Engagement Week: Highlighting connections that improve Missouri's economy, health and education.

Engagement Week: October 21-24

The UM System, the University of Missouri and MU Extension welcome you to a special week of engaged leadership, partnership and learning.

Engagement Week – with events on all four UM System campuses – showcases the impact extension programming and university engagement have on addressing our state’s grand challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access and health and well-being. We’re exploring big questions about the role of the engaged university in our state, society and beyond.

MU Extension’s Summit 2019: Connection to Empower. Engage. Extend. convenes as a key part of this week. This event for invited MU Extension faculty and staff includes the events below, as well as an awards luncheon, an address by UM System President Mun Choi, program meetings, on-campus meetings with deans, tours and more.

For invited faculty and staff, please consult your registration confirmation and schedule for more details.

These three events below will be at the University of Missouri, as well as available via live- and close-circuit links at UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL. Additionally, each university is hosting its own events tied to Engagement Week.

For additional information related to University of Missouri events, please contact Tiffany Smith.

For information related to the UM System or UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL events, please contact Alison Copeland.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Dr. Robert Jones, chancellor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00-11:45 a.m. – Engagement Keynote Address and Chancellor’s Panel
Jesse Auditorium, MU (Livestreamed to UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL)

Dr. Robert Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “The Engaged University,” followed by a panel discussion, “The Role of Engagement in Today’s Public Universities,” joined by the chancellors of the UM System’s four universities, moderated by MU School of Journalism Dean David Kurpius. This event is sponsored by Missouri 100.

3:00-5:00 p.m. – Health and Engagement Fair
Jesse Hall Rotunda (all levels)

Explore the resources Mizzou can provide to people across the state. From outreach and education to health screenings, workshops and more, Mizzou research faculty and resources can help keep Missourians informed, healthy and connected.

5:30-7:00 p.m. – 2nd Annual Novak Leadership Speaker Series
Jesse Auditorium, MU (Registration confirmation is required for admittance; closed-circuit broadcast will be available to UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL)

This invitation-/registration-only event will feature a keynote speech from Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust, followed by a conversation between Mr. Covey and David Novak, retired CEO and co-founder of Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) and CEO of oGo Lead. Covey’s session is entitled, Leading with Trust, and will discuss how trust is crucial to the success of any leader and organization. This event is co-sponsored by Novak Leadership Institute, MU Office of Extension and Engagement, and the Trulaske College of Business, School of Accountancy with Plante Moran.

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Thursday, Oct. 24

8:30-11:45 a.m. – "All Things Missouri: Broadband"
Holiday Inn Expo Center (Livestream links available for UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL)

This registration-only working session with state, community and university stakeholders examines broadband access and its impact on the state’s economy, education and health. Presenters and panelists include Lt. Gov. Kehoe, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Chris Chinn, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education Zora Mulligan and Missouri Director of Broadband Development Tim Arbeiter and more.

Registration info