Monday, March 31, 2014

"Thank You Reception" to Students For Service

We'd like to invite you to join us, Pres. Wyatt, community leaders and local media for a "Thank You Reception" in YOUR honor. All student service leaders at the Community Engagement Center and SUU students who provide service to the community this semester are especially welcomed!

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Paiute Tutoring Center Experience

The Paiute Tutoring Center is a place for Native American children in grades K-12 to receive homework help in different school subjects. The Community Engagement Center  usually assigns two Service Leaders to be involved at the Center each semester. This Spring, our Services Leaders are Hailee Holt and Karly Peterson. They go to the Paiute Tutoring Center on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m, and on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This is what Hailee Holt had to say about her experience at the Paiute Tutoring Center.

"I've been doing this since September 2013. I'm a sophomore majoring in Chemistry and plan on attending med school to become a dermatologist. Although I'm tutoring at the Paiute Center because I simply love it, I do believe this experience will be helpful to me down the road. It's a lot of fun for me to work with the kids at the Paiute Center, especially those who love learning and interacting with others. The children I work with mostly need tutoring help with Math and Reading, and I'm glad to see what I do makes a difference."

Hailee Holt

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bread and Soup Nite and other upcoming events

***Bread and Soup Nite is tonight, March 3 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm!***

Bread and Soup Nite is an awesome event held every first Monday of the month in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Ballroom. Each month students can pay either $2 and a non-perishable food item or $3 without and enjoy an all-you-can eat bread, soup, and desserts meal along with some live entertainment. All of the food collected at Bread and Soup Nite goes to the Hope Pantry, which is a food pantry on campus for students to use. It is a great event and is a chance for people to get together, enjoy some good food, and to help support our student pantry.

Bread and Soup Nite is coordinated by our Student Service Leaders Harsh Kansagra and Brikel Weeks. They had the following to say about their experience as service leaders at the CEC.

Harsh Kansagra
"For the past 2 & 1/2 years, Bread and Soup Nite has gotten me more involved with other students on campus. I have learned how leadership works and seen how it helps. The best way to put it is that Bread and Soup Nite is helping people by helping people. The experience I am getting here is invaluable because it helps me with personal development. Also, my goal is to apply to medical school this year and work as an EMT the next. Med school requires a certain amount of service hours and here at the Community Engagement Center, I am earning more than double of those hours. As a doctor, I will be a leader in that I’ll be required and able to understand the rest of the staff that I’ll be working with. Being a service leader is giving me the expertise of a crew member working his way up to being an accomplished leader."

Brikel Weeks

"Being a service leader over Bread and Soup Nite has given me the opportunity to meet and connect with so many great people. I get to host a super fun event all while collecting food for our pantry which helps so many students each month. Bread and Soup Nite is the greatest...everyone should come and check it out!"

More Upcoming Events:

1. Community Family Night

  • Monday, March 3, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers are needed to help with survey administration, bounce houses, etc.
  • Perks for volunteers include dinner and door prizes, opportunity to network.
  • Contact Heidi at

2. Mini-Break in St. George

  • Saturday, March 8
  • Volunteers needed to help with landscaping at the Erin Kimball Foundation (Women's Shelter)
  • Only $5 for lunch and transportation
  • Limited spots available, so sign up ASAP!
  • Contact Jamie at