k(no)w poverty? Week of Service | 2019
2019 k(no)w poverty? Week of Service
Plans are underway for the 2019 WOS! Check the page often for updates, information on the new counselors and other information about how you can participate in the k(no)w poverty? Week of Service.
Items to bring to your Week of Service
Reusable water bottles
T-shirts for optional tie-dye and dog toy making
Students living on campus will move in on Friday, August 9, 2019. An Early Housing Move-In Fee of $90 will be charged to the student. If this fee is unaffordable, and the student shows documented financial need, please contact Dr. Ken Thomas via email. Students living off campus should move in on Friday, August 9, 2019 as well. Students living off campus will need to arrange permission with their residencies (apartment owners, landlord’s, etc.) to move in on this date. Some places have different move-in dates.
If university documentation is required for an early move in, contact Dr. Thomas via email and he will assist you. Service Training will begin on the evening of Friday, August 9, 2019, so students must be settled into their accommodations by then.
No, participants are free to drive, but transportation will be provided for those without vehicles.
No, any incoming Honors College Freshman is eligible to apply.
Yes you will. Housing will send out specific instructions on when and where to get your room key.
Yes, register for move-in as if you are not attending the program. If selected, the Honors College will notify you, and place you on a modified move-in schedule.
Most meals are provided during the WoS. A schedule is provided that clearly indicates when and where meals and snacks will be provided. Participants with special dietary restrictions will be accommodated as much as possible.
Yes, we will work with you to ensure your needs are met.
Students that live both on and off campus will be allowed to park on campus during the WoS based on an arrangement with Parking Services. Participants that are accepted into the program will be notified of designated areas for parking in advance of arriving on campus.
The WoS runs all day with mandatory and option activities at night. In order to be fully immersed in serving and getting to know fellow freshmen, it is recommended that participants not be involved in any other activities that week.
This class is a 1 credit hour pass/fail Honors College participation course (i.e. does not affect your GPA) that would run in the Fall semester. The class only meets 6 times over the semester. See "Course Offering: HONR 1087."
At the time of signing up to participate in the WoS, you will indicate whether you want to be in the class or not. Honors College staff will then place students in the class. This class will remain closed throughout CWE since only participants are eligible to be in this class.
Testimonials from Some of Our Current Counselors
Week of Service participants have the opportunity to gain up to five credits towards completion of the Honors curriculum. Students wishing to gain credit will have to register for the associated courses in Fall 2019. Students cannot register for this class at Camp War Eagle. Students must request to be placed in this class after participating in the Week of Service. Requests can be made to Dr. Ken Thomas.
HONR 1087 007 Honors Lyceum: Construction Safety & Health for Service Projects
In this Honors participation course (1 credit hour) students will explore the risks of poor construction and unsafe site practices. The class will meet about four to six times over the course of the semester.
HONR 1087 008 Honors Lyceum: Week of Service
Students will have the opportunity to take this (1 credit hour) Honors participation course. This class will allow students to discuss in a greater depth poverty and possible solutions to poverty beyond community service. The class will meet about four to six times over the course of the semester.
HONR 2087 001 Honors Book Club: Week of Service
This year's k(no)w poverty? Week of Service incorporates two common read books. In this participation course we will continue dissecting both books over the semester.
HONR 3007 001 Honors Seminar: Beyond the Week of Service: Serving to Have a Lasting Impact
This course will give students the opportunity to work on real issues that service providers face in attempting to alleviate poverty. The service providers that students will work with are the ones that we would have worked with during the Week of Service (egs. Salvation Army, Alabama Rural Ministry, Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental). It is envisioned that students will work in teams on a special project that answers a real world or research problem for a service provider. This seminar is a (3 credit hours) academic course and will meet eight to twelve times over the course of the semester.
All combinations of courses allowed for Week of Service participants in Fall 2019:
HONR 1087 007 only (1 credit total)
HONR 1087 008 only (1 credit total)
HONR 2087 001 only (1 credit total)
HONR 1087 007 & HONR 2087 001 (2 credits total)
HONR 1087 008 & HONR 2087 001 (2 credits total)
HONR 3007 001 only (3 credits total)
HONR 1087 007 & HONR 3007 001 (4 credits total)
HONR 1087 007 & HONR 2087 001 & HONR 3007 001 (5 credits total)
An additional (1 credit hour) Honors participation course is offered in Spring 2020 for Week of Service participants which will allow students to obtain six (6) credits total from their Week of Service participation.
Week of Service Partners
A special thank you to all of our partners! Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) Habitat for HumanityAU Office of Alumni Affairs AU School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences AU Center for Civic EngagementAU McWhorter School of Building Science Storybook Farms AU Government and Economic Development Institute AU Division of Student Affairs Salvation Army of Lee County Mary Ellen’s Hearth St. Margaret’s Service AUM Conference Services Salvation Army of Montgomery The University of Alabama Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility Jean Dean RIF Food Bank of East AlabamaFeeding The Valley Food Bank Alabama Possible AU Housing AU Parking Service Loachapoka High School Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch
Last modified: May 24, 2019