Monthly Newsletter

This Just In!

A monthly newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

September 20, 2012


Any upcoming events, job opportunities, new internships, or other environmental news received by the ES Department are included in this newsletter. More information on the items listed in This Just In! can be received by contacting the ES Department. This issue of This Just In! and archived issues can be found at:

www.macalester.edu/academics/environmentalstudies/about/enewsletters

In This Issue.... 

1.  Humphrey School of Public Affairs Information Sessions
2.  Free Workshop on Beekeeping - October 2
3.  Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Open House
4.  Great River Greening Fall 2012 Restoration Events
5.  Internships

1.  Humphrey School of Public Affairs Information Sessions

At the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, they offer degree programs in Public Policy; Urban and Regional Planning; Development Practice in international development; Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. They also offer certificates in Nonprofit Management; Public Affairs Leadership, Executive Leadership: Public Safety; and Policy Issues on Work and Pay.

For prospective students, information sessions are one of the best ways to learn about the programs at the Humphrey School. Prospective students at these information sessions can expect to meet current students and faculty members, explore the curriculum and career prospects, and ask the questions that will help them make a good decision about their futures.

Students can go to www.hhh.umn.edu/learn/infosessions.html to register and find out more information about the information sessions.

Master of Public Policy + Master of Urban and Regional Planning Information Sessions

Master of Development Practice in international development Information Sessions

Master of Science-Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Information Sessions

2.  Free Workshop on Beekeeping - October 2

Honeybees are dynamic social insects that are crucial to our food supply. They are easy and exciting to keep at your school. During this professional development experience (PDE), Eco Education will talk about the intersections between beekeeping, environmental equity, and burgeoning green entrepreneurial skills for young people.

Explore a live bee hive safely (wearing bee suits!) with Community Bees on Bikes and learn how to tie honeybee and pollinator education into your science, math, and engineering curriculum with the Bell Museum and their Honeybees and Humans program. It is going to BEE awesome!

Workshop takes place on October 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the J.D. Rivers Children's Garden, 2900 Glenwood Avenue N., Minneapolis.

Workshop is free but space is limited. To RSVP, email egriffin@ecoeducation.org. The workshop is located at J.D. Rivers Children's Garden; when you arrive at the garden, please meet at the picnic tables. Educators may receive substitute stipends as needed and CEUs are also available. Snacks will be provided.

3.  Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Open House

Come learn about Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture's (www.iit.edu/arch) degree programs while touring their studios and speaking with faculty, students and alumni.  They have degree programs in:

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Science in Architecture
  • Master of Integrated Building Delivery
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

The open house takes place on Friday, October 26, at 2 p.m.  Contact arch@iit.edu or 312-567-3231 to register.jkriz@greatrivergreening.org

4.  Great River Greening Fall 2012 Restoration Events

Please join Great River Greening as they continue their efforts to restore native landscapes throughout the state! Individuals of all ages, families, and community and corporate groups of any size are welcome to participate in Greening’s volunteer restoration events. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today! To register, visit their website at www.greatrivergreening.org under “Volunteer” or contact Josh Kriz, Volunteer Manager, at or 651-665-9500 ex. 11.

5.  Internships

  • Clear Corps USA
  • Do It Green! Minnesota
  • Sustology
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Sierra Club North Star Chapter (2 positions)
  • Latino Economic Development Center
  • Como Zoo (4 positions)
  • Environment Minnesota
  • Eureka Recycling

Information about these internships can be found at:  www.macalester.edu/academics/environmentalstudies/studentopportunities/internships/currentopportunities.htm

Other internship opportunities can be found at:  www.macalester.edu/internships/students/currentpostings/

Any questions regarding this newsletter or to be removed from the mailing list, contact Ann Esson at esson@macalester.edu.