Reminder: There is a scholar group session this Sunday (April 21) from 5-7 in Stibbs (LBC 203). This is our last meeting of the year and it is EXTREMELY important that you attend!
Also, check out these awesome events going on on campus this week!
- Field Day hosted by CACTUS: Friday April 19 from 3-5
- Community Involvement Awards at CPS: Monday April 15 from 4:30-6. (open house begins at 3)
- This week is Human Trafficking Awareness Week. Check out their facebook event for more information.
- Launch Tulane! Speaker Series hosted by the CELT- Tuesday April 16, 6-7:30 in Kendal Cram: The keynote speaker will be Eden Full, a Thiel Fellow who was named one of Forbes’s 30 under 30 in Energy and Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Environmental Education Expo: Wednesday April 17 from 11-1, McAlister Drive
- Service Learning Unconference: Thursday April 18 from 6:30-8 in the Stone Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Center
Community Service Scholars Program- Senior Scholar Reflection Project
The Senior Scholar Reflection Project serves as an opportunity for you to reflect cumulatively on your experience during your four years at Tulane University as a Community Service Scholar. Discuss how you have matured as an individual and leader in public service, and let us know where you are headed after graduation.
There are five components to this reflection assignment. Please send your reflection project by email by May 3, 2013.
Reflection Project Checklist (in order):
- Cover Page Format Full Name Student ID Scholar Class Year Journey Title Pictures and Quotes (optional)
- Comprehensive Resume: (2-6 pages)
- Final Reflection Essay: (3-5 pages) Tell your story. Draw comparisons between specific incidents or projects and your broader interests to illustrate your growth and development in the Community Service Scholars program. Share the lessons, challenges, and accomplishments that you’ve had from freshmen year until now.This reflection assignment is also the perfect opportunity to “pass on” any big or unfinished ideas. Do you have any recommendations to leave behind that will help the scholars that come after you build on what you have done and avoid your mistakes?Address the following points in some way, shape or form:
*What has the Community Service Scholarship program meant to you?
*How have you contributed to the existing culture of public service on campus?
*What has been the short and long term impact of your community service work? Provide any concrete data that helps the
university see the “value” of their investment in this scholarship program.
*Your “vision” for ongoing efforts to promote student-led community service initiatives- Are there areas that can be built upon, or that need improvement?
- Scholar Impact Report: (1-2 pages)
Provide a brief summary of at least three influential people, organizations, and/or resources that have has a significant impact on you and your community service work. Include any thank-yous and acknowledgements.
- Post-Graduation Plans: (1-2 pages)
What are your next steps/future plans? How has the scholars program, Center for Public Service, or any other Tulane entities contributed to your preparation?
- Visuals and Documentation: (optional but strongly encouraged)
Visuals and documentation of your experiences really add something special to your story. Please provide any pictures, flyers from activities, notes of gratitude that you receive, or any press releases or media coverage highlighting your work.
Many of you know former scholar, Dani Preiser. Unfortunately, after only a couple of weeks at Tulane, Dani had to take a medical leave of absence due to major health problems. Despite many obstacles,Dani is constantly focused on helping others. She always has a smile on her face and will never give you any glimpse of the constant pain she’s in.
Dani is in the process of creating a National Organization called One World. One World aims to unite the special needs population and the rest of the community. Dani’s older brother has Fragile X syndrome and he truly is her inspiration for everything she does.
A group of her Friends are trying to get Dani on the Ellen Show to talk about her amazing organization, and to help her achieve everything she dreams of. So help spread the word.
How can you help?
- Watch and share the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alrj9gvKwHA (make sure to tag the ellen show and/or ellen’s facebook page)
- Join the facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/525335227519103/
- Like and share One World’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oneworldorg.us?fref=ts
- Checkout and Share One World’s Website http://oneworldorg.us/
- Share Dani and her brother Jonathan’s story.
Support Dani! Support One World!
“The Strongest Force is the power of togetherness”