Bridge/Work is the undergraduate journal of the Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University. The Institute seeks to prepare students for lives of leadership and service by helping them connect the dots between study, service, and success -- leading to a stronger sense of calling and purpose in society. Bridge/Work serves as an outlet which allows students to explore such themes in a more formal academic style.

The Institute is also excited to announce our Spring 2017 Conference "Democracy in Transition? Neighbor, Nation, and the Politics of Now" which will be held Saturday, April 22 from 8:30am - 3:00. For more information visit the conference webpage here.

See the About This Journal for a more intensive description of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2016) Millennials, Faith and Philanthropy: Who Will Be Transformed?

In April 2015, the Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University brought together students, alumni, faculty and staff for a day-long conference on the distinctive character of millennials. Through a keynote address and undergraduate research presentations, participants explored millennials' interactions with faith, philanthropy, society and the world. The conference proceedings, published here, invite us to ask: What will change as a result of these interactions? Who will be transformed?



Elizabeth Lynn


Elizabeth Lynn, PhD
Andrew Weller, MTS
Guest Editor
David P. King, PhD