Weekly Update 2/18/11

REAL Experience
Upcoming Workshops

Learning Styles
Heather Landers, TILT
Mon., Feb. 21, 4pm, TILT 105
Tues., Feb. 22, 7pm, TILT 105
Thurs., Feb. 24, 5pm, TILT 105

Learn to identify your own “preferred”  learning style, making it easier for you to determine study strategies that work best for you.  In doing so, you’ll learn to recognize different teaching styles and how to “flex” your own style to ensure your own learning, no matter how a class is taught.  

Salaamalkum!  Peace Corps Reflections from the Gambia - RPCV Gambia
International Connections
Tues., Feb. 22, 12:15pm, LSC 203-205

What's in Your Backpack: An Examination of Privilege
Toni Zimmerman, My Favorite Lecture Series
Wed., Feb. 23, 4:15pm, TILT Auditorium

In an experiential talk, Dr. Toni Zimmerman will guide us through the often invisible unpacking of privilege.  University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Toni Zimmerman, is an authority on how gender and diversity shape family relationships and the role of power dynamics in couple and family therapy.  She also directs the university's Marriage and Family Therapy program and has developed a social justice curriculum for children, emphasizing fairness and respect.

Elephants Don't Bite: Creating Positive Experiences
Zach Mercurio
Wed., Feb. 23, 12pm, LSC 211E

This highly interactive workshop focuses on empowering student leaders to become aware of the small things they do on a daily basis that make a HUGE impact on people internal and external to their organizations and life here at CSU and beyond.  The workshop uses research on interpersonal communication, customer service, and experience design to provide students with a new way of looking at the experiences they create for other people both as leaders and as members of society.

Click here to view the full spring schedule.

Activate2Day: We Rise Together
Online Registration Open

Activate2Day is a two-day, student-run conference designed to guide students to wake up, activate, transform, and step up!  All students are encouraged and welcome to register online.  Click here to find out more about the conference.

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 CSUnity Volunteers

CSUnity is just around the corner and we need you to take the plunge and join us in helping our neighbors in the Fort Collins community on April 16.  A broad range of service opportunities are available, from painting houses to planting trees to visiting with senior citizens.  Projects take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

 Visit our website to learn more or to register as a group or individual.

CSU UADY Student Leadership Exchange
Now Accepting Applications

SLiCE is now accepting student applications for an international leadership and service exchange. CSU has partnered with CSU’s Office of International Programs and the Universidad de Autonoma Yucatan (UADY) to provide a student exchange between CSU and UADY. This exchange includes a one week trip to Merida, Mexico in the state of Yucatan and hosting the UADY student delegation at CSU for one week. Students will be able to apply concepts of leadership and service in domestic and international settings while strengthening Spanish language skills.

Visit our website to apply!  Applications are due Mar. 1 in the SLiCE office.

Project Homeless Connect
Toiletry Drive

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services all in one place.  The program assists with rapid re-housing, medical exams, and legal advice, among other services.  This year, Project Homeless Connect will take place on Friday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Volunteers are needed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visit our website to sign up for a time slot!

Project Homeless Connect is currently running a toiletry drive in conjunction with the Hygiene for Humanity Club.  The drive is running Feb. 21 through 27 and donations can be turned in to the SLiCE office, and in Westfall, Durward, Allison, and Aspen residence halls.  Most-needed items are soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and shaving cream.  Take a minute (and a few bucks) to donate to this drive and help the thousands of people suffering right here in the Fort Collins community.  

Accepting Applications through Spring Semester

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

Student Organizations
Upcoming Officer Orientations

Upcoming Officer Orientations

Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - LSC 228
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:00 PM  - 5:00 PM - LSC 214-216

New to RamLink?  Download the Student Leader User Guide to get started. 

30-Day Challenge
Try on a New Lifestyle! 

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

President’s Leadership Program
Applications Available for 2011-12 Academic Year

In a global society where problems and solutions cross disciplines and borders, there is a critical need for effective leaders.  The President's Leadership Program (PLP) develops tomorrow's leaders through a series of academic courses and experiential learning activities that equip them with the knowledge, skills, and commitment to make positive change.

PLP is a three year, fourteen credit leadership development experience.  Each year of the program is an independent experience and students can choose to participate in one or more years.  Applications are available today!

Apply now:

High school seniors - Priority deadline Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011

Current CSU students, non-traditional first-year students, or transfer students - Priority deadline Friday, Apr. 1, 2011 

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Nominate a current CSU student, non-traditional first-year student, or transfer student 

Call for Photos
Send Photos in SLiCE Attire

We know our wonderful SLiCE volunteers and alumni are out on great adventures and we want to know about them!  Gather those pics you have of you wearing a SLiCE shirt and tell us where you were and what you were doing.  Photos and stories can be emailed to slice_marketing@mail.colostate.edu.  Check our website and social media regularly to read about what your fellow SLiCE folks are up to!


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