On September 26th at 3 PM EDT, Campus Vote Project <http://www.campusvoteproject.org> will be hosting a virtual Town Hall focused on getting college students out to vote this November. Using Google Hangouts, the Campus Vote Project will be moderating a panel that will include Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and other student voting advocates, and taking questions via Twitter and Facebook. The focus will be on strategies that election officials, college administrators, and student organizations have taken to help students register and vote. We will hear directly officials that have dealt directly with problems that students have encountered in their college communities and how to overcome those obstacles.
The sign-up page for the event is now live and can be accessed via: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6411/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=6619
We encourage you to promote this on your blog, Facebook page, and on Twitter. The event will be using the Twitter hashtag #CVPTownHall which is also how they will be accepting questions during the town hall.
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) invites you to join in conversation with fellow researchers and practitioner-scholars through their second annual conference Proceedings, now available online at www.iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com
The Proceedings is an online, interactive publication that provides summaries and references for the over 175 sessions to be facilitated by scholars from around the world at the 12th annual conference this fall (Sep. 23 – 25th, Baltimore, MD). It is intended to increase the public visibility of research related to service-learning and community engagement and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioner-scholars.
How might you use the Proceedings?
~ Discover the exciting range of current research on service-learning and community engagement.
~ Connect with colleagues.
~ Plan your participation at the conference.
~ Engage in conversation before, during, and after the conference.
~ Find new resources and references to support your own scholarship and enhance your own practice.
You do not need to be a member of the Proceedings wiki in order to access information on the conference sessions. However, you do need to be a member in order to post comments or questions. Requesting membership is quick and easy – see instructions on the wiki at: http://iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com/How+to+use+the+Proceedings
The Proceedings is co-created and produced by an international team of graduate student Editorial Fellows (see http://iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com/About+the+Editorial+Fellows), supported by co-editors Patti Clayton (IUPUI & UNCG, USA) and Billy O’Steen (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).
The Fall 2012 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action is a special issue on Building a Stronger Science of Community-Engaged Research. The issue can be accessed at http://bit.ly/Qflfan
Debate Watching Guides: For students, faculty and staff planning to host debate-watching parties or just looking for advice on how to analyze what they hear when the candidates debate in October, there are plenty of great resources out there. The League of Women Voters’ Debate Watching 101 includes advice on how to prepare for the debates and what questions to ask yourself as you watch. The Commission on Presidential Debates has a guide to hosting Debate Watch parties in your community. And Rock the Vote is set to release a guide specific to the upcoming 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates; we’ll include that in a future post once it’s available.