MLK Jr. Day of Service: January 21st

January 12th, 2013 by Helen Boyd Kramer

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE – January 21st

On January 21st, the Lawrence University community will take a day off of classes (yes, that’s right, there are no classes that day) to come together in a Day of Service honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ve seen a phenomenal response in past years and there’s no reason to believe that this year won’t be even better! To facilitate the Lawrence University community’s involvement in the greater Appleton community, the VCSC has put together an action-packed program of activities for Lawrence students, staff, and faculty. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved, or, if you’re already sold on the idea…

Sign up at http://blogs.lawrence.edu/vcsc/2012/11/293.html by January 17th.

Schedule Of Events

Read & Reflect: A Lunch Discussion: 11 am-12:30 pm; Hurvis Room (WCC)

Student-Led Volunteer Opportunities: 2:30 – 2:30 pm; Warch Campus Center
Can’t make it to the main volunteering event? Want to learn more about ways to get involved in the Appleton community or volunteer from right on campus? Come to one or two Student-Led Volunteer Opportunities (led by LU organizations) such as Habitat for Humanity or WhoKnits. Each opportunity will be offered twice: once from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and again from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

Community Volunteering: 2:30 – 6 pm; Esch/Hurvis (WCC)
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, when Lawrentians go out en masse to save the world! Ok, maybe not quite, but you get the idea. Last year on MLK Jr. Day, LU volunteers led activities on fairness and diversity at Boys & Girls Club sites all around Appleton. It went so well that we decided to do it again! Join us in the at 2:30 pm for a send-off to Boys & Girls Club sites around Appleton, where you will teach K-12 students about tolerance and diversity (no teaching or other experience necessary!). Volunteers will be back by 6 pm.

Extra training! Extra training! Read all about it!
Interested in learning more about the Boys & Girls Club curriculum before teaching it? When you sign up for MLK Jr. Day service opportunities, you will also have a chance to sign up for an extra (pre-MLK Jr. Day) training on the curriculum (if you choose this option, we’ll send you more information on when and where via email).

How to Build a Just World: 6:30 pm; Memorial Chapel
You are also cordially invited to attend the community celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Reverend Wanda Washington from Milwaukee will speak on “How to Build a Just World.” Registration is not required for this event.

Pumped to volunteer?
Sign up at http://blogs.lawrence.edu/vcsc/2012/11/293.html by January 17th.

Bullied: Documentary and Discussion

January 9th, 2013 by Helen Boyd Kramer

Tuesday the 22nd of January
at 7:30pm
in the Cinema is

BULLIED – A Documentary and Discussion with Jamie Nabozny, whose story is the subject of the film.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Lifeline, SHARB, GLOW, TWLOHA-LU chapter, and the gender studies department, and is funded by a grant from the local Community Health Action Team.

Welcome Back!

January 2nd, 2013 by Helen Boyd Kramer

It’s an early start to Winter term, but we wanted to welcome you all back to campus and wish you a happy 2013!

Employment Opportunity: UW Madison

September 20th, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

Job Posting for a GEST major, perhaps, AT UW Madison:

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_074520.html

Latin American & Spanish Film Festival: May 9-13

April 15th, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

Gender Studies is pleased to co-host the upcoming Latin American and Spanish film festival. Click on the image to see the list of films, film times, guest speakers, and location.

You can see the full program here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running Start/Wal-­‐Mart Star Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2012!

April 11th, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

Running Start/Wal-­‐Mart Star Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2012!
The Running Start/Wal-­‐Mart Star Fellowship is an intensive program that brings female college students, or recent college graduates, to Washington D.C. for a semester-­ long
program to intern for a female Member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Star Fellows also learn about running for elected office during Friday seminars.
Our Fellows hone their political skills and learn about the legislative process first hand. Fellows emerge with a deeper understanding of the need for more women to run for office and confidence in their own abilities to lead.
Friday Seminar Topics:
• Campaigning 101
• Candidate and Advocate Fundraising
• Women’s Political Leadership and Barriers to Getting Elected
• Women’s Political Participation Around the World
The Fellowship includes free housing in Washington, DC  & $2,000 stipend for the semester.
To Apply:
Please visit our website www.runningstartonline.org
Deadline to apply for Fall 2012: April 20, 2012

1111 16th Street NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20036
202-­‐223-­‐3895
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info@runningstartonline.org

New Funding Opportunity

March 6th, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

The university is pleased to announce the availability of  the Mita Sen Award for Societal Impact.   The Mita Sen Award was established in 2012 by Abir Sen ’97 and Crystal Cullerton-Sen ’97 in honor of Abir’s mother, Mita Sen and will be awarded annually to students whose work has the potential to positively impact society.

All students who are currently enrolled as juniors at Lawrence University are eligible to apply for this award. The award will be given to a student whose project has the potential to impact society by addressing the demonstrated needs of individuals, families, or the community at Lawrence, in the Fox Cities or beyond, through volunteerism, entrepreneurship, or artistic or scholarly activities. Students will receive up to $5,000 of support from this fund through a competitive application and selection process.  Funds can be used to cover costs associated with Senior Experience projects, tuition, books or costs related to professional development.

The annual selection process will be managed by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement. All juniors are eligible to apply, and staff and faculty members will also be asked to nominate students. To apply, students will submit application materials and a comprehensive project proposal before the end of Winter Term that show how a new or ongoing project they are working on has the potential to impact society by addressing the demonstrated needs of individuals, families or a specific community through volunteerism, entrepreneurship, or artistic or scholarly activities.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the following people (or their designees): the provost, the dean of career services, the Pieper Chair in Servant Leadership, and the director of volunteer and community service programs. Depending on the number of applications, the committee may interview finalists. The committee will select the award winner(s), who will be announced before the end of Spring Term as part of Honors Day. Students selected to receive the Mita Sen Award For Societal Impact must report back to the university on how the funds were used.

Completed applications must be received by the Friday of 3rd  week of Spring term (April 13, 2012). Send all materials to:

Associate Dean of the Faculty, Sampson House

or email lanouetr@lawrence.edu

For additional information or to request an application, please call ext. 6675

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Internship Postings

February 3rd, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

Weekly Internship Postings

As previously announced, Career Services will be sending out a weekly email that lists internships posted on  LUworks. Below you will find this week’s internship postings.

 

Wake Forest University, Public Health Summer Internship, Job ID: 2067

Wisconsin State Government, SAAAIP: Urban Planning, Job ID: 2068

Wisconsin State Government, SAAAIP: Business, Job ID:  2069

Wisconsin State Government, SAAAIP: Various, Job ID: 2070

WomenVenture, Career Development Executive Specialist Intern, Job ID: 2080

For more information on any of these internships, please view the complete job description by searching the corresponding job ID on LUworks. After viewing the job description, please contact Tricia Plutz if you have any additional questions.

Internship Postings

February 1st, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

Weekly Internship Postings

As previously announced, Career Services will be sending out a weekly email that lists internships posted on  LUworks. Below you will find this week’s internship postings.

Hennepin County,  Environmental Health Intern, JOB ID:1997

Miller Electric,  Safety Intern, JOB ID: 2000

Miller Electric,  HR Intern, JOB ID: 2001

Brilliance Business Solutions,  Emerging Developer Internship, JOB ID: 2002

Conde Nast, Conde Nast Summer’12 Internship, JOB ID: 2005

More Than Rewards,  Marketing Intern,  JOB ID: 2013

Milwaukee World Festival Inc, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship, JOB ID: 2019

City of Milwaukee, Urban Forestry Internship- Department of Public Works, JOB ID: 2021

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin,  Planned Parenthood Spring Intern, JOB ID:2022

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,  Saint Paul Orchestra JOB ID: 2024

Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Various Internships, JOB ID 2026-2032

Corix Utilities, Accounts Payable Clerk Intern, JOB ID: 2042

For more information on any of these internships, please view the complete job description by searching the corresponding job ID on LUworks. After viewing the job description, please contact Tricia Plutz if you have any additional questions.

Welcome back!

January 1st, 2012 by Helen Boyd Kramer

It’s lovely to see students returning to campus on this snow New Year’s Day. Welcome back one & all.