Mayor, Councilors to Attend Community Involvement Symposium

Greeley Mayor Tom Norton and five city council members will be among the public-sector representatives attending a symposium next week at the University of Northern Colorado to discuss current and explore future partnerships between the university and the community.

The Engaged Scholarship Symposium: Active Communities Seeking Solutions will be from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the ballrooms at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street. The event is open and free to the public.

Greeley city council members Donna Sapienza, Michael Finn, Sandi Elder, Robb Casseday and Charles Archibeque also will attend the event.

The symposium, formerly called Embracing Community Together, creates a venue in which community engaged research, scholarship and creative works are showcased to facilitate networking, plant seeds for future projects and promote community-based solutions for regional challenges.

Also, the second annual Engaged Scholarship Awards will be announced during a ceremony scheduled from 2:30-3 p.m. The awards, which recognize excellence in community-partner building and community-based research and learning, will be presented in categories for community organization, faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students.

The event is free and open to the public. Hourly parking permits can be purchased from vending machines at the entrance to parking lots adjacent to the University Center.

The symposium is organized and hosted by UNC's Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership.

For more information, contact Katherine Sanchez at 970-351-1775 or katherine.sanchez@unco.edu, or visit www.unco.edu/hsl/ect.html.

970-351-1775

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