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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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NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—11-7-16

  • Talk, Nov. 9 — “The Global Refugee Crisis: International & Local Responses.” Join HSU professors (including Politics lecturer Dr. Jared Larson) and students as they discuss the ongoing refugee crisis, their work in refugee camps, and how to plug into relief efforts. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BSS 166.
  • SOC 480 Aging: Inequality & Public Policy (1 unit). Health, Dignity, & Self-Determination: something we all want, but our seniors are largely denied. Come explore the challenges and successes faced by our older adults concerning housing, health care, poverty, mental & physical ability, social, legal, and public policy. Through understanding successful models and best practices we will examine how we can create positive change for the future.

SOC 480: Aging: Inequality & Public Policy (1 unit)
Spring 2017 – BSS 204
CRN 27227
Tuesdays 3:00-4:50pm
8 weeks (Jan.17 to March 10, 2017)

3NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—11-1-16

1. Lecture, Nov. 10 — “United Farm Workers’ Pesticide Campaign.”

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Sarah Wald will present “A Universal Killer? Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ and the United Farm Workers’ Pesticide Campaign.” Sarah Wald is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and English at the University of Oregon. This talk considers the complex ideological relationship between mainstream environmentalism and the farmworkers movement in the 1960s and 1970s, paying particular attention to the environmentalist perceptions of the United Farm Workers, the UFW’s pesticide campaigns, and Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” See the attached flier for further details.

2. Let’s Talk about the Middle East film series.

Free film showing (“West Beirut”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m.

3. Jobs with Fund for the Public Interest.

Will you be graduating this semester? Looking for a job? Fund for the Public Interest is hiring canvass directors in a number of states. See the attached flier for further information.

4. HSU Sociology grad program info session.

Combine your passion for social justice with the research skills to make a difference. Prepare for a PhD or a job in a nonprofit or government agency. Master’s program info session Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to noon in NHE 113.

United Farm Workers’ Pesticide Campaign Poster

Middle East film series Poster

Jobs with Fund for the Public Interest Poster

HSU Sociology grad program info session Poster

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—10-26-16

Learn about the propositions. “Odds are, as a college student, you are extremely busy and have not had time to read about every single proposition. Don’t worry, though, the College Democrats have you covered. On Thursday, October 27, at 5:15 pm in Science B Rm. 135, we will be covering all 17 statewide initiatives in the hopes of ensuring that all students can make informed decisions on election day. We hope you can make it!” — College Democrats International Education Week. This 1-unit course (HIST/PSCI 387) offered every spring features: Keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations Panel discussions on current events and global topics Workshops on studying, working and living abroad Food, fun and more from around the world

See the attached flier or the IEW web site for further details.

Proposition Event Flyer

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MANDATORY MAJORS ADVISING MEETING

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25, at 11:30 a.m.! Meet with Politics Department faculty in the Library Fishbowl (second floor overlooking the entrance). Free pizza!

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—10-24-16

  • Assemblymember Jim Wood on campus TODAY.
  • Mandatory majors advising meeting tomorrow.
  • Capital Fellows Program application period open.
  • Will you be taking Model UN in spring? Let Dr. Zerbe know.
  • PSCI 350: President and Congress.

1. Assemblymember Jim Wood on campus TODAY. The HSU College Democrats will be hosting a chat on Monday, October 24th at 5pm in NHE Room 106 with Assemblymember Jim Wood. Assemblymember Wood represents the 2nd District of California which encompasses Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties, as well as parts of Sonoma county. His priorities include health care, economic development, the environment, and fiscal reform. Come enjoy some lively conversation about local issues and consider any questions you might have for one of your local representatives. Pizza will also be served. Hope to see you there!

2. Mandatory majors advising meeting tomorrow. Meet with Politics Department faculty in the Library Fishbowl (second floor overlooking the entrance) tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, at 11:30 a.m. Free pizza! NEW FORMAT THIS SEMESTER: 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 and 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 if you will need GE advising.)

3. Capital Fellows Program application period open. Apply by February 13, 2017 – http://www.csus.edu/calst/programs. 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.

4. Will you be taking Model UN in spring? Let Dr. Zerbe know. Because the Model United Nations courseS (offered as PSCI 376, plus PSCI 377) rely on external funding to support the course, enrollment is limited. Email Dr. Noah Zerbe (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) as soon as possible if you are potentially interested in taking the course. See the attached document for further information about the course.

5. PSCI 350: President and Congress. Taught by Dr. Stephanie Burkhalter in spring 2017. Course description: “After what most have considered to be a lengthy, contentious and demoralizing presidential campaign period, what faces the next president as she (or he) takes office? In this class, we will discuss the history of the presidency and evolving expectations of presidential power. We will evaluate the conditions and quality of the Obama presidency and we will make predictions about how the president who takes office on January 20, 2017, will fare. A large part of the class is understanding Congress and how it works. Why is the House of Representatives going to be controlled by Republicans for the foreseeable future and what does it mean to have majority control of that institution? Why can’t Congress seem to pass any laws and threatens to “shut down the government” each time the federal budget is debated? In the culminating experience, students in the class will “play” a member of Congress in a committee mark-up of a real bill from the 114th Congress. Open to all majors, but it is recommended that students have some training (such as PSCI 110) and interest in American politics in preparation for the more advanced pace.” See the course catalog for day, time, and registration information.

Capital Fellows Programs

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

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.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2017 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Applicants with any party affiliation are welcome to apply, including Republicans, Democrats, and people affiliated with third parties or no party at all. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2017-18 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 13, 2017 at http://www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS

  • IMPORTANTMANDATORY MAJORS ADVISING MEETING. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25, at 11:30 a.m.! Meet with Politics Department faculty in the Library Fishbowl (second floor overlooking the entrance). Free pizza! NEW FORMAT THIS SEMESTER: 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 and 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 if you will need GE advising.)
  • Reminder: Sacramento Semester Program. The Sacramento Semester Program offers students the opportunity to work with members of the legislature, the executive branch, or with political associations and lobbyists during a four and one-half month internship in the spring semester. Participants also take seminars for a total of 12 semester units, which are transferable to your home campus. Typically, Sacramento Semester students conduct legislative research, monitor bills, correspond with constituents or grassroots membership, prepare press releases and newsletters, and participate in budget work and campaign planning. Applications and informational pamphlets are available in the Politics Office in Founders Hall 180 and online. Scholarships are available. The deadline to apply is November 4.
  • Trivia Night. The Roosevelt Club will host a Trivia Night on Monday, October 17, at 5 p.m. in Siemens Hall 108. The questions will include a few topics, but will be focus on trivia about items that will be on the upcoming presidential ballot. See the attached flier for further details. About the Roosevelt Club: We are a non-partisan club but are greatly interested in getting people informed about political issues.
  • Middle East class. Dr. Leena Dallasheh will teach HIST 393 Modern Middle East in the spring. See the attached flier for further information.

Flyer-HIST_393.pdf

Roo_Trivia.pdf

CHECK IT Volunteer Launch Team Request

Become a CHECK IT Volunteer Launch Team Member!

Work with a team of students from across campus to help embed CHECK IT* and embodying consent within our campus culture! Register here for our team retreat taking place Sat. Sept. 24, 10am-3pm, Goodwin Forum. FREE lunch and FREE check it sweatshirts will be provided.

Our launch team is made up of student leaders from across campus. This is a volunteer position. As a team member you will:

• Build community & be a part of a growing movement on campus
• Serve as a liaison between groups you’re connected with and CHECK IT
• Learn and gain skills within your area of interest (resume building!)
• Participate in campus wide campaigns

For more information, contact Mary Sue Savage at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

CHECKITVOLUNTEERRETREATFLYER.pdf

UCSB Bren School now accepting MESM and PhD applications for Fall 2017!

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara is now accepting applications for its MESM and PhD programs!

Click on an option below for instructions on how to become a part of a community that is generating real change and identifying solutions toward solving some of the world’s greatest environmental issues.

Learn about the MESM program!

Click the image above to learn more about admissions to the Bren School’s Master’s program.

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2017

Learn about the Bren School PhD program!

Click the image above to learn more about admissions to the Bren School’s PhD program.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2016

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