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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)


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

2016 Constitution Day at HSU

Come celebrate the United States’ Constitution Day on September 16th, by taking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Naturalization Test.

Refreshments will be provided.

Student Opportunity - The Foresight Project

We know more now than ever before about how to make accurate predictions (e.g., Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction). We are conducting the first of three tournaments (2016-2019), each starting on October 1st and lasting for about 9 months.

Participants will:

-Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.
-Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.
-Make predictions about questions throughout the year whenever you wish! We will post a few
questions online each week, for example “Will Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential Election?” Select at least 30 questions and update them until the question closes.
-Get feedback after each question closes.

Now, for the rewards… Each year

-The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on the Foresight Leaderboard at all times.
-The top 2% of participants will each be awarded a $500 Amazon gift card (roughly 50 people).
-The top 2% of participants will be featured in The Washington Post, Monkey Cage.
-100 other people will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
-200 other people will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).

If you are interested, please sign up at

Please note: We are focused primarily on college students (undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students). If you participated in The Good Judgment Project or GJ Open, please don’t sign up for the Foresight Project. We will be announcing other tournaments in the future.

Questions? Email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Sacramento Semester Program

Consider applying for the Sacramento Semester Program Applicants must be in their junior or senior year. Scholarships are available. Application deadline is the first Friday in November.
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.

The Sacramento Semester Program helps you:

Acquire valuable skills, experiences and contacts that will enhance your career prospects. Balance and complement your academic preparation with practical experience. Meet leading personalities in California government and politics. Understand what’s behind the news headlines about state government. Contribute to the formation of public policy in California — the seventh largest economy in the world.

Application period now open for the Kalb-Haston Awards

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.

These awards were established by HSU alumnus David Kalb, who was a political science major and president of Associated Students. Bruce Haston, a former HSU political science professor and mentor of David Kalb’s, also contributes to the award.

To be considered for these awards, submit a letter of interest that addresses why you are qualified for an award, a resume, and one letter of recommendation to:

David Kalb Award Committee
Dept. of Politics
Founders Hall 180
Humboldt State University

The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 23, 2016, by 5 p.m.

Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics

The 12th annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics presents: Betty Kwan Chinn.

Betty Kwan Chinn has been working with the homeless population in Eureka for almost three decades. She has tirelessly sought to assist the mentally ill, disabled veterans, runaways, and drug abusers without judgement and without pay. She won the 2008 California Women’s Conference Minerva Award and, working with St. Vincent DePaul Society, used the award money to build a shower and laundry facility with the motto “Restoring dignity one shower at a time.” In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Citizen’s medal. In 2013, the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center Opened in Partnership with Catholic Charities. The center offers mail, phone and computer services to clients along with employment services and an after-school program for children whose families are experiencing homelessness.

Open to HSU students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, contact the Politics Department at 826-4494 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Schaub flyer

The Panetta Intern Program

No matter what your major, if you’re a student leader with a strong academic record and a commitment to public serivce, apply now for a Paneta Congressional Internship.

Each fall semester, the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, provides selected California students an intensive two-week training course on the workings of the U.S. Congress, then sends them to Washington, expenses paid for 11 weeks of service to a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. While in Washington, you’ll attend special seminars with government leaders, journalists and policy experts. And with the submission of a experiential journal and a research paper, you can earn 20 academic credits at your school.

Open to all majors. Tuition, travel, living expenses and stipend PAID by Panetta Institute.



E&C alumna honored for nonprofit work


Political Science Club meeting Friday

There will be a Political Science Club meeting on Friday, October 9, at 3 p.m. in Founders Hall 236. The club is a great way to start getting involved with local politics, learn about volunteer opportunities, and connect and mingle with other Political Science majors. Email club president Daniela Parada at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.

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