Student Action Office hosts ‘brown bag’ workshops

Student Action Office hosts 'brown bag' workshops
The Student Action Office (SAO) at The University of South Dakota is offering its first annual Community Brown Bag Series.

The SAO will offer several workshops about topics such as community development, community leadership, cross-cultural awareness, non-profit management, and more. These sessions, which last approximately one hour each, are free to the community.�

A session on non-profit groups, designed to help improve their efficiency and avoid common problems found in the administration of non-profit groups, will take place on March 17. The session features Dr. Matt Fairholm, assistant professor of political science at USD, and will take place at noon in rooms Hoy A & B in the Coyote Student Center.�

A session designed to help determine methods to properly assess community issues and needs, featuring Shawn Pritchett of the South Dakota Rural Development Council, will take place on Friday, April 7, at noon in room Hoy B of the Coyote Student Center.�

The final session deals with service learning and the community.�It explores ways to connect the community to the classroom and discusses service-learning, volunteerism, and internships.�The session featuring Jacquie Lonning, SAO coordinator, will take place on Friday, April 14, at noon in Room Hoy B of the Coyote Student Center.���

For further information or to RSVP, please contact the Student Action Office at 605-677-6337 or�The SAO is supported by the university and a grant from Learn and Serve America through the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education and the Corporation for National & Community Service.

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