September 26, 2008

Special Programs

TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY

First Salon of the 2008-9 Season!
MINNESOTA JUNG ASSOCIATION Salon
Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:30-9:30 PM, Stub Hall Lounge, Luther Seminary

Members $5.00; Non-members $7.00; Life Members Free

Our September Salon is going to be unique and very special. It is going to be a tribute to one of our Life Members, Kathy Doty. Kathy is the author of three books, the most recent of which is her newly-published Becoming the Mother of Me. She has led an amazing life, which includes careers as a Hollywood starlet and as a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist. At the Salon she will share her reflections on this life, read selections from the recent book, and dialogue with attendees. In addition, the publisher of the recent book---Daniel Hoisington of the Edinborough Press---will present a special video presentation of film clips from Kathy’s Hollywood career.

Here, in Kathy’s own words, is a description of her process in writing this book:

Becoming the Mother of Me
About the Author

It is quite clear to me now, how and why I started to take up writing seriously in my eighth decade, several long years after retirement. That was to be the time when one was supposed to enjoy letting burdens go and “live it up.?

I found myself, however, not “uplifted,? but burdened with boredom, obsessed with the diminishments of aging, and enduring many long, debilitating hours in both depression and anxiety.

I had worked analytically for many years in Southern California---with Kate Marcus, trained in Zurich, now living in Southern California, and with Dr. Edward Whitmont in New York. I had also been supervised by Dora Kalff, creator of “Sand Play,? when I was in training to become a licensed Psychologist. She had come to us from Zurich to work with us at Footlighters Child Guidance Clinic in Los Angeles. None of these years of work, however, had prepared me for the long, long process of aging.

After returning to Minnesota, my birth home, I heard about Mary Ann Mattoon through a mutual friend. Working with her, I began to feel grounded again. I was “home? both physically and spiritually, and in sharing my dreams and journalings, I found my way back into the creative process. Three books written in my eighties are the outcomes of this effort.

Writing my memoir becoming the Mother of Me, journeying back into my past, was a powerful and painful process, but in the writing I learned important things about myself that had heretofore escaped me. Carl Jung’s insights and philosophy poured through the story of my life. And I am grateful, indeed.
------Kathy Doty

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THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUALITY & HEALING (http://www.csh.umn.edu/) has ongoing programs and events. "Clinical Applications of the Drawn Mandala," with Carol Bush, explores how the drawn mandala can reveal emotional, physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual states, Oct 10-12. "Evidence-Based Design: What Do We Really Know?" features Craig Zimring and discusses a type of design influencing billions of dollars of construction. Oct. 28, Mayo Memorial Auditorium. Free, but registration is required by calling 612-624-9459. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit the Center for Spirituality & Healing.

http://www.csh.umn.edu/img/assets/8100/FlyerFINAL.pdf


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Using Asset-Based Community Development and to Plan Service-Learning Experiences

Hello CEHD colleagues,
I am forwarding an opportunity for professional development in engagement. Sara Axtell is a community liaison working with CEHD, AHC, and Extension. Please consider taking this opportunity to develop your skills and network with others who do engaged work.
Thanks,

Heidi Lasley Barajas
Associate Dean for Engagement and Faculty Development
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-4823

For complete info: Download file

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Please join us in a special event celebrating Dr. Fouzia Saeed 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals

The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is a University-wide award for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their professional careers.

Dr. Saeed will be honored by her colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development and the University's Office of International Programs for her work ensuring human rights for men, women, and children in Pakistan and in other countries where she has consulted.

Her professional roles include Head of the Gender Unit for the United Nations Pakistan Office; Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid, International; and Director of Megergahr - A Center for Learning. In addition, she also co-founded Bedari (Pakistan's first organization to address violence against women); manages the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (an alliance of seven Non-Governmental Organizations that work against sexual harassment in the workplace) and oversees legal aid projects for bonded workers. Dr. Saeed was also the author of Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, which started a national conversation on the place of women and culture in Pakistan.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Burton Hall atrium
178 Pillsbury Drive S.E. Minneapolis, MN
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(program begins at 3:30)

Please RSVP to Serena Wright at wrigh103@umn.edu or (612) 624-0430.

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SUZANNE PHARR LECTURE & RECEPTION, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:30 pm

Author and political activist Suzanne Pharr will deliver the Spear Lecture in Public Policy at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 2 at the 3M Auditorium in the Carlson School of Management. The Auditorium is located at 321 - 19th Ave South in Minneapolis, on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. The Steven J. Schochet Endowment will host a dessert reception for Pharr and the public following the lecture.

Now celebrating it's 20th year in print, Pharr's book "Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism," was groundbreaking in its analysis of homophobia in the context of the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, racism, and equality (www.suzannepharr.org). Pharr sees her work as building a broad-based coalition so that everyone can be wholly themselves, i.e. "to have self-determination, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have access to material necessities as well as joy."

During this historic 2008 presidential campaign, it is important to hear from activists like Pharr who urge us to think broadly about issues of GLBT empowerment, racial & economic justice, and social transformation.
For more information, contact Beng Chang at beng@umn.edu or 612-625-0537.

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Anne Phibbs, Ph.D.
Director, GLBTA Programs Office
University of Minnesota
138 Klaeber Court, 320 - 16th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-8519 (office)
612-270-0212 (cell)
phib0001@umn.edu http://glbta.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:15 PM

Volunteer

Here is a volunteer opportunity from CSPP student Kim Davison:

Broadway High School is looking for tutors to help with in-school tutoring. Tutoring is needed in all subject areas as well as proofreading scholarship essays and helping with GED test preparation. Only a basic level of high school core subjects is needed for tutoring, such as explaining fractions, percentages, decimals, grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. Tutoring times are available from 10:30am-1:20pm and 2:00-3:45 pm Monday-Friday. Level of weekly commit can start as little as 1-2 hours per week. Broadway High School is an alterative school for pregnant and parenting teens located in north Minneapolis. This would be a great opportunity to work with an adolescent population in a diverse urban setting. Please email Kim Davison at nels5511@umn.edu with questions.

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Learn about sexual violence and provide support and options for survivors and concerned persons--volunteer at Sexual Offense Services (SOS) of Ramsey County! SOS has a great volunteer advocate training that begins in October, call today to complete an application, 651-643-3022 (office line).

Help spread the word about this volunteer opportunity, download and post this poster:Download file

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Volunteers to facilitate Cross Cultural Discussion Groups!

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is looking for 2 volunteers to co-facilitate our weekly Cross Cultural Discussion Groups meeting on Wednesday and Friday, 2-4pm. This opportunity requires someone with prior group facilitation experience and excellent communication skills. Facilitators will co-lead a group of 6-10 participants, including both international and U.S. students through organized but casual 2 hours discussion sessions.

The groups will meet weekly beginning first week of October through the last week of November.

For more information about the discussion groups visit: http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html

To facilitate, or for more information about facilitating:
*Contact Alisa Eland at ISSS: eland@umn.edu or call 612 626 7445.*

Posted by lind0449 at 4:05 PM

Conference Participation

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

MACMH's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
, April 26 - 28, 2009

This annual conference is for people who care for or work with children and youth. It offers professionals and families opportunities to
• improve policy and enhance practices for children (birth to 21) who have or are at risk for mental health disorders;
• acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for children with mental health needs;
• gain knowledge of best practices and latest research in children's mental health and related fields;
• enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all children.
We welcome proposals from professionals, family members, and youth that support these vital goals for the well-being of our children.

All presenters receive complimentary registration for the day of their presentation and a special rate to attend an extra day.

Download the Call for Presentations form or visit MACMH's website www.macmh.org

Deadline: November 10, 2008

MN Association for Children's Mental Health, 651-644-7333 • 800-528-4511• info@macmh.org
MACMH reserves the right to substitute workshops/presenters and/or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

MACMH is an education and advocacy group whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with mental health disorders and their families. MACMH does not render medical, legal, technical, or therapeutic advice or services and assumes no liability for errors or the ways in which this information is used.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:02 PM

Classes

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

Registration is still available for these online courses offered by CEED and beginning in October:

Addressing the Needs of Young Children Who Engage in Challenging Behavior
October 6 to December 8, 2008
Please register soon
Earn a Continuing Education Certificate (24 clock hours)
This online course provides students with an introduction to information needed to evaluate behavior change programs that are helpful with young children who produce challenging behavior. The primary focus of the course will be functional behavioral assessment procedures and a range of positive behavioral support strategies.
Age range: The course materials are best suited to those working with children in the age range of two to seven years old. There is some material suited to younger kids. All the material can also be considered for older kids and lower elementary age.
Instructor Emily Monn is a Graduate Research Assistant for CEED. She is currently working on the grant Preventing Challenging Behavior in Rural Early Education Settings. Her current research interests are addressing challenging behavior in young children and children with emotional behavior disorders. Emily received her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University in 2005. In 2005, Emily also earned certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Psychology, Special Education track, at the University of Minnesota.
Cost
$225 course registration fee, includes CD-ROM
Textbook: $23.25
To Register:
Visit the Addressing Needs description page for more information about the course, instructor, and to print a registration form.

Bridging Education and Mental Health
October 13 to December 15, 2008
Please register soon
Earn a Continuing Education Certificate (24 clock hours)
The goal of this course is to find common ground between behavioral and therapeutic approaches to supporting children who engage in challenging behavior. The course material expands on both the functional behavioral assessment and relationship-based teaching to explore what causes and sustains maladaptive behavioral patterns in children's actions and interactions and how early childhood professionals can support the healthy social and emotional development of children. A continuum of intervention strategies are offered to address the needs of children with varying needs: typically developing children, children with disabilities, and children with and without disabilities who have experienced trauma, neglect, and other environmental and relationships issues.
Instructor Leah Hjelseth's current training, research, and teaching interests center around addressing challenging behavior in early childhood and early childhood social-emotional development. Ms. Hjelseth teaches two online courses for CEED, Bridging Education and Mental Health and Addressing the Needs of Young Children with Challenging Behavior. Leah received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2002. Leah is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology with a thesis examining the effects of intensive coaching on teacher behavior aimed at decreasing challenging behavior in children and facilitating social-emotional development.
Cost
$225 course registration fee, textbook $30.00
To Register:
Visit the Bridging Education and Mental Health description page for more information about the course, instructor, and to print a registration form.

Unfamiliar with Distance Education?
Read about how we conduct our online courses.
Questions?
Contact Karen Anderson at 612-625-6617 or ander352@umn.edu.
Please Forward
If you know of organizations or individuals who would be interested in these learning opportunities, please help us get the word out by forwarding this announcement. Thank you.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, 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 3:32 PM

September 22, 2008

Special Programs

Ronald Takaki at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN this Thursday
September 25, 7 p.m., Hamline United Methodist Church
Commitment to the Community Keynote Address Featuring Dr. Ronald Takaki. This is a free event, but tickets are required.

Contact multicultural@hamline.edu for more information.

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9/24/08 Colloquium: Sami Rasouli, Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
Department of Family Social Science

Join us on Wednesday September 24 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Sami Rasouli is the Iraqi-American founder and member of Muslim Peacemaker Teams, started in 2005 as a nonviolent response to the conflict and violence in Iraq. He will speak about the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project which seeks to raise consciousness in the American public about the well-being of Iraqis, their daily lives and their culture in order to build bridges between the people in both countries.

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Dear College and University Community,

On September 29 we kick off another year of outstanding international presentations. Please mark your calendars for three events on September 29.

September 29 (10-11:30am)
Gustavo Moncayo and Consuelo Gonzales de Perdomo will discuss concern for the estimated remaining 3,000 hostages held in Colombia’s civil conflicts, the struggles of the victims’ families, and how to develop a humanitarian accord and a path towards peace in Colombia.
Location: 250 Wulling Hall

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September 29 (12-1:30pm)
Dr. Fouzia Saeed, 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, will discuss the formation of a Women's Rights movement in Pakistan. Dr. Saeed has been Head of the Gender Unit for the United Nations Pakistan Office; Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid, International; and Director of Megergahr - A Center for Learning. In addition, she also co-founded Bedari (Pakistan's first organization to address violence against women); manages the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (an alliance of seven Non-Governmental Organizations that work against sexual harassment in the workplace) and oversees legal aid projects for bonded workers.
Dr. Saeed was also the author of "Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area", which started a national conversation on the place of women and culture in Pakistan. Location: 250 Wulling Hall

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September 29 (2:30-4:00pm)
A representative from ECELA, a Spanish school in Latin America will be visiting campus. ECELA has internships and volunteer programs available.
ECELA is an accredited four campus Spanish Immersion institute in Argentina, Chile and Peru. They accept students of all Spanish levels, from the complete novice to the most advanced student. http://www.ecela.com
Location: 128 Burton Hall

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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

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Exercise your right to learn at Saturday Scholars 2008!

The College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society wants you to join the party at the Saturday Scholars (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/alumni/scholars/) program on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Exercise your right to learn by:
Debating the issues. You’ll discuss a range of topics in intimate small-group settings, including child trauma intervention, autism, online learning, and the impact of study abroad programs. Best of all, you can feel completely free to speak your mind: There are no quizzes, tests, or grades in our classes.

Electing public officials. Well, not quite, but you will be able to vote in our informal straw poll for President and for Minnesota U.S. Senator! Results will be announced during lunch.

Voting with your feet. Participants can take a walking tour of the “Hindsight is Always 20/20? exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum. In this solo exhibition, R. Luke DuBois’s prints explore presidential rhetoric by sorting State of the Union addresses from each U.S. president according to word frequency.

CLASS SCHEDULE
8:00—8:45 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast, and welcome by CEHD Alumni Society president Tex Ostvig
9:00—9:50 a.m. Class I
10:05—10:55 a.m. Class II
11:10—Noon Class III
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch, College update from Jean Quam—Interim Dean, and straw poll results
1:15-2:00 Optional tour of the Weisman Art Museum, Hindsight is Always 20/20 exhibit

TOPICS AND PRESENTERS
Classes will run concurrently with three options for each session.
• Adolescents and physical (in)activity: Too much TV or not enough moving?
—Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Kinesiology
• The U.S. Supreme Court and voluntary school integration: Implications of the court’s ruling for K–12 and higher education
—Karen Miksch, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
• Will you be my friend? My Space, Facebook, and other social networking for dummies
—Kristeen Bullwinkle, External Relations
• GeoThentic: Designing online curriculum for engagement and learning in the K–12 classroom
—Aaron Doering, Charles Miller, and Cassie Scharber, Curriculum and Instruction
• SAGE advice on Study Abroad for Global Engagement
—Gerry Fry and Michael Paige, Educational Policy and Administration
• Community/University partnerships: Navigating research and practice in children’s mental health
—Abigail Gewirtz and Dawn Reckinger, Family Social Science
• Autism: Science or snake oil?
—John Hoch, educational psychology
• Mental health court: Does it really work?
—Pam Stenhjem, Institute on Community Integration
• —Terry Lum, School of Social Work

Register Today. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend Saturday Scholars at the discounted rate of $15. If you have any questions, contact Heather Peña. To register for Saturday Scholars 2008, print and complete the registration form. Mail or fax your registration form to:
Heather Peña
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (612) 626-8782
Fax: (612) 626-2469
Email: hpena@umn.edu

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News From the Women's Center (http://www1.umn.edu/women/dew/):

Discover Exceptional Women (DEW) is our new 10-day fall showcase and welcoming event. Running from September 22 to October 3, the series is designed to engage women students, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community in the wide range of resources, programming, and services available to women at the U. A collaborative effort with the offices comprising the University Women's Consortium, most of the events are free and open to the public, but please visit the DEW website for more information.

September 22, 6:30 pm, 25 Mondale Hall
We want to especially highlight the DEW keynote lecture, “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters? by writer Courtney E. Martin about her book of the same name. Filled with information from expert psychologists and hundreds of interviews with women with eating disorders, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives. Courtney Martin argues passionately that women must commit themselves to developing new attitudes about their bodies, and redirect the negative energy they spend on denying themselves contentment in order to become re-engaged with the possibilities of a better life. The event is FREE, and open to the public (no RSVP required). A reception and book signing follow the lecture.

Additional Discover Exceptional Women Events
• Positive Body Image Information Fair: Sept. 23, 11am-1pm, University Recreation Center
• A Showcase of Intercultural Programs by International Women: Sept. 24, 12pm-2pm, 110 Heller Hall
• Women's Work is Never Done: How to Balance Work & Life: Sept. 25, 12pm-1pm, 43 Rapson Hall
• Developing Women's Leadership Through Volunteerism: Sept. 29, 12pm-1pm, N101 Boynton Health Service
• Sex Ed for Everyone: Oct. 1, 6pm, Coffman Theater
• University Women of Color Film Screening/Discussion: Oct. 3, 12pm, 325 Education Sciences Building
• Women's Organization of Graduate and Professional Students Meeting: Oct. 3, 3pm-4pm, 325 Education Sciences Building
• More events at http://www.umn.edu/women/dew!

Posted by lind0449 at 3:16 PM

Volunteer

This is a great opportunity to help students learn to read at a school right near the U. Please respond to Diane at ddessouki@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Looking for reading tutors

As the AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator for Marcy Open school in Mpls. located by the University of Minnesota. There is a need immediately to help students learning to read to develop fluency and retention of what is read. In just 1 hour a volunteer is there, three children will receive a 20-minute one-on-one sessions with a chance to read out loud to the volunteer." These are younger elementary-age children who just need a little help to get their skills up to where they can read like it is a conversation with expression, and understanding". Training is provided. We serve grades K-3 here.

contact: Diane Dessouki, volunteer coordinator
Marcy Open School
415 4th Ave.SE
Mpls Mn

Posted by lind0449 at 3:13 PM

September 17, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Mark your calendar for the October CSPP Group Advising Meeting!

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm
WHERE: 325 Education Sciences Building
TOPIC: The CSPP program: questions, concerns, suggestions for program & future group advising meetings. Also, there will be group meetings with each CSPP adviser.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all current CSPP MA & PhD students are welcome to attend!
View poster: Download file

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A message from Kathy Walter, Assistant to the Ed Psych Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), about an important opportunity to represent your fellow Ed Psych students:

We need a representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Our representative would attend monthly general assembly meetings (Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 in Fall Semester) and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in being Ed Psych's COGS representative, contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, September 22. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Educational Psychology Department
250 Education Science Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698 (phone)
612 624 8241 (fax)
kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:26 PM

Classes

Are you looking for a one-credit class to take outside of the department? It is late in the semester to register, but on the chance you are still interested and willing to do the necessary extra work to get registered at this point, here is a listing of all Fall 2008 1 credit courses (outside of Educational Psychology) that involve children, adolescents, or families: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 3:19 PM

Congratulations

Congratulations to A Yang and Michael Starkey! These CSPP doctoral students both passed their Oral Preliminary Exams this week. Way to go A and Michael!

Posted by lind0449 at 3:17 PM

Employment Opportunities

Division of Counseling & Family Therapy, College of Education, University of Missouri - Saint Louis

COUNSELOR EDUCATION - SCHOOL COUNSELING - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The Division of Counseling & Family Therapy at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in school counseling.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in counselor education or a closely related field from an accredited university (ABD will be given consideration). Desired qualifications include: the ability to teach a broad spectrum of graduate courses, including school counseling; the ability to provide strong practica and internship supervision; demonstrated potential for scholarly research and publication; strong potential for securing outside grants to provide funding for research; and commitment to cultural diversity and social justice. School counseling experience, teaching experience, and school counseling certification/professional counselor licensure eligibility in Missouri are also desired. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Division of Counseling & Family Therapy offers CACREP-accredited doctoral degrees in counselor education and master’s degrees in school, community, and career counseling. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2008, but will continue until the position is filled.

Send a vita, three letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a statement concerning your research interests to: Dr. Mark Pope, Professor and Chair, Division of Counseling & Family Therapy, College of Education, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63121-4400, USA.

The University of Missouri-Saint Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:15 PM

Fellowships

Here is a site that was brought to my attention, so I am passing it along to you!

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/index.html

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and a desire to enter the professoriate.

The Fellowship makes the following annual awards

* Approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years.
* Approximately 35 Dissertation Awards at $21,000 for one year
* Approximately 20 Postdoctoral Awards at $40,000 for one year

Eligibility Requirements

* All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
* Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement
* Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
* Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution, and
* Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

For information regarding specific fellowship program goals and eligibility requirements, please read the Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Dissertation program announcements. (For information about all aspects of this program, go directly to their website at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/index.html)

Posted by lind0449 at 3:10 PM

Conference Participation

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

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Strong Foundations: Minnesota’s Birth-to-Three Conference for Healthy Development
“Circles of Influence: Expanding Your Sphere to Ensure Positive Outcomes?

Pre?conference: Thursday afternoon, January 15, 2009
Conference: Friday (full day) and Saturday (half day), January 16 and 17, 2009

The Program Planning Committee for the 2009 Strong Foundations Conference is seeking presentations for the Conference, scheduled January 15 through January 17, 2009, to be held at Craguns Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.
The purpose of this conference is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, strategies, and alliances of those who work with expectant families, infants, toddler, parents and communities to build a strong foundation for healthy development.

The Strong Foundations Conference is designed for professionals in public health, health care, social work/mental health, child care, early childhood education, ECFE, ECSE, School Readiness, Early Head Start, child abuse prevention, home visiting, those who work with refugee and immigrant communities, and other helping professions.
Please consult the RFP and Proposal form for more information. We hope that you will consider sharing your knowledge, skills or experience with this years Strong Foundations Conference participants.
Questions about the RFP may be directed to Mary Vanderwert, MDE Head Start Collaboration Director, 651-582-8463 or mary.vanderwert@state.mn.us.

To download the RFP and Proposal Form, go to: http://www.regonline.com/strongfoundations2009

Posted by lind0449 at 3:06 PM

Special Programs

Please consider passing on the following professional development events from the College of Education and Human Development. We invite all PK-12 educational professionals interested in collaborations and other forms of professional development to contact us at ppg@umn.edu or 612-625-6511.

CEHD Preparation to Practice Group

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
Changing Beliefs and Practices, Closing Gaps in Achievement with Belinda Williams, Ph.D., author of Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (1996, 2003)
November 13, 2008
To register and see the full Urban Leadership Academy schedule, go to: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/PPG/ULA/schedule.html

2008-2009 Solutions Series: "Getting Read for the Grad"
Session 1: Nov 13, 2008: High Stakes Graduation Testing: A National Perspective
3-5 pm, Coffman Union Mississippi Room, University of Minnesota
For additional information about this four-session series, please view the information at http://cehd.umn.edu/ppg/SolutionSeries.pdf (PDF file). If you have further questions, please contact ppg@umn.edu or 612-615-7515

Policy Breakfast Series
The Graduation Gap in Minnesota: Providing Opportunities for all Children with Dr. Clifford Adelman, senior associated at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
7:30-10:30 am, October 8, 2008, Radisson University Hotel
To RSVP, please contact gardz001@umn.edu or 612-625-0317.

Education Workshop: University Northside Partnership
Next meeting: Monday, September 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Questions? Contact Anise McDowell at 612-625-8649 or amm@umn.edu
http://academic.umn.edu/system/projects/northside/index.html

Fall workshops: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
CHGS is pleased to announce the following three fall workshops and invite you to register online today. All three workshops are free, open to the public, and offer Continuing Education credits for teachers. Questions? Call 612-624-0256 or email chgs@umn.edu

The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance
Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm
Guthrie Theater, 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/holocaust.html

Children and Genocide: Rwanda and the Holocaust
Saturday, October 18, 9:00-4:30
Concordia University, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/children.html

Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians
Saturday, November 15, 9:30-4:00
Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter
http://chgs.umn.edu/news/darfur.html

ONLINE WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES

September/October online courses at the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
See the full schedule at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED/

E-learning modules:
Increasing Intercultural Awareness
Instructional Strategies in Reading, Math, and Science for Diverse Students
Designed for K-12 educators and others working in culturally diverse classrooms. These publicly available online learning modules include an introduction to theories, interactive activities, and peer-recommended teaching strategies.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:01 PM

September 12, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Group Advising Meeting - 2008 Fall Semester Schedule, please mark your calendar!

Thursday, October 9, 12:15-2:00pm, Room 325 Ed Sciences Bldg--General meeting, all students invited! This will be a great chance to ask questions about the CSPP program, express concerns, brainstorm future group advising topics, and get advice from program advisers.

Thursday, November 20, 12:15-2:00pm, Room 325 Ed Sciences Bldg--Practicum Advising Meeting, attendance mandatory for first year MA students and PhD students who will be going on practicum next year. This will be a great chance to learn more about practicum requirements and finding a practicum site for the 2009-2010 school year.

Details about these meetings will be announced as the dates approach. See you there!

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Student mailboxes are now available! There are mailboxes available in the 140 and 190 EdSciB office suites for all CSPP students on campus this academic year. This means that campus or postal mail that is delivered to you via the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Bldg, 56 East River Rd.) will be routed by our office to your student mailbox.

As you will see the mailboxes are ordered by name and number, please see the posted directories to locate the box assigned to you. Also, please note that mailbox names and numbers received their final assignments this morning (Friday, September 12), so when you are checking your mailbox, please double check the directory to be certain you are looking in the correct box.

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FALL COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2008 commencement exercises will be held on Friday December 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2008 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf) to Kathy Walter by Thursday, September 25.

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In addition to regularly reading the CSPP blog, be sure to check out the Educational Psychology Department blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/) for other important news and announcements!

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CSPP Fall Written Preliminary Exam
Sign-up available in the CSPP office (250 Education Sciences Building) from September 2 through September 16

This fall's exam will be held from 8:00am-12:00pm on Monday, October 6 and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday, October 7. On both days the exam will be held in 10 Education Sciences Building on computers with Microsoft Office Word 2007.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the exam, please consult your handbook (online at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/) and/or your adviser. Additional information and the stats study guide are available with Emily in the CSPP office.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:45 PM

Congratulations

Congratulations to Sandra Sanger and Chris Bedford! These CSPP doctoral students both passed their Oral Preliminary Exams this week. Way to go Sandra and Chris!

Posted by lind0449 at 1:39 PM

Assistantships

I have an opening for a 50% time administrative fellow (graduate assistant). The only stipulation is that the person must be able to work between 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays in order to staff workshops and events. This position is best suited for a student in the writing stage of the graduate program because the person must have a flexible schedule.

If you are interested, please apply at the link below or search under job requisition number 158092. The deadline to apply is September 15.

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1221081751140

Please direct questions to me. Thank you.


Noro
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Noro Andriamanalina, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Director of Academic and Professional Development
The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
612-626-4546

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ANOTHER 50% GRAD ASSISTANT POSITION

Office of the Vice President & Vice Provost for Equity & Diversity

50% time Administrative Fellow (9531), Requisition #158034

For the past four years, the University has been engaged in the process of strategic positioning, and equity and diversity have been repeatedly recognized as critical elements of achieving the institution's strategic positioning goals. One important action evidencing this commitment was the creation of the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity. This office includes the following units and program: the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Disability Services; the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office; the Office for University Women; and the Bridge to Academic Excellence.

The Office for Equity and Diversity invites applications from graduate students with strong research and writing skills with a background in American, ethnic and/or women's studies.

This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity on a number of national initiatives that will advance the work of equity and diversity across the country and to learn about diversity and administration in higher education at a national level. The successful candidate will have experience in researching and writing and will have the ability to work independently, multi-task several projects and be a creative thinker. Duties include researching, writing, preparing presentations, tracking various projects, and administrative duties.

Position is for Fall Semester 2008, with a possible renewal through Spring Semester 2009.

Classification title and number: Administrative Fellow - 9531

Enrollment and registration requirements: Currently enrolled in a U of M graduate program

Duration of appointment - start and end dates September - December 2008

Average number of hours per week 15 - 20 hours per week

Hourly salary rate $16.75

Required Qualifications
. Current enrollment in a U of M graduate program
. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills
. Demonstrated interest in and experience working with issues of equity and diversity

Preferred qualifications:
. Excellent attention to detail
. Ability to act as part of a team environment, show initiative, and to work independently on a variety of tasks in order to meet multiple deadlines
. Familiarity with the Office for Equity and Diversity
. Familiarity with and experience working with diverse communities
. Graduate student in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, or related field

Application deadline: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Contact
Barbara Chapin, Associate To the Vice President and Vice Provost
432 Morrill Hall, (612) 626-7386, chapi001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 1:34 PM

Special Programs

Check out the Midwest Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2008-2009 Educational Offerings, see scanned postcard, Download file, or go to http://www.mscpmn.org/first.html.

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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's campuses are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is Sept. 30. For more information and the application, see Idea Grants (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html)

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"BUILDING INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY" is the first of three workshops on Visioning Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, hosted by the Graduate School this fall. The workshop will focus on best practices for creating community among program constituents, with a roundtable on best practices and a work session on creating a plan for building community within interdisciplinary graduate programs. Participants are invited to respond to several questions in advance (priority deadline Sept. 12) to inform the roundtable. Sept. 23, 3-5:30 p.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. For more information, see workshops (http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/workshops/)

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Save the Day: U Women of Color (UWOC) Fall Welcome will be Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. This year's program features a panel addressing health and wellness issues specific to women of color. Nominations for the UWOC Tapestry Award, which will be presented at the Welcome, are being accepted until Oct. 3. For more information, visit UWOC.

Women of color at the University of Minnesota play a vital role in the advancement of the mission of the institution as a whole. University Women of Color sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected.

UWOC Tapestry Award
The 2007 UWOC Tapestry Award was presented at the UWOC Fall Welcome to Silvia Alvarez de Davila for helping to create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported.

Apply now for the 2008 Tapestry Award
One $250 award will be awarded to a faculty, staff or student who has worked to enhance campus equity and diversity. Applications are due on October 3, 2008
Find an application online at http://uwoc.umn.edu/.

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QGPA KICKOFF BBQ -- TODAY

Following the first full Transgender Commission meeting (http://www.glbta.umn.edu/trans/) of Fall 2008 on Friday, September 12, there will be a social BBQ from 5:00-6:00 PM hosted by the Queer Graduate & Professional Association (QGPA) held in the Klaeber Court Courtyard (near the GLBTA Programs Office). You are invited to partake of the free food, friendliness and frivolity! Map to BBQ location: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/KlaCt

Show support for people of all gender identities and expressions and spread the word about the U of M Transgender Commission! Post this poster in your workspace or academic building! Download file

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International Student and Scholar Services Cross Cultural Discussion Groups - Fall 2008 Applications are now available for ISSS fall 2008 cross-cultural discussion groups. The discussion groups provide an opportunity for both international and U.S. students to share experiences and personal thoughts in a relaxed and casual environment. Please apply by September 22nd by visiting http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.
You may also email: mach0114@umn.edu or call: 612-626-7100 for more information.

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I am writing to encourage all women in the CEHD to get involved in Discover Exceptional Women week, September 22-October 3rd. A flyer is attached that details the events going on that week. You can also go to the Women's Center Web site (http://www1.umn.edu/women/dew.html) to get more information on the events taking place.

Keynote Information
I also hope that all of you will consider attending the Discover Exceptional Women keynote lecture on Monday, September 22 at 6:30pm in 25 Mondale Hall. Author/journalist Courtney E. Martin presents a lecture “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters,? about her book of the same name. Filled with information from expert psychologists and hundreds of interviews with women with eating disorders, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives. Courtney Martin argues passionately that women must commit themselves to developing new attitudes about their bodies, and redirect the negative energy they spend on denying themselves contentment in order to become re-engaged with the possibilities of a better life. Reception and book-signing follows the lecture.

P&A Women's Council Reception
Finally, I would like to encourage all interested P&A women in the college to attend the P&A Women's Council Reception on October 2, 2008 from 3:30-5:00 pm in 325 Education Sciences. This is a new group being formed to advocate for the needs and an improved quality of work/life for P&A women at the University. We are actively seeking council members to help move this forward. The reception will provide desserts and drinks, a chance to network, and inform you about the P&A Women's Council and how to get involved.

Best -

Pam

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Department of Family Social Science Colloquium: Moving Perspectives: Art and the Immigrant Experience

Wednesday, September 17, 278 McNeal from noon to 1:00pm

For more info contact: Susan Andre
Family Social Science
University of Minnesota
290 McNeal Hall
St Paul, MN 55108-6140
612/625-6202
fsos.cehd.umn.edu

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From: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

I'm pleased to announce our three fall workshops and I invite you to register online today.
All three workshops are free, open to the public, and offer Continuing Education credits for teachers.

The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance
, Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm, Guthrie Theater, 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis

This workshop features three morning presentations:
"Teaching against genocide: creating individuals and communities of conscience"
Holocaust survivor's testimony: Murray Brandys, survivor and author of My Name was 133909 and I Sang
"Understanding Trauma and Pain," Evelyn Lennon, therapist, Center for Victims of Torture

Following lunch, all participants will see the Guthrie's production of "Old Wicked Songs."
In this play a young American musician and his Viennese professor confront the haunting presence of memory and the Holocaust.
Old Wicked Songs is an emotional journey through joy and sadness, anger and redemption, out of which come healing, inspiration, and music.

The workshop concludes with a post-play conversation with the actors.

Registration: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/holocaust.html

Children and Genocide: Rwanda and the Holocaust, Saturday, October 18, 9:00-4:30, Concordia University, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul

This workshop begins with testimonies from three people who were child survivors: Holocaust survivors Irene Berman, Norway, and Dr. Sabina Zimering, Poland, and Alice Musabende, Rwanda.
Professor Simon Sibelman, University of Wisconsin, will speak on the rescue of children during the Holocaust in France.
Holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivors whose artwork is on exhibit in "Voice to Vision" at Concordia will share their stories. The workshop will conclude with a tour of the exhibit and a film based on the survivors' memories as documented in art.

Registration: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/children.html

Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians, Saturday, November 15, 9:30-4:00, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter

Featured speakers include Professor Elizabeth Baer, women and the Holocaust; Mark Hanis, Executive Director of the Genocide Intervention Network, which operates programs to protect women and girls at risk in Darfur; and Suzanne Koepplinger, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, working to combat trafficking in American Indian women. The day includes investigation into the lynchings of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato in 1862, the single largest mass execution in United States history, and the forced march of 1600 women and children from Mankato to Fort Snelling in winter.

Registration: http://chgs.umn.edu/news/darfur.html

If there is sufficient demand, we will provide bus transportation from the University of Minnesota to Gustavus Adolphus College at a nominal cost.

Questions? Call 612-624-0256 or email chgs@umn.edu

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[The message below is forwarded at the request of Mitch Ogden, Assistant Director, Center for Writing. For questions, please call 612.626.7579. Thank you.]

Re: Writing & Teaching in Graduate School: A Panel Discussion
ATTN: All graduate students

Are you writing seminar papers, research articles, or a dissertation?
Are you facing a classroom of students, hoping to teach them how to write well?
Do you sometimes find your writing and your teaching to be in competition?

This Teaching with Writing panel discussion is designed for you -- graduate students who struggle to balance the demands of your own scholarly writing with your teaching, especially using writing in your teaching.

Writing & Teaching in Graduate School:
A Conversation between Graduate Students and Recent PhDs Tuesday, September 23 12:00-1:30 pm 140 Nolte Center (East Bank)

Lunch provided.

This informal lunch conversation invites graduate students to discuss connections between scholarship and teaching-two endeavors that always involve writing. The conversation will be facilitated by three recent PhDs who bring fresh ideas and broad experiences to stimulate and encourage even fresher ideas from graduate students as scholar-writers and as teachers of student-writers.

Panelists: Anne Carter (Graduate School), Mitch Ogden (Center for Writing), Cassie Scharber (Curriculum & Instruction)

Lunch provided. Please register through the new Teaching with Writing Interface (TWWi): http://writng.umn.edu/twwi or by calling the Center for Writing at 612.626.7579

And please consider attending the other Teaching with Writing events offered this semester. All events are listed on the TWWi as well as at http://writing.umn.edu/tww/support.html

mitch ogden | center for writing assistant director | teaching with writing

Posted by lind0449 at 10:20 AM

PhD Student Info

A reminder to PhD Students:

When registering for predoctoral internship credits (EPsy 8512), please be certain that you have registered for NO MORE THAN 12 CREDITS, TOTAL. Thanks for being attentive to this issue, it may save you from complications down the road and from over-paying tuition charges!

Posted by lind0449 at 10:06 AM

Internships

Please note the internships below are not Pre-Doctoral Internships; any interested students in the MA or PhD programs may apply for these internships.

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If you are looking for a great learning experience with kids and would love to get paid at the same time, we have options for you! The Urban Youth Development Office is looking for strong leaders who have a desire to work with youth and want to build their skills as youth workers.

Urban Youth Development has opportunities for college students (at any level) to lead after school programs for this 2008-2009 school year!

We have several positions available. Pay is $10/hr and includes time for training, program delivery, and planning. Each position is between 3 and 15 hour per week, and more than one position can be obtained by a person who wishes more hours.

So far, we have the following opportunities available:
• Jackson Elementary (St. Paul): Three positions available: fitness, photography, or science focus. Each position will have a group of 3rd and 4th graders and a group of 5th and 6th graders.
• WISE Charter School (Minneapolis): Three positions available teaching a variety of enrichment activities for youth K-8 at school with Afrocentric curriculum.
• 2Excel! at World Cultures Magnet School (St. Paul): Two interns will work together to build personal leadership in 5th and 6th graders
• Cleveland Middle School (St. Paul) Two positions available: girls in science or photography focus. Each position will have a group of 5th and 6th graders and a group of 7th and 8th graders.
For a complete description of each unique opportunity, please visit the internship page on our website: http://www.fourh.umn.edu/urban/opportunities.html

Urban 4-H interns are supported through quality training (paid) and professional development opportunities, in addition to day-to-day support in planning and program development.

To apply, download the application online and email it to me. Deadline for application is September 19.

Call with any questions!

-Jessica Russo
Jessica Pierson Russo, M.Ed.
Extension Educator
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

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ACET, Inc. is currently looking for qualified graduate students for our internship program. We have listed the internship on GoldPass (Job ID: 17893) and on our website at http://www.acetinc.com/Employment/Internship.html

Our internship program is structured with a work plan, learning objectives, evaluation tasks/activities, and an estimated time line for completion. Students will gain hands-on experience in the field of evaluation by working on planning, implementation and reporting projects; corresponding with various staff; and interacting with clients. We want the intern’s experience to be educationally and personally rewarding. Over the last six years, students from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Policy and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and students from Arizona State University have interned at ACET. Previously, students have received up to five graduate-level credits for their internship.

We would love to talk to any graduate students from the College of Education and Human Development about a winter or spring internship with ACET. Please feel free to direct any interested students to myself or to call me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Thanks, and have a great day,
Kirsten

Kirsten L. Rewey, Ph.D.
Research and Evaluation Associate
ACET, Inc.
9868 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Main: 952.922.1811
Voicemail: 952.746.0192
Fax: 952.922.1911
Web: http://www.acetinc.com

Posted by lind0449 at 9:57 AM

Miscellaneous

A religious and US public holiday calendar is available online on the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action website.
This calendar includes holidays from a handful of religions as well as US federal holidays.
http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/resources/calendar/CalendarMultiYrs.html#0809

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Primary Campus Mental Health Resources for Students

The new Student Mental Health web site www.mentalhealth.umn.edu is designed for students, their parents, faculty, and staff who are looking for student mental health information and related resources at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Boynton Health Service offers individual and couple counseling, urgent consultation, group therapies, medication assessment/management, social work assistance, and chemical health assessment/treatment. Website: www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm

University Counseling and Consulting Service offers both individual and group counseling for a range of concerns including academic difficulties, career exploration, and personal concerns. Walk-in hours for urgent student needs: Monday-Friday (8:00-4:30) Website: www.uccs.umn.edu/

Additional University Resources
Disability Services provides many services, including assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Website: ds.umn.edu

International and Student and Scholar Services assists international students and scholars with many concerns, including stress and mental health issues. Website: www.isss.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 8:55 AM

September 5, 2008

CSPP Announcements

Welcome (and welcome back) to the CSPP program and your trusty source for valuable program info: the CSPP blog!

I hope you have enjoyed your summer and your first week of classes. Now it's time to get down to business!

1) For those of you who are new, this is the CSPP blog. As you can probably tell, it functions more like a newsletter than an interactive blog, but it is the centralized location, updated weekly, where you can go to find program information, job announcements, conference information, and more. I will send you a reminder about blog updates each week.

2) When you are looking for program info, remember to check the handbooks section of the CSPP website for quick reference: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Handbooks/

3) Do you want to be a CSPP Student Representative? Each year reps are elected from each MA cohort and from the PhD group to meet with faculty reps about program issues and student concerns. An announcement soliciting candidates will come out in September or October, so begin considering now whether running for a student rep position might be right for you!

4) Group Advising Meetings. This year CSPP is expanding the number of group advising meetings in order to make sure students understand program requirements and have a chance to meet and discuss shared concerns. Watch the blog for details about these meetings.

5) There are new U of M requirements about insurance, see below for details.

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New U-wide insurance requirements

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

The University has new insurance requirements for faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad on official university business. The Learning Abroad Center website details specific instructions for both students and faculty/staff. Please take a look and pass this information to anyone in your department that may use it. The website
is http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/healthSafety/healthInsurance.html

In addition, all incoming international student and scholars must also now enroll in a new university insurance program. Details of this program are below.

The University of Minnesota requires all international scholars on J-1 visas and their eligible dependents to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) (see exceptions below). We are asking your assistance in helping the University make sure that international scholars in your department enroll in the SHBP plan. The SHBP enables scholars and eligible dependents to receive most services at Boynton Health Service at no cost and have coverage for services outside of Boynton covered at 80% of eligible expenses. The major advantages of this policy are that:

• There is no pre-existing condition exclusion. All conditions will be covered at time of enrollment.

• Scholars and their eligible dependents have access to the BlueCross/BlueShield provider network. This is the broadest provider network available, with 98% of the physicians and hospitals in Minnesota participating.

• The annual out of pocket expense is limited to $2,000 of covered services processed for payment by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

• Medical evacuation, repatriation coverage and travel assistance services are provided by MEDEX Assistance. This is worldwide coverage for medical evacuation in case of serious illness or injury and repatriation of remains in the event of death. This benefit is similar to that currently provided to faculty and staff.

The insurance requirement described above applies to scholars and their dependents with J visa immigration status. Coverage is guaranteed for incoming international scholars from the time they arrive at the University of Minnesota and have their documents validated by International Student and Scholar Services. If dependents will join the
scholar after the scholar has already started his program at the University, the scholar is required to purchase SHBP coverage for them at the time they arrive. Coverage continues as long as the scholar and his/her dependents meet criteria for eligibility.

International scholars and their eligible dependents cannot waive the University of Minnesota coverage, except when: (1) their University of Minnesota employment provides them with Employee Benefits Health Insurance (their J-2 dependents must also be enrolled), or (2) they come to the University of Minnesota for 31 days or less. In this case, they are required to carry insurance with a schedule of benefits that is equal to or greater than the University sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. They may elect to enroll in SHBP.

This mandate ensures that all international scholars and their dependents are compliant with both their immigration visa requirements and the University mandate to have health insurance. This mandate also helps support academic success by guaranteeing that scholars have access to preventive health care and medical care in the event of illness or injury while they are at the University.

Please ask the faculty and staff in your department who work with J-1 scholars to make sure that each international scholar upon arrival at the University

• reports to ISSS to complete document check and pick up important information,

• reports to the Student Health Benefits Office at Boynton to enroll in the mandatory health insurance plan, and

• understands the University insurance requirement.

If you or scholars in your department have any questions, please contact the Student Health Benefits Office (612-624-0627) located in room N323 at Boynton Health Service (email: studins@bhs.umn.edu)

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

Employment Opportunities

CSPP Alum Joan Ostergren sent the following announcement:
Career Counselor Position at Hamline Career Development Center

Greetings:

I wanted to let you know that we currently have a position open for a Career Counselor. Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested. The link for this position is:
https://piperline.hamline.edu/pls/prod/hamjobs.P_MainJobPage?jofs_in=CLA&jtyp_in=HAML. I have also attached a copy of the job description.

Thanks,

Joan

Joan C.Ostergren
Hamline University
651-523-2302
jostergr@gw.hamline.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 3:57 PM

Miscellaneous

Coming up! U of M GLBTA Systemwide Summit - September 26-27

Fri, Sep 26 - Sat, Sep 27, 2008
University of Minnesota - Duluth
Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Dr, Duluth, MN 55812

http://glbta.umn.edu/summit/

The GLBTA Systemwide Summit is the first-ever, historic gathering of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members doing GLBTA work on all five University of Minnesota campuses.

The goals of the Summit include:

1. Increasing networking and information sharing for GLBTA communities systemwide;
2. Strengthening reciprocal relationships with off campus communities systemwide;
3. Fostering anti-racism in our GLBT movements and communities; and
4. Creating and monitoring a strategic plan for improving GLBTA campus climate systemwide.

Register today to participate in this ground-breaking event!
(http://glbta.umn.edu/summit/registration.html)

Posted by lind0449 at 3:51 PM