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Friday, January 29, 2016

Upcoming Morse Events:

Mellon Forum 2/1 6:30 PM at the House

Stephen Blum Financial Life After Yale 8:30- 9:30 PM in the Common Room

I. Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

II. FOOT Leadership Opportunity

III. The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes for Seniors and Sophomores

IV. Apply to be a Harvest Leader!

V. Student Opportunities at the Ulysses S. Grant Summer Program

VI. Commencement and Reunions Positions 2016

VII. Accent Magazine Photo Contest

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I. Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

This summer, have fun and help make a difference in New Haven! The Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship seeks outstanding Yale undergraduate, graduate and professional students not in their final year of study to work with organizations that promote economic growth, human development, and neighborhood vitality in New Haven.

Fellowship awards range from $4,400 to $7,800 based on experience, degree pending, and weeks worked. Fellowship placements range from 8-11 weeks from the end of May through August. All students may apply for placements proposed by local non-profit and public sector organizations that are posted on the PPSF website.
For more information and application materials, log on to the PPSF website (ppsf.yale.edu) or contact Karen King (karen.king@yale.edu).
Application deadline: February 1, 2016

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II. FOOT Leadership Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a FOOT leader?  Whether or not you did FOOT, we’re looking for dynamic, excited Freshmen and Sophomores to join our leader team!  Applications will be due the following Thursday, February 4th and can be found online at yale.edu/foot.

Any questions can be emailed to poobahs@gmail.com.
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III. The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes for Seniors and Sophomores

In order to encourage undergraduates to collect books, build their own libraries, and read for pleasure and education, Adrian Van Sinderen (YC 1910) established two prizes— one for seniors and one for sophomores— in 1957. The Senior Prize is $1,000, and the Sophomore Prize is $700.
For more information, including instructions and the application form, visit yale.edu/printer/vansinderen. Application materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016. You can view the poster advertising the prizes here.

Selected collections will be examined by appointment before spring vacation. If a collection does not reside at Yale, the student should be prepared to show the judging committee what he or she considers the most significant portion of the collection.

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IV. Apply to be a Harvest Leader!

Harvest is looking for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in leading pre-orientation trips next fall. As a leader, you spend five days on a local Connecticut farm with a group of freshmen while harvesting crops, singing songs, cooking and eating delicious food, and connecting with local agriculture. NO PREVIOUS FARM (OR HARVEST) EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We will be hosting an info session on Tuesday, February 2nd in Bass L01-A at 8pm. Applications are due the following Sunday, February 7th and can be found here.

Questions will be happily received at moobahs@gmail.com

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V. Student Opportunities at the Ulysses S. Grant Summer Program

The directors of the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation, a summer enrichment program for New Haven middle school students that is run out of Dwight Hall are looking for a team of talented and motivated Yale students to teach at U.S. Grant this summer. Teachers are paid $3,300 for the summer. The summer program runs from June 27th to August 5th.
Applications are due on February 12th, 2016. For more information, visit: http:usgrant.commons.yale.edu or email usgrantdirectors@gmail.com

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VI. Commencement and Reunions Positions 2016

The Residential College Superintendents need student help for Commencement and Reunions 2016. You must be available to work from May 13th through June 5th. Please do not apply if you cannot be available all days during this time frame. The positions you are applying for will cover a wide range of responsibilities assisting the Residential College Facilities Superintendents as we prepare for Commencement & Reunions and will include some weekend and evening hours. Deadline to apply is Wednesday February 17th. Additional Summer Housing Coordinator Positions will be available for the summer May 9-August 26.

If interested, please contact: Ian Hobbs or Michael Roberts (ian.hobbs@yale.edu Office #432-0527) or (michael.roberts@yale.edu office#432-0581)

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VII. Accent Magazine Photo Contest

Accent, the Multilingual Magazine at Yale, is looking for photo or graphic design submissions for its spring issue themed In Transit. This can entail a photograph or design conveying the idea of transitioning, be it geographical, spiritual, or personal. From moments you’ve captured while traveling the world to memories you’ve captured on campus, we’d love to showcase your work! First place will be considered for the cover of Accent Magazine’s spring issue, In Transit, and be guaranteed a place in our printed issue. The first two runners up will be considered for the printed issue and guaranteed a place on our website.

Please email questions, concerns and final entries (with your name, college, and year) to maria.melchor@yale.edu. The deadline is Friday, February 19.

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