Greenwood Village, Colorado (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global), as a public university, is always working to build a strong sense of community, both locally and abroad. In celebration of the four year anniversary of its innovative online classes and degree programs for adult learners, CSU-Global has established August 29th as its Day of Service and an opportunity to promote involvement and support within one’s community.
“Even though our classrooms are 100% virtual, our staff, faculty, students, and other valued stakeholders are real people with active lives within their communities,” said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, CSU-Global’s president. “We wanted to create a day in which we collectively honor the areas in which we live and work while providing us with a focus for our desire to give back in some way.”
This year, CSU-Global has chosen local and global projects through which to give back.
Locally, CSU-Global staff will be providing needed school supplies and resources as well as staff volunteer time to the Denver Center for International Studies (DCIS) at Ford Elementary School. CSU-Global has been a sponsor of various DCIS programs over the past year and will utilize the Day of Service to further help the school and its students.
“Our teachers often pay out of their own pockets for the resources that their students need to be successful,” Community Liaison Deborah Walker explains. “Teaching is a labor of love and we are extremely grateful to CSU-Global Campus for their continued support of our students and teachers.”
The university is also donating gently used laptops to a bi-lingual school located in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Academia Los Pinares, a PreK-12 school, is accredited by the United States AdvanceEd which is the largest U.S. accrediting organization of public and private schools. Academia Los Pinares offers college preparatory education in English and Spanish to about 800 students. “One of our current goals is to increase availability of technology for our teachers in their classroom,” stated the Academy’s Superintendent, Gene Smith, “CSU-Global’s donation is a great start to achieving this goal.”
The CSU-Global Day of Service is a new annual event to be scheduled within the university’s anniversary week to celebrate it becoming the first 100% online, fully accredited, public university in the United States. For more information about the bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by CSU-Global, the flexibility and convenience of 100% online learning, or the accelerated 8-week courses starting every four weeks, visit CSUGlobal.edu, call 800- 920-6723, or email Admissions(at)CSUGlobal.edu.