Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two opportunities to build your resume!

What: Design Posters 
Who: David B. Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Institute for Civic Engagement, 
When: By early March 

Dr. David Taylor is finishing up the first offering of an Advanced Certificate in Applied Urban Ministry program through Continuing Education. The average age of those in this program is probably somewhere between 55 and 60 years of age, with little computer expertise. However, this  group is highly motivated and appreciative of this opportunity to be furthering their education.   

As part of the course requirements, the students had to develop a "congregational action plan" that involved a proposal (in the form of a paper) for a project or program that would impact their congregation and also their surrounding neighborhood/community. This week they present their proposal via PowerPoint (which none of them knew how to use prior to the class) to the rest of the class.  After that, Dr. Taylor would like them to turn their paper/Powerpoint into an attractive, professional poster (not a skill they presently have).

Dr. Taylor would like assistance from NU students with experience developing posters to "mentor" students and work one-on-one with them to translate their ideas on to the poster.  He thinks this might be able to be done in one two hour session.  The volunteers can email Dr. Taylor. Students have until early April to finalize the posters. 

What: Publication and Editing for Creative Writing Journal 
Who: Atasha Ramsaroop, Editor-In-Chief,  The Aquila Literary Journal, Niagara University '13, BBA Accounting, (646) 352-2883,; and Martha Krupa, Aquila advisor, Writing Coordinator, Office of Academic Support, Seton, First Floor, 716-286-807
When: By end of March 

Aquila is looking for support. The editor and faculty advisor ask students submit their work to the Aquila Literary Journal for publication. Submissions include any genre of poetry, short story, non-fiction, drawings, photography, or paintings. They are looking to increase diversity in all subjects. If any students wish to submit an original poem or story in a language other than English, they are highly encouraged to, though the Aquila asks that they also provide an English translation. The deadline is March 30, 2012, 11:59 p.m. for submissions to Students may submit anonymously should they choose. All print documents should be submitted in .doc (Microsoft Word or any other word processing program) format.

They are also looking for several editors. Interested students can drop by Aquila meetings held every other Monday at 7pm in Dunleavy 235 (the next meeting is Feb. 20th). If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at Or see the link to the Aquila at (left side of page).

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