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Engaging Nebraska, Impacting Communities, Transforming Students

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013 Results Developed transformational curricula with civic engagement at its core by establishing a robust service learning program embedded in the College of Architecture curricula. Transformed twelve existing courses and developed new courses and programs that engaged …
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Rural Community Serviceship Program

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013     Results This project resulted in RFI Student Serviceship! Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and Nebraska Human Resources Institute heavily recruit student participants interested in entrepreneurship and leadership development. Students are placed in rural communities in …
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Juvenile Re-entry to Nebraska’s Rural Communities

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013 Results Matched college student mentors from rural towns with youth committed to the Youth Rehabilitation Centers in Kearney, Neb., and Geneva, Neb. Student mentors worked with youth on educational, employment and social skills and other goals. …
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The Rural Public Health Undergraduate Student Research Project

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013     Results Supported faculty-led undergraduate student public health research projects at Nebraska’s three state colleges in Chadron, Peru, and Wayne, as well as the University of Nebraska Kearney, as a means for introducing undergraduate students …
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Ecotourism & Agritourism Development in Nebraska

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013 Results Taught ecotourism with a strong service learning and community engagement component. Students applied ecotourism principles and developed entrepreneurial, community planning, capacity building and tourism marketing skills while engaging stakeholders in rural communities. Contributors Lisa Pennisi …
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Students Engaged in Economic Development of Rural Areas

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013 Results Engaged University of Nebraska at Kearney students in the creation and assembly of rural economic development ideas – both their own and those of members in their rural communities. The most promising ideas were presented …
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Entrepreneurship Based Economic Development

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2013     Results Piloted an entrepreneurship incubator tested predictive model with communities to identify actions communities can take to increase entrepreneurship Contributors Robert Bernier (PI), University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration Roni Reiter-Palmon …
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Marketing Hometown America

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2013     Results Researched whether confidence, capacity building and behavior toward marketing their community can be increased through a series of study circle based community-wide conversations. More details > Contributors Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel (PI), Nebraska Extension Randy …
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Communities Creating Their Own Innovation & Entrepreneurship

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2013 Results Attracted and retained working age populations and created entrepreneurial environments that led to community vitality through Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process (ECAP). This project tested the model on eight communities. Contributors Charlotte Narjes (PI), Nebraska Extension …
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Rural Sourcing

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2013 Results The concept of “rural sourcing” relates to existing and start-up companies strategically locating operations in rural areas to reduce labor costs and increase employee reliability. This project built on a successful “cross-sourcing” model to recruit …
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Using Crowdsourcing for Leadership Development in Rural Communities

November 17, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2013     Results Designed and implemented a virtual crowdlearning case-based leadership development program for rural Nebraska civic and business leaders. Case-based programs used realistic and engaging scenarios to help develop skills in leadership, creative thinking and …
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