Community Engagement

Fall 2016


Week 7

“In an effort to…” Emiley

“In an effort to feel close to home
I now call my mom every night.
I make sure my sister is doing
O.K. and that my mom is
remembering to take her medication.
Hearing her voice and the
support I have from her makes
my time away from my
family so much easier.
Only five months until I’m home.”


Week 6/7? “In an Effort To…” Prompt- Isabelle

Here is my response to Rick’s in class prompt to write our own version in under 59 words.

In an effort to spark creativity,
I now carry a pen with me at all times
Ink to paper or skin allows for thoughts to flow
Art has never felt so spontaneous
With only 8 words remaining, I feel it is fitting to say-
Inspiration can come in the strangest of forms.
As long as you are welcome it.

Weekly Response Sample

Here is a sample of the weekly response – it is also your guide to using this site!

To make a post, log in to the site and enter the student username and password – these will be provided by the instructor.

Once you are logged in, you will see a sidebar on the left-hand side. This is where you will be able to add your weekly response. Click My Site and select the Community Engagement

Be sure to click add post (not page — these are different and function differently on the website).

Title your weekly responses as follows: “Week _: Your Name”

Enter your response in to the main text section.

IMPORTANT: You will need to categorize your post. In the sidebar, click Categories & Tags.
Here, you will need to check Weekly Responses and the corresponding week for your response (i.e. this post is categorized as Weekly Responses and Week 5).

You can save drafts of your post if you want to come back to it later, but make sure that when you are ready to submit your response, click publish.

When posting a comment: be sure to start with Your Name, followed by your comment.

If you have any trouble, please feel free to contact Rick at rbenjamin(at)

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