Thursday, March 8, 2012
This Edition Contains:
ALVS News and Events:
Join SALUTE Honor Society:
ALVS will began accepting applications for the SALUTE Honor society in January. The qualifications are as follows:
3.0 Cumulative GPA for Under Grad student
3.5 Cumulative GPA for Grad Student
Veteran w/ copy of DD-214 or Active w/ copy of orders
One time fee of $20
For more information on the SALUTE honor society, contact the ALVS Staff.
Spanish Group Practice:
Interested in getting together and practicing group speaking in Spanish?
International Children's Carnival
Sunday, March 25th, 2012 from 2-5pm the Lory Student Center's Main Ballroom will be hosting the International Children's Carnival. Celebrate diverse cultures with international games, crafts, dance, storytelling, a stage show, and a fashion show!
This event is FREE with a student I.D., with a $5 requested donation per family. For youth ages 3-12 years old, (must be accompanied by an adult).
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laptop Give Away
The ALVS office has a new ACER 11.6" laptop to give away to a student veteran. To be considered for this award you must:
- have a 2.0+ GPA;
- have 89 or less credits;
- be enrolled in 12+ residential credits;
- demonstrate a sound academic plan to graduation;
- demonstrate financial need.
If you qualify, you must provide a letter that includes the following:
- CSU ID
- Years of Service
- Name of Advisor
- Number of credits
- Cumulative CSU GPA
- Why you chose CSU for your degree
- Intended date of graduation, and coursework to complete
- Career goal
- Explain how having a laptop computer would help you
You also need to attach a copy of your DD-214 and your financial award information that you can get on RAMWeb. Submit all required material to Jenny Pickett at Jennifer.email@example.com or drop it off at the ALVS office.
The deadline for submitting your application letter is Friday, March 23, 2012 by 5pm.
Border Wars Shoot-Off:
The Border Wars Shoot-Off between the SVO's at CSU and the University of Wyoming is locked, cocked, and ready to rock! The range is pretty awesome, with up to 1,000 yard shots to be made. Stop by the ALVS office and talk to John with any questions you might have, but the general info is as such:
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, April 21st, 2012 @ 0900 in Laramie, WY. (a make-up date of April 28th, 2012 is also set up, just in case of some crazy Wyoming weather).
Carpool: Everyone will be meeting up in the North End parking lot of the LSC at 0600.
Fee: There is a $20 range fee, that includes targets
Weapons/Ammo: Bring whatever rifle(s)/pistol(s) you have, and ammo to shoot.
How to register: If you're on the ALVS mailing list then you should have a registration form in your email, but you can also come into the ALVS office and we can get you squared away.
New Printer/Scanner in the ALVS Office:
Copies are still 10 cents/page, but now you can also scan documents. Back-to-back copies are 10 cents/side.
An ALVS student who normally rides the bus is looking to find someone to carpool with from CSU to the Poudre Valley Hospital area of town on nights throughout the week where she has to stay past 7pm (end of bus schedule) If you stay on campus until after 7pm and are willing to help, please either email the ALVS Staff or come into the ALVS office and let us know.
Spring Recognition Ceremony:
Planning to graduate this coming Spring, Summer, or Fall? Have you received and award/scholarship through the ALVS office since you've been here at CSU? If so, join us at the Spring Recognition Ceremony. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Join the Older, Wiser, Life-loving Students of the OWLS group at their March events:
Saturday, March 10th @ 1pm - Luck Joe's for lunch
Saturday, March 17th @8pm - Mulligan's for drinks
Sunday, March 18th @ 3pm - Equinox Brewery for beer tasting
Saturday, March 23rd @ 12:30pm - Cafe Mexicali for lunch & movie
Wednesday, March 28th @ 5:30pm - Rio Grande for dinner
Weekly Fridays @ 7pm - Sundance for country dance lessons ($5)
Bi-Weekly Fridays @ 5pm - Avogadro's Number for happy hour
For more information please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org, (719) 322-5494, or on Facebook.
Student Parent Club:
The SPG meets weekly on Thursdays at 10am in the ALVS office, room 195, Lory Student Center. As always, children and spouses are welcome at all of the SPG meetings and events.
For more information, contact Crystal at email@example.com.
Student Veteran Organization:
SVO is now accepting membership applications. There is a new one time ten dollar fee to be a part of the SVO. Stop by the ALVS office to complete your application.
The next SVO meeting will take place Thursday, March 15th, 4pm in the ALVS office.
SVO is looking for a new T-shirt and coin design. Come up with something good and bring it by the office.
For more information, email SVACSU@gmail.com.
Do you need to provide care for children?:
We want to improve our community by developing new programs and we NEED your input. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. Just click on the following link and you will be directed to the survey:
Tania Sletta, ALVS staff member
Academic Help for Academic Success:
CO150 Compostition Placement/Challenge Exam Dates:
Registration For Fall 2012 Semester. The Composition Placement/Challenge Exam is a 60-minute impromptu summary-response essay test. Students can check their placement on the afternoon following the day of their exam by checking their Homepage on RAMweb. Under Records, select Composition Placement/Challenge Exam Results. Here’s the website for information on Colorado State University’s English Composition Placement/Challenge Exam: http://composition.colostate.edu/placement.html.
Exam Dates: 3/29, 4/11, 4/19, 4/26, 6/11
Please remember to bring a PEN and a PHOTO ID!! You don’t need to sign up for this test, just show up 10-15 minutes early--no one arriving late will be allowed to take the test!! All students taking this exam will be assessed an $18 service charge, which will be billed to their student account.
A Veteran Student is offering tutoring services, this semester, for math classes up to Calculus II. If you are interested in receiving help, please contact Mick Wrolson at Mick21b@hotmail.com or 970-488-0786.
Additional Help with PACe Minicourses (MATH 117-126):
In depth tutoring sessions are now being offered for Adult and Veteran Students enrolled in PACe Courses. Help with both math material and TI calculators will be provided. Drop in sessions are in Weber 136A:
For more information, contact Anita Pattison
Summer Language Courses at CSU:
LARA 105 First Year Arabic I: June 11 – July 6
LSPA 105 First Year Spanish I: May 14 – June 8
LSPA 107 First Year Spanish II: June 11 – July 6
Each course is 5 credits and meets daily from 8:45 – 12:25
LSPA 200 Second Year Spanish I: May 14 – June
LSPA 201 Second Year Spanish II: June 11 – July 6
Each course is 3 credits and meets daily from 8:40 – 10:50
For more info, contact:
Dr. Mary Vogl, Director of the Language & Culture Study Center, (970) 491-6100 or Mary.Vogl@colostate.edu
Scholarships and Awards:
Tillman Military Scholarship:
The Tillman Military Scholars application started accepting applications on Monday, February 13. The application will remain open until 11:59:59 PM PST on Friday, March 16. For criteria and required documents visit http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/.
Dream What You Love Scholarship for Single Parent Students ($500 scholarship):
The Dream What you Love Scholarship for Student Parents was established by Diane Ellsworth, CSU alum and former employee to provide financial assistance to a student who meets the following criteria:
- Undergraduate, full-time student enrolled in 12 or more credits;
- Minimum CSU accumulative GPA of 2.0;
- Preference will be given to single parents with sole custody.
Complete application packets include the following:
- Completed application form (obtained from ALVS)
- Current resume
- Financial award information
The deadline to submit your application to the ALVS office has been extended to March 26th, 2012
Osher Re-entry Scholarship (up to 20x - ~$4000 scholarships):
The Osher Re-entry Scholarship was established by the Bernard Osher Foundation to provide financial assistance to former undergraduate students who are re-entering the university, and who meet the following criteria:
- Will be an undergraduate, full-time student enrolled in 12 or more credits for duration of the scholarship term;
- Minimum CSU accumulative GPA of 2.75;
- Minimum of 60 credits towards bachelor's degree;
- Culmative gap of at least five years in education;
- Be between the ages of 25-50.
Complete application packets include the following:
1) What motivates you to seek a bachelor's degree?
- Complete a FAFSA form for CSU - visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA (This will be used to determine "financial need");
- Submit one letter of reference from a current or recent employer (or volunteer work supervisor) focusing on quality of your work and overall work ethic addressed to the ORS Selection Committee;
- Submit a copy of your award letter obtained from your RamWeb. This should contain a list of the awards and scholarships you've received for the upcoming academic year;
- Answer the following questions. Please limit answer to each single question to no more than two pages, using double space, Times New Roman, 12 point font (1 inch margins on each side):
2) What obstacles have you faced in completing your bachelor's degree? Why do you think you will now be able to overcome those obstacles?
3) What are your goals for the 10 years following graduation? Be specific.
For more information and to submit your application online, click here or call Jan Rastall in the ALVS office at (970) 491-3977.
The deadline to submit your application is May 25th, 2012
American Association of University Women Scholarship (2x - $2000 scholarships):
The American Association of University Women is a national organization promoting societal change, equity for women, education, and self-development over the life spans. Undergraduate scholarships are available for women who meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate (w/no previous Bachelor's degree), upper class (Jr. or Sr. standing), non-traditional female student. (Non-traditional: 1st generation college, over 22 yrs old, parent, widowed, prior military, medical condition that delayed schooling, under-represented field of study, ie. Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math);
- Minimum CSU accumulative GPA of 3.0;
- Demonstrated financial need;
- Can't be previous recipient of an AAUW scholarship
Complete application packets include the following:
- Completed application form (obtained from ALVS office)
- Official copy of applicant's college transcript(s), (must be sealed, but not required to be sent directly from school)
The deadline for your application and transcript(s) to be received by the ALVS office is May 4th, 2012
WomenGive Scholarship (up to $200/week/child scholarships):
Education is an integral component to self-sufficiency. WomenGive makes an impact by providing childcare scholarships to single mothers working toward a GED, certificate or bachelor’s degree program.
Requirements can be found here.
Applications can be fill out here.
For more info, visit the WomenGive homepage.
The deadline for your Fall 2012 application is May 4th, 2012
Community News, Events & Jobs:
Spring Break Food Schedule:
For Spring Break the following hours of operation will apply:
Unless specified below, everything else is closed.
Monday, March 12th - Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Panda Express: 10am-8pm
Subway and Carl's Jr: 8am-4pm
Taco Bell and Spoons: 10am-3pm
Monday, March 12th - Friday, March 16th, 2012
Lory Dining Retail Food Areas
Sweets and Cam's: 8am-4pm
Lake Street: 9am-7pm
Like to Run?:
If so, there are a bunch of runs ranging from 1-2 mile races to triathlons that are going to be taking place in Colorado, starting NOW!
For information on registrations and dates, click here
Need help getting your taxes done. Front Range Community College might be where you want to go for some help. Check out the details at http://www.frontrange.edu/About-Us/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/VITA.aspx
Attention all OIF/OEF veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a group that has been formed to help you out if you're having a bit of a rough time dealing with any kind of new challenges that you may be facing in your civilian life. Be it relationship, anxiety, depression, or just simply wanting to hang out with some vets because you miss the feeling, this is the group for you. It's run by an OIF veteran, and meets:
Tuesdays @ Vet Center 702 W. Drake, Bldg C from 5-6:30pm
For more information, contact Dawn Ray
The Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLICE) is now accepting volunteers for the 2012 Project Homeless Connect event.
When and Where: April 20, 2012 at the Aztlan Community Center in Old Town.
All volunteers receive a free t-shirt, a 1-hour volunteer training, and free transportation to/from the event from the CSU transit center
Simply visit http://slice.colostate.edu/project-homeless-connect.aspx to volunteer!
For more information contact Regan Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
O*Net Updates - Updated Military Occupations:
The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (January 2012) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 10,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. Transitioning military personnel can use their military code or title to discover related civilian occupations/careers within O*NET Online's Military Crosswalk Search or My Next Move for Veterans' Military Transition Search.
Veteran Job Opportunities:
1) Student Veteran:
Excellent opportunity for a Student Veteran to get a part time job with the Federal Government in Ft Collins. This is a great way to get their foot in the door and set themselves up for success to start a full time job with the Federal Government when they graduate college.
See link below for more details, but the job goes through Sep 2012, pays over $12/hr, and is for 20 hours per week. You will also find the job description attached.
2) Veterans Green Force:
This is a newly developed initiative that's goal is to get 300 Veterans into Green Sector Jobs by the middle of next year. For more information and an online application, click here
3) 2012 Tristate Job fair for Military Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves:
When and Where: Friday, April 18th from 10am-6pm (lunch is provided from noon-2pm), located @ 2811 House Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
For more info, contact:
Jerry Davis - (307) 777-5870 or email @ email@example.com
Chad Imker - (970) 498-6651 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Morgan - (308) 632-1420 or email @ email@example.com
4) Denver Veteran Hiring Event:
RecruitMilitary is putting on a Job Expo in Denver at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 11am-3pm.
Click here for more information and to register.
Looking for a Job:
Check out this nationwide website that was started up by a Veteran in Colorado:
Always getting updated at
2012 Military Veteran Recruitment Expos:
RecruitMilitary will be hosting in Denver this year. They will be in Denver on April 19th and September 13th.The recruitment expos will be from 11am-3pm and are an excellent way for Colorado State University to meet and hire highly skilled service men and women who are looking for great opportunities in the Denver area. For more information, please contact:
Joshua Sieger, U.S. Army Veteran, Senior Account Executive RecruitMilitary, LLC
Phone: (513) 677-7067
Organizations to Volunteer for RamRide:
If you have/belong to an organization here at CSU and want to volunteer for RamRide you can make money for you organization! For Friday and Saturday nights you can earn $10/volunteer (minimum of 6 volunteers) and for Thursday nights you can earn $12/volunteer. Hours are as stated: Friday and Saturday nights - 8pm-3am
Thursday nights - 8pm-2am
An increasing pay scale also exists, so if your organization volunteers multiple times in a semester, you make more money each time per volunteer.
For more info, contact:
Cassie O'Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 491-5931
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