On Monday, Jan. 30, the Graduate Impact Forum welcomed Chris Weatherly, a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Work at the Brown School. Weatherly’s research focuses on the intersection of mental health and climate change, building on his work with farmers, victims of natural disasters, and livestock and wildlife veterinarians. Joined by more than 30 WashU graduate […]
Category: Community Engaged Faculty News
“Pitch Panels” help Civic Scholars sharpen proposals for Civic Summer Projects
Civic Scholars in the junior cohort presented their proposed Civic Summer projects to panelists in February. This summer, the 18 Civic Scholars in the junior cohort will each receive a $6,000 stipend in lieu of summer earnings to implement the Civic Summer plans they have been developing throughout the academic year. The goal of the […]
STL County prosecutor talks equity in justice system at Civic Café
The Gephardt Institute welcomed Wesley Bell, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, to its Jan. 31 Civic Café. A weekly event, Civic Café hosts guest speakers from WashU and the St. Louis region with students for salon-style conversations on civic topics and civic skillbuilding. Elected in 2018, Wesley Bell became the first African American to […]
New Gephardt staff complete leadership team
Marking the culmination of an intentional hiring process conducted over the course last year, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement announces the completion of its new leadership team. “Our new leadership team represents an important milestone for the Gephardt Institute as we conclude our 18th year and build for the future,” said Stephanie […]
Civic Scholars launch spring semester with immersion trip
Junior and senior Civic Scholars embarked on a four-day immersion through the St. Louis region, capping their winter break with an in-depth experience of the history, issues and political structures of the area. On Jan. 10-13, 30 Civic Scholars joined Gephardt Institute facilitators Dr. Alannah Glickman, Associate Director for Civic Engagement; Sarah Nash, Community Engagement […]
Chancellor, Thomas talk now available to view
The Gephardt Institute welcomed Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, to WashU for a series of presentations, workshops, and a feature even on “Educating for Democracy in a Time of Division.”
Civic Engagement doesn’t End with the Election
After the massive effort to get out the vote at WashU, the Gephardt Institute’s efforts to instill civic engagement interest and skills in students are still going strong. Civic Café is a new weekly event held in Stix House on Tuesdays, in which the WashU community is invited to discuss a civic issue or develop […]
Announcing Civic Action Week, Sept. 25-30
In collaboration with the Women’s Society of Washington University, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is excited to announce the inaugural Civic Action Week, Sept. 25-30, 2022. It’s a new initiative to highlight civic engagement opportunities available at WashU and in the St. Louis community. Working across campus with faculty, staff and community partners, […]
Welcoming Our Associate Director for Faculty & Academic Engagement
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Cathleen (Cassie) Power as our first Associate Director for Faculty & Academic Engagement. Cassie will start on August 21 and will serve as the Gephardt Institute’s lead on the vision, strategic expansion, and impact of academic community engagement. She will be available to work with faculty and leadership across […]
Full-Time Position Opening: Associate Director of Faculty and Academic Engagement
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is pleased to announce an opening for a new full-time position. The Associate Director of Faculty and Academic Engagement will be responsible for leading the vision, strategic expansion, and impact of community engagement in academic spaces at Washington University in St. Louis. This position will foster and […]
Beth Martin Champions Community-Engaged Teaching
Beth Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and a Gephardt Institute Community Engagement Faculty Fellow. She teaches a range of courses, including a freshman seminar focusing on the environment of St. Louis and a senior level seminar that prepares students to attend annual international climate negotiations. As a Community Engagement Fellow this semester, Beth has coordinated […]
Civic Engagement Fund Grantees Tackle Sustainability, Communication, Food Security and More
The Gephardt Institute is advancing a bold vision to enhance a civic culture at Washington University, and the Civic Engagement Fund is a critical tool that supports members of the WashU campus community who seek to strengthen the social fabric of our communities. In the 2015-16 academic year, the fund awarded more than $75,000 to […]
New Faculty Fellow Molly Metzger Focuses on Issues Critical to St. Louis
If you ask Molly Metzger why she is so passionate about improving racial equity in housing and economic development, she says “The inequality we have created through decades of public policy is simply unacceptable. We need justice for practices like redlining, restrictive covenants, and other forms of institutionalized discrimination.” Dr. Metzger began her journey as […]
Gephardt Institute Moves Forward with the University Social Responsibility Network
Matthew Bakko, Research Manager and Instructional Specialist, visited the University of Manchester in July 2016 as part of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement’s membership in the University Social Responsibility Network.
Show Us Your Impact: Community Counts Database Records WashU-Community Engagement
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is excited to announce the re-launch of a new and improved Community Counts. Each year the Gephardt Institute collects data about Washington University’s collective civic engagement, community service and outreach, philanthropy, and engaged teaching and research. This information is used to gauge the scope and depth of […]
Crash Course in Politics
Just Do It! Courses Provide Students with the Fundamentals of Political Engagement
From Baden to Paris: Engaged Teaching Takes a Professor Outside the Classroom
Community Engagement Faculty Fellow Beth Martin discusses her efforts to support community engaged teaching on campus.
In the News: Civic Engagement Fund Supports Engineering Ethics Course
Students explore the parallels between Challenger disaster and Ferguson crisis during a unique class.
Institute to Host Higher Education Civic Engagement Leaders
The Research University Civic Engagement Network will focus on civic engagement practices in higher education.
Understanding What We See
Through a series of tours, Community Engagement Faculty Fellow Prof. Bob Hansman reveals the complexities of St. Louis to faculty, staff, and students.
In the News: Bob Hansman Tells Us to Walk Side by Side With Others
WashU’s Student Life sat down with Gephardt Institute Community Engagement Faculty Fellow to discuss inequity in the St. Louis region and his life’s work in the community. Read the full article in Student Life.