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Talk about Badger spirit. A volunteer program that started small now spreads the enthusiasm and generosity of more than 400 University of Wisconsin–Madison students each semester to schools, community centers, food banks and more.
The deadline to sign up to join the Badger Volunteers is on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Nancy Mathews, a professor of environmental studies and chair of Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW–Madison, has been named faculty director of the university’s Morgridge Center for Public Service.
Since it was founded in 1996, the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has gained wide campus and community recognition for its leadership and advocacy role in promoting civic engagement, volunteerism and service learning.
For the second year in a row, the Corporation for National and Community Service has honored the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities.
Can one person change the world? The Kauffman Entrepreneurial Community Internship Program (KECIP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison allows both grads and undergrads an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to become catalysts for social change -- and to get paid for doing it.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service celebrates 10 years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison this year. In the spirit of recognizing past service efforts at UW–Madison and in the Madison community, 10 notable contributions the Morgridge Center has helped achieve since its inception are highlighted.