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Unique Fall Course, ‘Renewing Democracy in Community & Schools’ OPEN with SEATS

Looking to find your purpose in the world?
Are you interested in democracy, education, and social change?
Would you like to work with K-12 students on social, environmental, peace, and justice projects?

If yes, ENROLL IN INVS 2919/EDUC 2919 TODAY!

INVS 2919/EDUC 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools is an engaging service-learning course that explores democracy, education, and social change. In addition to meeting on-campus weekly, INVS 2919/EDUC 2919 students empower K-12 students to identify their roles as democratic citizens through their participation in Public Achievement. An international civic engagement initiative, Public Achievement seeks to expand the leadership of young people in communities around the world.  INVS2919/EDUC2919 students serve as “coaches” and are responsible for guiding K-12 students as they create projects that seek to address public problems, such as immigration, poverty, global warming, teen depression, domestic violence, and animal abuse.

The following sections of INVS/EDUC 2919 are open and we are in

Section 802, working with high school students
SEMINAR (on campus): Mondays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
PRACTICUM (select one of the following)
1)Centaurus High School – Sophomores and Juniors – Fridays, 1:10-2:05 (in Lafayette, Co. Bus and carpools available ~20-25 minutes)
2)Centaurus High School – Seniors – Fridays, 2:10-3:00 (in Lafayette, Co. Bus and Carpools available ~20-25 minutes)


Section 803, working with 2nd-5th grade elementary students:
SEMINAR (on campus): Mondays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
PRACTICUM (pick one of the two listed below)
1) Pioneer Elementary School, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (in Lafayette, Co. Bus and carpools available ~20-25 min route)
2) Columbine Elementary School, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (in North Boulder Bus and carpools available ~15-20 min route)

***The course has been approved for the Education Minor but not limited to education school students,
***Additionally, INVS 2919/EDUC 2919 students may be eligible to receive a $1,000+ AmeriCorps scholarship!
***Bilingual students needed but not limited to

Please contact Elaina Verveer @ verveer@colorado.edu and/or Erin Ulrich at erin.ulrich@colorado.edu


Women & Gender Studies Mixer – Wed., Sept 5th 4-6pm

Next Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Women and Gender Studies Program will be hosting a mixer to celebrate back-to-school with our current majors, minors, graduate certificate students, faculty, staff & friends, and also to introduce our Program to new students. We hope you can attend, and you’re welcome to bring friends who may be interested in our Program. I’ve attached the flyer for you to share.


You can also join this event on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/events/190862927712399/


If you’re interested in being an event host (helping us to greet guests & serve food), please email me at wgst@colorado.edu .


Get the Scoop on WGST!


Learn more about the Women and Gender Studies Program, including our major, minor, the LGBT Studies certificate, the WGST Graduate Certificate, and the Gender Justice League student group.

Enjoy Free Ice Cream & Subs, check out the historic Gates Woodruff Cottage, and meet WGST Faculty & Students.
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012


Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage


Volunteer to teach English on campus – SWAP (Student Worker Alliance Program)

SWAP matches students with service workers on campus to teach ESL!!

The Student Worker Alliance Program is looking for volunteers to teach one-on-one English language classes for the Fall semester! Classes meet for one hour, twice a week for 9 weeks. Schedules are flexible to fit in between classes, and a foreign language background is not necessary to participate. For more information, visit http://www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/swap to rsvp for a training date!


SWAP won The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County ‘s NOVA award last year as the best non-profit program in the county


Paid Part Time Election Canvasser – Engage Colorado

Position Description:
The Election Canvasser position is a part-time, temporary position beginning September 4th through
November 6, 2012. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, comfortable working in a team setting, have strong
communication skills and be willing to work in diverse communities.

Job Duties:
• Door knocking to educate voters about 2012 ballot initiatives
• Collect accurate information using a walk list or I-Touch
• Recording of data in both written and database format
• Participate in staff meetings, evaluations and trainings
• Other duties as assigned by Management




Engage Colorado is building an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state for all Coloradans. Partner groups
participating in Engage Colorado include: 9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado Immigrant
Rights Coalition, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), Colorado
Progressive Coalition, FRESC: Good Jobs and Strong Communities, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, New
Era Colorado, NARAL Pro-Choice, Sensible Colorado and Rights for All People.

Bilingual & Diverse Backgrounds Encouraged to apply!


Top Scholarship Info Meeting – Wed., Sept. 12th 3pm

Do you:

  • Excel academically?
  • Show leadership on or off campus?
  • Get involved with your community?
  • Plan to make a difference in your field or in the world?
  • Have a plan for your future (or want to firm up your plans)?

Make sure to attend the Top Scholarships Information Meeting!!

If you are interested in learning how to turn your top grades, excellent leadership skills, and community service into big opportunity?

The Top Scholarships Office provides assistance to CU students in applying for several nationally competitive, prestigious scholarships. Planning ahead is essential, so come to an information session to learn how to prepare; it’s never too early. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 3-4 p.m. UMC 247. More information:http://enrichment.colorado.edu/topscholarships.

Also check out Facts & Questions here!! http://enrichment.colorado.edu/topscholarships/faq/

Career Buffs! September Events & Fall Fair information – save the date

Updates from Career Services:

CSO (Career Services Online) has a NEW name – Career Buffs!!

September Events

Resumes That Rock

Thursday, Sept 13, 5:30-7:00pm, Norlin Library E303


Clothes The Deal! Do you need professional clothes for your job/internship search? Are you interested in expanding your current professional wardrobe?  Career

29th Street Mall & Nordstrom Rack Presents…Head to Toe Fashion Tips & Store Discounts on Professional Attire at Nordstrom Rack – Tuesday, September 18, 3:00-5:00pm

AND……the Boulder 2140 networking event at Cantina Laredo, 5:30-7:30pm


Recruiters Tell All

Thursday, Sept 20, 5:30-7:00pm, Center for Community (C4C), Abrams Lounge


Careers in the US State Department & Foreign Service

Monday, Sept 24, 12:00-1:30pm, Center for Community (C4C), Room S350

Guest Speaker: Ambassador Steven Maloney, Diplomat in Residence


Drop-In Resume Critiques for All Majors

Monday, Sept 24, 2:00-4:00pm, Center for Community (C4C), Room S350


Diversity Networking Night

Monday, Sept 24, 6:30-8:00pm, Center for Community (C4C), Abrams Lounge


Linkin’ It Up (Social Media Workshop)

Wednesday, Sept 26, 5:30-7:00pm, Norlin Library E303


Women in Technology Networking Event

Wednesday, Sept 26, 5:30-7:00pm, Center for Community (C4C), Abrams Lounge


Fall Career & Internship Fair:

Tues, Sept 25, 9:00am-3:00pm, UMC – several rooms reserved

The Career & Internship Fair is for students who are:

-Looking for a job or internship

-Looking for more information about an organization

-Looking to network and make connections

With over 140 companies attending the fair, there are opportunities for ALL MAJORS. We encourage students to research the employers on Career Buffs, to bring several copies of their resume, and to dress the part (professional attire). Encourage your students to meet with a career counselor to review their resume and talk through their strategy for the fair. There are numerous events to help students prepare for the fair including resume writing workshops and resume critiques with employers. For additional tips, visit: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/CommonFiles/PDFs/students/fairTips.pdf

For students who want additional networking time with employers, sign to be a student host to help employers during check-in and check-out. Two shifts offered: 7:00-9:00am and 2:30-4:00pm. Students can contact Ann.Herrmann@colorado.edu and let her know which shift they are interested in.

Print out & View more scheduled events here: Fall Events calendar








Cori Shaff

Career Counselor & Academic Outreach Coordinator

Career Services, Center for Community, N352, UCB 133

University of Colorado at Boulder

Appointments: 303-492-6541, Fax: 303-492-5723



Service Learning & AmeriCorps Scholarships – Info Sessions

The Service Learning and AmeriCorps Office awards scholarships to students serving the community in the following areas:

– Academic mentoring and support for high need students in grades K-12 (especially SPED and ESL departments)

– Primary and preventative healthcare in underserved communities

– Volunteer capacity building for local non-profit agencies

Scholarships range from $1,175 to $2,755 and are not need based.

If you are completing a service project in you class attend an upcoming information session at the UMC:

Wednesday August 29: 11:45 – 12:45 at the UMC room 245

Thursday August 30: 1:30 – 2:20pm at the UMC room 245







For more information:





Suzy Belmont

Assistant AmeriCorps Coordinator


Mailing Address:

471 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309-0471

Street Address:

IBS Building #5

1201 17th St.