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Deliberative Dialogues are guided conversations on a variety of topics often difficult to discuss. The program uses issue guides from the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI) to direct conversations among small groups. Participants practice conversational skills as they learn to respect and appreciate the perspectives of others.
Deliberative Dialogues: New program has people talking.

Volume 5 • Number 1 • Spring 2022

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Deliberative Dialogues: New program seeks to depolarize opinions and connect students

Deliberative Dialogues are guided conversations on a variety of topics often difficult to discuss. The program uses issue guides from the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI) to direct conversations among small groups. Participants practice conversational skills as they learn to respect and appreciate the perspectives of others.

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Team Pennycress: A cooperative of regional institutions takes on an important environmental and economic challenge

Genetics professor Dr. John Sedbrook and a cooperative of regional institutions takes on an important environmental and economic challenge through research on the pennycress plant.

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Studying service: Gaining real-world experience and broader perspective of service in the civic engagement and responsibility minor

Illinois State’s civic engagement and responsibility minor is for every student, representing five of the University’s six colleges, and encourages students to engage in community service.

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ReggieCon: University offers alternative, unique vehicle to discuss social issues

Illinois State offers an alternative and unique vehicle to discuss social issues through the establishment of ReggieCon, ISU’s home-grown comic convention with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Spring 2022

Volume 5 • Number 1 • Spring 2022

Thomas McClure, director of legal studies and professor in the Department of Politics and Government, created Illinois State's new Expungement Clinic. Kelly Larkin (left), a senior legal studies major and psychology minor, and Haley Schnapp, a criminal justice sciences major and legal studies minor, reviewed cases for the clinic last academic year.

Fall 2021

Volume 4 • Number 2 • Fall 2021

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Spring 2021

Volume 4 • Number 1 • Spring 2021

Learn more about Redbird Impact.

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