Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Call for Book Chapter Proposals

African Studies

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015

I am working on a book that features a variety of viewpoints on popular culture in and about Africa.

Topics of particularly interest for chapters include, but are not limited to:

* Impact of Western news and/or entertainment media representations of Africa and/or African responses to Western media representation

* Comparative approaches to African and other cultures

* Technology use in Africa

* Impact of social media on life in Africa, especially in establishing connections between those in Africa and those on other continents

* Impact of (popular) culture on politics in Africa and politics of Africa in other places

* Approaches to tourism and/or urbanization and culture in Africa

* Film and/or literary analysis connecting Africa and popular works in other places


You may submit a book chapter proposal with an abstract, thesis and author details or a completed chapter draft. If you are submitting a proposal, it is recommended that you provide links to or attachments of other work. Proposal submissions are preferred. Email your submission to

This is a collegial process, so please to not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about submissions. I can be reached at

Amy E. Harth

Midwest Popular Culture Association, African Studies Area Chair

Union Institute & University, Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies

Grants Promote Social Justice for LGBT Youth and Minorities

Grants Promote Social Justice for LGBT Youth and Minorities
Arcus Foundation: U.S. Social Justice Program
The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. The Foundation’s U.S. Social Justice Program works at the intersection of sexual/gender justice, racial justice, and economic justice, investing primarily in youth, communities of color, and targeted faith communities, with special priority for youth of color, transgender populations, and work by and for affected communities. The Foundation provides grants in the following areas: leadership of young people and people of color to build a diverse network committed to sexual/gender justice; relevant message frames, national and grassroots messengers, and high-profile influencers targeted at youth, people of color, and faith communities; and advocacy efforts to increase social and economic protections affecting LGBT youth of color. U.S. nonprofit organizations may submit an online Initial Funding Concept form at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information.

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grant

Help End Childhood Hunger In Your Community with a Sodexo Foundation Youth Grant

One in five children in America are at risk of hunger. This is a problem that can be solved, and kids are a part of the solution! YSA and Sodexo Foundation are looking for the most innovative and sustainable ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities.

125 $400 grants are available for youth leaders ages 5-25 across the U.S. to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day – April 15-17, 2016 – and beyond.

Apply by January 15 at

Call For Proposals- 17th Residency Conference Day January 2016


This is a friendly reminder regarding January 2016 Conference Day.

Extended to November 22, 2016 ‏

January 2016 Residency Conference: Submission Deadline Extended to November 22, 2016


Dear One and All:

 The Residency Conference Committee has extended the deadline for the submission of conference presentation proposals to Sunday, November 22, 2015.

 We are particularly interested in submissions that explore aspects of the conference theme (either narrowly or broadly interpreted) from the perspectives of Ethical and Creative Leadership, Educational Studies, and Public Policy and Social Change.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

 On behalf of the Residency Conference Committee, I thank you for considering to share your scholarly and/or creative work with the larger UI&U community.



Karsten H. Piep

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Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal : Seeking Submissions


Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry, a peer-reviewed, online journal of Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies program, is seeking submissions for its next issue. Please submit by January 15, 2016.

Penumbra aims to promote social change through theoretically informed engagements with concrete issues and problems. We publish socially engaged, innovative, creative, and critical scholarship, with a focus on ethical, political, and aesthetic issues in the humanities, public policy, and leadership. We invite scholarship of all kind, creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual work. We seek submissions from graduate students, junior scholars, and emerging artists, in addition to more established critical and creative voices. All submissions undergo double-blind peer review. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the editors should be notified immediately upon a work’s acceptance for publication elsewhere.

Job – CoreAlign

Executive and Operations Assistant

CoreAlign is seeking an Executive and Operations Assistant to provide high-level assistance to the executive team and be responsible for supporting the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Programs, as well as assisting with accounts payable and operations support. In addition to regular working relationships within CoreAlign, this position interacts with a number of outside partners, vendors, and others. The quality of the relationships and communications is very important, and the overall posture of this position is to be of service, including communication that is timely, courteous, helpful and accurate.

See the full job announcement here
Please apply by Friday October 30, 2015. Apply online at:



Posted Date: OCTOBER 28, 2015

Brief Description

The Development Assistant works in collaboration with the Affiliate Director and Statewide Director of Resource Development on the daily activities associated with the planning and coordinating of development activities, special events and external communications designed to raise funds, awareness, and support for the organization. The Development Assistant will be responsible for providing support to the Affiliate Director and Program Managers in execution of CISTN at Memphis mission, services, and programs. In addition, this role will provide support to the state office (headquartered in Nashville) and will work with the Director of Resource Development on tasks related to marketing and development.


Support the daily activities associated with the Affiliate’s development and marketing plan

  • Work effectively with the Affiliate Director to organize and manage Affiliate events, and support Program Managers/Site Coordinators with school based events.
  • Design promotional materials and invitations for special events including website promotion in collaboration with the Affiliate Director and Director of Resource Development.
  • Create content and copy for event-related web pages (in accordance with State and National Branding Standards) and monitor these web pages to insure content remains current.
  • Create and supervise social media outreach (in accordance with State and National Branding Standards).
    • Deliver content via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, email, or direct mail.
  • Create documents such as Power Points and other materials with input of the Affiliate Director and her designee(s).
  • Coordinate and deliver email campaigns.
  • Represent the agency at community events as needed.
  • Manage tasks duties associated with Board Meetings as well as logistics and organization of these meetings (must be able to take detailed minutes with accuracy and professional grammar).


  • College degree required; experience in Communications/PR, planning, coordinating and executing non-profit events preferred, prior fundraising experience preferred;
  • Superior organizational ability and customer service as well as exemplary communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment;
  • Local travel required.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

To Apply

Qualified applicants may submit cover letter and resume (with salary requirements) via email only to:
Hiring Manager at