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Holiday Helper program serves local children amid the pandemic

For decades, Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff have provided holiday gifts for local children through the University’s Holiday Helper program. In the midst of the...
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CESL encourages conversation skills through new Deliberative Dialogue programming

A new program through the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) encourages students to voice their perspectives while actively listening to others.
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Holiday Helper seeks sponsorships, offers curbside drop-off

For decades, Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff have provided holiday gifts for local children through the University’s Holiday Helper program.
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Events offer post-election support for students, faculty, and staff

Illinois State University’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) is working with a variety of campus partners to offer resources and events to support the campus community...
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Illinois State Presidential Debate Watch Party, October 22

Illinois State University’s Voter Engagement Coalition is hosting a virtual Presidential Debate Watch Party on Thursday, October 22, with pre- and post-debate discussions directed by University...
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Your voice matters: Virtual discussion to elevate voices of people of color, October 8

Student leaders and elected officials will join together in a virtual panel on Thursday, October 8, to share personal experiences and discuss the importance of elevating the voices of people of...

Illinois State coalition seeks feedback on voter engagement plan

Illinois State University’s Voter Engagement Coalition is currently seeking feedback on the University’s Voter Engagement Plan for 2020–2021. Submit feedback through the online survey by May...
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Every Redbird Counts: 2020 U.S. Census

During the 2020 Census, Redbirds should be counted in Normal, Illinois, and not at their permanent addresses. An accurate Census count helps ensure that both the Town of Normal and McLean County...
Civic engagement awards were picked up by Brendan Wall (left), on behalf o SERC; Kerri Calvert; Shelly Clevenger; Julie McCoy, on behalf of District 87; R.C. McBride, on behalf of WGLT; and Madison Kartcheske.

POSTPONED: Nominations sought for Civic Engagement Awards

Each year, the American Democracy Project (ADP) and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) honor individuals across campus and in the community for their efforts in civic...
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Early voting on campus, March 2-16

With the upcoming March 17 election quickly approaching, early voting is available at Bone Student Center and Watterson Towers.