SRU Good News for Sept. 18, 2009
SRU adds accolade with citation from service-learning guide
Slippery Rock University has added another entry to its fall semester list of national accolades by being included in the 2009 edition of "Beyond the Books, Guide to Service-Learning at Colleges & Universities," which profiles the nation's top institutions for service learning.
The honor is in addition to recently being named to The Princeton Review's "Best of the Northeast" list of outstanding colleges and universities, The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" list and a citation from G.I. Jobs magazine as a "military friendly" university that helps returning veterans succeed in college.
In the latest accolade, SRU is among those featured in a section of the book detailing schools that teach students to use academic skills and knowledge for community projects in education, homelessness, inequality and the environment. SRU's prime service-learning programming is conducted through the Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership. The program operates through the Office of Student Life and works to link academics and service learning throughout a student's matriculation.
The college guide provides a one-stop resource for college-bound individuals researching schools that excel in offering experiential learning opportunities. The book also provides information to high school counselors and administrators of community-based organizations. It also helps potential students and their parents find the right fit for college.
Research studies link service-learning with better academic outcomes, student retention, career exploration and the development of skills related to social and civic responsibility.
Additional details are available at: http://www.beyondthebooks.org.ip