October 2010
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The Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment (AEA) at Creighton University provides ongoing support and resources to enhance teacher effectiveness and student learning. To learn more about faculty development programming, assessment, course design, student learning processes and/or effective teaching methods, or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), contact Mary Ann Danielson at 280-2535.

The purpose of this e-newsletter is to keep you informed and engaged regarding exciting news and opportunities in the area of service-learning at the University.

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Workshop on "Service-Learning and Service Projects," Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th St.
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conference set for Nov. 5
Metropolitan Community College, recipient of an American Association of Community College (AACC) grant, will host a one-day workshop on service-learning on Nov. 5. The day's events will include: a presentation by Jacquie Lonning; luncheon panel on immigration issues featuring local experts; "best practices" roundtable sessions; and a focused discussion on service days, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day (a scene from last year's celebration at Creighton is pictured above). Download the tentative schedule as a Word document. A $25 fee covers the cost of the light breakfast, lunch and snacks. Limited financial support is available through the AEA for interested parties with demonstrated financial need. Please e-mail Michele King, mking@creighton.edu, for details.
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Midwest Consortium Conference Report
Voyager honoree
Congratulations to Donna Pawlowski, Ph.D., associate professor of communication studies, who was the recipient of this year's Voyager Award at the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Oct. 1 and 2 in Crete, Neb. She was presented the award in recognition of her many contributions to service-learning in the classroom, on campus, in the community and for the consortium.
Creighton presenters
Congratulations also to the following Creighton presenters at the conference: Joy Doll and Kathy Flecky, Occupational Therapy; Gary Michels and Mallory McGinnis, Chemistry; Donna Pawlowski, Communication Studies; Kelly Gould, Dentistry; and Ana Heck and Becca Harvey, student coordinators, Center for Service and Justice. Creighton's "great work" was commented on by many conference attendees.
Service-Learning News and Opportunities
Nebraska Children's Home Society Seeks Partner
The Nebraska Children's Home Society is seeking to partner with a Creighton program in order to provide tutoring for pregnant and parenting teens who are working to earn high school diplomas or GEDs. If you are interested in this potential community partnership, please contact Mikaela Hagen, mhagen@nchs.org or 451-0787, ext. 228.
Look for in Upcoming Issues
Call for Proposals
Watch for a call for proposals for South Dakota State University's International Conference on Study Abroad, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, May 12-14, 2011.