Presentation by Delegation from Georgia
If you are interested in all things international, you don’t want to miss the panel presentation by a delegation from Georgia (the country, not the state) next Tuesday (September 27th) in Room 550 from 12:00 – 1:15. The delegation is coming to Jacksonville as part of a larger tour of the United States in which they are looking at issues tied to minority rights and empowering non –Georgian speakers in their society. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Georgian culture!
Sandwiches and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP! RSVP using Symplicity or email email@example.com.
About National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Welcome to the incoming 1Ls, and welcome back to our seasoned 2Ls and 3Ls. The 2011-2012 school year is well underway, and I am looking forward to another great school year. This year, as always, our department will host a variety of panels that include legal professionals, we will host workshops on career and professional development, and Coffee Wednesdays. Be sure to schedule a meeting with a counselor to assist with your job search strategy, review your resume or cover letters, or prepare for an interview. Schedule Counseling Appointment.
RED ALERT: 1Ls are not allowed to meet with Career Counselors for career planning until November 1st. In the meantime, feel free to stop by to say hello.
CSD Launches an Alternative Careers Blog
Are you interested in alternative career options for individuals with a JD? Well, you can find out that information and much more on our new Alternative Careers blog.
Celebrate…It’s National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
In 1992, under the Bush Administration, the celebration of Asian-Pacific culture and their contribution to the United States of America was increased from an annual 10 day celebration to a month long annual celebration. Click here to find out more Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
This blog will act as a hub for events and information pertaining to particular affinity groups. Here, you will find various conferences, job fairs, and networking opportunities. Additionally, you will find postings and articles that describe unique issues facing sub-groups within our society.
DIVERSITY includes but is not limited to race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and individuals with disabilities. Ultimately, diversity inludes each and every one of us because we are all unique.
“We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.” Mahnaz Afkhami