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A Chance To Make History- Hear the extraordinary Wendy Kopp speak

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Wendy Kopp, best-selling author and Founder of Teach for America, will discuss her book, A Chance to Make History, at the University of Minnesota Bookstore on Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30 p.m.

Who: Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach for America
What: Discussion and Book Signing
When: Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota Bookstore
300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis
Contact: Kari Erpenbach, University of Minnesota Bookstore (612) 625-6564, kari@umn.edu

MINNEAPOLIS, MN-- Wendy Kopp, best-selling author and CEO and Founder of Teach for America, will discuss her book, A Chance to Make History, on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

In A Chance to Make History, Kopp shares what she has learned in her twenty years at the center of a growing movement to end education inequity in America. With inspiring stories, novel insights, and a clear vision of the future of education reform, Kopp charts a path to the fulfillment of our nation's most fundamental ideals of freedom and equality. Kopp shows how we can provide children in low-income urban and rural communities with an education that transforms their life prospects. Learn what it will take to "scale up" the growing number of examples of education trumping poverty.

Kopp will sign copies of her book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.

Take Back the Night 2011

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Take Back the Night 2011
Fri, April 29, 6:00-9:00 PM
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls

Take Back the Night is an annual march and rally to combat sexual violence. Attending means you will not only take a stand against abuse, rape, and sexual assault, but will also show your pride and commitment in/to the Twin Cities community, the atmosphere, and safety. We're taking back the streets. We're taking back the night. We're shattering silence to stop the violence. The event will include a rally complete with free dinner, entertainment, powerful speakers, candlelight vigil, and socializing. We will be marching in protest of sexual violence and standing up for our rights, as humans, to feel safe in our communities. Speakers include Remy Corso and Ross Neely from the GLBTA Programs Office and Trans Commission, along with Coya Artichoker, Susan Raffo, and Jude Foster! Heidi Barton Stink, Linda Her, and Ashley Gold will be performing! Sponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office. Check out the TBTN Facebook page, or contact twincitiestbtn@gmail.com for more information.

News from our Families- Lecture

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Lecture: News from our Families - At the Borders
Mon, April 19, 7:00 PM
Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium

From ballot initiatives that prohibit gay marriage to amendments aimed at "anchor babies," GLBT and Latina/o immigrant families are often portrayed in the news as threats to American families. Join us for a vibrant "border-crossing" discussion with three scholars whose work inspires critical thinking & coalitionbuilding to go beyond exclusionary politics. Featuring Daniel C. Brouwer (Arizona State University), Karma Chavez (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Charles Morris III (Boston College). Free and open to the public. Reception and refreshments to follow. This Family News event is supported by the Cowles Professor for Journalism, Diversity & Equality, the Women's Center, and the GLBTA Programs Office.

Hip Hop Against Homophobia

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Hip Hop Against Homophobia
Mon, April 4, 7:00-10:30 PM
Coffman Union, Whole Music Club

Join the Queer Student Cultural Center and Women's Student Activist Collective for the latest edition of Hip Hop Against Homophobia! While hip hop is often considered to be homophobic, this will be an evening to challenge that idea and show that both the queer community and the hip hop community do intersect and we have an amazing selection of artists here to prove it, such as Guante, Heidi Barton Stink, Kaoz, EG Bailey, Tish Jones, Oskar Ly, and Linda Her! 7:00 PM community discussion and 8:00 PM performances begin. Open mic time available! Gender-neutral restrooms wil be available. This ALL AGES show is FREE to everyone, and ALL identities are welcome! Check out the Facebook page for all the details!

Why Marriage Matters - Panel Discussion

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Panel Discussion based on themes in the book "Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry" by Evan Wolfson

April 12, 2011; 3:00-5:00
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Panelists:
Monica Meyer, Executive Director of Out Front Minnesota
Rabbi Michael Latz, Shir Tikvah Congregation
Professor Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota Law School

Moderator:
Margaret Chutich, Assistant Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
We have a limited number of copies of the book available to borrow. Please contact Emily Saunoi-Sandgren at sandg011@umn.edu.

You can RSVP for this event by clicking on the following link: http://whymarriagematterspanel.eventbrite.com/

Volunteers Needed- April 16th

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently looking for volunteers who would be willing to donate some of their time to help us paint our office. 'Deck the Walls' will take place on April 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Paul office. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are hoping volunteers could help in two hour shifts: 8:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 12:30-2:30 or 2:30-4:30. Volunteers can stay longer if they prefer. If there is anything you can do to help spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Jenelle Thorvilson @ recintern3@bigstwincities.org with any questions.

Jenelle Thorvilson
Marketing Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
2550 University Ave W, Suite 410N • St. Paul, MN 55114
Tel: 651.789.2361
www.bigstwincities.org

U-YMCA Summer Internships - GREAT OPPORTUNITY

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The University YMCA-Community Leadership Intern Program will be hosting interns in the summer of 2011. Y-CLIP has two goals (1) partner with local organizations to develop ethical leaders, and (2) provide opportunities for students looking to grow professionally and ethically, and gain experience with community organizations. Through the Community Leadership Intern Program, students have the opportunity to intern at a local non-profit for 15-20 hours per week from June 1st-August 5th.

Past participating non-profit organizations include: St. Anne's Place, HousingLink, HandsOn Twin Cities, Ascension Place, COOL Youth Center, TCF Bank Foundation, ARC Greater Twin Cities, etc.

To Apply
Students can apply by completing the following application process by April 22nd:
· General UY Application (found at uymn.org)

· Two Reference Forms (found at uymn.org)

· Resume

· Writing Sample (can be a paper from class)

· Unofficial Transcript (found at onestop.umn.edu)


Application materials can be turned in at the University YMCA (1801 University Ave SE) or emailed to y-interns@ymcampls.org.

Admission into this internship program ensure quality internship experience at reputable non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities. If you have any questions, you can call our office at (612) 676-3793 ext. 13792 or you can email us at y-interns@ymcampls.org.

Business Week 2011- Kicks off April 7th

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Check out the Business Week 2011 website here. Get ready for wonderful events and tons of free food.

Great opportunity to learn about Hmong Culture

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"To Be Hmong" Summit--St. Paul Campus Student Center, University of Minnesota
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 9am-5pm

On behalf of the Hmong Minnesota Student Association and the Concordia Hmong Unity Student Association, we would like to invite you and your community of students to come join the To Be Hmong Summit. All are encouraged to come as this event is completely free and open to the public. The summit will especially empower those with interest in the Hmong culture and traditions.

The To Be Hmong Summit will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities, Saint Paul campus. Registration and sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the St. Paul Student Center. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. Lunch will also be provided.

The purpose of the To Be Hmoob Summit is to understand the potential future of the Hmong culture and traditions by recognizing the changes in our past and how they are continuing to change today. The summit will provide a space for students and community members to come together to discuss about issues that are affecting the Hmong community. It will be a daylong experience where professionals will be leading seminars and discussions in their field of expertise. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the Hmong culture on how it has survived over 30 years in America and investigate the potential future of these practices and traditions. Student and cultural organizations will also be invited to establish a network of support for all the participants. There will be a student organizations fair during the lunch break so that participants and communities will be able to connect and build a stronger network.

With the seminars provided, we hope that participants will have new profound knowledge to carry into their communities. There will be three rounds of seminar sessions, with different topics to choose from in each session. Seminars included in this summit are:
Hmong Funerals
Hmong Weddings
Hmong Healing Practices
Hmong Social Structure
Hmong Language (written and oral)
Hmong Stories
Hmong Food/Farming
Hmong Fashion
Hmong Community

Again, it would be an honor to have your community attend this event with us. We are excited for this unique and groundbreaking event. Thank you for your time and we hope to see you there.

See event description here Summit Description -4-2-11.pdf

Internship Advice and a Slice of Pizza

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INTERNSHIP ADVICE AND A PIZZA SLICE
-- Thursday, April 7, 2011
-- 12 to 1:30 pm
-- Coffman Union, President's Room
Attend this panel discussion to learn about the benefits of internships, hear from people who've done successful internships, and to grab a slice of pizza! This event is free and open to all CLA students.

For more information, check out the site here.

Physics of the Future

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World renowned physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku will discuss his book Physics of the Future at the University of Minnesota Bookstore on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.


Who: Michio Kaku
What: Discussion and Book Signing
When: Thursday, April 7 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota Bookstore
300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis
Contact: Kari Erpenbach, University of Minnesota Bookstore (612) 625-6564, kari@umn.edu

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(March 7, 2010) World renowned physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku will discuss his new book Physics of the Future: How Science will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

Kaku, the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, presents an astonishing forecast of where science is taking us over the next century. Some of the more fascinating predictions include: driverless cars that float above the ground, x-ray vision, robot surgeons, and an elevator to space.

Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center and cofounder of string field theory. He is the author of several widely acclaimed science books including Physics of the Impossible, Parallel Worlds, Visions, Beyond Einstein and Hyperspace.

Kaku will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating and priority signing placement is available for the first 100 customers who purchase Physics of the Future from the University of Minnesota Bookstore or their web site. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit the site here.

The 8 Dimensions of Leadership

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Local business leaders and authors Jeffrey Sugerman, Mark Scullard and Emma Wilhelm will discuss their book, The 8 Dimensions of Leadership at the University of Minnesota Bookstore on Wednesday, April 27 @ 4:00 p.m.

Who: Jeffrey Sugerman, Mark Scullard, Emma Wilhelm
What: Discussion and Book Signing
When: Wednesday, April 27 @ 4:00 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota Bookstore
300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis
Contact: Kari Erpenbach, University of Minnesota Bookstore (612) 625-6564, kari@umn.edu

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(March 24, 2011) Local business leaders and authors Jeffrey Sugerman, Mark Scullard and Emma Wilhelm will discuss their book, The 8 Dimensions of Leadership, on Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

The 8 Dimensions of Leadership explores the strengths and weaknesses of the following eight leadership styles: pioneering, energizing, affirming, inclusive, humble, deliberate, resolute and commanding. These local business leaders and educators argue that to be a truly effective leader, all eight dimensions need to be incorporated into the leader's approach. Gain new, research-backed insights into what makes people tick as leaders and how they can continue to improve their skills. Learn how your individual personality plays a part in your leadership style and how best to incorporate other dimensions to optimize your leadership capabilities.

The authors will sign copies of their book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit the site here.

Public Service Recognition Week- Contest

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The Partnership for Public Service has launched a video contest as part of Public Service Recognition Week, an annual celebration of the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18. We encourage college and university students, government employees, and others to participate by creating a short video - up to five minutes in length - depicting the value of government employees and/or what our nation would look like without them. We want contestants to consider the vital services performed by government employees on behalf of the American people and what would happen if public servants simply disappeared.

Cash prizes will be awarded to two winners - one overall winner chosen by the Partnership and one people's choice award chosen by online viewers. Contestants are encouraged to ask their family and friends to vote for their video once it's approved by Partnership staff.

All videos must be submitted to http://www.vimeo.com/groups/psrw by April 17, 2011 at Midnight EST. To learn more, please see the attached program flier and read the Contest Guidelines and Assignment Summary.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact PSRW staff at psrw@ourpublicservice.org or 202-775-9111.

Check out the site here.

Gopher Adventure Race 2011

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2011 Gopher Adventure Race
Date: April 1, 2011- May 14, 2011
Cost: $25.00 (early bird registration rate)
Description: The Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies program is proud to present the Gopher Adventure Race on the beautiful campuses of the University of Minnesota. Participants race in teams of two, traveling by foot and campus transportation to take on physical and mental challenges while deciphering clues that will allow you to discover and experience the U in a whole new way! Register online here beginning April 1 to reserve your spot and receive an early-bird discount. Top prizes provided by North Face. Great swag, drawings, and food for all! All University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to participate. Register early as openings are limited and expected to fill very soon!
Contact: Connie Magnuson
e-mail: magnu001@umn.edu
phone: 612-625-5653
Sponsored by: Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies
For more information, visit the site here.

International Photo Contest- Deadline April 1

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Studied or traveled abroad? ENTER the Learning Abroad Center's International Photo Contest. The deadline is April 1st.

Details are available here.

Homecoming 2011 Royalty Application- Due April 18

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2011 Homecoming Royalty Application
We are 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 $500 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.

Please note: only individuals who respectfully represent the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities shall be selected.

All applications due by Monday, April 18, 2011. Late applications will not be accepted.

Role of the Queen and King
- The Homecoming Queen and King are very prestigious positions. As ambassadors and stewards of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, the Queen and King will represent the University at a variety of external events such as the State Fair.
- The Queen and King will be called upon to support the University in the legislative process and will have a role in important institutional events such as "Support the U Day."
- In addition to representing the University externally, the Queen and King will maintain a presence in the immediate University community at events such as Welcome Week and may be called upon to have a presence at a variety of college and departmental events.

Homecoming Royalty Eligibility
- Candidates must be enrolled students at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus AND must be enrolled for the entire academic year beginning Fall semester 2011 through Spring 2012. Undergraduate candidates must have at least 60 credits as of Fall 2011.
- Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for courses completed at the University of Minnesota.
- Candidates must submit a complete online Royalty application including written response answers for essay questions (candidates may want to complete answers in a separate document and then copy and paste final answers into the web application), and a resume. Then, they must email a copy of their transcript to homecoming@umn.edu.

Apply Now!

Are Any Women Happy?

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March 28: Are Any Women Happy?
Army Wives, Workers, Mothers 4:30-6:00PM.
Murphy Hall Room 65.
Lecture featuring Dr. Mary Vavrus author of " Lifetime's Army" and "I Married the Media-Military-Industrial Complex", Dana Schowalter author of "A Woman's Nation, A Man's World: Silencing Institutional Change in the Workforce" and Dr. Catherine Squires of "Are All Unhappy Moms This Homogeneous?"

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

This Family News event is co-sponsored by the Cowles Professor for Journalism, Diversity & Equality and the Women's Center.

Are We There Yet? Allies for Women's Equity

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Please note that it's not too late to sign up for the Women's Center workshop "Are We There Yet? Allies for Women's Equity."

Wednesday, March 30
2:00-4:00 p.m.
325 Education Sciences Building

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation?

In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies!

FREE. RSVP online here.

Waiting for Superman- Documentary

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The Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, HECUA, invites you to Waiting for Superman on Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30pm at the Bell Museum. This event is free and open to the public. We're currently organizing a panel response to the movie to occur directly after the showing. Confirmed for our panel are representatives from the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Minneapolis school board, and local charter schools. Phil Sandro, director of HECUA's MUST: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Change program will be moderating the panel.

Here are the specifics:
Wednesday, March 30th
6:30pm Waiting for Superman showing, 8:30pm panel response (until 9:30pm)
Bell Museum, University of Minnesota
10 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

We hope to attract at least 50 UMN students to the event, but I'm aiming to encourage participation from over 100 or so. We've purchased a license to show the movie with permission from the studio, and we'll also provide beverages and snacks. For those that stick around to the very end, we also have a drawing for a gift certificate to the UMN bookstore. Attached to this email is a promotional flyer that is being distributed to students and faculty. I encourage you to forward this invite to students in your department, and to print and post this flyer as you see fit.

Although the event allows us the opportunity to simply sit and talk about education reform in America, we are also hosting the event to bring attention to HECUA's off-campus study program, MUST: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Change, which is a semester-long, credit-baring experience that brings college students deep into community to ask and answer the question, "Why does homelessness exist in the Twin Cities, and what can we do about it?" Education is one "chapter" of the program, so we hope that our conversation on the 30th sparks some interest in pursuing participation in MUST as well. We'll have more HECUA material available at the event for those who are interested.

Check out the flyer here Superman Invite Flyer.pdf

Student Unions & Activities Board of Governors- APPLY BY FRIDAY

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Student Unions & Activities Board of Governors
Looking for Student Leaders to Volunteer for the Student Unions & Activities Board of Governors for 2011-2012! Responsibilities include: consult on new programs and services; facilitate and present our bi-annual Student Services Fees Process; coordinate the student group space allocation process; and represent student unions at student leadership gatherings. Apply online. Applications close March 25th.

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Events

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MCAE Instructional Center: Survive & Thrive Workshop Registration
This form allows you to register for one of the following workshops. If you want to register for both, fill out the form a second time.

1) How to Survive and Thrive in Organic Chemistry - Special Guest Speaker, Jane Wissinger, Department of Chemistry, and Staff/Student Panel, Wednesday, March 23 12pm-1pm, Rm 41 Appleby Hall

DESCRIPTION: For students who are planning to take organic chemistry (CHEM 2301/2302) in summer or fall 2011. Organic chemistry can be exciting and enjoyable if approached in the proper way, with higher-level learning strategies and good time management.

2) How to Survive and Thrive in Summer School - Staff/Student Panel, Wednesday March 30, 1pm-2pm Rm 41 Appleby Hall

DESCRIPTION: For students who are considering summer school courses: how summer courses are different from regular academic term, and how to make the most of this challenging and face-paced learning format.There will be opportunity for networking with other students doing summer session.

Register at z.umn.edu/survivethrive. Other workshops and events can be found on the calendar at the bottom of the MCAE home page.

She Fears You- Sexual Assault by Dr. Keith Edwards

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"She Fears You" Dr.Keith Edwards - April 4, 7-9pm, U of M Sports Pavilion
This event is for students, faculty, and staff who desire to eradicate sexual assault but also want to invest in creating a respectful and safe environment on campus for all. Come to learn, to respond, and to add your name to the list of supporters. Click here to learn more.

HandsOn Twin Cities Week Events- April 10-21

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Interested in becoming more involved in your community but don't have time on a regular basis? Event Corps may be the perfect opportunity for you! Event Corps members play an essential role in managing groups of volunteers for HandsOn Twin Cities signature events and National Days of Service. This can be a one time opportunity or could be recurring up to four times per year. Event Corps requires a commitment to one hour of training and three to four hours on the day of the event.

Current Event Corp Opportunity:
Each year thousands of residents of the Twin Cities infiltrate the non-profit world and help with a variety of tasks. From cleaning up neighborhoods to painting schools, from making meals to helping senior citizens with spring cleaning, volunteers make a difference. Because of the extensive nature of this event HandsOn requires a number of community leaders to work alongside the HOTC staff to manage the volunteers.

HandsOn Twin Cities Week events will run from April 10th through the 21st. With volunteer events scheduled for each day, you would be able to select the date and time which works best for you. Your responsibilities would include meeting with a HOTC staff member (training dates will be March 31st and April 5th from 6-7pm at the HOTC offices in Northeast Minneapolis) to receive training and information regarding your project, on the day of the event you would be paired with a HOTC staff member to transport any necessary supplies, be on-site the day of your event, and then return to HOTC any supplies and evaluations.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Beth Anne Cooper at beth@handsontwincities.org

GRAD PLANNER & APAS Workshop

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Ready for Registration?

GRAD PLANNER and APAS workshop

Make the most of your adviser meeting!
Learn the tools to be prepared, explore majors and make an academic plan.

When: Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: 518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS)
Who: Students who need help navigating Grad Planner or APAS

What students will gain:
Familiarity and confidence with Grad Planner and APAS
Preparation for upcoming summer and/or fall '11 adviser meeting
Better organization and planning
No need to register.

Bring a laptop if you have one.
Presented by Center for Academic Planning and Exploration, CAPE.
511 STSS, 612-625-3076 or cape@umn.edu

CommonBond GRANDEBASH

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For 40 years, CommonBond Communities has given hope to nearly 40,000 people in need by providing stable homes and services that help them succeed. GrandeBash proceeds benefit CommonBond's Advantage Centers offering services that help residents maintain independence and reach self-sufficiency.

GRANDEBASH
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
Saint Paul River Centre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota
9:30 - Midnight
Networking, Cocktails, Dancing
For tickets, or event information, please visit
www.commonbond.org/grandebash

Hire Big 10- Virtual Career Fair

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VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR - APRIL 5-7, 2011 * REGISTER HERE * LEARN MORE HERE

Industries Recruiting include: Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing, Consulting, Bio-Tech, Clean-Tech, Banking/Financial, Communications/Media, Healthcare, Environmental, and more!

STAMP OUT STIGMA- Mental Health Training

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The Stamp Out Stigma Committee and the Provost's Committee on Mental Health are offering a mental health training for students on April 6, 2011 from 7:30 -8:30 pm in the Mississippi room of Coffman Union. Students who receive the training will have an opportunity in the future to provide similar training to other students.

Our training will highlight:
· the state of mental health issues on campus,
· the valuable role that students play in a broad public health approach to mental health,
· the existing campus resources that can support them when they want to help other students, and
· the information available on the mental health web site here and
· effective ways for students to identify, approach, support and refer fellow students in distress.

The trainers for this session will be Barbara Blacklock, MA, Disability Services, Gary Christenson, MD, Boynton Mental Health, and Salina Renninger, Ph.D., University Counseling & Consulting Services. If there are questions about the training, Harriett Copher Haynes, Ph.D., can be reached at 612 624-5862.

TRiO Upward Bound- Hiring now

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TRiO Upward Bound is HIRING for our Academic and Residential Summer Program.

Available positions include:
· Instructor
· Teaching Assistant
· Office Assistant
· Residential Advisor

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate a 5-week academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

All interested applicants must be available Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 29, 2011. Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota website. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Instructor:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93423

Teaching Assistant:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93422

Office Assistant:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93442

Residential Advisor:
This posting is not yet up. We anticipate it being open for applicants by early next week.

APPLY EARLY AS THESE POSITIONS WILL FILL UP ON A ROLLING BASIS.

The PPL College House is a Very Special Opportunity to Live, Learn and Serve in South Minneapolis

For over ten years, like-minded, yet diverse groups of young people have been coming together through the PPL College House program to make change for the better in south Minneapolis. Helping communities grow and become stronger by providing a way for youth and families to come together for the common purpose of helping kids grow up to be strong, healthy, caring adults.

Apply NOW for Summer or Fall, 2011
9-12 Month Lease Options
First Come, First Served!!!

We are inviting you to apply now because:
The need is greater than ever!
The opportunities are greater than ever!
YOUR time and commitment can help change lives!

We need healthy adult role models and good neighbors who will devote a small chunk of time to play an important role in the lives of the youth of south Minneapolis.

"There's no place I'd rather live. There's so much going on. Great community!"
-- Tara, College House Resident Tutor/Mentor

"The positive influence PPL has not only on the Phillips neighborhood, but also the surrounding neighborhoods is incredible."
-- Sam, College House Resident Tutor/Mentor

"She helps me with my homework and does fun stuff with me... And she's like a sister."
-- Hannah, College House Student Mentee, 12

"He helps me with my Spanish homework and other projects. When we get all my work done, then we get to hang out and do stuff together, like play guitar."
-- Nik, College House Student Mentee, 13

All the information you need is HERE!

Got a close friend you want to room with?
Invite them along and live at a College House site!

Just graduating and looking for an affordable place to live with rewarding benefits?

Are you thinking of being a VISTA, or AmeriCorps Member?
There's special housing options just for you!

Questions? Call or e-mail Eric Oines anytime.

Eric Oines
College House Program Manager
Project for Pride in Living
1035 E Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone 612-455-5110
Cell 612-720-8827
FAX 612-455-5101
eric.oines@ppl-inc.org
www.ppl-inc.org

The Sierra Club is seeking applicants for a six month professional apprenticeship program targeted at folks just graduating from college. Complete info and application materials can be found here:

- NOTE - Applications are due by March 18th!

Women's Month & Women's Week opportunities

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Please note the March events sponsored (and co-sponsored) by the Women's Center. We hope to see you at our programs, and please do visit our website at http://www.umn.edu/women for more information.

Young? Old? Broke? Flush? Start NOW to Fund Your Dreams
March 9, 12-1 p.m., Mayo Memorial Auditorium
You may live to be 100! Today's generation needs to think and plan differently for the future. BUT! Financial consultant Ruth Hayden believes in living your dreams now too! Ruth Hayden helps us change our thinking about money so that instead of avoiding the issue, we use money as a tool to create the life we want . . . now AND for retirement. While Ruth can't promise us wealth, her wisdom and wit can help us make good choices for a life with dreams fulfilled. Free and open to the public. RSVP online at http://z.umn.edu/rh2011.

Women's Student Congress Meeting
March 23, 4:30 p.m., 125 Nolte Center
The Women's Center is looking for your voice! Join other women students to identify and address issues of importance to women undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Open to all students. Free pizza. RSVP and enter a drawing to win an iPod shuffle! RSVP to women@umn.edu.

Are Any Women Happy? Army Wives, Workers, Mothers
March 28, 4:30 p.m., 100 Murphy Hall

Dr. Mary Vavrus, Lifetime's Army or I Married the Media-Military-Industrial Complex
Dana Schowalter, A Woman's Nation, A Man's World: Silencing Institutional Change in the Workforce
Dr. Catherine Squires, Are All Unhappy Moms This Homogeneous?

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. This Family News event is co-sponsored by the Cowles Professor for Journalism, Diversity &
Equality and the Women's Center.

Are We There Yet? Allies for Women's Equity
March 30, 2-4 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! RSVP to women@umn.edu.

Interested in gaining employment experience in training & development?

Apply to be the 2011-2012 Student Employment Leadership Program Coordinator! Requisition number to apply is: #170845. Deadline to apply is March 15th.

Monday- the Exploring Interests and Majors Fair and the CLA More Than a Major Fair will be held on the same day (Monday, March 7). These events are both geared to help students make some major decisions, but they are very different events, sponsored by different groups and each having a distinct purpose. Both event are free and are open to all UofM students.

Exploring Interests and Majors (EIM) Fair- March 7 from 10am-2pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union

EIM is sponsored by a collective of career counseling and academic advising from all of the colleges at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The event focuses on helping students explore their interests and skills and learning what majors could be a good fit for them. Students can learn about majors in all colleges across campus. Additionally, EIM helps students identify campus resources and engagement opportunities that may be of
interests, including information about national and international study.

This is the event for you if you are still exploring your major options and want more information about how your skills and interests match with UofM majors.

CLA More than a Major Fair- March 7 from 10am-2pm in the President's Room at Coffman Memorial Union

The More than a Major Fair (MTMF) is sponsored by the CLA Student Board. The MTMF provides an opportunity for students interested in specific CLA majors the opportunity to learn more about those majors from advisers who specialize in them.

This is the event for you if you already have a few ideas about what you want to major in (in CLA) and want to find out more in-depth information about the program requirements, pre-requisites and departmental opportunities. Or, once you've visited the EIM and have a major or two you'd like to learn more about, come upstairs to meet with an adviser about your choices.

Deadline for Summer Internship with Breakthrough- Monday
TEACH AT BREAKTHROUGH ...
along with a diverse group of talented high school and college students. We provide paid summer teaching internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.

Want to learn more about our exciting teaching internships?
Browse the links to the left to find out more about what it means to be a Breakthrough Teacher!

The Summer 2011 deadline is March 7th, 2011, though interviews are granted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. Be sure to check out the links on this page to learn more about the experience!

Breakthrough Saint Paul is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for high-potential, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul. Breakthrough provides paid summer internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.

Open to all majors!

This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.

Please visit our website for more details here!

UROP DEADLINE
UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Please consider applying for an undergraduate research grant this spring through UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Earn up to $1400 plus $300 in supply money! The UROP application deadline is Monday, March 7th, 2011.

Please see a list of UROP project ideas submitted by faculty members. This list of prospective research projects is an excellent resource for those students who haven't already identified a project idea or aren't sure about the possibilities. I encourage you to contact a faculty member(s) on the list and discuss the possibility of developing a UROP proposal.

Click here to learn more about undergraduate research in CFANS.

A final resource you may wish to review is the "Opportunities Gallery" posted on the central Undergraduate Research website. Please see the Undergraduate Research website for more details about the application process. UROP applications must be submitted electronically through the following website here.

UROP projects funded in the spring round will begin in May/Summer/Fall, 2011.

Questions? Contact Bill Ganzlin, CFANS UROP Coordinator, bganzlin@umn.edu or 612-624-3047.

Tony Diggs Excellence Awards- Nominations Due Friday
The deadline has been extended for the Tony Diggs Excellence Awards. You now have until Friday, March 11 at 5pm to nominate outstanding student groups! Please visit the site here for more information and to nominate a student group now.

March 11th U-YMCA Student Board
Check out the job position, find the application and start the process here.

Global Seminars Deadline Extended

Take advantage of faculty-led, 3-credit programs in May. But hurry: the deadline to apply is March 11.

Made in China: explore the rapid economic transformation taking place in China.
Sustainability in Northern Europe: Consider how Northern European cities integrate culture, ecology and the economy.
Symbolism in Chinese Culture: Explore the complex system of symbols and their meaning
Traveling Authors in Southwest France: Travel the routes of inspiration for important authors of the past, while authoring your own travelogue.

International Women's Week

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There are a few different events going on this week in the spirit of celebrating International Women's Week. Show your support and pride for the Women movement and the women in your life.

March 8: Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Minnesota's Native Communities

Guest speaker, Suzanne Koepplinger, M.A., has been the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center since December of 2003. She has a background in international project development and management, communications, domestic violence advocacy, and fundraising.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 4:00-6:00 pm. Location: Room 1314 Social Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Program and Women's Center at the University of Minnesota and co-sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights. For more information, please contact hrp@umn.edu.

March 8: Refugee and Immigrant Women for Change's International Women's Day

Date: Tuesday, March 8, Program 3:00-5:00 pm and Celebratory Reception 5:00-6:00 pm. Location: St. Catherine's University Coeur De Catherine's Student Center, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul. This event is sponsored by CAPI. For more information, please contact info@capiusa.org.

March 9: Controversies Surrounding the Headscarf (hijab) and the Situation of Transgendered Women in International Human Rights

Two human rights minors, Khadra Abdi and Leah Entenmann, both studying human and women's rights will be presenting their ongoing research. Topics will range from controversy surrounding the headscarf (hijab) and issues facing the transgendered community in the United States.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 4:00-6:00 pm. Location: 260 Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, 269 19th Ave S, Minneapolis. This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota. For more information, please contact hrp@umn.edu.

March 10: Swimming in the Daylight: A Conversation with author Lisa Paul

A human rights success story of a friendship between Lisa Paul, a University of Minnesota graduate in Russian Studies, and Inna Meiman, a Russian Jew who was forbidden by her government to access medical treatment abroad.

Date: Thursday, March 10, 12:00-2:00 pm. Location: 609 Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, 269 19th Ave S, Minneapolis. This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota. For more information, please contact hrp@umn.edu.

TWIN CITIES INTERNATIONAL EVENTS- May

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TWIN CITIES INTERNATIONAL EVENTS:

Latin American Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Cuba and Nicaragua
March 4, 2 p.m., 2-213 Carlson School of Management, Free

Chicano Studies Public Lecture: "Transfronteriza: Gender Rights at the US/Mexico Border and La Colectiva Feminista"
March 4, 3:30 p.m., 404 Walter Library, Free

Women Voice: World Voice
March 4, 7:30 p.m., Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Mabrouk Egypt: An Evening of Solidarity with Egypt
March 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Ave, St. Paul, Free

A Night of French Television Ads
March 7, 7 p.m., MCAD, 2501 Stevens Ave, Mpls, Auditorium 150, $15 general admission/$10 student and member admission

Pierre Bensusan
March 9, 7 p.m., The Cedar, $15 advance/$18 day of show

Chicano Studies Public lecture:"Immigrant Rights, and Chicano/Mexicano Self Determination: Autonomy, the Chicano Movement and Transational Migration"
March 10, 3:30 p.m., 102 Walter Library, Free

Nigeria's Past, Global Futures
March 10, 4:30 p.m., Rarig Center, Free

Adventure Travel with Jim Klobuchar
March 10, 7 p.m., Continuing Education and Conference Center, Cost: $40

Chicano Studies Pubic Lecture: "From Yalalag to Los Angeles and Back Again: Circulating Conflict and Producing a Zapotec indigenous Locality"
March 11, 3:30 p.m., 102 Walter Library, Free

La loi
March 11, 7 p.m., Melva Lind Memorial Library, in the Grande Salle of the Alliance Française. 113 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401, Free

Acoustic Africa
March 13, 8 p.m., The Cedar, $30 advance/ $35 day of show

Cajun Dance W/ Bayou Grenouille, Dance Lesson W/ Maurine McCort
March 18, 7:30- 10:30 p.m., Tapestry Folkdance Center, $7/$5 newcomer discount

East Marries West: Shubhendra and Saskia Rao
March 20, 7:00 p.m., The Cedar, $15 advance/ $30 day of show

"Peddling Encounters: Syrian Migrants and the Intimacies of Race"
March 21, 12 p.m., 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library, Free

Peace Corps Information Meeting
March 22, 4:30 p.m., 325 Coffman Memorial Union, Free

Managing Complex Dilemmas: Global Food Safety and Security
March 23, 12 p.m., R380 - IonE Seminar Room Vocational-Technical Education, Free

Autism and the Somali Community: Perspectives on Disability and Culture
March 24, 6:30 p.m., President's Room Coffman Memorial Union, Free

Informing Early Modern Science: London's Royal Society
March 25, 12:15 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall, Free

Rapt
March 25, 7:00, Melva Lind Memorial Library, in the Grande Salle of the Alliance Française. 113 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401, Free

Int'l Dance With Mary Garvin
March 25, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Tapestry Folkdance Center, $7/$5 newcomer

Eastern Mediterranean Influences on Opera and Music Theater in Europe
March 28, 5 p.m., 235 Nolte Center for Continuing Education, Free

Testimony: Genocide and Transmission
March 28, 5 p.m., Humphrey Forum, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, Free

Europe in the News
March 30, 2:30 p.m, 614 Social Sciences, Free

GENDER/ASIA Seminar Series: Aniruddha Dutta
March 30. 3:30 p.m., 710 Social Sciences, Free

Intellectuals and Politics in Postwar Swedish Cultural Debate
March 31, 12:30 p.m., 152 Klaeber Court, Free

Fatima Hatun née Beatrice Michiel: A Renegade Between Venice and Istanbul
March 31, 4 p.m., 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education, Free

Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference

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Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference
The Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference is a free conference open to all University of Minnesota staff and faculty interested in internationalizing the curriculum and campuses. Sponsored by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (formerly the Office of International Programs).

March 25
9 a.m. To 5 p.m.
3M Auditorium Carlson School of Management

May Term Global Seminars- Deadline Extended until March 11

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Global Seminars Deadline Extended

Take advantage of faculty-led, 3-credit programs in May. But hurry: the deadline to apply is March 11.

Made in China: explore the rapid economic transformation taking place in China.
Sustainability in Northern Europe: Consider how Northern European cities integrate culture, ecology and the economy.
Symbolism in Chinese Culture: Explore the complex system of symbols and their meaning
Traveling Authors in Southwest France: Travel the routes of inspiration for important authors of the past, while authoring your own travelogue.

Speed Friending Event- Leadership Minor Student Group

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Where? STSS 118
When? Thursday, March 31 @ 5:30 pm
What? Come for friends and food!

Gather up as many of your Leadership friends, friends, classmates, roommates, and neighbors as you can and get ready to make more.We will be hosting an event similar to Speed Dating, with a few improvements:
1)You'll talk to multiple people at once, meaning less awkward and more fun!
2)FREE FOOD.'Nuff said.
3)The more friends you bring, the more fun it will be for you and everyone.
4)Potential opportunity for extra credit-- ask your instructors!

We Are... Minnesota- Volunteer at Sporting Events

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Are you interested in athletics? Do you have a passion for Gopher spor ts? We Are...Minnesota is looking for volunteer Gopher Greeters for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Gopher Greeters are the face of the University of Minnesota at all home football, men's basketball, and men's hockey games.The Gopher Greeters welcome fans, answer questions, and hand out give-away items to create a positive game day experience for both the University of Minnesota and our opponents' fans.

Job Details: work approximately 15 games between the football, men's basketball, and men's hockey season; hand out give away items; answer fan questions; share your University of Minnesota Spirit.

Benefits: Attire (jacket, t-shirt, bag), tickets to games worked, social activities, a letter of accomplishment from the Athletics Director upon successful completion of the year.

Go online here to check out the We Are...Minnesota Spirit Initiative. The application can be found on the web page, please submit completed applications to the We Are...Minnesota e-mail account, spor tsmanship@umn.edu

Applications are due March 31, 2011

Please submit applications via e-mail or to the front desk of 500 Coffman Memorial Union by 4:00pm.

Hello CLA students!

Come join us at the CLA "More Than a Major Fair." It is a one-day event where you can learn about majors and minors in the College of Liberal as well as explore options through the Career Services and the University Honors Program.

When: Monday March 7th, 2011, 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Coffman Union, 3rd floor, President's room

There will be a grand prize raffle of $50 gift card to the University Bookstore as well as several other prizes. CLA advisers will be ready to answer any questions you may have regarding your academic career. Visit our website here to learn more!

This year, the Exploring Interests and Majors Fair and the CLA More Than a Major Fair will be held on the same day (Monday, March 7). These events are both geared to help students make some major decisions, but they are very different events, sponsored by different groups and each having a distinct purpose. Both event are free and are open to all UofM students.

Exploring Interests and Majors (EIM) Fair- March 7 from 10am-2pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union

EIM is sponsored by a collective of career counseling and academic advising from all of the colleges at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The event focuses on helping students explore their interests and skills and learning what majors could be a good fit for them. Students can learn about majors in all colleges across campus. Additionally, EIM helps students identify campus resources and engagement opportunities that may be of
interests, including information about national and international study.

This is the event for you if you are still exploring your major options and want more information about how your skills and interests match with UofM majors.

CLA More than a Major Fair- March 7 from 10am-2pm in the President's Room at Coffman Memorial Union

The More than a Major Fair (MTMF) is sponsored by the CLA Student Board. The MTMF provides an opportunity for students interested in specific CLA majors the opportunity to learn more about those majors from advisers who specialize in them.

This is the event for you if you already have a few ideas about what you want to major in (in CLA) and want to find out more in-depth information about the program requirements, pre-requisites and departmental opportunities. Or, once you've visited the EIM and have a major or two you'd like to learn more about, come upstairs to meet with an adviser about your choices.

Wonderful May-term Course focused on a Community of Ours

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ID 3960 - Global Leadership for Social Change: A Cedar-Riverside Immersion
* 3-credits
* Session Dates: May 20 - June 11, 2011

What can a neighborhood teach us about leadership and social change? What role does leadership play in strengthening a neighborhood?

This 3-credit May session course explores those questions as it uses immersion experience of study abroad without even leaving Minneapolis. You will be learning and working in the Cedar-Riverside community and examining questions of leadership, power, cultural diversity, and social change. The course involves an exciting blend of community engagement, neighborhood excursions, readings, and lively discussions.

The course includes a weekend residential component, a neighborhood theater performance, and meals at local restaurants.

Scholarships are available with preference given to students of color and international students.

To learn more visit the site here or contact the instructor Merrie Benasutti at benas021@umn.edu or 612-624-3800.

Free Arts Mentorship Program

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Free Arts Mentorship Program - Weekly or when available

Free Arts Minnesota is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the healing powers of artistic expression into the lives of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families, while offering children an opportunity to develop healthy relationships with adults, increase their sense of self-worth and help them learn new ways to communicate through participation in the arts. Free Arts needs 130 mentors for their Weekly Mentorship Program and have particular need for male mentors.

If you'd like to help but can't commit to a weekly schedule, contact Courtney (bohl0086@umn.edu) for more information on how you can help.

Be a voice at a Restorative Justice Community Action Conference

Two upcoming community conferences need voices from members in the southeast / U of M areas. The first conference is on Saturday March 5th at 10:00 AM. It will be held at SE Christian Church, 960 15th Ave SE. The second conference is on Thursday March 10th at 5:30 PM. It will be held at University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave SE.

We're looking for four members per conference. Contact Alex Suskovic asuskovic@rjca-inc.org for more information. To find out more about RJCA go here: http://www.rjca-inc.org/

Tutor a child near you

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Make a difference in a child's life--become a part-time Tutor!

Did you know there are several schools in the same neighborhoods where you might live? SE Como has two new schools in the Tuttle School facility (18th SE and Como), Marcy Holmes/ Dinkytown area has Marcy Open (4th St SE and 4th Ave SE) and Prospect Park/Stadium Village has Pratt School (Malcolm and University). That doesn't even include the opportunities at park facilities, and other community organizations.

Want to help a child when you have time in your schedule? Contact Rachel at fanne005@umn.edu to find a good fit.

Volunteer at a Como Afterschool Enrichment night

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Afterschool Enrichment Nights

Help with the Project for Pride in Living's (PPL) afterschool program at 12th and Como Avenue. There are two age groups: 1st-3rd graders meet Monday-Wednesday, and the older group 4th-8th graders meet Tuesday-Thursday. Mondays and Tuesdays evenings need tutors, and Wednesday and Thursdays are enrichment nights, which usually involve going on a field trip to museums, or other similar community organizations.

Very noncommittal--interested individuals could participate once or twice if desired. For more info contact lucy.voller@ppl-inc.org.

HELP SANDBAG In Moorehead

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University of Minnesota volunteers are needed this Saturday, March 5th to help with sandbagging efforts in Moorhead. A bus will depart from behind Coffman at 6:00am for a sandbagging facility where we will spend the day readying the bags for deployment. Meals will be provided for free, and we'll return late in the evening between 10:00pm and 11:00pm.

Sign-up at msa.umn.edu or contact Tyler Dirks at dirk0059@umn.edu with any questions.

Asian-Pacific Day at the Capitol invites all to join them

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To fellow students, alumni, staff and friends,

I am writing to invite you and the greater UMN community to Asian-Pacific Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 14, 2011 at the State Capitol.

We are hoping to attract those who might be completely unfamiliar with the policy making process but wish to have a greater understanding of how to access it.

I've attached a flyer(ap datc flyer.pdf) with some more information and an RSVP site at http://apidatc.eventbrite.com/

Brian Kao
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
www.capm.state.mn.us
brian.kao@state.mn.us

Summer Opportunity in Chicago

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Engage Chicago(EC): an immersive summer field study program for undergraduates Northwestern University's Engage Chicago program provides a tremendous opportunity for undergraduates from any school to earn college course credits while studying urban issues and social change and gaining valuable work experience in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Open to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, EC takes advantage of the unique history, resources, culture and expertise the city has to offer, providing powerful learning experiences for students interested in public service and social change.

From community health clinics and legal advocacy organizations to youth development programs and and environmental justice agencies, EC places bright undergraduates at top nonprofit and civic organizations that match their skills and interests. Past host sites include organizations like the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition, and the Chicago Public Schools Office of School Turnaround. EC students explore the rich culture and history of Chicago and the theories and ideas behind community development work in Field Studies in Civic Engagement, a course taught by Northwestern Professor John "Jody" Kretzmann.

Field experiences are a unique component of Engage Chicago, complementing the work done in class and at internships. Highlights from EC 2010 included a talk by Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, a panel discussion with current and formerly homeless individuals at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, a tour of Eden Place, a project on sustainability and urban development in Chicago's Fuller Park neighborhood, and a visit with famed civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson at the headquarters of his Chicago-based national advocacy organization, Rainbow/PUSH.

Engage Chicago offers students the opportunity to:
- Gain invaluable work experience at top organizations in Chicago
- Earn course credit while learning among a community of peers
- Experience daily life in the diverse, dynamic city of Chicago
- Serve alongside leaders and organizations that make a difference
- Learn first-hand about politics, history and methods of social change

The priority deadline has past but the final deadline is not until April 1. Don't hesitate to take advantage of an opportunity to spend a summer in Chicago learning and experiencing. You can learn more and register here.

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