USC Paris Information Session Next Wednesday 4/23

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Catholic Center Ball: Midnight Masquerade

You are cordially invited to the Catholic Center Ball: Midnight Masquerade on Saturday, May 3rd from 8 pm to midnight.  Come enjoy a DJ, dancing, and excellent company.  Wine, crepes and dessert will be served.  Purchase tickets at the Catholic Center front desk for $30.  This is a formal attire event.  Contact Kate at kmcbride@usc.edu for more information.

Work in Education—Apply to Jumpstart USC today!

Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization committed to closing the achievement gap by providing high quality language and literacy education to preschool students in low-income communities.

USC students are trained as teachers and reading partners, and spend 8-12 hours a week in team settings to implement a rich curriculum and engage local families and community leaders to invest in early childhood education.

They earn work-study as well as a $1,175 Americorps education grant for their service! Priority deadline for the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, April 25th.

Visit jstart.org /apply to begin your application, or email jstart@usc.edu with any further questions.

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USC student organization opportunity

Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment!

Our student coaches will happily act as a target audience and will also provide you or your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation if desired.  Our members are highly qualified competitive speakers and debaters, with national level awards and leadership positions in clubs like Mock Trial and MUN.

We will listen to you as you present, anytime between 7-9PM on April 16th, 2014 in Leavey Library Basement.

Email speechempowermentUSC@gmail.com to reserve a 15-20 minute slot!

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Undergraduate Scholars Mentoring Program

The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Undergraduate Scholars Mentoring Program is currently accepting applications. This year-long opportunity is for an elite group of undergraduate students passionate about social enterprise to connect with a supportive group of committed individuals and receive personal mentoring from industry experts.

Dates: The deadline to apply is 5:00PM on Thursday, April 17th, 2014.

For selected students, there will be a mandatory half-day retreat on Sunday, August 24th, 2014.

For any questions regarding the application process or the program, please contact jessicbl@marshall.usc.edu, BSEL Student Programs Advisor.

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Still looking for the right major, but want to hear a student perspective before you make a decision?

The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows present CETalks: Find the Perfect Major. Come explore a variety of majors including Neuroscience, Business, Communications, Global Health, Political Science, English, and International Relations by talking to fellow students and upperclassmen!

The event will be split into two parts: a ‘speed-dating’ portion where students will rotate from station to station for an allotted period time followed by a mixer where attendees can approach students in a more informal setting. Pizza will be provided!

Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 6:00-7:30 PM in WPH B28. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418931401694203/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, Wed. March 5th, 2014.  We will hold an Ecumenical Prayer Service at Bovard Auditorium a 12pm.  At 5:30pm and 7pm there will be Catholic Masses at the USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd Street).  If you have any questions email Anthony at anthony@catholictrojan.org.  

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Busy Trojans Retreat

Busy Trojans Retreat.  40 days.  6 weeks.  1 journey.  A challenge to strengthen your spiritual life. Sign up online (http://goo.gl/j5zRex) by Thursday, March 6th! This retreat is a directed retreat tailored to fit your schedule! The Busy Trojans’ Retreat will begin on Sun. March 9th at the 7pm mass at the USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd Street). Following a blessing at the mass there will be a short introduction session, snacks included, at the Catholic Center to kick off the retreat. You will meet your spiritual director and confirm meetings at this session on Sun., March 9th.  Each week during Lent you will then meet with a spiritual director for 30-60 minutes one time a week at a time that is convenient for you! We also ask that you devote 30 minutes or more in personal prayer each day and if your schedule permits, mass or communion services on Monday – Friday at 5:30pm at the USC Caruso Catholic Center. Please be advised that spots for this retreat are limited. There is no fee for this retreat. For more information on this retreat please contact Rosie Murphy at rcmurphy@usc.edu.

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Russia, Ukraine, Egypt and Beyond: Examining European Union Neighbor Policy

As protests, revolutions, and other crises spring up throughout eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, the states within the European Union must work together to form what is called European Neighbor Policy (ENP).
IRUA is proud to host Michael Reinprecht, USC’s European Visiting Fellow, for this event. He will be discussing how the EU has formed their policy and what effect it has had on the region.

E-mail usc.irua@gmail.com with any questions!

Open Positions on TrojanMUN Secretariat/General Meeting Feb 26

Model United Nations of Southern California is looking for a Director of Operations and a Director of Social Events for our inaugural Model United Nations conference, TrojanMUN (http://trojanmun.org/). Both positions are great resume additions and a wonderful way to meet new people!

Come to our general meeting on Wednesday Feb. 26 from 8-9pm in WPH 102 to learn more. Or, e-mail a copy of your resume to uscmun@gmail.com to apply.

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Student Led Seminars – Student-Led Seminars presented by the CET

Undergraduate Fellows returns to campus with vigor this upcoming Wednesday, February 26th from 4-5:20 PM in VKC 101!

Join us as two esteemed undergraduate student presenters offer stimulating talks on fascinating topics.

Robert Palmer, a Human and Evolutionary Biology guru, will offer a discussion, “You Have More Than You Think: Negativity, Gratitude, and Effective Interventions for Improving Well-Being.”

Reid Lidow, an International Relations and Political Science specialist, will offer insightful words on “On Being a Scientist: Where Relentless Curiosity Took Me.”

A mixer and discussion with pizza to follow. Let us breach the heights of intellectual curiosity together during CET’s Student-Led Seminars Spring 2014!

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/213473612179511/

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What Matters to Me and Why featuring Dean Marilyn Flynn

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