From: CCE Communications Coordinator
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:07 AM
Subject: Spring Week 2
Welcome to Week 2,
Next week is a busy week! It’ll be Civic Engagement Week from April 14th-20th and the CCE is co-sponsoring two events with the HSRC, detailed in our events section below. Also, Earth Day Service Projects are taking place on Saturday April 20th and we still have plenty of spots left! Check them out and get registered ASAP! Earth Day is a great way to contribute and give back to your community. Join students from all over campus in our 5 sponsored Earth Day service projects.
In this newsletter:
New Service Opportunities:
¨ Looking for Alumni
¨ Social Justice in Policy & Education Student Conference
¨ Hoo Haa!
¨ ASOSU Annual DC Lobby Trip
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 newsletter, please submit them here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***
Earth Day Projects
When: Saturday April 20th, various times
Where: Corvallis Area
Description: This year the Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring 5 environmentally focused service projects in recognition of Earth Day 2013. All projects will be taking place Saturday, April 20th. Morning, afternoon, and all day projects are available. Here are summaries of each project:
SOLVE/Corvallis Parks and Recreation: Dunami Creek wetlands restoration service project in Corvallis for up to 60 volunteers (8:15am-1:15pm). Register for this project here.
The Wetlands Conservancy: Day-long service project for around 12 volunteers in the riparian zone around the Alsea Estuary near Waldport, OR (8:15am-5pm) Register for this project here.
Produce for the People Community Garden: Maintenance and upkeep on community garden in Corvallis for up to 24 volunteers (8:15am-1:15pm) Register for this project here.
OSU College Forests: Trail maintenance service project for up to 12 volunteers at Peavy Arboretum, north of Corvallis (8:15am-1:30pm) Register for this project here.
Starker Arts Garden for Education: Weeding and planting at an educational garden in Corvallis for up to 20 volunteers (1:15-4:15pm) Register for this project here.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Parties with Produce for the People
When: Various dates and times (see below)
Where: Corvallis WORMS Garden (behind Westside Community Church at 4000 SW Western Blvd in Corvallis, OR)
Description: Produce for the People is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining a community garden that serves both as a food source for individuals with low incomes, and an organic farming educational space for all. We don't yet have activities planed for these dates, but if we decide to do workshops we will let you know. We will be mostly planting this month, and continuing to spread leaves. (The Earth Day work party might see us building a greenhouse, if everything works out!)
Requirements: Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and
clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and sunscreen (if
Contact Info: Joy Lile: email@example.com
Mill Center Garage Sale Volunteers
When: Various times between April 11th - April 13th
Where: Old Mill Center (1650 SW 45th Pl)
Description: Old Mill Center is having a garage sale to spring clean and raise money. We are in need of volunteers to come on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th to help price and sort items. Then we also need volunteers on April 13th between 8am-3pm to help work checkout and manage shoppers.
**10 volunteers needed**
Requirements: Be able to move items around, price items, be outside for a period of time
Contact Info: Jerilyn Opoien: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of the Valley Sprint & Kid’s Triathlon
When: Sunday, April 21, 2013; shifts from 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Osborn Aquatic Center (1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330)
Description: This fantastic event provides a large annual donation in support of the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Family Assistance Scholarship Program which helps local low-income families gain access to enriching activities such as swimming lessons, youth sports, the arts and more! To ensure the success of this event we are counting on the support of community volunteerism. We have a variety of opportunities available for you and your organization to participate including:
Hospitality: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Help participants and volunteers stay hydrated and fed prior and post-race!
Packet Pick-Up: 6:00 am - 8:30 am
Distribute information to participants as they sign in!
Transition Area Monitor: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Monitor the transition area, keep equipment safe and cheer on the racers!
Lap Counters and Starters: 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Count laps in the pool area during the swim portion of the race!
Course Monitors: 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Direct traffic, help keep racers safe and on the right path!
Finish Line: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Be there at the end to capture the times as participants cross the finish!
Kids Triathlon Monitors: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Help the kids have a fun and safe triathlon experience!
Tear-down Crew: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tear-down the equipment after the race!
Requirements: To volunteer please email Karen Tressler (see
below) with your name, the position you would like to volunteer for, your phone
number, and your email address.Contact Info: Karen Tressler: email@example.com
Website: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=275 | http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=258
Volunteer with Corvallis Farm To School
When: Volunteer training Thursday April 18th 11:00-12:30pm
Where: Starker Arts Garden for Education
Description: Help local kids connect to food on the farm and in the garden by volunteering with Corvallis Farm to School! Each spring, hundreds of children plant, tend and harvest fresh, healthy veggies at Starker Arts Garden for Education. Our volunteers help make this program happen! If you think that all kids should know where their food comes from, and you like working with children, come join our team of stellar volunteers!
Contact info: Amoreena Treff firstname.lastname@example.org
Corvallis Half Marathon Volunteers
When: Saturday April 13th, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Starting at MLK Park
Description: Volunteers are needed to staff water stations, help at intersections and possibly at the sign in location. Volunteers are needed to help direct runners along the route and help cheer on Corvallis Half Marathon participants along the running course. All volunteers will receive t-shirts. The race benefits the Linn Benton Food Share.
**14 volunteers needed**
Contact Info: Ryan McCambridge: 541-758-2608, email@example.com
Website: www.corvallishalfmarathon.com | www.communityservices.us
SOLVE It for Earth Day
When: Saturday, April 20th, 9am-1pm
Where: Across Oregon
Description: Be a part of the largest Earth Day event in Oregon! SOLVE's annual statewide event, SOLVE IT, presented by Portland General Electric, will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am - 1 pm at over 200 volunteer projects across the state. Thousands of Oregonians will dig in to help take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds, planting trees and enhancing habitat. Register here: http://www.solv.org/what-we-do/solve-it
Events in Corvallis:
Requirements: Volunteers must register online at http://www.solv.org/what-we-do/solve-it
for a specific project associated with the event. Further requirements may be
given at time of registration.
Contact Info: Morgan Parks: 503-844-9571 ext. 332, firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Mill Center for Children & Families Fun Run
When: Saturday, April 20th at 8am-11am
Where: Midge Cramer Path - Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 53rd St Corvallis, OR 97333)
Description: Old Mill Center for Children and Families is an organization that provides services to address the educational, social, emotional, and family needs of a diverse population of children. Volunteers are needed to assist in a "Fun Run" to help raise money for Old Mill Center sponsored by Fitness by Emily. The theme will be Kick Up Yer' Heels - western cowboy/cowgirl theme. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
When: Thursday April 25th, 3:30-9:30pm & Friday April 26th, 1:00-4:30pm
Where: OSU Campus
Description: Interested in outreach education? Interested in ocean sciences and the topic of marine debris? Here is a great opportunity to volunteer and build some outreach experience and leadership while having lots of fun!
What is the SMILE program? SMILE stands for Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences. The SMILE Program is a partnership between Oregon State University and 14 Oregon school districts -- mostly rural -- to provide science and math enrichment for underrepresented and other educationally underserved students in grades 4-12.
What is the High School Challenge? An overnight ocean sciences event at Oregon State and Western Oregon Universities. High school students connect with college life, participating in enrichment activities in a supportive, team-based atmosphere. The curricular focus is scenario-based ocean science. More than 150 students from 10 schools will attend the challenge this year.
Contact Info: Susan O'Brien, 541-737-5675, email@example.com
Lincoln Garden Club
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00pm
Where: Lincoln Elementary School Garden
Description: This volunteer position will help with activities and provide support to our Garden Assistant. Volunteers interested in this position should enjoy gardening and working with elementary school-aged children.
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you know someone who would be interested in being featured or if you yourself would like to be featured.
When: April 14th-April 20th
Description: In honor of Civic Engagement Week, the CCE is co-sponsoring two events with the HSRC:
Tuesday April 16th
Join us for a lunch discussion about civic engagement in our lives and on our campus. We will also be making placemats for the Meals on Wheels program. Bring your lunch, light refreshements and snacks provided.
Thursday April 18th
6-8pm MU 109B
Did you see Facebook turn red over spring break? Ever wondered what the relationship between civic engagement and social media looked like? Come join us as we explore the connections between civic engagement and social media. We will be showing TED Talks and having discussions about this important topic.
Contact info: email@example.com
Social Justice in Policy & Education Student Conference
When: Friday April 12, 10:30am-6:00pm
Where: MU Journey Room
Description: The objective of this conference is to address the issue of “social justice”: what the term does and should mean, given the complexity of society in the U.S. and the world; and how nations can best address issues such as diversity, poverty, equity, community, and conflict prevention.
Among the events scheduled for the day will be a slide presentation on aspects of Poland that recall the Holocaust, such as memorials of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Jewish Museum in Warsaw, and the Majdanek death camp. OSU students recently returned from Poland will narrate this presentation and lead discussion.
Contact info: Co-sponsors include Intercultural Student Services and the Master of Public Policy Program
When: Saturday April 13th 5:00-8:00pm
Where: LaSell’s Stewart Center
Description: Indian Students
Association invites you to join us for one of the biggest cultural nights at
Oregon State University. Come spend a night filled with live music, dancing,
comedy, drama and more. Tickets will be sold at MU 103
OSU student: $8.50 Cash, $9.00 Credit
Non-Student: $10.00 Cash, $10.50 Credit
A delicious Indian dinner will be provided at intermission.
We hope to see you all there!
Health Professions Career Fair
When: Tuesday, April 16th 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: LaSell’s Stewart Center
Description: Admissions representatives from over 50 health professions schools in Oregon and across the country are attending the fair and eager to meet OSU students. The fair will be open from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. Students from all majors, freshmen through seniors, are welcome at this free event. Programs represented include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, vet med, PA, PT, OT, counseling, psychology, and more!
Website: Learn more at: http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/node/206.
College Forests Focus Groups
Description: Let your voice be heard...
How do you see the future of recreation on the Oregon State University College Forests?
OSU’s College of Forestry is conducting a research study to help us thoughtfully plan future improvements to the College Forests’ recreation program. We would like your input. We are looking for focus groups participants who will meet this spring to help us understand the interests and recommendations of visitors regarding the future of the recreation program.
Participants in the two-hour focus groups will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop recommendations regarding forest recreation.
Are you interested?
To submit your name for participation, go to our online sign-up form, or cut and paste this link:
Contact info: Elspeth Gustavson | 541-737-6702 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us by April 21st!
When: Monday April 22nd 3:30-7:00ish
Where: Organic Growers Club Farm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day at the Organic Growers Student Farm! Admission: FREE!! FREE Food! FREE Live Music and Poetry! FREE Transportation: Ride the Earth Bus! (courtesy of Campus Recycling)
Shuttles run every ~20 minutes starting at 12PM
OSU Bookstore Parking Lot - 12:00 PM
Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (the old bee farm!)
http://oregonstate.edu/campusmap/ (type in ApBB in search window)
Organic Grower's Farm (Hoo Haa!)
Ride your bike! (limited car parking available)
Kids Welcome! (Please leave dogs at home)
*The Hoo Haa is an alcohol free event*
Where: OSU campus
Description: See event descriptions below:
¨ Wednesday, April
Withycombe Hall – Room 109
Film Screening: The Invisible War
From Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick comes The Invisible War, a ground-breaking investigation about rape within the U.S. military. Focusing on the powerful stories of several veterans, the film is a moving examination of the staggering personal and societal costs of these assaults. Both a comprehensive inquire and an insight into what can be done to bring about much needed change, The Invisible War urges us all, civilian and military alike, to fight for a system that protects our men and women in uniform.
¨ Wednesday, April
Withycombe Hall – Room 109
The Invisible War Key Note Speech: Myla Haider
For former Army Criminal Investigation Division Sergeant Myla Haider, working as a criminal investigator, prosecuting rape cases for the U.S. Army was difficult and often disheartening. Following the screening of The Invisible War, come hear Ms. Haider speak about her experiences as a criminal investigator and the past and current military practices surrounding sexual violence. Q&A to follow.
¨ Wednesday, April
Take Back the Night
A night dedicated to ending sexual violence. The purpose of Take Back the Night is to empower everyone to feel safe in their communities, while promoting awareness of the realities of sexual violence. The evening’s activities include a candle light vigil, performances by Divine a cappella group, and a march to express strength of allies uniting together to end sexual violence.
¨ Wednesday, April
Good intentions do not prevent assault; actions do. Stop by the One Act table on the brick mall to share what your one act will be and learn more about what you can do. One act could mean one less.
¨ Wednesday, April
LaSells Stewart Center
Kristin’s Story – A Life Worth Saving
Kristin’s Story is a mother’s tale of her daughter’s rape and subsequent suicide. Speaker Andrea Cooper will address the realities of sexual violence, depression, and suicide. Presented by Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council.
¨ Saturday, April
Registration and check-in starts at 9:00 a.m.
Race starts at 10:00 a.m.
Move Toward Hope 5K/10K Run
A FREE 5K/10K run focused on increasing participants’ awareness of sexual violence and the importance of bystander intervention in the prevention of sexual violence. Students, staff and faculty may register online or register the day of the race.
Description: Below is a list of the Memorial Union President Open Information Sessions. Please share this job opportunity and information with any students that come to mind!
MU President Open Information Sessions:
-Thursday, April 4th in MU 208 5-6pm
-Tuesday, April 9th in MU 208 12-1pm
-Friday, April 12th in MU 208 1-2pm
Completed application due: April 17th in MU 103 by 5 PM or online by midnight.
More Info: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupresident
Center is Hiring for the 2013-2014 year
Description: The OSU Women’s Center will be accepting applications for the following student positions for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
* 6 Program & Outreach Coordinators
* 1 Office Assistant
* 1 WORTHE Program & Outreach Coordinator
For details and application materials, please visit the OSU Women's Center website at http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 15, 2013.
Please email your completed application packet to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Questions may also be directed to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Campus Compact Summer AmeriCorps VISTA:
Description: This summer, ORCC will once again be hosting Summer AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Members in Multnomah County. This is a great way for college students to gain experience in the education and nonprofit sector this summer while earning money for school!
We are looking for around 30 VISTA Members to serve from June 17th - August 16th. They'll serve with community organizations or school districts to prepare rising ninth graders for a successful transition to high school through tutoring, volunteer management, and program coordination. VISTAs receive a $450 living stipend every two weeks during service and a $1,174 education award that can help pay for school or their qualified education loans!
Recruitment fairs will be held Monday, April 15th from 5-7pm at Warner Pacific College and Thursday, April 18th from 5-7pm at Reed College. The fairs will give students a chance to meet the sites, ask questions, and complete a first interview with ORCC. Interested students can click here to learn more and register!
Oregon Campus Compact Student Advisory Board
Description: ORCC is also looking for students to join our 2013-2014 Student Advisory Board. The SAB convenes a team of students who work together to advise ORCC and engage their campuses and communities to make a powerful statewide impact.
Students can learn more and apply by clicking here. Deadline is April 10th!
Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Interns
Now Hiring: Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Internship
Applications Due: There are two rounds of applications—a priority round with applications due on April 30, 2013 and a final round with applications due on May 13, 2013. Please apply online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PublicOutreach2013
Duration of Internship: June 17 to August 9, 2013 (eight weeks)
Living Stipend: $1,000
Position Summary: Energize Corvallis is hiring nine Public Outreach Interns for our Communities Take Charge team this summer. Public Outreach Interns are dedicated to raising awareness about energy efficiency and conservation. These internships are ideal for people who have great conversational skills, a passion for energy conservation and sustainability, and a desire to make real change. Interns will reach out to Corvallis residents by going door-to-door and tabling at community events. This internship does not involve selling anything or asking for donations. No experience is necessary, and training is provided.
Visit us online to find out more: http://energizecorvallis.org/now-hiring-public-outreach-internship/
What previous interns say about Energize Corvallis internships:
“I would recommend this program because its fun and you feel like you are actually contributing to a goal rather than getting someone coffee and begging for a chance to get involved.”
“I would recommend the internship for sure because it feels good to be working towards a good cause that will benefit our community, and the work environment is really welcoming and comfortable. I really like working on a team where you are always allowed and even encouraged to ask others for help if you need it, and I like being on a team where we are all passionate about energy conservation so we are all motivated by that passion to work hard.”
“The internship is about connecting with those who have common goals, and connecting with those who may be more challenging, but that is what makes this whole internship a learning experience and worth your time.”
“I have been able to balance my other job and schoolwork with this work and have met new people and gained experience in the field of my future career.”
“I would recommend the program because you get to work for a nonprofit doing important work in the community while learning how the organization works. You also gain leadership skills, as well as work on planning techniques.”
Tori Kelly Singing “Fill a Heart” At the San Francisco Food Bank (Click on the image to play)
Center for Civic Engagement
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