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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES MOELLERSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Named for its founder Bill Moeller, the Moellership Program provides students at Florida State the opportunity to focus 8 – 12 weeks of their summer on full-time service at a non-profit agency. Selected students receive a stipend of up to $4,000 for participation in the program. Examples of past projects include serving persons experiencing homelessness in Tallahassee, food banking in London, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS in Spain, constructing a technology center in Rwanda, and promoting sustainability in Brazil. Applications are available at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/Programs/Moellership-Program and are due December 4. Want to learn more about the Moellership Program? Send an email to Jillian White at jvwhite@admin.fsu.edu. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOOK STIPEND

The purpose of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Book Stipend Award is to assist Florida State University students in completing their education. Through a collaboration of the Black Alumni Association and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, three (3) awards will be given form the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and an additional three (3) from the FSU Black Alumni Association with the requirement that the recipients identify as African American, for a total of six (6) awards. Awards will be for the amount of $350, and will be given to three undergraduate students, and three graduate students. Awards will be issued during the Fall 2014. Recipients will be announced at the Commemorative Celebration, the week of January 20th-24th, 2014 at the discretion of SGA. Applications are available at: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2fq9bhMDPvpnONT. If you have any questions, please contact Marlynn Lopez at mlopez2@fsu.edu.

MENTORING INSTITUTE AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Attention students, staff, faculty, community residents, and nonprofit agency representatives! Registration is still open – but only until spaces are filled. Register online at www.thecenter.fsu.edu/mentoring-institute. Undergraduate students who are committed to service and participating in the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, may be eligible for a conference stipend to cover the cost of the institute. For more information about that, contact Garnet Flecker at gflecker@fsu.edu. GRACE MISSION CHURCH Grace Mission is a service organization in French Town that offers free after-school tutoring to elementary students living in the Joe Louis community. Grace Mission is still in need of volunteers! The afterschool program takes place ever Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Anyone is welcome to come play with the kids for the first hour (physical activities and games) and/or help tutor from 4:00pm to 5:00pm! At 5:00pm, a free hot meal is provided to students AND volunteers so feel free to join Grace Mission for dinner too! A volunteer is needed to lead dances with the children for the last half hour or so (from 5:15pm/5:30pm to 6:00pm). The type of dance is up to interpretation: it could be a step routine, line dancing – they just want to get up and move! Please feel free to contact John Stephens, Community Ambassador for Grace Mission with any questions at js10e@my.fsu.edu or (407) 301-4733.

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.


MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014 The registration for the Multicultural Leadership Summit 2014 is officially OPEN! This year’s theme is “Transforming Passion to Action: It Doesn’t End Here…” The event is open and free for all undergraduate and graduate students, and there are only 250 seats available! The 2014 Multicultural Leadership Summit is an annual conference-style program that seeks to assist participants in exploring the topics of multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice. The summit provides opportunities for participants to learn about their identities and how they impact the ways in which they choose to show up in the world each day. MLS educates participants to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community. This year, the Multicultural Leadership Summit is focusing on identity development in the areas of: Race, Ethnicity and Nationality; Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation; Access, Class and Ability; Leadership and Action. MLS takes place over the course of two days (one afternoon on Friday and a full day on Saturday), Friday, January 24th, 2014from 3:30pm-6:00pm and Saturday, January 25th, 2014 from 8:30am-6:00pm. It will be held at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Dunlap Success Center, and the Student Life Center Theater. The application deadline is December 6th, 2013. If you have questions, please contact Roberto Orozco at rorozco@fsu.edu. AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST OF THE BIG BEND Outreach Program: Come out and volunteer every Wednesday 10:30am1:30pm and Friday 10:30am-1:00pm at Second Harvest Food Bank. You will learn about hunger affecting Leon County and how your time is improving the lives of many individuals and families. Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope! Free Transportation is included through the Center for Leadership & Social Change. Through FSU’s ServScript Program, all volunteer activity is documented on your transcript. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Susie Botfeld, Student Ambassador for Second Harvest Food Bank at sbotfeld@fightinghunger.org.

WOMEN STUDENT UNION The Women Student Union serves to develop a greater awareness in the Florida State University community of women’s rights and issues, and their relationship to the economic, social, and political nature of society. Join WSU on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00pm in Union Room 311E to learn about the reaction and perception of mental illnesses, stress, and depression amongst various culture identities. This student run panel will include representatives from all Student Government Agencies and will offer stress reduction tips just in time for finals! For further information about the Women Student Union, please contact fsuwsu@gmail.com or visit WSU in Union Room 323/324!

JIM MORAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Do you want to create your own career path? Do you have big dream about products and profits? Are you ready to get started? Equip yourself and get an edge on the competition by participating in the campus-wide Entrepreneurship Month (eMonth) this November. Come because you’re curious. Stay because you are ready to embrace the next big idea. Progressive Luncheon: Friday, November 22, 2013 from 10:00am1:00pm at the University Center Club, Futch Ballroom (3rd Floor of Building B). The format of the luncheon allows you to gain firsthand knowledge from successful entrepreneurs as they move around the room. The luncheon also features a keynote speech by Doug Tatum, Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Tatum, LLC, the nation’s largest financial and technology executive services firm with more than 1,000 professionals in 33 offices nationwide. FREE to FSU Students, but pre-registration is required at jmi.fsu.edu/emonth.

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SHELTER The Shelter is a 24-hour comprehensive emergency service center that serves as a point of entry into assistance by coordinating services and responding to immediate needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Since 1986, the Shelter has served the needs of homeless men, women and children in Tallahassee and the Bid Bend area. Due to the colder weather, the need for volunteers and donations increases during this time of year. Your support is critical to the Shelter’s continued success. There are many ways for groups, organizations, clubs, or teams to get involved such as: Donation Dives (toilet paper, laundry detergent, bar soap, etc.), Shelter Community Clean-Ups, Lunch and Dinner Service, Community Gardening, and more! To coordinate a group volunteer event, contact Jordan Keppler at volunteer@tallahasseeleonshelter.com or (850) 224-9055.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – FRONT DESK STUDENT ASSISTANT The Center for Leadership & Social Change is in need of a student assistant for Spring 2014. Requirements: • Customer service experience – ability to communicate effectively, keep a positive attitude, interact with clients and colleagues professionally • Dependable – reliable and responsible, dressed appropriately, on time and prepared for shift • Basic computer skills – experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Outlook and comparable software • Multi-tasking skills – ability to juggle telephone calls, visitors walking into the Center, and other tasks with ease • Eligible to operate Center vans Responsibilities: • Interacting with and creating a welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty and community partners • Serving as the first line of contact for student seeking opportunities • Maintaining the office reception operations and physical space, including incoming calls, directing and assisting visitors, and replenishing and displaying forms, applications, and other publications • If van trained, the person in this position will also assist with van maintenance, including checking for gas, keeping paperwork replenished, collecting full forms from the vans, entering data from forms into a database, and filing forms • Other tasks include delivering faxes, packages, organizing work rooms, storage closets, data entry, and filing Contact Heather Stitely at hstitely@admin.fsu.edu if you are interested in this position.

SERVSCRIPT PARTY!! Since 1997, FSU has given its students the opportunity to record their community service hours on their academic transcripts. To date, over 50,000 students have completed more than 3 million hours of service to the community!! You can add to those numbers by entering your service hours online on ServScript at my.fsu.edu. Help us to know how many Florida State University students are serving the community by submitting your service hours using the ServScript Program. The deadline to submit hours for this semester is Friday, December 13th, by 11:59pm. Stop by the Center for Leadership & Social Change at the Dunlap Success Center on Wednesday, December 4th anytime between 9:00am and 5:00pm for a ServScript Party. Come enter your service hours and enjoy some refreshments! Students can stop by anytime that day to have a tutorial or assistance getting their hours entered, or questions about ServScript answered.


CITY WALK URBAN MISSION FOOD DRIVE FSU College of Social Work Association of Student Social Workers and the Doctoral Student Organizations fall food and clothing drive benefitting City Walk Urban Mission. Items needed are: clothing, shoes, bags/backpacks, toiletries and shelf stable canned food items. Help the DSO and ASSW in their mission to clothe and nourish the homeless community. During the month of November, non-perishable food and gently used clothing will be collected. A donation spot is the Center for Leadership & Social Change! For more information you can contact the ASSW Presidents at jgm12b@my.fsu.edu or sh12r@my.fsu.edu.

2014 SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR Reservations for the 2014 Spring Involvement Fair are now OPEN! The Spring Involvement Fair will be held on Tuesday, January 14th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The registration form can be found here through SOAR Board’s Nole Central Page. Space is limited and tables will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Register TODAY! Last day to register will be Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mallory Garcia at magarcia@fsu.edu. FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 the American Lung Association will be hosting its Fight for Air Climb. This signature fundraising event is a unique vertical challenger where participants climb the 398 stairs to the top of Plaza Tower (at Kleman Plaza, 300 South Duval Street). After the climb, there will be a tailgate party to celebrate the climbers. Volunteers are needed who can help on that morning with set-up, registration, and break down. In addition to volunteers, participants are needed! Students or groups who would like to participate in the climb may sign up as well. This is a community event to support the American Lung Association’s fight to make a difference in the lives of those who fight for air every day!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT E. GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL The Center for Leadership & Social Change at FSU is offering an opportunity to tutor high school students. East Gadsden High School needs volunteers for their afterschool program. Transportation will be provided by the Center for Leadership & Social Change throughout the semester. This volunteering opportunity will take place every Tuesday 2:006:00pm (including drive time). Once established, the hope is that this project will become part of the Center’s Community Outreach Program. The fee, previously mentioned in an earlier ad for the background check, has been waived. There will be no cost to the volunteer, and you only need to bring your valid driver license to the school. Volunteers will be involved in tutoring in three content areas: math, science, and reading. Volunteers will be supervised and guided by school teachers. No long-term commitment is required. Contact Marisa Agama if you are interested. She can be reached at mva11b@my.fsu.edu or 562-544-1545. TREE OF REMEMBRANCE – BIG BEND HOSPICE Bid Bend Hospice opened the Tree of Remembrance kiosk in the Governor’s Square Mall on Friday, November 1st. Volunteers are needed for many shifts. If you would like to volunteer or you are a student organization in need of volunteer opportunities, please contact Connie Palmer at (850) 701-1341 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org, click on “Events” at the top of the page, then click on “Tree of Remembrance” on the side of the page, and there you can click on the link that asks if you would like to volunteer. This page will show you which shifts are available. You can also call Kilisha Parks at Ext. 735 or email her at Kilisha@bigbendhospice.org for more information.

ELEMENTARY MATH TUTOR NEEDED! Erica Shields is looking for a math tutor to help her son with his Math homework. The times are flexible based upon the student volunteer’s schedule. For further information, please contact Erica Shields at ericashlds@yahoo.com.

CITY YEAR City Year is an education focused non-profit organization that engages 17-25 year-olds in an active year of service in public school systems around the United States to fight the dropout crisis. There are three sites in Florida: Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami. If you are interested in a short information session at your next student organization meeting, please contact Victoria Hoover at fsucampusrecruitment@gmail.com. For more information about City Year, please visit www.cityyear.org.

CHILDREN’S DAY @ MUSEUM OF FLORIDA HISTORY The Museum of Florida History’s annual Children’s Day even is quickly approaching and will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:00am until 4:00pm. This event is geared specifically for children and provides hands-on activities, games and special performances, as well as an investigation into Florida’s rich history. Volunteers are needed for this event. In the past, volunteers have helped welcome families, distribute tickets, take photographs, assist with crafts, and much more. Volunteers are asked to work one of two shifts: 9:00am to 12:45pm OR 12:45pm to 4:30pm. Additional help will be needed for errand-running, set-up and clean-up. If member of your organization are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsey Burke at chelsey.burke@dos.myflorida.com by Friday, January 10, 2014.

LIGHT THE NIGHT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Light the Night Walk has opportunities for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families. As you can imagine, it takes a tremendous number of volunteers to make the Light the Night Walk run smoothly. Volunteers are still needed to assist in areas such as set-up and break-down, check-in, cheer stations, route guides, check-in tent, balloon tent and other areas. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, November 21, 2013. There are various shifts available from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.If you would like to make a difference, contact Taylor Taskey at tgt11@my.fsu.edu.

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY 2014

There are a record number of applications from students to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2014 meeting at Arizona State University in metropolitan Phoenix from March 21-23, 2014. This meeting is free to attend and will bring together student leaders and innovators from around the world. The early decision and travel assistance deadline for CGI U 2014 is this Friday, November 22nd. More than $500,000 in funding and a limited amount of travel assistance is available for CGI U 2014. To be considered for travel assistance, student must apply by this early decision deadline. The final application is January 17, 2014. For more information, you can participate in a virtual information session every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm ET. To assist you in spreading the word, there is a social media kit with graphics and posts to share via Facebook and Twitter. For even more information, visit www.cgiu.org.


THE OASIS CENTER FOR WOMEN & GIRLS Oasis is now hiring! Apply now! Oasis is hiring for two important, part-time positions on the dynamic team, Program and Fiscal Assistant and Staff Liaison to the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Positions are open until filled. Click on each of the positions below to download the PDF of each posting: Program and Fiscal Assistant and Staff Liaison to the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls .

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.

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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