Highlights from the Imagining America March 2019 Newsletter

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Imagining America, an organization dedicated to promoting community engagement and service-learning partnerships. Below are some highlights from their March 2019 newsletter.

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The Imagining America National Gathering will take place on October 18-20th in Albuquerque, NM. The call for participation will be released in April. For more information on early hotel booking, click here.

The National Women’s Studies Association is offering scholarship for graduate students, with applications due by tomorrow night (March 31). If you know a graduate student that is currently a member and interested in scholarship opportunities, refer them here for more opportunities.

Check out IA Faculty Director Erica Kohl-Arenas as a guest in the Niskanen Center's recent Science of Politics podcast and speaks on how philanthropy diverts social movements. Click here for the podcast site, along with a transcript.

Nashman Affiliated Faculty Sandy Hoar's New Case Study Series on CHWCentral

Nashman Affiliated Faculty Sandy Hoar is an Editor for a new series of case studies that will be published on Community Health Worker Central (CHWCentral) called “Equity and Community Health Workers: Redefining Community Health.” The case studies in the series will call attention to and invite dialogue on the critical role CHWs play in helping achieve health equity at the community, clinical and policy levels. Congratulations to Sandy Hoar for this great work! You can check out the page featuring the series here and learn more about Nashman Affiliated Faculty here.

Nashman Affiliate Faculty Dr. Scully Wins the Morton A. Bender Teaching Award

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Dr. Tara Scully, a Nashman Affilated Faculty member and Assistant Professor of Biology, will be recognized at the 9th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. in the Jack Morton Auditorium. She will be recognized, along with several other teachers, and awarded the Morton A. Bender Teaching Award, which awards $1,000 to faculty for professional development. You can find more information about the event here and more information about the Morton A. Bender Teaching Awards here.

Dr. Scully has been an incredible asset to her students, teaching one of the largest service-learning classes at GW, with over 100 students. She shared her experiences with the Nashman Center in a faculty spotlight that we highly recommend you take a look at here. Congratulations to Dr. Scully for the well-earned award!

Event Recap: Dr. Maranda Ward The History of Inequity in DC: What Community Engaged Scholars Need to Know

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On Wednesday, March 26th, the Nashman Center hosted our March Breakfast on Community-Engaged Scholarship at Gelman Library! Doctor Maranda Ward, a Nashman Affiliated Faculty member and Professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, presented and led a robust discussion.

The presentation focused on historic inequality in D.C. that has perpetuated to this day and the ways that GW faculty and students can interact with organizations fighting for justice in an appropriate way - by lifting up communities in the areas where they are strong. Thank you to everyone who came out for this enlightening conversation.

If you missed the event or want a chance to review what was discussed today check out the PowerPoint from Dr. Ward here.

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Women's Works: Compiled and Directed by Leslie Jacobson

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This event is a celebration of Professor Leslie Jacobson's over 40-year career at GW as a professor of theatre and an advocate for social change through the arts. “Women's Works celebrates theatre's ability to awaken our empathy and inspires us to make positive social change.” Selections from Strangers in Their Own Land, The Body Project, Evil, Vanishing Point, Migratory Tales, The South Africa Projects, A...My Name Is Alice - among other plays and musicals - come together to illuminate the power of story.

March 28, 2019 at 7:30PM
March 29, 2019 at 7:30PM
March 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
March 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center

Purchase tickets online here

This production is accompanied by a panel discussion on the power of theatre to be a catalyst for social change. Link here for more information on that event.

Panel Discussion: Theatre as a Catalyst for Change, March 30th

March 30th, 2019, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Amphitheatre

This is a do-not-miss GW event which will explore the potential of theatre as a powerful catalyst for social change. Theatre practitioners will share experiences from their own work in which they have witnessed or experienced the transformational power of theater. The following panelists will continue the conversation: Derek Goldman, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Leslie Jacobson, Jodi Kanter, and linguist Deborah Tannen. Mary Ellsberg, Director of the Global Women’s Institute will moderate the panel.

Link here for more information.

Following this event, plan to stay for a performance of 'Women's Works' Compiled and directed by Leslie Jacobson from 5-7pm. Link here for more information about this work, as well as other performance times scheduled.

March Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship: The History of Inequity in DC - What Community Engaged Scholars Need to Know

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Our March Breakfast Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship is coming up next week on March 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Winston Churchill Library and Center at Gelman Library. Dr. Maranda Ward will facilitate this Conversation about the history of inequity in Washington, D.C. and our role in partnering with those who are working toward justice. For more information and RSVP, click here.

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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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Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) Journal Submissions due May 1

Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) journal (https://hlrcjournal.com/index.php/HLRC) is a peer reviewed journal focusing on higher education issues related to higher education and the public good, workplace competency and soft skills development. They publish both studies and essays. Contact Editor-In-Chief Gary J Burkholder, Ph.D.,gary.burkholder@mail.waldenu.edu.