service learning

service learning

Summer of service

Summer of service

As we settle into Fall, we pause to reflect on Summer 2017 – a summer of service. June and July were full of programs in the IU East Campus Library and Center for Service Learning that connected IU East students as mentors for K-12 youth in our community. The enriching and fun learning activities included Math Counts! tutoring, Third Grade Academy and Herstory Camp. Math Counts! So many dedicated students were involved in tutoring this summer! Ann Tobin, campus/community liaison for service-learning, has profiled several of them. The Math Counts! program is generously supported by grants from the IU East Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, the Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation and the Indiana Kids program. Special thanks to tutoring coordinators Katelyn Brown … Continued
Class Prep

Class Prep

Welcome to all our new students, and to our returning students, welcome back! As you enjoy your ice cream, pancakes, movies, and other Back with the Pack activities, you’ll quickly be settling into a routine of coursework, study, research, and writing. And the library is a vital part of that – not just later, when things are coming due, but right now, at the beginning of the semester – whether you need scholarly resources, computers, a place to print out your syllabi (remember to bring your new Crimson Card, available in room 109), or just a quiet place to study. One common request we get at this time of year is for textbooks. Like most college libraries, we have a … Continued
Their Voices Matter

Their Voices Matter

The IU East Campus Library acts not only as a resource for IU East students, but also for the community that the campus serves. This year, the library partnered in several K-12 programs, the largest of which was the Early College 8th Grade Diversity project. Every year, the IU East Campus Library, as part of its commitment to the Early College program, assists 8th grade students at Hibberd Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana on a yearlong diversity-oriented research project. This year, the class focused on community development through a civic planning project. Students combined independent research with advice and knowledge from city leaders and experts to develop plans for a better, stronger community. City of Richmond officials came out in … Continued
Trevor Boram: An Exceptional Student’s Story of the Power of Service-Learning

Trevor Boram: An Exceptional Student’s Story of the Power of Service-Learning

Trevor Boram at Indiana Campus Compact 2017 Awards Gala as a Wood Award nominee Trevor Boram is a senior at Indiana University East double majoring in Biochemistry and Mathematics. When he began his studies at IU East, he had the career aspiration of going to medical school to become a neurologist. “As I progressed through my undergraduate career, I had many great opportunities, such as being a math tutor, Supplemental Instruction Leader (for Physics), mentor for middle school students, teaching assistant, lab prep, and research assistant. These experiences all ended up being roles that I enjoyed spending much of my time doing, and eventually my service and work in tutoring roles led me to pursue going to graduate school to … Continued
Benefits of Service Engagement for Graduate School and Career

Benefits of Service Engagement for Graduate School and Career

By Ann Tobin Campus/Community Service-Learning Liaison IU East Center for Service-Learning iueastsl@iue.edu   In fall 2016, IU East senior Kurtis Bonner tutored middle school students at IU East, and he continues to help students at Hagerstown Elementary (HES), working in math classrooms and doing individual tutoring. The teachers at HES have reported their appreciation for Kurtis’ help in the classroom. “Kurt was very reliable and helpful. He is always willing to jump in and help out students…” – Amanda Corman, Hagerstown Elementary Math Counts! Tutor Kurtis Bonner assists students with math at Hagerstown Elementary Kurtis was recently accepted into Indiana State University’s DPT program (Doctorate of Physical Therapy). He will start at ISU on May 30, 2016, and it is … Continued