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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Friday, February 21, 2014

Quick Hits

Las Llaves del Exito

"Las Llaves del Exíto"

Last weekend, Brookhaven College hosted the spring 2014 “Las Llaves del ExĂ­to” event, also known as “The Keys to Success,” for current junior and senior high school students. The program provides tips and guidance to students who plan to attend college and need help navigating the system. Approximately 400 students and their parents attended. According to the District Outreach Office, Brookhaven College had the most employee and student volunteers of any host campus in the history of the event. Way to go!

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Spring 2014 Service Agency Fair
Spring 2014 Service Agency Fair

The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement hosted their bi-annual Service Agency Fair on Feb. 12 with 17 community agencies and close to 200 people in attendance. The Service Fair offers volunteer opportunities for students and employees who are interested in giving back to the community. During the fall 2013 semester, 217 students in 43 classes contributed 3,178 service-learning hours at 56 community agencies generating over a $70,000 economic impact.

 

 

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Random Acts of Kindness Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week

Feb. 10-14 was the Random Acts of Kindness Week sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Students and employees were encouraged to share kindness with others or to volunteer their time giving back to the community. Monday through Wednesday, groups went to serve dinner at the Salvation Army. Nearly 1,500 people received warm food to eat. On Thursday, “Free Hugs” was a hit as the Brookhaven Bear mascot and a couple of students wandered around campus giving out free hugs to those in need of a little affection.

 

 

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IPS Events
Institute for Political Studies

The Institute for Political Studies partnered with the Open Book Project for two events in February. Dr. Calvin Jillson, author and professor of political science at SMU, presented “Lone Star Tarnished” a discussion of the shortcomings of Texas public policy. Dr. Bryan Stevenson, professor at New York University School of Law and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, presented “Race and Injustice” via a pre-recorded TED Talk followed by an open discussion forum. Additionally, Professor Kenneth Cole presented “How to Survive Bureaucratic Politics,” Feb. 17 as part of the ongoing IPS lecture series. Upcoming IPS events can be viewed on their website.

 

 

 

 

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