Center for Vocational Reflection
Servant Leader Interns!
Did you know the CVR sponsors internships for students who are exploring their calling? This past year we supported almost forty interns with funds from our Lilly Endowment grant and from a grant from the Helpenstell Foundation of the Quad-Cities. Many of these internships served in the local community—from the Girl Scouts, to Friendly House, to Bethany Home. Other internships took students much further afield. One student worked at the Luther Place/Steinbruck Center in Washington, DC (the third Augie student in a row who has filled this position). Another worked with Lutheran Social Services in Michigan. Some had experiences in communities even more distant—working with health care in Mexico and at a Jesuit school in India and as a medical intern in Guatemala. The thing that all these positions have in common is that the student looked closely at the needs of the community and how their own skills, gifts and talents might be used to meet those needs. In the process of helping ‘the other,' they discovered themselves in new and important ways.
On Friday afternoon, students (and faculty?) from across campus will be invited to rediscover the CVR. We will be hosting the second annual CVRnival from 4–6 p.m. on the patio on the north side of Carlsson Evald Hall. We will be entertained with live music (Minus Six), carnival games, and food (popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy). We hope you will stop by and join us for the festivities. You know you would love to let your own children get some good sugar-highs from cotton candy—and remind yourself of the good ‘ol days. Please join us.