Morgridge Center for Public Service 2017-18 Annual Report

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The Morgridge Center for Public Service released its 2017-18 annual report today. The report highlights the Center’s activities over the past year and its efforts to continue to live out its mission of building a thriving democratic society by connecting campus with community through service, community-based learning and research.

We are proud of our efforts, in collaboration with campus and community partners, to enhance student learning and contribute to community capacity-building as we strive to achieve the Center’s mission. Some key highlights from this year include: launching a new internal Equity and Inclusion Committee, receiving a Mini Baldwin Grant to fund the Registered Student Organization Civic Partnership Program, and securing the first Teaching Award for Excellence in Community-Based Learning that will recognize important innovations in teaching using an engaged approach across campus.

The Morgridge Center is excited about the arrival of Dr. Earlise Ward who was selected in March to lead the team as Faculty Director starting this January (2019). We are forever grateful for Dr. Kathy Cramer’s leadership and commitment to promoting civic engagement and democracy across campus, Madison, the state and abroad. Kathy’s term ended this past December and she has returned to her full-time faculty role in the Political Science Department where she will continue to make a difference in the world through her research, scholarship and service.

The annual report also highlights the Badger Volunteers program, Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, Community-based Learning courses and faculty professional development opportunities.

To read the full 2017-18 annual report, click here.