MTCC To Host Service Learning Workshop at Rocky Mountain College
Faculty, staff and administrators interested in service-learning pedagogy and practice are encouraged to attend a workshop on Friday, August 12th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event will Happen at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, in room 231 of the Morledge Kimball Building. Registration for the event is fully covered for Campus Compact Affiliate institutions. Register here.
Little Bighorn College Hosts MTCC AmeriCorps Training
MTCC recently convened our AmeriCorps leaders for a three-day training workshop focused on a variety of topics including AmeriCorps post service benefits, leaving a service legacy, suicide prevention and much more. In addition, network office staff and leaders learned about the history of Little Big Horn College, learned about Crow games and traditions, witnessed a parade and were treated like family by staff from the college's student success center, and beyond. Big thanks to LBHC staff members Patricia Whiteman, Francis Eagleman from the Student Success office, Dean of Students Te-Atta Old Bear and Alda Good Luck, Community Outreach Coordinator. We appreciate the hospitality and your offering the college as a training location. Read more here.
Funding Available: MTCC AmeriCorps
As reported in our June newsletter, MTCC was recently awarded increased funding for a continuation year of our AmeriCorps program. These funds are awarded in the form of living allowances, benefits and Education Awards for MTCC leaders and college student members. Projects may serve a variety of educational needs in communities, and offers college students meaningful opportunities to engage with their communities and serve as ambassadors for post secondary education. Application here.
Carroll College Hosts New VISTA Orientation
This week Carroll College hosted ten new MTCC VISTA members who are serving with Fort Peck Community College, Great Falls College MSU, the University of Montana, Montana State University and several others. Carroll President and MTCC board member Dr. Tom Evans welcomed the group to Carroll and provided background on Carroll's civic engagement work. Trainees were sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, completed a service project with Helena Food Share, and learned about VISTA, Campus Compact and tools necessary to be effective in their service. Thanks for hosting Carroll, and welcome aboard new VISTAs!
Civic Action Planning National Institutes - Register Now
Campus Compact's national office will host three Civic Action Planning Institutes throughout the country to support campuses engaged in civic action planning. Institutes will provide campus planning teams with inspiration, information, and time to share resources and ideas for leveraging existing campus infrastructure for engagement, and for boldly exploring new areas and opportunities for impact. Campus Compact member institutions whose president, chancellor or dean has signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement are eligible to attend (it's never too late to sign!). There is no registration fee. Institutions are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.
September 19-20, 2016
Co-hosted by Educational Testing Services (ETS)
ETS Chauncey Center & Hotel, Princeton, NJ
(special focus on integrating high-quality assessment of student civic learning and development into Campus Civic Action Plans) REGISTER NOW (no fee for Compact affiliates)
October 17-18, 2016
Co-hosted by University of San Diego
University of San Diego, CA REGISTER NOW (no fee for Compact affiliates)
October 13-14, 2016
Co-hosted by University of Missouri--St. Louis
St. Louis, MO REGISTER NOW (no fee for Compact affiliates)
It's Campus Compact Affiliation Time
The Montana Campus Compact is an eighteen-campus, CEO-led network of higher education institutions that advances the public purposes of colleges and universities, addressing pressing needs in communities and educating students for civic and social responsibility. Each year, campus CEOs provide affiliation dues both for their national and state affiliations. These funds primarily support the operations of the state and national Compact offices, which in turn offer programs, research, publications, conferences, grants, awards, scholarships and more. If you have questions regarding affiliation, please email or call Andrea Vernon.
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