Division of Student Affairs
Across Departments: Ways to Support Others
Civic Action Leaders Scholarship Opportunity
Do you know any first-year students passionate about community service and civic action? Are they looking for a way to put that passion into action? If so, please encourage them to apply for the Civic Action Leaders Program. This program is coordinated by the Office of Service-Learning and generously supported by the BGSU Bookstore.
The Civic Action Leaders (CALs) are a group of students passionate about community service and civic engagement. CALs work in the Office of Service-Learning as administrative interns with such tasks as: recruiting volunteers, providing leadership for the coordination of large service events such as the MLK Jr. Day of Service Challenge, publishing the Service Update, volunteer management for the BG Teen Central, and facilitating the Service Roundtable. These activities help to foster civic action by increasing the visibility of service opportunities, while also creating new opportunities for BGSU faculty, students, and staff to engage in service. The program is a 3-yearcohort, internship model with students applying in the spring of the first year and participating in the program during their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The program is committed to promoting social justice, examining community issues, and fostering personal and social responsibility.
Applications are due to the Office of Service-Learning, 315 University Hall, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013. 2. Individual interviews will take place February 4-8, and group interviews will take place February 11-15. Questions can be directed to Paul Valdez in the Office of Service-Learning at 419-372-9865 or CALCoordinator@bgsu.edu. Applications and scholarship details are available on the Office of Service-Learning webpage.
Wellness Connection Peer Educator Training
The BGSU Wellness Connection is offering the opportunity for students to become active peer educators by participating in intensive training over an upcoming single weekend, rather than taking the usual required HHS 4400 course. Peer educators are trained to give interactive presentations on a variety of health and wellness topics such as nutrition, fitness, body image, alcohol and sexual health. The program is also designed for students to gain public speaking experience and valuable leadership skills.
Training is Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27, from 12 PM - 6 PM, in the Student Recreation Center Conference Room.
Register online at Recreation Wellness by Wednesday, January 23, 2012.
Call for Programs: 17th Annual State-of-the-State Conference
Bowling Green State University is hosting the 17th Annual State of The State Conference in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on March 21, 2013. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to be part of a state-wide conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity. Keynote presenters are Tim Wise and Michelle Alexander. Tim is a prominent anti-racist writer, educator and the author of six books. Michelle is a member of The Ohio State University faculty with significant experience in the field of civil rights advocacy and litigation. The BGSU community is strongly encouraged to attend, co-sponsor, and submit presentation proposals. Presentation proposals are accepted until January 4, 2013. Co-sponsorships are sought after to keep the cost of attendance low and enable this conference to reach a wider audience. Presentation proposal, co-sponsorship, and registration information can be found online by visiting SOS Conference. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 419-372-2642 for more information.
Parent and Family Programs Newsletter
The Office of Campus Activities distributes a monthly e-newsletter to the parents/families of undergraduate students. If you would like to include an item or a photo from an event, please send it to Jo Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org.