Brown Bag Lunch - March 25, 2021

Speakers: John Bazyk and Rachel RogersBrown Bag Lunch

March 25, 2021

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

All are welcome!

In the second Brown Bag Lunch for the Center for Refugee & Immigrant Success (CRIS), hear from John Bazyk, emeritus faculty and Rachel Rogers graduate of CSU's Occupational Therapy program. The two will present their work from teaching the service-learning course (OTH 511/OTH 750). Within the course, the OT faculty partnered with the USCRI-Cleveland (U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants).​​​​​​​ The presentation will address the continually growing refugee crisis in the world and the U.S., cover some of the overwhelming issues refugees to the U.S. face, describe the program designed and implemented in the CSU OT Program to address these issues, and raise some of the future needs for ongoing programming.

To learn more, please contact John Bazyk, Associate Professor Emeritus at


​​​​​​​John BazykAbout John Bazyk:

John Bazyk retired from CSU in 2015 where he served as Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the School of Health Sciences. He taught a variety of courses in the Occupational Therapy curriculum since 1981 including a service-learning course, OT with Refugees, in his retirement. His scholarly interests include the occupational changes in retirement, lifestyles of people with serious mental illness, the role of spirituality in OT care, and integration of refugees in US communities.

​​​​​​​Rachel RogersAbout Rachel Rogers:

Rachel Rogers is an occupational therapist at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, working in East Cleveland City Schools. Shortly after her graduation in 2017, she completed an 8-week fieldwork placement at the University of Utah, focusing on providing OT services to recently resettled refugees. Through collaboration with John Bazyk, Cleveland State University, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, they created a service learning experience to work with refugees in the Cleveland area.