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September 2009 Weekly Updates

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Bonner Weekly Updates

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The Bonner Foundation staff send an email each week to our Bonner Directors, Coordinators, Partners, etc. The purpose of the email is to keep everyone informed of important Bonner announcements as well as to send information we think might be beneficial or valued by the Network. 

 

September 18, 2009


Weekly Update — September 18, 2009

 

[1] New Foundation Staff

[2] Bonner Congress Student Registration

[3] 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

[4] Position Advertisement, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

[5] Position Advertisement, Emory & Henry College

[6] 2010 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

[7] New Podcast: Heather Cronk of the New Organizing Institute

This issue and past issues of the Weekly Update are available on the Bonner Network Wiki: bonnernetwork.pbworks.com

 

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[1] New Foundation Staff

This fall, the Bonner Foundation welcomes three new staff members:

 

Keri Wilard-Crist - Program Coordinator

Michael Richardson - Program Associate

Ellen Peltz – Assistant to the President

 

Keri comes to the Bonner Foundation as a recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where she completed her Master of Divinity degree in May 2009. A graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, Keri studied religion and the humanities. While a sophomore in college she completed an AmeriCorps term at a rural elementary school in Colorado, where she worked with a literacy program and taught poetry in the after-school program. Keri has experience working in higher education, including as a writer/editor, and has also worked as an assistant director of a youth center. When she’s not working she enjoys sewing repurposed garments and linens into wearable art.

 

Michael joins the Bonner Foundation just recently finishing the Congressional Hunger Center’s Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program.  During the program Michael worked in New Orleans, organizing and educating local communities around energy efficiency and in Washington, DC he work with RESULTS, a national policy advocacy organization, creating new groups around the country and planning workshops for their annual International Conference. Michael graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia with a Psychology degree in May 2008.  Throughout college, Michael participated in the Jumpstart Program as volunteer and event coordinator and was also a Bonner Scholar.   During his free time he likes to watch and play sports, listen to music and write poetry.

 

Ellen is a recent transplant to the East Coast, hailing from the cornfields of Indiana. She recently finished her master’s degree in journalism at Indiana University where she worked as a grant writer for a local theater. Ellen is a graduate of Wheaton College where she studied English and theater. Her previous work experience includes, but is not limited to, churning butter dressed as a 19th century farm woman, hotel housekeeping, steaming expensive dresses, and teaching children to safely but successfully throw tomahawks. Needless to say, she’s excited that her job at Bonner comes with a desk. 

 

 

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[2] Bonner Congress Student Registration

 

REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS NOW FOR THE BONNER CONGRESS

 

Bonner Congress Meeting Registration - University of Richmond - October 23-25, 2009

To complete registration, use this link:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFZzNlhJTWZlYTJZakVUYlYzMXd6Rmc6MA..

Please complete one registration for each attending student.  This information is used to produce the roster of attendees, housing assignments, and other details, so please take the time to provide requested information.

 

Then, we encourage you to get your travel made.  Students who are coming within an 8-hour driving distance may want to carpool and drive.  Other ways to get there are by air (fly to Richmond, VA) or train (Amtrak).  You will be able use the Bonner Network Wiki to find recommended travel routes.  The meeting will start with REGISTRATION from 1-3 pm on October 23.  Fun programming will start at 3:00 pm that day, so try to get there by that time.  The meeting will end at 12:00 pm on October 25th so try to stay through that time if possible for your travel.

 

If you have questions, check the Bonner Congress Meeting pages at:  http://bonnernetwork.pbworks.com/Fall-Bonner-Congress-Meeting or ask your Director/Coordinator.  If needed, you can email Ariane Hoy at ahoy@bonner.org.  

 

PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 2ND!    

 

 

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[3] 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

 

The Corporation for National and Community Service is now accepting applications for the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (the Honor Roll) to recognize exemplary, innovative, and effective community service programs.

 

President Obama has made service a central cause of his administration, and through his United We Serve initiative he is calling on all Americans to make service part of their daily lives. The President places a high priority on supporting and developing the role of institutions of higher education, and their students, staff, and faculty, in addressing the nation’s most pressing social needs.  As service programs and initiatives grow, colleges and universities are reaping the benefits of service --- attracting high quality faculty and students, enriching learning, and building stronger alumni and community ties.

 

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, supported by the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, the American Council on Education, and other higher education associations.  Over the past three years, nearly 900 colleges and universities have been named to its ranks, of which 18 have received the Presidential Award for exceptional contributions and institutional leadership.

 

The Honor Roll is an annual recognition program.  Institutions must apply each year to be recognized.   Please complete the electronic application available at http://myproject.nationalservice.gov/honorroll/. 

 

The deadline is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, October 29, 2009.

For more information on the Honor Roll and to watch a short video on the Honor Roll, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.

 

If you have any questions about the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, please contact Kevin Michael Days, Advisor, Higher Education Special Initiatives, 202-606-6899.

 

 

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[4] Position Advertisement, Emory & Henry College

 

Visiting Associate Professor, Coordinator for Emory & Henry College’s new Masters of Arts in Community and Organizational Leadership (half-time position).  The MA in Community and Organizational Leadership is designed for in-career persons to provide intellectual and skill-based tools for more effective civic and organizational leadership.  The program is interdisciplinary and grounded firmly in a participatory and experiential pedagogy.  The program will have tracks in nonprofit management and health care.  Reporting to the Program Director, the Coordinator will have administrative responsibilities in all areas of the program, including recruitment of student cohorts, scheduling of faculty and classes, oversight of community partnerships, and curriculum development.  Teaching responsibilities will include two courses each year in leadership, nonprofit organizations, or healthcare policy based on the successful candidate’s training and experience.  A Ph.D. or other terminal degree at the time of appointment is required.  Strong candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to working with communities, problem-solving participatory education, interdisciplinary scholarship, and adult post-graduate education.  Provide CV, statement of teaching philosophy, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if any), a sample of scholarly writing, and transcripts to Dean Christopher Qualls, Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 947, Emory, VA 24327.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information about the Masters of Arts in Community and Organizational Leadership, contact Dr. Talmage A. Stanley, Director of the Program, (tastanle@ehc.edu).  For a full job description, please refer to www.ehc.edu/employment/MAinCOL .  Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Emory & Henry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 

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[5] Position Advertisement, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

 

POSITION TITLE:

 

Program Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL)

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Program Coordinator will support CCESL’s missions through the coordination of co-curricular community service and civic engagement opportunities for HWS students.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have earned a bachelor's degree in a related field and have public service leadership experience.  Applicants must possess superb oral and written communication skills and work with people in diverse settings.   Individuals, who have a strong record of community service involvement and leadership, as well as demonstrating initiative, urgency, planning, and organization, will be given priority in the selection process. Teacher certification or related experience and a commitment to liberal arts education are strongly preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is a full-time, 12-month, 37.5 hours per week, benefits-eligible administrative position.  This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to:

Office of Human Resources Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 337 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456

email: ferran@hws.edu 

For additional information about the position, please refer to:

http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/adm_2009_ProgCoord_CCESL.aspx for 

 

 

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[6] 2010 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

 

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2010 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement in Higher Education March 3-5, 2010, on the theme of PEOPLE, PLACE, & PARTNERS: Building and Sustaining Engagement in Critical Times. The 2010 Summit will bring together national speakers and more than 350 practitioners for dialogue and a forum for best practices. Faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and community partners are invited to submit proposals and participate in the 2010 Summit at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel on The University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia.

 

The mission of the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement.  

 

For more information regarding the Request for Proposals and the various Conference Tracks, go to http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/conferences/gulf_south/.

 

For the first time, Berry College is an event sponsor, so Bonner representation would be greatly appreciated. The deadline is Monday, October 19, 2009.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Laurie H. Chandler by phone at (706) 238-7885 or via e-mail at lchandler@berry.edu. 

 

 

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[7] New Podcast: Heather Cronk of the New Organizing Institute

 

In this episode, Heather explains how NOI trains people to organize effectively using online outreach strategies from micro-blogging to video. To listen now, click here: http://bit.ly/1kkdVk

 

 

 


September 25, 2009


Weekly Update — September 25, 2009

 

[1] Earlham College Student Named to Allstate/AFCA Good Works Team®

[2] Energy Action Coalition Announces 11 Regional Power Shift ’09 Summits

[3] Position Advertisement, Warren Wilson College

 

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[1] Earlham College Student Named to Allstate/AFCA Good Works Team®

 

Earlham College senior Chris Owens is among a select group of college football players named to the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, honoring dedicated and hard-working student-athletes for their off-the-field achievements and selfless contributions to their communities.

 

Of the 22-member squad announced by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), 11 players are from the NCAA Division I-A universities with the others coming from other levels of college football. Owens is one of five NCAA Division III players on the squad.

 

Among the honorees is 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow of the University of Florida. Past recipients of the honor, now in its 18th year, include Super Bowl Most Valuable Players Peyton and Eli Manning.

 

“It’s a big honor,” Owens said. “I wasn’t expecting to be recognized for community service. It is just a way of life for me. Now that I have been, it still hasn’t sunk in yet.”

 

The Allstate/AFCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2010 Sugar Bowl in the Louisiana Superdome on New Year’s Day. “I’ll be with some really cool guys,” Owens said. “I’m looking forward to getting together with them. We are going to do a service project down there.”

 

To read the complete article about Chris Owens, click on this link: http://goearlham.com/news/2009/9/22/FB_0922090957.aspx

 

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[2] Energy Action Coalition Announces 11 Regional Power Shift ’09 Summits

 

Do you realize that if we continue on the path we are on today you will inherit a polluted planet and be denied the opportunity for new jobs or prosperity in a clean energy economy?

Every day we hear from people like you who are sick and tired of seeing people who are organized by dirty energy companies lobby against new jobs and clean energy. Now it's time for us to show how massive, passionate and loud we are as we tell our leaders we will not let them compromise our future!!!

 

Today we are announcing 11 Regional Power Shift '09 Summits.

 

This Fall we are expecting these summits to draw thousands of young Americans!  Across the country, Energy Action Coalition and its local partners will organize rallies to show our political leaders and our communities that we will not be silenced and we will not stop in our pursuit of new jobs, clean energy and a healthy planet. 

We can't let energy companies use their billions of dollars in dirty profits to silence our voices so they can continue polluting and preventing us from creating new job opportunities for young people in the clean energy economy.

We need you and all of your friends to attend the nearest Power Shift Regional Summit! 

 

Here's the list:

Michigan Power Shift, Oct. 9-11, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Missouri Power Shift, Oct. 16-18, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Carolinas Power Shift, Oct 16-18, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Northern Plains Power Shift, Oct 23-25, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Ohio Power Shift, Oct 23-25, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Power Shift Pennsylvania Oct 23-25, Penn State University, State College, PA

Virginia Power Shift, Oct 23-25, George Mason University, Arlington, VA

Appalachia Power Shift, Oct 23-25, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Florida Power Shift, Oct 23-25, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

West Power Shift, Nov 6-8, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Indiana Power Shift, TBD, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN

 

We must take action now!  We can't sit on the sidelines while dirty energy lobbyists determine our future for us while they protect their profits.  We must show the urgency of the issue and the strength of our voices by acting now!

 

Do your part by registering today! http://www.powershift09.org/Regional

 

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[3] Position Advertisement, Warren Wilson College

     

Warren Wilson College, an independent liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, seeks an individual to fill the position of Dean of Service.  

   

The responsibilities of this office include:

 

  • Primary oversight of the planning and implementation of the Service-Learning and Community Leadership
  • Programs.
  • Directly supervising and mentoring a staff of 5, supported by a student work crew of 17.
  • Leading development initiatives that enhance student involvement in service-learning and co-curricular service and that encourage students to reflect on the causes of, and actions needed to alleviate, societal and environmental problems.
  • Presenting the purpose and practice of the Service-Learning Program and Community Leadership Programs to internal and external audiences
  • Working with the College President, Deans and Vice Presidents to integrate service more fully into the Warren Wilson College Triad of work, academics, and service.

 

  As a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee, the successful candidate will be a senior-level administrator who plays an active role in the overall administration of the college.

 

The qualifications for this office include:

 

  • Masters Degree preferred, plus a minimum of two years of full-time experience in community engagement at the college level.  
  • Excellent communication, supervisory, and organizational skills; ability to create and coordinate programs on campus and with agency partners in the wider community.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to reach out to surrounding communities in building coalitions and drawing on community resources for effective collaborations.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to and work well with college-aged students.
  • Experience building networks and coalitions in an academic setting that mobilize resources for community based service-learning and co-curricular service.
  • Demonstrated ethical principles and standards in leading others. 
  • Skills and experience in an organization charged with advancing learning through community engagement.
  • An understanding of how to build partnerships between campus and community organizations to the mutual benefit of both.
  • An ability to articulate a philosophy of education that is grounded in theory, research findings, and best practices and puts students first in promoting their learning through engagement.
  • A prevailing commitment to fostering social justice.
  • Experience and interest in research appropriate to the Service Learning and Community Leadership Programs partnerships; capable of synthesizing multiple sources of information into informal lesson plans.     

 

We desire a campus community that reflects a global outlook.  WWC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

 

Salary is based on qualifications and experience, with consideration given to general salary levels at the College.

 

For a full job description go to http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~humres DEANSERVICE.pdf

 

Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing how their experience reflects the above requirements; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for the initial application); and a list of five references.  On-line applications are required.  Submit to hr@warren-wilson.edu with a subject line “Service Learning Search.”

 

We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, November 9 until the successful candidate is identified.  

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