July 07, 2009

News Roundup: July 7, 2009

Many news stories came out over the holiday weekend. Below is a sampling of some intriguing stories. Also, check out the Partnership's page on facebook, see the badge to the right of your screen.

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 6, 2009 - Alyssa Schwenk, a senior of the University of Pennsylvania, wrote an op-ed piece in favor of the US Public Service Academy. Please click here to view it.

eNews Park Forest, July 3, 2009
- Prairie State College (PSC) wins the League of Women Voters Award. The school received the award from the National Student/Parent Mock Election for organizing a mock election with sixth grade students at Washington-McKinley School in Chicago Heights as part of the school's service-learning initiative. To view the press release, click here.

Jewish Exponent, July 2, 2009 - An interesting op-ed on service-learning and future leaders by Jeffrey A. Barrack. The field needs more pieces like this!

Vanderbilt University News Network, July 1, 2009 - Vanderbilt professor, Marshall Eakin, was named the director of the Ingram Scholars Program. Eakin has been a long supporter of service-learning initiatives. To see the full article, click here.

The Journal Times, June 29, 2009 - A recipient of the 2009 Governor’s Statewide Service-Learning Award, the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will host the 2009 Environmental Survival Challenge. For more information, visit here.

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