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September 2019

A new year for Campus & Community Engagement

It's been a busy summer of planning for the CCCE! We're looking forward to an exciting year as we begin to roll out new programming, events, and grow our library of resources and opportunities available to all of our campus and community partners. 

Call for Fall Volunteer Opportunities
Does your organization have a need for volunteers? Staff, faculty, and students frequently reach out to us asking for volunteer opportunities in the community--and we would love to send them your way! We will soon be launching our new opportunity-matching software platform, GivePulse, to host these opportunities, but for now, let us know what your organization needs and the CCCE will help connect you!
One of the benefits of campus-community engagement is that it connects talented, young graduates with local nonprofits. Such experiences give students an opportunity to apply skills in real-world situations, but even more importantly, they require students to extend themselves, to challenge their limits and assumptions. According to Hatas,
 
"Volunteer and other work experience with area organizations can provide very significant exposure to community needs that they might otherwise miss during their collegiate experience. We really work to advocate for people who are struggling with poverty—it is a difficult and complex issue that our organization has been working to address for over 50 years. There continues to be stigma, judgement, stereotyping, and a general lack of understanding about people who are experiencing poverty. It is difficult for people to understand how a family might fall into and become trapped in generational poverty—we do our best to try to tell these stories, but the best learning experience is doing the actual work." 
Welcome Barb!
The CCCE is delighted to share that as of July 1, Barb Harrison has joined our team as the Assistant Director of Civil Engagement! Barb has been managing volunteer engagement within the Campus Involvement Center for many years and is looking forward to continuing to foster student engagement in our communities with the CCCE.


One OHIO
One OHIO is a University-wide initiative to achieve greater cohesion between Athens and the regional campuses. Director Mary Nally is co-chairing the Engagement Work group with Laurie Lach, Director of Development and External Affairs at the Lancaster Campus.

Farm to OHIO
Farm to OHIO is an ongoing partnership between Rural Action, Food Studies, and Culinary Services to increase the amount of local food served on campus. Help us support the local food economy by keeping an eye out for local options in the dining halls and at West 82! For more information or to learn how to get involved, contact Teresa Moran or Joy Kostansek.
OHIO Community Ambassadors
The 2019-20 OHIO Community Ambassadors began their program on August 15th and are already hard at work on and off-campus! They connected new students to volunteer opportunities and voter registration at the Campus Involvement Fair and also participated in a staff Day of Service with Community Food Initiatives  at the Federal Hocking Middle School garden.
C-Course Info Session for Campus & Community Partners
Our fall Community-Engaged Courses are up and running! This fall, C-Courses will partner students with partners like the community of Chauncey and the Bailey's Trail System project, Little Cities of Black Diamonds in Shawnee, and the Athens County Public LibrariesFor those interested in learning more, there will be an information session for faculty, staff, and community partners interested in developing a C-Course on October 16th, 8-10AM in Baker Center, Rm. 230. Register now!

Community-Engaged Research Website and CITI Training Now Available!
Ohio University has launched a Community-engaged Research Initiative, led by the Research Division and the CCCE, designed to provide new resources for university faculty, staff, students, and community members interested in collaborating on research projects. These resources include a new website: https://www.ohio.edu/community-engaged-research and online CITI Training modules that can be accessed by following these instructions.  Learn more here and reach out to CeR@ohio.edu with any questions!

Alden Library Community Engagement Resource Guide
Looking for more resources on Community Engagement? Check out our new Resource Page hosted by Alden Library to find a key reading list, scholarly works, and national organizations supporting community engagement in higher education.

We're moving!
Later this month, look for us in our new location on the 4th Floor of Baker Center, in the former home of the Allen Center.
Events & Opportunities

Athens All Together 
Saturday, September 28th from 12:30PM-2PM | Athens Community Center

Athens All Together is an opportunity for Ohio University students and members of the Athens Community to share a meal together and discuss the different aspects of their relationships, specifically: how Ohio University and Athens impact one another. Community speakers will share community engagement opportunities and group discussion will follow. This event is coordinated by students in the OHIO Honors program, please reach out to athensalltogether@gmail.com to RSVP or for more information.

The Lynching of Christopher Davis
Take a moment this fall to visit this important ongoing exhibit on the history of racial injustice in our community. The Lynching of Christopher Davis opens on September 12th and will run through Fall Semester. This exhibit was developed by the Southeast Ohio History Center and OU Student Jordan Zninak through her Community-Based Internship. For more information on Community-Based Internships click here or contact the Center.
Life Through Their Lens: 
Engaging Amish and Mennonite Communities to Tell Their Story, Their Way

Join us for a discussion and Q&A session about how this group created a platform for the community members to develop their voice and tell their story through their own words and images. Presenters will be available for individual conversations during the post-event reception.

This event is sponsored by the Research Division and Center for Campus & Community Engagement.
For more information, contact CER@ohio.edu.

Funding Opportunity for Community-Engaged Research: Call for Proposals 

Submission deadline: 4PM on Thursday, October 3rd and 4PM on Thursday, January 30th.

Community-engaged Research is a priority consideration for this academic year’s OU Research Committee (OURC) funding cycle to support the Presidential strategic pathway of building an engagement ecosystem.  For this year, additional funding has been allocated to encourage submission of community-engaged research proposals. 
 
For a proposal to be considered under this priority, they must:

  • Meet the guidelines of the OURC program,
  • Meet the definition of community-engaged or community-based participatory research
  • Identify both a university and a community principal investigator and
  • Include a community-engaged research description
For proposals within this category, funds may be expended on resources for the community partner.  No more than 50% of the budget may be allocated to personnel, including student wages. If you are interested in pursuing this funding, workshops will be held in 301U Alden Library on 9/9, 2-3PM; 9/10 10-11AM; 11/5, 10-11AM, & 11/6, 2-3PM. 

For more information, see OURC guidelines on the Research Division's website or email CeR@ohio.edu.
 

Student Volunteer Opportunities

CSLC Service Project of the Week September Schedule: The Community Service Student Leadership Council is a committed group of student leaders who work to develop volunteer opportunities open to all OHIO students. Join them this month at:
  • The Paw Paw Festival, September 14th, 9:00am-1:00pm: Volunteer at the Paw Paw Festival, a cherished annual event celebrating Ohio's only native fruit. Sign up by 5PM 9/5; Registration is limited.
  • Cadillac Ranch, September 21st, 10:00am-12:00pm: Volunteer with Cadillac Ranch, a cat and horse sanctuary. Sign up by 5PM 9/13; Registration is limited.
Interested in joining the Community Service and Leadership Council? Contact Tony Trimpe for more information about how you can get involved or other upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Welcome Dr. Michael Kopish, our new Faculty Fellow!
Dr. Michael Kopish is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Ohio University. He taught high school social studies for 10 years before earning his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in social studies education. He now teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in social studies education and global education. Dr. Kopish’s research interests include service learning, global citizenship education, civic engagement, and inclusive classroom practices in social studies. He has delivered conference papers and presentations at American Education Research Association, National Council for Social Studies, Engagement Scholarship Consortium, and several regional and state conferences. He is an author or co-author of several book chapters that address and peer-reviewed articles that appear in Journal of Research on Adolescence, Democracy and Education, Journal of Social Studies Education Research, and the  Journal of International Social Studies
Welcome Statement from Dr. Kopish
As an active participant in many initiatives offered by the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, it is my pleasure to formally join Mary Nally and the CCCE team as the Faculty Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year.
 
In higher education there is renewed interest in promoting the civic mission of institutions. Across the country, colleges and universities are encouraged to foster a civic ethos, promote civic literacy, integrate civic inquiry, and advance civic action. At Ohio University, our pathway involves building a university engagement ecosystem through research, teaching, and partnerships.
 
Since its inception, the CCCE has served a critical role in the development of life-long engaged citizens both on campus and in the community. Through its initiatives and outreach, the CCCE cultivates an educational paradigm that promotes civic engagement along with meaningful and sustainable collaborations.
 
It is an exciting time to join the CCCE and I look forward to supporting ongoing work toward the Carnegie Classification and the One Ohio Initiative.  Most importantly, I am energized to work with faculty to develop community engaged courses and provide my expertise as a community engaged teacher and scholar to the CCCE and Ohio University.
Campus & Community Partner Updates & Events
National Voter Registration Day is September 24th!
Are you registered to vote? The deadline to register in Ohio is October 7th.

Visit Ohio Votes to double check your registration, register, and find more voter information and resources for Ohioans, or click here for more information about voting in your state!
  • How to Start a Community Business: A Social Enterprise Workshop with Rural Action
    • September 30th, 3-5PM | Nelsonville Public Library
    • October 5th, 2-4PM | Athens Public Library
  • 2019 Appalachian Health Summit, October 24th | OU Inn & Conference Center
  • Discovery Kitchen Workshop Series with Food Studies and Community Food Initiatives
    • October 24th, 5-7PM | McKracken Hall Demonstration Kitchen, Rm. 120
    • November 21, 5-7PM | McKracken Hall Demonstration Kitchen, Rm. 120
  • Do you work with youth? The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has teamed up with First Book to provide educators and service providers with sustainable access to free and low-cost books and resources. Click here for a $25 credit from First Book and learn more!
  • Stuart's Opera House is looking for a Development Director: Learn more here
Have an update to share or feedback on the newsletter? Let us know!
For more community events, check out WOUB's Community Calendar!
In the News:

OU opens the door to more local food in dining halls, The Athens News

mAppAthens project brings place-based learning to campus and community, Compass

OHIO Makes offers free makerspace memberships to students, Compass
 
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