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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 20!

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Conference Presentations

2011

Harwood, Stacy. "Encountering Race: The Effects of Community-Based Learning and Service on Undergraduate Students" (Poster), 2nd Erasing Boundaries Symposium at Hunter College, New York City, April 29-30, 2011.

Gibbs, Deven. "Spaces of Connection: Designing a High-Tech Collaborative Leanring Space for Youth" (Poster), 2nd Erasing Boundaries Symposium at Hunter College, New York City, April 29-30, 2011.

2010

Dearborn, Lynne and Rebecca Ginsburg and Laura Lawson .  “History, Heritage and Human Use: Reflections on Interdisciplinary, International Service Learning,” EDRA41, Washington DC, June 6, 2010.


2009

Lawson, Laura.  “Mindful of Mutual Benefits: Service Learning and Civic Engagement,” Invited Lecture, Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Iowa State University, October 1, 2009.

Loving, Cassandra, Jakendra Williams, Maria Kaidas, and Julia Crowley (with Mentor Abbilyn Harmon).  Program Development of Empowerment Methods for Homeless Veterans in the East St. Louis Community.  Undergraduate Research Symposium '09.  Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 7, 2009.

Adams, Paul, Christina Fisher, Don Holt, Joe Hines, and Keena Rhee-Flie.  Bridging Technology Between Youth in East St. Louis and Sao Tome, West Africa.  2009 Public Engagement Symposium and Technology Showcase.  Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, March 9, 2009.

Wicks, Bruce, Abbilyn Harmon, and Sang Lee.  Student Engagement and the East St. Louis Action Research Project.  2009 Public Engagement Symposium and Technology Showcase.  Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, March 9, 2009.

Lawson, Laura.  "Evaluating Multicultural Learning in a Community-based Design Studio: Lessons from the East St. Louis Action Research Project.” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Tucson, AZ, January 14-17, 2009.

IGNITE, held by the Illinois Leadership Center, January 2009.  ESLARP challenged IGNITE students to think of ways to increase UIUC student awareness and interest in ESLARP projects, courses, and research. See the presentations: Group A and Group B

2008

Lee, Sang.  Planning Education and Community Organizing In East St. Louis.  2008 Illinois State Conference, American Planning Association.  Champaign, Illinois, October 29-31, 2008.

Lawson, Laura.  “The East St. Louis Action Research Project.” Guest Lecture, Civic Engagement, Public Scholarship and Community-based Design and Planning (LARCH 424), Pennsylvania State University, October 28, 2008.

Lawson, Laura.  “Moving Beyond Academic Assumptions about Public Engagement: Addressing Racial, Cultural, and Class Differences between Academia and Community.” Organizer and participant in panel discussion. Imagining America, Los Angeles, October 2-4, 2008.

Andrejasich, Elizabeth, Abbilyn Harmon, Sang Lee, Billie Turner, and Martha Watts. Storytelling: Critical Reflection and Creative Performance.  Planners Network Annual Conference.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 17-20, 2008.

Lawson, Laura, Lisa Spanierman, V. Paul Poteat, Amanda Beer. “Best Place for Best Practice? Engagement, Race, and the Challenge of Multicultural Learning in a Community-based Design Studio. Invited paper and presentation for the Race, Diversity, and Campus Climate Conference, Center on Democracy in a Multicultural Society, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, April 10, 2008.

Lawson, Laura.  “Is it Professional or Personal? Engagement, Race, and Reflection in the East St. Louis Community-based Design Studio.” Erasing Boundaries – Supporting Communities Symposium, New York, April 4-5, 2008.

2007

Wicks, Bruce and Janni Sorensen.  University Service Learning and Civic Engagement.  National Recreation and Park Association Annual Congress.  Indianapolis, IN.  September 2007.

Sorensen, Janni, Vicki Eddings and Suraiya Rashid, “The East St. Louis Action Research Project: Power Disparity, Community-University Partnerships and Action Research in Undergraduate Education” Planner’s Network Conference in New Orleans, June 2007.

Harwood, Stacy A. Using visual tools to understand community narratives about the future, Interpretation in Policy Analysis: Research & Practice Conference, sponsored by Vrije Universiteit-Amsterdam and Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 31-June 2, 2007

Dearborn, L., S. Harwood, J. Sorensen, B. Wicks, “Enhancing Student Development through Service Learning and Civic Engagement,” Presented at the 2007 UIUC Annual Faculty Retreat on Active Learning, February 2007.

2006

Harwood, Stacy A.  The East St. Louis Design Workshop: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Community-based Problem Solving, Keynote lecture at the Midwest Ecological-Community Psychology Conference, Saugatuck, MI, October 6, 2006. 

2005

Dearborn, Lynne.  "Leadership in Community Partnerships: Addressing Housing Quality of Minority Homeowners".  November 4, 2005.

Lawson, Laura.  Community-University Partnerships Invited Panel Session Chair, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture / Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Administrator’s Conference, Baltimore, November 2-5, 2005.

Lawson, Laura.  “Experiencing Culture-Experiencing Diversity: Experiential Learning in Environmental Design Research.”  Intensive Session. Environmental Design Research Association, Vancouver, Canada, April 27-May 1, 2005.

Harwood, Stacy A. "Finding Common Goals: UIUC, ESLARP, SENDO". U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of University Partnerships COPC Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2005.

Dearborn , Lynne & Kevin Rodenkirch, "Service-Research Relationships in the Study of Unethical Lending and Construction Practices," HUD-Community Outreach Partnerships Conference, Chicago , Illinois (April, 2005).

2004

Lawson, Laura.  “Layered Constructions of Race: Environmental Justice, the Neighborhood Landscape, and Community Design in the South End of East St. Louis.” Invited lecture. Constructing Race: The Built Environment, Minoritization, and Racism in the United States. Sponsored by the Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, University of Illinois, March 5-6, 2004.



2003

Harwood, Stacy A. We will bring it back to its full glory: The Remaking of Emerson Park, Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH), Tenth National Conference on Planning History, St. Louis, Missouri, November 6-9, 2003.

Lawson, Laura and Katie Tran.  “Threshold Between East and West:  East St. Louis.”  Tenth National Conference on Planning History (SACRPH), St. Louis, Missouri November 6-9, 2003.

Lawson, Laura and Stacy Harwood and Lynne Dearborn.  “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Community-based Problem Solving: The East St. Louis Design Workshop.”  Presentation to the Cross-Campus Initiative for Promoting Family Resiliency, University of Illinois, October 28, 2003.

Dearborn, Lynne.  "Predatory Lending in St. Clair County". Symposium on Lending in Minority Communities . Jointly sponsored by Federal Reserve of St. Louis, Missouri and Land of Lincoln Legal Foundation , Fairview Heights , Illinois . September 2003.

Lawson, Laura.  “The East St. Louis Neighborhood Design Studio.”  Landscape at Lunch Presentation.  Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, February 2003.

2002

Berney, Rachel and Laura Lawson and Marcia McNally and Michael Rios.  “University-Community Partnerships: Participatory Approaches to Neighborhood Planning and Design.”  Fourth Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Participatory Community Design. Hong Kong, December 2002. (contributed to paper but not in attendance).

Dearborn, Lynne and Laura Lawson and Janni Sorensen.  "Testing an Interdisciplinary Teaching Approach: Integrating Urban Planning, Architecture and Landscape architecture" - ACSP Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2002

2001

An Engaged University: UIUC in Community/University Partnerships. The Emerson Park Story: A Case Study of Neighborhood Redevelopment Happening in many East St. Louis Neighborhoods - 2001

1998

Smith, Damon and Patricia Nolan.  ""Town and Gown': A resident evaluation of a community outreach partnership center".  Community Outreach Partnerships Centers(COPC) Conference. East St. Louis, Illinois, Sept. 24-25, 1998.

Promise and performance: The ongoing, multi-disciplinary, service-learning course : Spring 1999

Chavan, Abhijeet and Brian Orland and Deanna Koenings and Yong Wook Kim "The Web: Making Maps Meaningful"29th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association.  St. Louis, Missouri, March 5-6, 1998.

George, Varkki R. "Experiencing Project Sites Virtually"29th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association.  St. Louis, Missouri, March 5-6, 1998.

Orland, Brian and Abhijeet Chavan and Varkki George.  "Computers in Community Collaboration"29th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association.  St. Louis, Missouri, March 5-6, 1998.

1997

Community Access to GIS: Avoiding Intimidation and Trivialization - Data Visualization Conference, St. Louis, October 1997

 

Conference Summaries and Reports

2005

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of University Partnerships COPC Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2005.2005

2003

 

Engaged Colleges are Central to Strong Communities, Community Outreach Partnerships Centers Program (COPC) Conference.  San Diego, California, April 24-26, 2003. 

2002

Rays of Hope Conference Report, Rays of Hope Conference. East St. Louis, Illinois, October 22-23, 2002.

An Experiment in Place-Based Government/Community Partnerships, Illinois Workforce Advantage Conference. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Sept. 30, 2002.

Report from COPC Conference, Community Outreach Partnerships Centers (COPC) Conference.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2002.

2000



ESLARP in Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo Planners Network/Workers Party Conference. Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 2000.

1999

Summary of Symposium, Symposium on Job Creation Strategies. East St. Louis, Illinois, May 4, 1999.

Illinois Campus Compact Service Learning Symposium Summary, Illinois Campus Compact Service Learning Symposium (ICCCS).  Champaign, Illinois, April 8-9, 1999.

1998

COPC Summary, Community Outreach Partnerships Centers(COPC) Conference. East St. Louis, Illinois, Sept. 24-25, 1998.

EDRA Conference to Feature ESLARP, 29th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association.  St. Louis, Missouri, March 5-6, 1998.

 

 


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