August 31, 2007

CSPP Announcements

CSPP Ph.D. Students:

Remember to sign up for the written prelim by September 18 if you are planning to take it this semester. The sign up sheet is in 206 Burton at Emily's desk. Sample stats questions are also available from Emily. See your handbook, your advisor, and/or Mary Farquhar with any questions.

The prelim this fall will be on Monday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, October 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please see Emily or your handbook for details.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:26 PM

Employment Opportunities

Find a job in Minnesota Corrections
For complete description see flier: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 3:05 PM


A personal perspective on the impending strike by U of M workers:

As many of you know, due to the consistently declining value of our wages over the last decade a strike has been called by AFSCME clerical, technical, and medical workers for the second day of classes next week. New and returning students have inquired about this issue and have asked me for ways to support U workers who demand wages that will make up for past losses and keep up with rising inflation and costs of living. Such information is available at:

Since my peers and I are prepared to make significant sacrifices in order to stand up for our standard of living, I feel that it is important to reach out and share our stories and motivations with our colleagues. Personally, I cannot afford to let my income erode any further (and I make significantly less than the union average) as gas, heating, and health care costs rise and rise. Everyone deserves to make economic progress and I believe I have an economic and moral obligation to take this stand.

Each individual and group will need to make choices about the strike that are appropriate for themselves, however, the outcome of any strike totally depends on the size, strength, and unity of the actions in support of it. I have heard from some students that the U is pushing so-called ‘neutrality’ in order intimidate our potential allies and discourage/weaken their acts of solidarity. I feel that this pressure is manipulative and condescending as all community members ought to determine the best course of action based on their personal values systems. Since I do not have the University’s institutional power over students and staff, I can only make a personal appeal for your support in our efforts.

If you have any questions about the current situation or are interested in a worker’s perspective, feel free to contact myself or AFCSME directly (contact info on website) or attend the community support meeting that will take place tomorrow (Saturday, 10:00am, University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave SE).


Emily Lindell
(also known as the CSPP Principal Office Specialist) (my personal email address)

PS. This week’s City Pages has a good article about negotiations and the issues that have led to the brink of a strike. Read about the 17.5% raise over the next 2 years that President Bruininks has arranged for himself while he refuses to raise our wages more than 2.25% a year. Pick up a copy of this week’s City Pages to read it, or look at it online at this link:


Info on how to get involved with the U of M Transgender Commission

Dear Transgender Commission & Community:

Our first Transgender Commission meeting of Fall 2007 will be held Tuesday, September 11 from 11:00-1:30 in Coffman 303. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

From 11:00-11:30, there will be a casual social hour to welcome new people to the commission and for everyone to catch up after the summer. We will also be inviting the residents of Lavender House, our new gender-inclusive living & learning community. Please help SPREAD THE WORD to anyone you think might be interested in the commission!

(Please note we will also be holding a separate "Open Meeting" later in the month, designed to help new people catch up on the work we have already begun and for us to listen to their voices and ideas.)

From 11:30-1:30, we will hold a general meeting, which will include a gender dialogue and discussion about 1) how the commission is structured and 2) where we want to focus our energies this year.

Transgender Commission General Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Room 303

SAVE THE DATES (more info to come):

Transgender Commission Social Event
Wednesday, October 3, 4:30-6:30 PM
Nolte Lounge

Transgender Commission Open House
Tuesday, November 13, 4:30-6:30 PM
Coffman President's Room

Thank you for supporting the Transgender Commission! We hope to see you on September 11. Please feel free to contact me, Commission Co-Chairs Max Gries ( or Karin Anderson (, or Systemwide Director of GLBTA Programs Anne Phibbs ( if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Ross Neely
Transgender Commission Coordinator
University of Minnesota

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

Special Programs

At the Spring "Reunion" of CSPP grads, one of the people at my table commented on how his clients knew their MBTI(R) types, and what did that mean. That comment inspired me to submit a proposal to MPA for their First Friday Forums. To my surprise, it was accepted. The session: So Your Clients Know Their MBTI Types, Why Don't You: Making Effective Use of Type in your Sessions. It will be Friday, Sept. 7.
Would you please post the brochure and pass it on to others in the department? Thanks.

For Full announcement: Download file
Jean M. Kummerow, Ph.D., LP
Jean Kummerow & Associates LLC
823 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104-7148
651-224-0402 (office)
651-303-7016 (cell)
651-292-1588 (FAX)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI, and Introduction to Type are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.


The Minnesota Jung Association presents the first event of the 2007-2008 season:
“Politics Banishes Psychology---and with it Truth?
John Desteian, Jungian Analyst
Friday, September 7, 2007
7:30-9:30 PM
Stub Hall, Luther Seminary

Admission: $15 members; $20 non-members; $10 students


Tonight’s lecture will appear this fall as a contribution to a volume entitled Politics and the American Soul, published by Spring Journal. The Journal may not yet be available at the time of the lecture, but order forms will be provided at our book table for your convenience.

Stub Hall, on the Luther Seminary campus, is located at Hendon & Fulham in St. Paul, 2 blocks east of Hwy 280.

For further directions, go to

Parking is permitted on the campus side of either Hendon or Fulham.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:10 PM

August 24, 2007

Special Programs

Apply for a Research Grant
Call for Proposals

This year, 2007-2008, Kuder, Inc. will make available two research grants ($5000.00 each). We are interested in research proposals that will examine either of these topics:
1. The effectiveness of using the Kuder Career Planning System in helping students (at any developmental stage but preferably middle-school or high-school students) through the career exploration process or in their career decision-making skills.
2. Innovative ways of using the Kuder assessments in career counseling or guidance.
3. The relationship between usage of the Kuder Career Planning System and retention, attrition, and/or performance in school.

Other topics for proposals will be considered for evaluation; however, interested individuals should receive approval of the topic from Kuder, Inc. prior to submitting the proposal.

Guidelines for Research Proposals:
The applicant(s) must submit a written research proposal by October 1, 2007. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on November 1, 2007.

1. The proposal should include a title page, an abstract that outlines the purpose of the study, and a method section clearly outlining the participants, instruments, and procedure to be used.
2. In addition to the proposal, you must submit a copy of the informed consent, each instrument to be used, and the debriefing form (if applicable).
3. A draft of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Committee Application Form to be submitted to the applicant’s institution should also be included with the application packet.
4. A curriculum vita from the principal investigator.
5. A timeline for the completion of your project.

Data Collection:
Upon approval from Kuder, Inc. to conduct your research project, you will need to submit a copy of your IRB approval prior to gaining access to our assessments or grant money. Because assessments are taken on-line, the principal investigator is responsible for requesting from Kuder, Inc. the dataset of their participants once data collection has been completed. Kuder, Inc. will make every effort to collaborate in other ways that will facilitate the data collection process. If the researcher wishes to use archival data, this should be outlined in the initial submission of the proposal.

Use of Research Funds:
Funds obtained for the research project can be used at the discretion of the principal investigator (e.g., to pay research assistants, participants, etc). However, from the time of approval, Kuder, Inc. will request that the principal investigator submit a copy of the written results to the company by October 1, 2008. This deadline for submission of the final results is not negotiable and will only change at the discretion of Kuder, Inc. if the project requires an extended period of time.

Questions and proposals should be directed to:
Catalina D’Achiardi, Ph.D.
Kuder, Inc.
302 Visions Parkway
Adel, IA 50003
(800) 314-8972 Ext. 248
Catalina D'Achiardi, Ph.D.
Vice-President of Research

Kuder, Inc. * 302 Visions Parkway * Adel, IA 50003 * 800.314.8972 Ext. 248 * 515.993.5412 Fax

Posted by lind0449 at 3:49 PM

Conference Participation

Here is an annoucement that John Romano asked me to forward to all students:

Hi All,

The deadline for submission of proposals for the International Counseling Psychology Conference has been extended to Oct. 1st. Pass the word to your colleagues -- and please consider submitting a proposal or two.

For more information about the conference: Note that the website still lists the Sep. 8th deadline. You can ignore that.

Bob Lent, Ph.D.
Professor & Co-Director,
Counseling Psychology Program
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-2878
FAX: 301-405-9995

******************** Division 17 information can be found at

The 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference Creating The Future: Counseling Psychologists in a Changing World March 6 - 9, The Chicago Hilton and Towers conference website:

Information on LISTSERVs may be found at


Posted by lind0449 at 3:46 PM



Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Appointment: 50% (20 hours per week), B-term (9-month base) for the 2007-08 academic year (appointment dates are August 27, 2007, through May 25, 2008)

Salary: $16.22 per hour


Assist instructor in teaching PSTL1851 Multicultural Relations. Primary duties include:
· teach and/or lecture in the course as needed
· read and help grade the writing assignments
· enter writing assignment grades and exam scores on the computer grade book
· use the scantron machine to score mid-semester exams and quizzes
· help monitor the mid-term exams
· hold office hours to assist student learning
· hold tutoring sessions in preparation for mid-semester and final exams
· attend classes

· CEHD graduate student with graduate work in human resources or educational psychology at the master’s level or above
· knowledge of and experience working with multicultural issues and students from different cultures
· knowledge of identity issues that students face when studying multicultural issues
· experience of personal journey of self-transformation around the issues of race, class, gender, and homophobia
· ability to take on course responsibility as needed

To apply, submit the following materials:
· current resume or vita
· letter of application detailing interest and background
· transcript(s) (unofficial copies are fine)
· names of and contact information for three references who can address the relevant qualifications

Apply to:
Multicultural Relations GTA Search
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709

Deadline: open until filled; review of applications will occur as they are received

Posted by lind0449 at 3:44 PM

August 17, 2007

CSPP Announcements

A recent CSPP MA alum is looking for a supervision group, can you help?

I am working towards my LPC(C) and am searching for an LPC supervision group. Does anyone know of a group that is accepting members?

Any leads are much much appreciated.

Emma Nadler

Posted by lind0449 at 2:56 PM

PhD Student Info

PhD Students Needed as MA Prac Supervisors

Below is a message for you from Dr. John Romano:

I am looking to hire several doctoral students as supervisors for the MA practicum fall semester. MA prac meets Thursday mornings from 8-10 (small group prac supervision) and 10-12 (doc supervision mtg). Only students who have completed the supervision course and prac are eligible. The stipend is $750. Please let me know if you are interested and available. Thanks. John

John L. Romano
Professor and Chair
Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-8241 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 2:53 PM

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Search
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology, The University of Akron
Two positions - Counseling Psychology

Two tenure track positions as Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning August 25, 2008. We are looking for two Counseling psychologists with strong research skills, specializations in an area relevant to health, and the drive and potential to obtain external funds to join our APA-accredited Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology. Priority will be given to applicants with specializations consistent with funding agencies’ interests (e.g., minority health, treatment efficacy, psychological aspects of medical conditions, behavioral medicine, prevention, and health education) and who are licensed or license-eligible. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and/or undergraduate seminars in the applicant’s area of specialization, supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research, and other graduate and undergraduate courses consistent with the applicant’s background and departmental needs (e.g., courses in diversity, practicum, assessment or professional issues). Applicants who will enhance the diversity of the present faculty are especially sought. Preference will go to those applicants with evidence of research productivity and a strong interest in diversity.

The University of Akron has the third largest principal campus enrollment of Ohio’s state universities. Today, nearly 23,000 students from 10 states and 68 countries are enrolled. The University offers 17 doctoral degree programs, over 100 master’s degree programs and options, and more than 200 majors leading to associate and undergraduate degrees. The University is situated in Northeast Ohio in one of the 100 largest metropolitan areas.
The successful applicant will join a 20-member department with a large and thriving undergraduate student body and doctoral programs. Only persons with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology will be considered, and all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start date. Information about the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology and the Department of Psychology is available at and, respectively.

Salary. Starting salary is competitive, benefits are excellent, as are the research and teaching facilities. Support for research start-up and grant seeking assistance is available.

Applications. Applicants should send a letter of application together with vita, reprints, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Linda M. Subich, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4301 (e-mail:

Deadline. Applications will be accepted until October 29, 2007.
EEO Statement. The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


The GLBTA Programs Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant. Please forward this information widely.

Founded in 1993, the GLBTA Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people at the University of Minnesota and to addressing the harmful effects of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification. Toward this end, we accomplish our mission through activities in the following areas:

Information & Referral
Education & Training
Student Support Services
Program Development & Consultation
Community Building

The GLBTA Programs Office is a unit of the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota ­ Twin Cities. We are located on the Minneapolis East Bank Campus.

ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION The position of Administrative Assistant is central to the success of the GLBTA Programs Office (GLBTAPO). The administrative assistant works with professional staff, graduate assistants, and graduate and undergraduate student interns in the development and delivery of a wide range of programs and services meeting the diverse needs of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The administrative assistant is central to the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the office, performing a variety of administrative, clerical, and support functions. The position provides valuable support to the Director and Assistant Director in assisting with budget oversight & related paperwork, scheduling and arranging for meetings and other appointments, coordinating office supply orders and inventory, maintaining information databases and other technical oversight, and website maintenance. The administrative assistant staffs the main office for the GLBTAPO and as such serves as a first point of contact regarding the programs and services offered around issues of sexual orientation and gender identification. As a representative for the program, the administrative assistant provides vital information and referral about programs, resources, and support to the University GLBTA and greater University communities. The administrative assistant also works closely with the Pride @ Work and GLBTA Alumni Network Boards to coordinate event planning and administrative tasks.
The regular business hours for the GLBTAPO are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.

The full job description for this position can be found online. All interested parties must apply through the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources online employment system, found at From here, click on Search & Apply for Job Openings, and search for requisition number 149507.

Please contact Owen Marciano (, 612-626-8086) with any questions about the position or the application processes.

Owen Marciano
Assistant Director
GLBTA Programs Office
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 2:06 PM

August 10, 2007

CSPP Announcements

I’d like to remind all students that the CSPP/EdPsych office and all CSPP faculty offices will be moving to the new Educational Sciences Building in mid-October 2007. Invariably, this will result in delays in clerical and administrative workflow. This means that you should plan ahead for any letters of recommendation, internship readiness forms, etc. that you will need assistance with between early October and mid-November. Request these early to ensure that they will be ready when you need them.

Also, due to office space needs, the Carla Hill Student Resource Room on first floor Burton Hall will no longer be our program resource center, effective August 13. While it is unfortunate that students will no longer have access to this great space, we believe that the new building, with it's coffee shop and other seating/social areas will provide excellent spaces for students to meet and work--once we get settled in there. However, for this fall, please remember that you will not have access to the computers or meeting space in the former-resource room and plan accordingly.

Good luck to all students attending and presenting at APA next week!

Emily, CSPP Office Specialist

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM



For candidates submitting applications for the PSTL GRA position with TRIO students:

Please send hard copies of your application materials to the campus address listed in the posting. Please do not respond via email.

Thank you


A 50% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning for Fall 2007 (August 27, 2007, through January 10, 2008), with possibility for renewal at 25% in Spring 2008 (January 11 through May 25, 2008. The salary is $16.22 per hour.


The position involves interviewing first-generation college students regarding experiences in learning communities. This longitudinal study is one part of an ongoing study of the experience of first-generation TRIO students in learning communities with multicultural curriculum. The GRA in this position will also help set up and facilitate a learning community mentor program. Other responsibilities will include transcribing the interviews, coding data, and managing the data base using MAXQDA software


Enrollment in a CEHD graduate program in education or educational psychology
Experience working with underserved student groups, particularly first-generation, low-income college students and students of color
Ability to work independently


Experience conducting interviews
Experience transcribing interviews
Experience with coding qualitative data
Familiarity with the MAXQDA software
Familiarity with multicultural curriculum and/ or learning community literature
Familiarity or direct experience with TRIO programs


Submit the following materials to Rashne Jehangir, 140 Appleby Hall,

Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications. Current resume or vita. Names, titles, and contact information of three references who can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant.


The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 13th.

Rashné Jehangir Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Development

Know from whence you came and there is no limit to where you can go ~ James Baldwin


GRA position (math research) for CEHD grad student



Position: A 25% GRA position is available to assist a faculty member in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Fall/Spring 2007 (August 27, 2007, through May 25, 2008) with research in the area of developmental mathematics.

Salary rate: $16.22 per hour.

Duties include:

analyzing non-parametric developmental mathematics data collected using SPSS, SAS, and EQS
knowledge of logistic regression and path analysis with nominal or ordinal data
reviewing the literature on developmental mathematics performance and attitudes by race, gender, SES, entry-level mathematics courses, and high school preparation
compiling a bibliographic archive of related materials
making recommendations for fine-tuning survey form(s) and collection process
preparing a report of all the statistically significant findings data with a relevant literature review


enrollment in a CEHD Graduate School program with a heavy emphasis in statistical data analysis processes and techniques
an interest in or familiarity with developmental mathematics research
excellent writing and interpersonal skills
experience with non-parametric statistical tests
experience using SPSS, SAS, and EQS
excellent time management and self-discipline; ability to work independently and to meet timelines
knowledge of and experience in multivariate statistics with discrete data

familiarity with qualitative research techniques
excellent background in multivariate statistical techniques and limitations when using discrete data
experience preparing data for reports and publication
To apply, send:
· resume or curriculum vitae
· a cover letter summarizing relevant experience and education related to the required and preferred qualifications
· college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
· a sample of non-parametric research project output or paper from one’s educational or work experience

Apply to:
Math GRA Search

c/o Annette Digre
140 Appleby Hall
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 625-4560
Fax: 612 625-0709

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on August 13th.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:32 AM

Employment Opportunities

Student Life Graduate Assistant posting - Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Good Morning,

I am happy to report that MCTC's Graduate Assistantship position in Student Life is posted at:

I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this message on to any graduate students from your various programs that you think might be interested in a paid experiential opportunity with MCTC. Please let me know if you have any questions about the position and thank you, in advance, for your time.


Student Life Graduate Assistant posting - Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Tara Stormoen Martinez
Director of Student Life
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Exploratory, Transfer, and Career Services (ETC Services), in the College of Education and Human Development, invites applications for the position of “Career Graduate Education Services and Alumni Coordinator?. For the position description and application procedures go to the U of M employment website at and search for position requisition number 149744.

If you have questions please contact Jeannie Stumne, search committee chair, at or 612-625-5307. To learn more about ETC Services visit our website at

Jeannie Stumne
Career Counselor
Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services (ETC Services)
College of Education & Human Development
612/625-5307 (direct)
612/652-3339 (appointments)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
133A Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Academic advisor position available at Carlson School

As part of our continued expansion, we are excited to let you know that we have an academic advisor position available in the Undergraduate Program office in the Carlson School of Management. Please share with any interested colleagues.

The requisition number is: 149651 on the UM job site:


Jan O'Brien
Director of Student Services
Undergraduate Program
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
Rm 1-105 Carlson School

Posted by lind0449 at 10:21 AM

Conference Participation

> Attached are registration materials for "Understanding Victims of
> Prostitution and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Dispelling Myths and
> Breaking Down Barriers
" a juvenile prostitution prevention seminar
> focusing on adolescent girls. The seminar will take place Monday,
> September 17^th , 2007 from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Hubert Humphrey
> Center at the U of M. The seminar fee is $25.00; lunch, drinks and
> snacks will be provided. The conference is sponsored by the following
> organizations: Breaking Free, St. Paul, MN; PRIDE at Family and
> Children's Services, Minneapolis, MN; Folwell Center for Urban
> Initiatives, Minneapolis, MN; the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs,
> University of Minnesota; Hennepin County, and The Home for Little
> Wanderers, Boston, MA. We are very excited that the conference brings
> together local and national experts on prostitution prevention and what
> we all can do!
> For more information, please see the attached registration materials
> and/or feel free to contact me. If you would like to attend the seminar
> please print the registration form, fill it in and send the form and a
> check for $25 to the address provided on the registration form. All the
> info is included in the attachment. You can also find the registration
> form and information at
> Please forward this information to anyone you think may be interested in
> the seminar!
> Take care,
> Lauren Martin
> Research and Development
> Folwell Center for Urban Initiatives
> 612 521-2100

Prostitution Preventions Registration Info: Download file


Dear Division 17 Members,

As the International Mentoring & Orientation Committee for the International Section of Division 17 gets ready for APA 2007, we are compiling a list of Division 17 student programs related to international issues and general programs given by international students.

1. Please send us your program information if:

(A) You are an international student presenting at the APA conference in San Francisco


(B) You are a domestic student and your program is related to international issues.

2. Here's the info to send:

a. Author/Presenter Names
b. Session Title
c. Session Type ( e.g., symposium, workshop)
d. Building / Room Information and Location of Building (this is all listed on APA conference online and paper program)
e. Day and Time of Session

3. Here's where to send it:

Liz Abrams email:

4. Please send this info ASAP so we can get it out to everyone before the conference! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!


Liz Abrams

Elizabeth M. Abrams, MA, NCC
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology
*Graduate Assistant, Sexual Orientation Diversity Ally Network, Counseling Center
*Graduate Assistant, International Student Outreach, Counseling Center ********************

Posted by lind0449 at 9:59 AM

Special Programs

Here is an opportunity for mentorship through the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office -- note that this program is co-coordinated by GLBTA Programs Office Counseling Intern Fengqin Lian!

GLBTA Mentor Program -- Looking for Mentees and Mentors!

We are currently accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students who would like to be mentored, and from other folks who would like to participate as mentors through this program. I have attached the application forms and a flyer to this email.

The GLBTA Mentor Program seeks to provide an opportunity for GLBTA students to access support and resources and to attain personal growth; to give an opportunity for mentors to give back to their community; to provide support and growth opportunities mentors and mentees may not find otherwise; to build community among participating mentors; and to encourage community involvement. The GLBTA Mentor Program is designed to build intergenerational community for GLBTA people and to reduce feelings of isolation in those communities. The program differs from other programs in that the relationships do not revolve around a preset goal, but allows participants to set their own goals.

This year¹s program will begin with a day-long kick-off retreat on Saturday, October 13, and will run the entire academic year. At this retreat, mentors and mentees will meet and get to know each other, and will work together to set their goals for the rest of the year. The closing dinner will be held on April 16, 2008. Some events will include a Twin Cities GLBTA Magical History Tour and a potluck dinner at Anne Phibbs¹ house. More information and events can be found on our website:

We are very excited about this program and would like to invite you to participate. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fengqin Lian & Owen Marciano, GLBTA Mentor Program Coordinators,

Informational Flier: Download file, Mentee Application:Download file, Mentor Application: Download file

Owen Marciano
Assistant Director GLBTA Programs Office
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 9:27 AM

August 3, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Below is an email sent by Dean Bailey to the college community yesterday. As you know, we in Burton Hall are quite close to the scene of the 35W bridge collapse. At this time I hope that we can hold those most affected by this traumatic event in our thoughts.

For additional information on how this event is affecting access to University facilities, area transportation, as well as available mental health resources, please go to

Dear CEHD friends,

As President Bruininks's email describes, yesterday's collapse of the 35W Bridge was an unbelievable tragedy. While as of this moment, we are not aware of any losses within our College community and we hope that this remains the case, I know that all of us will keep in our thoughts and prayers the families and friends who have been impacted. I also realize that many of us travel this route every day, and some of us were nearby yesterday and even worked side-by-side with the University, city, and volunteer rescue teams.

Yes, this is a stark reminder that as human beings we don't always have control of what happens to us, yet we must always remember that we do have control over how we choose to take care of ourselves and those around us. Thank you for making the choice to do your very best.


Darlyne Bailey, Ph.D
Dean and Assistant to the President
Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 9:47 AM

Conference Participation


Please click on the following link to take you to the online submission form, where you will find more information: Program Proposal Submission ( ). Program proposals will be accepted until October 19, 2007.


For general information and registration for the Institute, contact David Eberhardt at or 850-645-6522. If you have questions about proposing a program, please contact Dr. Jon C. Dalton at or 850-644-6446. Papers and presentations accepted for the Institute will have the opportunity to be included in the Annual Proceedings published online at this website each summer following the Institute. They may also be submitted for peer-review consideration in the Journal of College and Character, published by the Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education at

Posted by lind0449 at 9:32 AM

Research Assistance


I am currently seeking individuals to work as data collectors for my dissertation study. The study involves the administration of the Individual and Growth Development Indicators and the administration of a new early literacy tool called the TOPEL with preschool aged children (3 to 5) in two local school districts. Some brief volunteer data collection experiences are available, however most individuals would be paid hourly at 10-14 dollars, based on experience. Data collection will occur from September 17th to October 13th. Some data collectors will be provided the opportunity to continue on with the study as paid collectors.

5, 1 hour long training sessions will be provided for those who are hired in to learn the IGDI measures on both September 13th and 14th. Data collectors must attend one of these sessions to learn the tools.

Data collection is fairly flexible. Preschools hours of attendance occur in two blocked sessions of 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. M-F. Data collectors may chose what times they are available and what days, however a minimum of 1.5 hour block must be available for each collection period.
Data collectors will be expected to give approximately 9 hours a week, however more hours will be available for those who wish to give more time, and less for those hired that have significant challenges in their schedules. Data collectors must provide their own transportation to and from the local school districts in which data collection will occur.

Please contact Alisha Wackerle at or 651-675-9894 if you are interested.

Have a great day!

Alisha Wackerle
Graduate Research Assistant
Research Institute of Progress Monitoring and The Center for Early Education and Development
The University of Minnesota

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