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Founder of service-learning to speak on campus-community partnerships, October 13

As part of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning’s workshop Creating Healthy Campus-Community Partnerships, Barbara Jacoby will present “Developing and Sustaining Campus-Community Partnerships for Service-Learning” at 8:45 a.m. Friday, October 13, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. Registration is required for the keynote lecture, which is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation, Illinois State University Foundation Fund, and Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

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Barbara Jacoby

Jacoby is a faculty associate for the Leadership and Community Service-Learning at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland. In this role she facilitates initiatives involving academic partnerships, service-learning, and civic engagement. Jacoby launched community service-learning at the University of Maryland in 1992.

Prior to her current position at the University of Maryland, Jacoby served in a number of various roles around the campus: as senior scholar for the Adele H. Stamp Student Union; director of the Office of Community Service-Learning; director of Commuter Affairs and Community Service; and director of the Office of Commuter Affairs.

Jacoby has published seven books, served as Campus Compact’s Engaged Scholar for Professional Development, and was a member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. She received the 2016 Recognition of Exemplary Contribution through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Distinguished Career from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, as well as the 2010 Maryland Campus Compact Scholarship Award.

The talk is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series. The series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.


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