CSU, Chico News

Students Lead Civic Dialogue Museum

Date: 12-06-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

First-year California State University, Chico students will be showcasing exhibits and hosting conversations on community service and volunteerism tomorrow, Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

The exhibits at the event, called the Civic Dialogue Museum, have been built by students enrolled in UNIV 101 classes. The topics, such as poverty, homelessness and hunger, are inspired by themes from this year’s Book in Common, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”

The museum is free and open to the public. Visitors will be led by docents through the museum in groups and then invited to take part in round-table discussions.

The event is a partnership of CSU, Chico’s Communication Studies Program and First-year Experience Program (FYE). The planning and curating of the museum was done by older, trained students, known as civic mentors, who work with the FYE program.

For more information, contact 898-6579 or fye@csuchico.edu.