This week, students at Washington and Lee University will be sleeping outside in near-freezing temperatures, trying to buy groceries for $1.40 per meal, and distributing Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need.
Four VISTA members will begin their work with local organizations in February 2014.
Three national leaders in the field of poverty studies addressed the Shepherd Consortium Teaching Symposium.
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty's second teaching symposium will focus on families, children and poverty.
Shannon Elizabeth Bell, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, recently won the 2013 Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism from the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.
92 college and law students gathered in Lexington last weekend to prepare for unusual eight-week internships with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society, sponsored by the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) was awarded the Outstanding Educational Institution Volunteer Program award for 2013 by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday, June 6.
Charlotte Collins, from Dallas, Texas, a member of the Class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award.
Howard Pickett has been named director of the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee. Pickett will succeed the program's founding director, Harlan Beckley, at the end of the academic year.
Washington and Lee University students Alvin Thomas and Erica Schwotzer will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for May on Thursday, May 2, at 12:20 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.