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Faculty Academic Engagement Scholarship

2009 Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education Service Learning Conference
University of Nebraska at Omaha, September 23-25, 2009.

Susan McWilliams, Lana Danielson, Jarene Fluckiger, and Kenneth Smith, "DeColores. Bright with Colors: Community Engagement in Literacy and Art Inspired by David Diaz: Community Partnership Development"

Dawn Tanner, Ivory Welbourn, Helen Cassidy, and Shawna Kolbek, "Orchard Hill Neightbor Sustainability Projects: Academic Service Learning: Best Practices"

Lynnette Leonard, Angel Martin, Nicole Baxley, Therese Laux from Omaha North High Magnet School, and Precious Moore-Brownell Talbot from Omaha North High Magnet School, "NOMA: Millennials Engaged in Civic Participation Based on Service Learning: Interactive Use of Social Media"

Kathe Oleson-Lyons and Ramey McNamara, "Seven Days of Service: Academic Service Learning: Best Practices Comprehensive Session"

Carmen Barnes and Jeanette Harder, and Shelley Henderson from Bethesda After School Academy, "The 'Research Partnership' Model: A Case Study From Three Perspectives

Cassy Loseke, Kathe Oleson-Lyons, and Brianna J. Vogele, "The Seeds of Service Learning: Growing Stronger Engagement in Our Community

Lisa Scherer, Andy Callens, Sara Roberts, Erika Robinson, Rebecca Shively, and Tasha Jarrett, "Employment Skills Training with Young Mothers

Peter Wolcott, Sajda Qureshi, and Travis Good, "Information Technology, Development, and Service Learning

Shelley Henderson, Sarah Hanify, and Omaha Public School Magnet Teacher, UNO Faculty Project Partners, "2009 UNO P-16 Summer Faculty Seminar

Mitzi J. Ritzman and Tricia Soares, "CLASS (Converstaion, Language, and Social Skills)

Courtney Fristoe, "Service Learning: A Two-Tiered Partnership

Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hilyer, and Audrey DeFrank, "Engaged Libraries: Service Learning and the Academic Library

Stepfanie Rainge and Jana Andrews, "Reentry Center Program Development for Nebraska-Douglas County

M. Susan McWilliams and Gigi Brigoni, "Community Engagement for Experiential Learning: Stories of Reciprocity

Jessiline Anderson, Mallory Clatonoff, Andrew Neal, and Rev. Marilyn Robinson from Gregg Memorial A.M.E. Church, "Project Healthy Youth: Rites of Passage Faith-Based Service Learning Projects

Jessiline Anderson, Mark Stange, and Erika Frieden, "P.A.U.S.E., Take A Breath, and Relax"

2009 Presentations

Stuart Kamal, M., Song, C., Qureshi, S. and K. Kriz. "Information and Communication Technology Interventions to bridge the Digital Divide," Submitted to 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'10), 2010.

Kamal, M., & Quershi, S.. "An Approach to IT Adoption in Micro-enterprises: Insights into Development". MWAIS Fourth Annual Conference. Madison, SD. 2009 Best Paper Award.

Peter Wolcott, Sajda Qureshi, and Travis Good. "Information Technology, Development and Service Learning." 6th Annual Midwest Consortium Conference "Millenials Making a Difference", September 23-25, 2009, Omaha, NE.

Kamal, M., & Qureshi, S.. "How can Information and communication Technology bring about Development? An Infromation Architecture for Guiding Interventions in Developing Regions" Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS-15), San Francisco, CA. Aug 6-9, 2009.

Claudia Garcia.. "Service Learning: Whose Service? Reflections on the Role of Instructors, Students, and Community Partners in Two Service Learning Experiences" 4th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, Missouri Western State University, February 20, 2009.

Kamal, M., Good, T.G., & Gureshi, S.. "Development Outcomes from IT Adoption in Micro-Enterprises." Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42), Waikoloa, Hawaii. January 5-8, 2009.

Sajda Qureshi, Rob Kauffmann, and Peter Wolcott. "Information Technology for Development Introduction to Mini-track at HICSS 41", hicss, p.225, 41th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'08) 2009.

Laura Grams. "Service Learning in Hybrid Online Courses" Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2008.

Qureshi, S., Kamal, M., and Good, T.G.. "Adoption of Information Technology by Micro-Enterprises: Insights from a rural community." Proceedings of the 14th annual Americas Conference on Information systems (AMCIS-14). Toronto, Canada. August 14-17, 2008.

Qureshi, S., Kamal, M., & Wolcott, P.. "Sustainability of Information Technology Therapy on Micro-enterprise development". Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-41), Waikoloa, Hawaii. January 7-10, 2008.

Sajda Qureshi. "Technology is crucial to spurring growth" Omaha World-Herald. January 10, 2008.

Qureshi, S., Wolcott, P. and M. Kamal. "Information Technology Therapy for Micro-enterprise Success: Directions for Sustainable Development". 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'08), 2008.

Sajda Qureshi, Peter Wolcott, and Maung Sein "Information Technology for Development Introduction to Mini-Track at HICSS 40," hicss, p 225, 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'08). 2008.

Harland, L., Herman, A., & Ambrose, D. (2008) "Evaluating the Outcomes of an MBA/Non-Profic Arts Organization Service- Learning Courses." Presented at the 2008 National Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, CA. Best Paper Award Nominee.

Strasser, R. "Psychology Goes to the Dogs: Service Learning at an Animal Shelter."Great Plains Psychology Conference, Vermillion, SD. (April 2007).

Wolcott, P., Qureshi, S. and M. Kamal. "An Information Technology Therapy Approach to Micro-enterprise Adoption of ICTs". Proceedings of the Thirteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, USA August 9-12, 2007. Nominated for Best Paper Award.

Stuart Bernstein, David Ogden, Kathe Oleson, Paul Sather, and Arturo Miranda. Indiana Campus Compact: 2nd International Symposium on Service Learning, Indianapolis, IN, May 14-16, 2007.

Nancy Kelley-Gillespie. The 18th Annual National Service Learning Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 28-31, 2007.

Lyn Holley and Julie Masters. Association of Gerentology in Higher Education, Portland, OR, March 2-4, 2007.

David Ogden, Paul Sather, Sandy Day, and Dan Evert. 2007 Governor's Conference on Community Service, Lincoln, NE, March 21-22, 2007.

Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz and Paul Sather. Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, St. Joseph, MO, February 23-24, 2007.

Kevin Naylor. Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, St. Joseph, MO, February 23-24, 2007.

Ana Cruz and Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz. Texas Campus Compact: National Conference on Civic Engagement, Austin, TX, February 16-18, 2007.

Peter Wolcott. "Information Technology, Development, and Service Learning," Presentation at the 2006 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference: The Future of the Public Sector, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 19-21-2006..

Donna Dufner, Paul Sather, and Peter Wolcott. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Coral Gables, FL, October 21-24, 2006.

Peter Wolcott Donna Dufner, and Paul Sather."Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Service Learning Enables Students to Bridge the Digital Divide," Presentation at the 2006 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Conference, Miami, FL, Oct. 21-24, 2006.

Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz. Third Annual Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education, Lincoln, NE September 22, 2006.

Paul Sather, Shelley Henderson, and Dave Ogden. Magnet Schools of America 24th National Conference (MSA), Omaha, NE, April 23-27.

Stuart Bernstein, Ana Carballal, Alexandra May, Kathe Oleson, and Paul Sather. International Conference on Civic Education: Research and Practices, Orlando, FL, January 18-21 2006.

Bloom, M.. "Fostering Biliteracy: Community-based Learning in First Semester Spanish." Paper presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, Nashville, TN, 2006..

Hartman-Kurtz, Carlynn. National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), Philadelphia, PA, October 2005.

Deborah Smith-Howell, Paul Sather, Nora Bacon, Jody Neathery-Castro, and Hollis Glaser. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Los Angeles, CA, October 1-4 2005.

Maria A. Knudtson. Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents Conference 2005 (AZAD), Washington, DC, September 27-October 2, 2005.

Paul Sather and Gabriel Gonzalez. Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education (MCSLHE), Vermillion, SD, September 22-24 2005.

Bernstein, Stuart. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2005 Midwest Section Annual Conference, Fayetteville, AR, September 14-16, 2005.

Bernstein, Stuart, Ana Carballal, John Carlson, Dave Ogden, and Paul Sather. International Conference - Improving University Teaching (IUT), Pittsburgh, PA, July 2005.

Bacon, Nora and Paul Sather. International Conference on Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Galway, Ireland, June 2005.

Bacon, Nora, Ana Cruz, and Paul Sather. National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), New York City, NY, May & June 2005.

Sather, Paul, Barbara Weitz, and Patricia Carlson. "From Talk to Action: Connecting Students from the Classroom to the Community," Civic Education Practitioners Conference sponsored by Centre for Policy and Practice, New Orleans, LA, January 2005.

Benjamin-Alvarado, Jonathan. "Understanding Immigration and Latino Politics through Service Learning," Colloquium of the Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education, Omaha, NE, September 2004.

Leach, Marilyn, Paul Sather, and Shireen Rajaram. "Optimizing Critical Thinking and Learning Through Interdisciplinary Service Learning," Improving University Teaching International Conference, Bern, Switzerland, July 2004.

In addition, UNO faculty members and students presented at the Midwest Academy of Management (Louisville, KY, October 2006) and the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting (Dallas, TX, November 2006).

2007 Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education Service Learning Conference
University of Nebraska at Kearney, September 27-29, 2007.

Stuart Bernstein, "Workshop on Creating an Interdisciplinary Collaboration"

Donna Dufner, "Service Learning: Catching the Attention of the iPod Generation"

Sara Edwards, Becky Pasco, and Kathy Danielson, "Literacy and Learning in the Community"

Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz, "Engaging Strong Partnerships through Intergenerational Community Dialogues to Effectively Serve Youth in Disadvantaged Circumstances"

Kevin Naylor, Deb Johnson of the Hope Center for Kids, and Lori Shea of Omaha North High School, "Hope Skate: Building Employment through Service Learning"

Paul Sather and Jennifer Reed-Bouley of the College of Saint Mary, "The Impact of Employment on Students' Response to Service Learning at the College of Saint Mary and the University of Nebraska at Omaha"

Paul Sather et al., "Hats Off! Service Learning Directors Grin and Bear It"

Alice Schumaker, "MPH Capstone Experience: A Building Block of Campus-Community Partnerships"

Alice Schumaker and Jessica Tschirren and Jumoke Omojola of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, "MPH Program: Combining Community with Research"

Rosemary Strasser, "Going to the dogs: Service Learning at an Animal Shelter"

Saundra Wetig, "Reaching the Silent Minority at the Wesley House"

Saundra Wetig and Sheryl McGlamery, "Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Assess Student Learning through Formative and Summative Assessment"

2007 Presentations

Kathe Oleson, Elizabeth Riley, and Hanna Wanzenried. "Learning and Serving: 'When You Do It, You Get It,'" 2008 American Humanics Management Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, January 3-6, 2008.

Paul Sather, Dr. David Ogden, and Arturo Miranda. Association of American Colleges and Universities' Civic Learning at the Intersections conference, October 18-20, 2007, in Denver, Colorado.

Donna Dufner,"Service Learning in Jail: Bridging the Digital Divide", Institute for Metropolitan Affairs at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, October 18, 2007.

Paul Sather and Barbara Dewey. Service Learning Research as a Feedback Loop for Faculty Development in Service Learning on October 7, 2007, International Research Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement, Tampa, Florida.


Qureshi, S., Kamal, M., and P. Wolcott. "Information Technology Therapy for Competitiveness in Micro-Enterprises." International Journal of E-Business Research. Idea Group International. 5(1) January 2009.

Bingham, S.G., & McNamara, P..(2008). The promise of public dialogue in Service Learning courses. "Refelctions: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service Learning." 8,56-84.

Wolcott, P., Kamal, M. and S. Qureshi "Meeting the Challenges of ICT Adoption by Micro-enterprises". Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Emerald Volume 21, Issue 6, 2008

Bloom, Melanie. "From the Classroom to the Community: Building Cultural Awareness in first semester Spanish." Language, Culture and Curriculum, 21(2), 103-119..

Sather, Paul, Patricia Carlson, and Barbara Weitz. 2007. Research: infusing Service Learning into research, social policy, and community-based practice. In Social work and Service Learning: partnerships for social justice, ed. Meryl Nadel, Virginia Majewski, and Marilyn Sullivan-Cosetti, 93-105. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. This volume grew out of the Invitational Conference on Service Learning in Social Work Education, sponsored by UNO in May 2003.

Sather, Paul, Barbara Weitz, and Patricia Carlson. "Engaging Students in Macro Issues Through Community-Based Learning: The Policy, Practice, and Research Sequence," Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27:3/4 (2007): 61-79

Neathery-Castro, J. "Making International Gender Issues Local: Gender and Global Politics" in Karen Dugger, Ed., "Service Learning in Women's Studies and Related Disciplines. Baltimore: Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (2007).

Keller, Elizabeth and Pauline Brennan. (forthcoming) Cultural Considerations and Challenges to Service Delivery for Sudanese Victims of Domestic Violence. International Review of Victimology

Sather, Paul and Nora Bacon. "There is No Substitute for Experience," Diversity Digest, 9:1 (2005), 9,17.

Chen, Dora. "The Multiple Benefits of Service Learning Projects in Pre-Service Teacher Education," Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 70:2 (Winter 2004): 31-37.

Neathery-Castro, Jody. "Urban Partnerships for International Affairs Service Learning," Academic Exchange Quarterly, 7:3 (Fall 2003).

Eickhoff-Shemek, JoAnn. "Evaluation of a Risk Management Service Learning Project," Exercise Standards and Malpractice Reporter

  • Part I "Perspectives From Students," 16:6 (December 2002): 84-89.
  • Part II "Perspectives From Community Fitness Directors," 17:1 (January 2003): 1-11.

Bacon, Nora. "Dimensions of Difference in Faculty and Community Partners' Theories of Learning," Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 9:1 (Fall 2002).

Deans, Thomas and Nora Bacon. "Writing as Students, Writing as Citizens." Service Learning and the First Year Experience. Eds. Gardner and Zlotkowski. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center on the First Year Experience, 2002.

Bacon, Nora. "Setting the Course for Service Learning Research," Reflections on Community-Based Writing, 2:1 (Fall 2001): 1-7.

Gascoigne, Carolyn. "Service/Community Learning and Foreign Languages Methods," Active Learning in Higher Education, (2001): 53-64.

Seaberry, Jeannette. "Engaging University Students in Community Service for Improved Educational Outcomes," National Society for Experiential Education Quarterly, 26:4 (Summer 2001): 11-15.

Bacon, Nora. "The Trouble with Transfer: Lessons from a Study of Community Service Writing," Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 6 (1999): 53-63.

Holland, Jonna. "Overcoming Obstacles to Service Learning Implementation in Business Education: The Views of Future Employers," Journal for the Art of Teaching.