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Student Unions Board of Governors

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Volunteer for the student union's Board of Governors and serve as a voice for students in the policies and operations of Student Unions & Activities. Help shape policy, determine budget and guide programs for one of the largest student unions in the country. Applications due April 2nd.

Find more information and the application here.

Homecoming Royalty Applications Open

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Student Unions and Activities is seeking high-spirited, dedicated, enthusiastic Gophers to fill the crowns of the University of Minnesota's Homecoming Royalty! King and Queen will each receive a monetary scholarship. Applications close April 19th.

Find the application and more information here.

Violence Against Women on the College Campus - Panel Discussion

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On Wednesday, March 31st from 11:30 am to 1 pm there will be a panel discussion on the topic "Violence Against Women on the College Campus" in Coffman Memorial Union Theater. This panel will feature U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, as well as many campus and community members.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the event. For more information contact the Aurora Center at 612-626-2929 or email

View the promotional poster for this event Violence Against Women.pdf!

GradFest 2010

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Graduating? GradFest is the U of M's official "one-stop" source for graduation information, services and products, and has promised "no hassle for a tassel" to U of M graduates for 15 years. GradFest is a great way to save time, and money while preparing for commencement and life after college.

GradFest will be held in Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall on Wednesday, March 24th from 10 am till 6 pm and Thursday, March 25th from 10 am till 4 pm.

Find more information on the University Bookstore Website!

Attend the American Indian Cultural House Film Series

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The University of Minnesota American Indian Cultural House will be hosting a film series March 24 and April 21 to help raise public awareness and celebrate the works of American Indian and First Nation films that challenge racial stereotypes.

The first film in the series, "Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew" will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Directed by Drew Hayden Tayler, this documentary looks at the complex issues of Native identity, politics and racism through the eyes of comedic performers

The second film "Qallunaat: Why White People are Funny," will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. This docucomedy is a collaboration between filmmaker Mark Sandiford and Inuit writer and satirist Zebedee Nungak about what it must feel like to be the object of the white man's gaze.

Both films are at the Bell Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Find more information about this event here.

Leadership Minor Coffee Talk

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The Leadership Minor's Coffee Talk is this Wednesday March 24th, 2010 from 6-8pm at the Purple Onion. The cost is 1 Purple Onion item. During this session they will be focusing on personal leadership in context to class.

Why Attend? You can meet other students interested in leadership, talk about leadership, and earn extra credit for your Leadership Minor classes! You don't need to be a Leadership Minor student to attend!

Find more information here!

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to put your talents towards affecting change. Spend your summer in service while getting a hands-on learning experience in Washington, DC.

This summer's IPVS application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2010 with scholarship funding available. You still have the opportunity to be placed in an internship that puts you on the front-lines of our nation's recovery and renewal.

Spend your summer taking action and making an impact in the community. With IPVS you can:
- Provide families with educational programs that COMBAT childhood obesity.
- Help to ADVANCE public health by conducting intake interviews.
- Facilitate enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth that ENCOURAGE future successes.
- TRANSLATE legal service documents and consultations for
low-income immigrants.
- Raise money and awareness for diseases that AFFECT millions.
- Provide DIRECT emergency services to clients at a homeless shelter.
- Research nonprofit policy and REPORT on agency benefits.
- ENGAGE the local community in a park clean-up that revitalizes urban green spaces.

Find more information and the application material here.

Future Scholars Program - Mentors Needed

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The African-American & African Studies Department is looking for 5 more student mentors for its Future Scholars Mentorship Program. The Future Scholars Program pairs African American and African students at Arlington High School with current University of Minnesota students. University students partner as mentors to prepare high school students for the social and academic life of a student at the University of Minnesota.

To apply to work with this program click here!

Be a Peace Jam Mentor!

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This year's Midwest PeaceJam is taking place at the University of Minnesota for the first time! The Nobel Laureate Rigoberta MenchĂș Tum of Guatemala will be on the U of M campus the weekend of April 22nd to participate in the event. The University YMCA, in partnership with the University, is currently seeking University students to serve as volunteers and mentors for the program. Mentors will receive training to enable them to coach and facilitate conversations among youth from all over the Midwest.

Mentor positions only require 15 hours of your time, and in addition to helping a great cause, they are great resume builders. Mentors will talk with small groups of middle and high school students at the conference about being a peacemaker, doing service work, and being a leader in their community. They also meet directly with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

To apply to be a mentor visit the YMCA website.

Boston University Summer Study Internship Program

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Boston University is pleased to offer the Summer Study Internship Program. This is a unique opportunity for students that combines in-depth academic knowledge and valuable, real-world experiences on the job. Student who participate in this program will take two academic summer courses and also be placed as an intern at an organization for part of the summer.

To apply for the program or find more information click here.

Apply for a Student Governance Position

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Positions are currently available for various student governance positions on campus. These opportunities include President and Vice President of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), President of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), Student Senator positions in all University colleges, Minnesota Student Association Forum members, and several other positions.

These student leaders advocate with administration on your behalf and help to make important decisions that impact your student experience. If you want to be one of those people helping to enhance the lives of your fellow students, please consider running for a position.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions find more information here. The deadline for applying to run for a position is Monday, March 8.

Undergraduate Research Proposals due March 8

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If you want to conduct research and get paid, then be sure to submit your application/proposal to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) by Monday, March 8. UROP provides stipends of up to $1,400 and research expenses of up to $300 for undergraduate students.

For more information visit the UROP website.

Careers in Law Forum

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The Careers in Law Forum is happening Wednesday, March 3rd from 12 pm to 3 pm in Wiley Hall Atrium. Stop by this free event to learn about law schools, law-related career options, and volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to reps from law schools, government agencies, nonprofits, paralegal orgs, and test-prep services.

Find more information here.

Exploring Interests and Majors Fair

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The Exploring Interests and Majors Fair is Wednesday, March 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm in Coffman Union Great Hall. Stop by this big event to learn about the U of M's many majors and unique programs. Advisers will be there to give you individual advice or a 'career interests' quiz, which helps you connect your interests to career options.

Find more information here.

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