2019 Spring Symposium Brings Community Engaged Students and Faculty together to Share Scholarship

Thanks to everyone who attended, presented and supported the Spring 2019 Nashman Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship!

The symposium brought students and faculty from The Schools of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Education, Medicine, Media and Public Affairs, Columbian College, community partners working with students in courses and members of the GWU community together for an afternoon of community engaged scholarship discussion and dissemination. 75 students presented their work at the symposium showcase using video galleries, posters or laptop presentations to show attendees their research findings in unique ways. Students discussed a wide variety of topics-some presented information on their service site, others showcased community engaged research projects. Many of the student presenters are enrolled in courses designated by the Nashman Center as community engaged https://givepul.se/0xnbhq and their research and service in the community are woven into course objectives.

During lunch participants discussed data from the National Center on Citizenship DC Civic Health Index https://ncoc.org/research-type/2014dcchi/ at their tables with faculty facilitators and challenged each other to think about what kind of neighbors we are when we work with and in the DC community.

The day ended with reflection panels led by students and faculty with discussions on a wide range of issues including sustainability, Knapp Fellowship and Eco-Equity Projects, service with Latinx communities, community service as good business, pathways to service and issues of race and service.

We thank everyone for being part of Community Engaged Scholarship at GWU!

How to get course credit for attending the Spring 2019 Symposium

We are glad you’re here and learning about community engaged scholarship.

To get course credit just follow these steps

  1. Log on to your GW Serves GivePulse Account https://gwserves.givepulse.com

  2. Click on Classes, click on spring 2019, click on your class and scroll down to your class wall. https://gwserves.givepulse.com/group/classes/159231?term=Spring+2019

  3. Post your answers to the prompts that are posted on your class wall your professor can see the answers there and award your credit.

  4. Don’t forget to click Submit!

See pictures below if you need help! Have a great day at #SymposiumGW and learn about how to extend your Community Engaged Scholarship by following us @NashmanFaculty

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Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship: How to Prepare a Showcase Presentation

Each semester the Nashman Center hosts the Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship, an afternoon for students, faculty, and community partners to share and reflect upon their experiences. During the Showcase Session, student presentations describe the nature of their community engagement during the semester, in terms of:

  • the outcomes for the community,

  • the outcomes on their own learning and growth, and

  • what they believe the general public needs to know about the issue they addressed or the community they worked with.

To prepare a Showcase Session presentation, it is important to keep in mind a few key aspects of the context of this portion of the Symposium.

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Spring 2019 Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship

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The Spring 2019 Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship is coming up on Friday, April 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center.

We will be heavily featuring Nashman Affiliated Faculty and the great community-engaged scholarship students have been doing in their classes. For a program and more information, visit our Symposium page here. You can RSVP here.

We’re excited to see you all there on April 26th!

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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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November Faculty Spotlight: Maranda Ward

Our November faculty spotlight is Nashman affiliate faculty, Dr. Maranda C. Ward from GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). She is currently teaching two Nashman designated Community-Engaged Scholarship courses.  One is an online course where she serves as the course director and has integrated IRB-approved research funded by the GW SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence, HSCI 2110: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  The other is funded by a Nashman course development grant, HSCI 2195: Applied Health Equity.  Nashman's Community-Engaged Scholar, Emebte Atanaw, sat down with Dr. Ward to ask about her role as an Nashman affiliate faculty and her newest course offering.  

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Call for Papers International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

Did you present your community engaged scholarship for a class? At the symposium? Share your work with the world!

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal athttp://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/ 

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:

            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the  

                 impact of the project on the community served;

            2) A case study of a service-learning project;

            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.

Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.

Submit by e-mail to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D.                       


Now Accepting Presentations for the Spring 2018 Service-Learning Symposium

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The Community Engaged Scholarship team at the Nashman Center and everyone involved with the planning of this spring's symposium are excited about continuing the discussions we began at this winter's symposium and expanding into new areas of scholarship as well. We look forward to learning together again in May.


This spring's symposium will feature showcase presentations (posters or slides), engaged scholarship panels, course based panels, awards and lunch. The spring symposium will take place on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center.


To register as a presenter in a subject panel, register your course as a panel, or to register individual poster or laptop presentations in this spring's symposium whether you are a faculty member or student please click the link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlygWz3LNcGr3i3o1ZclvXSZNJxQIJlNfePrXDleAS80RrCw/viewform

The deadline for all subject panel, course and showcase submissions is April 9th 2018. Due to increased interest in the symposium all students must be present to stand alongside their presentation and discuss it with others in a collaborative manner - no absentee presentations will be accepted. All posters must be able to stand on their own due to space restrictions. See below for where students can purchase tri-fold posters. 

Please get this link out to your students early so they can begin to think about what they want to present and get their materials and form in order early on. If students don't have a tri-fold poster to use, one can be found available for purchase here and here.

If faculty or students have community partners, or other GW community members they would like to invite to the symposium they should RSVP to the Symposium at the Evite link here. Below you will find some examples of laptop and poster presentations.


Please contact Rachel Talbert (rachellt@gwu.edu) for more information or any questions.

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