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Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program

 

UW’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program is a partnership among UW’s College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies, and the Office of Engagement and Outreach, in conjunction with community college and K-12 faculty, to host projects and meaningful dialogue on local, state, national, and international issues of significant interest to Wyoming communities. The Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program supports three program areas – organizing community and school event programming, funding student research/internships, and supporting faculty engagement projects.

The project is inspired by the late Senator Malcolm Wallop, who served three terms representing Wyoming in the U.S. Senate as well as serving in the Wyoming legislature, who is remembered for his commitment to civil discourse, public education, and public service. Programs in the public engagement program series and K-12 project include the work of a wide range of international, national, state, and local experts as well as UW faculty, and visiting scholars.

The project is overseen by Dr. Jean Garrison, professor of political science and international studies in the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies, whose expertise is in the areas of American foreign policy, international relations, energy security, and modern American presidents. She launched the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Project in 2017 to reach out to Wyoming communities as well as support faculty and student opportunities. She has led UW’s community engagement initiative, serving as both the founding director for the Office of Engagement and Outreach and special assistant to the president for engagement. She also is the founding director for the Center for Global Studies and former head of the Global and Area Studies Program/International Studies Program as well as interim department head for Modern and Classical Languages. Dr. Jason McConnell, who oversees the Wallop K-12 Curriculum Project, is assistant professor of political science in the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies with an expertise in judicial politics and civil liberties. To learn more about this project, or to support the program, contact Jean Garrison or Jason McConnell at wallop@uwyo.edu.

Many other faculty, staff and students are involved in the project, to view more information on Drs. Garrsion and McConnell and others, view our Contributors Page. 


Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Speaker Series

The Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program Series is designed to share public seminars with Wyoming communities, citizens, teachers, and students. Providing these programs reflects a commitment on our part to statewide community engagement, to reach Wyoming citizens of all ages and fulfill UW’s land-grant mission to be of service to the state. Programs in this series includes the work of a wide range of international, national, state, and local experts as well as UW faculty, and visiting scholars. Information on past presentations and current events can be found on the MWCE Speaker Series page. A virtual catalog of all available presentations is available as of December 15, 2020 at https://uwyo3.catalog.instructure.com/.


Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement K-12 Curriculum Project

The Wallop Civic Engagement K-12 Curriculum Project is a partnership with the College of Education’s Trustees Education Initiative designed to provide a library of virtual resources for K-12 Social Studies Teachers for their classroom use. This catalog provides short courses whose content areas line up with one or more of the six Wyoming Social Studies Content Standards-Citizenship (Government and Democracy); Culture, and Cultural Diversity; Production, Distribution, and Consumption (Economics); Time, Continuity, and Change (History); People, Places, and Environments (Geography), and Technology, Literacy and Global Connections. These materials are available to teachers to be used as best suits their course needs. Each course module consists of a single video, supplementary handout/teaching guide, and opportunity to schedule chat-back for the class with the expert presenter. The Wallop K-12 Curriculum Project represents a special commitment to reach out to the Wyoming education community. Special thanks to The Tucker Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and our generous supporters for making this project possible. The K-12 Curriculum virtual catalog is available as of December 15, 2020 at https://civic.catalog.instructure.com/.


 

Malcolm Wallop Fellowship Recipients

Visit our Fellowship Recipients page to view faculty and students supported by the program and to learn more about their projects.

 

Give to the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Fund

The Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program is appreciative of all gifts. To make a gift, visit our donation page. For questions, please contact the UW Foundation at 307-766-6300 or foundation@uwyo.edu.

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Office of Engagement and Outreach

Dept. 4315 | Bureau of Mines 231

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5202

Email: engage@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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