FRIDAY UPDATE - September 23, 2011
Student Conference Special Edition
10th anniversary
Get Ready to "Connect the Dots" November  12, 2011, at Wake Forest University 
2011 Student Conf 

Registration & Workshop Proposal Deadline:  October 3, 2011


Plan to attend the 18th annual Student Conference for a day of student and expert led workshop sessions, issues panel, guest speakers, NC College Positive  training, statewide service challenge, and much more!


Local and national experts will delve into the state's most pressing issues. Three of these exciting experts are Amy Mack, President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth County; Alexandra F. Sirota, Director, NC Budget & Tax Center; and Justin Kang, Campus and Youth Organizer for Opportunity Nation.


Stay posted to the Conference website for updates. Download a conference flyer here.   

Friday Night Service Project


Join us Friday evening, November 11th, at Wake Forest University for Turkeypalooza, followed by a  documentary screening, and reflection. By bringing donated canned goods and participating in Turkeypalooza, attendees will help provide Thanksgiving meals for Forsyth County residents in need.


Click here to download a Turkeypalooza agenda. 

The Community Impact Student Award

Nomination Deadline: October 3, 2011

CISA winners 07Presented during the Student Conference since 2006, the Community Impact Student Award recognizes one student per member institution who exhibits outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their civic engagement efforts. 


Each NC Campus Compact member campus has the opportunity to select their winner.  Visit the Award website to learn more. 

Feed the Hungry


In honor of NC Campus Compact's Tenth Year Anniversary, all member campuses are invited to host/feature initiatives that will address food insecurity in our state.  This Statewide Challenge will be announced at our Student Conference - at the beginning of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week - and will end on our Tenth Anniversary, March 22, 2012.


To kick-off this Challenge, students are invited to bring canned food items to the Student Conference.  They will be collected at Turkeypalooza on Friday night and during the conference Saturday.  Not only will the food collection help conference participants contribute to efforts to alleviate food insecurity in Forsyth County, but all campuses will start our four month food drive working together!


Start collecting canned food!  Come hear at the Student Conference the innovative and creative ways campuses are responding to one of North Carolina's most pressing needs!  Be part of the Solution!

Action Items

 What you need to do between now and October 3, 2011:

  1. Get your campus excited and registered for the Student Conference and Friday Night Service Project!Checklist Registration and details can be found on the 2011 Student Conference website. 
  2. Encourage students to submit workshop proposals. Students who are deepening or taking innovative approaches towards civic engagement  can submit here.
  3. Nominate a student for the Community Impact Student Award here.
  4. Start collecting non-perishable food items to bring to Turkeypalooza and/or the Student Conference. Challenge your campus to have the most donated items!


Contact Jonathan Romm, NC Campus Compact Program Coordinator, at or (336) 278-7197. 

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