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Volume 3, Issue 3
September 2018
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Community
Connections

 

Center for Campus and
Community Engagement

 

Message from the Director

Southeast Ohio is a unique region in the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Among these steep hills, dissected by rivers and streams, we are in one the most biodiverse temperate forests in the entire country. Ohio University and all its campuses are a part of this place. 
 
This region has a rich cultural history: this was once home to the Shawnee and Ohio Valley Native American tribes. The Underground Railroad was active in this area and Rendville, Ohio had the first African American Mayor in the entire Northern United States. The United Mine Workers formed in this region amid labor strikes, and we have them to thank for having 8-hour work days. The economy has included production of salt, coal, timber and the very bricks that originally built Ohio University and paved the streets of Athens. 
 
As a native of Southeast Ohio, I have a personal interest in contributing to the sustainability of the region by developing strong community resiliency. The Center for Campus and Community Engagement is your bridge to authentic and relevant partnerships. The Center aims to serve as a centralized connector for students, faculty, staff and community (from local to global) to create joint design, mutually beneficial collaborations that foster resilient communities and life-long engaged citizens.  
 
During this upcoming academic year, the Center is applying for The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement which will involve data collection and documentation of the institutional commitment to engagement. We also plan to host Community Coffee Talks to help campus and community leaders meet around shared interests, a training for Service Learning course development, community-based events to help us envision our shared future, and a showcase of successful partnerships. 
 
I look forward to working with you to bring meaningful impacts to the region by cultivating genuine partnerships among OHIO staff, faculty, students, and community leaders.
 
Very Truly Yours, 
 
Mary Nally

CCCE Fall Semester Events

 
Introduction to Service Learning for Faculty and Community Partners
Service learning combines academic learning and community engagement in ways that enhance student learning and development while contributing to communities locally and globally.  This workshop provides an introduction to service learning pedagogy and how it can benefit students, faculty and community partners. It will also begin to lay the foundation for ways in which faculty can integrate effective service learning into their courses through a review of best practices. Faculty and community leaders encouraged to attend!
Community partners, faculty, and instructors will receive a copy of Barbara Jacoby’s book Service-Learning Essentials and a certificate of participation. Faculty will also be eligible for mini-grant dollars to implement service learning courses and participation in an 8-week, in-depth workshop on building a service-learning C Course at OHIO University.
 
Fall Semester Training Session: 
FridayOct. 29, 2018 8am - 10 am 
Ohio University’s Baker Center, Room 230
Register with the Link Below:
https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9sQhtZgBGHAZx53 
 
Community Coffee Talk Social: Eco Tourism
Eco Tourism touches on interests including community development, education, entrepreneurship and business, environmental conservation, planning and policy and much more. This rich, complex subject will bring a wide variety of people to the table to share their thoughts and expertise. The Bailey’s Trail Project will be showcased as an up and coming example of campus and community partnerships at work. Come and learn how you can get involved!
Friday, November 16th 2pm-3:30pm
Ohio University’s Baker Center, Room 230
Register with the Link Below:
https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6YiRnLntuTV9AIl?Q_DL=aa8VIV5amch57Ux_6YiRnLntuTV9AIl_MLRP_2bq6IanyVv0dbiR&Q_CHL=email
 

Events On & Off Campus

 
Heroin(e)
Please join us in welcoming Emmy nominated Huntington, West Virginia Fire Chief Jan Rader, star of the acclaimed Netflix documentary Heroin(e) to the OHIO campus and Athens community on October 4 for two free documentary screenings followed by panel discussions. In addition to Chief Rader, the panel will also feature the other primary cast members, Necia Freeman and Judge Patricia Keller. This event is sponsored by Athens HOPE, the Athens City-County Health Department and the College of Health Sciences and Professions.
October 4, 2018
The screenings will be held:
12 – 2 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University
6 – 8 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville
Both events are free and open to the public, tickets are not necessary. 
https://www.athenshope.com/copy-of-news-events
 
Sustainability Film Series
Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with many sponsors. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members to to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions.
http://athenacinema.com/sustainabilityseries/

College of Arts & Sciences Themes Fall Semester Events
Themes provide ways for students and faculty to get involved in solving 21st century issues, and are excellent pathways to partner with community organizations and agencies to inform the academic practice with expertise from the field. 
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/undergrad/themes/
 
Wealth and Poverty Theme Events in Fall 2018
Join us this Fall to gain insight from faculty, students, and community leaders. These events are free and open to the public, so please come share your experiences and thoughts!
 
Wealth and Poverty Week: Action on Inequality
•“Poverty in American Higher Education.” Katharine Broton (Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa) Co-sponsored with Teacher Education.
Fri Sep 21st 3pm-4pm, Alden 319

• “How I Spent My Summer:  A Panel Discussion of SHECP Poverty Intern Experiences.” Stephen Scanlan (Sociology and Anthropology) and OU Students Franchesca Rife (Sociology), Emily Walter (Geography), Bailey Williams (Economics), Kayla Wood (Journalism), and Serena Zhou (Social Work)
Mon Sep 24th 6pm-7pm, Alden 319

• “Good Works, Inc.: A Community of Hope." Keith Wasserman (Good Works, Inc.)
Tues Sep 25th 12pm-1pm, Alden 319 

•“Children of Appalachia: Risks and Resiliency."  Kerri Shaw (Social Work)
Wed Sep 26th 3pm-4pm, Alden 319

• “Finding Pathways Out of Poverty for the Isolated Appalachian Population,"  Jennifer Simon (LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network)
Th Sep 27th 5-6pm, Alden 319

• “Clinical Care or Community Development: What Role Should Hospitals Play in Urban Neighborhoods?” – Berkeley Franz (Social Medicine)
Fri Sep 28th 1-2pm, Alden 319 

Wealth and Poverty Public Lecture
• “Slavery and Its Legacies: Comparative Approaches in Memory and Reparations.” Ana Lucia Araujo (History, Howard University)  Co-sponsored with African American Studies, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, History, Latin American Studies, and Multicultural Center
Mon Nov 19th 3-4pm, Walter Hall Rotunda

Wealth and Poverty Student Initiatives
•  Alternative Economies in Appalachia Field Trip led by Smoki Musaraj and Rachel Terman (Sociology and Anthropology) 
Sat Sep 8th 9am-3pm
• Oct 1-31 – World Food Day food drive (in collaboration with Good Works, Inc.)
 
Wealth and Poverty Faculty Research Talks
“Trade War, Trade War."  James Mosher (Political Science) – hosted by the Contemporary History Institute
Th Sep 27th 3pm-4:30pm, Baker 231
Please send your upcoming events, partnership success stories, and other feedback to communityengagement@ohio.edu 
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Athens, OH  45701
740-593-4868

https://www.ohio.edu/communityengagement
 






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