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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES LIVING LOGO FOR TOBACCO-FREE FSU POLICY All individual students, faculty, staff, student organizations, and academic or administrative departments – especially to those who support positive health initiatives are encouraged to attend the Living Logo to support the new Tobacco-Free FSU Policy. The Living Logo will be Thursday, January 16th at 7:00pm on Bobby Bowden Field in Doak Campbell Stadium. The lights will be on, the Seminole head will be freshly painted and there will be pizza, popcorn, and drinks available for all participants. Everyone in attendance will assemble on the field and then hold up cards that will form a heart and the then Tobacco-Free FSU logo next to the Seminole head logo. The crowd will scream out, “Seminoles love Tobacco-Free FSU!” This will all be professionally filmed by Seminole Productions and displayed on the FSU website, at athletic events, on the FSU channel and on video boards around campus! At least 200 students, faculty and staff are needed to show their support for the new policy by their participation, so please share this information with anyone interested! Please email tobaccofree@fsu.edu to sign up! 2014-2015 SERVICE SCHOLAR PROGRAM The application process for the 2014-2015 Service Scholar Program is now open! Please distribute widely to high school seniors who are planning to attend Florida State University beginning in the fall of 2014. Applications are due by Thursday, January 23, 2014. For more information, please contact Estee Hernandez at ehernandez3@fsu.edu or Antron Mahoney at amahoney@admin.fsu.edu or visit www.thecenter.fsu.edu/servicescholars.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM The Community Outreach Program is currently looking for applicants interested in facilitating weekly Outreach Projects to work with Project L.O.V.E. (Loving Our Valued Elders), the Damayan Garden Project, and PAEC/Migrant Education for the current semester. Qualified applicants will have experience volunteering with the Outreach Program. In addition, the program prefers applicants who carry a valid driver’s license and auto insurance, and are willing to go through training to drive vans owned by the Center for Leadership & Social Change. For more information and to obtain a copy of the application, please visit www.thecenter.fsu.edu/Outreach. Questions and/or completed applications can be emailed to Rachel Dodd at rdodd@fsu.edu. NATIONAL EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK Body dissatisfaction and eating disorder behaviors affect nearly onethird of college students. If you are interested in helping to play this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at FSU, please attend the planning meeting on Friday, January 17th at 2:00pm in HWC 5700. For more information, please contact Amy Magnuson at amagnuson@admin.fsu.edu.

PARTNER STUDENT ORGANIZATION APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE The Center for Leadership & Social Change is looking for Partner Student Organizations (PSO) to be a part of an exciting new opportunity. A Partner Student Organization is a recognized FSU student organization whose purpose actively aligns with the mission of the Center for Leadership & Social Change. Our mission is to transform lives through leadership education, identity development, and community engagement. The Partner Student Organization program is an initiative for prospective organizations to foster strong relationships with the Center’s staff, learn through our educational programming, develop a sense of community with other organizations and maintain office space within the Dunlap Student Success Center and the Center for Global & Multicultural Engagement. If you are interested in being a Partner Student Organization and having an organizational space with the Center, please fill out the application in the link here. For any questions, contact Marlynn Lopez at mlopez2@fsu.edu for more information.

SPRING LEADERSHIP LOGIC REGISTRATION APPLICATION! Want to spend a night out at the FSU Reservation with other students learning and challenging each other through activities that expand your leadership knowledge, skills, and values? Then, Leadership LOGIC is the perfect program for you! What is it? Leadership LOGIC is a two-day overnight leadership development program, of no cost to students, facilitated by students from The Center for Leadership and Social Change and the FSU Reservation. Who can apply? All FSU students interested in leadership development and no experience required! Where? Stay overnight in cabins at the Rez. Cabins are equipped with heat/AC and multiple bathrooms. Why attend Leadership LOGIC? LOGIC is a great way to explore leadership knowledge and skills through individual, small group, and large group interactions. Not only will you be learning about leadership development, but you also will be meeting fellow FSU students and having a blast participating in activities that are engaging. Additionally, you will be spending the night at the Rez! Weather permitting; the group will spend most of the weekend outside engaging in hands-on exercises that apply leadership theories. It truly is an awesome weekend to have fun and learn more about leadership. When is the program? You may choose from one of the following dates: January 31st- February 1st; February 21st- 22nd; and March 28th-29th. How do I apply? The registration application is available online at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/logic. Review your schedule and see what weekend you would like to learn and lead with us. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Wiborg at ewiborg@fsu.edu or (850) 645-6856.

AMBASSADOR OPPORTUNITY Interested in connecting your campus and your community? Apply to become an FSU Community Ambassador today. Learn how a tenhour-per-week commitment can earn you valuable experience by visiting: www.thecenter.fsu.edu/cap


MLK DAY OF SERVICE COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE The Tallahassee Community College Department of Campus and Civic Engagement will be hosting TCC’s first MLK Day of Service Collegiate Challenge event on January 20th, 2014. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. This event will also provide your organization the opportunity to help out in the community! Sign up here! (Each member will need to sign-up individually.) Breakfast will be provided at 8:00am for volunteers and at 9:00am, volunteering will begin at each of the eight TCC Community Partner Agencies to complete a service project. Volunteers will receive lunch, t-shirts, and a closing reflection session. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Rogers at rogersr@tcc.fl.edu. Georgie Adolphe or Chelsea LaPlante at uboard@admin.fsu.edu or Arianna Maggard at amaggard@fsu.edu. WOMEN STUDENT UNION Curious about the Women Student Union here at FSU? Want to know more about what they do and who they are? Visit their open house on January 15th at 6:00pm in Union Room 323! Meet the executive board, find out ways to get involved, and ask about the upcoming Women’s History Month plans!

MLK DAY OF SERVICE American Red Cross volunteers and neighbors like you, will canvass the Tallahassee community for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20, 2014 at Winthrop Park. During the holiday weekend, conversations with residents will educate people on ways to prevent home fires and protect themselves should they experience a fire. The initiative takes place in the dead of winter, the time of year when the most home fires occur. Home fires are America’s biggest disaster threat. Every day, the Red Cross helps people affected by more than 170 home fires, providing clothing, food and lodging. More than 94% of the 70,000 disasters the Red Cross responds to each year are fire related. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:00am. Earth Fare will provide snacks before your canvass! To RSVP: www.tallyredcross.org/mlkday-of-service-rsvp. For more information, contact Carla Juarez at Carla.juarez@redcross.org or call the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross at (850) 878-6080.

2014 PEACEJAM CONFERENCE PeaceJam is an international organization that brings together Nobel Peace Laureates with youth. Florida State University students have the opportunity to mentor at our annual PeaceJam Conference on April 12-13, 2014! Apply now to be a mentor at the 2014 PeaceJam Conference. Applications are due February 8, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Avaroma at ma08c@my.fsu.edu. Applications can be found online at www.thecenter.fsu.edu/Programs/PeaceJam.


SERVICE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FACILITATOR APPLICATIONS Are you looking to get hands-on leadership experience during your college career? The Service Leadership Seminar (SLS) is the perfect opportunity to be able to work one-on-one with incoming freshman to better equip them with the tools necessary in order to create positive sustainable change at Florida State University and in their community. SLS is a program hosted by the Center for Leadership & Social Change during the week before the fall 2014 semester starts. Applications are now available and are currently being accepted for potential facilitators. The applications will be due January 24th and follow-up interviews will be performed shortly after. If you are a current FSU student who wants to create positive sustainable change as well as inspire it in others, consider applying to be an SLS facilitator. If you are interested in applying, check out the Center’s website for a link to the application: www.thecenter.fsu.edu/sls. If you have any questions or would like more information about SLS, feel free to email the SLS Coordinators at slscoordinator@gmail.com.

WINTER RADIO PLEDGE DRIVE Volunteer with WFSU for their Winter Radio Pledge Drive! Get service hours in a casual, fun environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how radio is made! WFSU is looking for volunteers to help answer phones during the Winter Radio Pledge Drive from February 7-14. Volunteers must be age 18+. Shifts are 1.5-2 hours long and range from morning to evening and on weekends. There is plenty of free parking on-site and snacks are provided! Sign-ups are online here or contact Sarah Cassidy Hipsher if you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a group to volunteer together: scassidyhipsher@fsu.edu or sarahch@wfsu.org or call (850) 487-3170 ext. 359. CATHOLIC CHARITIES Catholic Charities is seeking an intern to serve as the Tallahassee Regional Board Assistant for the spring 2014 semester. The purpose of the internship is to provide a student with the opportunity to learn about the relationship between a non-profit and their Board of Directors. The intern will attend all meetings and fundraising events. The intern will learn about fundraising, public relations, strategic planning and goal setting. Interested students should contact Ladanya Ramirez Surmeier at LRSurmeier@gmail.com to request a full internship position description and details on how to apply.

A DAY OF DIALOGUE The Tallahassee Community College Workforce Development Leadership Institute is pleased to offer A Day of Dialogue: For Women, About Women, By Women. The daylong event will feature a keynote address from Nancy Carter, PhD. She has over 30 years of experience as a researcher, educator and consultant specializing in women’s professional development and advancement. She will discuss traditional gender stereotypes; the limitations imposed by such labels; introduce new research pertaining to the emerging model of Inclusive Leadership and the attributes harvesting ideas; and the development of a prototype around the question: What do women need to be confident and effective leaders? There will be an examination of how women are currently leading in life and the collective concerns that women share about self-empowerment and leading others to their full potential. The event will be held on February 18, 2014 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Mission San Luis. The cost is $75.00 and includes breakfast, the keynote presentation, all sessions, lunch, and a tour of Mission San Luis. Please reserve the entire day as the activities build upon one another. To register, please contact TCC Leadership Institute at 850-201-8760 or visit https://www.tcc.fl.edu/current/academics/workforcedevelopment/l eadership-institute/pages/women-in-leadership.aspx.

SEMINOLE ALLIES & SAFE ZONE TRAINING Register for one of the Seminole Allies and Safe Zone trainings offered this semester! Seminole Allies and Safe Zone (SASZ) is an ally development program created through the office of the Student Government Association at the Florida State University. The Seminole Allies and Safe Zones 101 workshop is a basic training in allyship and contemporary LGBTQ issues. Over 125 faculty, administrators, staff, and students have participated in the new three-hour long workshops during the fall semester. Student participation in the trainings is key to continue making the Florida State community a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. To register or for more information, please visit: www.sga.fsu.edu/safe_zone/. If you would like a specific training done for your student organization or have any questions, please do not hesitate to email safezone@admin.fsu.edu.

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY 2014 There are a record number of applications from students to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) 2014 meeting at Arizona State University in metropolitan Phoenix from March 21-23, 2014. This meeting is free to attend. More than $500,000 in funding and a limited amount of travel assistance is available for CGIU 2014. Students must apply by January 17, 2014. For more information, you can participate in a virtual information session every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm ET. For more information, visit www.cgiu.org.

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP If you would like to help newcomers develop their English skills, become a member of a great organization, meet people from around the world, and learn new skills from an accredited non-profit educational organization, then this is the workshop for you. Become a volunteer tutor! No foreign language skills or prior teaching experience required! This workshop will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 1:00pm-4:30pm in the Literacy Classroom on the 3rd floor of the Collins Main Library at 200 W. Park Avenue. To register for this workshop or for more information, please contact Literacy Volunteers of Leon County at (850) 606-2644 or literacy@leoncountyfl.gov. This workshop is eligible for the Global Pathways Certificate Sustained Experience.


SUMMER TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions. IRD seeks applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. IRD provides a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support. Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to: 1) Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching. 2) Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups. 3) Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books. The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature. IRD hires people who: 1) Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure, 2) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline, 3) Are responsible and hardworking, 4) Have good communication and organizational skills, 5) Will be patient and supportive with students, 6) Have regular access to reliable car. IRD invites you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at the website: www.instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com. If this link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

SMARTER LUNCHROOM PROGRAM INTERNSHIP Leon County Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is looking for students to work on a lunchroom make over project in four local schools. The purpose of this program is to increase healthy eating and decrease food waste. There are internship spots available and those interns will be working with Ghazvini Alternative School, Sabal Palm Elementary, Nims Middle School, and Godby High School. This program will be an excellent, hands-on learning experience for any student interested in education, children, and/or nutrition. Student responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: nutrition education, table top food demonstrations, and working with cafeteria staff to implement and sustain Smarter Lunchrooms Movement principles. For more information, please contact Heidi Copeland at copelandhe@leoncountyfl.gov or at (850) 606-5203. LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA INTERNSHIP There are spring student intern and volunteer positions available in the Development Department of the Legal Service of North Florida, Inc. Some responsibilities include: implementing press releases and media relations for Legal Service of North Florida, assisting the Resource Developer in scheduling and coordinating Jazz for Justice, assisting in details for the silent auction, and inputting donor data and correspondence. The requirements for the positions are: knowledge and skills with Word, Publisher, Excel and the Internet; organizational skills with attention to detail and good interpersonal communication skills, and not afraid of rejection and willing to try new things; and must have own transportation and competent writing skills. This is an unpaid internship/volunteer position, but does include a vicinity mileage reimbursement for travel necessary to the tasks as assigned by the Resource Developer. Intern must be available to work through Jazz for Justice which will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014. For more information, please contact Mary. L. Dekle, Resource Developer at mary@lsnf.org or (850) 701-3313.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM You are invited to share your experiences and knowledge at the first annual Act! symposium at First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee from February 28th, 2014through March 2nd, 2014. This event will bring together a diverse array of community members, professionals, activists, artists, and researchers who all work toward social justice goals. The symposium is bringing together diverse social justice advocates in order to bridge divides and facilitate future collaboration. To learn more, submit a perspective, or register to attend, please visit www.isjs.org. If you are active on Facebook, please like the facebook page and join the group! DONALD M. PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP Howard University, in cooperation with the US Agency for International Development, invites outstanding individuals interested in international development and careers in the USAID Foreign Service to apply for the 2014 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship. Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Payne Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Eligibility: Must be a US citizen; must be seeking admission to enter a two-year program in the fall of 2014 at a US University; must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Benefits: Two Summer Internships at Capitol Hill and overseas at a USAID Mission; Up to $35,000 annually toward tuition, fees, and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in international development, international affairs, public administration, environmental sciences, public health, agriculture or another area relevant to the work of the USAID Foreign Service; Mentoring from a USAID Foreign Service Office; Employment in the USAID Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements with a contractual agreement community each Fellow to a minimum of 3 years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Office. The Application Deadline is January 27, 2014. For additional information and online application, please visit www.PayneFellows.org or contact paynefellows@howard.edu.

FLORIDA STUDENT LEADERSHIP FORUM ON FAITH & VALUES The most important responsibility of society is the development and transmission of basic and shared values. To attempt to work toward that challenge, you are invited as student leaders to come to Tallahassee for the 22nd annual Florida Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values. The Forum will begin Friday evening, March 14, 2014 and conclude Sunday morning, March 16, 2014. The cost per student is $280 and will include meals, lodging and program fees. Further information on the Florida Student Leadership Forum can be found at www.flslf.org. The main feature of the forum will be the opportunity for students to hear from and spend time with leaders from business, government, sports, and the arts to hear their successes and failures, their values, and how they apply their faith to their lives and their work. Previous years participants have included: Governor Jeb Bush; Governor Lawton Chiles; Lt. Governor Frank Brogan; State Sen. Tony Hill; Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum; State Representative Tee Holloway; and other leaders from government and business in Florida. If you are interested in attending, register now!


CHARLES B. RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM Howard University, in cooperation with the US Department of State, invites outstanding individuals interested in international affairs and careers in the State Department of Foreign Service to apply for the 2014 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. 20 fellowships with be provided in 2014. Eligibility: must be a US citizen; must be seeking admission to enter a graduate school in the fall of 2014 for a two-year program; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Benefits: Two summer internships at Capitol Hill and overseas at a US embassy; up to $35,000 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a 2 year Master’s degree in international affairs, public administration or another area relevant to the work of the Foreign Service; mentoring from a Foreign Service Office; employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements, with a contractual agreement committing each Rangel Fellow to a minimum of 5 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Application Deadline is January 17, 2014. For additional information and application materials, please visit www.RangelProgram.org or contact Patricia Scroggs, Director of Rangel Program at pscroggs@howard.edu or the Rangel Program Assistant at rangelprogram@howard.edu. CHARLES B. RANGEL SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program offers a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Summer Enrichment Program encourages the application of students from historically underrepresented groups in order to fulfill the Rangel Program mission – to enhance diversity in U.S. representation abroad. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. The International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program takes place at Howard University in Washington, D.C. To enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy and economics, plus a writing seminar. To give the scholars greater insight into the foreign policy making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces them to a wide range of professionals from government and nongovernmental organizations who work on global issues. It also arranges trips to various governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in international affairs and explores options for graduate study, fellowships, and internships. The application deadline is February 10, 2014. For additional information, eligibility, and the application, please visit www.rangelprogram.org or contact Patricia Scroggs, Director at pscroggs@howard.edu or the Program Assistant at rangelprogram@howard.edu.

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