Month: January 2012

All-Hall Service Competition

Part of Trever's Volunteering Royal Family, lounging around the volunteering throne.

These Treverites are some of the winners of last term’s All-Hall Service Competition. What? You haven’t heard of the Service Competition? It’s a simple contest: be the hall with the most recorded service hours, and win eternal glory and a majestic throne.
This term’s competition got off to a great start with the MLK, Jr. Day of Service. Treverites and Plantzonians alike credited their halls with the hours they volunteered. Speaking of specific halls, last term’s winner was Trever, and they’re looking for a repeat. Plantz is also in the running, but the other halls are lagging behind.
So how can you bring glory to your hall? You could start a hall service council or you could drop by the VCSC in Raymond House to look for volunteer opportunities. Just make sure to credit any service hours to your hall!
By changing the world around you, you too can become volunteering royalty.

Rabbit-Proof Fence Film Showing

Have you ever wondered about social justice in the Land Down Under? Come to a screening of “Rabbit-Proof Fence” sponsored by the VCSC’s social justice program with special guest Brian Pertl (and possibly one of his famous didgeridoos)! “Rabbit-Proof Fence” depicts the true story of three mixed-race Aboriginal girls who ran away from the Moore River Native Settlement in 1931 to return to their Aboriginal families. Be ready for an invigorating discussion afterwards led by Marika Straw, the VCSC’s social justice programs coordinator.

MLK, Jr. Day of Service – Monday, January 16, 2012

UPDATE! Thank you to all of the students, staff, faculty and alumni that signed up for MLK, Jr. Day THIS MONDAY. We will provide an email with additional details to all of you who signed up for volunteer orientations or the afternoon service project by Saturday.  Registration is now closed for the community volunteer project beginning at 2:15 PM. See you on Monday!

Learn, Serve and Celebrate on our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 16th! 

Here is what the day has to offer:

Life Study of the Fox Cities presentation: A representative from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., will share the recent results of the LIFE Study, a community assessment which identifies the strengths and opportunities for improvement for the Fox Cities community.It’s a great opportunity for all to learn about the community they live in and an opportunity for students and faculty to think about potential community engagement projects. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.Beverages and utensils will be provided to make it easier for those bringing food up from Andrew Commons. Location: Warch Campus Center, Pusey room,  11:30 AM-12:30 PM.

 Volunteer orientations/workshops: A variety of workshops and orientations will be offered to anyone interested in providing ongoing service throughout the school year, during a summer break or through a “gap year” service opportunity following graduation. Also, a faculty development workshop on service learning will be offered. Representatives from the following organizations will be present: Fox Valley Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Harbor House domestic abuse shelter, Building for Kids children’s museum, LU Career Center, LU Office of Engaged Learning and LU Volunteer and Community Service Center. Location: Warch Campus Center, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM.

Serve:   Join us as we partner with the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley to reach out to local students to teach diversity programming! (No experience necessary). A service opportunity with Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is also available.  Location: Meet in Cinema, 2:15 PM-6 pm

Celebrate: Attend a talk by speaker Dr. Dorothy Cotton, famous civil rights activist who helped lead the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.  Location: Chapel, 6:30 PM.

Sponsored by Volunteer & Community Service Center, Office of Engaged Learning & the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Make it a day on, not a day off!

MLK, Jr. Day of Service – January 16th

UPDATE! Thank you to all of the students, staff, faculty and alumni that signed up for MLK, Jr. Day THIS MONDAY. We will provide an email with additional details to all of you who signed up for volunteer orientations or the afternoon service project by Saturday.  Registration is now closed for the community volunteer project beginning at 2:15 PM. See you on Monday!

Learn, Serve and Celebrate on our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 16th! 

Here is what the day has to offer:

Life Study of the Fox Cities presentation: A representative from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., will share the recent results of the LIFE Study, a community assessment which identifies the strengths and opportunities for improvement for the Fox Cities community.It’s a great opportunity for all to learn about the community they live in and an opportunity for students and faculty to think about potential community engagement projects. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.Beverages and utensils will be provided to make it easier for those bringing food up from Andrew Commons. Location: Warch Campus Center, Pusey room,  11:30 AM-12:30 PM.

 Volunteer orientations/workshops: A variety of workshops and orientations will be offered to anyone interested in providing ongoing service throughout the school year, during a summer break or through a “gap year” service opportunity following graduation. Also, a faculty development workshop on service learning will be offered. Representatives from the following organizations will be present: Fox Valley Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Harbor House domestic abuse shelter, Building for Kids children’s museum, LU Career Center, LU Office of Engaged Learning and LU Volunteer and Community Service Center. Location: Warch Campus Center, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM.

Serve:   Join us as we partner with the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley to reach out to local students to teach diversity programming! (No experience necessary). A service opportunity with Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is also available.  Location: Meet in Cinema, 2:15 PM-6 pm

Celebrate: Attend a talk by speaker Dr. Dorothy Cotton, famous civil rights activist who helped lead the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.  Location: Chapel, 6:30 PM.

Sponsored by Volunteer & Community Service Center, Office of Engaged Learning & the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Make it a day on, not a day off!