Civic Engagement Day
Civic Engagement Day is the culmination of year-long exploration of the civic engagement theme, an opportunity for members of the campus community to share and experience the broad learning that is taking place at the university. The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in events throughout the day.
Kate Spike will be our civic engagement theme lecturer this year. Her presentation title is: “Living and Learning in the Contact Zone.” As Kate explains in her proposal, “the term ‘contact zone’ refers to any time two cultures and/or languages come into contact with one another.” In Kate’s presentation she will demonstrate that “it is in this alternating discomfort, excitement, and confusion of the contact zone that we find ourselves stretched and learning.” She will give her presentation at the Presidential Scholarship Competition in January and at the civic engagement forum in March.