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September 10, 2015

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September 10, 2015

SECond Mission Given the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent upgrade in education benefits, more Veterans will continue to seek out higher education as a next step. Many of these women and men undergo challenges transitioning from one culture to the next, may live with invisi…

September 8, 2015

The Engaged Scholarship Grant opens September 14th!

September 8, 2015

Civic engagement and workforce development, re-imagining the engaged campus, impact research for service-learning practitioners, student Veteran success in higher education, external reviews of civic engagement's all here!

September 1, 2015

Registration is now open for our Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum facilitator workshops! Help us spread the word!

August 27, 2015

A lot of cool things happening here at the start of the academic year...

August 19, 2015

Engaged Scholarship Grant Each year, Campus Compact of the Mountain West awards eight (four each semester) Engaged Scholarship Grants of up to $1,500 each. The Engaged Scholarship Grant program funds faculty projects that promote community engagement. These grants are intended to support and strengt…

Fall 2015 Engaged Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced
August 19, 2015


University of Colorado Boulder and University of Northern Colorado Faculty Receive Engaged Scholarship Grants

August 19, 2015 – Two proposals from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Northern Colorado were selected through a competitive national peer review process to receive funding through Campus Compact of the Mountain West’s Engaged Scholarship Grant program. Engaged Scholarship Grants support innovative faculty work that is based in reciprocal community-campus partnerships, promotes student learning, and increases the visibility and legitimacy of community engagement in higher education. “We’re very excited about the community-building focus of these projects,” said Katie Kleinhesselink, Director of Member Services for Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW). “Both projects aptly demonstrate the power of service learning to foster healthy relationships between campuses and the communities they serve while deepening students’ academic and civic learning. They’re great models for what community engagement can look like in this region.”

The following faculty members received funding for Fall 2015:

Drs. Ellen Aiken & Karen Ramirez, University of Colorado Boulder, Education

Proposal: Developing a Course in Dialogues across Difference


Dr. Michael Kimball, University of Northern Colorado, Anthropology

Proposal: Heritage Voices: Building Place with Our Refugee Communities


Abstracts for both projects can be found on the CCMW website at

CCMW is a membership organization of college and university presidents across the Colorado and Wyoming who are dedicated to higher education’s public good mission. We believe that community engagement is a powerful tool to prepare students to be active and informed citizens and to effectively address local and global challenges in partnership with the community.

For more information, please contact Katie Kleinhesselink, Director of Member Services at or 303.964.5104. 



This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...