The final events of the semester have been announced at the Center for Community Engagement, beginning with the upcoming Scholarship for the Common Good Green Bag Lunch, taking place Thurs., Dec. 9 from noon-1 p.m. in Schulz 1121. This lunch meeting is designed for faculty and students to share their ideas, pertaining to scholarship for/with a nonprofit or governmental organization or for a "cause", community-based participatory research, public research, action research, or a community-based research class.
Additionally, CCE is encouraging service-learners to apply for the Student in Service Awards™, a new national search for inspirational college students who are positively impacting social and environmental challenges facing our communities. Washington Campus Compact, in partnership with Inspireum, provides this college scholarship opportunity for students who are positively impacting social and environmental challenges facing our communities.
The Students in Service Awards™ include scholarships and grants to three benefactors:
· College/University Students: One winner will receive a $5,000 academic service scholarship. Two runners-up will each receive $2,500 scholarships.
· College/University Service-Learning Centers (in our case, the CCE): $2,500 grants will go to the college or university service-learning center of each of the three finalists for the purpose of supporting their civic engagement programs for students.
· Nonprofit Partners: $2,500 grants will go to each of the three nonprofit partners sponsoring the winning service projects to support their vital community work.
The Students in Service Awards website will be open for application from Wed., Dec. 15 until Fri., Jan. 28. If you have a student in mind, let Merith Weisman, CCE coordinator, know so that she can do the required "Sponsor Recommendation Form." Contact Merith for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And lastly, articles are being sought for the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning, a recgonized authority in research on higher education service-learning. Those interested in submitting a paper for Volume 18 (Fall 2011/Spring 2012) should send an abstract or precis to email@example.com by Mon., Dec. 20.
The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed pubication with a circulation of about 1000 (with subscribers all over the world), and includes articles on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues pertinent to curriculum-based service-learning in higher education, campus-community partnerships, and scholarship of engagement for a faculty and administrator audience. Consult submission guidelines for more information, at www.umich.edu/~mjcsl/. You can also review articles in all past issues (other than the most current one, which is embargoed for four months) at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mjcsl/ .