Nashman Affiliate Faculty, Dr. Maranda Ward, Appointed to the DC Department of Health Commission on Health Equity

Congratulations to Maranda Ward, of the Medical School’s Clinical Research and Leadership department, on her new role. Dr. Ward brings both scholarly expertise and leadership experience to her new role, having already served in 2017-2018 as a Commissioner of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in Ward 7.

Link here for a recent article in The Hatchet describing her work.

Follow Dr. Ward yourself via her podcast: #EquityMatters (link here).

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 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.

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

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 Due March 15, 2019- 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 for their “Deepening our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in High Education Conference” see video for more information!

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