Red Gym Door Morgridge Center for Public Service

CPO meets the second Thursday of every month from 8:30 - 10:00am. All meetings are hosted at the Morgridge Center for Public Service in the Red Gym, first floor, suite 154.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer networking and collective problem-solving meeting on the Memorial Union Terrace. Rain location: Morgridge Center for Public Service. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summer networking and collective problem-solving meeting on the Memorial Union Terrace. Rain location: Morgridge Center for Public Service. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer networking and collective problem-solving meeting on the Memorial Union Terrace. Rain location: Morgridge Center for Public Service. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crowdsourcing Tips and Tricks for Helping University Students Engage with Community: Optimizing community benefits and student learning” 

Do you have a great interview question for hiring student employees? Have you found a fantastic reading to prepare students for service? Got a slick technology to assign work tasks to students? Are you an administrative and fundraising genius who figured out how to pay stipends for community internships? Have you developed an easy process to wrap up the semester that leaves you ready to write the inevitable letter of recommendation? Or maybe you are just curious about how fellow CPO members are navigating the day-to-day world of working with students?

Bring your best ideas, experiences, questions and challenges to share with colleagues at this interactive session. We will compile all of the resources offered at the meeting and share back to the CPO community. Facilitated by Molly Schwebach, Senior Outreach Specialist at the Center for Healthy Minds.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

For the April CPO meeting, Kevin Niemi will share his work determining if the National Science Foundation is reexamining its commitment to broader impact programming. Broader Impacts are a required component of every NSF grand submission. Is NSF effectively reviewing, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of these Broader Impacts plans? Kevin will share two NSF grants that address this question. As a group we will discuss how these grants may help here at UW-Madison. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

This meeting continues the conversation from February on Leadership at UW-Madison. Ariel Kaufman and Mark Kueppers were so engaging that meeting attendees asked that we invite them back. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Each of us partners with our colleagues and communities in various ways to affect positive change.  Ariel Kaufman and Mark Kueppers will share their insights and work, in an effort to advance leadership thinking and practice, and explore potential implications for your work. They will share parts of collective, inclusive leadership models, context, and applications of these more collective approaches to leadership that they shared and that they gleaned from the International Leadership Association global conference.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January's meeting will focus on Health Equity and Community Partnerships: Models and Opportunities for Community Change with Paula Tran Inzeo, MPH. Paula is the Health Promotion Specialist for the University of Wisconsin Extension, Cooperative Extension. In this role she collaborates and builds capacity with local and state colleagues and partners to advance efforts that promote health across the lifespan, including reducing health disparities and enhancing health equity. Paula will share with us a framework for advancing health equity. She will also discuss how the model can inform the process of cultivating diverse partnerships for community change.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December we welcome Nichelle Nichols from MMSD Community Schools our CPO Staff Network  meeting. Community Schools integrate programming and services that students, families and community members feel is needed — health care, academic tutoring, mentoring, food access, parent leadership opportunities and more — directly into schools, making them hubs of coordinated support.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November CPO welcomes UW-Madison's new Director of Community Relations, Leslie Orrantia. Leslie will share her vision for this role and how CPO members can support this work. She will also speak to the difference between communications and community engagement and how she navigates these intricacies. There will be time for CPO members to share their thoughts and hopes for UW-Madison and it's community relations work. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This month features folks from the CommNS and the Morgridge Center for Public Service who have been working for the past several months on coordinating efforts to better connect community-partner. Mary Beth Collins and Falon Deimler from the CommNS will introduce a process aimed at responding to community partner inquiries in an efficient and consistent way. Beth Tryon and Haley Madden from the Morgridge Center for Public Service will share information on the Wisconsin Idea Exchange, a database created to catalog and encourage campus and community partnerships. Your feedback on both tools is invited and time will be set aside during the meeting for you to share your ideas. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

We are excited to welcome special guest Kathy Cramer to this month’s meeting. Kathy brings a unique perspective to CPO based on the research she has done about perceptions of UW-Madison around the state of Wisconsin. In her latest book, The Politics of Resentment, Kathy digs deep into rural political consciousness and the resentment of the “liberal elite.” She is eager to have a conversation around the shared concerns of CPO members whether related to campus challenges or broader community matters.