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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 ...

Positive Impacts: Community Outreach with the Bennion Center Scholars Program

Positive Impacts: Community Outreach with the Bennion Center Scholars Program

By Connor Applegate

February 19, 2019

  The Bennion Center Scholars program is one of many campus programs offering students a chance to experience community outreach through their university studies. The program’s website highlights the Bennion Center as an effort in “collaboration and collective impact as we seek to create d...

Macote’s School: Former Ute Brings Education to Home Country

Macote’s School: Former Ute Brings Education to Home Country

By Mandi Johansen

February 5, 2019

  Born and raised in Guinea-Bissau, a small country in West Africa, Macote Ambrozio has had to take a more difficult path to success because of the lack of opportunities for improvement offered in a small country with an undeveloped infrastructure. The Portuguese- and Creole-speaking country has ...

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...

Patience: Volunteering is About More Than Just Building Your Resume

Patience: Volunteering is About More Than Just Building Your Resume

By Alisa Patience

April 26, 2018

A wise man once said, “There’s no such thing as a selfless good deed.” That man was Joey Tribbiani, a beloved fictional character from the sitcom “Friends.” Throughout high school, students are encouraged to do as much community service as possible because it looks good on college and ...

Barber: Voluntourism May Do More Damage Than Good

Barber: Voluntourism May Do More Damage Than Good

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

I wanted to change the world. So at age 15, I journeyed across the globe to Cambodia, intent upon my desire to help the impoverished country. I didn’t know much about Cambodia, its people or its trials. All I knew was that people were suffering, and I wanted to do my part to make the world a better p...

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...

Helping the Homeless in Utah

Helping the Homeless in Utah

November 25, 2014

  Anna Branson has lived in Utah her whole life and said she thinks the homeless population “has increased since the recession.” “It’s so hard to get jobs now to be able to pay for shelter,” Branson, an undeclared freshman, said. According to Utah’s most recent Comprehensive Report on ...

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