FL|CC Newsletter
February 2011
FL|CC Events and Updates

Our own President Wilson G. Bradshaw of Florida Gulf Coast University was selected to serve as Vice Chair of the Campus Compact Board of Directors. Congratulations and thank you for your willingness to serve!


2011 Student Scholars' Institute Update

Article source: Christina Pardo, Senior Program Coordinator - Student & Academic Affairs


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Earlier this week, Florida Campus Compact hosted its fourth annual Student Scholars' Institute, Civic Leadership: From Classroom to Community to Career.  Over 40 college and university students from around the state gathered in Tallahassee for this intensive conference focused on the importance of civic engagement within their roles as students and as members of our future workforce.  Students gained a deeper understanding of their greatest strengths, learned to apply them, and developed a renewed sense of purpose as active citizens who can positively impact their local and global community. 


Participants had the opportunity to interact with various local and federal elected officials, assess their unique strengths using Strengths Finder 2.0, participate in a Mock Trial with Justice Lewis at the Florida Supreme Court, and learn about the role of government affairs in the private sector.  They also had the chance to discuss today's most relevant issues with members of the Florida Legislature, including Senate President Mike Haridopolos.  The event concluded with an inspirational address by New York Times best-selling author Don Yaeger highlighting characteristics of greatness exhibited by some of the greatest winners in sports.



Students left the Institute energized and inspired after expanding their network of peers throughout the state and engaging in thought provoking dialogue with presenters, policy makers, and dignitaries.  They left equipped with important civic knowledge and rich friendships that can last a lifetime.  Participant Vincent Nguyen stated, "These past couple of days have had the most impact on my life regarding service than any other institute or conference that I have ever attended."  Thank you to the presenters, sponsors, and FL|CC staff who collectively contributed to the success of this year's Institute! 



Congratulations to the 2010 Excellence In Service Award Winners

Community and State College Sector
Isabelle Martinez, Miami Dade College

Independent College and University Sector
Heather Grove, Stetson University

State University Sector
Dustin Daniels, Florida State University



STEM Service-Learning Fellows: Individual and Campus Grant Program   

Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) is inviting individual and small teams of faculty to submit proposals to become FL|CC STEM Service-Learning Faculty Fellows (STEM Fellows). All Fellows will participate in a series of online and in-person workshops to assist in retooling or creating a new course that promotes service-learning in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines or a STEM-related, community-based project that is tied to curricular outcomes. All STEM Fellows will receive between $400-$1000 in addition to free professional development and technical assistance to incorporate engaged scholarship into their work.

For additional information, and to apply, visit  


Service and Funding Opportunities

Global Engagement Summer Institute



The Global Engagement Summer Institute prepares undergraduate students with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global problems. Through transformative opportunities in international service learning, students form partnerships with grassroots NGOs and communities in the developing world to advance sustainable, community-driven change.


Deadline for Summer 2011: April 1st

For more information, visit 



Win Grant Money for Your Community Service Projects

The TRUE HERO™ organization will award money for community service project expenses to qualified high school, collegiate and community organizations. The awards will be granted to those student community service projects receiving the most eligible votes from the general public during the current school year (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). In order to be eligible to win, the student community service project must involve at least three volunteers younger than 23 years old. See contest rules for more details.



Alternative Break/Immersion Opportunity in Florida

If you have an Alternative Break or service program on your campus and are looking for enriching opportunities for your students, the Hope CommUnity Center would love for you to consider their program. The Hope CommUnity Center recieves hundreds of students a year to work in Apopka, FL, (20 minutes outside Orlando) with migrant farmworkers and families. This program is very much geared toward service AND learning. The staff are outstanding educators and the projects are both timely and powerful. The cost is very reasonable and includes housing, food, and educational/service experiences. For more information contact Maria Desangles, Service-Learning Coordinator at or visit   



Eco-VolunteerUSA Projects

Leave a lasting contribution by volunteering on projects dedicated to a sustainable environment. Eco-VolunteerUSA projects focus on meaningful opportunities to help maintain Florida State Parks. They focus on building park facilities, accessibility, and natural resource management, so projects help students help the environment.

As a "Thank You" for eco-Volunteering, students will recieve a complimentary ONE DAY PASS to any Florida State Park, good for one vehicle and up to 8 people.

To learn more about the projects and to register, go to  For more information contact Christine Small at

Award Opportunity

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

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Campus Compact is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. This award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students' civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education's contributions to the public good. The award--previously known as the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning--is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University.


For more information about the award, or to submit a nomination, please visit 


The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 4, 2011.

Conferences and Institutes

Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices 

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Network for Academic Renewal Conference

March 24-26, 2011

Miami, FL



Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), in partnership with AAC&U, announces the 2011 Network for Academic Renewal conference, Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices. This interactive, hands-on conference will help campuses adapt, scale up, and sustain effective practices in STEM teaching and learning. The conference is designed for participants who wish to develop faculty and institutional leadership in STEM reform, broaden student participation and success in STEM fields, better assess engaged STEM learning in both the majors and general education, and connect the revitalization of STEM learning with ongoing campus work in Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP).  


For more information, visit 

Stetson University to Host 2011 IMPACT National Conference

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March 31 - April 3, 2011 

Stetson University

DeLand, FL 

Stetson University has been selected to host the 2011 IMPACT National Conference, focusing on service, social justice, and advocacy. The 27th Annual IMPACT Conference is expected to draw hundreds of college students, staff members, and representatives of nonprofit organizations from across the nation.   


Participants find common ground across issues, ideology, geography, and philosophy of social change. Conservative, moderate, and liberal students attend, addressing issues such as hunger and homelessness, climate change, community economic development, health, and global topics. The conference includes workshops, speakers and an Opportunities Fair during which nonprofit organizations promote internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities.


To Register for the 2011 IMPACT Conference, or for more information, visit 



The 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference for Faculty and Staff

April 27-29, 2011

San Diego, CA
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The 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference is dedicated to highlighting higher education's ground-breaking response to these tumultuous times. In spite of their own economic struggles, colleges and universities are involved in addressing major issues confronting our world today--from health disparities, poverty, and illiteracy, to immigrant rights, global warming, and economic development.   

Visit for complete Continuums of Service information.


22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference:
 The Time is Now

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April 6-9, 2011 

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Historically, this conference has emphasized service-learning in K-12.

However, presentation may be of interest to broader audiences.

The 22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference: The Time is Now  will be held April 6-9, 2011, in Atlanta, GA. This event celebrates service-learning as a force that engages students in their education, builds communities, and strengthens young people and schools.

The conference is the largest gathering of youth and educators involved in service-learning, drawing more than 2,000 attendees from across the United States and many other countries on site and more than 1,000 others online. Through three days of general sessions, interactive workshops, thought-leader spotlights, service-learning projects, and networking, the conference engages participants in education that addresses local, national, and global issues through service-learning. Come explore more than 100 exhibits and more than 200 hands-on workshops and service-learning projects.

The 2011 conference will feature thought-provoking addresses from internationally recognized education leaders, service-learning professionals, and young people.

Highlights of the 2011 conference include

  • Professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Training for youth
  • An emphasis on service-learning for STEM education
  • An Administrators' Academy for school and district leaders seeking to sustain service-learning
  • An exhibit hall showcasing schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations
  • The Service-Learning Showcase and College Fair
  • The Fifth Annual Service-Learning World Forum
  • The Indigenous Service Forum
  • Networking Opportunities

7th Annual Civic Engagement Showcase

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April 12, 2011 

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning 

Indianapolis, IN


Join CSL and the rest of the IUPUI campus as they celebrate the civic engagement efforts of faculty, students, staff and community partners to work collaboratively to address key issues in both Central Indiana community and beyond! For more information on this event, visit 


All CSL-sponsored events are free, and most are open to the entire campus and/or the public. All participants, however, are asked to register online in advance. They use the registration data to generate nametags and attendance sheets, as well as to ensure that they have sufficient materials, seating, and food (in the case of longer events). When you complete your registration, you will receive an immediate email confirmation. A follow-up reminder will be sent before the event occurs.

Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact them by phone (317-278-2662) or e-mail at

Connecting Campuses with Community

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May 16-20, 2011

Indianapolis, IN  

This event is separated in two parts:

May 16-18: Service-Learning Institute

May 18-20: IUPUI Research Academy   

Service-Learning Institute: Mon. May 16 - Wed. May 18 

The Indiana Campus Compact Service-Learning Institute (SLI) is a hands-on opportunity for higher education service-learning instructors, or staff who support service-learning curriculum design. This Institute is for those who want to learn how to build or refine a service-learning course through the development of learning outcomes and quality service-learning experiences, as well as craft meaningful assignments and reflection and assessment activities. The Service Learning Institute is part of Connecting Campuses with Communities and sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact.


IUPUI Research Academy: Wed. May 18 - Fri. May 20

The IUPUI Research Academy is an interactive summer workshop to develop skills, learn about methods and literature, develop a research project, and advance research related to service-learning in higher education. IRA is sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact.

For more information on these events, visit 

To APPLY for one or both event, please visit  

2011 International Institute on Partnerships 

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May 23-25, 2011 

Portland State University 

Portland, OR


Portland State University's second International Institute on Partnerships: From Reciprocity to Collective Transformation: Achieving the Potential of Community-Campus Partnerships, will convene an international group of faculty, students, community partners, and administrators who are similarly interested in advancing the role of community-higher education partnerships in society.  The Institute will focus on the bedrock work of partnerships themselves - local, national, and international. The Institute program is directed to strengthening the capacity of both community and higher education constituents for participation in transformative partnerships.  The program is organized to empower attending participants to extend and enhance the foundations of higher education partnerships with contemporary understandings, research, and practices within a supportive national and international network.


Join community partners, faculty, administrators, and students interested in deepening their understandings and practices of community-higher education partnerships.  Through a blend of presentations from the field, plenaries and working sessions, we will explore strategies to address persistent challenges, analyze promising practices, and examine research to advance the study of partnerships.  


For more information, visit  

CCNCCE 2011 Annual National Conference

Hand in Hand: Service Learning and College Completion


May 25-27, 2011

DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort

Scottsdale, AR


The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) invites you to join them at their 20th annual conference, May 25-27, 2011. Share your knowledge by submitting a proposal to present on how your service-learning and civic engagement program is making a difference for our students and communities.  

For complete information on this conference, please visit the conference website at

The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education 

2nd Annual Summer Research Institute

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June 24-26, 2011

Boston University's: School of Education (SED) Building

Boston, MA


The 2nd Annual Summer Research Institute on the Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education - sponsored by Merrimack College's Center for an Engaged Democracy and Boston University's Center for Character and Social Responsibility - and hosted at Boston University's School of Education - will be held this year on June 24-26, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Benjamin Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Dēmos, president of the international NGO CivWorld at Dēmos and the Interdependence Movement, and the Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University.  


The goal for this conference is to support new and developing academic programs in community engagement; to provide a voice in the community engagement movement for the value of such academic programs; and to build a vibrant research base and academic community for scholars and practitioners committed to institutionalizing community engagement in higher education through such academic programs.   


For more information about this conference or to register, please visit  



SENCER Summer Institute 2011

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July 21-25, 2011

Indianapolis, IN


The annual Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Summer Institute is an opportunity for a community of educators, administrators, students, and community leaders to gather to consider how best to engage students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the civic issues in which they play an integral role. The 2011 SENCER Summer Institute will be held in Indianapolis, IN and hosted by Butler University.

The 11th SENCER Summer Institute program will feature reports on mature projects by alumni of past symposia, plenary sessions for both new and returning participants, recognition for leaders in the SENCER community, and sessions that highlight new areas of work and initiatives.    


For more information, visit 


Sustaining Collaborative Partnerships Between K-12 and Higher Education

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
2:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)

For more information or to register for this webinar, visit 

When Nature Strikes: Connecting Students, Service, and Disaster Response

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 

11:30am (EST) - All day


For more information or to register for this webinar, visit 

Internship Opportunity 
8 Week Residential Student Internships in Washington, D.C.
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June and July, 2011
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 3, 2011. Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings, and lectures led by nonprofit professionals. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market,  graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


For more information or to begin an online application, please visit our website


Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to National Students in Service Awards Semifinalists from FLORIDA!  

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The Students in Service Awards™ program (SISA) is a national search for inspirational college students who are positively impacting social and environmental challenges facing our communities. The SISA share amazing stories of college student service leaders with a national audience, inspiring our communities to deepen their support of student civic engagement. Congratulations to the semifinalists representing Florida!  


Steven Carrillo 

Stetson University
Agency: CAUSE



David Mari 

Florida State University 

Agency: Special Olympics




University of North Florida Student, James Volk, Earns Volunteer Award

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University of North Florida senior James Volk was honored for an outstanding record of volunteerism among more than 1,000 degree recipients at fall commencement at the UNF Arena. Volk received the Senior Service Award for the fall 2010 graduating class. The UNF Alumni Association presents the award to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service to the university or community. Read more >>   


Changes in Office 

University Presidents from Iowa and San Diego Join Campus Compact National Board

Article source: Sue C. Kelman, Campus Compact Director of Communication 



Two nationally recognized university presidents have been named to the Board of Campus Compact. The two new Board members are Mary E. Lyons, PhD, president of the University of San Diego, and Sally Mason, PhD, president of The University of Iowa. They join a distinguished group of leaders from across the country representing all segments of higher education as well as the philanthropic and business communities. The Board guides the organization in its mission of deepening higher education's ability to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility.


"We are thrilled to have these dedicated leaders join our Board," notes Campus Compact president Maureen F. Curley. "Each has a strong background in leading organizations and in creating sustainable structures for strengthening communities. Moreover, each one holds a firm belief in community engagement and the power of student learning through civic engagement. Their positive accomplishments and experience bring inspiration and practical knowledge to the table."


Job Opportunities 

Barry University De Porres Center for Community Service Coordinator- Miami Shores, FL 

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The Coordinator for the De Porres Center for Community Service will direct the development, administration, and operation of Campus Ministry's De Porres Center. The Center provides students with opportunities for community service, peace, justice events, programming, and reflection processes, consistent with the Mission and Core Commitments, the Catholic identity, Dominican heritage, foundation, and sponsorship of the Adrian Dominican Sisters of Barry University.To see detailed job description, responsibilities, and to apply, please visit http://www.barry.edujobs/default.aspx 

Keyword Search for "De Porres Center

Break Away Community Partner Coordinator - Atlanta, GA

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Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection is excited to begin the search for another alternative break die hard to join their staff full-time. This individual would join their small staff and be primarily responsible for the development of their work with communities that receive alternative breakers--both direct service organizations and housing contacts. He or she would also be immediately and heavily involved in planning and leading small group workshops and trainings with their campus chapter school programs during the fall and summer.


See detailed job description HERE



North Carolina Campus Compact MLK Technology Challenge & Photo Contest 2011

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NC Campus Compact is pleased to announce the finalists in their national MLK Day of Service contests. NC Campus Compact invites you to review the entries and cast your vote at Please spread the word and congratulations to the finalists!


2011 MLK Technology Challenge Contest Finalists

Fayetteville State University (NC)

Lewis-Clark State College (ID)

Missouri Southern State University (MO)

University of Washington (WA)


2011 MLK Photo Contest Finalists

Duke University (NC)

Mars Hill College (NC)

Miami Dade College (FL)

Pfeiffer University (NC)

Public Voting Closes on February 28, 2011 

Winners will be announced on March 2, 2011

Quote of Inspiration   

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. 
Arthur C. Clarke