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MSU Extension's annual conference set for Oct. 29-31 in Bozeman

October 23, 2012 -- MSU News Service


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Montana State University Extension will host its annual conference in Bozeman from Oct. 29-31, with three days of events, meetings, speakers and panel discussions dedicated to the theme "leadership through engagement: Impacting our communities."

The conference will be held in MSU's Strand Union Building. Registration begins from 11a.m. to noon, on Monday, Oct. 29. A welcoming session will kick the conference off at noon in SUB Ballroom A.

Several sessions are open and free to the public:

  • The keynote address by Hiram Fitzgerald, associate provost, Michigan State University is titled, "Are Land Grant Universities prepared for the 21st Century?" His address will follow a short welcome by MSU Extension Director Jill Martz and MSU President Waded Cruzado at 1 p.m. in SUB Ballroom A on Monday, Oct. 29.
  • Later on Monday, Fitzgerald will host a leadership session titled "Engagement Scholarship: University-Community Partnerships for Sustainable Change". This session will last from 2:30-4 p.m., is also in Ballroom A and is open to campus and the public.
  • There will be a leadership and engagement panel in the SUB's Procrastinator Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 10:20 to 11:50 a.m. This session is open and anyone interested in, or currently working on, statewide projects. This brainstorming session will include discussion about MSU's new strategic plan and new Outreach and Engagement Council.

A PDF file of the conference program is available here.

MSU Extension - a statewide educational outreach network that applies unbiased, research-based university resources to practical needs identified by the people of Montana in their home communities - is the land-grant university mission in action.

Contact: Jodie DeLay, (406) 994-2502, jdelay@montana.edu