USU Interfaith Initiative, 2013-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Title
USU Interfaith Initiative
Dates
2013-2014 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_FOLK COLL 57
Summary
This is a collection of information on how Utah State University’s Interfaith Initiative project began and the shaping process it endured. It includes emails, flyers, PowerPoints, meeting notes, roundtable summaries and transcriptions, IRB forms, grant applications.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Interfaith Initiative was started by Bonnie Glass-Coffin, PhD of Utah State University’s (USU) Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology. She discovered the need for religious literacy on USU’s campus after teaching a course titled, “Introduction to Shamanism” in spring 2012. Following this course, Dr. Glass-Coffin took the need for religious literacy into her own hands by starting a campus-wide search for a program that fit USU’s specific needs and culture. Though the initiative took on several shapes, Dr. Eboo Patel’s Interfaith Youth Core based in Chicago took root. Dr. Patel’s core belief that “religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division” became the foundation for USU’s Interfaith Initiative. The initiative is focused on creating a safe place for religious literacy and interfaith cooperation through service projects and activities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection will continue to grow as materials are added.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the USU Interfaith Initiative must be obtained from theCurator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_FOLK COLL 57; USU Interfaith Initiative; Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_FOLK COLL 57, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

SERIES I: ADMINISTRATION, 2013-PresentReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 Boxes

Series I includes all Correspondence, Written Communication, Documents, and Recordings.

Container(s) Description Dates
SUB-SERIES A: CORRESPONDENCE
Box Folder
1 1
Faith Zone/Multifaith Religious Literacy
Item 1: Email Addressing Need for Campus-Wide Religious Literacy
2013 September
Item 2: Proposal for Rountable
2013 October
Item 3: Email Invitation for Faith Zone Training
2013 October
Item 4: Email Invitation for Lunchen Roundtable
2013 October
Item 5: Email with Faith Zone Evaluation Survey
2013 October
Item 6: Gratitude Letter
2013 November
1 2
Eboo Patel, "Building Bridges of Interfaith Cooperation"
Item 1: Email Announcing Financial Need
2014 June
Item 2: Email for Breakfast Event
2014 June
1 3
USU Interfaith Association
Item 1: Email for Rountable
2014 February
Item 2: Email Confirming Interfaith Roundtable
2014 February
Item 3: Document of Interfaith Roundtable Confirmation
2014 February
Item 4: Email of Suggestions from Roundtable
2014 March
Item 5: Email of Collected Ideas for Interfaith Initiatives
2014 April
Item 6: Email Summarizing Workgroup Meeting
2014 April
Item 7: Email of Broad Categories of Ideas and Activities for USU
2014 April
Item 8: Email Summary of the Work Done By USU Interfaith Initiative Steering Committee
2014 April
Item 9: Email with a Interfaith Initiative Follow-Up Report
2015 February
Item 10: Email Invitation to Interfaith Ally Training Program
2015 February
1 4
Interfaith Student Association and Events
Item 1: Email with Business Card Proof
2014 August
Item 2: Email about "Speed Faithing"
2014 August
Item 3: Invitation Email for "Speed Faithing"
2014 August
Item 4: Invitation Email for the Opening Social
2014 August
SUB-SERIES B: DOCUMENTS
Box Folder
1 1
Experimental Learning
2013 Spring
Item 1: IRB Report
2013 Spring
Item 2: Research Catalyst
2013 Spring
Item 3: Summary Report
2013 Spring
Item 4: Final Report
2013 Spring
1 2
Faith Zone/Multifaith Religious Literacy
2013 Fall
Item 1: Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin's PowerPoint, USU's Inclusive Excellence Conference
2013 October
Item 2: Dr. Runell Hall's PowerPoint
2013 October
Item 3: Dr. Runell Hall's Reading Samples
2013 October
1 3
Eboo Patel, "Building Bridges of Interfaith Cooperation"
2014 September
Item 1: Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin's PowerPoint, Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago
2014 June
Item 2: List of Donating Parties
2014 September
Item 3: Eboo Patel Bio
2014 September
Item 4: Eboo Patel Final Itinerary and Notes
2014 September
Item 5: List of Attendees for the President's Dinner
2014 September
Item 6: Intro Notes to Convocation
2014 September
Item 7: PowerPoint Presentation
2014 September
Item 8: Intro Notes to Breakfast Event
2014 September
Item 9: Bio of Eboo Patel and his Staff
2014 September
1 4
USU Interfaith Association
Item 1: Dr. Bonnie Glas-Coffin's PowerPoint, Creating an Interfaith Dialogue Program
2014 February
Item 2: Interfaith House Strategic Plan
2014 Spring
Item 3: Roundtable 1 Transcription
2014 Spring
Item 4: Rountable 2 Transcription
2014 Spring
Item 5: Rountable 3 Transcription
2014 Spring
Item 6: Rountable 4 Transcription
2014 Spring
Item 7: Work Group Transcription
2014 Fall
Item 8: Interfaith Directory
2014 Fall
Item 9: Interfaith Thank You/ Happy Holiday Card
2014 December
Item 10: Dr. Bonnie Glas-Coffin's PowerPoint, Better Together Interfaith Allies Training
2016 April
1 5
Interfaith Student Association Committee and Events
Item 1: Draft of Possible "Speed Faithing" Questions
2014 September
Item 2: PowerPoint Presentation for "Speed Faithing" Question
2014 September
Item 3: Meeting Notes
.3 (Items)
2014 Fall
Item 4: USU Interfaith Initiative Mission Statement
2014 Fall
1 6
Grant Proposals and Acceptance Letters
2014-Present
Item 1: USU Diversity Council Research Grant Proposal
2014 Spring
SUB-SERIES C: MEDIA RECORDINGS
Box Folder
1 1
Eboo Patel, "Building Bridges of Interfaith Cooperation"
Item 1: Aggiecast Link to Eboo Patel's Presentation
2014 September
1 2
USU Interfaith Association
1 3
Interfaith Student Committee and Events
Item 1: Photo of USU Student at Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago
2014 Summer
Item 2: Link to "Speed Faithing" Panel Video
2014 September

SERIES II: PUBLICITY/PUBLICATIONS , 2013-PresentReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

2 Boxes

Series II includes Publicity and Publications regarding Utah State University's Interfaith Initiative

Container(s) Description Dates
SUB-SERIES A: PUBLICITY
Box Folder
1 1
Faith Zone/Multifaith Religious Literacy
2013 Fall
Item 1: Flyer for Dr. Runell Hall, "How to Jump Start Your Campus Wide Interfaith Movement"
2013 October
Item 2: Press Release and Edits
2013 October
1 2
Eboo Patel, "Building Bridges of Interfaith Cooperation"
2014 Fall
Item 1: Link to UPR Interview with Eboo Patel
2014 August
Item 2: Press Relese
2014 August
Item 3: Post Card Advertisement
2014 August
Item 4: Standard Examiner, "USU to host leader of national Interfaith movement"
2014 August
Item 5: The Salt Lake Tribune, "Renowned Interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at UVU, USU"
2014 August
1 3
Interfaith Student Association and Events
2014-Present
Item 1: Buisness Card Proof
2014 August
Item 2: Flyer for "Speed Faithing" Event
2014 September
Item 3: Flyer for "Opening Social" Event
2014 October
SUB-SERIES B: PUBLICATIONS
Box Folder
1 1
Eboo Patel, "Building Bridges of Interfaith Cooperation"
2014 Fall
Item 1: The Herald Journal, "A nationally acclaimed Interfaith leader had a message for the hundreds of students..."
2014 September
Item 2: The Utah Statesman, "Interfaith leader visits Utah State"
2014 September
1 2
USU Interfaith Association
2014-Present
Item 1: Liberals, "Bridge to Understanding: All Together Now"
2 Copies
2015 Winter
1 3
Interfaith Student Association and Events
2014-Present
Item 1: The Utah Statesman, "USU's first ever Speed Faithing event"
2014 September
Item 2: The Utah Statesman, "Interfaith Student Association seeks to open discussion"
1996 October 26

SERIES III: ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, 2013-PresentReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 Boxes

Series III includes administrative correspondence and documents associated with USU's Interfaith Initiative Oral History Project, as well as, the Oral Histories.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
SUB-SERIES A: CORRESPONDENCE
Box Folder
1 1
Item 1: Email Invitation for Interviewees
2013 November
1 1
Item 2: Email with Interfaith Release Form
2014 June
1 1
Item 3: Email for Interviewees Permission for Release
2014 October
1
SUB-SERIES B: ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS
Box Folder
1 1
Item 1: IRB Concent Form
2013 November
1 1
Item 2: Interview Format
1
SUB-SERIES C: Oral Histories

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