Friday, February 5, 2010 myBiz Blog
Get involved with the Morgridge Center by Katie Coon

There's a lot going on at the Morgridge Center.  See how you can get involved.

Co-Sponsorship Fund

Let the Morgridge Center help fund your service experience! The Morgridge Center’s Co-Sponsorship Fund was developed to support University of Wisconsin students who are advancing the Wisconsin Idea. These students may participate in activities ranging from leadership development to direct service. The Morgridge Center grants up to $250 to support projects by individual students, student groups, or formal student organizations looking to address specific community needs. Click here for more info!

Nighttime Advising

Throughout the semester we are offering evening advising sessions to all students-no appointment necessary! Just stop by the Morgridge Center on the following date and time to meet with a Campus Liaison who can help you find a volunteer opportunity. The first evening advising session is on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm. Click here for more info!

Volunteer Transportation Program

Register to receive free taxi rides to community organizations in Madison.  This service is available to UW students who volunteer at least eight times during the semester at a qualified site. Students must attend a brief orientation before using the Volunteer Transportation service.  Over 120 sites are eligible for this program.  Click here for more info!

Dance Marathon

Dance to help the children of American Family Children’s Hospital! On February 26-27th, students from all over campus will be dancing from 7:00PM-9:00AM in order to raise money for sick children. All you have to do is raise $100 to come for the whole event or $20 to come for any 2 hours, and the last hour is free for everyone. Last year, students at UW Madison raised $56,884.92, more than any other Big Ten School! Join now and make a difference. Learn more here.

Morgridge Center Awards:

Excellence in Civic Engagement Award

Help others gain recognition, or gain recognition yourself through the Morgridge Center Awards! Nominate yourself or another student who has made community and civic engagement a part of their college experience for this $500 stipend! Learn more here.

Outstanding Community Partner Award

Have you worked with a community partner that has demonstrated excellence while working with a university organization, group of students, or even just you individually? Then nominate them for the this $1000 stipend so they can continue to help others in the future. Learn more here.