June 27, 2008

Employment Opportunities

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking an instructor for a section of Abnormal Psychology this fall. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4:20, and there is a stipend of $3,500 available. You may also be able to use syllabus and lesson plans of another instructor. Please contact Dick Martin at dick@gac.edu for more information.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:03 PM


*Volunteers needed!*

Volunteers are needed to assist with several elements of the Welcome Week 2008 program. Join us in making the University of Minnesota a warm and friendly place for new students. A few hours of your time could make a tremendous impact.

Opportunities include:

*New Student Move-In:
*Greet students and parents, guard belongings, or help with traffic flow.

*New Student Convocation:
*This campus tradition is now the kickoff to Welcome Week. All first-year students are required to attend. Serve as a greeter/usher, serve food/beverages, and much more!

*Day of Service and Engagement:
*Help the Welcome Week leaders facilitate engagement activities for new students.

Specific details for all volunteer opportunities can be found at:

Help us welcome new students to their new home for 4 years. We need you! For more information on Welcome Week events visit http://www.welcomeweek.umn.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 12:01 PM


Dear Colleagues,

A new international grants opportunities site is now available on the College's intranet website. This page can be accessed through the Office of Research and Policy button or directly through


Thank you,

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496


The University of Minnesota federally funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program cordially invites you to attend their Sixteenth Annual Poster Presentation and Reception for student participants and their faculty mentors. This summer twenty students from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and additional colleges and universities will be conducting research under the direction of distinguished faculty research mentors at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open house­ stop by anytime between these hours) Coffman Memorial Union Mississippi Room

Student's research poster presentations will be displayed McNair Scholars will be present to explain their research.

This gathering provides an excellent forum to display the research efforts of these exceptional McNair Scholars along with their University of Minnesota faculty mentors. In addition, the reception will provide us with the opportunity to thank individuals like you who have wholeheartedly contributed time and effort to help make the program a success at the University of Minnesota.

Please join us in recognizing these outstanding students and their faculty mentors. The Minnesota Congressional delegation has supported this event by their attendance for the past 15 years. We hope to see you and your staff this year.

Refreshments will be served.


Sharyn Schelske
McNair Scholars Program
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO U.S. Department of Education Equal Opportunity Program


Dear Faculty, Staff, and Upper Level Graduate Students,

CEHD is currently working with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) on a funded proposal to host 16 international scholars during the spring semester of 2009. These scholars will take several custom seminars developed by CEHD faculty and staff and audit existing courses.

An opportunity exists for CEHD faculty and staff interested in making international connections for advising scholars (i.e., meeting once a week with the scholars to ensure their experience is positive). The program is mostly pre-planned, so advisement sessions will likely consist of helping scholars to pick audit courses and weekly check-ins.
The total time requirement would be 19 hours (1 hour per week for 19 weeks).

Advisors would receive a stipend of $600 to $750 (depending on availability of funds) for their efforts. If you have advisory experience and are interested in advising (no more than two scholars will be assigned to any advisor), please send a brief (two pages
MAXIMUM) CV to Chris Johnstone (john4810@umn.edu) before July 1.

Thank you,

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

Posted by lind0449 at 11:52 AM

June 20, 2008

CSPP Announcements

This week the the Ed Psych Department bid a sad farewell to Onos Uhunoma as she moves on to a great new job. We now welcome Alexa Jones to the front desk! Alexa will be handling many of Onos' former tasks and she can be reached at 612-624-6083 or jone1719 @ umn.edu. Welcome Alexa!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:29 AM

Employment Opportunities

Senior Academic Advisor

Hamline University’s Center for Academic Services seeks an experienced academic advisor to serve undergraduate students.

Major responsibilities include academic advising, including crisis management as needed; registration-related activities; program development; data management; faculty and staff support, including training.

Ideal candidate will have a master’s degree and 2 yrs advising exp at the college level; excellent oral, written and presentation skills; exp with a relational database, preferably Banner; exp with Microsoft Office and associated software; excellent organizational skills; ability to relate well to various constituencies, including students, parents, staff and faculty.

Review of resumes and candidate consideration will begin June 30, 2008 and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

Chair, Director of Senior Academic Advisor Search Committee
Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS1904
St. Paul, MN 55104

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

Position Title: Senior Academic Advisor
Department: Center for Academic Services
Supervisor: Katie Adams, Director of the CAS

Position Purpose:
This position exists to assist and work with the Director and the Assistant Director in the responsibilities of academic advising, including crisis management as needed; office management, registration-related activities, program development, enrollment tracking and data management, and faculty and staff support, including training. The position reports to the Director of the Center for Academic Services.

Major Duties:
• Know all details of graduation requirements, policies and procedures
• Provide accurate and timely information
• Be immediately responsive to student traffic, help to solve problems, answer questions, etc.
• Meet with students regarding various academic and advising issues
• Screen student problems and make appropriate referrals (Counseling, Dean, tutoring, etc.).
• Use Word and Excel to prepare mail merges and other correspondence, as assigned
• Assist in the updating and maintenance of student records, as needed (data entry pertaining to leaves of absence, withdrawals, probation terms, etc.)
• Assist with contacting students at academic risk; work with them in addressing problem areas
• Assist in overseeing all aspects of the leave of absence/withdrawal process per the CAS Procedure Manual
• Assist with editing, updating, producing and assembling new student registration materials each semester as assigned by the director
• Assist in undergraduate student registration
• Data management: run routine Crystal reports throughout the academic year to monitor individual student progress, midterm grades, and enrollment status
• Oversee regular correspondence and follow-up with students on probation, students with low midterm grades, and unregistered students
• Staff the front desk when students and Program Assistant are not available
• Participate in numerous presentations and trainings to various campus and external constituencies
• Serve in various campus committees, as needed and relevant, including Student Progress Committee, Early Alert, Data Management, etc.
• Serve as an academic advisor to undeclared students
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director

M.A. or M.S. required. A minimum of two years of experience as an academic advisor or counselor, preferably at a liberal arts college, is required. Must be extremely flexible and able to work on a variety of projects at one time. Requires the ability to identify problems and concerns and address them effectively. Must be self motivated, highly organized, and able to manage work interruptions. Must be willing to take on challenges, perform well under pressure and perform within specific and limited time and resource constraints. Must have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, and excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Strong computer skills (IBM compatible) are required. Knowledge of institutional history and curricular requirements is a plus.

Must be able to operate a telephone and computer; must be able to work at a desk for much of the day; ability to handle stress and demanding students and/or family members.


Augsburg College is seeking a part-time (2.5 - 3 days/week) counselor or doctoral intern for 2008-2009. Contact Nancy Guilbeault, Ph.D., L.P., Director, for further information at (612) 330-1169.


Psychology Lecture Position at College of St. Catherine

Please see below for a psych job posting at the College of St. Catherine

Course: Psychology 1001, General Psychology with Laboratory

Catalogue Description: Orientation to contemporary scientific psychology, including the study of learning and memory, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, biology and behavior, personality, individual differences, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy and developmental and social psychology. As a student in General Psychology in the baccalaureate Day Program you will participate in weekly laboratories (Upper division undergraduates serve as laboratory instructors; they teach the weekly labs).

When: Fall 2008 semester (Sept. 3 - mid-December); Class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:35-2:40pm

Qualifications: MA or MS in psychology or related field; preference for applicants with prior experience teaching general psychology.

Contact Information: Please send an e-mail with your CV indicating your interest to the chair of the College of St. Catherine psychology department, Lynda Szymanski (laszymanski@stkate.edu), or feel free to call her at 651-690-8614.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:14 AM

Special Programs

APPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is June 30. For more information and the application, see Idea Grants (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html).

IDEA Grants Criteria

IDEA Grants are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:

* creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
* addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
* improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
* supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change

Individuals and units who are considering projects for IDEA Grants application should view their projects with the following questions in mind:

1. What institutional need or gap regarding equity and diversity does the project address?
2. How does this initiative support the University’s strategic positioning goals?
3. What are the project objectives? What is the time frame for achieving the objectives and how will objectives be achieved within the time frame and funds available?
4. How does this project differ from (or creatively build upon) existing programs or initiatives?
5. How will the project encourage collaboration across offices and units?
6. Has the applicant committed matching funds or in-kind contributions toward the project? What other funds are being sought to fund the project?

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM

Conference Information

The 2008 National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) Conference this July 10-13 in Minneapolis
“Adult AD/HD: People, Purpose & Passion – Pathways for Success?
The conference features some of the biggest names in AD/HD, including keynote presentations by:

Sari Solden , MS, LMFT, on “ A ‘Whole’ New View of Success – Aiming for Wholeness Instead of Perfection?
Ned Hallowell , MD, on “Finding the Buried Treasure in ADD?
John Ratey , MD, on “The Spark for Success?
Other topics include:
• Medical Management and Treatment
• Science and Research
• College Challenges and Success
• Workplace and Career Issues
• Life Skills
• ADHD and Addictions
• Family and Relationship Issues
• Non-AD/HD Spouses
• Time Management and Organization
• Women’s and Men’s Issues
• Coaching ………and much, much more! Check it out on www.add.org
CEU’s are available!

Please contact Beverly Rohman with questions:
Beverly H. Rohman
ADDA Board member and Conference Co-Chair
Learning Consultant & Senior Certified ADHD Coach
The Learning Connections, LLC
Easton , MD 21601
Phone: 410-763-7097
E-mail: Beverly@thelearningconnections.net

Jill E. Beaudette
Office Manager/Outlook Editor
School of Social Work
University of Minnesota - 105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Posted by lind0449 at 9:55 AM


News from Parking and Transportation Services

What's inside:
• New parking rates announced
• Harvard Street closed June 19-21 to thru traffic
• Exit 17C from northbound 35W to East Bank has closed for two weeks
To the University Community,
University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) would like to share with you our rate structure for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
As a self-supporting department, PTS maintains all parking facilities for the Twin Cities campus, as well as all bridges, walkways and the campus shuttle bus system. Each year, PTS examines its rates in order to create a responsible and fair budget.
In response to inflationary costs, including unprecedented fuel prices, and in order to continue offering high quality programs and service, some parking rates will see minimal increases this coming year.
Even with challenging conditions, rate increases have been kept at a low level - from twenty-five cents for hourly parking to, at most, a $5.25 monthly hike for contract parking. PTS will continue to explore solutions that will have minimal impact upon our customers.
For more information, e-mail to pts@umn.edu or call 612-626-7275. Visit us online at www.pts.umn.edu.
Thank you for your attention,
Bob Baker, CAPP, Executive Director
Parking and Transportation Services
Parking Rates in effect July 1
Daily rate: $3.75 and $6.00 (no increase and increase of 50¢)
Carpool rate: $2.50 (no increase)
Off-Peak rate: $6.00 (increase of 50¢)
Hourly rate: $3.00 - 1st hour (increase of 25¢)
$6.00 - 1-2 hours (increase of 25¢)
[Rates for 2+ hours will not increase]
Contract Parking Rates in effect October 1
Surface Lots: $65.50 full-time, $34.00 evening (up $2.00 and $1.50 per month)
Ramps: $97.25 full-time, $74.00 evening (up $4.25 and $3.00 per month)
Garages: $127.25 full-time, $97.00 evening (up $5.25 and $4.00 per month)
Reserved, Student Remote and Motorcycle contracts are also available. All contract holders will be sent detailed information on contract rates in September.
Bus Pass Rates
We are currently in negotiation with Metro Transit on a new contract and will announce bus pass rates at a later date.
Harvard Street Closed June 19-21
Harvard Street SE between Delaware Street and East River Parkway will be closed to thru traffic for sewer separation work.
The project is scheduled for June 19-21, but may last longer depending on weather conditions. The southbound lane will remain open, for patient drop-off only, to the Masonic Memorial Hospital and the U of M Medical Center, Fairview. Access to the Medical Center Emergency Room will be open from East River Parkway.
Drivers and bikers will be directed to detour along Oak Street. The pedestrian walkway on the west side of Harvard Street will remain open.

35W Ramp Exit to East Bank Closure
The ramp from northbound 35W (exit 17C) to East Bank closed June 17 for 2 weeks due to roadwork on the Cedar Avenue ramp from 3rd Street. The 3rd Street eastbound ramp from downtown Minneapolis to Cedar Avenue is also closed.
Access to West Bank, 3rd Street and westbound Washington Avenue are still available. The detour to eastbound Washington Avenue and East Bank utilizes the West Bank exit ramp, past Seven Corners and then back onto Washington Avenue.
However, traffic backups have been substantial. We recommend drivers from northbound 35W continue on eastbound I94 and access East Bank via the Huron Boulevard exit.
Metro Transit users on routes 111, 113, 114, 152, 465, and 652 will experience delays due to the detour. We recommend that riders plan to take an earlier bus if possible.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:45 AM

June 13, 2008

Employment Opportunities

new position available

Good Morning,

In IT, we have just posted a new Assistant Academic Advisor position (req #155978).


The preferred application deadline for this position is Monday, June 30, 2008.
Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Shelly Gehrke, PhD
Director of Academic Advising
Institute of Technology
128 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1020 FAX



Program Manager: Curriculum Development job opening

Please forward this job opening to your students.

Position: Program Manager: Curriculum Development for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

To Apply: Send resume to hiringmgr@gswise.org by June 20

Questions: Laura Lindsay, Director of Human Resources at hiringmgr@gswise.org or262/544-8770 ext. 138

For full description: Download file

A Yang, M.S.
Employer Relations Coordinator, GoldPASS Representative
Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services (ETC Services)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
612-626-7432 (direct)


Staff Counselor Position (Part-Time)

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the position of Staff Counselor (Part time). This person will be a member of the Counseling Services staff and report to the Director of Counseling Services. A current license in a mental health profession in Maryland is required. Experience working with college student mental health is preferred. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. College location and additional information may be obtained by accessing our website at www.smcm.edu/hr.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Shawn MacDonald, Assistant Director of Counseling Services, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686, Fax: (240) 895-4937, or E-mail:
svmacdonald@smcm.edu. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Shawn MacDonald, Ph. D.
Assistant Director of Counseling Services St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD


Urban 4-H is hiring a full-time [paid] intern for the summer of 2008
to lead and develop out-of-school time youth programs!
We’re looking for an energetic, strong leader who has a desire to work with youth and wants to build his or her skills as a youth worker and program developer. A full position description follows.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Jessica Russo at pier0239@umn.edu (email preferred) or
495 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
For questions, call Jessica Russo at 612-624-7625

This position is full time for 10 weeks this summer (2008). The person filling this position will be responsible for program delivery as well as program development for Urban 4-H Youth Development. The program leadership will be carried out through community partnerships with other youth serving organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul utilizing signature programs Urban Youth Learn and Urban Youth Lead. For more information about these programs and about Urban 4-H visit http://www.fourh.umn.edu/urban/
Primary responsibilities include:
50% time program delivery:
• Deliver educational leadership programs with youth, grades 3-9
• Prepare lessons and program activities (i.e. leadership, sportsmanship, community engagement)
• Supervise and enforce program rules and expectations
50% time program development:
• Maintain program, evaluation, and lesson documentation
• Assist in planning and provide leadership to field trips and all other off-site activities
• Work collaboratively with Urban 4-H Youth Development team and community partners and volunteers
• Assist in development of upcoming programs within Urban 4-H
Required qualifications:
• Current college or university student
• One year of experience working/volunteering with and/or on behalf of youth
• Success in teaching and leading youth activities
• Ability to effectively work in culturally and ethnically diverse settings
• Ability to work independently and as a team
• Good communication skills
• Flexibility and dependability
• Willingness to learn new skills
• Computer skills
• Access to reliable transportation
Preferred qualifications:
• Currently majoring in education, youth or child development, sociology, psychology, or related field;
• Foreign language skills
• People of color strongly encouraged to apply
Pay: $10/hr
Jessica Pierson Russo, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Urban 4-H Youth Development
University of Minnesota Extension
495 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-7625
Fax: (612) 624-7793

Posted by lind0449 at 10:10 AM

Conference Information

Center for Early Education and Development
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

CEED forwards this announcement as a courtesy to Jill Simon, LICSW, CEED Field Faculty, online course instructor, and one of the presenters at this conference:

The Third Annual Conference:
Beyond the Baby Blues
June 25, 2008
University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center, St. Paul, MN
8:30am to 3:30pm

A full day conference for professionals an families exploring screening, diagnosis, treatment and support when a woman experiences depressions and anxiety before, during and after pregnancy.

Sponsored by NAMI Minnesota, University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Minnesota Department of Health, UCare, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

NAMI will provide a certificate of attendance with educational objectives.

Register by June 18, 2008. Registration fee is $100, student fee is $30. Limited number of scholarships available.
Detailed flyer and registration form:
Register online at the NAMI web site.
Questions? Contact the NAMI office at 651-645-2948.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), 56 East River Road, 40 Education Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; phone: 612-625-3058; fax: 612-625-2093; http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:58 AM

Special Programs

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

Children of Women in Prostitution
A brown bag discussion for CEHD faculty, staff, and students
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Room 330 Education Sciences Building
Prostitution negatively affects communities, harms people who sell sex, and costs society in terms of lost human potential and money spent on criminal justice and social services. Over 75% of women in prostitution have children, yet we know virtually nothing about the impact of prostitution on these children. CEED Research Associate Lauren Martin is developing a project that will create a novel line of research inquiry, with a multi-disciplinary team, focused on the children of women in prostitution - opening new frontiers in research, prevention and intervention related to vulnerable children. She is looking for collaborators who have expertise and information to share that might help build actionable knowledge to help these most vulnerable children.
Questions? Contact ceed@umn.edu.
Read about other CEED happenings and activities at http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/.

The Center for Early Education and Development (http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, sends announcements of upcoming events, courses, workshops, conferences, publications, and, as a courtesy and in collaboration, forwards similar selected messages from fellow early childhood organizations.


*An Evening with Richard Leider: A Book Launch Celebration and Dessert Reception on Wednesday, June 18

*Join us for a celebration of Richard's new book Something to Live For with David Shapiro (Berrett-Koehler). In support of the Center for Spirituality & Healing, Richard Leider, best-selling author and senior fellow at the Center, will share insights from his newest book on how to move gracefully and generously into the second half of life, finding fulfillment and new, deeper levels of meaning.

In his most personal book to date, Richard draws on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research and moving stories to help us find our own way in the second half. Enjoy an interactive evening of conversation, discussion and new insights.

*Wednesday, June 18, 2008
6:30 p.m.
*/Something to Live For/: A book launch celebration (See attached flyer for this event that you may share with others.) $40 per person includes a signed copy of his new book and dessert reception

*Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
* http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MMA/index.html

Click here to register online
For more information, call 612-624-9459.

Parking for this event can be conveniently found at:
Washington Avenue Ramp
501 Washington Avenue SE

East River Parkway Garage
391 East River Parkway

*Catherine (Cass) McLaughlin
Outreach Coordinator

*Center for Spirituality & Healing
University of Minnesota, C509 Memorial Building 420 Delaware Street. S. E., MMC 505 Minneapolis MN 55455

Phone: 612.626.5319


Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

There is still time to register for CEED's summer sessions of online courses and in-person assessment courses.

(for professional development [clock hours] certificates:

Introduction to Infant Mental Health
June 9 to August 11, 2008 (Starts next Monday--please register ASAP)
(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Marit Appeldoorn

More information and how to register:

Bridging Education and Mental Health
June 16 to August 11, 2008
(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Leah Hjelseth

More information and how to register:

2008 CEED Online Course Schedule, including 6 courses for fall session:


DC: 0-3R
Earn 2 University of Minnesota graduate credits or
Earn professional development clock hours

July 10 (2 to 8pm), July 11 (8am to 3pm), July 17 (2 to 8pm), and July 18 (8am to 3pm) (students attend all of these dates)

Student maximum per class: 30

Location: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

Instructors: Jane Ellison, CEED Field Faculty, and Patricia Pulice, Fraser Child & Family Center

More information and how to register:

Assessing and Managing Cases of Child Sexual Abuse with Preschool Children

Earn professional development clock hours

July 24 and 25, 2008, 9am to 4pm

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank Campus

Instructor: Sandra Hewitt

More information and how to register:


Contact Karen Anderson at 612-625-6617 or ander352@umn.edu.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), 56 East River Road, 40 Education Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; phone: 612-625-3058; fax: 612-625-2093; http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed.

You received this message from the CEHD College Announcements listserv.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:42 AM



Here at the University of Minnesota, we are excited to announce an expansion of Lavender House, a special Living and Learning Community within Housing and Residential Life. After a successful first year, we are now able to give more students the chance to experience Lavender House first-hand. All incoming University of Minnesota students, whether first-year, transfer or graduate students, are invited to join this thriving community, which was recently featured in Lavender Magazine (http://www.lavendermagazine.com/archives/issue-328/university-of-minnesota-dorm-goes-lavender/).

Lavender House is open to any and all students who are interested in issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. In this community, students can explore and express who they are in a safe and affirming environment. Students will also connect with the larger Twin Cities GLBTA through social events, service opportunities and guest speakers.
For Fall 2008, Lavender House residents can take a one-credit community and service-learning course, GLBT 3610: Introduction to Community and University GLBTA Resources. This course is an opportunity for students to learn about - and experience - the multi-faceted gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally (GLBTA) community, both in the Twin Cities and on campus.

Details about the application process may be found on our website:

I would be happy to answer your questions about Lavender House either by
e-mail: schochet@umn.edu or by phone: (612) 626-2562.

Please share this e-mail with everyone. More students should have the advantage of participating in this vibrant campus community.

Happy Pride,

Beng Chang
Graduate Assistant
GLBTA Programs Office
e-mail: schochet@umn.edu
phone: (612) 626-2562

Posted by lind0449 at 8:43 AM

June 6, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Welcome to new clerical worker Anjie Graham in the Ed Psych Office, 250 Education Sciences Building! Anjie will primarily be supporting the School Psych faculty, and in a new staffing model, she will also be working with Alicia Vegell to support Special Ed faculty. In addition, she and Onos will share “preparer? duties in the new Enterprise Financial System (EFS). Be sure to say hi to her the next time you are in the office.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

Research Participation

Dear Fellow Graduate Student,

My name is Adipat (Andy) Chaichanasakul, a minority psychological trainee at the University of Missouri-Columbia. You may already know that very little attention has been paid in understanding multicultural counseling/therapy readiness among racial/ethnic minority and international psychological trainees. I am specifically contacting you because so often our voices and experiences are not represented in research. I am seeking your support and help to include the voices and experiences of racial/ethnic minority and international psychological trainees in my study.

How can you help? Under the supervision of Dr. Michael Mobley, I am conducting an online survey designed specifically for racial/ethnic minority and international psychological trainees. My university has already approved this study. Please visit http://yourvoice.speedsurvey.com for more information and consider participating in this study at your earliest convenience. You can withdraw from the study at any time. No personally identifying information will be requested. As an incentive to participate, there will be a random drawing of those who submit e-mail addresses upon the online prompt: first, second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of respectively, $100, $50, and $50. In addition, please consider inviting your colleagues who are racial/ethnic minority and international psychological trainees to participate in this survey.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this study, especially if you have any hesitation in participating, please feel free to contact me directly by e-mail at ac34c@mizzou.edu or Dr. Michael Mobley by email at MobleyMi@Missouri.edu

P.S. Please visit http://yourvoice.speedsurvey.com and complete the survey.

Best Regards,

Adipat (Andy) Chaichanasakul, M.A.
Michael Mobley, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Candidate
Associate Professor

Michael Mobley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia
16 Hill Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211

Office: 573-882-3382
Fax: 573-884-5989
Cell: 573-268-4811

Email: MobleyMi@Missouri.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:55 AM

Employment Opportunities

Below is a reprinted email from CSPP PhD student A Yang reminding university community members about GoldPASS, a valuable online resource for those posting and seeking employment opportunities:

Dear College Community,

I noticed that nanny positions are often sent via the c-bay list. GoldPASS is a U of M web resource that may be of interest to families/individuals who have employment opportunities such as tutoring and nanny positions. Below is information about GoldPASS; private households will want to pay special attention to #3.

GoldPASS is a U of M, of no charge, central employer self-post system. U of M students and recent alumni can log-in and search for employment, volunteer, and internship opportunities.

How to get an account:

1) Go to https://goldpass.umn.edu/
2) Choose "employer/organizations log-in"
3) Follow the instructions and register your organization*. For private households who would like to post, for example tutoring or nanny positions, please name your organization Private Household, First and Last name (e.g., Private Household, Jane Smith).
4) Once you submit your information, GoldPASS staff will review and approve your account or, if needed, contact you for more information.
5) Once you are registered with GoldPASS, you can post your opportunities.

Feel free to contact me if you have any difficulties or questions!

A Yang, M.S.
Employer Relations Coordinator, GoldPASS Representative
Exploratory, Transition, and Career Services (ETC Services)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
612-626-7432 (direct)


Kirsten (Hayden) Cahoon, CSPP grad from 2000, submitted this job posting for St. Olaf College

Assistant Director, Career Connections Program
Center for Experiential Learning
St. Olaf College

The Assistant Director of the Career Connections Program will provide an array of services to advance the career development needs of students within the context of a Center for Experiential Learning. Individual counseling will include self-assessment, career exploration, career planning, skill development and job search strategies. The Assistant Director will deliver workshops, coordinate events and fairs, and manage the CEL’s resource library. The Assistant Director will support/coordinate placement-related services and programs related to on-campus recruitment, according to level of experience with employer relations.

A complete job description and application requirements can be found at http://stolaf.edu/services/hr/jobs/index.html

Review of applications will begin immediately; final interviews to be conducted in late June.
Kirsten Cahoon
Senior Associate Director
Career Connections Program
Center for Experiential Learning
St. Olaf College

Tel: (507) 786-3843
Fax: (507) 786-3626


Job Opportunity at Bemidji State University

I have a job opportunity and was wondering if you have any graduates who haven't found a position yet. I work at Bemidji State University and have a one year appointment for the Associate Director of the Student Union that I'm trying to fill. The position is being re-posted and I am looking to recruit a good applicant pool. Attached is the job description and I would be interested in talking to anyone who may be interested.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Mary Tosch

Job posting: Download file

Mary Tosch
Interim Director
Hobson Memorial Union
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #31
Bemidji, MN 56601
p: 218-755-3760
f: 218-755-3757
Visit us online at: www.bemidjistate.edu/students/hobson_union


Fairview Counseling Centers are hiring Outpatient Clinic Therapists. Please download this file for position information: Download file


HECUA seeks a part-time creative, innovative, detail-oriented Teaching Assistant in the Metro Urban Studies Term (MUST) in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Teaching Assistant will coordinate program logistics, attend most seminars, lead selected class sessions, recruit students at member campuses, serve as the administrative assistant to the Program Director, and share in fostering a learning environment that is holistic, interdisciplinary and academically rigorous. The ideal candidate will use this opportunity to gain valuable experience in higher education teaching and program administration within an organization dedicated to experiential and community-based learning. The position reports to the MUST Program Director.

About the Metro Urban Studies Term:
The Metro Urban Studies Term is a semester-long study opportunity for college students that takes an interdisciplinary approach to probing issues of poverty, inequality and social change. The combination of seminars, group field experiences and individual internship placements allows students to meaningfully integrate theory and practice. Students meet two full days a week for Reading, Field and Internship Seminars. Three days a week, each student also participates in a social change internship appropriately related to program themes. Highly motivated students from many colleges join the Metro Urban Studies Term each semester for a rich, holistic experience that actively engages them in exploring issues of poverty, inequality and social change and equips them with skills for political engagement. The Metro Urban Studies Term was founded in 1971 and is offered both fall and spring semesters.

This is a year-round part-time position, constituting 27 hours per week. Position is annually renewable based on performance. Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Compensation based on experience and education; $1,404 - $1,665 per month (total salary of $16,850 - $19,985 for the 27 hours/week, 12-month position).

Applications must be received on or before June 19th 2008. Please view full posting at http://www.hecua.org/jobs.php for more information, including qualifications and application information.

Emily Jane Seru
Manager of Internships & Community Partnerships
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)
2233 University Avenue West, Suite 210
St. Paul, MN 55114

Direct: 651/287-3313
Main: 651/646-8831
Fax: 651/659-9421

Posted by lind0449 at 10:39 AM


CEHD Community,

The CEHD Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle invites you to its year-end celebration brunch and presentation of Circle awards on Wednesday, June 18, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Eastcliff. This year the Circle is proud to award $14,500 in scholarships and grants to CEHD female graduate students, staff, and pre-tenured faculty members (Rising Star Awards). The 2008 honorees are:

Joletta Falknor, graduate student, Curriculum and Instruction
Abigail Gadea, graduate student, Social Work and Humphrey Institute
Jinous Kasravi, graduate student, Educational Policy and Administration
Nancy O’Brien, graduate student, Educational Policy and Administration
Chia-Chen Tu, graduate student, Educational Psychology
Venoreen Browne-Boatswain, staff member, Student Services
Tamara Moore, assistant professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Misty Sato, assistant professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Please join us for this celebration. There is no cost to attend the event. RSVP by June 11 to sbeyer@umn.edu

Raleigh Kaminsky
Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator
Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: cehd.umn.edu/alumni
Join the Alumni Association: alumni.umn.edu


College Community,

You are invited to celebrate the opening of the final installment of "Changing Landscapes: Visiting Artists with Disabilities," a revolving display of artwork created by artists with disabilities from the Twin Cities area.

This exhibit and free lunch will run from June to August and will include the work of various artists from the Courage Center (www.couragecenter.org).

Please join us on Thursday June 12, for tours and a presentation by the artists.

• Tours of the exhibit will take place in Pattee Hall from 11:30 to 12:15 and many of the artists will be in attendance. NO RSVP is needed to attend the tours.

• The presentation will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 in room 325 of the Education Sciences Building (formerly the Mineral Resources Research Center). Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 10TH by emailing Amanda Webster (webs0078@umn.edu) or replying to this message.

For more information, please contact Derek Nord at nord0364@umn.edu or 612-624-0386.

Special thanks to the College of Education and Human Development's Multicultural and Diversity Committee for their generous support. Pattee Hall is located at 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 and the Education Sciences Building, which is steps away, is located at 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Derek Nord
Project Coordinator
University of MN
Institute on Community Integration,
Research and Training Center on Community Living,
110B Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612.624.0386
Fax: 612.624-9344
Email: nord0364@umn.edu
Web: http://rtc.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:35 AM