Archive | July, 2011

What Books do I need?

26 Jul

If you’re already getting antsy to buy your textbooks ( did just send out an email with some textbook promotions, after all) you can find out what books you’ll need pretty easily.

Just check out the bookstore online! This link should bring you right to the main page:  Alternatively, you can seek the wisdom of the oracle (read: Google “gwu book store”).

Just enter in the information for your course in the books section and the site will tell you what’s been listed with them.  The list is up to the professor for your course, so nothing will be listed if the professor hasn’t listed anything.  Some professors don’t list anything at the bookstore because they make arrangements with independent bookstores (Prof. Winstead prefers this method), other professors simply haven’t listed anything yet.

If your books aren’t listed for your section, you can email the professor directly to ask them about it.  Use the directory at to look up their email address.

Volunteer for RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

26 Jul
Every 2 minutes, someone in America is sexually assaulted. This is an issue that affects us all.

RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, has helped more than 1.5 million people affected by sexual violence. They are currently seeking volunteers to help with this work. Join RAINN in providing support to those who need it most.

By becoming a volunteer for the new National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, you can be a part of this generation’s most innovative source of support for those impacted by sexual violence. The Online Hotline provides live, secure and anonymous help to the growing number of people who prefer communicating via the Internet. Volunteer from your home or dorm computer.

To view a short video about the Online Hotline, please visit

The next training in DC will take place September 24th-25th on the George Washington University’s campus. To apply to become a volunteer visit or contact Bethany Wichman at for more information. Make your time online count and help change lives.

Intern with the Dept. of Education

20 Jul

Here’s a great internship opportunity for UHPers!  H/T to UHPer Sam Garrett for the heads up!


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is looking for full-time OR part-time policy/research interns for the Fall 2011 semester (Aug./Sept. – Dec.).

An ideal candidate would have a strong interest in various topics related to safe and healthy schools, such as bullying prevention, school climate, classroom discipline, drug prevention, violence prevention, and dropout reduction. Applicants should also be motivated, able to multi-task, and have strong writing and communication skills. Responsibilities include working on events such as the upcoming bullying prevention summit, drafting correspondence and policy memos, and assisting with other policy and research related tasks. If interested, please contact Senior Policy Advisor Kristen Harper at

Chelsey Faloona and her SURE Award

20 Jul
Faloona at BYU

From left to right: Jesus, Chelsey, and her Mom

UHPer Chelsey Faloona won one of the UHP SURE Awards this year, and she’s already putting it to good use!  She’s using the funds to travel to BYU in Utah to study Mormon history, and has already had a pretty interesting and enlightening experience.  Keep reading to hear her full story

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UHP Alum Kathleen McGinn’s Wins Prestigious LGBT Scholarship

19 Jul

Kathleen McGinn

Kathleen McGinn (via GWToday)

Congrats to UHP alum Kathleen McGinn for winning the Point Foundation scholarship!

GWToday wrote a cool article that explains more about what Kathleen won, why, and what she’ll be doing with it.  So make sure to check it out!  FTA:

The two Colonials were among 34 national Point Foundation scholarship awardees selected from a pool of 2,000 applicants. The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBT students.

The scholarship will help fund law school for Ms. McGinn, a New Jersey native who heads to Boston University this fall.

“Getting the scholarship was amazing,” said Ms. McGinn, who was in GW’s University Honors Program and graduated with a double major in sociology and women’s studies. “I am so thankful.”