Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Announcing the 2015 Service Engagement Keynote Speakers

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Save the date for the
5th Annual
Service Engagement Summit
March 26-27, 2015

Featuring an opening keynote address by Conor Grennan, Social Entrepreneur, Dean of MBA students at NYU Stern, and New York Times bestselling author of Little Princes. Conor founded Next Generation Nepal, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has rescued and reconnected with their families approximately 500 trafficked children in post-war Nepal. "Conor is a bridge builder who successfully discovers unforeseen opportunities to make a meaningful difference where business, society, culture and people intersect." - Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern

Jeff.2The opening keynote address on day two will be by Jeff Snell, founder of the Midwest Social Innovation LLC and co-founder of the Midwest Consortium for Social Innovation at Marquette University  Snell said that he has seen over and over again that once students are introduced to the concept of social entrepreneurship and shown real-world examples, their capacity to innovate proves endless.  "The students run with these ideas," he said. "As an administrator or faculty member, you have to know when to get out of the way. Help them unleash their passion, and then let them go. It's fun to watch."

The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit is our signature event and it brings our campuses together in celebration around the work they do in campus and community engagement.  Our campuses have made a compact, a public agreement that they are dedicated to serving communities while preparing students as future leaders.

This year's theme is Supporting Students in Social Ventures: Preparing students for a life of career and service.

Call for proposals available Novemember 2014

Registration opens January 2015

2014 Election Resources

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  • TurboVote - When you sign up for TurboVote, they keep track of your elections, local and national. Indiana Campus Compact members receive a 25% discount to sign up as a campus so all of your students receive the benefit.
  • Indiana Voters website - check the status of your current voter's registration, find your polling place, get information about a provisional ballot or an absentee ballot, and find out who is running in your district.
  • Campus Election Engagement Project - founded by author and activist Paul Loeb.

Andrew Seligsohn Named Fifth President of Campus Compact

Seligsohn Andrew headshot2The Campus Compact Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Andrew Seligsohn has been appointed the next president of the organization, effective June 2014. He succeeds Maureen F. Curley who is retiring after serving in the role since 2006. Seligsohn currently serves as Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement and Strategic Planning at Rutgers University–Camden.

As president, Seligsohn will oversee the nation's largest national organization dedicated to civic engagement in higher education. Campus Compact has more than 1,100 national and international member institutions with 34 state affiliates. Headquartered in Boston, Campus Compact has a long tradition of leadership in the field of civic engagement and an extensive, diverse network of Presidents, faculty and staff to sustain and support the community engagement efforts of our members.

Press release

Indiana Campus Compact Announces Interim Executive Director

J.R. Jamison has been appointed the Interim Executive Director for Indiana Campus Compact (ICC), effective August 11, 2014. He succeeds Maggie Stevens, who has accepted a new position at the University of Indianapolis.

As Interim Executive Director, Jamison will assume the responsibilities of overall leadership for the organization for the upcoming year, including working with the presidents and chancellors of ICC member campuses, and guiding the strategic planning process.

jrj 3 iContact"I am honored to lead Indiana Campus Compact as the Interim Executive Director for the next year", says Jamison, "The organization has been a huge part of my life, and I am looking forward to taking the work of the Compact to next level. During the upcoming academic year, the presidents, chancellors and I will carry out a strategic planning process for the organization which will provide a strong road map for community-campus engagement in Indiana. That effort will be priority Number 1, as we plan for a permanent Executive Director. I encourage members and non-members of Indiana Campus Compact to contact me with any questions and I look forward to working in this capacity."

Read press release.

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.