Campus-Community Connections
A Publication of ITGA
The 2024 ITGA Conference Update
There are many opportunities for networking at the ITGA Conference. Below are just a few examples:
  • From the optional UMD Golf Course Outing, the Professional Networking Event at City Hall or the DC Monument Night Tour, College Park is the place to be! Learn more. Registration required.
  • The Pre-conference Workshop: From Turmoil to Triumph: Crisis Communications Tactics for Town & Gown. Space is limited. To register, click here.
The conference schedule will be available in late March. To register for the conference, click here. Registration rates increase April 20th.
ITGA Certificate in Town Gown Relations Program Launches March 20!
Do you need to increase your town-gown expertise and expand your professional skills? If so, consider participating in the virtual six-weeks Certificate in Town Gown Relations program, designed to help you manage and advance relationships and problem solve issues between colleges/universities and their host communities. To see the instructors and modules, click here. Class size is limited. Register today. Registration closes March 15th.
Nominations for 2024 ITGA Presidential Excellence Award are Open!
In 2013, the Presidential Excellence Award was created as a way to highlight ITGA members who demonstrate exceptional performance in volunteer service, leadership, or educational achievement in town gown communities or for the ITGA. The ITGA Presidential Excellence Award is presented annually at the ITGA Conference. Submission deadline is April 15th. To learn more, click here.
Collaborative Community Conversations - March Webinar
Wednesday, March 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm (ET): Moving In, Out and About- Excellent Logistics are the Panacea: Join a panel discussion with UMass Amherst staff and partners to learn strategies for managing large influxes of students and their families to our campus community and surrounding areas at Fall Move-In, Commencement and Spring Closing. Registration required. Learn more.
National & International Headlines
Nuisance Property Bylaw Overhaul in Amherst
Town officials would be empowered to work with property owners to coordinate corrective action plans when their properties receive three nuisance property infractions in a year.
UCalgary Hosts Symposium: Disability & the City
The one-day event represents a significant step forward in the university's commitment to fostering inclusive communities, particularly for individuals with disabilities. 
$2.5 Milestone of 'She's Got Game' Initiative
An initiative at the University of Guelph to advance gender equity and women in sport, has hit an important milestone, reaching its entire $2.5-million fundraising goal.  
Clemson City, University Announce Pickleball
Clemson University president Jim Clements announced a brand-new partnership with the city of Clemson at the annual State of Clemson event Monday.
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