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Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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SUPPORT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI RELIEF Please join the Center for Global Engagement on March 25 from 11:30am until 2pm for a Mediterranean Lunch. All proceeds will go to a relief fund for the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Lunch will be priced at $7 and additional donations will be accepted. TOMORROW: KICK BUTTS DAY 2011 Join FSU Breathe Easy for music, games and fun in celebration of Kick Butts Day, in advocacy of the Breathe Easy program to create smoke-free zones on Florida State’s campus. The event will occur tomorrow, March 24, from 11am until 2pm at the Oglesby Union Green. For more information visit them on Facebook.

WEEKEND LEADERSHIP LEARNING OPPORTUNITY The next Lead-In will be held on March 26 at the Dunlap Success Center from 8am until 5pm! Lead-Ins are day-long, retreat-style leadership learning experiences focusing on the development of leadership knowledge, skills, and values through the contexts of individuals, partnerships, groups, and communities. This program is free to students, with all meals and materials provided to participants. Space is limited to 40 students. The theme for the March 26 session will be Leadership in Partnerships and Groups. Interested students can apply here. Can’t make it to the March 26 session or love it so much you want more? You can also register for the April 8 (Leadership in the Community) session! TAKE A HIKE DAY AT WAKULLA SPRINGS Come join a hike on March 26 at 8:30am with the Florida Native Plant Society and the FSU Environmental Service Program! The hike will be led by premier ecologist Dr. Ann Johnson of the Florida Natural Area's Inventory, and Florida Native Plant Society Eco-Guide Scott Davis. Carpooling is advised, as the park entrance fee for a carpool is $6 (the normal fee is $4 for a single occupant). Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the hike, as the trail is every bit of six miles long! Insect repellent should be brought, as well as snacks, water, and a small lunch. If anyone needs a ride to the park, please contact Scott Davis at (954)292-3099.

TOMORROW: CANCER RESEARCH FUNDRAISER Tomorrow, March 24, from 7 to 9pm at the Student Life Center, FSU's Mortar Board is hosting a fundraiser for children's cancer. Various FSU faculty and students will get their heads shaved at the event in support of cancer research. Refreshments and entertainment, including FSU a cappella group Reverb, will be included. Come out to support this great cause! EAT CHILI, SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH On March 27, Neighborhood Health Services will hold a chili cook-off fundraiser at the FSU Reservation beginning at 1pm. The fee to compete is $3 and the fee to eat is $5! Competitors may enter their chili in the following categories: traditional, other meat (i.e. poultry, goat, lamb, etc), and vegetarian. Dessert competitors are also welcome! Prize categories include fan-favorite and grand champion. Winners will receive gift certificates to the Melting Pot and Firehouse Subs and the grand prize winner will win a Brittany Jackson original. For more information, tickets, or to enter the competition, contact Paolo Annino at BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE How would you like to make a BIG difference in the life a child? The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend’s Bowl for Kids' Sake, is coming up on April 16, 2011 at FSU's Crenshaw Lanes. Five to ten individuals are needed who would be willing to ask their friends to make $5, $10, or $25 contributions to raise funds for two bowling teams. The collective goal will be to raise $500-$1,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. After that goal is reached we'll celebrate our success with bowling, food, free t-

shirts, raffles and more. For more information or to join a team, contact Daniel Grimm at (561)951-4289 or email him at You may also contact the Bowl for Kids' Sake coordinator, Merridith Crowe, at (850)386-6002 or For general event information, please visit ONEARTH FUNDRAISER OnEarth will take a volunteer service trip to Nicaragua this summer. Donations of clothing, shoes, musical instruments, computers, toys, and school supplies are being collected to help the people and children in need while they are there. In order to get all these items to Nicaragua for the service project, OnEarth is hosting a fundraiser, along with the Hispanic Latino Student Union, at Super Perros Colombian restaurant on March 30. Come out and enjoy some delicious Colombian food while aiding those in Nicaragua! March 30 is the last day OnEarth is accepting donations of any item. OnEarth is also collecting donations for the shipment of donated items to Nicaragua through their PayPal account. You can also visit their website to learn more about OnEarth and how to get involved. HONORING FLORIDA STATE’S BLACK LAW STUDENTS The Florida State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has been named 2010-2011 National Chapter of the Year by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). This award is given to a chapter that has made a difference in its community and has improved the quality of its law school through its efforts of enhancing social awareness and communal activism while representing NBLSA ideals. FSU’s BLSA received their award on March 12. FSU’s chapter president, G. C. Murray, accepted this award and second-year Florida State law student Keven Leveille was elected 2011-2012 National Community Service Director.

TEDXFSU BROADCAST ONLINE AND ON CAMPUS Did you want to participate in the live TEDxFSU event this Friday from 4 until 7pm, but you are unable to attend? Have no fear! The TEDx team has provided the Florida State community with two opportunities to stay involved, live! Join other TED fans in the Overflow Room (Student Services Building room 203) to watch a live stream of the event OR watch the live stream from the comfort of your own computer by clicking here. For more information or help, contact the Center for Leadership & Civic Education at (850)644-3342 or ADVOCATE FOR FLORIDA STATE SITE AVAILABLE Advocate for Florida State is a grassroots advocacy project consisting of alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends that help communicate to Florida’s elected officials, the university’s goals and the importance of supporting funding and policies that will ensure that FSU continues to be an outstanding international teaching and research institution. Learn how you can become a part of the movement to support FSU during this legislative season by visiting the Advocate for Florida State website. THE FRUIT STAND AT SEMINOLE BASEBALL GAMES Seminole Concessions announced a change in their offerings at baseball games! Partnering with Adam’s Produce, a local distributor, Seminole Concessions has begun offering healthy treats as an alternative option in the concessions portfolio. Located in Haggard Plaza, fans can enjoy a variety of fresh fruit, hand dipped fruit, or a variety of freshly made yogurt parfaits. The partnership with Adam’s Produce allows Seminole Concession to showcase local items when in season and help stimulate the local Tallahassee Community. CELEBRATE EARTH DAY ON CAMPUS Student organizations or environmentally-conscious groups are invited to join Campus Sustainability on April 6 at the Oglesby Union Green to showcase eco-art and provide our campus community with opportunities to learn about what’s happening on campus and around town. To participate, send your RSVP to Elizabeth Swiman at or (850)645-0395 by March 31. Tables, chairs and parking arrangements will be provided. ABILITY 1ST WALK-RUN-ROLL-A-THON Ability 1st invites you the 5th annual Walk-Run-Roll-a-thon on March 26 at Myers Park. Organized teams of 2-4 people will share a wheelchair and complete the 2-mile fixed course.

Runners can also participate in a 5K run. Registration is $15 and can be found online.

Nominators must submit their nomination packet by April 15, 2011. You can learn more about the ODK Grads Made Good nomination process here. SUPPORT STUDENTS IN NEED: EDUCATION 5K Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) provides rent-free housing to financially and academically eligible students who attend The Florida State University, University of Florida, Florida A&M University or Florida Gulf Coast University. Show your support of SSF by attending their 5K on April 10, 2011 at the College of Medicine. Registration begins at 2:30pm and the race starts at 3:30pm. Registration with a t-shirt is $15, $12 without. Registration can be found online. For more information about SSF, visit their website or call (850)2223833.

WITHOUT WORDS POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE Do you want to help advocate for pressing issues in cutting edge, innovative ways? Apply for one of six Without Words board positions to make an impact to the overall event! The open positions include a Creative Director, Logistics Director, Resource Director, Outreach Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. Students interested in these positions may also inquire about fulfilling internship requirements for their experience. People of all backgrounds and/or majors are encouraged to apply. For questions, please contact the Center for Leadership & Civic Education at or (850)644-3342. Issue/Room Chair applications will be available at a later date. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP – SUMMER STUDY ABROAD The Global Leadership Program in Prague, Czech Republic offers an excellent opportunity to view leadership through the Eastern European lens (LDR4230: Global Leadership) or participate in a personalized directed study (LDR3930: Leadership Directed Study) that will provide an international perspective to your current academic major and your personal interests in developing a global perspective within your undergraduate degree. This is also a great way to earn 6 upper-level credits while living and learning for four weeks in the heart of Bohemia. Right now the Czech Republic is one of the safest, least expensive and most beautiful places to visit in Europe. This program is truly a bargain for a monthlong stay in Europe, six upper-level credit hours applicable toward your degree/minor and an international experience of a lifetime. Find out more detailed information at USF’s Education Abroad website. The deadline to sign up is April 15th, but spaces and time will run out quickly. Act now! NOMINATE A GRAD MADE GOOD TODAY The Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Grads Made Good nomination process is now available. The awards were created to honor graduates who have made a difference through their outstanding success and recognition in their chosen fields. In order to be considered for this award, alumni must: • Hold an earned bachelor's or graduate degree from The Florida State University • Have been in their career field at least five years • Have accomplishments recognized at the national and/or international level • Must be able to attend the event • Must not be employed by Florida State University

NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE TO SPEAK AT FSU Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will be speaking at FSU’s Turnbull Conference Center April 1 at 6pm. Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace prize “for her efforts for democracy and human rights.” As a lawyer, judge, lecturer, writer and activist, she has made a point to clearly communicate her ideas to her home country of Iran, and many other countries. Her main focus is the struggle for basic human rights, and she feels no society deserves to be labeled civilized unless the rights of women and children are respected. For more information about the talk, please contact the PeaceJam Southeast office at (850)644-3342 or 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

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES ARE YOU VAN TRAINED WITH THE CENTER? The Big Event is the largest student-run project in the nation, where students from all across the country come together for a day of service. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation THIS SATURDAY, March 26, 2011 from 10am until 2pm. They request that all participants be van certified by the Center for Leadership & Civic Education. To get involved, please contact the Harrison DuBosar at BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OUTREACH PROGRAM On March 30, the Boys and Girls Club Outreach Program will provide van transportation to the Boys and Girls Club for an orientation for anyone interested in volunteering at the agency. Students interested in this orientation should complete a Boys and Girls Club volunteer application in

advance. Applications are available in the Boys and Girls Club Outreach Binder located on the Center for Leadership and Civic Education lobby's back counter. Students are asked to arrive at the Center no later than 2:50pm, to meet with Milca Bellegarde, the Club's Outreach Program Facilitator, for basic introductions and instructions. Milca will leave the Center promptly at 3pm, in order to arrive at the Boys and Girls Club no later than 3:30pm for the orientation. The orientation will be about an hour long, and the van will return to campus by 5pm. Any questions can be directed to Milca Bellegarde at BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to help staff the Community Day Bowl on April 16 at FSU Crenshaw Lanes in the Oglesby Student Union. There are four sessions from which volunteers may choose: 9am until noon; noon until 2:30pm; 2:30pm until 5pm; 5pm until 8:30pm. All volunteers must wear black pants and closed toed-shoes with the exception of parking attendants who may wear khaki shorts. Each volunteer will be provided with an event t-shirt. Volunteer tasks may include help with registration, food, raffle, auction, set-up, clean-up, greeting and more. If you are interested, please contact Kizzy at or (850)386-6002 with your availability by March 31. To learn more about Bowl For Kids' Sake you can visit their website. KIDS INCORPORATED KIDSFEST The 10th Annual Kidsfest Celebration is in need of volunteers for two events on May 6 and 7. Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend is a not-for-profit, United Way certified agency that serves at risk children from birth to age 3 and their families, and children with special needs through its Early Head Start Program. It also provides educational services and resources to pregnant women. To volunteer at Kidsfest, click here. An application is required of all new volunteers. To receive an application, contact Regina Mcqueen at or Whitney Lubin at HELP CELEBRATE EARTH DAY AT FL EARTH DAY JAM The Florida Earth Day Jam is an all day music festival and environmental exhibition celebrating the importance of Earth Day. Volunteers are asked to contribute at least two hours of service and are needed in a variety of capacities before and during the Earth Day Jam on April 9. For more information about the event, please visit the Earth Day Jam website.To volunteer please send your name, number, and general times of availability to SUMMER INTERNATIONAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Interested in sustainable community service, traveling abroad, cultural exchange, or making a difference in the world? PeaceJam at FSU will be traveling to El Salvador, Central America from May 9 until May 23, 2011 and July 4 until July 18, 2011, and is looking for participants who are eager to make a difference in the region and willing to learn about international communities. They will be volunteering at Hogar Padre Vito, an orphanage, hospital, and school complex for children who have a wide range of special needs and exceptionalities. All of the children served by Hogar Padre Vito have been orphaned by their families due to their disability and the inability for poor families to care for disabled children in a developing country. Applications are available online. The deadline for applications is March 28 for the May trip and April 4 for the July trip. For more information, please contact trip coordinator Jaime Bayo at or El Salvador trip site leader Erin Welch at

THE BROGAN MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES The Brogan Museum is currently recruiting volunteers to assist in all aspects of the world debut of a Baroque art exhibition from Milan, Italy. Put your skills to work while simultaneously giving back to your community and gaining invaluable experiences and knowledge from a range of activities. Art Docents are needed to interact with the public in the art exhibition, give guided tours, assist with educational classes, and volunteer at special events as well as a variety of other activities that aid the Museum in fulfilling its mission. Hospitality Assistants are needed and should possess good communication skills and an outgoing personality. Interested applicants can download the Volunteer Application here, and return to Kaley Johnson at For questions, please contact Kaley Johnson at (850)513-0700 ext. 224. MENTOR A SPECIAL OLYMPICS LEADER Students interested in leadership and who would like to work with people with disabilities are invited to mentor Special Olympics Athletes who are seeking roles or positions of leadership within the Special Olympics organization. This special mentorship program cultivates a non-traditional relationship, as the mentor and mentee learn about, teach and practice leadership skills together. Male mentors, in particular, are needed for these positions. To express your interest and to learn more, please contact David Mari, Special Olympics Outreach President, at GET DIRTY AND HELP WILDLIFE The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) and the Florida Wildlife Federation are sponsoring a series of volunteer days in support of wildlife and wildlife habitat surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. Volunteers will assist state parks in their efforts to provide sustainable and beneficial wildlife habitat. Take a day or two to make a difference, roll up your sleeves and see what individuals working together can do to help wildlife who permanently or seasonally call Florida their home. Register to volunteer for one or more of these opportunities here. For more information, visit NWF’s website or call (703)438-6003.

SUPPORT THE DAMAYAN GARDEN PROJECT The Damayan Garden Project will have a fundraiser April 16 from 10am until 2pm. There will be workshops, children's activities, live music and yummy food. The event will be sponsored by Nature's Path Cereal and Organic Gardening

Magazine. With the help of these organizations, Damayan is building an outdoor education center for future sustainability workshops and a Shakespeare garden geared for children at the Lichgate property on High Road, where the event will be held. The garden is still being installed, so for more information about how to help them prepare, plant and build for the event or buy tickets, contact Becca Waltemath at


PHONE BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Phone bank volunteers are needed for WFSU-FM’s 2011 Spring Membership Drive. Volunteers answer phones and record pledges of support. Shifts are generally 2 to 4 hours long and each shift requires 4 to 8 phone bank volunteers. Shifts will start on April 6 and end on April 15. Volunteers must be enthusiastic, have energy and a love for WFSU/Public Broadcasting. They must also have the ability to use the phone and write legibly. To get involved, please contact Pheobee Saye at (850) 487-3170, ext. 359 or CLUB RED BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS Help teach weather preparedness and safety, leadership skills, first aid/CPR, and public health courses at a local school through Club Red with the American Red Cross! One to two volunteers will be needed per school. Schedules will vary based on the school's needs. Two orientations are available for interested volunteers on April 7 and 16. To participate, please express your interest by March 31, 2011 by contacting Katie Owens at or (813)335-0750. SUMMER KID’S DAYS BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS Join the Tallahassee Red Cross in their second annual Summer Kid’s Day 2011. This year, the American Red Cross is looking for new faces to fill the shoes of a passionate and dedicated volunteer interested in youth outreach. Camp workshops include: water safety tips, first aid/CPR, emergency response courses, fire/weather safety house, and more! To volunteer, please contact Katie Owens at or (813)335-0750. An orientation for the program will take place in the month of April. Volunteer applications are due by March 31, 2011. TALLAHASSEE SUSTAINABILITY GROUP GARDENING Have a couple hours to spare on Tuesday or Thursday? Interested in getting a hands-on experience with exposing the youth of Tallahassee to the food movement? The Ghazvini Learning Garden project is looking for volunteers. Tasks would include: creating a dynamic lesson plan and presenting it to the students; working in the garden and greenhouse at the school; assisting in the performance management and upkeep of our aquaponics system. Volunteers are needed between 8am and 1:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To express your interest, please email with "Ghazvini Volunteering" in the subject line. MUSICIANS NEEDED AT BIG BEND HOSPICE Every Tuesday, the Hospice House coordinates “Tea Time Tuesdays”. This is a time for guests and family members of terminally ill patients to have a snack and relax while musicians play soothing background music. Big Bend Hospice is looking for musicians to play calming music either as a small ensemble or as a soloist from 3:30 to 5pm on these Tuesdays. To participate, please contact Max Tsaparis at

AWARDS $1,000 ROSENBLOOM SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship is designed to recognize a student with an outstanding record of service and a commitment to a lifetime of service. Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student who will be returning to FSU for the 2011-2012 academic school year with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 and a scholarship winner may reapply each year. Click here for an application. Applications are due April 8 by 5pm at The Center for Leadership and Civic Education. If you have any questions, please call (850)644-3342 or email SOCIAL SCIENCE/PUBLIC POLICY EVENT MONEY The Student Leadership Council is happy to announce that they are currently accepting applications for event cosponsorships for the current semester, Spring 2011. This semester, there are $20,000 in funds available in hopes of impacting as many students as possible. To be eligible for funding, the event must meet the following criteria: • the topic, theme, or purpose of the event must relate to social sciences and/or public policy • must be open to all currently-enrolled FSU students • must be free to all currently-enrolled FSU students To request an application, please send an email to Jaime Bayo at Applications are reviewed on a firstcome, first-served basis. STUDENT-LED SERVICE INITIATIVE GRANT The Jenzabar Foundation has opened the application process for its 2011 Student Leadership Awards. They will be awarding ten $5,000 grants to student-led service initiatives. Whether you are engaged in service on campus, in your local community, or overseas, there is a grant opportunity for you! Nominations are accepted through April 15. To learn more and to apply you can visit their website. JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO FIGHT POVERTY Nourish International is a student movement to address global poverty through social entrepreneurship. They are located on 22 U.S. college campuses and are now accepting applications to expand. Nourish Chapters raise money on campus during the school year to fund international development projects. Chapter founders will receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To apply, visit their website. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2011.


FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE AT THE CENTER Love the Center so much you’d like to work here? The Center for Leadership & Civic Education is looking for a new face at the front desk! To qualify, applicant must have a high school diploma and two years of appropriate, customer service experience. It is preferred that the candidate have knowledge of the Center for Leadership and Civic Education, Student Affairs, and Florida State University policies and procedures as well as knowledge of MS Word and MS Outlook and working knowledge of and willingness to become proficient in other MS Office applications including Excel, Power Point, and Access. Applicants must also have the ability to work independently with success. This position is full-time with benefits, so candidates should plan to work 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. To apply, visit the FSU Human Resources website and search for position number #32634, “Clerical Assistant.” For more information, please contact us at (850)644-3342 or email us at POST-GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES WITH VISTA Graduating seniors interested in the AmeriCorps VISTA program for positions at Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC), located in Tallahassee, FL, staring in June, July, and August. The requirements to be a FL|CC VISTA are: • College Degree or equivalent experience • Strong interest in and experience working with college service programs • Knowledge of and interest in working with students and diverse groups of people • Proven leadership ability, public speaking, and event coordination • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to make a full-year commitment Visit the FL|CC AmeriCorps*VISTA Initiative website to learn more about the VISTA program. SUMMER OF SERVICE IN WASHINGTON, DC The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) has extended the deadline for the Summer of Service Program until March 25, with scholarship funding still available. This academic internship program focused on the nonprofit sector is held at Georgetown University and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. IPVS offers you a chance to put your talents towards affecting change. With IPVS you can:

• Provide families with educational programs that combat childhood obesity. • Help to advance public health by conducting intake interviews. • Facilitate enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth that encourage future successes. • Translate legal service documents and consultations for low-income immigrants. • Raise money and awareness for diseases that affect millions. • Provide direct emergency services to clients at a homeless shelter. • Research nonprofit policy and report on agency benefits. • Engage the local community in a park clean-up that revitalizes urban green spaces. For questions, contact Mary Connell, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at or (800)741-6964. For more information or to start and application you can visit their website. THE FLORIDA HISTORIC CAPITOL MUSEUM The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is seeking a qualified graduate-level student pursuing museum or public history studies to participate in a 10-month, paid internship program from August 1, 2011 through May 25, 2012. Projects may include educational programming, curatorial duties, exhibit development, fundraising, marketing, and visitor services. This opportunity is part of the Florida Senate Internship Program. If interested, find an internship brochure and application materials here. LEON COUNTY 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 SUSTAINABLE 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

Opportunities are not screened before they are posted. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: >>The Center’s Sustained Service Experiences | >> FSU Career Center | >>SERVEnet | >>Idealist | >>Opportunity Knocks | >>Independent Sector | >>

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