Friday June 9, 2023
8:00 am - 9:15 am - Opening Comments and Police Panel: Ballroom
Track 4 Title: Moving Forward: A Panel Discussion on Community Policing
Abstract: Community policing has been a celebrated practice for many decades. However, recent social unrest has prompted a reexamination of the role of law enforcement across the country. Join us for a provocative panel discussion on the changing face of community policing, new approaches, best practices, and the importance of creating meaningful collaborative partnerships that increase trust and foster resiliency in our various university communities and beyond.
Presenters: Lt. Kelly Weaver, Facilitator, Fort Collins Police Services; Jay Callaghan, Police Chief, Colorado State University; John Feyen, Sheriff, Larimer County; Greg Yeager, Deputy Chief, City of Fort Collins, CO
9:30 am - 10:30 am - Concurrent Session 9
Track 4 Room-324 Title: Creating an Award-Winning Mental Health Co-Responder Model in Rural Georgia
Abstract: This interactive presentation by University of Georgia Archway Partnership faculty, students and community members will share a multi-level and integrated strategy for improving local infrastructure to address issues related to mental health in a rural, southwest Georgia community. Specifically, the panel will discuss mental health issues, engaging students for service-based learning initiatives, co-responder models and forming collaborative partnerships. They will also provide recommendations for how others might begin addressing mental health issues in their communities.
Presenters: Sarah Adams, Archway Professional, Archway Partnership; Sean Ladson, Chief of Police, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Department; Robert “RJ” Hurn, LCSW, CEO for Georgia Pines Community Service Board, Thomasville, GA; Caleb Snead, Student Assistant, UGA Archway Partnership
Track 3 Room-312 Title: Safety and Concern of Public Scooters
Abstract: Electric scooters have become popular among college students in recent years as rideshare companies have brought them onto campuses nationwide. As e-scooter ridership has increased, however, so has the number of emergency room visits. An analysis of injury data,vehicle dynamics, and regulatory law, paints an alarming picture. This presentation delves into the safety concerns of e-scooters with a specific focus on college student usage to help determine whether they should be allowed on campuses. Both city and university communities are responding to these data with infrastructure and policy safety innovations.
Presenters: Kirk White, Vice Provost for External Relations, Indiana University; Indiana Deputy Mayor Mary Catherine Carmichael, City of Bloomington; Varshaa Senthikumar, Medical Student, University of Minnesota
Track 4 Room-308 Title: Living Our Anchor Mission: An Innovative Partnership Addressing Family Houselessness
Abstract: This innovative, nationally distinct partnership model brings together a non-profit family housing community with a university partner to address intergenerational poverty and sustainable long-term housing. The session highlights the Gonzaga Family Haven – a partnership between Catholic Charities Eastern Washington and Gonzaga University. We will share the project’s vision, design, and implementation process, plus key lessons learned to date. We will encourage participants to imagine similar campus-community collaborations within their own communities.
Presenters: Molly Ayers, Assistant Dean, Center for Community Engagement, Bailley Wootton, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Mary Joe Hahn, Director of Community and Public Relations, Gonzaga University; Peggy Haun-McEwen and Jonathan Mallahan, Charities Eastern Washington
Track 3 Room-304 Title: The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation: A Public-Private Partnership to Build Resilient Communities Across Georgia
Abstract: The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation has a unique approach to building community. We are a public-private coalition that serves all of Georgia from urban centers to rural communities by using a hybrid model that combines grantmaking with hands-on program operation. This presentation exposes attendees to details about the Partnership’s model and challenges them to share related ways they are working to shape community building in their service area.
Presenter: Dr. Cody M. Cocchi, Student Engagement Manager, Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, State of Georgia
Track 4 Room-302 Title: Partnering in Lifelong Learning to Respond to Changing Community Needs
Abstract: CSU’s Office of Engagement Extension presents their framework for empowering lifelong learning. This session will discuss the many access points built into the continuum of lifelong learning, the work being done to provide accessible education, and partnerships built along the way. We will discuss how the outcomes include a robust talent pipeline and increased responsiveness to workforce development needs that build a sense of belonging and resilience in communities across the state of Colorado.
Presenters: Patti Schmitt, Community Development Director, CSU Office of Extension; Brandi Gonzales, Relationship Manager for High School and Community College Partnerships; Kahle Charles, Assistant Superintendent of Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction, St. Vrain Valley School District
10:45 am -11:45 am Concurrent Session 10
Track 1 Room-324 Title: Creating a Culture of Responsible Drinking at College Football Games: The impact of Event-specific, Peer Education/Bystander Intervention Behavioral Strategies
Abstract: Negative consequences from alcohol use continue to be a concern on American college campuses. In this presentation, we describe the development and evaluation of an Event-Specific Active Bystander Intervention to encourage both personal and bystander protective behavioral strategies as it related to risk reducing alcohol behaviors.
Presenters: Gwen Sieving, M.S., Health and Outreach Initiatives, Jennifer Cross, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology, and Pat Aloise-Young, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University
Track 4 Room-312 Title: Decreasing Rural Isolation in Northeastern Colorado: Perspectives from CSU Extension on Partnerships, Trust and Community Engagement
Abstract: It is well known that social relationships contribute to our emotional well-being. Yet, an increasing portion of the U.S. population faces social isolation, particularly in rural communities. This panel explores how university and community partners are collaborating to decrease barriers to engagement and connection. We offer case studies from two northeastern Colorado counties to illustrate our rural health impact and argue that communities can remain unnecessarily isolated if partners are not committed to coming together.
Presenters: Sue Schneider, Extension Professor and State Health Specialist, Dennis Kaan, Eastern Region Director, and Ginger Williams, Regional Health Specialist for Colorado State University Extension; Peggy Stoltenberg, Partnership and Project Development Manager, CSU’s Northeastern Regional Engagement Center, Sterling, Colorado; Aidan Hettler, Chief Executive Officer for Sedgwick County Health Center, Julesburg, Colorado; Sara Delgado, Community Engagement Specialist;for CSU’s Northeastern Regional Engagement Center, Sterling, Colorado
Track 4 Room-308 Title: TED Style Talk
Abstract: Join this new style of presentation that we're trying out this year! Topics include: Advancing Food Security in Higher Education and Helping to Foster a Sense of Belonging, Engagement, and Support for Commuter Students. Presenters will each have 20 minutes to talk about topics they are passionate about.
Presenter: Margaret Davies, Basic Needs Program Manager, Montana State University; Dr. Jeremy Moore, Dean of Students, Naropa University
Track 1 Room-304 Title: Believing in Brotherhood (& Sisterhood)
Abstract: The question of “why fraternities & sororities exists?” has long been asked and seldom been answered consistently. Respondents to this question seems to all use different arguments. Does this weaken or strengthen their position? Sororities and fraternity life remains a mystery to some, a nuisance to others, and comfort to many. However, the question for many remains – what makes it special? This session aims to tackle this question through the lens of belonging.
Presenter: Logan Davis, Outreach and Engagement Manager, Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Closing Comments and Keynote Speaker: Ballroom
Track 3 Keynote Speaker: Kelly DiMartino, Fort Collins City Manager
Abstract: Join us for the closing lunch with Fort Collins City Manager Kelly DiMartino, the first female city manager in Fort Collins’ history. Her career with Fort Collins spans more than 25 years, beginning as the Communications and Public Involvement Coordinator, and including multiple roles in communications, technology, Human Resources and the City Manager’s Office. Throughout her career, Kelly has been committed to providing high quality services, enhancing community engagement, and fostering a culture of operational excellence and innovation. She leads a team of approximately 2500 City colleagues who deliver 24x7x365 services and who advance implementation of Council priorities and the City Strategic Plan. Kelly leads with heart and backbone and feels fortunate to be in both a job and a community that she loves.