2 Year Progress Report

Campus Compact for the Great Plains is excited to release our two-year progress report. In the report, you will find updates from the past two years relating to our region. Check it out below! View the report.

Civic Action Planning

Check out the Civic Action Planning slideshow that was presented by Emily Shields, Executive Director of Iowa Campus Compact and Acting Director of Minnesota Campus Compact, at our professional development event hosted by College of Saint Mary on March 28.

Catching up with Former Communication Intern Kathya Carvajal

Recently, we had the privilege to sit down with Kathya Carvajal, former communication intern for Campus Compact of the Great Plains. During her time with Campus Compact, she assisted Executive Director Mary Ryan with the nonprofit’s operations. Kathya worked hard to develop an effective communication plan that would connect Campus Compact’s partners with vital information via email and social media. As part of this process, Kathya interviewed students, faculty, and Campus Compact staff from around the nation in order to collect insights into the most successful methods of communication. Kathya also tabled at the University of Nebraska Omaha in order to…

Engaging Our Partners

We are excited to release Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn’s presentation “Engaging Our Partners” from our event at the University of Kansas earlier this month! In this talk, Andrew talks about the public purposes of higher education and relevant issues that academic institutions are facing. Check it out here: Engaging Our Partners. 

Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes community-committed students, is now open! Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate a student for this comprehensive fellowship experience. The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education.  You can learn more about the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows here. In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues…

Kenneth Reardon Receives 2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education, has selected Kenneth Reardon, Professor of Urban Planning and Director of Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award is bestowed annually to recognize one faculty member and up to four finalists for exemplary leadership in advancing student civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal partnerships, building institutional commitments to engagement, and enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award is named in honor of…