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Engaging-U: Week of September 29, 2008

Opportunity for Students

PeaceJam, October 26, 2008

Metropolitan State University is looking for students to serve as Mentors in the fall and spring semesters as part of the PeaceJam program. Please see the attached flyer and application, and forward to students that might be interested.

CURA Community-Based Research Program, October 30, 2008 deadline

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is inviting proposals for the spring 2009 semester for three of it’s Community Based research programs: Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Community Assistantship Program (CAP) and Communiversity (CMV). Please distribute this information to community organizations you work with and believe could benefit from a research assistant. Students are paid by the programs for the assistantships, making them a good potential source of funding for your students.

CURA Community Based Research Programs provide applied research assistance to community-based groups located outside of the Twin Cities area, neighborhood groups within the metro area, and other nonprofit agencies and groups. This research is administered by three separate programs: the Community Assistantship Program, which works with groups in greater Minnesota; Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization, which works with neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and first-ring suburbs; and Communiversity, which works with nonprofit organizations, particularly those serving communities of color. These community research projects typically place students in part-time research assistantships for one semester or over the summer. Students are selected by and report to the community organization. Organizations define and direct their research projects.

For more information, please visit http://www.cura.umn.edu/Programs/ApplicationProcess.php


Arboretum Celebrates 50 years, October 10-11, 2008

Come celebrate the U of MN Landscape Arboretum's 50th anniversary as a premier public garden and 100 years of renowned cold-hard plant and fruit research.

You're invited to visit the Arboretum in Chanhassen for FREE on Friday, October 10 or Saturday, October 11, 2008.

For more information, please visit http://www.arboretum.umn.edu

First Annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast, November 20, 2008

The Breakfast will bring together the University community and external stakeholders—alumni, donors, community organizations, and corporate entities—to recognize the students, faculty, and staff doing the work and reaffirm the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit