Timothy Costello

Students invited to study abroad in Rwanda this summer

Western Washington University student Allison Anders holds a vegetable flashcard, written on the front in Kinyarwanda, and on the back in English, as the Western group works on kitchen gardens in association with the nutritionist at the Gashora Health Center in Gashora, Rwanda, on a recent trip. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Western Today staff

Western students of all levels and majors are invited to participate in an international service-learning experience in Gashora, Rwanda, during summer quarter 2014. The course will explore the history and cultures of Rwanda through a nine-week program that includes intensive pre-trip preparation and seven weeks in the country. Students will actively collaborate with in-country experts on the implementation of selected service-based field experiences.

Through this faculty-led study abroad course, students will:


Student's presentation deemed best at N.C. conference

Legg

Clarissa Mansfield
Western Libraries

Western Washington University students have a reputation for contributing to scholarship, research, collaboration, and service, and we here at Western are particularly proud of how they exemplify Western’s motto of “active minds changing lives.” Recently, Western Libraries very own Learning Commons student liaison Kali Legg received recognition for her significant contribution to research and scholarship when she was awarded the title of “Best Student Presentation” at the 2013 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning conference.


Faculty, students to return to Kenya; info sessions are June 4 and 5

Western Washington University student Susanna Jorgenson, center, works with students at the Ombogo Girls Academy in Kochia, Kenya. Photo courtesy of the Center for Service-Learning.

Western Today staff

Western Washington University faculty members and students will conduct an international service-learning experience in Kenya during winter quarter 2014.

Through this faculty-led study abroad course students will:


Western students to study in Kenya winter quarter

Western Today staff

 

Western Washington University faculty and students will travel to Kenya during winter quarter 2014 for an international service-learning experience in Kenya.

Information on the course, including the application, which is due June 2, can be found on the Kenya program website.

Through this faculty-led study abroad course students will:


WWU again lauded for community service

Then a WWU student, Kate Lewis processes Lake Whatcom samples for the Institute for Watershed Studies on April 5, 2011. To her right is WWU student Jordan Sly. The institute was one of three campus organizations singled out for recognition in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award. File photo by Daniel Berman | Communications and Marketing intern

The Institute for Watershed Studies was one of three campus organizations singled out for recognition in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award. File photo by Michael Leese | Communications and Marketing intern

Western Today staff

Western Washington University has been selected for the national 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award, which recognizes higher education institutions across the country that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.


Western to again offer service-learning in Rwanda

Western Washington University students will again have the opportunity to participate in a service-learning course in Rwanda this summer, as these students did in 2012. Courtesy photo

Western Today staff

Western Washington University and the Center for Service-Learning are offering another service-learning study abroad course during the 2013 nine week summer session. The class, “Building Bridges with Rwanda: Collaborative International Service-Learning,” includes pre- and post-trip preparation and reflection, as well as six weeks on the ground in rural Rwanda.


AIDS activist Timothy Costello to deliver speech on falling in love with activism at 7 p.m. tonight at WWU

Timothy Costello, director of Western Washington University's Center for Service-Learning

Matthew Anderson
University Communications

Timothy Costello, director of Western Washington University's Center for Service-Learning, will deliver the keynote address for the 2010 CASCAID Conference at 7 p.m. today, May 7, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on the WWU campus.