Civic Engagement / Community Outreach

Stats students partner with camp for kids

Each semester, students in Janet Peters’s “Statistics in Psychology” course partner with a regional nonprofit to analyze data and turn it into usable information. “When I started doing service learning in my classes, the first question I asked was ‘How do I help students understand the power of the skills they are learning?” said Peters. […]

Beyond words

WSU Vancouver students are learning how to help Spanish speakers navigate clinical experiences and forming strong partnerships with community health-care providers. As as one of the WSU Center for Civic Engagement’s inaugural Faculty Fellows in 2017, Cassandra Gulam and her colleagues learned how to incorporate the principles of community engagement into their courses. Gulam, clinical […]

Engaging our statewide community

Over the course of the next four weeks, four WSU researchers will share their work and expertise with communities across the state of Washington. They are members of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and the initial cohort of WSU Foley Fellows. Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in […]

Spanish instructor recognized for community language project

Cassandra Gulam, senior instructor of Spanish language and culture at WSU Vancouver, received the 2018 Excellence in Community-Based Learning award from the Community Engagement Institute at Gonzaga University for her project entitled, “Language Learners in the Community: Partnering with Safety-Net Medical Clinics in Clark County.” The review board specifically applauded Gulam’s attention to including her partners […]

Iron blood levels in Guatemala improve with WSU project

Washington State University students and faculty recently returned from a 10-day volunteer effort to help assess whether a health project designed to increase iron levels in the blood of rural Guatemalan people has been successful. WSU participants worked hand in hand with Hearts in Motion (HIM), a nonprofit organization, on the medical service project. “After […]