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February 2020

Pop-Up Book Club: Creating Space for Democracy

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom web conference

Join us for an informal, book-club conversation with the authors of the new publication Creating Space for Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education. Hear their take on the key takeaways from the book and new challenges arising from the current political climate. Bring your questions and conversation topics for a lively discussion about embedding dialogic and democratic practices across higher education. Attendees are encouraged to read the book in advance if possible. Register here to receive a Zoom link for participation.

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

February 13 @ 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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Webinar: Being an Effective Co-Educator

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Community-based organization staff: Join us for this interactive session focused on the essential role community organizations play as co-educators when working with college students. We will share information on good practices and exchange wisdom among participants. Free of charge and open to all. With questions, contact Kara Trebil-Smith at ktrebilsmith@compact.org. February 12, 12 - 1:30 pm via Zoom. REGISTER HERE  

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Community Engagement Network Gathering

February 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
West End Architectural Salvage, 22 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal coffee 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. We will also be hosting gatherings in other regions of Iowa throughout the year. Contact Sinda Nichols at snichols@compact.org with questions or if you'd like to host a gathering in your area.

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January 2020

Building Democratic Skills Through Deliberative Dialogue

January 30 @ 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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Community Engagement Network Gathering – Cedar Rapids

January 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Groundswell Cafe, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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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December 2019

Community Engagement Network Gathering

December 10, 2019 @ 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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A Focus on Faculty: Practical and Research-Informed Strategies for Faculty Development in Community Engagement

December 10, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

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

November 21, 2019 @ 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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Decolonizing Aproaches to Inclusive Discussions and Training’s: Lessons from Indigenous Perspectives

November 14, 2019 @ 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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Using NSLVE Data: Resource Sharing Zoom Call

November 12, 2019 @ 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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2019 Civic Action Academy

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA United States + Google Map
$25 – $75

See the agenda 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. Accommodations The Cedar Valley has many accommodations to choose from for this event. A few suggestions are below. The Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau has a comprehensive list of hotels and motels in the area. Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel and Bien Venu Event Center 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (map) Country Inn…

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October 2019

Student-Ready Campus Summit

October 25, 2019
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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Preparing Students for Primaries and Caucuses

October 16, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Engage the 2020 Census: Resources for the Whole Campus

September 26, 2019 @ 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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Community Engagement Network Gathering

September 26, 2019 @ 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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2020 Census Planning

September 19, 2019 @ 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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Picturing Community Engagement: What we Say Through Images & Why it Matters

September 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore ways that photographs covey to students, faculty, and community partners what community-engaged learning is and can be. Speakers: David Donahue, Susan Munkres

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August 2019

Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Franklin Junior High School, 4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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$50

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 Franklin Jr. High in Des Moines. 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…

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2020 Census Planning Institute

August 14, 2019 - August 15, 2019
Metropolitan State University, 700 7th St E
St. Paul, MN 51506 United States
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Free

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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