Posts Tagged 'Students'

Student Spotlight: CSU Fresno’s Elizabeth Olenchalk

California State University, Fresno junior Elizabeth Olenchalk was named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow in recognition of her commitment to community service and civic leadership.

Elizabeth is a Liberal Studies major and her minor in Urban Civic Education was developed as part of AASCU’s five-campus, Learn and Serve America grant-funded program to develop civic minors in urban education (learn more here). Olenchalk hopes to become “a change agent who addresses community issues.” Read more.

eCitizenship Webinar Tomorrow | Project Management for Student Leadership

ecitizenship_color_smallProject Management for Student Leadership (eCitizenship Webinar #5) 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of Community Citizenship at GiveGab
Online

This is the fifth in a series of webinars related to the eCitizenship initiative occuring in the 2013-2014 academic year.

“Project Management for Student Leadership” will be presented by Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of Community Citizenship at GiveGab. Within community and campus driven projects planning, implementation and monitoring is crucial in ensuring that projects achieve their outputs, objectives and desired impacts. Student engagement through the use of communication tools, empowerment, reflection and rewards promotes a participatory environment in which success is shared by everyone. GiveGab works as a social media and technical tool that can take a project from beginning to end and inspire continued community engagement while developing students’ skills for the post graduate world.

To join: You’ll need to connect via the URL below to see the presentation and call-in via phone for the audio portion of the webinar.
Please login to the URL as a guest and enter your name and institution/organization.
URL:  https://aascu.adobeconnect.com/r3h62r06k76/
Audio Conference Details: 1-719-387-8317 OR 1-866-642-1665 (Participant code: 499385)

Note: A recording of the webinar will be made available in the week following the event.

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Call for Applications for ADP’s Inaugural Student Advisory Council Exec. Board

By Stephanie South

As we shared with you before we left for the American Democracy Project’s national meeting in Denver, ADP is looking to establish a National Student Advisory Council that will offer students’ voices a conduit from our campuses to us here in Washington, DC. This Council will be comprised of current undergraduate/graduate students at AASCU member institutions participating in ADP, and it will be steered by an Executive Board, made up of a smaller group of the same students, who will offer leadership to their ADP peers across the country. At the annual conference, during webinars held throughout the year, and online, they will facilitate exchanges of ideas on current issues, various ADP-related topics and campus/national initiatives, programs and events. Students serving as a member of the National Student Advisory Council or the Executive Board will have the opportunity to hold a leadership role with AASCU’s ADP and build their 21st Century Skills!

If you had a chance to attend the info session at the national meeting, you already know we are currently accepting applications for this Executive Board, which will help us build and steer the larger National Student Advisory Council. However, if you did not, you can direct any questions you might have to me at souths@aascu.org.

The application, which is due back to us July 12, 2013 (we extended the original July 1 deadline), can be found here.

#ADPTDC13: Students-Only Activities in Denver

Attention all ADP Students!

If you’re not already stoked about #ADPTDC13 (and we have already given you five reasons you should be), we wanted to let you know about one more thing: we’ve assembled some activities just for you!

Read below to find out more about two students-only sessions and a PAR-TAY!

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, But a Video is Worth a Thousand Stories: A Two-Day Film Workshop (students only; RSVP required)
Colorado Ballroom, Salon B
The filmmaker of The Democracy Commitment’s newest initiative, Civic Chronicles, is holding a two-day workshop on telling stories of civic engagement through the medium of film. The workshop will be interactive, engaging, fun and creative. Students and participants will leave with a basic knowledge of film theory, cinematography, editing and the art of storytelling. They will also get to apply what they have learned by creating a short film in a variety of styles and genres to their choice. Participants need to bring along their own DSLRs, handheld cameras, film equipment, and/or smart phones.

Facilitator: Marlo Alvarado Custodio, Filmmaker

If you are a student from an ADP/TDC member institution that is interested in attending this workshop and would like to reserve your spot, email Marlo at Marlo.Custodio@gmail.com. Please only RSVP if you can attend both workshop sessions. This workshop will be capped at 20 participants.

5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
ADP National Student Advisory Council Info Session
Denver Ballroom, Suites I/II

The American Democracy Project is all about by the people, for the people, and it is for exactly that reason, as well as the fact that ADP is an AASCU program that is primarily student-centered, that we are in the process of establishing a National Student Advisory Council, which will be comprised of current undergraduate/graduate students at AASCU member institutions participating in the American Democracy Project. We will also be soliciting applications for an Executive Board that will assist the ADP National Manager in steering the larger council. Come hear more about what we are looking to do and how you can get involved and, in true ADP fashion, tell us how we can better inform and engage you! This session will be valuable for both faculty and students.

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
ADP/TDC Student Mixer (students only)
Denver Ballroom, Suites III/IV

The American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment recognize that this year’s annual meeting will host the biggest cohort of students ever in attendance, and we want to celebrate that fact—plus give you the chance to meet your peers from across the country, swap ideas and contact information, and have a little fun on a Friday night. After attending the ADP National Student Advisory Council Info Session, stick around for food, fellowship and fun!  Mocktails and giant bean bag chairs anyone?

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, But a Video is Worth a Thousand Stories: A Two-Day Film Workshop
(continued from Friday)
Molly Brown

The filmmaker of The Democracy Commitment’s newest initiative, Civic Chronicles, is holding a two-day workshop on telling stories of civic engagement through the medium of film. The workshop will be interactive, engaging, fun and creative. Students and participants will leave with a basic knowledge of film theory, cinematography, editing and the art of storytelling. They will also get to apply what they have learned by creating a short film in a variety of styles and genres to their choice. Participants need to bring along their own DSLRs, handheld cameras, film equipment, and/or smart phones.

Facilitator: Marlo Alvarado Custodio, Filmmaker

 

Also, keep in mind, even though it will not be a students-only event, the closing reception on Saturday is going to be a seriously good time—we’ve rented space at The Tavern Downtown in the LoDo (Lower Downtown) district of Denver. There will be a photo booth (complete with props) and a DJ and dance floor, as well as delicious food and drinks. The Tavern is not only right across from the baseball field but has made multiple top-ten lists for its great rooftop.

We are looking forward to painting Denver red, white and blue next week and wish you all a happy end of the academic year and safe travels!

Calling All Students (And Faculty)! ADP National Student Advisory Council Info Session @ #ADPTDC13

By Mandie Barnes, Student, Weber State University (Utah)

The American Democracy Project is all about by the people, for the people. Students are a lot of ADP’s people, and ADP National wants to give them a voice.

After attending last year’s national meeting in San Antonio, I, along with other students present, realized that we did not have many opportunities to share our opinions on what we were doing on our campuses and our ideas with other students. There weren’t many workshops that allowed us to learn specifically from other students and really relate to one another. ADP wants to inform and engage students, and we thought that should be something that occurs not only throughout the academic year through the work on our campuses, but at the national meeting as well. And we decided to see if we could help make that happen.

While I was at the conference I remember talking with other students in the workshops, in the elevator, even at dinner, about how we wished students could play a bigger role at this conference. These discussions stuck with me after I left San Antonio, and I began discussing it with my adviser at Weber State University (Utah). She encouraged me to make it happen, and ADP National Manager Jennifer Domagal-Goldman was ready to help.

Since that initial conversation occurred, the idea about creating more opportunities for students at the national meeting has morphed and propelled a greater vision forward:

Our goal is not only to reach students more at the annual conference but throughout the entire year.

The American Democracy Project is looking to establish a National Student Advisory Council that will offer students’ voices a conduit from their campuses to the program’s national manager. The council will be comprised of current undergraduate/graduate students at AASCU member institutions participating in ADP, and it will be steered by an executive board, made up of a smaller group of the same students, who will offer leadership to their ADP peers across the country and facilitate exchanges of ideas on current issues, various ADP-related topics and campus and national initiatives, programs and events.

We invite students and faculty to attend the ADP National Student Advisory Council Info Session at #ADPTDC13 in Denver to learn more about how you can get involved, and in true ADP fashion, tell us how we can better inform and engage students on your campus. This session will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Denver Ballroom, Suites I/II.

Also, rumor has it they’re throwing a mixer for students following our session–stay tuned for more on that. And, if you are an ADP student and have not already done so, be sure to join the Facebook group!

ADP Reminder: Friday Deadlines

Red Ribbon Around FingerHappy Tuesday/
Day for Your Weekly Reminder about Upcoming ADP Deadlines!

ADP has two big deadlines rapidly approaching, and we just wanted to remind you and your students of the following one last time:

  • THIS FRIDAY, February 22:

Two ADP students (4-year) and two TDC students (2-year) will also have the opportunity to keynote one of our plenary sessions on a panel at the ADP/TDC National Meeting if they are selected as our Student Plenary contest winners. The four students will receive free registration to our conference and national notoriety! It’s free; it’s easy; it’s fun. Read more about how to enter here.

AASCU’s American Democracy Project, established in 2003, is commemorating its 10th anniversary during the 2012-2013 academic year. To celebrate this milestone, we’re inviting submissions for a student-designed logo competition for a new ADP logo.


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