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Engaging-U: November 5, 2008

Campus Events

*Friday, November 7, 2008: Graduate Student Forum
12:00-1:30 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, Conference Room 302
*Are you a graduate student interested in teaching service-learning courses, doing community-based research, building campus-community partnerships, or finding other ways to connect your academic work with pressing public issues? Then join this conversation about how the University can best support your professional development and preparation for a career as an engaged scholar.

Registration is not necessary and lunch is provided. Please feel free to forward the attached flyer to any graduate students that you know.

*Campus-Community Network*

Please see the attached schedule for the dates, times, and locations of future discussions. Sara Axtell is facilitating these programs, in partnership with the CCLC and CEHD.

Grants and Awards

*Engaged Department Request for Proposals: Due November 30, 2008

*We are pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Office for Public Engagement (OPE) to support departments that wish to develop or strengthen research or teaching-focused university/community engagement initiatives for faculty and/or students.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to five departments to plan, establish, implement, and evaluate strategic initiatives that advance the integration of public engagement into the departments’ research and teaching activities.

To download an application, please visit this website:

*Clinton Global Initiative University 2009 meeting: Applications Due December 12, 2008*

The Clinton Global Initiative, a nonpartisan initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation, is accepting student applications for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2009 meeting.

CGI U is dedicated to the distinct potential that young people and higher educational institutions have to make a difference on their campuses and around the world. President Clinton will host the second annual meeting of CGI U at the University of Texas at Austin, February 13-15, 2009. Building on the success of CGI U 2008 in New Orleans, the meeting will bring together young leaders, university presidents, and activists to address pressing global challenges in the areas of education, energy and climate change, global health, human rights and peace, and poverty alleviation.

The deadline for early decision applications is November 7, 2008. The final deadline for applications is December 12, 2008. Attending CGI U is free, and travel assistance is available for those who qualify. CGI U actively seeks a range of students who have a variety of experiences, interests, talents, and goals.

In order to attend, all students must make a commitment to a new, measurable plan for addressing a specific problem on their campuses or around the world.

For more information, please visit:


*First Annual MacJannet Prize: Applications Due December 15, 2008

*The first-ever MacJannet Prize will recognize exceptional student
civic engagement initiatives based in universities around the world
and contribute financially to their ongoing public service efforts.

Visit their website to learn more and to apply:


*Minnesota Campus Compact* *announces new Interim Executive Director, James Scheibel. *

The Board of Directors of Minnesota Campus Compact is pleased to announce that James Scheibel will be joining Minnesota Campus Compact as Interim Executive Director. He will take office on November 3, 2008. Jim has a distinguished record of public service and community development as a member of the St. Paul City Council from 1982-1990 and as Mayor of the City of St. Paul from 1990-1994.