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Students, Faculty, Staff

Clothing Drop ’N Swap Event Needs Volunteers/Donations!

NU’s annual clothing and textile reuse and recycle program is back! This year, it’s taking place on Saturday, Oct. 18th and Sunday, Oct. 19th in Plumley Armory. The “Drop” – on Saturday – is an opportunity for community members to drop off unwanted clothing, rags and other textiles in labeled bags at Plumley where our volunteers sort through and organize all the donations. *Keep in mind there will be an early-bird Friday “Drop” for faculty and staff! The next day, community members pay just a $1 entrance fee and can take any and as many of the items they want! We’re currently looking for volunteers to assist on those days, and the perk is that volunteers get first *FREE* dibs on the clothing as they sort! For more information on the event, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement at 4achange@norwich.edu or x2670.

NU VISIONS Abroad trip to Philippines – Applications Still Available!

The Center for Civic Engagement is excited to be offering a trip for students, faculty and staff over this winter break to the Cebu Province in the Philippines to perform some post-typhoon disaster relief work. Trip dates are Dec. 24 – Jan. 10th. The cost of this trip is only $500 for students due to a generous donation from the Tawani Foundation, so this will be a competitive application process. To receive an application or to learn more, contact Program Director Nicole DiDomenico at x2670 or ndidomen@norwich.edu. Faculty and staff advisors are still also being sought, so we encourage anyone interested to contact the Director to learn more!

Volunteer Over Thanksgiving Break Week!

The Alternative Thanksgiving Break program is back by popular demand, and applications are now available! Get your spot on this year’s trip before they fill up! Trip participants will assist local area nonprofits during the day – like serving meals on Thanksgiving to local veterans, trail building, etc. – and exploring popular Vermont sites and having fun during the “downtime!” If you can’t necessarily afford to go home for both Thanksgiving and Winter break, that’s another reason to join ATB! The program only costs $150 for the week and covers all food, lodging, transportation and recreational activities (like Laser tag, a trip to Church Street in Burlington, bowling, going to the movies, etc.) Interested? Contact the Center for Civic Engagement at 4achange@norwich.edu or x2640. Per diem advisors are also needed, so interested faculty and staff who will be staying in the area for Thanksgiving are encouraged to also contact us!

On-campus Interns Sought!

The Center for Civic Engagement currently has 3 internships available:
1) Financial Literacy Coordinator
2) Service-Learning Coordinator
3) Youth Outreach Coordinator
Each position will require 8-10 office hours per week for either one or two consecutive semesters. These internships are work-study eligible, and academic credit may be possible. For more information about any of these positions, please contact Nicole DiDomenico at ndidomen@norwich.edu or x2670.

FREE Financial Literacy Seminar Series – Sign up now!>

The Center for Civic Engagement is running, for its second year, this free seminar series for any students, faculty and staff on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Monday, Sept. 29th and running through Nov. 17th. Learn about creating budgets and savings plans; find out your credit score and how to either build it or repair it; examine your personal and professional goals and create the roadmap you need to execute it successfully! NU Alum Jason Vitug, Founder and CEO of Phroogal, along with other financial educators will be facilitating these seminars. The first 12 students to sign up will have an additional opportunity to earn $500 through this opportunity! To learn more, contact Nicole DiDomenico at ndidomen@norwich.edu.

Faculty

Service-learning grants available for Faculty!

The Center for Civic Engagement is happy to announce that we will have professional development and project funds available for faculty interested in learning more about or utilizing service-learning as a pedagogy this academic year! Mini-grants up valued at up to $500 will be available on a rolling basis, and reporting requirements are minimal. To learn more, contact Center Director Nicole DiDomenico at ndidomen@norwich.edu or x2670.

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