This semester the students in the Vulcan Village Leadership Living-Learning Community are participating in a new monthly contest called “Operation Leadership.” Everyone is given a card with a leadership task to complete within a month. Everyone who completes the task with the necessary documentation and evidence gets entered into a raffle to win a $100.00 Visa gift card.
February’s task description was as follows:
Your task is to create and implement a new initiative or project with a non-Vulcan Village university administrator or faculty member that will benefit Cal U. students or the California community at large by 02/25/14. Evidence of the initiative must be made apparent in a community or university publication, press release, or other formal public relations announcement (e.g., Cal Times, California Focus, CUTV, etc.) for the Cal U. community. The initiative / project must be original and cannot be already scheduled for the semester or as part of an existing activity or as a required class or work assignment.
The winner was Tamlynn Bachetti who is not only an LLC participant, but also a graduate assistant for Cal U’s Center for Civic Engagement. She created the “Cal U. Kindness Challenge,” which urges students to perform randoms acts of kindness every week for 10 weeks. The Center for Civic Engagement will choose a random act of kindness created by students and post it on Twitter (@CalUVolunteer) using the #CalUKindness hashtag. The more acts of kindness students perform, the more points get towards the grand prize, which is a finals snack basket filled with awesome treats.