University of Washington student participation in service-learning is breaking records. Learn about this community-based learning opportunity through February’s episode of UW 360 which contained a special spotlight on the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, “Stories on service learning integrated with academics.” Follow University of Washington students Erna Ciric and Kaitlin Hall who combine service learning with academics, volunteering at the University District Food Bank and the Pike Market Senior Center, and hear from the Carlson Center’s new director, Rachel Vaughn.
On May 9, 2011, UW undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects that enrich their undergraduate education and benefit the local nonprofit organizations, schools, and campus programs with which they volunteer. In the 2009-10 school year alone, nearly 5,000 UW students participated in university-sponsored public service, including service learning, public service internships and volunteer work.
Each of us can point to a teacher who’s made a difference in our lives—someone who’s challenged us to live up to our potential, follow our dreams, discover our talents and how we can contribute to the world. This fall, we’re celebrating back-to-school with a focus on some UAA alumni who are now teachers. Maybe they’ll remind you of a teacher who’s inspired you.
On May 20, 2011, nearly 900 of the University of Washington’s most talented and accomplished undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the Fourteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, the largest in University history.