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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.


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

  • Welcome from Julie Sullivan, President, University of St. Thomas, and Member, Minnesota Campus Compact Board of Directors
  • 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 a speedy series of presentations about programs, policies, and practices that are working to expand the circle. Then join presenters for small-group discussions about what’s happening and what’s possible in your own context.

  • Deb Ingram, Research Associate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Research on Engaged Pedagogies and Underrepresented Students’ Success
  • Joyce Coleman, Vice President of Student Services, Century College – Equity and Empowerment Lens
  • Stephanie Valle, Student, Carleton College – Participatory Action Research about Underrepresented Students in STEM  
  • Paul Spies, Metropolitan State University – Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers
  • Brett Schieve, Cultural Engagement Director, and Robert Reese, Health CORE Coordinator, University of Minnesota Rochester – Living Learning Communities
  • Jamie Randall, Diversity and Equity Success Specialist, North Hennepin Community College – Indigenous Students and Students of Color Advisory Council
  • Muna Mohamed, Student, Southwest Minnesota State University – Interfaith Dialogue
  • David Woodard, History Faculty and Director of the Faculty Scholarship Center, Concordia University – St. Paul – Reclaiming Conversation

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: Parking is available in the Anderson Ramp (#71 on this map) at Cretin and Grand Aves. A small number of closer handicap parking spots are available with advance notice; please contact  Sinda Nichols at sinda {at} mncampuscompact(.)org or 612-436-2080.

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: Registration ended March 22, 2017. Refunds were available until registration closed.

More information is available on the registration site here. With questions, 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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