Registration is now open for the Montana Campus Compact statewide Community Engagement
Conference. The conference will be hosted at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana
on February 27, 2018 and will center around the theme "Common Cause, Collective Good".

With keynote speaker, Dr. Anne DePrince:


Dr. Anne DePrince is the Department of Psychology Chair and Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver. Her talk will examine how community-engaged approaches to research, creative work, and teaching can contribute to social change as well as the transformation of students and scholars.

FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: (click link to download schedule with sessions' details)

All conference activities will be held in the Strand Union Building at Montana State University.

8:30 to 9:15 AM – (Ballroom B and C)

Morning refreshments, registration and facilitated, topic-specific round table discussions on:

  • Campus-community partnership development

  • Role of community engagement in higher education in Montana

  • What is Montana Campus Compact?

  • Campus infrastructure to support community engagement

9:15 to 9:30 AM – (Ballroom B and C)

Opening Remarks:

  • MSU President Waded Cruzado

  • MTCC Executive Director Andrea Vernon

9:30 to 10:30 AM – (Ballroom B and C)

Student Panel on Community Engagement & Leadership: Student Engagement for Community Impact

10:45 to 12:00 PM – (Rooms 233, 235 and Ballroom D)


  • Assessing Student Learning Outcomes: The Role of Critical Reflection by Katie Kleinhesselink, Campus Compact of the Mountain West (Room 233)

  • When They Were Here Documentary – A UM Campus Community Partnership by Dr. Laurie Walker, Ivan MacDonald, and Marita Growing Thunder, University of Montana (Room 235)

  • SPLIT SESSION (Two Presentations): The Compassion Project by Kayte Kaminski, Karen Funke and Connor Mulvaney, MSU Bozeman, AND Geocaching: A Case Study for Communicating University Research with a Specialized Hobbyist Community by Suzi Taylor, MSU Bozeman (Ballroom D)

12:00 to 1:15 PM – (Ballroom B and C)

Luncheon and Keynote Address:

From Hysteria to Justice: Community-Engaged Scholarship for Common Cause and Collective Good by Dr. Anne DePrince, University of Denver:

Description: Through the lens of research and teaching on violence against women and children, this talk will consider the interplay of scholarship, socio-political movements, and social justice. The talk will emphasize how community-engaged approaches to research, creative work, and teaching can contribute to social change as well as to the transformation of students and scholars.

1:30 – 2:30 PM – (Ballroom B and C)
  • Community Partner Panel: Building Collaborative Campus-Community Partnerships

2:45 – 4:00 PM – (Rooms 233, 235 and Ballroom D)


  • Telling the Story of Community Engaged Work: Data, Stories and Impact by Dr. Anne DePrince, University of Denver (Room 233)

  • We are all Role Models! Sharing your Career with Youth through Hands-on Activities and Presentations by Suzi Taylor and Jamie Comish, MSU Bozeman (Room 235)

  • SPLIT SESSION (Two Presentations) One-Time Service Projects: Not “One-and-Done” by Randi Maiers and Mandy St. Aubyn, MSU Bozeman, AND Doing More with Less: A Collaborative Approach, by Chelsey Wilson and Colin Moravec, MSU Bozeman (Ballroom D)

4:00 – 5:00 PM – (Ballroom B and C)

Networking Reception with colleagues and friends.

Click here to download the full conference schedule including sessions' details.