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SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Important Dates

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Annoucements

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Reminders

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University wide Dates & Deadlines click here. Important Dates & Deadlines to Know:

Effective Communication Workshop

1/23/13

U.S. Dept. of State, Diplomat in Residence Philip Egger Presentation

1/30/13

Last day to increase in units without late registration fees. Last day to pay for tuition without $125.00 fee Late fee $250.00 begins for Late Registration Late fee $125.00 begins for unpaid tuition

1/30/13 1/31/13

Begin late fee for initiating May/August Graduation Degree Check Details here

2/1/13

Last day to use UAccess to drop courses

2/5/13

Reimbursement Deadline for GRE Test Prep

30 days from registration

Reimbursement Deadline for Study Abroad Airfare Reimbursement Deadline for Internships Outside of Arizona Airfare

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Announcements

School of Government & Public Policy Present

Effective Communication Workshop Working with and leading others requires great skill in communication. This workshop will highlight ways to ensure that you and your group are communicating well.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 11:00-12:00 SS311 RSVP at http://sgpp.arizona.edu/content/workshops Seating is limited RSVP today! SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 2


Announcements

INTERNSHIPS CITY OF TUCSON Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero Seeking Interns for Spring, Summer & Fall Please call 520-837-4267 ask for Alvira “Vera” or send email to Alvira.Gallego@tucsonaz.gov Description: http://sgpp.arizona.edu/sites/sgpp.arizona.edu/files/Romero_app&desc.doc Application: http://sgpp.arizona.edu/sites/sgpp.arizona.edu/files/Romero_app.doc Required questions to be answered by applicants: http://sgpp.arizona.edu/sites/sgpp.arizona.edu/files/Romero_Intern questions_2.doc

U of A’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), professional pre-law fraternity is recruiting for the Spring semester and invite any and all students possibly interested in a law-related future to inquire more about PAD. PAD is also holding two informational sessions on Tuesday the 22nd and 29th at 6:30 at the Law School in room 164. Students only have to attend one session and are invited to stay for our general meeting proceeding the info session. Both the info session and general meeting are casual attire. Initiations will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:00 pm in Law 164 (dress is professional). If students have questions they can email padavp@gmail.com or visit uapad.clubs.arizona.edu.

Criminal Justice Association Club (CJA) will be having their first meeting for the spring semester on Thursday Jan. 24th at 5:30pm in SS room 311. Learn more at http://sgpp.arizona.edu/content/clubs-and-organizations SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 3


Announcements

SGPP presents a special discussion with U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence Philip Egger. Mr. Egger will be discussing foreign service careers in the State Department.

Wednesday, January 30th Social Sciences 311 11:00 AM-12:15 PM RSVP at http://sgpp.arizona.edu/content/workshops Seating is limited Philip Egger is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and is currently serving as a Diplomat in Residence at Arizona State University. He has been a Foreign Service Officer since 1980 and currently holds the rank of Minister-Counselor. He has had a wide variety of assignments both overseas and in Washington. In his most recent assignment he was Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy. From 2007 to 2008, he served as the Team Leader for the Provincial Reconstruction Team for Muthanna Province, Iraq and, later, as the senior American officer of the Italian-led PRT in Dhi Qar Province. Prior to Iraq, he was the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Chief of Consular Services in Tijuana, Mexico. Overseas he has also served in Venezuela, South Africa, Zambia, Bulgaria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he was the Political Advisor to the commanding general of U.S. peacekeeping forces.

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Annoucement SGPP offers direct-credit study abroad program in Yalta, Ukraine. This program is designed for university students who want a fresh approach to understanding political, socio-economic and cultural transformations taking place in post-communist countries. The program enables students to work directly with professors from Ukraine and University of Arizona to examine the region’s problems. Deadline to apply for summer study abroad in Yalta, Ukraine is Feb 15th. What is offered? The program offers 6 units of 3-week academically challenging and intellectually stimulating summer courses in political science focusing on post-communist and post-Soviet themes and issues, and utilizing SGPP’s Political Sciences’ strong research environment and educational resources in collaboration with Ukraine’s leading political scientists and political sociologists. The courses, designed for upper-level undergraduate students, fulfill credits towards bachelor degrees at selective American universities and colleges. The program’s curriculum includes courses, which can be better studied in Ukraine due to the relevance of this socio-economic and political environment to the nature of offered courses. Classroom teaching is strongly enhanced by an extensive program of course-integrated, hands-on field studies, comparative field projects, and study tours. There is the opportunity to receive an additional 3 units of Independent Study credit (POL 399). This means that students can design their own research topic related to what they have been learning in Ukraine. With this additional work, students can earn up to 9 units of UA credit for their time in Yalta. In addition, students will have the option of taking a non-credit Introductory Russian course that will help with their acclimation to the language spoken in and around Crimea. Through the program, students will acquire solid academic training, increased knowledge and intellectual awareness of the world, sharpened analytical, communication and problem-solving skills, and greater intercultural skills. Study tours They include visits to historic sites, art collections, political, educational, and defense institutions, and other places of interest in the context of a political science curriculum. Faculty The courses are taught in English by American and Ukrainian professors who all hold final university degrees. They teach at institutions of higher education, or work in research institutions. Courses Students have to select 2 of these courses plus POL 399: Independent Study, for a total of 9 units. POL 365: CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL POLITICS POL 411: COMPARATIVE NATIONAL-LEVEL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES POL 443: SOVIET & POST-SOVIET POLITICS **Study Abroad reimbursement is an available option through SGPP, to view details click here**

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Announcements

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Announcements Global Studies Award for Study Abroad Description The competitive Global Studies Award Fund benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing who are declared majors in Global Studies. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013
 


Two awards (one of $1,000.00 for academic year programs and one of $500.00 for summer programs) may be awarded to participate in a UA-approved study abroad program in summer 2013, fall 2013, and/or spring 2014.

 The awards may be used for airfare, academic materials, and/or any other expenses that are included in the cost of studying abroad. Requirements: Student must be a currently declared Global Studies major Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher Sophomore standing or higher at time of use Awards must be used during the summer or academic year immediately following the award date No less than one academic year in residency left at UA before graduation at time of application Please submit the following: 1 statement of intent (one page maximum to include why you want to study abroad, why you qualify for this award, how you plan to use it and a brief explanation of plan to promote Global Studies and/or study abroad upon your return); 1 letter of recommendation from a supporting faculty member. Please submit application packet no later than February 28, 2013, 5pm, to Mr. Steve Przymus, email: przymus@email.arizona.edu; tel.: 621-7763; address: #120H, CLAS Academic Advising Center, Bear Down Gym, 1428 E. University Blvd.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED Process and Selection
 The Global Studies Award Selection Committee announces a call for applications in January. The Selection Committee will review applications and will recommend winners to the CoDirectors, no later than March 15. Depending on the quality of applications, the Selection Committee may recommend not giving any awards on any given year. Awards are announced in early March. Awardees will be required to provide the Global Studies Award Selection Committee with a one-page report and photos of their study abroad experience within 30 days of their return to U of A. SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 7


Announcements Graduate College-Sponsored Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) UROC is a partnership of several University of Arizona undergraduate research programs, led by the Graduate College, which primarily focus on STEM fields. UROC offers a wide range of 10 week summer undergraduate research opportunities to help undergraduates prepare for graduate school. Important Dates UROC Starts June 2, 2013 and ends August 7, 2013 Apply by February 1 Note: Letters of recommendation are not required. Benefits · Research project · Faculty mentor · Workshops/preparation for graduate admission process (personal statements, presentation skills, funding, GRE) · Speaker series · Social opportunities and a support network · Financial support (pay, stipends) · Upper division academic credit · On-campus housing available · Poster session, oral presentation, and closing ceremony Each of the UROC programs differs in their selection criteria. Visit the UROC web site for more information about individual programs. Learn more! Here’s how to focus the search— For all majors: · Summer Research Institute Questions? Contact Stephanie Adamson at 520-626-0095 or send emaiRegistration at UROC@grad.arizona.edu

http://campusrec.arizona.edu/program_areas/fitness/mind_body_pages/yoga_for_any_body.php or at the University of Arizona Campus Recreation Center (Rec Center) Questions? Contact adaptiveyoganamaste@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/YogaForAnyBody SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 8


Announcements Work for a green future: Become an Environment America fellow! Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies, and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them. The results of our work include: more solar and wind power in 22 states, caps on global warming pollution in five states and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 states, energy-efficiency policies in 22 states, new clean car standards that will do more than any other single step to reduce our dependence on oil and cut global warming pollution, bans on plastic bags in more than 50 cities, better-protected parks from Mt. Rainier to the Everglades, from Glacier to the Grand Canyon, bans on offshore drilling, and stronger protections for waterways from Colorado’s rivers to the Great Lakes to Long Island Sound. As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. Learn by doing: You won’t be rehearsing to make an impact—you’ll be making one. As a fellow you’ll: Plan and run grassroots campaigns: you’ll identify a policy or power-building goal, develop a strategy, then devise and carry out the tactics of your campaign. Organize town hall meetings: you’ll create events where constituents have an opportunity to make their needs clear and hold politicians accountable. You’ll also lobby lawmakers directly, learning to make a convincing case for our policy goals. Set up and speak at news conferences: you’ll create news events to get the word out about your campaign through the media. You’ll also meet with editorial boards, and get op-eds published. Run citizen outreach campaigns: you’ll build the power of your organization, learning to fundraise, manage staff and educate the public. Qualifications We’re seeking candidates ready to commit themselves to fighting for the environment. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups. Placement We’re accepting applications with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year. You can apply through Environment America or directly with one of our state affiliates. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple positions in multiple locations. Salary and benefits As a fellow with Environment America or one of our state affiliates, you’ll earn $23,750-$24,000 in your first year and $24,500-$25,500 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and three weeks in your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year. Salary and benefits vary in California and New York. To learn more and apply visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. The early application deadline is February 15th. Internships Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment America intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us. jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 9


Reminder

Save the Date! Internship Info! Do you need to register/enroll for an internship? If you do, then you MUST attend one of the enrollment dates listed below Are you interested in doing an internship in Spring 2013? If yes, then you must attend one of the following internship enrollment dates, all will be held in Social Sciences 305 & 313A:

Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 10:00-11:30 Friday, January 25th, 2013, from 10:00AM-12:00PM View more SGPP Internship info here. An enrollment date is when you are actually registered/enrolled in the internship, you cannot receive credit for your internship without enrolling during one of the times listed above. You must bring the application filled out by you and your supervisor to the enrollment time you choose. View the internship slideshow & full details here.

STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ENROLLED INTO AN INTERNSHIP AFTER THE JANUARY 25TH ENROLLMENT. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Reminders Internship Opportunity: Pima County Justice Court Description: At the onset, the internship will consist of courtroom observations of the justice court judges and ascertain whether they assign community service hours. Furthermore, the intern will observe the justice court specialty courts, including dv court, mental health court, homeless court, vet court, pet court and mediation court and write summaries of the proceedings for distribution to the other judges. In addition, the intern will contact pima county non-profit agencies, organizations, charitable groups, volunteer services groups and ascertain if the agency accepts court assigned community service volunteers. The community service hours are perform in lieu of fine payments or other penalties. The information will thereinafter be uploaded onto a court-based website for access for volunteers, organizations and other entities A qualified intern must have telephone communication skills as well as computer program skills. Minimum hours per week: 8 (either two four hour days or one eight hour day) The intern will keep track of which judges assign community service hours and the average assignments per judge. Furthermore, the summary observations of the intern will be distributed to the other judges to help the judges be better aware of the different court programs. To Apply: Send a resume and letter of interest to: Judge Anne Segal Pima County Justice Court 115 N. Church, 3rd. floor, Tucson, AZ 85704. Please mark the envelope “personal.�

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Reminders

Attention SGPP May & August Graduates!! The deadline to apply for May 2013 & August 2013 graduation is February 1st, 2013. (The basic fee for applying to graduate is $50.00; students applying after the deadline will be charged an additional $50.00 fee.) Click here for more details

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Academic Advising Info To see your Academic Advisor click here for their contact information. You can also schedule an appointment with your advisor by logging into SBS WiseAdvising here.

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