Oxfam American: The CHANGE Initiative, opportunities for rising sophomores and juniors

Dear Justin,

As someone who works with and advises students, I wanted to let you know that this spring Oxfam America will select 50 incredible undergraduates to be part of our student leadership training, the CHANGE Initiative. CHANGE is Oxfam’s national student leadership program for rising sophomores and juniors. It provides leadership, organizing, and advocacy training, preparing students to promote social change locally and globally. CHANGE Leaders are exposed to the international development issues that inform Oxfam’s work, and apply their skills and creativity on campus to address issues of global hunger, poverty and injustice.

CHANGE Leaders:

§  Have access to expert skills based training, resources, materials and year-round support from Oxfam staff;

§  Establish connections and share knowledge with college students from the US and beyond;

§  Form positive attitudes and establish connections between their local and global communities;

§  Develop confidence and the skills to effect positive, lasting social change, and

§  Are part of an active and growing, global network of peers and alumni working on social justice issues. 


Applications are due April 1, 2013. Selected students participate in a week-long training in Boston, July 20-26, 2013, which is organized and paid for by Oxfam.  Students must agree to work with a student club and implement an Oxfam campaign on campus during the upcoming academic year, as well as communicate regularly with Oxfam staff about their work. To learn more about the CHANGE Initiative, visit www.oxfamamerica.org/change. If you have questions about CHANGE, or want to request materials to promote this opportunity, please let me know. 

Thanks for promoting CHANGE to students at University of California!


Best regards,


NESSA STOLTZFUS BARGE | Youth Engagement Manager
Oxfam America | Boston | +1 (617) 728 2464



Friday, March 1, 2013: The University Library in the 21st Century: A Symposium

The Commission on the Future of the Library, a joint Administration/Academic Senate Committee, was charged last fall with assessing the current state of the UC Berkeley Library and envisioning its future.  Toward that end, the Commission has been studying major issues in academic library services and knowledge exchange while meeting with stakeholders here at Berkeley.  The Commission has begun consulting with nationally recognized leaders in the field, and is holding a Symposium this Friday, March 1 in order to better incorporate their expertise into the Commission’s findings.  This event is free and open to the University community.


The University Library in the 21st Century: A Symposium.


Friday, March 1

Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall


8:45 – 9:00 A.M.

Welcome from EVCP George Breslauer and Academic Senate Chair Christina Maslach


9:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Digital Library Collections: Opportunities and Challenges

Panelists: Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley and Peter Norvig of Google

Moderated by Molly van Houweling, Professor, Law


10:30 – 11:00 AM



11:00 A.M – 12:15 P.M.

The Role of the Library, Part 1: The Research Library as Repository of Knowledge and Memory

Kevin Starr, California State Librarian Emeritus, with Tom Leonard, Berkeley’s University Librarian, responding

Moderated by Margaretta Lovell, Professor, History of Art


12:15 – 1:45 P.M.



1:45 – 3:00 P.M.

The Role of the Library, Part 2: Envisioning the Research Library of Tomorrow

Robert Darnton, Harvard’s University Librarian, with Paul Courant, University of Michigan’s University Librarian, responding

Moderated by Gary Sposito, Professor, College of Natural Resources


3:00 – 3:30 P.M.



3:30 – 4:45 P.M.

Libraries and Knowledge Exchange

Panelists: Peter Jerram of PLoS and Geoffrey Nunberg of UC Berkeley

Moderated by David Bates, Professor, Rhetoric and Director, Center for New Media



For Immediate Release

February 22, 2013

Shahryar Abbasi, ASUC External Affairs Vice President (eavp@asuc.org925-212-4487)




In an effort to congregate students and empower them to lobby legislators, the EAVP office is organizing a trip to Sacramento, CA.

By Ada Gu, ASUC Office of the External Affairs Vice President

BERKELEY, Calif.— The Office of the External Affairs Vice President will be organizing a delegation of up to 100 students to march on the Capitol on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 AM. Students will arrive on Channing Circle (the intersection of Channing Way and Piedmont Avenue), assembly onto the buses, and travel to Sacramento in order to take part in an organized march in collaboration with the University of California Students Association.


Students will have the opportunity to express their concerns directly to their legislators, and interact with their staff. “This will be a unique opportunity for students to interact with Sacramento Lawmakers,” said UC Berkeley External Affairs Vice President Shahryar Abassi. “This opportunity comes only once every year for students, and we must seize this opportunity.”


All interested Berkeley students must fill out the interest form in order to take part in the march. The form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MarchonMarch2013.


Students will miss the entire day of classes on Monday, March 4th and should be preparations with their professors and instructors about how best to address this. We urge all students to join us on this day and make a united effort with Student Senate of California Community Colleges and California State Student Association.


For more information, visit the official Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/UCBMarch or email eavpchief@asuc.org. We look forward to seeing you on Monday morning!



The ASUC External Affairs Vice President’s office works as the official branch of UC Berkeley’s student government to advocate for students on the local, state, and national levels.

Apply to be a Bonner Leader AmeriCorps Member!



Passionate  about SOCIAL  JUSTICE?

Serve as a BONNER LEADER  AMERICORPS Member and Build Your Leadership Skills!


Information Sessions (102 Sproul):  February 20, 5-6pm; February 27, 4-5pm


*Work to end  homelessness in the Bay Area

*Help end inequities  in Berkeley public schools

*Help achieve  housing justice and immigrant rights for low-income Bay Area residents

*Be an advocate for individuals impacted by  incarceration

*Assist low income  communities with tax preparation

*Earn an $1175  AmeriCorps Education Award in the


Bonner Leaders serve as interns in local  non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and the Cal Corps  Public Service Center including: Alternative Breaks,  Cal in Local Government, Cal in the Capital, C.R.E.A.T.E., Oakland  Community Builders, Magnolia Project, Residential Service Initiative and VITA.  Bonner Leaders are eligible to receive a $1,175 education scholarship at the  completion of the year of service.


Application Deadline: March 8, 2013

Website: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/bonnerleaders

Questions: e-mail ucb.bonnerleaders@gmail.com


**Students planning to graduate in December of 2013 are eligible to apply, however they must commit to participating in the program through April/May 2014**?


Bonner Leaders is a program of the Cal Corps Public  Service Center at UC Berkeley, which connects ideas, resources, and people to  act for social justice, build healthy communities, and foster life-long  commitments to public service. The Center partners with the community, student  leaders and faculty to engage over 4,000 students each year as volunteers, and  through jobs, internships, and courses.

Help Make Our Campus Safer

Help us make travel around the UC Berkeley campus safer. We are conducting research in order to help inform decisions about safety improvements on the roads and pathways around campus.

You can help by filling out our survey, which will ask you about your traffic safety experiences.

We will not be collecting any personally identifiable information in any way.

Please fill out your survey no later than Monday, March 4.

Thank you for helping us in this effort.

To go to the survey, click on this link:


If you have any questions or comments, please email the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center team at safetrec@berkeley.edu.

Attend the 2013 Saint Mary’s College Wo/Men’s Leadership Conference

I hope this message finds you well. I am on the planning committee for the 3013 Wo/Men’s Leadership Conference here at Saint Mary’s and I am wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing this exciting leadership conference with your students or colleagues who might be interested.

This year’s conference, scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 is themed ‘Take Action: Reshape Your World.’ The day will open with a keynote session featuring Betty Reid Soskin, the 91 year old Rosie the Riveter Park Ranger (who is also the oldest park ranger in the United States), Davey ‘D’ Cook, co-founder of Hard Knock Radio and Human Rights Activist Kate Raphael. There will be an assortment of workshops offered throughout the day on themes ranging from how to be an ally to activism and the Dream Act and socially responsible entrepreneurship.

I am attaching a link to the conference site, which has an overview of many of the workshops and a registration link. Please invite and/or encourage anyone you know who might be interested to participate. Feel free to call me at 925-631-4852 or email me at stc2@stmarys-ca.edu for more information.






Sarah T. Crass M.Ed|Assistant Director

Student Involvement and Leadership

Saint Mary’s College of California

P.O. Box 4617, Moraga, CA 94575



Need a Part-time Job? Apply to Work in the Cal Calling Center.

STUDENT JOBS, Spring 2013 – UC Berkeley Student Employment Posting
Come couple your outstanding world-class Cal education with vital
communication, negotiation, and fundraising skills by joining the dynamic
community of student fundraisers and university ambassadors at the Cal
Calling Center!

For more than 25 years articulate passionate students have been working to
fight budget cuts and support vital UC Berkeley programs, colleges, and
scholarships. Graduating with a degree will not gaurantee employment
however paired with work experience and the ability to prusuade and
negotiate there will be no stopping you in accomplishing both your
accademic and occupational aspirations. With the most flexible schedule on
campus this has never been easier.

The Cal Calling Center is dedicated to supporting and extending UC
Berkeley’s excellence in education by informing alumni and parents of new
developments on campus and encouraging them to get involved through
donating. With a diverse atmosphere of fellow Cal students we strive to
meet and exceed goals, while raising much needed funds for key programs
such as:


-Freshman & Sophomore Seminars
-Discovery Courses
-Faculty Retention and Start-Up Packages
-Student Advising Programs
-Campuis Safety
-Student Life
-Center for Educational Partnership

The Cal Calling Center also specializes in fundraising support for
numerous campus departments, such as:

– Haas School of Business
– Boalt Hall School of Law
– Cal Athletics
– College of Letters and Science
– College of Engineering
– College of Environmental Design
– Colle of Chemistry
– College of Natural Resources and many others

Each night you will meet dozens of successful Berkeley Alum and update
them on news from Cal as well as share experiences with them over the
phone. In doing so, you will be strengthening the Cal community by acting
as a liaison between Cal Alum and UC Berkeley. It’s here at the Cal
Calling Center that we raised over $2,000,000 last year!



– Reach out and engage Cal Alumni & UC Berkeley Community through
– Update constituents on: new developments, research, alumni activities
and ways to get involved
– Cultivate philanthropy and inspire donations


– Must be a Cal student or recent graduate (1 semester)
– Must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 shifts per week (about 10 hours)
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills
– Work experience in fundraising or customer service is a plus
– A positive attitude and fun personality!


The starting pay as a trainee is $10.00/hr plus bonuses and after making
the statistics necessary to move out of the probationary period your wage
will be raised to $11.00/hr. Afterwards, at every 110 hours, callers are
eligible to receive an additional $0.50. We also offer work study. We
offer your choice of flexible hours (you choose your own shifts) and a fun
student working environment!


New hires will need to complete a 5-Day training course and minimum 30 day
probationary period. Once completed you will automatically be raised to
$11.00/hr and evaluated for our program.
After training Callers must work a minimum of two shifts per week and only
one weekend shift can count as a minimum.

Training Hours:

Monday – Friday         4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling Hours:

Monday – Friday         5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday                10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday                  12:00 pm- 4:00 pm



If you are interested in working for us please submit the following via
email or in-person:

1. Application from callcenter.berkeley.edu
2. Resume

You can send your application and resume to nthorwaldson@berkeley.edu, or
in-person at our office located at:

The Cal Calling Center
2440 Bancroft Way Suite 111
Berkeley, CA 94720

(We are located in between Metro Publishing and The Musical Offering Cafe)

If you have any questions contact Nick Thorwaldson 510.642.7695. Please
respond quickly as space is LIMITED!

Go Bears!

Nicolas Thorwaldson
Manager,Training and Recruitment
University of California, Berkeley
2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Berkeley’s Cal Student Store Relocates to Bancroft Way during Student Union Renovation




For Immediate Release                                    Contact:             Amanda Reese



UC Berkeley’s Cal Student Store Relocates to

Bancroft Way during Student Union Renovation


BERKELEY, CA., February 4, 2013 – As part of the University of California Berkeley’s Lower Sproul Redevelopment program, construction activity is scheduled to begin in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in late February. For the duration of construction, the Cal Student Store will be moving across the street to ensure customers continue to have convenient access to essential products and store services.


The Cal Student Store will close its Student Union location on Friday, February 15. The Store will open its temporary location at 2470 Bancroft Way on Tuesday, February 19. To create space in time for Buyback season and summer sessions, the Cal Student Store will expand its text selection to the building next door, 2480 Bancroft Way, in March. This extended text space will accommodate the Cal Student Store’s growing assortments of new, used, rental and digital textbooks.


The 2470 and 2480 Bancroft Way temporary locations will maintain standard store hours. To keep up to date on the move and all Cal Student Store news, please visit the store’s website at www.calstudentstore.com or ‘Like’ the store’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/CalStudentStore.


Cal Student Store: Temporary Location Schedule

Friday, February 15:             MLK Jr. Student Union Location Closes at End of Day

Tuesday, February 19:             Temporary 2470 Bancroft Way Location Opens

March:                        Temporary 2480 Bancroft Way (Text) Location Opens


About Cal Student Store

Cal Student Store is the official campus bookstore for the University of California, Berkeley – offering products and services to students, faculty and the surrounding community both in-store and online via efollett.com. Cal Student Store will be temporarily relocating to Bancroft Way in February 2013 and is projected to return to the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in Fall 2015.


Store hours for the 2470 and 2480 Bancroft Way locations are 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.




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Student Editors – Help hire the new Publications Advisor



You are invited to attend the Open Forums for the LEAD Center Coordinator

– Publications position.  This is your chance to hear from the candidates,

ask a question of them, share information with them about Berkeley, and

provide your feedback about them to the LEAD Center.  Please join us for

one, some, or all of them depending on your schedule.


Here are the dates and times:

Wed 2/6 – Interview day

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Open forum with students – Christian L-08 (Unit 1 – on the Durant Ave side)


Thursday 2/7 – Interview day

11am – 12pm – Open forum with students – Slottman L-14 (Unit 1 – on the Channing Way side)


Friday 2/8 – Interview day

11am – 12pm – Open forum with students – Slottman L-11 (Unit 1 – on the Channing Way side)


Monday 2/11 – Interview day

2pm – 3pm – Open forum with students – Slottman L-11 (Unit 1 – on the Channing Way side)


Thursday 2/14

11am – 12pm – Open forum with students – Slottman L-14 (Unit 1 – on the Channing Way side)


At the open forums, the candidates’ resumes will be available for your

review.  There will also be a short evaluation form where you can provide

your feedback about the candidates.


Please feel free to share this with other interested students.







Jeff Woods

Interim Assistant Director

LEAD Center

ASUC Auxiliary


University of California, Berkeley

102 Hearst Gym MC 4500

Berkeley, CA 94720


Phone – 510-642-6740

Appts – 510-642-5171

Email – lead@berkeley.edu



Become a UC Regent

Dear Students,

Want to vote on the board of regents?

Applications to be the next UC system-wide Student Regent are now

The Student Regent is the the only voting student member of the UC
Board of Regents and directly engages with campus and state officials
on issues pertaining to the present and future of public higher
education in California. The opportunity to represent Cal and the rest
of the UC System is one that we highly encourage you all to consider.

The Student Regent’s term is for two years on the UC Board of Regents
(one year as the designate and one year as the actual voting member).
Tuition and fees will be covered for both years.

The current UC Student Regent, Jonathan Stein, a Berkeley graduate
student, has done an amazing job in advocating on behalf of students
and in support of increased funding for public higher education in
California. He and the Student Regent-Designate Cinthia Flores will be
holding an information session on Friday, Feb 15 at 10am in the
California Conference Room (Suite 2 of Hearst Gym) for those curious
about applying. They will also be discussing the major issues facing the
UC and the student movement in California.

Applications can be found at
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/app14.pdf. Applications are
due Feb 28, 2013.  Please share this with any current UC student,
undergraduate or graduate, who you may think is interested in being the
next Student Regent.

You can also check out the Student Regent’s Facebook page at

Go Bears,
Connor Landgraf
ASUC President

Bahar Navab
GA President