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Seven Days of Service Takes Place Oct. 22-28

The Center for Community Engagement at CSULB is hosting the annual 7 Days of Service from Oct. 22-28.  It provides opportunities for community agencies as well as campus staff, faculty and students to host and participate in a number of volunteer and engagement events.

7 Days of Service LogoThe Kick-off Reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. in the Anatol Center (Academic Services Building, Room 110).  Community Engagement Awards will be presented to honor a faculty member and a community partner who have exemplified what it means to be engaged in the community.

Carlos Silveira, an associate professor in Art, will provide an informational session for students to learn about International Service-Learning opportunities on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. in the University Student Union (USU), Room 205. The Association of Future Educators invites campus members to come to the Arts in the Classroom workshop in the USU Alamitos Bay Room from 5-7 p.m. Participants will learn how to develop meaningful and creative art projects for the classroom.

Students are encouraged to pledge volunteer hours at the Volunteer Roundup on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Psychology Quad. Posters will be displayed showing students’ and campus groups’ service projects and activities. The Model United Nations Intercollegiate Team is hosting an Iran Symposium from 6-8:30 p.m. in the USU’s Beach Auditorium.  A panel discussion will cover current issues in the Iranian community.

On Friday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 in Education Building 1, Room 40 there will be a community-campus dialogue exploring how education, community health, and crime and violence in Long Beach impact the work of the university and of community agencies, groups, and organizations. WomenShelter Long Beach is holding a candlelight vigil and silent walk at 6 p.m. at Promenade and 1st Street in Downtown Long Beach to honor domestic violence survivors.    

National Make a Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 27, and Student Life and Development will be collaborating with Rebuilding Together Long Beach to restore homes of local residents. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.

Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach is the site for University by the Sea.  This film, arts and education festival is on Sunday, Oct. 28, from noon-9 p.m. and is open to the public. 

For more information on these events call the Center for Community Engagement at 562/985-7131 or visit its Web site