Joint Projects

WASH project in Haiti

Villanova/CRS Water, Sanitation, Health (WASH) Training Workshop, Port au Prince, Haiti (Spring 2012)

  Professors Jordan Ermilio (Engineering) and Seth Whidden (French and Francophone Studies), Daniel Caine (alumni engineering consultant), Theresa Donohue and Kathryn Harter (alumni volunteer translators, facilitators)  May 21-26, 2012.  Training seminar for 27 CRS Haitian staff on the delivery of water, sanitation, and waste management services.  Faculty/student prepared workshop materials, included: lectures and case studies.  Workshop presentations and activities were delivered in English and French and included live lectures, pre-recorded Villanova faculty video lectures, and breakout discussion activities.  Participants were provided with copies of all translated materials and given a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar.

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CRS/Villanova Theater Department Drama Project (Summer 2005)

With CRS scholarship support, three Villanova graduate theater students spent one week on the Arizona/Mexico border, interviewing migrants, ranchers, border patrol, human rights activists, parish priests and social ministers, etc. Drawing on their experience, the students wrote, produced, and performed "Line in the Sand: Stories from the U.S. Mexico Border," an hour-long production that tells the human and complex story of immigration. "Line in the Sand" has been performed for university, church, and community audiences in the Northeast.

Line in the sand poster

With CRS scholarship support, three Villanova graduate theater students spent one week on the Arizona/Mexico border, interviewing migrants, ranchers, border patrol, human rights activists, parish priests and social ministers, etc. Drawing on their experience, the students wrote, produced, and performed "Line in the Sand: Stories from the U.S. Mexico Border," an hour-long production that tells the human and complex story of immigration. "Line in the Sand" has been performed for university, church, and community audiences in the Northeast.
(Photo credit Kevin Kostic)

Line in the Sand

Villanova grad, Gina Pisasale, portrays Lucresia. Lucresia is attempting to cross the Arizona desert to reunite her and her children with her husband in the States. (Photo credit David Snyder)

Line in the Sand co-authors

Co-authors of THE LINE IN THE SAND and Villanova theatre grads Jared Delaney, Elizabeth Pool, Gina Pisasale, and Baird Kistner, pose at this rest stop in northern Mexico. (Photo credit Kevin Kostic)

Jared Delaney

Villanova grad program of theatre graduate, Jared Delaney, portrays a Tuscan Border Patrol Agent. (Photo credit David Snyder.)