Category: Reflections from Changemakers

Service Isn’t Simple

At the first Bonner meeting, we read the article What We Don’t Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Service by Adam Davis and discussed it’s implications on the work Bonners do. What stuck out to you from this article? In addition to the question above, please also respond to one of the following questions.…
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September 9, 2019 44

From Training to Action

Over your time in the program you will participate in many trainings and programs that focus on topics such social justice issues, community development, and professional development. It is important to remember the skills taught in each of these and take them outside of the program to service sites and professional settings. What was your…
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April 3, 2019 44

Communication is the Key

Being able to communicate effectively is an important skill in both personal and professional spheres. Whether it be communicating with team members, supervisors, someone you disagree with, or friends, this is a skill that needs to be practiced. When have you excelled in communicating with others? When have you faced challenges in communicating effectively? What…
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March 16, 2019 47

Finding Balance and Harmony

We may have just celebrated the new year and there may be fresh snow on the ground, but spring is coming soon! Spring is a time of renewal and change. This is nature’s rebirth. For us spring, can bring a time of chaos amidst our daily lives and academics. Midterms, projects and other responsibilities take…
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March 4, 2019 56

Does Teamwork Really Make the Dream Work?

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller At each of our sites we have to work as a team to make sure our tasks get completed in a timely manner. That being said, sometimes working as a team can have it’s challenges. What has been the best part about…
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February 4, 2019 67

New Year, New Semester, New You

We all have regrets. Whether it is maybe not doing well on a test, applying to an internship or maybe just not hanging out with your friends as often as you would like. However, each semester we all start off we a clean slate and can find ourselves doing something that we weren’t able to…
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January 22, 2019 69

Bonners Are Thankful For…

Gobble Gobble Bonners! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to reflect on what you are thankful for. In this blog post, please write about what you are thankful for at your service site, in your academics, and in your personal life.

November 14, 2018 56

The Power of Networking

The networking mixer is quickly approaching! This will be a great opportunity to make connections with our partners, and hear more about what is going on in the community we serve! If you are doing this blog before the networking mixer please base your response on the following questions: Who do you want to have…
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November 5, 2018 49

Trick or Treat

As we are in the spookiest of seasons, let’s do some trick or treating! For this blog post please talk about the tricks and treats of your service site. The Treats are the things that you love about your site, and what motivates you to keep showing up. The Tricks are the difficulties at your…
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October 15, 2018 50

Thinking Big Picture

Now that you have begun to settle in at your sites for the year, let’s start thinking big picture. What is your dream project or goal for your site. What do you need to do to get there? Try using a SWOT analysis (see the example below) by listing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats…
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October 2, 2018 49