Department of Education official opens Kentucky Engagement Conference

Martha Kanter, Under Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education, was the opening speaker Thursday (Nov. 8) for the Kentucky Engagement Conference at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. The statewide conference, hosted by WKU and organized by the WKU ALIVE Center and WKU Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility, continues Friday (Nov. 9). This year’s theme is A New Era of Engagement: The Civic Health of the Commonwealth. The KEC brings together academic administrators, faculty, staff and students to discuss and share topics alongside the conference theme such as civic health, sustainability, partnerships, academic activism, student-centered engagement, technology, and more. Keynote speakers included Erica Williams and Nicholas Longo. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes also discussed the state’s Civic Health Index. Follow live social media feed of the conference using the Twitter hashtag #KEC2012. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Contact: Aurelia Spaulding, (270) 782-0082.

(Source: WKU News, Nov 9, 2012)

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