Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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early admission is February 28 and the deadline for regular admission is March 7, 2011. Learn more and apply here. OMICRON DELTA KAPPA APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE Omicron Delta Kappa is currently taking applications for spring membership. Applicants should have either junior or senior standing and can pick up on application at the front desk of The Center for Leadership & Civic Education (100 S. Woodward Ave) or find it on Facebook. Applications are due January 28 to the front desk with a $10 application fee. Applicants will also need to sign up for an interview on either February 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.
WITHOUT WORDS THIS WEEK IN THE UNION Discover more about war/life of the American soldier, water quality, immigration, education and animal welfare at the third annual Without Words exhibit. Without Words provides students an opportunity to “walk a mile” in the shoes of others by engaging all of participants’ senses and educating them about important issues. Participants can begin their tour in the Florida Ballroom any time between 1 and 7pm this evening, 1 and 8pm on Thursday, or 9am and 3pm on Friday. For questions about Without Words, please contact The Center for Leadership & Civic Education at (850)644-3342. TONIGHT: DISCUSS THE MYTH OF RACE The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is hosting a Diversity Dialogue on the Myth of Race on January 26 in the CMA Lounge (Suite 3100 of The Globe) from 5 until 6:30pm. Attendees do not need to prepare for the Dialogue, they simply need to register. The CMA will provide short articles or other media to read or watch upon arrival and then the group will discuss them. For questions, please contact Amber Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org. GLOBAL SOCIAL CHANGE SUMMER PROGRAM The Global Social Change Leadership Institute is offering a summer program for university students and recent graduates from July 10 through July 23, 2011. They offer the opportunity to strengthen leadership abilities and skills, to learn about research on leadership and social change, and to see what makes organizations at the forefront of advancing social justice successful. The deadline to be considered for
ORGANIZATIONS: ATTEND PEACE CELEBRATION This year’s Midtown Peace Celebration is taking place on April 9 on Thomasville Road between Chez Pierre and the shops and restaurants at the Midtown Center. Last year over 50 community organizations, FSU and TCC student groups and pet rescue groups came out with about 2,000 other people that joined in support of locally owned shops and restaurants. Student organizations seeking space for the Celebration should contact Bill & Elaine Grace at email@example.com.
THE LEADERSHAPE MISSION…. …should you choose to accept it, is to live with a healthy disregard for the IMPOSSIBLE. Six days of life changing experiences that will equip you with the skills to overcome the impossible and lead with integrity. Learn more online. Apply online. Attend an information session on February 3 or 9 at 7pm in the Dunlap Success Center room 2201. Applications are due February 25 by 5pm. Have questions? Contact Virginia Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org. TEENS FOR JEANS The fourth annual Teens for Jeans is going on now! Gently worn jeans can be dropped off to any Aeropostale store from
January 17 to February 13. For every pair of jeans donated, you will receive 25% off a new pair. PERCEPTIONS OF DISABILITIES SURVEY Florida State students from all majors, ages, and backgrounds are invited to participate in a survey about knowledge and perception of disabilities. All information provided will be kept confidential and the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. CONTRIBUTE NICE CLOTHING TO THOSE IN COURT Lambda Alpha Epsilon, a professional criminal justice fraternity, is holding a professional clothing drive. They are looking for professional clothing (shoes, dress/polo shirts, skirts, tights, nice shirts, etc.) for men, women, and juveniles to wear when they attend court, interviews, etc. There will be a donation box in the Hecht House. For questions or help donating clothing, please contact Krissy Griffin at (561)267-5450 or email@example.com. KRISPY KREME CHALLENGE The Florida State University's very own Student United Way will be putting on their 2nd Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge on February 5! It's a four mile race around campus, with a doughnut stop half way into the race where a runner can decide between eating one dozen, one or no doughnuts. Spectators are strongly encouraged to come on out and support the runners. To register as a runner or a cheerleader, visit Student United Way online.
EXPLORE HUMANITARIAN LAW Most victims of war today neither wear a uniform nor carry a gun. They are civiliansâ€”among them the most vulnerable, including women, children and the elderly. International humanitarian law (IHL) exists to protect them during times of armed conflict, as well as wounded and sick combatants and prisoners of war. A special seminar on this topic will be held on the following dates: January 28, February 4, 11 and 25, March 4, 18 and 25. On April 1, the Seminar will hold its closing session and certificate program (you must attend all sessions to earn a certificate). All sessions meet at the Center for Global Engagement from 4 until 5:30pm in room 2300. Contact Aleks Nesic at firstname.lastname@example.org to signup for the Seminar by January 21 at 5pm. The Seminar will be capped at 25 students. PRESERVE CULTURE: LEARN RUSSIAN A Russian language class will be offered by the Forget-Me-Not Russian Language School. The classes will begin on January 15 and will be held from 3 until 5pm every second Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church. The class will focus on beginner/intermediate level conversation and grammar. The price for the class is $50 per month. For more information, contact Galiya Tabulda at email@example.com.
PEACEJAM CONFERENCE MENTORS NEEDED PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. PeaceJam brings a Nobel Peace Laureate to FSU each spring. This year, PeaceJam is hosting Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi from Iran. We are currently recruiting for mentors, who will facilitate high school groups of about 15 students during the PeaceJam Conference, to be held April 2 and 3. Significant training is required, but no prior mentorship experience is necessary. To learn more about this opportunity contact Jaime Bayo at firstname.lastname@example.org, call him at (850) 6451516 or visit the website where applications are available. WFSU NEEDS PHONE BANK VOLUNTEERS WFSU is looking for volunteers for their upcoming fundraising drive to help staff their phone banks. They are looking for volunteers to work one or more shifts during the week of February 5 to the 11. If you are interested contact Pheobee Saye at email@example.com. THE FRONT PORCH LIBRARY NEEDS POSITIONS FILLED The Front Porch Library is a childrenâ€™s neighborhood lending library that gets books into the hands of kids to promote literacy, community, and fun. They library now has position openings for students, guests, and volunteers. A student librarian position has opened and they are in need of a student, ages 10 to 20, to reshelve books, help with cataloging, and help keep the library organized. For this you need to apply in person during regular library hours. The Front Porch Library is also in need of a Guest Program Leader who can come up with fun and interesting topics to teach and
do with children. For more information on this contact Kary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Outreach Volunteers are needed to help The Front Porch Library help Hope Community with setting up their Learning Center. They need volunteers to staff the room on the weekends. The volunteers are needed to shelve books and manage book donations, read to children, and assist with monthly programs. If this sounds interesting you can contact Hope Community directly at (850) 576-5566 or (850) 205-6021 or email Destiny at email@example.com. For basic details you can visit The Front Porch Library’s website. TUTOR ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES 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 attend the Literacy Volunteers of Leon County English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Workshop. You do not need to know any language other than English to be a tutor. Part one of the workshop will take place on February 10 and part two will take place on February 17. Both workshops will be held in the Literacy Classroom on the 3rd floor of the Collins Main Library (200 W. Park Avenue) from 6 until 8pm. For more information please contact Literacy Volunteers of Leon County at (850)606-2644. SPRING OUTREACH SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED Want to make an impact in Tallahassee and meet new people? Participate in one of our many Community Outreach Projects! Transportation is provided! Our spring projects include:
Agency Name America’s Second Harvest Food Bank BBHC – HOPE Community BBHC – HOPE Community BBHC – HOPE Community Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend-Laura Lee Site * Challenger SWIM ECHO Bethany Family Apts. ECHO Bethany Family Apts. Grace Mission tutoring (commitment required) Grace Mission tutoring (Commitment required) PAEC/Migrant Education
* Completed volunteer application, a $10.00 background check fee, and orientation are required prior to volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club.
Projects depart from the Center for Leadership & Civic Education’s office at 100 S. Woodward Ave. To sign up, visit the Center’s office. For any questions about these projects, please contact Heather Stitely at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (850)644-3342.
PROVIDE BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR CANCER PATIENTS Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) and One Healing Place is seeking local musicians to volunteer their talents. One Healing Place had its grand opening in January and will be the area's leading and most comprehensive center for cancer treatment in the northeast. They would like to invite students or any community member to provide live music in two of the common areas at TMH. If students wish to volunteer on a more continuous basis they would also encourage them to sign up for the Arts In Medicine course offered each semester online. To express your interest, call Jessy Rushing at (850)431-7468. WORK WITH AT-RISK, INNER-CITY KIDS Grace Mission Episcopal Church (303 W Brevard St.) is starting an Awana Club to be held weekly on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm, to reach at-risk children of the inner-city through Gospel. They need game leaders, listeners, and helpers. If interested, email Elizabeth Crowe at email@example.com, or call or text (850) 320-2233. An overview/Q&A meeting is scheduled for January 27 at 6pm and basic training will be held on February 10 at 6pm. HELP RUNNERS AT THE TALLAHASSEE MARATHON Can you run 26.2 miles? If not, then volunteer! The Tallahassee Marathon & Half Marathon is seeking volunteers to cheer and guide runners as they cover a 13.1 or 26.2-mile course. Race day is February 6. Volunteers receive a free race T-shirt. No experience necessary. Contact Sheryl Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 408-3432 to volunteer. MAKE A LIFE CHANGING DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD Work one-on-one with a child with autism to help him obtain his highest potential. Learn basic skills for working with children with special needs. Volunteers do not need to have experience to participate only the willingness to learn through one-on-one training. This is an amazing opportunity and a life altering experience! For more information contact Rachel Peck at (850)509-2338 or visit the Finding Nathaniel website. GIVE TO YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ACTING Do you have dramatic flair? Mission San Luis is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with their living history program and museum tours. Prefer being behind the scenes? They can always use help in the Visitor Center and with special design projects for new brochures. Contact Aila Rawlins, volunteer coordinator at email@example.com or visit their website for more information. MARCH OF DIMES SEEKING HELP The Florida State March of Dimes Collegiate Council has been a part of campus since 1996, taking an active role in service and promotion of pediatric welfare. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Students interested in joining this group in their crusade to better the lives of children are welcome to attend their meetings, held every Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30pm on the 3rd floor of the Union in the Student Activities Center. For more information, visit their Facebook page or contact Gina Cyrille, Public Relations Chair, at FSUMarchofDimes@gmail.com. CULTIVATE & HARVEST THROUGH DAMAYAN GARDENS Damayan Gardening Project needs volunteers to help with watering, spreading mulch, harvesting vegetables, pulling weeds, etc. every Monday from 9am until noon and every Saturday from 9am until 2pm at Litchgate (1401 High Rd). They are also needed every Thursday from 3:30 until 5:30pm at the Boys and Girls Club on Laura Lee Avenue. No
gardening experience is needed, just a helpful hand. To volunteer, please contact Rebecca Waltemath, Florida State’s Community Ambassador to the Damayan Garden Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org. WORK WITH YOUTH AND FAMILIES The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is in need of life coaches and mentors to work with families and youth who have made contact with the Department. Life coaches serve students and adults and the mentor program provides services to students in transition. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Denise Manning at email@example.com or (850)251-7356. THE SHARING TREE The Sharing Tree is a reusable resource center where donated new and gently used materials are collected and made available to educators. Every day, households and businesses throw away countless items that still have educational value. These materials now have the opportunity to be transformed into instructional aides, student projects and even works of art. The Sharing Tree is currently looking for organized and creative volunteers. These individuals would be in charge of organizing donations, sorting and then restocking. The Sharing Tree is a fun, energetic and creative atmosphere with a mission that entails recycling and education. To volunteer, contact Carly Sinnadurai, Executive Director, at (850)487-7568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
needed to collect aluminum cans. Contact Carole Gentry at (850)606-1827 or email@example.com.
SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS SODEXO LEAD ORGANIZER GRANTS Youth Service America is accepting applications from organizations to serve as 2011 Sodexo Lead Organizers. Sedexo Lead Organizers will work with partner organizations in engaging nearly 500 youth volunteers in learning about the issue of childhood hunger in their communities. Applications are due February 10 by midnight. Learn more at their website. SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM From February 21 until May 27, 2011, the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University will hold an online certificate program entitled Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change. This program is designed to help leaders of civic associations, advocacy groups and social movements learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change. The program represents a unique online learning opportunity for nonprofit and nongovernmental organization managers to interact with colleagues from around the world and Professor Marshall Ganz of Harvard Kennedy School. Members of our community who have matriculated with their bachelors degrees are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the program. To learn more, click here. To receive a packet about the scholarship, please contact Nicole Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org. STUDENTS IN SERVICE AWARDS The Students in Service Awards is a national search for inspirational college students who are positively impacting social and environmental challenges facing our communities. The Students in Service Awards include scholarships and grants to three benefactors: • College/University Students: One winner will receive a $5,000 academic service scholarship. Two runners-up will each receive $2,500 scholarships. • College/University Service-Learning Centers: $2,500 grants will go to the college or university servicelearning center (or department that supported their service project) of each of the three finalists for the purpose of supporting their civic engagement programs for students. • Nonprofit Partners: $2,500 grants will go to each of the three nonprofit partners sponsoring the winning service projects to support their vital community work.
LEON COUNTY RECYCLING Help prepare for Children's Day on January 29 at the Florida Museum of History! Volunteers are needed at the Learning Center (at Solid Waste) to prep materials. Specifically, volunteers will wash, cut and then die cut aluminum cans that will be made into aluminum flowers. Volunteers are also
Students who apply for this award will have their projects posted on the Students in Service Awards website. Students, educators, family members, and other community members will be invited to vote for their favorite student/service project. Fan votes and the Washington Campus Compact staff selection committee will select the top 50 inspirational semifinalists. A national selection committee of civic leaders, long with a fan vote, will select the final Students In Service Award winner and scholarship recipients. Visit www.serviceawards.org for all of the additional details on eligibility and the application process. Applications are due January 28, 2011.
FSU GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD The Florida State Graduate Student Leadership award recognizes outstanding graduate student leaders who are making a positive difference in their scholarly/creative, campus, and wider communities. Any currently enrolled graduate students who exhibit strong leadership skills through activities such as peer mentoring, teaching, research, publishing, creative work, service, and/or participation in professional association activities are encouraged to apply. The person selected for the prestigious Leadership Award and his/her department will be recognized at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence, held each spring semester. All nominees will be recognized at the event. The Leadership Award recipient will receive a $500 award. Applications should include: 1. A one-page personal essay that includes a rationale for receiving the leadership award 2. A Curriculum Vitae 3. A letter from the Departmental Chair, Faculty Advisor, or Graduate Program Director supporting the student for the leadership award Completed application packets are due in the Graduate School (408 Westcott) on January 31. For questions, please contact Colin Creasy at (850)644-3501 or email@example.com.
THE EISNER PRIZE FOR INTERGENERATIONAL WORK The Eisner Foundation has announced the launch of the inaugural Eisner Prize and is currently soliciting nominations of individuals or non-profit organizations. The Eisner Prize is a cash award of $100,000 and is designed to recognize excellence by an individual or a non-profit organization in uniting and utilizing multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. The foundation hopes to spur innovation in this field and to reward those who have committed already to excellence in uniting multiple generations for the betterment of our country. Non-profit groups may self-nominate; individual candidates must be nominated by another person or group. To learn more about The Eisner Foundation or to nominate yourself or someone else who may be eligible for The Eisner Prize, please visit their website.
INTERNSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES TEACH FOR AMERICA APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 4 Seniors looking for a great cause to work for after graduation should consider teaching within one of 39 regions in the United States. One out of ten students from low income areas will not graduate from college, but students like YOU can help change that statistic! Apply online to help alleviate the educational inequity gap. For questions, please contact Ricardo Horna firstname.lastname@example.org or Nina Hyvarinen email@example.com. CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS INTERNSHIPS Are you intersted in policy, legislation and Congress? Would you like a paid internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.? Learn more about the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship and Scholarship Informational to be held on January 25 at 3pm in the Student Services Building room 214. EARN MONEY FOR SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP The Florida State Universityâ€™s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is soliciting applications for the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards ($4000) and the Mentored Research and Creative Endeavor Awards ($1000). The awards support a summer research or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. The funds may be used for research costs, travel expenses, and/or summer living expenses during the project period. There is a common application for both awards. Applications are due on January 31, 2011. Download the application here. TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO ACTION The Young People For (YP4) Fellowship is a leadership development program focusing on identifying, engaging and empowering young, progressive leaders. The core of the program is a one-year fellowship that equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities. The fellowship kicks off with a five-day summit in Washington, D.C. where 200 fellows connect with other progressive leaders, attend skill-building workshops, learn about powerful strategies and tactics for sustainable social change, and strategize for the future. Fellowship awardees will be offered financial support, technical support and media assistance while implementing a meaningful Blueprint for Social Justice project of their own design. Learn more and nominate yourself or a friend for the 2011 Fellowship. Videos of last yearâ€™s Fellowship program are also available online. Applications are due January 31, 2011. NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS WELCOMED TO INTERN The Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American and Alaskan Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, $42/day for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities. Download the application, review advice, the selection process or a rating and criteria form online. Applicants are also invited to contact an alumnus to learn more about their experience. Applications are due January 28, 2011.
LEON COUTY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILIY The Leon County Office of Sustainability is looking for senior undergraduate or graduate level students in the areas of planning, public administration, communications, journalism, environmental sciences, environmental policy or management with good organizational skills for a flexible internship. Interns can expect to work in the areas of public relations, intergovernmental relations, private partnerships, and community interest groups. The spring 2011 project will be to assist in the development and implementation of a community-wide sustainability stakeholder retreat. Tasks may include but are not limited to: attendee tracking and outreach; designing and implementing attendee survey; and compiling summary survey document. The internship will be located in the Leon County Courthouse on the 5th floor. To declare your interest, contact Maggie Theriot, Leon County Sustainability Manager, at (850)606-5380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SUSTAIABLE TALLAHASSEE Sustainable Tallahassee is looking for students to help with a myriad of projects such as inventorying green initiatives in the Tallahassee-Leon County region; managing website content; assisting in program management; and graphic design. If interested, please contact Sharon Liggett, Executive Director, at (850)597-9836 or Sharon@sustainabletallahassee.org.
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