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First annual service-learning conference coming to UNR
by Tribune Staff
Apr 01, 2012 | 691 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno campus community, community partners and the general public are invited to join the conversation on service-learning and community engagement during the university’s first service learning mini-conference, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 in the Harry Reid Engineering Lab, Room 109/110 on the UNR campus. Sponsored by the UNR Service-Learning Council, the conference is free and registration is required by April 18; interested attendees also can register on site if space is available.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, most colleges and universities today incorporate service-learning into their curricula, and the U.S. Department of Education currently is making volunteerism and other forms of civic engagement a cornerstone of its higher-education agenda. While the total number of students who participate in service-learning is unknown, the Corporation for National and Community Service reports 1.2 million students and 22,000 community organizations are involved in programs through grants from USDE, the largest funder of such programs nationwide.

UNR is a member of Campus Compact, a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students, who support fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.

Register for the conference by contacting Colleen Lumpkin by email at lumpkinc@unce.unr.edu or by phone at 336-0255.

For more information about the conference and the UNR Service-Learning Council, contact Marlene Rebori at 784-4848 or email reborim@unce.unr.edu.

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