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Learn More About the Education Studies Major & Events-Tues. 3/13

Lunch Date: Tuesday, March 13th from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Atwater Dining 102
The Education Studies program is holding an open advising lunch. Education Studies offers a 5-course minor as well as a double major that results in becoming a licensed elementary/secondary teacher. For more information, visit go/education.

Also, don’t miss one of Education Studies lectures’ this week:

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Our Broken Compass: Unlearning Education as Schooling in A World Gone Awry, a lecture by Ijeoma Clement-Akomolafe.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:30 – 6pm

WHERE: Axinn 229

 

Service in Action: Hear from a Panel of Current VISTA Volunteers 3/15 @ 5:30p in CCE

Service in Action: Hear from a Panel of Current VISTA Volunteers

Monday, March 12th at 5:30pm in the CCE Living Room

Interested in being a catalyst for change? AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers work with community leaders to fight poverty, develop job opportunities, increase access to education and housing, promote healthy living, and much more. During this session, you will learn about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, hear from currently serving members, and have the opportunity to ask questions about this 1-year nationwide experience.

 

Career Conversation: Elizabeth Knup ’82, Ford Foundation Country Director for China

Interested in China policies and economic development? Come join us…

Monday, March 12th 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Adirondack House Library

…for an informal discussion with Middlebury alumnae Elizabeth Knup ’82, Country Director for China at the Ford Foundation and Arthur Kroeber, editor for China Economic Quarterly. They are here to talk about how they got to where they are now and to answer any questions about the work they do in China.

Elizabeth Knup Elizabeth is the Country Director, China for the Ford Foundation overseeing grant-making and operations. Elizabeth first moved to China in 1998 to be the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center after ten years at the National Committee on US-China Relations. She then spent 11 years in the private sector as president of Pearson Education; Chief Representative, Pearson Group; and Managing Director, Kamsky Associates. She studied Chinese at Middlebury from 1979-82, including the grueling summer of 1980 and six months in Taiwan in 1981. She received her MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities (based in Montpelier) and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Arthur R. Kroeber Head of research, Gavekal Editor, China Economic Quarterly. Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.

The Urban Adamah Fellowship is Accepting 2018 Applications!

Earth, Community, Social Action, Jewish Spirituality

The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.

Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm and internships with local community organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development.

Upcoming Fellowships

Summer: June 11 – August 22, 2018

Fall: August 28 – November 20, 2018

Thanks to a special one time grant, we are able to offer the 2018 Summer Fellowship for a flat fee of $600. We accept up to 14 fellows per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Check out this short video to learn more. Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.

www.urbanadamah.org | 510-649-1595 | info@urbanadamah.org | See us on Facebook

The Urban Adamah Jewish Community Farm, located in Berkeley, CA, integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action to build loving, just and sustainable communities.

 

Conservation and Recreation Internship – Middlebury Area Land Trust

For those with education, experience, and interest in natural resource management, forestry and recreation management, conservation, and/or working on trails design and stewardship. The intern will focus on MALT’s cornerstone project, the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), a 19-mile trail circumnavigating the town of Middlebury, VT. The intern will work closely with MALT’s Volunteer Trail Coordinator of 30 years, John Derick. The intern will gain practical experience in trail stewardship, forestry and recreation management, and volunteer coordination. The intern will also gain valuable experience working in a small, environmental non-profit.

Apply for the internship:

To Apply: Applications close on March 9th at 12:00 pm

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jamie Montague, Executive Director no later than March 9, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with a possibility of filling the position before the deadline.

Submit applications to: jamie@maltvt.org ;

Questions? Email jamie@maltvt.org or call 802-388-1007.

 

Hot Education Internships & Jobs in Handshake – Deadlines this Week

Education

 

K-12 Teacher at Arkansas Teacher Corps – due 3/6

 

Urban Education Residency at Phoenix Charter Academy – due 3/9

 

Special Education Teacher at ChanceLight Behaviora Health, Therapy and Education – due 3/12

Work at Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, an organization working with special needs students.

 

Fellowships

 

Fellow at Challenge Detroit – due 3/11

Challenge Detroit works to challenge leaders to learn by doing a year of meaningful employment and intellectual work with area nonprofits.

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs – Deadlines this week

Social Impact –

Multiple Positions at Mile High Youth Corps – due 3/6 and 3/7

Work as an Alumni Mentor, an Energy & Water Client Educator Corpsmember or a Land Conservation Leader at an organization working in conservation projects in neighborhoods, public lands, and open spaces throughout the Southern Front Range and Metro Denver.

 

LEAP 2018 Leadership in Action Program – due 3/6

Apply to this eight-week, paid summer internship program offering the opportunity for personal leadership development and practical workforce training in the nonprofit sector.

 

Environmental Protection Specialist at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 3/6

Work at the EPA performing beginning level field activities in Des Plaines, Illinois.

 

Privilege and Poverty Internships in Addison County – due 3/7

Get paid to work at a nonprofit here in Addison County and get connected with our local community. Internship sites include:

HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects)

WomenSafe, Inc.

John Graham Housing and Services

Charter House Coalition

 

Conservation and Recreation Internship at Middlebury Area Land Trust – due 3/9

 

Harris County Dept. of Education Marketing VISTA at OneStar Foundation – due 3/9

Work for the Harris County Dept of Education’s Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids program in Houston, TX.

 

Stewardship and Program Outreach Intern at Wood River Land Trust – due 3/9

Wood River Land Trust in Hailey, Idaho is seeking two interns with backgrounds or interest in private land conservation and program outreach.

 

Various Positions at Retreat Farm – due 3/11

Work at one of Vermont’s historic farms and centers for education, recreation, farming, processing, markets, and events.

Fellowships

Fellow at Challenge Detroit – due 3/11

Challenge Detroit works to challenge leaders to learn by doing a year of meaningful employment and intellectual work with area nonprofits.