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. The earn work-study as well as an additional $1,175 Americorps education grant for their service!

Info sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd, and Wednesday, September 3rd, from 7:00PM-8:00PM at TCC 412. Hiring is competitive, and prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend. Find out more about our program, and network with the staff and alum of a successful national non-profit!

Contact jstart@usc.edu for further information.

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Job Announcement: Joint Educational Project (JEP) – Science Education Teaching Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Joint Educational Project (JEP)– YOUNG SCIENTISTS PROGRAM
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Science Education Teaching Assistant

JEP is searching for two undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants will be placed at five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons that will support teachers and students in science education.

This position requires:

  • An interest in science education;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organization skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities;
  • A self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently;
  • 5 hours per week available to dedicate to the position (pay rate $10/hour);
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Presenting meaningful, hands-on science lessons that will be implemented in the at assigned school;
  • Organizing and maintaining the Science Lab Materials at the school;
  • Assisting classroom teachers and students with science activities to promote the development of science education;
  • Other responsibilities which match specific program needs.

To apply, contact Tina Koneazny:
koneazny@usc.edu
Deadline to apply: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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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New Problems without Passports course for Summer 2014

Introducing a new course offering in the Problems without Passports program for Summer 2014:

Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499  

There are no pre-requisites for the course.  No previous foreign language experience is needed; the course is taught in English.  All majors are welcome.  For French minors and majors, a French-language component is included.

The course lasts 7 weeks (May 21-July 8) including a 2-week field experience in Louisiana with New Orleans as the home base.

The course explores the role of language in culture and in indigenous communities.  We examine the efforts made to preserve or increase language use in various communities around the globe and more specifically in Louisiana.

Louisiana, over the years, has implemented a system to attempt to preserve Cajun and Creole French (Louisiana French) language and culture.  The course takes a holistic approach to studying language revitalization–looking at what is being preserved, why it is important to community members, and how activists and decision makers implement change and whether the changes are effective.

During our stay in Louisiana, we will speak to Cajun community members, visit a Native American reservation where efforts to preserve language are also underway, speak with decision makers (i.e.: French Consul, members of the Council of Development of French in Louisiana, academic figures, educators), and discover linguistic and cultural artifacts left by those who have inhabited the state of Louisiana throughout history.

For more information, please visit the PwP website http://dornsife.usc.edu/fren-499-ilr/ or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at jkanoski@usc.edu

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USC RecSports offering TWO free weeks at HSC!

USC Recreational Sports is offering two free weeks of access to the HSC Fitness Center, as well as free USC Workout (group exercise) classes. All new memberships purchased will be 30% off during this two-week period. 

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USC Mellon Mentoring awards DUE in 1 week!

Dear Students:

As a friendly reminder, the deadline for the USC Mellon Mentoring awards is 1 week away. All nominations, along with letters of support, are due by January 31, 2014.

Please see the e-mail below from USC Mellon Mentoring Forum co-chairs, Varun Soni and Oliver Mayer, as well as the attached reminder about nominations.

Best regards,

Melissa Jones

Special Events Coordinator

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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Dear Students:

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the USC MELLON MENTORING AWARDS is1 week away. These awards honor individual faculty and programs for efforts in building an effective academic environment through demonstrated excellence in and commitment to mentoring. All nominations, and letters of support, are due by January 31, 2014.

We invite you to nominate a faculty member for recognition as an exceptional mentor in one of the following categories:

  • Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students
  • Faculty Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Faculty Mentoring Faculty

You may also nominate a school, department or an academic program for the Culture of Mentoring Award. This award recognizes individual academic units for their ongoing commitment to the development and success of effective mentoring programs for faculty in those units.

If you would like to nominate a faculty member or program for this prestigious award, please go to http://mentor.usc.edu. All nomination forms and letters of support must be received by the January 31, 2014 deadline.

No paper submissions will be accepted.

For any questions, please e-mail Melissa Jones at mcnear@provost.usc.edu.

Thank you,

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Varun Soni

Chair, USC Mellon Mentoring Forum

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Oliver Mayer

Co-Chair, USC Mellon Mentoring Forum