I’ve worked in the CCE for one year plus six weeks to this point. Through the time spent in this office with the big green wall, I have shifted from being a student with some experience in volunteer work to an advocate for serving the community and the people that make it up. I speak with students all the time about how they can get involved in Springfield and I can see it … [Read more...] about Volunteer Hours or Service Hours?
For me, walking from the PSU to Strong Hall can become monotonous. You look around, maybe make eye contact with a stranger, and spend the rest of the walk dwelling on how cold, or hot, or windy it is. But one week a semester, when the flags are flying, I have something to look at and think about. I look at almost 200 flags and think about how each represents a country full of … [Read more...] about The Public Affairs Conference: Not Just Another Talking Point
Here at the CCE we serve as a liaison between community non-profits and students. Every semester we host a Community Involvement Fair where we give our partners an opportunity to talk to students and meet them in their comfort zone. On February 8th we hosted the Spring 2017 Community Involvement Fair. More than 30 agencies from the Springfield area came to the Plaster … [Read more...] about Community Involvement Fair
Bear Blitz is this year's Public Affairs Signature Event, an event that really puts students out there to learn more about the issues Springfield faces as a community, how those affect the state, country, and world, and how they also affect each and every person in their daily walk. Bear Blitz is the University sending students to the streets of Northwest Springfield, referred … [Read more...] about It Takes a Community
The start of a new month brings exciting new opportunities and a sense of energy to campus. November is no different, bringing with it Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month. The Center for Community Engagement is hosting several events throughout the month to spotlight four focus areas: Youth Veterans Chronic Families To kick off the month, on October 26th … [Read more...] about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month