Honoring Public Service

The College of Arts and Letters, School of Public and International Affairs, and several civic, community, and public service oriented academic programs and centers are pleased to recognize seven public servants as outstanding public service professionals whose remarkable work is making life better for all Americans at a Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) awards ceremony... Continue Reading →

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Profiles in Civic Leadership: United Way Harrisonburg & Rockingham

Post by Ethan Gardner, Honors Civic Engagement United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (HR) is the local entity of the global network of United Way. The organization is structured and encouraged to be autonomous at the local level, in order to best address community needs. It situates the organization in an interesting form, as... Continue Reading →

Public Voice Is the Backbone of Civic Structures

Post by Kasey Clayton, Honors Civic Engagement I attended Harrisonburg’s City Council meeting on April 9th in an effort to better understand the role that city meetings play in communities. As I approached the building, I noticed a congregation of what appeared to be protestors holding signs outside of the city council’s meeting space. I... Continue Reading →

2020 Census: Count Colleges In

Colleges and universities have a special responsibility to the communities in which we are situated to ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census because it will directly impact political representation, federal funding and demographic statistics for college towns. Off-campus, adult, renter and highly mobile students are at risk of being uncounted for a variety... Continue Reading →

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