Get Out the Vote at GW: Forward to Students

GW Votes is task force through The Honey W Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. These faculty, administrators and students are committed to increase voter turnout among GW students. 

For more information: https://serve.gwu.edu/gw-votes

Read on for events and how to get involved. Please forward to your students!

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Facts on Youth Voting

Next week is the monthly Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship, and we will be talking about what works in increasing voter turn-out among college students. To warm us up, here is a fact sheet on Youth Voting from our colleagues at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRLCE). https://civicyouth.org/quick-facts/youth-voting/

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HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition

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Sponsored by the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), the Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH) challenges multi-disciplinary graduate student teams to respond to a real life affordable housing design and planning project.

More information about the competition can be found here and you can sign up for updates on the competition here.

Envisioning Change Event

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The GW Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is hosting their inaugural panel event in their Alumni Speaker Series on Monday, September 17th, 2018. The panel features graduates of the Women’s Studies program who will discuss their work and opportunities for change on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality. Register for free and get more information here.

Fingerprinting at GW (for Serving with DC Public Schools)

This year’s “Certified to Serve” event, which allows students to complete the background check and fingerprinting required for all volunteers at DC Public Schools will be held:

September 26th, 11am-2pm

The Nashman Center (837 22nd Street NW)

Students should complete the following form prior to coming (it includes a form from DCPS they should print and bring with them): go.gwu.edu/nashmanDCPS

If students are not available during these times, or if they need to complete this process sooner, they may go to the DC Public Schools central offices (1200 First Street NE) any time during regular business hours. Follow the instructions at this link:  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/volunteer-our-schools




Debating Social Problems

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An interesting new book from Routledge, Debating Social Problems, by Dr. Leonard A. Steverson and Dr. Jennifer E. Melvin, is out now. Debating Social Problems emphasizes the process of debate as a means of addressing social problems and helps students engage in active learning.

The debate format covers sensitive material in a way that encourages students to talk about this material openly in class. This succinct text includes activities that promote critical thinking and includes examples from current events. For more information, click here.

Imagining America has a new StoryShare podcast

IAStoryShare is a project of Imagining America (IA) where publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and other community members share stories about their life and work.

Subscribe here to hear stories from 2017 National Conference. Come to the story booth in Chicago at this year's IA National Gathering for the opportunity to be featured in a future episode.

RFP's for Teagle Foundation Grants: Education for American Civic Life

The Teagle Foundation recently announced an RFP for initiatives related to Education for for American Civic Life,

Through “Education for American Civic Life,” the Foundation seeks to elevate the civic objectives of liberal arts education through faculty-led efforts within the curriculum grounded in the issues that define and challenge American democracy. 

For more information: http://www.teaglefoundation.org/Grants-Initiatives/Current-Initiatives-Listing

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Scully

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Scully

Our first Faculty Spotlight of the year is Dr. Tara Scully, a member of the Nashman Affiliated Faculty! She teaches several Service-Learning courses in the Biology department, including “Food, Nutrition, and Service” and “Understanding Organisms Through Service Learning.” Read more below for the full profile of Dr. Scully!

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