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Community Engagement and Inquiry Symposium

National Louis University
Chicago campus, 2nd Floor Atrium
Tuesday, May 23, 5:00 to 7:30PM

The Community Engagement and Inquiry Symposium is presented by the Civic Engagement Center in collaboration with the College of Professional Studies and Advancement and National College of Education. In 2015, NLU was honored with a designation by the Carnegie Foundation as a Community Engaged Institution.

This symposium allows us to share the community engaged work being done across the university and to bridge understanding of the questions and good work we all do within our disciplines across colleges.

Joining us as a guest speaker is Frances Rust, Ed.D. Professor Emerita, New York University, Senior Fellow at the Metro Center of New York University-Steinhardt and Senior Fellow at The University of Pennsylvania—Graduate School of Education.

Call for Proposals

All undergraduate and master's students, as well as faculty, are invited to present across a variety of projects. Presentations on projects being carried out as part of coursework are highly encouraged.

Types of Projects include by are not limited to:

  • service-learning experiences and projects
  • action and practitioner research
  • community-engaged research
  • community consultation
  • fieldwork
  • community assessments
  • partnership-based inquiry

Submit proposals at, due by Saturday, May 1, 2017. Projects will be presented as concurrent sessions both in person and via zoom.

Contacts: Tiffeny Jimenez (CPSA) at or Antonina Lukenchuk (NCE) at


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