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Community Engagement & You


Community Engagement & You by Ashley Simon "Service-learning students become a liaison between you and the community," explains Engineering Science professor Dr. Farid Farahmand. This helps form beneficial relationships. Students learn from professors and use what they learn for the common good. He says that service-learning provides him direction for where to go in his teaching. An intimate group of Sonoma State University faculty and community partners participated in the Community Engagement and You conference, led by facilitator Jeff Young. Conference participants talked about...

Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning?


Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning? Part 1 of 3 guest blog posts by Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. by Guest Blogger Dr. Emily Acosta Lewis, Communications Studies The most interesting conversation I had during the three days of the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference wasn't with a service-learning professional or researcher, it was with a student from Sweden who was doing a three-week exchange program at the University of Hawaii. She was wandering around the...

SWEEP: Sustainable Waterway Educational Engagement Program


SWEEP: Sustainable Waterway Educational Engagement Program Grant Awarded for Service-Learning in STEM Disciplines A $150,000 Learn and Serve America (LSA) grant was awarded to the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to support the creation of service-learning courses and research in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) diciplines. Thus, the SWEEP program came to life. The Sustainable Waterway Educational Engagement Program will be coordinated by new CCE staff member, Frederique Lavoipierre. Welcome Frederique! SWEEP has four fundamental pieces. First, service-learners in Dr. Farid Farahmand and Dr....

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Discovery Day 2010


Every fall semester, Discovery Day provides younger students with their first exposure to higher education while providing college service-learners with an engaging opportunity for leadership and service. Freshmen from Roseland University Prep (RUP) spend a day with Sonoma State University (SSU) freshmen inspiring a love of SSU so all the students can aspire to become and stay Seawolves. "I expected a long and boring day but I ended up having a lot of fun. I learned to become a better...

What is Community Engagement?


What is Community Engagement? Hello world! Thank you for checking out the first blog post of the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Sonoma State University (SSU). When we launched our twice annual e-newsletter we received many kind and supportive calls and emails -- and many requests for more news. That's why we launched this blog.It seems only fitting for our first post to explore the meaning of our name -- the SSU Center for Community Engagement. What is "community engagement," anyway? Community Engagement[1]...

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