Sociology & Organizational Leadership Articles
Change is action: Alumni-founded organization encourages youth involvement
"We're trying to get an opportunity to interact with the community, let the community voices be heard."
Millikin University and the Salvation Army teamed up to host part three of its 2022 Decatur Peace Summit Series on May 4 at the Salvation Army Community Center in Decatur, Ill.
Titled, "Where are we now?" community leaders during the event came together to brainstorm ways to support local teens and break the cycle of violence.
How Dr. Ken Laundra's teachings incorporate learning and community-based actions
In line with Millikin University's educational mission, Dr. Ken Laundra uses real, practical experiences in his teachings to help students better understand academic materials.
"We want these summits to be the first part of many conversations about important topics."
For Keyria Rodgers, director of Millikin University's Criminal Justice Department and instructor of criminal justice, few experiences are more rewarding than observing her students apply what they've learned in her classes to make the world a better place. On Nov. 3, during the second Peace Summit series event held at The Salvation Army in Decatur, Ill., Rodgers witnessed just that.
Dr. Kenneth Laundra offers insight into the evolution of the American suburbs
Peace Summit presents ideas to promote unity and justice within the community
Community-based learning project helps restore vacant lot
"Millikin is what you make it."
Millikin University senior criminal justice major and Carbondale (Ill.) native Eva Anthony did not intend on attending college in her home state, let alone a small private institution like Millikin. Now four years later, she has made waves throughout her time on campus because of leadership and Performance Learning opportunities.