Weekly Roundup - Sept. 10

Explore Tallahassee's various volunteer opportunities with Engage TLH this fall! Become a classroom mentor and help Pre-K children improve their kindergarten reading readiness. Find more details about these programs and other opportunities at the Center for Leadership & Social Change, on campus, and around the community in this week's roundup.

Upcoming Center Programs



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EngageTLH allows students explore various volunteer opportunities and learn more about the local nonprofit community. Students can choose community service projects from variety of nonprofit agencies on a daily basis. Service projects are student-led and are available for sign-up one week in advance and up to the day of the project. Space is limited, so signing up early is strongly encouraged. The Fall 2018 EngageTLH trips begin today, and online sign-ups are currently available. 



register for SJAT Training Sessions

Social Justice Ally Florida State University

SJAT educates 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. Individuals who register must be able to attend both days of a Social Justice Ally Training session. Registration is required for all training. In order to provide the highest quality training, registration is limited to 15 people. Fall 2018 sessions are listed below:

Sept. 11, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 & Sept. 28, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 7 & Oct. 11, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 & Oct. 23, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 & Dec. 4, 1 - 4:30 p.m.



Become a classroom mentor!

The words Pre-K Reading Readiness with the characters P, -, K, R, and R made out of popsicle sticks
Youth Programs currently places mentors in local head start centers to improve kindergarten reading readiness for preschool age children ages 3 to 4 years old. Our program develops partnerships with local early childhood educators and connects with Florida State University faculty, including student organizations, in seeking support for mentor recruitment. Youth Program coordinators enjoy benefits of attending community seminars and summits, obtaining professional connections with early childhood learners, and opportunities to join professional organizations such as the Family Empowerment and Engagement Task Force.

Mandatory volunteer orientation will take place on Sept. 14 from 4-5:30 p.m. in DSC 2201/2202.



Florida State University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

The certificate creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and to learn more about the ways in which they can assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for all. Upon completing all six classes and the required Theory to Action Project, submit the completion form to training@fsu.edu. By completing all the courses within the series, a participant can earn a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate of Completion. To register, visit hr.fsu.edu/train.

Core Session: Cultural Competence & Higher Education
Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. - Noon, Training Center

Core Session: Cultural Competence In Administration & Management 
Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. - Noon, Training Center

Core Session: Cultural Competence In Teaching & Research 
Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. - Noon, Training Center

Elective Sessions: (Three Required For Completion)
TBA throughout the semester

Campus Opportunities


BlackkKlansman Viewing

A viewing of BlackkKlansman will be held Sept. 20 at 5 – 8 p.m. in the Nancy Marcus Great Hall on the 4th floor of the HSF Building. BlackkKlansman is the story of Ron Stallworth an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. A discussion about the movie and the theme of “Do the Right Thing” by the Honors Faculty will follow. A popcorn bar with various toppings and soda will be served. Hosted by the HSF Student Collaboration Committee. For more information email Josh Stanek at jstank@admin.fsu.edu


Travel Abroad with Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders is a short-term cultural exchange program offering an alternative to traditional academic study abroad programs. Small groups of 10-12 FSU participants will welcome incoming international students from Jamaica or Germany on FSU’s campus. Then the FSU group will travel abroad, spending one week at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica during FSU Spring Break; or 3 weeks after the end of spring semester at Studentenwerk in Dresden, Germany, where they will be hosted by the same international students. Participants gain a rich understanding of the local cultures and make long-lasting connections through this immersive experience. Application deadlines for the Jamaica and Germany trips are Friday, Sept. 14 and Monday, Oct. 22, respectively. Beyond Borders information sessions are listed below:

Friday, Sept. 14 I 4 – 4:30pm I Globe Room 2300

Friday, Sept. 21 I 4 – 4:30pm I Globe Room 2300

Friday, Sept. 28 I 4 – 4:30pm I Globe Room 2300

Friday, Oct. 5 I 4 – 4:30pm I Globe Room 2300

Friday, Oct. 12 I 4 – 4:30pm I Globe Room 2300

Friday, Oct. 19 I 4 – 4:30pm I Globe Room 2300

For more information on either program, visit cge.fsu.edu/global-programs/beyond-borders



Toy Vehicle Design Competition Info Session

The FAMU-FSU Chapter of IISE is hosting a design competition for students of all majors and years. Individual students or teams are tasked with designing a toy vehicle and presenting a prototype with a first place prize of $500. There will be workshops on 3D printing and CAD to help you with your design. For more information and to attend the info session on Sept. 11, email iise.sme.famu.fsu@gmail.com or text 407-252-2187.


Orientation Leader applications are open

Students interested in welcoming the next generation of 'Noles to FSU are encouraged to apply for 2019 Orientation Leader positions. Applications for Orientation Leaders will open on Wednesday, Sept. 12. 
Applications are due Oct. 5 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Applicants must be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student, have completed 12 credit hours at FSU by January of the year applying, and must attend an Information Session. 

Information Session Dates:

Monday, Sept. 10 I 4 p.m. I SSB 218

Wednesday, Sept. 12 I 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. I SSB 218

Monday, Sept. 17 I 1 p.m. I SSB 218

Tuesday, Sept. 18 I 3 p.m. I SSB 214

Thursday, Sept. 20 I 1 p.m. I ASLC 101B

Tuesday, Sept. 25 I 5 p.m.  I SSB 201

Wednesday, Sept. 26 I 1:30 p.m. I SSB 201



Sustainability GBM 

Monday, Sept. 17 8 - 10 p.m. at SLC 101B

Student are invited to share and discuss ideas about how to make FSU a more sustainable place at the Sustainability General Body Meeting on Sept. 17. The meeting is an event where clubs and the general public can come together to share ideas about how to improve sustainability on campus and also to connect with other people and clubs. 


Food Recovery Network Fall Schedule

The Food Recovery Network at FSU fights food waste and hunger by recovering perishable items and donating it to people in need. FRN will be recovering food from Figg Dining Hall every Monday -Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Students interested in volunteering with FRN should sign-up for the dates and times they are available. 


Community Opportunities


United Way of the Big Bend seeks volunteers

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MathPals mentors will be working on-on-one with students who are in need of extra help developing essential mathematical skills. Mentors are responsible for choosing the school and day that best fits their schedule, weekly reporting for one hour at the after school program, and utilizing UWBB and LSC District mathematical curriculum. Mentors receive mandatory training from UWBB and the LCS District upon entry. For more information and to apply contact Rebecca Weaver at rebecca@uwbb.org or 850-487-8091. 


ReadingPal mentors are matched one-to-one with kindergarten, first, or second grade students. Mentors are responsible for choosing the school and day that best fits their schedule, weekly reporting for one hour at the after school program, presenting a new book to each student every week, and utilizing UWBB and LSC District curriculum. Mentors receive mandatory training from UWBB and the LCS District upon entry. For more information and to apply contact Rebecca Weaver at rebecca@uwbb.org or 850-487-8091. 

VITA Volunteer

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers will aid taxpayers in filing their taxes for the 2017-2018 tax season. Volunteers will receive training by an IRS certified agent, and will be equipped with all the knowledge necessary to confidently prepare taxes for fellow community residents. Scheduling is flexible so, volunteers are encouraged to create a schedule that works for them. For more information and to sign-up contact Rebecca Weaver at rebecca@uwbb.org or 850-487-8091. 


Experience Tallahassee Festival

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The 2018 Experience Tallahassee Festival will be held at Cascades Park on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. The festival will include performances by local arts organizations and student groups, a wide variety of local eats, and a career- focused area for students to network with local business owners and talk with the universities’ Career Centers. Experience Tallahassee is a partnership between FSU, TCC and FAMU to welcome students into the community, and demonstrate that Tallahassee is a great place to live, work, and play.




The Loco for Love Festival is a free, family-friendly festival hosted by Theater with a Mission in Railroad Square Art Park from Sept. 13-16. It is a mostly grant-funded venture that seeks to educate the Tallahassee community in Florida's rich Spanish-Colonial history through theater, dancing, and food. Volunteers are needed for multiple shifts on each day of the festival. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and refreshments throughout the day. For more information contact Festival Manager, Rebekah Stewart at rebekah.r.stewart@gmail.com.



Join Garden Club

The Hartsfield Garden Club seeks student volunteers every Thursday from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Hartsfield Elementary. Volunteers will join a team that is working with students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade to help them plan, plant, weed, water, harvest the school gardens. Volunteers will also keep a journal and start a blog about the Hartsfield Gardens. For more information on volunteering contact Marie-Claire Leman at 850-728-7514 or marieclaireleman@gmail.com.


Special Olympics Florida seeks Volunteers

Special Olympics Florida and FSU Outreach are seeking student volunteers for weekly and single event positions. Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate. This helps people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs. Any student interested in volunteering should contact County Director for Special Olympics Florida-Leon County Bridget Hawk at 850-597-9265 or bridgethawk@sofl.org


Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships


Register for the Diversity Virtual Career Fair

Students and alumni from all majors are invited to meet recruiters live online on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Diversity Virtual Career Fair. The fair will provide career opportunities in a wide range of industries including education, engineering, technology, business, and management.



Coca-Cola Co. Dear Future Collegiate Challenge

As part of the Coca-Cola USA Dear Future Challenge, the National Collegiate Challenge is offering students ages 18 to 24 the chance to win a $30,000 grant. Applicants should respond to one of the community specific or national challenges, and summarize their ideas in 300 words or less. Students also have the option to include up to two photos or videos  to highlight more about themselves and their ideas. Applications are due by Oct. 15. 17 change makers  will be chosen to receive a one-time, $30,000 grant to translate their vision into action. Upon selection resources and mentorship will be provided to help bring a recipient's vision to life.