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Service Learning at California State University, Bakersfield

Welcome to our November service learning newsletter! Our campus is overflowing with students and faculty gaining a diverse and quality education by engaging in service learning. Please continue to read for upcoming opportunities for service, past events that show how important service learning is to our community, and what CSUB is doing to advocate service learning on our campus.

Service Learning Spotlight

The CSUB Nursing Department is an avid participant in increasing health education and awareness in the community. Students are actively engaged in activities that apply their classroom knowledge in a practical, service oriented way. Students and faculty collaborate with communities to provide health screenings, health education, vaccinations, as well as care and compassion to our communities both locally and internationally. Below are pictures from the CSUB Nursing Department on their summer trip to Mexico to increase community health while building their nursing skills.
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Do you have a service opportunity that you'd like to spotlight in the S.E.R.V.E. newsletter?

Send me an email with the dates and times of your service activities. I will come out an pay your class activity a visit! You can also send me photos and an overview of your activity if you prefer.

Need a Spanish translator?

Maryann Parada, Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is in need of opportunities where her students can translate Spanish. Contact her if this is a service you need! mparada1@csub.edu

S.E.R.V.E. Advisory Committee

We recently had our first S.E.R.V.E. Advisory Committee meeting. Thank you to all who participated. We discussed ways to move forward with increasing service learning on our campus! Our goals for the 2017/2018 academic year include:
  • Increase service learning and internship opportunities at CSUB.
  • Increase service learning student/faculty participation at CSUB.
  • Increase funding for service learning at CSUB.
Our next meeting will be held on February 16th @ 11:30 (immediately following the service learning workshop). Email me at alague@csub.edu if you would like to be a part of this committee.

Service Learning: How to get started

Friday, Feb. 16th 2018 at 11am

Hosted by the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

This workshop will introduce faculty members to incorporating a service learning component in a new or existing course (service learning models, syllabus components, policies and procedures).

Presented by April LaGue
Assistant Professor
Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies
Faculty Coordinator – Service Learning