Friday, December 17, 2004

The Kentucky Post-NKU recognized for outreach

The Kentucky Post: "NKU recognized for outreach
College picked for program
Post staff report
Northern Kentucky University is one of 12 colleges across the nation selected for a pilot program to showcase how college students and teachers help their communities.
The project stems from a recent decision by a major education group to give national recognition to community outreach work performed by colleges.

Such outreach, called civic engagement, is one of NKU's strengths. Participation in the national pilot program will give the school an opportunity to encourage and influence similar initiatives on other campuses across the country.
'This is major progress that reinforces the importance of civic engagement,' said NKU President James Votruba, who has made community outreach a major campus priority in recent years. The pilot program is being organized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which publishes the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the nation's leading guide that classifies colleges by type and priority"

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