Student Community Service Opens Doors and Eyes

Finding Direction: Providence College junior Kristina Campano volunteers at the Common Grounds Café, a joint venture between the college and the Smith Hill Community Development Corp.:

Colleges and universities across Rhode Island are placing a heavier emphasis on community service for their students,, which they say helps turn out more job market-ready graduates.

Service-minded students are arguably more fitted to the competitions of the workforce because of hands-on experience, industry knowledge and well-developed networking skills. Faculty and staff also say that service work motivates recent graduates to seek work in-state.

(Distributed November 3, 2014)

Number of TRI-Lab Applications Holds Steady

Students, faculty will examine environmental issues affecting Providence neighborhoods:

The University received approximately twice the number of applicants for the number of spots available in the 2015 TRI-Lab by the Oct. 19 deadline, a statistic consistent with past semesters, said Allen Hance, director of the TRI-Lab.

(Distributed October 30, 2014)

Eye to Eye Destigmatizes Learning Disabilities

David Flink ’02, who co-founded Eye to Eye in 1998, believes learning disabilities are new avenues of thinking rather than academic setbacks.:

Exploding magic tricks in the middle of an elementary school classroom and daily rounds of chess with Janitor Jim marked a journey governed by dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for David Flink ’02.

(Distributed October 28, 2014)

Search for New Director of the Swearer Center

Brown University has begun a nationwide search for a new Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service and Associate Dean for Engaged Scholarship. The University seeks an experienced administrator to provide leadership, strategic direction, and management of one of the oldest public service centers housed in a university. The Swearer Center leads Brown University initiatives that integrate teaching, learning, and practice in order to advance scholarship and to produce a public benefit.

(Distributed October 7, 2014)
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