Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!


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Happy first day of the Academic Year! Hoped everyone had a great summer. Last Friday, Sept. 15 at the CSUSB 2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic, The DEN food pantry collected over 4,500 pounds of food and also including within the total cash and gift cards. Thank you to our CSUSB campus community for restocking The DEN for the year!

Congratulations to University Advancement Division and President's Office for winning this year's DENation Food Drive. They donated over 1,100 pounds of food! Way to go!

DENation Food Drive Result.

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Cherstin Lyon as the New Office of Community Engagement Faculty Associate

Cherstin Lyon is the new Faculty Associate for OCE.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cherstin Lyon has been appointed as the new Office of Community Engagement Faculty Associate. She will begin her new two year appointment as of July 2017.

Dr. Lyon has extensive experience in community-based work, including 11 years of experience teaching service learning classes. She also received the “Vision Award” for her work on a community-based preservation and historical research collaboration for the city of Riverside. Through a variety of professional development experiences and scholarly effort, she has developed a student-centered approach to incorporating service learning and community-based research in the classroom. Dr. Lyon also co-chaired the committee on Goal 4: Community Engagement for the CSUSB Strategic Planning process.

Dr. Lyon earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in History from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in History also from the University of Oregon.

Congratulations Dr. Lyon!

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Veteran Farmers: A Model of Successful Community Engagement Lecture

Veteran Farmes: A Model of Successful Community Engagement lecture on October 16 from 5-6 PM at Faculty Center of Excellence in PL-4005. Reception at 4:30 PM.

The Faculty Center for Excellence presents the inaugural Community Engagement Ethics Lecture on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 from 5-6PM at the CSUSB John M. Pfau Library room 4005. The event features Jo Arlow's "Veteran Farmers: A Model of Successful Community Engagement" lecture and photo exhibition. Photo exhibition and reception starts at 4:30 PM. The event FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/ethicslectureseries1.

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CSUSB Partnership Form

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The resulting database will enable CSUSB to showcase community-bassed collaborations through scholarship, teaching, research, creative activities, service, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Podolske at (909) 537-7483 or email partnership@csusb.edu.

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