Annual Service Engagement Summit and Awards Gala

DarkGreenWallJoin us for the 7th Annual Service Engagement Summit
February 27- 28, 2017

ashley-ford-eric-ryan-anderson-heroThe annual Summit is our signature event which provides our partners with the opportunity to hear the brightest speakers, participate in the most thought provoking and useful workshops, and create programming that will leave a lasting impact on our society for years to come.

This year, we will focus on the role of social justice in higher education through the lens of power, privilege, and the coming together of communities.

Marriott North Indianapolis
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis  Indiana  46240  USA

Registration is now closed.


Kimberly Dark, award winning writer, storyteller, performer, and speaker who helps audiences discover that we are creating the world, even as it creates us. She will present “Peace, Power and Privilege.” Kindness and awareness toward oneself and others is a path to cultural transformation. We all inhabit moments of privilege and oppression and while not equal, those moments can lead us to examine our internalized social patterns while advocating on behalf of people whose experiences we don’t share. Luckily, our identities intersect and interact in humorous and useful ways. This keynote includes storytelling, prompts and insights that allow audience members to discover their own unique paths to working together for social and personal betterment.  Watch a video greeting from Kimberly.

Ashley C. Ford, a writer and regular contributor to Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed News, and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. She hosts’s podcast “Authorized” and was recently named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Ashley will present “Race, Class, and Empathy.” She will touch on art as a public service, connection through shared emotional language, and learning to value the experiences of humans who are not necessarily like you. It may well be that America has come to a precipice as a social experiment, but Ford asserts that it will be the current generation of young adults who define what it means to be American in the coming years.


Robert Bringle, IUPUI, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies; Senior Scholar, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning will present Empathy and Social Justice – Although there are many reasons why individuals help, one of the prominent motivators for taking action is an empathic response by an observer. Empathy is viewed as a precursor to civic engagement, a mediator of other responses during civic engagement, and as an outcome resulting from civic engagement. Participants in this workshop will examine the cognitive and emotional nature of empathy in community-based activities.

Eric Hartman, Executive Director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College will present A Disciplined Approach to Social Justice: Advancing Human Rights through Engaged Learning – this workshop will clarify the intersection of a human rights approach with social justice and engaged learning. It will offer participants clear conceptual frameworks, program examples, and relevant tools to cooperate with students and community partners in an approach to engagement that more deeply understands and ultimately advocates for the inherent dignity of all persons.

Civic Reflection Facilitation Workshop. Civic Reflection is peer-to-peer discussion model that builds understanding and mutual respect across differences. Join student trainers from Valparaiso University’s nationally renowned Center for Civic Reflection for a short but impactful mini-training in the art of leading civic reflection discussions on your campus. Student trainers will model civic reflection and then engage you in planning and leading your own on the spot! You will walk away with newfound abilities that will aid you in facilitating deep and reflective conversation wherever you go.


Bill Gregory, adjunct faculty member in the School of Business & Economics at Indiana University Northwest and adjunct faculty in the Social Sciences Department at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest Region, will present No Stone Unturned. In this interactive workshop participants will explore, first hand, issues such as power and powerlessness; inclusion and exclusion; the impact and experience of social identity group membership; the impact of being a member of 1 up or 1 down groups in a larger society; access to resources; and opportunity and privilege.


Elizabeth Asmaa Valencia, IUPUI will present The Hijabi Dialogues: Stories of Gender, Identity, Faith and Understanding


  • Acting Justly and Seeking Justice Through Critical Service LearningPaul E. Blysma, Calvin College
  • Advocating for Structural Change: Collaborative Models for Teaching and Learning within Institutional Structures Danielle Lake, Jessica Jennrich, Jennifer Getting Jameslyn, Amy McFarland, and Gloria Mileva, Grand Valley State  University
  • Beyond Anger and Panic After Offensive Comments in the Classroom Mia Johnson, Ivy Tech Community College and Andrea Powell Wolfe, Ball State University
  • Challenging the Master Narrative: Counterstorytelling in Social Change-Centered EducationMel Gruver and Vanessa Pacheco, Purdue University and Mark Latta, Marian University
  • Critical Service Learning: A Case Study of a State-wide Faculty Learning Community – 16-17 Class of Faculty Fellows, Tina Kruger, Indiana State University, Mark Latta, Marian University, Lindsey Payne, Purdue University, and Jennifer VanSickle, University of Indianapolis
  • Culture, Service, and Social Justice: Nursing Students at the Pine Ridge Reservation Julie Mattingly, Indiana University Southeast and Lisa Preston, Methodist College
  • Forging and Sustaining Research-Minded Professionals Through Service EngagementKala Chakradhar and Natalie Kelley, Murray State University
  • Intersecting Identity, Privilege, and Selfies: Ethical Social Media for ServiceNiki Messmore, IUPUI
  • Putting Gender on the Agenda: Feminism, Engaged Scholarship, and the Liberal Arts CurriculumMary Ellen Lennon and Holly Gastineau-Grimes, Marian University
  • Service learning for Health Service students through the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a wellness fair for at risk students at an alternative high school Erin Reynolds and Ethel Elkins, University of Southern Indiana
  • Stories Moving Stories: Bridging Community Engagement, Thoughtful Reflection, and Public PerformanceAnna Zimmerman, Maresa Kelly, and Leah Noe, Marian University
  • Strengthening a Community Anchor through Interdisciplinary  Service-Learning: Inspiring Faculty, Students, and Community –  Marianna Foulkrod, Lisa Borrero, Lynn Shaw, Elizabeth Moore, and Rhonda Wolverton, University of Southern Indiana

Resource Roundtables:

  • The Blue Roots Project: Design Thinking for Social EngagementBriee Eikenberry, Aiste Manfredini, Jess Pettingill, and Sarah Janssen, Ball State University
  • Building a Collaborative Culture and Infrastructure for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Indiana University SoutheastGloria Murray, Lisa Russell, Bernadette Jessie, and Faye Camahalan, Indiana University Southeast
  • Curricula for Social Change: The Faculty Institute Approach to Creating a Culture of Community Engagement Connie Snyder Mick and Annie Cahill Kelly, University of Notre Dame
  • New Service Learning and Community Engagement at an Historically-White, Small Liberal Arts CollegeAlan Bartley, Kerri Hauman, and Scott Whiddon, Transylvania University
  • Prioritizing Partners: Fostering a Transformative Service Learning Scholars Program at Indiana State University Heather Dalton Miklozek and Makailya Rice, Indiana State University


  • An Innovative Role for Nursing Students in a Student-Run Free ClinicLauren Wright, Josselyn Howell, and Julie Poore, Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Developing Short-term Service Courses to Latin America to Explore Social Justice and PowerDouglas Harms, DePauw University
  • FAITH CDC in Gary: A Mutually Empowering Partnership Joan Crist, Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Making Music to Enhance Mental Health in Eldoret, Kenya Michael Peters and Ethan Wahl, Purdue University
  • Muncie’s ArtsWalk: Making a Good Event BetterCraig Webster, Ball State University
  • Recommendations for Creating a Mutually-Beneficial Service Learning Project for Community Partners and College Students Angela M Coppola and Victoria True, Indiana University Kokomo
  • Reimagining Opera for Kids: A Fluid Feedback Model for Community Partners and Service Learning CoursesKimberly Carballo, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Sustaining Healthy Living in JamaicaWendy Turner-Frey, Brittany Bailey, and Kelsey Weber, University of Southern Indiana
  • The Strategy of Dialogue for Civic Engagement: Reflection on a Co-Hosted ConversationSherrie Steiner, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • The Use of Importance Performance Analysis in Assessing Service Learning – Kuan-Chou Chen and Keh-Wen “Carin” Chuang, Purdue University Northwest
  • Using Digital Stories in the Classroom: Creating Safe Space for CaringChristina Ivanova, Indiana University Kokomo

Schedule at a glance:

Monday, February 27, 2017

12:00 PM -1:00 PM     Registration – light refreshments

1:00 PM – 4:15 PM     Concurrent Big Picture Workshops: Robert Bringle – Empathy and Social Justice, Eric Hartman – A Disciplined Approach to  Social Justice: Advancing Human Rights through Engaged Learning, and Civic Reflection Facilitation Workshop

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM     Cocktail Reception

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM     Dinner

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM     Keynote: Kimberly Dark – Peace, Power, and Privilege

7:15 PM – 8:15 PM     Service Engagement Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM     Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM     Poster Presentations

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM     Welcome

9:15 AM -10:00 AM     Keynote: Ashley Ford – Race, Class, and Empathy

10:10 AM -11:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions

11:10 AM-12:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Lunch – Program: Elizabeth Asmaa Valencia – The Hijabi Dialogues: Stories of Gender, Identity, Faith and Understanding

2:10 PM  – 3:00 PM     Concurrent Sessions

3:00 PM                        Candy extravaganza

The 2017 Service Engagement Award nominations close January 11, 2017. Consider applying or nominating a colleague.

Each year, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses across the state partner with community agencies to improve people’s lives and Indiana Campus Compact has the privilege of honoring the best of the best with our Annual Service Engagement Awards. Service Engagement Awards. Award winners will be announced during the Awards Celebration and all nominees will be recognized.

We will celebrate the winners of our annual awards for faculty, students, staff, community partner agencies, and partner campus of the year.

The Gala includes:

  • Cocktail reception from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Dinner from 5:45 PM-6:30 PM
  • Keynote address by Kimberly Dark – Peace, Power and Privilege from 6:30 PM-7:15 PM
  • Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Awards from 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Tickets for the Gala will be available December 1st.


Full Conference One Day Awards Gala Awards Gala Table
Campus Compact Partner $200 $150 $30 $250
Campus Compact Partner Student $125 $75 $30 n/a
Non Campus Compact Partner $500 $400 $100 n/a
Campus Compact Advisory Council*if you are unsure if this applies to you, please check here $50 $25 $30 n/
*please note: in order to keep our conference prices low, the Awards Gala is now an add-on option and no longer included in the conference registration. The Awards Gala ticket price is kept at cost for our partner campuses.
  • Registration closes February 12, 2017 @ 11:59p.m.
  • Late conference registrations will be allowed on-site with a $50.00 late fee.
  • Refunds will be offered until January 13, 2017 minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds after January 13, 2017.


Indpls Marriott North MapMarriott North Indianapolis
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis  Indiana  46240  USA
(317) 705-0000
I-465 North to Keystone Ave, exit 33 -South on Keystone Ave to 86th Street, East on 86th St to River Crossing Blvd. North on River Crossing Blvd to River Crossing Parkway, hotel is on the right.


Sleeping rooms at the Marriott North Indianapolis are available for $131.00 a night. Book online to receive the block rate automatically or call 1-800-228-9290 and reference Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit.

Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM.


3645 River Crossing Parkway

Indianapolis Indiana 46240

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Lilly Endowment Inc.


We are grateful to the Lilly Endowment Inc.
for their ongoing support as the Presenting Sponsor
of the annual Service Engagement Summit.


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