Thursday, May 10, 2012
This Edition Contains:
ALVS News and Events:
Checked Out I-Clickers:
If you have checked out an I-Clicker from the ALVS office, please make sure to return it by the end of the semester and get your $20 deposit back. Remember, they are on a semester-only basis. Also, if you have an I-Clicker you would like to donate, please bring it into the ALVS office. Thanks.
Student Veteran Organization:
SVO is now accepting membership applications. There is a new one time ten dollar fee to be a part of the SVO. Stop by the ALVS office to complete your application.
Stay tuned for updates on new SVO news and meetings this summer.
Memorial Day 5K:
Come on out for the fun run!
ALVS is also looking for volunteers to help with the Memorial Day 5K Run on May 27th, 2012, from 7am-noon. (Shift Schedule: 6-7am, 7-9am, 8-11am, 9-11am, and 11am-1pm). If you can help, please let us know either in person (talk to Jan, Jenny, or Will) or by email. More information on the 5K can be found on the ALVS Veterans Homepage.
Summer Newsletter Schedule:
Hi everyone! We are going to be cutting down the frequency of the ALVS Newsletter for the summer months. It going to be sent out monthly until we all get back in the fall. Have a great summer, and be safe!
Academic Help for Academic Success:
CO150 Composition Placement/Challenge Exam Dates:
Registration For Fall 2012 Semester. The Composition Placement/Challenge Exam is a 60-minute impromptu summary-response essay test. Students can check their placement on the afternoon following the day of their exam by checking their Homepage on RAMweb. Under Records, select Composition Placement/Challenge Exam Results. Here’s the website for information on Colorado State University’s English Composition Placement/Challenge Exam: http://composition.colostate.edu/placement.html.
Exam Date: 6/11
Please remember to bring a PEN and a PHOTO ID!! You don’t need to sign up for this test, just show up 10-15 minutes early--no one arriving late will be allowed to take the test!! All students taking this exam will be assessed a $22 service charge, which will be billed to their student account.
CSU Bookstore Award:
Adult Learner & Veteran Services has partnered with the CSU Bookstore to offer eight textbook awards valued UP TO $400 in required textbooks for fall semester. The awards are redeemed two weeks prior to the start of fall semester and are good only at the CSU Bookstore in LSC. Any amount over $400 is the responsibility of the recipient. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be undergraduate adult learner or student veteran
- Have a minimum cumulative CSU GPA of 2.50
- Be enrolled in at least 12 residential credits for FA12 semester
- Demonstrate financial need and academic potential
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm. To apply, complete the application form (that can be obtained from the ALVS office) and submit it along with a current resume, a copy of your most recent CSU Financial Aid Information found on RamWeb, and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor.
Scholarships and Awards:
Osher Re-entry Scholarship (up to 20x - ~$4000 scholarships):
The Osher Re-entry Scholarship was established by the Bernard Osher Foundation to provide financial assistance to former undergraduate students who are re-entering the university, and who meet the following criteria:
- Will be an undergraduate, full-time student enrolled in 12 or more credits for duration of the scholarship term;
- Minimum CSU accumulative GPA of 2.75;
- Minimum of 60 credits towards bachelor's degree;
- Cumulative gap of at least five years in education;
- Be between the ages of 25-50.
Complete application packets include the following:
1) What motivates you to seek a bachelor's degree?
- Complete a FAFSA form for CSU - visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA (This will be used to determine "financial need");
- Submit one letter of reference from a current or recent employer (or volunteer work supervisor) focusing on quality of your work and overall work ethic addressed to the ORS Selection Committee;
- Submit a copy of your award letter obtained from your RamWeb. This should contain a list of the awards and scholarships you've received for the upcoming academic year;
- Answer the following questions. Please limit answer to each single question to no more than two pages, using double space, Times New Roman, 12 point font (1 inch margins on each side):
2) What obstacles have you faced in completing your bachelor's degree? Why do you think you will now be able to overcome those obstacles?
3) What are your goals for the 10 years following graduation? Be specific.
For more information and to submit your application online, click here or call Jan Rastall in the ALVS office at (970) 491-3977.
The deadline to submit your application is May 25th, 2012
Both men and women are actually eligible for this scholarship. The task is to write an essay on one of the six topics given. $22,000 will be spread out to 10 undergraduate students this fall. For information on the Awards and details about the scholarship, click here. The deadline is Friday, 27 July 2012.
2012 CO-ACME Scholarship:
There will be five $1,000 scholarships awarded to students based on character, leadership, potential for academic success, the importance of the scholarship to academic pursuits, and financial need. A Scholarship Selection Committee will score all applications and select the scholarship recipients. The scholarship selection process is nondiscriminatory and Scholarship Committee members’ immediate family members are not eligible for a scholarship award nor can they benefit financially in any way from this program. There is no specified restriction on the use of scholarship award moneys; however, it is the intent of the committee that they be utilized in the direct support of academic pursuits. For the details and application, email Cheri Arfsten at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application window for this scholarship is April 18th - July 1st, 2012.
Folds of Honor Scholarship:
Educational scholarships offered for the dependents of wounded and fallen service members, up to the amount of $5,000 per school year ($2,500 per semester). Children or spouses who are currently enrolled in a college, university, vocational or trade school can apply for the immediate use scholarship to help provide offset the costs of tuition, fees, books, tutoring, or other educational expenses. Dependent children who are between the ages of birth to 17 years old may also apply for the Future Use scholarship, in which Folds of Honor will set aside funding for when that child is ready to attend higher education.
The deadline for these applications for the 2012-2013 school year is May 31st. Please visit foldsofhonor.org/scholarships, or contact the scholarship department by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (918) 274-4700 for more information and applications.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
If you are thinking about studying abroad at some time during your stay here at CSU, visit the CSU Study Abroad Website here, and see a list of scholarships, meetings, and deadlines.
Community News, Events & Jobs:
Federal Veterans Benefits Booklet:
Now available online at http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
Help Raise Money for CSU's Veterans Scholarship:
On the morning of Sunday May 20, 2012, Ginny Fanning will be part of a relay team focused on completing the Colfax marathon. At 6 a.m. her team will hits the streets of downtown Denver. Several teams of 5 from CSU will be entered in the race. Her team will be competing to not only finish the race, but more importantly to raise money for a great cause - the CSU Veterans Scholarship. To donate to Ginny's Team, and benefit the Veterans Scholarship, click here and donate under Team #5 (The Knights of Green and Old).
Like to Run?:
If so, there are a bunch of runs ranging from 1-2 mile races to triathlons that are going to be taking place in Colorado, starting NOW!
For information on registrations and dates, click here.
Colorado Youth Corps Internships:
There are a large number of internship available to work with the Colorado Youth Corps. To see the list of internships, come check out the posting on the bulletin board in the ALVS office, (under jobs). For more information, and to apply, contact VISTA leader Grant Sanford at 303-863-8095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders:
If you are a college women student leader who would like to visit the nation's capital for the May 31 - June 2nd, 2012 conference, check out the NCCWSL website here.
Women's Wilderness for Women Veterans:
If you're a woman veteran and you like to backpack and hike, check out http://www.womenswilderness.org/ for information on the many trips that will be taking place this summer.
Elevate Camps - Summer Camps for Kids:
The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County recognized Elevate Camps as a great summer program for kids 3yrs old to 6th Grade. They are located at St. John's in Loveland, CO. They offer programs all throughout the summer ranging from martial arts to science class to sports camps. For more information, and pricing, call St. John's at 970-635-5830 or visit them on facebook.
PVHS Classes for Student Parents:
"An Overview of Food Allergies" - June 6th, 2012, 7-8:30pm
All events will take place at Cafe F at Poudre Valley Hospital, Free (for Healthy Families members)/$20 (for non-members), must pre-register at 970-495-7500.
PVH Classes and Tours for New Parents Offered in Spanish:
PVH is now offering the Parent Preview Tours and childbirth education classes in Spanish.
Tour of Hospital for Future Parents: 11am-noon, FREE, near the main entrance of Poudre Valley Hospital (on: 14 July, 13 October).
Preparation Class for Future Parents: 1-4pm, $20/couple, 1025 Garfield, Ft. Collins (on: 23 July, 22 October).
Attention all OIF/OEF veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a group that has been formed to help you out if you're having a bit of a rough time dealing with any kind of new challenges that you may be facing in your civilian life. Be it relationship, anxiety, depression, or just simply wanting to hang out with some vets because you miss the feeling, this is the group for you. It's run by an OIF veteran, and meets:
Tuesdays @ Vet Center 702 W. Drake, Bldg C from 5-6:30pm
For more information, contact Dawn Ray.
Study Abroad w/Post 9/11 GI Bill:
If you want to study abroad, you may be able to you're using the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Check out the requirements and info here.
O*Net Updates - Updated Military Occupations:
The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (January 2012) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 10,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. Transitioning military personnel can use their military code or title to discover related civilian occupations/careers within O*NET Online's Military Crosswalk Search or My Next Move for Veterans' Military Transition Search.
IT Internship at CSU:
- Availability throughout the academic year and summer.
- Minimum 12 hours/week.
- Be familiar with basic computer and network troubleshooting.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.
- Exhibit organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Can take criticism positively in order to improve customer service and computer support.
- Willingness to perform routine tasks and learn new things.
- Ability to effectively work with students, co-workers and supervisors.
- Ability to receive training and learn from other technicians.
- Ability to lift 45 pounds
- Must be a student who can provide documented proof of current enrollment.
- Self-starter and seeks out tasks to accomplish.
- Demonstrable experience with Windows XP, 7; Office 2003-2010; PCs, laptops, laser printers; component-level troubleshooting of motherboards, CPU, RAM, video cards, etc.
Application Details: To apply for this position please send by email to the following application materials to email@example.com. You will need to send a resume, cover letter, and no less than two work references in order to be considered for this position. Include your class schedule for the Summer 2012 semester if applicable. The work hours available are M - F from 8:00 to 5:00 for approximately 20-30 hours/week. The work schedule is subject to change to accommodate future semesters and the position will be available for 2-3 years.
Looking for a Job:
Check out this nationwide website that was started up by a Veteran in Colorado:
Kaiser Permanente Jobs:
Kaiser Permanente is currently hiring, and one of there representatives was actually at the Vet Connect event in the LSC. To view some of their employment opportunities, click here.
Always getting updated at
Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps:
The LCYCC is now accepting applications for the following positions: Agri-Corps, Land Corps and Sawyer Corps. For more information, and to apply, click here.
2012 Military Veteran Recruitment Expos:
RecruitMilitary will be hosting in Denver this year. They will be in Denver September 13th.The recruitment expos will be from 11am-3pm and are an excellent way for Colorado State University to meet and hire highly skilled service men and women who are looking for great opportunities in the Denver area. For more information, please contact:
Joshua Sieger, U.S. Army Veteran, Senior Account Executive RecruitMilitary, LLC
Phone: (513) 677-7067
RockSolConsulting Group, in Westminster, is seeking some experienced materials testers (soils, concrete, asphalt) for employment. The company does civil, structural and geotechnical engineering consulting, construction management, inspection and materials testing on many road and bridge projects as the owner representative for CDOT, FHWA, and municipal govts. If you have these skills, contact their HR representative, Kathy Dougherty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use your skills that you have as a veteran to help mentor youths in the wilderness on backpacking adventures this summer. For more info, and to volunteer, click here.
Roommate Wanted (Starting 01 AUG 12):
Animal Science Major Seeking Roommate.
Location: 502 w. Laurel St. Apt 308 (Across the street from the business college).
Time: August 1st 2012 – July 31st 2013 (Shorter times negotiable. Roommates have separate leases.)
About me and this location: My name is Bryan and I’m an Animal Science Major in my junior year. My roommate is finishing up this year so I need to find someone to take his place. It’s a two bedroom apartment with a nice kitchen and living room (washer and dryer, dishwasher, separate bathrooms, covered parking, etc…) this place couldn’t be any more perfect for students and that’s why I’m staying here again this coming year. Rent is $530 (per person) with about $75 per person for bills. I have a lot of really nice neighbors and I’m good friends with all of them so expect some company now and again. Anything else you need to know, just ask.
Who I’m looking for: Must be clean, friendly, and responsible!!! Clean up your mess, be kind to the neighbors, and pay your bills. Do these and we won’t have any major problems. If you are a veteran that would be ideal (I’m prior Army). Otherwise, I prefer someone with a traditional upbringing with strong values and an ability to be social and have fun with friends.
If you are interested please email me at email@example.com
Veteran Job Opportunities:
Veterans Green Force:
This is a newly developed initiative that's goal is to get 300 Veterans into Green Sector Jobs by the middle of next year. For more information and an online application, click here.
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