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August 2019

Constitution Day Dialogue Planning

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative: Resource Sharing & Planning Zoom Call Register Here Topics: Campuses are welcome to choose any public issue as the focus of a Constitution Day Dialogue. Additionally, we've helped to develop a 2020 Census dialogue guide: "We all count. But will we all be counted?". Others plan to host dialogues on voting rights as we approach the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. More resources are available here. How to sign up: We're asking campuses to indicate if they plan to host a dialogue about a public issue on or around Constitution Day (September 17) by completing this short form before August 1. Planning support: Sign up for the planning Zoom call on August 9 from 1 - 2 pm, or contact Sinda Nichols at snichols@compact.org for a time to talk.

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2020 Census Planning Institute

August 14 - August 15
Metropolitan State University, 700 7th St E
St. Paul, MN 51506 United States
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Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College, Carleton College, and Minnesota Campus Compact are partnering to organize a planning institute on Wednesday, August 14 from 10 am – 4 pm and Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. This gathering is designed for staff and faculty from campuses across the state in every higher education sector. Individuals or campus teams may attend, and no expertise on the census is expected of participants. We are seeking participants who are interested in the following: – Learning about higher education’s role in a complete 2020 Census count – Contributing to research on student census engagement, and – Taking time to plan curricular and co-curricular strategies to engage the census on campuses and in communities. Sessions for this two-day planning institute will include presentations from the Minnesota State Demographer’s Office and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, information on models for integrating the census into courses…

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Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Have you dedicated your career to making the community a better place? Improving people’s lives? Sitting in a broken desk chair so there’s more funding available for programs?  You're a Unicorn! What’s a unicorn? Other than a mythical horse-creature, it’s also a way of describing the amazing people who make up the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Whether you're from a nonprofit, the government, a foundation, higher education, AmeriCorps, or some funky mix of these we need you to Unite with your fellow Unicorns on August 22nd at the Des Moines Social Club. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Vu Le on his ideas for epic partnerships and new ways of working together and then spend the day in fun and interactive activities designed to spur relationships, challenge thinking, and launch a new era of collaboration for Iowa’s future. In his recent book “Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships,” Vu Le and co-authors Jessamyn…

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September 2019

2020 Census Planning

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom web conference

2020 Census: Resource Sharing Zoom Call Register Here Emerging research indicates most students don't understand basic facts about the census, including that it is mandated by the Constitution. Even though the Supreme Court recently decided against the inclusion of a citizenship status question, issues of mistrust are complicating the 2020 Census, and the stakes are high for a full and accurate count. Census counts determine how Pell grant dollars, school lunch program funding, and housing resources are allocated to states. That data also determines how many congressional districts each state has. Register below to join us on September 19, 1-2 pm for a conversation about how higher education can engage the census in courses and as an institution -- or peruse these curated resources. 

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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
Twin Cities

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. Cost ranges from free for VISTA members, $50 for member campuses, and $75 for non-member campuses. There will be a $50 discount for campus teams of 4 or more. Registration will open in August. Check back for more details in summer 2019.

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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

Save the Date 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 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 professional 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 will open in Fall 2019. The full conference rate is $75, but students, staff, and faculty from Campus Compact member institutions can register at a discounted rate of $25.

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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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March 2020

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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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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