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APLU In The News: June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018
In recognition of its extraordinary community outreach initiatives, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today selected Ball State University as one of four regional winners of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, Ball State, University of Florida, Texas Tech University, and Virginia Tech will represent and compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced during the APLU Annual Meeting November 11-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
June 25, 2018
On June 25, educational leaders from 100 campuses across the nation will travel to Richmond to witness VCU’s accomplishments and explore how universities can strengthen their communities and the democracy of this nation. The visiting leaders are members of two national organizations, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) Anchor Dashboard Cohort, convening at VCU for a conference examining the topic of “Creative Placemaking for Healthy Communities.” University leaders in economic and community engagement will explore partnerships engaged in the arts, health, and innovation. Through presentations, interactive sessions, and tours with community partners, participants will gain new insights into how universities as key anchor institutions can leverage interdisciplinary strategies to address complex social and economic challenges facing our communities.
June 25, 2018
Earlier this past week, Texas Tech University and the College of Education were identified by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as one of four regional winners of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As a recipient of this award, Texas Tech will compete with other regional winners – Ball State University, University of Florida and Virginia Tech – for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As dean of the Texas Tech University College of Education and principal investigator on the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN) grant, the work on this project has been the most rewarding of my career.