SLiCE Weekly Update 4/29/11


Accepting Projects Through Spring Semester

 Praxis Video

SLiCE has extended the deadline for accepting applications for the Praxis program through the end of the spring semester.  Praxis is a program that provides resources to students interested in implementing ongoing projects in the community centered on positive change and social action.  Project leaders must be students at CSU and their respective projects must benefit the community as a new program or a major improvement to an existing program.  Examples of existing Praxis programs include Boys and Girls Club Youth Mentoring, Community Literacy Project, TGIF, and GED Graduation Ceremony.

Praxis is a three-semester commitment and requires that all project leaders schedule a one-hour training with the Praxis coordinator to go over the process.  Approved projects receive financial resources, ongoing training, and support throughout the three-semester commitment.  Projects are typically awarded between $500 and $1000, but funding up to $2000 is possible.  Applications can be found online and addition questions should be directed to Brett Rundle.



The REAL Experience
Congratulations REALers!

We recognized our certificate earners for the past year last week at the REAL Awards Banquet.  SLiCE is pleased to recognize the following people for their hard work this semester:

Level 1: Personal Foundation of Leadership Certificate

The Foundation of Leadership Certificate focuses on development of basic leadership definitions, ideas, theories. This certificate clarifies the various roles of leadership and interactions that occur between the leader, followers, and situation.

Shannon Dobrovolny

Crystal Aguilera

Eve Audley

Katie Bissell

Wendy Bowling

John Boyd

Megan Brogdon

Courtney Cochran

Jessica Fish

Margot Girerd-Barclay

Sara Heisdorffer

Carl Hurtado

Jillian Jaeger

Kayla Jensen

Scott Leclerc

Amanda May

Anupama Mehrotra

Simrik Neupane

Jacob Pappas

Gillian Rankin

Eileen Salzman

Allie Scudder

Kathryn  Short

Dee Fernan Soliman

Sarah Soltysik

Erika Stuntz

Elizabeth Supinski

Lindsay Thomas

Frank Trusty

Matthew Dishman

Jeff Klamut

Hanna Vancuren


Level 2: Leadership Skills and Professional Enhancement Certificate

The Leadership Skills and Professional Enhancement area will focus on building upon the basic experience learned through the foundations level. This level will allow participants to gain a stronger understanding of their current skills and how to utilize them. In addition, this level will allow participants to expand upon their current skill level as well as gain new proficiencies for effective application.

Crystal Aguilera

Elizabeth Supinski

Beau Loendorf

Simrik Neupane


Level 3 – Organizational Leadership Certificate

The Organizational Leadership area of development will allow individuals to learn how to effectively utilize their proficiencies gained from Level I and Level II to apply towards organizational, group, and team development.  

Simrik Neupane

Elizabeth Supinksi


30-Day Challenge
Make a Change Today!

Are you ready to make a change?  Take the 30 Day Challenge and start changing for the better, one day at a time.  It can be anything you want!  Visit the 30 Days Blog to see what others are doing.  When you're ready to challenge yourself, go online and make the commitment. 

Student Organizations
Congratulations SOAR Award Winners! 

The Student Organization and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Ceremony honors and recognizes all Registered Student Organizations, officers, members, and advisors at CSU.  Awards were presented for outstanding achievement in the following five areas: organizational performance, marketing, programming, leadership and service, and advising.  Within these five categories, both individuals and organizations were recognized. 


SLiCE is pleased to congratulate the following award winners:

Advisor Gratitude Awards

Advisor Gratitude Award
Tony Pang, LSC Governing Board

Advisor Gratitude Award
Clark Erwin-Billones, Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc.


Marketing Awards

Best Flyers and Posters
Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.

Best Website
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

Best Pamphlet
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Best Social Networking Site
Alpha Phi Omega


Programming Awards

Best Cultural Awareness Program
Chinese Student Scholars Association for Chinese New Year Celebration

Best Educational Program
National Council of Teachers of English for The Hunger Games

Best Collaborative Program
Shades of CSU for Annual Mixed Race Week

Best Outreach Program
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. for Los Manos Youth Leadership Conference

Best Pre-Professional Program
Pre-Veterinary Club for Pre-Vet Day

Best Annual Program
Indian Student Association for India Nite 2010

Best Overall Program
United Men of Color for Black History Month Closing Concert


Sports Club Awards

Most Improved Sport Club
Women’s Ice Hockey

The Carole Becker Officer of the Year Award
Emily Frost for Women’s Volleyball

New Officer of the Year
Steve Sandler for Men’s Lacrosse

Coach of the Year
Blake Stevens to Men’s Rugby

Bill Hill Club of the Year
Women’s Rugby


Individual Leadership and Community Service Awards

Sophomore Leader Award
Lyndsay Lack

Junior Leader Award
Zhengwei Xu

Senior Leader Award
Kelsey Keener 

Graduate Student Leader Award
Nasir Jalal

Outstanding Community Service Individual
Dezaray Valand


Organization Awards

Outstanding Collaboration Award
United Men of Color

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Community Building Award
Student Veterans Organization

Outstanding New Organization Award
Biz Miss                                

Outstanding Student Innovation Award
Young Producers Organization                                 

Outstanding Scholarly Dialogue Award
Leaders in Free Thought

Outstanding Community Service Award
Collegiate Music Educators National Conference

Distinguished Speaker Series
Dustin Lance Black


If you were unable to make the last speaker in the Distinguished Speaker Series, check out this article about his inspiring presentation.


Dustin Lance Black Speaking at CSU

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