Weekly Roundup Feb. 1

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

Upcoming Center Programs


commUNITY Dialogue Series: Swipe Right for ______?

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Friday, Feb. 10, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
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What motivates you to swipe right? Is it love, sex, connection, or the need to be seen?

Join Rose Rezai and Kori Pruett for a conversation about modern relationships. They will explore personal expectations of relationships and how we communicate those with others. The dialogue will also examine the societal scripts of modern relationships including the use of technology, hook-ups, and vulnerability. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in personal reflection and set intentions for romantic relationships.



Become a Community Ambassador


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Community ambassadors link local nonprofit agencies with the people, programs, and resources on FSU's campus. Each ambassador works with one local agency for a full academic year, learning the inner workings of that agency. Ambassadors bring knowledge of their agencies to Florida State, connecting campus and community.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 17 by 11:59pm.



Community Outreach Programs

We are looking for new outreach facilitators to serve with the following agencies:

  • Lichgate Gardens (Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm)
  • Boys and Girls Club-Miccosukee Club (Mondays 4:15pm-7:00pm)
  • Boys and Girls Club-Havana Club (Tuesday or Wednesday, after school hours)

The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 17 by 11:59pm.



Leadership LOGIC

Leadership LOGIC.pngLeadership Learning in the Outdoors for Group and Individual Change, better known as Leadership LOGIC, is a two-day overnight leadership development program at no cost to students. Specifically, LOGIC caters to FSU students who have not participated in a leadership development program before. It is a great way to explore leadership knowledge and skills through individual, small group and large group interactions.

In partnership with Campus Recreation, the overnight program is held at the Rez and makes use of the FSU Challenge Course. Students stay overnight in the cabins on site, all of which are equipped with air conditioning and multiple bathrooms.

LOGIC spring program dates have been announced:
Friday, Feb. 10 – Saturday, Feb. 11
Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1

Students should submit an intent to participate by Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. for priority consideration for the first LOGIC session. Registration for the second session will become available in March.



Leadership in the Digital Age

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
GME 2400.

The Leadership Learning Research Center will host Florida State University instructor and research associate Dr. Josie Ahlquist for a discussion on leadership in the digital age.

Alquist, and adjunct professor and research associate at Florida State, is an international speaker, scholar and educator.

Bring your own refreshments to this informative and interactive session.


Social Justice Ally Training


The first Social Justice Ally Training of the semester will be held Feb. 17 & 22 from 1-4:30 p.m.

The mission of the Social Justice Ally Training program is to educate members of the Florida State community about issues related to social justice in order to develop allies who will promote an equitable and inclusive environment and serve as social change agents in a diverse and global society. The program is open to faculty/staff and students. Those who register must be able to attend both days of training.





LeaderShape® at Florida State University hosts a session of the Institute which challenges participants to lead with integrity while working toward a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but also who they want to be. During the week, participants will have an opportunity to meet and work with more than 130 students from diverse backgrounds, as well as create a personal vision—an individual commitment to creating a positive change in the world.

The 2017 application is due by Sunday, Feb. 26 at 11:59pm Eastern time.  

Those who have questions about the program or application are invited to attend one of two short, optional information sessions:  

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Globe, room 2500
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in DSC 2208



Campus Opportunities


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Wednesday, Feb. 1
Presented by Opening Nights Performing Arts at Askew Student Life Cinema

Shake 'Em On Down is the story of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues and major influence on the music of the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, R.L. Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi Allstars.


Black History Month Celebration

The Black Student Union will launch Black History Month activities with its Opening Ceremonies event on Feb. 1 from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. in the Union Ballrooms. The event serves as the official opening of a series of events throughout February and will feature food, games, and fun.

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Feb. 2: Strategies for Test Preparation, 4-5:30 p.m., WJB G060
Feb. 7: Get Ready for the GRE, 4-5:30 p.m., WJB G060
**Advance registration is required for workshops to guarantee a seat. To register, please visit facebook.com/acelearningstudio and click the "workshop" tab.**
Contact ace@admin.fsu.edu or 850-645-9151 with any questions.


2017 Dalton Institute

Feb. 2-4

How can institutions of higher education navigate the increasing concerns of divisiveness within campus’ across the nation? The 2017 Dalton Institute will explore the issues that has arisen through ongoing controversies in broader society and how they are affecting the campus environment. The institute will hold a series of keynote speaker session that highlight some of the various challenges and opportunities that exist in higher education.

For more information on the event schedule, please visit https://studentvalues.fsu.edu.


Audition for Entertainment for Change

Entertainment for Change invites FSU students to audition in the collegiate arts competition on Feb. 11 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the State Ballroom. Auditions should be any original performance genre or film with the intention of creating a positive change within social or environmental issues. Selected students will perform at the Entertainment for Change event in late spring, will perform at Relay for Life, and will have a chance to win $1,000.



Bowling for Bunnies

Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.

Crenshaw Lanes at FSU will host a fundraiser to benefit sick and injured animals at St. Francis Wildlife, a local, non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center. There will be snacks, a cash bar, prizes, and a silent auction. Student tickets with ID will be $8, adult tickets will be $10 or $16 for two, and kids under 12 can go for free. The fundraiser will take place on February 19th from 2 - 4 p.m.



FSUshadow connects students with employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university for one-day job shadowing experiences to provide career exposure in a wide variety of fields and industries. Grow your network, increase knowledge about your career, discover new opportunities and more during this job shadowing experience!

FSUshadow will take place over spring break this current semester. Apply for the FSUshadow Program to gain firsthand experience in the career field of your choice and network with potential employers!
View key dates, deadlines, and how to apply here.


Food Recovery Network – Fight Waste. Feed People.

FRN fights food waste and hunger by recovering extra perishable items from our campus and the surrounding community that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need. Join the team and help with collections around campus!

Email Gabby at gam14@my.fsu.edu.



Alpha Phi Omega is proud to announce an ongoing fundraiser to purchase binders for transgender and otherwise gender non-conforming people at Florida State University! We are currently offering options from GC2B and Underworks. Students can complete this form to sign up for a free binder.

The co-ed service fraternity also hosts a table every Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. between the HCB and Union where members accept donations for the project and provide information to people who have questions about trans issues. The chapter's treasurer, Paul Sempé, also accepts donations for the project through Venmo at @TreasurerAPO (include a note indicating its purpose.)


Environmental Service Program

ESP is a student-run organization which aims to engage students and community members with the environment around them through education, service, and advocacy. We focus our activities on the Red Hills bio-region surrounding Tallahassee, conducting educational service field trips and hosting speakers on pertinent environmental topics, encouraging sustainable lifestyles that connect humans with the environment. We take an active approach, empowering students to take action on important issues they feel strongly about as well as volunteering for causes.


Habits of Happy People

Habits of Happy People is a workshop series that is sponsored by the University Counselor Center's Resiliency Outreach Campaign. The UCC will host a workshop series that offers five workshops for students on a drop-in basis. The workshops will focus on ways students can maintain and increase their strengths to enable them to not just cope with the semester, but also thrive! The Habits of Happy People Workshop Series is designed to help students cultivate what is best within themselves and to enhance their experiences of relationships, work and fun.

Workshops are hosted on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center Room 2500.

Feb. 8: "What's Your Strong Suit?: Discovering Your Signature Strengths"

Feb. 15: "Count Your Blessings: The Power of Gratitude"

Feb. 22: "Live with Purpose: Finding Meaning in Everyday Life"

March 1: "Take a Breath: Using Yoga and Mindfulness to Savor the Now"

March 8: "Laugh Hard, Play Hard: Rediscovering the Benefits of Humor and Play"


Autism Speaks U at Florida State

Autism Speaks U at FSU seeks volunteers for this year’s Autism Awareness Walk on Sunday, Apr. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizations are invited to volunteer with set-up, clean-up, or helping throughout the event.

For more information contact volunteer coordinator Caroline Hannon, at csh14@my.fsu.edu or visit Autism Speaks U- Florida State University on Facebook.  

Community Opportunities


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program trains volunteers to prepare free tax returns for low-income residents. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the site coordinator in the UF/IFAS extension office at kav13b@my.fsu.edu or stop by the office at 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee. No experience is needed, and hours are flexible.


FCAT Tutoring

Communities In Schools of Florida in collaboration with Volunteer Florida and Leon County Schools Volunteer Office is seeking community volunteers to help at-risk students with FCAT tutoring and preparation in small group settings (2 – 3 students) at identified schools in and around Tallahassee.

The project requires volunteers to commit to tutoring one hour for two to three days per week, starting now through the FCAT season. Volunteers will be recruited from the community, local colleges and organizations.

For more information, contact Mary Matthews, program services coordinator for Communities In Schools of Florida at 850-201-9765 or matthewsm@cisfl.org.

Volunteer Application


Anna In the Tropics

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Feb. 1 - Feb 9
Presented by Tallahassee Hispanic Theater at Goodwood Museum and Gardens

The play is set in 1929 in Ybor City, a section of Tampa, and the center of the cigar industry. When Cuban immigrants brought the cigar-making industry to Florida in the 19th century, they carried with them another tradition. As the workers toiled away in the factory hand-rolling each cigar, the lector, historically well-dressed and well-spoken, would read to them. In this story, the lector reads Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, sparking the characters' lives and relationships to spin out of control.


MEN OF COLOR NATIONAL SUMMIT: Closing the Achievement Gap for African-American and Hispanic Males

April 27–28, 2017
TD Convention Center
Greenville, South Carolina

Summit Themes:

  • Demystifying higher education and student achievement
  • Masculinity, identity and media perceptions
  • Career, personal and professional development
  • Social justice and engagement
  • Making the right choices: mentors and role models
  • Health and wellness, family and fatherhood

Registration Fee:
Two-day summit (includes continental breakfast on Friday and lunch both days)

  • Early Registration Special: $179
  • January 31 – February 28, 2017: $249
  • March 1 – April 15, 2017: $329
  • $2,000 table: Admission for 10 people on both days of the summit and keynote luncheons on both days
    • In addition to attendance at the summit and luncheons, purchasing a table will also help to provide support for the 400 members of the summit’s high school cohort — Tiger Alliance. Tiger Alliance is a group of ninth, 10th and 11th graders that Clemson University will work to mentor and engage until their high school graduation.


Judson Women's Leadership Conference

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The Judson Women’s Leadership Conference will take place on June 20 at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta. Their keynote speaker will be Grace Killelea, a veteran of the telecommunications industry. For more information, please visit the JCI Foundation’s website.

Scholarships, Internships and Jobs


Oasis Center for Women & Girls Seeks Part-Time Babysitter

Oasis Center for Women & Girls seeks a part-time babysitter ensure the safe care and supervision of children 12 years or younger. Babysitters must have previous experience working with children. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and the ability to adapt in a fast-paced atmosphere.

For more information on the position and to apply, visit http://www.theoasiscenter.net/.


Department of State seeks interns

The Department of State are seeking diverse, culturally aware, adaptable, well-rounded and strategic problem solvers for an internship in foreign policy. Through this opportunity, interns will gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues, and acquire lifelong skills.

For questions and more information please contact Amy Radetsky at DIRSoutheast@state.gov.

Other internships for the U.S. Department of State include:


Alliance for Girls seeks public relations intern

Alliance for Girls champions the leaders and voices that support girls and young women. Its mission is to ensure girls’ organizations are more connected, more effective and better able to prepare girls to become leaders and thriving women. We do this by training girl­-serving agencies, fostering collaboration, producing original research and using a collective voice to advocate on behalf of girls. Currently, AFG has 150 members including Planned Parenthood and Girls Incorporated.

The public relations intern will work on projects to strengthen AFG’s communications and community engagement by maintaining AFG’s social media and website, attending events, promoting the work of its members, and keeping a pulse on current trends and issues affecting girls and young women.

If you’re passionate about girls and young women, apply by sending your cover letter and resume to kailin@alliance4girls.org.


Summer Program on Community Leadership & Service

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
Washington, D.C.
June 3 – July 28, 2017

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is an eight-week summer academic internship program sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in partnership with George Mason University. The program offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at national nonprofits and service through:

  • An internship placement at an international, national or local nonprofit organization
  • Courses for credit in behavioral economics for nonprofits & ethics and leadership
  • Exclusive lectures, briefings, behind the scene tours & professional development seminars
  • Campus housing in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Students should apply by Feb. 8 for priority admissions and scholarship consideration. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 14. Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee.

For more information call 202-986-0384 or email mstankus@tfas.org.


Next South conference & career planning expo

Friday, Feb. 24

Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present Next South – the largest conference in the Southeast dedicated to inspiring and empowering future leaders seeking careers in sustainability and corporate responsibility. The conference will include a full day of speakers and panels featuring a who's who list of industry luminaries plus a career fair with top companies seeking talent for internship and career opportunities.



Good Sams Art is seeking a voice or piano instructor for beginning to advanced students. Instructors must have previous experience teaching music. An associate's degree in music, music performance, music education, and other related fields is preferred. Instructors should have a an understanding of music pedagogy, curricular approaches to teaching music, and a desire to help students of all skill ranges become successful musicians. Instructors must create a schedule based on their flexibility, and must work 4 hours per week at minimum. For more information and to apply click here.