Service Learning at UAB
Congratulations to Students for a Healthier Community, led by Co-Presidents Gaylen Patterson and Pauleatha Diggs, for their win for Outstanding Service Project at the Student Excellence Awards on April 24, 2013.
Students for a Healthier Community, a student group made up of undergraduates in many different majors, saw a need for nutritional and physical education for the clients of three Birmingham non-profits. They worked tirelessly over the academic year to implement a unique and flexible health and nutrition curriculum for those clients. The group's efforts resulted in a documented reduction of unhealthy behaviors in the children they served as well as the children's households.
- UAB Summer EXPO: Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at the Edge of Chaos: - more information soon at http://www.uab.edu/undergraduateresearch/presentation-opportunities/summer-research-expo.
- UAB EXPO: Friday, April 26th, 2013: UAB Campus Rec Center
The 6th Annual UAB EXPO showcases the research and creative scholarly work produced by undergraduates in UAB programs ranging in science and technology to art and film. All students who have participated in a service learning course (currently or within the last year) are encouraged to present a poster or oral presentation in the Service Learning category. For deadlines and instructions on submittal, see UAB Expo.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013: Using Service Experience to Achieve Career Success Heritage Hall 524 - 12:00-1:00pm
Suzanne Scott-Trammell of UAB's Career and Professional Development Services will lead this interactive workshop on using your service learning experience in terms that a potential employer or graduate school wants to hear. This session is great for service learning students who want to learn how to use their service for resumes, job and grad school interviews, and EXPO posters and presentations.
Monday, March 11th, 2013: Service Learning 101: A Faculty Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, February 14, 2013: Campus-Community Speed Matching
Thursday, January 17th, 2013: Innovative Service Learning at UAB
Cassandra Ellis (Assistant Professor, English) and her students will talk about an innovative approach to English 101 which incorporates service learning at UAB Highlands Hospital. Students used their experiences feeding elderly patients as the basis for their course writings about age and memory. Dr. Ellis will also discuss plans for her exciting new spring 2013 course partnering with the Jefferson County Department of Health.
Heather Lee (Sparkman Center for Global Health) will outline her plans for expanding Food Security: Local, National and Global Issues to include service learning. This course will fulfill requirements for the new undergraduate public health major that goes live in fall 2013. Her students will also be present to talk about how service learning experiences intensified their course learning.