Imagining Geographies & Civic Soul Media

Compromised, partial archive of Imagining Geographies & Civic Soul regional engagement initiatives (2012-2016) undertaken by dedicated students and residents.

Advisory Board, Partners, & Funders


Cade Bursell (faculty, Cinema & Photography), Jennida Chase (faculty, Cinema & Photography),  Jonathan Gray  (faculty, Communication Studies), Sarah Heyer (Director, Keep Carbondale Beautiful), Evan Kroeker (Carbondale resident), Geory Kurtzhals, Sustainability Coordinator, Novotny Lawrence (Chair, Radio, TV & Digital Media), Sarah Lawrence (Carbondale resident), Sean McMahan (Carbondale Boys & Girls Club & Brehem Academy), Hassan Pitts (Media staff, College of Mass Comm & Media Arts), Maurine Pyle (President, Carbondale Interfaith Council), Beth Spezia (Coordinator, Community Engagement, WSIU), Diana Brawley Sussman (Director, Carbondale Public Library).

Ex Officio members: Jim Allen (Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; faculty, History); Jim Garvey (Interim Vice-Chancellor for Research; faculty, Zoology); Dafna Lemish (Dean, College of Mass Communications & Media Arts, faculty – Radio, Television, & Digital Media). Graduate students: Bowen Gao, Danyelle Greene, Abimbola Iyun.

      IG Facilitator: Peter Lemish, Ph.D. (Journalism).

SIU PARTNERS – Past & Present:  

University-wide:  Office of the Chancellor ~ Office of the Vice-chancellor for Research ~ Graduate & Professional Student Council ~ Morris Library ~ Sustainability Council & Green Fund ~ University College.

Colleges & Departments: EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: Recreation & Health Education. LIBERAL ARTS: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Theater. COLLEGE OF MASS COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ARTS – Cinema & Photography, School of Journalism, Radio, Television & Digital Media, Big Muddy Film Festival, Daily Egyptian, Global Media Research Center; SCHOOL OF LAW;  SCIENCE: Center for Ecology, Environmental Resources & Policy Program, Geology, IGERT Doctoral Program, Physics, Zoology Graduate Student Association.

Community:  ACLU, Carbondale ~ Anna Arts Center ~ Carbondale Boys & Girls Club  ~ Carbondale Community Arts ~ Carbondale Public Library ~ Carbondale Times ~ Cristaudo’s Bakery & Café, Carbondale ~ Concerned Citizens of Carbondale ~ Eurma Hayes Community Center, Carbondale ~ GAIA House, Carbondale ~ Harrisburg Public Library ~ Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network ~ Human Relations Commission, City of Carbondale ~ Inter-faith Council Carbondale ~ Keep Carbondale Beautiful ~ LaUnica Mexican Bakery, Carbondale ~ League of Women Voters ~ Longbranch Café & Bakery, Carbondale ~ Marion Public Library ~ NAACP, Carbondale ~ Nonviolent Carbondale Coalition ~ Racial Justice Coalition, Carbondale ~ Ralph Anderson Inter-faith Dialogues ~ River 2 River Arts Association, Union Co. ~ Shawnee High School, Wolf Lake ~ Social Action Committee, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship ~ Southern Illinois Peace Coalition ~ SPARC: Shawnee Preparedness & Response Coalition ~ Sparrow Coalition on Poverty & Homelessness ~ Sustainability Commission, City of Carbondale ~ The Southern Illinoisan ~ WDBX, Carbondale.


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