Winter Quarter 2012 Class Listing!

 Winter Quarter 2012 class worksheet (xls)

 Here is your Class Preview for Winter Quarter 2012.  Remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR.  In fact there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after.  Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been completed.  So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listing to confirm the class details.  

As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The advisor tab at the top of this blog page will take you to their email address and contact information!  

Don’t forget: Pre-registration is the week of  November 7, 2011 and Registration is the week of November 14, 2011.  

Have fun!

Opening Tomorrow – A Number by Caryl Churchill

A Number, a one-act drama by Caryl Churchill about the potential consequences of human cloning, will be presented free of charge October 27 to November 13 at the McCormick School of Engineering.

Written in 2002 – six years after the highly publicized creation of “Dolly,” the cloned sheep – A Number explores the conflicts that arise between a father and his adult son, who learns that his father may have allowed his son to be cloned when he was a child. The play delves into the personal consequences of human cloning and how the power of replicating genetic identity may have unintended consequences.

 

Shows will be held at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in Room L361 of the Technological Institute, located at 2145 Sheridan Road, in Evanston, with free parking directly across the street. Performances are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by phone at (847) 324-3294 or online at www.etopia.northwestern.edu.

Codename Games is looking for interns!

3D Game Art Internship

Codename Games is seeking a talented 3D artist to assist with 3D asset creation for various ongoing projects.  You will be involved in the entire art process, from concept to asset creation, to animation.  While you will be receiving direction from your project lead and a lead artist, you will also have an opportunity to influence the look of the games you work on.  The games you work on will be in several art styles across multiple platforms, so flexibility and adaptability are key.  This is an unpaid internship, but you will receive course credit and will be credited as an Assistant Artist on any games you work on.  You will also be free to use projects you work on in your personal portfolio.  

Requirements:

  • Pursuing games-related or digital art degree
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Maya (2008 or later)
  • Texturing skills in Maya
  • Strong concept art skills (line drawing and coloring)
  • Ability to receive/respond to art direction
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude

Bonus Points:

  • Maya animation skills
  • Some game design background
  • Previous industry experience

About Codename Games
Codename Games is an independent games label developing small, innovative, independent projects for consoles and the web.  Borrowing ideas from the best maverick, artist-focused entertainment enterprises, Codename works with small independent developers worldwide, internally and externally to develop smart, new indie games.

We are located in downtown Los Angeles.

http://www.codenamegames.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/CODENAME/358090265838?ref=ts
http://twitter.com/codenamegames

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and link to an online portfolio or reel to jobs@codename.com.  Please put 3D Game Art Intern in the subject line.

Please, no calls or drop-ins.

An Immortal Life: Who should own Henrietta’s Cells?

Please join us for a themed book discussion hosted by
The Center for Reproductive Science and One Book One Northwestern 

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ver Steeg Lounge, University Library, Evanston Campus, 3rd Floor South Tower
Light Dinner will be served

 

For more information please see  http://www.northwestern.edu/onebook/

WANT A SUMMER INTERNSHIP? Attend the InPursuit Internship Conference!

WANT A SUMMER INTERNSHIP?  Attend the InPursuit Internship Conference!
 Brought to you by: University Career Services & Internships.com

Saturday November 5, 2011
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2nd Floor, Norris

*Learn essential internship search techniques*
*Connect with alumni and hear their career stories*
*Discover the career for you*

Open to all enrolled NU students
SLOTS ARE FILLING UP! For more information and to register:
http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/students/finding-an-internship/inpursuit-internship-conference.html

Questions? Contact internship@northwestern.edu

Applied Sport Sciences Internship

                         

Applied Sport Sciences Internship (Strength Training, Athletic Training, Nutrition, Sport Management, Mental Conditioning or Communication)

The IMG Performance Institute (IPI) at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, would like to offer internships for students in Sports Performance Training (strength and conditioning), nutrition, sports management/sports marketing/media, communication, mental conditioning (grad students only) and/or sports medicine/athletic training. We hold internships in the summer (early-June to mid-August), fall (September – December), and spring (January – May). We anticipate approximately 1-4 positions available for qualified students during each time period.

BASIC DESCRIPTION

IPI’s (www.imgacademies.com/img-performance-institute) objectives are to increase individual performance and educate the athlete.  The training methods at IPI are structured to allow the athlete to better express their natural athleticism by comprehensively increasing all areas of individual performance. IMG Academies IPI provides sport performance training for the world-renowned IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, IMG David Leadbetter Golf Academy, IMG Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Madden Football Academies and the IMG Performance Institute. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands on experience, particularly in the following areas: 

  • Observe and learn about the multiple divisions within IPI, including: Physical conditioning, Sport Management/Business, Nutrition, Communication, Life Skills, College Prep, Vision Training, Mental Conditioning and Sports Medicine
  • Sport-specific elite and junior training
  • Data collection and analysis with the Combine360 measurement system (www.combine360.com)
  • Marketing and business of the IMG Performance Institute (IPI) at IMG Academies
  • Supervised training with individual athletes and groups
  • And much more! Pick one program to specialize in, but learn about them all!

Please contact me for more specific information for each internship and with any questions.  taryn.morgan@imgworld.com. Alternatively, you can also call me at 941-752-2438.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please enclose:

  • Cover letter (Please indicate which internship you are applying for as they are each separate)
  • Resume/vitae (Please indicate all languages you speak)
  • Personal statement that includes:
  • Personal sport background
  • Specific interests in the field
  • Experience with the sports we offer here at the academy (tennis, golf, soccer, baseball,  basketball, lacrosse and football)
  • Past experiences that have helped them prepare for this internship
  • Expectations of this internship
  • Future goals in the field
  • Minimum of 3 reference letters (you may send these separately but they should arrive by the application deadline)

DEADLINE

The deadline to submit application materials is March 15th for Summer, July 1st for Fall, and November 1st for Spring.

There are both housing and non-housing positions. Housing includes 3 meals/day. Non-housing includes lunch. Students will be responsible for all other expenses. This is a non-paid internship as students must receive college credit (as much as their university allows) to be eligible.  Even if you have graduated, you still must receive at least 1 college internship credit to be eligible.  Each student will work approximately 45-55+ hours per week with some weekend work. If you have any questions about our services and/or internship programs, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at taryn.morgan@imgworld.com. Alternatively, you can also call me at 941-752-2438.

Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project is looking for interns!

Fall/Spring/Summer Food & Agriculture Research Internship

The food and agriculture research internship with Worldwatch is a unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives environmental and agricultural policy. The intern will work closely with the Institute’s food and agriculture staff to refine and organize information that will contribute to a project on sustainable agricultural innovations. Responsibilities include: research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing Nourishing the Planet project. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.
Qualifications:
•     Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
•     Experience with web and library research.
•     Basic-to-intermediate facility with spreadsheet software, web design, and blogging software.
•     Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues–and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
•     Demonstrated interest and capability in synthesizing complex sets of data.
•     Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of food and agriculture production.
•     Experience working for environmental or other sustainability-oriented organizations, as well as international experience, are a plus.

The work requires attention to detail and an ability to carefully and accurately document authoritative sources for all information gathered. Successful interns are comfortable contacting experts to track down data and other information. A curiosity about how the environment relates to social, political, and economic realities and a capacity to see connections across fields and specialties are critical. Compensation: Interns will be unpaid and will be expected to work 20-30 hours per week.

Application instructions: To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Supriya Kumar at skumar@worldwatch.org. The recruitment process is open until positions are filled.

Fall/Spring/Summer Worldwatch Media and Communications Internships

A Media and Communications Internship with Worldwatch is a unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives environmental policy. The intern will work closely with the Institute’s staff to design, organize, and develop web information and content. Responsibilities include: designing the presentation of online information and data, managing web content, and helping to create a multi-media component to the project. Interns will have the opportunity to have their articles published in major news outlets, gain experience in writing press releases and opinion editorials, do effective reporter outreach, and stage events.

Qualifications:
•     Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
•     Experience with web and blog design and management as well as professional video editing software and Photoshop.
•     Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.
•     Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
•     Demonstrated interest in and ability to synthesizing complex sets of data.
•     Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications fields is a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
Compensation: Interns will be unpaid and will be expected to work 20–30 hours per week.

Application Instructions: To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Supriya Kumar at skumar@worldwatch.org. The recruitment process is open until positions are filled.

Student PIRGs Activism Internships

If you want to make a difference and learn valuable skills, join our team of interns and volunteers. We’ve got plans to take on the problems our country faces – and with your help, we can win.

2011-2012 Campaigns:

  • Energy Service Corps
  • Defend the Environment
  • Save Student Aid
  • New Voters Project
  • No Hunger, No Homelessness

Find out more and apply for a Student PIRG internship at http://www.studentpirgs.org/internships
Deadline for fall internship applications: Oct. 28; Deadline for early spring applications: Nov. 18

Communication Studies Freshman Year Experience Presents: Movie Night!

Communication Studies Freshman Year Experience Presents: Movie Night!
Come join other Communication Studies Freshmen to watch “Dhobi Ghat”  - A stylish tribute to the city 
of Mumbai that follows the lives of four starkly different individuals. Artsy, kitschy, engrossing and smooth
with veteran Indian actors and debutantes – this movie set in modern day India is a brand new spin on Bollywood – Don’t miss it ! 

 There will be pizza, popcorn and refreshments! 
Date and Time: Tuesday, 25th October, 6 pm 
Venue: Frances Searle Building, Room 1-483 ( First room on the right after building entrance ) 

 

Summer Research Opportunity in CSD

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University is accepting applications for TRACCS, a 6-week intensive research program in the summer.  Students from under-represented groups (African American, Latino, American Indian and Asian American) are especially encouraged to apply. 

For more information, visit their website  :http://www.indiana.edu/~sphs/academics/undergraduate/traccs.shtml