|Center for Community Engagement to co-host free forum|
The Center for Community Engagement will co-host a free Community Connect Forum in Rugby, N.D., April 17-18. “Focus on Community Entrepreneurship” will feature discussions about funding for community projects, community planning and evaluation, community information gathering, promoting community arts, and youth and senior citizens as assets for North Dakota communities. Exhibits of community-university projects and resources, as well as opportunities for networking will be available.
Registration for the forum and related events is at the Hub Motel, Rugby, N.D., Friday, April 17, from noon to 4:45 p.m.; and Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration and forum materials are free.
To register, contact Lana Rakow, director of the Center for Community Engagement, at 777-2287, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.communityengagement.und.edu .
Lunch will be available for $7.50 each day. Lodging is available at the EconoLodge on Highway 2 in Rugby. Transportation will be available Friday evening for guided tours of Rugby and area attractions.
Community Connect Forum is a community-university public media project that also includes a Web site and journal to be premiered at the forum. Community members from across the state are encouraged to attend this second UND—community forum. The forum is open to the public and will bring a substantial number of UND students, faculty, and staff to Rugby. The forum is being planned by a team of community partners and university representatives, co-chaired by Dallas Knudson, Towner, N.D., and Janet Moen, professor, UND sociology, Social Science Research Institute, and peace studies.
The event is sponsored by the Community Connect Project, hosted by the UND Center for Community Engagement.