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UM System Engagement Week

Engagement Week- Highlighting connections that imporve Missouri's economy, health and education

October 21 October 25, 2019

On behalf of the UM System, the University of Missouri and MU Extension, we welcome you to this special week of engaged leadership, partnership and learning.

This week-long celebration — with events on all four UM System campuses — will showcase the impact extension programming and university engagement have on addressing our state’s grand challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access and health and well-being. As a valued member of the university community, your presence brings a needed perspective as we explore big questions about the role of the engaged university in our state, society and beyond.  

These three events listed below will be held at MU but livestreamed opportunities will be available for individuals at UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL. Additionally, each university will host its own events tied to Engagement Week.

If you have need additional information, please contact Alison Copeland,

Monday, Oct. 21

12:00–2:00 p.m. - UMSL Luncheon
Location: Millennium Student Center Century Rooms (event information)

4:00–6:00 p.m. - Missouri S&T Reception
Hasselmann Alumni House (register via the online form)

Tuesday, Oct. 22

12:00–2:00 p.m. - MU Luncheon
Holiday Inn Executive Center (event information)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

10:00–11:45 a.m. - Dr. Robert Jones Presentation and Chancellor Panel*
: Jesse Auditorium, MU (Livestream links will be available for UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL) (event information)

Dr. Robert Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “The Engaged University,” followed by a panel discussion, “The Role of Engagement in Today’s Public Universities,” joined by the chancellors of the UM System’s four universities, moderated by MU School of Journalism Dean David Kurpius. This event is sponsored by Missouri 100. 

Campus livestream locations:

Livestream: View the livestream of the event through MU Extension Way.

5:30–7:00 p.m. - 2nd Annual Novak Leadership Speaker Series
: Jesse Auditorium, MU (Registration confirmation is required for admittance; Closed-circuit broadcast will be available to UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL) (event information)

This invite-only event will feature a keynote speech from Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust, followed by a conversation between Mr. Covey and David Novak, retired CEO and co-founder of Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) and CEO of oGo Lead. Covey’s session is entitled, Leading with Trust, and will discuss how trust is crucial to the success of any leader and organization. This event is co-sponsored by Novak Leadership Institute, MU Office of Extension and Engagement, and the Trulaske College of Business, School of Accountancy with Plante Moran.  

Campus livestream locations:

Thursday, Oct. 24

8:30–11:45 a.m. - “All Things Missouri: Broadband”*
: Holiday Inn Expo Center (Livestream links will be available for UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL) (event information)

This working session with state, community and university stakeholders examining broadband access and its impact on the state’s economy, education and health. Presenters and panelists include Lt. Gov. Kehoe, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Chris Chinn, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education Zora Mulligan and Missouri Director of Broadband Development Tim Arbeiter and more. Read in advance: Opportunities and Challenges in Broadband Access

Campus livestream locations:

Livestream: View the livestream of the event through MU Extension Way.

4:00–6:00 p.m.- UMKC Engagement Showcase
Location: Student Union, Room 401 (register via online form)

Reviewed 2019-10-09