a monthly update for key contacts at member colleges and universities
CEA Conference Registration Closes May 18!

CEAC is for staff and faculty who coordinate community engagement activities. This intimate event offers deep reflection about community and civic engagement work through presentations, workshops, facilitated discussions and networking. 

The event will be held TUESDAY, JUNE 7 at Elon University's Moseley CenterCheck-in begins at 8:30 a.m., program begins at 9:30, and we adjourn at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $70/pp

Special treat for those arriving early: Staff of Elon's Kernodle Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement will offer a tour of the Kernodle center (also located in Moseley Center) from 8:50 - 9:20 a.m.
Sampling of confirmed CEAC workshops:
  • When Experts Don't Know It All: Preparing Faculty for Community
  • Enhancing Campus Election Engagement Efforts
  • Designing and Promoting Responsible Global Service Experiences
  • College Male Motivation for Civic Engagement
  • Serving in Place: Planning Local Alternative Breaks
  • Confessions of Reflective Practitioners
  • Assessing the Impact of an On-campus Student Food Pantry
Technical Assistance for 2016 President's Higher Ed Honor Roll

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll team will be providing technical assistance related to the 2016 application process. The dates, times, and formats are as follows:

Webinar - Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Webinar logisitics will be sent at a later date. Please RSVP to rbisi@cns.gov.

Conference Call #1 - Thursday May 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Call-In Number: 1-800-619-2655, Participant Code: 7271679

Conference Call #2 - Thursday June 9, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Call-In Number: 1-800-619-2655, Participant Code: 7271679

The deadline to complete the 2016 Honor Roll application is June 15, 2016.

Learn more: 
Calling Campus Liaisons: RSVP to our August Network Meetings

The NC Campus Compact network meetings are for civic/community engagement administrators (staff and faculty) at NC Campus Compact member schools. These meetings include a morning PD session, lunch, and afternoon sharing of member campus highlights and NC Campus Compact updates. Attendance is FREE but please RSVP by July 15! Join us at either venue:
  • Tuesday, August 2 @ Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • Thursday, August 4 @ UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Learn more about Network Meetings
Robert Sigmon Archive Now Online!

The Robert Sigmon Collection has been digitized and is available online via the Elon University Belk Library Archives and Special Collections. This archive contains hundreds of documents from Robert L. Sigmon, a nationally recognized pioneer of experiential learning and experiential service.

The online collection reflects the period from 1962 to 2009 and includes Sigmon's teachings, research, discussion and insight into the field of service learning. NC Campus Compact and Elon University partnered with Sigmon in 2010 to collect the print archive. Thank you to the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon for providing support for the digitization project this spring.
Still recruiting candidates for AmeriCorps VISTA positions!

Apply by May 30 for priority consideration
1-year term of service begins early August, 2016
We are still seeking strong candidates to fill AmeriCorps VISTA positions at some host sites for 2016-17 project year. Please share this national service opportunity with recent grads and young alums who have experience as student service leaders. Sites still recruiting:
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • NC Wesleyan College
  • S.G. Atkins CDC (in partnership with Winston-Salem State)
  • UNC Greensboro
  • William Peace University
Interested candidates may send resume & brief letter of interest to Chad Fogleman (cfogleman2@elon.edu) immediately. All applicants must also complete the AmeriCorps application and submit to our position listing on AmeriCorps.gov
Learn more about this position.
News & Notes

DUES RENEWAL PROCESS is happening now. A renewal notice was sent to your President or Chancellor's office earlier this month, and all primary liaisons were cc'd on the notice. Member campus dues for 2016-17 should be paid to NC Campus Compact by July 15. For more info, please contact Leslie Garvin, 336-278-7278. 
Colleges placing increasing importance on programs promoting civic engagement. From Inside Higher Ed, May 10. Features Duke and Wake Forest. http://ihenow.com/1Xklu8J  

When service learning doesn't really serve. New book argues for service learning that doesn't prioritize students. From Inside Higher Ed, May 16. http://ihenow.com/1so8nrt

Nominations and applications for IARSLCE 2016 recognition and graduate student scholarships are due by May 24, 2016 and should be submitted electronically to  info@researchslce.org. Additional details may be found below and on our Awards Webpage.
The purpose of this recognition is to encourage, catalyze, support, share, and leverage high quality research. "IARSLCE Recognition of Exemplary Contribution through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement" is categorized into 3 types: Dissertation, Early Career, and Distinguished Career. Recognitions also include ten (10) graduate student scholarships.
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