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
By Hannah Voyles Bear Service Team is a service organization at MSU. Our mission is to plan and provide students with service opportunities in the Springfield community. This is a great way for students to make a difference while getting to know other Bears with hearts for service! We serve every Tuesday night, but on the last Tuesday of every month, we meet for discussion, … [Read more...] about Make a difference weekly with the Bear Service Team
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
From Small Town to Springfield Missouri State University’s Public Affairs mission is often something that is overlooked by both prospective and current students. While it is an extremely important aspect of the university, it is easy to be hidden underneath all of the other beautiful amenities Missouri State has to offer. This week, students are encouraged to focus on one … [Read more...] about Making a Difference Behind the Scenes