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Volunteer at the Honeysuckle Hackathon

Kirkwood will host its 3rd annual Honeysuckle Hackathon in Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park (Quarry Park), October 21-26, and volunteers are needed. Kirkwood Parks’ Department has fought invasive bush honeysuckle for years. The goal for this fall’s event is eradicating it from Quarry Park, an area of approximately nine acres. Three-hour shifts are […]

Apply for the Global Impact Award

The Global Impact Award, administered by the Skandalaris Center, is designed to support inventions, products, ideas, and business models that have a broad and lasting impact on society through funding and mentoring support. Award winners will receive continued mentoring and connections to people or organizations that accelerate venture launch, leading to scalability and sustainability, and […]

Submit Work to the Creator’s Gallery

The Creator's Gallery is an annual interdisciplinary exhibition hosted by the Skandalaris Center. It began in 2017 as a way for creators of all types, disciplines, and ages to display their work together. The gallery displays creative works of all mediums, including fine art, graphic design, photography, poetry, and more. All projects are made by […]

“Fake News, Propaganda, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources”

A recent study by Stanford University revealed that students and professors alike have trouble navigating what information is true online. Join Melissa Vetter (Biology, Psych and PNP Librarian) and Amanda Albert (Information Literacy Coordinator) for a workshop on how to distinguish "fake news"; this event is open to students, faculty and community partners/members and it […]

Apply for a Public Health Internship at the Regional Health Commission

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission is looking for a junior or senior undergraduate student or graduate student for a part-time, fall internship (15 – 20 hours per week). The internship would be for the duration of the fall semester, with opportunity for extension into an internship during spring 2020 pending successful completion of projects. […]

Apply for St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellowship

The Skandalaris Center is accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellows. This program is open to all WashU undergraduate students who commit to being in St. Louis for the spring 2020 semester, a 10-week summer internship, and the fall 2020 semester. The year-long program gives WashU students a chance to explore […]

Attend “James Baldwin and the Moral Crisis of American Democracy”

Join the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics for a public lecture on "James Baldwin and the Moral Crisis of American Democracy" on October 24 from 7-8:30pm in Graham Chapel. Eddie Glaude, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and frequent MSNBC contributor, will present this […]

Attend HER Summit: Helping Entrepreneurs Rise

Attend HER Summit: Helping Entrepreneurs Rise, an all-day event focused on community-building and empowerment among women and minority entrepreneurs, helping them rise above gender and cultural norms as they build their dream empires. The event will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 8:30am-2pm in Risa Commons.  Learn more and register here.

Attend Sunrise St. Louis Training

Sunrise St. Louis, one of the organizing groups behind the St. Louis Climate Strike, is hosting their first organizing training on October 19 and 20 at the Deaconess Foundation. Participants will... Build community among youth organizers in St. Louis Learn hard skills to run Sunrise campaigns to win a Green New Deal locally and nationally […]

Volunteer at Preschool Fall Festival

First Congregational Preschool is a non-religious, play-based preschool program that is housed in the basement of First Congregational Church in Clayton, a short walk from the South 40. The preschool is holding their annual fall festival on Saturday, October 12  from 10am-1pm. Student volunteers are needed to assist with games and activities for children ages […]

Attend TEDxWUSTL – Momentum

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The theme of TEDxWUSTL 2019 is momentum, a theme which brings together the past, present, and future. The talks will both celebrate and reflect on our history, building on it and […]