Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | September 2019
Community Corner
CASP Academic Year Kickoff 2018 - CASP students with Chancellor Khosla PC: Erik Jepsen/UCSD University Communications 
Greetings,

To our first-year students, welcome to UC San Diego! Welcome Week (Week 0) is just around the corner and we hope you use this opportunity to get to know more about UCSD and the different events and resources on- and off-campus. To our returning students, welcome back! We are so happy to have you join us for another year full of activities and opportunities!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Academic Year Kickoff on Thursday, September 26th from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Matthews Quad , and have you reconnect with your CASP family! 

In this issue of the newsletter you'll find important dates for the Fall Quarter, information regarding our EDS course, and some friendly reminders that will help you get organized.
Make sure to read through our entire newsletter for an opportunity to win CASP swag.
Visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to keep up to date with CASP events, resources, and other opportunities.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at casp@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

TopIn this issue you will find:

CASP EVENTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND INFORMATION:
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
OPPORTUNITIES:
MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


(858) 534 - 8366
5th Floor Student Services Center, Suite #555



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT SUMMER SESSION AND FALL QUARTER DATES



Monday, September 2nd


Labor Day Holiday - All UCSD Offices Will Be Closed

Thursday, September 5th


Last day of Summer Session II


Friday, September 6th - Saturday, September 7th


Summer Session II Finals Week
Summer Session Ends


Monday, September 23rd


Fall Quarter Begins


Thursday, September 26th 


Instruction Begins

CASP 2019 Academic Year Kickoff
Matthews Quad from 4:00 - 5:30 PM



Thursday, October 10th


Automatic wait-list officially ends

Friday, October 11th



Deadline for all students to add or re-enroll in classes if canceled for non-payment via WebReg


Friday, October 18th - Sunday, October 20th


Homecoming and Family Weekend-
 Visit UCSD's Parent and Family Programs website for more information.

Friday, October 25th


Fall Quarter deadline to change grading option, change unit, and drop classes without a "W"



Friday, November 8th


Fall Quarter deadline to drop with "W" grade on transcript.


Monday, November 11th


Veterans' Day holiday - All UCSD offices will be closed.


Thursday, November 14th - Sunday, November 16th


Founders celebration. Visit the Founders Celebration web page for more information.


Thursday, November 28th - Friday, November 29th


Thanksgiving Day holiday - All UCSD offices will be closed


Friday, December 6th


Last day of Fall Quarter Instruction

Saturday, December 7th - Saturday, December 14th


Fall Quarter Finals Week

Saturday, December 14th


Fall Quarter ends; Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter


Monday, December 16th


Deadline to file for a request to receive a grade of "Incomplete"


Thursday, December 19th


Fall quarter grades available on TritonLink.


Tuesday, December 24th 2019- Wednesday, January 1st, 2020


University closes for Winter Holiday Closing - All UCSD offices will be closed.


EDSCOURSECASP EDS COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
ATTENTION CASP 2019 COHORT
All incoming Chancellor's Associates Scholars  are  required to enroll in our CASP course during the Fall Quarter of their first year at UC San Diego. This course is taken only once.  Students will enroll in the course through WebReg.  Please follow this link for instructions on how to register for classes through WebReg .

If you encounter issues adding the course contact casp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366.

CASPwelcomeweekRSVP FOR CASP ACADEMIC YEAR KICKOFF
Join CASP students, faculty, staff, and community members for some light refreshments and lively conversation to get the year started off on a great note!

When: Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Where: Matthews Quad (grassy area on the first floor of the Student Services Center) 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

CASP 2019 Cohort: Attending this event is part of your CASP Scholarship Requirements. ALL STUDENTS must fill out the RSVP form, if you have a class or work conflict there is a space on the form to indicate it. 




volunteersCALL FOR VOLUNTEERS- CASP ACADEMIC YEAR KICKOFF
Would you like to give back to the CASP community and help us welcome our CASP students? Do you want to share your experience as a CASP student with our 2019 Cohort?
Then keep reading below!  

WHAT: Volunteer Opportunity for CASP Students
WHY: Because the CASP community needs you :)
WHEN:   Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 2:30 - 6:30 (we will have different shifts available for volunteers, come for as long as you can!! 



Questions? Contact  casp@ucsd.edu  or (858) 534-8366

CollegesCASP
COLLEGES @ CASP ADVISING EVENT

Join CASP and all six College Academic Advising office for 
drop-in advising from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

When:  Monday, October 28th and Wednesday, October 30th - check our flyer for colleges and locations

Food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Can't stay for the entire time? No worries, advising will be available on a drop-in basis and students DO NOT have to attend for the entire event.

ATTENTION 2019 and 2018 Cohort : By attending this event, you can fulfill one of your meetings for your academic advising CASP requirement.

linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP
blacksurfweekBLACK SURF WEEK
How would you describe Black relationships with water, oceans, and rivers?

If this question intrigues you, please consider applying to BLACK SURF WEEK, a program of Black like Water, which is a collaboration of the African American Studies Program, Black Resource Center, John Muir College, and Recreation. 

Black like Water addresses Black fluidity of identity, relationships to land and water, and ways of knowing as they flow through cultural and historical experience. Faculty advisors are Professors Angela Booker and K. Wayne Yang.

When: September 16- 20, 2019 on La Jolla Shores beach by Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
  • Program cost are $100 and include surf lessons, evening programs, and receptions.
  • Scholarships are available and will be selected based on short essay questions on the theme of Black relationships to water.
  • Housing scholarships for students with an on-campus housing contract, we have limited scholarships to defray housing costs.
  • 60 minutes of surfing instruction each day (between 10am - 1pm) provided by UCSD Recreation
  • Evening programs on Black relationships to land and water.
Applicants will be informed on rolling basis by Sept 1.  Only 20 spots are available.

All UCSD undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in learning to surf, in exploring and discussing Black and African Diasporic relationships to land and water, and in building community are welcome to apply! Click here to access applications.

 

CAColloqCHANCELLOR'S ASSOCIATES SEPTEMBER COLLOQUIUM
To RSVP, please contact Emily Shin at  eshin@ucsd.edu

FacesOfSTEMFUTURE FACES OF STEM 2019
Future Faces of STEM: Maximizing Diversity by Cultivating Regional Support Networks on Saturday, September 21st 2019 from 9am to 3pm at the University of San Diego (USD)
 
This free event will serve as an informal networking event with the goal of educating students about research and STEM career opportunities with local industry partners. Likewise, it will provide STEM faculty and staff from various local institutions opportunities to interact with one another as well as STEM industry professionals.
 
The  Future Faces of STEM Conference will include speakers, informative panels/workshops, a networking lunch, opportunities to meet with potential mentors and to learn how to best prepare/advance in STEM academic and career pathways. 
          


CCCCROSS-CULTURAL CENTER BLOCK PARTY
The Cross-Cultural Center's Annual Block Party brings together social justice oriented  student organizations, campus departments, community organizations, and friends! We'll have a photo booth, music, food, swag, and more! You'll get connected to campus resources and learn how to get involved. Meet diverse student organization members and staff when you play our mingle mixer game. Play game to win prizes!

FirstFridayFIRST FRIDAY @ UCSD
University Centers is back with their annual First Friday event!  Start the school year off with some fun at Price Center--YOUR student union! 

Day Time: 11AM to 2PM
Earn prizes and get to know YOUR STUDENT UNION by winning free swag around Price Center. Enter a raffle for tickets to Universal Studios, movie passes, Starbucks gift cards and more! 

Night Time: 7PM to 12AM 
Grab your pals and come back to Price Center for Night Fun: Roller Rink, Silent Disco Party,  Movies, Food, and more fun!

usiucsdUNDERGROUND SCHOLARS AT UCSD
ARE YOU FORMERLY INCARCERATED OR SYSTEM IMPACTED?

GET CONNECTED! BUILDING THE PRISON TO UNIVERSITY PIPELINE WITH UNDERGROUND SCHOLARS AT UC SAN DIEGO!!
 
Their goal is to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students and their families.

Underground Scholars was started in 2013 by formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students at UC Berkeley as the Underground Scholars Initiative (USI), a student organization. 

Berkeley Underground Scholars (BUS) was established by USI in 2017. And in the last few years, USI has expanded throughout the entire UC-system. With a chapter at UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, and now at UC San Diego!


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
SDRRNSAN DIEGO RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK - HOTLINE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITIES
The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region.

The  Hotline & Volunteer Coordinator  will work to deepen, expand and manage SDRRN's Rapid Response component within all of San Diego County. The Network is supported by a 24/7 hotline, supported by volunteer dispatchers to work from an online and texting platform. The Network is further supported by a consortium of legal partners who can respond in emergency situations. Our strategy is designed to build cross-race, cross-language relationships, and make legal knowledge and representation more accessible. It is critical to document immigration enforcement activity and accurately communicate and alert the community; support the victims and the family and support the advocacy efforts of our partners.


TRELSTRITON RESEARCH & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SCHOLARS (TRELS)
blciBARRIO LOGAN COLLEGE INSTITUTE IS HIRING
Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) seeks an assistant who will work closely with the program staff to support BLCI's Middle School and High School Programs.

Founded in 1996, Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the pursuit of higher education for first-generation college- bound and traditionally under-represented students through after school programs that begin in 3rd grade and extend through college completion.

POSITION OVERVIEW
BLCI Program Assistant will provide administrative support including general clerical, receptionist, record keeping, schedule maintenance, and project-based work. Support the Middle School Specialist and High School Specialist in the planning and coordination of BLCI's Programs and partnerships. Assistant must be comfortable working with middle school and high school students across various target schools. BLCI Program Assistant will work closely with Program Specialists to maintain records of students through data software and other record keeping spreadsheets. The MSP/HSP Assistant will help coordinate events, field trips, workshops, trainings designed to educate our students and prepare them for success in high school and beyond. Execute basic administrative support functions including copying, filing, drafting communications, answering calls, taking messages, distributing mail, providing phone coverage, etc.
 
Interested applicants please send resume, cover letter detailing bilingualism and schedule availability, and most recent college transcript via email to Yanet Lopez Cardenas, the Director of College and Career Success, at yanet@blci.org

HACUHACU NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Whether you're seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers students a variety of opportunities to allow you to graduate with career experience. For over 27 years, the HACU National Internship Program has partnered with organizations seeking to diversify their workforce.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Recent graduates are eligible for a limited number of internships
  • Must have completed freshman year
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • 3.0 GPA is recommended and not required on a 4.0 scale 
  • Be authorized or eligible to work by law in the U.S.
TRAVEL AND HOUSING
  • Round-trip airfare for interns is arranged and paid by HACU.
  • Federal interns can choose to arrange their own housing or can request HACUarranged housing. Federal interns in HACU-arranged housing pay through payroll deductions and corporate interns pay via electronic funds transfer.
     
Applications for Spring 2020
Application opens: August 12, 2019 
Internship dates: January 8 - April 24, 2020 
Application deadline: October 25, 2019

Applications for Summer 2020
Application opens: September 9, 2019 
Internship dates: May 28 - August 7, 2020 (Regular Session
Internship dates: June 10 - August 21, 2020 (Quarter Session
Early deadline: November 15, 2019 For consideration of U.S. Intelligence Community internships and corporate internships. 
Regular deadline: February 14, 2020 
Quarter deadline: February 28, 2020 Later start date is only available for applicants who attend institutions that operate on a quarter calendar.

Applications for Summer 2020
Application opens: January 6, 2020 
Internship dates: September 3 - December 18, 2020 
Application deadline: June 5, 2020




soros2020PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Who is eligible for the Fellowship? The P.D. Fellowship is open to US Citizens who are the children of two immigrants, green card holders, and naturalized US Citizens, including adoptees as well as current and former DACA recipients. It is not open to visa holders. In addition, applicants must be 30 or younger as of the November 1 deadline, and they must be planning on pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants who are beyond the second year of the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the November deadline are not eligible.

Deadlines

Application for Class of 2019 - OPEN NOW
Application Deadline- November 1st, 2019 
Interviews - Late January, Early February 2020
Fellows Announced - Mid-April 2020



 SECONDYREXPERIENCE2EXCEL & 2CONNECT
Ensure your continued success at UC San Diego! Second-year students are encouraged to sign up for 2Excel or 2Connect offering community, advising, and other resources to help you deal with second-year issues, topics, and challenges.






2Excel
2Excel provides holistic support through personal, academic, and professional development.

How to apply:
  • You must be a second-year student who entered UC San Diego as a freshman to apply to the program (no transfer students)
  • Program capacity is limited to 170 students
  • Submit an online application by spring quarter of your freshman year; registration is open for the 2019-20 academic year
Expectations:
  • Year-long participation from fall quarter to spring quarter
  • Required attendance at a minimum of 2 workshops per quarter
  • Mandatory meetings with your peer mentor 3 times per quarter
  • Enrollment in EDS 23 (a 2-unit, pass/no-pass seminar offered winter quarter
  • Completion of a program assessment exercise at the end of the academic year

2Connect
Compared to the 
2Excel program, the 2Connect program provides more personal freedom and self-directed participation, following your individual needs.

How to apply:
  • You must be a second-year student to register for the program
  • All second-year UC San Diego students are welcome (unlimited capacity)
  • Submit this online registration form by fall quarter of your second year
Expectations:
  • Year-long participation from fall quarter to spring quarter
  • Completion of a program assessment exercise at the end of the academic year

Listen to podcasts created especially for second-year students at UC San Diego, exploring second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

Topics include:
          • Healthy habits
          • Switching majors
          • Housing questions
          • Finding motivation
          • and more!
 OnlineTutoringTEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS - ONLINE TUTORING
 
The Teaching + Learning Commons are pleased to announce that their Online Tutoring program is now active for Spring Quarter!

 Tutors will be available for  Math 3C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20C, 11 and 18 and Chemistry 6B and 6C tutoring.

For more information, please  click here  or visit their website and  commons.ucsd.edu .

writingWRITING HELP



 

Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

CASP GIVEAWAY!
Do you want some CASP swag? We are giving away 10 CASP portable chargers and notebooks to our newsletter readers!

Want to claim one? Send us an email at   casp@ucsd.edu with the subject line "CASP Newsletter Winner." We'll notify you if you're a winner!   THE FIRST TEN RESPONDENTS WILL WIN A CASP PORTABLE CHARGER AND FANCY JOURNAL!

We'll send you an email with a confirmation saying we have your swag ready for pick-up at our office ( Student Services Center, Suite #555)


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We are so happy we got to meet you all and can't wait to have you all come back for the Fall!