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Want to Blog? Guest Post with the UMN Women's Center

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Over the past couple years, the Women's Center has been expanding its blog. Initially the blog started out as an outlet for female-identified students only. More recently, the center has been encouraging readers from a broad range of backgrounds to participate. To see what it is like now, check it out here.

The blog focuses on a variety of issues such as feminism, GLBTQA activism, anti-racism, body image and more. Regular bloggers are University of Minnesota students who are interested in making a difference. Over the past year, the Women's Center has developed a wider span of readers and guest bloggers not only within the Twin Cities, but across the country as well; encouraging discussion and awareness of social justice issues that affect everyone.

If this is interesting to you, the center is extending an opportunity to you to guest post on the blog during the summer! The Women's Center is looking for social justice-focused posts that aim to educate, inform and discuss issues that our readers will find interesting and useful in their everyday lives.

Please submit a guest post to us by May 25th so it can be shared with readers. For more information regarding guest posting and blog content, please visit the blog site at

If you have any questions, please contact Gina L. Curci at

Are You President Material? Button UP!

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Button Up student group is currently looking for a new president for the 2012-13 school year!

Button Up's goal is to promote conversations on campus. Each year, members hand out several thousand buttons. If you happens to be wearing one, it means that it's okay if someone wants to start a conversation with you - about anything.

The group also hosts events where a member will volunteer to sit at a table with a sign that says "Free Conversations." Anyone can sit down and talk at the table, choosing a conversation topic from the provided "menu."

The president's responsibilities would include:
- ordering buttons
- planning events
- generating publicity
- delegating tasks to the group's officers.

The president will be leading the development of new, creative ideas for the group to accomplish next school year. Andy Schultz, the current president says, "this position has been a great way to serve the campus community while developing my leadership skills."

Any undergraduate or graduate students will be considered. Here is the application.Apply by Monday, May 7. Someone will be selected by Monday, May 14.

For more information, send a message on Facebook, or email Andy (current president) at

Learn more about Button Up on SUA's Student Group Directory:

Silent Shout for access & equity!

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The Offices for Equity and Diversity and Student Affairs are hosting a Silent Shout on Northrop Plaza on May 2nd from 11-1pm.

Your help is needed in supporting breaking down barriers for access and equity.

What is a Silent Shout?
A Silent Shout is a public event where Signmark, a Deaf Finnish hip hop artist, will lead the crowd in performing "Against the Wall" using American Sign Language (ASL).

Signmark will begin teaching the signs to the song at 11 am on Northrop Plaza. The more people gathered in solidarity the better! You do not need to know sign language in order to participate. If you want to hold signs, dance, sing, or just show up, please feel welcome! If you are not planning on learning the signs, please come by 11:45am so a full crowd will be gathered before noon.

What is needed to participate?
For planning purposes, please take 15 seconds to let the Office for Equity and Diversity know if you're able to participate -- RSVP via this Google form

Start practicing now! Follow the links below:

"Against the Wall" Slow

"Against the Wall" Fast

Visit and click on "events" for more information.

Example of a Silent Shout in NYC

Lyrics for "Against the Wall"

Still have questions? Email

Apply for 2012-2013 AISCC Board!

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The American Indian Student Cultural Center (AISCC) is requesting applications for the 2012-2013 AISCC Board. They are looking for board members who are interested in contributing to the broader American Indian community, and the University of Minnesota community. Students from all backgrounds are invited to run for a seat on the 2012-2013 AISCC board.

The AISCC board plans and hosts several events through the year. Annual events include the Honoring American Indian Women Luncheon, Winter Storytelling, fall and spring powwows, and American Indian Heritage Week. Also, AISCC hosts other smaller events throughout the year, and each month host Frybread Fryday. Each event that is hosted includes cultural and educational opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

Board members have the opportunity to plan and execute many events that support the mission of the AISCC, and encourage students to learn more about American Indian cultures. Board members also have unique experiences allowing them to work with and form relationships with members of the broader American Indian community.

If you are interested in holding a seat on the board, please fill out the questionnaire (at the bottom of the post!). The questionnaire will allow those voting to get to know you, and make an informed choice about who will represent the AISCC during the 2012-2013 school year. Please submit the questionnaire by 6:00pm Friday, April 20th, to the AISCC (Located in Coffman Memorial Union, Rm 204) or Emmy Her Many Horses (

Elections will take place April 23rd to April 27th and be held in the Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) in 322 Appleby Hall. COIN will be open for voting 8:00am to 4:30pm. For students who are unable to visit COIN to vote during that time, online voting will be available. Information regarding voting will be sent out at a later time.

If you have any questions or would like to pick up a paper copy of the form below please stop by the AISCC or call us at 612-624-0243.

12-13 AISCC board questionaire.docx

Volunteer / Leadership Events

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Volunteer Opportunities

Earth Day Clean-Up

April 22nd 10:00 am to 1:00pm Van Cleve Park. Need help setting up, directing participants, serving food, and event clean up. Please e-mail Patrick Terry at if you are interested; you will be contacted with more detailed information.

Tech Dump
April 23rd 3:00pm - 7:00pm Van Cleve Park. Mass technology recycle project. Need help with set up and event clean up and directing participants. Please e-mail Patrick Terry at if you are interested; you will be contacted with more detailed information.

The Heritage Academy in SE Como is looking for tutors in high school math and science. Long term tutors would be best. Please e-mail Patrick Terry at if you are interested; you will be contacted with more detailed information.

Leadership Events

Investing in Your Talents - April 19th
League of Women Voters Minnesota (LWVMN) presents how you can recognize, enhance, and utilize your talents to accomplish your professional and personal goals.

The Office for Student Engagement, in collaboration with U Relations, will be launching a promotional campaign late summer/early fall 2012. The campaign will be focused on raising awareness of the value of and opportunities for student engagement and having students use their strengths in the process of being engaged. We are currently looking for undergraduate students who have experience in one or many of the following areas: student groups, campus leadership and involvement, research, volunteering, internships, student employment, studying abroad or away, and/ or with StrengthsFinder® to participate and share their stories.

If this interests you, send a message to Brian Long, Program Associate in the Office for Student Engagement, at

CLA Ambassador Postion & Youth in Government Opportunity

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Become a CLA Student Ambassador!

- Do you enjoy working with diverse people, communities, and organizations; such as prospective students and parents, your CLA student community, alumni and community groups?
- Are you excited to share your positive CLA and U of M experiences with others?
- Would you like to increase your networking abilities and develop connections with college and university administrators, faculty, staff, and other students?
- Do you want to be part of a supportive and fun team that challenges you, draws on your strengths, and builds your leadership and interpersonal skills?

If so, apply today for several open positions as a CLA Student Ambassador!

Application Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2012

Learn more about becoming a CLA Ambassador and complete the application today!

Be a part of something bigger: Attend Youth in Government Conference this Summer!

Interested in Government? The YMCA is looking for interested U of M students who might be interested in participating in the UY - Youth in Government (YIG) program conference, which is hosted this summer from June 19-21, 2012.

The Youth Conference on State Issues (Y-CSI) is a chance for students to make their voices heard on important issues. Students will debate, gain great leadership skills,
and make new friends with other students across the state! Apply today!

You'll engage with a theme related to discrimination in Minnesota. To better
understand the issue, you will be able to participate in site visits and other real life experiences to see the issue firsthand and work together on ways for Minnesota to address the subject.

2012 Y-CSI Topic:
"Do Minnesotans Discriminate?"

For registration materials and more information:
check out:

Application deadline is Friday, May 4th
Registration fee is $25. Scholarships are available.

The Human Rights Program in the Institute for Global Studies is seeking talented and creative undergraduate students with a passion for human rights advocacy and scholarship to join the 2012-13 Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board (SAB).

SAB members will...

- meet monthly with Program staff.
- develop student-led initiatives on current human rights issues.
- work as partners with the program's director and staff in providing support for existing HRP projects.
- serves as HRP ambassadors among U of M students.

Who is eligible?
- Must be a full-time undergraduate during the academic year for which you are applying.
- Students from ALL undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply.
- Everyone, from first semester freshmen to seniors, is welcome to apply.

What are the desired qualifications?

- Commitment to the HRP mission to provide the University with opportunities related to human rights in the classroom, through research, and through direct actions, such as projects, internships, and fellowships.
- Prior organizing, advocacy, activism, and leadership skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Why get involved?
Hone tangible skills for effective advocacy in the field of human rights.
Engage and network with human rights faculty and staff within the Program and the broader University, as well as with fellow students with a keen interest in human rights.
Contribute to the HRP through action, advocacy, and leadership.
Space and support to think and act creatively in human rights activities at the University.

How do I apply?

Submit a CV or resume AND a brief cover letter detailing why you would like to be a part of the SAB and the leadership qualities, skills and ideas you would bring to the board.
Applications due by 6 pm, Wednesday, April 11 to Rochelle Hammer via email at or via hard copy to 214 Social Sciences.

Contact Rochelle Hammer at or 612.626.7947.


The 2nd Annual Inna Meiman Human Rights Award
Recognizing undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota who have made significant personal contributions in the promotion and protection of human rights

This award will be given in recognition of the friendship between Inna Meiman, a Soviet era Jewish refusnik who was repeatedly denied a visa to seek medical treatment, and Lisa Paul, a graduate of the University of Minnesota who fought tirelessly on her behalf, including a 25-day hunger strike that galvanized a movement for Inna's freedom. The friendship between Lisa Paul and Inna Meiman is memorialized in the book, Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope.

The award is intended to recognize a University of Minnesota student who embodies a commitment to human rights. The Awardee will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility: The awards are open to all full-time undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota.

· Demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion and protection of international human rights through significant work on a human rights cause during their time as an undergraduate;
· Raised the visibility of a particular human rights issue among the University community or the broader public;
· Made a positive difference in the life of others, and has given voice to those who might otherwise not be heard.

Nominations: submit a letter of 750 words or less describing the human rights activities undertaken by the nominee during his or her time as a student at the University of Minnesota and a CV of the student being nominated; Students may be nominated by faculty, staff or other students at the University of Minnesota.Self nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from faculty, staff, and students who can attest to the achievements.

Address and Deadline
Letters should be submitted by email to the Human Rights Program,, or delivered to the Human Rights Program, 214 Social Sciences Building, 267 - 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

The nomination deadline is Friday, April 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The Inna Meiman Award winner will be recognized publicly at an event in April or May 2012.

Tomorrow & Wednesday: Events On-Campus

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Student Elections: Don't Forget to Rock the Vote Starting Today!
The 2012 elections for student government positions in MSA and USenate open today at 8:00 a.m. and close Wednesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. Cast your vote online at or stop by one of three Get Out the Vote Rallies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. located on the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul campus areas where laptops will be provided. Specific dates, times, and locations for the rallies can be found at Contact the All Campus Elections Commission with questions at

Men as Advocates: Tracy Davis on Gender Equity
When: Tues, April 3, 4:00 PM
Where: Bell Museum Auditorium

Tracy L. Davis, Ph.D., professor and director of the Center for the Study of Masculinities & Men's Development at Western Illinois University, will discuss how men can advocate and promote gender equity. Co-sponsored with the Women's Center and many other offices and departments across campus. For more information, please contact

Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race
Wednesday, April 4, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race is the most recent book by author and professor Joe Soss. It highlights the changes in poverty governance over the past forty years and explains the central role of race in this evolution. Seats are limited, so please RSVP at Links to speaker biographies can be found on the Eventbrite page.

Schedule for the evening:
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Registration
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Social

This event is being hosted by the Humphrey School's Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center as part of its pubReads series. Contact Hunter Gordon at with any additional questions you may have.

Global Leadership Opportunity: Abroad and Domestic, Open House
Explore leadership in a new cultural context! There are short-term and semester-long programs with a leadership emphasis. Sites in include Ireland, South Africa, Costa Rica, Brazil, Rome, Tanzania, New York City, and Cedar Riverside. Come to the open house to meet the leaders of these programs and students who have participated in the past.

When: Wednesday, April 4th
Time: 4:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Appleby Hall 303
FREE PIZZA will be provided!

National Public Health Week Film Festival

Film: We Were Here
When: Wed, April 4, 5:30 PM
Mayo Memorial Auditorium

The GLBTA Programs Office is partnering on this screening of We Were Here for "AIDS & GLBTQ Perspectives" night during the 8th Annual National Public Health Week Film Festival! We Were Here provides a deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of HIV/AIDS in San Francisco and how people rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis. Check out more information about the NPHW festival on their Facebook page!

Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights & Organized Labor: The Fight Against Right to Work Laws, Then and Now
Date: Wednesday, April 4th
When: 6pm-8pm
Where: Bell Museum (10 Church Street SE)

AFSCME Local 3800 is hosting a film screening and panel discussion to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of his assassination. "At the River I Stand" (1993) will be shown Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bell Museum, located at the corner of University Ave. and 17th Ave. SE in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. The film documents Dr. King's last two months alive and his work with the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis in 1968. This powerful documentary illuminates the connections between economic and civil rights through these public employees' fight for dignity and justice.

SERU Survey & May Term Course

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Want to make a difference in the ways you and others experience the University of Minnesota? The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey is a powerful way to share your thoughts and opinions with University decision makers.
-- The survey takes about 25 minutes.
-- Your responses are confidential.
-- Participants can win one of 60 $50 gift certificates to the U Bookstore.

Take the survey []
See more information []

Thanks for helping to improve our student experience. Remember, U Matter!

May Term Course, Information Session

ID 3960: Global Leadership and Social Change: A May Session Cedar Riverside Immersion
- Wednesday, March 21st from 3:00pm-4:00pm in Appleby 269
- Come meet the instructor to get an overview of this unique and exciting course

ID 3960: Global Leadership for Social Change- A Cedar Riverside Immersion is a 3 credit May session course that parallels the immersion experience of study abroad. 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. In the community, we learn from organizers, social justice activists, businesses leaders, elected officials, and community residents.

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

If you have any questions please direct them to Katie Peacock with the Community Service Learning Center or visit the website for more information.

Finding a Major that Fits U! Workshop Series

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The workshops are open to all U of M students. More details can also be found on our website:

Workshop 1: All about U: Exploring your Interests and Values
Date and Time: Thursday, March 22nd from 3:00-4:00pm
Location: 518/520 STSS

Workshop 2: What's in a Major? Exploring Academics and Resources
Date and Time: Thursday, March 29th from 11:30-12:30pm
Location: 518/520 STSS

Workshop 3: More than just a Job: Connecting Majors to Careers
Date and Time: Monday, April 2nd from 3:00-4:00pm
Location: 518/520 STSS

Workshop 4: How to Get Involved on and around Campus
Date and Time: Thursday, April 5th from 3:00-4:00pm
Location: 518/520 STSS

Workshop 5: Get Started on Your Journey: Goal Setting and Creating an Action Plan
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 10th from 11:30-12:30pm
Location: 518/520 STSS

Up-Coming Events & Opportunities - Save The Date!

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Study in New York This Summer!
3-credit summer internship course in New York City this summer! This will be an inter-cultural experience with international students studying at the UM and domestic students from the UM. This course will count as the Field Experience course for the leadership minor. If you have not taken Leadership, You, and Your Community, you are still eligible to apply for this 2012 summer course.

Send all questions and application requests to June Nobbe,

On-Campus Events

GLBTQ Ally Training 101
Fri, March 23, Noon-4:00 PM
Appleby Hall 3 Ally Training Logo

Ally Training 101 provides a space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity, and to ask questions and engage in conversations we don't often have the chance to explore. Participants learn about GLBTQA communities, think critically about gender and sexuality, discuss language and privilege, reframe myths and stereotypes, and explore how we can be allies to each other across identities and experiences. Attendees leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete steps they can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone. This session is free and open to the public. Free food (including vegan and gluten-free options), educational materials and Ally stickers/buttons will be provided! To register, please email with your name, email, and University or community affiliation.

Living Green Film Festival
When: Saturday, March 24th
Where: Science Teaching and Student Services Building
The films: "Tapped," an unflinching look at the business of bottled water; "Fresh," new thinking about what we're eating; and "Mother Nature's Child," growing outdoors in the media age, will each screen at 12pm and 2pm. Sponsored by Housing & Residential Life and co-sponsored by the Women's Center and others. For more information, visit

Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)
When: Monday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m
Where: Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union.
An important prelude to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Aurora Center, along with the Women's Center and others, sponsors this panel discussion regarding issues of race and privilege as it relates to domestic trafficking. People of all opinions are welcome! FFI: www.umn.ed

Students interested in careers in writing and information design will want to know about this event.
Thank you for forwarding this message to interested students.

What can I do with a Certificate or Master of Science degree
in Scientific & Technical Communication?

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:00-1:30
Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis Campus, University of Minnesota

The event is free and includes a pizza lunch.
Join past, current, and prospective students--plus community partners from business and industry--
to learn how writers and problem solvers in S&TC start and advance their careers.

What are hiring managers looking for?
What should be in my portfolio?
Best and worst cover letter ideas.
The technical communication job outlook.

Please RSVP to with RSVP in the subject line.

Events On-Campus: Plan Ahead! (via Career Services)

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Secrets From CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
- Friday, March 30
- 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- McNamara Alumni Center, Johnson Great Room
Come and hear how CLA Alumni have used their degrees in various ways. Get great tips about networking and learn from those who have been in your shoes. This event is open to all CLA students and recent CLA alumni (who have graduated within the last year). You much register on GoldPASS; cost is $5.00. Log in to GoldPASS ( and click the 'Career Events'.

Company Site Visit: Olson
- Friday, April 13
- 12:30 to 2:30 pm
- transportation provided
Get an up-close look at a brand connection agency with a digital core and deep expertise in advertising, 1:1, PR, social and mobile. Talk to their employees about the many career options available to liberal arts majors. You must register by April 10 to attend this tour, and space is limited!

Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice
- Friday, April 6
- 12 to 1:30 p.m.
- 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! Free.

Business Careers Event
- Tuesday, April 17
- 12 to 1:15 p.m.
- Science Teaching and Student Services building, 512A
Attend this free event to learn how a Liberal Arts or non-business major can lead to a successful business career. We'll tell you which skills businesses look for and how to acquire them. Featured speakers include U of M / CLA alumni. No registration required.

Workshops: Job Prep & Pre-Law

March Schedule
Our 60-minute workshops are an introductory preparation tool. See descriptions and complete schedule at

- Effective Interviewing: March 21
- Resumes and Cover Letters: March 20
- Job-Search Strategies: March 7
- Should I Go to Law School?: March 27

Job & Internship Openings
Many organizations are on campus this semester to interview CLA students for jobs and internships. For a complete list of 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

Leadership & Internship Opportunities!

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Paid Summer Opportunity Through the UY
Looking for a way to be involved during the summer AND get paid for it? Y Sparks is an environmental student group at schools in Minneapolis that uses volunteers through the University YMCA (UY) to run the program. We are able to offer a paid summer opportunity doing a version of this. Sparks mentors will help implement environmental curriculum that is provided during 1 week classes for 6 weeks on topics including Green (recycled) crafts, energy, gardening, and a general "green" class. Visit the website for specific details about the position and how to apply. Feel free to email Brittany Haigh, the Program Coordinator, at if you have any questions!

CAPI is currently seeking volunteers with some computer experience to assist in a data entry project. CAPI is a community-based nonprofit organization located in the Longfollow neighborhood of Minneapolis which works with over 3,000 Somali and Hmong refugees and immigrants annually to provide housing, food, and a variety of other services. This important data entry project will be used as part of a voter registration campaign that will be launched this summer. Prospective volunteers should be willing to commit to 2-3 hours a week for multiple weeks. Previous data entry experience not required and all necessary training will be provided. If you're interested in volunteering with CAPI, or for more information about the project, please contact Minrose Straussman at, or (412) 414-7784. For more information on CAPI and our programs, please visit our website at

TRiO Upward Bound, the longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities, is now accepting applications for various positions including:
- Lead Teacher
- Classroom Assistant
- Administrative Assistant
- Residential Adviser

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an 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 for the following dates:

Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday, June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]
Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]
Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]
Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]

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 employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)

Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526)

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523)

Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525)

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration.

Save the Date for On-Campus Events! (via International Bulletin)

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The International Bulletin is a compilation of international groups, events and engagement opportunities on or around campus. Click on the red links for the complete description on the International Bulletin website.

Featured Student International Opportunity
Minnesota Cuban Film Festival

Events on Campus
Famine Relief, Prevention and Remittances for the Horn of Africa
Social, Economic and Cultural Impacts on Ecuadorian Immigrants in the U.S.
The Changing Nature of Global Integration
Global Health Programs with Child Family Health International Information Session
"'Listen to My Rap': M.anfest and the Creative Legacy of J. H. Kwabena Nketia"
Kantata Takwa (Indonesia 1992/2008) with Director Q&A
State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights across the Disciplines
New Summer Study Abroad Programs in Tanzania
Latin American Speaker Series: Jeffrey Pilcher
Nobel Peace Prize Forum: 'AvantJazz for Peace': Improvising Visions of a World without War
TEMS Work-in-Progress Seminar: Dead Time - Daniel Brewer, French and Italian
Goethe and the Ten Commandments: Germans and the Myth of Jewish Exclusiveness
Up the Yangtze (Dir. Yung Chang, 2007)
Engaging Controversies: Everybody's Second Language? Cross-Cultural and Multilingual Perspectives on Academic Writing
Birthing a Language: The Path to Multilingualism
Meet and Greet for Norwegian Educators
Claire Nouvet, "Annihilation Through Consumption: Dalí's Double Game"
Spanish & Portuguese Research Group (SPRG) Forum
Presentation by Indonesian filmaker Gotot Prakosa
Small World Coffee Hour: Bulgarian Spring Celebration
Diversity Internship Fair
Back on the Agenda? The Imperative of the Middle East Refugee Question

Scholarships and Engagement Opportunities
Students Crossing Borders Living Learning Community
2012 Dunn Peace Research Scholarship
Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat
2012-2013 Small World Coffee Hour, Team Member Opportunity
2012-2013 Small World Coffee Hour Leadership Position!

May Session Course Offered: "Global Leadership for Social Change-A Cedar-Riverside Immersion"

If you have any questions or problems with the links, please send me an email at - I hope you enjoy the awesome opportunities!

On-Campus Volunteering & Leadership Opportunities

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Deaf Hard-of-Hearing Day 2012
Disability Services is looking for people to volunteer for part or all of Deaf Hard-of-Hearing Day.

When: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 8AM - 2PM. It doesn't have to be for the whole time.
Who: Students grades 9-12, as well as their teachers and parents (last year about 100 high school students, teachers and parents attended)

If you are able to or interested in volunteering please send an email to Barb Podesta at by March 31st with the approximate time you're available. Barb will contact you with more information about the needs of the day.

This spring, the Office for Student Engagement is hosting a series of Strengths-related discussions for students. The Let's Talk Strengths! series will focus on different areas of how Strengths can provide students opportunities to apply your Strengths, as well as discuss with other students. Next events are:

· Strengths & My Major - March 21, 2012, noon - 1 PM, 144 STSS

· Strengths & Leadership - April 12, 2012, noon - 1 PM, Frontier Hall Main Lounge

If you are interested, check out to RSVP for these free events! Space and snacks are limited, so register soon!

Leadership Retreat Registration & Women Center Events

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Did you know that March is Women's History Month? Check out the great events sponsored by the Women's Center, along with other campus and community partners!

March 7 STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Workshop)

1:00 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building

March 8 Miss Representation (Film Screening)

6:30 p.m., Theater, St. Paul Student Center

March 9 Women in Afghanistan: Securing Their Future

6:30 p.m., Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

March 21 Women and Politics Book Group

5:00 p.m., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

March 26 Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)

7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice
6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat
ISSS is currently looking for international and U.S. graduate students to apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat.

When: Saturday, March 24, 9 am - 5 pm
Place: 101 University International Center, East Bank

This retreat is for both international and U.S. graduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to undergraduate students during the Fall 2012 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 11th

Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at or 612-626-4799 for any questions.

On-Campus Leadership Opportunities & "Go-To" Events!

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Leadership Opportunities

Build your resume with over 100 hours of volunteer service!
Develop your personal leadership style, facilitate small group discussions, and gain valuable public speaking skills while leading a group of new students through their first week on campus. Applications to become a 2012 Welcome Week Leader are due Wednesday, February 22.

Become a Health Advocate in your Residence Hall!
Boynton Health Service is looking for passionate, enthusiastic students to become 2012-2013 Health Advocates. Deadline is March 9. Learn more...

Youth Activities Leader - Summer Employment
University of Minnesota Youth and Community Programs needs energetic, responsible, experienced, and caring adults to lead youth activities for ages 5-15 this summer! Open to students from any university and other adults from the community. Hours available are partial day or full day, Monday - Friday.

Looking for individuals who have:
- Experience working with youth between ages 5-15
- Experience leading activities or supervising groups of youth
- Willing and able to swim, play, and participate with youth throughout the day
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrate a high level of responsibility & leadership
- Pass the criminal background check and reference checks
- See additional information about requirements and preferred qualifications online

To find out more information or apply to postings, please visit: and search postings for "Summer Camp Group Leader"
- Full Day, U of M Student: Requisition number 176400
- Full Day, Non-U of M / All Other: Requisition number 176402
- Partial Days, U of M Student: Requisition number 176403
- Partial Days, Non-U of M / All Other: Requisition number 176404

Interviews will take place on March 6, 7, 9, 13, 21, 22 and additional dates if needed.
Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please direct them to Carole McNaughton-Commers at


UROP-Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Find out how to partner with a faculty member on a paid research project in your area of interest. UROP awards include a stipend of up to $1400 for the hours you work and up to $300 in expense money. Deadline is February 27 for summer/fall projects. Learn more...

Exploring Interests and Majors event

This free event is Wednesday, February 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Coffman Union. Stop by for information about the U of M's academic majors, or about the many resources and activities available to all students. Talk directly with advisers and career counselors, or browse on your own. Learn more...

Special Events On-Campus! (plan ahead)

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American Indian Cultural House Film Series
- Thursday, February 16th, 2012
- Rapson Hall Auditorium
- 5:30 p.m. Doors open and light refreshments served
- 6:00 p.m. the film begins
The first film in the American Indian Cultural House's Third Annual Film Series is three days away.This year the theme is "Misappropriation of Culture", and the first film is"In Whose Honor?" This film takes a critical look at the long-running practice of "honoring" Native American Indians by using them as mascots and nicknames in sports. In this moving and award-winning documentary, Native Americans speak out about the hurtful and harmful effects of stereotyped sports images on both Natives and non-Natives alike.

Please go to the COIN blog for more information about all the films in the series:

UMN Job & Internship Fair
- Thursday, February 23
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Minneapolis Convention Center
All U of M students and alumni can attend this big annual event! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for jobs and internships, including opportunities specifically for CLA students. Cost is $10 if you register by February 20. Learn more and get helpful preparation tips at

Practice Interview Days
- February 29 or March 27
- choose your time-slot
- 524 Science Teaching and Student Services building
Do a practice interview with a business professional, then receive constructive feedback after it. Your session will be 45 minutes long and you can choose the start-time. For more information or registration instructions, visit the Career Services Website.

Exploring Interests & Majors
- Wednesday, February 29
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Coffman Union, Great Hall
This event provides information about the U of M's academic majors, and about the U's many resources and activities. You can talk directly with advisers and career counselors, or simply explore on your own. You don't need to register to attend--stop by anytime between 10 and 2.

Careers In Law Forum
- Wednesday, February 29
- 12 to 3 p.m.
- Willey Hall Atrium
Stop by this free event to learn about law-related careers, law schools, internships, and much more. See details at

AmeriCorps Recruitment Event
- Thursday, March 1
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 524 Science Teaching and Student Services building
Get experience, earn a stipend, AND make a difference! AmeriCorps has many types of positions available. Stop by this event to talk to their representatives and to pick up application materials. This event is open to all U of M students and recent alumni. See details at

Community Volunteering & NSE (National Student Exchange!)

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Volunteer Opportunities with CIVITAS
CIVITAS is a collaboration of students connecting students and their lives on and off-campus through community involvement in local neighborhoods. Every time you volunteer through Civitas, you will be put in a drawing for a raffle! Raffle prizes include but are not limited to gift cards to local stores and restaurants!

Shovel Brigade
Please send an e-mail if you are interested in helping some of our less able bodied neighbors when it snows by shoveling their walks. We can set you up with a shovel buddy in no time!

Interested in spreading the word about awesome neighborhood events and notices? Fliering is an effective and easy way to get involved in the community! Let me know if you are interested in helping our community raise awareness of events and notices by fliering on your block! Some fliers will be dropped right at your door.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Terry at

WISE Charter School in North Minneapolis is looking for college student volunteers to be tutors to the students at WISE Charter School. Tutors will be working with the Acceleration Program with students after school on reading. The Acceleration Program runs from 3:05-4:35, Monday- Friday. This is a great way for you to build your resume, gain experience in a school setting, be a role model to minority youth and help make a difference in the community.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Kenya Ollie at kollie@WISESCHOOL.ORG.

National Student Exchange (NSE) offers U of M students the opportunity to study at another college or university in the US or Canada for a semester or year. For nearly 30 years, the U of M has sent thousands of students to the diverse array of NSE schools.

This offers a unique opportunity for you to study at a more diverse example. Here's a few examples:

- There are 13 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
- There are over 30 Predominantly Latino/Hispanic Serving Institutions, including 9 schools in Puerto Rico where classes are taught entirely in Spanish.

For more information, visit:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Holliday at

Things to keep in mind this week (via UMN Update)

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Academics Related: Study Abroad + Study Spaces

May and Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Learn more about study abroad opportunities for May and Summer term. More than 30 exciting programs will be represented, from Japan to Morocco to Italy. Meet the professors leading them. All opportunities grant University of Minnesota resident credit and may count towards language, major/minor or liberal education requirements! February 22, 101 Walter Library, 12:30 p.m.

Looking for a place to study or work collaboratively?
Check out the Libraries: With 14+ locations there are study spaces to meet your needs....Group? Quiet? Deep Quiet? Caffeinated? Late night? Its all at the libraries! General study space: Look no further than the comfortable and functional student study space right here on campus! You can also use general purpose classrooms - just check the schedule to see when they are available.

Campus Events & Activities

Safer Sex Week: February 6-10
For Safer Sex Week 2012, protective gear is required! Check out the list of FREE Safer Sex Week events!

I Like to Move It!, The Health Advocates Physical Activity Challenge
Track your physical activity in February and win prizes! For a calendar, list of free activities on campus, list of prizes, and more information, click here. Brought to you by Health Advocates, Boynton Health Service, Recreational Sports, Housing and Residential Life, and

Jobs & Job / Intern Related Events

Apply for the SUA Program Board
Get paid to plan events like Homecoming, Spring Jam, Gophers After Dark, concerts, films, gallery exhibits, and more. Applications for the Student Unions & Activities Program Board are open now through February 17.

2012 CTS Transportation Career Expo
Transportation Career Fair Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 - 7:15 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Union. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for the transportation field. A transportation panel will proceed the job fair to discuss strategies to apply for positions. Open to students from all University of Minnesota Campuses! Learn more...

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