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February 2018

Respectful Partnerships with Native and Indigenous Populations Webinar

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Respectful Partnerships with Native and Indigenous Populations (Thursday, February 22 @ 9 AM PST / 10 AM MST / 11 AM CST / 12 PM EST) As colleges and universities attempt to better connect with Native American populations, we need some guiding frameworks. Join Sally Thompson for an interactive discussion about how her work was transformed by working with native populations. She will share her story and the lessons she learned along the way, in hopes of leaving participants with some practical tips that can guide their work with indigenous populations.About Sally Thompson Dr. Sally Thompson has spent nearly forty years working with the native tribes of the West. Trained as an anthropologist at the University of Colorado, she has worked in Montana as an archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian. As founder and director of the Regional Learning Project at the University of Montana (2001-2010), Sally oversaw a team of specialists developing curriculum resources on regional history, geography and culture. Her…

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March 2018

WIU-QC 2nd Annual Food Insecurity Conference

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
WIU-QC, 3300 River Drive
Moline, IL United States
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Western Illinois University-Quad Cities invites you to attend our 2nd Annual Food Insecurity Conference on Friday March 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The event will focus on the systemic causes of food insecurity as well as strategies to best support students facing food insecurity on college and university campuses. The event will feature three guest speakers and one discussion panel (please see the attached invitation for details). All are welcome to attend this free event. Advanced registration required by February 15. Register here. 

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Campus Meets Community Workshop: Sustaining Reciprocal Partnerships

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
UIC Student Center, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Campus Meets Community Workshop

Register Here. Communities have much to gain from fruitful partnerships between universities and nonprofit organizations. However, it can sometimes be difficult to sustainably partner large institutions like universities with more nimble community organizations. The morning session (9am-11:30), exclusively for nonprofit partners, will feature a facilitated discussion with the Asset Based Community Development Institute about success and challenges with university partnerships. In the afternoon, (11:30 - 3pm) higher education partners are invited to network with community organizations and join them in a series of breakout sessions that include asset mapping, reciprocal storytelling, and community based research. Join the conversation March 5th, at the UIC Student Center, as we bring together civic engagement professionals from each end of the equation to share insights gained from years of experience. Together, we can shape new systems and strategies for future campus/community collaboration. Featured Speakers: Susana Vasquez is an associate vice president of the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement and has more than 25 years…

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2018 Campus Compact National Conference

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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The Campus Compact National Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 25th 2018. Full details can be found at the Campus Compact website.

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