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Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
B-LEJIT welcomed by SCCAP
Tim Carlson, current Vice President for B-LEJIT, is excited about what this integration means for the future of B-LEJIT and for environmental justice issues across campus. "(The merger) shows the importance of the environmental justice movement. Being a part of SCCAP means increased awareness of what B-LEJIT is and the environmental injustice issues it deals with," Carlson said.
Although there will be a transition period as B-LEJIT adjusts from becoming a campus club to a member of one of the largest student organizations on campus, Carlson and current President, Laughlin Barker, are very excited for the process to start. It can be very difficult to add new programs and departments to SCCAP but Carlson is excited to "benefit from SCCAP resources and [to] be a part of the supportive 'SCCAP family.'"
Many people were involved in B-LEJIT's transformation from a campus club to a SCCAP program, including SCCAP President, Madeleine Sears and B-LEJIT founder and SCU alumna Betsy Purner, '10.
The addition of B-LEJIT into SCCAP calls back to Father Engh's inauguration speech in 2009 which stressed the importance of sustainability, specifically environmental equity and justice. Carlson and SCCAP are excited to have a program in which students can further explore issues of environmental justice around campus and throughout the Bay Area.
To learn more or to get involved with B-LEJIT projects, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Studies professor elected to National Academy of Science
Kareiva's work as chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), along with his continuing achievements in original research contributed to his appointment. At TNC, Kareiva is responsible for developing and helping to implement science-based conservation throughout the organization and for forging new linkages with partners.
Kareiva has authored over 100 scientific articles in diverse fields such as mathematical biology, fisheries science, insect ecology, risk analysis, genetically engineered organisms, agricultural ecology, population viability analysis, behavioral ecology, landscape ecology and global climate change. His most recent work (co-authored with Santa Clara University Professor Michelle Marvier) is a conservation textbook, Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature, which is the first textbook to teach the scientific foundations of conservation while highlighting strategies to better connect its practice with the needs and priorities of a growing human population. Read the full SCU press release.
New, sustainable housing opens this fall
The apartments will house around 400 juniors and seniors and will feature also feature outdoor barbeques and kitchens, volleyball and bocce ball courts. Rooms are still available for the 2011-2012 school year.
Campbell is just another wave in on-campus housing upgrades. Shortly after Commencement, the demolition of the Graham Residence Center and construction of a new complex begins. The new Graham building will have the same "neighborhood" feel as the current building, but will be one, self-contained building, instead of four. The new Graham will be built to LEED Silver standards and will have a show room for prospective student tours. The complex is scheduled for move-in in September 2012.
Assistant Forge Garden Coordinator Summer Position
(Go to Broncolink for application information)
The Environmental Studies Institute is an interdisciplinary community of scholars - composed of faculty, staff, and students - dedicated to understanding the interactions between humans and the natural world. The Forge Garden is a campus and community garden committed to education and community outreach.
Qualifications: Gardening or agricultural experience preferred.
Please submit a resume and cover letter. ESI is accepting applications for this position until June 10, 2011 and plans to select a garden coordinator by June 17, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Gray at email@example.com.