Service Learning Expert Gives Presentations

Nationally recognized service learning authority Robert Bringle will give two presentations at NMU. The first, “Service Learning as an Institutional Strategy,” will take place from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Cohodas room 602. He will address service learning across the university, entering students’ motives for service, service learning as a recruitment and retention factor, and civic engagment: an emerging emphasis on accreditation.   


Bringle will also present “Service Across the University,” at 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in the Charcoal Room. Those topics of discussion will include entering students’ motives for serving, student attitudes towards service and service learning, service learning as a recruitment and retention factor, building campus and community partnerships, and engaging the university across the disciplines in university/community partnerships.


Bringle is a professor of psychology and philanthropic studies and director of the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author of With Service in Mind: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Psychology, Colleges and Universities as Citizens, and The Measure of Service Learning: Research Scales to Assess Student Experiences. He is a recipient of the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award and the W. George Pinnell Award for Service, and consults with several campuses nationally and internationally on issues related to community service and civic engagement.


Bringle’s visit is sponsored by the Service Learning Advisory Board. Those who wish to attend either of his presentations should contact Bernadette Norden at ext. 2439 by Tuesday, Feb. 7. 


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