November 2011 Archives

Two SSU Faculty Publish Chapters in New Service-Learning Book Promoting Health and Wellness in Underserved Communities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning


Two SSU Faculty Publish Chapters in New Service-Learning Book Promoting Health and Wellness in Underserved Communities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning by Merith Weisman According to editor Dr. Gerald Eisman, each volume of the Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series, is "organized around a specific community issue -- social justice, gender equality  community health, political engagement -- and provides multiple perspectives on both the theoretical foundations for understanding of the issues and purposeful approaches to addressing them."Promoting Health and Wellness in Underserved Communities starts "from the premise that our health status, vulnerability to accidents and disease and life spans -- as individuals and...

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Tips and Trends in Service-Learning in STEM 2011


Tips and Trends in Service-Learning in STEM 2011 Early this semester Merith Weisman, coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement, provided a workshop for faculty members focused specifically for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines which aimed to assist them with incorporating service-learning into their curricula. Unlike other Tips and Trends workshops in the past, this one was funded through the SWEEP grant and had the largest turnout we've ever had. Faculty members representing many of the schools at Sonoma State University, especially those teaching in...

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Diversity and Community Engagement Mini-Conference 2011


Diversity and Community Engagement Mini-Conference 2011 by Natalie Hambalek "I felt the presentation for non-profit organizations was powerful and useful. I can see several ways we are going to be able to engage with SSU now and made a couple of key contacts." -Cynthia Calmenson, Executive Director for the Integrative Medical Clinic FoundationThe building of University and community partnerships of Sonoma County is what the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) strives for. Last fall semester, The CCE along with the the President's Diversity Council and the...

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The Minerva Project


The Minerva Project An intentional collaboration between non-profit organizations who need help and Professional Consultants who want to make a contribution to changing our social landscape for the good while sharpening their own skills.The current economy has undoubtedly proved to be a tough obstacle to climb over throughout the past few years - so why not make the best out of it? George Moskoff and a group of consultants decided to do just that. The Minerva Project is a partnership that arose...

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Need A Little Help with Coping? Check out CAPS!


Need A Little Help with Coping? Check out CAPS! by Megan SicardSpecial thanks to service-learning FIG Leadership students in UNIV238 01 for the posts in this special series on resources for those struggling with cancer and their loved ones.Many students need help finding a support group to help them cope with a friend or family member dealing with cancer but have a hard time finding someone to talk to. I know that when I was going through my Grandma's fight with cancer it would have been helpful to have...

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Diversity and Community Engagement: Mini-Conference & Reception 2010


Diversity and Community Engagement: Mini-Conference & Reception 2010 by Natalie HambalekThe Center for Community Engagement sponsored the annual Diversity and Community Engagement Mini-Conference in September of 2010. SSU faculty, staff and students attended the Diversity Mapping presentation by Rona Halualani & Associates which was an effort to map all of the current activities, programs, and courses advancing the cause of diversity on campus.Many students need help finding a support group to help them cope with a friend or family member dealing with cancer but have a hard time finding someone to talk to. I know that when I was going through my Grandma's fight with cancer it would have been helpful to have someone to talk to such as this! Well, there are plenty of places to find support here in Sonoma County! One of the best places for Sonoma State University students to go...