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Spring Events

Anchor University is proud to coordinate several events for the spring 2023 semester that will highlight aspects of the University's anchor mission. They will provide an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, administration, and community partners to interact on behalf of improving our campus and regional community.

Lunch and Learns

A Lunch & Learn program is where an organization encourages participants to eat lunch in a group setting while simultaneously utilizing that time to complete trainings, seminars, and other educations. They provide an organization with an excellent opportunity to educate or train participants.

Wednesday, Febuary 15

  • Location: Cottonwood Suite III, University Union
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
  • Presentation Title: Developing a collaborative anchor lens: Avoiding the dangers of a deficit approach to partnering with communities.
  • Description: Interested in learning more about our anchor institution and how you can get involved in addressing one or more of the pressing problems of our region? How we approach community issues and partnerships, impacts our effectiveness as an anchor institution. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss strengths-based and desire-centered frameworks for engaging with community partners to foster mutually beneficial relationships that serve the community, our students, and the region broadly. Additionally, the presenters will expand on the role of institutional mechanisms, such as grants and awards, in counteracting deficit approaches.
  • Audience: This Lunch and Learn is open to administrators, staff, and faculty interested in building or having existing partnerships with community organizations/members across teaching research or service. It is also suitable for those who support community-engaged teaching and scholarship (e.g., grants, awards).

  • Facilitators: Erin Rose Ellison (Assistant Professor, Psychology Department) and Kevin Ferreira van Leer (Assistant Professor, Education Department) are two community-engaged scholars with experience collaborating with grassroots, government and community-based organizations to address community-identified needs.
  • Lunch Details: The lunch is a set menu with three sandwich options, one is vegetarian, along with two vegan side salad options.
  • Notes: Space is limited. Registration is required.

  • Questions or comments: Please contact Elisa Trimboli


Tuesday, March 14

  • Location: Pacific Suite I and II, University Union
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
  • Topic: TBA
  • Registration Link: More details regarding registration to follow.

Anchor Recognition Reception

The Anchor Recognition Reception is to recognize and honor students, staff, and faculty who are conducting anchor work and showcase leading practices.

Wednesday, May 3

  • Location: Cottonwood Suite III, University Union
  • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p
  • Registration Link: More details regarding registration to follow

Anchor Meet & Mingle

Anchor University invites the campus community to our upcoming Meet and Mingle. The event will allow campus administration, program staff, and faculty to learn more about anchor university efforts such as community-engaged research, service, and internships; share successes with colleagues; and meet potential partners for future collaborative projects.

Date: Postponed to Summer 2023