Kansas Hunger Dialogue

Posted by Paula Paine on January 1, 2014 in Community, "Current Students", Events, "The College", "Your OU"

Ottawa University will participate in the 4th Kansas Hunger Dialogue to be held February 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, KS. This unique event, organized by Kansas Campus Compact, brings together individuals to build awareness, advocacy, and action about hunger through the sharing of research, best practices, and model programs. At the dialogue, campuses generate strategies and acKHD Logo2014tion plans for identifying campus-based initiatives consistent with the consensus agreements.

The dialogue was developed in 2011 with the goal to build consensus agreements among Kansas colleges and universities regarding a statewide commitment to integrating hunger awareness, advocacy, and action. What emerged was a vibrant consensus that Kansas could and should take steps to create awareness, action, and advocacy to eliminate hunger at home and abroad. Today, Kansas higher education remains committed to engaging college students, faculty, administrators, and their neighboring communities to work together to alleviate hunger today and to think of new approaches to prevent others from suffering from hunger in the future.

This year, the dialogue will place an emphasis on use of modern technology to engage communities and it is anticipated that 25 institutions of higher education in Kansas will take part. Keynote speakers include Robert Egger, the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, and Cindy Jones-Nyland, Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Resource Management at Heifer Project International.

For more information, to register, or to submit a proposal, visit the KHD website at http://www.k-state.edu/kscc/hungerdialogue/

Kansas Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents dedicated to building and strengthening the collective capacity of Kansas colleges and universities to integrate a commitment to civic engagement and responsibility into the higher educational learning environment.