UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

  • Rekindle the Classics: The Secret River*

May 16, 2019 / 6:30-8:30pm / Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House

Join us to discuss this historical novel about an early 19th century Englishman transported to Australia for theft. The story explores what might have happened when Europeans colonized land already inhabited by Aboriginal people.

 

  • Art sale to benefit Refugees*

May 9, 2019 / 6:00-8:00pm / Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Join International Speaker and Colorado native, Kayra Martinez, at The Love Without Borders for Refugees Art Show and Sale to benefit refugees in Greece. Kayra Martinez, Director of the nonprofit organization, Love Without Borders for Refugees, will showcase and sell one-of-a-kind artwork created by both children and adult refugees currently living in camps and housing communities in Greece.  At 7p.m., Kayra will speak briefly about her work and how the artwork is both therapeutic and financially beneficial to the artist. For questions regarding the art show on May 9th, please contact Thurese Newlin at thuresen@hotmail.com

or 970-222-6593.

 

  • Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?*

Friday May 10, 2019 / 7:00-8:30pm / Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

Discussion of governments and policies around the world. Based on the Foreign Policy Association program booklet and mediated by a volunteer facilitator. A limited number of complimentary booklets available at Council Tree Library.

For more information, visit http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/.

 

  • Great Decisions: The Rise of Populism in Europe by James Kirchick*

Tuesday May 7, 2019 / 7:00-8:30pm / Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly abetted the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. In addition to calling for stronger borders, however, these parties are invariably illiberal, anti-American, anti-NATO and pro-Kremlin, making their rise a matter of serious concern for the national security interests of the United States.

For More information go to http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/.

 

  • Russian Revelations: Fact-Based Thinking on Diplomacy, Great Power Politics, Business, and Trade*

Saturday, May 11 / 2-4 pm / Global Village Museum 200W Mountain Avenue #C

Dr. Palmieri will examine the current Russian Federation, including the country’s economic and political system, U.S.-Russian relations, the Russian-Chinese relationship, the collapse of diplomacy and military build-up, and global destabilization.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

  • Cultural Mentor Program

http://isss.colostate.edu/cultural_mentor_selection/

The Cultural Mentor Team is a group of U.S. American and international student volunteers who have been trained to assist new international students with their adjustment to the U.S., on everything from finding housing to tips about Fort Collins to cultural adjustment. After signing up, we will assign you a pair of Cultural Mentors who are part of an Interest Group. Each group will have various planned activities each semester. Cultural Mentor Interest groups provide members with a great opportunity to connect with others who hold similar interests, share in fun experiences, build a support system, and to learn about various cultures from around the world!

 

  • Campus Connections Youth Mentoring Program (HDFS 470A)

Priority due date for applications is April 1st, 2019 at 5 pm.  

Campus Connections has opened recruitment for fall 2019 and they’re looking for students from any major to serve as mentors to Fort Collins youth ages 10-18 years old who have been referred to the program through the juvenile justice system, schools, community agencies, etc. The program benefits the mentees who participate in the program, but CSU Institutional Research has identified that mentors participation in Campus Connections is associated with higher persistence rates, higher graduation rates, faster degree completion, and higher cumulative GPAs. To learn more about Campus Connections:

  1.   Check out our website: https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hdfs/outreach-and-engagement/campus-connections/csu-student-opportunities/

 

Class Opportunities:

 

  • HIST 492 – History of Human Rights in the Americas, 1940s-1990s (Senior Capstone)

Thursdays 2:00 to 4:50, in Clark B-374 / Prof. Doug Yarrington / 3 Credits

The language of human rights has become a common medium for thinking about the relationship between individuals and the state, and yet the prevalence of this language is a relatively recent development.  We’ll examine how developments in Latin America and the United States, especially during the Cold War, created and spread a consciousness of human rights.  Central questions include: If the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, why was it only in the 1970s that human rights became a central issue in US-Latin American relations?  Did human rights gain prominence in US-Latin American relations primarily because of the actions of political elites, or because of grass-roots activism, especially within Latin America?  During the Cold War, how did conceptualizations of human rights change in the Americas, and why?  Has international enforcement of human rights undermined national sovereignty?

 

  • HIST 439- Middle East Environmental History

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9-9:50am / Prof. Andrea Duffy / 3 Credits

 

What role has the environment played in Middle Eastern history, culture, and politics?

How have environmental issues and challenges shaped the modern Middle East and North Africa?

The Middle East and North African region boasts a long, rich history of human habitation and a diverse, evolving environment. This course offers an introduction to environmental history and the modern history of the Middle East / North African region. Through lecture, readings, discussion, and other activities, it explores the social, political, and environmental consequences of past human relations with nature in North Africa and the Middle East. Drawing from scholarship in Middle Eastern history and environmental history as well as primary-source accounts, statistics, and scientific data, students will examine the development of environmental perceptions and environmental change together with their impact on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

 

  • LKOR105 – Korean Language

LKOR105 is the first Korean language class being offered at CSU in the fall of 2019.

Monday-Friday /  9:00-9:50am / 5 credits

  • No prior knowledge of Korean needed (no prereq)
  • Immerse yourself in Korean culture and language!
  • Learn more about your favorite K-Pop and Drama!
  • Talk with Korean friends and community inside and outside classroom!
  • Prepare for a trip to Seoul with new CSU study abroad on Korean cinema!
  • E-mail: katekim@colostate.edu

 

  • SOC380A1- Globalization, Food Systems and Labor

New course for Fall 2019

Tuesday+Thursday / 3:30-4:45pm / 3 credits (SOC100 OR SOC105 prerequisite)

Food and Labor are important parts of our daily lives. In this course we will ask under what condition our food was produced, what type of labor is involved in its processing and distribution, and what happens behind the scenes in our grocery store or in the kitchen of our favorite restaurant.

 

  • NRRT 270 – Principles of Natural Resource Tourism

Classes begin August 26th, 2019.

Introduction to the tourism and private commercial outdoor recreation industry.

 

  • NRRT 320 – International Issues-Recreation and Tourism

Classes begin August 26th, 2019.

Development, and preservation of international parks, preserves, tourist and historical sites.

Registration will open to everyone on May 1, 2019 at www.online.colostate.edu

Please direct questions to Jacqie Hasan jacqie.hasan@colostate.edu or Paul Layden paul.layden@colostate.edu.

 

Russian Courses offered in Fall of 2019:

Why Russian?:

  •  Russian combines well with many other disciplines. Business and Russian would open up the world of business opportunities; Biology and Russian would allow you to study unique places like lake Baikal or Vasuygan Swamp, largest in the northern hemisphere. You can consult in your field of study including marketing, advertising, aerospace, and computer engineering.
  • Speaking Russian opens a door to a better career. It gives you a professional edge and proves your intellect. With the knowledge of Russian and Russian culture you can work in business for American and Russian companies, work for non-governmental organizations or for media.
  • Russian language also ranks with English and Chinese as one of the three most significant world languages as 28% of the world’s scientific literature is produced in Russian.
  • Russian is the key that opens up one of the most important economic, political, and cultural areas of the world.

 

  • LRUS 100 – Russian 100 (Fall 2019)

5 credits, MTWRF 10:00, 12:00 (two sections)

 

  • LRUS 200 -Russian 200 (Fall 2019)

4 credits, MTRF 11:00

 

  • LRUS 304- Russian 304 (Fall 2019)

 3 credits, MWF 9:00

Internship Opportunities

 

  • INST Administrative Intern (Fall 2019)

Looking for an internship within the INST major? Look no further. This internship offers up to 3 credits for a semester and students help with several different aspects of the International Studies Program. For example, interns help compile the list of events and opportunities into an email that is sent out weekly (most, if not all students in INST receive), plan events with guest speakers, etc. as well as help with other tasks as needed. To apply, please contact Andrea Duffy, Director of International Studies, at andrea.duffy@colostate.edu.

 

  • The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL)

Denver, CO / Special Projects Intern

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution dedicated to preventing terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement. Our community training initiatives, speaker series events and award-winning exhibit provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how we all play a role in enhancing our nation’s security.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Upper-level Bachelor’s student or graduate student in a related field preferred
  • Experience with project management or coordination strongly preferred
  • Passion for and experience in security studies, international relations and current events

To apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Cychosz at ecychosz@thecell.org with “Special Projects Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please submit your cover letter and resume ASAP.

 

Study Abroad Opportunities

 

  • Alternative Winter Break learning experience in Kenya

https://csulife.source.colostate.edu/alternative-winter-break-provides-learning-experience-in-kenya/

This is open to any student on campus as long as one is registered for at least one credit. The application process usually opens up in late February or so; it’s an online application process, followed usually by an interview after Spring Break. It’s all run through the SLICE office and their website. The program, in partnership with the Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement, encourages students to make the most of their time off as they embark on an immersive, cross-cultural journey.

 

  • Asia Institute of Japan

 

WHAT:  Explore modern and traditional Japanese culture on this 14-day winter break CSU faculty-led program.  Through hands-on cultural activities, educational excursions around the Kansai and Takamatsu region, and tours of famous Japanese historic sites, students will enhance, deepen, and expand their understanding of the Japanese culture and contemporary Japan.

WHEN: January 4 – 18, 2020

 

WHERE:  Students will spend the first half of the program traveling around the Kansai region of Japan, visiting Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.

 

Job Opportunities

 

  • Fund for Equality (summer job)

We are currently hiring students and college graduates to join our summer campaign staff and direct campaign offices in five cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, coalition building, canvassing, and writing editorials, all while being paid as members of our staff. Our staff typically earn an average of $6,000-8,000 over the summer. Find out more and apply at www.summerjobsforequality.org.

 

  • VIPKID Teach English Online

This online teaching opportunity would be great for those who maybe haven’t found a job, want to keep their schedule flexible to travel, or want to have a side-hustle.

If you’re interested in teaching English as a foreign language to children at your own schedule, then teaching online for VIPKid is a great fit for you! All you need to apply is to have a bachelor’s degree, be a current resident of the US or Canada, native speaker of English, and have one year teaching experience with children (This doesn’t have to be in a formal classroom- it could be teaching piano or something all these lines. I would imagine babysitting might even be possible). Each class is 1-on-1 and lasts about 25 minutes long. Additionally, you can make up to $14-$22/hr + bonuses.

 

If you’re interested in applying, you can click here:

https://t.vipkid.com.cn/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=4d393e2d39ffd16e7f56b8e19f614698&refereeId=1933659

If you have any questions about the application process or about the job itself, please e-mail vipkidandyou@gmail.com.

 

Other events

 

  • Chai to Understand (APACC)

Every Tuesday / 5:00 pm / LSC 333 in APACC office (Tea and Snacks are included)

For more information about events and group discussions, go to apacc.colostate.edu/chai

 

Career Center:

 

  • Meet your Career Education Manager

Drop in Hours: Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm /  Eddy 125 Southeast Conference Rm. 1st floor

Did you know you can schedule an appointment with a Career Educator online? Schedule through Handshake at: http://colostate.joinhandshake.com/appointments/new

  1. Log in with eID and password
  2. Choose appropriate category and appointment type
  3. Select your day and time

If you have more questions concerning the Career center, do not hesitate to reach out to Greg.Head@colostate.edu

 

NACC Eagle Feather Tutoring:

Schedules subject to change. Any updates to schedule will be posted on NACC webpage.

  • Trevor Newbrough
    • tnewbrou@rams.colostate.edu
    • Mon.     11 am – 1 pm
    • Wed.     11 am – 2 pm
    • Fri.     11 am – 2 pm
    • Math     117, 118, 125, 126, 160, 161, 261, 340
    • PH     141
  • Jeremiah Choate
    • jeremc@rams.colostate.edu
    • Tues.    1 pm – 5 pm
    • Wed.    2 pm – 5 pm
    • Thurs    3 pm – 5 pm
    • CHEM 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 114, 335
  • Anthony Nicholson
    • apnichol@rams.colostate.edu
    • Mon.    1 pm – 5 pm
    • Tues.    1 pm – 4 pm
    • MATH 117, 118, 125, 126, 160, 161, 261, 340
    • MECH 301
  • Michelle Cruse
    • mecruse@rams.colostate.edu
    • Tues.    8 am – 1 pm
    • Thurs.    8 am – 12 pm
    • BZ 220
    • BMS 300
    • BC 351
    • CHEM 341, 343
    • CO 150
    • LIFE 102, 103, 320
    • PSY 100
    • STAT 301

Events marked with a star (*) satisfy the INST 200 academic event requirement.