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Stewart and Turner Present at International Summit on Service-Learning

Achievers.StewartandTurner Belmont’s Director of Service-Learning Tim Stewart and Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship Dr. Bernard Turner presented at the 6th International Summit on Service-Learning at the University of Indianapolis, held May 27–30. Their presentation, “Connecting Campus to Community: Integrating a Web-based Software Platform to Support Service-learning and Civic Engagement,” shared Belmont’s experience with the implementation of the “Get Connected” software platform, designed to assist in better connecting campus to community service opportunities and tracking student involvement.

The summit was co-organized by the University of Indianapolis and Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and co-sponsored by Bellarmine University and Indiana Campus Compact. This year’s bi-annual symposium focused on Service-Learning as a Global Interdisciplinary Movement: Transforming Communities & Higher Education, and drew nearly 180 participants from eight countries including Australia, Egypt, Canada, China, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.