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Posters displays will be located on the second floor of the Student Union Building and available for viewing throughout the regular conference hours (see schedule for details). In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with poster presenters during an official poster session/dessert reception held in the Matador Room on Wednesday, October 9, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Posters are grouped by program topics.

  • Community Development and Regional Prosperity

    • A Framework for Empowering High School Youth for Community Improvement

      1. Chelsea Brown University of Alabama
      2. Leah Dunkel University of Alabama
      3. Cayce Savage University of Alabama
      4. Victoria Sheesley University of Alabama

      This paper describes the theoretical framework, nature, and results of a community service experience in which disadvantaged high school students created a public art installation and community rally to protest the physical neglect of their school and demand that their 60-year-old school be replaced with a modern facility.

    • A Transformative Partnership— The ECU Talent Enhancement and Capacity Building Program

      1. Kenny Flowers East Carolina University

      The Talent Enhancement and Capacity Building (TECB) program is an innovative partnership between East Carolina University and the NC Department of Commerce designed to provide technical assistance, training and financial resources that help local governments in distressed areas build capacity, increase competitiveness and enhance economic vitality. Since 2009 TECB has facilitated Commerce investments of $1.95 Million and allowed ECU to partner with 22 local governments in support of prioritized community and economic development needs.

    • Club Med— A Targeted Approach to Increasing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce

      1. Kim Larson East Carolina University College of Nursing

      A lack of ethnic and racial diversity in the health professions affects access to and utilization of health services among some populations. In North Carolina, minorities represent just 11% of the nursing workforce. A community service-learning project addressed this disparity through a community-university partnership which targeted a junior high school student group in a rural low socioeconomic neighborhood and facilitated “a day in the life of a health professional student.”

    • Faculty and Students Benefit Hotel Guests: A Service-Learning Field Study

      1. Paulette Hebert Oklahoma State University
      2. Lisa Slevitch Oklahoma State University
      3. Jerrold Leong Oklahoma State University
      4. Yeasun Chung Oklahoma State University

      This study explored local hotel properties’ existing lighting; compared existing conditions to international industry recommendations; raised awareness of safety and security lighting; and delivered results to the hotel and lodging community. Interdisciplinary faculty and student expertise in hotels and lighting design addressed the community’s identified need and provided service-learning opportunities.

    • Feasibility & Efficacy of ¡Cuídate! A Sexual Risk Reduction Program for Mexican & Central American Youth

      1. Kim Larson East Carolina University College of Nursing
      2. Elizabeth Mobley East Carolina University Sharon Ballard, East Carolina University
      3. Brenda Nuncio East Carolina University

      The rural South is characterized by poverty, isolation, a conservative view of sexuality and an emerging Latino population. ¡Cuídate! is a sexual risk reduction program for Latino youth. A community-university research team tested the feasibility and efficacy of the ¡Cuídate! program in a school-based health center in rural eastern NC.

    • Mujeres Sin Fronteras: Scholarship and Practice with Fearless Women

      1. Ivette Bayo University of Washington, The Information School
      2. Ricardo Gomez University of Washington, The Information School

      Teaching technology, reflective of values, creates a space for legitimization with traditionally underserved communities. Digital inclusion efforts originate where people are and finds opportunities for relevance. Together with women immigrant day laborers at Casa Latina, I explore ways in which to learn and teach alongside them, navigating the digital realm.

    • Perception of Young Adults in Rural Areas

      1. Mark Light The Ohio State University
      2. Jason Hedrick The Ohio State University
      3. Jeffery Dick The Ohio State University

      Communities try to attract and retain residents. In rural areas, we often see young people fleeing instead of returning home. Our study focused on the perceptions of young adults, ages 25-34 currently living in rural Ohio. The results will illustrate potential indicators that community leaders need to be aware of.

    • Re-Envisioning Public Space through Service-Learning in Architecture

      1. William Doran Louisiana State University

      With the advent of interstate highways and cheap suburban land, many cities have surged outward, leaving fading infrastructure, lost public spaces and a poor image behind them. Through design-based service-learning and temporary interventions, can we transform our perception of these vital parts of cities to provoke conversation and spark action to reclaim public space?

    • Sharing Funding Opportunities for Engaged Scholarship

      1. Kelsey Beckett Towson University
      2. Bobby Laur Towson University

      TU in the Community, Towson University’s community engagement database, has a feature called the Funder Tool. This tool allows users to search for and receive via email funding opportunities that have been hand-selected by the university’s grants and contracts officers. The poster will provide an overview of the tool.

    • Spanning Boundaries on Campus and in the Community through Agritourism

      1. Michelle Elliott University of Georgia, Archway Partnership
      2. Samara Scheckler University of Georgia, Archway Partnership
      3. Michelle Wilder University of Georgia, Archway Partnership
      4. Angel Jackson University of Georgia, Archway Partnership

      This presentation highlights boundary spanning both on the University campus and in the community. On campus, a team of UGA graduate students from six schools and colleges was assembled to create a comprehensive agritourism plan. In the community, local organizations interested in economic development collaborated on the project.

    • TexOS Digital Education: Building a Community of Digital FREEdom

      1. Kayla Langseth Angelo State University
      2. George Pacheco Jr., Angelo State University
      3. Brian Beck Angelo State University

      Abstract Integration of open source technology in education is a necessary step in the progression towards future educational success for students. The Texas Open Source Project (TexOS), is an important stepping stone in that success. This paper examines how current open source software is successfully used in education through analysis of situated cognition theory, and highlights the need for access to technology to meet the needs of students. The authors argue for more technology access in the classroom to ensure that students are prepared and have the tools necessary to be successful despite financial ability to afford proprietary software. The TexOS project aims to provide access to those in need, and develop a knowledge base of open-source software for students in the community through the donation of “outdated” computers, establishing community partners and providing free training to students.

    • University – National Laboratory Service-Learning Partnership - Intern Team Saves Energy and Money

      1. Peek Gina Oklahoma State University
      2. Paulette Hebert Oklahoma State University, Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising

      Interior Design/Facility Management team earned the four hours credit required by their college’s summer internship program. Faculty and student internship team lived and worked at a National Laboratory; collaborated with facility managers, engineers, laboratory scientists and staff; surveyed existing lighting systems; and made recommendations saving federal government money and energy.

  • Education

    • Application of Kram’s Mentorship Functions to a Service Learning Assignment

      1. Jacki Fitzpatrick Texas Tech University

      The purpose of this poster is to describe the application of Kram’s mentorship principles to the development of a service learning assignment in an undergraduate course. An overview of the (a) assignment and (b) qualitative analysis [of student papers] is provided. Recommendations for other courses are offered.

    • Choose to Change— Communities Collaborate for Healthy Weights

      1. Elaine Bowen West Virginia University
      2. Lesley Cottrell West Virginia University
      3. Emily Murphy West Virginia University

      Two “Choose to Change” communities are creating healthier environments for children. This project, led by a broad university collaborative, examines behavioral and environmental contributors to early childhood obesity. Family, school, and community-level interventions are assessed to inform, implement, and reassess obesity prevention strategies, and thereby empower communities and participants.

    • Community Engaged Scholarship in the CIC’s Promotion and Tenure Policies

      1. Diane Doberneck Michigan State University

      How do CIC institutions support community engaged scholarship during promotion and tenure? Qualitative document analysis of policies at the 13 CIC universities revealed a range of approaches to encouraging faculty members’ involvement in community engaged scholarship. Come away with practical ideas about changing promotion and tenure policies on your campus.

    • Documenting Our Neighborhood:Paintings/Stories from the Eastside

      1. Ed Check Texas Tech University
      2. Future Akins-Tillett Texas Tech University
      3. Shannon Walton Estacado High School

      Texas Tech Visual Studies faculty and one high school art teacher narrate the artistic collaboration between Visual Studies students and Estacado Art I students to develop stories/art describing/illustrating African-American and Hispanic working poor high school lives. An art exhibition resulted at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.

    • Ethical Decision-Making and Community Engagement at a Disciplinary Alternative Schoo— Who’s the Client?

      1. Tracy Carpenter-Aeby East Carolina University
      2. Victor Aeby East Carolina University

      This presentation describes a particular ethical dilemma at an alternative school and the decision making process used to guide intervention. In this case, an adolescent sex offender is released into the community and is assigned to an alternative school by the court. No transition plan or prior notification was offered.

    • Implementing Service-Learning: Best Practices From Agricultural Leadership Education

      1. Courtney Meyers Texas Tech University
      2. Laura Lemons Texas Tech University
      3. Gaea Wimmer Mississippi State University

      Service learning has been identified as a high impact educational practice with many benefits for all parties involved. The aim of this workshop is to foster discussion among faculty and students alike, regarding best practices in designing and implementing service learning, as well as barriers to successful implementation. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with service learning either as an instructor or student.

    • Initiating the Development of Rural Physicians through Structured Learning Opportunities: Hale County Health Scholars

      1. Brittney Anderson University of Alabama School of Medicine
      2. John Wheat University of Alabama
      3. Melissa Cox University of Alabama

      To address rural healthcare needs in Alabama, pipeline programs were established to produce primary care physicians from rural areas and understand the nature and importance of living and working in rural Alabama as healthcare professionals. This structured-learning opportunity allowed students to shadow rural health professionals and attend educational sessions about locally prevalent health conditions.

    • MU’s School and Community Gardening Program within SNAP-Ed and EFNEP

      1. Jo Britt-Rankin University of Missouri
      2. Candance Gabel University of Missouri
      3. Larry Roberts University of Missouri

      The University of Missouri Family Nutrition Education Programs collaborate with schools and food pantries in developing raised bed gardens and providing nutrition education to low-income audiences. The foods harvested are used in classroom food demonstrations, incorporated into school salad bars, and distributed through local food pantries.

    • Multiple Perspectives on Service-Learning in Agricultural Communications

      1. Courtney Meyers Texas Tech University
      2. Erica Irlbeck Texas Tech University

      Integrating service-learning in the agricultural communications discipline is a relatively recent development. During the past three years, instructors for two agricultural communications courses have collected data from students and community partners about their experience. This poster provides the results of that research along with the first-hand reflections from faculty.

    • NAKland: Celebrating Culture, Community and College on Common Ground

      1. Aldo Romero University of Northern Colorado
      2. Deborah Romero University of Northern Colorado
      3. Carlos Cruz University of Northern Colorado
      4. Rodolfo Vargas University of Northern Colorado

      Experience powerful campus connections to communities through this visually engaging presentation. Each year Nu Alpha Kappa, a Latino fraternity on campus, significantly impacts local families by organizing and engaging with them in a fun, educational children’s festival coinciding with El Día de Niños and international book day.

    • Navigating the “Space Between” in a Community-Based Partnership

      1. Adriane Sheffield University of Alabama
      2. Ryan Alverson University of Alabama
      3. Coddy Carter University of Alabama Cecil Robinson, University of Alabama Brittney Brown, University of Alabama

      This presentation examines the roles and relationships between researcher and community in a primary school-based setting in the Southeastern United States. It explores the tension experienced by researchers as they attempt to carry out a hope and strengths-based curriculum during an after-school program in a community-based partnership.

    • Navigating the Boundaries: Critical Incidents of Urban Extension Boundary Spanners

      1. Victoria David University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension, Fulton County
      2. Lorilee Sandmann University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension, Fulton County

      Guided by open and sociotechnical systems theory, this study used the critical incident methodology to explore boundary spanning behaviors of urban Extension youth educators, those closest to the challenges of linking communities and the state land grant institution to create thriving 4-H programs in urban environments.

    • Oregon Open Campus: Community Needs Driven Access to Entire University

      1. Beth Emshoff Oregon State University

      Open Campus coordinators engage communities to identify priorities for learning based on local needs. Local education councils comprised of stakeholders from K-12, community colleges, business, local government and NGO’s provide direction and support for program initiatives. Career & College readiness, degree completion, and professional development are our three goals.


      1. David Davis Oklahoma State University

      #OKSTATEHASANAPP4THAT is an interdisciplinary collection of educators and business leaders designed to bring the latest in technology and dynamic teaching methods to hospitality and computer science students. Using Project-Based Learning students engage in work as leaders, researchers, consultants, and innovators.

    • Serving Our Servicemen: Outcomes of an Engaged Scholarship Project Connecting Interior Design Students and Local Veterans

      1. Stephanie Sickler University of Alabama

      Focusing on engaged scholarship, this presentation highlights an ongoing partnership between interior design students and residents in the Community Living Center at a Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. At the conclusion of their experience, students created an exhibit honoring the veterans they got to know during their time at the VA.

    • Spanning Boundaries Through Service Learning— The Texas Tech Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program

      1. Irene Arellano Texas Tech University
      2. Courtney Meyers Texas Tech University
      3. Norman Bert Texas Tech University
      4. Tanja Karp Texas Tech University
      5. Reese Todd Texas Tech University

      This presentation will detail the development and structure of the Texas Tech Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program and provide advice for other universities that want to adopt this approach to enhance service-learning on their campuses.

    • United Future Leaders - Implementing Scholarly Engagement Strategies with Adolescents Gloria Gonzales, Texas Tech University, Center for Adolescent Resiliency

      1. Kayla Thomas Texas Tech University
      2. Sara Dodd Texas Tech University

      United Future Leaders implements scholarly engagement strategies to develop socially conscious youth, aware of societal needs and their ability to contribute to its resolution. Partnerships between TTU, UFL, local schools and non-profits form mutually beneficial relationships. Intentional processing and reflection allow students to improve upon methods for future engagement opportunities.

  • Global Engagement

    • Faculty Developed Global Engagement through International Academic Collaborations

      1. Joseph Aranha Texas Tech University

      This presentation describes global engagement through academic programs and courses developed by the author. Engagement with other cultures is accomplished through collaborative academic work and interactions with fellow students abroad. The three programs described are all in the field of architecture and are located across three continents.

    • Lattices across Disciplines and Countries — Outcomes of a Writing Workshop

      1. Alicia Trotman Mercy College
      2. Chiharu Kato Michigan State University
      3. Barbara Thelamour College of Wooster

      This poster depicts lattices that are analyses of outcomes from a writing workshop implemented with participants for two years. These participants came from different countries and brought their respective cultures which led to “engagement interfaces” whereby we co-constructed spaces that transformed our writing through critical discourse and intercultural praxis.

  • Human Relations, Well-Being and Health

    • A Photo is Worth 1000 Words — Photography With a Purpose

      1. Ruth Schriefer University of Wisconsin-Extension, Iowa County
      2. Debra Ivey University of Wisconsin-Extension, Iowa County
      3. Amber Canto University of Wisconsin-Extension
      4. Sammuel Dennis University of Wisconsin-Madison

      Photo voice is an action research strategy which can contribute to community change. In this project with University of Wisconsin-Extension, 4-Hers were engaged as the photographers and storytellers on the topic of health in their communities. Learn about the process and how it might be replicated in other communities.

    • ABCD Model & Relational Cultural Theory as the Foundation for Community Engagement

      1. Jason Radosevich East Carolina University
      2. Tracy Carpenter-Aeby East Carolina University

      Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) can be used to engage communities. Conversely, Relational Cultural Theory can show how to create growth fostering relationships which bridge the gap between community changes and interpersonal changes. Combining these concepts as a practice modality may give practitioners innovative ways to engage communities and clients.

    • Building Reflection Skills Through a Service-Learning Project in Human Services

      1. Jennifer Dobbs-Oates Purdue University

      Service-learning is a rich context for developing reflection skills, promoting learning and personal/professional development. This service-learning project required students to partner with a professional who serves clients in a group setting and plan one group meeting/session. This poster describes reflection assignments and completed projects, and highlights learning promoted through reflection.

    • Clinical Practice in Rural Communities

      1. Shauna Daniels Triumph

      Clinical social work practice in rural communities may be challengingt due to the limited number of helping professionals available. A case study demonstrates how one family crisis situation affected twelve helping systems of a rural community in North Carolina. The relationship interactions were mapped, discussed in clinical supervision, and then used to facilitate conversations among the systems to prevent further anxiety within the community.

    • Creating Hope— Improving Life through Design and Social Engagement

      1. Tom Neppl College of Design - Iowa State University
      2. Lisa Bates Iowa State University
      3. Susan Erickson Iowa State University

      Through community engagement, design students realize the impact of environmental design on the well-being of the people inhabiting that place. This presentation conveys how a design-build service project at a community women’s shelter actively engages students, faculty, staff, and residents in the process while creating environments that foster healthy and positive relationships.

    • Effects of Patient Navigation on Chronic Disease Self- Management among Medically Underserved Populations

      1. Du Feng University of Nevada, Las Vegas
      2. Christina Esperat Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock
      3. Huaxin Song Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock

      This project 1) examined the effects of a Patient Navigation Program (PNP) on chronic diseases self-management among medically underserved populations and 2) presents the Transformation for Health framework to deliver health care to these populations. Bilingual community health workers implemented the PNP at a nurse-managed primary clinic in Lubbock, TX.

    • How Does Culture Influence the Child Physical Abuse in China: A Literature Review

      1. Shu Yuan Texas Tech University

      This presentation reviews the literature of why child physical abuse is so common in China by examining the cultural values. Within this culture, children have a higher likelihood to be punished if they are not subordinate to parents. Lastly, this article explores implications for the government and policy makers.

    • Middle School Track and Field Community Event

      1. Zachary Wahl-Alexander University of Alabama
      2. Oleg Sinelnikov University of Alabama
      3. Robert Herron University of Alabama

      The purpose of this presentation is to provide a descriptive account of a student run track and field event, with the goal of fostering community engagement. The program was successful in teaching children the benefits of physical activity, an improved understanding and ability to perform track and field events, but also provided a learning opportunity for parents, siblings and community partners as well.

    • The Transformative Role of Engaged Scholarship Boundary Spanners

      1. Katherine Davis University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government

      Do Boundary Spanners experience transformative learning in their roles of generating, developing and nurturing campus-community partnerships? Does their individual transformation impact institutional/community transformation? How might principles of transformative learning provide a frame for conceptualizing the dynamic process of engaged scholarship? Please join me in an interactive dialogue around these questions.

  • Sustainable Environments and Natural Resources

    • Community Participation in Risk Management — Exploring Suitable Adaptations to Storm Water Flooding in Nags Head, NC

      1. Jessica Handloff East Carolina University
      2. Christine Avenarius East Carolina University

      Neighborhoods in Nags Head, NC have experienced increasing frequency of rain water flooding and salt water intrusion. The standing water influences property values in general and septic tank functions in particular. The search for long term solutions to curb residential flooding is tied to the rising cost of flood insurance and the long-term environmental and economic sustainability of the community. The purpose of this project is to understand the knowledge, opinions and communication styles among several different groups of stakeholders involved in the mitigation process of improving local drainage systems.

    • The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation — An Integrated Water Resources Management Project

      1. David Doerfert Texas Tech University

      The TAWC project is a demonstration of 27 producer-managed farm fields (over 4,000 acres) examining all aspects of water, energy, and profitability with the objective of water conservation and economic viability. In this unique project, the resulting community of practice approach encourages the sharing of the results from producers to producers. Educational programs are focused on comprehension of social issues and constraints to water conservation, extension of information, and development of a community ethic toward conservation of water and other natural resources.