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Turning Words into Works: Overcoming the Myth of Liberal Arts’ Ivory Tower 

Feb 26, 2024

Turning Words into Works: Overcoming the Myth of Liberal Arts’ Ivory Tower In America, it is common to hear the liberal arts described as an anachronism that hasn’t kept pace with the rapidly changing world. Critics are fond of asserting that faculty within the liberal arts disciplines (specifically Anthropology, Art, Classics, English, Gender Studies, Geography, […]

CEA Faculty Fellows Honored by Ball State University

Nov 15, 2023

CEA Faculty Fellows Honored by Ball State University Two CEA Faculty Fellows have been honored by Ball State University for their contributions to the University. Chin-Sook Pak, Associate Professor of Spanish (Faculty Fellow 2001-2002) was named the institution’s Outstanding Diversity Advocate. The Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence by a […]

An Update from the CEA Board Chair, Chancellor Steven Combs: November

Nov 8, 2023

An Update from the CEA Board Chair, Chancellor Steven Combs: November

USI to hold community roundtable event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sep 6, 2023

USI to hold community roundtable event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month The University of Southern Indiana, with grant support from the Community-Engaged Alliance, will present a community roundtable event, “Speak Now: Addressing Domestic Violence in the Tri-state Area,” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26 in   The roundtable discussion, organized by USI students, […]

You Don’t Have to Know Everything to do Something  

Aug 30, 2023

You Don’t Have to Know Everything to do Something Mark Pike, August 30, 2023 Being a staff member in higher education can make you feel uninformed, overwhelmed, and cynical. If you’ve been working in higher education since 2020 you’ve likely absorbed at least a portion of your former coworkers’ responsibilities (and they probably left for […]

Collaboration Workshop in Columbus

Aug 24, 2023

Ivy Tech & Columbus Signature Academy Collaboration Workshop A few weeks ago, we had a wonderful time in Columbus, IN facilitating a workshop on service-learning and project-based learning! With the support of the Heritage Fund, faculty and staff from Ivy Tech Community College Columbus and Columbus Signature Academy Middle and High School came together to […]

New Cohort of Faculty Fellows

Aug 23, 2023

Pictured from left to right: Carrie Mier (IU East, Criminal Justice), Sarah Vitale (Ball State, Philosophy), Michelle Stigter-Hayden (Butler, German/Languages), Beth Trammell (IU East, Psychology), and Senior Faculty Fellow Angela Coppola (IU Kokomo, Health Sciences)  28th Faculty Fellows Cohort Selected Each cohort member will receive a grant of $7,500 to complete their proposed research project. […]

CEA Quarterly Update June

Jun 8, 2023

An Update from the CEA Board Chair, Chancellor Steven Combs: For more information contact Elijah Howe, PhD, Executive Director. elijah@engagedalliance.org

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Ball State Faculty Fellow Awarded Bepko Community Engagement Award

Apr 17, 2023

Ball State Faculty Fellow Awarded Bepko Community Engagement Award INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ball State University, has been awarded the prestigious Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The Bepko Award is awarded biennially to a faculty member at […]

Lilly Endowment Inc. Awards Two-Year Grant to Community-Engaged Alliance

Dec 12, 2022

DECEMBER 12, 2022 Funding will help college students, faculty, and staff connect with their communities, discover their role as change-makers, and improve Indiana’s civic health. INDIANAPOLIS – Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a two-year $675,000 grant to Community-Engaged Alliance (CEA), a partnership of Indiana’s institutions of higher education. This funding, which begins immediately, will create […]

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