From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:53 AM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Spring Week 6

 

 

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Welcome to Week 6,

CCE will be participating in the After Dark program THIS Friday. We will have two service-to-go projects available for students. Come check us out from 9pm-12am in the Dixon Rec Center. Also, we will be hosting an Alternative Break Reunion & Celebration on Tuesday May 21st at 7pm in MU 109 A. Come learn about our Alternative Break Program, meet old friends and new, and enjoy some delicious food. We’ll see you there!

Have a great week,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New/Upcoming Service Opportunities:

¨  Native American Longhouse Salmon Bake Volunteers (new)

¨  OSU Blood Drive Volunteers (new)

¨  Linus Pauling Healthy Youth Program Garden Work Party (new)

¨  National Get Outdoors Day Volunteer (new)

¨  Truth x Vision Run 4 Their Lives 5k Fundraiser (new)

 

Announcements:

¨  Site Leaders Needed for Day of Caring

 

Events:

¨  DPO Kaplan Test Prep Auction

¨  Pride Week Events

¨  OSU After Dark (new)

¨  Iron Chef McNary (new)

¨  Alternative Break Reunion & Celebration (new)

¨  SAGE Garden Summer Workshops (new)

 

Jobs/Internships:

¨  HSRC is Hiring for 2013-2014- Applications due THIS Friday

¨  Project Social Justice Mentor/Mentee Program (new)

¨  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:

Native American Longhouse Salmon Bake Volunteers
When:
Wednesday May 15th 12:00-:200pm
Where: MU Brick Mall
Description: Our 15th Annual Salmon Bake is coming up soon. The NAL is actively seeking volunteers for this event. Last year was the largest salmon bake yet-- we drew just over 1,000 students and community members to this event. We are hoping for it to only grow from there and be even bigger this year.
Contact Info: Please email NativeAmericanLongHouse@oregonstate.edu for more information on how to volunteer
Website: oregonstate.edu/nal

OSU Blood Drive Volunteers
When: Mon-Thursday 5/13-5/16 11am-4pm
Where: MU Ballroom
Description: To donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “OSU” to sign up to give. We will also have a table in the MU Quad during Week 6 for signing up to donate. There are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer during the drive, including setup and take-down every day.  To sign up to help, please visit this link and follow the instructions: http://vols.pt/eyfFbN
Contact info: osublooddrive@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/519680578093284/

Linus Pauling Healthy Youth Program Garden Work Party
When: Friday, May 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Lincoln School Garden, 110 SE Alexander Ave, Corvallis
Description: The Healthy Youth Program is hosting a garden work party! We need volunteers to help weed and beautify the Lincoln School Garden. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful garden, followed by some fun and much-needed cleaning to get the garden geared up for summer. Refreshments and tools will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

**10 volunteers needed**
Requirements: State of Oregon Volunteer Waiver (provided the day of the event), comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty and rain gear or sunscreen if needed
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-8014
Website: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.shtml 

National Get Outdoors Day Volunteers
When: May 18th, 2013; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Peavy Arboretum (8692 Peavy Arboretum Road Corvallis, Oregon 97331)
Description: We will be working on Intensive Management trail in the Arboretum.  We will be maintaining these trails by adding gravel and brushing the vegetation out of the trail corridor.  All equipment, tools and safety gear will be provided.  The work will take place rain or shine, so be prepared.

2 groups of 10 people are needed
Requirements: All participants must wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle.
***Groups must coordinate at least 10 days in advance to ensure their participation. Both groups must participate together.***
Contact Info: Douglas Pereira: ColForestVolunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/peavy-arboretum 

Truth x Vision Run 4 Their Lives 5K Fundraiser
When: May 18th, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Avery Park - 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis OR, 97333
Description: Truth x Vision is a non-profit organization founded in Oregon whose mission is to guide sustainable African development in a way that engages young people through socially conscious media and arts. Not only does Truth x Vision work to provide sustainable development solutions for the world’s poorest in Africa, but we operate in a way that is appealing and exciting to our young people here, giving them a real opportunity to get engaged with us and to start making a difference in the world.
On May 18th 2013 we will be hosting our first "Run 4 Their Lives" 5k event right here in Corvallis. We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. Some activities that may be performed are:

This is a great opportunity to get involved with a young organization and to find out more about how you can help guide sustainable development in Africa.

**20 volunteers needed**
Requirements: none
Contact Info: Lindsay Ciochon: lindsay.ciochon@truthxvision.org; 541-990-4244
Website: http://www.truthxvision.org/

Upcoming Opportunities:

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

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.

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.

 

 

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DPO Kaplan Test Prep Auction

When: Thursday May 9, 2013 6:00-7:00pm
Where: OSU Women’s Center
Description: Do you, or anyone you know, need to take a Kaplan Test Prep course?
The women of Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., will be partnering up with Kaplan to auction off one Kaplan Prep Test that may be used towards one of the following tests:
1. LSAT
2. MCAT
3. GMAT
4. GRE
5. MAT
6. DAT
7. PCAT
8. OAT
We realize that Kaplan Test Preps can be very costly so this is a way for us to provide a student, who cannot afford to pay at full price, a lower option.
Come join us at the Women’s Center (by the OSU Valley Library) from 6-7pm on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 when this auctioning will take place, grab your checkbooks, and get ready for some bidding fun!
Contact Info: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email them all to dpo.osu@gmail.com.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/161756627325893/?fref=ts

 

Pride Week Events

When: May 5th- May 10th
Where: OSU Campus

Description: See events below:

Wednesday, May 8th
What's Your Pride Moment?
11am-2pm 
MU Quad
Share your Pride Moments, and tell everyone what Pride means to you! A video of OSU Pride Moments will be shown at the Drag Show.

Make Your Own Sex Toys 
3-5pm 
MU 206
Come learn how to make your own sex toys in a fun and safe environment. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/397731733667918/

Deconstructing Gender
6-7:30pm
Native American Longhouse
Come envision a world beyond gender. Join a dialogue which critically examines gender identity and gender expression. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/155136934653147/

Queer, Undocumented, and Unafraid
7-9pm
ILLC 155
Learn about the intersection of identities for undocumented LGBTQ folks. 

Thursday May 8th
Crossroads Within: Performances at the Intersection of Identity
7-9pm
Native American Longhouse
An exploration of intersections of identity and the role they play in our lives through multimedia performances and art. 

Game Night
7-10pm
Pride Center
Come to the Pride Center for a night of fun, games, and food!
https://www.facebook.com/events/155136934653147/

Queer Camp Out

10pm to Friday morning
MU Quad
Sleepover in the Quad! Bring your tents, jammies, games, snacks, and friends to have fun and camp out. 

Friday, May 10th
Drag Race
12-1:30pm
MU Quad
If you need a last minute chance to get tickets for the Drag Show, come compete in an obstacle course while navigating getting into drag!

Drag Show
Show starts at 8pm
MU Ballroom
Get your FREE tickets to the Drag show starting Monday, May 6th in MU 103.
https://www.facebook.com/events/588985004445080/

Happy Pride Week!!

OSU After Dark
When: Friday May 10th 9pm-12am
Where: Dixon Rec Center
Description: At the last After Dark of the year this week will featuring a live band karaoke! Come and show off your inner rock star! We will also be having trivia and bingo where you can win so cool prizes! We are also going to have several service projects hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement to give back to our community. We will have free sliders, mud pie, sno-cones, popcorn and soda! There will also be Kinect and Wii games!
Contact info: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/371352802985706/

Iron Chef McNary
When: Wednesday May 15th 5:30-8:00pm
Where: McNary Dining Center
Description: UHDS and the Human Services Resource Center are teaming up to provide you with a fun, unique, and challenging event. In honor of the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. a fundraiser will be taking place on May 15th from 5:30-8:00pm in the McNary Dining Center. Chefs from all over campus will be competing for the title of Iron Chef: McNary. Participating chefs will receive a box of ingredients commonly found in the OSU Emergency Food Pantry and must create a fantastic meal out of them.

This is a fundraiser for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. There will be multiple ways that the Corvallis and OSU community can contribute to help raise money for the pantry. Donation boxes will placed at the dining centers and cafes around campus and will also be at the event. Tips/donations are suggested for those who would like to sample food created using ingredients from the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.
Contact info: external.hsrc@oregonstate.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/455339541210736/?fref=ts

Alternative Break Reunion & Celebration
When: Tuesday May 21st 7pm
Where: MU 109A
Description: the CCE would like to formally invite you to attend our first ever all-group ASB reunion on Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm in MU 109A. This will be an opportunity to connect with all of the ASB participants, share stories, and reminisce once more before the term ends. Some highlights of the event will include:

Videos/slideshows of each trip
Presentation times set aside for each trip to discuss their week, formally share stories, or add any other memories you’d like to share with the group – feel free to get create
Report out from each trip on the impact we had on the communities we visited
Open Q and A session from the audience/other AB participants about your trip.
Free food!

This event will be open to the community, so please feel free to bring family, teachers, and those friends that you’re trying to encourage to go on a trip next year! It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening filled with laughs, memories, and celebration of the incredible leadership that you all developed during our memorable trip over spring break
Contact info: Julia Lang Julia.lang@oregonstate.edu

SAGE Garden Summer Workshops
When: Various Dates
Where: SAGE Garden
Description:

May 18     Beekeeping Basics
  Date: Saturday, May 18th, 10am – 12:30pm
  Instructor: Karessa Torgerson of Nectar Bee Supply
  Cost: $25 – 30, sliding scale donation

June 2     Chicken Health
Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 1pm – 3pm
  Instructor: Dr. Vickstrom, West Hills Animal Hospital
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

June 8     Intermediate Beekeeping
  Date: Saturday, June 8th, 10am – 12:30pm
  Instructor: Karessa Torgerson of Nectar Bee Supply
  Cost: $25 – 30, sliding scale donation

July 13     Composting 101
  Date: Saturday, July 13th, 10am - 12pm
  Instructor: Linda Brewer of OSU Horticulture Dept. 
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

July 24  Planning a Winter Garden
  Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 5:30 – 7pm
  Instructor: Janet Throop, Master Gardener
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

July 31  Seed Saving
  Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 5:30-7pm
  Instructor: Lyle Wallace, OSU PhD Student
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

Contact info: ECI@corvallisenvironmentalcenter,org
Website: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

 

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

 

HSRC is Hiring
The HSRC is a student-run, human services office focused on providing support and resources to students experiencing poverty, hunger, homelessness, and food insecurity. We are currently hiring for 5 student positions for the 2013-2014 school year.

Internal Coordinator (2 positions) – starting in June. Administrative oversight of direct services programs such as Mealbux, Health Insurance Subsidies, and Emergency Housing. 15hr/wk.

External Coordinator (1 position) – starting in September. Management of outreach and educational programming including tabling, events, trainings, and presentations. 15hr/wk.

Budget and Finance Coordinator (1 position) – starting in June. Management of daily finances, budget reporting, co-chairing student-led budget committee for the student fees process. 10hr/wk.

Media and Public Relations Coordinator (1 position) – starting in June OR September. Management of print, web, multi, and social media for outreach and education. Graphic design. 10hr/wk.

For complete position descriptions and information on how to apply, find our postings on Beaver JobNet.

Students working at HSRC must:

Jobs at HSRC offer:

If you have questions please email Kelsey Wilson, Hiring Chair, at hsrc.officecoordinator@oregonstate.edu

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY (MAY 10th)

 

Project Social Justice
Please share this opportunity with those you think might be interested.  Thank you!

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“Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create and develop a more just society.”

–Yuri Kochiyama

 

WHAT IS PROJECT SOCIAL JUSTICE?

Project Social Justice (PSJ) is a nine-month mentoring program for individuals interested in becoming effective social change agents.  The vision of the program is to develop diverse leaders dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive society.  Participants will be expected to attend activities, meet independently, engage in authentic conversations, and provide reflections throughout the experience.  Mentees will create a culminating personal growth and social justice project.  It is our hope that mentors and mentees will build meaningful relationships with one another and within the cohort of participants.  The program begins during the Fall 2013 term and ends Spring 2014.  Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to be a mentee.  Staff, professional faculty, and teaching faculty can apply to be a mentor.  Application deadline is Thursday, May 23, 2013.

 

Through Project Social Justice, as a mentee, you will be able to:

• Describe and examine your dimensions of identity

• Increase awareness and skills around issues of social justice education

• Lead with reflection and purpose

• Create a project that applies your knowledge and growth

 

The full program description can be found here.

 

While this is a free program for enrolled students and campus faculty and staff, spaces are limited.  To apply click here.

 

INFO SESSIONS

Come and find out more about the program.  Info sessions will be held:

 

Monday, May 6 & 20, and Wednesday, May 8

Noon and 1:00 pm

Native American Longhouse

 

For more information please contact, Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

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

 

 

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Thanks!

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