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UW-Eau Claire to Participate in Wisconsin’s
First PK-16 Service Learning Conference

 MAILED:  Sept. 12, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — The director of the Center for Service-Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be among those honored during Wisconsin’s first PK-16 Service Learning Conference, planned for Sept. 18 at UW-Madison.

Donald Mowry will be recognized for his work with a planning group that helped to launch Wisconsin Campus Compact, a statewide association of college presidents and chancellors committed to strengthening citizenship skills and values by promoting community service and service learning.

UW-Eau Claire’s Jumpstart Program also will be spotlighted during the conference. Jumpstart pairs federal work-study college students with children in Head Start and other programs serving low-income preschoolers to help improve their early literacy and social skills.

Wisconsin Campus Compact is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to present the conference, called “The State Superintendent’s Conference on Service-Learning and Citizenship.” State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster will host the conference. Gov. Jim Doyle will deliver the keynote address.

Conference participants will learn from students why service-learning is important in today’s schools, network with others who are committed to providing quality service-learning opportunities for students PK-16, gain practical knowledge about service-learning and opportunities to connect with community partners.

For more information, contact Mowry at (715) 836-4649 or dmowry@uwec.edu.

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Updated: September 12, 2003