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Spring Into Service Month

Excerpt from an article by Cliff Newell in The West Linn Tidings, April 5, 2012.

As AmeriCorps' VISTA representative on campus, Pam Leibrant wants to involve Marylhurst students as well as Lake Oswego and West Linn community members. Leibrant has filled April with an impressive number of activities.

One of the most notable events is Health Interactive: Access, Advocacy, Action, moderated by radio and television journalist Emily Harris, a former NPR correspondent and OPB host, on April 19.

Another key event is How Do Underserved People Access Health Care in Portland? This is a panel discussion on April 25 moderated by Sister Carol Higgins, director of Marylhurst's campus ministry program.

Students and the community can become involved with the Urban Education Center Clinic Cleanup Project on April 14. Volunteers will be helping to turn a Portland daycare center into a clinic.

"Marylhurst University has had a unique philosophy about service from its very beginning," said Signe Bishop, program coordinator of Oregon Campus Compact, the organization which hired Leibrant and oversees similar programs at other Oregon colleges.

Leibrant has seen amazing results from previous service projects initiated at Marylhurst, such as the Tom Ruhl Memorial Book Drive last fall. It collected 400 books for young children at Title 1 schools.

"Service is part of Marylhurst's longtime strategic goal," Bishop said. "Now this great service program has been instilled, where it wasn't three years ago. It has been hugely successful."

Read the Full Article on WestLinnTidings.com

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