IUPUI Committed to Community

IUPUI Committed to Community


Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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IUPUI Campus Center, 4th Floor
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Mansi Patel
IUPUI Center for Service and Learning

Online registration is now closed, however, you are welcome to attend any part of the Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement
Showcase and Symposium. 

Stop by our 'Check-in' table on the 4th Floor of the IUPUI Campus Center.

Register Now! 
As a valued partner, we invite you to join us for the annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium. This celebratory event gathers community members, IUPUI faculty, staff and students for sharing and recognition of the diverse community engagement activities that take place across Central Indiana. 


This year's theme is Our Role in the "Village": Campus and Community Strategies to Support Youth.

The African Proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child”, is one that is referenced in many discussions to describe the importance of collective action in preparing youth to become healthy and productive citizens. The “village” in today’s climate crosses many sectors in our society including businesses, community and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, government, and countless others.  Despite this complexity many, including those in higher education, have taken on the challenge to partner with communities to (re)build the supports that youth need to fare well in our society.  This includes developing programs, interventions, and policies as well as the social networks and infrastructure necessary to sustain youth and families. 

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

11:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Check In

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Brown Bag Session

 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM   Symposium Session I       

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM   Symposium Session II    

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM   Poster Presentation Showcase

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Recognition and Awards Program     



Civic Engagement Symposium

This year’s symposium will feature workshops and discussions that highlight campus and community collaborations that yield positive outcomes for youth and families.

Here is tentative Symposium workshop information:





CE 405

CE 307

Brown Bag A: A conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

Brown Bag B: Planning for Community Engagement: A Strategic View


CE 307

CE 308


CE 309

CE 405

Symposium Session I

Workshop A:
Reducing the Risk: Understanding the University Public Safety Policy for Programs Involving Children and other University Risk Management Guidelines

Workshop B: Social Bonding Assessment and Community Collaboration: A university, youth and housing agency, and community partnership

Workshop C: STEM Programs that Impact Youth

Workshop D: Future Academy: A Story of University-Assisted Community School-Centered Neighborhood Development


CE 307



CE 308

CE 405

CE 309

Symposium Session II

Workshop A:
Adventures in Collaborative Teaching and Learning: Strategies and Innovative Approaches to Meaningful Learning Partnerships with Community Partners

Workshop B: Educating through Gardening

Workshop C: Civic Engagement and Community Impact: The Talent Alliance Approach

Workshop D: Voices of Youth - Students Who Have Graduated from IUPUI Partner High Schools


Poster Presentation Showcase 

This year, in addition to our general call  for posters, the CESS program committee also solicits submissions that address this year's event theme: Our Role in the "Village": Campus & Community Strategies to Support Youth .

Some of the other presentation tracks this year, include:

  • Advocacy, Philanthropy, Public Policy and Political Engagement
  • Assessing and Documenting Community Partnership Outcomes
  • Campus and Community Strategies to Support Youth (Sponsored Track)
  • Co-curricular Community Engaged Program Design and Assessment (Community-Service, Scholarship and Mentoring Programs, etc.)
  • Community Engaged Instructional Design and Assessment (includes but is not limited to: Domestic and International/Global Service Learning, Graduate and Professional Service Learning, Social Justice Pedagogy, Civic Learning, Civic Literacy, Engaged Departments, Faculty Development, etc.)
  • Constituent Perspectives and Scholarship (Community Partners, Faculty, Student, Staff/Administrators)
  • Research and Scholarship on Civic/Community Engagement and Partnerships (includes the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Community Based Participatory Research, Public Scholarship, etc.)
  • Technology Innovations and Civic Engagement

To learn more poster presentations, click HERE!


Recognition and Awards Program

The Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium concludes with a recognition of  individuals and partner organizations who have contributed to IUPUI's civic engagement activities in the past year.

Keynote Speaker: This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. 
Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., is one of the nation’s leading authorities on distressed
neighborhoods and inner city development. A historian and urban planner, this internationally known scholar is a full professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. He is coordinator of the Department’s Community Development and Urban Management Specialization and is the founding director of the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies (CENTER), a research, neighborhood planning and community development institute that focuses on the regeneration of distressed communities.

The Program Agenda includes:

  • Remarks by Dr. Robert G. Bringle, Senior Scholar, Center for Service and Learning and Professor Emeritus of Psychology, IUPUI
  • Recognition of the Chancellor's Civic Engagement Award Winners for Faculty and Community Partner and Nan Bohan Award Recipient
  • Recognition of IUPUI's Community Partner organizations who have worked closely with IUPUI faculty, staff and students in the past academic year
  • Awarding of the 2013 William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallions for graduating students with a Bachelors or Masters degree who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities while at IUPUI