Job Opportunity

January 11th, 2017 § 0

 

Apply today at GreenCorps.org!
We’re the Field School for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.

Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more.
Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club, the WildernessSociety and Food & Water Watch. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions.

You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.

For example, a team of organizers recently helped run a campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s, the cereal company, to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni now work with organizations such as Environment America, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org and NRDC, among others.

Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive bene ts package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Green Corps organizers go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.

 

 

Save the Date: Workshop for Life after College

December 8th, 2016 § 0

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January 23-27, 2017

Mark your calendar for this week of workshops designed to prepare you for life after college. Topics will include:

  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Graduate School
  • LinkedIn
  • Money Management
  • Professional Attire
  • Getting Hired

Plus panels on Gap Year, Green Careers and Vocation, as well as a “Speed Networking” session with a host of employers.  OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!

Kimberly Miller ’15

November 22nd, 2016 § 0

Kimberly Miller recently checked in with the English Department to tell of her latest exploits. She’s currently enrolled at a private military college, Norwich University, in that institution’s Masters in Diplomacy program, with a concentration in conflict management. The program focuses on international peacekeeping and peace-making.

Kimberly reports that “I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I’m working full time, going to school full time, and still somehow making room for all of the fun things of being post-college.”

We wish good luck to Kimberly in her pursuit of such a degree and the good work that will, no doubt, flow from it!

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Call for Papers

November 14th, 2016 § 0

e.g., the journal of exemplary undergraduate scholarship, is currently inviting submissions for their winter special issue on violence. This issue will consider violence in all its forms, from state-sponsored violence to the violence of political discourse. We invite submissions that engage and critique such forms of violence through a distinct disciplinary lens: literary or textual studies, political science, history, or a clearly articulated interdisciplinary approach.

Though a broad range of work addressing issues of violence will be considered for the special issue, contributors might begin by considering the following topics:

·  The aesthetics of violence in post-World War II British fiction

·  The rhetorical violence of electoral and political infrastructures: the two-party system, televised debates, or op-eds

·  The intersection between catastrophe and state violence as explored through mainstream media news coverage

·  The violent treatment of gendered bodies in Oscar-nominated films 2000-present

The focus of January’s special issue is violence, but we welcome submissions on any topic. Be aware that general submissions, if accepted, will not be published until a future issue at the discretion of the editorial board.

All submissions must be 5000-7000 words, in .doc or .docx format, follow MLA guidelines, and include a 250-word abstract outlining project goals and how the contribution meaningfully engages ongoing scholarly conversations. 

For non-traditional submissions (multimodal compositions), please submit via .pdf or .jpeg format and expand the abstract to 500 words. The extended abstract should include an explanation of the author’s design choices and how these choices meaningfully engage the theme of violence. Please also include contributor’s full name, academic affiliation and email address.

Deadline for January’s issue: December 1st

Please direct all submissions and questions to: egonline@uw.edu 

Honors Northwest Research Symposium

November 3rd, 2016 § 0

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Eaton Hall

Seattle Pacific University

9am-3pm

Each year Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, and Seattle Pacific University bring together their honors students for the annual Honors NW Research Symposium.  Students from each university submit current research for peer consideration, and selected papers are presented on panels chaired by faculty from all four institutions.   The four students from SPU presenting this year are Joe Heindel, Michaela Rubinstein, Justin Ramsey, and Kira Arias-La Rheir.

The research presented is interdisciplinary, with students in the social sciences, STEM, humanities, art, political science, education and economics presenting.  Panels will focus on:

  • Technology and Material Culture
  •  Gender and Philosophy of the Self
  • Biochemistry
  • Pedagogy, History and Sectarianism
  • Ecology
  • Aesthetics and Ethics of Selfhood

All are welcome to attend.

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