From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:00 AM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Spring Week 4

 

 

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Welcome to Week 4,

Happy Earth Week and good luck with any midterms you may have. Just a friendly reminder that we’re hiring for the 2013-2014 school year! SLI and CCE are hiring and applications are due Friday May 3rd by 5pm. We are also celebrating Wellness Week with a service project THIS Friday from 3-5pm at the Linn Benton Food Share. Register Here. Finally, we have an exciting opportunity for everyone: The Warm Springs Alternative Break Trip from June 17th-June 21st. Applications for the trip are due to the Snell Info Desk (Snell 149) by Monday April 29th. If you need some incentive to attend the Warm Springs trip, check out the impact of our Alternative Spring Break trips,

 

Have a great week,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  Wellness Week Service Project- THIS FRIDAY

¨  Warm Springs Alternative Break Trip- APPLY NOW

¨  Community Outreach Volunteers- High Need  

¨  Give us 5- 5k Walk/Run for Survivorship

¨  Ten Rivers Food Web Benefit Dinner Volunteers

¨  Divine Nine Toiletries Drive

 

Announcements:

¨  Site Leaders Needed for Day of Caring

¨  ASOSU General Elections This Week

 

Events:

¨  OSU Divest Meeting- TODAY AT 4PM

¨  Centennial Tree Celebration & Planting

¨  Hui-O-Hawaiia Club: Luau

¨  VSA Vietnamese Night

¨  Call for Submissions! Express Your Intersectionality

¨  Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

 

Jobs/Internships:

¨  CCE & SLI HIRING

¨  Avery House Nature Center Internships

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

Wellness Week Service Project
When:
Friday April 26th 3-5pm
Where: Linn Benton Food Share
Description: Volunteers will repackage bulk food into smaller containers for distribution to local families and individuals in need. The CCE staff will also share research and resources on how community service and civic engagement affects health and wellness. All volunteers must register by completing the form at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/wellness-week-registration-LBFoodShare.
Contact info: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/wellness-week-registration-LBFoodShare.

Warm Springs Alternative Break Trip
When: Monday June 17th – Friday, June 21st
Where: Warm Springs
Description: Trip Cost: $140  (includes 4 dinners and 2 lunches)
Discover various factors impacting community health and wellness in Warm Springs by exploring elements of food sourcing, community and cultural activities, and outdoor recreation.  Through direct service work, we will explore community gardens, nutrition classes, cultural events, and outdoor recreation/education that all impact the health and livability of the Warm Springs area.  During our trip activities will likely include working on building raised garden beds for senior living, working at a community celebration (includes pow-wow, rodeo, horse racing, and other games), working with youth, hiking at Smith Rock, visiting the Museum at Warm Springs, and visiting with faculty and staff at the Warm Springs Extension Office to learn about the services and programs put on by OSU Extension for the community.  We will be visiting with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and exploring and learning about the tribal customs of the native populations. Home to Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes, the Warm Springs Reservation is inhabited by nearly 4,000 tribal members, most of whom live in or around the town of Warm Springs.
Note: Lodging will be the Kahneeta Resort & Spa (Teepee camping: This includes free pool entry. Also located in the Teepee area: bathhouse, restrooms, hot showers, laundry, vending machines, and a snack bar.) Trip fee includes transportation, lodging, 2 lunches, and4 dinners that will be prepared and shared together as a group.  You will be responsible for your meals on travel days as well as for purchasing materials for meals not provided.  There will be a professional kitchen available to prepare breakfast, pack a lunch, and cook dinner. There are two training rooms available for group reflection, activities, and bonding. The training rooms and the professional kitchen are located in the same building at the OSU Extension Office. 
Applications are due Monday April 29th, 2013 at 5pm to Snell 149
Contact info: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: Application and more info can be found here http://oregonstate.edu/cce/alternativebreaks

Community Outreach Volunteers- High Need
When: Volunteers needed asap- flexible schedule (M-F)
Where: Mari’s Place, 863 NW Reiman Ave. Corvallis. OR 97330
Description: Volunteers needed for our childcare center, Mari’s Place. Weekly shifts available for 2+ hours working with children under the age of six. Help supervise and provide playtime for the children, tell stories, sing, clean-up, and provide support and encouragement for individual children. Mari's Place is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Volunteers needed for all hours.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
Volunteer Requirements: No childcare experience necessary, but we prefer someone who enjoys spending time with children.
Contact Info: Bonnie Stutzman bvanderstelt@communityoutreachinc.org, 5417583000
Website: http://www.communityoutreachinc.org

Give us 5- 5k Walk/Run for Survivorship
When:
May 5, 2013 at 9:00am
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park (4905 NW Walnut Blvd; Corvallis, OR 97330)
Description:  Currently there is not a survivorship program for ALL cancer survivors in our community and surrounding community. In celebration of our 5 years survivorship, we wanted to have a fun event to raise money for a survivorship program. All proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Health Foundation Local Cancer Survivorship Fund.
Requirements: Register at: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=8144
Contact Info:   Linda Blair: lindadblair@comcast.net
Website: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=8144

Ten Rivers Food Web Benefit Dinner Volunteers
When: 05/05/2013
Where: LBCC in Albany
Description: Ten Rivers Food Web is seeking several one-time volunteers for a benefit dinner on Cinco de Mayo at LBCC in Albany. The dinner supports low-income access to local, healthy food in Albany. Experience with food service, decoration, or other event planning is helpful, but not required.  Volunteers will receive dinner and will have a great time!
Contact info: Dan Blausetein-Rejto, dan@tenriversfoodweb.org
Website: Sign up for a shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050945AAAB2AA57-cinco

Divine Nine Greek Week Toiletries Drive
When: Now until May 21st
Where: Various Locations across campus
Description: Currently we are collecting  travel size toiletry donations at 5 different locations on campus.
• ­Black Cultural Center 427 Snell Hall
• Snell Hall Student Leadership and Involvement Front Desk
• ­Memorial Union Information Desk
• Educational Opportunities Program 337 Waldo Hall
• Kerr Admin Bldg (next to the electronic directory
across from the elevators)
We will be collecting donations at these locations until May 21st, when we will have our toiletry sorting party (food and music). The event will take place at 5:30pm in the Native American Longhouse at OSU. We ask that those who volunteer to sort bring at least one travel sized toiletry donation with them. The items will be separated based on gender and age appropriateness, then bagged and given to Community Outreach, Inc. 
Contact Info: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OsuDivine9?fref=ts.

Upcoming Opportunities:

SMILE Team Mentors
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, obriensu@onid.orst.edu
Website: http://smile.oregonstate.edu/

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; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

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

 

 

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Site Leaders Needed for Day of Caring!
The Center for Civic Engagement is in need of site leaders for our Day of Caring service projects to be held on the afternoon of Friday May 31st. The Day of Caring service projects are being planned in collaboration with United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties and HandsOn Willamette.

The projects will run from 2-4:30pm but leaders will need to be available from 1pm-5pm that afternoon.

Site leaders responsibilities:

We are recruiting staff and students to serve as site leaders.
If you’re interested in being a site leader, please complete this short web form: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-site-leader-sign.

 

ASOSU General Elections

ASOSU Elections are happening now! You can vote on blackbaord from now until 10pm on Friday April 26th. Check out the election website for information on candidates who are running at asosu.oregonstate.edu/elections

 

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New Events:

¨  OSU Divest Meeting- TODAY AT 4PM

¨  Centennial Tree Celebration & Planting

¨  Hui-O-Hawaiia Club: Luau

¨  VSA Vietnamese Night

¨  Call for Submissions! Express Your Intersectionality

¨  Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

 

OSU Divest Meeting- TODAY AT 4PM
When: Wednesday April 24th at 4pm
Where: Furman Hall (across the street from the Kerr Admin Building)
Description: OSU students: Get involved in the divestment campaign. It's right here, an issue that is in our control and, if successful, can make a difference in the national divestment movement.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OSUDivest?fref=ts

 

Centennial Tree Celebration & Planting

When: Friday April 26th 12-1pm
Where: Library Quad

Description: Celebrate ArborDay and Earth Week with a Tree Planting on the Library Quad.

One Hundred years ago the class of 1913 planted the majestic elm trees we now enjoy in the Library Quad.

Come join in as we plant a tree as a gift to the next 100 years and honor and appreciate the gift of 1913.
Contact info: Norm Brown norm.brown@oregonstate.edu

Website: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/blog/2013/04/centennial-tree-celebration-arbor-day-earth-weektree-planting/

 

Hui-O-Hawaii Club: Luau

When: Saturday April 27th 5:00-10:00pm Doors open at 4:30
Where: Gill Coliseum

Description: Join Hui-O-Hawaii for OSU’s 58th Annual Luau: Journey Through Polynesia. There will be dinner, entertainment and cultural performances, and a concert.
Ticket Prices: Gold (dinner/show/concert) $25 | Silver (show & concert) $15. Tickets can be purchased in the MU Quad until Friday April 26th

Contact info: 503-875-8211
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/121460477910068/?fref=ts

 

VSA Vietnamese Night

When: Sunday April 28th 6-8pm Doors open at 5:30

Where: MU Ballroom

Description: Join the Vietnamese Student Association for their 41st Annual Culture Show: A Lapse in Time.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/vsa.osu.3?fref=ts

 

Call for Submissions! Express Your Intersectionality

When: Thursday May 9th 7-9pm

Where: NAL

Description: Do you draw?  Perform spoken word? Poetry? Dance? Sing?  Cook? Play an instrument?  Is it how you express yourself and the intersections of your identity?  Then we want you to participate!  

 

“Crossroads Within: Performances at the Intersections of Identity” is a multimedia event celebrating intersectionality and how people each express their experiences as people with multiple identities. We are open to all forms of expression, from more conventional creative outlets like drawing and poetry to cooking and juggling.  Whatever way that you chose to express your identity is alright with us!

 

A declaration of your intention to perform along with your method of expression should be sent to sol@oregonstate.edu by the end of the day Friday, May 3rd.

 

 OTHER NOTES:  If your art or performance requires special set-up or accommodations, please contact sol@oregonstate.eduin advance of the due date.

 We will be glad to have you attend, and hope you choose to perform!

 

Contact info: Sol: LGBT Multicultural Support Network

sol@oregonstate.edu

(541)737-9969

 

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

When: April

Where: OSU campus

Description: See event descriptions below:

 

¨  Wednesday, April 24
7:00 p.m.
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 27
Registration and check-in starts at 9:00 a.m.
Race starts at 10:00 a.m.
MU Quad

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.

 

Website: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/saam2013

 

 

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

 

CCE & SLI Hiring

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Positions are available with the Center for Civic Engagement, Student Events and Activities Team, Peer Leadership Consultants (Center for Leadership Development), Memorial Union Program Council, Student Sustainability Initiative, International Students of OSU, and SLI Information Desk. Candidates may apply for more than one position.

Visit this website to apply and for more information! http://oregonstate.edu/sli/applications. Completed applications should be submitted online or turned in at the Student Leadership & Involvement Info Desk (Snell 149) by 5pm on Friday, May 3rd.

 

Avery House Nature Center Internships:
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Avery House Nature Center, a Nature education program of the Corvallis Environmental Center, is seeking students and community members that wish to gain experience in the following areas:

● Working with Local Youth, Ages 3 14

● Teaching Concepts focused on Local Ecosystems & Environmental Stewardship

● Using Place Based, Informal Education Techniques

● Facilitating Outdoor Activities to Engage Youth Physically and Mentally

● Assisting with Lesson Planning and Curriculum Development & Organization

● Learning about Non-Profit Management

● Marketing, Advertising, and Community Outreach & Event Planning

● Blogging & Social Networking

At Avery House Nature Center we believe in an interdisciplinary approach to connecting youth with Nature.

 

Our internships work well for students interested in or majoring in: Education (Including

Formal, Informal, Early, and Secondary), Forestry & Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife,

Environmental Science, and Public Health. However any student, regardless of major, is

welcome to apply as long as it is approved by an advisor. Through our Summer Internships you

can earn 3 academic credits; a minimum of 100 hours is required to receive these credits.

Volunteer opportunities are also available for anyone interested in gaining experience in

the field through hands on experiences. All are welcome to apply, although those with experience

in the Natural Sciences and/or experience with youth is preferred. A minimum of 100 hours over

a period of six months is required of our volunteers. Please look at our Summer Camp offerings

to decide if there are any sessions you are particularly interested in, and which weeks/times you

will be available to volunteer. Our Nature Play Preschool class also needs volunteers, and that

class is held every Thursday during the summer.

 

General Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

○ Assist AHNC staff teaching during our Nature Education Summer Camps.

○ Explore and investigate nature outdoors – get dirty and have fun discovering Corvallis!

○ Assist in the research and development of new lesson plans to add to the current curriculum

for our education programs.

○ Assist in the research and development of additional sustainability/environmental

stewardship topics, activities, learning tools and games to be incorporated into current and

future curriculum.

○ Assist in running, developing and creating interactive displays for DaVinici Days and similar

community outreach events.

○ Write at least one well researched, original and journalistic article for our blog The Nature Play Way.

○ Assist in the care and handling of our Education Animals.

 

Preferred Qualifications

○ Knowledge of the Natural Sciences and local ecosystems – informal knowledge is acceptable

○ Ability to bike and follow bike safety rules

○ CPR and First/Aid Certified

○ Knowledge of local natural areas

○ Previous experience working with children

 

To Apply Please visit our website www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/averyhouse. Under

the Internships and Volunteer Opportunities tab you will find an application. We process all of our

applications electronically. Also, a background check will be required for all volunteers and interns

working with youth during our summer programs. Internship applications are due May 15th, and

begin June 10th. If any volunteers or interns need CPR/First Aid, a class offered at a discounted

price should be available Saturday, June 15th.

 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns via email averyhousenaturecenter@gmail.com

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

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.”

 

 

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