International Education Week is Approaching
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative through the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The week celebrates global education and awareness on campuses nationwide. The University of St. Thomas has participated in IEW for several years, and this year the week lands on November 17th-21st.
The Phillips Scholars Program is administered by the Minnesota Private College Fund in partnership with the financial aid offices of 16 private colleges and universities. Each campus can select up to two finalists to compete for one of six $16,500 Phillips Scholars awards. The program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders.
For more information, check out OSLCE's Phillips Scholarship tab.
OSLCE's annual Holiday Drive is coming up. Think about donating any winter coats, men's and women's clothing, unwrapped toys for kids, etc.
This holiday season, we are supporting the following community partners and if you want to help out, here is a list of items you can donate:
- Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, etc. (adults/children)
- Food shelf items
- No toys (Aeon's toy drive is done)
- Aeon's Wish List: http://www.aeonmn.org/wish_list.aspx
Our Saviour's Housing
- Men's clothing
- Towels and cleaning supplies
- Personal hygiene items
- OSH's Wish List: http://oscs-mn.org/osh-wish-list/
People Serving People
- Toys for all ages (including infants & toddlers)
- Warm clothes
- School supplies
- Career closet items
- PSP's website Wish List: http://peopleservingpeople.org/wishlist/
All items should be brought into OSLCE by December 15th. Thank you for your continued support and donations!
OSLCE was at Homecoming
OSLCE welcomed Tommies back to campus! Young and old visited OSLCE during Purple on the Plaza before the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 11th, 2014.
OSLCE used the "What's your Service?" to encourage people to continue to serve our local community organizations and stay engaged with St. Thomas!
Family Weekend Service Project
Family Weekend at St. Thomas was on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. OSLCE held a very succesful Service Project! We partnered with Free Arts Minnesota in creating greeting cards and goody bags for their volunteers and participants!
Free Arts MN, located downtown Minneapolis, brings art into the lives of children who have a background of being at-risk youth, abused or neglected. UST families can join us and Free Arts MN for this engaging service project. This will be a come-and-go time and will provide an opportunity for UST families to serve the local community.
For more information on this past Family Weekend at St. Thomas, click here.