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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Jonathan Haidt is a moral psychologist who studies our intuitive moral foundations and how they both unite and divide us. He is currently touring in support of his new book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, and will be speaking at Florida State on September 11th.

Haidt has been a featured speaker at the TED conference in 2008 and 2012. He has been interviewed by Bill Moyers and has been a featured guest on the Colbert Report. He is an engaging, humorous speaker with an extraordinarily important and timely message. Booklist called Haidt, “a much-needed voice of moral sanity.” Haidt’s visit is sponsored, in part, by SGA’s Golden Tribe Lecture Series, and his talk will be from 8:00 – 9:30 in the Student Life Cinema on Tuesday, September 11th. Immediately afterwards, FSU’s Spiritual Life Project will be hosting an activity designed to exercise our righteous minds. You won’t want to miss this intriguing event. FSU UNITED WAY GIVE AWAY FSU Student United Way has $13,787.99 to give to FSU RSO’s. What's the catch? They want to see you being productive! They want to see positive, sustainable changes in Tallahassee. Enough people have the vision, but not enough have the resources. Here's one opportunity to receive the resources necessary to help your RSO's vision get off the ground. If you wish to find out more information about the chance at receiving the money you can visit their website or go to their Facebook event page.

USB DONATION DRIVE The HOPE Community Center, a Big Bend Homeless Coalition program that provides those who are experiencing homelessness temporary housing and a transition into stable living, has a large need for USB drives. To help this program, Circle K International is hosting a USB donation drive. Both new and used USB drives can be donated. If you would like to make a donation, please contact ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) Tutor Training Workshop. If you would like to help newcomers develop their English skills, become a member of a great organization, meet people from around the world, and learn new skills from an accredited nonprofit educational organization, then this is the workshop for you. You do not need to know any other language other than English to be a tutor. Part I: Tuesday, September 4th 6:00 –8:00 p.m. Part II: Tuesday, September 11th 6:00 –8:00 p.m. All workshop sessions will be held in the Literacy Classroom on the 3rd floor of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library at 200 W. Park Avenue. For more information please contact Literacy Volunteers of Leon County at (850) 606-2644 or (eligible for global pathways certificate sustained experience) BE A READINGPAL AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN EARLY LITERACY ReadingPals relies on hundreds of volunteers every year to read one-on-one with children who have been identified as struggling readers. Volunteers read to a child one hour per week for 25 weeks, choose the school they volunteer at and the day they volunteer, and the weekly curriculum is already developed and tailored to children’s reading needs. For more information or to sign-up online, check out their website or contact Courtenay Garcia at (850) 488-8325 or VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD Are you interested in working one-on-one with a child with autism in hopes of helping him obtain his highest potential? You would also learn some basic skills for working with children with special needs. Volunteers do not need to have experience to participate, only the willingness to learn through one-on-one training. For more information contact Rachel Peck at (850) 509-2338 or visit their website.


CAMP BOGGY CREEK FALL FAMILY WEEKEND Camp Boggy Creek’s Fall Family Weekend season is right around the corner. They will have eight disease-specific family retreat weekends scheduled beginning in September and running through December. These weekend events allow campers, siblings, parents and other family members to have a fun weekend getaway, along with other families who are dealing with a chronic or life-threatening illness. They are currently signing up volunteers for one or more weekends this fall! Volunteering at Camp Boggy Creek offers groups the opportunity to team build together and give back to their community. Individual students also find this to be a way to give back, enhance their resume or possibly receive school credit. They need 65 to 70 energetic volunteers each weekend to help give families a great time! Volunteers (both male and female, ages 19 and older) act as a Family Pal, Activity Pal, Certified Lifeguard, Psych-Social Facilitator or Dining Hall assistant during each three day event. For more information, check out their website and download the Volunteer Application packet. You can also visit their Facebook page to learn more about them. To contact the Volunteer Office you can call (352)483-4200 ext. 4293 or email at with questions. If you are interested, please email them the name of your group, number of members to attend and the name and email of the group’s leader to receive their Group Guidelines. If members have already attended camp within the last 2 years, they may email us to receive the RETURN Update form for returning volunteers only. TAKE YOUR SERVICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL: LEAD OTHERS IN SERVICE! The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is seeking goaloriented, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program for the fall semester. 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 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.

OPS POSITION AVAILABLE AT TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Tallahassee Community College’s Adult and Community Education Department is currently looking for a qualified parttime instructor for our Fall 2012 Adult Education program in Gadsden County. Their instructors are professionals who have experience teaching secondary and/or adult students. They seek individuals who have practical work experience and backgrounds to help facilitate a rich learning environment for diverse urban ESOL populations. General responsibilities include maintaining class rosters, recruiting and retaining students, facilitate lecture, group work, and individual teaching environments, testing and data submission. The successful applicant will be responsible for earning literacy completion points for ESOL students who have not completed high school or adults who want to improve their English skills (i.e. language acquisition, vocabulary improvement, conversational English, and fluency). ESOL learners range in age and functioning skills. Class sizes range from 10-35 students. The class is located in Gadsden County and is scheduled from 6-9pm. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree, in a related field, from an accredited institution. A completed Tallahassee Community College (TCC) OPS employment application form must be submitted to Human Resources, 444 Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895. Résumés are supplemental to the application. Human Resources hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Call 850-201-6655 for more information. 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 Federal Work Study. Student Assistants are responsible for performing a variety of clerical duties, including answering telephones, data entry, responding to routine questions, and referring calls and visitors to appropriate staff. Student Assistants may also run errands, organize spaces, work tabling events, and help complete shortterm projects. If you’re interested, please email your resume, a copy of your work study authorization, and your availability to Students must be available between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Contact Heather Stitely at if you have any questions. AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION AVAILABLE WITH CHARTER SCHOOL IN TALLAHASSEE The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to create a school partnership program. Responsibilities include assessing needs; identifying potential funders, partners, and volunteers; recruitment/outreach; creating partner toolkits; writing grants; and coordinating, documenting, and sustaining the program. Required experience includes building partnerships, developing/coordinating programs; research, writing, speaking skills. Experience in education is preferred. VISTA members receive a modest living allowance, health care, and other benefits (if applicable). If you are interested, email a resume and cover letter to Julie Fredrickson at To learn more about the School of Arts and Sciences check out their website. To learn more about the VISTA program, please visit their website as well. 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 | >>

listserv 8.22.2012  

The purpose of this newsletter is to disseminate information about upcoming projects, programs and events, as well as to post opportunities...

listserv 8.22.2012  

The purpose of this newsletter is to disseminate information about upcoming projects, programs and events, as well as to post opportunities...