William Woods University students turned trash into treasure during an event on campus Monday.
Working under the guidance of art professors Jane Mudd, Terry Martin and Bob Elliott, as well as Allan Ensor, chair of the campus recycling committee, they designed and constructed a sculpture using a variety of recyclable materials. The sculpture will be on display outside Tucker Dining Hall for a week.
According to Mudd, the goal was to “create a sculpture made from recycled materials in hopes of making the WWU community more aware of the campus-wide recycling program.” The sculpture incorporated reusable materials, which were “brought together into a unified whole,” she said.
The event was an academic service-learning project partially funded by WWU’s Missouri Campus Compact grant. The intention of service-learning is to allow students to apply classroom methods to real community issues.
Jane Mudd, assistant professor of art, and William Woods University students assemble a sculpture of recycled materials.