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2019 Minnesota Summit and Presidents’ Awards Luncheon

April 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

2019 Statewide Summit & Presidents’ Awards Luncheon

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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. 

Date: April 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 11 a.m. The event program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Rauenhorst Ballroom
3rd floor, Coeur de Catherine
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
See campus map.
Parking: Free parking is available in the O’Shaughnessy lot, marked on the campus map. You may park in this lot 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 southeast of the Coeur de Catherine building, near the roundabout. Handicapped parking is marked on the campus map.
Meal: Lunch will be provided and will be served pre-plated. We have noted the dietary restrictions you have provided. Each table will have modified meals labeled as such, please sit at the meal that meets your needs.
Other notes on the space: There will be a lactation room available in the library. Non-gendered restrooms are available past the registration table, down the hall. Prayer space will be available in room 370 or the 4th floor atrium. Prayer rugs are available for checkout. Ask registration for more information.

Keynote: Natalie Hudson, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice on “Seeing Differently Together: Pluralism, Interdependence, and Our Democracy.”


11:00 a.m. Registration and networking time 

11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Keynote

  • “This I Believe” presentations by volunteers among the award recipients: Zaynab Abdi, St. Catherine University, Newman Civic Fellow; Mohamed Mohamud, St. Cloud State University, Newman Civic Fellow; Sue Simon, Nurse Manager, Mayo Clinic; Teresa Forliti, Executive Director, Breaking Free; Marvin Anderson, Rondo Avenue, Inc. and Rondo Commemorative Plaza
  • Presentation of the 2019 Presidents’ Student Leadership Awards, Community Partner Awards, and Civic Engagement Steward Awards, as well as the national Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Awards
  • Seeing Differently Together: Pluralism, Interdependence, and Our Democracy” with featured speaker: Natalie Hudson, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, whose talk will lead participants into focused conversation at their tables

2:30 p.m. 

  • Roundtable Discussions with Award Recipients
    • The Arts and Social Change — Valentine Cadieux, Assistant Professor and Director of Sustainability and Environmental Studies, Hamline University; Doug Scholz-Carlson, Artistic Director, Great River Shakespeare Festival
    • Community Dialogue Toward Inclusivity— Victoria McWane-Creek, Director of Housing and Residential Life, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
    • Critical Perspectives on Community-Engaged Learning — Kristina Medina-Vilariño , Assistant Professor of Spanish, St. Olaf College
    • Helping Students Find and Use Their Gifts in the Community — Jeanne Lojovich, Assistant Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Concordia University, St. Paul
    • Institutional Partnerships for Thriving Rural Communities — Pat Thomas, Director, Southwest Adult Basic Education
    • Intergenerational Strategies for Connected Communities — Syndey Bauer, Student, University of Minnesota, Morris; Charlie Dunne, Student, University of St. Thomas
    • pk-12 Partnerships for Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education — Amy Hornby Uribe, Associate Professor, and Linda D’AmicoProfessor, Global Studies and World Languages, Winona State University
    • Reconnecting: 2018 bushCONNECT Delegation Gathering — Sinda Nichols, Associate Director, Minnesota Campus Compact
    • Seeing Ourselves as Agents of Change in Our Own Communities — Teresa Forliti, Executive Director, Breaking Free
    • Shaping Our Network’s Future: Iowa and Minnesota Collaboration (Room 361) — Emily Shields, Acting Executive Director, Minnesota Campus Compact and Executive Director, Iowa Campus Compact
    • The “Community College Commitment” launch workshop (Presidents’ Dining Room) with Verdis Robinson, Director for Community College Engagement, national Campus Compact

3:30 pm – Adjourn

With questions, please contact Jaquelyn Chagnon at chagnon {at} augsburg(.)edu or 612-359-6464.



April 10, 2019
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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