service learning

service learning

Service “is vital for a human being”

Service “is vital for a human being”

We continue our Center for Service-Learning (CSL) student profiles series with Jason Farmer, a sophomore at IU East. He is originally from Dunkirk in Jay County, Indiana. Jason is currently majoring in Psychology. He says of his future plans: “Nothing is set in solid because the future is not stone,” but he would love to work in the psychology field within the military as of right now. As a CSL student staff member, Jason works at Friends Fellowship Community, an assisted living facility, and at the Fairview Boys & Girls Club. He was interested in doing service because he believes it “is vital for a human being.” He enjoys the feelings of being part of the community and of doing … Continued
Shyanna Pasay: a perfect fit for service

Shyanna Pasay: a perfect fit for service

Service-learning continues to grow at IU East, and we are fortunate to have many students dedicated to service work. Shyanna Pasay is a new student staff member in the Center for Service-learning (CSL). In her second semester at IU East, Shyanna is majoring in Psychology with the goal of becoming a Child Life Specialist working at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. She is originally from Greenfield, Indiana, which is about 50 miles from Richmond. Shyanna worked at the Boys and Girls Club in Greenfield for two years while in high school. She has always enjoyed being involved in her community and is very passionate about working with children, so she says her work here will be “a perfect fit.” Her favorite … Continued
A Day On

A Day On

Most holidays are a great opportunity to relax and unwind; to spend time with family or recover from stress. But Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is frequently referred to as ‘a day on, not a day off’. Because King’s life was inextricably linked to equality and service, celebrating it involves these attributes, too. That’s not to say it has to be active – a time of meditating on the meaning of sacrifice and service might be how you choose to mark the holiday. IU East has plenty of opportunities – inspirational speaker and CEO Gloria J. Burgess will speak here at 7:00 on January 22, in Vivian on “Martin Luther King Jr.: Legacy for Life in the 21st Century,” and … Continued
2015 and we’re ready with new library staff, enhanced service-learning, and One Book choices!

2015 and we’re ready with new library staff, enhanced service-learning, and One Book choices!

Library news you can use Welcome to our new Coordinator of Library Instruction and Service-Learning, Katherine (KT) Lowe! KT comes to IU East with work experience at a correctional facility, art gallery, and a variety of museums. Her skills include creating multimedia learning resources, lesson plan design, and legal research. KT earned several degrees at U. of Mich – Ann Arbor: a BA in Asian Studies, Graduate certificate in Museum Studies, and a Master of Science in Information. You can find KT in her library office (Hayes 140A), via phone at 765-973-8434 or email liblearn@iue.edu. A quick guide of who’s doing what in the library and how we can help: http://iue.libguides.com/iuelibrary Center for Service-Learning (CSL) updates There is a new registration … Continued
If You Can’t Feed a Hundred People Then Feed Just One

If You Can’t Feed a Hundred People Then Feed Just One

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic missionary in India (1910-1997) People who are hungry are all around us. We often think of the problem of hunger as one of starvation, experienced by people in war-torn countries thousands of miles away or those at the absolute bottom, who are homeless and alone. But that isn’t true – plenty of people struggle to put food on the table, at least sometimes. We call this Food Insecurity – when people don’t always know where their next meal is coming from, or how they’ll provide their children with something nutritionally adequate and safe. There are, of course, government programs – including food stamps and … Continued