Weekly IA News Digest: The White House at SU, Conferences, Town Halls, and More

By Imagining America | April 18, 2012

By Jamie Haft, IA Communications Manager

Tune in tonight! The “White House Young America Series: Live from Syracuse University” will be live-streamed this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern at, with virtual exchange via Twitter at #WHatSU. The event will feature several of Imagining America’s regional publicly engaged graduate students, as well as many other young people in Central New York who will share stories, ideas, and spoken word performances about civic engagement. IA and SU will also announce a pilot video contest for students in this region.

IA conference proposals are due this Monday, April 23! Please submit on IA’s website. Also, we recently announced the PAGE Fellowship; applications are due June 1.

IA at Vanderbilt Reflection: Graduate student G. Cory Duclos wrote this blog post about Friday’s panel featuring Jan Cohen-Cruz, Bill Ivey, and Teresa Mangum.

IA at AERA: Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Timothy Eatman, Susan Sturm, and Kal Alston spoke this past Monday at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Vancouver on “Scholarship in Action for a New Generation.” Their remarks included a discussion of IA’s and the Center for Institutional and Social Change’s Linking Full Participation action-research project, as well as the American Commonwealth Partnership.

Town Halls at LIU & VT: IA-member campuses are collaborating with Sojourn Theater and The TEAM to host local civic dialogues as part of Town Hall Nation. Long Island University will host a dialogue on student debt in the humanities this Thursday, April 19, at 3:15 p.m. (contact Deborah Mutnick). Virginia Tech will perform a play-in-process, Whether System, April 23-25 (contact Bob Leonard).

Central New York PAGE this Friday: At Syracuse University all-day Friday, April 20, we will host the 5th annual CNY PAGE conference. Follow the Twitter exchange at #CNYPAGE.