University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Stone Soup awards presented Safe Kids Grand Forks, faculty and students

Community engagement awards were presented to Safe Kids Grand Forks, the community of Mountain, N.D., and the Department of Family and Community Nursing at a ceremony hosted by the Center for Community Engagement on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Other awards were presented to UND faculty and students at the annual “Stone Soup Awards Program” that recognizes outstanding community and UND partnerships. Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown, First Lady Marcia Kelley, Provost Paul LeBel and others helped Center Director Lana Rakow present the awards.

Douglas Munski received the “Public Scholar Award” for sharing his geographical understanding of the region and his tireless engagement of students in community-based research. Frank White received the “Faculty Service-Learning Award.” Nominators said that White lives his own motto that “sociology is a verb,” which requires doing in order to learn.

Reginald Tarr received the Undergraduate Student Civic Engagement Award. Tarr, a social work major, was cited as an effective leader, educating members of the Grand Forks community about refugee resettlement. Enoch Hankerson received the Graduate Student Civic Engagement Award for his support for the projects and events of the Center for Community Engagement, Multicultural Student Services, and the International Center, as well as his engagement in civic affairs.

Safe Kids Grand Forks received the 2011 “Community Partner Award” for engaging UND students in the work of reducing childhood injuries.

Tim Moore, mayor of Mountain, accepted an award for his community’s partnership with the Center’s Community Connect project, hosting a community-university forum in April that brought nearly 175 to the rural town for discussion of the theme “Celebrating Community.”

The Family and Community Nursing Department received the “Engaged Department Award.” The department engages students and faculty in scholarship and learning in the community through immunization clinics, health, vision, and mental health screenings, and many other activities.

For more information, contact Muriel Kingery at (701) 317-1791.

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777-5529,

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