March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego

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Thematic Poster Session [clear filter]
Thursday, March 7

10:00am PST

Thematic Poster Session #1
Poster: Service-Learning as Capacity Building: An Evaluation of Applied Projects Effect on Program Sustainability. This poster examines the effect of student service-learning, via applied projects, on community-based agencies within San Diego County, California. This research has numerous practical applications for assessing an institution of higher education’s impact on local community-based organizations

Poster: Digging Deep: Bringing Meaning to One-Day Service Events. Student leaders will demonstrate how they turn a one-day service event into a meaningful service experience for the volunteers, and the community benefit organizations we partner with. Presenters will dig deeper on into the impact of long-term partnerships and how meaningful service experiences can mobilize action.  

Poster: Cultivating a Culture of Engagement on Campus: Democracy & Civic Action Week at University of Alaska Anchorage. This poster will explore the impetus, creation, and implementation of week-long series of events bringing together university departments, centers, students, and community organizations.

Poster: Pursuing the "Story Behind the Story" through Newspaper Theater. Newspaper Theater is a method of critically engaging with media coverage of contemporary issues by transforming non-dramatic texts into performance. 

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Sandra Bass

Associate Dean of Students and Director, UC Berkeley
For over 20 years, Sandra Bass has been a champion for social justice. With professional and personal experiences cutting across issue areas and geographies, her passion is educating and activating our next generation of social change agents. Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Donna M. Aguiniga

Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement and Learning, University of Alaska Anchorage

Taylan Bennett-Parker

Special Projects Coordinator, California State University, Fresno
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Leslie Garvin

Executive Director, North Carolina Campus Compact
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Marsha A. Olson

CCEL Faculty Fellow / Communication Faculty, University of Alaska Anchorage
Be Counted UAA: A Community-Engaged Approach to Young Voter Education
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Colton C. Strawser

Research Fellow, Mulvaney Center, University of San Diego

Thursday March 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:10am PST

11:30am PST

Thematic Poster Session #2
Poster 1: Empathy through Experiential Connections with Nature. Our perceptions and experiences within nature are a part of our evolutionary context, as is our connection with natural areas. At UCI, Independent Studies and the Social Ecology Field Study Program allow opportunities for empathy-fostering experiential activities at the UC Natural Reserve System San Joaquin Marsh Reserve and UCI Arboretum and Herbarium.  

Poster 2: “That’s Is Not A Thing Here” Food Insecurity at Private and Selective Institutions. College student food insecurity has increasingly become a concern. Private and selective institutions are often looked as places where students do not experience food insecurity because of assumptions about the affluence of students that attend. Please join to learn about how a small college is addressing food insecurity.

Poster 3: University of the Parks: Community-Engaged Education to Build Capacity and Resources Around Public Lands. Public lands in the United States encompass conflict across political, social, economic, and cultural borders, especially in western states. University of the Parks is an initiative to build partnerships and relationships in a regional nexus of public lands and rural communities.  

Poster 4: ‘Having Enough’: Students’ Understanding of Food Insecurity and Campus Food Pantry Use and Possible Solutions. A qualitative narrative inquiry using in-depth semi-structured interviews, journaling, and photoelicitation explored experiences of three students using a campus food pantry 


Marie Sandy

Associate Professor, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Community partner perspectives of service-learning and public engaged scholarship; online service-learning; qualitative research design for community-based research.


Peter A. Bowler

Teaching Professor, University of California, Irvine
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Jamie Daugherty

Assistant Professor/Dietitian, Fontbonne University
Jamie has been a dietitian for 14 years and brings many ingredients to the table.  She received her BA in Psychology from St. Louis University and a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Illinois – Chicago.  Upon completion of all Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics requirements... Read More →
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Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor, Southern Utah University
People should talk to me about biocultural diversity, distributed food networks, and how to use next generation sequencing to engage STEM students with the community.
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Danny Ledezma

Associate Director of Community Engagement, Harvey Mudd College

Thursday March 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm PST

2:30pm PST

Thematic Poster Session #3
Poster 1: Immersion as a Practice: From Serving to Joining. This poster session and dialogue will explore how two universities have jointly developed an approach that names and frames “immersion as a practice” (IAAP) and have used this approach as the foundation of an 8-week summer fellowship in the San Francisco Bay Area and on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Poster 2: LIFT Conference: A Gathering of Student Service Leaders in California. The LIFT Conference is a student driven project with a goal of convening student leaders who share an affinity for promoting, supporting, and advocating for meaningful service opportunities in college. In this session we’ll share findings and experiences from our first event held in October 2018 at Fresno State.

Poster 3: Mobilizing College Students through Community Service-Learning. Service learning and social justice-centered curriculum create a unique opportunity for students in higher education to enhance their academic achievement, professional identities, and their civic engagement. Students who performed service learning as a part of the curriculum felt empowered by their ability to make meaningful differences in their community.

Poster 4:  First Year Service Corps (FYSC): Promoting Involvement of First Year Students in Service and Civic Engagement. In this poster session, the University of Utah’s Bennion Center will explain the First Year Service Corps program, which brings together a diverse group of freshman students who desire to serve their community and become civically engaged. Participants will gain insight on engaging freshman students on their own campuses.

Poster 5:  Bennion Service House: 15 Years of a Civically Engaged Themed Community. This poster will explore the Bennion Service House; a civically engaged themed living-learning community at the University of Utah, it's history, programming, residential education model, civic competencies, and mechanisms for engaging the its residents to become active in lifelong learning and civic participation through action, change, and learning.

Poster 6: Promoting Educational Opportunities for Youth: An Interdisciplinary Approach. This poster will highlight key civic engagement efforts in the Whittier, CA area. Multiple approaches will be presented that focus on increasing high school graduation rates in local communities.

Poster 7:  Building Bright Futures for Youth on Oahu. This poster will highlight Manoa Mentors, founded in order to give students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa opportunities to serve low-income and immigrant youth on Oahu. Since its inception, Manoa Mentors has provided tutorial services and academic support to the students of the economically challenged neighborhood of Palolo Valley in Honolulu, with the hope of improving both short and longterm educational outcomes for the youth in this community.


Gretchen Wehrle

Professor, Notre Dame de Namur University


Carly Shields

Student Board Representative, University of Utah
First Year Service Corps: Promoting Involvement of First Year Students in Service and Civic Engagement
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Bryce Williams

Student Programs Coordinator, University of Utah, Bennion Center
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John Loggins

Director of Community Engaged Learning, University of San Diego
John Loggins the Director of Community Engaged Learning in the Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action at the University of San Diego. John works collaboratively as part of a team responsible for ensuring that USD is a global and national leader as... Read More →
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Mellissa Jessen-Hiser

Assistant Director, Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at Fresno State
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Ryan M. Lamberton

Assistant Director, Community Engagement, Saint Mary's College of California

Lucia Alcala

Aasst Professor, CSU Fullerton

Keely Vandenberge

First Year Service Corps Director, University of Utah, Bennion Center
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Manuel Chavez

Engaged Student Leadership Award Recipient, Whittier College
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Andrew Menor

Engaged Student Leadership Award Recipient, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Thursday March 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:40pm PST