Join the fun of public service together

March 31, 2014 12:00 PM

Fran Simon

Cowen Service Challenge

She is a role model for her students, both on campus and in the community. Beth Wee, a senior professor of practice in psychology and associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering, registered early for the fourth annual Tulane University Faculty and Staff Day of Service on April 21.  

Beth Wee

Beth Wee, a role model for her students, both on campus and in the community, encourages faculty and staff to sign up for the Day of Service on April 21. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

“It’s fun to do service as a group,” Wee says.

While Wee is not the only Tulane faculty member who walks the walk when it comes to public service, “she has done a lot of work outside of the annual service day and her work with Tulane Center for Public Service,” says Katie Houck, assistant director for outreach and leadership development in the Tulane Center for Public Service.  

Wee currently is involved with Girls in STEM, which brings middle school girls to campus so they will get excited and inspired to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. This spring, Wee volunteered with a neuroscience organization for the Brain Day at the Children’s Resource Center Library. She also is in charge of outreach activities at Grace Lutheran Church, and has organized volunteer activities with Animal Rescue of New Orleans, Second Harvest Food Bank and the St. Bernard Project. 

Wee has submitted many service hours for the Cowen Service Challenge. Tulane faculty and staff members, students, alumni and friends of the university are donating a cumulative 750,000 hours of community service as a tribute to Tulane President Scott Cowen as he steps down on June 30 after 16 years at the helm of the university.

Hours accumulated during the Faculty and Staff Day of Service on April 21 will count toward the challenge.

The deadline to register to participate in the Day of Service is Friday (April 4). Round-trip transportation, snacks and beverages at the various locations, and a closing lunch at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium will be provided for participants.

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