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Service Learning & Leadership News

Service Learning & Leadership (SLL) partners with faculty and community agencies to provide curricular service learning experiences, offers co-curricular service and leadership programs, directs an 18 credit Leadership and Civic Engagement Minor, and oversees the endowed Engelstad Scholars Program.

Current Service Learning & Leadership News

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People | May 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

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Business and Community | April 14, 2020

UNLV Public Policy Professor Jessica Word on the vital role of nonprofits in good times and in crisis.

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People | April 10, 2020

Service Learning and Leadership office's Anabel Chavva helping HOPE Scholars, still on campus, adjust to a new way of living.

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Campus News | September 6, 2019

UNLV's Alternative Breaks Program bolsters traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences, immersing students in the issues facing communities throughout the region.

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People | November 20, 2018

Sometimes they find that by helping others, they also help themselves.

Service Learning & Leadership In The News

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 25, 2019

UNLV is asking for donations to host events for students in need following a busy first-ever "Take What You Need" pop-up on Tuesday.

VoiceAmerica
January 22, 2019

Our guests represent multiple frameworks on leadership and the environment. They would like leaders to consider the biosphere as one of the primary frames of leadership.

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Recent Service Learning & Leadership Accomplishments

May 18, 2020
While we can't be together for the annual Campus Life Top Tier Awards this year, please join us in recognizing this year's nominees and winners. These awards span the different values of the Campus Life cluster including social justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact,...
November 19, 2019
Janna Bernstein (Service Learning and Leadership) was nominated and has accepted the nomination to serve as a Jameson Fellow for 2020. This Las Vegas-based initiative is intended to connect community members with one another to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. It is an honor to be included as a fellow, and will...
November 6, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) co-authored a chapter in the newly published open-access book Developing change agents: Innovative practices for sustainability leadership titled "Developing leaders in place: Graduate leadership education for a sustainable and peaceful future." The chapter — and entire book — is available for...
October 31, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) and Tamara Marino (Community Engagement) presented at the recent Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference in Philadelphia. Their presentation was titled "Grounding Service-Learning Theory and Practice in Las Vegas." Additionally, Satterwhite presented three concurrent...
October 1, 2019
Anabel Chavva (Service Learning and Leadership), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Cecil Yeckes (Sociology) Theresa Butler (Urban Studies), and Zarria Benniefield (Engineering) were part of a panel hosted by the HOPE Scholars Program and Faculty Center last month. Panel members discussed ways to support students who are...
August 15, 2019
Leanne Soter and Stine Odegard (both Service Learning and Leadership) co-presented earlier this month at the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's (GSSNV) 7th annual LEAD Conference: Your Next Step In Leadership.  Their session, "The Service Mindset," was aimed at supporting troops and service units to take the leap to do more community service — and...