|Community members encouraged to make UND awards nominations|
Community members are invited to nominate an outstanding University of North Dakota faculty member and an academic department for civic engagement awards to be presented by the UND Center for Community Engagement.
The 2007 Public Scholar and 2007 Engaged Department Awards will be announced during a program and luncheon hosted by the Center for Community Engagement beginning at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Oct 17, in the UND Memorial Union.
The Public Scholar Award will be given to a full- time UND faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary public scholarship, involving community members in the design and implementation of research or creative activity and producing scholarship that has been made available and accessible to the public.
The Engaged Department Award will be given to a UND academic department that has displayed an exemplary commitment to engagement of faculty and students in scholarship and learning in community contexts, addressing community needs.
Two other awards will be announced at the Awards Luncheon, the 2007 Community Partner Award and 2007 Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (Case) Award. The Community Partner Award will be given to a nonprofit, community, or public entity/organization that has demonstrated an exemplary relationship with and support of one or more academic programs, faculty, and students. Nominations may be made by deans, academic departments, individual faculty, and students.
The CASE award will be given to a UND undergraduate student who has proposed a service learning project to be carried out with a partnering community organization. The $1,000 grant, made possible by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation and the W.K Kellogg Foundation, will be used to finance the project.
Deadline for all nominations and applications is 4 p.m. Friday, October 5. Nomination instructions and luncheon reservations are available online at www.communityengagement.und.edu. Reservations for the luncheon are $10 for students and $15 for others.
Award determinations will be made by a committee of campus and community representatives. For more information, contact 777-0856, e-mail Lana Rakow at email@example.com, or visit the Center’s web site at www.communityengagement.und.edu.
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701.777.2287