Fall 2013 in Review: City Life

Washington, D.C. is about more than just business and government.  The neighborhoods of the District combine with federal Washington to make a city with a unique personality.  When you are eating free lunches at think tanks, attending Nats/Wizards/Capitals games, discovering a favorite local coffee shop, jogging past the Capitol, going on scavenger hunts on the bus, hearingContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: City Life”

Fall 2013 in Review: Community Life

We were blessed with two wonderful student event coordinators this semester.  Alexander Archuleta (a senior at Whitworth University) and Stephanie Grossoehme (a junior at Olivet Nazarene University) planned activities that wonderfully benefited the community life in the Dellenback Center.  These events included a progressive dinner in which the students moved to different apartments to eatContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Community Life”

Fall 2013 in Review: Internships

ASP students intern all over D.C. in executive agencies, research organizations and think tanks, congressional offices, development agencies, advocacy groups, law offices, business and communication firms, and museums and art organizations. By interning three days a week and reflecting on their experiences through essay assignments, they gain concrete professional experience, explore their own strengths, interests, and skills,Continue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Internships”

Fall 2013 in Review: Mentorships

The ASP Professional Mentorship course connects students with a Christian mentor in DC.  Elizabeth Pitts pairs students with their mentors based on the students’ interest in having a mentor in a particular field, from a particular background, or in a particular stage of life.  Each mentor picks a book to read with his or her studentContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Mentorships”

Fall 2013 in Review: Global Development Enterprise

Last semester, GDE worked with World Vision to develop a strategy to market a training manual for very poor farmers.  This was a follow-up to a USAID-funded project in which Spring 2012 GDE students developed the manual on helping these farmers work together to bring their product to global markets. GDE students Brett Woods (MissouriContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Global Development Enterprise”

Fall 2013 in Review: Public Policy Initiative

Students in the Public Policy Initiative track of ASP examine national issues through briefings and interviews with policy experts in think tanks, U.S. House and Senate offices, foreign embassies, advocacy groups, federal agencies, and international organizations.  Fall 2013’s group topic was Energy, and students spent class days out in the city as they gained on-the-groundContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Public Policy Initiative”

Fall 2013 in Review: A Trip to the Supreme Court

In November, ASP faculty and students met at 7am, ate some donuts, and headed down the street to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court on a crisp November morning Students wait in line for tickets: [from left] Andrew Grotelueschen (Trinity International University), Stephanie Grossoehme (Olivet Nazarene University), Shayla Wakumoto (BiolaContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: A Trip to the Supreme Court”