Center for Engaged Learning is new name for ongoing community engagement at Peru State

Center for Engaged Learning is new name for ongoing community engagement at Peru State

July 1, 2016, 4:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429


Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College has rebranded community engagement efforts under the Center for Engaged Learning. The mission of the Center for Engaged Learning is to create and/or facilitate partnerships between Peru State College students, faculty, staff and the community in order to provide engaged learning opportunities.

Dr. Julie Taylor-Costello, the director of the Center for Engaged Learning, said, “The Center focuses on engaged learning so that PSC students have experiences consistent with the college’s academic mission, vision, values and goals. We will continue to connect Peru State and its constituent communities so that students have ongoing opportunities to engage and learn in ways that benefit them educationally and benefit the communities we serve.”

The Active Learning Task Force recommended that the former Institute for Community Engagement (ICE) be renamed the Center for Engaged Learning. The task force also provided a list of responsibilities for the Center based on a revised mission and charge.

Taylor-Costello continues, “The Center for Engaged Learning should be known as a resource for students, faculty, and the community in which individuals are able to develop and apply their leadership, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills while engaging in learning opportunities.”

These learning opportunities include community-based service learning, global learning and internships. The Center for Engaged Learning is a resource for students, faculty and the community.

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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs. Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region. Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.