Latest News as of 2/24/17

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1) Are You on the Degree List?
2) Latest Commencement Info
3) CE3
4) Wllnss Apparel for EOP
5) UCB Food Pantry
6) Grad Gown Lndng Proj
7) Tang Cntr Svcs
8) Law Firm Job
9) P/NP Deadline
10) Open Lttr (GenEq Cntr)
11) 1st Gen Career Conf
12) Enroll for Summer Session

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1) Are You on the Degree List?

Are You on the Degree List?

Check your CalCentral.
Are you on the Spring 2017 degree list?
The College of L&S now puts students on the official degree list automatically.
The College of L&S puts you on if you are at 4 semesters for a transfer and 8 semesters for a student who started as a freshman.
They will close your transcript and award your degree for that term -unless- you remove yourself or what they are now calling ‘Opting Out’.
Look in ‘My Academics’ in the left-hand ‘Profile’ column where it says ‘Terms Information’.
If you are on the degree list it will say ‘Excpected Graduation’ and then the term/year.

You can ‘Opt Out’ of the Sp17 degree list by putting yourself on the Summer 2017 degree list in CalCentral ‘Notifications’ through March 10th.

If you wish to request permission for enrollment in Fall 2017, you must do so by March 3, 2017. There will be several documents you need to prepare in advance and bring to a College advising appointment (hurry, hurry!):

—  A Four Year Program Plan Worksheet completed by you and signed by your Undergraduate Major Adviser(s), and (if applicable)
—  Documentation proving your acceptance to an EAP (or other Study Abroad) program for Fall 2017, or
—  DSP certification for a Reduced Course Load and extended period in which to graduate, and/or
—  Transcripts of degree-related course work from any other college/university (including UC Extension) not yet posted to your UC Berkeley academic record.

Here’s the info on the College of L&S website:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/advising/academic-progress/graduation

The College tells advisors that this new way of handling the degree list will be able to catch double majors or anyone who has been approved prior to stay for extra time.
Currently I (Lauri) have seen people who’ve been approved as a double major, for example, to stay past Spring 2017, but have been put on the Spring 2017 degree list.

So, my message to you is to double check your CalCentral now!

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2) Latest Commencement Info

Latest Commencement Info
The ticket site for the Legal Studies commencement isn’t ready yet.
The ticket site for the General commencement isn’t ready yet.
The dates for the Grad Fair at the Cal Student Store (cap/gown, invitations, etc) haven’t been posted yet.

You can direct family members to the ‘Commencement’ tab on our site for all the other info.
And here’s the site for the general commencement info:
https://commencement.berkeley.edu/

As soon as I find out new info, I’ll let you guys know via this list.
Stay tuned!

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3) CE3

CE3

The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence ensure non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world.
By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead.

http://ce3.berkeley.edu/

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4) Wllnss Apparel for EOP

Wllnss Apparel for EOP

If you are an EOP student ( http://eop.berkeley.edu/eop-students/ ), you can get ‘Wellness Apparel’ (aka work out clothes) once a semester at Stiles Hall.

Wellness Apparel
http://eop.berkeley.edu/wellness/

If you would like to donate your new or gently used work out gear contact Chrissy Galli to coordinate delivery of your donation at cgalli@berkeley.edu or 510-643-8036

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5) UCB Food Pantry

UCB Food Pantry

Eligible undergraduate students who have short-term needs, such as during in-semester breaks, and have exhausted other funding options, including all student loan options, may be eligible for meal points. Eligible students need to have a complete financial aid file and may be required to submit additional information, attend a one-on-one financial counseling session to explore additional aid options, and/or develop a spending plan. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office may monitor the use of additional meal points to help counsel students and improve the program.

https://pantry.berkeley.edu/
Location: #68 MLK Student Union (Basement Floor)

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6) Grad Gown Lndng Proj

Grad Gown Lndng Proj

The application for the Graduation Gown Lending Project will open on March 19th  at 12pm and will close on April 22nd  at 11:59pm
http://eop.berkeley.edu/gown-lending/

The Graduation Gown Lending Project is a service that is only offered to students that are EOP. In order to qualify for the project, a student must either be 1) Low-income and/or 2) First Generation and/or 3) Historically Underrepresented. If you fall under one of these categories, then you can apply for this service! Unsure of EOP status? Stop by the EOP office in 119 Cesar Chavez to be verified by one of our counselors or apply to be EOP here.

Already graduated and would like to donate your cap and gown?

If you wish to provide a new or excellent condition cap and gown, please drop off or ship the item(s) to:
Graduation Gown Lending Project, UC Berkeley Educational Opportunity Program, 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center, Berkeley, CA 94720-4210
Questions? Email eop.gglp@gmail.com or call all 510-642-7224.

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7) Tang Cntr Svcs

Tang Cntr Svcs

Take advantage of the counseling services you already pay for with your fees:

Psychological support re: Federal Exec. Orders:
https://uhs.berkeley.edu/news/psychological-support-regarding-federal-executive-orders

Counseling:
https://uhs.berkeley.edu/counseling

FAQ’s re: Tang Counseling:
https://uhs.berkeley.edu/counseling/faqs

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8) Law Firm Job

Law Firm Job

JOB DESCRIPTION
ASSISTANT-WORK STUDY
(Date Opened: November 9, 2016)
Application Deadline – Open Until Filled* Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Job Title
Administrative Assistant, Work Study
15-20 hours per week
Supervisor
Legal Director

Description of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR), founded in 1968, works to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, low-income persons, immigrants, and refugees. Assisted by hundreds of pro bono attorneys, Lawyers’ Committee provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy and public education.  Learn more at www.lccr.com.
The Administrative Assistant/Work Study Student will support the civil rights work of LCCR’s legal and pro bono programs. At a time when civil rights lawyers are needed more than ever, LCCR seeks an administrative assistant to (1) schedule speaking engagements and meetings; (2) produce basic internet research to support public engagements, policy initiatives and community education; (3) return phone calls; (4) enter data for the pro bono program and produce reports and analysis; (5) assist with establishing organizational systems; and (6) prepare  letters and emails.

Overview of Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

–    Excellent writing skills.
–   Strong interpersonal skills.
–    Attention to detail.
–    Organizational systems ability; affinity for creating basic systems that keep emails, files, or information organized.
–    Ability to track and complete varied tasks.
–    Experience with or skill at data entry and database management.
–    Commitment to social justice.

Compensation
$15 per hour

To Apply

Applicants should submit a: (1) cover letter with a detailed explanation of your interest and qualifications for the position; (2) resume; (3) three references; to:
Joel Kim
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
By Email*: jkim@lccr.com
By U.S. Mail: 131 Stuart Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105

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9) P/NP Deadline

P/NP Deadline

This is an early reminder…
The deadline to change a course to P/NP or back to a letter grade is Friday, March 24th.
NOTE: Please remember that all courses used for a Legal Studies major requirement must be taken for a letter grade, all prereqs and all 32 upper division units required.

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10) Open Lttr (GenEq Cntr)

Open Lttr (GenEq Cntr)

Dear Campus Community,
Yesterday, the Trump administration rescinded guidance to educational institutions on supporting transgender students issued by the Obama administration less than a year ago. We at the Gender Equity Resource Center are disgusted that the current White House Administration took this unnecessary act of targeting our trans and gender nonconforming siblings in what can only be described as raw bigotry and hatred.

As a UC community and as Californians, we enjoy gender identity protections based in law, policy and practice and there is no indication any of our progress made over the years will be reversing. Be assured, we will maintain the campus protections and resources that affirm the dignity and respect our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings deserve. Some of these resources include: restroom accessservices at Tanginformation, and campus education workshops. While UC Berkeley has recently received accolades for being the most LGBTQ Supportive Campus in the nation, we recognize there is still much work to do as a campus for full inclusion to be realized.

The action yesterday may have created anxieties, not just for the welfare of those at UC Berkeley, but for others beyond our campus. Our friends at the National Center for Transgender Equality have created a FAQ on The Withdrawal of Federal Guidelines for Transgender Students, which we hope will allay some of your concerns.

We not only promise to stand with our trans and gender nonconforming siblings, we are committed to working alongside our siblings to advance greater understanding, resources, systems and overall access. Federal guidelines or not, the staff of the Gender Equity Resource Center will continue working with campus administrators and our system-wide colleagues in making UC Berkeley a welcoming, inclusive place where all transgender and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff thrive.

In solidarity,
The GenEq Team: Billy Curtis, cici ambrosio, Mac Boyce

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11) 1st Gen Career Conf

1st Gen Career Conf

First-Generation Career Conference
Saturday, March 18, 2017
11am-4pm

Registration now open! RSVP is required via Handshake Space is limited.

The 1st annual First-Generation Career Conference  will bring together students and industry professionals to discuss topics around career development and issues facing first-generation students. We will kick off the conference with a keynote speaker, followed by workshops and panels. The event concludes with a roundtable networking session, providing you with opportunities to connect with professionals across industries such as non-profit, government, education, business, healthcare, and tech.

Our growing list of presenters and participating employers includes: IBM, Santa Clara County, Veeva Systems, Goldman Sachs, Google, Teach for America, Rocketship Education, Yelp, DaVita, Kaiser Permanente, Amazon, Bank of the West, US Department of State, Accenture, and Whole Foods.

Hosted by the SAGE Scholars and the Career Center at UC Berkeley.

Questions?  Contact Angie Luo at aluo@berkeley.edu

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12) Enroll for Summer Sessions

Enroll for Summer Sessions

Don’t forget that you can now enroll in 2017 Summer Sessions courses.
Enrollment has been open for a few weeks now.

If you find there isn’t a button in CalCentral for you to enroll: send an email to summer@berkeley.edu, NOT sishelp@berkeley.edu
That’s what they tell me.

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