Civic Engagement Winners Announced!

On March 25th, Sam Lalonde, Student Senate Civic Engagement Commissioner, in partnership with the Action Research Center hosted the 2nd annual Civic Engagement Banquet.    Nominees and winners in a variety of categories were recognized for their continued commitment to civic engagement.    The following are the winners of the 2013-2014 Civic Engagement Awards: Excellence […]

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YWCA Needs Volunteers for a Food Bank!

The YWCA McLean County is looking for students to volunteer with their monthly food bank! Volunteers would work once a month for 2-4 hours helping set up, load and unload boxes of food, and help monitor the food bank. Dates include: March 5 April 2 May 7   Interested? Contact Liz German at lgerman@ywcamclean.org or call 309-662-7826 […]


Small Business Workshop Series!

Attend one or all of these FREE Small Business Workshops every Wednesday from 12-12:50 PM in State Farm Hall, Room 314 – open to students and community members! If you have any questions, email arc@iwu.edu.  Join the event on Facebook by clicking here.

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Thank a Giver Day

The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to join in their Thank a Giver Day on Monday, February 17th! As you may or may not know, tuition only covers 70% of IWU’s operating expenses.  On February 17th, we will be 70% through the school year.  On this date we celebrate Thank a Giver Day (TAG Day) […]


MLK Jr. Teach-In Focuses on Healthcare

From www.iwu.edu:   Health Care Part of King’s Social Justice Legacy Jennifer Prochotsky ’16 (left) and Rebecca Gearhart (right) spoke about health-care delivery in rural areas of the developing world. Jan. 21, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— More than 130 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at Illinois Wesleyan University Monday for the University’s annual Teach-In […]


Winter Training for YWCA Stepping Stones Program!

YWCA Stepping Stones Sexual Assault Program is offering 40-hour volunteer training for those who wish to provide crisis intervention to sexual assault survivors. Winter Training Schedule Every Tuesday & Thursday: January 28 – February 20, 6 pm – 9 pm Saturdays: February 1 & February 22, 9 am – 5 pm All trainings will be held […]


A Vision of West Bloomington

Name: Veronica Watson Year of graduation: May 2014 Major(s): International Studies, Diplomatic Studies Concentration Community Partner: WBRP & MCCA     Veronica Watson’s Reflection: My project started after I started attending some of the meetings for the West Bloomington Housing Collaborative. The Housing Collaborative is made up of the WBRP, MCCA, Habitat for Humanity, and […]

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WBRP Housing Initiative-Visual Marketing

Political Science major, Nicole Jovicevic (’16), chose to help the West Bloomington Revitalization Project for her Fall Action Research Seminar Project. The WBRP has a housing initiative focused on home improvement projects. In order to attract more applicants for this initiative and to create a visually stimulating overview for the current investors, Nicole collected the […]


The Bloomington Digital Divide

As her project for the Fall Action Research Seminar, Sarah Bergman (’15), a Political Science major, explored the digital divide in Bloomington.  By partnering with Bloomington School District 87, she researched student access to the Internet in by surveying District 87 teachers.  The choice to survey teachers was made because of their firsthand experience with […]

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Track Your Life

Lexia Swope, a Psychology and Sociology double major from Springfield, IL, participated in the Action Research Seminar in the fall of 2013. In this class, she created a health and wellness program for girls at the Bloomington-Normal Boys and Girls Club. The goal of the program was to promote and teach the girls to live […]


Walk In Bike Out Event Manual

As her project for the Fall Action Research Seminar, Psychology major Natalie Weimer (’16) partnered with the West Bloomington Revitalization Project to create a manual for hosting the Walk In Bike Out event that Rick Heiser currently hosts. “In an attempt to combine my passion for bikes with the revitalization efforts targeted at the Westside, […]

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Un Momento, Por Favor

Nathan Douglas (’15), a double major in Hispanic Studies and Secondary Education, completed a study of the availability of Spanish language services in non-profits and public agencies across the Bloomington-Normal area. The project was developed according to this guiding question:  There is a large range of non-profit/public services available in Bloomington/Normal, but what is the depth […]


The Baby Fold Volunteer Opportunity: Festival of Trees

  The Festival of Trees is a family centered holiday event for the community hosted by The Baby Fold. Proceeds from the Festival go toward serving the children and families of The Baby Fold.  Visitors enjoy a venue of custom-designed trees, a large selection of celebrity items, a gingerbread village, unique centerpieces, wreaths, and holiday […]

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Volunteers Needed for Mid Central Community Action!

IWU Junior Dave McGrath is looking for volunteers to help collect surveys for Mid Central Community Action! The survey is collecting information on residential experience living in West Bloomington. We have 130 surveys and just need 70 more by December 31st. We are looking for volunteers for November 23rd from about 12-4 pm.    Lunch will be provided!   […]


Volunteer at Labyrinth Outreach!

Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women is a not-for-profit, 501 ( c ) (3), organization that provides long term supportive services to women from McLean County who have been incarcerated or on probation. Our goal is to collaborate with all available local social service agencies to assist the women to remain free of future court involvement. […]

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