|UND's new community journal is available|
The Center for Community Engagement is now distributing the first issue of Community Connect: The Journal of Civic Voices. This new community journal, created with assistance from many UND faculty, staff, and students, features profiles of North Dakota communities and organizations, project reports, essays, and art.
The journal is part of a project called Community Connect, spearheaded by the Center for Community Engagement and involving dozens of North Dakota communities and organizations. The project also includes an annual community-university forum and a website of community resources and conversations to be launched soon.
The first issue of the journal contains profiles of communities and organizations across the state, including Buffalo, Larimore, Stanley, Towner, the Barnes County Historical Society, the Western Wellness Foundation of Dickinson, the Near North Neighborhood in Grand Forks, and the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability.
Faculty members and students from the UND Departments of Sociology, Communication, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Indian Studies, Art & Design, and Geology and Geological Engineering, contributed to the project.
Greg Gagnon, Indian Studies, is the journal editor, and Diana Nastasia, UND graduate student, associate editor. Lana Rakow is the editorial consultant. Other editorial staff and board members are Sorin Nastasia, Community Connect graphic designer and UND graduate student; David Crane, Mott, N.D.; Brenna Daugherty, North Dakota Humanities Council; Matsimela Changa (“MC”) Diop, UND Multicultural Student Services; Richard Fiordo, UND Communication Program; Richard Kahn, UND Educational Foundations and Research; Mary Robinette, Grand Forks; Wilbur Stolt, UND director of libraries; Liane Stout, Buffalo, N.D.; and Iris Swedlund, Velva, N.D.
The journal will be published twice a year. It is available free of charge and is being distributed across the state of North Dakota and on campus to UND departments, deans, and vice presidents, as well as members of the Center’s Public Scholarship Interest Group and Service Learning Interest Group. Anyone wishing to receive a copy or who would like to submit an article (a peer-review option is available) should contact the Center.
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2287