Samer Alatout Earns University Housing Honored Instructor Award for the Fall 2017

Professor Samer Alatout has been selected as a recipient of the University Housing Honored Instructor Award for Fall 2017—the award is student-nominated and managed. Alatout regularly teaches courses that focus on environmental politics, sociology of international development, and sustainability. In addition to appointments in Community and Environmental Sociology and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Alatout is also the Director of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies.

Kendl Kobbervig is the receipent of a Sierra Club award.

Congratulations to Kendl Kobbervig, a receipent of the 2017 Merit Award for Sierra Club. She won the award for her passionate and innovative leadership (different way to say this?) within the Sierra Club. The John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club protects Wisconsin’s ecosystem and environment through grassroots lobbying, education, litigation, and working to elect officials that support the environment into office.

Laura Schlachter is a recipient of the National Service and Civic Engagement Research award

Congratulations to Laura Schlachter, recipient of the National Service and Civic Engagement Research award. This award will fund her dissertation research “Reevaluating the Workplace-Civic Engagement Relationship”. She will build on existing research, address gaps in knowledge, and explore innovative ideas and methodological approaches to this developing field. Laura’s research will analyze how participatory forms of workplace organizations can be a strategy to increase civic engagement and will be a resource to practitioners and policymakers who are reorganizing work to create economic opportunity in disadvantaged communities. It will contribute to the broader conversation of redesigning civic infrastructure to reinvigorate American democracy.