Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hartnell seeks applicants for Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Hartnell College officials are seeking volunteers to take part in the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, which will oversee expenditures of Measure T, the $167 million facilities bond approved in November.

Measure T funds will be used to construct new facilities and make improvements to existing facilities within the Hartnell Community College District, including a new campus in Soledad.

The bylaws, application form, and ethics statement can be accessed on the college website here. Additionally, there is more information about Measure T and its projects.

Applications and signed ethics statement must be submitted by Friday, March 10. Send application and signed ethics statement via email to lserrano@hartnell.edu, fax to (831) 753-7941, or regular mail to Hartnell Community College District, Office of the Superintendent/President, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Applications will be reviewed and recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees of the Hartnell CCD, who will make final appointments.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monterey county high school students: write a short story, win some dough

Central Coast Writers will award $750 in prizes for best short stories coming from Monterey County high school juniors and seniors. Grand prize is $300.

Maciek Lewandowski

Use this photograph as your writing prompt. What feelings come to your mind when you see it? What sort of images and charater do you picture in a place like this? What sort of plot may unfold? Let your imagination take flight and craft a short story (1,500 words of less).

Deadline to submit your entry is Feb. 28, 2017. For complete rules and an electronic submission form, visit the Central Coast Writers website here

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Become a California government fellow, become involved in public service

Applications for the 2017-18 California Senate, Assembly, Executive and Judicial Fellowship programs are available.

The programs provide college graduates with an opportunity to become full-time staff members in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2017. Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

Fellows are paid a stipend of $2,627 per month plus health, vision, and dental benefits. They also earn six units of graduate credit from CSUS for the academic portion of the program.

"Being a Fellow provides individuals with an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about how California’s state government operates,” Senator Bill Monning said in a release announcing the fellowships. “Whether your career goals are in the public or private sector, the Fellowship programs provide a valuable view into the democratic process.”

Anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by September 1, 2017 is eligible to apply. There is no preferred major. Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals can obtain additional information and applications on the CSUS Center for California Studies website here, by e-mailing calstudies@csus.edu; or by calling the Center’s office at (916) 278-6906. Brochures and applications may also be requested by calling Senator Monning’s Monterey District Office at: (831) 425-0401; San Luis Obispo Office at (805) 549-3784; Santa Clara County number at (408) 847-6101; or Santa Cruz District Office at (831) 425-1503.

Deadline for submitting applications is February 13. Fellows will be selected in the spring after an initial screening of applications and a subsequent panel interview of the finalists.