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Louisiana Campus Compact and Volunteer Louisiana to host 2011-12 K-20 Service-Learning Symposium at Southeastern

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


      HAMMOND – Louisiana Campus Compact and Volunteer Louisiana will host the 2011 K-20 Service-Learning Symposium for current classroom teachers and administrators, Southeastern Louisiana University faculty, staff and students, and any others interested in service-learning. 
      Scheduled Friday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the symposium will be held in the lecture hall at Southeastern’s Charles E. Cate Teacher Education Center. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
      Christine Cress, department chair of the Graduate School of Education and professor in the Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education (PACE) program at Portland State University, is the featured presenter for the program.
      “In addition to teaching courses in adult learning and professional development and leadership and ethics in higher education, Dr. Cress is an accomplished scholar with over 50 publications and 100 professional presentations to her credit, focusing on learning environments, community-based learning experiences, and the impact of campus life on student learning,” said Stuart Stewart, executive director of Louisiana Campus Compact. 
      Cress is co-author of “Learning Through Serving” and co-editor of “Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service-Learning: Curricular Strategies for Success.” She also served as lead author on Campus Compact’s recent white paper entitled “A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement.”
      There is no charge for K-12 personnel or for representatives from Campus Compact member institutions; those from non-member institutions are welcome to attend for a fee of $100. Continental breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials will be provided. 
      Stewart said the workshop was made possible through support from State Farm Insurance and assistance from Southeastern’s Division of Extended Studies.
      Registration for the symposium is available on the Division of Extended Studies web site at or by calling 985-549-2301 or 1-800-256-2771. Those with special dietary needs should e-mail Stewart at to make arrangements.

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