Engaged Learning Series: Food Matters


"Ingredients:  Who’s your Farmer?" ELS Film Screening

  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
  • 12 –1:15 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Hall Rm. 229
  • Co-sponsored with the Environmental Issues Committee.

"A Place at the Table" ELS Film Screening

  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 
  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Joyce Hansen Food Bank, 2504 F Ave Ogden, UT 84401
  • *Arbys will be providing sandwiches. After the movie, listen to Comissioner Jan Zogmaister and CCS's Executive Director, Brad Drake, give comments about their experience with the SNAP (food stamp) Challenge. Sponsored by Catholic Community Services.

ELS Lecture: Charlie Arnot, Center for Food Integrity 

  • Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
  • 12 -1:15 p.m. 
  • Wildcat Theater


*Rescheduled for Spring-"Food and Environment Ethics"-Lecture and discussion with Dr. Alexa Forrester, an environmental ethicist who teaches at Santa Rosa Community College

The People Side of Food Security: Institutions & Food Production

International Food Policy Research Institute with Andrew Bell

  • Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
  • Sky Room (4th Floor) Shepherd Union
  • Co-sponsored with NOUS (Weber State Philosophy Club)

WSU Service Day of Remembrance

Serve in various locations throughout Ogden

  • Lindquist Plaza
  • 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Breakfast 8-9 a.m.)
  • Free-student/campus audience
  • Contact: Mike Moon mikemoon@weber.edu 801-626-7737 

Provident Living: Local Food for Thought

  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
  • 12:30 -2:00 p.m. (open house)
  • Weber State University's LDS Institute

Join us for a very short introduction/speaker on Local food and visit stations of demonstrations, samples, and information about local food production in Ogden and surrounding Utah communities( e.g, cheese, yogurt, honey and bees, drying meat, preserving/canning, etc.)

WSU Remembers MLK: Week of Service

  • Jan. 19, 2015
  • 8:30 p.m (Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m.) 
  • Marshall White Center 

Breakfast and Freedom March 40 volunteers needed at the Marshall White Center. Free and open to the public. Volunteers will serve food and assist with welcoming and event logistics.

  • Jan. 20, 2015
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m 
  • Catholic Community Services Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank

10 volunteers needed to reorganize and restock food in various sections. /p>

  • Jan. 21, 2015
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m
  • Your Community Connection 

Open Gym night physical recreation with youth at YCC. 15 volunteers needed to play and teach youth sporting activities and benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Jan. 22, 2015
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m
  • Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center 

Courses on: appropriate dress and grooming, social manners and decisions about money to special needs clients. 15-30 volunteers needed to help present the topics or help keep clients attentive, in general. 

30 volunteers needed to help clear Weber Cares food pantry, assemble shelves and restock pantry. 

  • Jan. 23, 2015
  • 11:30 a.m
  • WSU Shepherd Union 402

WSU basketball game with Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center clients. 25 volunteers needed to help keep special needs clients attentive and safe. 

Film Screening of FedUp

Co-Sponsored by the Mar Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery Film Series, and the Environmental Issues Committee.  "Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry-far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent expose that uncovers why-despite media, the public's fascination with appearance, and government policies to combat childhood obesity-generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did.Written by Sundance Film Festival."

WSU Day at the Capitol

  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Food, Agriculture, and Climate Change

  • Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
  • 12:30 p.m. 
  • Wildcat Theater

Film Screening: A Place at the Table

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wildcat Theater

Join us for a documentary that investigates incidents of hunger expereinced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Opening Remarks: Maresha Bosgieter, Catholic Community Services

Post-Film Discussion to follow led by remarks from WSU President Chuck Wight and his wife Victoria Rasmussen, who is the manager of professional development for the Utah Education Network.

Co-Sponsored by CCEL/Food Matters and Catholic Community Services

WeberCAN: Building a World without Hunger

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Shepherd Union Atrium

Collect canned foods and goods to help build a world without hunger. After collecting the most canned food, use your cans to create a structure. Create the most unique, stable, applicable, or generous masterpiece and you may even go home with a prize.

Food Collection during the month of February

Intermountain Sustainability Summit

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
  • Shepherd Union

Keynote speaker David Orr & plenary speaker Wesley Schultz

*Friday, March 6-Workshops: LEED Green Associate & Social Marketing: Building a Tool Kit to Motivate Environmental Action.

Co-sponsored with Utah Recycling Alliance

"A Mormon  Ethics of Eating" - a look at the intersection of faith, culture, and food in Utah and   the Mountain West

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wildcat Theater

Kate Holbrook is a specialist in women's history at the LDS Church History Library, and holds a PhD in American religious history from Boston University.

The Event is Co-Sponsored by WSUSA Convocations

"Film Screening of "Food Chains" Plus Q&A with Director after the film

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden

Co-sponsored by the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery Film series & Environmental Issues Committee.
"There is more interest in food in the United States than at any other time in our history, yet there is a complete lack  of interest in the people who bring us that food."

Community Engagement Symposium

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Shepherd Union Building

Co-Sponsor a Food Event with CCEL
Are you a campus club, department, college or other WSU group? Are you planning to host a Food-related event (lecture, film screening, community service opportunity, etc.) during the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 Engaged Learning Series on FoodMatters.

  • Jan. 24, 2015
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Dee Events Center
  • Jan. Thursday 29, 2015
  • 12:00 p.m. -  1:30 p.m.
  • Wildcat Theater



Food Films

For more information please look at the website of Dr. Michael Wutz: https://faculty.weber.edu/mwutz/webpals/filmpal.asp

  • Diverseeds: Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, dir. Markus Schmidt and Camillo Meinhardt, QK86.A1 D584 2008
  • Field of Genes (CBC, 1998), SB123.57 .F529 1998 (VHS, 2 x 22 min)
  • Food Beware- The French Organic Revolution, dir. Jean-Paul Jaud (2009), TP 370. F663 2009
  • Food Inc., dir. Robert Kenner, HD9005 .F66 2009
  • Fast Food Nation, dir. Richard Linklater
  • Fresh, (What's the Matter with Corn Syrup?)(NYT, April 2010)
  • The Garden, dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy (2008), SB 457.3 G 37 2008
  • Genetics in Food: Changing Mother Nature (CBC, 2000), S494.5 B563 G4 2000 (VHS, 14 min, similar to Field of Genes)
  • Hopi- corn is life, 1997, E99. H7 H67 1997 (VHS, 18 min)
  • How to Read and Use Food Labels, TX 335.H68 1994 (VHS, useful, 15 min)
  • How to Read the New Food Labels, TX 551. H64 1993
  • Supersize Me, dir. Morgan Spurlock (2004), TX 945.5 M33 S87 2004
  • Sweet Solutions, TP 376. S9 1979 (VHS, 54 min, mostly about sugar operations in Brazil)
  • On Youtube: Genetic Chile, The World According to Monsanto, Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison; numerous videos with Michael Pollan