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K-State Today

December 5, 2016



Attend this year's K-State Service Learning Project Forum

By Brandon Irwin

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Students in KIN 610: Health promotion program planning and evaluation have partnered with local community organizations to improve their capacity to address real local health problems.

The Service Learning Project Forum series will focus on participating in service learning, making connections with students, faculty and community organizations; and student engagement in the community.

Students will make 12-minute presentations on their projects, followed by a few brief words from a representative from their partner organization. A Q-and-A discussion with the public will follow.

The next forum will feature three presentations in partnership with the Riley County Health Department from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in 206 K-State Student Union: 

• "OKT-FLU-BER Fest: Evaluation and recommendations for the Riley County Health Department's Flu Shot Clinic."

• "Reaching Riley: Increasing capacity to promote awareness of services among Riley County community members through print materials." 

• "Reaching Riley: Improving capacity to promote Riley County Health Department services through social media — A workshop." 

The purpose of these presentations is to share and celebrate this ongoing work and the partnerships with community organizations, give students an opportunity to hone their presentation and communication skills and get feedback on their project, and promote the use of service learning at K-State to engage students in real-world problems and hands-on learning.