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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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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Campus News | April 5, 2023

Heather Richardson receives a 2023 Community Engagement Award for her work expanding the resources for students who were in foster care.

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Campus News | March 27, 2023

Honors College students help local shelters to expand their libraries while learning more about housing insecurity issues prevalent in the U.S.

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Campus News | September 26, 2022

Students facing basic needs challenges can access food packages, toiletry items, in-person guidance, and other important resources related to their physical and mental wellness.

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Campus News | August 16, 2022

Top Tier Award winner Rian Satterwhite helps ignite a sense of community service in UNLV students.

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Business and Community | September 30, 2021

UNLV’s Director of Service Learning and Leadership works to guide students in serving the community.

Service Learning & Leadership In The News

Associated Press
April 18, 2023

Over the last 20 years, fewer and fewer people in the U.S. have donated their time through volunteering with nonprofits.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 29, 2021

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

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.

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

March 29, 2023
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) represented UNLV at Campus Compact’s Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) meeting at the University of Minnesota. This is the first time UNLV has been involved with TRUCEN — a network of community engagement professionals from R1 universities across the country — after having been…
January 27, 2023
Constance Brooks (Government and Community Engagement) and Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) have accepted an invitation to represent UNLV and join the The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN). Hosted by Campus Compact, TRUCEN members are "R1 institutions that share a fundamental commitment to leveraging their…
January 13, 2023
Heather Richardson (Service Learning and Leadership) secured a $5,000 gift from Compassionate Las Vegas to support her ongoing work in supporting UNLV students who have experienced foster care through the Fostering Scholars program. Specifically, this money will help secure textbooks for students in need and assist with their academic progress and…
January 3, 2023
Rian Satterwhite (Director of Service Learning and Leadership), presented two sessions at the 2022 Leadership Educators Institute (December 14-16), a biennial conference co-sponsored by NASPA, ACPA, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. His sessions included "New Directions for Student Leadership: A Conversation with Issue…
October 27, 2022
Rian Satterwhite (Office of Service Learning and Leadership) presented at the 27th annual conference of the Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities, titled, "Assessing and Addressing Student Basic Needs at UNLV." His presentation incorporated work of the UNLV Basic Needs Committee, the Fall '21 student body survey of basic needs…
October 18, 2022
Rian Satterwhite (Office of Service Learning and Leadership) recently presented twice at the 24th annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, in Washington, D.C. His presentations were on a recently published chapter in the book, Navigating Complexities in Leadership: Moving Towards Critical Hope (Information Age, 2022) and a…