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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked 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 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement

UP474 Fall 2006


Ethnography of the University: University-Community Engagement

Final Presentations


UP474 Neighborhood Planning Seminar 06

Professor Stacy Harwood

Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 8:50pm

TBH 223


Small teams of students studied university-community engagement at the University of Illinois. As part of the Ethnography of the University (EOTU) program, these research projects are one way students can “talk back to the university” about the competing and conflicting narratives and experiences around such things as town & gown relations, student-civic engagement, university-community partnerships, community-based learning, service learning, action research, community outreach...


1.       University of Illinois involvement with Hurricane Katrina Recovery efforts

by Frankye Payne, Joel VanEssen, Brian Sheehan


2.       A Case Study of the UIUC’s Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning Departments: What is their influence in how one measures success of a design problem?

by Dale Glenwood Green, Jackie Wolke, Nicole Semmler


3.       Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Does One’s Proximity to the University Affect Their Level of Participation in the University

by Chris Chavis, Cory Mollet, Quian Wang, Felicia Taylor


4.       UIUC Athletics and Volunteering in the Community

by Angie Stenson, Karl Guider, Yang Zhang


5.       Differing Opinions: Perceptions of Success Case Study on UIUC’s Alternative Spring Break RSO

by Matt Dixon, Jennifer Duffy, Caroline Schreiber


6.       Friend or foe...who benefits: the university, the community or both? A Study of the Orchard Downs Redevelopment Project

by Owen Kulemeka, Scott Presslak, Sarah Floyd


7.       An Examination of the relationship between Community Based Organizations and the University’s Community Based Learning Programs

by Paul Lauricella, Tal Kleiman, Angel Valtierra


8.       UIUC Champaign/Urbana Area Revitalization Project: A Discussion of Why Champaign/Urbana Lacks a Community Based Re-Development Program

by Michael Olson, Emily Smith, Emily Taylor, and Jim Webb


9.       Promotion of Community Based Learning Programs: Are Appearances Deceiving?

by Aaron Beyers, Erin Masters, Erin DeMuynck

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