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Wofford included U.S. State Department publication

Friday, December 02, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is among institutions highlighted in a U.S. State Department publication, eJournal USA, distributed online and in printed form world-wide. The article in which Wofford is included is about community service and volunteerism among colleges.

“Students of the liberal arts college choose to volunteer for a project directly or through a local agency or organization,” the magazine writes. “Some students serve as individual volunteers; others participate with fellow members of a campus group, such as a club or fraternal organization. Wofford students serve at soup kitchens (preparing and serving food to the hungry) and homeless shelters. They tutor at local schools and work at a free medical clinic. They give Christmas presents to needy children and help with campus and community beautification programs.”

The publication includes a link to the Wofford Web site, and Wofford is one of three photographs featured with the article.

The State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs publishes five electronic journals, including “U.S. Society and Values,” in which the college article appears. Other journals are “Economic Perspective,” “U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda,” “Global Issues” and “Issues of Democracy.” French, Portuguese and Spanish translations of the journals appear in two to four weeks after the English version is published, and certain journals are translated into Arabic and Russian. They are downloadable using Adobe Acrobat (PDF). U.S. Embassies also may provide printed versions of the journals where Internet access is limited.

To view these journals, go to http://usinfo.state.gov/homepage.htm and click on “Electronic Journals.”