Weekly Roundup - Nov. 4

Sign up to participate in FSU's cultural graduation ceremony, attend an interdisciplinary symposium about immigration, learn more about the various opportunities for global experiences at FSU, or discover a new opportunity in this week's roundup of campus and community events.

Upcoming Center Programs


applications open for the dr. Martin luther king jr. book stipend

The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes you to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Stipend Scholarship. We bring you this opportunity through collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Family Connection Council, and the Black Alumni Association.The purpose of the award is to assist Florida State University students in completing their education. MLK Book Stipend Awards are available on a competitive basis to both undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants must be full-time Florida State students with a GPA of at least 2.5 for undergraduate students or at least 3.0 for graduate students, and must have plans to be enrolled full-time at FSU during the subsequent academic year. Some awards have additional criteria. To apply, students must provide a transcript, a letter of recommendation, and answer four essay questions. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 22 at 11:59 p.m.



sign up for v-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural graduation Ceremony

The Center for Leadership & Social Change, in partnership with the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement (CARE), Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association and University Housing, is proud to host Florida State University's cultural graduation ceremony, V-rak-ke-ce-tv.

The name "V-rak-ke-ce-tv" is the Seminole Creek phrase meaning "to honor" as we seek to honor students' accomplishments through their journey, honor their families and friends for their continued support, and honor what it truly means to be a Seminole.

The fall ceremony is open to any student graduating in the fall semester of this year.

The ceremony has a limited number of seats, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis through Nov 15 at 11:59 p.m.



apply to attend or present at multicultural leadership summit

Registration and presentation proposals for the 2020 Multicultural Leadership Summit are currently open! The upcoming summit, with a theme of “Owning Our Voices & Breaking Down Barriers,” will be held Jan. 24-25.

The Multicultural Leadership Summit focuses on building a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice.

The summit provides opportunities for participants to learn about their identities and how they impact the ways in which they choose to show up in the world each day. MLS educates participants to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.

Registration is open through Friday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Present at MLS

Organizers are currently accepting proposals for workshops and presentations at the 2020 summit. Presentations typically relate the summit's theme or broader topics about diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and various intersecting identities (such as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, access, class and ability); and/or about leadership and service. All presentations are 50 minutes.

Presentation proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m., and notifications will be returned between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.



Campus Opportunities

immigration: an interdisciplinary symposium

FSU Libraries is excited to invite you to join us at our upcoming event: Immigration: an Interdisciplinary Symposium. Throughout the day we will be exploring the immigrant and refugee experience. Presentations and conversations will cover areas such as: law, history, literature,  and anthropology. Speakers include faculty and graduate students from Law, General Council, Criminology, History, Literature, Modern Languages, Sociology, Student Affairs, and the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. Join us for an engaging day of presentations and discussions. Lunch and coffee will be served.

The symposium will take place Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Reading Room of Strozier Library.



attend the international education month opening reception

FSU observes International Education Month in November to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The kickoff to the month will be an opening reception with President Thrasher followed by the Going Global Showcase, in which students who have studied, volunteered, or researched abroad present about their experiences. International hors d'oeuvres will be served. The opening reception will be Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Globe Auditorium.

For a full list of International Education Month events on campus, go to cge.fsu.edu/iem




Want to beat UF and help fight hunger right here at FSU? The FSU Food for Thought Pantry is hosting then yearly Beat UF/Beat Hunger food drive. Each donation to the food pantry helps fellow FSU students and gains points in a competition against UF. The donation point values are:

1 point - Every dollar donated

2 points - Facewash, sunscreen, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, diapers, shampoo, popcorn, baby food, and menstrual products

3 points - Ravioli, dressing, dried fruit, granola bars, oil, jam, syrup, spices, and condiments

4 points - Salsa, gravy, canned soup, and shelf-stable milk

5 points - Peanut butter, pasta, canned meats, tomato sauce, beans, bread, cereal, and rice

To donate, go to one of the drop-off locations on campus. The drop-off locations are Dean of Students (University Center A 4100), Sustainable Campus (Mendenhall A110), the FSUCard Center, the College of Law, the College of Communications, and the Askew Student Life Center. Donate between Nov. 11-22 for points to be counted in the competition.


volunteer with the fsu food recovery network

The FSU Food Recovery Network is dedicated to eliminating food waste on campus and in the Tallahassee community. They recover consumable excess food from various locations around campus and donate it directly to partner agencies, who then distribute it to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Their current partners are The Kearney Center, CARE Tallahassee, Westgate Community and HOPE Community. This semester, the Food Recovery Network will be recovering food at the Figg Dining Hall in University Center D on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sign up for a shift online to volunteer and help reduce food waste while helping others in need.



Eco-Reps X Take Back the Tap Meeting

Join Eco-Reps and Take Back the Tap to talk about the World's Water Crisis on November 6th at 7PM! We will be watching an episode of Netflix's Explained and then breaking out into groups for some discussion. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday Nov. 6
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mendenhall A Room 101


Community Opportunities


support coaching for literacy

Coaching for Literacy is an organization dedicated to fighting childhood illiteracy. This season, head coach Leonard Hamilton and the FSU Men’s Basketball Team will host Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy Games initiative to raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy in America and to provide support for young children struggling to read in Tallahassee. To volunteer at the Games, email chandler@coachingforliteracy.org

At Florida State University, Coaching for Literacy is partnered with the Early Learning Coalition. There are many opportunities to have a positive impact in Tallahassee- volunteer to read to children, host a book drive, have a group volunteer day, and more! 



Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships 


Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART will hold an online info session on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss careers in community organizing. All FSU students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before August 2020.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/FSU

DART organizations unite congregations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Police accountability

Starting salary $39,064/year + benefits.

DART organizations are largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact hannah@thedartcenter.org or 202-841-0353.