Written by, Laurinda Weisse, Archives Librarian
Center for Service Learning
The recently-closed Center for Service Learning, founded in 1999, was a long running project of UNK’s School of Education, led by Director Geraldine Stirtz. It grew from classes such as Human Services Field Experience and from the Community Education Resource Center. The Center for Service Learning’s goals included: increasing awareness of community needs, supporting faculty efforts to include community service in their curriculum, making community members more aware of service, and educating students so that they can later include service as a component in their own teaching. When it closed its doors, Director Stirtz contacted her library representative, who brought in the Archives. We worked with Director Stirtz to transfer her materials, related both the Center and to its predecessors, to the Archives.