Thurgood Marshall college recently initiated the Public Service minor at UCSD, which will focus on public service to the nonprofit sector and will be available to all UCSD students beginning next fall quarter.

The minor will require students to take a series of seven courses which will educate them in the histories of four areas of education, government, social research and health.

Internships with local nonprofit organizations with also be available to students choosing to pursue the new minor.

This is the first minor of its type and it is expected to teach people what an important role nonprofit organizations play in society.

Selected Study Abroad Deadlines Extended

The deadlines for some Study Abroad destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas have recently been extended.

It is not too late for students wishing to travel to Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Sweden, the U.K., Vietnam, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Barbados, Canada, Chile or Mexico to apply.

In order to make the new deadlines, it is recommended that students pick up applications now in the Programs Abroad office or Library, make an advising appointment and go to an Education Abroad Program application workshop.

The Programs Abroad office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached for more information at (858) 534-1123.

Rape Aggression Defense System to be Taught at UCSD

Thurgood Marshall college and the Women’s Center will sponsor R.A.D., a 12-hour self-defense training system.

The Rape Aggression Defense System teaches women how to realistically defend themselves in the face of a sexual assault.

The course will begin Feb. 21 and end March 2.

The course is for women only and will take the students through various stages including awareness, prevention, risk education and avoidance.

With its proven effectiveness and simplicity, the R.A.D. system is quickly becoming an accepted and trusted method of self defense and is currently being taught at numerous colleges and universities.

The class size will be limited to 14, so early registration is strongly recommended. The cost is $10 for registered Marshall students and $12 for students of other colleges, staff and faculty. For more information, call Emelyn dela Pena at (858) 822-1475.

CHAD Rally to Benefit Community Service Agencies

A UCSD United Way/Combined Health Agency Drive rally will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sun God.

Various activities will be set up to raise money to help CHAD assist local community service agencies make the community a better place to live.

Money raised from the activities, which include a book fair, will go to programs that enhance senior wellness, develop diverse communities, empower disabled persons, improve health and wellness, protect the environment, strengthen families, and invest in children and youth.

The rally will kick off UCSD’s own CHAD campaign and the UCSD United Way Campaign Steering Committee members will be on hand to provide literature and information about UCSD’s campaign.

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