Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab Research Assistant
The Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab at TTU is seeking undergraduates to assist with research in the spring 2014 semester. Candidates are expected to have strong academic and extracurricular records.
Research Assistants will assist with data collection, running participants, gathering literature searches, and other tasks. Research in the lab focuses on substance use (especially use of anabolic steroids) and HIV testing behaviors.
Opportunities exist for undergraduates who work in the lab to complete senior projects, upon demonstration of strong research skills.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Internship
Walk MS Volunteer Coordinator & Team Spirit Internship, Spring 2014
- Help recruit, coordinate and manage event volunteers for the 4 West TX Walk MS's,
as well as work directly with team captains to:
- Cultivate team spirit and empower and team captains
- Grow team sizes and educate teams about the NMSS and how their contributions make a difference.
- What measurable results will the intern need to achieve?
- Intern will correspond with each Walk MS committee volunteer chair on what volunteers are needed
- Intern will coordinate at least 8 meetings with team captains, including one face-to-face goal setting session (along with Development Manager). Help coordinate kickoff parties, at least one team happy hour event and have at least two drop-by visits.
- Intern will recruit at least one new corporate team, as well as promote and coordinate team villages
- Required Skills
- Intern must be able to communicate, interact with corporate leaders, volunteers, team captains and team members
- Must have strong written and speaking sills
- Must be proficient in Word, as well as basic spreadsheet documents, and ability to create PowerPoint or Prezi documents
- Strong organizational skills and creativity
- This position requires someone who can be a cheerleader for volunteers teams and motivate them to reach that next level of fundraising
- Able to be present some nights/weekends to attend team events, as well as Walk MS: Lubbock 2014 on Saturday, May 3
The Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University serves as the regional hub to address the interactive effects of climate across the full array of landscapes within the South Central region of the U.S., providing expertise for linking regional climate projections to soil processes, plant productivity, patterns of biodiversity, conservation initiatives, ecosystem services, water policy and planning, agricultural production, rural economic preparedness and the sustainability of natural and agroecosystem, and communicating with stakeholders to develop and apply this information to real world decision making and planning in the Southern Plains.
Tasks will include:
- Assisting the Climate Science Center (CSC) researchers in development of written and visual content for Texas Tech CSC website
- Creating newsletter content and routinely posting to Twitter and Facebook
- Attending the CSC seminar series, interviewing speakers, and reporting on presented research
- Coordinating and assisting visiting climate experts and professionals.
- Other activities within the CSC as needed
Candidate qualifications should include:
- Interest in the environment
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Proficient with social media
- Proficient with word processors and spreadsheets
- Ability to work independently to complete tasks without direct supervision
- Comfortable engaging with a wide variety of professionals on environmental topics
- Position available for Spring 2014
- Potential for course credit
Send resumes by November 26, 2013 to:
The Texas Manuscript Cultures archive is dedicated to preserving and promoting the culturally diverse hand-written social history of the peoples of Texas through digital access. We focus on documents that reveal the shape and nature of life in the land that is Texas. Our scope includes documents from all aspects of Texas lives, cultures, commerce, and history: political and religious manuscripts, personal letters and journals, drafts of essays and speeches, and more quotidian materials such as commonplace books, ranch records, household inventories, and receipts. Our partners are Texas historical societies, cultural preservation institutes, ranches, museums, scholars, and private and institutional collections. Through this collaboration, we will strengthen academic and public awareness of Texas manuscript cultures and build a strong foundation for digital humanities in Texas that protects the state's social and literary past for future generations.
- The subject matter of the documents we are working with is truly interdisciplinary, and so we are looking for students from a variety of majors.
- Students wishing to work with documents themselves should have a curiosity about the human condition, an eye for detail, and an investigative spirit.
- Students wishing to work on our electronic interface and database should be familiar with humanities computing, in particular an ability to code in html, php, and/or css.
View more about the project here: http://writingstore.com/txmsc/
Dr. Ann Hawkins, Professor of Bibliography, Department of English
February 8th, 2014
Mark and Becky Lanier Professional Development Center, TTU School of Law
TEDxTexasTechUniversity is aimed toward increasing human connectivity and shared innovation in and around the Texas Tech community. This will be an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and community members to showcase the exciting research, innovation, and idea generation that is taking place within the Texas Tech community. Through the TEDx program, presenters will potentially access a worldwide stage. Disruptive ideas are taking shape all across the Texas Tech system, and the time has come to share those ideas with each other and the world!
Participating in TEDxTexasTechUniversity as a speaker, volunteer, or attendee is possible through a simple application process, which is available online at: TEDxTexasTechUniversity.com Check this site for deadlines. An additional audition process is required for speakers.
Cost for attendance is $25 for students and $50 for others.
TTU/HHMI Vice President
Did you know that many of the greatest and most famous works of music are identified with the area in and around Seville? This is the home of the legendary Spanish lover Don Juan, the sultry cigarette maker Carmen, and the birthplace of flamenco, just to name a few.
Discover the world of Spanish art music from the Middle Ages through the 20th century, including major Spanish composers and traditional folk music, such as flamenco, zarzuela, and dances, as well as the works of non-Spanish composers inspired by Spain. The course will also include excursions to sites related to the course material, both in Seville and in other locations. The course content comes alive when students are "on location" and actually visit the places where great works of music and art took place and/or were produced.
COURSE: MUHL 1308 Music of Spain (Fulfills a core VPA requirement)
ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEE: $2820
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES:
- Housing (includes utilities, linens & laundry) & Meals (3 per day, 7 days a week)
- Excursions - transportation, hotels, entrance fees
- Seville orientation upon arrival
PROGRAM OPEN TO:
All TTU students
June 27 - July 31, 2014