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News and Events


Clinicians for Spring Workshops - April 22, 2013
The Office of International Programs and Service-Learning presents its Annual Service-Learning Faculty Development Workshops: April 22, and 23, 2013. Contact our office for additional information.


September 27-30, 2009
The PROMISE Team has been accepted to participate in the Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference at the Poster presentation session. The conference will be held at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. The Topic:Using the Social Sciences as Change Agents for Community Engagement. Esonija Fulgham, a doctoral student, School of Social Work and Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, Director of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement will represent on behalf of the team. Other members in the partnership include Dr. Suely Black, Professor, Chemistry and Center for Material Science, CMR, and Dr. Norma Jones, Assoc. Professor, School of Social Work.

September 11, 2009
SLCE will host the 5th Annual Constitution Day Celebration at the Scott Dozier ballroom, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Other activities during the week will include a Community Forum and a student Debate, sponsored by the Political Science Association and Voter Registration Drive. This year’s event is being funded by Title III, and Co-Sponsored by the office of the President and Provost.

September 11, 2009 As part of the national “United We Serve“ closing campaign event, Spartan service-learners will participate in the United Way of South Hampton Roads Women Leadership annual “Day Of Caring.”

August 4-28, 2009
SLCE is hosting a SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE for the ForKids, Inc. to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children.

April 14, 2009
The NSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement held its Annual Poster Fest celebration.

June 22 –September 11, 2009 (Summer of Service)
SLCE participated in the national “United we Serve” campaign Kick-off as a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s set of activities led by the Governor’s office. The University is featured on the www.serv.gov website. On ongoing activities include volunteer services to Southside Boys and Girls Club, Inc., Diggs Town Boys and Girls Club, Norfolk Health care services, and The Union Mission Ministries for the homeless.

April 14, 2009 The NSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement program held its Annual Poster Fest celebration. There over 350 attendees, including community partners, students, faculty and Administrators. Several students, community partners and faculty received Certifications of Appreciation and Awards. Refreshments were sponsored by the Department of Nursing, School of Social Work, and The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Program.


September 16, 2008 (12:30 pm)
National Constitution Day ~ Location: Mills E. Godwin Student Union
Dr. Carolyn Meyers will lead the university in the Preamble.
Guest Speaker The Honorable Raymond A. Jackson, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia

NSU Spartan E-daily - June 18, 2008, Vol. 2008 - Issue 99
NSU Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Congratulations ! Norfolk State University was named to the second annual President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Spring of 2008. The university received an official certificate recognizing its achievement for academic year 2007. Special acknowledgement goes to the NSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement program, for submitting the information about the university’s service activities.

The certificate reads as follows: “The President of the United States of America hereby recognizes and congratulates Norfolk State University for the extraordinary and exemplary community service contributions of its students, faculty, and staff in meeting critical community and national needs.”

The award is sponsored by the Corporation for National Community Service, the U.S. Dept. of Education, the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Posted by Communications and Marketing.

April 1-2, 2008
NSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement program to host Senior Fellow from Michigan State University for its Annual Spring Workshop: Norfolk State University, a member of the HBCUFDN Campus To Campus Partnership, is pleased to welcome Dr. Francisco A. Villarruel. Dr. Villarruel is a University Outreach and Engagement Senior Fellow, and Professor of Family and Child Ecology, at Michigan State University. His scholarly research focuses on youth policy/juvenile justice, youth development, and Latino youth and families. Villarruel has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, edited six books, and coauthored five state or national policy reports. Villarruel has received numerous awards and distinctions during his career, including a W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship, an MSU-Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, the HACU-ETS Policy Fellowship, and the 1996 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award for dedication and skill in teaching and scholarly promise.

January 28-31, 2008
Focus the Nation Norfolk State University has made a commitment to do its part to help eliminate global warming. The university’s recently renovated Robinson Technology Building is certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmentally Design (LEEDS) structure. Additionally, NSU refurbished and upgraded all lighting, HVAC, plumbing, and energy management systems, resulting in a 35 percent reduction in energy consumption.


November 28, 2006
The Bi-Annual Service-Learning and Civic-Engagement Celebration, will be held on November 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the L. Douglas Wilder Center in conference Rm. B.

October 14, 2006
NSU Hurricane Preparedness Walk deemed a Success!
In the brisk, but sunny morning air on Saturday, October 14, 2006, Norfolk State University’s UNI 101 students, upperclassmen, Kappa Alpha Psi Fratenity Inc, Epsilon Zeta Chapter members, faculty, and the Norfolk State university Police Dept. officers, gathered to prepare for a walk though the community. Students divided into teams and visited the neighborhoods, of Stonebridge, Middle Town Arch, Central Brambleton and the Spartan Village Housing Development to distribute Hurricane preparedness guides and Claim your destiny booklets to the neighbors. Over a 600 guides and booklets were distributed by the students, who were in high spirits as they walked and chatted with neighbors on their doorsteps.

September 26, 2006
Securing the Future: Oil Dependency and Climate Change
Responding to the fiery debate over global warming, concerned citizens throughout the U.S. have launched a series of town hall meetings nationwide to discuss oil dependency and climate change. This town hall series, called Securing the Future, will feature expert speakers who each play a different role in addressing these issues. Securing the Future will bring together community members to discuss the effects of oil dependency and climate change on national security, human health as well as the economy. In addition to conversations within the U.S, the series includes international videoconference dialogues about the changing global environment between young leaders from universities across the U.S. and around the world.