Spring into Service – Opening Reception

April 6th   5-8 PM

Marylhurst University 

Clark Commons




A three-fold event…

  1.  At the downturn of the economy, five Portland – based photographers got to thinking, “Rather than compete with each other, let’s collaborate.” Photo Force is a creative force; bringing the energy of five top photographers together in one collective, committed to being a force for good & helping worthy non-profits tell their story in new ways.  Marylhurst University is pleased to bring you: Photo Force: Setting the Table ß Click to preview photos.
  2. Bid on Blazer Tickets, A Day of Bird Watching, Guided Walking Tours through Portland & many more at the Silent Auction to benefit the Oregon Food Bank! (Items donated by Marylhurst University Departments.)
  3. What are the root causes of hunger in Oregon? How do I help? When it comes to ending hunger, Patti Whitney-Wise is one of the nation’s most effective activists. Her creative approaches and innovative leadership of the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force helped Oregon become the only state in the country to reduce hunger, as measured in the 2005 USDA report. She has won multiple awards for her work and is an author of “Act to End Hunger: 40 Ways in 5 Years to Make a Difference.” Engage in a powerful discussion led by Patti Whitney-Wise and Annie Herbert (Director of Communications at the Oregon Food Bank) surrounding root causes of hunger in Oregon and agencies providing relief.


For more information, please contact Amanda Baker, Marylhurst University Service Program Coordinator (503) 534-4063 / abaker@marylhurst.edu. For accommodations, please contact Disability Services at (503) 699-6301, extension 3344.

For a complete listing of all Spring into Service Activities, see post below…



Spring into Service!

Marylhurst University is hosting Spring into Service  , a month long service event highlighting the work of agencies that serve those facing food insecurity in Oregon. All events are open to the public. Please contact Amanda Baker, Service Program Coordinator (abaker@marylhurst.edu / 503.534.4063) if you have any questions!

International Service-Learning

A Practical Guide to Developing Powerful International Service-Learning Programs

Tuesday, April 13th ~ 1:00-2:30pm EDT


Registration Information
If you can not make this date and time, you can watch the recording.



You may also be interested in:


Best Practices in Service Learning




FREE Training

Student Workshop – Maximizing Your College Experience

Violence Goes to College: Detecting and Preventing Avenger Violence: April 15th

Free Tips, Tricks, and Technology Tools for Teachers

Creating Learning Communities to Enhance Student Success


Websites, Articles and Guides

Policy and Purpose in Global Service-Learning A Retrospective

Research and Scholarship on International Service Learning

Who Benefits?

International Service-Learning: Is It Right for You?

Thinking Beyond Borders

The International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership


 Videos – Sign up for Weekly Innovations to view the videos – it’s FREE! 

Great video for students – A Quick Look at Financial Literacy

Las Pintas Project: Service Learning in Mexico

Students share their highlights TRU Service-Learning 100



Service-Learning Across Cultures: Promise and Achievement

From Passion to Objectivity: International and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Service-Learning Research


 Webinar Description

International service-learning, when it is done well, can connect the best of study abroad with the best of volunteerism to create a powerful experience for students and an activity that leaves something useful behind in the host-country.  Knowing which models are appropriate for your institution and for particular disciplines is necessary in order to develop and implement successful programs.  This webinar will develop a rationale for international service-learning and present some possible models for implementation.  The presenter will also identify the common obstacles and ethical issues that are related to international service-learning, as well as how to address them.



Participants will learn:

  • Reasons for initiating international service-learning in your institution.
  • Models for international service-learning that are appropriate to their institutions and to particular disciplines.
  • How to seize opportunities and overcoming obstacles to implementation.
  • How to address the ethical issues that international service-learning raises.



Who Should Attend?

  • Study abroad advisers
  • Service-learning specialists
  • Faculty members
  • Deans of instruction

Serve in Washington D.C.!

How will you choose to spend your summer?

Join the millions of volunteers, public servants and nonprofit professionals who heard the call to serve in the nation’s capital.

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to put your talents towards affecting change. Spend your summer in service while getting a hands-on learning experience in Washington, DC.

This summer’s IPVS application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2010 with scholarship funding available. You still have the opportunity to be placed in an internship that puts you on the front-lines of our nation’s recovery and renewal.

Spend your summer taking action and making an impact in the community. With IPVS you can:

  • Provide families with educational programs that combat childhood obesity.
  • Help to advance public health by conducting intake interviews.
  • Facilitate enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth that encourage future successes.
  • Translate legal service documents and consultations for low-income immigrants.
  • Raise money and awareness for diseases that affect millions.
  • Provide direct emergency services to clients at a homeless shelter.
  • Research nonprofit policy and report on agency benefits.
  • Engage the local community in a park clean-up that revitalizes urban green spaces.

To take advantage of the extended deadline, please contact Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director, mconnell@tfas.org or 202.986.0384. We will work with you to help you complete your application and ensure that it qualifies for the extended deadline.

For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at www.DCinternships.org/IPVS.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, IPVS is an eight-week academic internship program held in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. The Institute combines substantive professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience worth 6 credit hours from Georgetown University. All students are housed on campus in apartment-style dorms.

Choose to spend your summer in service with IPVS!

Fund For American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Good News: Nestle Departing Plant in Northern California

Sometimes it pays to be a bit of a pain for corporations, as are some of us, along with the Sierra Club and Corporate Accountability International. Some high school students in our area are selling metal bottles to their colleagues, to make a difference.

After a 6 year campaign, Nestle is departing from the McCloud mill town in the Cascade Mountains of Northern California.

Corporate Accountability International’s campaign, Think Outside the Bottle, has educated millions about the dangers of corporate control of water, especially in poor areas of the world, where dams and water projects displace thousands of persons.


Cecilia Ranger SNJM

Marylhurst University

University Ministry

Spring into Service!

During the month of April, Marylhurst University will host a series of events to illuminate the work of agencies serving clients who face food insecurity.


Spring into Service – Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Clark Commons

An opening reception will include the Photo Force exhibition (www.photo-force.com) displaying all facets of food production and distribution in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Annie Herbert, OFB Director of Communications, will speak about the mission of this powerful organization and the people it serves. Patti Whitney-Wise, Executive Director of Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force and one of the nation’s most effective activists when it comes to ending hunger, will describe the root causes of poverty in Oregon. An auction of items donated by Marylhurst University Departments will take place to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.


Ecumenical Worship Liturgy: Food & Hunger

Saturday, April 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

St. Anne’s Chapel

Marylhurst will hold an Ecumenical Worship Liturgy to promote and foster unity through reflection on food and hunger.


 Food For Fines

Month Long

Shoen Library

Shoen Library’s supports Spring into Service with a Food For Fines drive ($1.00 off your library fine per can donated to the Oregon Food Bank) with a front entry poster display on OFB plus Library resources highlighting hunger, poverty and service learning.  The display will go up  Thursday, April 1st, with the Food For Fines event beginning on Monday, April 5 through the end of the month.

April 22nd from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Willow Room

Linda Heidvogel is a 4th year student in the Interior Design program.  Her thesis project deals with urban agriculture and creating transparency between food production and consumption.


Two Dollar Tuesdays

Tuesdays, April 13th , 20th from 12 – 1 PM

Willow Room

Apriil 13th: A brown bag lunch will be held to discuss the World Bank’s $2.00 per day international level of poverty, and what this means in the United States versus other countries.

April 20th: Melanie Booth, MU Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment,  will give a presentation on  the Entrepreneurial Service, KIVA, the world’s first online lending platform connecting online  lenders to entrepreneurs  across the globe.

Every Tuesday in April: The Marylhurst community is challenged to spend no more than $2.00 each Tuesday in April.  Anything over $2.00, match and donate to OFB!


Spring Fling

Thursday, April 29th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Marian Hall Lobby

Finally, to celelbrate the month of consciousness-raising activities, Marylhurst will host the Spring Fling with food and a raffle to benefit the entrepreneurial site KIVA.

All events are open to the public.

Please RSVP to:

Amanda Baker

Service Program Coordinator

(503) 534-4063