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Campus Kick-off for Carnegie Classification Effort

September 11, 2013

Faculty and staff are invited to a kick-off celebration for UC Merced's push to secure a Carnegie Foundation classification for its community engagement.

The classification, if secured, will help legitimize the campus's community engagement and further develop its identity.

The celebration is at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, outside the first-floor lobby of the Science and Engineering Building. Lemonade and cookies will be served.

Applying for the Carnegie classification for community engagement is only possible every five years and is a rigorous process, said Professor Robin DeLugan, who's leading the push.

The process required the campus to evaluate and organize its community-engagement efforts in the past year, whether it involved collaborative research with a community group, students volunteering with local nonprofits or the campus's efforts to maintain an open dialogue with the community about its needs.