Do What Matters. How do you want to engage?
Finding ways to get involved on and off-campus is as easy as being on Facebook or Twitter! Run by students for students, Do What Matters is a collection of resources to help students learn about all kinds of opportunities to get engaged in meaningful activities both on-campus and within the Twin Cities community. Like Do What Matters on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or just scavenge through our daily Blog posts to find the things that interest you the most. Also make sure to check out the Engage! search for a lot more opportunities that tend to be ongoing or longer term ways to Do What Matters.
Community Engagement Scholars Program
Like to volunteer? Want to conenct with other students who are passionate about community work? Check out the Community Engagement Scholars Program. The Scholars Program offers:
- A way to get official University of Minnesota recogniiton for integrating communtiy work into your education
- A space to reflect meaningfully with other students about yuor work and the social issues that you care about
- Resources, support and structure to help you make a significant contribution to the off-campus community
The first step to getting involved in the program is attending an information session. If you'd like to get involved with the Community Engagement Scholars Program this semester, attend the March 29th information session. For additional questions contact email@example.com or 612-626-2044.
2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Students are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, designed to provide promising students from populations under-represented in research with knowledge, skills, and experience in health care research. Applications due by noon on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
CFANS 3480 Globalization & Indigenous Communities in Minnesota/in Ecuador.
This program includes both spring semester 2012 on campus (3 credits, January 17 – May 12) and May term 2012 in Ecuador (3 credits, May 20 – June 9). The semester component will consist of an on-campus course combining classroom study with service-learning in the Twin Cities plus one or two visits to the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. The Ecuador component will similarly blend classroom and experiential pedagogies but will be full-time during the three weeks. Both components will examine not only how globalization affects indigenous peoples but also what strategies they employ to adapt to it, resist it, and/or alter the rules guiding it; the courses are designed to form an integrated whole, and students will need to take both in order to earn credit for either. Both courses will be taught by Craig A. Hassel, and the spring course is scheduled for 3–5:45 pm Thursdays on the St. Paul campus. More information can be found on the Learning Abroad Center Website: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/americas/glocal.php
For more information regarding service-learning, please visit the Community Service-Learning Website: http://www.servicelearning.umn.edu/