Updates

The Dixie State University, Community Engagement Volunteer Program, collaborates with DSU students, faculty, staff, the community and our partners, by providing meaningful service opportunities on and off campus. We hope to not only enrich the lives of our students, but the community in which they live. We intend to invite seasoned individuals to mentor, tutor, present life experiences, and engage with students in a variety of ways. We are actively meeting with departments on campus to identify opportunities in which we can engage our area partners and community members as volunteers. We will also be networking with Washington County schools, government agencies, and other community partners to discuss the needs for volunteers to become engaged with elementary, secondary schools, and other agencies in need of mentors and intergenerational relationships. PLEASE CONTACT Karyn Wright, Community Engagement Specialist and the Volunteer Program Manager to become part of an exciting wave of volunteerism. Karyn.Wright@dixie.edu North Plaza Office #144. 435-879-4369

We are excited to announce we are submitting the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Federal Grant application through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Funding will be announced mid-July. Also, I recently participated in the UServeUtah Volunteer Management Training Course. This proved to be a valuable resource in recruiting, training, retaining, and recognizing volunteers, as well as collaborating with area agencies.

 

Changes in classes:

Exploring the Near Death Experience schedule for March 22-24:
March 22 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
March 23 – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
March 24 – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location is Taylor 158.

 

Journey of the Hero will be held Thursdays in March–March 2, 9, 23, and 30.

Storytelling will meet March 3, 10, and 31, and April 7.

Knitting & Crocheting will not meet on March 24.

Compassionate Communication will not be held on March 23.  Class will continue on March 30.

Ballroom Social Dance will not be held on March 9.  Class will continue on March 23.

Coin Collecting is held in North Plaza 138.

Favorite Books is held in Taylor 339.

Drawing – Beginning Graphite will meet from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pickleball begins at 2:00 p.m. and meets once a month.  Vernon Worthen Park is located at 400 E. 200 S., St. George.

 

Basic Information:

Fee and login for computer classes is purchased on the 2nd floor of the Holland Building at the Help Desk.

Parking permits are purchased on the 1st floor of the Holland Building at the Cashier’s Office.  They do not accept credit cards.

 

Volunteer Opportunity:

Dear ICL Members:

We teach mini STEM lessons at Arrowhead Elementary, which is located in Santa Clara. We are looking for volunteers from the community that have experience in anything relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The volunteers will teach 30-minute mini lessons. They will repeat the lesson either 4 times on a Tuesday or 6 times on a Wednesday. Usually presenters will show a PowerPoint, pictures, tell experience stories, or get the kids involved with hands on demonstrations, etc.

We recently had a medical doctor come in, and he had the kids put on scrubs.  The kids thought that was fun to see their classmates in scrubs, but most of the time the kids are simply interested in pictures, short video clips and personal stories.

We have a computer and projector available for the presenters, and we can also get a computer for each student if the presenters wanted to teach basic coding or tech lessons.

For the remainder of the academic year, the dates available are:

March 28 Tuesday: 1:30-3:30 (1st grade and 3rd grade students)

March 29 Wednesday: 12:30-3:30 (2nd, 4th and 5th grade students)

April 11 Tuesday: 1:30-3:30 (1st grade and 3rd grade students)

April 12 Wednesday: 12:30-3:30 (2nd, 4th and 5th grade students)

April 25 Tuesday: 1:30-3:30 (1st grade and 3rd grade students)

April 26 Wednesday: 12:30-3:30 (2nd, 4th and 5th grade students)

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact me if you are willing to facilitate mini-lessons for our students.

Sincerely,

Janice Chandler

Janchan16@gmail.com

435-817-6734