RISE Weekly will return August 19, 2013!
April 29, 2013
Message from the OMA
This will be the last OMA RISE Weekly e-mail for the academic year since OMA will not be sending out Weekly Rise e-mails during the summer. If you would like to keep up OMA communications make sure to like our FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/omavandal
and/or visit our website atwww.uidaho.edu/oma
Ubuntu is a UI committee dedicated to promoting respect, understanding, and equality throughout the U of I. The UBUNTU Spring Shoe Drive Project is a Campaign to collect 2,000 pairs of gently used shoes for global distribution. While you are getting ready to leave for the summer please consider donating gently used shoes of any size/type to be distributed globally in collaboration with Soles 4 Souls, a secular humanitarian organization. Since 2004, over 19 million pairs delivered in 127 countries. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/Ubuntu
. Drop off sites can be found below.
OMA is still looking for Mentors! We are accepting applications for students that would like to serve as a Peer Advising on the College Experience (PACE Mentor) until May 24th . As a member of a multicultural team, the peer mentor is responsible for assisting their mentees in adjusting academically and socially to the University of Idaho environment. Peer mentors provide mentees with information about services offered through the University of Idaho and encourage students to utilize these services. Through their work PACE Peer Mentors are also models of academic responsibility, community involvement, and multicultural communication. PACE mentors are of sophomore, junior or senior class standing, and have the desire to enrich the college experience of other students, as well as to improve their own mentoring and leadership abilities.
Benefits of Being a Mentor:
• Valuable experience and useful skills
• Mentoring and leadership training
• Opportunity to positively influence the college experience of another student
• Ability to act as an ambassador for diversity and promote multicultural awareness
• Commitment of time to mentees
• Exploring Mentoring and Leadership Class
• Monthly mentor meetings/PACE event attendance
• Mentoring class
Good luck on finals!
EVENTS for April 29 - May 5
Leah and Hannah ‘s Farewell Party
Date: Tuesday, April 30
Location: Student Diversity Center TLC 229
Description: Please join OMA as we say goodbye to Leah Rosenkranz, AmeriCorps, PACE Coordinator and Hannah Stone, Administrative Assistant as we bid them a fond farewell.
UBUNTU Shoe Drive
Date: April 26-May 10
Location: Drop Off locations: Idaho Commons, SUB, Student Rec Center , LLC, Wallace, OMA, CAMP Office , CAA (202 AA), and the Women’s Center
Description: Please donate gently used shoes of any size/type to be distributed globally in collaboration with Soles 4 Souls, a secular humanitarian organization. Since 2004, over 19 million pairs delivered in 127 countries. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/Ubuntu
International Worker’s Day/May 1st Rally
Date: Wednesday May 1
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Commons Courtyard
Description: Movimiento Activista Social (MAS) is organizing their annual May 1st Rally in Moscow. Everyone will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on what immigration reform means through speech, poetry or any form of art during the rally. MAS is asking you to march with them and be part of a movement nationwide! Eight members of Congress, known as the Gang of Eight, are putting together a draft for an Immigration Reform Bill. This is the Year for Immigration Reform, we can’t afford to miss out on becoming part of such a historic event.
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: SDC TLC 229
Description: Final Lavender Lunch of the semester. Join us for great conversation and lunch. Everyone is welcome!
Moscow Renaissance Fair
Date: May 4-5
Time: 10:00 am
Location: East City Park
Description: The Moscow Renaissance Fair is a two-day celebration of spring with live entertainment, food, and crafts for kids and adults of all ages. Free admission. No dogs, please. Alcohol is not allowed in the park. Learn more about the entertainment on their Facebook page at Facebook
Sigma Lambda Beta’s 10th Annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet
Date: May 5, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Gold & Silver
Description: The Gentlemen of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. proudly bring to you the 10th Annual Women's Appreciation Banquet. Come join the Beta Gamma Chapter at U of I celebrate yet another year of this great event fill with a delicious meal, live entertainment, and our keynote speaker. This is one event you sure don't want to miss! Event is free and open to the Palouse Community. Due to certain capacity we will have RSVP to the first 75 people so make sure you click the link http://slb-wab-2013.eventbrite.com/
and reserve your spot.
· The Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory is soliciting applications for a full-time internship in its Idaho Falls office, just a couple hours from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Candidates should have strong writing and multimedia communication skills, web skills and an interest in energy research and public policy. Internship start and end dates are flexible but would generally span the summer. Submit your resume and clips at www.inl.gov/careers (click on the "apply now" portlet). When asked to upload your resume upload a single file containing your resume, unofficial transcripts, current course schedule and 2 writing and/or web development samples or web links to work samples. Application deadline is April 30. Decisions will follow in mid-April.
INL interns also receive extensive training - like resume' writing and communication strategies - to help improve their "soft skills." In addition, they can attend lectures that feature world-renowned researchers discussing a broad range of energy topics from nuclear non-proliferation to hybrid energy systems. Interns participate in lab wide tours to enhance their knowledge of INL, its history and missions. The INL site tours include visits to Experimental Breeder Reactor-1, where nuclear fission generated the world's first usable amount of electricity, the Advanced Test Reactor, and a 3D research tool known as a computer assisted virtual environment - or CAVE.
The lab is operated for DOE by Battelle Energy Alliance, an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about INL, visit our web site at www.inl.gov, where there are links to our Facebook, Flickr and Twitter pages.
· The Academic Support & Access Programs is accepting for their AmeriCorps: Supplemental Instruction AmeriCorps Member. Open for Recruitment: Open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by May 3rd. Salary Range: $12,100 AmeriCorps stipend, health insurance, $5,550 Education Award. Work Hours: Full time, 11 months, 1,720 hours. Location: Moscow. Major Function: The University of Idaho’s Academic Support and Access Programs (ASAP) are seeking an 11 month/full-time (1720 hours) AmeriCorps member to provide individualized and small group tutoring and Supplemental Instruction to at-risk college students, primarily in the area of science and math. In addition, the AmeriCorps member will be involved in several community service activities and will present academic success workshops and educational outreach programs during the academic year. Mentoring opportunities are also available.
Referred to as the domestic Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is an exciting bi-partisan national effort through which members share important skills to help their community. Members explore careers and develop professional skills. In addition, they learn and develop problem solving, communication, and good citizenship skills. Each member receives training in leadership, tutoring/mentoring practices, and volunteer recruitment. In addition to serving at various “host-sites” around the community, Moscow AmeriCorps members will also plan and participate in group community service projects. For complete position description and application information, please visit:https://www.sites.uidaho.edu/AppTrack/Agency/Applicant/ViewAnnouncement.asp?announcement_no=27102023871
. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. After initial screening and selection by Academic Support & Access Programs, the successful applicant will need to complete and submit an AmeriCorps application and letters of recommendation online, or one can be printed from the Lewis-Clark Service Corps.
· The Women’s Center is accepting applications for their AmeriCorps: Women's Mentoring Program and Service Learning &Volunteerism Program Coordinator
. Open for Recruitment: April 1, 2013 - April 30, 2013 (open until filled, for full consideration, apply by April 30) Applicants must turn in (either in person or via email) a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation. Salary Range: AmeriCorps living allowance ($12, 100), health insurance (if qualified), $5,550 Education Award (for those who successfully complete requirements). Work Hours: 40 hours/week during term of service (September 1, 2013 -July 30, 2014), Pre-service hours: 20 hours/week (August 12 - 30). For more information about this position, please download the complete position description at http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/womenscenter/getinvolved/employment
, opportunities, or email the Women's Center at email@example.com
with any questions.
· Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity Fellowship
(ELIFP & USDF). Those interested in strengthening community philanthropy and building capacity in local Third-Sector institutions are encouraged to apply. This year's Fellows will be selected from abroad and also from communities of color under-represented in the U.S. grant making sector. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. For more information visithttp://www.philanthropy.org/programs/intnl_fellows_program.html
. Deadline for Non US applicants: April 26, 2013. Applications form US: ongoing.
· Vandal Entertainment hosts Zach Wahls
on Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00 pm in the SUB Ballroom. Zach was raised by a lesbian couple in Iowa, and video footage of his testimony before the Iowa State legislature about how having two moms did not affect him adversely went viral a few years ago. Zach will speak on the subject “What Makes a Family?” Free and open to all. For more information, email Samantha Gunning at firstname.lastname@example.org
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