Academy for Civic Professionalism

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Collaboration Leads to Faculty Research on Civic Professionalism

Collaboration Leads to Faculty Research on Civic Professionalism

Big Event at the Lee County Historical Society

CONCLUDING OUR NO IMPACT WEEK WITH GIVING BACK DAY

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Big Event 1 Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) Fellow Kaleb Kirkpatrick organized a group of Auburn University students in order to help the Lee County Historical Society (LCHS) with a list of projects. The group participated in the Big Event, Auburn’s volunteer day for faculty, staff, and students. The group assisted LCHS with building benches, putting up a fence, and setting up the base of a water tower.

Big Event 2LCHS has volunteer opportunities for anyone on the second Saturday of each month. Contact Charles Mitchell at mitchc1@auburn.edu if interested in volunteer opportunities or check out the website at http://www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org. In addition students can minor in CCE, for more information visit http://www.cla.auburn.edu/cla/cce/resources-for-students/minor/. Big Event 4

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Be You: A Citizen Photography Project (Spring 2014)

BE YOU: A CITIZEN PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

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Written by Maggie Moore, AU Community and Civic Engagement Club President.

Housing Authority 1If you go down Opelika Road, and take a left onto Commerce Drive you’ll be taken to Sparkman Housing. Often forgotten, Sparkman is small but it is full of life with the people living there. In building 332 on a Monday afternoon at about four o’clock, you’ll find the art project titled, “Be You,” underway. The “Be You” program is a photography/art and writing project designed by Mary Afton Day; it was her capstone project this previous Fall as a product of almost two years of developing it with different housing complexes and the Lee County Youth Development Center. The idea behind “Be You” is that children from ages 5-18 can find ways to artistically express themselves and see the uniqueness of who they are over the course of seven weeks; ultimately through photography and writing the kids participating…

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Academy for Civic Professionalism interview with Mary Afton Day

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“The most critical demand is to restore to higher education its original purpose of preparing graduates for a life of involved and committed citizenship… . The advancement of civic learning, therefore, must become higher education’s most central goal” (Frank Newman, Higher education and the American resurgence. Stanford, CA: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching1985, xiv).

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