NWU Among Founding Members of Nebraska Service-Learning, Civic Engagement Project

Nebraska Wesleyan University is among 12 Nebraska colleges and universities that are founding members of the new Nebraska Campus Compact, an affiliate of a national organization that promotes service-learning and civic engagement among college students.

In addition to NWU, the other founding members are the College of Saint Mary, Doane College, Hastings College, Nebraska Methodist College, Peru State College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Wayne State College and Western Nebraska Community College.

Nebraska is the 35th state to affiliate with the national Campus Compact, a national nonprofit organization committed to promoting and integrating service-learning, civic engagement, and community service into campus and academic life. The national organization offers grants, programming, resources and information to help its members promote civic engagement.

Nebraska member institutions will benefit from Campus Compact's approach that combines research, policy work, fundraising, and training for faculty and students.

UNL is the institutional host for the Nebraska Campus Compact; UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman chairs the council.

Nebraska Wesleyan's representatives on Campus Compact include President Fred Ohles, who will serve on the Chancellors and Presidents Council; Provost Judy Muyskens who will serve on the executive board; and Janelle Andreini, Director of the Career and Counseling Center, and Kelli Wood, Coordinator of Service Learning and Global Service Learning, who will serve on the advisory committee.

"Nebraska Wesleyan is honored to be among the founding members of the Nebraska Campus Compact," said NWU Provost Judy Muyskens. "Students, faculty, and staff at Nebraska Wesleyan will all benefit from the funding and training opportunities available to us now."

"At Nebraska Wesleyan, we expect to build on our service-learning offerings and enhance the opportunities for civic engagement among our students," Muyskens said.

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