May 8, 2014                                                                                                      NewsBlast Vol. 4 No. 15
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Rural Grocery Summit IV Program Announced
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June 9-10, 2014: Rural Grocery Summit IV

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The 2014 Engagement Symposium focused on "The Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education: Integrating Engagement across the University." National panelists explored engaged work from all mission areas of university work including research, teaching, and outreach/Extension. In addition to bringing together national engagement voices, K-State faculty and staff also highlighted their work.


You can view recordings of the panel discussion with our national speakers, along with recordings of each breakout session.  Times are noted in case you want to jump to a specific section or speaker!

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Rural Grocery Summit IV Program Announced
We would like to personally invite you to attend the fourth national Rural Grocery Summit in Manhattan, KS on June 9 and 10, 2014. At this year's summit, we're pleased to offer two dynamic keynote speakers and provide more than 40 individual panelists. We are excited to welcome new and returning participants and speakers.

Before she began teaching at K-State in the fall of 2007, Kanost met with Trisha Gott, Lynda Bachelor, and Mary Hale Tolar of the School of Leadership Studies. She knew she wanted to integrate service learning into her classroom and make connections with Spanish-speaking community organizations. She developed projects for all her classes, and the ties she made to the community are growing stronger every year.

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Sometimes, women just need a "Ladies' Night Out." Krista Mauck, teacher at Hoxie High School in Hoxie, Kan., hosted one in an unusual location: her welding shop. Women are not traditionally exposed to the kind of machinery Mauck used in her classes, so she set out to fix that disparity with a night dedicated to teaching women in the community how to handle the tools. "Ladies' Night Out at the Shop" was her plan. 

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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.
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