College campuses are changing. College students are changing. No longer are they limited to the bricks and mortar buildings with young adult students solely focused on being a student. The college student population has diversified over the last few decades bringing students of varied ages, experiences, and expectations to our doors. And sometimes, they are coming to virtual doors.
So what does community engagement look like on the 21st Century campus?
Join Thomas Ehlrich, Ernestine Fu, Derrick Feldmann, and Craig DeForest at the 2014 Service Engagement Summit to help you explore that question.
Indiana Campus Compact is excited to invite you to explore this question with your colleagues at the 4th Annual Service Engagement Summit on March 27-28, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. To help us answer these questions, we have lined up renowned experts from across the country to join us in Indianapolis:
- Thomas Ehlrich and Ernestine Fu, co-authors of Civic Work, Civic Lessons will discuss the importance of intergenerational civic work. Ms. Fu will also present on how colleges and universities can support social entrepreneurship as a new form of civic work and how social media and new technologies can be leveraged for social entrepreneurship and civic work.
- Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve and author of Cause for Change will discuss how we can best engage and support millennial students in service and philanthropic endeavors, both during their time on campus and as alumni.
- Craig DeForest, Program Manager of Service-Learning at the University of Southern Maine and former Program Director at Maine Campus Compact will provide best practices and insights for community engagement in the on-line classroom based on his work with the Fusion Project, Maine Campus Compact’s Online Faculty Learning Community.
Service Engagement Summit featured speaker profile - Ernestine Fu
Ernestine Fu is a PhD student in engineering at Stanford University, where she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees. She has been engaged in civic work since she was fifteen when she founded a non-profit to bring music to seniors, disabled people, and homeless families. The public service work that has brought her the most amount of joy is working with Professor Thomas Ehrlich. They are co-authors of "Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service," about why and how people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. The two will talk about their book and their work at the 4th Annual Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit next March.
In 2011, Fu was profiled by Forbes. They called her a class act. Read on and you'll see why.
Service Engagement Summit featured speaker profile - Tom Ehrlich
Thomas Ehrlich is the author of 14 books including, most recently, Civic Work Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service, written with Ernestine Fu, a Ph.D. student at Stanford. The two will talk about their book and their work at the 4th Annual Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit next March. Now a visiting professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Ehrlich previously served as dean of Stanford Law School, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and president of Indiana University, as well as in the administrations of five U.S. presidents. It was in his role at Indiana University that he helped start Indiana Campus Compact in 1993.
Ehrlich talks about his call to public service and his collaboration with Ernestine Fu in an Stanford Daily Op Ed. "We believe that our democracy requires men and women of all ages and all walks of life to find their own civic paths and to pursue them with determination, compassion, respect for others and humility about the limitations of their own perspectives. Our public service paths were very different, but each holds valuable lessons for any and all interested in civic work."
Service Engagement Summit featured speaker profile - Derrick Feldmann
Derrick Feldmann is the co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. He leads Achieve - a creative fundraising and research agency. His research is around understanding how Millennials connect, involve, and give to causes. Feldmann is also the organizer of MCON - a day of thought leadership on Millennial cause engagement.
Feldmann's focus is on the intersection of Millennials, technology, and cause engagement. "Millennials think, work, and get involved in ways that differ substantially from those of previous generations, and they want to make a difference." He goes on to say, "Today's Millennials are transforming communities, relieving suffering and pursuing social change in a way that may run counter to the traditional ways of organizing, but it's because they are wired to work differently -- collaboratively, transparently, interactively, and entrepreneurially -- to affect positive change in their local communities and around the world".