International service and higher education: New research looks at how programs impact both student and community

How do students learn the skills necessary to work with those who are different from them? How do they come to understand the global ramifications of local actions? How does higher education effectively train this generation for the global workforce? The answers to these questions can be found through international volunteer service, which is increasingly seen at a broad range of institutions of higher education in a multitude of forms. “While it is not new to higher education, international service pedagogy is at the threshold of a new era,” she says. “We have both the opportunity and responsibility in higher education to support and critically assess the international service performed by our students,” says Amanda Moore McBride, PhD, associate professor and research director at the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Olin Business School bestows awards

The Olin Business School honored three alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award at its annual dinner April 24 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Mahendra R. Gupta, Ph.D., dean and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management, also presented the Dean’s Medal, an honor given to friends of the school whose […]

Olin Business School to present distinguished alumni awards

The Olin Business School is honoring three alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Dean’s Medal on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at its annual dinner at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis in Clayton. Mahendra Gupta, dean of the business school, will also present the winners of the Olin Award, a new award that recognizes the practical impact of Olin’s academic research.

Volunteers sought for annual Service First Aug. 30

The fifth Service First will take place Aug. 30 when more than 1,100 students, including most of the new freshman class, will help clean, update and renovate 13 St. Louis, University City and Riverview Gardens public schools. Volunteer support from faculty and staff to help supervise and organize students for the project is welcomed. “This […]