2014-2015 Topic: Waste

The Engaged Learning Series (ELS) is a university-wide series of events designed to engage students, faculty, staff, and community in discussion, debate, dialogue, learning, and action around an issue of public concern. For 2015-2016, the series aims to raise awareness, improve personal behavior, and increase public engagement around the issue of “waste.”

September

Confetti & Distress / Honey & Suspicion, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connors’s art exhibition @ the Shaw Gallery

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    • 7 - 8 p.m.
    • Public artist lecture
    • Room 120 KVA
  • Friday, September 11, 2015
  • September 11 to November 21, 2015

Co-sponsors: Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, WSU’s Shaw Gallery

“Waste Land” movie & panel

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Peery’s Egyptian Theater
Co-sponsors: Utah Film Center, WSU Shaw Gallery
wastelandmovie.com

October

“Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic” movie

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Library
Co-sponsors: Weber County Library
bagitmovie.com

“Wasting Time” lecture by Dr. Alexis McCrossen

Wenesday, October 21, 2015
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Hetzel-Hoellein Room
Co-sponsors: COAST & History Department

November

“American Indian Land and Water: Confronting Many Challenges” keynote presentation by Dr. Dan McCool (part of Native Symposium)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
EH 229
Co-sponsor: WSU’s Sustainability Practices & Research Center

“Respecting Sacred Land: Conversations on Water, Waste, and Sustainability” – Native Symposium w/ Goshute Tribes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Co-sponsor: Office of the President

  • 7 a.m. Sunrise Ceremony - Mr. Garth "Jerry" Bear, Jr. to lead
  • 8 a.m. Light Breakfast for Participants
  • 9 a.m. Keynote Speech - Conversations on water by Mr. Rupert Steele, Confederated Tribes of the Goshutes
  • 10:30 a.m. Keynote speech - Conversations on Waste by Mr. Garth "Jerry" Bear, Jr., Skull Valley Goshute Indian Tribe
  • Noon Facilitated Round Table Discussions and Luncheon

"The Activist" (part of the Native Symposium)

Thursday, November 19, 2015
TBD
Co-sponsor: Office of the President

January

"Conserving Lives" suicide prevention training & resource fair

Monday, January 25, 2015
Noon - 2 p.m.
Wildcat Theater
Co-sponsors: Counseling & Psychological Services (Dianna Abel), Standard Examiner’s “Every Life Matters” initiative (Karla Woodward), Veteran’s Services (Charlie Chandler), OUTreach Resource Center (Marion Edwards), Weber Human Services, etc.

February

Nurture the Creative Mind presentation/workshop

Thursday, February 18, 2015
Noon - 2 p.m.
Wildcat Theater
Co-sponsor: Amir Jackson, NCM

March

Waste Fair

Thursday, March 3, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shepherd Union
Co-sponsor: WSU's Sustainability Practices & Research Center

Intermountain Sustainability Summit

March 24 - 25, 2015
7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Co-sponsor: WSU's Sustainability Practices & Research Center

April

CEL Symposium

April 20, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speech – Dr. Pam Perlich, Director of Demographic Research at the U of U’s Policy Institute
  • 12:30 p.m. Reception: posters, food, closing remarks
  • 1:30 p.m. Book discussion

Co-Sponsor a Waste Event with CCEL

Are you a campus club, department, college or other WSU group? Are you planning to host a waste-related event (lecture, film screening, community service opportunity, etc.) during the 2015-2016 school year? If you are, consider co-sponsoring the event with the Center for Community Engaged Learning. We can offer increased visibility for your event (and a small amount of financial support) by making it part of our 2015-2016 Engaged Learning Series on Waste.

To apply, fill out the form or for more Information, Contact Becky Jo Gesteland - bgesteland@weber.edu or 801-626-7737.

ELS Related Links

Contact

Becky Jo Gesteland 
bgesteland@weber.edu
801-626-7737

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