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Engaging-U: January 27, 2010

Position Openings

UROC Broadband Initiative
Positions are funded through a federal grant for broadband access recently awarded to the University in partnership with the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium(MMMC). The program will be administered by the Office of Business and Community Economic Development at the U of M. The job descriptions and application process can be found in the attachments.

Technical Curriculum Developer (Coordinator 9354)
Broadband Apprenticeship Team Leader Position (Coordinator 9354)
Program and Evaluation Specialist (Coordinator 9354)

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website at: www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ by Wednesday, February 10, 2010. These positions will begin as soon as possible after that date.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial and ethnic minority groups, including black/African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The goals of the Wellstone Fellowship program are three-fold:

1.To address disparities in access to health care;
2.To inspire Wellstone Fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives; and
3.To increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders.

Families USA will select one talented and motivated candidate to fill this 12-month fellowship. For more information about the Wellstone Fellowship, contact Melissa Rosenblatt at 202-628-3030 or at wellstonefellowship@familiesusa.org
Online at: http://www.familiesusa.org/fellowships/wellstone-fellowship.html

Grants

Corporation for National and Community Service announces the availability of $650,070 for new Learn and Serve America School-Based grants to Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs.

The Corporation anticipates that grants will be awarded to an estimated three to five Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories with awards ranging from approximately $45,000 to $120,000 annually for a project period of up to three years.

The grants will specifically fund programs that focus on the following priorities:

* Supporting high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories and enhancing the infrastructure in schools and communities to support on-going service-learning programming;
* Supporting Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories working with schools to expand service-learning into more tribal communities that will involve students in service-learning projects;
* Increasing student civic, academic and leadership skills and providing youth with service-learning experiences that motivate them to become more civically engaged and committed to lifelong service; and
* Promoting healthy communities and healthy youth by having students engage in service-learning projects that address one or more of the following issue areas:
o Health and Wellness
o Environment
o Retention of Tribal Language, History, and Culture
o Community Development/Economic Development
o Crime Prevention/Violence Prevention

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, March 9, 2010. For further information and instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.learnandserve.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=77

Events

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) RA Showcase
Tuesday, February 16th, 5:45 - 8:30 PM (pizza will be provided)
Humphrey Center, Roy Wilkins Room 215

CURA Research Assistants who have recently completed community-based research projects will do a series of short presentations. For online registration, please visit http://curarashowcase.eventbrite.com/ or call Sara Bielawski at 612-625-9040.

The Office for Equity and Diversity is pleased to announce its Spring
2010 Workshop Series. Workshops are offered throughout the semester
and focus on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher
education. All workshops are free of charge and open to the entire
University community. Workshops can also be customized for individual
units' needs and concerns.

Visit http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/education.html for complete
course descriptions and online registration.

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, and Aberdeen Area Tribal Chariman's Health Board present a regional workshop on Partnering with American Indian Communities in Health Research.
March 18, 2010
University of Nebraska at Omaha

This workshop is for academic researchers, students, public health practitioners, and community partners interested in conducting research with American Indian Communities.

Register online at http://www.aptrweb.org/prof_dev/community10_nebraska.html