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Service-Learning Gets Down to Business

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During the 2016-17 school year in the College of Business and Economics, 251 students participated in 10 service-learning classes working on projects such as helping with tax returns, creating marketing campaigns to raise money for Interfaith Sanctuary and organizing an open house gala for the Meridian Canine Rescue.

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Isaac Castellano

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Isaac Castellano Lecturer Political Science Students from Isaac Castellano’s POLS 306 International Relations Service-Learning Lab (spring 2017 semester) won honorable mention in a nationwide competition to create an effective media campaign aimed at reducing political extremism. The Boise State political science students will be …

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Researcher Seeking Cancer Survivors for Study

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Cheryl Jorcyk, Department of Biological Sciences, is seeking participants from the campus community (and beyond) to work with her senior biology students who are studying the molecular biology of cancer. This project is part of a service-learning component of the class. …

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Jessie Sherburne

Jessie Sherburne Lecturer Biological Sciences Jessie Sherburne collaborated with local public land management agencies to provide her BIOL 100 students with hands-on experiences in the local ecosystem learning how people can change or modify it. Sherburne facilitated a service-learning project …

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Michael Markley

Michael Markley Lecturer Department of English Michael Markley and his ENGL 519 students collaborated with the Treasure Valley United Way and the Coalition of Volunteers (COV) to develop a technical publication management feasible plan to promote the new Idaho Volunteers initiative. Idaho …

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Service-Learning Students Share Natural Hazard Resources in Oregon

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By Brittany Brand and Service-Learning staff Geosciences assistant professor Brittany Brand integrates research, teaching and service to raise public awareness of natural hazards. This semester, Brand focused an Honors class, HONORS 392 Natural Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk, on emergency preparedness, …

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Curious about Service-Learning?

Jimmi King works with a refugee student at Borah High School.

Boise State offers more than 160 service-learning courses each year from over 35 departments across each college in partnership with over 100 community partners, 93 faculty members and more than 3,000 students.

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Isaac Castellano

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Isaac Castellano Lecturer Political Science School of Public Service Isaac Castellano brought a national student event to Boise State on April 11 called Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism, a global university initiative sponsored by the White House, U.S. Department of …

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Service-Learning Program

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Service-Learning Program Boise State students The Service-Learning Program, and Boise State’s students who participate, in particular, were mentioned in the City of Boise’s Park and Recreation 2016 Youth Annual Report. Of the 126 volunteers for the year, 107 were from …

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Boise State Accountancy Students Provide Tax Help to Community

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Instructor Kathy Hurley and 17 students in ACCT 485 and 585, plus two volunteers, are helping to prepare tax returns for low-income individuals and households in the community. This is the fifth year the accounting department has offered the program, which …

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Amanda Ashley

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Amanda Ashley Assistant Professor School of Public Service Amanda Ashley and her new Urban Studies course (SPS 297/397 “The Urban Metropolis”) were highlighted in the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper. In this course, Ashley is combining the investigation of urban studies and community development …

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Intro to Service-Learning Workshop Feb. 2

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Community engagement is more important than ever. Plan to attend the “Introduction to Service-Learning Workshop” from 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Come learn about Service-Learning (SL) – an exciting and interactive way to engage …

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