FREE PRACTICE TEST – Saturday, March 9th @ 10am
On Saturday, March 9th @ 10am, Kaplan will be hosting FREE practice tests for the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT at San Jose State University.
To register for this FREE event, click here: http://bit.ly/SJSU2013. We will send you an email confirming your registration and providing you with instructions on how to check-in on Saturday morning.
Each attendee will receive the following:
· A FREE practice test, with access to answers and explanations to every question
· A short workshop of test-taking methods and strategies with a Kaplan teacher after the test
· A detailed score report, delivered same-day, providing comprehensive feedback on each student’s individual performance on the test, as well as, answers/explanations for all answer choices
Any questions about this event can be directed to Lauren Silva at Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in becoming a Biology Student Association officer for the 2014-2015 academic year, please email email@example.com with the attached application filled out as well as a paragraph length biography about yourself by Wednesday, April 16th. We will be accepting applications up until midnight. Interviews will be held Wednesday, April 23rd 6pm-7pm. Each interview will be approximately 10 minutes. You will receive a call for time of interview. New officers will be announced at next general meeting.
The leadership positions available are listed below:
If you are interested in becoming a Biology Student Association officer for the 2013-2014 academic year, please email us with the attached application filled out as well as a paragraph length biography about yourself by April 22nd. The positions available to run for are Treasurer and Public Relations/Historian. Your biography should include why people should vote for you and why you would make a great officer for BSA. We will be emailing out and putting your biography on our Facebook page along with a link to vote starting on April 22nd. On April 29th, votes will be counted and you will be notified of the results sometime on May 1st.
Keep in mind that leadership involvement looks great on resumes and help enhance leadership and communication skills!
Dear Biology Student Association,
My name is Phillomina Wong and I am a coordinator for the California Student Sustainability Coalition. The CSSC has launched a new program called Campus Organizing Trainings and we are currently looking for three student interns from the Bay Area. If you can, please pass this opportunity along to your students. Below is more information about the internship and program.
Campus Organizing Trainings (COT’s) are educational workshops created with the purpose of teaching students how to become organizers, share skills, and to become empowered. We are currently looking for three students to become COT Facilitators.
COT Facilitators are responsible for outreaching to campuses in the Bay Area, working with students to organize COT Workshops on their campus, and for facilitating workshops.
During the five month internship, each facilitator will be required to create one educational workshop for the program, create and maintain an informational database on workshop evaluations, and learn about the topics covered in workshops. On average, facilitators are expected to work about 10 to 15 hours a week. We are currently looking for three facilitators, preferably one located in the Peninsula, East Bay, and South Bay.
10 to 15 hours per weeks
Interns will receive $100 a month, totaling $500 for the entire internship period.
How to Apply
To apply, fill out an application on our website. After you submit your application, we will call you to schedule a phone interview. Applications are due Friday, March 22nd.
If students have any questions they are able to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The CSSC is also currently working with 350.org on divestment from fossil fuels. If there are any students who are interested or would like help in starting a divestment campaign please let them know we are able to help. Thank you for your time!
Dear Biology Student Association (BSA) at SJSU,
On February 26th, Cinequest Film Festival draws the curtain and unleashes its most breathtaking line-up to date! Cinequest has an electrifying line-up of $5 films (see below) and we would really appreciate it if you could share it with members of your community. Additional highlights include: Maverick Spirit Awards to film and literature icons Harrison Ford, Salman Rushdie, and Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk. Cinequest proudly presents an emotionally charged 13-day event with exciting celebrations, leading Artist & Innovator Forums, and 86 World and U.S. Premieres featuring stars such as Elle Fanning (Super 8), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time) and Laura Prepon (That 70's Show). Will you consider helping us connect your friends and followers in the Biology Student Association (BSA) with fellow film lovers, artists, writers, and innovators at Cinequest? If so, we can send you a beautiful pdf to email or post, as well as social community text. In return, we’d like you to be our guest at Cinequest.
Hot movie pick: Sparks. Based on his own cult comic hit, Christopher Folino's groundbreaking superhero noir thriller follows the exploits of Ian Sparks as he tries to rid his city of those that have turned it into a daily hell. In addition to hosting the red carpet world premiere on Friday, March 1, Cinequest is also putting on a superhero costume contest that same night. Participants can come dressed as an original or their favorite superhero and earn a chance to win exclusive Cinequest prizes. Winner will be chosen based on creativity and authenticity.
Sharon Mae Gonzales
Cinequest Marketing Team
(408) 995-5033 x133
A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!!
MESA Day - Saturday March 2, 2013
The San Jose State University MESA Schools Program is hosting its annual MESA Day Preliminary Competitions on Saturday March 2, 2013 at San Jose State University. MESA Days are a yearly showcase of students’ math and science talent. Through MESA and MESA Day competitions, students can explore a future career in engineering, Science, and other technical fields. Students from San Jose school districts will participate in science, technology, engineering, and math competitions designed to help them apply their academic skills to hands-on and real world experiences.
MESA Day competitions are led by group volunteers, volunteer scientists and engineers from local leading companies. In other words, without volunteers this event couldn't be possible. To participate at MESA Day 2013 please go to the following link and fill out the form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFh4dG94NHVKdTJPVm5XbXlnMU1TRVE6MQ . If you have already signed up to volunteer, please disregard this email.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL volunteers must be of 18 years of age or older. Many are asking if they can bring their children. Unfortunately, this is against our policy, insurance contracts and our campus contracts.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!
SJSU MESA PROGRAM'S MISSION: The San Jose State University MESA Center seeks to prepare and motivate educationally disadvantaged (first generation college-bound) students to pursue college-preparatory coursework, promoting careers in STEM, and develop their pre-professional and leadership skills.
Study in the Southwest of France with SJSU
A River Runs Through It: Prehistory, Food, Culture & Commerce of the Dordogne Region in Southwestern France
May 29 – June 18, 2013
Global Studies 188 (3 units, Area V GE)
Biology 101 (3 units, Area R GE)
The Dordogne region (named after the great Dordogne River) in southwest France is rich in unexpected ways. From the cragged, forbidding precipices which Paleolithic humans called home 40,000 years ago to poor soils that paradoxically yield extraordinary foods from walnuts to truffles, this region is a treasure trove and natural classroom. Join us for this special offering of Biology 101 as we go back in time to study the dramatic cultural and biological transitions that are the hallmarks of human prehistory during this period. In Global Studies 188, we will study food and commerce in regional France – from the family farm and the local marché to global export; learn about and appreciate specific food industries (e.g., truffles, regional cheese, wine, etc.) in the southwestern region of France, and their historical and economic significance; develop an appreciation of and understanding for how food traditions have influenced culture and society in France.
We will begin in Paris with an overview of prehistory, food and commerce in France, followed by 14 days in the Dordogne region. We will conclude in the Bordeaux region with a look at viticulture in France. This program will consist of discussions, student projects and participation in numerous excursions including (but not limited to): Musée du Vin (Paris) vAugust Blanqui marché (Paris) v Androuet Cheese Shop (Paris) v La Bague de Kenza & Carl Marletti Pâtisseries (Paris) v Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) v Musée d'Archéologie nationale (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) v Rouffignac St Cernin marché (Rouffignac-St-Cernin) vSarlat marché (Sarlat) v La Borie d’Imbert (Rocamadour) v Le Moulin de Maneyrol (Pazayac) v Le Bugue-sur-Vézère marché (Le Bugue-sur-Vézère) v Grotte de Font de Gaume v Grotte de Rouffignac v Grotte des Combarelles v Chateau de Puymartin v Site Expérimental Trufficole (Cuzance) v Sarlat v Rocamadour v Les Eyzies de Tayac v L'Ecole Hôtelière du Périgord v Souillac marché (Souillac) v Distillerie de Louis Roque (Souillac) v St. Emilion v Château Tiregand (Creysse) vChâteau Belingard (Pomport) v Château Corbin (Bordeaux).
The cost of this program starts at $3990 per person, and includes lodging, food, excursion transportation and entrance fees (airfare to/from France is not included). Space is limited to 12 participants. Classes are in English – no prior knowledge of French necessary. Prerequisite: passage of WST at time of departure. You can download the application here.
Want More Information? Come to one of the following information sessions:
Weds Feb 6: noon to 12:45 in DH 546
Friday Feb 8: noon to 12:45 in DH 546
Weds Feb 13: noon to 12:45 in DH 546
Friday Feb 15: noon to 12:45 in DH 546
If you interested in the program but can’t make any of these times, email Dr. McGee (Elizabeth.email@example.com) to set up a meeting.
About the Instructors: Dr. Elizabeth McGee, a professor of Biological Sciences at San Jose State University, specializes in primate ecology and evolution, both past and present. Her research has taken her to Madagascar, France, and Spain. She teaches a variety of courses at SJSU, including GE and majors biology and graduate seminars in ecology and evolution. Mr. Arnaud Bergerol was born and raised in France, and earned his Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in Economics and Applied Foreign Languages. Arnaud’s interests are in French food and its commerce in the Perigord region of southwest France.
Dear SJSU Spartan,
SJSU Online is offering more sections of CHAD 106 – Concepts of Childhood and METR 112 – Global Climate Change as special session online courses. CHAD 106 fulfills area V and METR 112 fulfills area R GE requirements. These classes will be completely online and will run for a total of 10 weeks (March 5 – May 14). Registration begins February 25. As an SJSU student, you can register at MySJSU.
It is also important to note that tuition for the SJSU Online courses will be based on a per-unit cost. For the spring 2013 session, the cost per unit is $350 (e.g., a 3-unit course is $1050).This means that CHAD 106 will be an extra $1,050 on top of your regular tuition.
Financial aid may apply to these courses, but will need to be verified with the Financial Aid office. We recommend that you make an appointment or go see a financial aid counselor. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is located within the Student Services Center (SSC), on the first floor of the 10th Street Parking Garage; on the corner of 9th and San Fernando Street, adjacent to campus http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/ 408-283-7500 (Press #6).
For more information about SJSU Online and a list of classes that will be offered in spring 2013, please visit our website at http://online.sjsu.edu/.
· Registration begins February 25 and ends March 5
· Last day to register is March 12
· Each class will cost an extra $1,050
· Payment is due upon registration
· Financial aid may apply to these courses, but will need to be verified with the Financial Aid office
· Contact Jessica González if you have questions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 408.924.2742
All the best,