MINNEAPOLIS — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is hosting a Community Conversation on Thursday, June 26 at the Twin Cities Campus in Minneapolis. The purpose is to discuss issues facing the community and develop innovative ideas to help move from discussion to implementation.

PHOTO: Staff member Mike McNellis shares his thoughts with the group at the first Community Conversation.

Focusing on the relationship between the Saint Mary’s University community and the historic Phillips neighborhood, in which Saint Mary’s has had a presence for 30 years, the discussion will be hosted by Saint Mary’s faculty and program directors and facilitated by THREE E Consulting. Together, attendees will discuss societal needs and work together to address these issues through collaborative, ethical leadership.

Community Conversation Details

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • 8 a.m.–10:30 a.m. with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Saint Mary’s University Center, 2540 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Beverages and a light morning snack will be served

Held in the Saint Mary’s University Center, Phillips community members are encouraged to attend this free event, especially those who are involved with non-profit organizations or small businesses. Individuals may register online by Friday, June 20.

This morning event is free and open to all. Although this June’s event is the second in a series of four Saint Mary’s University sponsored Community Conversations, attendance at prior or future conversations is not required.

If you have questions, please contact Barb Hall at bhall@smumn.edu or Diana Teodorescu at dteodore@smumn.edu.

The event is made possible by a grant from Saint Mary’s University and its Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. A private Lasallian Catholic institution, Saint Mary’s offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. About 1,200 students are enrolled in the residential undergraduate college in Winona, established in 1912. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in the schools of graduate and professional programs, which offers master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as bachelor’s degree completion, certificate, and specialist programs. The university delivers education to adults through campuses in Winona, Minneapolis, and Nairobi, Kenya; centers in Apple Valley, Rochester, and Oakdale; and at numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Jamaica. Saint Mary’s is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.


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