Thursday, March 28, 2013

Political Activism and Civic Engagement (PACE) certificate courses and changes

The certificate in Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) has some revisions beginning in the fall 2013 semester and current students may use the new requirements. If you would like to have copies of the advising form or the flyer, please let me know. The new advising sheet is attached.

àThe total hours will now be 22 credits.

àThere is one introductory course, PACE-C 250 Leadership and Public Policy (S&H). Any interested student may enroll in this class, described below.

àThis fall there will be a special 1-credit class of PACE-C 420 that will involve leadership development and project work:

Leadership, Service & Advocacy: Food Policies and Priorities from Local to Global. (description below)

àOther changes include a 2-credit Citizenship and Careers course for students pursuing the certificate, to be taken after or with C250.

summer and fall courses that count toward the pace certificate

-- now available on the PACE website:




NEW – PACE courses – beginning Fall 2013

Here are some great NEW course offerings through PACE.

PACE-C 250 Leadership and Public Policy; 3 cr.; S&H (will not count for credit if you have taken PACE-C 211) 2 classes offered

Class # 29677, 1:30-2:45 PM MW, Kirkwood 203, Weinberg

Class # 29678, 4:00-5:15 PM TuTh, Woodburn 106, Napoli

Health Care?  Immigration?  Climate Change?  Same-Sex marriage?  How do decisions on these and countless other major public issues get made in America?  This course provides the answers by giving students an interdisciplinary introduction to public leadership and policy making in the United States.  Students will begin by exploring important theoretical and empirical studies of leadership styles and the relationship between American politics and civil society.  Then they will examine examples of public leadership and sites of public policy making from the local community to the national capital.  In each section, discussion about specific individuals and issues will be used to illustrate the role of leaders and particular institutions at every level of American public life.  The course will conclude by asking students to blend their understanding of theory and practice in American public leadership and policy making by analyzing an important current issue individually and as a class.  Throughout the course, students will also be introduced to the primary skills of effective engagement in political and civic discussion, deliberation, advocacy, and action. 


PACE-C 295 Citizenship and Careers; 2 cr.; graded S/F; requires authorization to enroll – contact pace @

Class # 29518. Meets Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Sycamore 003. Some in-class meetings may be replaced by online work.

In what ways are you a consumer, a taxpayer, or a citizen? How might your personality preferences reveal good fits for your career choices?

Taught in the classroom as well as through online work, students will bring the theories of the PACE program to the practice of citizenship skill development and career planning. The course will highlight the learning objectives of PACE while exploring individual style, personality type preferences through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and individual strengths and values assessments. Students will assess personal goals and the use of PACE courses and their other undergraduate work as preparation for their remaining years of college and for post-college education, career, and political and civic engagement choices. Students will begin constructing personal statements for individual electronic portfolios in this class, to be continued in the PACE capstone course.


PACE-C 410 PACE Internship  (1-6 cr.) Graded S/F  [1 credit minimum if you have taken or are enrolled in Citizenship and Careers]

Meet with PACE Internship Director to discuss requirements and permission to enroll. Ballantine Hall 132, 812-856-1747 to make appointment. See


PACE-C 420 Readings and Research

Special 1-credit class # 32637: Leadership, Service & Advocacy: Food Policies and Priorities from Local to Global.

Friday 12:20 – 1:35 PM, Woodburn 203 (some in-class meetings will be replaced by project work)

This course includes a practice component of leadership, service, and advocacy in the context of food policy and poverty. First, we will examine a variety of economic, ecological, sociological and political dimensions of food in local, national, and international contexts. Investigating the policies and processes that drive the production, distribution, and consumption of food will be used to examine the effects of these policies and processes on our diet, our health, our economy and our environment from the local to the global. Then, we will analyze different approaches to leadership and advocacy as they relate to food policy and poverty. As a final project for the course, students will have the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the semester into practice by advocating for a local cause related to food and poverty or contributing to an existing Oxfam America initiative on the IU campus.


Please consult Joelene Bergonzi, PACE Associate Director, to discuss your interests and priorities, as well as the new certificate requirements. Call or stop by to set up an appointment, 812-856-1747, Ballantine 132.


Ready to apply to PACE?

On the application to add the certificate you will write a brief essay about your interest in PACE. You will also be asked to include the name and email address of a faculty member who has agreed to recommend you.
We will send a link to a short online recommendation to your reference.


If you are ready to add the certificate to your degree, please fill out the application at


   Events of Interest


  6   Indiana Living Green Eco Student Summit 2013

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Living Green and the Environmental Law Society present the First Annual Indiana Living Green Eco Student Summit. Like-minded individuals will come together to collaborate and work for a better environmental future. Full agenda at Stick around for the Indiana Living Green Celebration later at 7 p.m. at Indianapolis City Market:


  7   Global Issues Community Discussion Series: Climate Change
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Monroe County Public Library, Program Room 2B

Climate change and its consequences are increasingly recognized as one of the most significant global and local changes in our time.  This discussion will feature panelists Ben Brabson, Michael Simmons, and Rebecca Barthelmie, who will discuss what climate change means for local farmers and gardeners.  


  8   Learn more about Service Opportunities in Bloomington

Wednesday, April 3, 7 P.M., Ballantine 146

The Community Service Leaders and Student Life and Learning will be holding an interest session for student organizations and individual students interested in volunteering in the Bloomington community. Learn how to connect with local nonprofits, develop a relationship, and start volunteering. For more information, contact Celia Pauli at


   Internships, Careers and Scholarships



Please note: if you do not have an account with IUcareers, set that up right away, even in your first year. Professional development takes time and energy and is an important part of your curriculum! Watch for more opportunities, career and internship announcements at 

Environment and Sustainability Networking Night

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St.


  10   Apply to be a Community Service Leader

Application Deadline Friday, April 12, 5:00 p.m.

Are you a student who is dedicated to service and is willing to put your passion into action? Student Life and Learning and the LEAD IU program are hosting Community Service Leader positions during the 2013–2014 academic year. Members will complete 210 hours of direct community service in Bloomington, outreach to the IU community, and leadership training with the support of SLL staff, as well as receive a stipend. Please complete an application and email it to Apply at Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis. For information contact Gabbie Hurley at


  11   LeaderShape

Applications due Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It’s a week-long leadership institute that will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. You won’t learn how to run better meetings; you’ll learn to change the world—whatever that might mean to you. It’s a week focused on you—your goals, your future, the difference you can make. LeaderShape is August 18-23 at Bradford Woods. Each student accepted into the program will receive a $750 scholarship to cover all costs of the event. Apply today at