WUSTL hosts Campus Compact conference

Washington University will host the Missouri Campus Compact conference this weekend, Oct. 17-18, at the Knight Center. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students — dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement and service-learning in higher education.

This is the first year that Missouri Campus Compact will hold its annual conference at a university. With leadership from the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, the conference will engage more than 100 administrators, faculty and students from all over the state.

Edward F. Lawlor, Ph.D., dean of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and the William E. Gordon Professor, will introduce conference keynote speaker Richard Gephardt, who served nearly 30 years as U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 3rd District.

The following University faculty, staff and students were selected to present at concurrent sessions at the conference:

• Suzanne Pritzker, doctoral candidate at the Brown School, on “Evaluating Civic Outcomes of Service-Learning Programs”;

• Linda Cottler, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in psychiatry, and Amy Helpler and Catina O’Leary, research patient coordinators, on “The Washington University Center for Community-Based Research: A Model for the Successful Integration of Community, Service and Research”;

• Jami Ake, lecturer in humanities, and Shaina Goodman, first-year law student, on “The Writing Component of Service-Learning: Frames of Reference and Tools of Reflection”;

• Sarah Tillery, community service coordinator, Michael Dango, student community service coordinator, and Michael Brown, coordinator for LGBT Student Involvement and Leadership, on “Building Partnerships and Using Problematic Policy to Foster Social Justice Dialogue”;

• Robin Hattori, Gephardt Institute program director, and Jordan Aibel, sophomore in Arts & Sciences, on “Students and the Democratic Process: Voting, Education, and Action”;

• Beth Martin, engineering and science director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic and lecturer in law, on “Experiences in Developing and Implementing Problem Based Service-Learning Courses”;

• Cheryl Adelstein, director of community relations and local government affairs, and Victoria Thomas, Ph.D., fellow in Arts & Sciences, on “Models for Successful Community Partnerships: University as Convener: Washington University and the Big Read”;

• Deb Salls, director of the Campus Y, on “YMCA Youth University Summer Program: A Model for Successful Community Partnerships.”

The conference is open to the public.

Fees are $50 for students and $80 for faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Hattori at rhattori@wustl.edu.