Archive for 2012

DATES SET FOR CITIZEN ALUM SUMMER INSTITUTE: JUNE 11-12, 2013

Citizen Alum campus team members will convene on June 11-12, 2013, at the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. Registration and housing information will be posted early in the new year.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR AND IN-PERSON EVENT AT UMN’S JANDRIS CENTER: RESEARCH ON CIVIC IDENTITIES OF STUDENTS AND ALUMS

How Can Research on Civic Identities of Students and Alumni Spark Innovations in Civic Engagement? December 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota  This interactive event will engage panelists and participants, both in person and online, in a discussion of emerging research exploring civic identities of students and alumni. Details and registration at http://jcdec12.eventbrite.com…read more →

CITIZEN ALUM AT APLU NATIONAL MEETING

Citizen Alum was featured in a November 12 session at the 2012 national meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, held in Denver.  The session theme was “Engaging Alumni in Service to Higher Education and Society.” From the Program: Public engagement is a strategy that can be used to expand alumni advocacy, volunteerism, and philanthropy at APLU institutions….read more →

CITIZEN ALUM WEBSITE AND BLOG LAUNCH

We launched this site on August 25th, 2012. It is designed to explain Citizen Alum to the world and to serve the community of individuals, campuses, and programs that make up Citizen Alum, along with the many organizations that inform and support our work. The group blog will be a platform for commentary and dialogue. We invite feedback on the…read more →

VOICES OF CITIZEN ALUMS: RESPONSES TO ONE PROFESSOR’S INVITATION

Over winter break, close to midnight on the Thursday before Christmas and three weeks before the January 2012 White House meeting that would launch Citizen Alum as a program of the American Commonwealth Partnership, I sent long emails to 23  former undergraduate and graduate students. Most of them had taken community-based classes with me or had been involved in public…read more →

NOW WHAT?: BITTER CONGRATS FOR 2012 COLLEGE GRADS

  Last June, in New York to attend a meeting of the American Commonwealth Project (ACP), I spent some time browsing in Book Culture, an independent bookstore with strong ties to  Columbia University located near the Columbia campus on Broadway at 114th St. There were two racks full of graduation cards that were unlike any I had ever seen.  …read more →