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Service, University & You

This Residential Learning Community brings together students living in Ellsworth Residence Hall, who have an interest in taking a specially designed section of UNIV 101.

Service, University & You is a Learning Community focused on service and society, what it means to be service-oriented, and the role of service at KU. Field trips, visitors, projects, and discussions help students understand how and where they can learn about and become involved with leadership on and off campus. Using critical and intersecting lenses, course readings and assignments challenge students to think about the varied roles that serving others plays in our lives. 

UNIV 101
John Augusto, Center for Undergraduate Research

The two-credit-hour UNIV 101 or Orientation Seminar course associated with this Learning Community is small, enrolling about 19 students. In addition to addressing issues concerning service, students develop capacities and have learning experiences that will transfer to a variety of campus and life contexts. By becoming a part of the Service, University & You community, you will come to know campus better, will more fully understand your individual and team strengths, will practice and develop critical thinking skills, will learn about information literacy and research, and will gain memorable experiences. 

John Augusto was born and raised in Kansas, where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He has worked at KU for over 20 years in a few different places across campus. Now he directs the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the Center for Undergraduate Research at KU. He comes to work every day to help KU students succeed by getting involved with research and service.





Ellsworth Hall features beautiful view of the entire campus, a fully equipped Academic Resource Center, a recently remodeled study room, and student rooms including suites and traditional two-person rooms. Ellsworth hosts the Engineering Learning Community and effective in fall 2015, Ellsworth will be reserved for newly admitted freshmen only.​

Paige Freeman is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She is a proud graduate of Western Kentucky University where she received her B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Meeting, Convention and Exposition planning. She earned her M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel at the University of Mississippi where she had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Community Director for the Department of Student Housing. Paige joined KU as a Complex Director in July of 2016 and is responsible for the Ellsworth Residence Hall that consist of 610 first year students and a traditional style community. Since then she has had the opportunity to get involved in the Upper Midwest Region of Housing Officer Association (UMR-ACUHO) were she serves as a committee member for the annual UMR-ACUHO conference.  Paige enjoys meeting new people and assisting others with discovering the best version of themselves..

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