Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 Election Resources

indexMonday, October 6, 2014 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4th General Election. 

  • 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 ballott or an absentee ballot, and find out who is running in your distrtict.
  • Indiana Secretary of State's website -register to vote online, in person, or by mail.
  • Campus Election Engagement Project - founded by author and activist Paul Loeb. Download the newly updated 6 Key Ways to Engage Your Campus.

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.

Campus Election Engagement Project

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. Focusing on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage their students, we worked with 500 schools in 2008 and over 750 in 2012! We're now working to engage students in important mid-term elections.

Resources from CEEP:

Engaging Your Campus in the Elections— Six Key Ways to Act
2014 Campus Vote Map

J.R. Jamison, Interim Executive Director

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jrj 3 iContactJ.R. has spent more than a decade connecting higher education and nonprofits through meaningful community engagement partnerships to strengthen their impact and better orchestrate their narratives as one. He believes that through partnerships, reciprocity and understanding, campuses can begin to make systemic changes that will shift traditional cultures and habits to be more accepting of community-based scholars and learners—ultimately leading campuses to full engagement with their communities in a meaningful way.

He joined the Indiana Campus Compact team in July 2005 as a Program Director, was promoted to Associate Director in July 2006, and became the Interim Executive Director in August 2014. As Interim Executive Director, J.R. will provide overall leadership for the organization, work with the presidents and chancellors of Indiana Campus Compact member campuses, and guide the strategic planning process along with the Board of Directors.

In addition to his work with the Compact, J.R. is the co-founder of The Facing Project, a national movement that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. His work has appeared in national journals, books, The Huffington Post, and on NPR. He has spoken to hundreds of conferences, universities, and speakers' series around the nation and the world.

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