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Kentucky Engagement Conference will feature author Nicholas Longo

The Kentucky Engagement Conference (KEC) committee has confirmed Nicholas V. Longo as a plenary speaker for the Nov. 8-9 event in Bowling Green.

Nicholas V. Longo

Longo is director of Global Studies and associate professor of Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College. Longo is known for his work with the Campus Compact, The Kettering Foundation, and his book, Why Community Matters.

“We are excited to have Nick Longo with us for this year’s Kentucky Engagement Conference. Nick has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience related to student democratic engagement. He is widely published and respected among scholars and students alike,” said Paul Markham, co-director of WKU’s Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility (ICSR).

The Kentucky Engagement Conference brings together academic administrators, faculty, staff and students to share best practices and learn trending ideas related to community engagement, service-learning, civic health, community-based research and related topics.

“Nick’s role in the KEC emphasizes our commitment to students and the role they play in creating a stronger society,” Markham said.

WKU is hosting the Kentucky Engagement Conference for the first time since the conference began in 2006. The WKU ALIVE Center and the WKU ICSR are heading efforts to plan this year’s event at the Knicely Conference Center. To read Longo’s bio and learn more about the conference, visit www.wku.edu/kec.

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

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