UND Center for Community Engagement

Kelly-Day 3

In Students' Reflections on March 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Day three and still truckin’ along! When reflecting back on the readings I have found many connections between social involvement and this trip. Our first stop was a visit with Duke Rosendahl. We met him at the Economic Development building where he helped explain what his town of Hazen was going through.

Here we had learned about the new ideas he was working on to build up his town. A quote from him, which, stuck out to me, was when he had said something along the lines of, “…if we don’t have it- how can we make up for it?” This meaning, because Hazen is a smaller town, in North Dakota, which obviously can get extremely cold and snowy, how can this town create something to attract people to want to visit?

Mr. Rosendahl’s plan: to create a place where the residents and visitors of Hazen could go somewhere year round. This way, the people are still getting out of their homes, even in the cold weather. From this idea, social involvement is a great example of how important it is for a community to come together and want to create something for everyone to use. Today’s adventures have been great and I’m excited for what tomorrow brings us!

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  1. After hearing about the your VAN getting stuck in the mud, I’m happy to see your all trucking along. From your pictures I can tell you guys are having a great Spring Break. Which better way then to spend it giving back to the communities of North Dakota that you love soo much! I hope your sleeping bags are holding up!Can’t wait to keep following your blogs.

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