One Bright Idea: The College Student and Public Life: A Wright State University - Thurgood Marshall High School Service-Learning Partnership

Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in 023 Dunbar Library.

Led by Sean Pollock, History.

According to its mission statement, Wright State University "transforms the lives of our students and the communities we serve, in part" by "engaging in significant community service." The Wright State Core is "designed to engage learners in becoming active, conscientious, educated citizens of a diverse world." In concert with these objectives, the Honors Program seeks to integrate "classroom learning...and service learning with the aim of producing civic-minded, creatively engaged students who feel invested in the Dayton community." Dr. Sean Pollock will focus his presentation on how his honors service-learning intensive section of HST 1200: The West and the World since 1500 (Wright State Core, Element 3) addresses these institutional objectives. Specifically, he will describe the partnership between Wright State University and Thurgood Marshall High School that has evolved over the past three years in connection with National History Day.