Updated Volunteer Event Listing System

August 1, 2013
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We have updated our volunteer event listing system!  Over the summer, we transitioned utvolunteers.org to an updated, more user-friendly format.  The new system, from Austin-based GivePulse, has all the capabilities we need in recruiting and informing volunteers about local agencies and causes.  In addition, the system provides event management tools for agencies and groups, volunteer […]

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What Counts in an Accounting Class with Service-Learning

June 19, 2013
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This summer, Gabriel de la Torre will be taking sign language classes—and his inspiration was a spring semester Accounting class. As part of Professor Brian Lendecky’s Accounting 366P class, de la Torre and 200 other UT students helped to file 18,310 tax returns for low-income residents, resulting in a total of $31,691,205 in refunds.  Before […]

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Service-Learning Class Goes to Washington

May 30, 2013
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This past fall semester, the Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement reported that Dr. Kara Hallmark’s service-learning visual arts class displayed almost 10,000 artificial clay bones on UT’s South Mall to raise awareness about mass atrocities around the globe. This class was a part of the nationally recognized One Million Bones (www.onemillionbones.org) project created by artist […]

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Honoring 2013 Tower Award Recipients

April 26, 2013
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On May 1, 2013 the Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement honored the following Tower Awards recipients. The Tower Awards are presented annually to honor excellence in volunteerism at The University of Texas at Austin; a tradition which began in 1998.  Today the ceremony recognizes students, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as community […]

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Celebrating Service-Learning and Civic Engagement with the LCCE!

March 15, 2013
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The Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement is excited to host a week of events celebrating service-learning and civic engagement. Please mark your calendars and let your friends and colleagues know! United to Serve is a system-wide initiative of The University of Texas to unite all of the campuses in service. Every spring since 2004, students, administrators, faculty, and […]

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Update: Volunteer Fair Reschedule!

February 6, 2013
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Due to a forecast for inclement weather on Wednesday, 2/6, we postponed our Spring 2013 Volunteer Fair.  Although the weather turned out to be beautiful most of the day, the forecast predicted a 90% chance of rain through 3pm, and we didn’t want to chance it! The fair will take place next week – Thursday, […]

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ASL Spotlights Professor Diana Dawson

January 18, 2013

A journalist by profession, Diana Dawson knew that covering social issues meant she had to be out in the field to hear the stories of people living the problems. Now, as an instructor for the School of Journalism at UT-Austin she incorporates this into her inter-disciplinary Senior Fellow’s seminar called “Communicating the Human Side of […]

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Communications Students Serve as On- and Off-Campus Consultants

January 9, 2013

Sophomore Shelby Stephen and senior Kayleigh Rivera are urging their classmates in residence halls to “Lock it or Lose it.” This fall, they surveyed current on-campus students about their safety habits and realized that most of the students they spoke with were leaving their doors unlocked, encouraging theft. At the end of the semester, Stephen […]

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Volunteer and Student Organization of the Month: November

December 21, 2012

The Volunteer and Service Learning Center recently recognized the November 2012 outstanding student volunteer and outstanding student organization for their dedication to contributing to the Austin community! Casey Locey, social work junior, was selected by Latinitas as the outstanding student volunteer for November. Casey has volunteered with Latinitas for about a year and immediately found herself a […]

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Volunteer and Student Organization of the Month: October

November 16, 2012

Congratulations to Iris Blackburn and the Asian Health Professions Organization, our October 2012 Volunteer and Student Organization of the Month awardees! Iris Blackburn, radio-television-film senior, is the outstanding student volunteer for the Austin Humane Society (AHS). She sought out the opportunity because of her love of animals, and while growing up in Utah she had […]

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