As many of you may know, this year we will not have a separate Spring Convocation and Faculty Retreat. The Executive Committee of the Senate has decided to collapse the two events into one for one full day of activities, Wed., Jan. 26. Planning is still underway. The theme of the day is "The University and Community Engagement." We hope to have an excellent keynote speaker in the morning and a substantial poster session, among other activities.
Poster Session: Community Engagement - What Do We Already Do?
Participants are sought for a poster session highlighting existing community engagement projects by faculty, staff or the university or a division as a whole We are defining community engagement very broadly - any program, project or research that engages any sector in our local community is welcome to participate, in fact, we want you to participate!
Our goals for the poster session are three-fold. The first is to provide an opportunity for those among us who are actively engaged with the community (also defined broadly) to share their work with the broader community. The second goal is to demonstrate to ourselves how much we are doing. Finally, by making others aware of what we are already doing, it may spark new partnerships or identify potential synergies with others already engaged or those wishing to engage with the community. We would also like to encourage you to invite a community partner of your "project" to join you, if possible. The posters will be on display throughout the day and will play a key role in the afternoon activities.
If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Laurel Holmstrom, firstname.lastname@example.org, before the Winter Break with the name of your project, program or research, your name and campus affiliation, the name of a community partner that might join you, if any, and the size of your poster presentation. If you want to participate, but don't know all of this information yet, just RSVP and we'll follow up.
We hope to hear from many of you!