CSL Service Showcase + Celebration


The Spring 2023 Service Showcase is on April 20!

The annual Service Showcase and Celebration recognizes a year of service and community-engaged work at KU. The Service Showcase is an opportunity for students to share their service projects and experiences with the University community and Lawrence community partners.

Student sharing their Service Showcase poster with event attendee
student standing to left of poster presentation, smiling
student sharing their poster presentation with Showcase faculty judge

Service Showcase Presentation Details:

The main component of the Service Showcase is an adjudicated poster presentation session.

This year, those presentations may be completed virtually in a variety of ways:

  • Create a traditional poster and record a VoiceThread of you presenting it—this should be no more than 5 minutes in length and will be posted on a webpage accessible to judges and the general public.
  • Create a video about your service experience—this should be no more than 5 minutes in length will be posted on a webpage accessible to judges and the general public.
  • Record an Ignite-style presentation (20 slides, 15 seconds per slide)—this will be posted on a webpage accessible to judges and the general public.

Monetary awards are given to the top three posters. All KU students are invited to submit proposals!

Submitted applications will be evaluated on the following general criteria:

Authentic Community Partnership

Did the student collaborate closely with a community partner on a community identified need?

What was the value of the project to the community partner or larger community?

Social Responsibility & Civic Identity

To what extent did the project or experience encourage the student to think about how their own perspectives, biases, and values influence the work that they do?

Did the student’s involvement in the service project foster a sense of civic responsibility?

Reflection

To what extent did the student engage in intentional reflection about their service experience?

When completing our proposal submission form, please be prepared to share the following materials:

 

Abstract

Please provide an abstract, summary or creative statement of no more than 250 words that describes your service project/experience and the outcomes of that experience. The abstract should focus on what you did that addressed a community identified need, what you learned from the project, and what the project or experience's impact was on the community members. 

Social Media Spotlight

If you/your group are selected to participate in the Service Showcase, we would like to do a social media spotlight on you! Please upload a photo that could be used for the spotlight here.

Supporting Documents

You may submit one additional document (in the form of a PDF) to illustrate your experience/project - this might include images, impact statistics, etc.  This submission is optional.

Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis until April 8, and completed presentations will be due by April 15 to allow for timely upload to the CSL website for judging.

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