Join the Campus Champions of Change Challenge!

The White House Champions of Change program highlights the stories and examples of citizens across the country that represent President Obama’s vision of out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world through projects and initiatives that move their communities forward. Many of the most innovative and effective ideas are coming from young people on college campuses across the country. In an effort to highlight the very best student initiatives they are proud to announce the “Campus Champions of Change Challenge” in partnership with MTV U. Tell them about your campus project and how it’s improving the lives of people in or around…

Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification

While the next application for this classification will not be announced until January 2013, more information is available at the Carnegie website —  including a timeline and which campuses will need to apply or reapply.  We encourage you to become familiar with criteria and the process now.

Newman Civic Fellows Award Deadline Extended

Campus Compact is now accepting applications for the 2012 Newman Civic Fellows Awards honoring inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.  The nomination deadline has been extended to February 28, 2012.  Learn more here.

2012 Civic Engagement Institute is Almost Here!

Nearly 300 Presidents, faculty, staff and community partners are registered to attend NC Campus Compact’s 2012 CEI on February 15, 2012 where we will celebrate 10 years of civic engagement and learn how to intensify the impact of campus-based community engagement. It promises to be a powerful and enlightening day!

Proposal Deadline March 9th for Community College National Center for Community Engagement’s 2012 Annual Conference

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement’s invites you to collaborate with your colleagues to submit a proposal for the 2012 Annual National Conference – Leaders Leading Leaders in Service Learning and Civic Engagement on May 23-25, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. As you prepare your proposals please keep in mind the three major focuses of this year’s conference: Leadership, Technology, and Higher Education’s Mission to Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. How is higher education meeting its civic and democratic mission? How is higher education preparing our current and future students to be the next leaders: teachers, firemen, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, health providers,…

Register for “Service-Learning in Graduate Professional Education” Webinar!

This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing service-learning in a graduate professional education setting. Presenters will discuss ways of overcoming challenges and tips for success. They will also describe a few examples of existing curricula at UCSF, including learner and community partner perspectives.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University.  The award winner is granted $2,000. Nominations will be accepted from colleagues, community partners, college presidents, provosts, or through self-nomination.  The nomination deadline is…

Nominations Now Open for Newman Civic Fellows Awards

Campus Compact is now accepting applications for the 2012 Newman Civic Fellows Awards honoring inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.  The nomination deadline is February 21, 2012.  Learn more here.

On Monday, January 16th, College Students will Honor Dr. King Through Service

On January 16, 2012, Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities.  Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the MLK Day of Service will include thousands of projects spread across all 50 states. For the 2012 Day of  Service, NC Campus Compact is a subgrantee of Wisconsin Campus Compact in collaboration with Michigan Campus Compact, Missouri Campus Compact and Oregon Campus Compact. Wisconsin Campus Compact is…

NC Campus Compact Seeks Program Coordinator

NC Campus Compact seeks a fulltime Program Coordinator to help build the capacity of member institutions to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities. Read more or apply by January 6, 2012.

Davidson Student and NC Campus Compact Student Advisory Board Member Awarded Sodexo Grant

Joseph Morrison, a sophomore at Davidson College and member of the NC Campus Compact Student Advisory Board, was awarded a $500 Youth Grant from YSA (Youth Service America) and the Sodexo Foundation to support youth-led service initiatives addressing childhood hunger. His project, one of only 25 grants awarded nationwide, will help students kick off Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week at the Compact’s annual Student Conference November 11 and 12, 2011.

UNC Senior Wins People Magazine Hero Award

Gabe Whaley received $10,000 as the winner of the People Magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Hero Award for his Kicking4Hunger program. With $10,000 from People Magazine in his pocket, Gabe Whaley has big plans for the future of Kicking4Hunger. The magazine awarded Whaley, a UNC senior, $10,000 to devote to the program, as the winner of the magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Hero award. He said the money will help him expand the program, which sends children to soccer camp in exchange for food donations, nationally — and eventually, globally.  Whaley said website builders are designing an online package listing start-up information…

Nominate a Student for the 2012 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Nominations are now open for the President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award that recognizes a college or university student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the fight against hunger and a commitment to a life of service in the area of hunger, poverty reduction or related field. Nomination deadline: November 17, 2011

Supporting Rural Economic Vitality through Campus-Community Partnerships – Webinar

On Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. the state Compacts of California, Iowa, Kansas and Minnesota invite you to explore innovative campus-community partnerships that have the potential to make a sustained impact on local economies in rural areas. Examples from both the Wealth Creation in Rural Communities initiative funded by the Ford Foundation, and from the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris will be presented. Register Today!

Nebraska Newest Compact State!

Nebraska Campus Compact has been officially launched! Twelve out of the 20 higher education institutions in the state are founding members of the NECC. The Compact will be hosted at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Juan Franco will serve as the interim executive director.  This brings Compact network to 36 state offices.

IARSLCE Launches “Proceedings”

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) invites you to join in conversation with fellow researchers and practitioner-scholars through their inaugural conference Proceedings, an online, interactive publication that provides summaries and references for the over 150 sessions to be facilitated by scholars from around the world at the 11th annual conference this fall (Nov 2 – 4, Chicago IL).

NC Campus Compact Announces Speakers for the 2011 Student Conference

The 9th annual Student Conference at Wake Forest University on Saturday, November 12, 2011 will feature expert panelists, workshop presenters, and speakers to deepen attendees’ understanding of North Carolina’s most pressing issues. These experts include: Amy R. Mack, President/CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.; Dr. Nigel Alston, Executive Director for Marketing, Alumni and Community Relations, Winston-Salem State University; Bud Berro, Piedmont Regional Director, Office of the Governor; Justin Kang, Youth and Campus Organizer, Opportunity Nation; and Alexandra F. Sirota, Director, NC Budget and Tax Center.

“Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit” Webcast

Gather students, friends, etc. and watch the  “Democracy From the Inside Out” webcast October 11, 8 p.m.  Parker Palmer will be discussing ideas from his new book   Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Register here:

The Washington Center Recognizes Duke University with Higher Education Civic Engagement Award

Duke University will receive the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars during its annual gala October 3, 2011. The award recognizes educational institutions that made civic engagement initiatives a part of their curriculum and built successful partnerships between their students and community organizations. Augsburg College, Benedict College, DePaul University, Duke University, Florida Gulf Coast University and San Francisco State University are this year’s honored recipients.

Scholarship/Research Opportunity for PhD Student – Higher Education & Natural Disasters

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand has sought to implement service-learning across the institution in response to the devastating earthquakes that rocked their city in 2010 and 2011.  As part of their efforts, they have an amazing opportunity for a PhD student to conduct research on the connection of higher education and natural disasters through a $60,000 scholarship that includes tuition and living expenses for 3 years.  Deadline to respond is October 14.  Enrollment start date can be flexible. Contact NC Campus Compact for a detailed flyer at nccc {at} elon(.)edu .