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Stevenson Center Fellow part of Innovation Hub team

Illinois State is moving forward with its new Innovation Hub with the help of a dedicated team, including a Stevenson Center Fellow. Each year Fellows help a range of organizations in meeting...
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Stevenson Center alum shares career experience

The Stevenson Center's interdisciplinary, applied curriculum informs the work Michael Hotard '09 does today as senior program manager at the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab.
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Stevenson Center partners with Edu-Futuro

Edu-Futuro, an organization dedicated to empowering immigrant and underserved youth in and around Washington, D.C., is hosting its first Stevenson Center Fellow.
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From theory to practice: Stevenson Center Fellows use skills to help local organizations

Students become Stevenson Center Fellows because they value service: they want their graduate education to benefit others as much as themselves. Under the guidance of sociology professor Dr. Frank...
Austin C. Calhoun won first place and the People's Choice Award for his presentation, “What’s killing the buzz? Mechanisms of bumble bee decline.”

Gradbird Scholars: Student research spotlighted through monthly competition

The Graduate School launched the GradBird Scholar initiative in September 2019, in an effort to make scholarly research more accessible while honoring the scholarship of Illinois State students.
Peace Corps Fellow and AmeriCorps Member Kendra Shaw

AmeriCorps helps Fellow build on Peace Corps service

AmeriCorps draws 75,000 people each year in the name of strengthening U.S. communities. One of those AmeriCorps members is Kendra Shaw, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who is completing her...
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Stevenson Center welcomes new Fellows to a semester like no other

Another academic year has started, and with it the Stevenson Center introduces a new group of Fellows. Although a new group of Fellows with a wealth and variety of experiences arrives every year...
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Embracing challenges: My beginnings in the Peace Corps

Peace Corps. For a lot of people, especially those who've already served, it means a lot. I've always heard former volunteers use words like "amazing," "cathartic," and "life-changing" to describe...
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Incoming Stevenson Center Fellow: Cassidy Kraimer

“Through my time at school and at HomeStart, it became obvious that understanding policy, power structures, government, and advocacy are all critical parts of supporting affordable housing...
Natasha Moodie

Incoming Stevenson Center Fellow: Natasha Moodie

“I decided to pursue graduate school because my work in education felt reactive, not proactive,” said Natasha Moodie. The Stevenson Center will soon welcome Moodie as an Applied Community and...