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Service-Learning Spotlight: Rachel Funken

While just a freshman, Social Work student Rachel Funken decided to take on the challenge of service-learning this semester (Spring 2016) to gain more experience in her field of study before pursuing a full internship. She chose to work at

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Service-Learning Students Say…

Missouri State University students who take on a component service-learning course get to understand their academic coursework better while at the same time work at various local non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies that are making a difference in our

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Service-Learning Spotlight: Kristin Lierz

Although she had a full-time job and a 13-credit hour load this semester, Childhood Education and Family Studies student Kristin Lierz still took on the challenge of service-learning. She made an impact at Robberson Community School, where she helped teach

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Bringing the Gift of Hearing and Speech to Nicaragua

Since 2012, a team of faculty and students from Missouri State University’s (MSU) Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) have been impacting the lives of hundreds of Nicaraguans with hearing and speech disabilities. Through the study away service learning

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Service Learning Spotlight: Lindsey Hathaway

To gain hands-on experience in her field of study and at the same time explore her interest of working with children, Social Work student Lindsey Hathaway chose to take on a service-learning course this semester, securing a placement in the

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Service-Learning Students Say…

Each semester, Missouri State University’s service-learning students contribute hundreds of hours of service to a host of local non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies as part of their academic coursework while also addressing various social issues like poverty, homelessness, healthcare

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Service Learning Spotlight: Cassie Donahue

One of the most popular placement sites for Missouri State University (MSU) service-learning students each semester is the Discovery Center of Springfield (DCS). Biomedical Sciences major Cassie Donahue completed 40 hours of service there last fall semester and found it

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Instilling in Kids a Love for Opera

Every Thursday, after the school day ends at Robberson Community School, a group of about 16 kids gather excitedly in the school’s gymnasium to participate in a lively Opera Workshop made possible through Missouri State University’s (MSU) service-learning program. The

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Service Learning Spotlight: Bradley White

Communication student Bradley White took the opportunity to gain service-learning experience this fall through his Principles of Public Relations course. He got a placement at CoxHealth Foundation, a division of CoxHealth that is responsible for generating current and endowed support

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