Connections 2015

The 2015 issue of Connections, edited by KF program officer and senior writer/editor Melinda Gilmore and KF director of communications David Holwerk, focuses on our yearlong review of Kettering’s research over time, or our “tribal history.” The issue includes stories that highlight all of Kettering’s program areas. We know from our research that when communities tell stories about their past, it can affect their behavior going forward. Similarly, reflecting on our past can have implications for the research the foundation will do in the future.

The issue includes:

  • “How Kettering Discovered Democracy” David Mathews
  • “Key Events in KF History” Collette McDonough
  • “The Issue Guide and the Issue Forum: Political Inventions” Brad Rourke
  • “A Treasure Chest about to Open” Nicholas A. Felts
  • “From Public Policy Institutes to Centers for Public Life: Transforming People and Communities” Alice Diebel
  • “At Franklin Pierce, Learning to Make a Difference” Joni Doherty
  • “Town versus Gown? Not Here” Sara A. Mehltretter Drury
  • “Kettering’s Evolving Understanding—and My Own” Ray Minor
  • “Two Decades of Learning with Communities” Phillip D. Lurie
  • “Public Education as Community Work” Connie Crockett, Phillip D. Lurie, and Randall Nielsen
  • “Listening for, and Finding, a Public Voice” Bob Daley
  • “Informing or Engaging: What Is the Role of Higher Education in Strengthening Public Life?” Derek W. M. Barker
  • “Scholars and Scholarship with Ties to Communities” Ellen Knutson and Ileana Marin
  • “KF and Journalism: On Again! Off Again! On Again!” David Holwerk
  • “From Civil Society to Civil Investing, and Beyond” John Dedrick
  • “Creative Acts as Democratic Work” Paloma Dallas and Melinda Gilmore
  • “The Dartmouth Conference” Harold Saunders and Philip Stewart
  • “Kettering and China: Thirty Years and Counting” Maxine Thomas
  • “Kettering’s Archives Hold a Quarter-Mile of History” Maura Casey
  • “Kettering Campus Vignettes” Brian Cobb, Mindy LaBreck, and Terry Nichols

Look for hard copies of Connections soon. In the meantime, a free PDF download is available here.