1. Black Liberation Month activities. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Our Collective Consciousness,” with the idea of exploring the ties that bind Black Culture: art, music, dance, food, health, wellness, beauty, self-love, intellectualism, and the African Diaspora. There will be a Historic Black Icons Expo on Feb. 4 in the Green & Gold Room. Keynote speaker Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, will speak Feb. 7. Other featured speakers include Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, an author, community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker who will be discussing her book “Growing Up X: A Memoir” (Feb. 12); and Lawrence Ross, a Los Angeles Times best seller and author/lecturer/writer who will be discussing his book “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses” (Feb. 24). See the full calendar of events here.
  2. Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities internships, deadline Feb. 14. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is seeking applicants for its summer 2020 internship session. HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. The deadline to apply is February 14. See here for further details.
  3. Call for proposals, Humanities Conference. The Phi Alpha Theta chapter of California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, in conjunction with the English and History departments, will be hosting the first annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference April 25-26, 2020. We are looking for advanced undergraduate and graduate scholars to present. The conference is free to selected presenters. The abstract for presentations is due Feb. 28; decisions on presenters will be made the first week of March. See the attached flyer for more details.
  4. International Education Week, Feb. 10-14. All IEW events are free and open to the campus and community. Highlights include a keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations; panel discussions on current events and global topics; workshops on studying, working and living abroad; and food, fun and more from around the world. History professors Suzanne Pasztor, Ben Marschke, and Ruth Hoffmann will participate with talks on “Latin America: the Year of Living Dangerously,” “Birth of the Modern Peace Conference and State System? The Peace of Westphalia (1648),” and “Global Solidarity, Community Organizing, and Risk: The Life and Legacy of Marielle Franco,” respectively. Visit here to view the full schedule.  
  5. Clubs Fair, Feb. 5. 10am-2pm in the UC Quad. If raining, event will be canceled.
  6. Volunteer opportunities. Youth Education Services (Y.E.S.) has a variety of community engagement options for students ranging from low commitment (see the attached flyer for some examples) to more in-depth opportunities. Our goal is to continue to provide engaging and impactful opportunities to HSU students. Last academic year, Y.E.S. volunteers engaged in 14,228 hours of community engagement and learning. Watch an outreach video here or learn more at the Y.E.S. web site here.
  7. Career and Volunteer Expo, Feb. 13, 12-4pm, West Gym. The Expo gives students a chance to network with more than 100 organizations about summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and full-time career positions. The Expo will also feature a professional photographer providing free headshots to students (great for LinkedIn, etc.). Students, to prepare for the Expo, visit the Career Clothing Closet Boutique (Feb. 3-7, 9am-4pm) in Gist Hall 120, where you can find FREE, gently-used professional clothing. ACAC will also offer the Library Skillshop “Getting Ready: Career and Volunteer Expo “on Feb. 12 from 4-4:50pm in Lib 114. Details here.

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