Posts Tagged 'Campus Programming Ideas'

Campus and Friends Showcase at the 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting

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Are you an ADP campus coordinator?
Do you want to share your campus activities?
Are you an ADP partner organization?
Do you want to promote the work of your organization?

Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2014 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE

Thursday, June 5, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (preview 3 p.m-3:30 pm)

For the ninth year in a row, we will feature the ever-popular Campus & Friends Showcase—a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate your work and help others learn how to promote civic learning and engagement on their own campuses.  There is no cost to participate.  Simply complete this registration form, available hereno later than Monday, April 28, 2014.

The Campus and Friends Showcase will take place on Thursday, June 5th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (preview 3 p.m-3:30 pm).  The Showcase is designed as an exhibit area with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other campuses are doing with ADP/TDC, and the Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

It is important to note that the Campus & Friends Showcase is different than the poster sessions, which were solicited during the Call for Proposals. The poster session is designed to be more research-oriented, and the Showcase is set up as an exhibit to provide opportunities for information, networking, and collaboration.

More information about the purpose and structure of the Showcase, registration, the materials you should provide, and set-up details can be found here. If you have any questions, please email Cait Reilly at reillyc@aascu.org.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for the 2014 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting, June 5-7, 2014. To register for the meeting visit our website. Note: Earlybird registration rates end on April 30!

Campus Programming: Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health

Text, Talk, Act is back! This April 24th, gather together to help end the silence on mental health.

Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health is an hour-long event that uses text messaging to get people talking about mental health and encourage them to take action. Through this event, young people can have a conversation with their peers and give voice to an issue that can otherwise be difficult to speak about. Using a technology that is ubiquitous with their lives, this is a fun event that reaches youth through text messages.

Text, Talk, Act helps impact the way people think and talk about mental health. Participants in a previous event said:

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This event is geared toward young people, but people of all ages can participate and benefit from it. It’s very simple:

  1. At any time on April 24th, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates,  students, and/or colleagues;
  2. Text “start” to 89800; and
  3. Receive polling questions and discussion questions via text messaging while having a face-to-face dialogue with your group.

The process takes one hour. The result can last a lifetime.

Please join us this April 24th! Visit www.bit.ly/texttalkact to learn more, sign up to receive reminders for the event AND make a statement by adding a pin to our map – showing that a conversation will be happening in YOUR  community!

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2014 Important ADP Dates and Deadlines

Here are some important dates on our calendar for the upcoming year. What other civic engagement related events are on your calendar?

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January

February

March

  • March 10: ADP/TDC National Meeting proposers notified

April

May

June

July

  • July 4: Independence Day

August

September

  • September 1: Labor Day
  • September 17: Constitution Day
  • September 29: Minnesota Regional ADP Meeting

November

National Screening of Inequality for All

Inequality For All educational event Feb 20 2014AASCU’s American Democracy Project has been working with former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and his staff to organize a simultaneous screening of his Inequality for All film at college campuses across the country.

The event is going to take place on Thursday, February 20, 2014, when campuses all over the United States will simultaneously screen the film at 5 p.m. EST. Following the film, Robert Reich has agreed to do a national webcast from an AASCU institution—San Francisco State University—and this will take place at 6:30 p.m. EST.

SFSUICCElogoWe are very excited about the opportunity that this event presents to raise awareness about economic inequality in America and afford our students a chance to come together for dialogue and deliberation on the subject. As you can see from the poster included below, we are partnering with The Democracy Commitment in our advertising. Several other groups (Democracy Matters, Generation Alliance, Generation Progress, NASPA and U.S. Students Association so far) have also signed up.

The only cost for a campus to participate is to have the institution’s library purchase the Reich film at a special reduced rate ($250, as compared to $400), which then can be used anytime on campus later on for classes, special showings, etc. We’ll also be organizing a variety of means (e.g., through Facebook, Twitter and video) of collecting questions from participating campuses to be asked of Reich during the webcast. Participating campuses will be provided with further details as well as a screening toolkit which includes a discussion guide and promotional materials.

What:  National screening of Inequality for All, followed by live webcast conversation with Robert Reich
Where:  On your campus; live webcast from San Francisco State University (Calif.)
When:  Thursday, February 20, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. EST with webcast at 6:30 p.m. EST

Please contact Wendy Cohen at Picture Motion to purchase the DVD of the film. Please also contact us at adp@aascu.org to let us know you’re interested in participating .

AASCU’s Innovations Exchange: A Source of Best Practices on Civic Engagement

Innovations Exchange

The AASCU Innovations Exchange seeks to facilitate the sharing of successful new programs, policies and practices that other AASCU member institutions may benefit from replicating. Innovations reflect a range of issues central to contemporary university operations: resource management, student success, research and regional stewardship, program design and delivery, teacher education, international education, institutional change, and legislative relations and advocacy.

Be sure to check out the civic engagement innovations and consider submitting an ADP-related innovation of your own!

Categories:

What is Considered to be an Innovation

Innovations are defined as projects, programs, policies or practices that have demonstrated positive, measurable outcomes. They reflect initiatives that represent a new or creative approach to operationalizing an activity that supports the campus mission.

Share Recent Successful Initiatives on Your Campus

Campus representatives are encouraged to submit recent successful innovations via the links below. They will be asked to briefly describe the innovation, including its objectives, outcomes, challenges encountered, and evaluation approach, and provide contact information for further information.

It’s Coming…Constitution Day 2013

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, we will be celebrating Constitution Day, which commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by the 39 Founding Fathers on Sept. 17, 1787.

With the semester underway and the date rapidly approaching, we wanted to both remind you of the date and offer some resources that may be of use to you in your planning process.

  • More information can be found on our ADP page dedicated to Constitution day; to visit that page, click here.
  • Ideas for campus programming gleaned from years past can be found on our ADP blog; to visit the blog, click here.

ADP Campus Coordinators, please be on the lookout for a survey from ADP National later today  regarding your plans for this Constitution Day.

Deadline Extended! Campus & Friends Showcase at the ADP/TDC National Meeting in Denver

We have extended the deadline to sign up for the 2013 Campus & Friends Showcase at the ADP/TDC National Meeting to THIS FRIDAY!

If you have not had a chance to sign up, read below for everything you need to know about getting registered:

2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting BannerAre you an ADP campus coordinator?
Do you want to share your campus activities?
Are you an ADP partner organization?
Do you want to promote the work of your organization?

Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2013 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE

Saturday, June 8, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

For the eighth year in a row, we will feature the ever-popular Campus & Friends Showcase—a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate your work and help others learn how to promote civic learning and engagement on their own campuses.  There is no cost to participate.  Simply complete this registration form, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RD87RVP, no later than Friday, May3 April 26, 2013.

The Campus and Friends Showcase will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  The Showcase is designed as an exhibit hall with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other campuses are doing with ADP/TDC, and the Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

It is important to note that the Campus & Friends Showcase is different than the poster sessions, which were solicited during the Call for Proposals. The poster session is designed to be more research-oriented, and the Showcase is set up as an exhibit to provide opportunities for information, networking, and collaboration.

More information about the purpose and structure of the Showcase, registration, the materials you should provide, and set-up details can be found here. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me at souths@aascu.org.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for the 2013 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting, June 6-8, 2013. To register for the meeting visit our website.

I hope to see you in Denver!

Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU

Promoting Your ADP Activities: Campus & Friends Showcase at the ADP/TDC National Meeting in Denver

2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting BannerAre you an ADP campus coordinator?
Do you want to share your campus activities?
Are you an ADP partner organization?
Do you want to promote the work of your organization?

Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2013 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE

Saturday, June 8, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

For the eighth year in a row, we will feature the ever-popular Campus & Friends Showcase—a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate your work and help others learn how to promote civic learning and engagement on their own campuses.  There is no cost to participate.  Simply complete this registration form, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RD87RVP, no later than Friday, April 26, 2013.

The Campus and Friends Showcase will take place on Saturday, June 8th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  The Showcase is designed as an exhibit hall with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other campuses are doing with ADP/TDC, and the Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

It is important to note that the Campus & Friends Showcase is different than the poster sessions, which were solicited during the Call for Proposals. The poster session is designed to be more research-oriented, and the Showcase is set up as an exhibit to provide opportunities for information, networking, and collaboration.

More information about the purpose and structure of the Showcase, registration, the materials you should provide, and set-up details can be found here. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me at souths@aascu.org.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for the 2013 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting, June 6-8, 2013. To register for the meeting visit our website.

I hope to see you in Denver!

Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU

Fighting Hunger at Fort Hays State University

By Kelly Nuckolls, FHSU American Democracy Project Student Coordinator

8th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Food Summit PhotoFort Hays State University (FHSU) students and faculty recently attended the 8th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Food Summit in Overland Park, Kansas.

Held March 2 – 4, 2013, this was the first time the event was hosted by a coalition of institutions. FHSU Provost Larry Gould and Director of the Center for Civic Leadership Curt Brungardt decided early on that the university would support this unique learning and engagement opportunity.

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) is the catalyst for over 300 chapter colleges and universities who engage in international programming across the globe to make fighting hunger a core value of higher education institutions worldwide. Students, faculty, administrators, political officials, and hunger relief organizations from all over the world came together at the Food Summit to share best practice models; listen to keynote addresses from Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive, Dr. Alastair Summerlee of the University of Guelph, and Max Finberg of the U. S. Department of Agriculture; all with the goal of ending hunger by empowering the younger generation.

FHSU’s American Democracy Project Student Co-Coordinator Kelly Nuckolls had the opportunity to be on the steering committee for this conference. Ten students from FHSU also joined the Food Summit volunteer team with students from Ottawa University and Kansas State University. Three FHSU faculty and 16 students attended the conference, including three graduate students from China. The Chinese students were active and vocal participants and hope to bring hunger awareness speakers to their campuses in China.

Curt Brungardt; faculty member Shala Mills; Anne Drees, also a student co-coordinator of the American Democracy Project; and Nuckolls presented at the summit about this semester’s “From Harvest to the Hungry: Kansans Addressing Hunger.” This program is a three-week series that includes presentations, service events, film screenings, and public forums to engage the public around the issue of local, national, and global hunger. FHSU partnered with the Kansas Humanities Council and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum to make these possible. Following the formal presentation, conference participants were given the opportunity to participate in a forum inspired by the National Issues Forum’s publication—The Rising Cost of Food. The town hall was moderated by four FHSU students.

The fact that food insecurity exists right here in America—the wealthiest country on the planet—was a central theme at this conference, and as the three-day event came to an end, attendees were called to action. Students were reminded of the importance of everyday acts of citizenship that can make an impact in the world, and Nuckolls demonstrated to the conference how simple political action can be, even for a student, by making a call over speaker phone to her Representative, Congressman Kevin Yoder {R-KS} (watch it now by clicking here). She wanted her fellow conference attendees to witness how simple it is to engage in efforts that will put an end to starvation and hunger across the globe.

If you are curious about this unique learning experience and the opportunity to become a global leader in the fight against hunger, as well as the efforts made toward that end at the 2013 UWFH Food Summit, check out the re-cap video made by FHSU student Becca Kohl by clicking here.

For more information on Universities Fighting World Hunger visit: www.universitiesfightingworlhunger.org.

Kelly is a Student Coordinator for both the American Democracy Project and the Global Leadership Project. She works with organizing and developing curricular and co-curricular programming to engage the FHSU community in projects and activities that educate about and cause a direct impact on local, national, and global issues. Kelly is a senior majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in Global Leadership.


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