I Am All The Way In

Friday, January 6, 2017
“When David Malone [Director of Duke Service-Learning] told me we were going to be talking about ‘the arrogance of help,’ I said I am in, I am all the way in,” said Dean of Arts and Sciences Valerie Ashby. Ashby was on a panel convened Dec. 7th to probe the many aspects of service. Malone moderated... Read More »

A Model for Connecting with Community Partners

Friday, January 6, 2017
Our Service-Learning workshop, Connecting Community Partners with University Resources, led by Nicholas School Professor Liz Shapiro-Garza and her co-teacher from the non-profit world Calvin Allen, was full of ideas and strategies they have developed to ensure students and partners have successful... Read More »

Context and Connections Meaningful for Participants

Friday, January 6, 2017
Duke Service-Learning hosted its annual Context and Connections tour on October 7th. Context and Connections offers new Duke faculty and staff interested in deepening their own knowledge of and relationship to Durham’s communities an opportunity to explore connections with their teaching, research... Read More »

Testimonial - Student Action with Farmworkers

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Joanna Welborn, Assistant Director, Student Action with Farmworkers "We've been fortunate to have worked with Duke Service-Learning almost since its beginning. In the last two years, we have been particularly thrilled with the compelling courses created by the faculty and the engaged... Read More »

In Service Learning, A Discussion About The Arrogance of Help

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
When Duke Service-Learning Director David Malone told Trinity College Dean Valerie Ashby he wanted her to talk on a panel about “The Arrogance of Help,” Ashby knew what she wanted to discuss. “I said I am in, I am all the way in,” said Ashby in introducing her remarks. “I'm not going to talk... Read More »

Alison Hester of Endeavor Charter School Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
This year’s community partner recipient of the Alden Award is Alison Hester from Endeavor Charter School in Wake Forest, NC, in recognition of her long-standing partnership with Duke through a Chemistry Outreach class. Her nominator, Ken Lyle, praised her “love of science and ongoing commitment to... Read More »

Prof Deb Reiseinger Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
This year’s faculty recipient of the Alden Award is Deborah Reisinger, Assistant Professor of the Practice of
 Romance Studies. Her nominators, Leta Hallowell, Joan Clifford and Lou Brown, praised her commitment to all aspects of service-learning as a service-learning instructor, a previous... Read More »

Yvonne Lu Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Two students won an Alden Award in 2016. Yvonne Lu impressed the selection committee with her sustained commitment to service-learning through participating in four service learning classes and by the thoughtfulness and compassion she showed in her reflections. The Service-Learning Program is... Read More »

Leta Hallowell Wins 2016 Alden Award

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Leta Hallowell was recognized for the ways she “embodies the ideal leader in her humble actions, her deep reflection, and her brave choices,” and for the way she has “sustained her commitment to working with refugees through service-learning courses, service and scholarship in her thesis project... Read More »

Pauli Murray Book Group

Monday, May 2, 2016
To celebrate the end of spring semester, the Service-Learning Program met as a “Book Group” to discuss the wonderful new book about Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt—The Firebrand and the First Lady. Barbara Lau, who has led the efforts to bring Pauli Murray’s story to light in Durham (see http... Read More »