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Stone Soup Luncheon & Awards

The Center for Community Engagement holds an annual Stone Soup Luncheon and Awards Program each fall to celebrate partnerships between the community and university. The Civic Engagement Awards are presented and the nominees recognized. The luncheon takes its name from the Stone Soup Legend, where hungry travelers began soup from a stone and fed a village. A special recipe vegetarian stone soup is served by Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and UND First Lady Marcia Kelley.  

Civic Engagement Awards

Nominations are accepted from community members and UND faculty, staff, and students. Nominations not accepted for those who have won in the past five (5) years.

Community Partner Award

Given to a nonprofit, community, or public entity or an individual that has demonstrated an exemplary relationship with and support for one or more academic programs, faculty, and students.

Public Scholar Award

Given to a full-time UND faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary public scholarship and meets the criteria of a) involving community members in the design and implementation of research or creative activity; and b) producing scholarship (broadly defined) that has been made available and accessible to the public.

Faculty Service-Learning Award

Given to a full-time UND faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary effectiveness in using service-learning as a pedagogy to meet the designated service-learning course goals of a) civic skills, civic knowledge, or civic professionalism, and b) civic impact. UND service-learning course criteria are available here.

Engaged Department Award

Given to a UND academic department that has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to engagement of faculty and students in scholarship and learning in community contexts, addressing community needs.

Graduate Student Civic Engagement Award

Given to an UND graduate student who has advanced civic engagement through public scholarship, service-learning pedagogy, or scholarship about civic engagement, with outstanding academic or disciplinary civic engagement leadership potential.

Undergraduate Student Civic Engagement Award

Given to a UND undergraduate student (enrolled in the semester of the Awards Program) who has demonstrated exemplary civic engagement through dedication and innovation in academic-based service and outstanding civic leadership potential.

Paul V. Boswell Community Scholar Award

Given to an individual(s) who has a character that: actively supports the idea of community building; has an ethic of care for others; works across human difference, while connecting people and resources; represents the spirit of Paul Boswell.  This award is given in conjunction with Multicultural Programs & Services and The Department of American Indian Studies.