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December 2018

Webinar: Students and Spirituality – Student Motivation to Do Good

December 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

This webinar is an opportunity for Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and Campus Compact to explore the intersection of faith and service as it relates to student motivation to engage in civic engagement.  Dr. Janett Cordoves will talk introduce the work of IFYC and research they have done around how students in faith communities engage with their campuses and communities through civic engagement. Dr. Cordoves will be joined by staff and students to talk about their experiences. Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Prior to joining the IFYC team, Janett worked in higher education for thirteen years, serving in various roles including student support services, such as residence life and crisis response, as well as in academic initiatives with first-year seminars, orientation, and senior experience courses. Janett has recently completed her doctorate in Ethical Leadership and successfully defended her research on the influence of spirituality on first-generation college students' level of…

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November 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Rural Colleges and Universities

November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here by November 9th.

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Community and Technical Colleges

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here by November 7th.

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Webinar: Community Colleges as Civil Power Plants: Generating, Harnessing, and Spreading Civic Power

November 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Inspired by Eric Liu’s You Are More Powerful Than You Think and his notion of civic power, this webinar will introduce the concept of community colleges as “Civic Power Plants” generating power in the civic life of their students and campuses.  How can community colleges harness their true public purpose by educating for democracy and sending it out to making a difference in the civic lives of the community that they serve?  This webinar will feature examples of civic engagement from across the diversity of the community college realm. Verdis Robinson -  is the new Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact. As an advocate of community college civic education, Robinson directs The Democracy Commitment (TDC) initiative as part of his portfolio. Before becoming national director of TDC, Robinson was a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY. Mr. Robinson is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Seminar on…

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Civic Action Academy

November 9, 2018 - November 10, 2018
Drake University, 2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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$25

Join us for the second annual Civic Action Academy! View the 2018 Civic Action Academy schedule & directory. 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 9 and 10, 2018 at Drake University in Des Moines. 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, nonprofit leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. Students, staff, and faculty from Campus Compact member institutions can register at a discount for only $25 per person using the code "iaccmember." Registration closes November 1st. Agenda Overview Friday, November 9, 2018 1:00 pm   Opening Session and Welcome 1:30 pm   Breakout Session 2:45 pm   Breakout Session 4:00 pm   The Greatest…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Public Universities

November 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here by October 26th.

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October 2018

Peer Learning Video Conference: Urban Colleges/Universities

October 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here by October 25th.

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Rural Community Engagement Summit

October 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Campus, 3300 River Dr
Moline, IL 61265
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$25

Are you looking to engage and support rural communities or is your campus located in a rural community? Join us October 30th to connect with peers and get new ideas and strategies for these unique settings. Illinois Campus Compact along with Missouri Campus Compact, Iowa Campus Compact, and the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs are excited to host a Rural Community Engagement Summit with the support of Western Illinois University at their Quad Cities Campus. The day-long event will focus on the unique demographics of the rural Midwest and the role Higher Education can play in supporting sustainable rural communities. Campus Compact membership institutions and community organizations can purchase tickets for $25, non-member institutions can purchase tickets for $50. Scholarships available on a case by case basis. For questions or inquiries please contact Natalie Furlett at nfurlett@depaul.edu AGENDA 9:00 am - Welcome and Introduction: Changes and Challenges in the Rural Midwest, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs  10:00 am - Case Study Discussion: Opportunities for Strong, Impactful Rural Campus-Community Partnerships Iowa Wesleyan…

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Peer Learning Video Conference: Private Colleges and Universities

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest for Peer Learning Video Conference sessions once per semester. These sessions are a chance to connect with community engagement leaders in similar organizations contexts. This can include faculty, staff, or other leaders of these efforts. Facilitated sessions will last for 90 minutes and offer the chance to share your challenges and questions to get new ideas, resources, and collaborations.  Register here by October 17th.

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September 2018

Webinar: Racial Equity Across College and High School – It’s about Liberation and Transformation, not Diversity and Inclusion

September 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. What do these words actually mean for students, faculty, and staff of color who frequently feel excluded and marginalized?  How can systems that weren't built to educate students of color become places of belonging, liberation, and wholeness? This webinar will share real world examples and suggestions for promoting Racial Equity Across College & High school. Mila Buckland is a first-generation college graduate, second-generation immigrant. She identifies with the pronouns she/her/hers and as Southeast Asian American. Mila is the Curriculum and Training Manager at Campus Compact of Oregon. In her role, she supports Campus Compact's Racial Equity Across College and High School (REACH) efforts; REACH is Campus Compact's strategic initiative to build a statewide coalition and movement for racial justice in higher education across college and high school in Oregon. Mila’s area of expertise is in gender equity and inclusion of Asian, Pacific Islander students.   Kaycie López Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in…

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Webinar: Connecting Writing and Service-Learning Across Campus

September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

University Junctions: Connecting Writing and Service-Learning Across Campus How can we connect writing and service-learning to achieve existing course goals like research, field-specific writing, and reflection in a way that will not bury instructors under a pile of grading? Our webinar will be interactive, so all participants are encouraged to come prepared with identified course goals that they feel might be advanced through writing. We will be discussing writing across the disciplines. We encourage anyone interested in incorporating more writing assignments into their service-learning courses to join us. Rachel Morgan is the co-director of Cornerstone, a first-year integrated communication and writing course, at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also teaches writing and literature classes. She is the Poetry Editor of the North American Review, America’s oldest literary journal and teaches distance ed classes at Johns Hopkins University. She’s the author of the chapbook Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey, and her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and…

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August 2018

Webinar: Census 2020 and Higher Education

August 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Census 2020 and Higher Education Through this webinar, we will discuss the vital role that colleges and universities can play in ensuring a fair and complete count in the 2020 Census. A complete count is essential to ensuring that states maintain their federal funding levels and their representation in federal government. By working with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and most importantly, community partners, colleges and universities can support their communities in maintaining important resources. In this webinar, we will explore available resources as well as highlight schools gearing up for this work in 2020. Sherrie J. Taylor, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies Research Associate and Liaison to the State Data Center, joined CGS full-time in April 2001, after working as a Graduate Assistant for two years. She works with the public and a wide range of institutions in supplying data knowledge based primarily on the public data provided by state and federal agencies. As the project manager of…

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Fall 2018 Network Retreat

August 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Iowa Center for Higher Education, 2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines,
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$25

Join higher education staff, faculty, leaders, students, and partners for a network retreat focusing on important topics in higher education and community engagement. 10:00-11:30 am Dialogue Roundtable Participants will share information and resources on their on- and off-campus deliberation and dialogue programs and events. We will also share the latest information on our dialogue work and how to get involved. 11:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch and Community Partner Discussion For lunch we will be joined by full-time national service members from across the state. We will present the findings of our statewide community partner perception study and discuss next steps. 1:00 pm Civic Action Plans: What have we learned and what's next? We will share and discuss information on the Civic Action Plans that have been received to date and how we will support implementation. We will have small group discussions for those who have not yet developed a plan and on themes found across plans. Register by August 1, 2018!

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June 2018

Housing Insecurity & Homelessness Webinar for Student Life Professionals

June 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Join us for a webinar discussing the issue of housing insecurity and homelessness on college campuses. This webinar will focus on supporting students from a student life perspective. Staff members in offices that support students, such as Financial Aid and Residential Life, are invited to participate. Register for this free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-insecurity-and-homelessness-webinar-for-student-life-professionals-tickets-45476589704

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May 2018

Engaged Campus Awards and Summit

May 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Coe College, 1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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The fifth annual Engaged Campus Awards are coming! We are looking forward to having the event in Cedar Rapids for the first time. An outline of the nomination process is available on the Engaged Campus Awards page. The 2018 Engaged Campus Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The event will be held at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Presidents, senior leaders, and committee members are invited to join our board meeting at 10 am. Please contact Emily Shields at eshields@compact.org for more information. AmeriCorps VISTA members attending the Life After VISTA event should use the registration code. 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Engaged Campus Awards Luncheon Connecting our campuses and our communities in challenging (and changing) times We live in challenging and changing times. Major disruptions in our economic, social and political structures have led to questions about the purpose and meaning of many of our institutions including our colleges and universities. This upheaval can cause…

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April 2018

Facilitating Dialogue for Community Engagement

April 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iowa Center for Higher Education, 2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines,
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$99

An engaged and impassioned community strengthens our democracy, but leading effective dialogue for community engagement has become increasingly difficult, and when derailed, can lead to chaos. Our highly polarized politics contributes to a “win-lose” mentality, limited resources heighten the stakes, and a frayed trust makes tackling public issues fraught. Designing and facilitating effective community dialogue requires coolness, clarity, courage and skill, as well as a clear and effective meeting structure. The University of Iowa and Iowa Campus Compact are teaming up to improve Iowa's public conversations with the "What's Next, Iowa?" initiative, a hub for community-based engagement. We will provide training and materials to help community members lead difficult discussions about public issues. This University-Community partnership is sponsored by the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Studies and Office of Outreach and Engagement and Iowa Campus Compact. Current Partners include: Golden Hills RC&D, Iowa Valley RC&D, Northeast Iowa RC&D, and Pathfinders RC&D. Those interested in building their community-based engagement skills…

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Iowa College Voter Engagement Summit

April 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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This spring, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is partnering with Iowa Campus Compact and Campus Election Engagement Project to build an unprecedented statewide college voter registration drive that includes all of Iowa’s colleges and universities. To plan, engaged, and learn, we are bringing together your statewide peers for the Iowa College Voter Engagement Summit at the Iowa State Capitol. This summit will include members of Student Government Associations and other civically engaged student groups across Iowa, as well as staff that work with student engagement. There are be TWO chances to attend this daylong event, in order to fit your busy schedule. You can choose to attend EITHER the session on Friday, April 13 OR the session on Saturday, April 14. Complete your free registration as soon as possible!

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Webinar: Engaging Immigrant Communities

April 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Immigration is a national hot topic. During this webinar members of the Cal State East Bay community will share the responsive programs they created to engage the immigrant community and develop positive relationships across difference. In 2014, when a surge in the number of unaccompanied minors immigrating to the United States from Central America created a need for more support of immigrant youth, CSUEB created an Immigrant Community Engagement course. During this course our students probe the dynamics of immigrant experiences and serve at immigrant supporting agencies. In 2016-17 after a surge in federal immigration enforcement and arrests, 200+ campus employees and students have been trained to serve as allies to support the unique needs of undocumented students on campus. Our campus also hosted a CSU systemwide Undocumented Student Resource Summit. In 2017-18 our campus and community common read is In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero, which tells the story of the author’s life after her parents…

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March 2018

National Campus Compact Conference

March 25, 2018 - March 28, 2018
J.W. Marriot Indianapolis, 10 S West St,
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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$375 – $499

True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy Higher education’s role in the work of democracy has never been more important or more contested than it is right now. Our stories are grounded in evidence derived from experience and from systematic investigation, and they are infused with the commitment of higher education to the pursuit of truth. We will: Come together to hear and to tell the stories of that work. Learn from each other about the practice of bringing people together across differences in pursuit of shared values and goals. Challenge ourselves to understand how we can more effectively communicate to a broader public the part higher education plays in creating the communities and the country we seek. Build a diverse web of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and partners committed to higher education’s public purposes.

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Equity and Inclusion for the 1% (not THAT 1%): Student Veterans in Higher Education

March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Zoom web conference
Iowa Campus Compact Webinar

Campus Compact Mountain West has been working with member campuses on an initiative called SECond Mission:Service|Education|Careers, an effort to support access to and success in higher education for Veterans and military-affiliated students. Though only 1% of Americans serve in the armed forces, college and university campuses have a robust population of students affiliated with the military due to the opportunities made available through the Post-911 GI Bill. This group of students is disproportionally nonwhite, living with a service-related disability, living in poverty, and earning less than their peers if they’re employed. During this webinar, we will discuss the ways in which the academic support needs of military-affiliated students align with other groups of non-traditional and adult learners. We will also highlight the ways in which student Veteran support programs have borrowed from Safe Zone and other interventions developed for LGBTQ students. Finally, we will share specific program models from SECond Mission that have made demonstrable impacts on student Veteran persistence…

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