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About Community Engagement at the University of Minnesota, Crookston

The University of Minnesota, Crookston has a history of community engagement that began long before the office by that name was established. Faculty realized early on that many of the courses taught at UMC were best taught beyond the doors of the classrooms. In 1996, the Office of Service-Learning was established and housed under Student Activities. In addition to coordinating the service-learning program, this office also coordinated community service projects and America Reads. In 2011 we changed our name to the Office of Community Engagement to better describe our goals and more accurately define our activities. We work directly with local agencies, organizations, and individuals to address community needs. We also work across departments to access the classes, clubs, and individuals to help get the projects completed. Our goal is to support faculty, students, and the community in mutually beneficial partnerships that provide meaningful service. Through these experiences, we hope students become more self-aware, discover what they are truly passionate about, and feel a sense of civic responsibility. In the process, we hope that coursework makes a little more sense and their service allows them to pose a few more questions. Currently, students complete approximately 20,000 hours of service annually through service-learning and community service projects related primarily to educating youth, and addressing the needs of the elderly, the environment, and those facing poverty.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Community Engagement is to serve as a resource for faculty for the integration of service-learning, support students in their development as engaged citizens and scholars, and foster mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships to address community needs.

 

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This could be the most important community service you ever do. The Office of C...
This could be the most important community service you ever do. The Office of Community Engagement and Student Health are co-sponsoring a bone marrow registry drive April 29 & 30. Looking for students and community members 18-44 years old. Getting on the registry takes just a simple cheek swab. If you are over the magic number or hesitant to donate marrow, please consider a financial donation to Be the Match. Below is a link to our fundraising page in honor of Nash. Please check out his story and consider a donation.


Team Be The Match: Lisa Loegering - Be The Match Foundation
www.bethematchfoundation.org
During Nash's regular six-week checkup, his parents learned that something was very wrong. Nash's hemoglobin was at a mere 2, far from the more typical reading of around 14. Immediately, he was transported by ambulance to Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo, where he spent 3 or 4 days in intensiv...

Let's do some good! Packing boxes at North Country Food Bank tonight. Meet at...
Let's do some good! Packing boxes at North Country Food Bank tonight. Meet at the SSC at 5:15 p.m. to carpool, or at NCFB at 5:30 p.m.

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IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
Students in the University of Minnesota Crookston Accounting and Finance Society are ready to help with tax preparation. The VITA/TCE site will operate from Monday, February 24 through Monday, April 14, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4...

Spring 2013 Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievement in Academics, Athletics, Service, and Leadership
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Assistant Professor Denis Maier, who teaches in the Business Department, was the 2012 Outstanding Educator...

U of M Crookston Named to 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The University of Minnesota Crookston was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Crookston campus...

Alumna Katie Schnieder '12 Joins Office of Community Engagement through AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Appointment
Katie Schneider, a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston from Delano, Minnesota, and former community adviser, has begun a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA appointment in the Office of Community Engagement, following training in Albuquerque, N.M., February 26 - 28, 2013....

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