Area College Students Invited to Virtual Discussion on Eating on a College Budge

Area College Students Invited to Virtual Discussion on Eating on a College Budge

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College students trying to figure how to eat on a small budget and cook in tight quarters are invited to participate in a community dialogue.

Frostburg State University’s Communication Leadership Lab is partnering with Allegany College of Maryland and Shift Farm to Table Eatery to tackle this year’s topic, “How to Eat Healthy Food on a College Student’s Budget,” as part of the third annual Eat Learn Shift session. A community dialogue will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, with online discussions being responded to live by participants.

Students are encouraged to join the event virtually at click for details and via Instagram @eatlearnshift, where discussion topics and meal ideas will be deliberated before, during and after the event. During the event, portions of the discussion will be broadcast live for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.

Eat Learn Shift will feature food and recipes prepared by FSU mass communication alumna Jessica Clay, owner of Shift Farm to Table Eatery, and students from both campuses. A cookbook featuring low-cost, healthy recipes by Clay and students from ACM and FSU is being created by Dr. Diane McMahon, associate professor of sociology and faculty director of the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Center at ACM, and her students. Charles Schelle, writer/communications specialist at FSU, is providing experiential learning opportunities for students through providing guidance for online community engagement.

The session will continue a deliberative discussion from last year using a National Issues Forums (NIF) guide titled “Land of Plenty: How Can We Ensure People Have the Food They Need?” The NIF guide resulted from the collaboration of members of a Kettering Foundation learning exchange that Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, associate professor of communication studies and coordinator of Leadership Studies and the Communication Leadership Lab, participated in when envisioning the Communication Leadership Lab. The guide will be used again to initiate discussions that can, if sustained over time, lead to individual lifestyle changes and campus and community collaborations; student interns with the Communication Leadership Lab will help to facilitate the discussion. The community can join the event virtually at click for details.

For an overview of FSU’s Leadership Residency Program experiences, visit click for details more information on Eat Learn Shift and related programs at FSU, contact Ruminski at or 301-687-4480. For more on the Communication Leadership Lab, visit click for details.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Posted By: Robyn Wilson, Town Planner Community Calendar

Event Details

Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland 21532

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