Service Learning

Past Events

Service Fair

September 8, 2011

On September 8th, the Office of Service Learning (OSL), University Ministry and Student Development and Leadership welcomed Service Fair 201114 of our community partners for our first Service Fair. It was a wonderful success! Many connections were made between faculty and partners, student organizations and community agencies, and students hoping to serve via service-learning classes or volunteer opportunities.

The organizers are truly thankful for the amazing Association shown by the Lewis community in offering hospitality to our guests and helping us to foster zeal for service among students, faculty and staff alike. For a list of sites with which we are building partnerships, please contact the OSL for a password to our online list. Dr. Christie Billups at x5829 or billupch@lewisu.edu; Beka Flanagan at x5023 or flanagbe@lewisu.edu.

Building Academic Connections Beyond the Classroom: Local and Global Possibilities for Engaged Service Learning

May Institute, May 18, 2010

A panel of service-learning practitioners offered their insights on effective service learning at the recent afternoon workshop.  A 3-hour workshop was offered for Institute participants with panel presentations on everything from biology research projects to engaged learning in classrooms with special needs children to taking service learning abroad to Mexico.  There were also several community representatives discussing ways Lewis faculty could work to partner with them to meet real needs in the community while also enhancing learning for our students.

March Workshop Deemed Helpful

The Office of Service Learning held a workshop on Wednesday, March 24th entitled “Service Learning: Who’s Doing It?  Why not you?”  There were eleven faculty who participated in the workshop, primarily those interested in integrating Service Learning into courses or programs with which they are currently working.  Thanks to input from Drs. Christie Billups, Clare Lawlor and Anne Rapp, participants noted consistently that the workshop was helpful and energizing.  They stated that they left with new ideas to move forward with incorporation of service learning and would follow up with the Office of Service Learning in the near future.

If you are interested in accessing some of the helpful documents distributed at the workshop, please go to the resources link where several pdf files have been made available.