UW Without Borders, Let the Action Begin!
On May 19th, the Division of International Studies and the Morgridge Center for Public Service held a reception at the 2010 UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Symposium to celebrate and advance international teaching and service learning initiatives.
During the event, Vice Provost Gilles Bousquet presented the inaugural Wisconsin Global Scholars Awards for residential learning communities to Chadbourne Residential College, the GreenHouse Residential Community, the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, and the International Learning Community. The awards were funded by a gift from the Promega Corporation matched by the Division.
Bousquet also announced an upcoming Wisconsin Global Scholars Awards competition for centers and departments to expand their international activities next year.
His remarks were followed by Community Outreach Coordinator for the Morgridge Institute, Mary Rouse, who introduced UW Without Borders, an exciting new initiative for international service learning.
Tim Miller of Engineers without Borders and Lori DiPrete Brown, associate director of the Center for Global Health, then shared information about some compelling international service learning programs that exist on campus.
“We know the world is a big place, we have skills we’ve learned here at UW-Madison and we want to apply them to make a difference in the world,” Miller said.
Many people attended the event, eager to share and learn about experiences in international service learning.
“UW Without Borders, let the action begin!” concluded DiPrete Brown.