Pyramid Lake "Four Seasons" Exhibit Opening: November 16, 10am-2pm
Join us for the Four Seasons exhibit opening at Pyramid Lake Paiute Museum to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Three UNR students in Sarah Blithe's Intercultural Communications 412 have been working on exhibits with museum staff to prepare for the opening, including a piece on Paiute Veterans as well as new interactive pieces.
Reno Bike Project Free Wheels for Kids Program: Saturday, November 16th and Saturday, November 23rd
The Free Wheels for Kids program produces free bikes for kids for Christmas. To get involved fill out the volunteer application online here and the Bike Project will email you shortly thereafter. Check out www.renobikeproject.com to learn more about The Bike Project.
Welcome to the Family Table Musical Celebration: November 26 at 6:30pm
"Welcome to the Family Table" is a FREE thanksgiving musical celebration for the prevention of violence against children with disabilities. The event is presented by Sierra Association for Foster Families (SAFF) in partnership with UNR students in Jody Lykes' Gender, Race and Identity 201 course. Performers will include UNR students, as well as special appearances from local dance groups and Jennifer Rose of PLUSH LIFE TV and Angel Reed from the Broadway cast, Rock of Ages. The extravaganza takes place on Tuesday, Nov 26th at 6:30 in the Joe Ballrooms. Donations will go to children with disabilities in the foster care system to participate in horse therapy, singing and dancing classes, and in-home/after school remedial education.
The Ridge House Community Awareness Event: Open House and Networking on December 4th
3-4 volunteers are needed to help with set-up and breakdown as well as assistance during the event. Email Zarina Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Go to http://www.ridgehouse.org to learn more about what The Ridge House does.
Martin Luther King Day of Service: October 2013- January 2014
The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is recruiting volunteers for an upcoming service-learning project. The project will take place in January and we will need a team of student volunteers to help plan and coordinate the project up until that point. The theme of the project is centered on a quote describing MLK Jr.: "During his lifetime, Dr. King sought to forge common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues. Service, he realized, was the great equalizer. As MLK Jr. once said, 'Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.'"
The purpose of this project is to gain the perspective of community members about community service. We will be interviewing and photographing community members and then compiling quotes and photographs into a small exhibit either on campus or in the community. The exhibit will be presented during the end of January near the time of the MLK Day of Service.
There are two different positions, but we will need more than one student for each position. The first position is the Student Volunteer Project Leader. We are looking for two Project Leaders who will take leadership roles in planning the project. In addition, we are looking for 2-4 student volunteer Committee Members who will also be a part of the planning process. Please view the volunteer position descriptions here: Volunteer Project Lead and Volunteer Committee Member. If you are interested in being a part of this project, please email me at email@example.com with a sentence or two about why you want to be a part of the project!
Sharing Knowledge Through Service
'Sharing Knowledge Through Service' is a spring semester program coordinated by the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (OSLCE), from Jan 26th to May 2nd. Through this program, students commit two hours of service a week to tutor children in a Washoe County School District elementary classroom. Participants gain perspective from presentations from community partners, reflective discussions and receive a certificate and letter for their resume upon completion of the program. To hear more about this program, please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-784-4846.
Spotlight Partners: October 2013 through December 2013
This quarter we are shining our spotlight on four community organizations in need this holiday season. We encourage student groups to assist us in our efforts and help us collect donations for these organizations. Donations can be brought to The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement in Thompson 101 or the ASUN office on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. To view a list of our partners and their current needs, visit our Spotlight Partner page.