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The Thrill of Thrift Fashion Show

Jenna Wild developed The Thrill of Thrift Fashion Show were members of the community showed how to dress in style for less. The fashion show was at LARA on April 10th, 2014



Now on Purdue’s Service-Learning Website is a new Service-Learning Calendar, the first ever!  Each month represents a faculty member that incorporates service-learning into their course.  There is a small faculty bio provided in each month defining what the faculty member is doing to promote Service-Learning on our campus.  Additionally, the service-learning calendar adds “pay forward” ideas and activities. 

This service-learning calendar is available for immediate download.  You can also request a hard copy from United Way’s Anne Parks or Margaret Sass at the Center of Instructional Excellence.  Please download and support what our faculty does to engage our students and our community in service-learning activities! 

This free calendar can be downloaded here under "Share". 


Now on Purdue’s e-Pubs is a new Service-Learning reflection journal for kids available for download, and it’s free.  This academic community engagement tool was created to help students (3rd grade to 5th grade) with Service-Learning and community service assignments and projects.  The reflection journal provides a guide for reflection and critical thought for young students engaged in Service-Learning and/or community service. Through these guidelines, children will be able to gain a broader understanding of the world around them through their active engagement with the community.

This free journal can be downloaded here. Please contact Dr. Sass at Purdue University for more information at sassm@purdue.edu



New Intercultural Learning toolkit and blog

The “Diverse Conversations” section of the Huffington Post blog talked to Dr. George B. Forsythe, President of Westminster College, concerning the "globalization of higher education." During his presidency, this private undergraduate liberal arts college has been transformed into a global leadership community nationally ranked for its diversity.
Read the whole interview to find out the different aspects of globalization of higher education, what are the benefits for the institutions and schools which engage in global learning, and how institutions can achieve this globalization of higher education.

Chrystia Freeland, Thomson Reuters Consumer News Editor, interviews Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University about the strategies Columbia has been using to achieve global thinking in different fields of knowledge. “We don’t know enough” and “we are ignorant” are the statements the President uses to call attention to the importance of global thinking. He claims that universities must change their models of doing research to a more globalized one in order to keep up with the different fields and provide real service in the production of knowledge. Watch the full interview below:


Graduate students honored for teaching excellence


Professors interested in redesigning their introductory courses and wanting to get students more involved in active learning can now count on the help from specialists. IMPACT, Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation, will target classes that serve as key introductory courses, especially those with high enrollments and higher unsatisfactory grades, and course withdrawals. Historically, these courses also tend to have higher incompletion rates by women and minorities. Read more.

CIE director talks about IMPACT during President Forum. You can check the whole presentation here or read the PowerPoint presentation here.