Civic Education Month 2013
Every April the Memorial Union sponsors multiple programs designed to educate students, faculty, and staff on the importance of being civically engaged. The Memorial Union recognizes the importance of having civically engaged citizens and works diligently to foster dialogue and positive action that reflects the meaning of social change.
Wednesday, April 3
12:00-1:00 p.m. MU Gallery
How to Get Involved in Your Community and be a “Changemaker”
Amy L. Nash, Sustainability Coordinator for the Downtown Community Partnership (DCP), will discuss how she and the DCP staff embarked on the journey to create change in Downtown Fargo through research, collaboration, and community/civic engagement. Amy will share ways to get involved, network, and become a “Changemaker” in your community
Monday, April 8
12:00-1:00 p.m. MU Hidatsa
People First- Who are the 19%
19% of the people in the United States have some type of disability. Less than 19% of wheelchair users are able to find employment. Come discover ways you can help.
Monday, April 8
8:00 p.m. MU Century Theater
Homeless by Choice the Impact Tour
“The Impact Tour is a recollection of Roy Juarez’s time being homeless and how it affected him and changed his attitude on life. What began as a 6 month journey of sharing his personal message of hope became a 2 1/2 year mission. Roy was able to complete his tour in May of 2012 only after giving 518 presentations, and sharing his message with over 108,000 students, educators, and parents across the country and abroad.”
More information is available at http://www.homelessbychoice.com/impact-tour/
Wednesday April 10
12:00-1:00 p.m. MU Arikara
What You Should Know Before Volunteering
For any project, big or small, volunteers should be well prepared and knowledgeable before jumping into service. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the ropes from a leader in the community and the nonprofit sector.
Wednesday, April 17
6:30 p.m. NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall
The Hearing World Around Me
Trix Bruce, ASL performer
What is it like, to be a Deaf person among the hearing? “Let me tell you what it is like to be a deaf person among the hearing. I will share with you my most embarrassing moments, learning experiences, greatest challenges and growing sense of pride. Through these stories, you will see how deaf culture has colored my life, and maybe discover that we have more in common than we think. Welcome to my world.”
Tuesday, April 23
12:00-1:00 p.m. MU Prairie Rose
Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Non-Profit
Do you dream of starting and running your very own nonprofit? Dawn Kaiser, founder of Hope’s Journey, will reveal the lessons she learned along the way as she started her own non-profit to foster hope and healing to kids in Africa. Dawn will share the nuts and bolts that will help you to start your non-profit on the right foot.
Tuesday, April 23
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Memorial Union and various job sites
The Big Event
The Big Event is a day for the North Dakota State community to give back, show appreciation, and to say “thank you” to the Fargo/Moorhead community. Students have the opportunity to get out into the community to help with a variety of projects for citizens and non-profit organizations. Learn more at www.ndsubigevent.com.
Friday, May 3
12:00 p.m. MU Century Theater
Tapestry of Diverse Talents Induction Ceremony
The Tapestry of Diverse Talents is a pictorial mosaic that recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni for the diversity and contributions they bring to NDSU. Come celebrate and hear the stories of those individuals that will be inducted this semester. A reception will follow in the Butte Lounge.
Programs Sponsored by: Memorial Union, Alumni Association, Campus Attractions Issues and Ideas, Compass Program Foundation, Equity and Diversity Center, Metro Area Mayors Committee, Freedom Resource Center, Student Government