Spring 2014 Volunteer Fair

February 3, 2014
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Join us for the 2014 UT Spring Volunteer Fair next Wednesday, February 19, from 10am-3pm on Speedway Plaza! The volunteer fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about a number of volunteering opportunities throughout the UT and Austin community. Statistics show that nearly 74% of all current UT students have volunteered either on campus or within the Austin community […]

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Community Engagement Lecture Series: Financial Debate hosted by Regina Hughes

January 29, 2014
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The Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement proudly hosts a free, monthly seminar in partnership with the Renaissance Retirement Center in Austin Texas.  Invited speakers are leaders in their respective fields and represent a variety of academic departments throughout The University of Texas at Austin.  Each presenter shares their recent research or academic interests and the […]

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Community Engagement Lecture Series: Geo science Focus by Jay Banner

December 4, 2013
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The Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement proudly hosts a free, monthly seminar in partnership with the Renaissance Retirement Center in Austin Texas. Invited speakers are leaders in their respective fields and represent a variety of academic departments throughout The University of Texas at Austin. Each presenter shares their recent research or academic interests and the implications of their work […]

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Community Engagement Lecture Series: Creative Art Therapies by Vicki Packheiser

October 8, 2013
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The Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement proudly hosts a free, monthly seminar in partnership with the Renaissance Retirement Center in Austin Texas. Invited speakers are leaders in their respective fields and represent a variety of academic departments throughout The University of Texas at Austin. Each presenter shares their recent research or academic interests and the […]

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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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