From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:01 AM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Spring Week 1

 

 

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Welcome to Spring Term!

We hope you all had an amazing Spring Break and are transitioning nicely back into school. Check out our Facebook page to see the awesome photos from our Alternative Break Trips. Also, check below for the CCE Earth Day Projects and get registered ASAP! Earth Day projects will take place on Saturday April 20th. Our Civic Engagement Week is also coming up, check the events section for info on the events we have planned.

Have a good week,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  CCE Earth Day Projects

¨  Corvallis Half Marathon Volunteers

¨  SOLVE IT for Earth Day

¨  Old Mill Center for Children & Families Fun Run Volunteer

¨  Smile Team Mentors

 

Announcements:

¨  Looking for Alumni

 

Events:

¨  Khmer Night

¨  Civic Engagement Week

¨  Open Discussions on Mental Health

¨  Community Health Improvement Call to Action

¨  OSU Divestment Information Session

¨  Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

 

Jobs/Internships:

¨  MU President

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

CCE 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: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday

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**
Requirements: none
Contact Info: Ryan McCambridge: 541-758-2608, rmccambridge@communityservices.us
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, morgan@solv.org
Website: http://www.solv.org/what-we-do/solve-it

Old Mill Center for Children & Families Fun Run Volunteer
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:

**12 volunteers needed**
Requirements:
none
Contact Info: Jerilyn Opoien: jerilyn_opoien@oldmillcenter.org
Website: http://www.omill.org/index.html

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/

Upcoming Opportunities:

Volunteer with Corvallis Farm To School
When: Volunteer training Wednesday April 10th 5:00-6:30pm or 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 amoreena.treff@foodcorps.org
Website: http://www.facebook.com/corvallisfarmtoschool

Healthy Youth Program Garden Work Party
When: Saturday, March 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Lincoln Elementary School Garden, 110 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis
Description:  The Healthy Youth Program is hosting a garden work party! We need volunteers to help clean the outside of the greenhouses, raise and clean off the stepping stone path and help with other planting/gardening activities.  Enjoy a tour of the beautiful garden, followed by some fun and much-needed light cleaning to get the garden geared up for spring.  
Refreshments and tools will be provided. 10 Volunteers Needed
Requirements: State of Oregon Volunteer Waiver (available onsite the day of the event). Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.  We will work rain or shine, so wear rain-gear if it's wet out (we have ponchos to loan if you need one).
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

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

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

 

 

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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:

 

“Once upon a time…” Khmer Night

When: Saturday April 6th 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Memorial Union Ballroom

Description: CSA at Oregon State is back again this year with another excellent culture show. This time around we will be sharing traditional Cambodian folklore tales with a modern twist. Also, we have a special guest speaker presenting. Come join us as we give out an excellent show. Dinner is provided. Bring your family and friends!
Hope you see you all there!!
REMINDER: There will not be any ticket distribution this year, meaning our show is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Seats are limited.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/132812763570662/

 

Civic Engagement Week

When: April 14th-April 20th

Where: Worldwide!

Description: In honor of Civic Engagement Week, the CCE is co-sponsoring two events with the HSRC:

Tuesday April 16th

12-2pm NAL

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: cce.communication@oregonstate.edu

Website: www.facebook.com/events/594180630593011/

 

OSU Divestment Information Session

When: Wednesday April 10th 12-1pm

Where: MU 206

Description: Should OSU be profiting from investments in the fossil fuels industry? Hundreds of college campuses across the nation now have fossil fuels divestment campaigns inspired by 350.org.  Divestment is the act of "un-investing" funds from designated industries, in this case fossil fuel companies.  You can learn more at 350.org's gofossilfree website:http://gofossilfree.org/

Pizza will be provided.
Contact info: Ken Winograd, winograk@oregonstate.edu.

Website: Connect to OSU Divest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSUDivest.

 

Open Discussions on Mental Health

When: April 9th 5:30-7:30pm MU 213 & April 11th 5:30-7:00pm MU 110

Description: The OSU Mental Health Initiative needs YOUR opinion about the state of Mental Health on campus. What problems do students face most often? What do students need? What’s working and what’s not? Free dinner and open discussion.

Contact info: Sandi Cleveland, sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

 

Community Health Improvement Call to Action

When: Tuesday April 9th 5:45-6:15pm & 6:15-7:30pm

Where: Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333

Description: Join the Benton County Board of Commissioners for the release of the 2013-2018 Community Health Improvement plan. First will be appetizers and networking reception followed by the presentation/adoption of the Community Health Improvement Plan and Call to Action.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

When: April

Where: OSU campus

Description: See event descriptions below:

 

¨  Wednesday, April 10
6:00 p.m.
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 10
7:30 p.m.
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 17
6:30 p.m.
MU Quad

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 24
12:00-3:00 p.m.
MU Quad

One ACT

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 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

 

Upcoming Events:

 

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:

 

MU President
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

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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Earth Day 2013- The Face of Climate Change (Click image to play video)

 

Thanks!

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