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Minnesota Twins HR Internship

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The Minnesota Twins are currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Human Resources Intern. Responsibilities include assisting the Human Resources Department in payroll, benefits, recruiting and other administrative duties. The position will begin immediately and conclude December 15, 2010. Requirements are listed below.

Requirements
-Able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the school year
and 40 hours per week during the summer.
-Major in Human Resources or related field.
-Interest in pursuing a career in Human Resources
-Excellent analytical and computer skills in MS office (especially Excel)
-Solid work ethic
-Enjoys challenging and fast-paced work
-Ability to maintain confidentiality
-Ability to multi-task
-Proficient in Spanish, both verbal and written

Qualified applicants should apply online only.
www.twinsbaseball.com/jobopportunities

You've Graduated, What Now? Event

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You've Graduated, What Now?
Thursday, May 27
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room (3rd Floor)

This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a challenging
economy. Get the inside scoop on how to conduct a creative job search, craft
an outstanding resume, interview effectively and use LinkedIn to network.
Plus - network directly with employers!

This is a special event for all U of M seniors and recent grads who are
serious about their job search. (You can attend if your graduation date is
between December 2009 and August 2010). $10 to participate and lunch is
included.

Registration is required - sign up via GoldPASS at http://goldpass.umn.edu -
click on "Career Events" and search for "What Now". Carlson students please
register via The Edge.

Questions? Contact your college career center or Liz Hruska, at
612-624-2172.

Alaska Teacher Job Fair

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Come check out the Alaska Teacher Job Fair to learn more about the
opportunities for teachers in Alaska. Please check out the link below for
more information and resources .

Minneapolis L48 Job Fair
April 23-24, 2010
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday
Event Location: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
Minneapolis, Minnesota

http://www.alaskateacher.org/doku.php?id=alaska_job_fairs

MACS Internship Positions

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The Minnesota Association of Charter Schools is seeking a part-time intern to
support its public policy work on education issues related to charter schools
in Minnesota. This is a voluntary position that will begin in August and go
through December 2010.

The public policy intern will play an important role in the Association's
preparations for the 2011 legislative session by providing substantial
administrative and research support. He/she will have the opportunity to learn
about public charter schools and the broad range of education policies that are
affecting public education in Minnesota.

The successful candidate will have strong oral communications, writing and
research skills, will exhibit creativity and innovative thinking, and will
demonstrate effective self-direction, including the ability to manage multiple
tasks. Applicants with a strong interest in non-partisan education public
policy and grassroots engagement are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact
information for three references by Friday, May 7th.

An acknowledgement will be sent with more information about the interview
process.

Materials should be mailed to:

MN Association of Charter Schools
Attn: Eugene Piccolo
161 St. Anthony Ave.
Suite 1000
St. Paul, MN 55103


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Event & Communications Intern

The Minnesota Association of Charter Schools is seeking a part-time intern to
support its communications and event activities related to charter schools in
Minnesota. This is a voluntary position that will begin in August and go
through December 2010.

The event & communications intern will play an important role in the work of
the Association by providing consistent and outstanding administrative support
and by assisting in the creative development and execution of communications
and events initiatives. He/she will have the opportunity to learn about public
charter schools and the work of the Association by assisting with
communications and events that directly impact charter schools across the state
of Minnesota.

The successful candidate will have strong oral communications, writing and
research skills, will exhibit creativity and innovative thinking, and will
demonstrate the ability to take direction and to work collaboratively, as well
as the ability to manage multiple tasks. Applicants with a strong interest in
communications, public relations and event management are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact
information for three references by Friday, May 7th.

An acknowledgement will be sent with more information about the interview
process. For questions or additional information, contact Margaret Uttke,
Membership & Communications Director at 651.789.3090 x 11 or
margaret@mncharterschools.org.

Materials should be mailed to:

MN Association of Charter Schools
Attn: Margaret Uttke
161 St. Anthony Ave.
Suite 1000
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Minnesota High Tech Foundation Scholarships

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The Minnesota High Tech Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate
students in STEM disciplines. These awards include six $2,000 scholarships
and three $10,000 awards.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to strengthen Minnesota's future
technology workforce by providing financial support to undergraduate
students of accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institutions
pursuing careers in STEM or STEM teaching.

The scholarship applications are due on April 24.

Respiratory Care Information Session

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Monday, April 26th at 2pm in the Health Careers Center Classroom. This program is located down on the Rochester campus, and this is the one time this semester that students are able to meet directly with a representative from the program!

The link to register is
http://www.hccevents.umn.edu/events/Respiratory_Care_Information_Session2.html

Lecture Series

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The Importance of Community in our Lives: A Conversation with Jacqueline
Olds and Richard Leider on May 11, 2010
Author and Harvard Medical School Professor Jacqueline Olds, MD comes to The
Marsh to discuss the importance of community and connections in maintaining
a healthy and happy life. Along with Marsh Life Coach-in-Residence Richard
Leider, she will engage us in an evening of community and conversation. Olds
newest book The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-first Century,
is now available in The Marsh's gift shop.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7:00 pm Conversation
8:00 pm Q & A followed by reception
The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness
http://www.themarsh.com
15000 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Call 952-935-2202
$10 Marsh Members/$20 non-members

The Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture with Jacqueline Olds, MD
Exploring the Importance of Human Connections to our Health & Wellness
May 12, 2010
The level of social isolation is increasing at an alarming rate in our
country. While statistics differ, clinicians have noted that the number of
people who don't regularly speak of significant matters with anyone (in the
last 6 months) has increased to as much as 25 percent of the U.S.
population. This is an epidemic of alarming proportion, with crucial effects
to both physical and emotional health. Join author and psychiatrist
Jacqueline Olds, MD, as she explores social isolation and the importance of
human connections to our health and wellness. Dr. Olds will discuss a
prescription for forming community and the importance of intergenerational
discussion, to restore perspective and achieve balance in our health and
wellness.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
3:30 - 5:00 pm followed by book signing and light refreshments
Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Online at www.tickets.umn.edu, click on the Center's logo.
$15 by April 12 ($20 afterwards and at the door.)

Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship

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The Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship is a private family scholarship
that was established in the 1970's in Carol's memory to assist
"non-traditional" women in completing their education at the University. The
scholarship deadline is 4:30 PM, Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. Please visit:
http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsMacpherson.html for more information and to
obtain an application.

2010 Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute

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Thursday-Friday, June 17-18, 2010
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

About the Summer Institute
The Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute is a unique professional
development opportunity provided to the early childhood field through
sponsorship by the Minnesota Department of Education. Gain new insights and
develop new skills for your work with young children and families. Enjoy the
traditional activities that Summer Institute participants have enjoyed
through the years, including the lunchtime barbeque and the evening wine and
dessert reception hosted by Minnesota DEC. You’ll find the lusciously
landscaped and serene campus of St. John's University provided the perfect
setting for learning, reflection, and rejuvenation.

Sessions
Intensive breakout sessions explore a single topic over the course of the 2
days of the Institute. Sessions are available for 12 CEUs or one academic
credit, as selected when you register online. This year's sessions and
presenters are:

*Evidence-based Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Language,
Culture, and Practice (Lillian Durán)
*Infusing Caregiver-Child Observation and Coaching into Reflective
Practice Models (Mary Ann Marchel, Christopher Watson)
*KidTalk: Naturalistic Communication Intervention for Young Children
(Ann Kaiser, Megan Roberts)
*Play and Learn: A Universal Design Curriculum for Children of ALL
Abilities (Mary Sullivan Coleman, Laura Kreuger)
*Premature Babies--Helping Parents Navigate an Unexpected Journey
(Jolene Pearson, Joann O'Leary)
*Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Young Children: An
Overview of the Pyramid Model (TACSEI)
*Routines-Based Intervention (Lee Ann Jung)

Agenda: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=838454
View the complete agenda online.

Regsitration is $75 for Minnesota residents and $175 for non-Minnesota
residents and includes the complete 2-day event, meals and lodging as
detailed on the website. Payment is accepted by check (with or without PO),
credit card (Visa/MC), or EFS Chart String (U of M only). There is an
additional, $105 fee to be paid by check only for academic credit. The
registration deadline is Monday, June 7, 2010.

Questions? Contact Sara Zettervall, CEED Events Specialist, at 612-625-2252
or sarazet@umn.edu

AmeriCorps Interest Meeting & Career Panel

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Thursday, April 22nd
3:00pm-4:30pm
Education Sciences Room 325

Not sure what to do when you graduate? Come learn about the AmeriCorps program, there are more than 75,000 positions across the country. Hear the first-hand experiences from panelists in AmeriCorps positions, learn about the benefits to working AmeriCorps positions, and the next steps to apply.

Questions? Please contact Angie Soderberg in CEHD career services for more information and/or accommodation requests at 612.626.7432 or by email at soderbea@umn.edu

The Disabled Student Cultural Center and Spring Jam are sponsoring a
performance by Josh Blue, hilarious standup comedian with a disability. Josh
has been a winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and a regular guest on
Comedy Central's as well as a stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player -
refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with Cerebral
Palsy.

Josh uses his incredible sense of humor and versatile persona to defy
stereotypes and encourage others to overcome their preconceived notions
about people who are considered "disabled." Blue jokes, "I realize that
people are going to stare so I want to give them something to stare at."

The performance is in the Great Hall in Coffman Union on Thursday, April 22
at 7 PM. ASL interpreted.

For more information and to order tickets, go to
http://www.springjam.umn.edu/

Opportunities from the Office of Policy and Research

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Proposals for the Faculty and Staff Research Awards are due by 4:00 pm on
Friday, April 30. Please go to our intranet site for complete application
information - http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/2010RshAwards.html


Research Funding Opportunities and Meetings with Bob Granger, President of
William T. Grant Foundation: April 28-29, 2010

The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development is
hosting a two day visit to campus for Bob Granger, President of the William
T. Grant Foundation on April 28 and 29, 2010. We have arranged for Bob to
talk about the funding programs of the Foundation on April 28th and conduct
public symposium on April 29th. We are pleased to offer this special
invitation to participate in one or more of the opportunities noted below
while he is in town. Bob is a first rate researcher and the foundation is a
major private funder of research on children and youth. We hope you will
come learn more about the current priorities of the Foundation as well as
Dr. Granger's analysis of where we are and what is needed to improve the
contexts and outcomes for children and young people both in school and in
the community. Pick the opportunities that most fit your interests and RSVP
as soon as possible as we expect times will fill up.


April 28, 2010 / 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. / 240 Burton Hall
Explore the W.T Grant Scholars Program for Early Career Faculty

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career
researchers (defined as having received the terminal degree within 7 years
of submitting an application) from diverse disciplines, who have
demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to
further develop and broaden their expertise. This is a very prestigious
award with only 4-6 scholars chosen each year and we are very excited to
bring you this most unusual opportunity to participate in this discussion.
Please RSVP to Laura Hagen (gardz001@umn.edu).


April 28, 2010 / 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. / 227 Burton Hall
Funding Opportunities with the W. T. Grant Foundation

Dr. Granger will present an overview of all the various grant programs the
Foundation offers and the areas they are most interested in funding. This
session is open to all University faculty and research staff with an
interest in children and youth. Lunch will be provided by the University of
Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. Please RSVP to Laura Hagen
(gardz001@umn.edu) as there is limited space available. For additional
information about the Foundation and its many grant programs, please visit
http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org.


April 28, 2010 / 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. / 108 Burton Hall
Special Opportunities to Discuss Your Ideas for Funding

For the rest of the afternoon, Dr. Granger has agreed to meet with
researchers or teams to explore one on one their ideas for research
projects. There are five 30 minute slots available for this personal
interaction. If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Granger, please
prepare a half-page description of your research plan plus a one-paragraph
description of how this fits with the foundation's current research
interests.


April 29, 2010 / 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. / McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
Inquiry to Impact Public Symposium -- In Pursuit of Effective Best Practices
for Out of School Time

Faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to attend the
University of Minnesota Extension Center's free symposium as part of their
ongoing Inquiry to Impact series bridging research and practice in youth
development. While free, registration is greatly appreciated and expected.

U of M Undergraduate Symposium

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Please join us at the 2010 Undergraduate Symposium! This annual event is an opportunity for U of M undergraduates to showcase their research projects in three poster sessions. Show your support for undergraduate research and learn about the amazing work our undergraduates achieve with the support of research mentors, departments, and UROP funding! Participants will be displaying projects across the research spectrum, including CBS, IT, CLA, CFANS, CDES, CSOM, and Nursing. The symposium is also a great way for 1st- and 2nd-year students to get inspired, so please forward this message to students as well as faculty to encourage them to stop by.

Symposium Schedule: Great Hall, Coffman Union, Wednesday April 21st, 2010
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Poster Session 1
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Intersession (Take Down and Put Up Posters)
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Poster Session 2
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Intersession (Take Down and Put Up Posters)
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Poster Session 3
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Award Presentations

CRIME VICTIM ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER/INTERN POSITION

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What YOU get from volunteering with the General Crime Victim Hotline:
•Receive FREE training on the criminal justice system, crime victim rights!
•Provide crime victims with guidance, advocacy and emotional support when they need it most!
•Gain experience working within the criminal justice system!
•Learn how to locate local resources!
•Flexible scheduling! You can work from home!
•Help someone in need!

Crime Victim Advocate Volunteer Position
Contact Ellen at (612) 353-3005
Crimevictims@crimeandjustice.org

Development Reconsidered Speaker Series

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Development Reconsidered - April 12 & 13, 2010

Dr. Carol Lancaster, Interim Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will speak at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center.

Dr. Lancaster will also lead a discussion on Tuesday, April 13th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 325 Education Sciences Building (East Bank).

Carol Lancaster is a professor of politics in the School of Foreign Service with a joint appointment in the Department of Government. She has published numerous books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, the politics of development and development in Africa. Her newest book, George Bush's Foreign Aid: Transformation or Chaos? was published by the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC in 2008. She has been a Carnegie Fellow and a recipient of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also been a Congressional Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow and a visiting fellow at the Institute for International Economics, the Overseas Development Council and (currently) the Center for Global Development. Dr. Lancaster had an extensive career in government. She was the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1996. She worked at the U.S. State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1980-81 and for the Policy Planning Staff from 1977-80.

This is part of the "Development Reconsidered" Speaker Series, a part of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) project. Students from the Humphrey Institute; Department of Organizational leadership, Policy, and Development; and the College of Continuing Education launched the IPID project in the spring of 2009. For more information, please e-mail ipid@umn.edu

2010 Charter School Career Fairs

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Saturday, May 1st, 2010
9:00 AM--12:00 PM
Lincoln Mall
2nd level--East Campus
Century College
3300 Century Ave North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Saturday, May 8th, 2010
9:00 AM--12:00 PM
Terrence Murphy Hall
Atrium - 1st Level
University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

See Detailed information for each fair on our website at : http://www.mncharterschools.org/page/1/Career-Fair.jsp
Questions?
Contact Margaret Uttke or Kevin Callaghan, MACS Staff & Event Coordinators at 651-789-3090, or Margaret@mncharterschools.org and Kevin@mncharterschools.org

Office for Public Engagement Spring Symposium

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The Office for Public Engagement will hold its spring symposium on Wednesday, April 14, 9:00 AM to Noon in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center.

This symposium, The Research University of the 21st Century: The Role of Public Engagement, will feature representatives from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota in discussions about the role of community engagement in a research university.

The University of Minnesota has been working on finding ways that community engagement will help us with our institutional priorities addressing research, interdisciplinary work, diversity, internationalization among others, by seeing community engagement as a vehicle to reaching those goals. Our institution must ethically engage in this work while facing a future of limited resources and increasing demands for accountability and assessment.

All of our Public Engagement Symposia are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. Please send RSVP to: public@umn.edu, by Monday, April 12.

This symposium features a panel of distinguished academics who will discuss the role of community engagement in the 21st Century research university. The panelists will present their perspectives on how community engagement is teaching and research at the university level. Following their presentations, the panelists will respond to questions from the audience and then participate in small group roundtable discussions with audience members.

Peace Corps Info

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The UMN Peace Corps Campus Rep office will close for the summer on May 12, 2010. If you have questions or want to stop by office hours** this semester, please do so before May 12. If you have not yet attended an information session, there are only two opportunities remaining this semester! Please join us at one of the following events:

Peace Corps Information Session & Slideshow/Video
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
4:30 - 5:30 pm
110 Heller Hall

See an informational video, learn about Peace Corps and the application process, as well as hear from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) & the UMN Campus Rep. RPCV guest speaker, Randee Edmundson, served in Tanzania from 2007-09 with her husband. She was a Secondary Education Science Teacher. Randee also provided HIV/AIDS education to teachers and youth, and taught gardening and permaculture skills to youth and women. We will have time for your questions, as well. Information sessions are free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

More info:
http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=91802

Learning Abroad Center "International Experience Series: Volunteering Abroad"
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4:00 pm
110 Heller Hall

Join the Learning Abroad Center for free pizza and meet with the Peace Corps rep. Local volunteer program representatives will share their knowledge on short-term volunteer opportunities, as well.

Can't make it? Stop by Erin's office in the Learning Abroad Center, 230 Heller Hall during office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 am - 2 pm, or by appointment (through May 12, 2010).

Another great place for more info:
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/WIV/volunteer/peaceCorps/index.html

CEHD Undergraduate Student and Alumni Network Event

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April 21st, 2010
4-6 PM in the Burton Atrium
RSVP: www.cehd.umn.edu/alumni/rsvp

Network with professional CEHD Alumni Society Members in their respective areas of study.
-Gain a mentor
-Ask questions (helpful ideas will be provided)
-Learn about the college
-Learn about different careers

Refreshments provided. Feel free to come and go as you please. Dress is business casual, and CEHD prizes will be handed out throughout the event.

Girls and Women in Sports Career Day

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Hosted By The WISLC
What: An educational and inspiring afternoon on women in the sports industry

Includes: Panel of influential women in sports business, open discussion & career advice with panel, resumes accepted for open internship and full-time job opportunities, behind the scenes tour of the Target Center, and premium sideline ticket to the Lynx Home Opener on May 16th at 6:00pm

Panel: Features Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve, Lynx Star Candice Wiggins, and top female executives from each of the major Professional sports franchises

When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: At the Target Center (meet in the ticket lobby)

Benefits: Partial Proceeds Benefit "Girls In Action"

Minnesota Center for Reading Research

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"Reading Research into Practice" Summer Literacy Workshop

Rigorous, Research-Based Classroom Instruction, Assessments, and Small Group
Interventions within an RTI Model
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Continuing Education & Conference Center, Room 135
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul Campus

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
"Effective Reading Teachers in Collaborative, Changing Schools: Meeting Students' Needs and Challenging Them All"
- Barbara M. Taylor, MCRR Director

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Led by University of Minnesota Faculty and Staff Reading Experts
- Matthew Burns, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
- Theodore Christ, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
- Deborah Dillon, Guy Bond Chair in Reading, Curriculum & Instruction
- Lori Helman, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
- Kristen McMaster, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
- David G. O'Brien, Professor of Literacy Education, Curriculum & Instruction
- Debra Peterson, Ph.D. Literacy Education, MCRR
- Jennifer York-Barr, Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development

The workshop will conclude with a Q&A Panel Discussion in which participants can submit questions that will be answered by the faculty presenters in a panel format.

Don't miss this affordable, unique opportunity to access the expertise offered by U of M Faculty to revitalize your teaching mission!

WORKSHOP GOALS:
This workshop occurs prior to the start of the new school year to provide school staff with the opportunity to:
-learn how to "put research into practice"
-get new ideas and set positive, measurable goals for the 2010-11
school year
-re-group, re-focus, and reflect on instructional practices
-network and learn about resources that can help your school move forward in key areas for positive student growth and achievement in reading

TARGET AUDIENCE:
K-12 Teachers, ELL and Special Ed Teachers, Principals, Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists and teaching support staff. Others might include K-12 education students, district literacy personnel, staff and faculty from other colleges or universities with a Teacher Education/Reading Licensure program.

Registration is online! For further details, please visit our website:
http://cehd.umn.edu/reading

Questions? Email mcrr@umn.edu or call Meaghan Tongen at 612-624-4561.

Seeds Program

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Seeds is a Mn/DOT program that provides job opportunities for seniors in high school and college students. It provides an excellent opportunity for highly motivated minority or economically disadvantaged students and focuses on permanent placement upon graduation. Seeds is not an acronym, but a concept -- the concept of growing our own talent at Mn/DOT.

Application: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/hr/seeds

Eligibility:
* Minority or economically disadvantaged student (see "Income Guidelines" at the bottom of an application)
* Legally eligible to work in the U.S.A.
* Full time student in senior high school / college / university / trade or technical school
* Pursuing a career needed at Mn/DOT
* Minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for Engineering students)
* At least 1 year or more left to graduate

Majors Needed:
* Civil Technology / Surveying / Civil Engineering
* Architectural & Mechanical drafting / CAD
* Information Technology / Graphics / Web Design
* Planning
* Radio Technicians
* Real Estate
* Geography / GIS / Urban Studies
* Accounting / Finance
* Landscape Architecture
* Law
* Heavy Equipment Mechanics
* Other majors are welcome to apply

Placement:
Once hired, students are placed and employed throughout Mn/DOT. In those positions, students must meet the same job performance requirements as other Mn/DOT employees. Mentoring, training and development opportunities are provided to students.

The purpose of Seeds is to prepare students for possible full-time, permanent employment at Mn/DOT, depending on job availability. Mn/DOT cannot guarantee participants a permanent job after graduation, since civil service jobs are awarded based on experience and/or examinations. But, students who participate in the Seeds program, however, may become highly qualified candidates for Mn/DOT positions.

Program Details:
All students must submit a completed Seeds application, recent transcript, resume and a most recent tax return (economically disadvantaged students only). Salary range: $12.21/hr to $16.17/hr. Students work year round - 20 hrs/wk during the school year, and 40 hrs/wk during the summer and school breaks. Summer-only exception for Engineering / Tech. majors. Positions may be used as internships.

For more information/applications, contact:
Seeds Program Manager, 651-366-3378
Fax: 651-366-3407
seeds.dot@dstate.mn.us
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/hr/seeds

April 13 Career Fairs

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Working for Change Conference:

Explores social justice-oriented careers, with a particular focus on jobs in the nonprofit sector and government. Listen to speakers, attend workshops, and learn about career options throughout the day. Attend only those sessions that interest you or come for the whole day. Bring your résumé and have it reviewed!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union • Great Hall
FREE - No registration required
Schedule and list of sessions: www.servicelearning.umn.edu/Events/idealistfair.html


Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair:

Distribute your résumé and meet recruiters about job, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Use this as an opportunity to begin building your professional network.
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union • Great Hall
FREE - No registration required
Schedule and list of organizations: www.servicelearning.umn.edu/Events/idealistfair.html


Public Health: Creating a Diverse Workforce

What IS public health? How can you have a career in this field that works to keep people healthy and injury-free? Learn about this exciting field at this unique event. Listen to José González, Director Office of Minority & Multicultural Health at the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as other public health professionals. Learn about jobs in government, non-profits, and more!
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union • Theater
No cost for this event, but registration required.
www.hccevents.umn.edu/events/Public_Health_Careers_Panel.html

Career Breakfast for Grad Students

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To UMN Advanced Graduate Students (planning to graduate within two years)

CAREER BREAKFAST FOR ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENTS & POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Friday, April 16, 2010
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Radisson University Hotel Ballroom
615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN

* Meet representatives from industry, business, government and non-profits.

* Connect with executives and HR recruiters interested in meeting advanced graduate students and postdcos from all academic disciplines.

*Feel free to bring your business card or résumé and network with employers who have regional, national and international presence.

* This is not a job/internship fair. Companies with or without immediate openings have been invited.

To view the list of participating employers, go to:
http://www.grad.umn.edu/UMNBreakfast/companies01.html

This event is free but registration is required. Space is limited. Register today to secure your space! Go to: http://www.grad.umn.edu/CBGradStudents/

Registration deadline is April 12 or until we reach capacity.
Suggested attire: Business Casual

Sponsored by: The Graduate Students Career Development Committee; The Graduate School; Office of the Vice President for Research; Postdoctoral Association; Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; and The Office of Business Relations

Health Career Exploration Panels

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Curious about the wide variety of options in health care? Want to hear from professionals about how they got their job and what their day is like? Join us for the last of our Health Career Exploration Panels.

Questions? Contact the Health & Natural Sciences Student Community, 612-624-6044 2:30-4:00 Tuesday, April 13 in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower)

Panel 3: Patient-centered Careers such as: Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Health Social Worker

Peace Corps Panel & Information Session

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Peace Corps Panel & Information Session
Tuesday, April 6th
3:00pm-4:30pm
Education Sciences room 325

Are you interested in learning more about positions with the Peace Corps? Well, please come and listen to the first hand experiences of past Peace Corps Volunteers and learn about the steps to apply.

Questions? Please contact Angie Soderberg in CEHD career services for more information and/or accommodation requests at 612.626.7432 or by email at hirecehd@umn.edu

What Can I Do With a Major in CSCL and SCMC?

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Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Presents
What can I do with a major in CSCL and SCMC?
RSVP dargx002@umn.edu

Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with CSLC and SCMC alumni, faculty, and students who will gather to share their stories, professional experiences, insights, and tips about career options and future opportunities.

Wednesday, April 7 - Everyone welcome!
4:00 pm, 135 Nicholson Hall
5:00 pm, 135 Nicholson Hall - Reception immediately following panel discussion

Stay for discussion and Q&A with ROGUE SET MEDIA - Hosted by the CSCL Student Association

"The State of Independent Film"

5:30 pm, 135 Nicholson. Excellent opportunity to meet and network with those successfully working in the industry.

Project Legos Program Team

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The programs team is an essential component of Project Legos' and plays an important
role in helping the organization successfully fulfill its mission. The programs team
ensures that Project Legos reaches its organization wide goals by completing duties
related to human resource management, program and community outreach, and
operations management. It is our goal to reach 7,000 young people by December 31,
2010 through youth programs, civic engagement, and Project 8 Youth Resource Center
and Leadership Institute; this cannot happen without a strong programs team.

Candidates who are interested in becoming team members during the summer of 2010
will be required to attend a Project Legos information session/interview. During the
session, candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about the Project Legos
mission, meet with current staff members, and gain a better understanding of how they
will contribute to Project Legos as a member of the programs team. In addition, these are
your opportunity to show the PL staff that you have a strong connection to our mission
and passion to be a part of the team that makes it happen.

Upcoming information session dates are:
− Monday April 12, 2010
− Friday, April 23, 2010
− Friday, April 30, 2010

Candidates chosen from information sessions must volunteer 10 hours with Project Legos between the info session attended and May 15th as well as attend the Footsteps March on May 15th. This will assure that each candidate has a clear idea of the mission and programming they would be a part of as well as give Project Legos staff a chance to
observe candidates interactions with young people and community entitites.

Selections will be made May 17th and training will commence that week for those chosen,
beginning the opportunity to make an immediate and lasting impact at Project Legos and
in our community.

Buckman Fellowship

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APPLICATIONS FOR BUCKMAN FELLOWSHIP EXTENDED TO APRIL 20

The deadline to apply for the Buckman Fellowship has been extended to April 20 so that those who are interested can join current and former Buckman Fellows on Monday April 19 for a Dialogue with Author David Stillman, announcing his newest book release "The Millennials", 5:00-6:00pm, in Rapson Hall and stay for the reception, reunion, and gathering for interested persons 6:00-6:30pm. Meet people who can answer any questions you have!

Call or email with questions to Jane Newell at newe0016@umn.edu or Marilyn DeLong at mdelong@umn.edu

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