Starting Monday, October 23rd through Friday, November 3rd there is an opportunity for MSU faculty, staff, students, and Springfield community members to donate cold weather clothing to provide for our community. As temperatures drop, warm clothing becomes more and more essential to the lives of those experiencing homelessness or living in low-income households. Burrell … [Read more...] about Cold Weather Drive Partnership
Every semester, the Center for Community Engagement hosts dozens of community partners in the Plaster Student Union for the Community Engagement Fair. This past September, Missouri State welcomed 45 community partners to the third floor of Plaster Student Union. For those of you who couldn't make it, we have a running list of possible community agencies to partner with in the … [Read more...] about Did you miss the Community Engagement Fair?
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?
What a year we have ahead of us at Missouri State! A new health and wellness center, the renovations in Glass and Ellis halls will be finished and my personal favorite: the new Einstein's Bagel! These are just a few highlights of the big changes happening on campus. While change is all around campus, Missouri State remains consistent in its mission to engage students in its … [Read more...] about Start off the Year Engaged in the Community!
The school year has finally come to an end after what feels like an eternity. I’ve taken my last final and can now focus on my final year of undergrad starting in the fall. Though I am beyond excited for what the next year has to offer, I think it is appropriate to reflect on the stressful, yet meaningful year that I have had working in the Center for Community Engagement. I … [Read more...] about My Year in the Center for Community Engagement: Always Striving for More