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WKU ALIVE Center planning several events during spring semester

The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships will be hosting several events this semester and encourages WKU students to get involved.

The $100 Solution™ came to WKU bringing with it an opportunity for students to change the Bowling Green community and beyond.  Based on the idea that small amounts of money can create a large and lasting impact, the $100 Solution™ challenges students to work with communities to identify a problem, then create a solution using only $100.  The Steps to a $100 Solution™ workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Downing University Center, room 226.

Another opportunity students have to get involved is the Engage and Exchange Challenge. Students are encouraged to tell how they’ve engaged and interacted within the community in the past year through an academic effort, organization project or personal experience. Students can enter their work in one of three categories: multimedia, still photography and writing. The winners from each category will win a cash prize. All submissions are due by March 18.

“The ALIVE Center recognizes the importance of developing students as engaged and informed citizens who use their academic knowledge and expertise to create meaningful impact in the communities they find themselves throughout their lives. We just want to make opportunities available to them that foster social responsibility, as well as lifelong learning,” Center Director Leah Ashwill said.

The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is always willing to help students turn ideas into meaningful service and willing to speak to any student group or residence hall to help develop projects using the Partnership Tool Kit. In addition, students can stay updated on service opportunities through their volunteer listserv and listing of opportunities on their website.

If there are any questions about the Steps to a $100 Solution™ workshop or the Engage and Exchange Challenge or how The ALIVE Center can help you or someone you know become more involved in the community, contact the main office at 270-782-0082 or visit www.wkualivecenter.com.

Contact: KaiLee Viehland or Aurelia Spaulding, (270) 782-0824.

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