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Media Advisory

Not for publication

Sept. 28, 2004 -- No. 458

Chancellor to speak about university-economy
relationship on ‘Carolina Connects’ trip to Kernersville

Thursday (Sept. 30), 3:30 p.m.
Woodland Hall, Triad Park
9652 E. Mountain St.

Media representatives are invited to cover an economic development forum Thursday (Sept. 30). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser will give opening remarks on the relationship between universities and economic development; Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines then will moderate a panel discussion on economic development issues.

The forum is sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill-affiliated Friends of the Institute of Government’s North Central Regional Council, with additional sponsorship by BellSouth, Duke Power and Thomas Built Buses.

Moeser’s trip to Kernersville is part of his "Carolina Connects" initiative, launched in the spring. Through the initiative, Moeser is visiting each region of the state to highlight the many ways in which UNC-Chapel Hill serves North Carolina’s people and their communities.

The following UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government officials will participate in the forum: Michael Smith, dean; Dr. Jonathan Morgan, assistant professor of public administration and government; and David Lawrence, William R. Kenan Jr. professor of public law and government.

About 150 people from the Triad – including elected officials, economic developers, educators and others interested in economic development – are expected to attend.

The Friends of the Institute of Government was created in 2002 to help support and raise awareness about the work of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government and Institute of Government. The Friends program consists of six regional councils in the east, north, central, northeast, southeast and west regions of North Carolina. Combined, these councils involve 161 elected and appointed local government officials from 63 counties.

Carolina Connects background:

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UNC-Chapel Hill contacts: Lisa Katz, 638-0474 (cell, on day of event); or Deb Saine, (919) 962-8415 or