The Office of Engaged Learning develops student leaders by working with Lawrence faculty, staff, and students to create and sustain connections between the academic curriculum and community service. We work closely with our partners at the Volunteer and Community Service Center and within the greater Fox Cities community to nurture projects that connect the liberal arts to public service and civic engagement.
Up to $5000 for Student Projects
Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 1:36 pm
LU Juniors: The Mita Sen Award for Societal Impact offers up to $5000 to support projects with the potential to improve society. Applications are due March 1. Please get in touch with Dean Lunt in Sampson House or Professor Rico if you have questions or would like an application.
Discuss Diversity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 10:12 am
Every year, Lawrence’s commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gets better. For students, faculty, and staff, this is a day to learn, serve, reflect and celebrate. This year, our day includes an opportunity for a campus-wide discussion of race and diversity.
Students are invited to read Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, a book that encourages open discussions of racial issues. Is self-segregation something that should be fixed or supported? How do issues of race, discrimination and privilege affect us all? How can we open the door to more productive conversations? Students, staff and faculty will gather to participate in a discussion of Tatum’s book, including how her insights might help us think about race in relation to the Lawrence community. FREE books to students who sign up before break at www.lawrence.edu/dept/student_dean/volunteer. Sponsored by: Volunteer and Community Service Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, President’s Committee on Diversity Affairs.
Brown Bag Lunch: Service Learning in Senegal
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
Bring your lunch and join Eilene Hoft-March and Monica Rico for an informal discussion about how service learning was introduced into the French department’s Senegal program last spring. Students enriched their Senegal experience by volunteering for several different nonprofit groups and engaged in focused discussion and reflection about their service. Come learn more and bring lots of questions along with your lunch!
Thursday, November 1, 11:10 am in the Runkel Conference Room, Warch Campus Center.