News Release

Service projects to be showcased by students

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State University’s Service-Learning Advisory Committee and Volunteer Connection are hosting a Community Engagement Celebration Open House to give students involved in community service projects a chance to showcase their work.  The event will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Atwood Memorial Center Cascade Room.  Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Attendees will be able to browse dozens of exhibits on a variety of volunteer, service-learning and field experience efforts.  Examples include a project on fetal alcohol syndrome, registration systems developed for businesses and for nonprofits, and a “post-storm” study on how the public responds to weather warnings.

Betty Schnettler, United Way director of partnerships and services, is scheduled to offer closing remarks at 10:15 a.m.  Project awards will be presented at 10:25 a.m.

St. Cloud State’s Volunteer Connection has developed partnerships with approximately 100 area organizations, service providers, businesses and the community to help students develop leadership skills and civic responsibility through service.

For more information, call Volunteer Connection at 308-3898 or visit stcloudstate.edu/volunteer.

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