Sign Up to Volunteer During the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 18

January 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be Monday, January 18. This event is open to all students, staff, faculty and community members but it does require advance sign-ups. ]To volunteer, contact Tashfia Hasan at vista1@uscupstate.edu or […]

Watch Party Planned for the State of the Union Address

January 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Join Alpha Phi Alpha and BSL for a viewing of President Obama’s final State of the Union Address at 8:30 tonight in the URC Greatroom. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address will discuss many important issues facing our […]

Nominate A Student for the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award

February 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement is pleased to announce the University’s participation in recognizing an outstanding student for the Newman Civic Fellows Award offered by Campus Compact. Please consider nominating a deserving student for this award. Newman Civic […]

Learn About the Peace Corps, Tuesday, March 1

February 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

Live and work overseas! The Peace Corps offers 27-month programs in more than 65 countries around the world. All your travel, training, medical, dental and living expenses are paid  and many benefits such as student loan deferment and graduate school […]

OSLCE Spotlight: Answering the "What If" Question

March 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm

It began as part of the Spanish 311 translation class in 2013. Maria Monteso, a full-time instructor in the Languages, Literature and Composition Department, believed providing her students with a practical way to demonstrate the value of translated documents would […]

Civic Engagement and Millennials: Do Young People Give A Damn?

March 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

Join Dr. Abe Goldberg, director of the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement and associate professor of political science, for coffee and conversation Thursday, March 24. The topic of discussion will be “Civic Engagement and Millennials: Do Young  People Give […]

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 Civic Engagement Awards

March 28, 2016 at 9:35 am

The deadline to submit your nomination is just around the corner! Please consider nominating a colleague or a student for one of the awards below. Nominations are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The Civic Engagement Awards are […]

Learning Outside Four Walls: Service-Learning Offers Students an Opportunity to Work, Learn in the Community

March 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Service-learning allows students to link their classroom knowledge to real life experiences. It’s the hope of one professor that her students will gain a lifelong appreciation not only art, but for museums as viable institutions within the community. Students in […]

Enlightening the World of Five-Year-Olds: Hand Washing Activity Shines Light on Germs

May 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

Wide-eyed students at Oakland Elementary School got a lesson in hygiene, while also having some fun. It’s a lesson on microbes and germs that led to giggles and oohs and aahhs, as five-year-olds learned exactly how quickly germs can travel […]

Effecting Change, One Tutoring Session At A Time

May 16, 2016 at 11:34 am

James Parham III of York doesn’t even flinch when he hears the doors lock behind him or the slight clang of the steel bars at the Spartanburg County Detention Center. Each week, he walks through the metal detectors and is […]