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Join Ohio Campus Compact and Kentucky Campus Compact at the Service Learning Symposium for Higher Education


February 6th Symposium on S-L

What:  The Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network invites college and university faculty to participate in this regional service learning symposium. The day will feature a panel discussion with Q&A session and faculty presentations. Faculty of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Lunch provided. $40 fee for registrants from campuses that are not members of the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network. See contact information below.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Ken Reardon, Professor and Director of the Graduate Division in City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis

When: Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: Cincinnati Museum Center

Why:  To bring together faculty and community partners for a day of information sharing about the service learning pedagogy

Who (presented by): Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Gateway Community & Technical College, Miami University, Mount Saint Joseph University, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University

Who (supported by):  Kentucky Campus Compact, Ohio Campus Compact, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

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ARCHIVE of Ohio Campus Compact’s monthly e-newsletter, The Connection


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