Congratulations 2021-22 Montana Athletes in Service Award recipients!
From top left to right: Alexander Hurlburt, University of Montana; Bert Paulsen, University of Montana Western; Bryor Smith, Fort Peck Community College; Hayden Foltz, Montana State University Billings; Isabel Kerst, Flathead Valley Community College; Esai Longoria, Montana Tech University; Juliana Takes Horse, Little Big Horn College; Mia Hughes, Montana State University; Sam Burke, Miles Community College; Shania Neubauer, Montana State University-Northern; Shelby Fronk, Dawson Community College; Tom Robitaille, Carroll College.
It’s Newman Season!
The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a year-long program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.
Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on building the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change. Nominations must be submitted by February 1st, 2022.
MTCC, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Community Service and Reach Higher Montana has announced the opening of the 2022 round of Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. These $1200 scholarships are awarded to incoming college freshmen, current high school seniors, who have completed at least 50 hours of volunteering in the prior 12 months and who plan to attend an MTCC Affiliate campus.
Colleges are a huge, under-appreciated, and invaluable resource to inspire and equip individuals to vote in their upcoming elections. Colleges and universities, no matter public or private, 2-year or 4-year, are not only influential to their students but are typically huge employment agencies in the area as well as prominent and multi-faceted community establishments!
Below are some guidelines and resources for making your vote as a student count and for helping ensure others can recognize their right to vote as well!
Are you a first-time voter?
You are eligible to vote if—
You are a U.S. citizen.
You meet your State’s residency requirements.
You are 18 years old. Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and/or register to vote if they will be 18 before the general election.
In the United States, individual states decide how and when to register voters, which has often led to confusion. Just 13 states allow voter registration on Election Day.
Campus Compact’s 2021-2022 national webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in each month for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.
Campus Compact’s Communities of Practice (CoPs) offer community engagement practitioners from across the country a platform and space for shared learning and collegial support to advance their engagement practice in a manner characterized by equity and integrity. Each CoP focuses on a specific domain of higher education community engagement practice.
Applicants commit to attending six regularly-scheduled, 90-minute virtual group sessions. There is no fee to participate in a CoP. Preference is given to individuals affiliated with Campus Compact member institutions.
Hard-hitting, unflinching, and written with the unfettered gusto of a fist in motion, Punch Me Up to the Gods is a searing memoir of racism, homophobia, and addiction from a writer of enormous talent. With humor, grace, and honesty, Broome investigates his own identity and his experience as a gay Black man in America.
When 'Soul Train' first aired in 1971, there had never been a show like it. Fifty years later, that's still true. So this week, we're passing the mic to our friends at NPR's It's Been a Minute podcast, who did a deep dive into the age of Black joy — and Black flyness — that Soul Train kicked off.
The world of play and the world of work are often seen as opposites. But they may have more in common than we think. In the second installment of our new Work 2.0 series, Ethan Mollick makes the case that we can make our jobs more engaging by incorporating elements of games.
The MTCC Network Office wants to share your good news! Especially those pieces related to campus-community partnership, civic engagement, service-learning, volunteerism, and democracy.
Email your story ideas, or ready-made pieces to Pete Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get them included in the monthly newsletter, regularly seen by education and community leaders across Montana.