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It’s About... Oct. 19, 2016


Leadership Community Advocacy Change Citizenship Action Acceptance Participation Vision Awareness Justice Civility


WITH WORDS IS ON THE MOVE With Words will present its first pop-up exhibit, exploring the issue of violence against women during November. With Words is a museum-style exhibit that that uses quality research and multisensory experiences to inspire compassion for global and domestic social justice issues so participants can engage in meaningful conversations to create change. The mobile museum will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Union Green on Nov. 2, 9, 16, 21 and 30. The initiative is co-sponsored by the Student Government Association and Women Student Union. With Words’ main exhibit will take place April 3-7 and feature the issues of gentrification, water crisis, mass incarceration and social media. FSU’s Center for Leadership and Social Change is excited to host the fifth annual Mentoring Institute. The Mentoring Institute was developed to create a space where individuals can identify needs, consider best practices, discuss challenges, share experiences, and strengthen collaborative connections between the campus and the community. This year’s theme is “Mentoring and Social Change: Identity, Influence, & the Dynamics of Difference.” The Mentoring Institute will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Services Building. The institute will include breakfast and lunch, two sets of workshops, and a conversational panel. To apply to attend the institute, please visit Attendance is free of charge, but space is limited, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

GARNET & GOLD SCHOLAR SOCIETY DEADLINES APPROACHING All Spring 2017 graduates are required to attend a Senior Workshop (semester prior to graduation semester). Spring 2017 graduates must attend one of the below workshops, which will be held in the Dunlap Success Center: • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m., Room 2201 • Friday, Oct. 21, 11:30 p.m., Room 1006 All scheduled workshops have concluded for fall 2016 graduates. Those who have not completed a workshop and spring graduates who cannot attend one of those scheduled must email to set up an appointment to complete the workshop. Also, fall 2016 graduates must complete their synthesis and spring 2017 graduates must complete their first two engagement area reflections by Oct. 26.

PARTCIPATE IN CULTURAL GRADUATION The Center for Leadership & Social Change, the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, and the Student Government Association invite fall 2016 graduates to participate in the Rite to A-rak-kece-tv Cultural Graduation & Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 15. The name “A-rak-ke-ce-tv” is the Seminole Creek phrase meaning “to honor” as he ceremony seeks to honor students’ accomplishments, their loved ones, and what it truly means to be a Seminole. Participating graduates must attend an orientation session on Oct. 25 or 26. Register at

LEAD PEERS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE The Center for Leadership & Social Change seeksgoal-oriented, dedicated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program for the fall semester. Strong facilitators are critical to the success of the program, which aims to offer at least one service project at different times each day of the week that address a wide range of community needs. Facilitators must commit to a full semester in the position. They must transport FSU students in center vans and therefore have a valid driver license, current auto insurance and a good driving history. Other responsibilities include recruiting, informing, educating, supervising and encouraging the students on the project and helping them learn more about the needs of the community, discover what they are passionate about, and inspiring them to continue volunteering. This is a great leadership development experience, which satisfies part of the Leadership Engagement area of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. Those interested should complete the facilitator application available at and email it to Heather Stitely at or drop it off at the center’s lobby.

APPLY FOR THE ACC LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM The Atlantic Coast Conference, or ACC, will host its annual Leadership Symposium at Wake Forest University on Friday, Feb. 24- Sunday, Feb. 26. The symposium aims to engage students with peers across the ACC. Student leaders are chosen from 15 ACC colleges and universities to learn through engagement in educational sessions, keynote addresses, topical content explorations, simulations, and experiential application. The 2017 Leadership Symposium will focus on wellbeing and social change, discussing what it means to thrive on campus and create lasting social change. Student delegates are required to attend a mandatory workshop sessions prior to the symposium, to represent FSU, uphold FSU policies and values, actively participate in the symposium, engage with other attendees, and implement what was learned through the symposium into the FSU community. To attend the symposium, students must complete an application, including short essay questions, and be selected. Those interested can visit for more information. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m.

APPLY FOR FSU IDEA GRANTS Students interested in developing original research projects, product ideas, entrepreneurial ventures, service initiatives, and creative projects are encouraged to apply for FSU’s Idea Grant. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Selected applicants will receive a summer stipend that can total $4000, $5000, or $6000. The stipend will aid in funding the student’s self designed topic, project, performance, product, entrepreneurial venture, or creative idea. Projects must last 8-12 weeks, and be under the mentorship of a supervising faculty member. Projects must be culminated in an oral, a poster, or a creative presentation at the annual President’s Showcase. Individuals as well as groups are welcome to apply. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2017. For more information visit

VISIT THE SCURC SHOWCASE The Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity, or SCURC, will hold its first SCURC Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House. The council will showcase research studies presented by FSU undergraduate students. Free pizza will be given during the showcase. For more information see their facebook event events/202986453458468/?active_tab=about.

APPLY FOR UROP LEADER FSU students are invited to apply for Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, or UROP, Leader. As a UROP Leader students will attend a one-credit, bi-weekly, training course during the spring semester. The course is free of charge and is designed to prepare students to teach a UROP colloquium class consisting of 10-20 UROP students. UROP colloquium sections are thematically grouped in STEM, Humanities, Social Science, and Arts. Thus, students from across all disciplines are encouraged to apply. To learn more about UROP and qulaifications to be a UROP Leader visit, or email In order to apply please create a FluidReview application through acc/r/. Applications are due October 28th. Finalists will be contacted for interviews.

VISIT THE FALL 2016 STUDY ABROAD FAIR Come learn about study abroad opportunities and discuss program particulars on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Union Green. Program leaders and representatives from International Programs, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, and past program participants will be there to aid in students with any questions or concerns.

APPLY FOR GOING GLOBAL 2016 PRESENTER Students and faculty who have international experience are invited to apply to become a presenter at Going Global 2016. In celebration of International Education Week, Florida State University is hosting its 10th Annual Going Global Showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 3-5 p.m. During the showcase presenters will be asked to share their international experiences and how they have impacted their lives. In order to present at the showcase please apply online at The deadline to apply is Oct. 26 by 5 p.m. For more information contact Michelle Campbell at

UNDERGRADUATES GUIDE TO LAW SCHOOL On Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Roberts Hall Room 101 FSU’s College of Law will be hosting an informational session on the 10 things that undergraduates should know about law school. The workshop will include a panel of current law students who will discuss their decisions to attend law school and give advice to students thinking of applying to law school. Parking will be available at the Civic Center and pizza will be provided. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP please visit https://fsu.

HAZING PREVENTION: TAKE THE PLEDGE Florida State University’s Hazing Education Initiative invites all students, faculty, and staff to sign a pledge to prevent hazing activities in campus life. Hazing activities create an unsafe campus experience and learning environment, and are detrimental to academic success, personal growth, and engagement in campus life. To take the pledge please visit https://hazing.

BYSTANDER TRAINING WITH FSU GREEN DOT FSU Green Dot will host student Green Dot Bystander Intervention training on Oct. 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Globe Auditorium. The interactive training will empower students to find ways to be active bystanders, and create a community that does not tolerate violence. During the training session lunch will be provided. Upon completion of the training students will receive a certificate of attendance. Those interested in registering for bystander training can visit SID=SV_3CObsArYJStcEVn. For more information about Green Dot or the bystander training please contact Jose Carval at or visit greendot.

FSU CHILDCARE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FSU Childcare seeks 10 volunteers for FSU Childcare’s annual Fall Festival on Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m at 169 Herlong Dr., Tallahassee. Volunteers are needed to run activities, to serve food, and to perform any other services that may be required. Interested volunteers can contact Brenda Thompkins at 644-7970. JOIN TAKE BACK THE TAP Take Back the Tap is a student run activist campaign striving end the sale of bottled water on campus, and to encourage students and faculty to take advantage of FSU’s hydration stations. If interested in learning more or becoming involved with this activist campaign follow them on Facebook at https://

MISSION SAN LUIS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Mission San Luis, a living history museum that represents life in 17th century Tallahassee, is looking for volunteers to help bring that history alive. The mission is looking for volunteers to dontate time to working in its historical gardens. All experience levels are welcome. The mission will provide guidance, as well as drinks and snacks to volunteers. In addition to those interested in gardening, docents and interns are needed at the mission. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Manager Alison Abernathy at or 850-245-6485.

TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are needed for the annual Halloween Howl at the Tallahassee Museum on the evenings of Oct. 21 and 22, and the morning of Oct. 23. Volunteers will add in facilitating games and handing out candy. Those interested should visit http://www.

KNOTT HOUSE MUSEUM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS The Knott House Museum, a historic house museum in downtown Tallahassee, is seeking volunteers for a variety of upcoming events and special programs. Events this fall include, the 1930s Classic Horror Film Screening on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., and the World War II on the Homefront event on Friday, Nov. 11 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a variety of services such as selling tickets, ushering guests to their seats, serving refreshments and facilitating guest tours. For more information and to sign up, contact Lydia Nabors at

THE ALS ASSOCIATION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS The ALS Association Florida Chapter seeks volunteers to aid in the chapter’s Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, Oct, 22, 2016 at Centennial Field in Cascades Park from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to those living with ALS, to raise money to help fund a cure, and to come together as a community for a common cause. The event helps to raise funds for local chapters to sustain care services and support the continuation of research. If interested in volunteering please contact Patricia Chamorro at ART ALLEY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Art Alley is an organization working towards creating “art and plant zones” in the Gaines Street and All Saints area of Tallahassee. Research for green spaces and collaboration with local business and land owners has already begun. Volunteers are needed to assist with watering, weeding, planting, and planning events. If interested in volunteering or for more information please contact Paul Rutkovsky at

INTERNSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES PEACEJAM HIRING AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION IN MIAMI Calling all PeaceJam alums! There is a newposition available with PeaceJam Southeast in Miami. Miami Dade College has been awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA member to coordinate PeaceJam efforts in the Miami area.

Miami’s PeaceJam VISTA will recruit, train, and supervise Miami Dade College students who will be teaching PeaceJam curriculum in Miami-Dade schools and youth-serving agencies. The successful applicant will also help to create new community partnerships, promote service-learning initiatives, and build a Miami Dad College PeaceJam student organization. The Miami PeaceJam VISTA will assist with Miami’s Slam event and support Miami-area youth and adults attending the PeaceJam Conference at Florida State University. The VISTA member will be housed at Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican campus in Little Havana and will join a great team from MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Service. We are seeking an enthusiastic college graduate with PeaceJam experience and good organizational skills. Fluency in Spanish would be a plus. For more information about the position or application process, contact Rody Thompson at or Josh Young jyoung@


The Nonprofit Internship Program is a competitive programs that allows FSU students to earn up to 12 academic elective credits serving a non-profit initiative in the Big Bend area. The program is designed for students in degree seeking programs that do not offer an internship opportunity for academic credit. Through this program students could gain experience in areas such as child development, juvenile justice, environmental issues, public health, public education, elder care, domestic abuse, poverty, homelessness, etc. Those admitted into the program would serve full-time or half-time for the full semester. A limited number of internships are available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis until the internship slots are filled. The deadline to apply for Spring 2017 is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at 5 p.m. For more information contact Heather Stitely at or visit the program’s website APPLY TO INTERN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. DC Internships is encouraging FSU students to apply for a community leadership and engage ment program with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service. The 8 week summer program allows students to live on-campus at George Washington University, and intern with nongovernmental organizations while earning academic credit in economics and humanitarian aid. Students will practice networking skills and leadership through social entrepreneurship workshops, seminars on professional development, leaderships projects impacting prevalent social issues, mentoring programs with DC professionals, and much more. The early application deadline is Dec. 6. For further information please visit

ACTIVISM WITH THE STUDENT GLOBAL AIDS CAMPAIGN The Student Global AIDS Campaign or SGAC is a national movement of student activists that are committed to creating an AIDS-free generation through informed, direct political advocacy. The campaign works with organizations across the globe that are fighting to end the AIDS pandemic and currently is striving toward getting 30 million people on treatment by 2020. If interested in taking actions against AIDS, please go to the SGAC website at and download the fall 2016 campaign kit. This kit includes more information about the movement, tools and tips to support the building of a chapter on campus, and ways to get involved in political advocacy. For more information, please contact SGAC’s national organizer, Emily Sanderson, at emily@

APPLY WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA Environment America works to produce research, create public education and promote citizen action on committing our country to 100 percent renewable energy, halting the usage of fossil fuels, banning bee-killing pesticides, ending the pollution of water resources, and protecting national parks and other public lands. In more than 25 states, Environment America has affected change that is reducing global warming pollution, creating solar and wind power, halting the fracking of parks and forests, cleaning rivers and streams, and protecting wildlife. Environment America is affiliated with 29 states, and continually works to expand grassroots support, action and success. Those interested in applying for a position with Environment America should visit

THE SHARING TREE SEEKS INTERNS The Sharing Tree is a non-profit organization centered on collecting and redistributing creative reusable materials to the Tallahassee community. Since it’s inception The Sharing Tree has provided classroom materials worth more than $122 million to the Tallahassee community and to local educators. The organization seeks innovative and resourceful interns to aid the development of major projects, oversee creative workshops, and provide feedback to various ongoing projects. Interns of all majors are welcome to apply. For more information please contact Executive Director Carly Sinnadurai at

APPLY FOR MLK BOOK STIPEND The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Stipend Scholarship is issued on a competitive basis to fulltime undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to service, leadership and social justice. Financial need will also be considered. Six $300 stipends will be issued from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the FSU Black Alumni Association for the fall 2017 semester. For more information on eligibility and pplication requirements, visit To apply, visit SE/?SID=SV_6fmWiAOdRpViiax.

TALLAHASSEE FOOD NETWORK INTERNSHIPS Tallahassee Food Network is a hub of Tallahassee’s food movement, working across lines of division to grow community-based food systems that work for everyone. TFN seeks students to work in farm production, volunteer management and orientation, outreach and marketing, and program development. Learn more at, and stay updated at Contact ReTHINK ENERGY FLORIDA INTERNSHIPS Rethink Energy Florida seeks interns interested in its mission to assist in developing and growing the organization and its programs. Interested candidates should send cover letter expressing interest and qualifications, and resume to Rethink Energy is specifically looking to fill the following internships: communications coordinator, campus chapter director, political outreach coordinator; development coordinator and songwriter’s competition coordinator. However, the organization is open to other suggestions that either combine the positions or are otherwise within the organization’s mission and aligned with a student’s career path. For more information on ReThink Energy Florida’s mission, visit

ENTER CAREER CENTER’S CONTEST FSU’s Career Center is hosting a Career Portfolio Contest for undergraduate and graduate students. The Career Portfolio is a professional way to showcase your skills and experiences to prospective employers, graduate schools, and other organizations. The Portfolio is one of the most efficient tools to learn about what skills employers and schools value most, to organize those skills accordingly, and describe all your accomplishments. To build a Career Portfolio and enter the Career Portfolio Contest go to http://portfolio.fsu. edu. For contest rules and details visit http://www. The deadline for submission entries is Sunday, Oct. 23. For any further questions feel free to contact OPENING NIGHTS SEEKS ARTIST SERVICES INTERN Opening Nights Performing Arts Series and Festival engages the university, local and global communities in creative experiences. The series annually presents more than 80 performances, events and education experiences for the university and community atlarge. The artist services intern will assist with merchandise sales, artist hospitality and additional services needed before, during, and after Opening Nights Performing Arts events. The position is designed for individuals interested in learning more about performing arts presenting. Candidates must be willing to work a regular office schedule for 7-8 hours per week from September through December in the fall semester and from January through May in the spring semester. Candidates must also be available to work evenings and weekends for performances. This is an unpaid internship for incoming and current graduate students only. Theater, Dance, Music, Marketing, Public Relations, Education, Tourism, Hospitality, Music, Production, Arts Administration majors with dministrative support experience and interest in an arts management career are preferred. For a full position description and application instructions, visit This listserv contains information that is intended expressly for the convenience of its members, to advertise the latest involvement opportunities. Readers are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting opportunities, as they are not screened prior to posting.


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