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Engaging-U: Week of January 19, 2009

Events

The 27th Konopka Lectureship: The Panic Over Girls by Mike Males.
February 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Free and open to the Public
Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East, St. Paul

This year’s lecturer, Mike Males, is a senior researcher for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco, a columnist for Youth Today and the principal investigator/content director for the online information service – YouthFacts.org. In addition to several other titles, Mr. Males is the author of The Scapegoat Generation: America’s War on Adolescents and Framing Youth: Ten Myths About the Next Generation.

Mike Males shares Gisa’s passion for promoting the needs of young people as well as her willingness to be controversial and provocative. In this lecture, Mike will challenge the media myths about modern American girls. You can learn more about Mike Males’ work at www.youthfacts.org

Spring Civic Engagement Practitioner Gathering:
February 27, 2009, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Hamline University School of Business
Minneapolis location (1600 Utica Avenue, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416)

The theme for this gathering is, "Evaluating Service-Learning and Campus-Community Partnership Outcomes."

Please join Minnesota Campus Compact to:

* Discover insights into evaluating civic engagement activity at your campus with a special presentation by the Minnesota Evaluation Association.
* Network with civic engagement staff from other campuses. Catch up with old friends and make a few new ones.
* Get updates on Minnesota Campus Compact grant and award opportunities.

The cost is only $15, which includes lunch. Check our www.mncampuscompact.org for updates and registration information.

Opportunities for Students

The Urban Studies student group is seeking any undergraduate interested in DEVELOPMENT. MARKETING, REAL ESTATE, FINANCE, PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE to consider joining the University of Minnesota's team for the 2009 NAIOP University Challenge. This challenge pits teams from midwest colleges to develop the most compelling development scenario for a particular site. This is the first time the University of Minnesota will be putting together a team.

Our first meeting is Wednesday January 28th in 460 Social Science (West Bank) from 4:15-5:00. Please email if you are interested but cannot attend that meeting. (pent0006@umn.edu). We will also meet on Monday February 2 at 5:30 pm in 460 Social Science

Each team will evaluate the same development site, pull together their recommendations and present them to a panel of local development experts. Each team will get some seed money for making the necessary packets for the presentation. Each team will have access to local development experts to help with their analysis.