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Women's Leadership Institute

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Applications for the 2010-11 Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) are being accepted from now until May 28. This is a year-long opportunity for women staff sponsored by the Women's Center and Organizational Effectiveness in OHR.

View more information at here.

Walmart Internship Grant

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Student Veterans and Service Members - get paid for your internship! If you have an internship that is unpaid or low-paid (you are making less than $1800 a semester), you may be eligible for a Walmart Internship Grant! Open to undergrad and grad students at all U of M campuses. May/Summer application deadline is June 9!

Details and application instructions here!

International Buddy Program

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Interested in becoming an ambassador to a new international student?
Looking to gain insight on different cultural values and world views?
Want to join a globally minded community?

Join the University of Minnesota International Buddy Program!

We are looking for current U.S. and international students interested in expanding their horizons through helping a new fall 2009 international student. To become a buddy mentor, complete an application and attend a training session offered this summer!

Find the application and more information here!

Y-Immersion Trip Leaders

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Take your leadership on the road with the University YMCA Y-Immersion program. This is your opportunity to lead a trip around a social justice issue that matters. You can lead a trip that has already been partially planned by the YMCA, or we will work with you to design a brand new trip to Chicago, Denver, New York, or St. Louis. We are now accepting applications for 2011 trip leaders.

Please contact the YMCA if you have further questions or would like to sign up by emailing or call 612-676-3786. Explore your leadership potential!

Find more information here!

IT Week!

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This week is IT Week at the University of Minnesota. Hosted by the student group Plumb Bob, there are events sponsored by all of the IT student groups happening all week.

Events are open to all students. Click here for more information and a list of events.

Nobel Peace Prize - Laureate Rigoberta MenchĂș Tum

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The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta MenchĂș Tum of Guatemala will present a public lecture ("Healing Communities Torn by Racism and Violence")at Northrup Auditorium on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Student tickets are on sale for $5.50 at the Northrup Ticket Office. Non-student tickets are also available.

This presentation is part of the Midwest PeaceJam program taking place at the University of Minnesota, April 22-25. PeaceJam is a non-profit organization that works with youth around the world and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to advocate and participate in human rights work and community service projects. The University is partnering with the University YMCA and YOUTHRIVE to host this years events.

Click here for more information!

Josh Blue Kicking off Spring Jam

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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. Blue jokes, "I realize that people are going to stare so I want to give them something to stare at." 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." Performance in Great Hall in Coffman Union on Thursday, April 22 at 7 PM. ASL interpreted.

For more information and to order tickets click here!

Earth Day Films!

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On behalf of Earth Day today, April 22, the Sustainability Studies Minor and University Services Sustainability Office will be hosting two great films. One is the "Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming!" half hour video, which is part of a national webcast highlighting campus activities across the U.S. and the the other is a homegrown version of the same thing, featuring the Energy Efficiency Student Alliance, Cornercopia student organic farm, Institute on the Environment research and sustainable storm water features of the stadium.

The films will be shown between noon and 5 pm, with Chill Out every hour and U of M films at 12:30 pm. All in Room 325 at Coffman Union.

Spring Jam Kick Off

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Kick off Spring Jam at Noon with Cloud Cult in front of Coffman Union!

Find a list of all Spring Jam activities here!

Student Affairs Student Advisory Board

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The Office for Student Affairs is seeking applications for several at-large members for the Student Affairs Student Advisory Board (SASAB) for the 2010-11 academic year. For more information about the SASAB and for a link to the application click here.

The Laramie Project - Film Showing

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QSCC and Queer Men welcome you to a film screening of The Laramie Project and a meet-and-greet with the head writer, Leigh Fondakowski. The film will be shown at 5 pm tomorrow, April 21, in Coffman Theater.

Join us in a conversation with Leigh Fondakowski after the film screening. Find out what it was like to go to Laramie, Wyoming, to talk to the residents after the murder of Matthew Shepard. Refreshments will be served at a reception with Leigh Fondakowski. Leigh Fondakowski will autograph her plays during the reception.

For more information click here.

SEEDS Internship Available

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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.

Find the application and eligibility requirements here.

Apply to be a Student Representative to the Board of Regents

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The application to be a Student Representative to the Board of Regents is due on Monday, April 26th.

The application, additional details of the position, as well as the due date for the application can be downloaded here.

Peace Corps Information Session

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There will be a Peace Corps Information Session from 4:30 to 5:30 in 110 Heller Hall tomorrow, April 20th.

Attending an information session is a great way to learn more and will help you decide if Peace Corps is the right fit for you. Those interested in applying for Peace Corps are highly encouraged to attend.

For more information click here.

Homecoming's Thank U Event

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Homecoming's Thank U Event - win one of five $100 Visa gift cards!

Students thank the surrounding community by performing service projects that support your neighbor or relate to the global service theme HIV/AIDS Awareness and Education. Sign-up to volunteer by May 7th to qualify for a drawing of *one of five $100 Visa gift cards!* Drawing takes place Sept. 26th, the day of the Thank U event.

Find more information here.

Homecoming Royalty Applications Are Due Next Week

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The U of M is seeking high-spirited, dedicated, enthusiastic Gophers to fill the crowns of the University of Minnesota's Homecoming Royalty! The Queen and King will each receive a monetary scholarship.

Ideal candidates for the Homecoming Royalty Court will be enthusiastic, energetic, goal oriented, involved, and academically successful students. Royalty candidates will be well-rounded, must exhibit leadership skills and will possess the ability to work well within a team setting.

Applications close April 19th. Find the application here.

Philosophy Camp

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Participate in a unique May-term residential course that explores topics including vocation, community, education, and sustainability. While living in an intentional community on the prairies of southwest Minnesota, we'll eat healthy foods, live simply and thoughtfully, work to create and maintain rich, nourishing social spaces, and discuss how to grow as individuals, community members, and citizens. We create the syllabus democratically based on our interests. We share stories. We share meals together. We learn from each other. Philosophy Camp is now taking applications for the upcoming May-term.

Find more information about how to apply here.


WILD Applications due Friday

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The Women in Leadership Development (WILD) program now accepting applications! WILD offers University women students an opportunity to grow as leaders. A cohort of women students will meet twice a month to learn practical leadership skills that will improve their personal, academic, and professional accomplishments. Each WILD cohort will have the opportunity to put their leadership principles and interests into action by engaging in regular micro-tasks/projects designed to challenge participants and push them past their comfort zone. Applications are available now and due on April 16, 2010.

Find the application here.

Walk in Hours with Americorps - Tomorrow!

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There will be walk in hours with Americorps tomorrow, April 14th from 10 am to Noon in 135 Johnston Hall.

Stop by between 10 and noon to learn about full-time AmeriCorps positions open to all CLA students and recent graduates.

Find more information here!

Student Activities Grant Committee

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Be a Member of the Student Activities Grant Committee!

Student Activities Grants fund thousands of dollars towards student group events each year. Help make those important funding decisions and build your resume for the future. Applications for this volunteer position are due on April 16.

Find the application and more information here.

Medical Devices Job Fair

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The Design of Medical Devices Conference is hosting a unique opportunity for those seeking jobs to network with Medical Device industry professionals and companies. The Medical Devices Job Fair will be held at the Radisson University Hotel on Tuesday, April 13th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Find more information and a list of participating companies here. Career Fair

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The Career Fair will be tomorrow, April 13th from Noon to 4 pm in Coffman Union Great Hall.

Come to this event to explore jobs and career options in nonprofits and social-change organizations. This free event is a career fair and a career exploration conference. You can stop by anytime between Noon and 4 to take part.

Find more information here.

Health Career Exploration Panel

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There will be a Health Careers Exploration Panel tomorrow, April 13th, from 2:30 to 4:00 in Moos Tower Room 2-565.

This panel discussion will focus on careers in patient-centered health care. Potential panelists include: Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Chiropractor, Optometrist, and more. Panelists will discuss how they got their jobs and what their workdays are like.

Hip Hop Conference

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From April 9 to April 11, the University of Minnesota will be hosting "From Vices to Verses" a conference featuring workshops, performances, discussions and educational events centered on how hip hop pedagogy, activism and culture can educate, empower and transform communities. Organized by Voices Merging at the U of MN, along with University and community partners. Registration for this conference is free.

Click here to learn how to register and to find more information about the conference!

The Student Parent HELP Center is currently hiring an undergraduate student to fill an open position in their office.

The Student Parent HELP Center, a university program serving low income undergrads who are pregnant or already parenting children through their BA/BS degrees has an amazing employment for a qualified undergraduate student. This position is a great opportunity for students planning on a career working with families or other helping professions to get direct, career related experience as an undergraduate. Preferred majors are Family Social Science, Sociology or Psychology and students must be available to work in the office 16-20 hours per week.

Find more details and directions for applying here.

Clotheline Project

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The Clotheline Project is happening this Wednesday, April 7th from 4-7 pm.

The Clotheline Project is an annual event here at the U of MN in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. People are asked to decorate t-shirts displaying how sexual assault has affected them (directly or indirectly). Advocates form the Aurora Center will be wearing purple buttons and will be available to talk during this event.

An open mike will also be available in the Whole to all those who wish to sing/dance/talk/read poetry or display art. All forms of expression are welcome. Performances do not have to directly relate to sexual assault prevention, but every performer will be asked to say at least one word as to why they feel sexual assault needs to stop.

View the Clotheline Project.doc flyer for more information.

Beyond Teaching: Careers in Education

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Are you interested in a career in education, but not in classroom teaching? Stop by this panel event to learn about your options. Ask questions of the panelists during the event, and network with them afterward. It is happening Thursday, April 8 from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Education Sciences Building Room 325. Free and open to all U of M students.

Find more information here.

Work with International Student and Scholar Services

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The International Student and Scholar Services office is currently hiring students for summer employment. The priority deadline for these jobs is Wednesday, April 7th.

ISSS is looking to hire student mentors for the following programs:
U.S. Women's Leadership Student Mentors.doc.
United States Institues on Global Environmental Issues.doc
Summer Institue for European Students on Climate Change and Sustainability.doc
Universidad Europea de Madrid Summer 2010.doc

Click on any of the links about for more details about each specific job and the qualifications for each position.

All-Campus Elections - Vote Now!

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Vote for the All-Campus Elections, starting today through Wednesday! You may vote on-line at Monday, April 5th at 8am through Wednesday April 7th until 8pm.

It is important that you have a role in deciding who will be representing you as next year's leaders in the Minnesota Student Association (MSA - the undergraduate student government), the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA - the graduate and professional student government) as well as the University Senate (College Representatives will be chosen during this election). These student leaders make important decisions that impact every student, such as determining Student Service Fee committee members, so it is important that every student have their voice represented.

Global to Local: Immigrant and Health Awareness Week

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Please join Circle of Giving, Future Leaders Aspiring in Science and Healthcare, CHIP Students' International Health Committee, Pre-Med American Medical Student Association, and the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students as they explore health issues that affect immigrant and refugee communities of Minnesota during our "Global to Local: Immigrant and Health Awareness Week" lecture series from Monday, April 5 to Friday, April 9. FREE food will be provided at every lecture!

View the Immigration Refugee Lecture Schedule.pdf for more details!

Check out Do What Matters - University of Minnesota on Facebook!

Here you can find links to current opportunities, connect with other students, and find ways to get involved with campus life.

Don't forget to check out the current Do What Matters Gift Card Giveaway, too! Invite your friends to follow our page and increase your chances of winning some great gift cards!

FullBright Information Sessions

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There will be FullBright Information Sessions at the following times:

Monday April 5, 12:00-1:00, 135 Blegen Hall
Tuesday April 6, 3:35-4:30, 275 Nicholson Hall

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad each year in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Current juniors who have strong academic records are especially encouraged to attend an info session to learn how to apply for a Fulbright for 2011-12. Other interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

For more information and the application here.

SUA Board of Governance

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Don't forget that applications are due tomorrow, April 2nd, for positions on SUA's Board of Governance.

Find the application and more information here!

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