The Celebration of Community Engagement (CCE) has been established as a forum for Andrews University and our community partners to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the university in serving the community. The annual event is held in conjunction with the Celebration of Research, seeks to establish the important connection between research and knowledge on the one hand, and community engagement and service on the other.

The 2024 forum will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2024. There are two ways that faculty and departments can share their community engagement programs. Faculty and departments may do either or both (preferred) of the opportunities provided to disseminate information about their projects. In the videos (4–5-minute videos) or posters (30 x 40 inches) or both you must provide a program description that includes: (a) the need being addressed, (b) the goals of the program, (c) the target audience or demographic served, (d) timelines, (e) project outcomes and (f) any partners, sponsors or collaborators that need to be recognized.

The keynote address and departmental project videos and highlights will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. This will be preceded by a Reception and Poster Session starting at 6 p.m. in the Buller hallways. If you have questions about creating videos or posters, please contact Assistance with poster templates and video production is available upon request.

Project descriptions for both the videos and posters should be submitted by Sept. 15, 2024, to be featured in this year’s program. A few presenters may be invited to give brief presentations of project highlights during the program.

The videos should be submitted by Oct. 6, 2024. The printed posters should be brought to Buller Hall by 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

We hope to share these videos and posters online as we did in 2019. To do so, we must ensure that we meet some basic requirements.

All music used in your productions must be licensed or have formal approval for distribution. All individuals featured in the videos, whether in clips or images, must grant permission to use their likeness for public presentation. This permission must be documented whether written or recorded. All legal guardians and/or parents must grant permission for minors to appear in your production. This event is being co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Office of Research & Creative Scholarship, James White Library and the Community Engagement Council. The program and posters will be subsequently displayed and archived by the James White Library.

The conference is part of the Andrews Research Week 2024. To view the 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023 schedules, click on the year below.

The Celebration of Community Engagement is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, and the James White Library.

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