Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

Featured Speaker: John Saltmarsh on How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education

Join the Nashman Center on Wednesday, January 30th, 9:00-10:45am, as we welcome Dr. John Saltmarsh to campus for a talk and facilitated discussion,

“How Community-Engaged Scholarship is Transforming Higher Education.”


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New Issue of About Campus: Curricular Approaches for Learning Beyond the Classroom

About Campus is offering free downloads of top articles for a limited time-great opportunity for over the break reading-or to fill out reading lists for spring courses!

There are great articles available at About Campus for your and/or your students. We particularly liked Shifting to Curricular Approaches to Learning beyond the Classroom by Kathleen G. Kerr, James Tweedy, Keith E. Edwards and Dillon Kimmel

Other Articles from About Campus Available for free download:

Generation Z: Educating and Engaging the Next Generation of Students by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace

Success by Failure by Benjamin D. Andrews

Being Better and Doing Better: Men's Health and Mental Health on Campus by Christopher Kilmartin

William Deresiewicz Talks with Executive Editor, Frank Shushok, Jr. about His Book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz

Mental Health, Well–being, and Learning: Supporting Our Students in Times of Need by Alan M. Woody Schwitzer and John A. Vaughn

Practice or Perish: How Overexposure and Premature Claims of Success Undermine Men of Color Initiatives by Steven Thurston Oliver

About Campus Executive Editor, Frank Shushok, Jr. Visits with Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, about Leadership, Her College Presidency, and the Contemporary Challenges That Face All Our Students

Fairness and Fate in Elite College Admissions by Stephen J. Handel

“What is Said Here”: Reflections on an Informal Community for Black Men at an Historically White Institution by Ray Black

Democracy, Call for Abstracts & New Book, "Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals"

Imagining America’s Newsletter has some great content this month:

Looking for a short read to motivate your civic thinking for the next semester?

Check out Democracy Under Siege: A Category 4 Storm https://www.aacu.org/aacu-news/newsletter/2018/november/perspectives

How about a longer read for over break? Check out "Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals" 

Edited by Scott J. Peters (former IA faculty co-director), Theodore R. Alter, and Timothy J. Shaffer. Through eight richly-detailed oral histories, this book helps to open our imagination to the possibilities for professionals to make constructive contributions to the task of making democracy work as it should. The first-hand stories of public work in these oral histories are told by professionals from six different states who either chose or were invited to jump into civic life as active participants. Kettering Foundation Press

Ready to share new Community Engaged Scholarship class next semester? Call for Abstracts: 2019 Community Development Education Symposium -Funding is Available!

The consortium invites Imagining America members who teach community development courses to submit an abstract proposal for the 2019 Community Development Education Symposium that will take place in Detroit, MI, from May 16th-19th. The symposium will convene educators to discuss innovative curricula and educational practices, while exploring the current and future state of community development education.

A limited number of travel stipends will be made available to individuals that are accepted to participate in the symposium. For more information regarding participation please click the link, here.

In addition, individuals participating in the symposium will also be eligible to apply for one of five community development innovation mini-grants (approximately $5,000/grant). 

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Call for Proposals Coming in January- Are you ready to present?

Calling all faculty and students who are finishing Community Engaged Scholarship classes or have new research to present as a result of past courses and projects-Colorado State University has a call for proposals coming out in January for their “Deepening our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in High Education Conference”

Be on the lookout for more information and start thinking about proposals-see video for more information!

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Start the New Semester With a Discussion on Public Health 1/28/2019

DC Community Health Connect is a series of networking and educational events for community-based health care providers and community members. The purpose of these events is to create a forum to exchange ideas and resources, as well as to learn from experts from academia, government, and community-based organizations.

Food will be provided, and tickets are free but limited.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM

Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V

2021 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009 

Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-community-health-connect-sickle-cell-disease-tickets-53606298883

For any questions, please contact:

Kristina Williams at krwilliams@mfa.gwu.edu 

Click Here to RSVP!

Thank You for Making the Fall 2018 Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship a Success!

The Symposium was a success and we want to thank the students, faculty and community partners who spent the afternoon learning from and engaging with each other! Everyone learned a great deal from the presenters, Dr. Jacobsen’s Theater Students gave the audience a new way to think about immigration with their presentation, the showcases from community engaged courses highlighted the service, research, learning and action that students undertook throughout the semester and the concluding panels examined community engaged scholarship in depth- all great examples of engagement with our community and our scholarship.

If you missed the symposium check out the great people who presented here: https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/symposium/

Two of our presenters-Dr. Imani Cheers’ class and Gillian Joseph 2018-2019 Knapp Fellowship Winner have websites to share with us in case you missed their sessions at the symposium or wanted to learn more here they are https://monumedia2018.wixsite.com/home & https://findourwomen.org/

Do you have scholarship to share? Mark your calendar for the spring symposium on April 26, 2019!

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Credit for Symposium Attendance for your Community Engaged Course

The Nashman Center welcomes students from Community-Engaged Courses who are participating in the Symposium today. To confirm your attendance with your professor, post your reflections on each session you attend to your GWServes course page (instructions below). 

1) Go to https://gwserves.givepulse.com/group/classes/159231?term=Fall+2018  

2) Scroll down and select your course by clicking on the course title 

3) You’ll see your class page 

4) Scroll all the way to the bottom of your class page and you’ll see the discussion wall 

5) Post your reflections (prompts provided on the next page) and click submit. Your wall posts will be seen by your course instructor and that is how they will verify credit for attendance today.  

6) Questions? From GWServes, message your course administrator, Rachel Talbert. 

Prompts for response: Please share a few thoughts about each of these sessions today. 

1) Lunch Session: After viewing the GW Theatre students’ presentation, what do you think about the role of the arts in social change? Has your service experience ever led you to also do advocacy? 

 2) Showcase Session: Which showcase presentation was your favorite and why?   

3) Panel Session: Which session did you choose? What was discussed that you can connect to what you learned in your community-engaged scholarship course this semester? 

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What Works To Prevent Violence Against Girls

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. the Global Women’s Institute and Department for International Development are hosting an event, “What Works To Prevent Violence Against Girls,” at the Milken Institute of Public Health.

The event will feature several highly qualified panelists who have researched these issues as they manifest all around the world. The event is being held in recognition of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. More information can be found below.

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Next Steps for Students

As we near the end of another semester, our students often need help identifying their next steps, given the significant learning experience they have had. Below are a few suggestions to forward to them.