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[PODCAST] BTQ #7: How service connects us to our communities, with John Jackson and Isidora Djukic

Tune in to Beyond the Quad and discover how service can not only enhance your college experience but also shape a brighter future for yourself and your community.

Join host Tate Farinacci as he delves into the enriching world of service with guests John Jackson and Isidora Djukic. John is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Center for Service-Learning and Social Action at John Carroll University and specializes in building community partnerships. Isidora is a dedicated junior at JCU who has worked with CSSA as an intern and on the student leadership team. Both share their personal stories and insights on the transformative power of serving others.

From discussing their passions outside of work and the classroom to sharing impactful service experiences, John and Isidora offer invaluable advice for college students looking to make a difference in their communities. They shed light on the essence of service, why it’s crucial for students, and offer practical tips for getting involved. Join us as we debunk misconceptions about service learning, explore ways to measure its effectiveness, and gain inspiration from the dedication of our guests. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or considering dipping your toes into service for the first time, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

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About the Contributors
Tate Farinacci
Tate Farinacci, Managing Editor
Tate Farinacci is the Managing Editor for The Carroll News, from Chardon, Ohio. He is currently a junior at John Carroll University, pursuing a major in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies, along with minors in Philosophy, Communication and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Beyond his involvement with The Carroll News, Tate is a member of the John Carroll Speech and Debate Team and the new Mock Trial Team. He also serves as a peer learning facilitator for the Political Science department and works as a campus tour guide for the Office of Admissions. Tate maintains an active lifestyle by going to the gym, running and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He's an ardent reader, appreciates journaling, and loves to cook in his free time.
Evan Richwalsky
Evan Richwalsky, Multimedia: Audio and Engagement Editor
Evan Richwalsky is the Multimedia: Audio and Engagement Editor for The Carroll News from Avon, Ohio. He is currently a senior at John Carroll University majoring in Communications (Digital Media) and minoring in Leadership Development.
Elsewhere on campus, Evan is heavily involved in WJCU, serving as the Production Director for the station, as well as a sports producer and a heights DJ and DJ trainer. He is also a Student Senator for the Class of 2024 and works in the Sports Information Office. Off campus, Evan previously had heavy involvement in youth leadership on the national level for the Boy Scouts of America. He also earned the Eagle Scout rank, the Summit Award, and was recognized with the Order of the Arrow’s Founder’s Award and Vigil Honor.
With what little free time Evan has, he enjoys running, being outdoors, graphic design, trying to keep up with sports and flying places to go see his friends.
In the future, Evan hopes to get a job behind the scenes in sports, either as a broadcast producer or working in a stadium scoreboard/replay control room.
Laken Kincaid
Laken Kincaid, Editor-in-Chief
Laken Kincaid is the Editor-in-Chief for The Carroll News from Beckley, West Virginia. They are a senior at John Carroll University who is double majoring in political science and communications (digital media) and minoring in leadership development. Laken has written for The Carroll News since the start of their freshman year and has previously served as a staff reporter, campus section editor and managing editor of the paper. They have received 18 Best of SNO awards, a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for Region 4 and two honorable mentions from the College Media Association. They have also been recognized by universities like Georgetown for their investigative reports. Additionally, they also write political satire for The Hilltop Show and feature stories on global poverty for The Borgen Project. In addition to their involvement with The Carroll News, Laken is involved with the Kappa Delta sorority, the speech and debate team, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, the Improv club and other organizations. They also serve as the news director for WJCU 88.7, John Carroll's own radio station, and as the president for John Carroll's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.  Laken also started their own national nonprofit organization known as Art with the Elderly which they have won the President's Volunteer Service Award and the Humanity Rising Award for. When not writing, Laken can be found doing graphic design for their internship with Union Home Mortgage or working as a resident assistant and peer learning facilitator on campus. Laken also enjoys skiing and watching true crime documentaries. In the future, Laken hopes to become a political journalist for a national news organization or to be a campaign commercial editor for politicians. To contact Laken, email them at [email protected].

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