We are hosting a special student retreat this Saturday and we want you to join! Are you interested in learning how you can affect positive change? Are you interested in building a bridge between science and policy but don’t know where to start? Do you want to build a community of supportive student science advocates @ IU-Bloomington? Do you want free breakfast and lunch?
Please join us for a half-day Civic Leadership and Science Advocacy Retreat this Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:30 am – 2:30pm. RSVP here (RSVP by Wednesday if possible, so we can tailor the workshop activities and food orders accordingly). Location will be on campus and will be emailed to all participants in advance.
All students are welcome (graduate students, undergraduates, any major)!
MSCH J460/J660: Science in the Public Sphere
Details: This class investigates the relationship between scientists and various non-scientist groups, including policymakers, journalists, and the general public. Students will analyze how scientific research is communicated between scientists as well as to these other groups, and discover how the different communication and knowledge needs of journalists, policymakers, and the public influence those groups’ interpretations of scientific findings. Drawing on this conceptual work, students will then practice science communication skills in the area of food systems and sustainability science specifically.
We’ll be meeting in the Indiana Memorial Union (student union), in the lobby between Starbuck’s and Alumni Hall. Then, we’ll walk to Election Central together and vote. We’ll do this rain or shine, and some people have volunteered to drive, if needed.
We had good conversations last week on our walks, so even if you’ve already voted or you’re not ready to vote yet, join us for conversation and bring along some friends! If you’d like to join us for our Walk to the Polls, please email Nic (firstname.lastname@example.org), so we know who to expect.
In addition, our partners for voting efforts this fall, Campus Action, are hosting an Early Voting March this Saturday, 11/3. They’ll meet at Dunn Meadow on Saturday at 11:30am. After voting, there will be a party Hopscotch Roastery (212 N. Madison St), across the street from the polls. You can RSVP to the Facebook event.
In addition to voting on Election Day, you can vote early at Election Central, 401 W 7th St., from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 (8:00am – 6:00pm), SATURDAY Nov. 3 (9:00am – 4:00pm), and Nov. 5 (8:00am – 12:00pm).
Dr. Spitze is seeking undergraduates who may be interested in being UTAs or UTINs for L111 next spring (2019).
Applicants: Please make an appointment to come see Dr. Spitze, and send him (email@example.com ) the standard application as soon as possible. (Final deadline is November 15 2018, although positions may be filled before then.)
The application can be found in the “How to apply…” tab at:
Mandatory Position requirements for UTAs/UTINs:
- Attend all course lectures on MWF 12:20 – 1:10pm.
- Positions can be for pay only if student has previously served as UTIN or UTA. Otherwise, students will receive 3 credits for X371.
- Conduct one Learning Group per week for L111.
- Help in grading, office hours, and proctoring exams.
- Applicants must have at minimum junior status and a minimum 3.25 GPA, and received a grade of at least an A- in L111.