Content with Institutions : Cleveland State University

The Millennium Project: Careers That Make a Difference

The Millennium Project is an annual conference which aims to increase high school students’ interest in careers in public service. It is sponsored by the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. At the conference 300 students attend panels on topics such as city planning, government and elections, and community development. Additonal plans for the project include linking it more closely to civics and American government curricula at local high schools, preparing supplementary material for high school teachers, and developing a companion career guide. Website

Various Events Teaching Citizenship

For the first time, Springfest activities included a service project where members of the University community could volunteer at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Earthfest event. The Volunteer Center was awarded the 1999 “Best New Addition” to Earthfest. The Uniting to Share Fair was developed to raise money and awareness among students about United Way and Community Shares agencies. Through a fair-like event, students raised almost $500. Additionally, many programs include components of citizenship (including the Chili Challenge) where all funds raised are donated to the Malachi House for terminally ill and the American Red Cross and Lifeshares blood drives held…

Wellness Peer Educators

In 1999, the H.O.P.E. (Helping Others through Peer Education) group was formed in the Wellness Center as a volunteer group of trained students who provide peer education to their fellow students. This group was so successful in teaching wellness issues that they were awarded the Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network Area VIII “Outstanding New Affiliate Award” for 1999. Website:

Health and Physical Education for Classroom Teachers

PED 316: Health & Physical Education for Classroom Teachers Fall Semester 2002 Dr. Judith Ausherman, CHES (Tuesday) – Ms. Rosemary Lassiter (Wednesday) – OFFICE/PHONE PE Building 222,(216) 687 4884 (HPERD main office X4870) (Ausherman) PE Building 213, (216) 687 4839 (HPERD main office X4870) (Lassiter) OFFICE HOURS: Monday & Tuesday 2:00 3:30 pm or by appointment REQUIRED READING Pettifor, B. (2001). Physical Education Methods for Classroom Teachers. Human Kinetics. Telljohann, S.; Symons, C; & Miller, D. (2001). Health Education in Elementary & Middle School. McGraw Hill. Ausherman, J. (2003). CSU Partners with Reach Out and Read Manual. CATALOGUE…

Community Service

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning more about different aspects of Community Service. One major focus of the course is to examine how community empowerment brings about organizational changes. Students will learn about the resources available to people for revitalizing their communities. Special emphasis will be given to the understanding of values of diversity and ethics in community services. A major focus of the course is to examine how nonprofit human service organizations develop the processes and structures of community planning and utilize volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to examine projects in community service…