On Tuesday, May 7, the Office for Public Engagement hosted the Outstanding Community Service Awards recognizing faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community partners who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society's well-being. The award winners are as follows:
Faculty Award: Kristine Miller, Professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design
Faculty Award: Donna Gabaccia, Director of the Immigration History Research Center
Community Service Partner Award: JoAnn Velde, Chair of the Southeast Strategic Compliance Team
Student Award: Natasha Wright, Master's of Public Health student
President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award
On Friday, April 19, the Office for Public Engagement presented Iganacio San Martin from the College of Design with the President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award for his work with the Metropolitan Design Center. San Martin used a design-based research inquiry to answer urban and metropolitan questions that faced communities. San Martin also leads the Direct Design Technical Assistance Program, the Metropolitan Design Center's community outreach program, and teaches various courses in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
The President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award honors a faculty or P&A indivdual for their exemplary community-engaged scholarship and whose academic career has reflected longstanding commitment to the University's defition of public engagement. The other finalists include:
Alison Aune, Department of Art and Design, UMD
Dale Carpenter, Law School, UMTC
Ananya Chatterjea, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, UMTC
Kolawole Okuyemi, Medical School, UMTC
Ignacio San Martin, School of Architecture, UMTC
George Weiblen, Department of Plant Biology, UMTC
Deadline: May 17, 2013. The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for three spring funding opportunities:
- Planning Grant (open to the community and University faculty and research staff)
- University Research Grant
- Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant
2nd Annual Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
When: May 29-30, 2013
Where: Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Campus Compact are hosting the second annual Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit providing opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community leaders interested in higher education civic engagement activities to network & learn from one another.
Negotiating Boundaries: Developing the Next Generation of Engaged Scholars
When: May 30, 2013, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN
This discussion will focus on the principles of collaboration and community engagement in research, and the development of collaborative research with graduate students, community partners, and colleagues.
Rural Arts & Culture Summit: Leveraging Arts and Culture to Build Thriving Communities at U of M- Morris
When: June 5-6, 2013
Where: University of Minnesota, Morris campus
This summit will celebrate and teach participants about the important contributions that Minnesota's rural artists bring to their communities.
Exploring the Culture of the Twin Cities
When: June 24-28
Where: University of St. Thomas
City Stay is offering a weeklong seminar called "Exploring the Cultures of the Twin Cities" where participants gain a better understanding of the different cultures of the Twin Cities.
Leadership Can Be Taught Symposium
When: June 26-28
Where: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
This symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate and emerging professional educators to come together to explore best practices in adapting the Leadership Can be Taught framework into higher education.
Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference
When: October 8 and 9, 2013
Where: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
The theme of the 2013 Conference will be "Boundary Spanning: Engaged Scholarship across Disciplines, Communities & Geography"