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Service-learning workshop to be held Oct. 29

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 19, 2004) -- The Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Community Service will present a service-learning workshop for faculty on Friday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Human Resource and Training Center, rooms 141/145. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop, "Best Practices in Service Learning," will feature Dr. William Oakes, P.E., associate professor of engineering education and co-director of the EPICS Program at Purdue University, the nation's most successful engineering service learning program. Oakes and other presenters will discuss service learning success stories, its influence on the community, and how to gain support for service learning initiatives.

A follow-up event will be held winter break 2004, when faculty members interested in implementing service learning can learn more and receive stipends to support their efforts.

Faculty are asked to sign up by Oct. 26 by contacting Amy Scheithauer at as292302@ohio.edu, or Chang Liu at liuc@ohio.edu or (740) 593-1249.

For more detailed agenda information, visit http://ace.cs.ohiou.edu/~changliu/04workshop/.  

The workshop is sponsored by the Ohio University Best Practices Grants and the 1804 Fund.

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Media Contact: Russ College Director of External Relations Colleen Girton, (740) 593-1488 or girtonc@ohio.edu, or Assistant Professor of Computer Science Chang Liu, (740) 593-1249 or liuc@ohio.edu

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