Volume 3 • Number 2 • Fall 2020
Almost every day a new hashtag emerges to alert society of a cause.
When Archana Shekara and Nancy Fewkes were trying to find The Refuge Food Forest, they kept driving around in circles.
Sophia Navarro was nervous. It was one of the first times she had to speak Spanish with a patient as part of her nursing clinical last fall at the Community Health Care Clinic (CHCC) in Normal.
Each issue, Redbird Impact magazine is highlighting an Illinois State faculty or staff member who exemplifies Illinois State’s core value of civic engagement. Our inaugural campus hero is Dr. Rosie Hauck, executive director of the Office of Advanced Technology Support for Faculty and an associate professor in the Department of Accounting.
With a new director, a new strategic plan, and a new designation from the Carnegie Foundation, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning has big plans for the future of civic engagement at Illinois State University.
Last January, 20 Illinois State seniors headed into the field to serve as interns at hospitals, public health departments, clinics, and schools, just as a pandemic began spreading across the world.
Bloomington-Normal NAACP President and Illinois State alumna Linda Foster, M.S.W. ’16, has been at the forefront of local protests condemning police brutality that have arisen in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
In summer 2016, a group called Black Feminist Future began a movement across the country building altars in response to police killings of black women and girls.
The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning recently launched a new Civic Engagement Ambassadors Program, advancing the core value of civic engagement through department-level conversations and information sharing.