Spring Retreat Meetings

February 6, 2017

Do you like camping, hiking, roasting s’mores and/or stargazing? Or have you ever wanted to? Join us for the CHP’s annual Spring Retreat! This year’s retreat will be at Joshua Tree during the first weekend of Spring Quarter: Saturday April 8th to Sunday April 9th!

We will be holding 30 minute Mandatory Retreat Information Sessions on Thursday 2/16 at 2pm; Wednesday 2/22 at 11:30am, and Friday 2/24 at 12pm. In order to attend retreat, you MUST attend one of these sessions.

Please join us! It is going to be an event to remember!

Locus contest ends this week!

February 6, 2017

All current CHP students who swipe in to The Locus during weeks 1-5 will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a free gift card to The Hill.  Winners will be announced in CHP-News.  Don’t forget to bring your ID card with you and swipe in EVERY TIME you enter The Locus or the CHP Office!

Week 5 Talk to Your Peer Mentors

February 6, 2017

Coffee Hour, Feb. 10, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Got a question to ask? Talk to your peer mentors! This Coffee Hour would be a great opportunity for some mentor and mentee bonding time. Come to the Locus to hang out together!
Coffee Hour cannot happen without your volunteering! Sign up to volunteer right now!

PAA Message

February 6, 2017

It’s Week 5 already?!?!

Good luck on your midterms!! Don’t forget to rest and sleep like these baby chicks and dog! Come visit us if you need someone to talk to!

New CHP Petition Process

February 6, 2017

The CHP has made changes to the petitioning process for CHP requirements.  Please review the CHP website for more information.  Note that petition for exceptions are for unusual or unexpected scheduling difficulties only and they are still due by Friday of week 8 of the quarter PRIOR to when your proposed change will take effect.

Office Hour Updates

February 6, 2017

CHP PAA Christine’s office hours will be amended to the following for this week only: Thursday (2/7) at 9-11a.m.

Wonderful Public Service Graduate Fellowship

February 6, 2017
Applications for two $56,000 Fellowships Due February 24, 2017
Fresno, CA (February 6, 2017) – Through the generosity of The Wonderful Company, San Joaquin Valley students will have the opportunity to become the next generation of Valley leaders through The Wonderful Public Service Graduate Fellowship. This program helps students obtain an advanced degree from a top graduate program, return home, and apply what they have learned to help make the Valley a better place.
The Maddy Institute will award two $56,000 Fellowships to Valley students who are accepted into a nationally ranked, qualified graduate program in the fall of 2017. This Fellowship, now in its third year, is made possible by a generous gift from Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company. The Resnicks are dedicated to making the Central Valley a better place to live, work, and learn, and share the Maddy Institute’s commitment to opportunity and excellence in education for regional youth. Please visit here for a general overview of the Fellowship.
DeadlineApplication must be postmarked, delivered, emailed, or faxed by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Application Requirements:
  • Completed Application:  All sections must be completed and signed.
  • Resume: Must be current and completed. Your resume should include GPA (overall and for the last two years), major, and any honors received.
  • Personal Statement: Not to exceed three pages, single-spaced. Your statement should include: Why should you be selected as a Wonderful Public Service Fellow? What makes you the best choice to receive this fellowship? Once you graduate, how do you plan to use this knowledge to benefit the Central Valley?
  • College Transcripts: Copies are acceptable. Your name must appear on the document. Official transcripts indicating expected graduation date and degree will be required of applicants selected for the program.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit three letters of recommendation. It is strongly suggested that at least one faculty member familiar with your work provide one of the recommendations. Each letter must be submitted in a sealed envelope, with the recommender’s signature across the seal. 
  • Must have a 3.0 overall GPA or higher;
  • Must be applying or have been accepted into a graduate degree program in the field of Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Social Welfare, Urban Planning, or MBA program for entry in fall 2017.
To Apply: Please print or download the application here. All applications must be received by the specified date. NO EXCEPTIONS. Submit via email, fax, in person, or mail to:
Mark Keppler
Executive Director – The Maddy Institute
Foundation Building. California State University
4910 E. Chestnut Ave. OF 43.
Fresno, CA 93726

Email: mkeppler@csufresno.edu
Office:  (559) 278-1133
Fax:  (559) 278-1167

About The Maddy Institute
The Maddy Institute was established to engage, prepare and inspire the next generation of government leaders and civil servants. Activities primarily focus on Citizen Participation, Policy Research and Leadership Training. Leadership Training programs consist primarily of an extensive government intern program for college students throughout the Valley, as well as The Wonderful Public Service Graduate Fellowship.
About The Wonderful Company
The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world. Its iconic brands include FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios & Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, Teleflora, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, and Landmark Wines.
The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back in its DNA. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents. 

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit 
www.wonderful.com, or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Research Lab Recruitment

February 3, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman’s Development, Disorder, and Delinquency Lab is currently accepting applications for new research assistants for the Spring 2017 Quarter. Research assistants gain experience coding and analyzing data in the lab, contacting participants, and conducting in-person interviews in the field. The Crossroads study examines the effects of justice system involvement on adolescent development, and works with first-time male adolescent offenders in Orange County. Those interested in criminology, law, and/or psychology may find it particularly fulfilling, although all majors are welcome to apply. All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 24th at 5:00pm!

Commitments include:
12 full months (including summer months)
10 hours per week
Weekly lab meetings every Monday 1-2pm

Requirements include:
Owning a car and having car insurance
Having a 3.0 GPA or above

Email any questions to Sarah Miltimore (project coordinator) @ smiltimo@uci.edu

APPLY AT http://3dlab.psychology.uci.edu/students/research-opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities Program: W’17 Wk 4

February 1, 2017

Please visit http://scholars.uci.edu/ for more info.

Winter 2017 Walk-In Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m, and Thursday 12:00pm-1:00pm. Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk. If you would like to make a personalized appointment, please complete the Prospective Scholarship Winner Information Form and please email sklrship@uci.edu to set up an appointment.

*INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY* – Are you a future leader in global public policy, business or international studies? Please join SOP to discuss the Schwarzman Scholars Program – a fully-funded master’s degree program aimed at international cooperation at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (taught in English). A representative/selection officer from Schwarzman will be there to discuss the details. Please visit our website for more info: here Date: Feb 9 at 11am – Student Services II, Rm 1010AB

Check out our blog, Q & A’s with Scholarship Winners.

*UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS* – Come find out about our office and the scholarships we work with!
Feb. 1                     4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    HG 1030                Arts, Humanities, Soc. Sci, Soc. Ecology
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.    HG 1030                STEM
Feb. 2                     4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    HG 1030                Arts, Humanities, Soc. Sci, Soc. Ecology
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.    HG 1030                STEM
Feb. 13                  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    HG 1030                International Students
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.    HG 1030                Health, Business & Policy

UC Student Regent

February 1, 2017

Apply to be the 2018-19 UC Student Regent! The UC Student Regent is a voting member of The Regents of the University of California, attending all meetings and serving a one-year term commencing July 1, 2018. Applications are due February 26, 2017.

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