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Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference

The Diversity Committee has released its call for papers for the 3rd 
Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference, to be held March 1.  One 
hundred-word abstracts are due by Nov. 15.  Please check out our website 
http://colorado.edu/pwr/diversityconference.html for all the details, 
announce this to your classes, and encourage your students to submit. 
Also, feel free to make copies of the flyer to distribute to your 
students, or for an even easier distribution, try emailing it to your 
class roster.  Thanks in advance for your help in making this event a 
success for the PWR!

Dr. Andrea Feldman, Senior Instructor
University of Colorado at Boulder
317 UCB, ENVD Bldg.
Program for Writing and Rhetoric Boulder, CO 80309-0317
FAX 303-492-7877 feldman@spot.colorado.edu

GREAT Career Services Events! ~ Nov 1st – Nov. 16th

Resumes That Rock: Tues, Nov 1, 5:30-7:00pm, Norlin Library E303

Starting a resume from scratch? Need help tailoring a resume to a specific job description for an upcoming interview? This workshop-type environment, presented by your Peer Career Advisors, will cover how to write and perfect your resume and is available to all students. The workshop is conducted in a computer lab where you can actually work on your resume while listening to helpful resume tips. Please allow us to better assist you by coming prepared to the workshop with any specific questions you may already have. Show up early – first come, first serve!


Pandora Info Session: Wed, Nov 2, 5:00-6:00pm, Engineering ECCR 105

Pandora (www.pandora.com) is revolutionizing the way music and comedy lovers discover new music and performances while listening to their favorite songs and artists. Pandora is one of the most downloaded apps and, according to Nielsen, is one of the top five most popular apps across all smart-phone platforms. As we build on our dramatic success, we are looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join our dynamic team. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a downtown Oakland location walking distance from BART with easy freeway access, and, above all, a terrific team and great work environment. Pizza and refreshments will be served!!!


Science & BioTech Career Panel and Reception: Voices of Science Professionals Working in Labs & Industry: Wed, Nov 2, 5:30-7:30pm, C4C Abrams Lounge

Curious about the career possibilities in the science and biotech industries? Meet outstanding professionals working in various capacities in industry and lab environments. David Giltner, PhD, former laser scientist turned photonics engineer, speaker, and author will be facilitating a panel of science and biotech professionals who will offer their career advice to undergrads, graduate students, and post-docs. A reception, including appetizers and beverages, will follow. Panelists:

•        David Giltner, Has 15 years’ experience in the photonics industry developing laser-based products for SDL, Inc., JDS Uniphase, Ball Aerospace, and currently Zolo Technologies.

•        Tanja Beshear, Currently manages the design quality laboratories for Covidien.

•        Jason Ensher, Currently an engineer designing laser systems with dBm Optics.

•        Chris Myatt, Founder & CEO of Precision Photonics (laser Optics) and spin-off mBio Diagnostics (HIV & co-infection diagnosis).

•        Barbara Worthington, Faculty member with The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, Denver, CO

•        Leo Ovanesyan, recent CHEN grad, currently works at Sandia Lab, Albuquerque, NM


Sustainability Job Search Workshop: Thurs, Nov 3, 5:30-7:00pm, C4C Room S350

The process of finding jobs and internships can be overwhelming! If you’re interested in working in a career where you can make an environmental difference, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover some of the best job search strategies and provide helpful tips to using online resources. After attending this workshop, you’ll be able to:-identify social networking groups for sustainable professions-work on WHAT TO SAY at those events & how to make the most of your network-become familiar with other sustainable resources; i.e. Go Green section of Career Services’ website and other online resources. Space is limited, so show up EARLY and bring your laptop.


Leverage Social Media in Your Job Search: Learner’s Lunch: Wed, Nov 9, 12:00-1:00pm, Norlin E113

Are you on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn? Do you know how to best utilize those resources for your job search? Attend this workshop to learn effective ways to use your online presence to find jobs/internships of interest. This event is in the LIBRARY – E113 (first floor study area)


Diverse Buffs Mixer: Creating Opportunities Through Networking: Wed, Nov 9, 5:00-7:00pm, UMC Ballroom

Mix and mingle with top industry employers interested in CU’s diverse student population, diverse student groups and alumni. Special Guest & Keynote Speaker: Charles Johnson, former CU quarterback, and currently a popular sports radio talk show host with FSN Rocky Mountain, will provide valuable networking tips to ensure your future success. Employers attending may be offering internship or job opportunities, so come gain some face time with industry reps and create a first impression that’s sure to last. Bring business cards. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. This is a free event, exclusively for CU students and alums. Please rsvp on CSO Career Events.


Linkin’ It Up (Social Media Workshop): Thurs, Nov 10, 5:30-7:00pm, Norlin Library E303

In light of our ever changing technological society, the Peer Career Advisors will facilitate an innovative workshop to share resources and opportunities to market your skills using social media. The workshop will focus on the primary social media tools and how to incorporate a professional edge when using these sites. The first half of the workshop will review best practices for Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and personal/professional websites to further your knowledge on the sites and how to use them to attract employers. The second half of the program will focus on LinkedIn with a demonstration and thorough review of the website and its benefits for students.


Resume Writing: Learner’s Lunch: Wed, Nov 16, 12:00-1:00pm, Norlin E-113 (first floor study area)

Is your resume getting you the interview??? Learn about best practices when writing a resume for a job or internship of interest.


Jodi Schneiderman

Career Counselor


University of Colorado at Boulder

Center for Community, N352

2249 Willard Loop Drive

UCB 133

Boulder, CO 80309-0133



Interested in Schools & Teaching ~ EDUC 2050 Step into Humanities Teaching

Is teaching the career for you? Find out!

If you are majoring in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, come explore the possibility of becoming an elementary, middle school or high school teacher

New Spring 2012 Education Course!

EDUC 2050 Step into Humanities Teaching

1 Credit Course

Thursdays, 9:30-10:45

Education 251

This 1-credit course allows you to:

  • Explore teaching and learning in public school classrooms
  • Learn and experience specific teaching strategies
  • Work with kids in local schools
  • Receive support from a classroom teacher
  • Consider questions of equity and social justice in education
  • Build connections with School of Education faculty
  • Discover whether a teaching credential or the education minor should be part of your CU experience


This course is for all majors in the humanities and social science



For questions or further information, please contact:

Student Services, School of Education

Call 303-492-6555


The course instructor, Dr. Elizabeth Dutro



Privacy and the Web: What is reasonable? ~ Mon. Oct 31st 5pm

Jim Harper of the Cato Institute will discuss
a variety of privacy issues integral to the growing
dominance of the internet in our lives.

The talk is called,
Privacy and the Web: What is reasonable?
It’s free and open to the public.

See details below.

5p.m. Monday, Oct. 31
ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium, Room 100 (enter from lobby)

The ATLAS Speaker Series presents:
Privacy and the Web:
What is reasonable?
The Cato Institute’s Jim Harper will discuss
a variety of privacy issues integral to the growing
dominance of the internet in our lives. How do we balance privacy concerns against the trend to live a public life on the Web?

  • What are our expectations about privacy? Are they reasonable in today’s digital market and meeting places?
  • The pitfalls of opting in and out of various privacy settings: is the onus on the individual?
  • Are there cautions and/or benefits to the changing search algorithms that result in predictive marketing?
  • Should your past behavior on the Web affect what you see today? Why should we care?
  • Why is privacy relevant to the creators and users of tomorrow’s digital content and social media tools?

Jim Harper serves as director of information policy
studies at the Cato Institute, a public policy research
organization and think tank dedicated to principles
of individual liberty, limited government and free markets.

Harper’s expertise includes law, telecommunications,
intellectual property and security. He holds a J.D.
from UC Hastings College of Law.

Read Jim Harper’s bio:

Registration Help Sessions ~ Nov 8th – 17th

Need help just getting started or working with the registration system? Come to a help session with advisors from the College.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9th, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


Tuesday, November 15th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16th, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Dr. Misri’s WMST 3710: Gender, Violence, and Representation

Are women inherently non-violent by nature? Is aggression an essentially masculine trait? Can men suffer gendered violence? Are violent women being “masculine”? Are Third world societies more violent and misogynist than those of the First world?

In this interdisciplinary course we will address such questions by examining feminist debates on rape, “Slutwalking”, “honor killing”, suicide bombing, female terrorism, and war. Rather than considering women only as objects of violence, we will also think about women as agents of violence, as well as men as objects of gendered violence. Apart from a range of critical scholarship, novels may include J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace  and Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers; films may include Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Kevin Hamedani’s Zombies of Mass Destruction, and Kabir Khan’s New York.

Peace Corps Master’s Program Info ~ Nov. 3rd 6:30pm

Peace Corps? Grad School? Why Not Both?

No longer will CU Boulder students agonize over choosing graduate school or joining the Peace Corps. Beginning this semester, students may do both!

CU Boulder and the Peace Corps have implemented a Master’s International Program which allows students to combine graduate study (Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Master’s in Education, Environmental Studies or Geography) with a joint appointment in the Peace Corps. For more information go to www.colorado.edu/iece/peacecorps/masters.html.

There will be a Master’s International Information event, November 3, 2011 , 6:30-8 pm in the UMC 5th Floor Lounge.

Questions: Alea Richmond, peacecorps@colorado.edu