Civic Scholars program develops engaged citizens

Jason Silberman, a senior in Arts & Sciences, spent his summer working to develop guidelines to better prepare doctors for treating patients with disabilities. The project was part of Silberman’s training as a Civic Scholar, an initiative of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service. Applications for the Class of 2017 cohort are due Feb. 2.

Report service projects for Community Counts database

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service maintains the Community Counts database to track community service activities by WUSTL schools and organizations. It’s time to submit initiatives from the 2013-14 academic year. The deadline is June 30. Each submitted initiative will be entered into a drawing for $500 to support the project.

Gephardt Institute selects new cohort of Civic Scholars

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service selected eight sophomores for its fourth cohort of the Civic Scholars Program. Civic Scholars enroll in two years of academic coursework related to civic leadership and are mentored to prepare for a life dedicated to public service. They also carry out a civic project the summer before their senior years.

Community engagement

Tours of the MySci Investigation Station housed at the MySci Resource Center were in full force Nov. 19 at the latest event of the STL PREP (Perception, Reality, Engagement and Partnership) orientation series. The MySci Resource Center hosted a learning session for WUSTL faculty and staff called “Impacting K-12 Education.”

Add your initiative to Community Counts inventory, get a chance at $500 grant

Washington University in St. Louis’ schools, departments, programs and groups implement an impressive array of community service activities, both locally and internationally.The Gephardt Institute for Public Service maintains the Community Counts database to track such activities, and it’s time to submit initiatives from the 2012-13 academic year. The deadline to provide information is July 25. Each new or updated initiative submitted will be entered into a drawing for a $500 grant to support the project.

A political insider’s guide to the 2012 election

Former U.S. Rep. Richard A. “Dick” Gephardt (D-Mo.) will discuss the 2012 presidential and congressional elections from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Danforth University Center (DUC), Room 234. Gephardt’s talk, “A Political Insider’s Guide to the 2012 Election,” is free and open to the public.

Presenters sought for ‘Ignite’ event Oct. 17

Student, faculty and staff presenters are being sought for a multimedia “Ignite” event that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Danforth University Center. Ignite presentations are fast-paced, fun, five-minute presentations of 20 PowerPoint slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds.
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