The University of New Mexico hosts the 2016 UNM Campus-Community Forum on Friday, April 15. The forum gives faculty, staff, students and community the opportunity to make connections and interact with UNM’s outreach and engagement community. The Forum aims to create a discussion between UNM and community leaders in order to respond to issues effecting the community and to inspire people to become engaged and create a more just New Mexico.

Timothy K. Eatman and Scott J. Peters, co-directors of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, will deliver the keynote, followed by a panel discussion with UNM’s inaugural Community Engaged Research Lecturer Awardee, Dr. Nina Wallerstein and representatives from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network Fellow. UNM HSC Vice Chancellor Arthur Kaufman will moderate the event.

The forum takes place at the Student Union Building, in Lobo A and B on the third floor from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast served

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks

Virginia Scharff, associate provost for Faculty Development and Academic Initiatives

Monica Kowal, strategic planner for Community Engagement and Associate Dean of Community Engaged Learning & Research

8:45 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Scott Peters and Timothy K. Eatman, Co-Directors of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

9:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. - Break

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Panel Discussion: Overcoming divides in campus-community partnerships. What can we do better?
Participants: Dr. Nina Wallerstein and WKKF Community Leader Network Fellows Hakim Bellamy, Carmen Lopez and Gabriel Sanchez.
Moderated by Dr. Art Kaufman, Vice Chancellor for Community Health Services

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.- Forum Discussion

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Reconvening

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Adjourn

Space is limited! RSVP before Friday, April 8, to or call (505) 277-3355. Parking permits available to non-UNM attendees.