Barbara Holland came to Eastern Washington University to help change the curriculum. New innovative ideas based on research would be beneficial to Eastern’s education program to improve retention rates and improve the quality of education. To read more about the ideas brought to Eastern please see the article by Jeff Bunch from Eastern’s 24/7 magazine.
An article in the Spokesman Review, written by Mike Pepper, discusses a project to revitalize the aging district by Eastern Washington University students. To read this article please click here. We would like to recognize these students and the hard work they have put into this wonderful project.
The Office of Community Engagement is looking for volunteers to participate in our Summer Service Plunge. We will be having service projects at three locations on July 18, 2015. These locations will be in Colfax, Colville, and Walla Walla. For more information and to register for the event go to go.ewu.edu/summerplunge15.
The EWU Office of Community Engagement offers a number of opportunities to exercise leadership skills through assisting OCE staff and community partners in the planning and implementation of one-time and on-going service projects.
Each EV Leader will participate in leadership development training and will attend leadership retreats throughout the academic year. Members of our leadership team serve in four leadership areas: large scale/one day service projects, hunger and homelessness outreach, K-12 youth mentoring, and garden based education.
To find the application click here.
“The West Valley Civics Conference was launched in 2010 by the Partnership for Civic Engagement, a joint program of the West Valley School District and Eastern. The group works to advance the common good by cultivating citizens who are civically aware, think critically, value social justice, are involved civically in their communities, and understand the purpose of government. The Partnership was founded in 2007 by longtime West Valley School District Board Member Jim Williams, who is also a member of the National Center for Learning and Citizenship’s 100 District Leaders network, Bill Goetter of the EWU Department of Education and Helen Bergland of the EWU Office of Student Learning, Assessment and Instruction.”
This year on February 20, 2015 Supreme Court Justice, Debra Stephens and the Eastern Washington University president, Mary Cullinan and university educators joined together for this year’s sixth annual conference. For more information about this article from Eastern’s 24/7 please click here.
From Eastern 24/7:
“The 2015 Eastern Washington University Community Engagement Mini-Grant recipients have been announced.
The program promotes faculty practice in service learning, community based research and community engaged scholarship. The recipients of the mini-grants are awarded $500 to encourage community engagement in the form of service learning course development/enhancement, community based research and community engaged scholarship.”
Click here for more information.
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Days of Kindness Event Encourages Lasting Effects by Ariel Kimbleton of the Easterner