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Call for undergraduate researCh papers page 3 register for 2011 aBCs page 4 CCnCCe 2011 annual national ConferenCe page 5 gov. sCott deClares april 2011 serviCe-learning month in florida page 7



To the Florida Colleges Eligible for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence!

South Florida Community College Brevard Community College Daytona State College Broward College Santa Fe College Lake City Community College Lake-Sumter Community College Chipola College Miami Dade College Northwest Florida State College College of Central Florida Valencia College Saint Johns River Community College Tallahassee Community College To view the full list: htt p:// e3mk

GraNt & awarD opportuNItIes $100,000 grants availaBle for unConventional ideas to address gloBal health issues

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it is accepting proposals for Round 7 of Grand Challenges Explorations, a $100 million grant initiative to encourage innovation in global health research. Proposals are being accepted through May 19, 2011. For additional information or to submit a proposal visit

Deadline May 19, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Thank You!

A special thank you to our service-learning scholars, Kim Tedesco, Drew Roberts, and Drake Heard, for being a great help in keeping FL|CC up and running!

News to share? Please email marketing@ with your stories of engagement!

To APPLY, please visit

FLorIDa Campus CompaCt is pleased to invite

applications for our annual awards recognizing excellence in the scholarship of engagement across Florida. This year marks Florida Campus Compact’s milestone of 20 years advancing the public purposes of higher education. Join the FL|CC community in celebration by submitting your application for our competitive awards.

CommuNItY eNGaGemeNt eDuCator awarD

Recognizes and honors one outstanding individual in each of the three higher education sectors for significant contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement by inspiring a vision for service on the campus and supporting faculty, students, and/or campus-community partnerships.

serVICe-LearNING FaCuLtY awarD

Recognizes and honors one faculty member in each of the three higher education sectors for contributing to the integration of servicelearning into the curriculum.

eNGaGeD sCHoLarsHIp researCH awarD

Recognizes and honors one individual in each of the three higher education sectors for outstanding research in the field of servicelearning and engaged scholarship.

GraHam-FreY CIVIC awarD

Named for the extraordinary civic contributions made by U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Congressman Lou Frey, this award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of civic learning and engagement in sustaining our participatory democracy.

amerICorps memBer reCoGNItIoN

Recognizes an outstanding member who has demonstrated great success in addressing the needs of low-income or underserved individuals or communities while advancing the mission of FL|CC.

Campus-CommuNItY partNersHIp awarD

Recognizes one outstanding campuscommunity partnership that produces measurable improvements in people’s lives while enhancing higher education.

eNGaGeD Campus awarD

Honors one institution of higher education in each of the three sectors, as well as the overall Engaged Campus of the Year, for advancing the public purposes of higher education, deepening its ability to improve community life, and educating students for civic and social responsibility.

For webinar details and to REGISTER, visit 2011 ernest a. lynton award for the sCholarship of engagement for early Career faCulty Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)

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stuDeNt opportuNItY Call for undergraduate researCh papers Columbia College is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its online International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning , Leadership, and Social Change.

The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pretenure at tenure-granting campuses and early career (within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

This is an opportunity for undergraduate students to publish in a refereed journal.

Nominators will submit nominations via an online application. To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions at =article&id=584%3A2011-lynton-award-applicationinstructions&catid=25&Itemid=120

Please encourage your students to submit. For detailed information, see the PDF link: htt p:// undergraduate-journal-for-service-learningleardership-and-social-change.pdf

The Journal accepts articles that discuss the development of service-learning projects, case studies of a service-learning project, and reflection on servicelearning and the development of personal leadership.

For more information contact

Application Deadline is Friday, April 29, 2011. If you have any questions regarding the Ernest A. Lynton Award, please contact NERCHE via email at or by phone at (617) 287-7740. To learn more about the Ernest A. Lynton Award, visit =article&id=375&catid=25&Itemid=68

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CoNFereNCes & INstItutes Community-university partnerships: Bringing gloBal perspeCtives to loCal aCtion

Join the Break Away staff and alternative break leaders from colleges and universities across the country for a week that is sure to enrich your alternative break program and expand your program’s leadership potential. The ABCs combine the intensity of an authentic alternative break experience with innovative and rewarding networking opportunities. Whether you are interested in starting an alternative break program on your campus or are coming from a well established program, the ABCs are the premier leadership training for alternative break leaders! The 2011 Alternative Break Citizenship Schools

June 11 - 18

Managua, Nicaragua | Building the Literacy Crusade *Staff Track Available*

May 10-14, 2011 Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Ontario, Canada CU Expo 2011 will showcase the exemplars in communityuniversity partnerships worldwide, and explore and introduce creative ways of strengthening our local communities. The conference is expected to draw about 600 people from Canada and around the world who are passionate about the power of community-university partnerships as a vehicle for social change. Students, community leaders, researchers, educators, funders, policy makers, and others invested in community-building will be in attendance. The CU Expo movement began in Canada as a response to individuals involved community-university partnerships needing a forum to share experiences, strategies and ideas.

July 3 – 10

For more information on this conference, visit htt p://

July 31 – August 6

To REGISTER for this conference, please visit htt p://

Flagstaff, Arizona | Restoring Ecosystems in our National Lands

Washington, DC | Local Food in a Globalized World

For more information on the 2011 Alternative Break Citizenship Schools (ABCs), Please see the PDF at


Connecting Campuses with Community Article source:

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 (IRA) 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 servicelearning 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

New York Campus Compact is sponsoring

3 faculty institutes in May and June.

Discounted Registration to All Campus Compact Members!

May 18 – 19

Problem-based Service Learning Institute where faculty will learn the principles of problem-based service-learning and leave with a solid outline of a PBSL course design.

June 9 – 10

4th Annual Global Service Learning Institute. This institute is designed to advance our understanding and practice of servicelearning that focuses on global issues, both domestically and internationally.

June 27 – 28

Service-Learning and Your Institutional Mission. Service-learning courses support every institution’s mission and strategic plan. Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Professor of English at Bentley University and academic service-learning pioneer, will facilitate a 1 ½ day institute for faculty who want to explore or deepen their understanding and practice of academic service-learning pedagogy.

For more information and to register, please go to

2011 International Institute on Partnerships Article source:

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. 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, AZ 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 2011 American Democracy Project National Meeting June 2 - 4, 2011 Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Sea World Orlando, FL The theme of this year’s meeting is Beyond Voting: Active Citizenship in the New Era. During the meeting in Orlando, you will explore effective strategies to engage citizens in civic work. The 2011 American Democracy Project National Meeting will host featured sessions, small and large workshops, a new “View from 30,000 Feet” series, spectacular keynote addresses, a Game of Politics Simulation, a National Issues Forum, and a robust set of concurrent sessions. For more information and to REGISTER, visit

2011 National Faith, Justice, and Civic Learning Conference

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

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June 16-17, 2011 DePaul University Chicago, IL The NFJCL Conference will take place June 16-17, 2011, at DePaul University, Chicago, IL. This conference advances the understanding that teaching, learning, scholarship, and service are enriched when integrated with the often fragmented dimensions of institutions and greater society. In the spring of 2007, a group of faculty, staff, and students from state Campus Compact offices and public and private colleges and universities from across the Midwest gathered at St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana. Motivated by the idea of collectively organizing a national conference focused on the integrative significance of faith, justice, and civic learning in higher education, they began working together and partnering with others across this country to design and plan this conference. For more information, please go to


The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education 2nd Annual Summer Research Institute

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June 24-26, 2011 Boston University School of Education (SED) Boston, MA 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 CommunityEngagement.aspx

Governor Scott Declares April 2011 Service-Learning Month in Florida

serVICe opportuNItY eXotiC plant removal

May 7, 2011 Fort Mose Historic State Park St. Johns County, FL 8am - 12pm Removing invasive exotic plants like air potato helps maintain natural food sources such as native fruits, nuts and berries for our native wildlife. Number of Volunteers Needed: 30 Family Friendly: Yes, 12 and under accompanied by an adult Work Level: Moderate to Arduous


To the Florida Colleges & Universities Who Earned The Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” Title Florida A&M University Florida State University Stetson University University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Miami University of North Florida University of South Florida University of West Florida

Special Skills: None Equipment Required: Please bring work gloves, sunscreen and a water bottle For detailed area description, see htt p:// Students can REGISTER at htt p://

To view the full list of the “Green Colleges” visit

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