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July 21, 2011 Volume 32, No. 34

MU nabs service honor

MU has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.

The honor roll annually recognizes higher education institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to community service. MU also was named to the honor roll in 2009.

The honor is based on the variety and originality of service projects, percentage of students who participate, incentives for service and number of service-learning courses offered by the school

“This is a great honor that recognizes the wonderful spirit of community service our campus has embraced broadly and is intentionally embedded in the curriculum through the Office of Service Learning,” said Jim Spain, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies at MU.

The Office of Service Learning works to combine community service and student instruction through academic coursework. During the 2010-2011 academic year, nearly 3,800 MU students participated in about 160,000 hours of service learning throughout the Columbia community.