MCEDC Weekly Digest, October 23, 2015
Student News & Announcements
Practicum Students

If you are not enrolled in CVEN 5919 Sustainable Community Development 1 during fall semester 2015, but plan to complete a practicum in summer 2016, please email by  October 31, 2015 to let her know.  Practicum preparations are starting now, and she needs to know everyone who intends to participate.
October 29, EDC Social

Thursday, October 29
5:00pm - 6:30pm
949 Walnut St.

Join your fellow EDC students at the next EDC social this Thursday evening. Practice your networking skills, catch up with friends, and enjoy some free appetizers! After the social, you can stick around to play pool (free until 10pm), 4-person Pac-Man, or watch the Dolphins vs. Patriots game.

Contact: Nick Valcourt,
November 9, PhD Defense

Monday, November 9
2:00pm - 3:00pm
DLC Collaboratory

Greg Rulifson will be defending his PhD thesis entitled "Evolving
Social Responsibility Understandings, Motivations, and Career Goals of Undergraduate Students Initially Pursuing Engineering Degrees." It contains three components: Students' Changing
Ideas About Socially Responsible Engineering, Students' Varied Intentions to be Socially Responsible Engineers, and the Social Responsibility Motivations of Students who Leave Engineering. These results are mainly the product of three rounds of yearly, hour-long interviews with students.

Please RSVP to Greg if you plan to attend so he can plan snacks accordingly.
University Events
October 26, Modern Indian Identity

October 31, Pestilence: Past and Present

Saturday, October 31
Butcher Auditorium,  Caruthers Biotechnology Building,
East Campus

Professor Elizabeth Fenn will discuss the great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82, the subject of her book, Pox Americana. The talk will be followed by an interactive discussion of the impact of infectious disease, past and present. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences and opinions.

The presentation is part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.
Looking for a Job or Internship?
Check out this list of various  EDC-related internships and their application timelines . Some could potentially be used as a practicum, while others require up to a one-year commitment.  Note that the Mortenson Center has not vetted any of these opportunities. We are simply providing you with the information.
October 27, CareerLab: Resumes & Cover Letters

Tuesday, October 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fleming 234, Glass Conference Room, Idea Forge

Engineer your career, with hands-on group labs working on resumes and cover letters, exploring majors and careers, internships, and job search strategy, and OPT and CPT processes. Come at any time!

Movies on Netflix
These films are all currently streaming on Netflix.

Click the images to watch their trailers.

The Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa's most precious national park and its endangered gorillas.

In this inspiring documentary, four children from disparate environments around the globe face daunting challenges as they make their way to school.

Four American friends travel to rural Guatemala, where they attempt to exist on a dollar a day for two months to experience life in extreme poverty.

This compelling documentary explores the global water crisis, examining deficiencies in the supply system and communities affected by water shortages.
Watch the full movie on YouTube

When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier.

This bracing documentary considers whether human "progress" stemming from the Industrial Age could be paving the way for civilization's collapse.

Other Opportunities
November 12-13, Workshop

"Collaborative Community Planning Amid Controversy: Siting and Fracking"

Concern over Colorado's natural resources sometimes invokes 
conflict  between competing interests, so it is essential to promote
civil discourse and informed decision-making in a collaborative environment. This Collaborative Leadership Workshop will provide participants with tools to effectively engage their communities in collaborative discussion and debate that leads to well-informed decisions and greater community involvement in implementation of agreements, especially for contentious issues such as the siting of oil and gas operations.

If you didn't get a chance to read the  update   from Nick Valcourt, the EDC Student Representative to the MCEDC Leadership Team, read it now!
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