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Lessons from an Oral History Project in Ecru, Mississippi

Featured Facilitator: Laura Martin

September 2, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CT

During this EPIC-Network Call, Laura Martin, Ph.D., Associate Director of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community will share about a recent Oral History project completed by M Partner faculty Dr. Brian Foster, their students, and engaged community leaders.  Learn more about the M.B. Mayfield Collection and its creation.

Dr. Martin works to engage faculty, staff, students, and community partners in mutually beneficial efforts to improve quality of life in Mississippi. She directs M Partner, a university-wide community engagement initiative, and supervises staff and graduate assistants leading the North Mississippi VISTA Project and LOU Saves.

M Partner is the University of Mississippi’s EPIC Model program.

Following open discussion, EPIC-N leaders will share some important event and resource announcements.

We encourage anyone interested in supporting, starting, or improving an EPIC program in North America to attend. We also encourage other leaders from around the globe involved with a program in the EPIC-Network to attend. Discussion topics will prioritize participants from North America who are actively working with an EPIC program.

This EPIC-Network Call will be recorded. Once ready, the recording will be posted in the EPIC-N Member Commons.


More about the EPIC-Network Call Series

The main goal of this call is to connect. As part of the EPIC-Network Call series, individual members volunteer to present and/or facilitate conversations on subjects they find crucial to the success of some aspect of the EPIC Model, program management, or other topics. Notes are taken and shared with anyone who RSVPs “Yes”, “Maybe” or “No” to the event. Calls are sometimes recorded and shared in the EPIC-N Member Commons and sometimes on the EPIC-Network YouTube Channel.

This call is part of the EPIC-Network Call series which is open to anyone looking to start, support, and/or improve an EPIC program. The audience of the call may change slightly from month to month. The RSVP form will note which audience is of focus for each call. Organizers use Zoom conference and video call software to connect parties. Click here for more information about the monthly EPIC-Network Call.

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