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Table Of Contents, Iujsl, Vol. 8 Issue 2 Spring 2019 Apr 2019

Table Of Contents, Iujsl, Vol. 8 Issue 2 Spring 2019

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


Editor's Notes, Ned Laff Ph.D., Editor Apr 2019

Editor's Notes, Ned Laff Ph.D., Editor

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


Connecting People, Places, And Pollinators: A Year-Long Classroom And Community Collaboration In Portland, Oregon, Hannah Werthman Apr 2019

Connecting People, Places, And Pollinators: A Year-Long Classroom And Community Collaboration In Portland, Oregon, Hannah Werthman

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

This unique project at Portland State University (PSU) has been revolutionizing undergraduate community-based learning (CBL) efforts since the collaboration started in 2012. This case study involves a deep look into a year-long CBL effort involving three university instructors, two undergraduate student fellows from PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS), Green Lents, a neighborhood-based nonprofit, and approximately seventy-five undergraduate students.


Closing The Gap Between College Students’ Professional Attire Needs And Career Readiness, Jenna Lane, Ashley Rankin, Grayson Capps, Safiya Rann, Jenna Basel Apr 2019

Closing The Gap Between College Students’ Professional Attire Needs And Career Readiness, Jenna Lane, Ashley Rankin, Grayson Capps, Safiya Rann, Jenna Basel

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

With the rising cost of college, many students face a range of economic challenges, including the professional attire required for job and internship interviews. In response to this problem, the University of North Carolina offers a career-readiness program that allows students to “shop” for free professional clothing at its on-campus Food Pantry. The program is called Attire for Hire (AFH) and the purpose of this study was to examine its impact on participants in need of professional interview clothing. Participants were asked to complete a survey regarding their satisfaction, confidence, and knowledge of career development after the implementation of the ...


Case Study - The Organization And Promotion Of Health Services, Cindy Ramos Rico, Sarah Freschi Apr 2019

Case Study - The Organization And Promotion Of Health Services, Cindy Ramos Rico, Sarah Freschi

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

Our eight-week partnership took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba is the third largest city in Bolivia with a population of 630,587. Our group partnered with Pro Mujer, an international microfinance organization founded in El Alto, Bolivia in 1990. Pro Mujer’s vision, as detailed on their website, is “a Latin America where all women thrive” and their mission is “to empower underserved women to achieve their full potential”. Pro Mujer empowers the women they serve through providing access to microfinance loans and communal banks, capacity-building workshops, and health services.


Case Study: La Bisutería De La Escuela Especial De Nebaj, Amos Pomp, Leah Dunlevy Apr 2019

Case Study: La Bisutería De La Escuela Especial De Nebaj, Amos Pomp, Leah Dunlevy

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

In the Ixil Region of Guatemala’s Quiché Department, there is social stigma against people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Parents of children with special needs are often ashamed of their children and reluctant to take them outside or send them to school. Worldwide, children with disabilities are less likely to attend school, receive academic support to attain educational goals, and to experience familial and emotional support that increase quality of life. A similar lack of support for children with disabilities in Guatemala perpetuates their lack of access to opportunities for academic, social, and professional development, which contributes to ...


Hurricane Relief & Humanitarian Action, Israel Fregoso Mar 2019

Hurricane Relief & Humanitarian Action, Israel Fregoso

Student Engagement Posters

Israel Fregoso discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to his disaster relief and humanitarian work through the Community Service and Engagement Office and the Chaplain's Office.


My Involvement Through Community Engagement & Service, Maricar Valdez Mar 2019

My Involvement Through Community Engagement & Service, Maricar Valdez

Student Engagement Posters

Maricar Valdez discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to her involvement with First CLAS and Alternative Spring Break.


The Impact Of Linfield Circle K, Grace Bruncke Mar 2019

The Impact Of Linfield Circle K, Grace Bruncke

Student Engagement Posters

Grace Bruncke discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to her participation with Linfield Circle K.


Study Abroad Experience: Ireland Spring Semester 2018, Carla Canseco-Maca Mar 2019

Study Abroad Experience: Ireland Spring Semester 2018, Carla Canseco-Maca

Student Engagement Posters

Carla Canseco-Maca discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to her semester studying abroad in Ireland and her subsequent role as a Study Abroad Ambassador.


National Chemistry Week In The Greater Lafayette Area: Chemistry Is Out Of This World!, Daniela Mesa Sanchez, Jessica Callus, Daisy Unsihuay Mar 2019

National Chemistry Week In The Greater Lafayette Area: Chemistry Is Out Of This World!, Daniela Mesa Sanchez, Jessica Callus, Daisy Unsihuay

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit: Connecting Through Listening & Scholarship

National Chemistry Week (NCW), an outreach program initiated by the American Chemical Society (ACS), encourages scientists to bring their love of chemistry to the community. The Plutonium Chapter (Purdue University) of Iota Sigma Pi (ISP) organizes an annual celebration of this event in which over 1600 elementary school students are exposed to hands-on experiments related to the annual theme. In 2018, the theme was “Chemistry is Out of This World,” which allowed nearly a 100 volunteers to explore several space-themed experiments with children from three different school districts all over the Greater Lafayette area. Our poster outlines the preparation of ...


Cloud Control And Monitoring: Personal Food Computer Version 2.0, Deepika Angelene Jantz Mar 2019

Cloud Control And Monitoring: Personal Food Computer Version 2.0, Deepika Angelene Jantz

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Trends in Agricultural development and growth rates in crop yields have slowed down due to harsh weather conditions. Also, use of pesticides, fertilizers and genetically modified organisms in food(GM0) has caused attenuation of nutrition, thus giving rise to Food Crisis. To address this concern, Caleb Harper, Principal Research Scientist at MIT shares his vision of “Food Computer” through an initiative called OpenAg, that dwells upon the concept of Controlled Environment for the growth of the plant. The objective of this research is to bring awareness in the young minds – the kids at K12 level to get familiar with current ...


Community Engagement E-News - March 2019, Parkland College Mar 2019

Community Engagement E-News - March 2019, Parkland College

Service Learning Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Service-Learning Times : Semester 2, 2018/19, Office Of Service-Learning, Lingnan University Feb 2019

Service-Learning Times : Semester 2, 2018/19, Office Of Service-Learning, Lingnan University

S-L Times

To foster multi-disciplinary learning experience, the three faculties, the Science Unit and Office of Service-Learning offer you plenty of choices and flexibility in S-L projects. Moreover, we also provide trans-border S-L and research opportunities, enabling you to examine challenging issues at both the local and international levels. A number of S-L projects are also available in cluster courses, free elective courses, and major courses. In short, you have a wealth of opportunities to apply your course knowledge while contributing to the local and the international communities.

This booklet highlights the courses with S-L elements in this semester. If you want ...


井財街的故事, 香港嶺南大學服務研習處 Jan 2019

井財街的故事, 香港嶺南大學服務研習處

OSL Students' Service-Learning Project Output: Booklet

嶺南大學服務研習處為大學生提供不同探索和參與社區的學習平台,在賽馬會「關愛.服務.研習@ 屯門」計劃下,本處去年初成功招募八位大學生,成為「服務研習長者議題專題記者」,並接受一連串的訓練,內容包括︰認識社區高齡化議題、採訪技巧及寫作指導等,並於同年三至八月,在「仁愛堂青年夢工場」的社工帶領下,於井財街進行採訪,以區內店鋪和社區狀況作寫作主題,採訪不同的社區人士,將有關故事結集成書,以加強公眾對長者議題的關注及對社區的認識,藉此推廣關愛社區的精神。


"No One Is Gonna Tell Us We Can't Do This": The Development Of Agency In Student-Initiated Community Engagement, Shuli A. Archer Jan 2019

"No One Is Gonna Tell Us We Can't Do This": The Development Of Agency In Student-Initiated Community Engagement, Shuli A. Archer

Doctoral Dissertations

By its simplest definition, service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) connect work in the community and reflection on that work with credit-bearing academic courses. SLCE has been critiqued for, among other things, an incomplete consideration of power dynamics, and scholars and practitioners have recently expressed a desire to reinforce service-learning as primarily promoting agency, or the capacity to make change in society. Student-initiated community engagement programs offer a unique perspective and context to study agency. These programs, much like student-initiated retention projects, provide spaces where students take the lead in curriculum development, community partner relationship development, and program administration.

Using Emirbayer ...


Stem On A Budget: A Basic Guide For Teaching Stem In Ops Afterschool Programs, Tyrome Williams Jan 2019

Stem On A Budget: A Basic Guide For Teaching Stem In Ops Afterschool Programs, Tyrome Williams

Criss Library Faculty Publications

This guide was written with the goal of providing a rough lesson plan, which could act as a supplemental guide for sustainable activities at sites in the Omaha area to better serve their students and children. The STEM lessons I chose in this book are engaging, hold education value, and are cost effective if used properly. This book contains valuable information to supplement STEM learning. Whether you’re a teacher, instructor, supervisor for children, or a substitute; you will always be the most valuable asset in your classroom. This is a free use document and should not be sold for ...


Mindful Practices To Interrupt White Supremacy In Higher Education: Opportunities For Educators In Service Learning And Community Engagement, Jennifer F. Steinfeld Dec 2018

Mindful Practices To Interrupt White Supremacy In Higher Education: Opportunities For Educators In Service Learning And Community Engagement, Jennifer F. Steinfeld

Mindfulness Studies Theses

This thesis proposes reflective practices for educators to interrupt white supremacy in higher education service learning programs. It is relevant today as higher education institutions look more closely at their history, often upholding or benefiting from slavery, racism, indigenous removal, and other forms of race-based exploitation. Other work on this topic demonstrates the power of reflectivity and mindfulness practices in reducing the impact of racial biases. The heart of this creative thesis is a research-based curriculum for a learning community of educators to develop capacity to incorporate reflectivity, meditation, and liberatory pedagogies into their classrooms. This curriculum is designed for ...


Leaf-Ing A Legacy, Susan R. Whiteland Dec 2018

Leaf-Ing A Legacy, Susan R. Whiteland

International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education

Leaf-ing a Legacy is the story of a university art education class that joined with an elementary classroom and residents in a long term health/rehabilitative center through a service-learning project that utilized digital technology and art making in a problem-based learning format to explore the concept of legacy. Evidence was found that the experience promoted socio-emotional learning and fostered the building of socio-emotional capital for the participants involved.


Editorial, Pamela H. Lawton Dec 2018

Editorial, Pamela H. Lawton

International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education

No abstract provided.


International Journal Of Lifelong Learning In Art Education 2018 Full Issue, Pamela H. Lawton Dec 2018

International Journal Of Lifelong Learning In Art Education 2018 Full Issue, Pamela H. Lawton

International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Community Engagement E-News - December 2018, Parkland College Dec 2018

Community Engagement E-News - December 2018, Parkland College

Service Learning Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Service Learning Through Extracurricular Activities: Development And Implementation Of A Transportation Engineering Learning Module, Karla Diaz Corro Dec 2018

Service Learning Through Extracurricular Activities: Development And Implementation Of A Transportation Engineering Learning Module, Karla Diaz Corro

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project developed an easy to implement, low-cost learning module. The module has students compare and contrast the challenges of gathering comprehensive and quality transportation data through advanced technologies and traditional approaches while introducing traffic engineering topics like traffic signal timing. The modules target middle through high school students and first and second year undergraduate engineering students. The learning modules introduce transportation engineering using an engaging open-source computer simulation game adapted by students at the University of Arkansas, as part of a capstone project. The activities in the learning modules require off-the shelf, low-cost computer hardware, making it easy for ...


Young’S Modulus As A Measurement To Estimate Damage Related With Alkali-Silica Reaction In Concrete., Anazaria J. Ortega Gonzalez Dec 2018

Young’S Modulus As A Measurement To Estimate Damage Related With Alkali-Silica Reaction In Concrete., Anazaria J. Ortega Gonzalez

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

The main purpose of this research is to compare two nondestructive methods to assess Alkali-Silica reaction (ASR) in concrete. Fifteen concrete prisms were cast using aggregates with different Alkali-Silica reactivity such as Jobe sand and Van Buren sand. The change in strain, shear wave velocity and Young’s modulus were determined according to ASTM C129 and ASTM C215, respectively. This data was collected by Dillon K Self, who determined that the shear wave velocity and strain are inversely proportional. However, when single cracking in the concrete specimen transition to map cracking, the shear wave velocity dropped significantly, whereas the strain ...


Allergy Training Or Lack Thereof, Madelyn Freeman, Mary Kate Klenke Dec 2018

Allergy Training Or Lack Thereof, Madelyn Freeman, Mary Kate Klenke

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation Undergraduate Honors Theses

Food allergies affect many people in our society today, and the food service industry must keep up with the demand for allergen-free food from their customers. The objective of this research is to gain insight from the employee’s perspective of the importance of food allergies and what training method would help them learn best. Through this research we intend to learn how we can engage employees during training, increase training retention, and stress the importance to change their behaviors and utilize safe practices in regards to allergens. We compared both quick and full-service restaurants’ food-allergy training methods in this ...


Community Initiatives Multiply University Partnerships, Christopher Lafontaine Nov 2018

Community Initiatives Multiply University Partnerships, Christopher Lafontaine

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Christopher LaFontaine is a senior studying psychology and sociology at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). He has concentrated on community engagement and service learning as areas of focus for the past year. He plans to pursue a career in applied sociology and he has been involved with applied research among vulnerable populations. Christopher has worked with homeless veterans in Fort Wayne and has studied health conditions in a rural county that ranks low in health outcomes. In this article, he describes his experience with service-learning partnerships between community organizations and an institution of higher education.


Skills And Student Affairs: A Discourse Analysis, Shannon Mckechnie Oct 2018

Skills And Student Affairs: A Discourse Analysis, Shannon Mckechnie

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Media, industry, and other public actors have claimed that a ‘skills gap’ exists in students exiting post-secondary education and entering the workforce. The Ontario provincial government has developed policy, the Highly Skilled Workforce Strategy, to provide directives to universities in the province to provide skills development to students to aid in closing the gap and providing a workplace relevant education. In this study, I explore the experiences of student affairs and services (SAS) staff responsible for enacting provincial policy related to skills development at the university level by investigating the discourses that shape policy and practices of these staff in ...


Reflecting On Leadership, Boyce Buchanan Sep 2018

Reflecting On Leadership, Boyce Buchanan

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


Poultry, Protein And Profit Across Continents: A Perspective On How Poultry Is Changing Lives In Belize And Mozambique, Sarah Beth Delay Sep 2018

Poultry, Protein And Profit Across Continents: A Perspective On How Poultry Is Changing Lives In Belize And Mozambique, Sarah Beth Delay

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


Going Social With Nonprofits: Using Social Media To Enhance Nonprofit Connectivity And Visibility In The Community, Lauren Reczek Sep 2018

Going Social With Nonprofits: Using Social Media To Enhance Nonprofit Connectivity And Visibility In The Community, Lauren Reczek

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.