|Proposals sought for second annual Community-University forum|
Are you interested in community entrepreneurship? Are you doing projects with community partners? Would you like to discuss innovative approaches to community issues with rural community members?
If you do, send your ideas for the forum, “Focus on Community Entrepreneurship,” to be held in Rugby, N.D., March 27-28. Proposals will be accepted from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Presentations on community-based research and community-university collaborative projects, as well as panels and panel ideas, are all welcome. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 17. Results will be announced by March 2.
A first forum, called “Generating Ideas Through Partnerships” and held in Grand Forks April 18-19, 2008, gathered 150 participants talking about community arts, community diversity, community ecology, and community-university projects. The program for the second forum, titled “Focus on Community Entrepreneurship” will be shaped by the proposals you and others will submit.
The forums are part of a broader project, Community Connect, coordinated by the UND Center for Community Engagement. Dozens of communities and organizations across the state, as well as UND faculty and students, have been involved in conversations to bridge community-university knowledge and to address community issues. As a result of these conversations, the Community Connect project is now in the stage of launching a Web site and journal.
Your proposals for the forum, “Focus on Community Entrepreneurship,” should include: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, submission title, submission type (idea, panel or individual presentation), and abstract (maximum 300 words). A submission form is available at www.communityengagement.und.edu Your proposal should be sent: by e-mail to email@example.com; or by mail to Community-University Forum, attn. Diana Nastasia, project assistant, Stop 8254, 317 Cambridge St., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8254.
Please note that we are able to offer some travel scholarships to individuals with an accepted proposal. We hope you will share the call for forum proposals with others. If you have any questions, please call 777-0675 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Diana Nastasia, Project Assistant, UND Center for Community Engagement, email@example.com, 701-777-0675