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The Morgridge Center connects students, staff and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and address critical issues through service and learning.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank will mark the beginning of a new academic year with the Chancellor's Convocation, an annual welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Here at home and around the world, people are called to serve their countries, their communities and other missions. Some volunteer, some are drafted, and others find themselves pressed into service by their circumstances.
An award from the United Nations is honoring the work of Araceli Alonso, a senior lecturer in Gender and Women's Studies and a faculty associate at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service has awarded eight matching grants totaling $301,737 to support service learning and community-based research by UW–Madison faculty and researchers in the areas of education, environment, health, civic journalism, and law.
For University of Wisconsin–Madison student Chloe Brown, taking the stage at the Morgridge Engaged Scholarship Summit isn't just an opportunity to present the results of her research on mentorship.
Ph.D. student in literary studies Todd Goddard has found a way to unite his concern for the environment with his teaching. In his section of English 201, he provides 16 students with real-world communications experience while giving 11 local nonprofits some much-needed help. In the process, he helps increase environmental awareness among his students and the audiences they serve.
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.
As part of her semester break, Dean of Students Lori Berquam has accompanied three UW–Madison faculty members and four students on a two-week service-learning trip to Punta Gorda, Belize.
One of the failings of university learning is that the work of students is often left on the shelf. Assignments, though faithfully completed, rarely make it out of the theoretical.
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.
Service-learning courses bridge the gap between academia and the “real world” by providing students an opportunity to work at locations within the Madison community where their experiences relate to course material.
In the process of applying for grants to conduct his own environmental research, Craig Kohn was asked to take the lead on implementing an environmental education program through the Wisconsin Future Farmers of America (FFA) Association. Unenthusiastic at first, Kohn soon discovered his passion for education.
The mention of Eurasian water-milfoil and zebra mussels in Dominique Brossard's strategic communication class last February had students rolling their eyes and swapping puzzled looks. But after a semester of carefully tailoring multimedia campaigns to help a Wisconsin non-profit group get the word out about lake preservation, that initial bewilderment was replaced by an enthusiasm that could help keep state lakes free of invasive species.
As 255 University of Wisconsin–Madison students and community members thundered down the Lakeshore Path on the first warm Saturday morning in April, they dodged muddy puddles and happy pedestrians out for a weekend walk along Lake Mendota.
New Year's Eve in Nejapa, El Salvador, looks a lot like the Fourth of July. At Griselda Guzman's house, homemade fireworks lighted the front yard, where the guests dancing outside her pale yellow home included 11 University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering students and three advisers.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison was named this week to the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction for its efforts to promote community service and service learning on its campus.