Joy of Learning”

Ashley Finley has recently published an article, “The Joy of Learning: The Impact of Civic Engagement on Psychosocial Well-Being,” in Diversity and Democracy (Vol.15, Iss.3). Ashley is the national evaluator for the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP), which provided long-term support to the Engelhard Project, and she was a guest speaker at Georgetown’s Student Learning Summit last summer.

The article explores how students’ intellectual achievement is tied to their emotional well-being. Providing evidence from universities with BTtoP grants, it argues that civic engagement in particular contributes to student flourishing. The full article is available online or as a downloadable pdf here.

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