Student Experiences in Service Learning Subject of Oct. 15 Academe

Student Experiences in Service Learning Subject of Oct. 15 Academe


Academe will hold its first meeting of the 2012-2013 academic year on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 3:15 p.m. in ll03C, Houston Cole Library. 

The program is "Learning Services Begins Service Learning: What It Means for Students to Become Part of Both a University and Their Local Community." Courtney Pepper-Owen and other faculty and staff from Learning Services, along with a JSU student "who has made her life's work in service," will share highlights from the 2011-2012 ExSel students' experiences in service learning during their summer term. These students worked with groups such as the Glenn Addie Boys and Girls Club and The Carver Center in Anniston, the Anniston Soup Bowl, and Ladiga Hills Manor as part of their service learning project. They also developed a mentoring program for younger at-risk students in the local community.

Highlights, data, and implications of the projects will be shared by the faculty, staff, and students, and attendees are invited to share information about service learning in other classrooms across the university campus.

Although the primary purpose of Academe is to showcase the teaching, research, and service endeavors of faculty, staff, students, and others interested in the topics are welcome to attend the meetings.

So mark your calendars and plan to attend our first meeting of the year.

If you would like to present a program at a future Academe meeting, please contact Gloria Horton at #5409.