IJRSLCE: New Issue and Call for Submissions

IJRSLCE: New Issue and Call for Submissions

The latest issue of the International Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) is available online here. 

Call for manuscripts for Issue 7 (2019) of the journal the Editorial Board is seeking submissions that reflect the breadth of scholarship in the service-learning and community engagement field, with articles from different countries and disciplines and representing a range of methodologies. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019.

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Save the Date: Chavez Huerta Itliong Day, March 28-29, 2019

You and your students can be involved in this GW tradition celebrating the farmworker's movement and honoring these social change makers. You can learn more about the events for Chavez Huerta Itliong Day by subscribing to their newsletter and following them on twitter @chidayGW! Want to engage even more? Check out the learning and service opportunities with Operacion Impacto https://givepul.se/akkbm

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New Podcast from Nashman Affiliate Faculty Gaetano Lotrecchiano on Teams and Collaboration

New Podcast from Nashman Affiliate Faculty Gaetano Lotrecchiano on Teams and Collaboration

We are sharing a recent podcast from Nashman Affiliate Faculty Dr. Gaetano Lotrecchiano on how to build effective teams. The podcast is part of a series on “Research Into Action.” A transcript of the podcast is also available at the site. https://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research/podcast/e142/?fbclid=IwAR2DgX_xUwIjLM_tXhsaFW7QODy0sdcljWPwIkN7AxQkSvBEAlUQ_cqaWIk.

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William and Mary Active Citizens Conference Call For Proposals Open: Deadline 2/20/19

Do you have students from Community Engaged Scholarship Courses with presentations to share?

Registrations and workshop proposals for the 2019 Active Citizens Conference are now being accepted. This is a student-focused conference for educating, uniting, and inspiring active citizenship. The conference is close enough to make transportation costs low and will be held Saturday, March 23 at William & Mary.

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GW ArtReach and New Collaboration with DC Central Kitchen

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Click below for this great example of GW’s campus-community partnerships.

“Creatively merging our two organizations’ areas of expertise, Aselin Lands of GW ArtReach created art lessons to correspond with three popular DC Central Kitchen nutrition lessons: “MyPlate”, “Where does your food come from?” and “Eat the Rainbow.” For six weeks, 30 students alternated between interactive nutrition education lessons and creative art projects. Each of their nutrition education lessons involved a hands-on cooking demo, including our popular kale salad recipe and a taco representing all five food groups. One student, Dylan, liked the kale salad so much that he later made it with his family at home! However, he did report being just a little disappointed that his mom bought pre-chopped kale instead of a bunch, meaning he couldn’t use the knife skills he had learned in class with us.”


New Podcasts on Health Equity in DC from the Rodham Institute at GW

New semester-new learning opportunities about the social determinants of health in DC!

Check out the first four in a series of 8 mini podcasts from the Rodham Insititute https://anchor.fm/rodham-diana-hla about Health Equity in DC. They run about 7 minutes long and have interviews with various academic and community leaders on each of the Social Determinants of Health.

A note on the Passing of Senator Harris Wofford from Amy Cohen Executive Director, Nashman Center

We join the country in mourning the passing of Senator Harris Wofford with this remembrance from Amy Cohen.

I note with sadness the passing of Senator Harris Wofford. Harris helped to bend the arc of history toward justice through his many significant roles in American history. His obituary in the Washington Post outlines many of them, including as a friend and champion of Dr King and the civil rights movement. I was proud to work for and with Harris at the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, which he led during the 1990s. Before that, while US Senator from Pennsylvania, he was instrumental in bringing significant opportunities for students in higher education to contribute to their surrounding communities through Federal Work Study (FWS). By passing legislation that required a minimum of 7% of FWS funds to be used for community service at each higher education institution, he effectively created the greatest opportunity for student community service. His was an extraordinary life lived in large part with dedication to public service ad helping the US and individuals to realize their best aspirations.