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November 10, 2022

Spotlighting engaged opportunities for K-State faculty, staff and students

Submitted by Mirna Bonilla

ESC Conference Participants Pictured: Ron Orchard , Josh Brewer, Brandon Kliewer, Ania Payne, Kerry Priest, Mac Benavides, Jurdene Coleman, Saya Kakim

The Office of Engagement invites you to a catered lunch highlighting engagement opportunities for K-State faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, in 247 Leadership Studies Building.

Join us as we spotlight colleagues who presented at the 2022 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference, "The Impact of Engaged Scholarship: People, Purpose, and Passion," in Athens, Georgia. The session will highlight the concept of university-community engagement through the work of K-State faculty and graduate students. We will also explore ways that K-State faculty, staff and students can participate in professional development opportunities offered through the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

Panelists include:

  • Ania Payne, assistant professor of English. 
  • Brandon W. Kliewer, associate professor of civic leadership, Staley School of Leadership.
  • Josh Brewer, executive director, Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Kerry Priest, associate professor, Staley School of Leadership and director, leadership communication doctoral program.
  • La Barbara Wigfall, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional & community planning.
  • Mac Benavides, assistant professor of teaching, Staley School of Leadership.
  • Ronald Orchard, community outreach and shelter medicine fellow, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Susan Metzger, associate director for K-State Agriculture and Extension.

K-State presentations at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium included these topics:

  • "Advising, Mentoring and Coaching: Advisor-Advisee Relationships that Advance the Engaged Dissertation through Partnership, Reciprocity, Mutual Benefit, and an Exchange of Knowledge."
  • "Writing Home: Creating Mutually Beneficial, Community-based Learning Partnerships."
  • "Is Your Scholarship Truly Engaged? Designing Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Engaged Research."

The session is designed to help faculty and students to think about developing community-based research and engagement skills that provide foundational training for the next generation of engaged scholars. This interactive session will encourage participants to critically reflect on the process and content of community-engaged scholarship.

The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students. Please RSVP for the catered lunch at bit.ly/2022ESCPanel by Nov. 23. For any questions regarding this event please contact the Office of Engagement at ooengage@k-state.edu