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2017 State Summit and Awards Luncheon

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

2017 Summit & Awards Luncheon – Expanding the Circle: Dialogue, Opportunity, and Minnesota’s Future 

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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:

  • Discuss how we learn, connect, and work across differences to advance knowledge and our common well-being in a time of visible polarization;
  • Build connections and understanding across higher education sectors; and
  • Reflect and strategize with colleagues who are expanding the circle on campuses across the state.


During the luncheon award ceremony, we will recognize leaders from across the state. Every member institution may select one individual, group, or organization to receive a Presidents’ Award in three categories: Community Partners, Student Leaders, and Civic Engagement Stewards. Guidelines and the online submission form are available here; selections are due February 24, 2017.


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

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Expanding the Circle: Dialogue, Opportunity, and Minnesota’s Future

  • Welcome from Ron Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Minnesota State, and Chair, Minnesota Campus Compact Board of Directors
  • Plenary speakers Mary Dana Hinton, President, the College of St. Benedict, and Andrew Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact, will frame these issues and invite participants into focused conversation at their tables

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

  • Presentation of the 2017 Presidents’ Student Leadership Awards, Community Partner Awards, and Civic Engagement Steward Awards, as well as the national Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Awards
  • “This I Believe” presentations by volunteers among the award recipients

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. What’s Working in Minnesota: Strategies from Across the State

  • Hear from an array of colleagues in a speedy series of presentations about programs, policies, and practices that are working to expand the circle.
  • Join presenters for small-group discussions about what’s happening and what’s possible in your own context.

Send a team: We encourage campuses to participate as teams to take full advantage of the morning and afternoon programming.

Location: The James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall is on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center (#27 on this map), located at the corner of Summit and Cretin Aves. on the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus. Registration will take place on the third floor lobby outside of Woulfe Hall.

Parking: More information regarding parking will be available soon.

Arrival times: If you are attending the opening plenary, please plan to arrive at the registration desk no later than 9:45 a.m. Registration and refreshments will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m., so you’re 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 11:45 a.m.

Registration: Early-bird prices are available until March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Refunds are available until March 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., when regular registration closes.

More information is available on the registration site here. Anyone with immediate questions — or wishing to sponsor a team of participants with a designated table at the luncheon — please contact Sinda Nichols at sinda {at} mncampuscompact(.)org or 612-436-2080.



April 5
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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