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STUDENT INTERN – DIVERSITY PROMOTIONS
Diversity Website and Events Promotion

Position Summary:  
The Student Intern – Diversity Promotions will work under the direction of the Assistant to the Chancellor for Affirmative Action to update the content for the Diversity website, and promote campus diversity events through the use of the Diversity Calendar and select social media.

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with campus event planners and student organizations to obtain copy (event information) and artwork (logos, pictures) for each of the selected events to be highlighted on the website, calendar and social media.
  2. Work with the campus webmaster to place information for selected events into the Spotlight section of the Diversity website.
  3. Develop content for postings to websites and social media (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress).
  4. Monitor and engage students, faculty and staff on select social media.
  5. Solicit information for all campus diversity events to ensure that all diversity events are displayed on the University’s Diversity Calendar.  When needed, submit event information to the Diversity Calendar manager.
  6. Under the direction of the Assistant Chancellor, serve as liaison to the campus webmaster to provide updated copy or new copy to the Webmaster in order to keep the Diversity website current.
  7. Complete other related projects as assigned by the Assistant to the Chancellor.

Job Qualifications:
The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in writing, eg media, PR, marketing communications
  • Possess a basic understanding of Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Hootsuite and social media in general.
  • Demonstrate self-initiative and be able to work independently under limited direction.
  • Establish positive working relationships with faculty, staff, and students who plan diversity events.

Other:

  • Design and/or video editing skills are a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge and background in web publishing are a plus, but not required.

Time Commitment:
Immediately prior to the start of each semester, and during the early part of each semester the position will require the Student Intern works 15-20 hours per week.  During the remainder of each semester the Student Intern will work approximately 10-15 hours per week.

Remuneration:
This is a PAID internship.  It is an hourly student help position, at a rate of $8.50 per hour.  Hours per week will range from 10 to 20 hours, depending upon student schedule and availability.

How to apply:
Please send resume to Ron Buchholz by March 23 – buchholr@uww.edu. In the subject line, be sure to include “Diversity Promotions Intern.”

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March to remember.

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Photo from the Royal Purple

In the past three weeks, all Wesley Staedt could think about was marching down the streets of Whitewater and into campus.

The idea of a Civil Rights remembered march came to Staedt after attending a university-sponsored Civil Rights spring break trip last spring semester.

“The trip was more than a museum visit—it was such an unforgettable experience! I added my name to the Wall of Tolerance at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, taking the pledge to work toward justice, equality and human rights,” Staedt said. “The best thing I took away from the trip was realizing that injustice still exists in our world, and that I needed to do something about it.”

Staedt, a senior history major, led a Civil Rights remembered march from downtown Whitewater to campus on March 7, 2012. This date was chosen in honor of Bloody Sunday, which took place in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965.

To Staedt, the march was about remembrance and taking a stand against injustice.

“I marched in remembrance of all those who fought for our rights as citizens, but I also marched to show others where I stand and that I will not tolerate injustice,” said Staedt.

During the march, Staedt felt overwhelmed by emotions. She had been planning this event since last June.

“The march took me back to that place where others before me had fought for our rights,” Staedt said. “I didn’t carry a sign, but if I had, it would have said, ‘Remember Selma’.”

Staedt believes people need to focus more on the Civil Rights Movement to remember the injustice and intolerance of the 1960s to avoid repeating history.

“Be smart and realize prejudice,” Staedt stated. “I want people to remember the Civil Rights Movement, but also to learn from history.”

Staedt hoped the march would help the campus community embrace diversity at UW-Whitewater.

“I want people to evaluate their opinions and attitudes toward other groups,” Staedt said. “Members of our campus community need to work together in order to embrace diversity.”

For students, faculty and staff members unable to attend the march, Staedt believes there are other ways to embrace diversity on campus.

“I wish everyone could have experienced the march. But there are so many other ways to experience diversity on campus,” Staedt said.

Old Main Lane is currently displaying photos from the Civil Rights spring break trip.

To view photos from the march, please visit the Royal Purple website.

Visit the UW-Whitewater Diversity website for information on campus diversity events.