Are you trying to master the art of being involved in you community? Then the Office of Civic Engagement invites you to be their guest during the Civic Engagement Research Conference on October 15th from 9:15 am to 7 pm in the Hinckley Center third floor conference room. You can help them fulfill their mission by participating in the discussion. The conference will feature presentations by faculty and student researchers on civic engagement in various disciplines. Several of our students at FHSS will be presenting.
“The conference is intended to familiarize BYU faculty and students with current research on civic engagement by prominent scholars who are on the cutting edge in this field,” says Richard Davis, director of the Office of Civic Engagement at BYU. “In addition, we hope to stimulate the study of civic involvement by faculty and students at BYU.”
You will learn:
- How to best make a difference in your community.
- How to recognize and overcome challenges related to civic engagement.
- How to become involved at a young age (and how to help children do so).
9:15 – 9:30 – Welcome
Dean Ben Ogles, College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Professor Richard Davis, Director, Office of Civic Engagement
9:30 – 10:45
Joseph Kahne, Mills College – Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: In Pursuit of Equitable and Impactful Democratic Engagement
11:00 – 12:15
Kathy Cramer, University of Wisconsin – The Fact of Experience: Rethinking Political Knowledge and Civic Competence
2:15 – 3:30
Anne Colby, Stanford University – Civic Purpose in Adolescence
3:45- 5 pm
Student Research Panel
You can read the speaker & student bios here. We urge you to attend the conference panels throughout the day. All presentations are open to the general public. Civic engagement is a balancing act. And BYU’s Office of Civic Engagement is here to help you find that balance. Come learn how to get involved!
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