Archived Service-Learning News

September 30, 2011

Just Released: Service-Learning Faculty Fellow

Service-Learning Faculty Fellow position is being sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Office of Service-Learning (OSL). By creating space wherein a faculty member deepens a particular facet of the service-learning program through his or her own scholarship and by working with faculty peers, we hope to promote faculty development, the scholarship of community-engaged teaching and learning, and to advance institutional change that enhances the integration of teaching and research with community engagement.

Please see the overview document for a full description of the position and proposal expectations.

February 2, 2010

Dostilio named Director, Academic Community Engagement

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Provost Pearson has approved a change in title for our program director, Lina Dostilio, effective immediately. Lina is now Director, Academic Community Engagement. Lina's new title more accurately reflects the scope of her work and responsibilities with both internal and external constituencies. Please join me in congratulating her in this recognition of her contributions to our work together as a University community.

Alexandra Gregory

Associate Provost/Associate Academic Vice President - Academic Affairs


November 30, 2009

Duquesne Colleagues Publish Book Chapters on Service-Learning

Duquesne Occupational therapy faculty have been published in the first book in the field of Occupational Therapy regarding service learning, entitled, Service-Learning in Occupational Therapy Education: Philosophy & Practice, published by Jones & Bartlett, Boston

These chapters include, “Providing Voice to Vulnerable Populations Through Service-Learning Infused in an Occupational Therapy Program” by Ingrid Provident, Anne Marie Witchger Hanson, and Jaime Muñoz, and “Involve Me & I understand Differentiating Service-Learning and Fieldwork” by Patricia Crist.


OSL Community Partnerships Coordinator earns three prestigious awards.

Tyra Good, the OSL's Community Partnerships Coordinator, was named to this year's list of 40 Under 40, to the PA Department of Education's Advisory Board for the 21st Century Learns program, and as a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar. For more information on these honors and about Tyra,  visit the University's newsroom.

June 29, 2009

OSL Director elected to International Research Association Board of Directors

Lina Dostilio, Director of the Office of Service-Learning, has been elected to the 2009 Board of Directors for the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) in the category of Graduate Student for a three-year term beginning October 2009. For more information about the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, visit

April 24, 2009

Harold named McAnulty College Service-Learning Specialist

McAnulty College creates new Graduate Assistant Position entitled, Service-Learning Specialist. The position will be held by Gregory Harold, of the English Department. Harold will work collaboratively with the OSL and report to Dr. Evan Stoddard. In this role, Harold will support College faculty as they develop and implement service-learning courses.

October 8, 2008

Office of Service-Learning to join Honors College in 20 Chatham Square

The OSL will be relocating to 20 Chatham Square (across from the Power Center).

In its new home, the OSL will enjoy significantly larger space, including three administrative offices, conference room, and student meeting area.

Visit the Contact Page for a picture and directions.

August 27, 2008


University submits application for the Carnegie "Elective Classification for Community Engagement"

Following a year-long self study of community engagement activities (both curricular and in the forms of outreach and partnerships) the University submitted its application detailing more than 60 programs. For an executive summary or copy of the full application, please email:

Lina Dostilio - Director of the Office of Service-Learning

August 20, 2008

Tyra Good is named Community Partnerships Coordinator

Ms. Good joined the staff of the OSL in late August to cultivate community partnerships between faculty, students, and community-based agencies. If you would like assistance connecting with a community agency or faculty member, please contact:

Tyra - 412-396-5893 or email

August 1, 2008

Steven Hansen hired as new Associate Director for Faculty Development

Steven Hansen has been hired to facilitate faculty development for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Office of Service-learning. To contact Steve to speak about improving teaching and learning or utlilizing service-learning, please call:

412-396-5177 or email

May 07, 2008

OSL is hiring for new Graduate Assistant position

A new graduate assistant position has been created in the Office of Service-Learning. Entitled, "Community Partnership Coordinator," this position will be primarily responsible for strategically linking organizations with departments and faculty for academic purposes. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume or CV to the OSL by August 1, 2008.

Read the entire position description, for qualifications and remuneration.

May 06, 2008

SLAC Planning Session

The Service-Learning Advisory Committee will hold its biannual planning session today in 613 Duquesne Union.

The session runs from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a a luncheon celebration hosted by Academic Affairs.

SLAC members will select strategies to address the findings from our recent program assessment and Middle States Self-Study so that we can further institutionalize the service-learning program.

May 01, 2008

New OSL Website Launched

The Office of Service-Learning has completed a major website revision. The new site is designed to efficiently provide important information about Duquesne's service-learning programs and services.

April 01, 2008

Duquesne Seeks Carnegie "Elective Classification for Community Engagement"

Duquesne University is working to receive a new institutional classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Elective Classification for Community Engagement. To apply, the university is completing a self-assessment of all Duquesne community engagement activities. The university plans to complete the self-assessment this summer and submit a formal application in September 2008.