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David w Jones
Apr 11, 2019

Center for Civic Engagement mentor Hailey Modin named WSU Student Employee of the Year

Apr 11, 2019 by David w Jones

Hailey Modin has been named WSU’s 2018-19 student employee of the year. An entrepreneurship senior from Sumner, WA., Hailey’s exemplary work over the past three years as a peer mentor with WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) has benefitted students and staff, the city of Pullman and nearby communities. “Hailey took on new projects with intention and enthusiasm,” CCE director Melanie Brown said. “Her competency allowed her to further her professional reach.” A larger role Necessity also...


Tiffanie Braun
Aug 20, 2018

CCE-Led Projects- 24 Hour Cancellation Policy

Aug 20, 2018 by Tiffanie Braun

The CCE understands that life can be unpredictable at times; however, due to increasing project demand, after two project “No Shows” staff will remove you from any remaining CCE-led service projects for the semester. This “No Show Policy” is meant to ensure that your spot is available for someone else if something does come up. Please be respectful to others who might need hours and let CCE staff know if you are unable to participate at least 24 hours before the project meeting time to avoid ...


Erin R McIlraith
May 18, 2017

Students Invited to CCE-Led Summer Service Projects

May 18, 2017 by Erin R McIlraith

Are you in Pullman for the summer, and you’re looking for something fun to do? Join the Center for Civic Engagement on daily community service projects from May through July! Projects include running after school programs, manicures and games with local seniors, homeless pet socialization with the local humane societies, ranch assistance at the Orphan Acres horse rescue, gardening and environmental projects, and more. All CCE-led projects include free transportation for students. Many other ...


Erin R McIlraith
Apr 21, 2017

WSU faculty, staff, and students invited to help develop a collective vision for the Pullman community

Apr 21, 2017 by Erin R McIlraith

What are your aspirations for the Pullman community in 2040 and beyond? What will our community look like in 20 years?  WSU faculty, staff, and students who live, work, learn, shop, or play in Pullman are invited to apply for a Pullman 2040 Initiative taskforce to help shape the future of the Pullman community. Six taskforces will focus on community identity, economic development, education, environment and recreation, visual appeal, and wellness. Visit pullman2040.org to apply to join a tas...


Erin R McIlraith
Mar 6, 2017

You Can Serve Your Community Over Spring Break!

Mar 6, 2017 by Erin R McIlraith

Are you going home to western Washington or in Pullman over spring break? Either way, we have a list of great service projects for you over break! Projects are divided by location, which include Pullman/Moscow, Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle, and Tri-Cities. Join us in service over spring break! Pullman/Moscow Area: Bishop Place Senior Living | Root Beer Floats Opportunity Description: Students will be assisting with setting up a Root Beer Float social! Students are needed for set up and cle...


Erin R McIlraith
Feb 8, 2017

Center for Civic Engagement’s Palouse Fresh Food Project honored with Engaged Campus-Community Partnership Award

Feb 8, 2017 by Erin R McIlraith

The Palouse Fresh Food Project (PFFP), an AmeriCorps VISTA program, has been honored with the first annual Engaged Campus-Community Partnership Award by the Western Region Campus Compact. This award recognizes one outstanding campus-community partnership that produces measurable impact in the community through collaboration and student engagement.  Established in 2015 by the Center for Civic Engagement and currently led by AmeriCorps VISTA member, Ashley Vaughan, the PFFP focuses on uniting c...


Erin R McIlraith
Feb 3, 2017

WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students Invited to Help Develop a Collective Vision for the Pullman Community

Feb 3, 2017 by Erin R McIlraith

What are your aspirations for the Pullman community in 2040 and beyond? What will our community look like in 20 years?  WSU faculty, staff, and students who live, work, learn, shop, or play in Pullman are invited to share their thoughts with through the Pullman 2040 Initiative. Pullman 2040 is a process to engage community members in developing a collective vision for the Pullman community and the strategies to accomplish that vision. Visit pullman2040.org to complete the Vision Questionnair...


Erin R McIlraith
Dec 9, 2016

Community Service over Winter Break

Dec 9, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

Are you going home for winter break and would like to participate in some great community service projects, or are you staying in Pullman and looking for something to do? The CCE has put together a list of event options for "hot spot" areas throughout Washington where many students call home, including Vancouver, Pullman/Moscow, Seattle, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities. Check out the event details below for project times and locations! These are just a selection of available projects, though, so ...


Erin R McIlraith
Nov 17, 2016

Community Service over Thanksgiving Break

Nov 17, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

Are you going home for Thanksgiving Break and would like to participate in some great community service projects, or are you staying in Pullman and looking for something to do? The CCE has put together a list of event options for "hot spot" areas throughout Washington where many students call home, including Vancouver, Pullman/Moscow, Seattle, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities. Check out the event details below for project times and locations! Remember to bring a Record of Civic Engagement Form to...


Erin R McIlraith
Nov 17, 2016

Election Event Data Sought from All WSU Campuses for National Recognition (Deadline November 30)

Nov 17, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

Did your department, class, or student group plan an event or program related to the November 8, 2016 national election? Your input is needed to help earn the WSU system national recognition for democratic engagement. As a system-wide challenge, events and programs from all WSU campuses are important. The WSU system is registered for both the national NASPA Voter Friendly Campus designation and the Campus Vote Project’s All In Challenge. Both of these designations will recognize universities...


Erin R McIlraith
Oct 28, 2016

WSU Center for Civic Engagement honored by the Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Oct 28, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

On October 27, at the 99th Annual Pullman Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet, the Chamber announced the recipients of their five annual community awards. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) was named the 2016 recipient of the Civic Improvement Award, which is presented for outstanding contribution to improvement of the community and citizen relations. “We are honored that the Pullman Chamber selected the CCE for this award,” said Melanie Brown, CCE Director. “It is a tribute to the...


Erin R McIlraith
Oct 14, 2016

Community Engagement Faculty Fellows Program Applications Now Open

Oct 14, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

WSU faculty are invited to apply for the Center for Civic Engagement’s (CCE) Faculty Fellows program. Funded by a WSU Seed Grant for Student Success, this program aims to promote student achievement and success by expanding the opportunities for WSU students to engage in  known high impact practice – service learning. Currently, community engagement is established or emerging at every WSU campus and this program seeks to expand and enhance this engagement system-wide. Any faculty member invo...


Erin R McIlraith
Sep 19, 2016

Cougs Vote: Get Involved in the 2016 Elections

Sep 19, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

On November 8, 2016, the US will select our next president, but did you know that 88% of Congress is also up for re-election? Or that in Washington, the Governor, Secretary of State, and dozens more of our state positions are also up for re-election? Getting registered to vote and participating in the election process can be daunting. To help you navigate election deadlines and participate in events, the WSU Center for Civic Engagement invites students, faculty, staff, and community members t...


Erin R McIlraith
Sep 12, 2016

Community Invited to the Missouri Flat Creek Art and Ecology Exhibition Opening

Sep 12, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

Art students at WSU and environmental expert Kayla Wakulich have joined forces to create a unique, multidisciplinary public exhibit that will open to the public on Thursday, September 22 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Thomas Hammer in downtown Pullman. Attendees will spend the afternoon viewing art, learning about an important local ecological restoration project while enjoying tea or coffee.  Kayla Wakulich, a graduate student in the WSU School of the Environment, will give a brief talk about her work...


Erin R McIlraith
Aug 24, 2016

Cougs Vote Open Planning Meetings for All WSU Campuses

Aug 24, 2016 by Erin R McIlraith

Is your department, class, or student group planning an event or program related to the November 8, 2016 national elections? You’re invited to participate in the Cougs Vote open planning meetings on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 on the Pullman campus. A call in option is available those located on other campuses. To call into the meeting, follow these instructions: Dial 509-335-4700 Press 1 to attend the meeting Enter the meeting ID listed below followed by the # sign Follow...