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NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-19-18

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, Feb. 22.

Free film showing (Radio Kobani) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m.

CHECK IT anniversary party, Feb. 23.

This Friday, celebrate CHECK IT’s four-year anniversary from 7-10 p.m. in the KBR. There will be free food, special edition t-shirts, group performances, interactive booths and shops, and more! This event is a celebration of community and all the incredible consent-centered work students have been doing across campus. See the attached flier.

Paid Political Campaign Fellowships for Summer 2018.

Students for a New American Politics provides fellowships for students to work on progressive congressional campaigns. SNAP recruits and chooses outstanding people from across the country to work as Field Organizers on competitive races during the summer, and then gives them the necessary training and stipend to succeed in the field. Applications for summer internships are due by March 5, 2018. Learn about SNAP here. Apply to be a SNAP Fellow here.

Summer Campaign Job Opportunities.

Want to spend your summer working on urgent issues you care about, gaining skills that will last you a lifetime, and make money? The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer, for work on issues like stopping global warming, or getting pesticides out of our food supply. Earn an average of $6,000-$8,000. Representatives will be on campus to meet with interested students Monday, Feb. 26, and Tuesday, Feb. 27. To apply online, visit: http://www.summerjobsthatmatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH.

Diversity & Equity Grants.

The Diversity & Equity Grant Committee invites HSU students, HSU student organizations, HSU staff, HSU faculty, and HSU underrepresented faculty to submit proposals for programs offered on campus to the university community that raise awareness, deepen understanding, and/or engage the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity and equity. Such dimensions of diversity may include – but are not limited to – culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability. See here for further details.

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—1-29-18

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, Jan. 30.

Free film showing (Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Tuesday, January 20, 6 p.m. See the attached flier for information about this and the other films in this semester’s series.

International Education Week, February 5-8.

This free annual event is open to campus and community member and offers a variety of fun and interesting events: keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations; panel discussions on current events and global topics; workshops on studying, working and living abroad; and food, fun and more from around the world. Here are some events that may be of interest to Politics students: “Government Internships,” “Politics in China: Good Governance Gone Bad?” and “Debate: Is the United Nations Effective?” See the full schedule here.

Lecture, Feb. 1: “Legal Personality in Rivers, National Parks and Mountains: The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Transforming Environmental Law in New Zealand.”

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Maia Wakaira will speak Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 118. Maia descends from the indigenous Maori tribes of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngapuhi and Te Rarawa. Prior to coming to the US, Maia was an attorney with Kahui Legal, the Maori firm that worked on New Zealand’s Whanganui River settlement, which afforded legal personality to the river. Maia is currently working as a Legal Fellow in the Office of Tribal Attorney of the Yurok Tribe. See the attached flier for further details

Bowling party, Feb. 2.

Join Politics Department majors, minors, faculty and staff for an afternoon of free bowling this Friday from 3-5 p.m. at E&O Bowl in Glendale, off Highway 299. Need a ride? There will be a free (for Politics majors and minors) shuttle leaving Library Circle at 2:35 p.m. It will pick up students for the return trip in front of the Glendale Murphy’s (next to the bowling alley) at 5:17 p.m. Please be ready to leave on time. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), but even if you don’t RSVP, you’re welcome to attend!

Quiet study room in FH 143.

FYI, there is a quiet study area in FH 143 open for use by students from any major during building open hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. The room contains a pay-for-print wireless printer maintained by HSU Information Technology staff. To use the printer, you’ll need access to the campus wireless network; information about obtaining that access can be found here.

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NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—1-23-18

Political Science Club; first meeting tonight.

The Political Science Club is meeting Tuesdays from 5-6 in Founders Hall 125 — starting Tuesday, Jan. 23. Come meet your fellow majors/minors and help us plan some cool events for the upcoming semester! If you can’t make it but want to receive updates about the club and future events, email Alexis at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and she’ll add you to the mailing list!

College Democrats Club.

Consider joining the College Democrats! It is a great way to: meet candidates and elected officials; gain valuable political experience; get access to internship opportunities; and potentially travel to the state convention. Join us on Fridays from 1-2 PM in Nelson Hall East Room 119 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Volunteer opportunities.

Youth Education Services has a variety of community engagement options for students ranging from low commitment to more in-depth opportunities (see the attached fliers). Find out more at the Y.E.S. table in the Library lobby today from 11am-1pm. Volunteer enrollment is open through Jan. 29. FYI, for student volunteers who participate in a weekly Y.E.S. program, Y.E.S. now has a required 1-unit course (Issues in Community Volunteering; course #26525). This allows the ability to provide liability coverage for students before they engage in direct service activities. To get a permission number for this course, fill out an interest slip at the Y.E.S. House (House 91) or email coordinator Melea Smith at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Job opportunity for graduating seniors; apply by March 16.

The El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission (located in Placerville) is announcing the extension of its recruitment period for the Assistant Policy analyst position. See the attached document for details about the position. Students who will graduate in May are invited to apply. If interested, submit a letter of interest, a resume and references no later than March 16 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). See the LAFCO web site for more details.

Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties, Jan. 30.

HSU will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution with a screening of the documentary film OF CIVIL WRONGS & RIGHTS on Tuesday, January 30, at 5 p.m. in the Library Fishbowl. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion of the history of Japanese American World War II internment camps by Prof. Christina Accomando and Prof. Clark Masahiro Sugata.

Cobell Scholarship, deadline March 31.

The application period for the Cobell Scholarship is now open. “Providing elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college students through empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education.” See here for more details about how to apply: http://cobellscholar.org/

Department of State internship, deadline March 2.

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid). Visit the Intern page of their Careers site for more information about Internship Program, and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. The deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2018.

GamingFactors Scholarship, deadline Nov. 1.

Gamingfactors.com is a website dedicated to reviewing better equipment for enthusiastic gamers. They are asking avid gamers to write an article/essay of minimum 500 words describing how they stay fit and healthy, including any information on healthier gaming habits that others can adopt. Entries should be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject header “Gaming Factors Scholarship – Entrant’s Name.” Entrants should include full name, contact information plus certification of current education. For further information, visit http://www.gamingfactors.com/scholarship.

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships 2018

For those interested, it is a 10 week PAID internship in Summer 2018 with placements in areas such as curatorial, conservation, education, publications, and public programs – all on site at the Getty Center and Villa. Students can visit our website for more information and a link to the application portal: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_getty_internships.html.

Multicultural Undergraduate Internships flier

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—12-7-17

PSCI 350 American National Politics.

Spring 2018 course (MW 1-2:50pm) taught by Dr. Stephanie Burkhalter. Every day seems to bring a new development in domestic and foreign policy, often driven by President Trump’s agenda. In this class, we will discuss the history of the presidency, evolving expectations of presidential power, and how President Trump has used the presidency to further a very conservative agenda, which seeks to repeal much of the policy put into place by his predecessor, President Obama. See the attached flier for more details!

Paid internship opportunity, deadline January 31.

The CAUSE Leadership Academy is a nine-week paid summer internship program for students interested in politics, public policy, and/or Asian Pacific American community issues. This is an opportunity for students to build their knowledge of APA community issues, access the resources needed to advance their career, and network with top community leaders and public servants. Applications are due January 31, 2018.

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute.

The RBSI is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University. It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups. The successful applicant to RBSI receives full tuition, health insurance, transportation, room and board in a dormitory double room, books, and instructional materials. Also, participants receive a food allowance and a weekly stipend. Applications are due January 19, 2018. More information is available here.

HSU Library internship opportunity, deadline Dec. 15.

Special Collections in the HSU Library is hiring interns for the spring semester. This is a paid, two-credit internship (90 hours). The application deadline is Friday, December 15th. Application details can be found here.

Call for undergraduate conference proposals, deadline Dec. 15.

The History Students Association at San Francisco State University invites undergraduate presentation proposals from all majors for their 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the SF State Campus on March 3, 2018. The theme for the 2018 Conference will be “Decolonizing Identities: Race, Gender, and Indigeneity.” The deadline for proposals is December 15. See the attached document for further details.

24th Annual Social Justice Summit, proposals sought.

The HSU MultiCultural Center will present the 24th Annual Social Justice Summit on March 2rd and 3th, 2018. The vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit is to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme “Who Am I? Back to Our Roots” seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, finding ourselves in this time of commodified bodies, and active ways to change the world around us through the words we use. Do you want to be involved in the Social Justice Summit? Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to be involved in the Social Justice Summit by enrolling in the class, presenting a workshop, volunteering, or registering to participate in the Summit. Are you interested in presenting a workshop or facilitating a panel? For details, deadlines, descriptions and more please go to the Summit Proposal page.

Belize Archaeology Field School.

Are you interested in going somewhere exotic this summer and getting hands-on experience in archaeology, surveying, or forest ecology? The field school is a multidisciplinary project that involves archaeological excavation, ecological survey, and topographical land survey at several Maya sites in the tropical forests of northwestern Belize. The field school dates are May 20 to June 17, 2018, and it is open to all levels & majors (no experience required). The field school offers two courses, ANTH 357 (5 Units) and ANTH 485 (1 unit), for a total of 6 units. Additionally, because this is a summer field school program you can use VA benefits or university financial aid services. For more information about the Belize Field School or possible scholarship opportunities contact Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Facebook Page

PSCI 350 flier
San Francisco State Conference flier

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—11-13-17

Access to Justice Teach In, Nov. 15.

A dozen 30-minute presentations by attorneys, students, ACLU board members and more on access to justice. Learn your rights, learn about the justice system and get your questions answered. See the attached flier and program for more details. Wed., Nov. 15, 3-9 p.m.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship, deadline Dec. 1.

This internship sends undergraduate students to Washington D.C. to work in a congressional office and it provides leadership training for rising Latinx leaders. The internship provides a stipend and it covers the cost of accommodations, transportation, and travel expenses. It is open to anyone who wants to make an impact in the Latinx community and they encourage students from all majors to join. The deadline for the summer internship is December 1. See here for more info or contact Meredith Garrett at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Capital Fellows Program application period open.

Students from any major are encouraged to apply. Deadline is February 12, 2018. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,627; medical, dental and vision benefits; student loan deferments; and 6 graduate units in Government or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State. See here for details.

Guest lecturer from the Green Party, Nov. 16.

David Cobb, 2016 Green Party presidential campaign manager and 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, will be giving a lecture on campus Thursday, November 16, Founders Hall 118, 1-2 p.m. See the attached flier for further details.

David_Cobb_lectures.pdf
Electoral_College_vs_Popular_Vote.pdf

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship

My name is Meredith and I am an alumni of the CHCI Internship program. This internship happens every fall, spring, and summer, and the deadline for summer applications is coming up. This internship sends undergraduate students to Washington D.C. to work in a congressional office and it provides leadership training for rising Latinx leaders. The internship provides a stipend and it covers the cost of accommodations, transportation, and travel expenses. It is open to anyone who wants to make an impact in the Latinx community and they encourage students from all majors to join. This internship was an amazing learning experience for me and I really encourage anyone to join, no matter what type of career they are interested in.

The deadline for the summer internship is December 1st and I would be more than happy to assist any student who is planning on applying for the internship. The link for the internship is below

https://chci.org/programs/internships/

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—11-6-17

Lecture: “Electoral College vs Popular Vote: How Do They Measure Up?”

Hosted by the Politics Department and the Library, Dr. Charles Biles, professor emeritus in Mathematics at HSU and author of The History of Congressional Apportionment, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4-5 p.m. in the Library’s 3rd floor Scholars Lab. See the attached flier.

Guest lecturer from the Green Party, Nov. 8 and Nov. 16.

David Cobb, 2016 Green Party presidential campaign manager and 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, will be giving two lectures on campus: Wednesday, November 8, Founders Hall 118, 11-11:50 a.m., and Thursday, November 16, Founders Hall 118, 1-2 p.m. See the attached flier for further details.

Politics Club meeting, Nov. 8. Hey Politics students!

If you want to get to know your fellow majors and minors and get involved in planning cool events in a fun and laid back space —come check out the Politics Club! Our first meeting is this Wednesday in Founders Hall 181, from 1-2. Hope to see you guys soon!

32nd Annual CSU Student Research Competition.

The Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is pleased to announce the 2018 CSU Student Research Competition. Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by Monday, February 5, 2018. If selected, students will compete at CSU Sacramento on May 4th or 5th 2018. HSU is able to send up to 10 students to the statewide competition, and we hope to receive many worthwhile applications. The Office of Research will pay approved travel costs for each student selected to represent HSU. This is an opportunity for HSU students to shine at the state level. https://www2.humboldt.edu/pmc/node/3319

David_Cobb_lectures.pdf
Electoral_College_vs_Popular_Vote.pdf

Information from the 10-24-17 Majors Advising Meeting

Information from Majors Advising Meeting – PDF

* NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—10-23-17

Reminder – Politics Majors Advising Meeting Oct. 24.

  • Meet with Politics Department faculty in Library 209 (the Fishbowl) on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m.

Learn about course offerings for the spring semester and to plan your spring schedule! Free pizza! Meeting format: The first part of the meeting will allow all to learn about spring course offerings, followed by an opportunity to meet individually with your advisor to remove the hold necessary to register for spring. (Please come to the meeting knowing who your adviser is — if you don’t know, you can find this information on your Student Center — and bring a copy of your DARS.)

Interested in taking Model United Nations?

Contact Prof Noah Zerbe now! This spring course explores the contemporary politics of the United Nations system through seminar discussions and regular simulations. The course culminates in participation in the Model United Nations of the Far West, a five-day conference in San Francisco in which more than 40 universities and 600 students participate. Because we rely on external funding to support the Model UN course, enrollment is limited. In order to gauge interest and reserve your seat in the course, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as soon as possible if you are potentially interested.

Congressman Jared Huffman’s North Coast Seaside Social, Nov. 4.

Join Congressman Huffman and community members for the annual Seaside Social on Nov. 4th 2017. Student admission is $10 at the door.

Lecture: “Electoral College vs Popular Vote: How Do They Measure Up?”

Hosted by the Politics Department and the Library, Dr. Charles Biles, professor emeritus in Mathematics at HSU and author of The History of Congressional Apportionment, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4-5 p.m. in the Library’s 3rd floor Scholars Lab. See the attached flier.

Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

Now in its 19th year, the Dialogue offers the campus and community a week of workshops, presentations, and conversations focused on intersectional forms of oppression and resistance, offered by and for students, staff, faculty, and community members. This year’s Campus & Community Dialogue on Race will feature a keynote with Dr. Melina Abdullah, womanist scholar-activist, and Professor & Chair of Pan-African Studies, CSU Los Angeles, a special talk by Glenn Harris, President of Center for Social Inclusion, and a poetry reading by Javier Zamora. There are over 30 workshops & film screenings/discussions. The complete schedule is now available from the CDOR webpage.

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