Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Omicron Delta Kappa Applications


Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.  Sigma Circle of ODK at College Park began in 1927 and, since then, has initiated over 3900 students, faculty, and honorary members.  ODK tapped Senator Joe Tydings in 1950 when he was playing varsity lacrosse and US Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 when he was SGA Vice President.  ODK has also initiated other proven leaders such as State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jane and Jim Henson, and honorary members President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. James MacGregor Burns, and Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. The names of all of these outstanding leaders, along with many others, are engraved on the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall. 
ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve.  We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of campus community life.




                                    JOURNALISM, SPEECH AND THE MASS MEDIA

                                                CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.38 for juniors (60-89 credits), 3.48 for seniors (90 credits), and 3.87 for graduate students to be considered for membership. 

ODK needs your help to identify talented and deserving leaders for consideration! 

Applications are available ON-LINE now! Students should visit www.odk.umd.edu to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014. 

The ICONS Project Internship Opportunity

The ICONS Project, based at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland, is an experiential learning program centered on educational simulations, and simulation-based training and policy-oriented exercises. Our educational simulations cast students in high schools and colleges around the world in the role of decision-makers tasked to resolve contentious political issues of today. The ICONS Project also uses its simulations to support training and policy-oriented programs related to conflict resolution, decision making, negotiations, and crisis management.
The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the fall 2014 semester. The intern will work with the ICONS staff and will have the chance to learn about ICONS simulations as well as how ICONS works with its many clients (i.e.: universities, government agencies, and private companies).

Tasks for the intern will include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing updates to Country Profiles in the ICONS’ “Research Library” and monitoring global events in order to reflect current and up-to-date information
  • Contributing to simulation development and/or research
  • Participating in ICONS’ pilot simulations (as needed)
  • Supporting marketing and outreach initiatives (as needed)
·    Qualifications:
  • Student in the International Development and Conflict Management minor OR Government and Politics major
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior student
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Good academic standing
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Previous coursework and/or interest in international affairs
  • Available 12-15+ hours per week
Desired Skills:
  • Prior ICONS simulation experience a plus
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop, iMovie and/or other audio/visual software a plus.
The internship is unpaid. If selected, interviews will be held on Monday, September 8th and Tuesday,
September 9th, 2014. Internships will begin the week of Monday, September 15th, 2014.
TO APPLY: Please send your resume as well as a brief paragraph about your qualifications, research interests, and related experience to icons@umd.edu with “ICONS Intern Application: Your Name” in the subject heading of the e-mail.

For best consideration, please submit materials by the end of the day on Friday, September 5th 2014. No phone calls please. Please note that this internship gives preference to students in the ID & CM minor or GVPT major.

Opportunity to Submit Abstracts for the Provost's Global Forum, "The Arab Spring in a Global Context”

Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional, experts, and scholars are invited to submit abstracts for the upcoming Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa, “The Arab Spring in a Global Context,” to be held in Iowa City, Iowa, April 30 to May 1, 2015.
The wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring may have changed or at least challenged the relationship between the governed and governing actors not only in Arab countries but in other societies with Muslim people around the world. Emerging issues and changing circumstances are providing scholars from all academic disciplines with opportunities to apply and/or revise old theories, and this conference will facilitate an exchange and sharing of new ideas. Activities will include presentations of research papers and reports, roundtable conversations, panel discussions, musical performances, book exhibits, film and documentary screenings, and more.
Financial support is available to subsidize travel cost for qualified presenters who submit paper abstracts before October 15, 2014. Otherwise, the deadline for submitting paper abstracts is November 30. Competitive prizes will be awarded to exceptional undergraduate and graduate student papers.
For more information about the conference and to submit abstracts, visithttp://international.uiowa.edu/arab-spring-global-context.
Questions? Contact:
Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Associate Professor, Islamic Studies
University of Iowa

Research Seminar: Dr. Adam Cox, Department of Homeland Security

Featured Speaker: Dr. Adam Cox, Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Department of Homeland Security
Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pepco Room, 1105 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
RSVP to vpr@umd.edu by September 11, 2014
For more information: geronimo@umd.edu
Dr. Adam Cox is the Acting Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) since August 2013. He is responsible for ensuring that HSARPA programs provide new capabilities and operational efficiencies for Department of Homeland Security components and First Responders. He will be sharing his insights into current HSARPA strategies, research priorities and future plans. Areas of research and development include explosives detection, border and maritime security, cyber security, chemical and biological security, and infrastructure protection and resiliency.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a referral and recruitment program that identifies students with disabilities who are interested in employment with the federal government. The WRP is one of the main paths to:
  • Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain interviewing experience
The WRP connects college students and recent graduates with disabilities to employers across the nation for summer internships and full-time jobs. Check out www.wrp.gov to learn more.
To qualify, an eligible candidate:
  • Must have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability which makes the candidate eligible to use the Schedule A hiring authority (see explanation in the Student Resource section - Schedule A Checklist for Candidates)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be a current, full-time, degree-seeking, post-secondary student, unless they are taking a reduced course load due to a disability OR are in their final semester.
Individuals who met the preceding requirements while enrolled, but have graduated within one year of the release of the database each December, are also eligible. For the 2015 WRP release, interviews will be held in the fall of 2014. Candidates who graduated prior to October, 2013, are NOT eligible to participate this year.
Candidates who are accepted into WRP will have the opportunity to be interviewed for federal and private sector positions. A recruiter will be assigned to the University of Maryland to conduct phone interviews with qualified candidates. Participation is open to any student with disabilities at all academic levels and majors, and degree programs. Veterans with disabilities are especially urged to apply.
Let me know of your interest as soon as possible by registering to participate!  To register, go to https://wrp.gov/registerstudent and follow the Student Self Registration Instructions.  Student registration is a two-part process. When you click the submit button, your registration will be forwarded to me as the University of Maryland Campus Coordinator for approval. After your account has been reviewed and approved by me, you will receive an email with further instructions.  Please note that I must approve your online registration before you can complete the second part of the online application, the portion that includes all of your required documents.  Space is limited. Although WRP registration closes on Wednesday, October 8, plan to complete your registration process as soon as possible. Do not wait until the last minute. If your online application (including all required documents) is not complete by this deadline, you will not be eligible to participate in the WRP.  To be considered for interviews, the following items need to be obtained and/or completed by you and submitted by this deadline:
  • Resume (Required)
  • College Transcript- official or unofficial (Required)
  • Schedule A Letter (Required)
  • Any additional supporting documents (Optional)
Given that you want to submit a completive Federal Resume and present your qualification persuasively and confidently during your WRP phone interview, we would encourage you to take advantage of the many services and resources the University Career Center & The President’s Promise offers students. We are located at 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing or visit us at www.careers.umd.edu for helpful information.  To schedule an individual appointment with one of our Career Counselors, call 301.314.7225, and let us know if you need an accommodation

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Comparative Politics "Meet and Greet" Lunch

Looking for a way to get to know some of the professors in the Government & Politics Department? 

Join us Wednesday, September 10th at 11:00am in 1101 Morrill Hall for our annual Comparative Politics "meet and greet."

Lunch will be served, and any interested faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. 

Please RSVP by email to Eric Dunford at edunford@umd.edu before Monday, September 8th if you plan on attending. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Political Internships for fall '14- Work on a Campaign!

The Hogan for Governor Campaign is a statewide, gubernatorial campaign committed to 
changing Maryland, and bringing fiscal responsibility and common sense to Annapolis.

We are currently internship openings in the following areas:
Headquarters staff will be involved in research, event planning, office duties, finance and 
fundraising, phone bank organization and other duties as assigned.

Field staff will be involved in volunteer outreach and management, event organization, 
operational planning, phone bank organization, signs and other road work, and other duties as 

Communications staff will be involved in managing our hundred-thousand followers on social 
media, working with press and community organizations, writing and research, office work, and 
other duties as assigned.

All internships involve hands-on experience and direct contact with candidates and campaign 
staff with years of experience in multiple state and national campaigns.
We currently have internship openings for students for the Summer or Fall 2014 semesters. All 
internships will be available for continuance throughout the entire Hogan for Governor 
We will work with universities to arrange credit hours if needed.
Interns are expected to work side-by-side with staff with the understanding that campaign hours 
grow longer as the campaign progresses. Students enrolled in classes will have class schedules 
taken into consideration. Hours and days of the week are flexible. Some work on weeknights and 
weekend days will be expected, however.
Our headquarters is located in Annapolis; some statewide travel may be expected. Depending on 
your location, there may be opportunities elsewhere in the state.

• Desire to work on a statewide, multi-million dollar gubernatorial campaign.
• Strong work ethic and desire to learn.
• Student must provide their own transportation and be available for in-state travel.
• Laptop computer or tablet
To apply please send the following in an email:
• Resume, with at least 3 references
• Typed response (1 paragraph each) to the following questions:
1. Why do you want to work for the Hogan for Governor campaign?
2. What would you bring to the Hogan for Governor team?
3. Why do you think a Hogan-Rutherford administration would be good for 
4. What history/experience do you have in politics, if any? If none, what would you 
hope to learn?
Please contact: Paul Beatty 443-221-4450 x113 pbeatty@hoganforgovernor.com