April 20-26: Student engagement, leadership honored

Civic-engagement-week-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Service by more than 8,000 students will be celebrated during Civic Engagement Week April 20-26 at Washington State University. Students will participate in service projects. Events are free; those open to the public include:

Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the CUB ballroom. A reception and Gallery of Leadership of student projects will be followed by inauguration of new Associated Students of WSU officers. The President’s Award for Leadership will then be presented to a student, student group, faculty or staff and community organization that advance leadership and engagement at WSU. Visit http://lead.wsu.edu for more information.

Keynote address by environmentalist Emily Hunter at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the CUB auditorium.

Earth Day panel debate on water use sustainability at noon and reception with Hunter at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the CUB junior ballroom. Panelists will include Hunter, WSU faculty and students. Digital access will be provided at mms://windowsmedia.wsu.edu/event (live stream) and http://chatanywhere.wsu.edu (chat feature) starting at 11:50 a.m. Learn more and sign up for this event at http://cce.wsu.edu.

Earth Day fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, on Glenn Terrell mall.

Information/education table 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21-25 in the CUB.

Events are hosted by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement and Student Involvement. For more information, visit http://cce.wsu.edu.


Erin McIlraith, WSU Center for Civic Engagement, 509-335-0578, emcilraith@wsu.edu

Molly Gagnon, WSU Student Involvement, 509-335-2493, molly.gagnon@wsu.edu