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September 2019

Community Engagement Network Gathering

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
West End Architectural Salvage, 22 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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September 26, 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Open House — come when you can. West End Architectural Salvage Join us for an informal breakfast gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners interested in issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. We’re creating this as an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who identify with Campus Compact’s mission and seek thoughtful collaborators. There is no cost to attend, but please register so we can plan for space. REGISTER HERE This gathering is part of a new, quarterly series of informal network gatherings in Des Moines. Look for additional events in December, February, and April. We will also be hosting gatherings in other regions of Iowa throughout the year. Contact Emily Shields with questions or if you'd like to host a gathering in your area.

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Engage the 2020 Census: Resources for the Whole Campus

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Prepare as Census 2020 approaches. This webinar will help faculty develop course plans and staff create programming that will bring the census to life. Speakers: Natalie Furlett, Sinda Nichols

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October 2019

Preparing Students for Primaries and Caucuses

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Preparing Students for Primaries and Caucuses: Resource Sharing Zoom Call Register Here Join colleagues to discuss how we're preparing students for the 2020 Caucuses and Primaries. The Iowa Caucuses are on February 3, Minnesota Precinct Caucuses on February 25, and Minnesota Presidential Primary on March 3. This Zoom call will take place on October 16, 2-3 pm.

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Student-Ready Campus Summit

October 25
North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 United States
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$50

Join us on October 25, 2019 in the Twin Cities for a day of learning, sharing, and planning how to increasingly address students' non-academic needs, especially by engaging students as agents and leaders in this work and community partners as key allies. REGISTER TODAY Location: North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. Special thanks to our planning committee in helping create this event: Erika Christensen; University of Iowa Diane Haskins; Mercy College of Health Sciences Emma Kiley; AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Hamline University Azania Tripp; North Hennepin Community College Crystal Watts; AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Southwest Minnesota State University May Yang; LeadMN Agenda: 9:30 am: Registration and networking time 10 am - 11 am: Opening Remarks and Plenary Sinda Nichols, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact President Williamson, North Hennepin Community College 11:15 am - 12:15pm: Breakout Session 1 How to Develop Student-Engaged Projects to Address Students' Non-Academic Needs Carol L. Glasser, PhD, Associate Professor of…

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November 2019

2019 Civic Action Academy

November 8 - November 9
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA United States + Google Map
$25 – $75

Register now for the 2019 Civic Action Academy! This unique professional development opportunity for students interested in learning new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. The event will be held on November 8 and 9, 2019 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Students from across the Midwest and beyond (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to learn from professionals across sectors. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. Registration Registration is open. The full conference rate is $75, but students, staff, and faculty from Campus Compact member institutions can register at a discounted rate of $25. The Pre-Conference and Networking dinners are optional and have an additional fee. All details can be viewed on the registration webpage. Accommodations The Cedar Valley has many accommodations to…

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Using NSLVE Data: Resource Sharing Zoom Call

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Register Here Join colleagues to discuss how to make the most of your institution's 2018 National Student of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) data. November 12, 1- 2 pm.

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Decolonizing Aproaches to Inclusive Discussions and Training’s: Lessons from Indigenous Perspectives

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will provide decolonizing practice resources, concrete examples, and a chance to reflect on how to apply the praactices to your context. Speakers: Turquoise Deveraux, Laurie Walker

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Let’s Play Votes & Ballots: Creating Quality Action Plans for Democratic Engagement through Gamification

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to Votes & Ballots, an interactive activity that takes the guesswork out of on-campus democratic engagement. Speakers: Emily Griffin, Allison Rank

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December 2019

A Focus on Faculty: Practical and Research-Informed Strategies for Faculty Development in Community Engagement

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participants will analyze and situate their work with faculty partners, emerging with ideas, resources, andsupport structures. Speakers: Becca Berkey, Emily Eddins Rountree, Patrick Green, Cara Meixner

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Community Engagement Network Gathering

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Iowa Campus Compact (New HQ in the United Way Human Services Building), 1111 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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December 10, 2019, 4 to 6 pm, Open House Join us for an informal happy hour gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners interested in issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. We’re creating this as an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who identify with Campus Compact’s mission and seek thoughtful collaborators. There is no cost to attend, but please register so we can plan for space. This gathering is part of a new, quarterly series of informal network gatherings in Des Moines. Look for additional events in September, February, and April. We will also be hosting gatherings in other regions of Iowa throughout the year. Contact Emily Shields with questions or if you'd like to host a gathering in your area.

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January 2020

Community Engagement Network Gathering – Cedar Rapids

January 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Groundwell Cafe, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal, open-house coffee hour gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in the Cedar Rapids area working on issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. This is an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who are interested in higher education’s public purpose and seek thoughtful collaborators. No charge to attend -- drinks and snacks are on your own. — This event is part of a new series of informal Campus Compact network gatherings across Iowa and Minnesota. Find a full calendar of 2019-20 Iowa events. Learn more about Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact’s mission and priorities. Contact Sinda Nichols with questions at snichols@compact.org or 612-436-2080.

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Building Democratic Skills Through Deliberative Dialogue

January 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the National Issues Forum deliberative dialogue model and allow participants to engage in a brief practice Forum. Speakers: Leslie Garvin

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February 2020

Braving the Wilderness: How Vulnerability can be a Pathway for Social Change

February 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn a framework to give language and understanding for how fear and power imbalances impact our capacity to communicate and connect with people across power and dominance Speakers: Judy Botelho, Nanci Luci Jiménez, Pilar Pacheco, Christina Gonzalez-Salgado

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Designing Asset-Based Educational Experiences

February 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will introduce Dr. Tara J. Yosso's Community Cultural Walth Model as a framework for discovering and embracing every student's unique assets, knowledge and talents. Speakers: Kristina Barger

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March 2020

High Impact Community-Engaged Learning Practices & Processes

March 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will focus on three practices that facilitate achievement of high impact community-engaged learning (service- learning). Speakers: Jim Bowman, Lynn Donahue, Marta Rodriguez-Galan.

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Campus Compact 2020 National Conference

March 29, 2020 - April 1, 2020
Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$499

As students and youth claim leadership in defining the future of our democracy, we gather to imagine how higher education can contribute to the achievement of opportunity and voice for all. COMPACT20 | THE PROMISE OF FULL PARTICIPATION: DEMOCRACY, OPPORTUNITY, VOICE MARCH 28 – APRIL 1, 2020 | SEATTLE, WA Compact20 is the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building democracy and healthy communities. Sessions explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional change, university-community partnerships, and more. Compact20 provides professional development and networking opportunities for community engagement professionals, engaged faculty, community partners, student civic leaders, and campus senior leaders. Now accepting session proposals! Submit your ideas by June 30, 2019.

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April 2020

Speak Up: How to Work Change in Your Community

April 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will teach participants how to engage in making change in their city, state and country by becoming an advocate. Speakers: Gina Plata-Nino

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The Power of a Plan: How a Civic Action Plan can Create Significant Impact

April 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide inspiration and honest feedback about creating a Civic Action Plan,the challenges encountered, and the tremendous impact of the plan at two institutions. Speakers: Julianne Gassman, Laura Hill Rao

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May 2020

Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards Lunch

May 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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SAVE THE DATE for the 2020 Presidents' Engaged Campus Awards. We have some exciting changes this year that you won't want to miss. More information coming later this fall!

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Building Student Dispositions for Community Engaged Learning

May 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The webinar is structured around siz dispositions that are particularly vital for community-engaged learning designed to promote critical thinking and social justice in students. Speakers: David Donahue, Star Plaxton-Moore

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