Thursday, April 19, 2012
This Edition Contains:
ALVS News and Events:
All-Veterans Connect - Networking and Career Fair:
All-Veterans Connect will be held on 24 Apr 4-6 pm in the LSC. This event is for all student veterans even if you are not actively looking for a job. Veteran friendly businesses, and veterans working with those businesses, will be attending to network with you! This is not just for business majors but for all student veterans. (And rumor has it there will be food). To register for this event, click here.
Checked Out I-Clickers:
If you have checked out an I-Clicker from the ALVS office, please may sure to return them by the end of the semester. Remember, they are on a semester-only basis. Thanks.
Border Wars Shoot-Off:
The Border Wars Shoot-Off between the SVO's at CSU and the University of Wyoming is locked, cocked, and ready to rock! The range is pretty awesome, with up to 1,000 yard shots to be made. Stop by the ALVS office and talk to John with any questions you might have, but the general info is as such:
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, April 21st, 2012 @ 0900 in Laramie, WY. (a make-up date of April 28th, 2012 is also set up, just in case of some crazy Wyoming weather).
Carpool: Everyone will be meeting up in the North End parking lot of the LSC at 0600.
Fee: There is a $20 range fee, that includes targets
Weapons/Ammo: Bring whatever rifle(s)/pistol(s) you have, and ammo to shoot.
How to register: If you're on the ALVS mailing list then you should have a registration form in your email, but you can also come into the ALVS office and we can get you squared away.
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.
The next SVO meeting will take place Thursday, April 26th, 4pm in the ALVS office.
Do you need to provide care for children?:
We want to improve our community by developing new programs and we NEED your input. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. Just click on the following link and you will be directed to the survey:
Tania Sletta, ALVS staff member
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 Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 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.
New Course for Fall '12:
NR 380A2 - Environmental Planning is a new course here at CSU that starts in the Fall, 2012. It will apply sustainable principles to land use, energy, and natural resources at the local level.
Schedule: M,W,F 2-2:50pm, Clark A204
For more information, contact Brian Chase at BrianChase_724@msn.com.
Summer Language Courses at CSU:
LARA 105 First Year Arabic I: June 11 – July 6
LSPA 105 First Year Spanish I: May 14 – June 8
LSPA 107 First Year Spanish II: June 11 – July 6
Each course is 5 credits and meets daily from 8:45 – 12:25
LSPA 200 Second Year Spanish I: May 14 – June 8
LSPA 201 Second Year Spanish II: June 11 – July 6
Each course is 3 credits and meets daily from 8:40 – 10:50
For more info, contact:
Dr. Mary Vogl, Director of the Language & Culture Study Center, (970) 491-6100 or Mary.Vogl@colostate.edu
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
American Association of University Women Scholarship (2x - $2000 scholarships):
The American Association of University Women is a national organization promoting societal change, equity for women, education, and self-development over the life spans. Undergraduate scholarships are available for women who meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate (w/no previous Bachelor's degree), upper class (Jr. or Sr. standing), non-traditional female student. (Non-traditional: 1st generation college, over 22 yrs old, parent, widowed, prior military, medical condition that delayed schooling, under-represented field of study, ie. Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math);
- Minimum CSU accumulative GPA of 3.0;
- Demonstrated financial need;
- Can't be previous recipient of an AAUW scholarship
Complete application packets include the following:
- Completed application form (obtained from ALVS office)
- Official copy of applicant's college transcript(s), (must be sealed, but not required to be sent directly from school)
The deadline for your application and transcript(s) to be received by the ALVS office is May 4th, 2012
WomenGive Scholarship (up to $200/week/child scholarships):
Education is an integral component to self-sufficiency. WomenGive makes an impact by providing childcare scholarships to single mothers working toward a GED, certificate or bachelor’s degree program.
Requirements can be found here.
Applications can be fill out here.
For more info, visit the WomenGive homepage.
The deadline for your Fall 2012 application is May 4th, 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.
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
USDA Summer Internship:
The US Department of Agriculture has some internships open for this summer at the following locations: Fort Collins& Lakewood, CO, Minneapolis, MN, Raleigh, NC, Riverdale, MD, and Washington, D.C. To apply, type the following into your web address:
then at the end of the web address type in each of the following job I.D's:
313549700, 313546400, 313499000, 313498400, 313521400, 313505900.
For reasonable accommodations information please contact Sherri Serotkin at (301) 851-2949 or visit the following link: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mrpbs/hr/reasonable_accommodation.shtml
The deadline for your application is at midnight on April 23rd, 2012.
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
Students to Represent the LSC:
The Lory Student Center is looking for student leaders to help be a part of re-creating the historic photo from 1960 celebrating the coming of the new Lory Student Center. The new photo will include a group of current student leaders who represent the CSU campus community and are unified in their love for the Lory Student Center and the programs it houses. To apply, click here. The deadline is May 4th, 2012.
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders:
The Early Bird registration rates end April 13th, 2012. 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.
Do you bake gluten-free products at home, know someone who does, or want to learn more about doing so? Assist the CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition with a survey which will help us develop and expand our online gluten-free baking resources. If you would like to participate in the survey (or know someone who might) please contact Brenna at email@example.com.
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:
"Jump Into Kindergarten" - May 10th, 2012, 7-8:30pm
"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-Healthy Families 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 April, 23 July, 22 October).
The Parenting Young Children Project:
CSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies is conducting research on how parents and children work together as a family, and how each acts on their own. The study is for parents with children in the 2-2.5 year old range, and it also pays you for your time. For more information, please contact Kim Ferguson at (970) 491-6058 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthday Party for ALL 4-Year Olds:
Poudre River Library (201 Peterson Street) is hosting a birthday party for all 4 year olds on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, from 1:30-3pm. All 4 year old are invited to join the party and get a free book! This is part of the One Book for Colorado initiative happening throughout the state to promote early literacy.
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
Although less than 8% of the nation's population are veterans, they account for nearly 12% of our homeless population. Join the discussion on the challenges and resources that are needed to find more veterans homes. The panel meets: Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 7pm, at the Harmony Public Library (4616 S. Shields, Ft. Collins).
Transfer Students BBQ:
Looking for a way to celebrate the end of your first semester/year at CSU? Want to share your transfer experience with other transfer students and the Transfer Mentors? We would love to have you join us for the Transfer Mentoring Program’s End of the Semester BBQ! We will be at Rolland Moore Park from 4pm – 6:30pm on Friday, May 4th; grilling, playing games, and having fun in the summer sun! Family friendly and the perfect reason to take a break from your finals studying – stop by at any time to enjoy the free food!
Contact Info: Chelsie, Chelsie.email@example.com.
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.
Summer work needed
- $13/hr (starting, with potential for a raise after 30 days);
- No experience necessary;
- Mon-Thurs (10 hour days, starts at 6am), with possibility for overtime and weekends;
- Must have reliable transportation, proof of employment eligibility, pass a background check, and be 18+ years old.
email questions/applications/resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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
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.
Organizations to Volunteer for RamRide:
If you have/belong to an organization here at CSU and want to volunteer for RamRide you can make money for you organization! For Friday and Saturday nights you can earn $10/volunteer (minimum of 6 volunteers) and for Thursday nights you can earn $12/volunteer. Hours are as stated: Friday and Saturday nights - 8pm-3am
Thursday nights - 8pm-2am
An increasing pay scale also exists, so if your organization volunteers multiple times in a semester, you make more money each time per volunteer.
For more info, contact:
Cassie O'Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 491-5931
GLBTQ Lavender Graduation:
Saturday May 5th, 2012, 5pm, in the Cherokee Park Ballroom of the LSC. 2012 Graduates, volunteers, and those who contribute to GLBTQ communities will be recognized. For more info on GLBTQ, click here.
To RSVP, click here.
Veteran Job Opportunities:
1) 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
2) Denver Veteran Hiring Event:
RecruitMilitary is putting on a Job Expo in Denver at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 11am-3pm.
Click here for more information and to register.
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