Spring Break Aquaponics workshop for USC students

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, in partnership with EVO Farm and the USC Office of Sustainability, is proud to announce a 3-day Spring Break AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP for USC students.

What you’ll gain:

  • Lasting impact in the community! Workshop participants will build aquaponics systems that will be donated to:
    • Community Services Unlimited- a grassroots non-profit that sets up urban farms in South LA to provide residents with fresh organic produce
    • The USC Urban Garden- part of the USC Sustainability Network
    • Knowledge and resources to help you build your own aquaponics system at home
    • Networking opportunities with LA environmental organizations and community
    • Eligibility to apply for future paid internships to build aquaponics systems with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, at Catalina Island and/or local K-12 schools

Included: Breakfast and lunch every day, materials and tools, transportation for afternoon field trip to other aquaponics systems around the city.

Optional: pre-workshop day trip to the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island (March 17)

Program cost: $75 (Non-refundable)

Space is limited to the first 15 students who register. REGISTER TODAY!

VIRTUES AND VICES SERIES: What is Justice?

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VIRTUES AND VICES SERIES: What is Justice?

February 2, 2015, 5-6:30 PM | THH 212 | Pizza Served
Website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/virtues-and-vices
RSVP:  http://bit.ly/1ua3eDx

Co-sponsored by the USC Levan Institute Undergraduate Fellows and the Thematic Option Honors Program

Following the workshop on courage, we will now move to the virtue of justice. Aristotle noted that, among the canonical virtues, justice is a special case primarily because people mean so many different things when they appeal to it. Sometimes what is lawful is just, while at other times justice may require unlawful action. Sometimes justice can be equated with fairness, and yet at other times justice may require actions that seem inequitable. According to Aristotle, justice is also difficult to determine because, of the two parties which it involves, one often has a higher status than the other. We will navigate this difficult terrain with special focus, as ever, on how we might best be just in our daily lives.

The discussion will be guided by Levan Institute Fellows and students from Thematic Option and will be moderated by James Collins, Assistant Professor of Classics.

The Virtues and Vices Series encourages student discussion about virtues, vices, and their role in everyday life.

Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

Center for Excellence in Teaching Summer Opportunities

In today’s competitive job market, employers consider far more than academic performance when evaluating the strength of an applicant; how an individual spends his or her summer is often a distinguishing factor in hiring decisions. Each year, USC offers students a multitude of programs including internships, summer courses, overseas travel, research stipends, and volunteering to help you grow as a student and make your resume stand out. Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching’s Undergraduate Fellows on Thursday, January 29th at 4 PM in GFS 207 as we discuss the resources available to students and share strategies to plan your ideal summer. Pizza and Drinks will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

Open positions with USC Archaeology

OFFICE ASSISTANT
USC Archaeology is seeking an office assistant with federal work-study funding to assist in the Archaeology Research Center in Ahmanson Center on campus for 8 to 12 hours per week during the Spring 2015 semester in support of the Archaeology Major/Minor!

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to clerical work (filing, scanning, etc.), greeting and directing visitors, helping at events, supporting PR and calendar posting of events, online mailing list updates, and tasks related to administration of Archaeology major/minor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at USC
  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn basic Photoshop image editing techniques
  • Ability to work independently
  • Work-study eligibility

Interested applicants who have work-study should contact Lynn Dodd (archaeology@usc.edu)


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
USC Archaeology is seeking a social media manager to help build an online community around USC Archaeology. Flexible hours between 5 to 12 hours per week starting in February, 2015. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, assisting in the development, curation and presentation of online content through Facebook, websites, Instagram, Twitter feed, and similar online social media channels; online event promotion; supporting PR and calendar posting of events, courses, profiles; supporting mailing list updates and administration of social media for USC Archaeology, the Archaeology Research Center and the Interdisciplinary Archaeology major/minor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at USC
  • Experience using social media channels including legitimate online community cultivation
  • Willingness to learn basic Photoshop image editing techniques
  • Ability to work independently

Interested applicants should contact Lynn Dodd (archaeology@usc.edu)

 

Open Position with USC Shoah Foundation

USC Shoah Foundation
The Institute for Visual History and Education

Title: Constituent Engagement Assistant
Division/School: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Department: USC Shoah Foundation Institute (Advancement)
Location: *OFF CAMPUS – Downtown Los Angeles (convenient to public transportation & university shuttle service – office provides Dash tickets for transportation cost)
Category: Office, Administrative & Customer Support
Job Type: College Work study not required
Openings: 1 – 2
Employment Type: Part-Time (minimum 9 hour weekly commitment)
Hours: Flexible Scheduling Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Salary Range: TBD
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
The constituent Engagement Assistant performs varied administrative and general office duties for the Advancement unit of the USC Shoah foundation. This position primarily reports to and serves the Director of Donor Relations and Assistant to the Executive Director for Development.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Communications Management – mail merges, mailings, other correspondence, etc.
  • Research of donor/prospect contact information and background
  • Developing and managing reports, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Data management – data integrity management, accuracy in record keeping, documentation of correspondence and other activities, etc.
  • Organization, filing
  • Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette
  • Ensure confidentiality of sensitive materials or information
  • May be required to help support other entities in Dornsife Advancement
  • Other assignments as needed

Qualifications

  • Professionalism – tactfully represent the department and university at all times
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize projects with sensitivity to deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/assignments on an ongoing basis
  • Ability to perform Mail Merges via Microsoft Word
  • Ability to perform tedious and repetitive activities for extended periods of time
  • Familiarity with basic office equipment (computer/laptop, phones, fax, printer, copier, scanner, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and editing ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juniors, Seniors or Graduate Students
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access
  • Data management experience
  • Previous work experience in an office setting

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment

Volunteer Over Summer in Africa or Peru

Want to volunteer & travel to Lima or Tanzania this summer?

Then come to one of USC MEDLIFE‘s (uscmedlife@gmail.com) two info sessions this upcoming week!

**This trip is welcome to all majors!**

We will tell you all about what it means to be a member of Medlife and how to get involved. Applications for our summer brigades to Tanzania & Peru will be opening up shortly so this is a great way to get informed!

We are having info sessions at these times meeting at @ VKC 100:

  • Monday, 1/26 @ 9 P.M.
  • Thursday, 1/29 @ 9 P.M. 

Please feel free to visit our chapter’s page USC Medlife to learn more about us! We look forward to seeing you all!

Best,
USC MEDLIFE EBOARD