From:                              CCE, Communications

Sent:                               Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:10 PM

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Subject:                          CCE Weekly Newsletter

 

 

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CCE Listserv-

 

Happy Pi Day!

 

In celebration, this week we have our latest volunteer opportunities plus some other great ways to get involved including philanthropy and even job opportunities to keep you engaged in the community.

 

Feedback wanted! Student Sustainability Initiative Survey

http://studentvoice.com/os/studentsustainabilityinitiativesurvey

The goal of this student response survey is to understand what OSU students know about the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) and what their preferences are about the SSI’s projects on campus. This information will help us to improve outreach activities, be more responsive to student preferences, and identify areas for organizational improvement.

 

Philanthropy Opportunity!

Acacia Fraternity is collecting donations for their disaster relief service project. On March 2nd and 3rd, 2012 a series of tornadoes hit the Eastern side of the United States. Acacia Fraternity members will travel to Southern Indiana to give aid to those that have lost everything! We have started a donation drive for the essential items that they are in need of. These items include non-perishable food items, paper products, gloves, heavy duty trash bags, personal hygiene items, baby items, cat food/dog food/kitty litter, yard tools, gas cards, new packages of socks and underwear, tarps, laundry baskets and totes, towels, first aid supplies, and any lawn or garden equipment or tools (ladders, wheelbarrows, saws, rakes, etc.) Donations must arrive to Acacia Fraternity by March 22nd, 2012.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Joel Zenis at 541-510-0505 or at zenij@onid.orst.edu.

 

Please send any donations to:

Acacia Fraternity

Attn: Acacia Disaster Relief Fund

2857 NW Van Buren

Corvallis, OR 97330

 

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Job Opportunity!- Application Deadline is March 16th

The Oregon Food Bank is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator find more information, a job description and application on their website at http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/About-Us/Employment?c=129762358963218629

 

Volunteer at SAGE – 4pm-dusk on Tuesdays (Mar 20th – Oct).

The SAGE garden is a unique community garden located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park.  Community volunteers are the heart of the garden and help to farm a one-acre plot of city land.  The food we grow together is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in our community who need them most. In 2011 the garden supplied almost 7,000 pounds of organically grown produce to agencies all over Corvallis.

Spring Kick Off! - SAGE Garden Volunteer Party- Tuesday, Mar. 20th 4:00PM-6:30PM

SAGE garden, Bruce Starker Arts Park SW 45th Place & SW Country Club Dr

 

For questions about volunteering at SAGE please contact Jena at jena@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org or 541-753-9211 

http://corvallisenvironmental.wordpress.com/edible-corvallis-initiative/sage/

 

Upland Prairie Volunteer Workday, Green Belt Land Trust- Saturday, March 24th 9am-12pm

Meet at the Green Belt Land Trust office and then carpool to Lupine Meadows where you can help mulch recently planted prairie wildflowers so they survive weeds and summer drought. The Green Belt Land Trust (or GBLT for short) is a group focusing on conservation, sustainable agriculture, and stewardship.

 

RSVP to jeff@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

 

Internship Opportunity with the Corvallis Environmental Center- Application Deadline: Monday, March 26th.

The Corvallis Environmental Center's Edible Corvallis program is looking for interns for spring (Apr 2 - Jun 15)! Seven positions are available. Interns will work with the SAGE educational garden and community gardens staff, in the Farm to School program, in areas community outreach, event planning, or fundraising. If interested, please fill out an Application on their website HERE!

 

If you have questions about the ECI internships, please check out the Guidelines & Information page, or contact Jena at (541) 753-9211 or jena@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

 

Job Opportunity! - Applications close on March 28

UHDS is currently seeking applicants to serve as Community Relations Facilitators (CRFs) for the 2012-2013 academic year. CRFs work with student staff and residents at University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) in a variety of educational endeavors related to social justice and cultural development. .  More information and application can be found at http://bit.ly/crf2012.

 

Questions may be directed to Teresita Alvarez, Multicultural Resource Coordinator, at 541-737-8268 or Teresita.Alvarez@oregonstate.edu.

 

Downtown Corvallis Cleanup- March 31st - 8:30am

The DCA Design Committee, in collaboration with Civic Beautification Urban Forestry Commission, and Madison Avenue Task Force is planning one big Downtown cleanup on March 31 to make Downtown Corvallis even more attractive. They need you volunteers help do some weeding, picking up trash, maintaining tree wells and curbs, & upkeep of Downtown blocks. Please meet at Howland Plaza (1st & Madison Ave) at 8:30 am for instructions, then they'll head out at 9 am to make Downtown Corvallis look absolutely beautiful!

 

RSVP to Steve McGettigan by March 15th at (541) 754-1739 or steve.mcgettigan@ci.corvallis.or.us

 

Leadership in Social Change Award- Application deadline is April 1, 2012

If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, or College of Education who is interested in issues of equity, justice, and social change, this $5000 award will support a summer internship that will allow you to gain valuable experience working in a social change organization.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Shaw at sshaw@oregonstate.edu.

 

Job Opportunity!- Application Deadline is April 6th

The Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC) is happy to present the newly developed Director of MUPC student position. MUPC is looking for fresh, new ideas. This is a great opportunity for leadership development for students who are involved or want to be more involved on campus. Please encourage the students you work with to consider to apply.

Applications are available at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/director Or pick up a copy of the application in the Student Events & Activities Center – MU 103.

 

If you or any students you work with have questions, please contact Linda Howard, linda.howard@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1369 or inquire at MU 103.

 

Annual Parent-Teacher Association Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser - Friday, April 6th

Jefferson Elementary School is looking for two volunteers to serve food and help in the kitchen from 5:45 p.m.-9 p.m and three volunteers to help with cleanup at the end of the night, from 9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (There will be some  lifting of tables and loading items into cars, etc.). The auction will be held at the Unitarian Church near 29th and Circle.

 

For questions please contact Amy Mayfield at 231-9985 or amymayfield@earthlink.net

 

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Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good

March 13th and 14th

MU Quad (near the steps)

Bring redeemable cans and plastic bottles to the MU Quad to fundraise for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry, in this sororities v. fraternities philanthropy challenge! Only plastic and metal (NO glass) containers that have a deposit value, please.

 

HRSC- Healthy Eating on a Budget

March 14th at 6pm-7:30pm

MU109

What could be better than a delicious healthy meal? A FREE delicious healthy meal! Please join us for dinner and a short program about eating healthy on a budget. The list of speakers includes a certified culinarian, a registered dietitian, members of the Student Dietetic Association, and UHDS as well as MU retail services. So this is a great time to ask questions!

There is only space for 45 and the RSVP deadline is Monday March 12 so email HSRC.OutreachCoordinator@oregonstate.edu right away to reserve your seat!

 

St. Patty's Day Pancake Breakfast

March 17th

Corvallis: First United Methodist Church

Come fill your belly with fluffy pancakes (gluten-free available) and homemade sausage made from local ingredients, enjoy live music, and meet local farmers. Tickets will be available at the door for a sliding scale donation of $6-$10. Proceeds from the breakfast will support the Corvallis That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program.

 

Healthy Habits Day

April 13th

MU Quad

Organizations from OSU and the Corvallis community will be presenting fun and engaging activities that promote regular participation in healthy activities. Come learn more about ways to improve your health and the resources that will allow you to do so!

If you’re interested in volunteering at any of these events, please email Briana Ledesma at cce_communications@oregonstate.edu

 

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“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” -- Dalai Lama XIV


 
Thanks!

Center for Civic Engagement