UIMF Hosts Rotary International: Learning Cultures to Build Ties with Mountain Nations





The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University will be hosting a round table on November 16th, 2016. Speakers at the Round table will include Mr. Dean Jackson, Mrs. Ruth Riley and Dr. Scott Leckman. Representatives of the Rotary International in the state of Utah will speak before the students on the topic “Rotary International: Learning Cultures to Build Ties with Mountain Nations.”

It represents one among three events dedicated to UVU students for the 2016 United Nations International Mountain Day (IMD) celebration. It will be the sixth time UVU celebrates IMD and to raise awareness among UVU faculty, students, and local communities about the importance of the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations. The central theme for this 2016’s IMD is “Mountain Cultures: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity.

This event is one of many International events put together by the Students of UVU. Having held the International Women of the Mountains Conference in 2015, students look to engage with international diplomats to bring about real change. Understanding and learning about other Mountainous cultures will enable people to come together and work to solve mutual problems.

In a world where a misunderstanding leads to fear and isolation, Rotary International says “We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.”. For over 100 years, Rotary International has been on the forefront of helping those in need.

Preliminary Agenda of the Round Table

  1. Greetings from UIMF
  2. Keynote: Ruth Riley, President of Provo Rotary Club
  3. Speaker Dean Jackson, Past District Governor, Rotary International
  4. Speaker Dr. Scott Leckman, Governor Nominee, Rotary International
  5. Q&A
  6. Refreshments

The event will be held in the Utah Valley University’s Library room LI 120 from 11:30 – 12:45






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For more information, please contact Christian Jensen V at jensencj5@gmail.com Christian Jensen V, President of the Foreign Affairs Club