North Carolina Campus Compact
North Carolina Campus Compact
Friday Update
 January 18, 2013
In This Issue
Awards Deadline Today!
PACE & CEI Registration
Host a VISTA
Symposium on Ethics
General Resources
Network Happenings
Quick Links

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Have a Great MLK Day of Service!
We know that most of our member campuses will engage in service activities on January 21st.   Good luck and please share any highlights with Leslie to post on the NC Campus Compact website. 

Don't forget to tweet about your MLK Day of Service events using #MLKDay & #iServe!


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Today is the Nomination Deadline for Civic Engagement Awards 

Nominations close today, January 18th, at midnight for our annual faculty and staff civic engagement awards. The awards will be presented at the 2013 PACE Conference.   


Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award

This award recognizes one faculty member on an NC Campus Compact member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning.   Visit this link for the Call for Nominations.


Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

This award recognizes staff on NC Campus Compact member campuses that have worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships.   

Nominations are accepted in two categories.

    • Emerging Leader - Individual in the civic engagement field for 4 years or less
    • Sustainer - Individual in the civic engagement field for 5 or more years
Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.
Registration Deadline January 28th for Civic Engagement Conferences

2013 Civic Engagement Institute
"Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community"

February 12, 2013
Elon University 


NC Campus Compact member campuses are committed to engagement with the community.  But to what end?  What are we doing that ensures students are learning skills necessary to become active, lifelong citizens?  What can campuses do to contribute to building the ideal of community? And how do we remove the barriers that stand in the way of this work?


During the 2013 CEI, we will together explore questions, best practices and theory related to citizenship, citizen and community development, and the goal of our civic engagement work in order to ensure deepest impact on campus efforts. 


Team leaders - don't forget to register your team members here!  

2013 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE)

PACEnow in its 15th year, convenes community engagement faculty, staff, researchers and community partners to learn about research, theory and practice in the civic engagement field. This year will include twenty-five workshops featuring presenters from North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Tennessee.

We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the contributions of 10 NC-based practitioner-scholars to the recently released edited volume
Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment (Clayton, Bringle, & Hatcher, Eds. 2013. Stylus), which is the second in the IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research.
The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice. 


Contributing NC-based authors will co-facilitate a series of three sessions and will also be available to discuss their work at a book sale and signing, to be held during lunch.   


Special guest speakers for both days are:  


Dr. Peter Levine, Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Director of CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement),  Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University 



Dr. Judith Ramaley, Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University in the HatfieldSchool of Government, President Emerita of Winona State University, and former president of the University of Vermont (UVM), and Portland State University.

Apply Now to Host an NC Campus Compact VISTA
Application Deadline: February 22nd  

The 2013-2014 NC Campus Compact VISTA Host Site Application is now available for download. 


AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for one year to develop or expand programs that fight poverty. Member campuses are invited to host a VISTA in partnership with a community-based organization. Community-based organizations are also invited to host a VISTA with a member campus partner.


Learn more and access application materials on our VISTA Host Site page. We will also hold 2 technical assistance sessions for applicants on 1/23 at 10 AM and 1/29 at 1 PM. These sessions will review the host site application and offer resources and guidance for completing the proposal. Each session will include an online meeting (using Adobe Connect) and simultaneous conference call.


Conference Call Number:  877-563-3138

Participant Code: 14


To join the meeting online:


Questions?  Contact Chad Fogleman.

NC Campus Compact and ECU Partner to Host "Ethics of Public Service" Symposium

On March 7th at the East Carolina Heart Institute, participants will engage in discussions about ethical responsibilities of public universities, the value of public service to campuses and communities, the ethical dilemmas arising from public service, the rewards to all involved, and the ethical responsibilities. Participants will include faculty, staff, students from ECU, local community colleges and universities and their community partners.  

At the end of this Symposium participants will be able to:

  • Describe a public university's ethical responsibilities to its communities.
  • Analyze the ethical principles involved when communities and campuses work together.
  • Participate in case studies involving ethical dilemmas.
  • Understand the community and university's perspectives toward public service.
  • Network with community partners and university/college colleagues engaged in public service.


Please note that the Symposium link below is only for ECU participants.  The link for non-ECU participants will open on January 29th.  Stay posted to the link below for more details. The cost for individuals from NC Campus Compact member campuses is $40.  The cost of non-members is $50. 

General Resources  


 Looking for Post-Sandy Service Opportunities?


If your campus is interested in exploring alternative break possibilities in the NYC metro region,New York Cares,, is an organization that has been tasked with recruiting, organizing and managing volunteers interested in responding to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. NYCares is estimating the need for a minimum of 50 volunteers daily for the next year in order to accomplish the various responsibilities they've been tasked with.


- From Dr. Laurie S. Worrall, Executive Director, New York Campus Compact






Endowment 101 - A One-Day Intensive Workshop


Facilitated by: Janet Doolin, J.D. 

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6
Monteith Research Center, Room 246, 2410 Campus Shore Drive
NC State University, Centennial Campus

Sponsored by Philanthropy Journala program of the Institute for Nonprofits

Register here to secure your spot today!


The William & Mary Active Citizens Conference

Educating, Uniting, and Inspiring Active Citizens  

Feb 15 - 16, Williamsburg, VA  

Learn more...


2013 Gulf-South Summit on Service Learning in Higher Education

"Re-Engaging Democracy in the 21st Century: Preparing Students to Live Civic-Minded Lives" 

February 27 - March 1, Louisville, KY


Learn more...

Student Learning, Community Development: Advancing Equity and Opportunity through Fair Trade Learning   May 29-31, Ithaca, NY
Sponsored by Cornell University, New York Campus Compact, Amizade Global Service-Learning


Learn more...     


Requests for Proposals/Participation


Participants Needed for Service-Learning Research Study


Ms. Ruth Starr, a PhD researcher, is conducting a mixed methods cross-discipline research study about the role service-learning activities play in the transition from college to work. College graduates are facing increased levels of competition in the workforce. This study will assess how service-learning activities prepare the learner for a career and influence a student's cultural perceptions, attitudes toward community service, competence in doing work tasks, and confidence in achieving personal goals after graduation. 


Do you currently have a list of service-learning course graduates that have graduated in 2010 or prior years when your school offered service-learning courses? If so, Ruth Starr would like to talk with you about participating in the study by distributing the link to the anonymous online survey to service-learning course graduates. 


Ruth's research is based on the historical data collected in prior research sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and would like Campus Compact member schools to also participate. Widener University has agreed to be a research site and has been distributing the online survey link through an email message invitation through the Widener University's Alumni Association. This research project has IRB approval through the Widener Service-Learning Coordinator and Provost. Please contact Ruth Starr at email: if you or your school can participate in the research study. 


To view the survey questions click on the link below:



Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education (JPSHE) 
Call for Manuscripts 
Deadline: February 1st  


JPSHE showcases the new disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical practice generated when faculty engage with communities. In doing so, the journal promotes community engaged teaching, research, and service as forms of public scholarship. A national and international refereed academic journal, JPSHE's primary authors and audiences are faculty, staff, and administrative leadership in higher education. JPSHE aims to stimulate dialogue about the ways that community engagement affects the nature and scope of faculty work and, in doing so, transforms our disciplines and institutions.


Learn more



Community College National Center for Community Engagement's

22nd Annual International Conference "Service in a Civil Society:  Transformational Leaders for Shared Values and Collective Impact"

May 22 - 24, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ.

Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 8th  


Learn more 



Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement  Teaching Democratic Thinking (special 2014 issue) 

Call for Papers 
Abstract Deadline:  February 15th 


Partnerships is a multi-disciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal, exploring "effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines" in higher education.  This special issue will further expand the discussion of "democratic thinking": what it looks like, if it is a goal higher educators should have, how one acquires it, and how/if it can be taught.  

Learn more  


Special Issue of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES)
Call for Manuscripts 
Deadline: March 1st 


JCES seeks manuscripts related to the theme PARTNER. INSPIRE. CHANGE. and any of these three tracks: Voice of the Student/Young Scholar, Voice of the Community-Partner Scholar, and Voice of the Senior Engaged Scholar.    

Learn more



Journal of Community Practice
Special issue "Interdisciplinary Scholarship for Community Practice"
Call for Papers
Deadline: April 1st  


We are interested in scholarly papers focused on the continuing evolution of community practice for meeting the needs of an increasingly changing world.  We are particularly interested in papers that focus on the implications of emerging demographic trends and social conditions, the emergent research methods, and the use of innovative methods, such as the arts or information technology, in community practice.   As an interdisciplinary journal grounded in social work, we encourage papers that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and community-based scholarship.


Learn more    





Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31st

Youth Service America and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to "take hunger personally" and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. 

Learn more   


Dollar General Literacy Foundation Invites Applications for Adult Literacy Grants

Deadline: February 28th


These grants are for nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance.  Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: adult basic education, general education diploma (GED) preparation, or English language acquisition.


The maximum grant amount is $15,000.  


Learn more  

Peace First Prize
Deadline: April 12th 

Campus Compact recently announced a partnership with Peace First to launch a new national campaign to celebrate young people leading change to create peaceful schools and communities. Five young people between the ages of 8 and 22 will each receive $50,000 and a two-year Fellowship to recognize their peacemaking work and invest in their leadership. This is a great opportunity to engage staff, alumni and youth to nominate young leaders for the Prize. Young people can also apply directly themselves. Winners will be chosen on these key criteria: compassion, courage, and the ability to engage others in creating positive change. Go to to share the Prize with a young person you know or nominate them today! 




 National Civic Engagement Awards



Newman Civic Fellows Award - Nomination deadline - March 1st Sponsored by Campus Compact 


The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award - Nomination deadline - March 29th Sponsored by Campus Compact .


2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty - Nomination Deadline April 26th 
Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)

Network Happenings

Below is a list of upcoming events on NC Campus Compact members campuses that are open to network.   


UNC Wilmington, The South Eastern African American Student Leadership Conference (SEAASLC)

February 22 & 23rd


SEAASLC was established to develop and strengthen the leadership abilities and skills of primarily African American students, though it is open to students of any ethnicity, across the South Eastern United States.

SEAASLC, which originated at UNCW, is hosted in Wilmington every two years, while other universities host the conference the other years. This conference is designed for students in the region to get together for professional workshops on leadership skills, professional development, history, social and moral issues.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference's inception, so we hope you will join us as we are "Remembering Our Roots As We Reach For The Sky".     

Registration and Session Proposal Submission NOW OPEN until 2/1/2013, go to


On Facebook:!/SEAASLC2013


Have Questions? E-mail SEAASLC@UNCW.EDU



UNC Greensboro Community Engagement Series:


Wake Forest University - April 20th, Food Justice Workshop:

The link is to last year's event, once we get the new link we will post it to the website.  


Wake Forest University - September 6-7th, Hunger Dialogue:
(co-sponsored by NC Campus Compact, NC State's Center for Leadership, Ethics and Public Service and Stop Hunger Now) 

More details coming soon. 


Have an event to share? Send an email to Leslie

Please join us in welcoming the newest civic engagement administrators in our network (since our last welcome in September)! 

Dr. Sherree Davis  - 
Director of Civic Engagement and Service Learning (Fayetteville State University)  

Melissa Green - Associate Director, Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service (NC State University)

Dr.Leslie Graybeal - Service-Learning Coordinator and Instructor of English (Wake Technical Community College)