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DePauw University Big Idea, 2011-2012

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Congress Reps for 2011-2012

  • Isaiah Holmes
  • Chelsea Naylor


What's Your Big Idea Category? (please bold which one)

- Student Leadership & Development

- Community Partnerships & Impact

- Campus Culture & Coordination

- Policy & Change Campaigns 




In 400 words or less, please describe your Big Idea. What is it and why have you decided to work on it this year? How may it strengthen your program, campus, and/or community?


The mission of the Environmental Sustainability Conference is to educate our fellow Bonners, community partners and willing participants, and the emerging generation of DePauw University leaders about the effects their choices (both personal and as a campus) have on the health of the environment and the issues that we are currently facing and how we can help improve the status of our environment. This conference will be held at Prindle Institute for Ethics, one of two Lead GOLD eco-friendly structures on campus. The mission is also to preserve, conserve, and restore the Earth to a healthy and sustainable state. We are the PROBLEM but we are the SOLUTION. The aim is to further define our own interpretation of Sustainability and what it means to sustain a community for future generations. This conference offers an opportunity for students, professionals, community partners and other parties to review recent developments and implement new ones in this rapidly changing environment.





In 400 words or less, please describe your strategy. The following questions should draw out the tools, resources, and support you are using to promote and achieve your Big Idea. You'll have a chance to flesh out your plan, but here is a chance to get the basics down: 


This conference will serve as a great way to lead by example to our respective communities and also as a forefront for other regions to begin their own conference around a pressing issue. One objective is to ensure the building of Team RUST's communication and sharing of resources during and following this conference.


  • Which Bonner staff on your campus has committed to helping you achieve this Big Idea?
  • Who's on your team? Please share how you may be involving:
    • fellow Bonners
    • other students on campus
    • community partners
    • faculty members
    • administration
  • What resources will you leverage to help you achieve your Big Idea? 
  • What three things will you accomplish by the end of this academic year (think SLI 2012)? 




Please draft some of your benchmark goals into the framework below:


  • Bonner Congress October 7-9, 2011:
  • MLK Day January 16, 2012:
  • IMPACT Conference late March 2012:
  • SLI June 4-7, 2012: 




A good Big Idea proposal is one that connects with broader goals you may have for your program, campus, or community. Please answer the questions below, which should help you think through those larger themes.


  • What will be different in 2014 as a result of your Big Idea (thinking in a 3-year strategic plan)?


  • How might your plan affect some of the issues and ideas seen in the Think 2040 video?




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