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Oct. 30: Community Dialogue on Higher Education's Role in Shaping Future Society

Event is part of statewide series.

2012-10-31
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-15-2012

Mankato, Minn. – Civic leaders, business and education partners, non-profit organizations and faith groups are invited to participate in a community dialogue from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Minnesota State University, Mankato that is intended as a discussion of the different perspectives on the public purposes of higher education.

The discussion, titled “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?”, will be held in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union, Room 284, and is free and open to the general public.

Those interested in attending should register online by Thursday, Oct. 25 here

Those interested in more information should contact Patricia Hoffman, director of Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Excellence and Innovation, by phone at 507-389-3233 or by email at patricia.hoffman@mnsu.edu.

The community dialogue is part of a statewide series of community engagement discussions led by Minnesota Campus Compact, an organization that supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities.

The dialogues invite campus and community members to consider different perspectives on the public purposes of higher education, including both individual and communal goals such as advancing economic competitiveness, offering individual opportunities, and preparing people to work together to solve problems.

A complete listing of the community dialogues throughout the state are available here.

The event will be hosted by Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Excellence and Innovation and Office of Community Engagement. Additional sponsors of the initiative include the American Commonwealth Partnership, the Blandin Foundation, the Kettering Foundation/National Issues Forums Institute, Public Agenda and the Travelers Foundation.

Minnesota Campus Compact is affiliated with Campus Compact, a national coalition that includes 35 state affiliates and more than 1,100 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. More information is available here.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, a system of 31 public colleges and universities with 54 campuses in 47 communities throughout the state of Minnesota.

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