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May 13 event aims to teach all about leadership

Western Today staff

Learn all about leadership at part one of the Leadership for What? event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

A number of WWU speakers will discuss various aspects of leadership at the event:

Multicultural:


Costello to be recognized with Community Building Award

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Tim Costello, director of the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University, will be recognized at the 16th annual Whatcom Family & Community Network Community Building Awards for his “work at the Center for Service Learning that creates a more meaningful connection between students and real needs/action in the community,” according to Geof Morgan, executive director.


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Students to blog Rwanda adventures this summer

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Western Today staff

Ten Western Washington University students are in Gashora, Rwanda, for six weeks this summer as part of a faculty-led study abroad program.

The trip is led by Lee Gulyas, English, and Tim Costello, director of the Center for Service-Learning. Students will be sharing their thoughts and reflections throughout the trip on their travel blog.


Western to again offer service-learning in Rwanda

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Western Washington University and the Center for Service-Learning are offering another service-learning study abroad course during the 2013 nine week summer session. The class, “Building Bridges with Rwanda: Collaborative International Service-Learning,” includes pre- and post-trip preparation and reflection, as well as six weeks on the ground in rural Rwanda.


Trip to Rwanda the subject of Oct. 4 presentation

Tim Costello, left, and Lama Mugabo. Photo courtesy of CIS

Western Today staff

Tim Costello, director of the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University, will discuss the Building Bridges with Rwanda trip this past summer at a noon presentation on Thursday, Oct. 4, in Viking Union Room 552.

On the trip, Western established its international service-learning activities in Gashora, Rwanda, creating a partnership to advance the rural community’s development goals while providing rich educational opportunities for Western students.


Western in Rwanda for first time this summer

Tim Costello, director of the Center for Service-Learning, poses for a photo in the van that ferried him and his group around Gashora, Rwanda. Courtesy photo

Western Today staff

Ten Western Washington University students are in Gashora, Rwanda, this summer on a study abroad program.

The trip is led by Steven Vanderstaay, Western's vice provost for undergraduate education, and Kristi Tyran, an associate professor of management. Tim Costello, director of Western's Center for Service-Learning, also is on the trip.


Director of Ombogo Girls' Academy to speak April 27

Graduates of Ombogo Girls' Academy. File photo courtesy of Shearlean Duke | WWU

Western Today staff

Western Washington University's partnership with the Ombogo Girls' Academy in Homa Bay, Kenya, will be the topic of discussion April 27 in an on-campus lecture sponsored by Western's Center for International Studies.


Again, Western honored for community service

In addition to the mentoring relationships it provides throughout the year, Compass 2 Campus allows area students a chance to check out the university. These fifth-graders are learning how library staff members, including Circulation Services head Kim Marsicek, check out materials to patrons. C2C is one of three Woodring programs honored as part of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award. File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU

At the 2009 campus tour day, Nooksack Elementary School student Emily Parson gets her Compass 2 Campus shirt signed by Western student mentor Stephanie Jones. File photo by Rachel Bayne for WWU

Western Today staff

Western Washington University has been selected for the national 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award, which recognizes higher education institutions across the country that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.


Costello awarded scholarship to attend national Equity Summit in Detroit

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Western Today staff

Tim Costello, director of the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the fourth national Equity Summit in Detroit from Nov. 8 to 11. The Equity Summit is a policy summit that brings together leaders from diverse sectors of society to share a vision for strong, sustainable and equitable communities. A delegation of 16 Whatcom County members will be attending with support from the Whatcom Community Foundation.


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Again, WWU wins national recognition for community service

Western Today staff

Western Washington University has been selected for the national 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award, which recognizes higher education institutions across the country that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.