From:                              CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                               Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:42 PM

To:                                   Lang, Julia; Bowling, Emily

Subject:                          Newsletter- Can someone send it out? :)

 

 

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CCE Listserv-

 

Hello Everybody,
Welcome to October! As the weather changes and the leaves start to turn different colors we hope that you are transitioning smoothly into fall term. Important reminders: Make a Difference Day is on October 27th AND Register to vote!

Have a good week 2,

-CCE Staff

 

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SAGE Garden Volunteer Work Party

 

When: Tuesday Oct. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 4:00pm-7:00pm (or dusk)
Description: Garden for a good cause! We need your help in the garden doing all sorts of things from prepping soil and mulching to planting and harvesting. As always, we’ll have fire-roasted garden pizzas from our cob oven to share.

Where: SAGE Garden, SW 4th Place & SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis
Contact info: SAGE@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org or 541-737-9211

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAGE-Garden/106578112720385


2012 Be Well Walk/Run

 

When: Friday October 12th 1:30-4:30pm
Where:

Description: As part of the Healthy Campus Initiative, the Be Well Walk/Run is the kickoff event that promotes health and wellness within the OSU Community.  There will be a 5K run course and a 1 mile walk course featuring activity stations to engage participants in learning about the Healthy Campus Initiative including Physical Activity, Stress Management, Nutrition, and a Smoke-Free Campus.  This is a free event to all participants.

We are looking for 50 volunteers to help out with the following:

·         Hand out t-shirts. 

·         Stand along the course and help direct participants. 

·         Help with on-site registration. 

·         Other opportunities available.

Free T-Shirt for Volunteers. 
Contact info: Joe Schaffer, em: joe.schaffer@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-4884

Website: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/join-us-2012-be-well-walkrun-oct-12

ABC House Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon 2012

When:
Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012
Where: Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, OR (Hwy 20 & Weirich Dr.)
Description:   This event is a Half Marathon Fun Race/Walk to raise money to help abused children. On Friday we need 5-10 volunteers help to set up tents, tables, barricades, banners, signs, etc  (10 am until 5 p). On Saturday we need volunteers to help deliver tables, chairs, and other supplies to water stations, run a sound system (1) and help with tear down and pack up at end. (8 am--2 pm). Anyone who helps with set up on Friday for at least 4 hours will receive a free entry into Saturday's race OR a volunteer T-shirt. Saturday volunteers will receive a volunteer T-shirt and lunch.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, physicially able to carry or move at least 25 pounds, ability to bend, stretch, climb a step ladder. 
Contact Info: Tammy Bethman, ph: 541-926-2203, email: info@runawaypumpkinhalf.org
Websites:       www.runawaypumpkinhalf.org

Boys & Girls Club Middle School Dance and Activities Supervisor

When: Friday, October 26th, 6:30pm-10:30pm; January 18th, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis OR, 97330
Description: Between 350 and 500 middle school youth attend each Club Night (Middle School Dance) and volunteers are essential to provide a fun and safe event. Volunteers will rotate between helping chaperone the dance, supervising gym games, and hanging out in the games room. This is a dynamic volunteer opportunity for energetic groups and individuals.  October 26th THEME: Neon Halloween; January 18th THEME: College Team Night
Volunteers must pass a background check. Volunteer Orientation will be held the day of the dance from 6:30pm-7:00pm.
Contact Info: Liz Connor, lconnor@bgccorvallis.org, 541-757-1909 ext 210
Websites:  www.bgccorvallis.org

Make A Difference—Be a Coach

 

When: Fall
Where: Corvallis Parks and Recreations
Description: Remember when you played sports as a child?  It was fun, you made friends, it felt good and you learned to love the game.  You can help someone have this same experience.  Make a difference in a young person's life by becoming a volunteer coach for the Parks & Recreation Department.  Sign up now to coach Flag Football or Youth Volleyball.  It only takes 4 - 6 hours per week to share your love of the sport with the children of Corvallis.  Coaching is a fun and extremely rewarding experience. 

Contact Info: The season starts soon so call or e-mail Robert at 541-754-1706 / robert.thornberg@ci.corvallis.or.us for more information.

Website: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/

 

INTO OSU Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program

 

When: 1 term commitment, flexible with student schedules
Where: INTO OSU
Description: Engage with international students on campus to promote cultural awareness and increase well-being and gain valuable international experience and skills relevant to a global career. Apply online here!
Contact info: 541-737-46601
Websites: http://oregonstate.edu/international/cultural-ambassador

 

Up ‘Til Dawn

 

When: Fall & Winter Term

Description: Up Till Dawn is a charity event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research hospital. St. Jude is a hospital that focuses on catastrophic child illnesses and specializes in career research and no family is ever asked to pay for care. Up Till Dawn is currently seeking members to form an executive council. Members of the executive council are in charge of organizing and running the event which will take place late winter term.

Contact Info: Please send a resume to Kristin O’Leary at olearyk@onid.orst.edu and any experiences with volunteering.
Website: www.stjude.org/utd

SMART- Start Making A Reader Today

When: Tuesdays or Thursdays now through mid-May (or as time allows)
Where: Lincoln Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Kings Valley Charter School
Description:    SMART is recruiting volunteers to read one-on-one, once-a-week, with elementary school-aged children NOW at local schools.  We have a high need for Spanish readers at Lincoln Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 - 9:15 and 12:00 - 1:00.  One hour, once a week is all it takes to help children read!
Requirements: Complete an application at http://www.getsmartoregon.org.  Must be at least 18 and able to pass a national background check. 
Contact Info: Christi Clark: cclark@getsmartoregon.org or 541-753-0822
Website: http://www.getsmartoregon.org

Boys & Girls Club Basketball Tournament Volunteer

When: December 8th, 8:00am-8:00pm, 3 hour shifts
Where:  Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis OR, 97330
Description: Join us at our basketball tournament and help support basketball athletes by assisting with score keeping, operating the scoreboard, and preparing courts between games. There is also an opportunity to help with concessions.
Knowledge of basketball very helpful.
Contact Info: Liz Connor, lconnor@bgccorvallis.org, 541-757-1909 ext 210
Websites:  www.bgccorvallis.org

 

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Make A Difference Day

 

Make A Difference Day is coming up on October 27th. This National Day of Service is a great opportunity to engage with your community through meaningful service projects. The CCE will have projects available for students to sign up for, so please look out for Make A Difference Day updates! If you would like more info on make a difference day, check out this website.

 

Register to Vote!

 

In order to participate in the November General Election, voters must be registered by Tuesday, October 16th.  If you have moved since the last election you will need to re-register using your current address to ensure your ballot will reach you. It is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot.

 

Voter registration cards are available from the Associated Students of OSU in Snell Hall, the Memorial Union, and other campus locations. You can also register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/.

 

Students may register to vote using their university address or their permanent home address. If you choose to register to vote at home but want your ballot sent to your school address, you will also need to apply for an Absentee Ballot.

 

Please take the time to register to vote – and once registered, please participate in the election. If you have questions or need information about voter registration:

 

Benton County Elections Department:

(541) 766-6756, http://www.co.benton.or.us/elections/

 

Deschutes County Elections Department:

(541) 388-6546, http://www.deschutes.org/Clerks-Office/Elections.aspx

 

For all other county elections offices in Oregon:

http://www.oregonvotes.org/pages/voterresources/clerk.html

 

 

 

Queer History Month Keynote Speaker Lt. Dan Choi

When: Wednesday October 3rd (TODAY) 6:00pm-7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm
Where: LaSells Stewart Center
Description: A gay activist who was discharged from the U.S. Army under its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is delivering the keynote address at next month’s Queer History Month celebration at Oregon State University. Lt. Dan Choi, an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights and veterans’ health activist will speak at 6 p.m., Oct. 3, in LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Website: More information can be found here!

Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) Inaugural Week: Seeking Common Ground

 

When: October 8th-October 11th
Description: As Oregon's Latino population continues to rise, a new center at Oregon State University is working to address issues crucial to the history, politics, and culture of this diverse group of people. OSU’s new Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement, or CL@SE, will celebrate its arrival with a week of events Oct. 8-11. CL@SE is designed to meet the research and outreach needs relating to Oregon’s Latino population, which accounted for nearly half of the state’s growth over the last decade.

Website: A full list of the scheduled events can be found here!

 

From Che to Castro: Building Bridges within 21st century Cuba


Where: Oregon State University Memorial Union, Warren Daigh Room, #109A, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis

When: Monday, October 15th, 5:30-7pm

Co-Sponsored by: The Center for Civic Engagement; International Degree and Education Abroad; the School of Languages, Culture, and Society; OUS International Programs.

For more information, contact: Amy Truax, 206.787.0657 or amy@witnessforpeace.org

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

 

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Thanks!

Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

Snell 158

541-737-3041

http://oregonstate.edu/cce

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