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June 2017
$200 - $400

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

June 6 - June 7
Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Iowa Campus Compact is excited to announce a new collaboration that will expand and improve our annual regional conference. In 2017, state affiliates in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are collaborating to offer the Midwest Campus Compact Conference. Join us June 6-7, 2017 at Loyola University in Chicago, IL for The 2017 Midwest Campus Compact Conference – Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Change. We’re all too aware these days that our nation is wrestling with racial divides, political polarization, and economic inequality that endanger our democracy. As we advance higher education’s public purposes–and gather in Chicago, home of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute–a focus on our campuses’ and communities’ strengths is critical. To sustain ourselves and enhance our impact, we must also go beyond simply adding more community-engaged courses, research projects, programs, and partnerships. We must understand the identities that shape our work, foster inclusive and equitable spaces for collaboration, support multiple forms of change- making, and integrate…

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August 2017

Fall Network Retreat

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Fall Network Retreat will be in Des Moines (location TBD) and will focus on capacity self-assessment, Civic Action Planning, civic mission stories, and regional collaboration. A complete agenda will be posted as the date approaches.

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September 2017

Workshop with Dr. Stephen Black: Culture Change and the Civic Mission of Higher Education

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA United States + Google Map

As a pre-conference workshop to the 3rd Biennial Cedar Valley Conference on Ethics, Dr. Stephen Black will lead participants in discussion and action on the key Elements of culture Change in renewing the civic mission of higher education. Dr. Stephen Black is the founder and leader of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama, where he has served as Director since 2005. In 2004, Mr. Black also founded Impact Alabama: A Student Service Initiative and currently serves as its President and Chairman of the Board. Housed at the UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, Impact Alabama is the state’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing substantive service-learning projects in coordination with colleges and universities throughout Alabama. In October 2014, Impact Alabama became Impact America, which currently operates in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida. The session will include discussion on the transformative potential of community-campus partnerships, creating opportunities for students to build capacity,…

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November 2017

Iowa Civic Action Academy

November 3 - November 4
Grand View University – Student Center, 1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316 United States
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Save the Date for our inaugural Iowa Civic Action Academy. This is a new, professional development opportunity for students interested in learning new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. It will be held November 3 and 4, 2017 at Grand View University in Des Moines. Students from across the state (undergraduate, graduate, and beyond) are invited to learn from professional across sectors. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthrophy, nonprofit leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on campuses across the state and network with peers. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Justin Ellis at jellis@iwcc.edu. Registration and opportunities to present will open later this year.

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