This news roundup is mostly about stories before this morning, as I fully expect many of the newest stories coming out to be focused on Ted Kennedy, one of our field's greatest supporters. With his passing, we need to keep in mind that the best way to celebrate his life is to continue advocating for our field and work. The next posting will be focused on Ted Kennedy, but for now I am posting news from the previous few days.
Kingwood Now, August 26, 2009 - "Learning and Serving in the Philippines," won the silver Award of Distinction from the International Academy of the Visual Arts at the 2009 Communicator Awards in New York City. Read more about the project and the video here.
The Tennessean, August 25, 2009 - Nashville Global Academy opens this fall, with an emphasis on service learning, international curriculum, civic engagement. Read more about it here.
Media News Wire, August 25, 2009 - It's great to see programs like Michigan State University be recognized for their work. See this article for more information about Michigan State University in the 2010 US News & World Report rankings.
Battle Creek Enquirer, August 24, 2009 - A piece on HandsOn Battle Creek!
Cumberland Times-News, August 24, 2009 - Service-learning is expanding to many school systems. Read about Bishop Walsh in Maryland.
The Daily News, August 24, 2009 - Service-learning is becoming increasingly important at Genesee Community College. See here for more information.
The Ledger, August 21, 2009 - This article includes a good story about service-learning development with a Florida Southern College professor.