Spotlight on Service-Learning

Landscape Architecture service project making headlines

Landscape Architecture professor, Peter Butler, provides students with real life opportunities to practice their skills while meeting community needs. This spring, LARC 251 worked closely with Fairmont’s PACE Project and developed the design for a new memorial park to commemorate miners lost in a 1907 explosion. Students had the opportunity to meet with community members and view historic photos of the mine which they were able to incorporate into the design.

Park commemorating 361 miners takes first step

Monongah Park Plan

iServe Partner Highlight


Christian Help is an interdenominational, non-profit organization located in downtown Morgantown on Walnut Street. After 40 successful years of operation, Christian Help remains a place of hope and empowerment to help our friends and neighbors of Monongalia County to get from where they are to where they want to be.

“Our mission is to respond to situations of emergency and need with immediacy and simplicity, respecting anyone who walks in our doors, in the spirit of Jesus Christ. We offer food through our food pantry, emergency financial assistance, housewares, and clothes through our free store and career closets. We also offer the Jobs for Life program, which educates and trains individuals to help them find a job.”

Many service opportunities are available to help out… Search by Organization on iServe and type in “Christian Help” to stay up to date!