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2018 Statewide Summit and Presidents Awards Luncheon

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

True Stories of Engagement in Minnesota: 2018 Statewide Summit & Presidents Awards Luncheon

This event brings together a variety of civic engagement stakeholders both to celebrate the good work already being done across the state and to consider ways of building on that work for greater impact. Both individuals and campus teams are invited to attend. 

Date: April 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Registration and refreshments start at 9 a.m. The awards luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Location: Anderson Center, room 111/112, Hamline University, 774 Snelling Ave N., at the corner of Snelling and Englewood, St. Paul, MN. See campus map.
Registration: If you are attending the opening plenary, please plan to arrive at the event registration desk no later than 9:45 a.m. Registration and refreshments will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m., so you’re also more than welcome to come early and mingle with friends and colleagues. If you are only attending the awards luncheon, please plan to arrive at the event registration desk between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m.
Parking: Free parking is available in lots A2, B, C, D, and E, marked on the campus map. (Please note that we’ve added lots A2 and B since last week’s email. Also, lot F was listed in error. There is no lot F.) Plan for up to about ten minutes of walking from the furthest lots. You may park in these lots regardless of whether they say they require a permit. Permits are not required on the day of the summit. The nearest handicapped parking is available in the ramp under Anderson Center.
Agenda: You can find the agenda below, including more about keynote speaker Eric Jolly and afternoon round tables for a deeper dive into issues and strategies with awardees.
Meals: Light morning refreshments and a full lunch will be provided. We have noted the dietary restrictions you have provided. Lunch will be served buffet-style and will include chicken and vegetarian options. Please ask catering staff for gluten-free and vegan options. They’ll have those set aside for you in back.
Other notes: There will be a lactation room available and a non-gendered restroom are available around the corner to the left of the front desk.


9:30 a.m. Registration and networking time – light refreshments available

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Plenary – with featured speaker Eric Jolly, President & CEO of the Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon

“This I Believe” presenters:

  • Mohamed Malim, Student, University of St. Thomas
  • Andrea Wathanaphone, Student, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Janssen Hang, Co-founder and Farm Manager, Senior Organizer, Hmong American Farmers Association
  • Kristi Pursell, Executive Director, Cannon River Watershed Partnership
  • Teresa Taylor, Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement, and Diversity Officer, Twin Cities Campus, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Ana Munro, Faculty, English, North Hennepin Community College; Randy Gresczyk, Ojibwe Language Specialist, Robbinsdale Area Schools

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Facilitated Networking and Peer Learning

Participants will be able to join two of the following roundtables:

  • Advancing Public Health Among Vulnerable Populations—Gayle Godfrey, Decentralized Nurse Educator, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners; Tim Stratton, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Minnesota
  • Communicating about Community Engagement—John Manning, Director of Marketing and Communications, Minnesota Private College Council
  • Community-Based Participatory Research—Susi Keefe, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Hamline University; Spencer Treu, Student, Winona State University
  • Cultivating Young Writers in an Era of Screens—Marianne Zarzana, Director of Creative Writing Program and Associate Professor of English, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Developing Mutually Beneficial Community-Campus Partnerships—Carol Glasser, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Corrections, and Director, Kessel Peace Institute, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Kristi Pursell, Executive Director, Cannon River Watershed Partnership
  • Engaging and Supporting Refugees—Karin Blythe, Refugee Services Program Manager and Resettlement Supervisor, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota; Mohamed Malim, Student, University of St. Thomas, and Founder, Dream Refugee
  • Ethical Engagement and Assessment—Leila Brammer, Professor and Chair in Communication Studies, and Professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Overcoming Inequities and Stereotypes—Teresa Taylor, Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement, and Diversity Officer, Twin Cities Campus, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Andrea Wathanaphone, Student, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Supporting College Student Success—Mohamed Addani, Student, University of Minnesota Rochester; Neda Kellogg, Self-Discovery Coach; Bill Roddy, Executive Director, Osiris Organization
  • Voting and Voter Engagement—Katharine Hill, BSW Program Director, Associate Professor, and Social Services Management Advisor, St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work

Registration: Registration is now open at https://mnccsummit2018.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be sold until 5:00 p.m. April 5th, unless the event sells out earlier. Refunds are only possible before April 12th.

With questions, please contact Sinda Nichols at sinda {at} mncampuscompact(.)org or 612-436-2080.



April 19
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hamline University, Anderson Center
774 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, 55104 United States
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