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Engaging-U: March 30, 2009


Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair and Working for Change Conference
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
-Workshops run from 10:00am-4:00pm
-Career Fair runs from noon-4:00pm
Coffman Union, Great Hall, East Bank (TC Campus)

Come to this event to explore jobs and career paths in nonprofits and social change organizations. This event is both a career fair and a career exploration conference. This event may be particularly interesting to graduate students, graduating seniors, other undergraduates considering careers in the non-profit or social change oriented sectors, and other job-seekers. Spend the whole day or just stop by for the event(s) that interest you! This event is FREE and open to the public, but please preregister at http://www.idealist.org/careerfairs.

2008-09 Lessons from the Field: Multi-disciplinary Interventions
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (8:30 - 9:00 Check-in and Networking)
Coffman Union Theater, East Bank (TC campus) and broadcast to Greater MN Host Sites

The focus is multidisciplinary interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. The presentation will focus on the current multidisciplinary aspects of treatment, intersection of autism and Fragile X, and developmental targeted treatments which require multidisciplinary interventions to be effective in treating autism spectrum disorders.

For more information or to register, go to www.cmh.umn.edu.
Questions? E-mail: cmhdata@umn.edu OR Phone: 612-625-7849

2009 Celebration of Community-University Partnerships
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
4:00-6:00 p.m., Weisman Art Museum, East Bank (TC campus)

If you would like to exhibit a poster or display that tells the story of a community-university partnership that you have participated in, please contact David Holliday at holli107@umn.edu to request a table or tables at the event (tables are six feet in length, and can accommodate two standard-size display boards or mounted posters). Any questions can be directed to him as well at the above e-mail or 612.624.6385

Awards and Grants

2009 Outstanding Partners in Engagement Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Outstanding Partners in Engagement Awards. We encourage you to consider putting forward exemplary students, fellow faculty members, U of M staff, or community partners to be recognized for their outstanding work. For more information, please visit http://www.cclc.umn.edu/Events/YearEnd.html

PAGE (Publicly Actively Graduate Education) Fellows 2009 Imagining America Conference
October 1-3, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life invites graduate students in the arts, humanities, and design with a demonstrated interest in public engagement to apply to be PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellows at Imagining America’s 2009 national conference. First-time Fellows will receive a $600 stipend to attend the conference and will have their conference registration fee waived; will attend the day-long, pre-conference PAGE Summit (Thursday, October 1st), devoted to sharing the theoretical and practical language with which to articulate public scholarship; will attend the general conference sessions; will have an opportunity for individual mentorship with leaders in the field of public cultural practice; and will be invited to participate in the conference’s poster session on Friday, October 2nd. Returning Fellows will receive a $300 stipend.

Graduate students at all stages of their MA/MFA/PhD programs are eligible to be PAGE Fellows, or if they have received their degree in the last two years. To apply, send a brief letter of interest and a 1-2 page CV by June 5, 2009 to: Robin Goettel, Assistant Director, Imagining America, Syracuse University. Applicants should address their specific interest in this year’s conference theme (see below) and their active investments in public engagement. Applications may be sent electronically (rjgoette@syr.edu) or via mail (Robin Goettel, Imagining America, Syracuse University, 203A Tolley Building, Syracuse, NY 13244).


Imagining America listserv
Many of you have requested that Imagining America create a simple list-serv for the discussion of public scholarship, assessment, tenure and promotion, and curriculum in the cultural disciplines. This new list-serv, ia_listserv@listserv.syr.edu, will focus solely on public scholarship and civic engagement across the arts, humanities, and design (including efforts in which they pertain to other disciplines, such as the inclusion of cultural components in publicly-engaged social science projects).

We hope that this list will facilitate collaboration between member institutions, the creation of panels for Imagining America conferences and other national convenings, and help you seek and advance knowledge and new ideas. Currently, all institutional representatives to the IA consortium are subscribed. You may opt out of the list-serv or add additional addresses by emailing Greg Carrico gacarric@syr.edu. Please forward this email to those key faculty members at your institutions who pursue relevant research and teaching. We enthusiastically welcome—and urge-- their participation as well.