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Survivors’ stories: Public art performance shines light on domestic violence victims

Volume 3 • Number 1 • Spring 2020

Students holding a cardboard cutout on stage, discussing domestic violence.

Survivors: Telling the stories of domestic violence victims

Criminal Justice Sciences Professor Shelly Clevenger and her victimology students created the art performance “Survivors: Local Stories of Domestic Violence.”

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Illinois State University earns Carnegie Foundation’s national community engagement designation

Illinois State University has received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Elective Classification for Community Engagement.

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#RedbirdImpact Spotlight: Jacqueline Lanier

In the following Q-and-A, Associate Professor Jacqueline Lanier talks about her plans for the American Democracy Project and her careerlong involvement in community engagement and health promotion.

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America Reads: ISU students are gladly tutoring the community

Illinois State students are tutoring the Bloomington-Normal community through the America Reads/America Counts program.

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STEP-UP celebrates 10 years of connections with urban communities

The Summer Teacher Education Partnership for Urban Preparation program (STEP-UP) is celebrating 10 years of helping immerse students in the neighborhoods where they teach.

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CESL welcomes new director

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is pleased to announce that Katy Strzepek was selected as the new director of CESL. Strzepek will begin her role on February 3, 2020.

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Tristan Bixby uses family trauma as motivation, earns McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Motivated by her brother’s experience, an Illinois State freshman has worked to make a difference and help others have their voice heard.

Scholarship winner Ama Blankson

Dedicated volunteer earns McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

From a young age, Ama Blankson has had a passion for volunteering and community service. Since first moving to McLean County in 2008, she has exemplified what it means to be an active citizen.

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Church service, leadership honed with football team help student earn McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

For Luke Knecht, giving back to his community has always been a priority.

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Give Back at Illinois State

Check out the following community engagement opportunities open to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.