Civic Engagement E-Newsletter
The Pace Center for Civic Engagement publishes an electronic newsletter every Wednesday. The newsletter, which is sent out via email, contains up-to-the-minute details on events, deadlines, and opportunities in civic engagement and community service both on and around the Princeton University campus.
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- 5/7/13 - Feature: 5/7 The Trenton Project: Documentary Film and the City 7-9PM, Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. 5/8 We're Engaged!: A Celebration of Civic Engagement at Princeton 4-6PM, Carl Fields Center. 5/10 Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship: Carl Juntunen 7:30-9PM, Computer Science Building, Auditorium Rm 104 (Olden St). 5/15 Volunteer Opportunity - Help Students Develop College Application Essays
- 4/30/13 - Feature: 5/1 "Ban the Box" Rally at the New Jersey State House 1:00 PM, Trenton. "Ban the Box NJ", a statewide grassroots campaign advocating for the passage of the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act, will host a rally at 1:00 PM on the front steps of the State House in Trenton, New Jersey. 5/1 Professor Angel Harris speaks on Minority Achievement Gap 4:30 - 6:00 PM, Carl Fields Center, Room 104. 5/3 DUE: Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Breakout Proposals and Applications This Friday, Breakout Trip proposals and applications to lead both Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 trips are due. 5/5 Cinco de Mayo Brunch & Salsa Party to Benefit Community House Noon - 4:00 PM, Princeton Club of NY, 15 W. 43rd St. Pacesetter of the week: Joe Benun '15
- 4/23/13 - Feature: "We're Engaged! A celebration of Civic Engagement at Princeton. " Wednesday, May 8th 4-6PM, Carl Fields Center. 4/24 Lunch Discussion with Dr. Ariyaratene, the Ghandi of Sri Lanka 12-1PM, Murray-Dodge 22. Join Dr. Ariyaratene, founder of the Sarvodaya Movement. 4/24 Volunteer Opportunity - Help Students Develop College Application Essays. 4/24 Leadership for Change: Mentorship and Transition Dinner 6-7PM, Campus Club Dining Room. 4/25-4/28 Princeton Arts Weekend Campus-wide. A showcase to celebrate the countless mediums in which students, alumni,faculty, staff and community members produce, create, and experience art. Find out more, including how to get involved, at the PAW website. 4/28 Shirleypalooza: An Applause for President Shirley Tilghman 4:30PM, Cannon Green. A musical and theatrical variety show to celebrate the presidency of Shirley Tilghman. Dinner will be available for those on the University meal plan.
- 4/16/13 - Feature: 4/17 Breakout Trip Leader Information Session and Trip Proposal Workshop 6-8PM, Frist 201 (Pace Center Lounge). Join us in the Pace Lounge (Frist 201) to meet with current and former Breakout trip leaders who will provide tips, guidance and more information. 4/19 Charles Puttkammer '58 Prisoner Reentry Fellowship Two-year, paid criminal justice fellowship with the Vera Institute of Justice, NYC. 4/19 Inside/Outside: Incarceration and Communication Conference 9AM - 5:30PM, McCormick 101. Sponsored by the Program in the Ethics of Reading and the Prison Teaching Initiative. 4/20 PAST - Unite to Fight Trafficking: Cambodia 8-10PM, Carl Fields Center. Come enjoy a night of fashion, music, food, dancing and fun, in support of the Senhoa Foundation.
- 4/9/13 - Feature: 4/13 Mindful Social Action Retreat 9AM-5PM, Graduate College Common Room. Thai activist Ouyporn Khuankaew will be running a full day retreat for a small group of women centered on social activism and mindfulness. The retreat will include exercises to explore suffering and mindfulness, discussion about the convergence of social activism and spirituality, and meditation . 4/13 Hurricane Sandy Clean up Trip 7:30AM-3:30PM. NJ Shore communities are continuing to rebuild after Sandy. Click here to learn how you can help this Saturday. Pacesetter of the week: Shirley Gao '13
- 4/2/13 - Feature: 4/4 Relay for Life Fundraiser - Cheeburger Cheeburger 5:30PM - 9PM, 182 Nassau Street. Grab a burger to support the American Cancer Society. 4/4 ReachOut 56-81-06 Class of 2014 Fellowship Info Session 4:30PM, McCosh 60. Princeton ReachOut 56-81-06 funds year-long public service projects in the U.S. and abroad with grants of $30,000. 4/5 Dare to Dream: Social Entrepreneurs in the Nation's Service 8 AM, Pace Center student lounge; 6PM, Campus Club. Meet passionate student social entrepreneurs and Princeton alumni who chose to make a difference through their entrepreneurial work. Breakfast served at 8 am; dinner served at 6 pm. Pacesetter of the week: Ray Chao '15
- 3/26/13 - Feature: 3/26 CA Leader Applications due 11:59PM Leader interviews will take place the first two weeks of April. 3/29 Leadership Training Workshop for Pace Leaders 2-4PM, Campus Club Library. Features a refresher on Pace group accounts' finances and resources available to Pace groups. A great networking opportunity. Pacesetter of the week: Laura Du '14
- 3/12/13 - Feature: 3/13 Roundtable Discussion - "Requiem for a Hedgehog" 4:30 - 6:30PM Robertson Bowl 16. The Life and Legacy of Ronald Dworkin. Sponsored by program in Law and Public Affairs. Pacesetter of the week: Charlie Jacobson '16
- 2/26/13 - Feature: Feb. 25th-Mar. 1st, Mental Health Week 2013 Princeton Mental Health Initiative Mental Health Week seeks to increase mental health awareness by connecting students to campus resources while starting a positive dialogue crucial to a supportive community.
- 2/22/13 - Feature:2/24: 2:00- 4:00 PM: Frist Campus Center, 2nd & 3rd floors Service for every schedule. 2nd Semester Community Kickoff.
- 2/20/13 - Feature:2/20 Restorative Justice and Religion: A Case Study 4:30 PM Murray-Dodge Hall, West Room. Give Me a Shot of Anything: House Calls for the Homeless": Film Screening and Panel Discussion 4:30PM Bowl 2 Robertson Hall. Sponsored by Center for Health and Wellbeing, Program in Global Health and Health Policy and Health Professions Advising, in collaboration with Pace Center and PICS.
- 2/19/12 - Feature: 2/20 Steve Rosenfield's "What I Be" Photography Project - Security Through Insecurity.Sunday, Feb. 24th Community Service Kickoff 2013. 2-4PM Frist Campus Center.
- 2/12/13 - Feature: 2/12 Residential Options, Arts & Humanities, Civic Engagement Information Session: In the 2013-2014 academic year, Mathey and Whitman will host two pilot programs dedicated to creating a residential space for students interested in living in a community centered around the Creative Arts and Humanities (Mathey) or Civic Engagement (Whitman). BreakOutTrip Applications due 2/13.
- 2/5/13 - Feature: Breakout Trip Info session. Applications go live 2/6; deadline to apply is 2/13 by 5pm EST. The Breakout program gives Princeton students the opportunity to learn about and take action to address important issues of public concern. The 6 trips offered every fall and spring are proposed and planned by students who lead a diverse group of their peers in engaging topics such as immigration, human rights, social entrepreneurship, poverty, education, incarceration, food access and sustainability, community-based arts, and health care.
- 1/23/13 - Feature: Guggenheim internship in Criminal Justice due 1/25.
- 1/15/13 - Feature: PICS internships 2013 internships due by 1/18.
- 1/8/13 - Feature: PICS and Guggenheim Internship Information Session 12-2PM, outside Cafe Vivian, Frist 100-level. 1/9 Community House Executive Board - Applications Due Looking for organized, movtivated, big-picture leaders who can contribute to mission of Community House.
- 4/25/12 - Feature: Inter Club Community Fundraiser. A 10-day civic engagement program co-organized by the Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV) and Princeton’s eating clubs. Each club hosts an event to raise money and support for a local cause.
- 4/18/12 - Feature: Beginning at 5:00 pm Thursday April 19 in Fields Center 104, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya will speak about her involvement with the Kakenya Center for Excellence, a school that she established in her village in Kenya, based on the belief that education empowers and motivates young girls to become agents of change in their community and country. Joining Dr. Ntaiya will be Ellyn Ito, founder of Seeds to Sew International, a nonprofit that partners with the Kakenya Center to develop basic skills training programs to increase economic opportunities for women and girls. At the conclusion of the program, Dr. Ntaiya and Ms. Ito will join the audience in an informal reception to have further conversations.
- 4/11/12 - Feature: Class of 2016 Preview Weekends' Open House Friday, April 20 and Friday, April 27. On campuses across the U.S., universities welcome new students with an abundance of activities, orientations, recruitment opportunities for clubs, jobs, and more. And, that's not counting going to classes! To find out more about freshmen informational events and opportunities for civic engagement at Princeton, click the link. An Open House will be held during both Preview weekends on Friday, April 20 and Friday, April 27, 1-2PM in the Pace Center student lounge on the 2nd floor of Frist.
- 4/4/12 - Feature: Breakout Call for Proposals due April 26. The Breakout program gives Princeton students the opportunity to learn about and take action to address important issues of public concern. The 6 trips offered every fall and spring are proposed and planned by students who lead a diverse group of their peers in engaging topics such as immigration, human rights, social entrepreneurship, poverty, education, incarceration, food access and sustainability, community-based arts, and health care.
- 3/28/12 - Feature: Community Action. Community Action, one of Princeton's signature pre-orientation programs for freshmen, is now accepting applications for leadership! CA 2012 will last from September 1st to September 7th, 2012, and will immerse freshmen and their leaders in local communities for week-long service experiences addressing specific and pressing needs in the area. Are you a current Princeton student interested in being a CA leader?