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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It’s About… ANNOUNCEMENTS FLORIDA STATE ALTERNATIVE BREAKS IS LOOKING FOR ITS 2012-2013 STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM! Florida State Alternative Breaks (FSAB) will be selecting one student coordinator and the five members of the planning committee. As a member of the leadership team you will be a key component of the unique experience of fellow FSU students during their FSAB adventure. Alternative break experience is not required to become a student leader with FSAB. Please visit their website to apply. Applications are due Tuesday, April 10 by 5pm. FSU AUTISM INSTITUTE 5K AND 1 MILE FUN-RUN The FSU Autism Institute is hosting its 5th annual 5K and one Mile Fun-Run and is need of volunteers to help their event be a success. Students who were unable to attend the meeting last week are still welcome to join them for their event on April 7. They ask that you email Megan Taber at to let them know you will be joining them on race day. In order for them to be prepared with volunteer assignments they ask that volunteers confirm their participation by April 4. VOLUNTEER AT CAPITAL CITY YOUTH SERVICES WITH OUTREACH Capital City Youth Services offers counseling and outreach services to youth and their families, and emergency shelter services to youth in crisis. Volunteers are needed to serve as positive role models and mentors, encouraging productive, positive behavior, spending quality time with the children there, and showing genuine concern for their futures. This agency was recently added to the Community Outreach Program’s list of service projects for the spring. The project will take place Mondays, from 4pm-7pm. To participate, stop by the Center for Leadership and Civic Education to sign up. The sign up process is first come, first serve, and space is limited. The sign up is available as much as a week in advance, to secure your place on the project. If you have any questions about this Outreach Project or about the Community Outreach Program in general, please contact Heather Stitely at NEW OUTREACH PROJECT AT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is seeking students interested in serving and supporting the local Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Center has had a long-standing relationship with the local Red Cross and we have worked closely together on many initiatives in the past, but this will be the first time offering a Community Outreach Project to the American Red Cross. We hope this endeavor will help us to build a sustainable bridge and even stronger partnership between the Center and the American Red Cross. If

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you are interested in learning how you can get more involved with the local American Red Cross, please contact Heather Stitely at If you are interested in applying to be a facilitator for this new Outreach project, facilitator applications are available on our website. TAKE YOUR SERVICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL: LEAD OTHERS IN SERVICE!

The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is currently seeking goal-oriented, self-motivated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program in the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Strong facilitators are critical to the success and growth of the Program. The Community Outreach Program aims to offer at least one service project every day of the week, at different times of day, that address a wide range of community issue areas, in order to appeal to as many students as possible. Being a facilitator requires a minimum semester-long commitment. Responsibilities include transporting FSU students in Center vans, so having a valid driver license, current auto insurance, and a good driving history are all needed. Other responsibilities include recruiting, informing, educating, supervising and encouraging the students on the project, helping them learn more about the needs of the community, discover what they are passionate about, and inspire them to continue volunteering. If interested, take a look at the current Outreach schedule to know which projects you might be interested in facilitating. It is possible to add agencies to the schedule that we do not currently serve, if they are well-suited for the Community Outreach Program. It is ideal to have two facilitators for every project, in order to balance the load and responsibility of each facilitator and to insure the reliability of the projects. Contact Heather Stitely if you have questions or need any additional information. If you are interested, please complete the facilitator application and return it via email at or drop it off at the Center for Leadership and Civic Education at your earliest convenience.

VISIT TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM WITH COMMUNITY OUTREACH The Tallahassee Museum hosts a variety of exhibits to promote knowledge and understanding of the region’s cultural history and natural environment. While touring the 52-acre facility, visitors can see many examples of the indigenous wildlife of this area, in the Wildlife Florida exhibit, and the animals that would have been on a typical farm in the 1880s in the Big Bend Farm area. The Outreach Program has just added the Tallahassee Museum to its list of service projects for students. On this project, volunteers have an opportunity to make enrichment items for the animals in these exhibits, as well as the animals used for kids’ programs. The items made will then be introduced into the animals’ habitats to help stimulate their natural, instinctive behaviors like digging, sniffing and scratching. This keeps the animals happy and healthy. If you enjoy being outdoors and would like to help keep the Museum’s animals content, you can sign up for Tuesday afternoons in the Center for Leadership and Civic Education. WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT! FELLOWSHIP PREPARATION FOR 1ST AND 2ND YEAR STUDENTS Are you academically engaged, involved in the community, or a future campus leader? Are you wondering what comes next? If so, then this workshop is for you! Tomorrow, April 5, from 6pm to 7pm in the Dunlap Success Center, room 2201, The Office of National Fellowships is hosting a workshop designed to encourage high-achieving, highly-motivated students to learn about unique academic endeavors. Discover fellowship opportunities, meet Junior and Senior Fellows, and learn about campus resources that will help you take your academic experience to the next level. LINKAGES SYMPOSIUM THIS SATURDAY The Black Graduate Student Association at Florida State University will be hosting its annual Linkages Symposium this Saturday, April 7 at the Center for Global Engagement from 9am to 2:30pm. The theme for this year’s event is “Occupy the Academy: Transformation through Education”. Their Keynote Speaker will be Dr. James Braxton Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Sessions for the day include: The admissions process, making your application stand out, funding graduate education, professional schools, etc. This event is free for all students. Refreshments will also be provided at no charge. The BGSA wishes to invite all interested students to attend this event.. Interested persons can register for this event by following this link. For additional updates, please join the event page on Facebook. If you have question or queries, please email HAND IN HAND ACROSS TIME AT FLORIDA STATE On April 19, Florida State University is kicking off their 50 Years of Integration celebration at the Integration Statues with a record breaking 1500-person human chain! This chain will be divided into three branches, each representing the legacy of those pioneering individuals who paved the way for rich culture, diversity and opportunity on our campus. The three branches will represent: Maxwell Courtney (first African American graduate of FSU), Fred Flowers (first African American to wear an athletic uniform at FSU), and Doby Flowers (first African American homecoming princess); with the east spanning to Westcott, the south spanning to Woodward Ave/Jefferson St., and the west spanning to the medical school. Once in place, individuals will pass three commemorative stones from the integration statue towards the three ends of campus to signify the importance of passing along the values of diversity and unity. This activity will be concluded with a reception and several student performances.

Unity and diversity is throughout the campus and flows through the campus. To join in the celebration of the past, present and future of Integration at Florida State University, register here. NEW STUDENT ARTS & SERVICE GROUP BEING FORMED There is a new student group being formed on campus that provides free art education to the community. Members would provide art education, either in music, acting, dance, art, or creative writing, to both child and elderly populations through the Smith Williams Service Center in Tallahassee. This group would also be a way to plug students into art outreach opportunities available in the community. If you have a passion for the arts, this is an opportunity to give back to the community! Please send Emily Ostermeyer an email at if you are interested in getting involved with starting up this group FACE THE FACE…OF THE AMERICAN DREAM Amnesty International at FSU and the Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights are hosting an event titled “Face the Face” that will provide guests with insight into the struggles, and triumphs, of undocumented youth in this country. This event will feature DREAM Activists who will speak to the misconceptions concerning undocumented immigrants. A panel discussion comprised almost solely of undocumented students will talk about myths about being undocumented and their actions of civil disobedience. These individuals will provide a humanistic perspective on this politicized issue. This event will be taking place on Thursday, April 5 at 7 pm in the Center for Global Engagement’s Auditorium. For any questions about this program, please contact AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OUTREACH PROJECT IS BACK

The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is excited to announce that we have resumed volunteering with the Second Harvest Food Bank through our Community Outreach Program. For a short while, the project was suspended, but now it is back up and running, thanks to our newest Outreach Facilitator, Brittany Wakefield! To participate in this service project, simply stop by the Center to sign up in the project binder, up to one week in advance of the project. This service project is every Monday, from 2:30-5:30pm. The sign up process is first-come, first-serve, and space is limited. Once signed up, just come to the Center no later than the scheduled arrival time (2:30pm) and transportation will be provided to and from the agency. You will be back on campus by the scheduled return time (5:30pm). If you have any questions about this project or about the Community Outreach Program in general, please contact Heather Stitely at VOLUNTEER WITH PETS AD LITEM (PAL) Pets Ad Litem (PAL) is an alliance of advocates and professionals providing a legal voice for animals. PAL's goals include enhancing public awareness of responsible pet ownership, offering legal assistance to state and local governments on animal law issues, providing legal representation for the interests of animals in legal proceedings,

and protecting the rights and promoting the best interests of animals. To get involved, contact Patricia Golay at 850-6458394 or through email at

be provided for those interested in helping. For more information or to assist Oak Ridge, please contact Erika Davis at (850) 488-3124 or

VOLUNTEER WITH THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION Volunteers are needed for the 2012 Fight for Air Run/Walk benefitting The American Lung Association. Please email if you are interested in helping with the event.

SAAIL – STUDENTS ACTIVATING ADAPTIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP Are you interested in furthering your leadership development? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context? If so, join a group of undergraduate student leaders from across the world and take the adventure of your life aboard the MV Explorer, the home of Semester at Sea! ACPA and Semester at Sea have joined forces to provide this unique opportunity for student leaders. This program is designed to give students hands-on experience of working and learning collaboratively on a voyage through Central America and the Caribbean. With a focus on adaptive leadership, students will learn to help address major issues affecting our world that are in line with the United Nations Millennium Goals. Throughout the voyage, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in positive social change, learn from an engaging faculty member experienced in college student leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits. If you are interested in expanding your skills and continuing to grow as a leader, they strongly encourage you to participate. You will be able to take what you learn back to your campus and make a difference within your home community. Space is limited, so make sure that you sign up to SAAIL today! For more information, please visit their website.

EVALUATION OF A LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT John Carroll University is inviting you to complete an evaluation of a leadership assessment in the design process. Your completion of the evaluation form is voluntary and you may discontinue your participation at any time. This evaluation should take about 25 minutes to complete. You will not be asked to put your name on the assessment and all information collected will be kept confidential. You must be 18 or older to participate. Information from the evaluations may be used in future research publications or presentations. If you want to know more about this project, please call me at 216-224-7072. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the JCU Institutional Review Board Administrator at (216) 397-1527. Completion of the evaluation is your consent allowing me to use the data you provide in your evaluation for my research. They will provide you with a copy of this information sheet. CAMP BOGGY CREEK NEEDS SUMMER VOLUNTEERS Summer is right around the corner at Camp Boggy Creek and they need your help. An exciting opportunity awaits you to come to camp with their campers not just for a weekend, but for an entire week or more of camp this summer. Spend time with their campers while they catch fish, climb the tower, ride horses, play mini golf, shoot some arrows, perform on stage, have a water gun fight or get covered with pudding, along with countless other fun activities for a week or more. Camp Boggy Creek is looking for a few good men and women, ages 19yrs. and older to volunteer and be a positive role model as a cabin counselor alongside our trained staff for one or more of our Summer Camp sessions with boys and girls ages 7-16 years old. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (352) 483-4200 extension 4293 or email at You may also visit their website. WAKULLA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS LOOKING FOR SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEERS Wakulla Christian School is offering to the community an Academic and Personal Enrichment Summer Camp for ages 3-14 from June 4 to August 10, 2012. They are currently accepting applications for volunteers for their summer camp program. They ask that volunteers commit to a full week of camp (Monday-Friday). Volunteers should enjoy working with children of all ages and abilities. If you have any special skills, like baking, music, foreign language, martial arts, or arts & crafts, please let them know if you’d like to share these with our campers. All volunteer applicants are required to complete a volunteer application form, provide a resume, and 3 references. Eligible volunteers will have a screening interview and be required to comply with the Level 2 background screening requirements (as defined in Florida Statute 409.175) and attend a camp orientation and training session. For more information please email our Camp Coordinator, Charlotte at OAK RIDGE ELEMENTARY NEEDS YOUR HELP FCAT is fast approaching and Oak Ridge Elementary needs volunteers to assist with proctoring the test. Help is needed April 16-19 and April 23-27 from 8:30am to 11am. Training will

LEARN ABOUT THE GARNET & GOLD SCHOLAR SOCIETY Do you want to make the most out of your last year here at Florida State University within and beyond the classroom? Be recognized for your efforts by participating in the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society! The society facilitates involvement of the engaged, well-rounded student in the areas of Leadership, Internship, Service, International, and Research. A student who has met the criteria in three of the five areas and writes an approved Synthesis Reflection is eligible for consideration. Programming and mentoring efforts are being planned for the 2011-2012 school year. Any senior who has met or will meet the criteria listed at by graduation is eligible to apply by completing an Intent to Participate form no later than 2 weeks into your final semester at FSU! Start early and apply today! For more information check out their website, or email the program at

INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES WORK STUDY WITH THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC EDUCATION The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is looking for student assistants that qualify for work study. Student assistants are responsible for performing a variety of clerical tasks to include answering telephones, responding to routine questions, and referring calls and visitors to appropriate staff. Additionally, they are responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the departmental vans and maintaining the filing system for driver’s records. Student Assistants may also run errands, organize spaces, work at tabling events, and help complete short-term projects. If you are interested, please email your resume, a copy of your work study authorization, as well as your availability to Students must be available between the hours of 8am and 5pm Mondays through Fridays. For questions, please contact Alison Slusarczyk at

BEN ROSENBLOOM MEMORIAL SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship is designed to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and a commitment to a lifetime of service. Loyal Seminoles, Ben and Wilma Rosenbloom, were founding members of the FSU Parents' Association. Following their move to Tallahassee in 1991, their tireless efforts revived the organization from its latent condition. In order to re-establish the FSU Parents' Association, the Rosenblooms attracted hundreds of new members and prompted tens of thousands of dollars in donations. Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student who will be returning to FSU for the 2009-2010 academic year with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. The scholarship is valued at $1,000. A scholarship winner may reapply each year. To find more information or to apply please visit their website. For questions, please email INTERN WITH THE SPIRITUAL LIFE PROJECT In order to further the Spiritual Life Project (SLP) mission on campus and to reach more students the SLP committee is looking for five to seven individuals to work on an internship team, creating programming and resources for FSU students. They are looking to fill the positions of Head Intern, Fundraising Intern, Public Relations Intern, and several Programming Interns. We are looking for student leaders who

show high levels of creativity, initiative, integrity, and commitment to service. Applications are due via email by April 6th. More information can be found on their website. FUND FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST POSITION AVAILABLE The Fund for the Public Interest is looking for socially conscious students who work well in a team and are eager to make an impact on some of the issues facing our society. The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund�) helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues like clean energy, equal rights, and pushing our country in a new direction. Currently they're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run their grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall to work on behalf of groups like the US PIRG, Environment America, and the Human Rights Campaign. They are looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in working for change. If you are interested in applying, visit their website, or contact Zahava Stern by phone, 813-874-2497, or by email Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. Opportunities are not screened before they are posted. OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: >> FSU Career Center | >>SERVEnet | >>Idealist | >>Opportunity Knocks | >>Independent Sector | >>

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