The Action Research Center (ARC) coordinates research projects undertaken by Illinois Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff in partnership with groups in the larger Central Illinois community.
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Karen Zangerle, Executive Director of PATH
"One of the things I really appreciated about ARC was that its interns came to us with a different mind set about what they wanted to get out of the experience. And IWU staff has invested more responsibility in the interns....And they were able to do things that we would not ordinarily have been able to get done.... There was the research end of it when we looked at plans across the country...all the way to the end product that looked so readable and professional and something we were proud to hand out to community leaders and funders. It was a dynamite project."
MLK Day Teach-In Addresses Prison Reform, Political Prisoners
Martin Luther King Day keynote speaker, John Maki, executive director of the John Howard Association of Illinois, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of prison as a punishment.
Brennan Receives NIH Grant for Sickle Cell Research
Wesleyan's Brian Brennan has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study possible treatments for sickle cell disease.
LaLonde '14 to Launch Tool Library
Matt LaLonde '14 is launching a Tool Library for the Bloomington-Normal area, to lend home repair and gardening tools to residents at no charge.
ARC couples students with community partners to work together as agents of positive change. Students contribute their skills in short-term and long-term projects while also learning from community partners.
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