By Lucy Beeler The Center for Community Engagement is excited to establish the Peace Corps Prep program at Missouri State University. The official partnership between the Peace Corps and the university is designed to prepare students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps Service. What is Peace Corps? The Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by … [Read more...] about Peace Corps Prep program arrives at Missouri State University
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?
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
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
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