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Student Spotlight: Campus Compact’s 2015 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.  The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

Congratulations to the following 46 students from AASCU/ADP colleges and universities who have been named Newman Civic Fellows for 2015 by Campus Compact! You may click on each name to read a description of their accomplishments.

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

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.
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

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

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