Liaison UPDATE * October 15, 2015

The UPDATE is distributed monthly to member campus liaisons and key contacts.
Please forward or share relevant information with others on your campus. 

Last chance for CSNAP Student Conference
Space is available but registration closes Oct. 16!

The 2015 CSNAP Student Conference will be hosted by UNC Pembroke, November 6-7. The main event on Saturday, 11/7, features a day-long training on "inclusive leadership" delivered by the Sustained Dialogue Institute. Our Friday evening session will spotlight the unique community of Pembroke with Native American crafts, food, storytelling, and a reflection on how participants can "live your legacy."
Registration is now first come, first serve for members and non-member campuses.
  • Cost: $90/pp (Campus Compact member) or $100/pp (non-member) - includes optional Friday evening session (with dinner) and Saturday training (with breakfast and lunch) 
  • Friday session: 5 - 10 p.m./ Saturday session: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Stay at Holiday Inn Express Pembroke on Friday night and receive special rate of $72.00 (plus tax). Book online or call 910.521.1311 by Oct. 16.
  • We recommend that campus liaisons register your student leaders now!
Contact Chad Fogleman at or 336-278-7278 with questions.
MLK Day of Service Mini-Grants now available
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North Carolina Campus Compact is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for the MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project Challenge

All Campus Compact members in the southern region (including NC!) may apply for mini-grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support MLK Day of Service projects. The Southern Region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

All projects must support service that alleviates hunger and/or supports veterans and their families.
View RFP details and application on the program's website:

Applications are due by midnight, Friday, October 30, 2015.
Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, November 15, 2015.
Iowa Campus Compact, the lead agency, will host a technical assistance webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m. CST.
Learn more about mini-grants for southern region schools, or contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director, at with questions.
PACE Conference workshop proposals due Nov. 9
Our annual PACE Conference will be held February 10, 2016 at High Point University. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend this day-long event which seeks to inform and advance the research and practice of community engagement by sharing research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, effective curricular and co-curricular models, and best practices. 

In addition to a top-class slate of workshops from faculty experts across North Carolina and the region, PACE 2016 will consider "the future of service-learning" with a special participatory presentation led by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Dr. Patti Clayton and Dr. Sarah Stanlick, 

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS is now available online. Deadline to submit is November 9, 2015. All workshop proposals are considered by a committee of faculty members from across the network.Presenters will be notified by December 7, and will be asked to confirm by December 18.
Nominate NC Faculty for the Sigmon Award
Presented  during the PACE Conference since 2006, the Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Kiser-Sigmon Award recognizes one faculty person on a member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. A committee, composed of practitioners in the service-learning field who live and work outside of North Carolina, selects the winner based on significant service-learning experience, community and student impact and institutional impact.

Read the Call for Nominations to learn more. 

Nominations due December 18.
Save the date: Winter network meetings Jan. 5 & 7
The semi-annual Network Meetings offer community engagement administrators the opportunity to connect with other member institutions and explore a professional development topic. There is no cost to attend, and lunch is provided.
Our January 2016 network meetings will feature a session exploring current voting rights issues impacting students in NC and recommendations for campuses seeking to foster student civic and political engagement. With Democracy NC and Campus Vote Project.
Eastern Region
Tuesday, January 5 at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Western Region
Thursday, January 7 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Registration/RSVP coming soon!
News from our NC Network!
Civic Engagement Institute: Democratic Education: 100 Years Beyond Dewey

Yesterday NC Campus Compact contacted member campus Provosts with an invitation to form a campus team to attend the 2016 Civic Engagement Institute (CEI), Feb. 9, 2016 at High Point University. CEI 2016 will focus on the theme of Democratic Education. Please be aware of this upcoming event, as registration is opening soon! Learn more here or contact Leslie Garvin with questions. 

New Food Insecurity Learning Community!

Because so many campuses are working to address hunger, NC Campus Compact will support a new food insecurity learning community for faculty and staff. Elon University's Campus Kitchen director Stacey Rusterholz will coordinate and support this group. Please contact Leslie Garvin if you are interested in learning more about this effort.

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Presidents Forum 2015: Making the case for #ServiceYear
On September 30, more than 90 presidents, chancellors, foundation, government, and corporate leaders gathered at a special NC Campus Compact Presidents Forum to discuss how higher education can support a culture of #ServiceYear in North Carolina. Retired General Stanley McChrystal, chair of the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project, delivered keynote remarks, and panelists of college presidents, service program alums, and foundation and business leaders shared their perspectives.

Welcome our newest member campus: Guilford Tech!
And a warm welcome to Guilford Tech's campus liaisons:
  • Alan Pike, Director, Institutional Advancement
  • Harry Stillerman, Director, GTCC Foundation
Hope to see you at a Campus Compact event soon! Read more about Guilford Tech.
Jobs in the Network
Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Event
REGISTER NOW - Early Bird Registration Discounts End Oct. 15!

Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact
March 21-23, 2016
Boston, MA

The program features Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of Our Kids and Bowling Alone as the keynote speaker. The leading national organizations in higher education engagement will offer sessions documenting the diversity and richness of efforts to advance the public purposes of higher education. Dozens of sessions will showcase the latest work by established and emerging scholars and practitioners. On Three embedded institutes offer the opportunity to experience the conference with a cohort of colleagues with shared interests. 

Partner Spotlight: CCPH Call for Proposals
The deadline for the Call for Proposals for CCPH's 14th International Conference is OCTOBER 15! Submit your proposal using the online form today!

CCPH is convening its 14th International Conference, May 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Social and racial justice are at the forefront of conversations about health equity and CCPH will continue to promote, support and encourage partnerships designed to improve health by addressing these issues.

The conference brings together community partners, faculty members, students, funders and policy makers from around to the world to learn from each other and highlight partnerships and research collaborations addressing health equity through social justice. Session and poster proposals are due October 15, 2015.

For more information about the conference, please visit the website:

Think Tank on Social Innovation & Civic Engagement - Free Live Stream, Oct. 26
On Monday, October 26, national Campus Compact will live stream the proceedings of the "Think Tank on Social Innovation and Civic Engagement in Higher Education" hosted by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement of Washington University and DukeEngage of Duke University. The event will feature scholars, students, and practitioners who will share perspectives on these approaches to social change that continue to ascend on our campuses. The think tank will grapple with where these approaches intersect and where they diverge. The live stream is free and open to anyone; registration is required.

From our NC network, DukeEngage's Eric Mlyn, Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement and Peter Lange, Executive Director, DukeEngage, are featured presenters.

The Think Tank live stream will run from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CDT on Monday, October 26 and will be broken into four distinct webinars, each requiring a separate registration. 

Resource Links

Civic Engagement Jobs

National Civic Engagement Calendar

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 

NC Campus Compact VISTA blog 

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