Service-Learning Report, April 2011



April 2011
About Us
The Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment (AEA) at Creighton University provides ongoing support and resources to enhance teacher effectiveness and student learning.

To learn more about faculty development programming, assessment, course design, student learning processes and/or effective teaching methods, or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), contact Mary Ann Danielson at 280.2535.

residence hall donations
At the end of each academic year, students in the residence halls have shown their hearts of gold by donating items they no longer need to a variety of local organizations.

The drive will take place again this year from now until May 21. Tubs will be put out on April 20-May 7 for Swanson, Deglman, McGloin, Gallagher, Kenefick, Heider and Kiewit Halls; Opus and Davis Square collections will be April 25-May 21.

Volunteers, either individuals or organizations, are needed to help with this event. Please contact Shirley Walker, 402.546.6092, swalk@creighton.edu if you have questions, would like to volunteer, or if assistance is needed in moving large items (e.g., futons, refrigerators).
Metropolitan Coalition for Service Learning News
Series coming to a close
All events listed below are open to Creighton University faculty, staff and students, in partnership with eight metropolitan colleges and universities, as we near the end of a year-long series on immigration in the Omaha area.
Community forum
The University of Nebraska at Omaha and Omaha South High School students will host a "Community Forum: Civic Engagement and Latino/Migration/Integration" on Saturday, April 30, from 2-4 p.m. at the Omaha South High School library, 4519 S. 24th St. 
Poster symposium
College of Saint Mary invites you to attend its annual Service Learning Student Poster Symposium Hors d’oeurve Reception on Tuesday, May 10, from 5-7 p.m. in the College of Saint Mary library. For more information, contact Jennifer Reed-Bouley, 402.399.2632.   
Corporation for National & Community Service Updates
Profiles of achievement
Approximately 5,000 Creighton students contributed 278,000 hours of community service during academic year 2009-2010. This month, we feature three programs designed to help students gain access to and succeed in their college experience. 
upward bound
Through participation in Upward Bound Math and Science, a federally funded TRIO program, Creighton annually serves some 57 Omaha high school students. Creighton students and staff serve as tutors and mentors. A summer residential program helps participants transition from high school to college. Educational Opportunity Programs
health careers program
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) works with economically disadvantaged students in grades 10-12 interested in careers in health care. Through the pre-collegiate summer program, students work on their study and analytical skills, and receive additional help with science and math.
Gates Scholars program
Creighton students, staff and faculty travel to reservations throughout Nebraska, South Dakota, Arizona and New Mexico to assist disadvantaged, low-income minority (Native American) students applying for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (PDF), which provides university/college scholarships.
Conference Notes and Call for Papers
Campus compact
The Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri Campus Compacts invite you to submit a session proposal for the Sept. 22-23, 2011, Conference on Civic Engagement, held in Overland Park, Kan. Submission deadline is April 22. Find additional details on the submission process and/or the conference here (PDF).
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Logo Community-University Partnerships
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Canadian-led Community-University Expo will host a May 10-14 conference highlighting community-university partnerships as vehicles for social change.
Conference website
SDSU International Conference Logo International Conference
South Dakota State University will host the International Conference on Study Abroad, Service Learning and Sustainability, May 12-14. Keynote speakers include Daniel Greenberg, Ed Wells, Lucia Legan and Andre Jaeger Soares. For more information, contact Sarah.Wittmuss@usd.edu.
Conference website