September 25, 2015
U.P. Summit | Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI

October 22 & 23, 2015 
Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For & About Service Engagement | Bay Pointe Inn
Shelbyville, MI 

November 6, 2015
Active Leaders Student Conference | University of Michigan-Flint hosting
Flint, MI


MiCC Summer Network Retreat

Colleagues – 

We regret to inform you that the MiCC Network Retreat, scheduled for June 9-10 in Traverse City, is being CANCELLED.  We timed the event similar to past MiCC summer retreats but have heard from many that, this year, the timing is bad.  We are competing with the end of the K-12 academic year, graduations, vacations, the start of GEAR UP summer programming, other national conferences and events, and more.  In order to dig into critical conversations and advance our network planning, we need a critical mass of participants which we will not be able to achieve. 

MiCC staff will return to the drawing board and work with our Network Committee to create a plan advancing key conversation points and sharing program updates as we move into the next fiscal and academic year.   We will work with the MNA finance team to process refunds for those who have already registered for the Retreat.   

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate your interest in strengthening the network.  We’ll be in touch!

Your MiCC Team,

Robin, Shelley and Mel



Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For and About Service- and Community-Engagement

October 22 & 23, 2015
Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake, Shelbyville, MI


Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space and resources to help faculty, professional staff and graduate students working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts about service- and community engaged-scholarship. During the two-day retreat participants have time to discuss ideas with journal editors, receive mentoring from faculty coaches, share ideas with colleagues and peers, and write. The program is designed to accommodate 15-20 participants in each track; therefore space is limited to 40 total. 

This year Pen to Paper will offer two tracks: Planning to Write for those beginning to strategize about writing articles stemming from well-developed projects or community engagement experiences; andManuscript-Ready for those seeking advice on polishing draft manuscripts and selecting journals for submission.

Registration is now open and closes August 14, 2015. Register early, we anticipate this event will fill quickly!