From: Linda Bendixen
Date: December 16, 2022
Subject: Steans Center Newsletter - December 2022

December 2022

News from the Steans CenterEgan Office, and ABCD Institute at DePaul University.

Upcoming Events

January 12, 10 a.m. - Noon
Faculty Workshop: "Authentic and Productive Community Partnerships"

January 19, 5:45 p.m.
ABCD Book Chat

January 26, 10 a.m. - Noon
Faculty Workshop:  "Diversified Approaches to Reflection"

February 9, 10 a.m. - Noon
Faculty Workshop:  "Negotiating Identity in the Classroom and the Community"

March 31, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus Compact: Symposium on Anti-Racist Community Engagement 

Click on the links below for information on upcoming events at Member Organizations


As we wind down 2022, we want to thank all of the faculty, staff and students who have added to the Collaboratory platform this year.  Your contributions of community engagement and public service have added depth and diversity to this ever-expanding resource, and we appreciate all your efforts.  Looking forward to working with all of you - whether you are new to Collaboratory or an experienced collaborator - in 2023!

The Egan Office management team gathered for their Fall term strategic plan and welcomed the Holidays in Ugly Sweaters!

Photo by Kalista Lachner

Steans Center, Departments of Science and Math Talk Service Learning and STEM

On December 6, Emily Weigel, Professor of Ecology at Georgia Tech, presented on using community-based service learning in science courses at the STEM workshop for faculty, community partners and students.  DePaul faculty members from a wide range of STEM backgrounds -- including Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Public Health, Environmental Studies, Computing and Digital Media -- were inspired by how she uses service learning in her seven laboratory courses, and her stories about her students’ contributions to the community of Atlanta, from working with residents to test water quality after flooding, to mounting cameras on campus to film possums to show others who were worried about the animals on their campus!  Faculty members discussed on- and off-campus collaboration around STEM projects and courses. 

Service Learning Students in Dominican Republic

Depaul Service Learning students traveled to the Dominican Republic in early December in support of the Mariposa DR Foundation that builds opportunities for Dominican and Haitian girls. The students, shown above near Jarabacoa, spent time mapping the coffee farm of author Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies).  The Mariposa DR Foundation is a non-profit based in Cabarete, Dominican Republic that creates sustainable solutions to end generational poverty by educating and empowering girls and inspiriting the international community to join the global movement. 

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