WSC Students Donate New Computers to Gardner Senior Center
Wayne State students in the Computer Hardware Class and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Club, under the direction of Lori Nicholson and Molly Curnyn, designed and configured two computer systems this semester. They then donated the computers to the Gardner Senior Center.
Institutional Service-Learning sub grant funding provided support for the WSC Soccer team's trip to the Dominican Republic in December.
While in the Dominican Republic WSC student athletes spent time with native people working in the sugar cane fields, volunteered at a boys orphanage, painted at an ex-lepers colony, and provided Christmas gifts for area children. WSC Soccer Coach, Molly Grisham and the ten soccer team members also met with young women from the Dominican Republic (DR) Soccer Federation. WSC soccer team members brought additional gifts for the DR soccer team.
Other than the small funding contribution from Service-Learning the student athletes raised their own funds and collected five large bags of donated items to distribute while visiting and serving in the Dominican Republic. Please check out their blog site for more information.
NDED grant breaks new ground
“It was a historic moment. Un- precedented.”
Last year, Wayne State College was awarded a Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) grant in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Education. Full Article(see page 2)
Wayne State College students hear wisdom of elders
Wayyne State College student from three sections of the Succeeding in College class visited the Oaks Retirement Community this month as part of a service learning project. Full Article
Blood pressure reading part of service-learning effort at WSC
Wayyne State College Cardiac Rehab class students, through the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport gave free blood presssure readings to the community of Wayne in celebration of Word Heart Day. Full Article
Wayne's green bike program promotes student leadership.
Dr. Barbara Engebretsen, Professor of Exercise Science at Wayne State College, commands a bicycle fleet of five new cruiser one-speed bikes through a program that is changer perspectives on bike use in the community. Full Article
UPDATED - The Green bikes project (born from several semesters of Barbara Engebretsen's PED Leadership classes) collaborated with Laura Dendinger's, fall 2012 Business and Managerial Communications courses to develop promotional videos, advertising exemplars, usage plans, marketing strategies, funding opportunities, and a bike workshop and events schedule.
In addition, graduate student Olatunbosun Babalola under the direction of Lori Nicholson created a web page and logo for the WSC Green Bikes project.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE! The $500 Service Learning Scholarship
Wayne State College was named in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll!!