Call for Papers
Service and the Future of Learning
Friday March 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
We are currently accepting papers on the theme of service and the future of learning. at Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. The conference will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
This conference will call our attention to educational models that enhance engaged scholarship and develop collaborative relationships between academic institutions, private and public organizations, and local citizens to impact the larger community. Our conference theme poses the following set of questions:
• What are the new and future engaged scholarship projects that are helping to build stronger communities and can be replicated in other communities?
• In what ways can Universities work with their community partners to better prepare students in connecting their studies with the real-world problems facing our cities and towns?
• How do we prepare students to be globally competent citizens in our interdependent world?
• How do we assess the value of engaged scholarship?
We will select presentations that address our theme to join with notable New England leaders: Barbara Canyes, Executive Director of Massachusetts Campus Compact; Jack Foley of Clark University and the University Park Project; Matthew Roy of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth a leader in service learning and assessment.
Papers from this conference will be eligible for submission to Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines. A special edition focused on engaged scholarship is scheduled for the near future. Currents in Teaching and Learning is a publication of our conference partner Worcester State University
Proposals for presentations are due on February 17 and should include a 300 word abstract indicating the authors name and affiliation. The conference cost is $20 before March 3, and $25 after that date.
Proposals and conference registration may be sent to Mark Wagner firstname.lastname@example.org or
John Chetro-Szivos, email@example.com.
Holiday Gift and Art Auction
Join the Worcester State University community on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Student Center, Blue Lounge for an evening of fun, fellowship, and in support of Worcester State students at the 3rd Annual Gift and Art Auction sponsored by the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement.
The evening will be headlined by comedian Jimmy Tingle, doing his new show: Making Comic Sense. Jimmy will be followed by a live auction, which includes tickets, gift cards, and new artwork by Adele Flood, Nan Fleming, Catherine McDermott and WSU faculty in the Visual and Performing Arts and Communication Departments. Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Invitations to follow. Tickets for this event are $25.00 To purchase tickets now visit: worcester.imodules.com…
Auction proceeds from this event benefit the McCarthy Coyle Wagner Scholarship in Community Activism. For more information, call 508-929-8635. In addition, some funds will help students on international service learning projects.
Make a Difference Day: October 26th, 9:00 am. - 1:00 pm.
Please join The Office of Residence Life, Theme Semester, The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, The Office of Sustainability, and the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement in this celebration of helping neighbors. This year, the Center for Social Innovation is joining us — and Millions of volunteers from around the world — who will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day / Worcester. WSU Teams will:
¨ Plant bulbs on WSU’s campus
¨ Beautify the Grounds of Chandler Magnet School
¨ Work with the City Manager’s Clean Team
To sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-929-8635