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Officer’s Hollow Transforms Officer’s Circle Dorms in Partnership with the College of Social Work

Officer’s Hollow Transforms Officer’s Circle Dorms in Partnership with the College of Social Work

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

October 26, 2019

Officer’s Circle was transformed into a Halloween wonderland for the kids of Salt Lake and surrounding neighborhoods on Oct. 26 from 12-3 p.m. They had trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed games, snow cones, music and pumpkin painting that filled the part of Fort Douglas.  The College of Social Work, in collaboration...

‘Sko Utes: Homecoming Week Is the Time to Show Your School Spirit

‘Sko Utes: Homecoming Week Is the Time to Show Your School Spirit

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

September 26, 2019

Homecoming is one of the biggest college cultural events across the nation —  one week where the football team, spirit squad, massive student section and passionate alumni gather not only in support of the fight against the opposition but to rally pride and give support to the one thing we all have in...

Lowell Bennion’s Legacy Continues

Lowell Bennion’s Legacy Continues

By Stephany Cortez

September 17, 2019

The Bennion Center at the University of Utah is preparing for its biggest service project of the academic school year, aiding about 35 different community agencies and programs — five more projects than last year. Currently, there are about 450 volunteers signed up and 1100 volunteer spots still open. Each year, there is a variety of service projects that ...

Sonnenberg: Service Serves You, Too

Sonnenberg: Service Serves You, Too

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 24, 2019

  I have dozens of excuses for why I don’t volunteer more often. There’s always more homework to do, cover letters to write and Saturday mornings to be filled with sleep. I tell myself that service requires a pure sense of altruism and a willingness to sacrifice a lot of time and effort, neith...

Hundreds Volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Hundreds Volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

By Amy Loret

January 30, 2019

  To honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to kick-off MLK Week at the University of Utah, over 250 student volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, Jan. 19 working on 12 different service projects throughout the Greater Salt Lake community. This year marks the fifth year of the Bennion...

Bennion Center Honors Community Engaged Faculty

Bennion Center Honors Community Engaged Faculty

By Katelyn Collett

January 17, 2019

  On Jan. 16, the Bennion Center, joined by President Ruth Watkins, unveiled a new digital display honoring community-engaged faculty. The selected university faculty members are passionate about ensuring community engagement in their teaching, research and scholarship. It was a simple ceremony but on...

Join U Students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Join U Students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

By Amy Loret

January 13, 2019

  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” These famous words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are being taken to heart by the University of Utah Bennion Center through the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 19. The ...

U Volunteer Work Leaves Kids Smiling

U Volunteer Work Leaves Kids Smiling

By Kylee Ehmann

March 1, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Volunteer organizations tend to leave people grinning, but few more literally than Sealants for Smiles. MOST READ STORY: MEXICAN AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK AT THE U Throughout March, Sealants for Smiles is celebrating its 100,000th sealant application since 2007. Sealants are plasti...

Social Justice Becomes More Than a Buzzword at the U

Social Justice Becomes More Than a Buzzword at the U

January 21, 2015

  Amongst the protests, petitions and demands for equality across campus and around the world, the term “social justice” has become something of a buzzword. In the broadest sense, social justice aims for everyone to have equitable economic and social opportunities and rights. On a small...

MLK Service Day Highlights Legacy and Volunteering

MLK Service Day Highlights Legacy and Volunteering

By Mary Royal

January 20, 2015

  More than 100 students spent their Saturday volunteering this weekend. The service event they participated in, hosted by the Bennion Center, kicked off the U’s week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. The project has been ongoing for a few years and marks the beginning of the second half o...

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