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Kansas State University established the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) in 2004 to enhance democracy through improved community deliberation. Soon after, the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) was created by K-State in 2006 to connect the resources of the university to significant issues of public need facing Kansas and communities worldwide. To help sustain rural communities due to growing economic problems, CECD launched the Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) in 2008.
CECD adds four new interns
A new academic year brings back familiar faces to the Center for Engagement and Community Development and K-State's campus. It also means CECD's new interns join our staff to help this organization and our surrounding communities grow and prosper. Read More

What to look forward to this year
This summer the interns at CECD spent many hours revamping our previous e-newsletter into the new format you are seeing today. We hope you like the new look! We have a busy semester ahead of us so be looking for our CECD Newsblast in the weeks to come. In the mean time, check out the links to our Facebook and Twitter pages in the left-hand column to keep up-to-date with everything going on this semester.
 
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What ICDD has in store
Although it is not an election year, we still have many events planned for the fall and spring semesters. One to keep an eye out for is the Mental Health Forum and Panel we will be holding in October in collaboration with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. More information will follow in our future Newsblasts. 
Mark your calendar  
The Rural Grocery Summit IV date has been set for June 9-10, 2014.  It will be held in Manhattan, Kan. To learn more click here to visit our website for the latest news.

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