Apologies for a very long overdue news roundup! Below are the best of the best. Stay tuned for more great developments - there is a lot of buzz going around with service-learning in higher ed. Stay tuned to this blog (and the Partnership's page) for more information on the Partnership's award for Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education to help us recognize and spotlight the great service-learning work in higher education!
Kentucky Post, August 12, 2009 - On August 5-6, Kentucky Campus Compact, in partnership with Louisiana Campus Compact, held a train-the-trainer service-learning institute for higher education. It's always great to see good training and exposure for service-learning in higher ed. Click here to read the article.
Baltimore Sun, August 12, 2009 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver is memorialized in this Baltimore Sun letter. The writer states, that he is "proud to continue through the many service-learning programs of the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mrs. Shriver showed us that playing together leads to understanding each other, and that understanding is the cornerstone of a more just, happy and peaceful world."
The Tribune Star, August 11, 2009 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver's passing was a sad day for many people, especially those in the service field. This article pays tribute to Shriver.
Trading Markets, August 11, 2009 - John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Civic Service: Service-Learning with State and Local Government Partners Book - Interesting book about effective service-learning lessons about giving faculty and administrators of institutions of higher education what it takes to collaborate effectively with government partners such as city councils, school districts, and public agencies.
Take Part Blog, August 10, 2009 - A spotlight on VolunteerMatch.