Civic Engagement Week 2014
Sunday, April 20- Saturday, April 26
Civic Engagement Week at WSU is about Cougs caring. Students can make a difference through community service, leadership, becoming educated citizens, and advocating for change. Please join the Center for Civic Engagement during the week of April 20-26, 2014 to recognize all of the WSU community's efforts to make a difference. Take part in a service project, attend a Earth Day event, and join us for the LEAD event featuring the President's Award for Leadership. Click here to learn about the many great events taking place for Civic Engagement Week.
Emily Hunter Keynote Address
Monday, April 21
On the evening of Monday, April 21 at 7 PM in the CUB Auditorium, Student Involvement will host a keynote address by environmentalist Emily Hunter in honor of Earth Day. Hunter's father was the first president of Greenpeace, and she has been involved with activism since a young age. Hunter's speech will focus on her Activist 2.0 series. Click here to learn more about Emily Hunter.
Earth Day National Day of Service 2014
Tuesday, April 22
Every year, the CCE offers a variety of environmental service projects in our community for students, faculty and staff. Join us during Earth Day on April 22 to take care of this precious resource we call home! Click here for more information.
Public Forum Debate
Is Our Water Use Sustainable? Featuring Emily Hunter
Tuesday, April 22
Water is essential to our existence. Given its importance to all aspects of human life, are we being reckless in treating water as an unlimited resource? Join a panel that includes environmental activist Emily Hunter, WSU faculty, and WSU students for this lively Earth Day debate! This event will take place on Tuesday, April 22 at noon in the CUB Junior Ballroom. Click here for more information and to register for the event.
LEAD Event Featuring the President's Award for Leadership
Thursday, April 24
The 2014 Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) is a celebration of WSU student leaders and those who have mentored and supported the efforts of these students as they work towards leadership and social change. The LEAD program will include an address from the 2013-14 ASWSU President and Vice President and GPSA President, the inauguration of the 2014-15 ASWSU officers, a Gallery of Leadership, and the presentation of the 2014 President’s Award for Leadership featuring WSU Provost Dr. Daniel Bernardo. The LEAD event is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, April 24 beginning at 5:00 pm in the Compton Union Senior Ballroom on the WSU Pullman campus. Click here to learn more.
2014 Campus Community Forum: "Engagement at the Center"
Thursday, May 15
Please join us for the 2014 Campus Community Forum on Thursday, May 15 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. The forum will be held in the Compton Union Building Junior Ballroom on the WSU Pullman campus. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM, and the event will begin at 9 AM. A light lunch and morning refreshments will be provided, as well as free parking in the CUE parking garage for community members. Click here to learn more, and click here to register.
Congratulations, Sreejith Thankappan, the March 2014 Service Star!
Sreejith Thankappan has become a regular student on the Palouse Bicycle Collective project and has built a strong relationship with the PBC Community Partner, Jen. Thank you, Sreejith, for your dedication to our community! Click here to read more about Sreejith and the Service Star award.
The CCE is Hiring a Marketing Assistant for 2014/15
The Center for Civic Engagement is looking for a motivated undergraduate to fill a Marketing Assistant position in the office starting in fall 2014. Interested students can apply for the open positions on JobX from studentjobs.wsu.edu.
20 Years of Change: The CCE Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
In 1993, the CCE opened its doors as the Community Service Learning Center, and has seen yearly increases in community engagement among students ever since. Click here to learn more about the CCE over the past 20 years and to learn about upcoming events.
CCE Projects Available All Year
Would you like to work with animals, the environment, seniors, children or other populations? The CCE offers a variety of staff-led one-time service projects throughout the year that are open to all students. The April-May calendar is available for download now. Transportation is provided from the WSU Pullman campus to the project and back. Click here to view available projects on CougSync. We hope to see you this year for one or more of our great local projects! Check back in May for summer project calendars.
Get in Sync with CougSync
WSU students can record their service hours as well as other civic engagement activities on CougSync! You can view available projects by clicking 'Service Opportunities' under 'My Tools' in CougSync, or you can click here. You can receive updates and sign up for events on the CCE CougSync Portal. For Global Campus specific events and announcements, online students should join the CCE Online Portal.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Thanks to students, staff, and faculty, WSU earned a spot on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for our commitment to service in our community! WSU was previously honored by CNCS and President Obama with this award in 2012, 2010 and 2008. Click here to learn more about this award.
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers Washington State University students, faculty, campus departments, and community partners opportunities to share knowledge, skills, and resources for the benefit of student learning and the well-being of our communities. Click here to learn more about the vision, mission, and goals of the Center for Civic Engagement. The CCE is part of the Office of Student Affairs & Enrollment. For more information on this division, click here.