GU-EC Celebrates Service-Learning!

“Service-Learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates service in the community with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” – National Commission of Service-Learning

A Service-Learning celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 in the Eau Claire campus Commons.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about some of the great projects that have been accomplished this quarter.

Projects by the Managerial Accounting class (AC160) and Business of Massage (MS195) students promoted student learning  by applying required skills to the development of  informational packets that will be used by massage students as they enter and exit the program. The Entrance packets will explain the Massage Program.  The Exit Packets will include resources about business cards, brochures, and marketing materials. The Managerial Accounting Class has provided information about the financial aspects of their business plans including budgeting for labor and overhead costs of running a business.

Other Service-Learning projects that enriched learning, civic responsibility, and strengthened our community included Medical Assistance students prepping rooms at the  Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and by providing informational posters at the clinic. Vet Tech students provided assistance to the Instructor and pet owners at the Red Cross Pet First Aid course. The Global Citizenship students provided services to a variety of community agencies including a domestic abuse shelter, a local Fire Department, the elderly, a homeless shelter, an equestrian center that helps rehabilitate veterans, and researched and presented information about bullying to local youth.