Engaged Scholars: Volume 7 (2019)

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Proceedings of the 2019 Community Engagement Conference

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    Catalyst for Compassion
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Staubach, Anthony R.
    The dissemination of knowledge is only a small fraction of my mission. As an educator, it is my goal to ensure the sustainable transfer of knowledge to my students. However, if we operate as the sage on the stage and expect our students to become engaged outside of the traditional classroom, then we have only lied to ourselves. We must create environments where students are surrounded by choices, where students are able to manipulate the elements that exist in their world. We must think of knowledge acquisition as we do with environmental sustainability, considering how the economic, financial and social aspects of our students coalesce into the being seeking information. We must view education with a lens of justice and seek to expose our learners to transformative experiences. We must remove from our arsenal the methods that perpetuate the sins of the past and focus instead on the opportunities that lie ahead.
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    CaringWire – An Uncommon Approach to a Common Problem
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Sentz, Michael
    Baby boomers are losing the best years of their adult lives as they are sandwiched with the burden of caring for their kids and their parents. The current state of health care is not equipped to provide a solution. We are resolving a common problem with an uncommon solution by delivering reliable case coordination by and for people who care.
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    RED (Rhythm, Exercise, Dance) Fitness: Harnessing Creativity and Building Meaningful Partnerships through the Needs Assessment
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Ruggiero, Diana
    Dr. Ruggiero draws on her experience with the needs assessment for RED (Rhythm, Exercise, Dance) fitness to ignite us to think about how we might harness the creative potential of community partnerships. In collaboration with the YMCA, RED fitness is a holistic and cross-cultural health and wellness program and experience that encompasses mindfulness, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, dance, and education to better integrate the mind and body and the individual and collective. Open to all, it specifically engages the Latino and other local immigrant populations in an effort to improve social conditions in targeting individual health and wellness goals, fostering cross-cultural exchange, and increasing positive visibility of immigrants in the community. RED fitness, in its objectives, goals, and current form, reflects the diverse needs and interests of the stakeholders.
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    Engaging the Community: Empathizing with Refugees through Art Museum Interpretation
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Katz, Hilary
    How do you engage with communities without in-person facilitation? How can text and other forms of engage-ment appeal to the community? How can you allow the community's voice to permeate in your organization? In this session, we will explore strategies to increase accessible community engagement. Through the lens of art museum interpretation to support an exhibition about compassion for refugees, participants will learn about multiple modalities to empower community voices. Through my scholarship at Ohio State, in conjunction with Dublin Arts Council, I created new models for working and learning with community audiences and local school groups. To effectively partner with the community, organizations need to use inclusive language, vary learning modalities, and promote multiple perspectives. For any student, faculty, staff, or other community member interested in social justice and education, I will present a model for inclusive engagement.
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    Pharmacy Students and Residents Empowering Patients to Self-Monitor and Set Goals to Achieve Positive Health Outcomes
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Jones, Sarah; Casper, Kristin; Seifert, Jennifer
    The caregivers at Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, in partnership with Ohio State College of Pharmacy, identified access to self-monitoring devices as a need for their vulnerable patients. The pharmacy was able to secure funding for blood pressure monitors, glucometers, body weight scales, and pedometers, but was looking for the most impactful way to distribute these devices to patients. A project encompassing distribution of the devices accompanied by documentation of patient-centered goals to promote healthy lifestyle changes was developed by a pharmacy resident and fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students, under the guidance of pharmacy and faculty practitioners. The program is currently being implemented by Doctor of Pharmacy students completing month-long experiential rotations at the pharmacy. This successful partnership expands the patient care offered at the pharmacy and engages pharmacy students in a program that focuses on patient education and community engagement.
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    Cultivating Community Relationships through Project-Based Learning
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Jackson, Nate; Mong, Sherry
    Drs. Nate Jackson (philosophy) and Sherry Mong (sociology) will describe a transdisciplinary pedagogy that combines project-based learning with best practices in community engagement. Extending Capital University's commitment to partnering with community members in the Near East and Driving Park neighborhoods of Columbus, students in ethics and sociology classes work with community partners to co-define and produce an artifact over the course of a semester. Their experience with community partners serves as a fulcrum for deep reflection and application of concepts they learn in their coursework.
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    Ohio Faith Communities Fostering Environmental Sustainability
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Hitzhusen, Gregory E.
    This presentation highlights the results of an autumn 2018 "Religion and the Environment Photo Contest" that asked Ohio faith communities to use photographic images to describe their work to build sustainable and resilient communities. In addition to featuring the winning contest photos, the presenter will describe the main themes and traditions that have animated faith community sustainability work in Ohio and beyond during the past decade. The combination of these elements provides an inspiring overview of the basic character, challenges, and opportunities of faith-based sustainability work, and suggests multiple pathways by which university-community partnerships can enhance the well-being of Ohio communities.
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    Massive Waste Diversion from Landfill During Move-out from Residence Halls
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Hayes, Hailey
    Our ignite session will include a summary of our annual Dump&Run event along with statistics from other universities with similar programs and a comparison of success among student-involved, move-out waste diversion. It will also include challenges we've faced due to recent changes in resources previously provided by the university, and why those resources are essential to our mission and to carry out this project. We will discuss previous community partnerships and how those particular partnerships influenced the success of the Dump&Run event. We will discuss the importance of community engagement and how both parties benefit from events like ours. We also will discuss responsibilities on both parts of the partnership and what Dump&Run specifically needs for the upcoming annual sale. This 14-year-old event is proven to be effective in diverting waste and can be beneficial to community-based organizations that provide used goods.
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    Worker Ownership: Sustainable Economic Development through the Cooperative Model
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Scott, Hannah; Harlow, Ivory
    Cooperative businesses create a resilient and sustainable future for worker-owners. Co-ops create viable long-term employment and opportunities for career advancement; particularly for individuals in distressed economies and service industries. Additionally, worker-ownership empowers people, improves their quality of life, and enhances the communities in which they live and work. We will present best practices of working together to support economic development. Using Unity Coffee and Teahouse, Parkersburg, West Virginia's first worker-owned cooperative, as a model, we will inspire educators, students, business and community developers to collaborate for greater impact. Participants will recognize the value of diversity in partnerships and learn best practices of engaged service to achieve a shared goal.
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    EFNEP: Celebrating 50 Years of USDA-NIFA Funded Nutrition Education
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Habig, Amy; Hollar, Amy; Lyons, Nancy; Matlack, Kristen
    In 2019, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will celebrate 50 years of effective, evidence-based, nutrition education programming in communities throughout the United States. Learn about the program history, purpose, strengths, impacts, and partnerships (nationally and locally, past and present), and how EFNEP has played a role in building well-connected communities for the past 50 years. Learn how the program contributes to improving social, economic, and environmental conditions by providing free nutrition education to limited-resource families (thus cultivating a culture of health). In doing so, we also promote skills to enrich healthy relationships and strengthen families, because healthy families are strong families. EFNEP changes lives, families, communities, and organizations, and we want to celebrate these accomplishments!
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    Partnership Employing Experiential Learning to Teach Sustainable and Resilient Business Practices
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Drobny, Neil; Childers, Julie; Hernandez-Torres, Jesus
    We will describe a five-year success record whereby students have collaborated with Owens Corning on the performance of authentic sustainability and resilience projects pertinent to significant operational and strategic issues at Owens Corning. Projects have included development of a strategy for motivating Owens Corning contract truckers to move away from fossil fuels to natural gas, options for end-of-life product disposition that avoid landfill, strategies for incorporating sustainability and resilience messaging into marketing communications, and approaches for reducing environmental and community impacts of a large manufacturing facility. "The fresh perspectives which students bring to generating solutions to the problems we toss at them add significant value. Often they identify issues we overlooked because we are so close to the problem – an example of not seeing the forest for the trees." –Julie Childers, senior sustainability leader for Owens Corning.
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    Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) George, Kelly
    Human-animal interactions (HAI) are an integral part of society and have become the topic of many discussions across a variety of contexts, including: media, scientific research, food production, one health, conservation, and welfare and behavior. Many argue that the resilience and sustainability of our societies are dependent on these interactions; therefore, making our improved understanding a priority. The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) is a new trans-disciplinary academic endeavor to explore the topic of HAI through research, education, and outreach. CHAIRE expands beyond companion animals and equine to also include food animals, wildlife, and exotic animals. CHAIRE provides the venue for community partners and researchers to identify and address opportunities and challenges in current and future human-animal interactions, with the goal of improving the welfare of both the human and non-human animal.
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    Enhancing Opportunities for Graduate and Professional Students to Engage in Community Outreach and Service
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth; Gallo, Maria
    We will highlight opportunities for graduate and professional students from Ohio State and Ohio University to engage in community outreach and service learning in the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program.
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    Barbers and Beauticians Who Care: Continuing the Journey to Reduce Health Disparities
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth; Dawson, Deborah
    Barbers and Beauticians Who Care is a signature event that focuses on the health of African-American adults who reside in the Near East Side of Columbus, Ohio. The program was initiated in 2016 through a grant from the Ohio Office of Minority Health in collaboration between Al Edmondson, president of Making a Difference Inc., and the College of Nursing at Ohio State. Although the event has been sustained the past three years through the support of the College of Nursing, we are seeking additional funding to expand and continue our event. Barbers and Beauticians Who Care is part of a larger program, Making a Difference: Ask a Buckeye Nurse.
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    First Responder Education: How to Work with People with Communication Disorders
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) DeCarlo, Jenna; Frick, Bethany
    It is very likely that first responders will encounter individuals with communication disorders. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the rate of nonfatal violent crime against persons with disabilities was 1.5 times higher than the rate for persons without disabilities. Even if these individuals have communication strategies in place, in an emergency situation, often the person in crisis will not be able to convey so. It's vital for emergency responders to be ready with strategies to help these individuals communicate and engage with them so the person can be actively involved in the medical treatment he or she receives. Our project includes hosting an in-person training for local first responders to educate them about different communication disorders and how these disorders can create a barrier to effective service delivery if not identified. We will also provide communication strategies for working with individuals with different types of communication disorders.
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    Resiliency and the Environmental Sustainability Professional
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Campbell, Joseph
    Practitioners seeking an appropriate application of an environmental sustainability paradigm to 21st century global development challenges and opportunities must cultivate a significant range of professional and personal skills (Wahl 2016). Join us for a deep exploration into the concept of resilience as it relates to careers and to living the life of a specialist in the field of environmental sustainability. Resilient professionals should be prepared to reflect deeply on their motivations to participate in the sustainability movement to effectively work collaboratively to co-design and co-apply locally appropriate solutions. This content is strongly influenced by experiences drawn from Ohio State's Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) linked to leading-edge work on how to design regenerative cultures and facilitate regenerative development that harmonizes human and natural system processes (Mang and Reed 2017).
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    Learning How to Engage in the Community: Integrating Teaching, Service and Research for the Good of Patients with Parkinson's Disease
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Costa-Giomi, Eugenia; Lee, Yune
    We will provide concise, focused information about: Parkinson's disease (statistics, symptoms, origins); current treatments (pharmacological and alternative); drumming dance rehabilitation (DDR) program and the developing team; implementation of DDR in the community (benefits and challenges); and value of the project for the community, Ohio State, and team members.
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    The Ohio Interagency Forestry Team: Partnering to Enhance Resiliency through Shared Stewardship
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Apsley, David; Dahl, Jamie
    The Ohio Interagency Forestry Team was formed in 2008 to effectively address forest health issues. Founding team members included the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The team is working collaboratively to conserve our oak-hickory ecosystems through shared stewardship based on science and economically viable forest management. Currently, the focus is on reversing the decline in the oak-hickory forest ecosystem in Appalachian Ohio. OSU Extension and Central State University Extension are leading outreach and engagement efforts like A DAY in the WOODS to encourage woodland owners to sustainably manage their woodland resources. This collaborative effort is beginning to demonstrate the power of collaboration on a large scale. We are looking to broaden the scope of this project by bringing on additional partners. Join us to see how you can help us have a positive impact on Appalachian Ohio's forests and communities.
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    Raising Awareness, Building Capacity, and Sustaining Food Systems Transformation on Columbus’ South Side
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Samadi, Karima; Adams, Ingrid; Sweeney, Glennon; Remley, Daniel; Jackson, Clarence; Burbage, Stacie
    Members of Food-mapping for Empowerment, Access, and Sustainable Transformation (FEAST) will provide an overview of their approach to understanding and empowering transformation of our local food system. I Am My Brother's Keeper (IAMBK) is one of FEAST's partners with whom they are working to increase healthy food access on Columbus’ South Side. Learn how parents and youth from the IAMBK program collaborated with FEAST to map their lived experience accessing healthy food on the South Side, how they learned to tell their stories, and how those stories are inspiring transformative change in the Southside food environment. Learn how the framework and theories look in practice: collective impact, civic engagement, and appreciative inquiry. Also learn how community coaching helped the task force create a sustainable action plan.
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    Unearthing Franklinton's Potential: Cultivating a Vibrant Foodscape
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2019-04) Kaiser, Michelle; Stanich, Nicole
    The authors will highlight some results of a three-year endeavor with Franklinton Farms to improve healthy food access through a neighborhood Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, strengthen community self-reliance, and inspire community empowerment through cooking classes and workshops on nutrition, food processing, and leadership, engage residents in different parts of the food system, preserve land for urban agriculture, and create inviting urban farm spaces. More than 100 households have participated in the CSA, and many have participated in our pre- and post-season surveys. Specifically, we will share about participants’ (including the 50 percent who are low-income, paying half price) experiences using quantitative and qualitative data related to food security, dietary patterns, sense of community, and food access.