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Sept. 10, 2012: Engage without Borders: Consulting in the Community

by Michelle Saport  |   

One of Hills' students engages in a project in GuatemalaMonday, Sept. 10, 4:30-6 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

What can students provide as young professionals in developing nations from the Pacific Islands to Africa?  Plenty when they're motivated to solve the big problems facing communities, working alongside community members!

Join us on Monday, Sept. 10, for engaging presentations by Professor Alex Hills' students from Carnegie Mellon University.  Hills, a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon and former University of Alaska professor, brings his students to Alaska to illustrate a "consulting in the community" model.

These dynamic students worked as community consultants on 10-week summer projects, ranging from information technology to management to engineering. Explore how UAA might expand our own community engagement to include a similarly structured model for international engagement or outreach in rural Alaska!  Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will give opening remarks before the presentations.

For more information, please contact the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) at www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage or (907) 786-4062 or engage@uaa.alaska.edu.

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