Past ICEE Scholars

Elise Eifert and Monica Scovell

Elise and Monica are former hosts of Be Here Club (BHC)–which began as an informal monthly social/networking gathering intended to make the larger UNCG community a little smaller. Academic professionals, including faculty, administrators, and staff often operate in insulated channels with diverse responsibilities, therefore making communal socialization, integration, and partnerships challenging. BHC was also a forum to encourage engagement with community members and partners from outside of UNC Greensboro to add to the aesthetic of Greensboro and create real opportunities for societal improvement on a local level. Click here to learn how the Be Here Club lives on.

Rachel Boit and Michael Hemphill

headshotRachel and Michael are formers co-fellows for the Community Engagement Writing Group. This community aimed to connect community-engaged scholars to explore opportunities and challenges related to writing for scholarly publication through collaborating, networking, and supporting each other’s ideas. The purpose of this group was to establish an interdisciplinary community of practice among faculty whose scholarship connects to community engagement. Specific activities of the learning community included networking, sharing writing projects and goals, and time for individual or collaborative writing. Periodically, the group hosted guest speakers to share their expertise on relevant topics. Learn more about the current space for community-engaged knowledge production here.

Erin Lawrimore

As an ICEE fellow, Erin led Archives, Archiving and Community–a group that focused on connecting community-engaged scholars with archivists, librarians, and other professionals focused on long-term preservation of stories, information, and data. Participant learned about tools for creating and managing their own scholarship with an eye towards long-term preservation. They also learned about resources available to help the communities they work with preserving their own history in a sustainable, accessible way. Topics of conversation included free and low-cost digital storytelling tools, oral history methodology, website archiving, and digitization practices.