Community Engagement Center
Request for Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Nominations
We are seeking nominations for outstanding female students for the N.E.W. Leadership Institute. If you would like to nominate a student or if there is a student you would encourage to apply, please contact Ryan White this week (at email@example.com or xt 8287) with the student's name and a brief note on why you recommend the student. Ryan will then follow up with the student(s) letting them know they have been nominated and will talk them through the application process. We traditionally have sent a number of young women each year!
Here is some additional information about the program:
Iowa N.E.W. Leadership is an intensive 5-day residential institute designed to empower women across the political spectrum and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the public sector. The Institute experience is built around a challenging curriculum that develops self-awareness, knowledge and skill in key areas, including:
- Strategic communication
- Policy analysis
- Community development
- Professional sustainability
- Productive engagement with difference, conflict and collaboration
Developed by the Center for American Women in Politics<http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/education_training/NEWLeadership/index.php> at Rutgers University in 1991, the NEW Leadership TM Network currently includes 22 colleges and universities serving women in 26 states.
The University of Iowa joined in 2007 and will hold its sixth Summer Institute May 20 - 24, 2013.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Female students enrolled at the University of Iowa
- Women enrolled in any post-secondary academic institution in Iowa
- Iowa residents attending colleges or universities outside the state
- Individuals pursuing degrees in any academic discipline
- Students with early or non-traditional graduation dates may also apply
Is there a Cost to Participate?
There is no cost to selected students. Participants are responsible for any travel costs incurred getting to and from the program location in Iowa City. Acceptance into Iowa N.E.W. Leadership includes all program fees, including food, lodging and on-site parking for the duration of the 2013 Institute.
Students are encouraged to apply to the program directly. A nomination is NOT a requirement for successful application.
The 2013 Application materials are available online at http://www.uiowa.edu/~wrac/refer-apply.shtml
Application Deadline: February 22, 2013
To access additional information on the history and focus of Iowa N.E.W. Leadership, visit <http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Ewrac/iowa-new.shtml> or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Learning: A Must Do for Spring
As we consider the theme of social justice during the spring term, integrating service learning into one or more classes is a natural fit. Service learning can help our students understand the perspective of others who may not have had the same privileges that they have enjoyed. Wade (2007) notes (see attachment), students need to understand the "injustice [that] has created the need for service in the first place." If you are interested in adding a service component to your spring term class, please contact Ellen Hay for assistance. The attached materials may also serve as a beginning point.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
Mark your calendars for spring ProFair which will be held on Tuesday, March 19th. Employer registration opened on Friday and we already have over 20 companies registered. Employers are interested in hiring our students for full-time employment, internships and summer positions. Again, please encourage your advisees/students to attend. We will be visiting classes to ProFair at the beginning of spring term. If you would like us to visit your classes, please contact Johnna Adam.
Coffee & Conversation
Join your colleagues on Thursdays at 9:00 AM in the CEC space, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall for Coffee and Conversation. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks coffee ($1.50 for a 12 oz. cup of coffee, FREE for the first 10 people). Indulge in a sweet treat. Stop by as you are able. We look forward to seeing you!