University of Louisiana System students will provide free health screenings for rural communities; help middle school students improve math, reading, and writing skills; and restore, document, and promote unique elements of Louisiana’s culture. These are just some examples of the 29 service-learning projects awarded grants totaling $618,291 at today’s ULS Board meeting.
Strategies to improve student access and success at the eight institutions of the University of Louisiana System will become the subject of much attention and action by campus presidents starting this semester.
The potential of service-learning to positively impact individuals and communities will be profiled at the University of Louisiana System’s Service-Learning Conference on September 14 and 15, 2006 in Baton Rouge. Tony Byers, Professional Development Director of the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), will provide the keynote address.
Members of the University of Louisiana System donned t-shirts and jeans to lend a hand at Camp Shriver, a Special Olympics initiative begun by Eunice Shriver that offers a place for those with intellectual disabilities to learn and improve sports skills, build friendships and have fun.
The University of Louisiana System has won a grant worth $1.2 million over the next three years to further develop service-learning on eight campuses as part of classroom work.
Deadline for submission of items is October 5, 2017. Committee and Board Meetings will be held on October 26, 2017.
Deadline for submission of items is November 8, 2017. Committee and Board Meetings will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Natchitoches.
The purpose of the meeting is to install officers for 2018.