Friday Update * July 11, 2014

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Fall Regional Network Meetings -
Registration deadline
July 15th 


Register here

Engage in dialogue with other members as well as the NC Campus Compact staff and gain in-depth information on a particular topic. The agenda includes a professional development session, lunch, business meeting (in which NC Campus Compact staff share updates about our work), and an opportunity for member campuses to share highlights. 


August Network Meetings (10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Eastern Region, August 5, 2014
UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Western Region, August 7, 2014
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 



Professional Development Topic:

Julie Plaut, Executive Director and John Hamerlinck, Associate Director of Minnesota Campus Compact, will discuss their new publication "Asset-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education." This book contains thoughtful essays and case studies that explore the opportunities at the intersection of campus-community partnerships and Asset-Based Community Development. One chapter "On the Path to Neighborhood Transformation: Social Capital, Physical Improvements, and Empowerment in Partnership," is written by Janni Sorensen and Tara Bengle, faculty at UNC Charlotte.


We strongly encourage you to read the book prior to attending. The book is regularly $15 but NC Campus Compact members can receive a 20% discount with a special code. Email Rene Summers to access the special offer. 

Registration Now Open for the 2014 NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference


Make plans to bring a team to the 3rd annual NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference, September 26-27, 2014 at Appalachian State University. With the theme "Hunger and...." the conference will examine the factors that contribute to food insecurity, as well as factors that might alleviate and contribute to solving problems of hunger.  


Visit the conference site here.


Register here. Registration is $125 per person and closes on September 16th.


Ways to Get Involved 

Submit an entry to the blog


The new NC Campuses Against Hunger blog is designed to establish an ongoing forum for sharing ideas about what we are doing on our individual campuses and local best practices. Below is how your college/university can get involved. 


1.     Provide statistics about your school-

a.      total enrollment,
b.      signature programs to combat hunger,
c.      key community partners
d.      statistics from your area

2.     Contribute to the blog by telling us about what your school is doing, share ideas, and suggest directions for future conferences. 


Send your statistics and/or blog entry to


Create a Poster


We invite one or two students from each institution to bring a poster outlining a unique hunger-related program on that campus.  We will display these posters during one of our large group sessions and ensure time for participants to ask questions and discuss ideas that these posters inspire. 

Bring Canned Goods

We invite each participant to bring 3-5 canned goods to be used during the Friday night service project.  

Watch "A Place at the Table"


We encourage every campus to have at least one member of its team view this documentary

and participate in the guided reflection during one of the breakout sessions. A Place at the Table shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. It is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes, and On Demand. Check out Net Flix and other streaming options.

Prepare a "pitch"


During our first group session we invite one member from every campus to briefly (in 3-4 minutes) "pitch" an idea or program of their campus and allow the conference participants (in 4-5 minutes) to ask questions, make suggestions, and, in general, create an atmosphere of collaboration and dialogue. We want this time to be a period during which our students take prominent leadership roles and become invested in these issues that affect us all. 


The 3rd annual conference is sponsored by Appalachian State University's Watagua Global

Community, University College, and the ACT office, NC Campus Compact, WFU Institute for Public Engagement, , NCSU CSLEPS, Stop Hunger Now, and Universities Fighting World Hunger.


 Questions? Contact Deborah Donnett or Clark Maddux.

NC Campus Compact Welcomes New Board Chair


On July 1, 2014 NC Campus Compact welcomed Nido Qubein, President of High Point University, as the third Executive Board Chair. He follows Chancellor Kenneth Peacock, Appalachian State University, who served from 2008-2014 and inaugural Chair, President Leo Lambert, Elon University, who served from 2002-2008.


In a July 8th President Qubein sent to all NC Campus Compact member Presidents/Chancellors, he included the statement below and a memo from Interim Executive Director, Leslie Garvin.


"The next few years will be important and impactful years for Campus Compact of NC with new initiatives, substantive programs, and committed engagement. We are grateful for your continued support and especially your participation at board meetings and at statewide conferences.  With your leadership, there is no question that our campus communities will be enriched through service."

CEEP-NC Election Related Updates

"Overview of TurboVote" webinar
July 30th at 2:00 p.m. 


NC Campus Compact is partnering with TurboVote, a non-partisan, nonprofit voter engagement group, to host this webinar that will provide an overview of how the program works, discuss the benefits of partnership, and share successful examples.


More than 140 colleges and universities nationwide, including Elon University, Wake Tech Community College, and UNC-Charlotte, have partnered with TurboVote and used their online service to provide students with the information and materials they need to vote in local, state, and federal elections.   


Please RSVP to with the subject line "North Carolina Webinar" if you (or others from your institution) are interested in attending the webinar.


In addition, the TurboVote team is available as a resource for your voter engagement efforts on campus - feel free to reach out to TurboVote Partnerships Associate Hannah Bristol at


Additional updates from the Campus Election Engagement Project-NC: 

  • NC Campus Compact hosted a July 9th webinar on "Understanding the New NC Voting Law."
  • The Call for Proposals to support election-related activities that build awareness, register voters, and get voters to the polls, will be released on August 1st.
  • Election-related news and resources are available on the CEEP-NC website.
  • If you want to receive the monthly CEEP-NC newsletter, send an email to Leslie Garvin .
Relevant Links

Civic Engagement Jobs

National Civic Engagement Calendar

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (Summer 2014 volume available)

National Student Leadership Opportunities


Board of Directors and Alliance Trustees Wanted

Deadline: July 25th


America's Promise Alliance is currently seeking two young leaders (16-25 years old) to serve on their Board of Directors and Alliance Trustees. Each youth attends meetings in Washington, DC, acts a full voting member of the leadership body and plays a valuable role in their strategic direction.


Learn more and apply



 Youth Advisory Council Members Wanted
Application Deadline: August 1st


The National Youth Leadership Council is seeking qualified young leaders between the ages of 14-21 to serve on its Youth Advisory Council for a two-year term from 2014-2016. The YAC is a team of young servant-leaders recognized for their dedication to promoting youth leadership, service-learning, and educational achievement for all. The YAC advises NYLC on its programming and brings a valuable youth perspective to the organization's work. We are accepting applications from any youth who have participated in one or more NYLC event or program (including the National Service-Learning ConferenceŽ, National Youth Leadership Training, Project Ignition, NYLC Board of Directors, or trainings provided by NYLC staff).


Learn more and apply 


General Engagement Events, News & Resources

Fourth Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference 
"Moving Us Forward - Fifty Years On: From Civil Rights to Critical Engagement"

October 15-17, 2014, Jacksonville, FL 

Early Bird Registration ends July 15!


Florida is the 2014 host state for this national conference which is organized and sponsored by the Campus Compact state affiliates on the East Coast (Maine to Florida).


Learn more.


Fourth Annual President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Gathering

September 22 - September 23, 2014, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Registration deadline: September 15th


The Gathering offers an opportunity for students, staff, and administrators to share experiences, learn from experts, and meet administration officials who share a commitment to community service with an interfaith engagement component. The event is designed to be helpful to institutions of higher education that are just beginning programs in interfaith/community service and those with long traditions in this work. An important part of the program is celebrating all the work that is happening on campuses across the country to provide students with opportunities to develop lifelong skills in interfaith cooperation and community service. Participants will have opportunities to tell stories about what is happening on their campus, learn about best practices, and celebrate ongoing work so that they will return to their campus inspired to take the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge to the next level.


Sponsored by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Learn more here.  




The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City hosted a June webinar "Measuring the Shared Value Of Anchor Community Engagement" highlighting best practices for "anchor institutions" such as colleges/universities who are committed to operating in a particular community long-term and have a direct interest in seeing that community thrive.  Click here to download the audio recording.   



National Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Announced


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education recently announced the members of the National Advisory Panel for the 2015 Elective Community Engagement Classification process.  Established in 2006, the National Advisory Panel plays an integral role in reviewing applications and offering assessments as to which institutions qualify to receive the Community Engagement Classification.  In addition, the Panel provides guidance and insight around issues that help shape the content and administration of the Classification in future years.


Panel members for the 2015 application review include Dr. Emily Janke, Director, Institute for Community & Economic Engagement, UNC Greensboro, and Dr. Barbara Holland.


Learn more about each of the National Advisory Panel members here.


Applications for the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and Re-Classification were due on April 15, 2014.  The results of the application process will be announced in January 2015.  Only those institutions that receive the classification will be identified.





Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement


This 7th volume features articles that were originally presented at the CU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds international conference. This volume demonstrates the creative and innovative ways in which academic researchers and knowledgeable community groups can work together to produce results that are important and useful to community, academics and policy makers. Many of the articles included here are co-authored, ensuring that partnership remains the hallmark of the research, right through to dissemination of results. 


Read here.




REACH NC Expands



A Web portal that connects North Carolina government officials, researchers and citizens to experts in higher education, REACH NC, now has been expanded to include universities' non-human assets and resources. REACH NC Resource Finder allows users to locate wet labs, service labs, scientific instruments, open software and clinical trial participation opportunities at UNC Chapel Hill, four additional UNC campuses and Duke University.



University of Georgia has created an online orientation module for serving the Latino population. 

Calls for Proposals/Submissions


University Social Responsibility Summit and International Service Learning Conference 

November 19-21, 2014, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong, China
Deadline: July 15th

Learn more 


eJournal of Public Affairs 

Special Issue on Global Engagement: Educating Globally Competent Citizens in Colleges and Universities
Deadline: July 15th
Learn more   

The Service-Learning and Experiential Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association 

Advances in Service-Learning Research series
Call for Chapters & Reviewers for the 2015 volume

Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality

Edited by Alan S. Tinkler, Barri E. Tinkler, Jean R. Strait & Virginia M. Jagla

Intent to submit deadline: July 15th


Intent to submit a manuscript, including a working title and 100-150 word abstract, should be sent to Alan Tinkler (



National College Inventors and Innovators Alliance[New!]

19th Annual Conference
March 20-21, 2015, Washington, D.C
Deadline: September 10th

Learn more  


Grants and Funding


Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas 

Deadline: July 23rd 


The purpose of this CDC pilot project is to fund Land Grant Colleges and Universities to conduct intervention strategies through existing cooperative extension and outreach services at the county level. These strategies will improve physical activity and nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high. Residents of these communities may have less access to healthy foods and fewer opportunities to be physically active. If improvements are made and continued, these programs can have long-term positive impacts on the health of residents in these counties. The initiative can reinforce the health of the community as a critical determinant of individual health and well-being.


Eligible applicants are Land Grant Colleges and Universities that have counties in their state with an obesity prevalence over 40%, as determined by CDC's county level data estimates in the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. To reach the maximum number of eligible counties, no more than one Land Grant College and University from an eligible state will receive funding. However, to maximize the reach and impact of federal funding to as much of the population as possible, funding preferences may be given to applicants serving multiple counties.


Learn more


Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Grants(New!)
Deadline: August 1st


The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of all the people of North Carolina. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that address one of the following focus areas: Community Economic Development, Environment, Strengthening Democracy, Public Education, and Social Justice and Equity. The Foundation invests in statewide, regional, and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant state.


Learn more



Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline: August 15th


Grants support nonprofit organizations and public service agencies that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.


Learn more