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HOMECOMING!!!!!!!! Parade and Pep Rally Tomorrow Night!!!

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It's Homecoming week, if you didn't already know, and tomorrow is the culmination/start of the weekend! Get out your Maroon and Gold!

Tomorrow night, the Homecoming Parade will take over University Ave and Dinkytown starting at 7pm.

Bring a non-perishable food item to this event to benefit the Emergency Food Shelf Network as part of Homecoming's Stuff the Truck event.

After the Homecoming Parade, follow the marching band onto Gateway Plaza in front of the McNamara Alumni Center for a Pep Fest featuring the Marching Band, Spirit Squad, Rousing Pep talks from University Officials and President Robert H. Bruininks, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and more!

For a list of all the Homecoming events and information visit the site here.

Y-Buddies - GET INVOLVED!!!

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Y-Buddies is a student run volunteer program through the University YMCA. They match college students with 3rd through 8th grade children from Minneapolis schools who could benefit from a positive role model in their life. They require one hour per week to be spent with the "Little Buddy," and we have low/no-cost Big Group Events once a month, on a weekend day. In the past they have gone rollerskating, to the Science Museum, and the Holidazzle Parade to name a few. Many staff members and participants have cars, and the bus system is a great resource, so transportation for these events should not be a concern. To supplement and reflect on the mentoring experience, they also have a seminar on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm where they discuss community awareness issues that affect the families and children they work with (we try to keep them upbeat, so don't think seminar=lecture!). They are now also offering one credit for the year (.5 per semester) to anyone who is interested. It sounds like a big commitment, and it is, but time-wise it ends up being only about 4 hours per week. Y-Buddies is a great way to connect with other students, gain leadership experience, and make a lasting impression on a child's life!

They would love for you to fill out an application and accept applications throughout the year, but seminars are starting on Tuesday, October 12th, so get your application in ASAP! Once they receive the application, they will call you to set up a short interview.

To receive a current application and apply now, please email

LeaderQuest- Leadership program- Deadline Oct 8

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The LeaderQuest Program 2011 is a semester-long leadership development program that features interactive workshops, guest speakers, a retreat, a mentor relationship, and a group of friends you'll have for the rest of your life! This is the best leadership program on campus today! It is only open to current Sophomore and Junior students enrolled at the University of Minnesota.

What are the Time Commitments?
1. Opening Ceremony | January 19th, 2011
2. Weekend Retreat | January 21st-23rd, 2011 (Off-Campus)
3. 10 Weekly Interactive Workshops | Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
4. Mentor Relationship | Bi-Weekly
(Dates/Times May Change)

LeaderQuest is specifically designed to immerse and reveal the characteristics of dynamic leadership in today's world. Students in the past have found the challenge of LeaderQuest to be a worthwhile and extremely impactful experience.

For more information about LeaderQuest, visit the program site here.
To apply, please email Nick Karonwski

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC), a collective of organizations committed to overcoming racism in Minnesota, will be presenting the 2nd Annual Overcoming Racism Conference in October 2010.

The Mission: Advancing antiracist transformation of ourselves, our institutions and our communities.

Participants will:
Understand the challenges and benefits to having honest conversations about systemic racism, ongoing colonization, white privilege and white supremacy as manifested in and flowing from historical traumas resulting from the violence of colonialism. Gain practical skills and tools for countering racism and for facilitating difficult conversations about race and racism. Explore the unique challenges, possibilities and practical application of racial justice skills, tools and facilitation in their particular settings.

For more information and to register for this wonderful event, please visit the site here.

YMCA- Looking for Freshman for Collegiate Achievers Program

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Y-CAP (Collegiate Achievers Program) is focused on retention support for FIRST YEAR, first generation, low income and/or students of color. It provides a solid community for those needing to have lasting connections to people and a place and is lead by U of M seniors who have their personal success stories to share. Students involved will have career development support, social/emotional support and opportunities for employment with the YMCA in the summer. It's INCREDIBLE -- a must for those students who will benefit from a small tight knit community -- a place to call home!

Opportunities available to you through Y-CAP include:
Internships, volunteer experiences and professional skills development
A small, supportive learning community
Leadership opportunities
An opportunity to give back to the community and support and inspire the next generation of college students
And much, much more! As a student-led program, we are only limited by our imaginations!

Please also note that although the focus is on the following experiential opportunities that there is an incredible progressive leadership model imbedded into the U-Y where students may begin as a volunteer their first year and evolve to volunteer-staff, coordinators and student board members by the time they are seniors.

To apply to this wonderful program, click here and to view more information, please visit the program site here.

Get involved with the First Year Leadership Institute. FYLI is designed to enhance leadership skills; foster intrapersonal, interpersonal, ethical and moral development; and connect first-year students to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding communities.

The program will begin Spring semester for admitted participants. At the beginning of the semester, students will spend two days at a team building retreat. During the course of the rest of the semester, students will be required to attend Wednesday night meetings, meet with a mentor, and work on a campus engagement project.

To view more information about the First-Year Institute and fill our your application now, please visit the site here.

Study Abroad- Leadership and Service in Costa Rica- January

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Interested in going somewhere warm for January and making a difference? I know, it's quite the combination but it comes with hard, rewarding work.

The Leadership Education and Development Program sponsors this trip, which takes students to Costa Rica to volunteer, learn about leadership and explore Costa Rica's rich culture. This trip is specifically designed for students who have an interest in learning about leadership in the context of another culture. You will learn about a very important issue in Costa Rica: sustaining, preserving, and educating others about the environment of this eco-friendly country.

Through volunteering at a service site, staying with host families, exploring the country, and engaging in conversations about leadership with your peers, you will the time of your life while becoming a stronger global leader!

Travel Dates: January 5-14, 2011
Application Deadline: October 25, 2010

To view the full abroad excursion information and to find out how to apply, please visit the website here.

Link-Up - Freshman Mentee's Wanted

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Freshman, are you already feeling overwhelmed at University of Minnesota? Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could find an older student to go over some of the trials and tribulations that come with being a college student?

Well, now you can! The Link-Up Mentor program is in full swing for the 2010-2011 academic school year and is looking for mentee's to pair up with their excellent crop of mentors. Their goal is to help you adjust to this new lifestyle. They want to offer you the chance to get to know a peer who has "been there" and "done that". All that is required of you is a one year commitment of participation in the program, meet with a mentor at least once a month, and attend one activity per semester.

To apply to be a Mentee, visit the Link-Up Program Posting. For questions, email

Y-Buddies- Info Session Tonight

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The YMCA's Y-Buddies program is recruiting university students and there is an info session tonight! Y-Buddies offers college students the memorable experience of becoming a positive role model, while at the same time emphasizing personal growth, building leadership skills, and learning about social justice.

Y-Buddies pairs college mentors with youth in grades 3-8. Mentors are asked to meet with their Little Buddies weekly. Time can be spent doing things as simple as reading a book together, working on homework, playing a game, or visiting museums. Activities do not have to cost money, and mentors are provided with no- or low-cost activity ideas. Monthly large group activities are also offered, including such activities as the Holidazzle Parade, U-Y Fun Night, sledding, rollerskating, Winterfest at the Winter Carnival, a YMCA lock-in and, Little Buddy Olympics.

Coordinators of the Y-Buddies program can be contacted at or 612-676-3798

YMCA- Immersion Program- Looking for Trip Leaders

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Do you want to lead a trip? Trip leaders are needed today for Winter Break, Spring Break or May Term 2011. The Y-Immersion staff will help you plan a trip and train you to lead a trip. You can pick your own issue and location to explore or choose from one of many current trips or past trips like Chicago, New Orleans, New York.

Y Immersion works to engage college students in projects, throughout the US and internationally, in order to grow an awareness of social justice and environmental issues. Y-Immersion is a group of students who empower other students to go out into their world and build leadership skills and business acumen, form new friendships and values, and make differences that would not otherwise be possible. The participants of an Immersion trip bring their experiences back to Minnesota and share their knowledge to benefit the community.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the country/world and be a leader. To view all the trips coming up for 2011, visit the Y-Immersion site and apply to become a leader now.

Tom Burnett Advanced Leadership Program- Application Due Oct 1

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Tom Burnett's Story
On September 11, 2001, University alumnus Thomas E. Burnett Jr. became an American hero. Burnett was returning home to California from a business trip in New York when he switched flights so he could get home to his wife Deena and three young daughters sooner. He ended up on United Flight 93. On the same morning of the terror attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the plane on which Burnett was a passenger was hijacked. He called Deena from the plane several times asking questions and telling her "We have to do something. I'm putting a plan together." Later he said, "We're waiting until we get over a rural area. We're going to take back the airplane."

What followed is well known, in that Burnett and a handful of fellow passengers accosted the hijackers and did something that caused United Flight 93 to crash into a Pennsylvania field, rather than into another American landmark. All on board were killed, but no one on land perished.

"He died as a hero to millions," explained a long-time friend and fraternity brother. "None of us will likely be in the position in which Tom found himself that morning so we can't emulate his last acts; but we can emulate how he lived, with character, courage, spirit, curiosity, integrity, and love."

When Tom Burnett challenged the hijackers on United Flight 93, he acted as an ordinary citizen who knew he could make a difference. That is the essence of leadership. The University's leadership programs teach students how to become personal leaders who are active, engaged citizens committed to the broader community and their careers after graduation. Through a breadth of activities, students learn about citizenship and being a leader in their chosen field, how to enact change, one person at a time.

Each spring semester, fifteen University of Minnesota students will be chosen to participate in the highly selective Burnett Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development program focused on identifying and nurturing future leaders. The program, offered free of charge to students, features life and career mentoring by a faculty member or a leader in business or the non-profit sector; weekly leadership workshops; and in-depth assessment of each student's personality traits, potential career paths, and leadership skills.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications for entrance into TBLP:
A junior or senior status (preference will be given to seniors)
Must possess and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Must have a knowledge, understanding, and experience in basic leadership skills.
Agree to commit to the necessary time and effort to complete the program.

Participants must be nominated to apply. The nomination period is from September 8th until October 1st.

Student Job- On-Campus- Office Assistant

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The Medical School needs to fill the position of Office Assistant and wants to find a student that is willing to work 20 hours/week.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Will assist with special projects for physicians and scientists. Will assist the Fellowship Coordinator in the day-to-day operations of the fellowship program; will provide backup coverage of the reception desk, help with mailings and postings for visiting professors. Provide assistance, where necessary, for other administrative personnel; this will include errands, such as delivering documents to other departments on campus, and do daily mail run (mornings & afternoons). Check paper and supply cabinet and add items needed to list for ordering. Photocopying. Maintain conference room and library.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Must be mentioned on application/resume): 6 months of office experience. Keyboarding ability and computer skills.

PREFERRED: A minimum keyboarding speed of 50 WPM

To view the full job posting and apply, visit the link below

Student Job- On-Campus- Work-Study- Laboratory Assistant

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The Cancer Center is looking for a student to work part-time as a Laboratory Assistant. Work-study is required.

The job made up of:
Changing, washing, and disinfecting mouse cages
Sweeping, mopping, and maintaining overall cleanliness of mouse colony
Inspecting, feeding, and weighing laboratory mice
Assisting in experimental treatments of laboratory mice

Approximately 50%: RESEARCH DATA SUPPORT
Analyzing images of mouse tissue using Photoshop
Entering data and performing calculations using Excel
Backing up research data
Maintaining laboratory records
Other duties as assigned

Interest in working in a research laboratory setting. Ability to follow instructions and work independently. Keen attention to detail. Proficient at maintaining cleanliness. Working knowledge of standard computer applications including Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop.

Preferred Requirements:
Experience working with animals, especially laboratory animals such as mice. Interest in and knowledge of basic biology. This student laboratory assistant position is in a cancer research lab; thus the employment experience gained is useful to students interested in medicine and other biological sciences.

To view the full job posting and apply, visit the link below

The Office of International Programs is looking for a student to work part-time in their office as an Outreach Assistant. Responsibilities include: arranging and giving promotional presentations to student groups, Greek houses, residence halls, parent association and individual classes.

Preferred Qualifications
- Study Abroad experience
- Outgoing personality
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Genuine interest in promoting services and programs of the Learning Abroad Center

To view the full job posting and apply, visit the link below

Student Job- On-Campus- Work-Study- Lab Technician

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The Pediatrics Dept of the Medical School is looking for a student Lab Technician for 20 hours/week. Work-Study funds are necessary.

Required Qualifications
Must be available throughout semester breaks and summer
HS grad/equivalent
Must be a registered (at least 6 credits) University of Minnesota student
Department prefers applicant with at least one year of school left
Must be able to work without direct supervision
Must be willing to work with mice
Must provide 2 references and schedule of availability.
Please attach current schedule and other obligations for the fall semester (volunteering, directed study, athletics, etc.)

Laboratory and/or rodent experience desirable
Duties/Responsibilities Student must be reliable, detail-oriented and be willing to work extensively with mice; will learn correct mouse handling techniques for work in specific pathogen-free mouse colony.
80%: Ear mark mice and prepare cage cards for experiments; weigh mice, record and tabulate weights record deaths, colony maintenance (i.e. set-up mating, wean mice, etc.)
20%: General lab maintenance to include cleaning, stocking supplies preparing buffers, etc.

To view the full job posting and apply, visit the link below

Student Job- On-Campus- Lab Technician

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There are two positions as Student Lab Technicians open in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences for students to work part-time, a minimum of 10 hours/week.

The successful student applicant will have background and interests in two or more of these areas: plant science, biology, microbiology, plant pathology, agronomy, horticulture, or mycology. Previous experience in a lab, working with plants, or working with fungi while preferred is not required. Experience can be on the job or in the classroom. Being dependable, meticulous and organized are desirable qualities, as are good communication skills and the ability to manage time. Interested applicants should have two 4 hour blocks of time available for work each week.

The student worker will assist with greenhouse and laboratory research on the biology and management of plant pathogens and fungal plant diseases. Work may include planting, sampling, evaluating, and tending of plants in greenhouses, growth chambers and field plots; preparation of chemical solutions; aseptic culture and incubation of fungal plant pathogens; data entry using Excel; preparation of microbiological media; grinding plant samples; DNA isolation from plant and fungal samples; general lab maintenance and other duties as assigned.

To view the full job postings and apply now, visit the links below

Student Job- On-Campus- Experiential Education Support

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The College of Pharmacy is looking for a student to fill a Experiential Education Support position for three months. It is a part-time position, 10-15 hours, paying $15/hr. Work-Study funds are preferred.

The EES will assist the Placement Coordinator in the data base support for the student placement software. In addition, position will support general office functions for the Office of Experiential Education

- Import and/or enter data into student placement system
- Validate data entry
- Report generation
- Customer service work: contacting pharmacists in follow-up to information
- Perform general clerical duties as requested, including answering phones, e-mails, typing and filing as requested

Required Qualifications:
- Office experience and/or training beyond high school, to include experience managing databases (running reports, file maintenance) and entering data
- Working knowledge of data base programs (such as Access or Oracle)
- Experience working with Office software (Word, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Customer service experience.
- Experience with reviewing and verifying data and correcting errors with a high degree of accuracy and detail.
- Experience handling confidential materials.

Abilities of successful candidate:
- Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner.
- Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of people.
- Ability to work as part of a team.

To view the full job posting and apply, visit the link below

Student Job- On-Campus- Outreach Student Worker

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The Center for Spirituality and Healing is looking for a student worker for 20 hours, paying $9/hr.

Required Qualifications:
Previous experience with clerical and customer service work. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, an ability to manage multiple projects, strong organizational skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
Demonstrated knowledge of administrative clerical procedures and computer skills; such as: MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, database programs, Excel, designing forms, mail merge programs, and other office procedures.

Clerical and logistic support for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: (60%)
Frontline responding to registration and marketing needs, which includes answering calls and taking registrations.
Prepare for MBSR sessions which includes sending confirmation letters, arranging for copying of materials, preparation of name badges and registration lists and assisting with registration on the first session.
Organize and maintain MBSR records.
Maintain MBSR database.
Manage MBSR inventory of Books, CDs, cushions and workbooks
Process event evaluations and prepare event evaluation reports.
Assist with photocopying and proofreading marketing materials and distribution of same via email, postings and mailings.
Support of other MBSR related events (i.e. facilitator meetings, training)

Provide customer service for registration of Center events: (20%)
Assist with registration of Center events on Audience View. This includes answering the main line and doing data-entry for mail-in registrations.
Export registration lists from Audience View into Excel or Access for use by Outreach, MBSR and Development efforts.

Other Activities: (20%)
Order Center supplies as directed.
Update website as directed.
Maintain the Faculty database and website.
Other special projects as assigned through Center functions in education, research and outreach

To view the full job posting and apply, visit the link below

Student Job- On-Campus- Undergraduate Research Assistant

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The Earth Sci Geology/Geophysics Dept of the College of Science and Engineering is looking for sophomore and junior, mathematics and computer science majors for a part-time Research Assistant position. Hours and Days are flexible. The position will work on GPUs and/or visualization.

To view the full job posting and apply now, visit the link below

Student Job- On-Campus- Undergraduate Research Assistant

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The College of Education & Human Development is looking for a student to fulfill an Undergraduate Research Assistant position 10-20 hours/week, Monday-Friday, at $11/hr.

Required: Ability to work with both Mac and PC computers. Knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel. Strong organization and communication skills. Must be available to work weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM.

Preferred: Understanding of cognitive or developmental psychology, experimental design, and statistics.

A research assistant is needed to aid in data collection for experiments on how adults understand mathematics and language. The duties will include recruiting participants for experiments, running participants in experiments, and scoring data.

To view the full job posting and apply now, visit the link below

Global Policy Seminar: Corporations and Human Rights

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The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy will host one in its series of Global Policy Seminars from 12:45 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in the Stassen Room at the Humphrey Center. Professor Ian Maitland will discuss Corporations and Human Rights. The event is free and open to the public.

Marketing/Creative Writing Internship- Olive & Myrtle

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Olive & Myrtle is looking for a fall Marketing/Creative Writing Intern to start October 18th and end December 23rd.

This is a 10-week internship with the possibility of extension or freelance opportunities in the future. Olive & Myrtle is an online eco-boutique that features beautifully-designed sustainable products for the home and garden.

As an intern, you will directly assist President/Founder with tasks related to marketing Olive & Myrtle. Major responsibilities will include handling all of the social media outreach and upkeep of the blog. In addition, the intern will research newspapers, magazines, weeklies, and blogs that the company can reach out to for PR opportunities, brainstorm and implement ideas on how the business can build brand awareness and best reach the intended audience. Other responsibilities may include researching sustainable business practices, researching sustainable designers and products, building partnerships with vendors as well as organizing and attending product photo shoots as needed.

A successful candidate will have extremely strong writing skills. Candidate should enjoy writing and the editing process. Most importantly, the candidate must be creative and enjoy the creative process. Having educational background in journalism or copywriting is beneficial. Also, the candidate must be able to show initiative as well as drive projects independently. Being a "go-getter" would be an understatement! You work smart, fast and with minimal supervision. A successful candidate will also possess strong communication skills and the ability to think strategically as well as creatively. If you are a self-starter and looking to gain valuable experience by making an impact with a small start-up (with big ideas and dreams), then this is the right internship for you.

Visit GoldPASS for the full job posting. If interested, apply online or send a cover letter and resume directly to

Communications Intern- BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota

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Marketing, Communication studies, Journalism, and Public Relations students are encouraged to apply for the Communications Internship at BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. They are seeking an intern to assist the Communications Manager in carrying out the communications of the organization. The intern will experience all aspects of the communications and public relations strategy such as newsletters, press releases, media relations, web site content and social media.

As an intern you will provide creative insights to improve communications efforts, assist in the designing of marketing materials, write content for newsletters, represent the organization at statewide events, implement strategies for communications plan, edit content for the web site, press releases and marketing materials.

The internship starts in October and ends in December or June.

If you are interested in this internship, send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Kjolsing at To see the Full Job posting visit GoldPASS.

Study Abroad- South Africa- Leadership Minor- May Term 2011

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South Africa: Exploring Cross-Cultural Leadership Contexts of the AIDS Pandemic
Prerequisites: 1000 & 3000-level Leadership Minor courses completed by May 2011

Apply what you have learned in the first and second Leadership Minor courses in another country! With picturesque Cape Town, South Africa and the dynamic township community of Guguletu as your background, explore leadership through the lens of a different culture. Specifically, the course will examine the complex context of South Africa and how current leaders, community members, and others are trying to make positive change. Students will spend time Cape Town and then explore the township community of Guguletu, including home-stays with local residents.

Excursions will include visits to Robben Island, the wine county, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, and a safari. Aaron Asmundson leads this seminar and is a leadership minor instructor. For more information on the program and how to apply, contact Aaron directly at, or 612-626-0340.

Study Abroad- Ireland- Leadership Minor

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Leadership and Social Change in Ireland
Study Abroad in Belfast, Ireland Spring semester 2011
Meets Leadership Minor elective but it is not necessary to be enrolled in the Leadership Minor.

Learn how ordinary individuals and communities can inspire, mobilize, and engage with others to make a difference and to tackle what might appear to be an impossible public problem. The city of Belfast, Northern Ireland will provide a rich context for students to learn about the role that ordinary citizens, informal leaders, and public officials played in facilitating a reconciliation of a long-standing conflict. June Nobbe ( leads this seminar and is a leadership minor instructor. Students will visit local community organizations in interface areas, examine the murals in Belfast, and visit Derry (site of Bloody Sunday). Experience the coastal beauty of Northern Ireland on excursions to Ballycastle, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and Dunlance Castle.

The final week will be spent in Dublin to examine a different context in the Republic of Ireland. For more information on the program and how to apply visit the program site here.

Study Abroad- Italy- Leadership Minor

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Study in Rome, Italy Spring semester 2011- Meets Leadership Minor elective

Spend the semester in the Eternal City of Rome while learning about historical and contemporary issues facing Italy and its capital city. The Learning Abroad Center's Study Abroad in Rome program offers coursework in leadership, which provides a hands-on opportunity to explore the topics of leadership from the Italian perspective, and also fulfills the elective requirement for the Leadership Minor. You also choose coursework in architecture, communications, Italian language, marketing, art history, cinema, sustainability, and more. In addition to working with your leadership minor, all courses are pre-approved for liberal education requirements.

The deadline is October 15, for more information please contact Emelee Volden at

U-YMCA Community Leadership Intern Program- Application due Nov 1

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The Community Leadership Intern Program places interested undergraduate students in 12-15 hour a week internships at community organizations for the spring semester of each year. In addition to the internship, students attend a weekly seminar that centers around ethical leadership. Participating students receive six credits in addition to real-life experience working in the non-profit field.

Here is what previous interns had to say about the program

"I had a great experience. It [CLIP] helped me figure out where I want to work and in what field. I also learned marketable skills to add to my resume and gained great reference."

"I loved it! It was a wonderful stepping stone into my final years in school."

"It is worthwhile in its professional development, exposure to a sector not many consider, and the lessons taught in seminars. I believe it has led me in the right direction for future success."

This is a wonderful opportunity for all students. Applications are available at the U-Y(University Ave and 18th) or online at the U-Y website. The application deadline is November 1st.

For more information check out the Program Page or email

Agronomy Internship- Crystal Valley Cooperative

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The Crystal Valley Cooperative has eight summer agronomy internships in Mankato next summer. In case you missed them at the St. Paul Campus Career Fair, here is your chance to apply.

If you have an interest in agronomy and are working towards a degree in a related major, this is a perfect summer internship for you. This internships is flexible to specific students and can focus on various skills like crop scouting, sales, marketing, and plot trials. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with knowledgeable local agronomists and a large network of resources available to them.

Visit GoldPASS to view this internship posting and contact Megan Roberts, the Communications Coordinator with questions on how to apply at

Women- GREAT Opportunity- Application due Oct 1

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The Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for any women. It is a paid Congressional Fellowship for current junior, senior students and recent college graduates. The deadline for the spring semester internship is next week, Friday, Oct 1.

Every semester, seven college women are selected to intern in the office of a female Representative or Senator on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The program involves working Monday-Thursday in the office, and Friday's are reserved for a political seminar where the interns learn the nuts and bolts of politics and the importance of running for elected office.

Visit the Running Start Fellowship Program site to learn more and apply now!!

Internship- Minnesota Women's Consortium

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Are Women's Issues important to you? Are you also interested in getting involved and making a difference with women's issues?

The Minnesota Women's Consortium has an Internship Program that you might find rewarding.

This internship is an opportunity for you to learn about women's issues, organizations, businesses and politics in Minnesota. It will also help their organization by allowing them to learn from the point of view of a younger women. This is a wonderful opportunity to get politically involved and make a worthwhile contribution to the women's movement.

If you are interested, please visit the Internship page of the Minnesota Women's Consortium to learn more about the internship and find out how to apply.

Women's Center's 50th Anniversary Gala- RSVP Now

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The Women's Center's 50th Anniversary Gala is just around the corner, Oct 1st, at McNamara Alumni Center. If you want to attend, you need to RSVP by tomorrow, Friday, September 24th. Join in on the celebration of the first women's center on a college campus. The Gala will run from 3-5pm and will include spoken work, speakers, celebrating the past, looking to the future, desserts, and connecting with friends and activists.

Throughout its rich, 50-year history the Women's Center has established many women's initiatives that have emerged as their own entities, created grants and awards for women students, and has consistently responded to the dynamic needs of its diverse constituency. A catalyst for women's equity, the Women's Center supports the University community in its efforts to create a healthy climate in which women flourish and reach their full potential in both the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community.

Don't miss your chance to be apart of the celebration!!! RSVP NOW at

CLA On-Campus Recruiting

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Don't forget that companies want U of M students and even come to the campus to find them!!! Companies will be on campus this fall to interview CLA students for jobs and internships that start in 2011.

For a complete list of companies, positions, and application deadlines, log in to GoldPASS and click the 'On-Campus Interviews' tab. For an overview of how on-campus recruiting works, see

GLBTA- Mentor Program looking for both Mentors and Mentees

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The GLBTA Mentor Program pairs students together to provide an opportunity for GLBTA students to access support and resources for personal growth, give back to their community, provide support, and encourage community involvement. They are looking for both Mentors and Mentees.

If you would like to be apart of this wonderful program visit the GLBTA Mentor Program site and apply now!!!

Women's Center- Wonderful Leadership Opportunity

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The Art of Honoring Leadership Development Mentoring Program is designed for first generation female, junior and senior or graduate students of color. It is an 8-month program, meeting once a month from 9am-12:30pm, and kick-off is Thursday, October 7, 2010. The mentors are leaders within top corporations (3M Company, Wells Fargo, Boston Scientific, HealthPartners, Target) and the mentees are chosen from 4 year Universities (U of M, Carlson School of Management, St. Catherine University, Bethel University, Hamline University, Metropolitan State University and Augsburg College) based on a specific criteria. Many students participating in the program have gotten jobs and internships as well as mentors have gotten promotions.

Students will grow their professional networks and build relationships with managers and recruiters at Fortune 500 companies. 3M Company is our premier sponsor, and engineering students would benefit greatly from the mentoring program. Several of the mentees last year received internships and full-time positions at 3M and other sponsoring companies.

If you are interested, please send a short letter expressing your interest and background ASAP to the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota at

St Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair

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The St Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair is coming up September 22nd. It will be held at the St Paul Student Center between the hours of 10a.m. and 3p.m. Many businesses will be on-site looking for fill a wide variety of jobs and internships. To learn more about the fair and a list of employers that will be attending, visit the event posting on GoldPASS here. The fair is open to ALL U of M students and alumni from all colleges and campuses. CLA students are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact the St Paul Campus Career Center at 612-624-2710 or

Volunteer Opportunity at Mayo Memorial Building

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The Medical School's Simulation Center (SimPORTAL) needs volunteers to help run their Human Patient Simulators, Virtual Reality Simulators, and cutting edge technology. They are looking for undergraduate students who can commit to at least 4 hours per week. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in medical procedures for pre-med, nursing, engineering, physiology, pharmacy, and IT students.

For more information check out their webpage at or contact John Raymond, the SimPORTAL coordinator for a volunteer form at

Government Job and Internship Fair- Oct 22

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Are you been interested in a job with the Government? Well, Coffman Union is holding the Government Job and Internship Fair on October 22nd in the Great Hall. It will run from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Get more information and find out about different internship and career opportunities that might interest you. This is a wonderful opportunity to make contacts and put your name in for your possible dream job!

For a list of Employers that will be attending the fair, look here.

For more information, check out the event posting here.

Study Abroad Fall Fair- September 22

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Want to study abroad next spring? Attend a first step meeting soon because the Study Abroad Fall Fair is just around the corner (Sept 22, 10a.m.-2:30p.m. West Bank Plaza). You know that time has a way of flying by so don't delay if you are interested in taking your studies to a foreign country for an experience that you will cherish your whole life.

To get started, take a look at what the Learning Abroad Center has for you here.

Get Involved!!! Tomorrow- Student Activities Fair- Coffman Plaza

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15th, between 10a.m. and 2p.m. the Minneapolis Student Activities Fair is being held outside in front of Coffman Student Union. This fair will showcase hundreds of student groups and involvement opportunities for all students. This is another great opportunity for students to find something to fill up there time and get a more well rounded education outside of the classroom. Get Involved!!!!

TRiO Upward Bound hiring for many positions!!!

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TRiO Upward Bound at the U of M is looking for students to fill up several positions in one of three jobs for the academic school year. TRiO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRio works with students on a long-term and intensive basis and helps generate the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in post-secondary education. The positions open for hire are Office Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Tutor.

Take a look at each posting and apply now!!!!

Office Assistant
Teaching Assistant

Link-Up - Freshman Mentee's Wanted

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Freshman, are you already feeling overwhelmed at University of Minnesota? Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could find an older student to go over some of the trials and tribulations that come with being a college student?

Well, now you can! The Link-Up Mentor program is in full swing for the 2010-2011 academic school year and is looking for mentee's to pair up with their excellent crop of mentors. Their goal is to help you adjust to this new lifestyle. They want to offer you the chance to get to know a peer who has "been there" and "done that". All that is required of you is a one year commitment of participation in the program, meet with a mentor at least once a month, and attend one activity per semester.

To apply to be a Mentee, visit the Link-Up Program Posting. For questions, email

CEHD and CFANS Students- Study Abroad in Brazil Spring Semester

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The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) are hosting a study abroad opportunity for students in both Colleges at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fluency in Portuguese is not required for this program. The deadline is Oct 1st, so find out more information and apply soon!

For more information go to the CEHD Aboard Program site or contact Professor Alexandre Ardichvili at

Fall Community Involvement Fair Reminder!

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Wednesday, September 22nd from 10a.m. to 2p.m., the Fall Community Involvement Fair will be happening at Coffman Union in the Great Hall. This event is free and gives students a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. More than 90 local organizations will be there to find a position that matches your major or interests. Environmental issues, Animal Rights, and Political Organizing are just some of the fields you can expect to see there.

To see a list of organizations that typically participate in the fair check the Community Service-Learning Center here.

For more information check the Service Learning website or contact David Holliday at or 612-626-2044 for questions and information regarding the fair.

St Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair

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The St Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair is coming up September 22nd. It will be held at the St Paul Student Center between the hours of 10a.m. and 3p.m. Many businesses will be on-site looking for fill a wide variety of jobs and internships. To learn more about the fair and a list of employers that will be attending, visit the event posting on GoldPASS here. The fair is open to ALL U of M students and alumni from all colleges and campuses. CLA students are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact the St Paul Campus Career Center at 612-624-2710 or

GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat 2010

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The 5th Annual GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat is just around the corner, September 24-26. Be apart of a great opportunity to develop leadership, small group facilitation, action planing skills and explore intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. The retreat's aim is to help welcome and affirm the campus atmosphere and experience for GLBTA students. Some of the topics covered were understanding language and broader social justice definitions, myths and stereotypes of the GLBTQ community, organizing, group facilitation, identity development, oppression, power and privilege, and action planning. Students had a chance to meet, bond with, and continue relationships with everyone they met not only on their respective campuses, but also systemwide. Many students, post-retreat, became involved in various social justice initiatives, groups, events, and activities that involved issues pertaining to gender and sexuality, but also those that further examined the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, culture, age, ability, and all of the other social identities. This is a FREE opportunity and will bring together students interested in creating change from the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campus.

View Retreat information and download the registration here and make sure to register by Friday, September 17. Email Shawyn Lee at or call 612-626-9682 with questions or to inquire about the retreat.

Tutors Needed at St Paul Secondary School

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Humboldt Secondary School is looking for volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with 7-9 grade students who are below proficiency in math, literacy or science. The program looks to have volunteers who are available during the hours of 7:30am- 3pm. The tutoring program is primarily in-class with the supervision of a teacher and could really make a difference to some students that want to excel at school but could really use extra one-on-one help. Use this wonderful opportunity to help students, network with teachers, and work with different cultures.

Contact Katie Douglass at 651-293-8600 ext. 1242 or email if you are interested in volunteering your time to help future generations.

Join the Student Service Fees Committee

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The Student Service Fees Committee is looking for students to make up this important Committee for the 2010-2011 school year. It is an excellent leadership position that puts you in the middle of how our fees are spent and split up between student organizations and administration. The position is paid in stipend and will run from November-April.

The deadline to apply for your spot on the Student Service Fees Committee is Monday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. Visit the Office for Student Affairs here to apply now!

Help Out at the Como Cookout

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Join in on the fun Sunday, September 19th at the Como Cookout being held at Van Cleve Park! The event runs from 2pm-5pm and will include music, frisbee golf, ping pong, and free food!! They are looking for volunteers for 1-2 hour shifts from 11am-7pm. Volunteers are needed for everything and who knows, maybe you will end up hanging out with Goldy Gopher and escorting him around the event! It's sure to be a great time and a wonderful University neighborhood event. Come out, support the Community, and lend a hand if you can!!

If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, contact James DeSota at 612-676-1731 or email him at

Student Senate Positions Available

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Have you ever thought of joining the University Senate? Would you like to discuss campus issues with faculty members and administrators? Well, it's a new year and here is your chance. There are over 15 committees and subcommittees needing members. The commitments range but are approximately for 1.5 hours, one to two times a month. Take part and make a difference by joining a dialogue dealing with campus issues.

If you are interested in having a voice on campus, please apply by Friday, September 24th by noon here. For any questions, contact Becky Hippert at

Minnesota Orchestra Looking for Volunteer Ushers

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Volunteers make the world go round and here is another opportunity for students who love music or just want to get involved. The Minnesota Orchestra is looking for volunteer ushers this year. This position allows you to hear wonderful music on the job and also, get discounts and ticket vouchers for the Minnesota Orchestra.

To see the full Position Description and Apply please visit the Minnesota Orchestra and contact with any questions regarding the position.

Do your part in helping today's youth succeed by Volunteering your time this year with the YMCA's Multi-Cultural Achievers Program. The Multi-Cultural Achievers program is a wonderful opportunity to work with high school students and help guide them on their best path by empowering them to make positive choices with team building activities, developing leadership skills, and encouraging them to maximize their potential academically and personally.

Visit their Volunteer posting at VolunteerMatch for qualifications and a more in depth look at how you can assist with mentoring a group high school students that can benefit from your experiences.

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