Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase & Symposium

Service. Partnership. Research.

The Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium recognizes the impact of each of these things on the IUPUI campus and in the community.

Join us in 2015!

The event theme is: Strengthening Partnerships to Enhance Quality of Life in Indianapolis.

As an anchor institution within the Indianapolis Community, IUPUI is committed to deepening engagement and strengthening partnerships in and with the community. This commitment is evident in the many programs and partnerships that include schools and centers from across campus that work with Indianapolis community organizations to address community issues and concerns. IUPUI seeks innovative ways to partner to increase the impact of engagement and lead as a model in this work, with our community partners. 2015's Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium will highlight the varied partnerships and depth of impact of IUPUI’s commitment to community engagement.

Opening keynote features Dr. Greg Lindsey, Professor, University of Minnesota, former IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs Associate Dean, Distinguished Hoosier award recipient, and a defining force behind the research on urban trails in Indianapolis that supported the conception of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Counting for Your Community: University-Community Partnerships to Advance the Common Good: Dr. Lindsey will reflect on the distinctive contributions university-community partnerships can make to the common good, and the characteristics of sustainable, effective partnerships. He will identify common barriers to partnerships, explore the critical role of the faculty in establishing and sustaining effective partnerships, and illustrate how the principles of community-based research and problem-based learning can be integrated to support student engagement. Using examples from university partnerships with local and state recreation, transportation, and health agencies to advance bike and walking trails systems, including the Indianapolis Monon and Cultural Trail systems, he will demonstrate how campus-community partnerships provide valuable opportunities for learners, further scholarship, and improve quality of life in neighborhoods and communities.  

If you have questions about the Opening Keynote, please contact Mansi R. Singh at .


The Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium, named in honor of the Center for Service and Learning’s founding executive director, Robert G. Bringle, brings together IUPUI faculty, students, and community partners each year to honor and share IUPUI’s diverse community engagement activities. This annual event offers participants an opportunity to attend dynamic, informational workshops; informative poster research presentations; and an awards and recognition ceremony honoring the great community work that students and community partners are doing.


Previous Years
  • View 2014's Program for the theme "Healthy and Engaged Communities: Campus and Community Partnerships as a Strategy to Support the Well-Being of Indianapolis and Beyond.
  • View 2013's Program for the theme “Our Role in the “Village”: Campus and Community Strategies to Support Youth.”