CIES Weekly News Oct. 10-16, 2021

Announcements

  • CEPE-Student Orgs. Collaboration: The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement aims to extend conversation beyond the classroom. If your student organization is planning any events (such as lectures, guest speakers, conferences, book groups, etc.) we would like to partner with you!!! Let us know how can we help you by filling this form! Our aid could be financial, facilitating a space (our office is in Olin 214), offering guide or resources to achieve your goals and our mission, and in many other ways. Questions? email: [email protected]du
  • International students: Remember that it is a violation of your F-1 visa to work more than 20 hours per week when classes are in session. Doing so could result in your status being terminated, so please ensure that you are not in this position.
  • Midterms week is coming up - be sure to take care of yourself during this stressful time. Drink plenty of water, get sleep, and eat 3 balanced meals a day. Click here for tips for a successful midterms week. Fall Break is just around the corner - you can do it!
  • Call for Projects for Peace Proposals! The Projects for Peace program encourages students to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. If selected, students/student groups receive $10,000 to carry out their project during Summer 2022. Along the way, students increase their knowledge, improve skills, and establish identities as peacebuilders and changemakers. Compelling past projects have addressed one or more of the following: contributing to conflict prevention; ameliorating conditions leading to violence and conflict; building on shared attributes among differing groups; fostering diplomacy; promoting economic opportunity and entrepreneurship; finding creative ways to bring people together to promote common humanity; and starting/leveraging community initiatives or infrastructure projects to rebuild communities. Interested in learning more? Contact Jon Lund, [email protected], to discuss the proposal process, budget development, and timeframe. Proposals are due January 17, 2022.
  • Did you know that as part of its efforts to continuously improve the campus climate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Luther has a bias response form? If you experience any discrimination and or harrassment because of your identity(ies), please report using this form Luther College Bias Incident Report Form  
  • Wintlett would love to check in with as many new students as her schedule can accommodate now until the end of the semester. Each check in would be about 15 minutes. Interested? Email [email protected] to schedule a mutually convenient time.
  • International students graduating in December or January who are considering OPT, it’s time to make an appointment with Clara and Wintlett to talk about your application. Please review the OPT page of our website first, and then email Clara to set up a time.

Events

  • International Students, you are invited to join a hiking excursion to Effigy Mounds during fall break, on Tuesday October 19. Transportation and lunch provided. Please see the attached invitation for more information and to sign up!
  • FREE Student Flu vaccination clinic is scheduled for October 12th from 11 AM - 4 PM in the Student Organization Suite, located in the Union. Sign up here!
  • A time of silent meditation is held weekly on Tuesdays at 5:15 in the CFL, on the second floor, Room 205. Questions? Email: [email protected]
  • Two opportunities to participate in a Service Project during Fall Break - click this link to sign up. There will be no cost to you - transportation and meals will be provided. Join either Monday, Oct. 18th to volunteer for the Hunger Task Force Food Bank in La Crosse, Wisconsin and/or Tuesday, October 19th to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Owatonna, Minnesota.