July 2011 Archives

SWEEP: Swept Away by Loss of Funding

SWEEP: Swept Away by Loss of Funding by Rebekah Green As those of you who have been following the story know, we were very excited to receive three years of federal funding from Learn and Serve America (LSA) to support service-learning course development in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines, in partnership with Entomology Outreach, the Campus Garden, Copeland Creek and the SSU Field Stations and Nature Preserves. Unfortunately, all of the successfully approved LSA grants across the nation lost their funding when $39.5...

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Service & Internship Fair 2010

Service & Internship Fair 2010 Early in the Fall 2010 semester, Sonoma State University's Career Services, Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) and the CCE co-hosted the annual Service and Internship Fair. SSU students check out the Circle of Sisters table to see what volunteer and internship opportunities the organization has available. This event brings many local community organizations to the Sonoma State University Campus. At the fair, students have the opportunity to visit the organizations' information tables in hopes of becoming a potential volunteer or...

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What's it like working in the CCE?

What's it like working in the CCE? by Jeanessa Perry In August 2010, I started working as a student assistant for the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). As a freshman at Sonoma State University, I acquired the job over summer during the Educational Opportunity Program Summer Bridge Orientation. My supervisor, Merith Weisman, Coordinator of the CCE, presented the student assistant job opening at one of the gatherings. On hiring day I went to interview for the position.I am very content with my decision to interview to work for the Center for Community...

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