February 23, 2023
Campus-Community Connections
A Publication of ITGA
ITGA Conference Updates
Attend the conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, June 7-9, and share successful strategies, learn from colleagues, and commiserate with a group of dedicated peers that Get It! Events include: Certificate in Town Gown Relations Level II- June 6, 9:00am-3:00pm. Professional Networking (Optional) June 6, 4:30pm-7:00pm at OBC Wine Project at Odell Brewing - must pre-register. Wednesday's evening reception is at Ginger & Baker, 6:00pm-9:00pm. The conference begins Wednesday morning and ends Friday after lunch. Send questions to Susan@itga.org. Learn more at www.itga.org.
Certificate in Town Gown Relations Level I
Increase your town-gown expertise and expand your professionals skills with a Certificate in Town Gown Relations offered by ITGA. This 7-week virtual program begins March 29-May 10 on Wednesdays from 11:00-1:00 (EST). The program will help you manage and advance relationships and problem solve challenges between colleges and universities and their host communities. To see this year's modules and thought leaders instructing in the program, click on the Certifications tab on the ITGA.org website. Register early! Class size is limited and will fill up quickly. To download the flyer, click here.
Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events
Water Cooler Chat - Chinese Student Exploitation: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 12:00pm (EDT): Dave Wilson, West Midlands Police, UK, is a specialist in the vulnerability of Chinese Students in University/College cities. Dave will talk about what is happening in the UK and how this impacts all of us on a global scale. To register, click here.

Racial Justice and Equity Committee: Thursday, March 9, at 11:00am (EDT): Join the conversation, co-chaired by Summur Roberts and Nicole Prewitt, to discuss new and innovative ways for members to facilitate healing and liberation for historically marginalized people. To learn more, click here.
The New ITGA ListServe
As of March 1, the email distribution ListServe will be disabled as we are transitioning to the new ITGA ListServe on the website. To gain access to unlimited expertise, sign-in and identify the topics you want to receive posts on using these easy steps! If you are unsure that you have been added to your organization's group membership account, contact Susan@itga.org for assistance.
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NAACP Arlington Honors Mason's ARIE Initiative
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Therapy Dogs Create Space for MSU Students
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