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Organizations at KU Register Students to Vote Ahead of October 13 Deadline

October 12, 2020-- LAWRENCE-- As the deadline to register to vote in Kansas approaches, student and administrative organizations at the University of Kansas are working to make sure students are registered and educated on the voting process.

 

KU Serves Week Focuses on Voter Education

October 8, 2020-- LAWRENCE-- The Center for Service Learning’s (CSL) fall KU Serves Week is taking place this week (Oct. 5-9) in conjunction with National Voter Education Week.

 

Engaging Students in 2020: The Big XII Votes

August 5, 2020-- The Universities in the Big XII Athletic Conference are committed to movilizing out students to vote. 

 

KU COVID-19 Update

August 4, 2020-- KANSAS CITY-- Dr. Watson-Thompson discusses the REVIVE program through ThrYve within the context of COVID-19.  

 

Both Sides #19: Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson from ThrYve on Empowering Youth

July 31, 2020-- KANSAS CITY-- Mike and Allan talk with Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson about ThrYve, an organization that is helping to reduce youth violence through equity. 
 

 

Community Invited to New Series 'Educate and Act: Civic Engagement in 2020'

February 3, 2020-- LAWRENCE--  Beginning in spring 2020, University of Kansas organizations will bring the campus and Lawrence communities an opportunity to learn more about voting and democracy ahead of the 2020 presidential election....

 

College Student Voting Doubled at KU, According to National Study

November 19, 2019-- LAWRENCE-- The University of Kansas received a gold seal for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49% at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates....

 

KU Names New Director, Additional Leadership for Center for Service Learning

October 7, 2019-- LAWRENCE-- Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas has named Jomella Watson-Thompson, associate professor of applied behavioral science, as director of the Center for Service Learning....

 

Service Learning Transforms Future Teachers to Advocates for English Language Learners, Professor Writes

October 2, 2019-- LAWRENCE-- University of Kansas educators have found that when pre-service teachers get to know diverse students in and out of the classroom, they not only become better educators, they also become advocates for their students....

 

The Commons Sets Red Hot Research Dates for Fall 2019

August 30, 2019-- LAWRENCE-- Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across KU to open the door for new ways of understanding work through discussion across perspectives....

 

Brunner: Voluntourism Can Potentially Do More Harm Than Good

March 27, 2019-- LAWRENCE-- On the surface, volunteering and the nonprofit sector don’t seem like a lucrative business or reason to be alarmed, yet with the rise of voluntourism, ethics should be a key component in the decision to participate in service endeavors.

Archive

2018

April 19: KU Will Celebrate Community Service, Outreach

May 4: Grantville Junior Named Newman Civic Fellow for 2018

May 8: Service Learning Excellence Recognized with Awards, Community Reception, Juried Posters

May 11: Center for Service Learning Releases Principles for Ethical Service

October 1: Leadership to Expand Undergraduate Experiential Learning Opportunities at KU

October 18: KU to Host International Symposium on the Scholarship of Social Engagement

October 26: New Leadership Positions Prioritize Experiential Learning for Students

December 12: Results from National Survey of Students Show Areas Where KU Excels

 

2017

March 28: Matchmakers Workshop Will Address Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Service Learning

April 14: Recognition Event Planned for Community Partners, Faculty, Students

May 8: Greek Organizations Paired with Nonprofits for Service Partnerships

May 12: Poster Winners Announced in Student Service Showcase

May 23: Center Announces Name Change, Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Community Engagement at KU

October 23: KU Workshop Aims to Empower Students to Positively Impact Community

October 26: KC Nonprofits Host Students for Shadow Day

November 27: Mobile Museum, Specimens and Activities Featured at Upcoming Event

October 30: KU Workshop Aims to Empower Students to Positively Impact Community

 

2016

February 26: Service Learning Courses Underway with Help of Mini-Grants

April 6: Event Will Honor KU’s Community Partners

April 6: Event Will Address Experiential Learning Abroad

May 13: Faculty, Student Community Engagement Excellence Recognized

September 12: Mini Grants Give Boost to Fall Service Learning Classes

September 21: New Initiative Pairs Greek and Community Organization as Service Partners

 

2015

January 12: Professors Selected for Commons Awards Starter Grants

January 22: KU Makes President’s Community Service Honor Roll

February 6: Service Learning Mini-Grant Award Winners Announced

March 11: Augusto to Lead Center for Civic and Social Responsibility

April 6: KU’s MoCoLab Rolls Out for Campus Debut April 10th

May 5: Book Details Benefits of Teacher Fieldwork with At-Risk Youths

May 11: Service Learning Excellence Recognized

September 17: Mini-Grants Awarded for 6 Service Learning Classes

December 10: Service Connects Student Assignments to Community Needs

 

2014

January 28: Campaign Registers Wyandotte County Residents with Affordable Care Act

March 3: MBA Students to Present Social Entrepreneurship Solutions

May 7: Student Leader Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

June 4: Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Announces Annual Awards

August 5: Applied Behavioral Science Professor Finalist for Award

September 8: Researcher Wins Early-Career Award

September 29: Professor Selected for Health Care Foundation Leadership Academy

December 8: Plan in Place to Expand Learning Communities at KU

 

2013

January 25: Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Announces New Faculty Fellow

February 1: 98 Students Participate in Alternative Winter Breaks

April 30: KU Fights Hunger Looks to Create Campus Food Pantry

May 2: KU Among Higher Ed Institutions Honored For Community Service

May 8: Topeka Student Named Campus Compact Civic Fellow

May 29: Eudora School, Journalism Professor Win Service Learning Awards

September 25: John Augusto to Lead Expansion of Experiential Learning

October 1: Campus-Community Partnership Honored for Outstanding Work

 

2012

August 19: Service Learning a Great Way to Get Involved, Build Resume

October 23: Professor Honored for Dedication to Engaged Scholarship

December 6: Open House at KU to Highlight New Experiential Opportunities and First-Year Experiences

 

2011

January 7: KU Lauded for Community Service with Carnegie Foundation Honor

April 4: Center for Service Learning Announces Faculty Advisory Board, faculty Fellow

April 11: Advocacy Corps Marks One Year of Serving Community, Seeking More to Help

April 25: Service Learning Courses at KU Provide Real-Life Lessons

May 23: KU Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

June 1: Center for Service Learning Honors Faculty Member, Student Community Partner

July 1: KU Heartland Leadership Institute Hosts 18 Women from Six Countries

September 26: Professor Honored for Service Collaboration with Audio Reader

September 26: Alternative Breaks, Center for Community Outreach Host First Annual Story Slam

 

2010

January 4: Journalism Students Recommend Ways to “Green” KU

January 19: Service to be Focal Point of Chancellor’s Inauguration

March 10: KU Names to National Community Service Honor Roll

March 18: Students Install Solar Panels as Part of Environmental Journalism Class

March 22: Sustainability Spotlight: Journalism Courses Merge Sustainability and Service Learning

March 22: KU Names to Presidential Honor Roll for Service for Fourth Consecutive Year

March 29: Responsible Drinking 101: KU Students Creating Campaign Against High-Risk Behavior

April 22: Transitional Care

 

2009

June 11: 261 Students Earn Service Learning Certification

July 9: Programs Certifying More Students

July 15: KU Graduate Students Use Classroom Lessons to Help Local Homeless Shelter

August 27: Grants Reward Student Volunteers

September 11: Undergraduates Research Abroad

 

2008

February 15: KU’s Center for Service Learning Honored for Distinguished Community Service

March 8: Faculty, Community Advocates Meet to Discuss Service-Learning Partnerships

May 16: Center for Service Learning Announces Winners of Venture Challenge

June 3: 227 Students Complete Service Learning Certification

June 23: Journalism Students Use Classroom Lessons to Benefit Clients

 

2007

Tax Relief: KU Class Helps Students, Proposes Legislation for Disabled Vets

 

2006

September 21: Princeton Review Praises KU for its Ability to Blend Academics and Community Service

November 6: Campus Closeup: Andi Witczak


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