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Women Have a Voice

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Women Have a Voice

A Workshop on How to Write for the Popular Press

Friday, 30 September, 1:00–4:00 p.m., UVU
Friday, 28 October, 1:00–4:00 p.m., BYU

BYU, UVU, and the WomanStats Project have teamed up to present a two-part empowering writing event. Participants will gather first at UVU for instruction on how to write op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, and to learn why girls and women should publicly express their opinions (e.g., to influence policy; most writers on online popular journals are male).

Participants then have one month to draft a piece and will return in October at BYU to receive feedback from professional writers waiting to meet them!

Women and girls across Utah, regardless of age, educational status, or political views are welcome to attend this free event. A few pieces will be selected for publication on local blogs, and the remaining participants are free to submit their pieces to any news outlet they choose.

Identify your voice, hear dynamic speakers, work with writing coaches, craft a piece of writing that you may later publish, and eat refreshments.

Address questions to natalie_romeri-lewis@byu.edu.

RSVP links: http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/ (first listed event) or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-have-a-voice-a-workshop-on-how-to-write-for-the-popular-press-tickets-26874549501

Apply for an I-Corps Grant

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Apply for an I-Corps Grant

Do you or your students have innovative ideas that could benefit from seed money to test the ideas? If so, consider applying for an I-Corps Grant.

BYU is an I-Corps Site, a program funded by the National Science Foundation to promote technology commercialization using the I-Corps Curriculum, which is based on “customer development” and “lean launch” principles. NSF I-Corps Sites across the country give $1,000–3,000 grants to teams who validate business models and determine whether a given technology is worth commercializing.

For more information on qualifications and expectations, download the PDF. Please share this opportunity widely across campus. Steve Liddle, information systems, and Tom Sederberg, computer science, are primary contacts for this opportunity.

Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy

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Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy

European Horizons, a Yale-based think tank, is looking for students from across the United States and Europe to apply for the Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy (DEYS) at the Collège d’Europe in Bruges, Belgium, 20–22 November 2016.

We are seeking students who have interests in technology, specifically the digital economy, and in international relations, specifically in transatlantic relations.

The application deadline for students who attend university in the United States is 22 September 2016 at 23:59 EST. The application deadline for students who attend university in Europe is 13 October 2016 at 23:59 GMT. For more information, please visit our our web site.

News from GMSA

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News from GMSA

GMSA Case Competition Launch

30 Nov | 5:00 pm | Room TBA

Participate in a case competition focused on global business strategy. Prizes will be awarded to top teams, and this will be a great addition to an internationally focused resume. More details coming as the event approaches, but registration is open at
this link: http://goo.gl/forms/qqQ7jd5j2S

International Business Development Internship

Apply now for a fully paid one-of-a-kind internship. Be on the exciting frontier of a global startup Read More…

FSSO WORKSHOP

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FSSO WORKSHOP

Jordan Tanner
Retired FSO, former Utah State Representative, Utah House of Representatives

WED | 30 SEP 15
3–5 PM
238 HRCB

Do you want to be a foreign service officer?

FSO lifestyle and family issues—LDS perspectives
What it means to live abroad—today’s security risks

What does an FSO really do?

Career track opportunities in the Foreign Service and what a political, economic, management, public diplomacy, or consular section officer does.
Opportunities to work abroad as a State Department specialist or with the FBI, CIA, AID, or FCS.

Getting into the Foreign Service Q&A session

Q & A session on written, essay, and oral assessment exams and other requirements for becoming an FSO. FSSO students who have recently taken the exams will discuss their experiences with the exam process.