From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:25 PM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Winter Week 6

 

 

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Happy Week 6!
We hope you all are pushing through your midterms. Thanks to those of you who stopped by our Craft N’ Care event last night, the crafts look great. There are a lot of great opportunities in this week’s newsletter, so browse through and pass it along to your friends!

Thanks,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  Alternative Spring Break Environmental Trip to Ashland (1 spot open)

¨  Break a Difference Alternative Spring Break Trip

¨  Career Fair Volunteers

¨  OSU Alumni Association Day of Service Lead Volunteers

 

Announcements:

¨  Oregon Campus Connect Student Leadership Conference still has spots left open!

¨  Looking for Alumni

 

New/Upcoming Events:

¨  Campus Safety Focus Group

¨  Corvallis Farm to School Webinar

¨  Black History Month Events

¨  Connect: Sustainability Fair & Town Hall

¨  Art of Leadership Conference

¨  Oregon Campus Connect Student Leadership Conference

 

New Jobs/Internship Opportunities:

¨  HSRC Events & Outreach Coordinator Application due Feb. 15th

¨  Oregon State Pride Center Internal & External Coordinators

¨  MUPC Director

¨  Teach for America Application Deadline Friday Feb. 15th

¨  Volunteer 4Free Kenya

NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR HOURS? THE CCE CAN HELP:
Please help us to report on the great work that OSU students have accomplished in our community. We encourage you to submit these forms to track your service hours with the CCE. Follow this link to our handy, dandy community service tracking form.

 ***If you would like to see your service events/announcements in our newsletterplease submit them here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***

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New Opportunities

Alternative Spring Break Environmental Trip to Ashland

When: Application due Feb. 18th at 5pm

Where:  Snell 158

Description: We have a spot open on the Alternative Spring Break Environmental trip to Ashland! Fill out an application at the website below and submit it to Snell 158 by Monday, February 18th at 5 pm. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!!

Website: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/alternativebreaks

Break A Difference: Alternative Spring Break Trip
When: March 24th- March 30th
Where: San Francisco Bay Area
Description: Since 2006, Break A Difference has mobilized thousands of college students during their Spring Break to address our communities most challenging issues.  This year, in partnership with West Contra Costa Salesians Boys & Girls Club, Break A Difference is inviting students to join them as they enhance  programming for youth development agencies serving low income families. Volunteers will work directly with kids throughout the SF Bay Area- playing games, helping with homework, leading activities and much more!  BAD Alternative Break Programs include all meals, lodging and transportation once they arrive for their week of service.

Volunteers will act as tutors and mentors for local children who need it the most, and provide building maintenance and support to the faculties and programming spaces of the agencies they are serving.
**60 spots available**
Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to undergo a background check.  Volunteers must also be able to pay or fund raise the $350 participation donation.
Contact Info: Adam Cox: AdamCox@breakadifference.org; (607)-283-9657
Website: http://www.breakadifference.org/getinvolved/sfbayareaca.html

Career Fair Volunteers
When: Feb. 27th and Feb. 28th
Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Description: Career Services is in need of volunteers to staff our Career Fairs coming up in 2 weeks.  We need people to staff the back pack check in and out rooms, escort employers to their tables, and help us set up prior to the employers arriving. Please consider any amount of time you can help us at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on 2/27 and/or 2/28, Wednesday and Thursday. 

WEDNESDAY 2/27/13

Time Slot

Number of slots available

10a – 11am

6

1p – 2p

1

3p – 4p

1

4p – 5p

3

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 2/28/13

Time Slot

Number of slots available

7:30a – 9a

6

8a – 9a

5

9a – 10a

8

10a – 11a

6

10:30a – 11a

5

11a – 12p

4

12p – 1p

6

1p – 2p

6

2p – 3p

2

3p – 4p

5

4p – 5p

3

 

 

Contact Info: Please contact me as soon as possible at 7-0250 or mike.mays@oregonstate.edu if you can help out.

OSU Alumni Association Day of Service Lead Volunteers
When: Saturday May 18th
Where: TBA
Description: The OSU Alumni Association will hold a community day of service on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The association invites Oregon State University departments, centers, student groups, alumni, and friends to volunteer at community service projects across the state, the nation and the world.
Lead Volunteers Needed.
As a lead volunteer, your role in the community day of service is:

·         Assisting OSUAA staff in identifying and setting up community service projects

·         Serving as liaison between community organization and OSUAA, coordinating logistical details of the service project with the assistance of OSUAA

·         Assisting with recruitment of volunteers for day of service

·         Participating in a day of service project

·         Handing out t-shirts and name tags (provided by OSUAA) to participants

·         Securing and facilitating lunch for participants following event – assistance can be provided

Contact info: 541-737-3003
Website: www.osualum.com/service

Upcoming & Ongoing Opportunities

Winter Term Blood Drive
When: 02/18/2013 11:00 am

Where: MU Ballroom

Description: The Oregon State University Blood Drive is one of the largest blood drives in the Pacific Northwest, while taking over 20 volunteers each hour, this week long event has one of the largest volunteer bases on the entire campus. Come help out, it's a ton of fun, and is great for the community. Come down to the MU Ballroom this week 7 and donate or volunteer!

Contact Information: Patrick Winczewski winczewskip@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Drive-Association-at-Oregon-State-Universit

Girls on the Run Coaches
When: March 11-June 4th (Not during Spring Break)
Where: Corvallis area
Description:
There are two coaching opportunities, each with different duties:
Head Coach: Head coaches are in charge of facilitating practices and teaching the curriculum.
Assistant Coach: Assistant coaches support the head coach by helping with the lessons and keeping the girls on track.  
Not enough time to be a coach, check out our  Practice Partners!
Practice Partner: Volunteer position for individuals interested in providing support for Girls on the Run   participants during the 10-week season and at the 5K celebration. Practice partners provide enthusiasm, encouragement and support to the girls throughout the program, at the practice 5k and at the Girls on the Run 5k race.  No training needed.
Applications are available on the website
Contact Info:
girlsontherun@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://www.gotrwillamette.org/

Students Today Leaders Forever- Pay It Forward Tour
When: March 22nd, 2013- March 30th, 2013
Where: Departure: Corvalis, OR
City 1: Eureka, CA
City 2: Santa Rosa, CA
City 3: San Jose, CA
City 4: Arroyo Grande, CA
City 5: Carson, CA
Destination: San Diego, CA
Description: All STLF College Pay It Forward Tours travel to six cities across the country over the course of nine days.  We will carry out a service project in each of those communities visited, work with a variety of organizations and social issues over the course of the week.  Through evening activities and reflection, the Tour is an opportunity to build meaningful relationships and learn about issues affecting communities across the country and your own.  Each Pay It Forward Tour consists of up to 40 students, is entirely student-led, and is open to all college students regardless of where they go to school.
The cost of the Oregon State Pay It Forward Tour is $450.  That amount covers all travel, lodging, two t-shirts, 1 or 2 meals per day, and more.  This includes a $125 nonrefundable down payment upon registration, with the remainder due prior to Tour departure. Be sure to register soon!
If the cost of the trip would be a deterrent to your attendance, please consider applying for financial aid at aid.stlfosu.org or contacting us to set up a payment plan. Our funds are limited and need-based so please request the minimum amount you require. We do not want to prevent any students from attending purely because of cost.
Contact info:oregonstate@stlf.net
Website: trip.stlfosu.org

Community Emergency Response Team Program
When: Various Dates (see the flyer below)
Where: Police Conference Room in the Law Enforcement Building (180 NW 5th St, Corvallis, OR 97330
Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The deadline to register for classes is Feb. 1st, 2013
Contact info: Erik Rau, 541-766-6114 or erik.rau@co.benton.or.us
Website: http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/ems/

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Occupy Sandy- Hurricane Relief Donations
Remember the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?

Visit the Occupy Sandy "Wedding" Registries to select supplies like goggles, trash bags and diapers and send directly to the victims of Hurricane Sandy....or make a $ donation to help thousands rebuild their homes and businesses here: Occupy Sandy: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/donate/.

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/wedding-registries/

 

#26Acts Initiative
Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 26 acts of kindness to honor each life lost in Newtown.
https://www.facebook.com/26acts
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15999109-if-you-do-good-youll-feel-good-ann-curry-explains-origins-of-26acts-of-kindness?lite?
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/17/15972814-inspired-to-act-26acts-of-kindness-to-honor-those-lost-in-newtown-conn?lite

 

There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.

 

 

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Oregon Campus Compact Student Leadership Conference Still Has Spots Open

When: February 23rd at 11am- February 24th at 4pm

Where: Camp Harlow- Eugene, Oregon

Description: Join service-minded student leaders, visionaries, and activists from across Oregon for a weekend retreat conference where you will learn how to 'Sift Through the Clutter' of modern society, navigate new technology, connect in a multicultural landscape, and positively affect change in your local and global communities. Registration special: "Bring 3, get in free!" - Get three friends to register and get your registration for free! Email tina@oregoncampuscompact.org for details.

Registration: Click here to register. Registration will close Friday, Feb. 15th at midnight. 
Websites: http://orcc.brownpapertickets.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ORCCStudentConference
http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/student-leadership-conference.html

Looking for Alumni:
In partnership with Career Services, the CCE is in the process of creating a new branch of our website, Careers for the Common Good, which will feature a wide variety of different careers, domestic and international volunteering opportunities, lifestyle choices, and other mechanisms for students to explore personal and professional paths that benefit the world. In doing so, we are on the hunt for OSU alumni who are currently in careers “for the common good.” We hope to feature these alumni with a short bio/picture to serve as examples of OSU students who are pursuing a professional path that gives back to their local and/or global communities. Please email cce.communications@oregonstate.edu if you know someone who would be interested in being featured or if you yourself would like to be featured.

 

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New Events:

 

Campus Safety Focus Group
When: Thursday Feb. 21st 12-1pm
Where: MU 109B
Description:
Safety is a topic on the mind of many right now here at Oregon State University. ASOSU is looking to find students interested in participating in a Campus Safety Focus Group.
This group would be led by students and would address topics surrounding safety on campus including: lighting at night, availability of services, alcohol and drug use, crime, blue lights, etc. The goal of this group would be to bring together students from all walks of life and brainstorm a list of concerns and solutions surrounding safety.
Contact info: Lexie Merrill asosu.resources@oregonstate.edu

 

Corvallis Farm to School Webinar
When: 02/26/2013  11:30 am

Where: Online
Description: Learn how one community in Oregon is implementing a Farm to School program focused on procurement of local foods, student engagement, and the use of Oregon Harvest for Schools materials to reach out to farmers, students, teachers and families. The Corvallis Farm to School program is a partnership between the Corvallis School District and the Corvallis Environmental Center’s Edible Corvallis Initiative. Corvallis Farm to School Coordinator, Sara McCune, and the director of the Edible Corvallis Initiative, Jen Brown, will host this webinar.

Requirements: To pre-register for this webinar, contact sara@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

Contact Info: Sara McCune sara@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

Website: http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/edible-corvallis-initiative/farm-to-

 

Black History Month Events

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Presents
"The Evolving History of Today"

¨  Chocolate Truffle Workshop
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Snell Hall Kitchen

¨  History of NAACP
Come learn about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People organization.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Centro Cultural César Chávez

¨  Blacks in Media
How is the Black community portrayed in the media across the nation?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Memorial Union

¨  I Am History
Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Memorial Union

¨  Black Affairs Conference
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | MU East International Forum

¨  Black History Month Dinner
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Memorial Union Ballroom

 

Connect: Sustainability Fair & Town Hall
When: March 14th 5:00-7:00pm Fair 7:00pm-9:00pm Meeting
Where: CH2MHill Alumni Center

Description: This year’s event on March 14th promises to be

more inspiring and dynamic than ever!
Register for the meeting: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Town_Hall_2013

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Art of Leadership Conference

When: February 23rd 11:00am-4:00pm

Where: Memorial Union (OSU)
Description:  This conference will focus on ways for you to use enhance your Leadership skills through networking – this means leading others and leading yourself.

Three $1000.00 scholarships will be given away to OSU students attending the entire conference. Sponsored by: The Center for Leadership Development & the Memorial Union Program Council

Website: Go to www.oregonstate.edu/sli/art-leadership-conference for registration and additional detail.

 

Oregon Campus Compact Student Leadership Conference

When: February 23rd at 11am- February 24th at 4pm

Where: Camp Harlow- Eugene, Oregon

Description: Join service-minded student leaders, visionaries, and activists from across Oregon for a weekend retreat conference where you will learn how to 'Sift Through the Clutter' of modern society, navigate new technology, connect in a multicultural landscape, and positively affect change in your local and global communities. Registration special: "Bring 3, get in free!" - Get three friends to register and get your registration for free! Email tina@oregoncampuscompact.org for details.

Registration: Click here to register. Registration will close Friday, Feb. 15th at midnight. 
Websites: http://orcc.brownpapertickets.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ORCCStudentConference
http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/student-leadership-conference.html

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market SNAP Program

When: The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is open 9am to 1pm every Saturday from January 12th until April 13

Where: Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street

Description: Students can now use SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) to buy fresh local food at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. All SNAP recipients can use their Oregon Trail card at the indoor farmers’ market to purchase fruits and vegetables, plant starts, meat, dairy, and bread. Through Ten Rivers Food Web’s That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program, students who spend at least $6 of their SNAP benefits at the market will receive an extra

$6 in market tokens that are redeemable for fresh foods. The same program operates at the outdoor Corvallis and Albany markets. However, the tokens are not interchangeable.

Zia will be selling coffee to raise funds to continue running the program. Stop by and support our local farmers and community.

Contact Info: Dan Blaustein-Rejto dan@tenriversfoodweb.org
Website:www.corvallisindoorwintermarket.blogspot.com

 

Campus to Congress Workshops

When: April 12-14th, 2013

Where: Lewis and Clark College in Portland

Description: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy invites you to attend the C2C Fellows workshop series. C2C stands for Campus to Congress, Corporation, City Hall, and Capitol Hill. Our weekend workshops cover communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. Current college students (undergrads and grad students), recent graduates, and other excited 20-somethings from across the country are welcome to apply. 

Applications are due 10 days prior to each workshop, and can be submitted on our website.

Contact Info: Jess Scott 845-752-4514

Website: www.c2cfellows.org

 

 

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

 

HSRC Events & Outreach Coordinator

Description: The Events and Outreach Coordinator of the HSRC supports the daily operations of the HSRC through the creation, implementation, and participation in educational and informative events, workshops, publications, and advertising.  The EOC is responsible for support of the Internal, External, and Food Pantry Coordinator in the promotion of direct services, and the daily functions of the office, as well as collaborating and working with other HSRC staff.  The EOC will work with the HSRC staff, and campus/community partners to educate the campus and community on the HSRC services, and on issues of poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity.  The EOC reports to the External Coordinator and Human Services Resource Center Coordinator. 

Please take a look at the position description here.

Cover letters and resumes can be emailed to external.hsrc@oregonstate.edu and are due by Friday, February 15th at 5pm. 

 

Oregon State Pride Center Internal & External Coordinators
Description: The Oregon State Pride Center is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Internal and External Coordinator positions. The position descriptions and application can be found at the link  below. Physical applications are due to the Pride Center by 5:00pm on  February 20th, 2013.

http://oregonstate.edu/pridecenter/employment-opportunities

 

MUPC Director

Description: MUPC is currently accepting applications for next year’s MUPC Director.  This is a paid student leadership position, and the application and position description are available online at:  http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/director, and in MU 103.  The application is due by 5pm Thursday, Feb.28th in person or by Midnight on Feb. 28th online.

 

Teach for America
Description:
Teach For America’s FINAL application deadline is on Friday, February 15th. As you consider your various opportunities, please consider taking two years to provide students with a fair shot at the “American Dream.” There’s nothing fair about the fact that 4th graders living at or below the poverty line are on average three full grade levels behind their wealthier peers and have an 8% likelihood of graduating from college. Be the change. Education Transforms.

 

FINAL Application Deadline is Friday, February 15th

 

Application requirements are simple:  

 

Teach For America is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of students and families within our country. If you’re interested in gaining more information about TFA, please visit our website at www.teachforamerica.org or email me at justin.yan@teachforamerica.org.

 

The Basics of Teach For America:

·         Teach For America Corps Members are full-time teachers in a classroom

·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted (background in education/teacher certification is not required nor discouraged)

·         Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·         Americorps Education award of $11,100 in addition to loan forbearance and paid interest for two years

·         Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 46 regions

·         All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL, Special Education, and the arts

·         Option to receive your certification and/or Masters in Teaching

·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their societal impact

 

 

Volunteer 4Free Kenya

Description: We are currently seeking volunteers to help teach English to primary school pupils in Nairobi's Soweto slums.  Soweto is one of the most neglected slums in all of Kenya, with the problems of poverty and lack of education characterizing the slum.  However, by helping the youth of the slum learn to read and understand English, we are making a step toward solving the second problem (lack of education), which should in turn also help overcome the first problem (poverty).

Volunteers with our program will use a few basic resources to help class one to class four pupils increase their vocabulary, and learn basic grammar.  The program is supervised by coordinators with over seven years of experience in hosting international volunteers in Africa.
Fluency in English, and a background check (CRB) are the only requirements for participation.  And best of all, there are no participation fees (though donations are accepted for volunteers wanting to contribute to the program).
We also offer budget accommodation from roughly $30 a week. (Volunteers must look after their own food and transport independently.)


For more information about free volunteer opportunities with Volunteer4Free Kenya, please contact Jay or Leo at: volunteer4freekenya@gmail.com. You can also visit us on the web at the following address: http://volunteer4freekenya.kbo.co.ke/.

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Engage Chicago

Description: Engage Chicago is an immersive field study program, designed to give students a powerful summer learning experience in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Through academic coursework, hands-on experience at top organizations and institutions, thoughtful reflection, and a summer living with a vibrant community of peers, Engage Chicago is a powerful opportunity for students to learn about a great city, about social change, and about themselves. 

Deadlines

Feb. 25th - Regular
Apr. 5th - Final

The program runs from
June 21st to Aug. 16th.

In previous summers, students have interned at organizations such as the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition, and the Chicago Public Schools Office of School Turnaround. They explored the rich culture and history of Chicago and the theories and ideas behind community development work in Field Studies in Civic Engagement, a course taught by Professor John "Jody" Kretzmann, a world leader in community development.

Engage Chicago offers students the opportunity to:

http://www.engage.northwestern.edu/ec/apply/?utm_source=CCE+MAILING+LIST&utm_campaign=ca60e91ae9-EC_internal_gen_blast_1-13&utm_medium=email

 

 

California Coalition for Rural Housing Internship

Description: The California Coalition for Rural Housing is proud to announce its 16th Annual Internship Program for Diversity in Rural Nonprofit Housing and Community Development in California, Oregon and Washington State.

 

We are currently recruiting for the 2013-2014 Program year, which begins in June 2013 and ends in May 2014.  Selected interns are placed at nonprofit housing developers and services providers serving a dire need for habitable affordable housing.

This is a very unique and dynamic internship program for students interested in learning about what it takes to build affordable housing and strong communities in underserved, diverse, rural and emerging areas by using technical, qualitative and business skills in working for social change. We specifically target minority students who come from low-income, rural and/or immigrant backgrounds; juniors going on to their senior year; with a strong commitment to improve the quality of life of low-income communities.  This opportunity is open to all majors.  Priority application deadline is April 12, 2013.

 

We are currently recruiting from the following locations (students must attend universities that are within driving distance to the locations).

·         California locations: San Diego, West Sacramento, Watsonville, Visalia, Sacramento, Modesto, Ventura

·         Washington state locations: Yakima

·         Oregon locations: Sherwood, Corvallis

 

Please visit our website to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Internship Program that can open the doors to a rewarding and fulfilling career by building affordable housing and contributing to community development. http://www.calruralhousing.org/?page_id=106

 

 

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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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