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Spring 2014—Issue 20 (PDF)

  • PA Program Sponsors "Week without Walls" for Local High School Students
  • DUSC Stays Warm and Busy During Winter Quarter
  • Taking Theories of Community Engagement out of Classroom & Into Community
  • Public Achievement and Strive Prep-Smart Academy and South High School Team Up for PA Summit
  • PG Scholar Creates a Public Web-Based Geographic Information System to Support Communal Decision Making Along Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
  • DU AmeriCorps Spotlight: Corey Klein
  • CCESL Puksta Scholar Awarded 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award
  • DU AmeriCorps Spotlight: Dan Fliegelman
  • And the Award Goes To...
  • Foothills Visual and Textual Magazine Offers a Platform for Creativity to Thrive
  • The Road to College as a Puksta Scholar
  • Public Good Scholars Work Continues to Gain Momentum Through Short Video
  • CCESL Community Spotlight: Tony Grampsas Youth Service Program
  • 2014 CCESL Award Winners

Winter 2014—Issue 19 (PDF)

  • Pukstas Increase Skills and Build Community at 2014 Puksta Intercollegiate Retreat.
  • DUSC Gains Momentum during Fall Quarter
  • PG Scholar Evaluates Residential Treatment and Adoption: The Adoptive Parent Perspective
  • CCESL Staff Present at 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Civic Engagement: Bridging Gaps in Education
  • CCESL students Honor MLK during the MLK Day Marade in Denver
  • Diving Deeper into Service Learning and Community Based Research
  • Public Good Cultivates Student Engagement in Campus-Community Garden
  • Community Engagement Corps gets involved in the Denver community
  • Now Accepting Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award Applications
  • PG Scholar Strengthens Networks of Refugee and Immigrant Service Providers
  • Public Good Request for Proposals
  • Public Good Scholar Evaluates Gateway Program at Red Rocks Community College
  • Let's Go to Bosnia!
  • DU AmeriCorps Member Spotlight
  • Instructors Build Service Learning Skills: Another Successful SL Training

Fall 2013—Issue 18 (PDF)

  • CCESL Hosts Annual Community Organizing Institute
  • CCESL Welcomes Three New Puksta Scholars
  • Public Good Scholar Develops After School Multimedia Center at South High School
  • The DU Amache Project Establishes Wide Reaching Service Learning Opportunities
  • Public Achievement Coach Delivers Oral Arguments at U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Environmental Advocacy and Service Learning Go Hand in Hand
  • DU Something! Volunteer
  • PG Scholar produces video About DU Human Capital Students and African Refugees
  • 2014 Annual National Service Learning Conference
  • Choosing Excellence: Let All Children Bloom
  • DU AmeriCorps Welcomes New Program Coordinator
  • Public Good Scholar Featured in Campus Compact Spotlight on Engagement
  • CCESL Hosts Successful Open House
  • Get Involved Through Science Shop


Summer 2013—Issue 17 (PDF)

  • PA Summit Celebrates Student Accomplishments
  • PA Students Reflect on Impact of the PA Conference
  • Colorado Coalition for Girls Annual Conference: DU Students Make a Difference
  • Religious Studies Grant Writing Course Partners Students with Local Non-Profits
  • Collaboration & Publication at DU Community Writing Center at Saint Francis
  • DU AmeriCorps Professional Development Scholarships Provide Additional Value Added
  • Save the Date – Community Organizing Institute
  • DUSC Engage in Diversity Summit Day of Action
  • Save the Date – CCESL Open House
  • CCESL Graduates First Science Shop Honors Project
  • DU AmeriCorps Member Spotlight
  • DU Service & Change End of Year Recap
  • With Food and Justice for All
  • Up and Coming DU Social Justice Forum
  • Public Good Request for Proposals


Spring 2013—Issue 16 (PDF)

  • CCESL Launches New Website!
  • DU Named to Community Service Honor Roll
  • Two Faculty Featured in Honor Roll
  • DU Puksta Scholars Participate in Intercollegiate Retreat
  • Congratulations to 2013 CCESL Award Winners
  • COMN 3900 Partners with Chinese Children Adoption International
  • PG Scholar Connects DU and Adolescent Black Girls
  • Congratulations to First Kimmy Foundation Award Winner
  • From Books to Booked: A Service Learning Study
  • DU AmeriCorps Member Spotlight11th Annual Puksta Passage
  • PG Fund: Low-Cost Evaluations for Learning Disorders2013 Pedagogy of Privilege Conference
  • Congratulations to Spring PG Fund Awardees
  • DUSC Honors the Legacy of Dr. MLK
  • Puksta Builds Community with LLC Students
  • DUSC & Bridge Project Youth Engage in Mural Painting
  • Cultural Perceptions of International NGOs in Mozambique

Winter 2013-Issue15 (PDF)

  • Director's Note

  • Fall Community Organizing Institute a Success

  • New "Science Shop" Initiative for Students

  • Clarion Promotes MLK Day Volunteer Efforts of DUSC

  • School Finance on the Brain

  • Public Good Request for Proposals

  • Students Participate in Democracy

  • PA Brings High School Students to Denver's MLK Marade

  • DU AmeriCorps Member Spotlight

  • National AmeriCorps Week: March 9-17, 2013

  • AmeriCorps for Coffee and Catch-Up Every Wednesday

  • Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

  • DU Service and Change Fall Quarter 2012 Update

  • Public Good Associate Featured in Huffington Post

  • Community Engagement Learning Mini Grant Supports Social Change

  • National Service Learning Conference Coming to Denver

  • CCESL Workshops at the National Service Learning Conference

  • Service Learning Associates Have an Impact

  • Instructors Build Service Learning Skills

  • Bosnia Herzegovina International Service Learning

  • Program Did You Know?

  • Staff Updates

Fall 2012—Issue 14 (PDF)

  • Director's Note
  • New Public Achievement Curriculum
  • 3rd Annual CCESL Open House
  • New Puksta Scholars
  • Interested in Tutoring or Mentoring?
  • CCESL Hosts Collaborative Dialogue
  • CCESL Grant to Expand Local Mentoring Program
  • Mini Grant Funds Geo Info Science Urban Concepts
  • CCESL Staff Member Selected as CGI Volunteer
  • AmeriCorps Opportunities for DU Students
  • CE Corps Member Elected to Student Government
  • Global Community-Engaged Learning: News from Bosnia
  • My Experience in Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps
  • CCESL Mini Grant Funds Social Research in Mozambique
  • DU Service & Change Student Organization Launches
  • Engaged Faulty Workshop: Did You Know?
  • Staff Updates: DUSC School Supply Drive

Summer 2012—Issue 13 (PDF)


  • Public Achievement Project Stories 2012
  • $100,000 in Public Good Funds Distributed to DU Faculty
  • CCESL Releases 2012-2013 Public Good RFP
  • Knoebel Hospitality Students Mentor Refugees
  • Tree Planting Project at Bluff Lake Nature Center
  • Keep Up With CCESL Using Social Media
  • Puksta Passage Celebrates 10th Anniversary
  • Doctoral Student Receives EPA Fellowship for CCESL Supported Work
  • Women's College Offers Bachelor's Degree in IT Studies
  • CCESL Pioneer Awardees
  • Service Learning in the First-Year Writing Sequence
  • CCESL Mini-Grant Funds Jamboree SCORES Event
  • Faculty Alert: Why Activity Insight Matters for CCESL
  • CCESL Faculty in the News
  • CCESL is Hiring!
  • Dr. Pernessa Seele Public Talk
  • DU Social Justice Film Event

Spring 2012—Issue 12 (PDF)


  • DU on President's Community Service Honor Role
  • CCESL Video Project
  • Kimmy Foundation Awards New Endowment to DU
  • Service Learning Webinar
  • Puksta Scholar Selected as PeaceJam Mentor
  • CO PA Coach Conference Success
  • Puksta Scholar Presents at Dyslexia Conference
  • DU's 11th Annual Diversity Summit
  • Intercultural Global Studies Minor
  • DU Professor's Work Featured in NY Times
  • Tree Planting at Bluff Lake
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Faculty Member Attends Conference with SL Mini Grant
  • Puksta Scholar Emcees at National SL Conference

Winter 2012—Issue 11 (PDF)


  • Public Good Fund Call for Proposals
  • 2011 Community Organizing Training
  • National Dialogue to Support Federal Policy Development
  • Colorado Public Achievement Coach Conference
  • Call for Puksta Scholar Applications
  • CCESL Director Awarded Scholarship of Engagement Grant
  • Institutionalization of Engaged Scholarship in CO New Staff Introductions
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Campus Partners: University Advancement
  • Community Engaged Learning Initiatives
  • AmeriCorps Grants Fund Student Opportunities
  • PA Coach Selected as Conference MC

Fall 2011—Issue 10 (PDF)


  • Community Organizing: Agitating for Social Justice and Community Engagement
  • Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps
  • Puksta Scholar Named DU Diversity Enrollment Fellow
  • Introduction to Cara DiEnno, Associate Director
  • Ten Year Anniversary of Puksta Scholars Program
  • Geography Professor and Engineering Students Cook Up Green Stove Design for Guatemala
  • Community Partner Spotlight: Convergence Project
  • DU Recognized on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Spring 2011—Issue 9 (PDF)


  • Faculty Perspective on the Service Learning Associate Program
  • Student Reflections on the SLA Program
  • Become an SLA: Call for Applications
  • Puksta Scholar Testifies for Access Bill
  • Engaged Scholars Visit DU
  • Digital Storytelling for Social Justice Screening
  • Student Voices Needed! Student Engagement Survey
  • CCESL Department Award Winners
  • AmeriCorps Students Selected for Clinton Global Initiative
  • CCESL Staff Achievements and Updates
  • Upcoming Events

Winter 2011—Issue 8 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: Anne DePrince
  • Graduate Students and Public Good Work: Anthropology
  • Community Conference: Activate2
  • Day, April 1-2, 2011
  • Public Good Fund Updates
  • Public Good RFP Winter/ Spring 2011 Now Available!
  • Impact of the Public Good Fund Ripples Out
  • Save the Date: CCESL Open House March 24, 2011
  • Service Learning Updates
  • CCESL Staff Achievements and Updates Upcoming Events

Spring 2010—Issue 7 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: Service Learning and Transition from College
  • Public Good Interview: Adreinne Russell on Public Good Research through Interviewing Activist Media Groups
  • Public Good Student Project of the Quarter: Russell Takeall and the Social Identity Collective
  • Service Learning Course Spotlight: Lelah Mehran and Chris Coleman from the Departments of Art, Art History, Media, and Journalism Studies Team Teach Three Community Engaged Learning Courses
  • Community Learning Opportunities for DU Faculty
  • Teaching a Service Learning Course? Ask about the SLA program
  • Support Student Community Based Research and Public Work

Winter 2010—Issue 6 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: Opportunities for Social Justice
  • Public Good Interview: Eugene Walls on the Colorado Anti-Violence Project
  • Public Good Student Project of the Quarter: Teresa Dokey Educating Youth about Various Cultures through Foreign Film
  • Service Learning Course Spotlight: David Ciepley "Living off the Grid"
  • Service Learning Associates (SLA) puts Students and Faculty into Working Relationships

Fall 2009—Issue 5 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: Building Things
  • Faculty Interview: Don Stedman, Professor Chemistry and Biology on Air Pollution
  • Public Good Student Project of the Quarter: Ben Waldman Creates a Sustainable Campus-Community Garden
  • Service Learning Course Spotlight: Hava Gordon, "Youth Cultures: Inequality, Resistance and Empowerment"

Spring 2009—Issue 4 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: What is a Civic Professional?
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bonnie Clark Works with Students and the Local Community on Anthropology Research at the WWII Amache Relocation Camp in Granada, CO
  • Service Learning Suite of Opportunities for Faculty Members in 2009-2010; Conference Announcements

Winter 2009—Issue 3 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: New CCESL Visual Identity a Message of Passion and Focus
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Anne DePrince's Student Learn Psycholgy Research Methods by Using Them in a Community Setting to Address the Needs of Community Partners
  • 2009 Public Good Fund Recipients Announced
  • Public Good Fellows Program Seeking Applicants
  • Morgridge Family Foundation Funds New Student Civic Engagement Programs
  • Join Us on a CCESL Volunteer Service Day Conference Announcements

Fall 2008—Issue 2 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: How Do We Engage With Public Outside the University?
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tom Knecht's Students Learn about American Public Opinion by Designing and Implementing Surveys that Address Community Partner Needs
  • Announcements: 2008-2009 Public Good Fund Request for Proposals and Public Good Fellows

Spring 2008—Issue 1 (PDF)


  • Director's Note: Public Good Newsletter Addresses Faculty Interest in Community-Based Learning and Public Good Scholarship
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kate Willink's Graduate Course on Immigration and Intercultural Communication Uses Community-Based Research to Start Dialogue around Resistance and Support for the El Centro Humanitario Community Center in Aurora
  • Announcements: Public Good Celebration, Public Good Lecture, Public Good Fund Proposal Prep Session, and Service Learning Pods