Friday, May 15, 2015

AmeriCorps Achievement Connections Campus Coordinator Position

Achievement Connections Campus Coordinator

In strong partnership with the United Way of Dane County, the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hosting a full-time AmeriCorps member who will support the Achievement Connections program and Morgridge Center initiatives. Achievement Connections is aimed at meeting the needs of students who are low-performing in math, particularly algebra, and may benefit from extended learning opportunities. The primary goals of the AmeriCorps member are to recruit UW students to serve as Achievement Connections math tutors, and to find ways to institutionalize the recruitment, training, and placement of tutors into campus operations.

Additional full-time AmeriCorps position openings involved with this partnership are listed below.

AmeriCorps United Way 2-1-1 Community Resource Specialist Position Description

AmeriCorps Achievement Connections Math Tutor Position Description

AmeriCorps Community Volunteer Coordinator Position Description

AmeriCorps Achievement Connections Tutor Liaison Position Description

Monday, May 11, 2015

Department of State, Museum Specialist Job Opening

Museum Specialist

Department: Department Of State
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy - District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Salary: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-1016-09
Open Period: Friday, May 8, 2015 to Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens "You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined." "More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur."

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Art History 202 – Renaissance to Modern Art SUMMER 2015 JUNE 15 – AUGUST 9 (NEW ONLINE FORMAT!)

This NEW, online version of Art History 202 examines artistic traditions from the Renaissance through the present in western Europe and the United States to introduce students to the field of art history. Weekly lectures, activities, and discussions will introduce students to the kinds of works of art produced during the last 500 years in Europe and America as well as skills and tools that will help students describe, understand, and interpret works of art across the period and geography covered in this class. Grades will be assigned based on performance on weekly quizzes, short written assignments, individual and group discussion exercises, and an individual final project that consists of mounting a digital exhibition. No prior knowledge of the history of western art or art history in general is assumed or required.

ONLINE ONLY (learn@UW based course). There will be "lectures" delivered as websites (Mondays-Tuesdays); activities (Wednesdays-Thursdays); discussions (throughout the weeks); and quizzes (Fridays). Students cannot work at their own pace; they will need to work on the weekly schedule stipulated on learn@UW. There is no textbook for the course, but there will be online reading assignments that students need to keep up with.

No previous knowledge of art or art history is assumed or required.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Anna Andrzejewski is a tenured Professor in the Department of Art History, who has taught this course for 20 years. She received an Educational Innovation grant to revamp this course in 2014 and is committed to working with students with different learning styles. She wants this course to teach practical skills for students who intend to major in Art History as well as those that are seeking to fulfill their humanities credit. Contact her at avandrzejews@wisc.edu

INTER LS 260, INTERNSHIP IN THE LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES, 1 CR.

Are your students looking for a way to earn academic credit for a summer internship? Please consider telling them about INTER-LS 260, a one credit on-line course offered through Letters & Science Career Services. This course is unique in that it provides students with an opportunity to engage in reflection-based work, receive academic credit, and gain a deeper understanding of their career interests.

Information on the course and how to apply can be found at http://careers.ls.wisc.edu/academic-credit-and-more--students.htm This course is open to ALL students, regardless of major or year in school. Applications due by June 5th.

INTER LS 260, INTERNSHIP IN THE LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES, 1 CR.
SESSION DATES: JUNE 15 - AUGUST 7
ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FORMAT
INSTRUCTOR: RUSS CASTRANOVO (rastronovo@wisc.edu)

Marketing Intern for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Location(s):
Dane
Classification Title(s)/JAC:
Job Working Title(s):

Volunteer
Type of Employment:

Part Time (8-12 hrs/week) 

Salary:
This position is unpaid.


Special Qualifications:
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to a volunteer placement to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the volunteer opportunity.


Contact:

WHSPress@wisconsinhistory.org , Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706. No calls, please.

Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented

Area of Competition:
Open


Deadline to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met. Top candidates will be contacted for the next steps in the interview process.


The Marketing Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist the WHS Press Marketing Manager and Social Media Coordinator with a variety of promotional and marketing efforts. This position is unpaid. Interns are expected to work 8-12 hours a week. Hours are flexible but must occur between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

The mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press supports that of the Wisconsin Historical Society. By collecting, preserving, and sharing our stories, we help people connect to the past by publishing the best in Wisconsin history and culture. The Society Press creates publications of enduring value that appeal to a broad audience of general readers. We publish lively narratives about interesting people, events, and places; fresh and engaging explorations of well-examined topics; and stories that speak to our regional community but also reach across borders to new readers. Our publications for young readers and educators, including a state history textbook, bring history to life for a new generation. We also publish the quarterly "Wisconsin Magazine of History", available as a benefit of membership in the Society.

View more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society Press (WHSP) - http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress/

Job Duties

· Managing submissions for regional and national award programs
· Assisting in the writing, edition, organizing, and producing press releases, brochures, and catalogs
· Managing media coverage
· Maintaining and updating contacts and mailing lists
· Website marketing content management and update
· Book review coordination
· News and social media clipping and monitoring

Qualifications
Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
Ability to use basic computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel
Good project management and organizational skills required
Interest in marketing, communications, or publishing industry
Ability to lift 30 lbs.

Special Notes
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to a volunteer placement to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the volunteer opportunity.

How to Apply:
Send resumes to WHSPress@wisconsinhistory.org or mail to Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706. No calls, please.

Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met. Top candidates will be contacted for the next steps in the interview process.



ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL ONE-CREDIT CAREER COURSE for L&S students: INTER-LS 210, “Taking Initiative”

LECTURE TUES 4pm-4:50pm (every other week alternating with discussion section)

SEATS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2015!

INTER-LS 210 is the new one-credit L&S career development course called "Taking Initiative”. In this course, students will learn:

- Why a liberal arts degree is valuable for their personal and professional development

- What career development is and how to apply it to their daily lives

- What strengths they have and how to develop practical skills in and out of class

- What employers are looking for when hiring interns and employees

- Strategies for researching companies and organizations

- How to apply and interview for an internship

This is an unusual course! It alternates with lecture one week, discussion section the next:

- Lecture is 4pm-4:50pm every other Tuesday; lots of open sections are available

- A professional UW Career Mentor is assigned to each section to assist students with career advising needs, such as writing resumes and cover letters

- A prominent and successful L&S graduate will Skype into each section periodically over the semester to discuss how the course subjects apply in the real world of work

The course is intended for second-year students, but we allow any interested student to enroll.

Did I mention that it’s only one credit? Easy to fit into your busy schedule!

Search for "taking initiative" in the Course Guide and sign up today!