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Monday, May 6, 2013

CIC Reminders and Opportunities of Interest - 2013


CIC Reminders and Opportunities of Interest

Dear CIC President:
(cc: Chief Academic Officer)

I am pleased to send information about a few items of
likely interest to you or others on campus. Will you please share this information with others who may be interested in any of these programs or services?

Department and Division Chair Workshops
A few spaces remain in the final two 2013 CIC Workshops for Department and Division Chairs:
  • May 21–23 in Saint Paul, MN (hotel reservation deadline: May 7)
  • June 4–6 in Albuquerque, NM (hotel reservation deadline: May 13)

With a theme of “The Chair as Leader and Faculty Peer,” these workshops are useful to both new and experienced chairs from the full range of academic departments. Program details and registration information are available at Multiple department chairs from the same institution are encouraged to participate in the workshops. If you have questions, contact Kathy Whatley, vice president for annual programs, at or (202) 466-7230.

College Media Conference for Campus Public and Media Relations Officers

Designed for campus communications professionals, the 2013 College Media Conference will take place June 26–28 in Washington, DC. The 27th annual event, cohosted by CIC and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will focus on “Communicating with Journalists: The Key to Coverage.” Representatives of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, National Public Radio, NBC’s Today Show, Slate, NewsBeast, USA Today, CNN, Bloomberg News, ABC News, Associated Press, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and others will speak at the event. For more information, see

Grants to Develop Campus Programs Based on NEH’s Civil Rights Films
Application deadline: May 15, 2013

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, has launched a special initiative, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle. The initiative brings together four nationally acclaimed films that connect the stories of the long civil rights movement to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in the United States. Libraries are invited to apply for $1,200 grants that foster community conversations about the meaning of freedom and equality; each of the 500 libraries and organizations chosen will receive the four-film set. For more information and the application form, see

Edgewood College Executive Leadership Summit: Aspiring to the Presidency
Edgewood College’s eighth annual symposium for senior-level college and university administrators considering whether to pursue a presidency will take place June 23–25, 2013, in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference will explore the characteristics of a successful president, how to prepare for the role, and how the right presidential fit can make a difference in the lives of others. For more information, see

Young Americans in Energy and Climate
As part of the Young Americans in Energy and Climate program, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Public Engagement is planning a series of events to engage college students, university officials, and national energy leaders in dialogue on energy-related topics. DOE encourages college students and officials to attend program events that will be held in Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, northern Ohio, and San Antonio this fall. For more information, contact DOE’s Butch Frey at or (202) 586-7646.

German Chancellor Fellowship
Application deadline: September 15, 2013
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is accepting applications for its German Chancellor Fellowship Program until September 15. The program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, China, Brazil, and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. Fellows spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad, explore new solutions to global issues, and conduct independent projects at their host institutions. For more information, see or

Sincerely yours,

Richard Ekman

Council of Independent Colleges
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-7230
Fax: (202) 466-7238


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