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March 2020

EVERY FRIDAY: Virtual Discussion

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - May 15 @ 3:30 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Register here and each week we will share specific topics.

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April 2020

CANCELED: Community Engagement Network Gathering – Winona and La Crosse

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Engage Winona, 119 E 3rd St.
Winona, MN 55987 United States

Join us for an open house gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in and around Winona and La Crosse 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. Location: Engage Winona, 119 E 3rd St., Winona, MN --- This event is part of a series of informal Campus Compact network gatherings across Iowa and Minnesota. Find a full calendar of 2019-20 Minnesota events. Learn more about Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact's mission and priorities. 

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Speak Up:How to Work Change in Your Community

April 16 @ 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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CANCELED: Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards Luncheon

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saint Mary’s University, Twin Cities, 2500 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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This event brings together a variety of civic engagement stakeholders both to celebrate the good work already being done across the state and to consider ways of building on that work for greater impact. Date: April 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 11 a.m.) Location: St. Mary's University, Twin Cities, 2500 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404. See campus map. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact Jaquelyn Chagnon at jchagnon@compact.org or 612-359-6464. REGISTRATION This event is canceled. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact Jaquelyn Chagnon at jchagnon@compact.org or 612-359-6464. AGENDA 11:00 a.m. Registration opens 11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Keynote Speaker Irene Fernando The nomination process for this year is now open! Learn more here. 1:30 p.m. Adjourn KEYNOTE SPEAKER Irene Fernando will provide a keynote address. Irene founded Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) while a University of Minnesota undergraduate student. She went on to lead STLF for 11 years and has since been a Bush Foundation Fellow, taught social entrepreneurship at Saint…

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

April 28 @ 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

Building Student Dispositions for Community-Engaged Learning

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

The webinar is structured around six 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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Community Engagement Network Gathering – Duluth and Superior

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal, open house gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in and around Duluth and Superior 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. Location: Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway St, Superior, WI 54880 --- This event is part of a series of informal Campus Compact network gatherings across Iowa and Minnesota. Find a full calendar of 2019-20 Minnesota events. Learn more about Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact's mission and priorities. 

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June 2020

Community Engagement Professional Retreat

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 1:00 pm
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
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$500

Campus Compact has a long history of creating spaces for personal and professional growth for those leading the public purpose of higher education. This retreat is designed by and for Community Engagement Professionals (CEPs) to carry on that tradition and create a unique reflective learning space. We are seeking to create a diverse group of attendees representing a variety of contexts, cultures, identities, and experiences to enhance learning, reflection, and growth for all. See below for more information. Applications to attend due April 24, 2020. Retreat Goals:  Relax in a welcoming environment, recognizing that our work is challenging and requires time for reflection and recharging Create an inclusive learning community in which personal and professional experiences are honored Reflect on the gifts and passion participants bring to this work, and affirm their commitment to the field Expand participants’ capacity to deepen engagement across the institution, lead through times of change in higher education, and exercise leadership with an equity lens…

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November 2020

2020 Civic Action Academy

November 13 - November 14
Franklin Junior High, 4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Save the Date! The 2020 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 13 and 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. For the fourth year in a row, this unique professional development opportunity will bring students from Iowa and Minnesota together to learn new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. 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. This year, the event will coincide with our first Social Changemaker Challenge, sponsored by Principal. Learn more here.

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2020 Social Changemaker Challenge

November 13
Franklin Junior High, 4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Brought to you by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact and Principal Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) is excited to announce the 2020 Social Changemaker Challenge, funded by Principal. The Challenge is open to current college students in business or related majors interested in using emerging business skills to address complex social problems. Student teams will be supported in taking a systems-level approach to understanding the problem, identifying gaps, and proposing solutions. The Social Changemaker Challenge uses higher education’s human capital to create innovative solutions to complex social problems. It helps students get experience addressing complex social problems by demonstrating highly sought-after workforce skills like leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, and teamwork. Student teams will work with a local community or campus partner to submit an application to participate. The application will include a description of the problem and plans for the partnership. IAMNCC staff will select and invite student-community teams to the innovation challenge day. On the day of…

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