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Speaking Center Awarded CAS Mini-Grant

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017

The College of Arts and Science supports the work of Kim Cuny, Director of The University Speaking Center, who will lead a team of student-consultants in developing training which will allow the Center to provide interpersonal communication consultations for UNCG’s Beyond Academics students as well as UNCG students who are on the autism spectrum. Cuny will develop and launch a co-curricular storytelling arts program during the spring semester based on engagement with residents at Peacehaven Community Farm, a “sustainable farm and affordable housing community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” The storytelling effort will provide the Center’s student-consultants with an experiential opportunity to become storytellers themselves while also learning how to communicate with, provide feedback to, and receive feedback from adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. What is learned through this arts effort will inform how Cuny and the students involved will later train the rest of the Speaking Center student-staff come August.

Text taken from official CAS announcement