Thursday, August 26, 2010
Some students at the University of Kansas are finding that class assignments include community service.
About 3,700 students are enrolled in classes that require service work. For example, students in a business class have been assigned to fill out tax forms for victims of natural disasters, such as the Greensburg tornado.
The so-called "service learning" classes are offered across several disciplines at the university.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Spanish and Portuguese classes have translated legal documents for Spanish-speaking residents. And students in an environmental journalism course recently installed solar panels in a Habitat for Humanity house.