University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Community Engagement focuses on neighborhoods at Nov. 10 events

The annual Center for Community Engagement Stone Soup Awards Program and Luncheon to be held Thursday, Nov. 10, will be paired this year with a special neighborhood initiative and workshop to take place that afternoon.

The awards program and luncheon will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom Nov. 10, beginning with registration and music by the UND String Quartet at 11:30 a.m. Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and First Lady Marcia Kelley will serve a special stone soup, accompanied by American Indian fry bread and a special Icelandic dessert.

Speaking at the luncheon will be Jay Clark, Director of the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing. Community-university civic engagement awards will be given to outstanding faculty, students, and community partners, and special recognition will be given to the community of Mountain, N.D., which hosted the Center’s fourth annual Community Connect Forum last April.

Following the luncheon at 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom, the public and UND students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a free workshop, Neighborhood Initiative. It is being held in partnership with the Mayor’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative project. Clark will lead the discussion about how Grand Forks might envision the community from its neighborhoods up.

Reservations for the luncheon and workshop can be made by contacting the Center for Community Engagement at 777-0675. Luncheon tickets are $10 for students, $15 for general admission; there is no charge for the workshop.

-- Muriel Kingery, events and communication specialist, Center for Community Engagement, 777-2706,

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