UNCW Hosts Campus Compact Conference Nov. 3

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - On Nov. 3, 125 student leaders from 18 colleges and universities across North Carolina will attend the CSNAP Conference at UNC Wilmington. CSNAP (Citizenship, Service, Networking, and Partnerships) focuses on the theme “Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community,” and features writer and activist Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times.

The conference will be held in the Warwick Center, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The UNCW Center for Leadership Education and Service is hosting the conference in partnership with NC Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering student engagement with communities.

Since 2002, the compact has hosted an annual event that brings together student leaders from campuses across North Carolina to learn new ways to engage with community issues. In this election year, the conference will highlight the responsibilities young people take on as citizens and community members.

Conference participants will attend workshops on issues such as homelessness, education, and child welfare led by regional experts. Additional sessions will highlight best practices in higher education community engagement. The prize-winning film from NC Campus Compact’s documentary film shorts competition will be screened. Selected students will receive Community Impact Student Awards for their service work.

Campus Compact Media Contact: Leslie Garvin, 336.278.7198, or lgarvin@elon.edu.

UNCW Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910.962.7631 or weavera@uncw.edu.