Imagining Geographies

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Imagining Geographies

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Imagining Geographies

LANDS, LIVES, & ARTS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS


OUR MISSION

Imagining Geographies is a multi-year, university and region-wide initiative dedicated to advancing investigation, discussion, and multiple forms of expression related to space, place, culture, identity, and related themes.






IG's HISTORY IN BRIEF

Imagining Geographies started in Spring 2012 with a rich program that explored a wide range of topics and issues related to the continent of Antarctica. Since Spring 2013 and for the foreseeable future, Imagining Geographies is advancing a series of regional projects entitled Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois.

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IG PROGRAMS TO DATE

2012 Antarctica

2013 Linking Lands, Lives, and Arts of So ILL

2014 Linking Land, Lives, and Arts of So IL;

          Focus on environmental justice & community rights




SIU PARTNERS

Office of the Chancellor - Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research - Colleges of Liberal Arts, Mass Communication & Media Arts, and Science – Big Muddy Festival - Center for Ecology - Daily Egyptian - Environmental Resources & Policy Program - Global Media Research Center - Graduate & Professional Student Council Morris Library - Center for Ecology - Daily Egyptian - Environmental Resources & Policy Program – IGERT Doctoral Program – School of Journalism - Sustainability Council & Green Fund - University College - WSIU Radio & TV – Zoology Graduate Student Association.

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                                        SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PARTNERS

Anna Arts Center                                 GAIA House                                                 Racial Justice Coalition
Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale        Grand Tower Levee & Drainage District        River-to-River Visual Arts Assn.
Carbondale Community Arts              Jackson County Health Department              Shawnee High School
Carbondale Times                              Keep Carbondale Beautiful                          Shawnee Resource Conservation
                                                                                                                                    and Development
Carbondale Public Library                 Land for Learning, Jonesboro                       Southern Illinois Healthcare
Curbside                                           Neighborhood Coalition Carbondale             The Beloved Puppetistas
Eurma Hayes Community Center        Nonviolent Carbondale Coalition                   The Women’s Center 

          



IG ADVISORY BOARD

Laurie Achenbach (Dean, College of Science; faculty, Microbiology), Angela Aguayo (faculty, Cinema & Photography), Roberto Barrios (faculty, Anthropology), Steve Belletire (faculty, School of Art & Design), Karla Berry (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence; faculty, Radio, TV & Digital Media), Marie Bukowski (Director, School of Art & Design), Jessica Crowe (faculty, Sociology), Deidra Davis (Doctoral student, Environmental Resources & Policy), Tracy Fidler (Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development), Jennifer Freitag (Prevention educator, The Women’s Center), Jonathan Gray (faculty, Communication Studies), Sarah Heyer (Director, Keep Carbondale Beautiful), Larry Hickman (Director, Center for Dewey Studies; faculty, Philosophy), Scott Ishman (Assoc. Dean, College of Science; faculty, Geology), Gary Kolb (President, Carbondale Community Arts; faculty [Emeritus], Cinema & Photography), Nick Smaligo (Doctoral student, Philosophy), Justin Schoof (Chair & faculty, Geography), Silvia Secchi (Co-Director, Environmental Resources & Policy; faculty, Agribusiness Economics), representative, Sustainability Council.  

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).



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