May 11, 2010

News Roundup: May 11, 2010

The school year is coming to an end soon (for most), but that does not mean that service-learning in the news has to come to an end. Please make sure that you are all telling your stories of service throughout the summer!

The Amplifier, May 10, 2010 - Western Kentucky University's Women's Studies Program hosts a week long camp for low income women and their children.

USA Today, May 7, 2010 - College tax credits from community service. Interesting concept - what do you think?

Pirates Baseball News
, May 7, 2010 - Major league baseball players get involved through the Action Team. Read more about this service-learning curriculum and how major league baseball is involved!

Winnipeg Free Press, May 6, 2010 - Though just over our borders, University of Manitoba students traveled far for their five week service-learning project in Ghana.

Windsor Beacon
, May 6, 2010 - Here's a story about a middle school (Severance Middle School) implementing service-learning for the first time. They make mention of Greg Mortenson's book "Three Cups of Tea" being an inspiration - one of my favorite books!

Campus Technology, May 5, 2010 - This is an interesting theory - "the applications are designed to augment student access to opportunities for learning without intervention of teachers." Do you think this works? Read about the potential applications to service-learning.

Free Times, May 5, 2010 - Columbia College introduced new health care programs in response to the health care crisis. The two programs are both four year service-learning programs.

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