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Sustainability Leadership Opportunity for Students [time sensitive]

Net Impact in Oakland, CA provide students and young professionals with leadership and career opportunities in social and environmental impact. We have an amazing opportunity for students interested in food science, sustainability, agriculture, and environmental issues.

It’s called the Food Solutions Challenge and it’s based off the question: How might we move towards a carbon neutral or carbon positive food supply chain in the future?

Students will receive funding and toolkits to host short campus events addressing these interconnected issues (food production and climate change). The top six solutions will compete in the 2017 Global Food Solutions Conference, all-expenses-paid!

The application for students can be found here: https://www.netimpact.org/food-solutions-challenge-2017.

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-21-17

Fund for the Public Interest on campus, Feb. 21-22.

Fund for the Public Interest, a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for environmental and social change organizations, such as Environment America and U.S. PIRG, is currently hiring students to join its summer campaign staff in more than 30 different cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, coalition building, canvassing, and writing editorials. Representatives will be on campus in Gist Hall 120 today (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Wednesday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). To apply, visit http://www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).

Econ Forum: “Brexit and the European Union,” Feb. 24.

Attend this month’s Econ Forum and explore the challenges associated with Brexit. Articles to be discussed: “Where Should Britain Strike its First Post-BrexitTrade Deals” (The Economist) and “Manufacturing Jump Shows Economy Ended 2016Strongly Despite Brexit Vote” (Reuters). Articles may be picked up in SH 206. When: 5-7 p.m. Where: Humbrews, Arcata.

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, March 2.

Free film showing (“Baran”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Volunteers need for Take Back the Night.

The HSU Women’s Resource Center is looking for students who would like to volunteer during Take Back the Night, a week of events (April 3-7) to bring awareness to sexualized violence as a tool/tactic/form of oppression. Needed: general volunteers to help during the setup and take down of events throughout the week, and monitors who will be present on a march from the UC Quad to the Arcata Plaza and back and who will be designated as safety personnel. (Monitors will have a thorough training prior to the march.) If you are interested in volunteering, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-16-17

REMINDER: Panetta Congressional Intern Program, deadline Feb. 17.

This is an opportunity for CSU juniors and seniors (must be a California resident) to spend the fall 2017 semester as an intern to a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. with all expenses paid and a chance to earn academic credits. One student is chosen from each campus and they spend two weeks training at the Panetta Institute and 11 weeks in D.C. Applications should include a resume, two-page essay, transcripts, and a graded paper and are to be submitted to the President’s Office. See the attached documents for further information.

Kalb-Haston Award, deadline March 6, 5 p.m.

A $1,000 first-place award and a minimum $250 second-place award are presented annually to students who have demonstrated personal commitment and leadership by taking an active role in student government, particularly through the Office of Associated Students. Students who have shown leadership through other campus or community activities may also apply. Politics majors will be given special consideration. Note that this is an award, not a scholarship, which means applicants do not need to be continuing students next year; however, recipients must be full-time students in the year the award is made. See the attached flier for details on how to apply.

Panel Feb. 27, “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy.”

Over five million Syrians have fled their country seeking safety and freedom, away from the horrors of the civil war. As the world copes with the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, the US has played a small part in the efforts to relocate and resettle refugees. Now, there is fear that even this meager involvement will stop, leaving one of our world’s most vulnerable populations in limbo indefinitely. Come learn about the situation and what you can do to help! Panelists include Dr. Leena Dallasheh and Dr. Jared Larson of the Politics Department. See the attached flier for further details.

Climate Reality Project internship.

The Climate Reality Project, an international non-profit founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering internships to undergraduate students. This Fall they are working to get college campuses to commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. The internship application can be found here. According to a statement from the group, “A major part of our work is providing the resources and skills trainings students will need to make a difference on this issue and any other that they care about.” More information about the campaign can be found here.

Lecture Feb. 23, “The Electoral College vs the Popular Vote or Balinski and Young vs Kenneth Arrow.”

Presented by Dr. Charlie Biles as part of the Department of Mathematics’ Colloquium Series at 4 p.m. in BSS 204. See the attached flier for further details.

19th Annual International Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2.

Held at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6-10:20 p.m. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme “Immigration to the United States:” Who is Dayani Cristal? (Marc Silver, 2013); Dream: An American Story (Aldo Bello, 2015), and Made in L.A. (Almudena Carracedo, 2007). All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses. A limited number of tickets will be available to community members. To inquire about receiving a ticket, please email Kristy Carlsen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 707-476-4316. For all other questions regarding this event, please contact the HSU Department of World Languages and Cultures at 707-826-3226. See the attached press release for more details.

Kalb-Haston Award Flier
Panetta Congressional Internship Annoucement
Panetta Congressional Intern Flier
Syrian Refugees Panel Flier
The Electoral College vs the Popular Vote Flier
Latino Film Festival Flier

Kalb-Haston Award, deadline March 6, 5 p.m.

Kalb-Haston Award Flier

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-8-17

Campus Inclusivity and Safety

Open Forum, Feb. 9. All members of the campus community are invited to a second campus-wide Open Forum to voice concerns about issues of inclusivity and safety on campus post-election. This will be a follow-up to the Open Forum held on November 17. The purpose of this Second Open Forum is to learn more about the feedback from the first forum, the assessment of that feedback, actions taken since November, and plans for moving forward. Location: Goodwin Forum. Date and time: Tomorrow, February 9, from noon to 1 p.m.

Talk Back and Q&A with Jeff “The Dude” Dowd

Feb. 10. Jeff “The Dude” Dowd is a Venice Beach based writer, producer, producer’s representative, and a nationally recognized authority on film from script to marketing, distribution and exhibition. He is also an activist with a “history fighting against racism and ill-conceived wars, (The Seattle Seven) fighting for human rights, the environment and economic justice and being instrumental in political campaigns and grassroots organizations. He works closely with http://www.peacejam.org founders Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff and 17 Nobel Laureates including The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.” On Friday, Feb. 10, he will be available to talk to students from all majors from 3-4 p.m. in the Gist Hall Theatre. See the attached flier for more details.

International Education Week

February 13-17. 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:

“Law and Ethics of Intelligence in a New Era,” Feb. 13, 2 p.m., Library Fishbowl “Government Internships,” Feb. 13, 4 p.m., Library Fishbowl “The U.S. and Russia: Entering a New Cold War?” Feb. 15, 1 p.m., NR 101 “Cuba on the Verge,” Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Library Fishbowl

See the whole calendar of events here.

Lecture, Feb. 16 — “Migrant Farmworkers and Our Food System: Inequalities, Health, and What’s Gone Wrong.”

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Seth Holmes will, along with Triqui-Mexican farmworker collaborators, talk about his research on social hierarchies, health, health care and the naturalization and normalization of difference and inequality in the context of US-Mexico im/migration and our transnational food system. Location: Founders Hall 118. Time: 5:30 p.m. See the attached flier for further details.

Paid internships, deadline Feb. 15. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

is seeking applicants for the summer and fall 2017 internship sessions. HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. The deadline for students to apply for a summer 2017 internship is February 15, 2017. The deadline to apply for the fall internshipsis June 9, 2017. See the attached flier for further details.

Career Center Skillshops.

The Career Center will be hosting a number of workshops during the spring semester on topics like “Tips for Successfully Navigating a Career Fair,” “Preparing for an Interview,” “Job Search for Graduating Seniors,” and more. See the attached flier for details.

“RooTalks,” Feb. 27.

The HSU clubs Roosevelt Institute and HSU Democrats are sponsoring an open forum on “topics that inspire meaningful change in our communities and around the world.” See the attached flier for more details. Student interested in speaking (5-15-minutes slots) should submit applications to: http://bit.ly/SpeakAtRooTalks. Find out more about Roosevelt Institute at: http://rooseveltinstitute.org/about/.

RooTalks Flier

Jeff Dowd Flier

Career Workshop Flier

Sustainable Futures – Seth Holmes Flier

National Internship Program 2017 Flier

The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project is an international non-profit founded by former Vice President Al Gore and we are offering internships to undergraduate students. This Fall we are working to get college campuses to commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

The application can be found HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/0bIPTYVPNZPMx4Mw2. It takes about 10 seconds to fill out.

A major part of our work is providing the resources and skills trainings students will need to make a difference on this issue and any other that they care about. More information about the campaign can be found here.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. If you are able to pass this along please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help.

Panetta Congressional Internship Opportunity for an HSU Student

The Panetta Congressional Intern Program is an opportunity for CSU juniors and seniors to spend the fall 2017 semester as an intern to a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. with all expenses paid and a chance to earn academic credits. One student is chosen from each campus and they spend two weeks training at the Panetta Institute and 11 weeks in D.C.

Congressional Intern Flier
Congressional Internship Announcement

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—1-27-17

Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, Jan. 30. In 1942.

Fred Korematsu was arrested for refusing to go to a WWII incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. He appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him; justified by military necessity. Discovery of new evidence allowed Korematsu to re-open his case with pro-bono lawyers. In 1983, a federal court in San Francisco overturned Korematsu’s conviction. To this day he has been an inspiring figure for civil right activists. See the attached flier for the schedule of events.

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, Feb. 2.

Free film showing (The Return to Homs) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. See the attached flier for information about the other films in this semester’s series.

Public lecture “Voting in Agreeable Societies,” Feb. 2.

What does it look like to analyze social science through a mathematician’s lens? Francis Edward Su, the president of the Mathematics Association of America, will use mathematical modeling to give insights into electoral politics as he delivers a free talk for the public on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Science B Building, Room 135. Further details are available here.

CivicSpark Community Choice Energy Ambassador Program.

Gain experience combating climate change. Expand your knowledge about renewable energy policy. Learn what the state and local governments are doing to prepare for the forecasted impacts of climate change and further environmental justice. Interested? See the attached CivicSpark handbook for details. Submit applications (found at the end of the handbook) by February 3 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Master’s in Public Policy.

Interested in pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy? Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s MPP program is accepting applications through February 1. Within the public and non-profit sectors, graduates are qualified for various positions including traditional government service employment — either at the federal, state, or local level, as well as consulting and advocacy for a variety of organizations. In the private sector, graduates serve as consultants for the myriad of businesses and industries that are subject to government regulations. Visit the “web site:“http://politicalscience.calpoly.edu/mpp or email project director Dr. Michael Latner at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Korematsu Day flier
Middle East Film Series flier
Civic Spark Handbook

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—12-6-16

  • Latino Film Festival. View, analyze and discuss three extraordinary films covering immigration to the United States for 1 unit of academic credit! See the attached flier for further details.
  • Humboldt Unity Conference for Action, Dec. 10. A conference sponsored by the HSU Greens Club to organize progressive activism and present ways you can get involved on and off campus. Features workshops and panels discussing systems of oppression, local issues and campus issues. Saturday, December 10th, 1-7pm, Kate Buchanan Room. Workshops/ open tabling 1-3pm. Intermisssion- Food/ Music 3-3:30pm. Panels 4-7pm: Capitalism and the Earth; Local Issues; Campus Issues.
  • 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 20, 2017. More information is available here.

Latino Film Festival Poster

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—11-30-16

International Education Week info session TONIGHT.

Registered for IEW next semester? Or want to know more before you commit to registering? Attend an informational meeting tonight, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in FH 236. See the attached flier or the event web site for more information about IEW.

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, Dec. 1.

Free film showing (“Bab El Oued City”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Student Research Competition.

The Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is pleased to announce the 2017 CSU Student Research Competition. Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by Friday, January 27, 2017. If selected, students will compete at CSU Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo on April 28 or 29, 2017. The Office of Research will pay approved travel costs for each student selected to represent HSU.

Internship opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) was founded in 1991 in order to develop a pipeline of leadership for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. CLA teaches students the importance of civic engagement and political participation as it prepares its participants to be leaders at the forefront of the democratic process. Internship applications are due on January 31, 2017. For more information, please CAUSELeadership Academy 2017.

Pre-Law Advising event, Dec. 12.

Have you thought about going to law school? Are you not sure whether you should? Join us for the fall 2016 pre-law event, where we will be discussing the following topics: 1) Reasons for why you should (or should not) consider going to law school, 2) Alternatives to law school, and 3) Preparations for law school. This event will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Founders Hall 163. We will be providing pizza. Please fill out the following Google Form to RSVP for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/RpX4KkxauVb1ZEcX2. Contact Dr. Joice Chang (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with any questions.

Environmental Law Conference, 1 unit.

Enroll in PSCI 371 with Dr. Joice Chang and earn 1 unit for attending the ELAW Conference (March 2-5, 2017) in Eugene, Oregon, which brings together diverse activists, students, and professionals to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. See the attached flier for further details.

Just for fun, free cookie decorating!

Destress before finals with free cookie decorating Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gist Hall 114. Compliments of the Academic and Career Advising Center.

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