Aldo Leopold Event at Ursinus College

This looks like a very cool event!

~Salma

From: Wallace, Richard [mailto:rwallace@ursinus.edu]
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 1:17 PM
To: Wallace, Richard
Subject: Aldo Leopold Event at Ursinus College

You are cordially invited to a film screening and panel discussion:

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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30PM

Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center

Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

The feature-length documentary Green Fire was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. Leopold’s biographer, conservation biologist and historian Curt Meine, serves as the film’s on-screen guide.

Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.

The film utilizes photographs, correspondence, manuscripts and other archival documents from the voluminous Aldo Leopold Archives as well as historical film and contemporary full-color footage on location, including landscapes that influenced Leopold and that he in turn influenced.

The film also features commentary and insight from some of today’s most recognized and credible scholars and conservation leaders, including three of Aldo Leopold’s children—Nina, Carl, and Estella, Leopold scholars, noted environmental writers, scientists, humanities experts, public policy leaders, business leaders, and leaders of non-profit groups inspired by Leopold.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Curt Meine, the film’s co-director Steven Dunsky, editor Ann Dunsky, and Ursinus environmental studies professor Richard Wallace.

For more information on this event, email Dr. Wallace at rwallace@ursinus.edu; on the film, visit www.greenfiremovie.com; on Ursinus College, visit www.ursinus.edu.  

Click here for directions to Ursinus

Apologies for cross-postings!

Orion’s list of jobs

Hi majors,

This site from Orion might be a great one to bookmark.

~Salma

Subject: know about Orion’s green job + internship board?

Howdy, Quick note wondering if you have heard of Orion’s Jobsource that ‘connects the green leaders of tomorrow with good work today.’ View here if not,

http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/

We’ve been hosting this service for 15 years, so it attracts a wide variety of very interesting opportunities, in fields from conservation to sustainable ag and envi education to communication. We send out email updates of new internships, apprenticeships, and jobs once a month to thousands of profs, career centers, academic departments, and jobseekers. Many of these folks forward these messages on to their friends, students, and colleagues, and we love it. If you don’t get this low volume, free email, you can sign up here.

Another thing to alert you about (at the risk of getting semi-commercial here) is that we take display ads for educational programs on the Jobsource. Orion magazine is normally ad-free, so ads always get attention here, plus the jobseekers we get are of the demographic that colleges are seeking to attract — 20ish with some college and higher degree ambitions. Plus, we’re cheap.

Because I know some of you probably get asked by administrators where they ought to do outreach for your programs, please feel free to pass along my contact info when that comes up. Middlebury College, U of WY, Bard College, and Antioch are current or recent advertisers on our site, and are pleased with the results. Happy to supply more info and stats. Erik —
Erik Hoffner
Orion magazine

***Orion is winner of the 2010 Independent Press Award in the category of General Excellence***

ehoffner@orionmagazine.org

888-909-6568 x32

http://www.orionmagazine.org
http://www.twitter.com/Orion_magazine
http://www.facebook.com/Orionmagazine

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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:36:57 -0600
From: Tina Evans
Subject: call for submissions, Journal of Sustainability Education

Colleagues, please find attached a call for submissions for the next annual issue of the JSE. Please address questions to the editor.

Best,

Tina Evans

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Invite: Info session and dinner with U. Virginia Oct. 5

From: Candelier, Emma [mailto:ec2ms@comm.virginia.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:01 PM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: Invite: Info session and dinner with U. Virginia Oct. 5

Dear Professor Principato,

I hope this finds the academic year off to a great start!  Would you please forward the below invitation on to any Environmental Studies student who may be interested in attending graduate school?  I will be at Gettysburg hosting an information session and dinner on Wednesday, October 5, presenting the University of Virginia’s pre-experience M.S. in Commerce. The one-year degree is designed specifically for non-business majors and features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of global immersion in Europe, China or Southeast Asia.

Many thanks,

Emma Candelier

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Employers are looking for candidates with strong business communication skills, the ability to analytically solve problems, and a professional global mindset.[1]  Leverage your Gettsyburg degree with the pre-experience M.S. in Commerce at the University of Virginia and make yourself more competitive in the job market and more competent on the job.  With placement statistics for the Class of 2010 at 94%, our students stand out to the 100+ companies who recruit on campus each year. 

M.S. in Commerce Information Session

Wednesday, October 5 at 6 pm

117 Masters Hall

Click here to RSVP

Click here to connect with us

Hope to see you soon,

Emma

Emma Candelier

Associate Director of Graduate Recruiting

McIntire School of Commerce

University of Virginia

Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 160

PO Box 400173

Charlottesville, VA 22904

phone: (434) 243-4992

fax: (434) 924-7074

email: ecandelier@virginia.edu

web: www.commerce.virginia.edu

McIntire remains top-ranked by Business Week among
Nation’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs!



[NEES] FW: EnvironMentors internship (unpaid)

For soon to be graduates and otherwise,

Looks interesting!

~Salma

Position: Development/Communications Intern

EnvironMentors National Office, Washington, DC

EnvironMentors (EM) seeks a creative and committed individual for a part-time (10 hours/week) Marketing and Communications internship. The ideal candidate will have experience and skills in Internet research, writing and communications, program administration, and maintaining a sophisticated internal social networking website. The position will include working as part of a national office team located in Washington, DC and Boulder, CO, as well as with Directors and Coordinators at 13 university-based chapters nationwide.  The position’s primary emphasis is to assist with fundraising, communications research/development, maintain/update “EnvironMentors Online Community,” with occasional program support for EM’s university-based chapters.

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Broaden EnvironMentors portfolio of development prospects through research and outreach to F-500 corporations and National Science Foundation programs supporting STEM education and advancement.

·         Support sponsorship solicitations for the EnvironMentors National Fair and Awards Ceremony and conduct EnvironMentors student scholarship solicitation mailings.

·         Write EnvironMentors external newsletters and assist in developing all promotional videos and print materials.

·         Support EnvironMentors team in all other program coordination activities as needed.

Qualifications:

·         Two or more years of undergraduate study pursuant to a degree in education, communications, business, web design, public policy or related field.

·         Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and writing skills.

·         Ability to work efficiently in a team environment while remaining responsible for individual tasks.

·         Strong commitment to underrepresented youth and the environment.

Status: Part-time (10 hours/week)

About EnvironMentors

EnvironMentors is an environmental science mentoring program geared to preparing high school students from underrepresented backgrounds for college degree programs and careers in environmental and related science fields. Initiated in 1992 as a community based organization serving DC public high school students, EnvironMentors is now an initiative of the National Council for Science and the Environment and currently undergoing an ambitious scale up as a national, college access program with chapters located at 13 universities across the country. 

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Jessica Soule

Subject/Attn: EM Intern Application

Electronically to: jsoule@ncseonline.org

Or via fax: 202-628-4311                                               

[NEES] Post-doctoral opportunity in environmental attitude and behavior transformation

For those of you who might be further along, this sounds like an interesting opportunity at another small college like Gettysburg.

~Salma

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From: North East Environmental Studies Group [mailto:NEES@listserv.ursinus.edu] On Behalf Of John Petersen
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:24 PM
To: NEES@listserv.ursinus.edu
Subject: [NEES] Post-doctoral opportunity in environmental attitude and behavior transformation

FELLOWSHIP IN ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE AND
BEHAVIOR TRANSFORMATION

Oberlin College invites applications for a Research Fellow in
assessment of environmental attitude
and behavior transformation to study and enhance the work of the
Oberlin Project. This is a full-time
appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second
year, dependent upon performance and
availability of funding.

Responsibilities: The Oberlin Project is a collaborative effort
between the City of Oberlin and Oberlin
College to create a replicable model of a prosperous and sustainable
post-fossil fuel community. A central
goal of the Project is to transform the social as well as physical and
economic systems in ways that enhance
sustainability and community resilience. Social transformation will
involve changes in the attitudes,
knowledge, behavior, social norms, and social networks of Oberlin
community members, leaders, and
city and college employees. The work of the Postdoctoral Fellow will
be to document and inform social
transformation through the collection of baseline data, through
Community Based Social Marketing
(CBSM) research, and through other community-focused strategies. The
Fellow will also work to develop
generalizable metrics of social system transformation that can be
easily communicated and applied to a
developing network of other communities engaged in parallel efforts.

Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, or be
ABD with near-term defense
date in social psychology, marketing, or other relevant discipline; a
demonstrated interest in sustainability
issues; the ability to design and execute effective research programs;
proficiency in survey research
and quantitative data analysis; excellent organizational and project
management skills; and writing and
presentation skills.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with qualitative data analysis,
community-based research, and
working as an effective team member on highly collaborative projects
are strongly desired.

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications and includes an excellent
benefits package.

To Apply: Interested persons should submit an application
electronically to escandidates@oberlin.edu;
questions may be directed to Dr. Cynthia M. Frantz at
cindy.frantz@oberlin.edu. Applications should
include (a) cover letter including a statement of research interests
and career goals, and names and contact
information of two professional references, and (b) a curriculum vita.
Review of applications will begin on
November 1, 2011 and the position will remain open until filled.

Upcoming Career Development Programs

Dear Faculty,

Below are several upcoming events that may be of interest to your students. Please feel free to share as you see fit.

Peace Corps Information Session – Friday, September 30th at Noon in McCreary 101

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps promoting peace and friendship around the world. The Peace Corps offers a way to refine and develop skills and gain international experience, while helping others. Come to this information session to hear about experiences of Peace Corps volunteers and find out if the Peace Corps is right for you. Ciara Johnson (RPCV, Guinea 2007-2009), Regional Recruiter from the New York Regional Peace Corps Office will facilitate the workshop and provide some useful tips on the application process. Register via GettysburgWorks, (events and workshop tab).

 *Note: Ms. Johnson will also have a table in the CUB commons on Friday, September 30th from 8:30am to 10:30am.


Career Talk: Solar Work – Tuesday, October 4, 4pm, CUB 260

David Wagner ‘09, a Commercial Construction Superintendent at Standard Solar, Inc., will be discussing his various experiences working within the field of solar work. Register via GettysburgWorks.


Choosing a Major (FYE Approved) – Wednesday, October 5, Noon, CUB 260

Open to all class years. Learn what can you do with a major in __? Learn about the skills and abilities that you can develop in your chosen major, and find out what other Gettysburg graduates have done with their major. Register via GettysburgWorks.


McIntire School of Commerce (UVA) Information Session – Wednesday, October 5, 6-7:30pm, Masters 117

Join us for an information session about the pre-experience M.S. in Commerce at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Learn how the one-year degree can help leverage your liberal arts, science, or engineering background with solid business understanding within a global context. The M.S. in Commerce is designed specifically for non-business majors and features specialty tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of global immersion in Europe, China, or Southeast Asia.

To register for the event, click here: http://register.applyyourself.com/?id=uva-com&pid=2227&eID=26973&rid=1

[pizza and soda to be provided]


Graduate & Professional School Fair – Tuesday, October 25, 4-6pm, CUB Ballroom

100 graduate and/or professional school programs from 78 institutions will be represented.  Law, medical, social sciences, humanities, and more!  View registered institutions and disciplines.

**GIVEAWAYS!!**  Students attending the Fair will be eligible to win one of several giveaways, including an Apple iPad, G-burg Bookstore gift cards, and more!


NIH – Field Trip October 28th from 10:30am – 6:00pm

Join the Center for Career Development for a trip to the NIH Campus in Bethesda MD.  Students will speak with representatives from the Office of Intramural Training and Education, tour the medical facility and meet with Kris Bough’92, Program Officer, Medications Research Grants Branch (MRGB)  Div. of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse. The van will leave campus at 10:30am and return at approximately 6pm.   A light bag lunch will be provided.  Space available on a first come, first served basis. To register, e-mail Katy Mattson at kemattso@gettysburg.edu .    

Thank you,

Katy Mattson

Associate Director

Center for Career Development

Gettysburg College

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