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April 21, 2009

Engaging-U: April 21, 2009

Position Openings

Director of Civic Engagement

University of Minnesota, Duluth

The University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking applications to fill a full time Director of Civic Engagement (job code 9334) position available beginning July 1, 2009. For a complete position description and information on how to apply, go to _http://employment.umn.edu_ and search for Job Requisition 158698. Complete applications include: a letter expressing interest, availability, experience, and strengths as they relate to the position; a current resume/curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who may be contacted; an affirmative action accomplishments statement; and a statement on how the applicant views civic/public engagement. A background check will be conducted on the finalist. The search committee will begin its review of complete applications on April 27, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Lynn Bye by phone: 218-726-8492 or by email: lbye@d.umn.edu.

Professional Development

Works in Progress Seminar
Application Deadline: May 11, 2009
June 14-16, 2009
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Each year the Seminar convenes a small group of diverse new and experienced K-12 service-learning researchers; researchers from allied fields; and users of research in the policy and practice arenas for 2-3 days of intensive discussions of research being planned and undertaken in the field by the emerging scholars participating in the seminar. The goals of the seminar are to provide support and encouragement for a new generation of service-learning researchers and to promote improved quality and dissemination of service-learning research.

For further information and application instructions, please see attachment.

15th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference
Linking Methods and Theory: Exploring the Connections
June 25-26, 2009
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Midwest Qualitative Research Conference showcases scholarly investigations that use qualitative methodologies to understand all aspects of human experience. This vibrant urban two-day conference located in downtown Minneapolis attracts practitioners, scholars and graduate students from throughout the Midwest and across the country. Topics range from ethnography to phenomenology, with discussions taking place in an open atmosphere examining the challenges and rewards of qualitative methodologies.

For more information and to register please visit


A Partnership Approach to Promote Health and Mental Health Literacy to Reduce Disparities Among Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Friday, May 22, 2009, 8:30-12:30
Continuing Education Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul Campus