Four student projects win Gephardt Institute Social Change Grants

The Community Service Office of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service recently announced the awarding of four social change grants for student projects pursuing innovative ideas and serving the common good in the spirit of social entrepreneurship.

Nominations sought for Ethic of Service award

Nominations now are being accepted for the annual Gerry & Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, which honors members of the WUSTL community who exemplify a character of service and giving to the St. Louis region.

Faculty applications sought for community-based teaching and learning grants

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service invites WUSTL faculty to apply for grants to support their community-based teaching and learning (CBTL), also known as experiential education, engaged research and, most commonly, service learning. To support CBTL course development and implementation, the Institute awards up to five faculty grants of $2,500 each.

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.

School of Social Work offers new full-tuition Richard A. Gephardt Public Service Scholarship

GephardtThe George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis announces the new Richard A. Gephardt Public Service Scholarship. Recognizing the need for trained social work professionals who engage in public service roles and who promote civic inclusion, this two-year full-tuition award will help advance the education of individuals committed to making a difference through service with a focus on stimulating volunteerism and political engagement. Applications for the Gephardt Public Service Scholarship are available at For more information about the School of Social Work or to find out about additional scholarship opportunities for the fall, call 935-6676.

Constitution Day to be marked by discussion with Gephardt

What does the U.S. Constitution mean to you, and is it relevant today? These and other questions will be covered at “We the People: The Constitution and You, a conversation led by former Congressman Richard A. Gephardt and professor emeritus James Davis from 2-3 on Sept. 19 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

Play ball! LaRussa first up to bat for the Assembly Series fall 2005 season

LaRussaThe Washington University Assembly Series will have an unorthodox start to its fall schedule with a talk by Cardinals’ manager, Tony La Russa at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 in Graham Chapel. The rest of the series features speakers on a wide range of topics including politics, economics, writing, history, religion, medicine, literature, evolution, space exploration, social justice and the Holocaust.