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Service & Internship Fair 2014


Service & Internship Fair 2014 Internships, volunteer hours, and community involvement are just some of the things that students need and want during their time at school. Many students have a hard time finding these opportunities because they do not know where to look or they do not know that the opportunities even exist. Meanwhile, community organizations are wondering how they can get students involved with their projects. "I didn't even know what was out there. There are so many options for everyone," said Roberto...

Challenges and Solutions for Service-Learning Health Coaches


Challenges and Solutions for Service-Learning Health Coaches Michelle Kelly, Department of Nursing, Guest blogger of Part 3 of 3 Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. Trang Le, a Student Health Coach, role plays working with a community member to better understand how to manage his health information. We were thrilled to present our community collaboration at the Continuums of Service Conference. Linda Allen, Social Worker at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Trang Le, Nursing student health coach, and Michelle Kelly,...

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Registration Now Open Service & Internship Fair


Registration Now Open Service & Internship Fair SSU student Patrick Gunther signing up for the Renaissance Healing and Learning Center email list at last year's Fair. Email lists are a great way for students and community partners to stay in touch. The Service & Internship Fair is a fantastic opportunity to promote your organization and recruit wonderful Sonoma State student interns and volunteers. The Service and Internship Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 9th, from 11am - 1pm in Seawolf Plaza (between the new Student...

Community Engagement & You


Community Engagement & You by Ashley Simon "Service-learning students become a liaison between you and the community," explains Engineering Science professor Dr. Farid Farahmand. This helps form beneficial relationships. Students learn from professors and use what they learn for the common good. He says that service-learning provides him direction for where to go in his teaching. An intimate group of Sonoma State University faculty and community partners participated in the Community Engagement and You conference, led by facilitator Jeff Young. Conference participants talked about...

Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning?


Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning? Part 1 of 3 guest blog posts by Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. by Guest Blogger Dr. Emily Acosta Lewis, Communications Studies The most interesting conversation I had during the three days of the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference wasn't with a service-learning professional or researcher, it was with a student from Sweden who was doing a three-week exchange program at the University of Hawaii. She was wandering around the...

Why Don't Students Know About Service-Learning?


Why Don't Students Know About Service-Learning? by Domonique Jimerson "Nothing appeals to me more as a student than exams and papers! I just love whenever a professor lays one down before me. A wave of nostalgia just washes over me." - Non-existent student As a student, what kind of education are you interested in? Are you interested in a lesson plan that is more predictable? Are you trying to avoid spontaneity and collaboration as much as possible? Perhaps you detest the idea of working with...

Careers For The Common Good Panel 2013


Careers For The Common Good Panel 2013 by Annelise Dohrer"Stretch beyond your comfort zone. You never know who might be able to help you," states speaker Davin Cardenas'04.This is a snippet of the type of advice students receive when they attend the Careers for the Common Good Panel. This annual event gives students the opportunity to listen to speakers, ask questions and receive advice from Sonoma State University graduates and local citizens who make a living in the non-profit world.The students came to the event to hear about job opportunities but left with more than work related information. Rosie McGoldrick, an Environmental Studies major...

Small Acts Make Big Differences


Small Acts Make Big Differences by Taylor BonillaTaylor Bonilla, Jacob Mermell, Professor Cynthia Boaz, Osvaldo Quinonez, Micah McCarverI have been working at the Center for Community Engagement since the fall of 2010. Learning the responsibilities and duties that this office tackles enlightened me in the CCE's mission, which I have been working hard to contribute to. Working for the CCE, not only did I find service-learning to be valuable to students in the classroom, but also valuable to the community at-large. However, I was never able to experience the benefits firsthand because...

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UPDATED: How to Recruit SSU Students as Interns & for CIP


UPDATED: How to Recruit SSU Students as Interns & for CIP by Merith Weisman In another blog post, we discuss the differences between internships and the Community Involvement Program (CIP). This post is about how community organizations can recruit Sonoma State University (SSU) students to serve in these capacities. If your community organization is interested in recruiting an intern or CIP student, more is better. Here are some ideas: 1) Send the CCE your position descriptions at cce@sonoma.edu. We will forward them on to appropriate faculty who can distribute them...

SWEEP: Sustainable Waterway Educational Engagement Program


SWEEP: Sustainable Waterway Educational Engagement Program Grant Awarded for Service-Learning in STEM Disciplines A $150,000 Learn and Serve America (LSA) grant was awarded to the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to support the creation of service-learning courses and research in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) diciplines. Thus, the SWEEP program came to life. The Sustainable Waterway Educational Engagement Program will be coordinated by new CCE staff member, Frederique Lavoipierre. Welcome Frederique! SWEEP has four fundamental pieces. First, service-learners in Dr. Farid Farahmand and Dr....

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