Willett Publishes Book of Poems

February 3rd, 2017 § 0

Mischa Willett’s Phases is due to be published in March as part of the Poiema Poetry Series from Cascade Books in Eugene, OR.   Dr. Willett, a member of the English Department faculty, currently teaches a variety of courses, following on a long history of teaching at various institutions here and abroad.

Says Willett, “I was attracted to the press [Cascade Books] because of their roster of poets I admire including Luci Shaw, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Brad Davis, Robert Siegel, Paul Mariani, and others.

“Phases pretends to be a collection of biblically-informed, formally-challenging poems based on the areas of lunar geography mapped out by Galileo, though really it’s about the various phases in a person’s life and how useful maps in general can be in tracking and categorizing them–which makes it about reflections, then, and, therefore, about the moon.”

Willett’s scholarly essays have been published in RaVoN, Victoriographies, and Romantic Circles, among other places.

This summer, Dr. Willett will be assisting Dr. Jennifer Maier on the English Department’s Creative Writing in Rome study-abroad trip.

Congratulations, Mischa, on the publication!

Willett

Career and Calling Workshops

January 26th, 2017 § 0

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Come to any of the 18 sessions, including the session with Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Science Raedene Copeland, who will share tips on how to “dress for success.” Other workshops include an opportunity for a professional headshot for Linked In profiles and alumni speaking on gap-year experiences and green careers. Our keynote speaker on Friday is Aaron Hurst, a social entrepreneur and author of The Purpose Economy. For more details and a complete list of the week’s events, visit the webpage.

Justice Discussion

January 24th, 2017 § 0

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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!

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