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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

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Title: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Movie ID: VT3204
Movie Number: 3204
Description: Capital punishment has been a hotly contested issue in the United States throughout its history. Private citizens as well as legislators have long argued the nature of justice and a society's justification in requiring human beings to forfiet their lives for having committed certain types of crimes. This open-ended program dramatizes the circumstances of a murder for hire and the subsequent trial of the alleged murderer. During this trial, the opposing attorneys debate the imposition of the death penalty from three perspectives: its usefulness as a deterrent, its justification as retribution, and its interpretation as cruel and unusual punishment as characterized in the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Part: 0
Time: 23
Department: SS
Call Number: KF 9227 .C2 C36 1982
At LSSU: Y

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Brittany Baril
Elementary Education
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Easy to walk from class to class, all have close proximity. There are excellent professors. The Library and Learning Center are great resources! (Actually are a relaxing place to be.) [ more ]

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