Friday, March 17, 2017

National Student Leadership Conference Site Assistant Job Posting

About the Program

For over 20 years, the National Student Leadership Conference has invited a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. Sponsored by the National Student Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan, education organization, the NSLC provides students with the opportunity to experience life on a college campus; develop essential leadership skills; and explore a future career through exciting simulations, exclusive site visits and interactive meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field.

Role of the Site Assistant

Site Assistants are responsible for completing the daily tasks of the NSLC on-site office. SAs will interact with students in an office setting, but will not be directly responsible for teaching program material. SAs generally work the entire summer, from set-up to break-down of the site.

As an SA, you will:

• Work with the Office Manager to complete all daily administrative tasks in the on-site office.
• Prepare for and facilitate program arrival and departure days.
• Assist the program staff with setting up program activities.
• Assist with Site Set-up at the beginning of the summer and Site Break-down at the end of the summer.
• Serve as a liaison between the NSLC on-site office and the NSLC EnrollmentOffice.
• Serve as a liaison between the NSLC on-site office and the University or ConferenceCenter.
• Serve for the betterment of the NSLC students and staff.

Requirements for Employment

• Must be a current college student or recent graduate.
• Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) proficiency isrequired.
• Must be a self-starter, flexible and willing to work long hours.
• Must have a valid U.S. Driver’s License and be comfortable with driving in majorcities.
• Ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as moving and deliveringmaterials.

Preferred for Employment

• Applicants should be familiar with the NSLC.
• Office/secretarial work or customer service experience.
• Experience working with youth programs or summer camps.
• Familiarity or experience with audio/visual equipment (LCD projector, microphones, speaker systems).
• Comfortable with administering first aid or assistance to students.

Dates, Location & Compensation

The NSLC runs conferences at several major universities and will be seeking Site Assistants for each office. Dates will vary depending on the site for which you apply. Site assistants will be paid a stipend at the end of each session. NSLC pays for room & board, as well as transportation to and from the conference.

How to Apply

1. Go to http://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/job-opportunities/

2. Click on “Summer 2017 Job Application”

3. The position is listed as “Site Assistant-Office.” You can apply for multiple sites from the same application. Make sure to check the start and end dates for each site as they do differ.

National Student Leadership Conference
320 W. Ohio St, Suite 4W 

Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: (800) 994-6752 www.nslcleaders.org Fax: (312) 765-0081

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Relay for Life discounted registration

Registration for UMD's annual Relay for Life is $10 TODAY ONLY. Relay for Life is a 12-hour walkathon that will take place on April 22 at 12pm at Ludwig Field.  We encourage everyone to come out to support and honor those who have been affected by cancer. Register now at this discounted cost and invite your friends! All of the money raised for Relay for Life goes directly to the American Cancer Society to support cancer victims and survivors.

Student Leadership Opportunities with TerpService

The TerpService Program in the LCSL office at STAMP currently has student coordinator positions available for the 2017-2018 school year! The application will close Friday, March 24th at 11:59pm. Please find information below, which can be easily shared with your students. This is the perfect opportunity for students looking to serve in a leadership role.

TerpService Coordinators
Students have the opportunity to combine service with leadership development by committing to be a TerpService Coordinator. After training, they lead our volunteers through education, service, and reflection! TerpService has multiple roles open in our three programs: Terps for Change, Services 24/7, and TerpService Days. To apply, students should log into OrgSync first and then follow this link: http://go.umd.edu/T4C and select the form labeled "TerpService Coordinator Application: 2017-2018" to review the positions and fill out the application.

Other Opportunties for Service from the LCSL:

TerpService Days
Individuals or groups of students are encouraged to register for our TerpService Day program. TerpService Days are single Saturdays of service in the local community. The day includes issue education, direct service with local partners, and reflection. Breakfast, lunch, and any supplies for volunteers are included! We have limited capacity at each site, so it pays to register early! To register, students should log into OrgSync and then follow this link: go.umd.edu/tsd to select a site and fill out a form.

Services 24/7
Services 24/7 is an online directory for residents of Prince George's County looking for organizations that provide human services from after-school programs, to housing and foreclosure assistance, to veteran services. We serve two purposes: 1) connecting the citizens of Prince George's County with the resources they need to enhance their quality of life and 2) connecting the vast human resource of volunteers in our county to nonprofits in order to increase their capacity to serve. For information about organizations or to connect to volunteers please visit: http://services247.umd.edu/

Good Neighbor Day:
Good Neighbor Day is an initiative from the Office of Community Engagement that will connect students from the University of Maryland with community members from the City of College Park for a day of service. The event will take place on April 1st and you can sign up here: go.umd.edu/GNDProjects2017 


Information about programs and sites can be found on our website: go.umd.edu/terpservice 

Please remember: **You must be logged into Orgsync to view the applications**

If you have any questions about either of the applications, programs or positions, please do not hesitate to contact us! terpservice@umd.edu

Honors College Board Game Night - Tuesday, March 28th 7-9pm

Join the Honors College for a night of FREE Board Games, Baked Goods, and Bubble Tea on Tuesday March 28th, from 7-9 PM

Kick back, eat treats, and choose from over 30 board games at the La Plata Multi-Purpose room. The group that plays the most board games (and collects the most tickets) will receive a prize!

We hope to see you there!
 
 

Federal/Global Fellows Program- Great for Honors College Students!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript! All our courses are cross-listed with Honors!

In the fall, students take a seminar course from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more.  Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. 

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application

For complete details regarding the application requirements, visit our websites: http://federalfellows.umd.eduand/or http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on April 7. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Honors College Announcement Blog Welcome

Welcome to the Honors College Blog!

This site is where we post announcements that are sent to Honors students daily during the fall and winter semesters (and sporadically at other times). You'll find an archive of our announcements in the right-hand column.

Peace Corps Workshop March 28

March 28th: 4 p.m. - 6p.m., University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Joining the Peace Corps is a competitive process so make your application stand out from the rest! UMD students who are looking for specific application information and tips should attend this workshop. You will learn how to match your skills to specific program openings, tailor your resume for program qualifications and strengthen your application. You will have your questions answered and gain valuable tips to guide you through your Peace Corps application. This workshop is scheduled for March 28th from 4pm-6pm. Registration is required, please follow this link.

Out of the Shell - March 30

The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity alongside Delta Phi Epsilon is hosting an event on March 30th, 2017 called Out of the Shell. This is an event that is fighting mental health stigma right here on Maryland’s campus. The goal of this program is create awareness about the realities surrounding mental health and illnesses, specifically among college students. We plan to do this through inviting passionate guest speakers to talk about mental health and college students, along with visits from therapy animals, and a yoga session. The event would be from 3-5:30 at the Nyumburu Amphitheater. People are welcome to come for some or all of the program, and are not required to stay for the entire time.

Grocery Manufacturers Association Guest Lecture 3/16


Leon Bruner, Chief Science Officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, will be speaking at this Thursday's (3/16) Food Science Club Meeting! He'll be discussing his education (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Ph.D. in pharmacology) and his career path. If you are a STEM major who wants to explore careers outside of the lab, do not miss this!

Location: Marie Mount Hall room 3112
Time: 3/16 Thursday, 5:30 pm

Questions? email umfoodscienceclub@gmail.com

I Am That Girl announces Annual Guys Panel in April

Announcing our annual Guys Panel! 

IATG is not just about women but also about men and everyone in between. I Am That Guy is real and until our chapter finds a male leader to facilitate meetings for those who identify as male, this is the one time each year men are able to join our conversations.

THAT GIRL/GUY is the best version of YOU! It means you’re raising your game on a human level, a we’re-all-in-this-together level. It’s accepting that you are perfectly flawed, a constant work in progress, and loving yourself every step of the way!

This meeting is meant to facilitate open discussion and vulnerability between men, women and everyone in-between! The date and time is TBA  but we are looking at mid-April. If you are interested in participating or know someone who is, fill out this google form: ter.ps/guyspanel17 

We will determine when the panel will take place based on responses to this form. You do not have to be a member of IATG to participate, you do not have had to come to previous meetings to join the conversation. Please help spread the word! 

Hope to see you all there!
The IATG Team 
 
 

5K for Freedom: A Run For Humanity! - April 2

The fun run will be held on April 2nd on McKeldin Mall, and the registration is only $15 (includes a shirt, food, and more)! Please check out all of the details here and share it with your friends!

The University of Maryland College Park Foundation Ambassadors are looking for students to serve in this elite organization.

Are you looking to….

  • Give back to the University and share your passion for UMD with trustees, donors, and alumni?
  • Strengthen your interpersonal and professional skills?
  • Enhance your campus involvement?
  • Strengthen networks with valuable contacts and learn from successful business people?
  • Develop valuable leadership experience for your resume?


JOIN UMCPF AMBASSADORS!
The University of Maryland College Park Foundation Ambassadors are looking for students to serve in this elite organization. (For more information about the UMCPF, go to http://umcpf.org/)
By networking with trustees, Ambassadors will strengthen the connection between these closest friends of the University and our students.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • hosting Trustees on campus and at board meetings, and providing support at campus events that involve university trustees and donors
  •  completing a minimum of 20 service hours each semester, mainly by attending trustee meetings, signing personalized thank-you notes and attending monthly ambassador meetings.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • full-time undergraduates in their second year or above with at least one year at Maryland, or graduate students with at least one year at Maryland
  • preference for students with significant campus involvement and passion for the University
  • strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team, and a commitment to professionalism
  • good academic and disciplinary standing
  • a completed application and three references (one must be professional but the other two may be academic or personal). Letters of recommendation are optional
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • commitment to serve at least one academic year

APPLICATION CRITICAL DATES:
The application is due Wednesday, April 5. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted for an interview by Friday,  April 14.
Interviews for finalists for next year’s Ambassadors will be held April 17-20
Additionally, Ambassadors must be able to attend the spring board meeting here on campus on Thursday and Friday, May 11-12.

Follow this link to apply: https://go.umd.edu/AmbassadorApp

Monday, March 13, 2017

Maryland Environmental Phonebank Party

March 13 7 - 9 pm 
0302H Hornbake Library 
Come enjoy yummy food and make some phonecalls to your MD state representatives to help support pro-environment bills!

Join SSC and Citizen's Climate Lobby UMD in supporting a number of important environmental measures, including the MD Fracking Ban, a revenue-neutral fee on carbon, the styrofoam ban, forest conservation, pollinator protection, and others!

Food will be provided by NuVegan CafĂ©! 

For more information, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/194847644335461/

ASPAC Meting


Mental Health Town Hall at University Health Center - 3/29 PLEASE RSVP


The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is hosting a Town Hall event at the University Health Center open to ALL students on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30pmAll attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions regarding the Mental Health services offered by the University Health Center. The Mental Health Director of the UHC will also join us to hear your concerns and participate in our robust discussion on campus mental health. 


     At this Town Hall, we will explain the University Health Center's Mental Health system in detail. We will also list other resources for mental health care around our community. Suggestion boxes will be on location for those who would like to contribute their thoughts anonymously.  

     Your input is critical to SHAC's mission to improve the University Health Center's policies on behalf of all UMD students. We hope you will attend our Town Hall so that we may best represent your interests.

Please RSVP to our Mental Health Town Hall at the University Health Center on Wednesday, March 29 at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/WW1jYF16UOK29Xk42

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Diamondback's Copy Desk is Hiring

The Diamondback, the university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring for the remainder of the spring semester. Copy editors fact-check articles and columns and proofread pages for accuracy, spelling, grammar and Associated Press style. Copy editors work two four-hour shifts each week and will start the week of March 19. Priority will be given to applicants who will be available to work three or more shifts a week.

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the newsroom and a great way to get involved at The Diamondback. Copy editors also get paid a biweekly stipend. All majors are welcome to apply; we especially encourage candidates with previous journalism or editorial experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume via email attachment to copy desk chiefs Uyen Nguyen and Ryan Romano at copydbk@gmail.com with a subject line of "Last Name, Spring Copy Editor Application." We are looking to hire as soon as possible; we will accept applications on a rolling basis, but we will give priority to those who apply by the end of the day Sunday, March 12. Thanks in advance to all applicants!

AMSA GBM: Clinical/Gap Year Opportunities Panel

AMSA GBM: Clinical/Gap Year Opportunities Panel 
When: March 14, 2017 from 7:00PM-8:30PM 
Where: Armory 0131 

Wondering what to do during your gap year? Interested in gaining more clinical experience? A whole network of community clinics has volunteer positions available for students interested in community health! Learn about ways to get involved in clinical service and research over your gap year! Panelists from local community health centers and the NIH post-bacc program will introduce great opportunities for you to consider! 

*Collaboration with HPAO

Inform. Act. Pray: A night of Solidarity for Refugees and Migrants

In addressing the current refugee and migration crises, CRS Terps will host “Inform. Act. Pray: A Night of Solidarity for Refugees and Migrants” for both faith and non-faith groups on Monday, March 13, from 7-9 P.M. at Memorial Chapel. 

The night will include three main phases: awareness, advocacy, and reflection. We will start the evening with two guest speakers to provide information on the topics, transition into a tangible way to serve this cause, and end with prayerful reflection.

All are welcome to unite in our shared compassion for humanity.

RSVP to our event on Facebook or contact Tori Tully at crs@catholicterps.org for more information.

Honors College Pi Day & Ice Cream Social!



Join us in the basement of Anne Arundel at 3:14 on March 14th to celebrate Pi Day! We will have free pie and ice cream as well as pi-inspired activities!

12:00-4:00 - Ice cream served in the lobby of Anne Arundel

3:14 - Pie served in the basement of Anne Arundel
3:20 - Pie eating contest
3:30 - Pi-recitation contest (recite as many digits of Pi as you can--the winner gets to throw a pie in Dean Hebert's face!)

Please sign up HERE if you're interested in competing in either contest, or just show up to enjoy the free pie! We hope to see you there!




Zeluis Teixeira: Fundraising and Financing as a Social Entrepreneur

Please join the Nonprofit and Social Business Society on Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00pm in Van Munching Hall, Room 2505 to engage with Zeluis Teixeira, Co-Founder and CFO of SOAR Baltimore. Mr. Teixeira will be speaking about his experience in an incubator and as the founder and CFO of a successful nonprofit. He will share the knowledge he has gained from these experiences, particularly related to effective fundraising and the utilization of other financing options in the nonprofit world to maintain a healthy organization. Please come out and bring questions! If you would like to know more about NSBS, please follow us on Facebook at UMD Nonprofit and Social Business Society and Twitter @UMDnsbs. If you have any questions, please contact nsbs.umd@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

ORISE FELLOWSHIP AT FDA OFFICE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH

The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is accepting applications for a one-year ORISE fellowship beginning May 2017.

FDA OWH Mission:

- Protect and advance the health of women through policy, science, and outreach

- Advocate for inclusion of women in clinical trials and analysis of sex/gender effects

- Increase scientific knowledge through advanced professional training/education in subpopulation analysis



ORISE Fellows within the OWH Scientific Engagement and Medical Initiatives will be engaged in the following professional activities:

OWH does the following activities:

- Monitors progress of women's health initiatives

- Development of Quarterly Scientific Impact Series

- Professional Training and Educational Program

- Data analysis and authoring scientific poster, manuscript and other scholarship dissemination methods

- Research Impact and Outcomes Analysis

- Engagement across federal agencies as related to sex and gender-specific women’s health

- Participation in synergistic activities across FDA, federal landscape and external stakeholders



You can obtain additional information from:

http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/default.htm

 

Qualifications:

MS/MPH/MEHP degree in biological sciences or equivalent field with strong data interpretation skills and the ability to translate findings via written health communication. Experience with development of in-person and/or distance learning programs for health professionals is considered strongly additive.

This ORISE Fellowship position works directly with:

Marjorie R. Jenkins, M.D., M.Ed.H.P., F.A.C.P.
Director, Medical Initiatives and Scientific Engagement

Please send questions and/or resume by e-mail to: marjorie.jenkins@fda.hhs.gov

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Internship Opportunity w/ Peace Corps on Campus

Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors are university students who work closely with Peace Corps recruiters to raise the Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce the Peace Corps to new and diverse student groups.The program offers a prestigious internship-like experience; however, as a campus ambassador you will be considered a local expert, not an intern. For more information on the program, benefits, and the application, please go to: Campus Ambassador website

Vintage Voices Benefit Concert - March 30

Join us for a night of musical performances (featuring UMD Generics), guest speakers, vintage polaroid photo-ops, and refreshments! Mark your calendar for March 30 at 7pm in the Stamp Prince George’s room. All proceeds will go toward bringing music to the elderly! Check out our Event Page for more information. 

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through Venmo (@vvatumd) or GoFundMe. Please comment with “Benefit concert, First and last name(s), Quantity.”

Donate a gently used iPod to our iPod drive or at the door, and get free admission for you and a friend! 

 Thank you for your support in helping us spread joy, one vintage song at a time!