For the Love of Cities…and Service

May 5th, 2014

 

redbuds along the cardinal greenway

The wait is over and the “One book” selection for Fall 2014 has been announced! It is For the Love of Cities: the love affair between people and their places by Peter Kageyama.  The book examines what makes cities lovable, and what motivates residents to take action to make their community a better place to live. He explains the “continuum of engagement” and how to move from “functional” to “meaningful.”

In chapter seven, Kageyama writes “A recurring thread in this book is the notion that small things, seemingly insignificant, can have disproportionate impacts…In making lovable cities, just as in making loving human relationships, little things matter–a lot.”  He calls them “love notes.”

Right here at IU East we have a myriad of opportunities for you to create love notes…by getting involved in community events. Whether student, faculty or staff we each have the ability to spread the love by giving of our time. Please contact iueastsl@iue.edu to let us know you can help with one of the happenings listed here, as IU East sends a whole lot of love to our community!

service opportunities