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Stone Soup Awards Program set for Nov. 20

The University  of North Dakota will recognize several individuals, a UND department and the city of Emerado, N.D., for civic engagement during its annual Stone Soup Awards Program and Reception, which will run 11 a.m. – noon, Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Gorecki Alumni Center. A dessert reception to follow. This event is free to [...]

Reserve April 26 for Emerado Community Connect Forum

Interested in learning how you or your students can connect with regional communities? Mark your calendars now for the annual community-University forum to be held in Emerado, N.D. April 26. A project of the Center for Community Engagement, the seventh annual Community Connect Forum will feature a day of discussion on the theme of “Networked [...]

Nominations recognize outstanding civic engagement

Nominees for the 2013 Stone Soup Civic Engagement Awards recognizing outstanding community-university engagement have been announced by the Center for Community Engagement. The winners will be named at the annual Stone Soup Awards Program and Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Gorecki Alumni Center. This year’s nominees for Community Partner [...]

Community invited to nominate UND partners for awards

Community members and organizations are invited to nominate University of North Dakota faculty, departments, and students at the Center for Community Engagement’s annual Stone Soup Awards and Luncheon, set for Thursday, Nov. 14. Nominations from the community are being accepted in three categories: Public Scholar Award ― Given to a UND faculty member demonstrating exemplary community-based research and creative activity. [...]

Center for Community Engagement announces ‘Austin Legacy Awards’

The Center for Community Engagement announced today that four former students of the late UND professor, Alvin Austin, will be presented with “Austin Legacy Awards,” recognizing professional accomplishments for community benefit. The 2013 Austin Legacy Award recipients represent professional accomplishments across the field of communication. They will be presented to UND graduates James R. Hagerty [...]

Community Engagement to host Roundtable on Campus Engagement Feb. 15

The UND community invited to join colleagues from campuses across North Dakota and northern Minnesota for a Roundtable on Campus Engagement. The roundtable, hosted by the Center for Community Engagement, will be held Friday, Feb. 15, in the Memorial Union. Julie Plaut, executive director of the Minnesota Campus Compact, will be the luncheon speaker, sharing [...]

Community engagement awards presented

Community engagement awards were presented recently to the local United Way, the community of Buffalo, N.D., and the Department of Art and Design at a ceremony hosted by the Center for Community Engagement. Other awards were presented to UND faculty and students at the annual Stone Soup Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding community and UND [...]

Neighborhood benefits from cartography class project

Academics are sometimes faulted for their “ivory tower” approach of filling their students with knowledge of little practical value in the real world. Michael Niedzielski,  assistant professor of geography, wanted students in his cartography and visualization class to take on a project that could be useful beyond the walls of the classroom. “Why don’t I [...]

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 [...]

Stone Soup luncheon and Neighborhood Initiative set for Nov. 10

The public is encouraged to join in the discussion at “Neighborhood Initiative,” an afternoon workshop focusing on Grand Forks neighborhoods from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10,  in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The event is sponsored by a partnership between the Center for Community Engagement and the City of Grand Forks Mayor’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative. [...]

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 [...]

Free webinar on rural economic vitality offered to first 10 to respond to invitation

We have room at the table for the first 10 to respond to this invitation to a free webinar hosted by and at the Center for Community Engagement (317 Cambridge St.) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. The topic is “Supporting Rural Economic Vitality through Campus-Community Partnerships,” and features the Center for Small [...]

UND students to travel rural North Dakota on spring break “Stone Soup Tour”

While many other students head to the beach March 14-18 for a spring break, one group of UND students will learn about rural North Dakota and offer to be of help during the first-of-its-kind “Stone Soup Bus Tour.” The tour is named after a UND Center for Community Engagement program, which sponsored and organized the [...]

Al Austin reception to be held Oct. 8

The UND community is welcome to join family and former colleagues and students of the late Alvin Austin at a Center for Community Engagement reception during Homecoming. The reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Austin was a member of the UND journalism faculty from 1946 to 1980, chairing the department for [...]

Lana Rakow earns international Teresa Award

The International Communications Association’s (ICA’s) Feminist Scholarship Division has awarded the 2010 Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship to UND faculty member Lana Rakow. The Teresa Award recognizes individuals whose work has made significant contributions to the development, reach and influence of feminist scholarship in communications. Rakow, professor and director of the Center [...]

Center for Community Engagement offers “Stone Soup” and faculty support

A cup of vegetable soup will be served to faculty and instructional staff who stop by the Center for Community Engagement Friday, March 5, to learn more about service learning and public scholarship. “Stone Soup Friday” will be observed from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 5, with award-winning UND colleagues on hand in the Center [...]

Funds available for community-based teaching, research projects

Proposals are now being accepted for support of community-based teaching and research projects through the newly established Stone Soup Fund administered by the Center for Community Engagement. The name and concept of the fund is drawn from the folk tale of hungry travelers who convince a village to contribute to their soup made from a [...]