Morse Leadership Institute's quarterly project showcase is Tuesday

The Morse Leadership Institute would like to invite you to our quarterly Community Engagement Project Showcase on Tuesday May 31 from 2 to 3:20  p.m. in Communications Facility 120.

The event will showcase the videos and projects LDST 101 and 450 students have developed as part of ongoing service-learning projects aimed at addressing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By working collectively and with the community, students develop their leadership skills while making positive social change.

This event is free and open to all WWU faculty, staff, students, friends, and community members. There will also be light refreshments available during the event.

The LDST 101 class contains four discussion groups lead by the LDST 450 students who help to mentor the 101 students in their projects. Within each discussion section group, students select an issue facing the Bellingham/Whatcom County community and support that issue with a service-learning project. This project helps students understand how to collaborate within a team, understand key leadership concepts in various forms throughout their project, and how to be well rounded leaders to support those in their group.

This quarter, students contributed to projects developed by LDST 101 students in the prior quarter. The project partners include: Northwest Youth Services, Days For Girls International, the Outback Farm, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and Meridian High School. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for best overall project and best video.

The event is also a great way to learn more about the Leadership Studies minor or programs associated with the Morse Leadership Institute. For more information on this event, please contact

Friday, May 27, 2022