Fourth Annual ULS Serves Service-Learning Conference to be held August 10, 2009

BATON ROUGE – On August 10, see why the University of Louisiana System is “Eight Universities Strong in Service” as they host the fourth annual ULS Serves Service-Learning Conference.  Uniting to support the service-learning initiative for the over 80,000 students enrolled throughout the eight universities, this year’s conference will include a panel with UL System campus presidents.

Over 150 faculty, staff and students from across the state are expected to attend the free conference, which will celebrate the strides made in service-learning projects throughout the year.

UL System schools will present the great work that is completed or underway.  In addition, the conference will highlight the value of partnerships, collaborations and institutionalization of service-learning to each of its universities.

            WHAT: ULS Serves Service-Learning Conference

            WHEN: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2009

            WHERE: Claiborne Building, 1201 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge

UL System campus presidents, Horace A. Judson, Grambling State University; Randall J. Webb, Northwestern State University; John Crain, Southeastern Louisiana University; E. Joseph Savoie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette will join the conference for a panel discussion on the importance of sustainability of service-learning and student success.

Keynote speakers are Stephen Black, founder of Impact Alabama and Director of the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama, and Stephanie Quinn, recent Northwestern State University graduate recognized for her contributions in service-learning.

This is all possible thanks to the $1.2 million grant to the University of Louisiana System from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Learn and Serve America Division established initially to address hurricane recovery and disaster preparedness.

For more information about the ULS Serves grant, conference registration and conference agenda visit

EIGHT UNIVERSITIES STRONG: The University of Louisiana System is the state’s largest higher education system with over 80,000 students enrolled at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.