Town Halls this week, service activity, and more

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Upcoming town halls

With the Polar Vortex gone (for now!), this week is full of town hall and “counts as town hall” events, including two that were rescheduled from last week.

MSC-sponsored Town Halls include:

Tuesday, 3pm: Sammi Haber from Nutrition Works NY

Interested in issues relating to food insecurity or childhood obesity? Explore topics like these and more with Samantha Haber, registered dietician, Michigan Alum, and entrepreneur. Whether you're looking for a proposal topic or have an interest in nutrition, this town hall will be filled with meaningful lessons and important takeaways!

Tuesday, 5:30pm: Frankie Moore from Community Action Network

Learn about CAN's work supporting children, youth, and families in underserved neighborhoods.

Wednesday, 5:30pm: Danyelle Reynolds from UM’s Ginsberg Center for Service Learning

Talk with Danyelle about getting the most from your MSC service work, and find out about how the Ginsberg Center is helping UM engage with communities to advance social change for the public good.

There are also several public events listed which can count toward the EDUC 362 town hall attendance requirement. Please refer to the event listings for details and advance readings, and if you plan on attending any of the above Town Hall Meetings, please be sure to click on the “ATTEND” button in the Events page of the MSC website.

As you continue to explore lots of different topics and start to decide on an area of focus, this is the perfect time to attend as many town halls as you can. EDUC 362 students should keep in mind that attendance at at least two town halls is required. While more town halls will be scheduled, do not wait under the assumption that there will more town halls that meet your schedule and interest.  

Service

EDUC 362 students: You should be starting service activity this week, if you haven’t already started. Also, a brief “Service Check-in” is due next Sunday Feb. 10. Submit your check-in as a response to the assignment which is now available on your EDUC 362 Canvas site.

Media artifact

It’s not too soon to start thinking about your Media Artifact, which is due February 15. Please review the description of the Media Artifact in the EDUC 362 syllabus (p. 9), and look at some examples from past MSC sessions, as you start considering topics and formats for your own media artifact. More about the Media Artifact in the next announcement!