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Tyson Foods 2019 Summer Community Intern
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As we start the New Year we want to look back at all the success and work done in 2018. Illinois Campus Compact, along with our partners and members, took on new events, launched several new programs, and continued important civic engagement work. At the beginning of 2018, on March 5th, ILCC held the Campus Meets Community Event in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago, America’s Urban Campus, the ABCD Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement. This event gave community based organizations (CBOs) a place to converse about their experiences with higher education institutions….
On Tuesday, we were joined by Sarah Goodwin Thiel of the University of Kansas and Anne Marie Gruber of the University of Northern Iowa to discuss the role of academic libraries in promoting civic engagement. You can access the entire webinar below to learn from these two engaged academic scholars, as well as directly download the slides. If you are interested in developing civic engagement resources in your community using the local library, consider reaching out to these two civic engagement professionals! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCVRAIGjJ7M Download the presentation slides as a PDF below.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 17, 2017 The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program is a partnership between Campus Compact and Tyson Foods to provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community. The program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer job to assist community organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues. In the summer of 2018, the program will provide 40 nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area, and Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Council Bluffs, Iowa with a grant of $3,000-3,500 to hire a qualified college…
Webinar Resource: Engaging Students in Bi-Partisan Dialogue in and out of the Classroom – Summer Webinar Series
Building Bipartisan Campus Discourse On July 18th, Illinois Campus Compact and Wisconsin Campus Compact hosted Todd Price and Eric Giordano for a webinar on promoting bipartisan campus discourse. At a time when trust in higher education institutions as well as news media institutions is faltering, it is important to once again affirm the campus as a place for productive conversations between people of different strains of thought. Teaching students how to convey ideas through logic and argument in a venue as diverse in thought as a campus will better prepare them to be the civic leaders a vibrant democracy requires. The…