Watch this short film by Eastern Student Dave Wurtzel about Food Justice!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
· It’s a relaxing place that relieves stress. Even though it’s a hospital it’s pretty calm and gives you a chance to talk with people.
4. Gaining professional experience.
2. Meet new people!
1. You make a difference!
· No matter what every person makes a difference and has an impact.
Posted by CCE Student Leader at 9:39 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) Program needs a new intern! If you're a graduate student or undergraduate student with the hopes of completing your masters this internship could be right for you!
General Description: CHSC Program Interns will be given specific roles in relation to meeting a community need within Windham and New London Counties. Interns will be assigned to assist in the fulfillment of the Collegiate Health Service Corps Program.
1. Coordinate an advisory committee to review and evaluate curriculum content and service learning projects to ensure best practices and current theories are continually incorporated. Students, agency representatives, and consumer representatives will serve on the advisory committee.
2. Investigate the health care needs of Eastern Connecticut and create materials to be used in grant submissions
3. Facilitate and/or supervise the implementation of the core curriculum(s)
4. Monitor students’ service learning assignments
5. Expand upon academic and community partnerships to assist in the expansion of the program
6. Ensure data collection protocols are being met
7. Create evaluation and tracking best practices
8. Present and train Eastern AHEC staff on new procedures
9. Other assignments and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Coordinator
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
For more information contact:
Eastern Area Health Education Center
322 Main St. Suite 2E-1R
Willimantic, CT 06226
Office Phone: (860) 465-8281
Fax: (860) 760-6230
Posted by CCE Student Leader at 9:35 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Everywhere you look advertising is telling us how we should look, dress, and act. Driving down the highway you see billboards, checking your Facebook you see side ads, and watching your favorite sitcom you encounter dozens of commercials. Although the products they are advertising are different, the message behind them seems to be the same.
After viewing a short film called ‘Killing Us Softly’ in a Social Inequality course here at Eastern Connecticut State University, I became much more aware, and offended, by the fact that women in advertising are used as sexual objects and second class citizens. In the film, Jean Kilbourne shares her passion and analytical view on advertisements specifically those featuring women. Jean’s funny and witty nature captivates the audience so she can truly get her point across. Jean says although most of us think we are immune to advertisings effects, we aren’t. She states “The fact is that much of advertising's power comes from this belief that advertising does not affect us. The most effective kind of propaganda is that which is not recognized as propaganda. Because we think advertising is silly and trivial, we are less on guard, less critical, than we might otherwise be. It's all in fun, it's ridiculous. While we're laughing, sometimes sneering, the commercial does its work.”
Subconsciously these advertisements are telling us that women are unintelligent sexualized objects that are good for pleasing men, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of children; ideas that are extremely dated but still shown to us on a daily basis in a way where most people won’t realize or be offended. Think of the last Windex or Swiffer advertisement you saw…who was the main character? My guess is that it was a woman who was cleaning up after her family; correct me if I’m wrong. Then there are the cologne ads which are so sexualized we hardly even know what they are selling. To prove this I Goggled “cologne” and on the first page of results this is what I found…
If I saw this ad in passing I would have absolutely no idea what it was selling. By taking a closer look, yes, technically it does say the cologne is called “Obsession for men” by Calvin Klein, but still how does the photo in this ad correlate to cologne? Maybe if you wear it a gorgeous supermodel will show up naked at your doorstep? This is just one of many examples of how advertising uses and degrades women to nothing more than sexual objects.
It is important for all women and those who support gender equality to make a change. By consuming these ads we are saying that women are less than men, less than human, and not worthy of the same respect of their opposing gender. For ways to make a difference visit http://www.jeankilbourne.com/ for ideas and organizations that challenge destructive media images.
Posted by CCE Student Leader at 9:44 AM