Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An Invitiation to Join the Puget Sound Investment Club

My name is Christopher Bueno and I am this year's president of the Puget Sound Investment Club. This year we have received a generous donation of $50,000 to create an actively managed fund run by the students of the PSIC. We also gather guest speakers to talk about finance related topics ranging from personal finance to picking stocks.

We are excited to share this opportunity to make investment decisions and gain some real world experience within the financial markets. Students of all majors are welcome and no experience is required to join!

Our club meetings are every Tuesday @6:30 P.M. in McIntyre 202. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Myrlin Hepworth: Immigration Justice through Poetry - FRI 11/11

Fall 2016 Fellowships Forum - 11/15

Cascade Climate Network Convergence & environmental justice

The Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) Club is hosting the Fall 2016 Cascade Climate Network (CCN) Convergence at the University of Puget Sound during the weekend of November 11-13th. The Cascade Climate Network is a network of environmentally focused groups from universities around the Northwest. This year the focus of the convergence will be environmental justice. In addition to inviting you to attend, we invite you to give us your input as we plan the weekend. After speaking with some trainers, we’ve outlined a few possible workshops for the convergence. If you would like to see a specific workshop held or have different ideas please let us know. Below are the possibilities, based on trainings held previously around the country.

· Alliances and Coalition Building
· How to Make Your Campus Group Reach Campus-wide
· Social Media for Social Change
· Know Your Rights: The Essential Activist Legal Primer
· Setting up & Improving Your Group’s Structure
· Avoiding Activist Burnout: Cultivating our Collective Resiliency
· Decolonize Your Activism
· Anti-Oppression 101 (focuses on getting everyone on the same page with terminology)

In addition, we invite you to suggest any possible trainers to run these workshops. We encourage participation during any and all workshops of interest and throughout the weekend of November 11-13th. If you would like to register for the event please do so here:

Adventure: Mississippi River Information Session - TODAY 11/14

Adventure: Mississippi River Information Session from 4:00-5:00 (with short program 4:15-4:30) at University Club (corner of 13th and Alder).

Join us for refreshments and an opportunity to talk with students and faculty involved with the program.  

Interested in the U.S. Foreign Service?

Olympia World Affairs Council will show a one-hour film, "America's Diplomats", about the U.S. Foreign Service.  It covers the history, recent developments, a bit of what diplomats do and the challenges facing the Service.  It is a good, professionally produced film put out by the Foreign Policy Association. Following the film, there will be a half-hour Q & A with two retired Foreign Service Officers. 

Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture in East Asian Culture and Civilization at Seattle University - MON 11/14

City of Tacoma Sustainability seeks 2 AmeriCorps Members

The City of Tacoma is looking for two AmeriCorps members to join the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability from December 1 - May 31, 2017.

Help move Tacoma closer to its vision of being a sustainable city by increasing environmental awareness and influencing positive behavior change around topics such as shopping bags, active transportation and urban forestry. AmeriCorps members will lead events, participate in programs, and shape public policy during their 6 month service term.

To join the team, apply by November 14th by submitting a resume and cover letter to and completing an AmeriCorps application at

Members will earn a stipend of $1,195 per month and will receive an education award of $2,887.50 for the successful completion of their service term.

Latina/o Studies Fall Lecture Series

Upcoming Lecture: Yoelin Connor and Ricardo Guity "Garinagu Cultures of Resistance in Seattle" on November 15th at 2pm in Rausch Auditorium

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Scoville Peace Fellowship in DC for Recent Grads

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Program and Purpose 
Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-five organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of the program director, fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.

Salary and Benefits
Fellows receive a salary of $3,000 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship. Check with your individual lenders.

Issue Areas Covered by the Scoville Fellowship

• Arms Control/Disarmament/Non-Proliferation – nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional
• Conflict Prevention/Resolution
• Defense Budget
• Dismantling Chemical and Nuclear Weapons
• Environmental and Energy Security, including the nexus of climate change and energy use, conflict and resource scarcity
• Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex
• Export Controls
• International Security
• Peacebuilding and peacekeeping
• Regional/Ethnic Conflicts
• Terrorism prevention, including biological and nuclear

Applicants whose area of interest falls outside of the above list are unlikely to be selected as a Scoville Fellow.

Selection Criteria
This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington. Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. We are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.

Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.
Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as

Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decisionmakers, or rallies
Working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization.
Active participation in conferences.
Writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media.
Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC.
Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is:
Spring 2017 Fellowship–October 5, 2016
Fall 2017 Fellowship–January 6, 2017

Starting Dates for Fellowship
Spring Fellowship–begin between January 15 and April 1
Fall Fellowship–begin between July 15 and October 1

Find more information about the Fellowship and the application process here

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Students who are selected for the 2017 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our five participating universities:

Carnegie Mellon University
University of California, Berkeley
Princeton University
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota

The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.

Apply now!
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

Who is eligible?
  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. In addition:
  • UC Berkeley (including the Law Fellows program) and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2016 and August 2017.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!
 What are the benefits of participation?
  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

Application for Match Corps is now open!

We are excited to announce that the application for Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency is now open for the 2017-2018 school year! We are searching for great candidates who are either taking a gap-year and are interested in doing a year of service OR those who are looking to become effective rookie teachers.

Taking a gap-year and/or want to do a year of service? Check out and/or apply to our Match Corps program by clicking here.

Want to become an effective rookie teacher? Check out and/or apply to our Match Teacher Residency program by clicking here.

Application Deadlines 
Priority Deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Spring Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Final Deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
*We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early to give you the highest probability of securing a position with Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency in your ideal grade level and/or content area (for Match Teacher Residency candidates).*

Are you a current or former member of any of the organizations listed below? If so, you automatically move to our 2nd round of interviews! Apply now!
-Breakthrough Collaborative
-City Year
-Generation Teach

Our recruitment team are traveling to colleges and universities all over the nation in search of top talent. For a list of where they will be this year, please click here.

Interested in learning more and/or connecting us with people who might be interested?Please email us at

Apply to make an IMPACT for our environment, our democracy and our future

 Impact is a non-profit project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, that creates the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. We’re hiring a team of organizers for a two-year program.

Organizers currently work in 25 states. We’re working with national campaigns to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, reduce corporate agriculture’s pollution of our water, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

What will you do with Impact? First, you’ll come together with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact in classroom trainings on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll be using throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field.

Your campaign assignment will depend in part on where you applied to work and where you can make the biggest difference. For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a major restaurant to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that switching to more renewable energy is an opportunity to be a hero with the public.

Even when there’s not a vote coming up, organizing helps build long-term power to secure victories in the future. By first educating people on an issue and then winning them over to our point of view, we lay the groundwork for political change. It’s challenging, fun and incredibly meaningful. We’re taking on big issues and we’re up against big adversaries. We run campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laser- like focus on results.

Every day with Impact is different. You could be connecting with new health or consumer groups to build a coalition to stop antibiotic overuse, speaking in a church basement or at a town hall meeting on 100 percent renewable energy, organizing a news event on water pollution from factory farms, or meeting with an editorial board about any of these issues.

During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach canvass—and have the power of a paid staff of college students and others ready to help you build support for an issue, recruit new members, and raise funds for the campaign. And you’ll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns. So if what you want to do after college is to join a team of people who bring their passion to work every day to make an impact on issues that matter, then we’re the group for you.

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Deadline: November 13, 2016

2017 Critical Language Scholarship Program Application Is Open

The competition for the U.S. Department of State 2017 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website

The application is now live and available online

Applications will be due November 16, 2016 by 8:00 pm EST.