Office of Service-Learning hosts campus-community event

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Provost Greene speaks at the 2011 Campus and Community Breakfast.

KALAMAZOO—Members of the local and Western Michigan University communities are invited to gather for a free continental breakfast meeting to explore ways of partnering in service-learning projects.

WMU's Office of Service-Learning will host its annual Campus and Community Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in 208-209 Bernhard Center. Registration by Sept. 20 is requested at csl_info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4455.

The office hosts the breakfast to foster service-learning partnerships between the University and greater community. The event offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of service learning, network with WMU and community representatives and create service-learning partnerships.

Community representatives from southwest Michigan as well as WMU faculty members, professional staff members and administrators are encouraged to attend. Free parking is available in the parking structure off West Michigan Avenue between Ellsworth Hall and Kalamazoo College's Angell Field Athletic Complex.

Office of Service-Learning

The Office of Service-Learning's mission is to engage regional communities, WMU and WMU's student body in a mutually beneficial, innovative learning and service enterprise for the purpose of mobilizing knowledge, talents and energies to benefit the greater community.

Service learning projects differ from volunteer service projects primarily in that they promote student reflection and learning and are incorporated into course curricula. Projects are designed to meet a community-identified need and the educational objectives of instructors, and they must be an equal exchange or benefit for the participating students and community partners.

For more information visit wmich.edu/casp/servicelearning.