Newcomb Film Series Presents "Kate Bornstein: A Work in Progress Screening"
Part of Trans Awareness Week
11/20 6:30 PM
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Center
The Hunger Summit
Part of Hunger and Homelessness Week
Qatar Ballroom, LBC
DodgeHunger Dodgeball Tournament
Part of Hunger and Homelessness Week
Discussion and Collaboration to Achieve Common Goals
Happy Wednesday Changemakers!
We've had time to reflect on the presentations from TEDxTU last week, and have provided both a recap and some next steps to take now that you're inspired! There are countless resources available on campus to you, so seek out support for you personal projects!
The Changemaker Institute is accepting applications on a rolling basis until January, so turn them in! Additionally, this week is National Hunger and Homelessness Week and several organizations on campus have teamed up to hold a series of events around this theme-see the article for more details.
Angela & the Student Media Team
Have a CHANGE-filled week,
Changemaker Institute Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis until January
The Changemaker Institute at Tulane supports students with ideas that will create positive social change that canevolve into sustainable social ventures and potential careers. The Institute helps students develop, test, and launch their social ventures. Since 2010, this student-led initiative has supported 25 social ideas, resulting in almost a dozen organizational entities that have raised close to $100,000 in start-up funding. Two notable successes include Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS) and Humanure Power. The institute prepares students for Tulane NewDay Social Innovation Challenge, which awards up to $20,000 in start-up funding to Tulane students dedicated to finding innovative, sustainable, and scalable solutions to social challenges in New Orleans. Visit the website to apply today!
Changemaker of the Week:
Mary Bryan, TEDxTU Curator
Mary Bryan, a junior, was one of the student organizers of last week's TEDxTU event. She has served as a program curator for the annual speaking conference for two years. In this capacity, she has been responsible for contacting and reserving speakers, marketing the event on campus, and making sure the program runs smoothly by reserving rooms and food. She expanded on this position by volunteering at the TEDYouth Conference held in New Orleans over the weekend.
Outside of this role, Mary also facilitates the campus organization TUchangemakers, a community of students passionate about social entrepreneurship and pursuing social change. Working in partnership with CELT, Ashoka U, and NetImpact, TUchangemakers are eligible for grant funding and are provided the resources, learning opportunities, mentors, and peer support needed to actualize their potentials. She is also a Newcomb Scholar and has benefitted from the forum support and discussion a community of women offers.
Mary would like to see a better sense of community and discussion between members of Tulane's socially conscious community. She believes that there are a lot of individuals and organizations on campus that share the same goals, and would benefit from discussion, exchange, and cooperation. Both TEDxTU and TUchangemakers try to contribute to this culture of collaboration.
A Public Health major and Social Innovation minor, Mary is from Arlington, Virginia.
For more information about TUchangemakers, email TUchangemakers@tulane.edu or visit the website.
Recap of TEDxTU 2013
Last week, many of you attended TEDxTU, coming out to support and learn from other Changemakers in the Tulane and New Orleans community. The theme of the night was "unlearning," with speakers challenging the audience to question commonly held perceptions and understandings. For those of you who weren't able to make it, here's a recap of what we heard. Be inspired by their experiences and passion, and get motivated to make changes of your own!
Former Changemakers of the Week Mwende Katwiwa aka FreeQuency and Ophir Haberer represented Tulane's student body with freshman Roxeanne Heston. Katwiwa discussed her gap year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in New Orleans. Haberer and Heston shared their roles as a sustainable development activist and a proponent for effective altruism, respectively. Sally Kenney, a political science professor and executive director of Newcomb College Institute, rounded out the group of Tulane-affiliated presentations, sharing her experiences as a women's social justice proponent.
Also speaking at the event were Shira Abramowitz, from Summit, a residential community in Utah designed with the vision of creating an epicenter of innovation by providing support for personal and collective growth; Nick Sarillo, author and founder of the community-oriented small business Nick's Pizza & Pub; Sonny Lee III, former Saints defensive back and founder and president of Son of a Saint Foundation, a mnotrship program for fatherless boys; arts activist Todd Shaffer who promotes literacy, math and science through the Young Audience visual arts program; and Jerry DeWitt, author and former minister.
Loved TEDxTU and ready to make a difference? Visit FreeQuency's website
and support her at an upcoming performance. See the videos screened at the event and others by visiting the TED website. Come into CELT and speak to one of the Fellows or staff members about your ideas. And apply to the Changemaker Institute, where you can receive feedback and support from your peers and apply for funding that will make your dream a reality!
Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?
|Tulane' s Hunger Summit
Part of Hunger and Homelessness Week
November 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
LBC Qatar Ballroom
Come join an open forum of discussion regarding hunger in New Orleans and around the world. Community partners and activists from Bread for the World New Orleans, New Orleans Food and Farm Network, Second Harvest and Slow Food New Orleans will be in attendance to encourage critical thinking and debate. This event will produce a resource that can be made available to the greater community at-large as a first step to learning more about the issues surrounding hunger and how to get involved as citizens and volunteers. There is a suggested donation of 2 cans to attend this event. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Jakita Allen (email@example.com) for more information.
Other Events this week include:
Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer Day : Friday, Nov. 22, from 12:30-4pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Dodge Hunger Dodgeball Tournament: Friday, Nov. 22 Teams of 5 will compete in a Sweet 16 Championship. Each match is played for the best 2 out of 3
games. There is a suggested donation of 10 cans per team to compete, and a single can a piece for spectators.
Donate Wavebucks in the LBC and Bruff until November 26th.
Drop off can donations in CPS, Alcee Fortier Building.
Interested in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship? Consider the SISE Minor!
Building upon Tulane University's strengths in civic engagement and service learning, the interdisciplinary social innovation and social entrepreneurship (SISE) minor will prepare students to use solutions-oriented thinking, integrate theory and practice, generate and support stimulating research across fields, & better understand and create new models of social change. Tulane recognizes that well-informed, motivated, and connected citizens are the real agents that create change, and the time and place to cultivate these changemakers is during their university studies. SISE will enable student to explore how they can be changemakers in whatever career path they choose, be it working for a nonprofit, a corporation, in academia, or starting their own venture. The first class in pursuing this minor is:
SISE 2010: Introduction to Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
The introductory class gives students an appreciation for the field of social entrepreneurship and introduces students to several helpful frameworks that will be used in subsequent classes. Students will examine key concepts and the historical context, understand current theories and debates about social change, and discuss case studies of social entrepreneurs. The class will address two overarching tenets of SISE:
- Social impact can best be created by moving away from the current divisive approach of separate sectors and towards blended models that connect and combine sectors in new ways
- Social mission and social impact are the primary focus - understanding what your mission is, and how you create the greatest social impact, is key.
This spring the class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 9:30-10:45 AM or 11:00-12:15 AM.
Don't Forget to Register for the Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge!
And Download the App!
Make sure to register for this NetImpact competition. All you need to do is take simple environmental and social actions-like riding your bike to campus, recycling trash, and unplugging electronics. Then track your personal actions by creating a profile on myActions
. The website leaderboard shows how you stack up against other schools, teams, and individuals. Each action taken results in a number of points and a small donation to a worthy cause. Additionally, individual participants have the chance to win tons of cool prizes, like plane tickets, Kindles, and gift cards.competition to make yourself and Tulane eligible for cool prizes while raising money for a number of great causes! Last semester, students on 74 campuses (including Tulane) took 45,000 individual small steps, collectively preventing 64,000 l lbs. of CO2 emissions, contributing 3,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofits, and more.
Visit the website for more information and to register for the competition. Tulane has fallen on the school leaderboard, and we need your help to reach the top! Download the app
for easier access. And check out the photo contest-the two students who post the best photo each day will win a FREE T-SHIRT.
Internship Opportunity: The Kapor Center Impact Fellowship
The Kapor Center for Social Impact will provide fellows with a housing and travel stipend to help ameliorate the up-front costs of relocating to the Bay Area or New York City for the summer. The majority of the interns will be placed in Silicon Valley, but we are running a smaller New York pilot for the first time in the summer of 2014.The Kapor Center Impact Fellowship is a 10-week program where traditionally underrepresented students from US-based undergraduate and graduate programs get placed in a Silicon Valley or NYC startup company with a paid internship. We provide opportunities for technical and non-technical students.
Fellows are expected to attend the Orientation Program on June 16, 2014 in Oakland, CA. Official start and stop dates will be decided by the employer and the fellow but will be around 10 weeks. For additional details on the fellowship, visit the website.
Internship Opportunity: Sci Academy Project Intern with the Seminar on Innovation and Change
We are seeking a project intern for the senior-level Seminar in Innovation
and Change. Specifically, we are seeking an ambitious and motivated
college student to help design and implement an upcoming innovative project.
- Work a few (2-5) hours per week in developing a curriculum for an upcoming student project.
- Begin as soon as possible; unpaid position.
- Meet once per week (phone or in person) with the seminar instructor at Sci Academy.
- Research and explore opportunities for students (internship opportunities, field trips, guest speakers).
- Assist in the set up of the final capstone program (requirements, creation of rubrics, writing handbooks).
- Engage local university stakeholders in opportunities within this project.
Interested in applying? Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Visit the website for more information.
Internship Opportunity: TRUESCHOOL STUDIO
Start Date: Jan. 15
Application Deadline: Dec. 1
No policymaker or president is as powerful as a teacher when it comes to impact on student achievement. Far from widgets, teachers are the critical architects and designers of the student experience. TrueSchool challenges the traditional confines of the teaching job description - our teachers take on a hybrid role as teacher AND innovator.
Our vision is to recognize excellent, entrepreneurial teachers and grow their potential and impact. TrueSchool creates experiential learning opportunities for educators around design and innovation. Our 1-day, 1-month, and 10-month innovation experiences leverage teacher insights and drive the creation of school-designed innovations to solve school-specific challenges.
We are currently looking for two exceptional Interns to join our team this spring. Requirements:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to work independently and remotely as well as perform as a member of a team
- Flexibility, initiative, perseverance, and a sense of humor
- A commitment to education equity and an interest in opportunities to rethink/redesign the status quo
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and a solutions-focused mindset
Successful applications will have prior experience working in the field of education and/or social entrepreneurship. Graduate students, young professionals, and exceptional undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in:
- Quantitative and qualitative research experience
- Previous professional experience/internship in the field of education technology or education policy
Visit the website
for more information and to apply.
Job Opportunity: IDScan.net
Interested in working for a fast-growth startup? We are looking for a paid part-time E-commerce/Logistics Manager that can work 15-25 hours/week.
- Great company culture and people Opportunity to operate a large part of our business
- Opportunity to learn about advanced software products
- Willingness to take initiative and assume a leadership role
- Willingness to learn how to operate an E-commerce business
- Team player with a customer-ﬁrst mentality
- Preferred: experience with 3DCart and ZenDesk
ThinkImpact Institute programs in Africa and Latin America offer extreme
immersion that allows for personal and professional growth beyond boundaries. On the Institute you will collaborate with local community partners to accomplish big things in a short amount of time. Go beyond study abroad, boring internships and traditional volunteering. Work with people in the real world and create a tangible impact.
Check out the latest program opportunities here. Upcoming winter programs include:
- Ghana Institute for Food Innovation
- Kenya Institute for Health Innovation
- Panama Institute for Social Innovation
- Rwanda Institute for Education Innovation
- Rwanda Institute for Social Innovation
For more information, contact Mary Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tulane's ThinkImpact Campus Rep today for more information about her experience in Rwanda.
|Conference Opportunity: Northwestern University's Conference on Human Rights APPLICATION DUE TODAY
This year's annual NUCHR conference feature the theme of the Environment and
Human Rights. It will be held the January 16 to 18 at the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois. Free lodging and meals will be provided to attending undergraduate students. Intellectuals, government workers, and activists from across the globeconvene to discuss their areas of expertise in lectures and lively panels.The application deadline has been extended to November 20th.
Conference Opportunity: CGI U 2014 at Arizona State University March 21-23
President Clinton will host CGI U 2014 at Arizona State University from March 21-
23, 2014. The early decision and travel assistance deadline for CGI U 2014 is this Friday, November 22. Students who wish to be considered for travel assistance must apply
by this deadline.
All CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in their local community, or around the world. The CGI U meeting includes plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events that provide participants with a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. The program allows CGI U members to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.
Apply for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented,
committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. The Teaching Fellowship includes:
Apply by December 2, or January 31!
- Admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
- Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
- extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
- A $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
- Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
- Support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
- lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
Fellowship Opportunity: Education Pioneers Fellowship Programs
Do you know top emerging leaders who could make an impact in the education sector? If so, then apply for an Education Pioneers Fellowship today. For our Fellowships, we are seeking over 500 talented emerging leaders from diverse academic, professional, and personal backgrounds.
Specifically, we are interested in recruiting people who:
- Are skilled in data analysis, strategic planning, and finance and operations;
- Are interested in working in our high-priority cities, including New Orleans, LA; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Hartford, CT; and Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston, TX;
- Have roots in and ties to the communities where we work.
We also remain committed to engaging and supporting emerging leaders of color; 55% of our 2013 Graduate School Fellowship cohort identified as a person of color.
Show in Film what YOU can do to Change the Story!
Undergraduate students, submit your 3-5 minute short films that address global women's issues such as education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls and a variety of other issues. Submission deadline is December 31, 2013. Winners will be awarded over $20K in prizes! Red carpet event for 2012/13 awards ceremony to be held at the Harvard campus on February 23, 2013. Learn more here.
Further Develop your professional skills with Launchange!
Want to build your résumé, develop your professional skills, make a difference,
and help start a business at the same time? If so, check out Launchange
Launchange is an online community that connects students and recent graduates from Tulane, Loyola, UNO, & Xavier so they can work together to build social ventures. Launchange connects young social entrepreneurs with developing talent.
They identify and invite only the most serious students to be part of our startup community. Only ventures with bold visions--backed by talent and commitment--have the potential to create meaningful impact. As its network grows, Launchange will invite "Gurus," proven entrepreneurs, to guide the next generation of startups in New Orleans. Launchange is developing a minimum viable product to grow this community.
Launchange presents a valuable and practical learning opportunity outside of the classroom. By connecting on Launchange's network, participants further their careers by gaining real-life experience and developing marketable, professional skills.
Visit our website
to show interest in joining our Community of Changemakers