2021 Newman Civic Fellows Announced

Campus Compact Announces 2021 Newman Civic Fellows 212 students honored for their commitment to solving public problems BOSTON, Mass. – March 1, 2021 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the students who will make up the organization’s 2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2021 cohort comprises 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico. The 2021-2022 cohort of Fellows includes students from 14 institutions across Ohio. Ohio Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following students who have been named Newman Civic Fellows public problem solvers:…

2021 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service

Ohio Campus Compact is pleased to announce the  David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service Recipient for 2021! The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of Toledo,…

2021 Charles J. Ping Student Service Awards

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce 12 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients for 2021! OCC’s Charles J. Ping Student Service Award is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for…

AmeriCorps Week Guest Blog: Elexis Hamby, member at Kent State University

By guest blogger: Elexis Hamby My name is Elexis Hamby and I am an Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps member serving at Kent State University in the Office of the Dean of Students. Currently, I am helping to develop our student resource center – the Crisis, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support (CARES) Center. Our center will exist to ensure that students basic needs are met so that they can reach their fullest potential as a student and as a member of society. The CARES Center will and has done so by connecting students to both on and off-campus resources, and sometimes…

Campus Compact announces the 2020 Impact Award Recipients

We congratulate the 2020 Impact Award Recipients! Recipients: Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award The Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award celebrates the ethical leadership and advocacy demonstrated by Community Engagement Professionals. Recipient: Maria Dominguez Gray, Harvard College https://compact.org/dominguez-gray-cruz/   Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement The Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognize early career and senior faculty, respectively, who practice exemplary engaged scholarship through teaching and research. The awards are presented in partnership with Brown University’s Swearer Center. Recipient: Michael Hemphill, UNC Greensboro https://compact.org/hemphill-lynton/ …

New opportunity: Institutional Partners for A Deliberation of Young People Across the United States

Shaping Our Future: A Deliberation of Young People Across the United States Call for institutional partners The Haas Center for Public Service and Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University and the Berggruen Institute seeks 50 campus partners to collaborate on a joint Deliberative Polling experiment with 18-29 year-olds across the country. Modeled on the America in One Room event in 2019, this two-day event, to be held May 15-16, 2021, will involve 1,000 college students across diverse regions and postsecondary institutions, engaging them in deliberations on some of the most pressing challenges facing the country. Over two days, participants will deliberate…

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2020 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service

Ohio Campus Compact is pleased to announce the two David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service Recipients for 2020! The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of…

2020 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce nine Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients for 2020! OCC’s Charles J. Ping Student Service Award is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for…

COVID-19 Resources for Engaged Campuses- from IA and MN Campus Compacts

*reposted from IACC UPDATED APRIL 9, 2020 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact will host a weekly virtual discussion on this topic every Friday at 2:30 pm central for resource-sharing, ideas, and camaraderie. Register to join here and take our survey on what you’d like to see with future meetings. All Campus Compact members welcome. Our team is also available to you for questions, consultations, and event virtual course presentations! Below is our original post with updated resource links being added to the bottom daily. We also want to point to two new articles that offer ideas for the higher education response doing forward. First, National President…

AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Member Snapshot: Amber Smreck, Marietta College

Amber Smreck, Marietta College’s OCC AmeriCorps member I thought I had life figured out. In 2015, I graduated from Marietta College with a BFA in Theatre. Acting was my life, my passion, my everything. I was going to move to Hollywood. I was going to make it. I moved to Columbus, Ohio and started my path to Hollywood. I auditioned for everything in the area. I was told no every time. I felt like I failed. I had hit rock bottom hard, and didn’t know where to go from there. I took a hard look at my life. Theatre was…

AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Campus Snapshot: University of Akron

LEFT- Kayla Perry, OCC’s AmeriCorps member at the University of Akron, at UA’s MLK Day Fair to inform students of services they can receive through the Student Resource Center program, ZipAssist. Meet Kayla Perry, OCC’s AmeriCorps member at the University of Akron. Kayla started her service at UA in fall 2019. She is helping her campus expand the programming of their ZipAssist initiative, which is designed to is meant to “serves as a central information hub, intentionally designed to share available resources, and provide support and assistance to help students be successful at The University of Akron.” At the University…

OCC’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center program Addressing Barriers to Success

Farrah Chrstos joined Ohio Campus Compact in the summer of 2019 to help lead Ohio Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center program. In this blog, Farrah provides an introduction to the program and how it is providing assistance to Ohio’s college students. The  Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps Student Resource Center (SRC) program is in its inaugural year on ten college campuses in the state of Ohio. Developed by Ohio Campus Compact, the AmeriCorps SRC program helps students address non-academic barriers to their college success.  Research has shown that the reason a student will most likely drop out of college is…

Campus Compact seeks Evaluator for Engaged Scholars Initiative

Campus Compact is pleased to invite evaluation consultants to submit proposals for the Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI) being carried out over the next year. Up to $20,000 in funding is available to conduct an evaluation of the Engaged Scholars Initiative. Project Title: Engaged Scholars Initiative Program Evaluation Project Start Date: January 2020 Project End Date: January 2021 Proposals are due at 5pm PST on Monday, December 2, 2019. Submit proposals here. BACKGROUND Background on the Organization Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the only national higher…

Merrimack College Master’s degree in Community Engagement Online Courses Fall ’19

The Merrimack College Master’s degree in Community Engagement is offering three four-credit courses, delivered online, this fall. For more information and to register for a course, please contact Alex Harrigan at harrigana {at} merrimack(.)edu. CME 506G Community Organizing & Development; Online; Thurs 8:30-9:50 required weekly virtual session; This course examines place-based community organizing and development from a social justice perspective. Through case studies, students learn about current issues and approaches to community change. The course emphasizes organizing in low-income communities and provides an assets-based approach. The course will address key issues such as housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and sustainability, with a…

CAMPUS COMPACT ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 MIDWEST ENGAGED SCHOLARS

Campus Compact today announced the twelve faculty and staff selected as 2019-2020 Midwest Engaged Scholars. Those selected will be a part of the two pilot cohorts of the new Engaged Scholars Initiative. The initiative provides support, development, and connections for leaders who can advance co-created knowledge, critically-engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues. Scholars were nominated by college and university presidents and chief academic officers and selected from a highly competitive pool from the Midwest Region. The 2019-2020 scholars represent nine institutions from twelve states, and a variety of roles on their campus connected to civic and community engagement….

2019 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Winners Announced

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact (OCC), is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and increased opportunities for students to become active and…

2019 David Hoch Memorial Award for Service in Excellence Recipients Announced

The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement done by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of Toledo, not only in the Honors Program, but in residence life and other departments as well. His guidance helped…

2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference

Save the Date: 2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference Proposals now open! Due February 8. Join us in Minnesota May 30-31, 2019 for our next regional conference for networking, learning, and building the field of community engagement in higher education. Registration opens Winter 2019. Check out the conference website. The 2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference is a collaboration between: Campus Compact of the Great Plains, Campus Compact of Illinois, Campus Compact of Indiana , Campus Compact of Iowa, Campus Compact of Michigan, Campus Compact of Minnesota, Campus Compact of Missouri, Campus Compact of Oklahoma, Campus Compact of Ohio, Campus Compact of Wisconsin.

Webinar – Tackling Student Food Insecurity

According to research recently completed by Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 36% of college students today face food insecurity, 36% report facing housing security, and 9% report being homeless. These issues are significant barriers to student success. In this webinar, you will learn about a variety of ways in which higher education is tackling the issue of student food insecurity. We will then take a deep dive into Mount St. Joseph University’s “Be Concerned Supplemental Nutrition Program”, an innovative partnership with a local food pantry that provides supplemental food assistance to Mount students at no cost to the…

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