April 17, 2014

The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing

Daniel Siegel, MD, Presents:
The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing
Tickets now available!

In this presentation, led by mindfulness and relationships expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, you will explore how you can cultivate wellbeing through your interpersonal relationships.

You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in conceptual discussions, practical exercises, and discover everyday examples of how your social life impacts your wellbeing.

Learn why your relationships with self and others are deeply connected to resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

During Dr. Siegel's presentation, you will also learn about mindsight - the capacity to perceive the mental sea inside yourself and others - and how it promotes meaningful relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent, resilient mind.

Lecture Details:
Date: April 24

Time: 6:30 pm lecture followed by Q&A

Location: Northrup Auditorium (Broadcasting live to UMN coordinate campuses; please see registration page for more details)

Registration now open. https://www.tickets.umn.edu/csh/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FA19E305-0AB7-4F46-B474-6DE37BEAF6D5

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April 1, 2014

Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture Series

Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture

Kelly McGonigal
CSH Register
23rd Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture:
The New Science of Willpower and Change
with Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
4 - 5:30 PM, Lecture
Followed by a reception and book signing

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

General public: $15
U of M Students: Free (limit 1 per student)

CEU: .15 Continuing Education Units Available (1.5 hours): $15

When it comes to health, there is often a wide gap between what we know we should do, and what we actually do. Stanford University health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct and The Neuroscience of Change, describes the latest neuroscientifc and psychological insights into what keeps us stuck, and what makes change stick. Dr. McGonigal will explore the relationship between self-care, self-compassion, and self-control. You'll learn why stress, including health-related guilt or fear, can sabotage behavior change, and hope that boosts motivation.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Henry L. Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement, and the University of Minnesota's School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development and The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness.

About Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Kelly McGonigal
KELLY McGONIGAL, PhD is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new Feld of "science-help." She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change. Her audio series The Neuroscience of Change weaves the newest findings of science with Eastern contemplative wisdom to give listeners a revolutionary process for personal transformation. She is also the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain.

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March 31, 2014

Health Disparities in Mental Health Community Practice and Research Lunch Event

Hello everyone! You are invited to the health disparities brown bag this Wednesday. Free lunch provided! Come learn about innovative mental health programs here in the Twin Cities.

Health Disparities in Mental Health Community Practice and Research
Lunch Event hosted by the Student Sub-Committee of the Health Disparities Work Group and Co-Sponsored by SPHSS

Wed, April 2, 11:30am - 1:00pm Mayo Memorial Building A301

Carrie Framsted from Vail Place will speak on the Club House Model of
addressing mental health disparities in the Twin Cities Area.

*All are welcome! Lunch will be provided.*

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Mindfulness Sessions

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October 4, 2011

Ethnic and Minority division of the APA is currently recruiting campus representatives from all psychology graduate programs

Dear Students,

The Ethnic and Minority division of the APA is currently recruiting campus representatives from all psychology graduate programs. As a campus representative, you would be responsible for updating the committee members of the events happening in the area related to psychology, organizing events at local conferences, and recruiting ethnic minority psychology students. Other responsibilities are also likely to transpire during your term. If you are interested, please contact me at salyanamazi@gmail.com. Thank you and hopefully you will take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Sincerely,

Division 45 Student Committee

Posted by rutka005 at 9:43 AM

August 23, 2011

Opportunity to Volunteer as Facilitators for Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration

We have an initiative called Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC).

The function of the program is to bring together students in each of the colleges in the Academic Health Center (AHC) to learn to work together with others in related, yet different, fields. These colleges include Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical, and Veterinary. These students are broken down into groups of 12. Each group then requires one volunteer facilitator. The job of this facilitator is to stimulate conversation and debate in the group. They need no medical history or knowledge, they just need to be skilled in keeping a conversation going and assisting in keeping debates constructive and on track.

If you have any questions about this program or any interest in assisting us, please let me know.

Duane Orlovski
Project Specialist, Professional Education Division
5-110N Weaver-Densford Hall, College of Pharmacy
612.626.5199 (office)
612.625.9044 (fax)
dorlovsk@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 7:51 AM

August 15, 2011

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is currently accepting applications for four new committee members

I'm pleased to announce that the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is currently accepting applications for four new committee members! Three of these positions will be for two years, and one will be for one year. The deadline for applications is approaching so please let interested students know about the positions!

The APAGS-CLGBTC strives to be active and relevant to students, so there are many opportunities for committee members to engage in programming that is helpful to LGBT graduate students in psychology and that is useful to building their own CVs, professional experience, and networking. In the past, members have chaired symposiums and workshops at APA, developed resource materials for LGBT students, worked on the APAGS-CLGBTC mentoring program, and more!

Involvement with the APAGS CLGBTC is a great way to get involved in national-level advocacy for LGBT graduate students and to network with student and professional leaders. For more information and details on the application process, please visit
http://www.apa.org/apags/governance/join/run/index.aspx

Posted by rutka005 at 2:38 PM

June 27, 2011

Call for Nominations

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 3, 2011

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others.

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Please go to the K. Patricia Cross page of AAC&U's Web site for complete information.

Eligibility
All doctoral-level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the MFA is the terminal degree, such as art or music, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2012.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

1. Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility
2. Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

1. A nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator
2. A supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator
3. A statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria
4. A copy of the student's curriculum vitae

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 3, 2011. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U's 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, January 25-28,2012. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards will be announced in December 2011, and recognized at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in January.

Contact Information
Please contact Suzanne Hyers at hyers@aacu.org or 202.387.3760 with any questions.

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May 2, 2011

Minnesota Psychological Association Women's Division

The Minnesota Psychological Association Women's Division is partnering with the University of Minnesota Powell Center and the School of Public Health to host an event on Monday, May 9th at the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. The focus is on Perinatal Issues and Women's Mental Health. The talk is part of National Women's Health Week. The speakers are psychologists and physicians. An audio recording of the presentation will be on the MPA web site 1-2 weeks afterward for those who are unable to attend.

Time and Date: Monday, May 9, 4 to 5 p.m.
Location: Moos Tower, Room 5-125, University of Minnesota, 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MoosT/)
Refreshments provided

Posted by rutka005 at 2:45 PM

April 26, 2011

Interdisciplinary Women's Health Panel

The MPA Division of Women in Psychology is hosting an event on Monday, May 9 in partnership with the Powell Center and the School of Public Health, for more information click on this link: Interdisciplinary Womens Health Panel 4.20.11-1.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:12 AM

February 14, 2011

Spanish Speaking SCID-trained interviewer(s) needed

The University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology & Community
Health, with funding provided by a grant from NIH (PI Bernard Harlow),
is working in collaboration with Fairview Health Services on a study
looking to determine potential causes of vulvodynia, or unexplained
vulvar pain.

As part of the case/control study, SCID interviews are conducted with
each participant. We are looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking
SCID interviewer to conduct interviews with Latina women (interviews
in English will also be done). The interviewer also administers a
medical history questionnaire prior to starting the SCID.

Interviews are scheduled by the interviewer and conducted over the
phone or in-person (at whatever time & method is easiest for the
interviewer & participant). The interviewer will average about 8-10
hours per month, with compensation around $15-16 per hour.

If you're interested, please send a letter of interest and two letters
of recommendation to Nancy Raymond, MD, one of the project's
co-investigators, at raymo002@umn.edu.

NOTE: The letters of recommendation can just be a brief email message
from the person doing the recommending directly to Nancy.

Questions about the study itself can be directed to the study
coordinator (information below).

Sarah Rydell, MPH
Project Coordinator, Women's Health Study
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
1300 South Second Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015
ph: 612-625-1017 (w)
ph: 612-619-4013 (c)

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October 15, 2010

Symposium Celebrating the Legacy of Norman Garmezy

The Department of Psychology ~ College of Liberal Arts Institute of Child Development ~ College of Education & Human Development In collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Capital Research Collaborative present
Risk and Resilience in Mental Health and Development

October 22, 2010
8:30am - 5:00pm
Mississippi Room at Coffman Union
University of Minnesota

Open to the Public

A Symposium Celebrating the Legacy of Norman Garmezy
8:30 am Welcoming Reception

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1

Michael Rutter - Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London
Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding
Arnold Sameroff, University of Michigan
"Accentuate the positive! Eliminate the negative!"

11:00 - 12:00 Session 2
Keith Nuechterlein - University of California Los Angeles The Puzzle of Schizophrenia: Tracking the Core Role of Cognitive Deficits Dante Cicchetti, University of Minnesota A Multilevel Perspective on Resilient Adaptation under Conditions of Extreme Stress: An Illustration from the Study of Maltreated Children and Adolescents

1:30 - 3:00 Session 3

Ann Masten - University of Minnesota
Developmental Cascades: The Legacy of Project Competence
Douglas Coatsworth, Pennsylvania State University
The Growth of Prevention Science: Garmezy's Indirect Legacy
Rebecca Shiner - Colgate University
Personality Traits in the Positive Development of Young People

3:30 - 5:00 Session 4

Jelena Obradović - Stanford University
How can the Study of Physiological Reactivity Contribute to our
Understanding of Risk and Resilience Processes in Development?

Tuppett Yates - University of California at Riverside
Representation and Regulation in Development: A View of Resilience from
Atop a Giant's Shoulders

Closing Panel and Discussion - with Obradović, Rutter, Sameroff, &Yates
New Horizons

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October 1, 2010

School of Social Work - Presentations on Innovative Social Change Efforts

School of Social Work Leadership for a just and caring society Work in Progress... Presentations on Innovative Social Change Efforts

Date: Friday, October 8, 2010
Time: Noon to 1:00pm
Place: 280 Peters Hall, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota


Working with men & boys in
Southern Africa to
promote gender
transformation

Featuring:
Dean Peacock, M.S.W.

Executive Director, Sonke Gender Justice
Co-Chair, MenEngage Alliance
Member, U.N. Secretary General's Network of
Men Leaders

The Sonke Gender Justice Network works across Africa to strengthen government, civil soci-
ety and citizen capacity to support men and boys to take action to: (1) promote gender equal-
ity, (2) prevent domestic and sexual violence, and (3) reduce the spread and impact of HIV and
AIDS. In this way the organization contributes to the development of societies in which men,
women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contrib-
ute to the development of just and democratic societies.

For more information contact:
Jeffrey Edleson
School of Social Work
(612) 624-8795
jedleson@umn.edu

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August 10, 2010

Dissertation participation request

Dear fellow CSPP international trainees,

Have you ever wondered how much you learned in the US can be applied to
your home country? How have your East-Asian culture background played
out in your work with your clients in the U.S? What kind of challenges
you have experienced when working with clients in the US? How have you
coped with these challenges? Would you be willing to tell me your
thoughts about these questions?

My name is Jingqing Liu, and I am former CSPP graduate and currently a
4th-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the
University of Maryland-College Park. Dr. Clara Hill is my academic
advisor. I cordially invite you to participate in a qualitative study on
East-Asian international trainees' experiences of doing
therapy/counseling in the US. This is my dissertation project, and it
has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of
Maryland. I would be extremely grateful if you would consider
participating. You can find more information about this study through
the following link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7FFRG8L

If you are interested in participation, please email me at
jliu@psyc.umd.edu. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Jingqing Liu, M.A., M.S Clara E. Hill, Ph.D.
Doctoral Candidate Professor
301-461-6724 301-405-5791
jliu@psyc.umd.edu hill@psyc.umd.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 5:34 PM

Miscellaneous

Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Board of the International Section of Div. 17 is look for two students in counseling psychology to serve as student representatives on the board - one student who is attending an institution in the United States and one attending an international institution. The students should have strong interest and passion in international issues related to the field of counseling psychology. Please help us nominate students for these two positions.

Students, you are encouraged to nominate yourself!

Please send the nomination to duanc@umkc.edu

Thank you very much!

Changming

Changming Duan, Ph.D.

Counseling Psychology Program

Div. of Counseling & Educational Psychology

University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110

(816) 235 2489

duanc@umkc.edu


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The archives of CCPTP can be found at http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/ccptp.html

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Miscellaneous

Greetings CDN members!

We are pleased to announce the call for participants interested in the AACC Professional Mentorship Program for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. The AACC Professional Mentorship Program is established to enhance professional development and increase cross-functional understanding within and between student services in the academic advising and career development areas. AAN and CDN have jointly created a mentor program to benefit both professional groups and are excited about potential outcomes. Volunteer mentors will be paired with mentees for an 8 month period. During this time the pair will establish a professional relationship, gain a better understanding of the work roles and participate in a job shadow experience.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please complete the attached survey that will be used for matching pairs. The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, August 19, 2010. If you have any questions regarding your participation in this program, please contact one of the committee members.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACCmentorshipprogram-registration

Regards,

AACC Professional Mentorship Program Committee:
Darren Kaltved (dkaltved@umn.edu)
Joel Mixon (mixon005@umn.edu)
Emily McCreight (mccre017@umn.edu)
Heather Fredrickson (hfredric@umn.edu)
--
Darren Kaltved
Career Counselor
Career Center for Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
50 Lind Hall
207 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-4090
Fax: (612) 626-0261
E-mail: dkaltved@umn.edu
Web: http://www.ccse.umn.edu

To search for jobs and internships, visit: http://goldpass.umn.edu
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Posted by rutka005 at 5:26 PM

June 4, 2010

Miscellaneous

The CEHD community is cordially invited to attend the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle's annual awards celebration. For 2010 the Circle gave out $13,000 in awards.

Tuesday, June 15

9-11 a.m. - breakfast buffet will be served
Town and Country Club
300 Mississippi River Blvd - enter on Otis Street off Marshall
No cost to attend
In addition to honoring recipients, a special tribute will be given to Dr. Susan Hagstrum, one of the WPLC founders and U of M First Lady.

RSVP by Wednesday, June 9, to Annette Olson at 6-5119 or olso0206@umn.edu

2010 Award Recipients

Rising Star Award
Dr. Bic Ngo, C&I

Graduate Student Awards
Austin Stair Calhoun, KIN
Kristen Cici, OLPD
Gwendolyn Freed, OLPD
Hyojim Im, SSW
Bibiana Koh, FSoS
Christina Kwauk, OLPD
Hoa Nguyen, SSW

If you have any questions about the WPLC, please contact Raleigh Kaminsky at kamin003@umn.edu or
6-1601.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:11 AM

May 24, 2010

Anna Westin House Open House Invitation

Anna Westin House Open House Invitation

What: Open House to celebrate the new Anna Westin House
When: June 23rd, 5-7PM
Where: 1449 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul.
Click on the link below to see details . (If you are having problems opening the image, please contact me and I will send you the information in a text format.)
If you're planning to attend (and we hope you are), an RSVP by Wednesday, June 2, would be very much appreciated. (Thanks to those who already have responded.)

Brenda
651-379-5271
brenda@emilyprogram.com

Anna Westin House - opening.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:44 AM

April 16, 2010

The Diversity Factor (SERD newsletter) is soliciting contributions for the summer 2010 edition

The editorial team of The Diversity Factor (SERD newsletter) is soliciting contributions for the summer 2010 edition. The deadline for submissions is June 14, Monday. We hope to publish the newsletter sometime in early August. For more information about SERD and previous editions of our newsletter, please refer to our website: http://www.div17.org/SERD/.

You may either submit an article/contribution to a specific column of our newsletter (email the action editor in charge of the column) or to me (joelwong@indiana.edu), if your article doesn't fit with any of the following columns. The word limit is 1500 words, although we welcome articles/contributions that are significantly shorter than 1500 words.

Announcements/Achievements: Email Jasmin Llamas (jasminllamas@gmail.com) with (a) any relevant announcements, (e.g., new appointments, awards, promotions, etc.) and (b) information about upcoming events from August 2010 - February 2011 that will likely be of interest to SERD members.

Chronicles: I would like you to share a short story from your personal life that illustrates the meaning of culture. You may share a story about your own culture or about what you've observed/learned about another culture. (My instructions are intentionally broad, and I am not providing a definition of "culture.") The focus should be on a personal narrative rather than on an academic discussion of culture. Word limit: 200 words (although your response can be as short as 1 paragraph). I hope to have as many responses as possible -- this should take no more than 20 minutes to write! Please email your responses to joelwong@indiana.edu

Up Close & Personal: This column introduces a student, professional, or researcher who may be of interest to the other SERD members. Although those interviewed in the past tend to be SERD members or someone involved in research or practice related to diversity issues, it is not necessary to restrict the interviewee within these boundaries. We're interested in interviewing someone who might be creating change in our field either in the micro or macro level. If you are interested in conducting an interview, please email associate editor Mink Shin at minkshin@indiana.edu

Here & Now: Hi! My name is Gina and I'm the associate editor for the Here & Now column in The Diversity Factor. For our next issue I would love to focus on current events around any of these topics and how they relate, interact, and intersect with issues of ethnicity, race, and racism: economy, health care, war on terror, social media, immigration reform, politics, President Obama, incidents/patterns of hate graffiti and vandalism, or any other current events topic. Articles can be general or specific in scope and focus on international, national, regional, or local events. All submissions welcome!! Email your articles to gprendes@uoregon.edu

Psychologists-in-Training: Given that APA convention is coming up, we would like to invite you to submit articles on the theme: "APA Convention Attendance." Feel free to write about your past APA Convention, what you learned from it, what you hope to learn from it, ideas for networking with professionals and colleagues, and so forth. Other writing related to psychologists-in-training are always welcome. Email your articles to associate editor Zeb Lim at Kaikok@ku.edu

Mosaic: the column focusing on teaching and supervision in counseling psychology, invites submissions from readers who are interested in uncovering and weighing in on issues that often go under the radar in psychology classrooms for the August newsletter. These issues may include, but are not limited to, health at every size, socioeconomic status and class, disability and how these issues intersect with race and ethnic diversity. Submissions may be sent to Ruth Horton, associate editor, at rhorton@alliant.edu.

Movie/Book Reviews: Email associate editor Jennifer Coloma (jennifercoloma@hotmail.com) with reviews of recent movies/books related to SERD's mission.

Please note that although we won't apply the standards of a peer-reviewed journal in our evaluation of submissions, the SERD editorial board reserves the right to reject any submission to The Diversity Factor. As always, I welcome suggestions, questions, and feedback about our newsletter.

Joel

Y. Joel Wong, Ph.D.
Editor, The Diversity Factor
Assistant Professor
Counseling/Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology programs
Indiana University Bloomington
Personal webpage: http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/joelwong
Asian American Suicide Awareness & Prevention www.sapasianamerican.org

Posted by rutka005 at 8:31 AM

April 14, 2010

Colloquium Announcement

You are cordially invited...

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Science and Math Careers: Gender and Grade Level Differences in Supports and Barriers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
N639 Elliott Hall

Abstract:

This presentation will focus on the results of three studies completed with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation designed to examine male and female perceptions of the barriers and supports for pursuing coursework and/or careers in mathematics and sciences domains at three different developmental levels: middle school, high school, and college. Research questions included: (1) What experiences and conditions are perceived by students to be advancing or hindering their choices to continue in math or science education and careers? (2) How do these perceptions differ by gender and by developmental level? and (3) What type structure or conceptual framework best captures the perceptions of barriers and supports for students?

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology Colloquium Series and the Counseling Psychology Program.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:30 AM

April 13, 2010

Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and Reception

CSPP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and reception
Join us for the CSPP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and reception on Thursday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Sciences Building. The program will feature CSPP alumni, Dirk Miller, as he tells the story of how The Emily Program was started. You'll also hear from several CSPP alumni who work for The Emily Program as they describe best practices related to working with individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Connect with former classmates, meet faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis from the recently restored historic campus building. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by April 16.

RSVP via email: renni001@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 1:58 PM

April 7, 2010

Children's Mental Health eReview

Children's Mental Health eReview: What is Trauma and Why is it Important?

Child Welfare Series • March 2010
Editor: Cari Michaels, MPH
What is Trauma and Why is it Important?
This is the first issue in a series related to trauma and child welfare systems. This issue defines trauma and describes its significance. Successive issues will highlight childhood trauma in the context of culture and identify ways in which child welfare systems can best respond to children.
Read online: http://www.cmh.umn.edu/ereview.html

________________________________________
The Children's Mental Health eReview was created in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.

Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health, University of Minnesota, 270A McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 625-7849, Fax: (612) 625-7815, Email: cmh@umn.edu, Web: www.cmh.umn.edu
This document was funded in part by grant #439481, 000000013744 awarded to the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Grant funds are Title IV-E funds made available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:11 AM

March 5, 2010

Minnesota Women in Psychology

Save the date for the annual Minnesota Women in Psychology Presentation!
This year, two representatives, Ruth Markowitz and Barbara O'Brien, will be coming to tell their stories, share ideas about developing a sustained, successful career in psychology, and offer opportunities to connect with professionals throughout Minnesota. This has been a well-attended, helpful presentation in past years, and we hope you can attend.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time: 12:30-2:00
Place: Education Sciences 325

For more information about Minnesota Women in Psychology:
http://mnwomeninpsychology.org/

Posted by rutka005 at 12:51 PM

March 2, 2010

Book club - CEHD reads

Hi everyone,

If anyone is interested in being part of a book club, we are going to meet on April 5th, at 5:30, place to be determined. The book we will be reading is "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines. Each year, the college dean recommends a book for the entire college to read, and this is the book for this year. You may request a copy from Shawn (rutka005@umn.edu) in the Ed Sci main office (book request may take up to 2 weeks to receive).

The book club will meet every two months or so. We will plan the next meeting and book at the first meeting. Also, I know some people may have class conflicts. Feel free as cohorts to choose a different time as well.
It's very difficult to find a time when all of the cohorts can meet.

Thanks and I hope to see some of you there!

Sarah

Posted by rutka005 at 11:16 AM

February 24, 2010

Miscellaneous

Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Division 44 - Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award
The Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award is sponsored by the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CoRED) of the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (American Psychological Association's Division 44). The purpose of the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award is to encourage greater participation in Division 44 annual convention activities by LGBT students of color. CoRED acknowledges that LGBT students of color frequently experience increased demands on time and resources as a result of managing multiple identities within professional organizations. The Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award seeks to support engagement with LGBT people of color issues in psychology by defraying travel costs to the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in 2010. The convention will be held in San Diego, California from August 12-15, 2010.

Graduate students who (a) self-identify as LGBT persons of color, (b) demonstrate a strong commitment to LGBT and ethnic minority issues, (c) plan to attend the 2010 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, and (d) will still be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the 2010 APA Annual Convention are eligible to apply for the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award. LGBT students of color who are presenting research at the convention are especially encouraged to apply, though all applications will be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received student travel award funding from the Division 44 Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Two student travel awards in the amount of $500 each will be awarded.

Application Procedures
The following application materials must be received by May 5, 2010.
Application Form
Please complete and submit application form included in this document.
Personal Statement
Please submit a personal statement ((500-800 words) that addresses each of the following questions: (a) In what ways does your graduate program benefit from your self-identification and involvement as an LGBT person of color? How does APA benefit from your participation in professional activities as an LGBT person of color? (b) What unique challenges might LGBT graduate students of color face that may hinder participation in APA? (c) How would attending the 2010 APA Annual Convention further your career goals? (d) Are you presenting research at the 2010 APA Annual Convention? If so, will it contribute to the body of knowledge regarding LGBT people of color issues? If so, how?
Curriculum Vitae
Please submit a curriculum vitae as part of your application.
Letter of Recommendation
Please have a faculty member submit a letter in support of you receiving the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award. Faculty members are asked to address the applicant's commitment to LGBT people of color issues in academic and other domains.

Submission of Application Materials
Electronic submission of application materials to Dr. Karla Anhalt (kanhalt@kent.edu) is preferred. As an alternative, materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Karla Anhalt
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
Kent State University
405 White Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242

Questions?
Please contact CoRED co-chairs Karla Anhalt (e-mail: kanhalt@kent.edu; phone: 330-672-0582) OR Nadine Nakamura (e-mail: nnakamur@sfu.ca)

Application: 2010_Dr _Richard_A _Rodriguez_Division_44_Student_Travel_Award announcement application.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:35 AM

December 11, 2009

Miscellaneous

Junior Fulbright Scholar from Thailand in CSPP

Please help me to welcome Ms. Sirintip Poovaratanakul (she goes by the nickname-Tip). Tip is a visiting junior Fulbright scholar from Thailand, and she is officed in 157 ESB from now until she leaves in June. Tip is a doctoral student in counseling psychology in Thailand and she will be conducting research in completion of her doctoral degree from Assumption University in Bangkok. I am sure Tip would welcome opportunities to interact with CSPP students during her stay here, and you could learn about psychology and counseling in Thailand. If you get a chance, send her an email or stop by her office. Her email is sirintip16@yahoo.com

- J. Romano

Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

February 27, 2009

Minnesota Psychological Association Event

The Minnesota Psychological Association invites psychology students and early career
psychologists to join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres, a discussion of your most pressing issues, and
A guided tour of the Tetsumi Kudo exhibit at the Walker Art Center

Download file

Posted by rutka005 at 3:21 PM

February 20, 2009

Propasal impact on international development education

Are you interested in how the current economic crisis will affect international development initiatives funded by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund?

Would you like to be involved in spearheading interdisciplinary approaches to the study of international development education?
Then, please join us from the Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) Program for an informational meeting on how you can play a key role in the creation of a student-led interdisciplinary initiative on international development education.

What are we doing?
* Writing a proposal for the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives (OII) for funding * Planning a University-wide speaker series (for Spring 2010) with recognized specialists (national and international) in international development education from different disciplines * Organizing a CIDE workshop series with the invited guests * Spearheading an interdisciplinary graduate student journal in international development
What can you do?
* Have an impact on international development education * Play a key role in the creation of a student-led interdisciplinary initiative
-- Help identify key specialists to invite to the U
-- Help plan out the core and long-term activities of the project * Help prepare the proposal to be submitted to the OII by mid-April * Serve on an editorial board for an interdisciplinary graduate student journal
What will you get out of it?
* Develop leadership skills
* Participate in an interdisciplinary community
* Increase your scholarship in international development
* Develop grant writing skills
* Network with local, national, and international faculty
* Opportunities for publishing your work
Interested? Questions?
Then join us on Friday, February 27th from 12-1pm at Wulling 150 for a brownbag informational meeting. Please RSVP to kwauk001@umn.edu by Wednesday, February 25th.
What: CIDE interdisciplinary initiative – brownbag informational meeting
When: Friday, February 27th, 12-1pm
Where: 150 Wulling Hall, East Bank

Posted by rutka005 at 10:52 AM

February 16, 2009

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MIXED METHODS INTEREST GROUP

An informal, monthly discussion of issues related to the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods
Activities:
• Review and critique a journal article with a mixed methods design/orientation
• Discuss individual projects and interests
• Network and develop ideas that can serve as the basis for future scholarship

4th WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
(2009 SPRING SEMESTER)
4:00-5:00 PM
6-194 WEAVER-DENSFORD HALL

PLEASE RSVP TO:
JOE GAUGLER, PhD, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF NURSING
EMAIL: gaug0015@umn.edu
PHONE: 612-626-2485

Posted by rutka005 at 8:49 AM

February 6, 2009

Miscellaneous

The Multicultural Network in conjunction with the CEHD Diversity and Equity Initiative has invited Kristine Lockhart, Associate Vice President in the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) for a brownbag discussion about her work in OED. The brown bag will be on:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
250 Wulling Hall

All members of the CEHD community are invited to attend.


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The Psychology Department and Asian American Studies are sponsoring a colloquium to be given by Dr. David Takeuchi, University of Washington.
The colloquium is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th (1-2pm) in N639 Elliott Hall.

Given the increased racial diversity in society and the move away from biological and genetic explanations, how is race and ethnicity linked to mental health outcomes? Scholars have provided a discussion of the possible social, cultural, and psychological factors that help answer this question such as socio-economic status, discrimination, coping styles, social support, and stress. These writings have provided an excellent understanding of the mechanism that ties race and ethnicity to health. This presentation provides data and a discussion about the social contexts, such as geographic areas, that are also important to consider when investigating the health of Asian Americans. The data come from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), the first national mental health study of Asian Americans. The presentation ends with a call to examine the construct of "place" more seriously drawing upon the literatures in different disciplines including sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

The colloquium is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology and Asian American Studies.


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Family social science colloquium
Please join us for our spring semester colloquium series
Wednesdays, Noon - 1:00 p.m., 287 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus
February 4 - Scott Marsalis, UM Librarian: "The Libraries & You: Opportunities & Challenges in Changing the Way We Work"
February 11 - Ilene Alexander, Center for Teaching & Learning: "Approaching Multicultural Teaching & Learning as Everyday Practice"
February 18 - Mee-Ock Park & Susan Armington, Korean Services Center: "Talking Suitcases: Stories of Elderly Korean Women"
February 25 - Sara Axtell, Community-University Liaison: "Community-University Engagement: Finding the Synergies in Community & University Assets"
March 4 - Pamela Jo Johnson, School of Public Health: "Using Large Data Sets for Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status"
March 11 - William Goodman, Family Social Science: View & discuss "The Children's March", a story of how children "brought segregation to its knees"
March 18 - Hiatus for Spring Break
March 25 - William Turner, Family Social Science: 2008 RWJ Health Policy Fellowship experience in President (Senator) Obama's D.C. Office
**FSoS Colloquium Series logo designed by Susan Andre

Posted by rutka005 at 10:39 AM

January 30, 2009

Miscellaneous

The research “Housing issues among immigrant and refugee population?, conducted by School of Social Work, University of Minnesota is looking for 3 bilingual research volunteers to conduct the survey.

Requirements:
- In addition to English, the research volunteers must speak and write fluently either Hmong, Somali, or Karen.
- Have some knowledge about doing survey and questionnaires
Duties:
- Spend 2 or 3 days come to a community center to deliver and interpret the survey to participants
Benefits:
Each volunteer will receive a $100 gift card for their time and effort
Contact: please contact Hoa Nguyen for more information and interviewing arrangement
Phone: 612-624-8725
Email: nguye835@umn.edu

From the MCAE blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/mcae/
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

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Hello everyone,
Please pass the following information along to your students. This is an excellent opportunity for our students.

Community Involvement Fair
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
http://www.cclc.umn.edu/CIF/

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Spring semester and summer opportunities will be promoted at this fair.

Please visit http://www.cclc.umn.edu/CIF for more information including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

This fair is coordinated by the Career and Community Learning Center and sponsored by the Minnesota Student Association and the "Lend a Hand, Hear the Band" event.

Thank you,
Heidi

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) 625-4823

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Join Us for...Diversity Dialogues 2009

Our Diversity Dialogues last about an hour (noon-1pm).
Our invited guest presents for 20-30 minutes; the presentation is followed by a lively conversation between the guest and our audience.

Tuesday, February 17, noon, Peik Hall, room 40.

Transgender and The Trouble with "Diversity"

A dialogue with david valentine
assistant professor
department of anthropology + university of minnesota

In his ethnographic fieldwork in NYC's transgender communities, David Valentine discovered quickly that many of the people identified by others as being transgender did not accept, or did not even know about, this category of identification. Moreover, many of those same people took on other names for themselves, most significantly, the term "gay." However, since the early 1990s, a good deal of work has been done -- in activist, social service, and scholarly settings -- to insist on the differences between homosexual and transgender identification. As such, Valentine's data raise a range of questions about the nature of this difference, and how the claims to this distinction is complicated by the complexity of gendered and sexual identity as it is refracted through class, racial, and cultural differences. In this presentation, Valentine will map out the complexities and politics of these identifications, and explore the questions raised by them about the very concept of "diversity" (and its sibling, "inclusion") in contemporary activism and social service provision.

A dialogue with david valentine
See david's web page @ http://www.geocities.com/davidvalentine2002/
His book from Duke University Press is @ http://www.dukeupress.edu/cgibin/forwardsql/search.cgi?template0=nomatch.htm&template2=books/book_detail_page.htm&user_id=7938&Bmain.item_option=1&Bmain.item=10462
Tuesday, February 17, noon, Peik Hall, room 40.

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MACMH Training Services Presents

Anxiety, Depression, and Related Disorders: Intervention Strategies for Home and School - Workshop - $74 Continuing Education Credits Available
Dr. Ellen Teelucksingh
Participants will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related disorders in children and learn to design intervention plans for children with these disorders.

Mounds View, February 5th, 2009, 8:30 to 11:30
Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Dr
Mounds View, 55112

Part of the MACMH Winter Training Series
Treating Challenging Disorders
Professional Development Opportunities for Every Schedule and Budget

Click here to register (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/1108RegFormOnly.pdf).
Click here for expanded workshop descriptions (http://www.macmh.org/workshops_trainings/training_services/pro_training/2008winter16.php).
Click here for entire Winter Training Series Brochure (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/16winter1108.pdf).
MN Association for Children's Mental Health
651-644-7333 • 800-528-4511• info@macmh.org
www.macmh.org

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

January 23, 2009

Miscellaneous

T & L Neighborhood Meeting - Research with High School Students

Friends and Colleagues:

Welcome back! Are you interested in research with high schools and high-school aged students? If you are, then please come to a Teaching and Learning Neighborhood event, Friday, February 20th , when we will host a conversation about…

Research with High School Students: Preparing for Success and Keeping them Engaged.?

We will meet in Room 10 of the Education Sciences Building from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. During that time we will hear three 10 minute presentations from CEHD colleagues about research relevant to high school settings:
Jean Ness (ICI)– The Importance of Engagement for All Youth
Judy Hornbacher and Molly Gordon (CAREI)- “Ramp Up to Readiness?
Bev Dretzke (CAREI) - Small Learning Communities
Following the presentations there will be a short panel discussion and then we will break into small groups to explore upcoming grant competitions that are relevant to research in high schools. Come learn more about what your colleagues are doing and to build connections that could foster professional opportunities. There will also be light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Matt Burns & Kyla Wahlstrom, T&L Neighborhood Leads

Matthew Burns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
School Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
341 Education Science Building
56 E. River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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New award--Matt Stark Award

I am pleased to announce that Matthew Stark, an alumnus of the college and retired director of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, has established an annual award for both a faculty member and student.

The purpose of this award is to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership, writing, teaching or civic engagement in the areas of social justice, civil liberties, civil rights, and public education.

Up to three awards of $500 may be presented. The recipient(s) will receive a $500 award and a certificate presented at the CEHD Awards and Recognition event on April 29, 2009.

Faculty nominees should be full-time CEHD faculty members who are pre-tenure or tenured. Student nominees should be full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional students enrolled in a program or major of the College of Education and Human Development.

For more information or to nominate a faculty member or student, go to http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/ and click on the link for the Matthew Stark Award.

Lynn Slifer
Director of College Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Dr
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-625-5511
fax: 612-626-2469
e-mail: slife001@umn.edu
http://cehd.umn.edu/giving

Sara Beyer, Assistant
612-625-1310
sbeyer@umn.edu

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14th Annual Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute
Social Justice in an Era of Accountability: The Challenge for Evaluation

February 23-27, 2009 Holiday Inn Select Airport, Bloomington - near Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Institute - February 25 - 27
February 25-27 (ends at noon on Friday)
The Robert Beck Endowed Lecture: Privileged Authority and Sacred Trust: Ethical and Excellence Imperatives for Evaluators in a Globalizing World, Hazel Symonette, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
The Mary E. Corcoran Endowed Lecture: The Politics of Accountability, Sandra Mathison, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Concurrent Sessions Presented By:
• Dagfinn Bjørgen and Karl-Johan Johansen, Oslo, Norway
• Jean King, University of Minnesota
• Richard Krueger, University of Minnesota
• Vanessa McKendall-Stephens, FaceValu Consulting
• Michael Quinn Patton, Utilization Focused Evaluation
• Rob Shumer, University of Minnesota
• Karen Stout and Mary McEathron, University of Minnesota
Plus an “Ask the Expert? session on Friday!

Pre-sessions February 23-24 (2 full days each)
Introduction to Program Evaluation: Stacey Stockdill, EnSearch
Focus Group Methods: Richard Krueger, University of Minnesota

Group and student discounts; graduate credit available for additional fee.

Register today at: http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPA/MESI Questions? Contact Ann Mavis at mavis001@umn.edu or 612-624-1489
Sponsored by: The Department of Educational Policy and Administration, The Evaluation Group at the Institute on Community Integration, and The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)

Posted by lind0449 at 1:14 PM

January 13, 2009

Miscellaneous

Vietnamese Conversation Group for Future Health Professionals

The purpose of this group is to provide a friendly forum to practice and build professional language skills in Vietnamese as preparation to work with Vietnamese individuals and families in healthcare and educational settings. Graduate and undergraduate students in fields such as speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, social work, psychology, special education, and medicine are welcome.

Meetings will consist of presenting and discussing topics and terminology across health-related disciplines. Our goal is to speak only in Vietnamese during each meeting. The first organizational meeting will be held the last week of January, 2009. If you are interested in participating, please contact Giang Pham at tangx098@umn.edu with a list of times you will be available for spring semester.

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Dear Colleagues,

Nominations for the 2009 President’s Student Leadership and Service Award are now being accepted through Friday, February 6th. I invite you to take this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of any outstanding student leaders you work with at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students should be nominated by faculty, students or staff for their exemplary leadership, character and academic accomplishments.

As part of this awards process, students may also be candidates for the 2009 University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) Student Leadership Awards, 2009 Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership, and the 2009 Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Service and Leadership. A minimum of 14 financial scholarships are given out in association with these three awards. To nominate a student or to learn more about these prestigious awards visit www.sua.umn.edu/leadership/awards/ or contact Laura Knudson in Student Activities at nyrex001@umn.edu.

Nomination Deadline is Friday, February 6, 2009.
The President’s Student Leadership & Service Awards are facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and Student Unions & Activities.
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Laura Knudson
Student Activities Advisor
Student Unions & Activities
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
300 Washington Ave. SE, Suite 126
Minneapolis, MN 55455
nyrex001@umn.edu
612.624.5582
www.sua.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

December 31, 2008

Miscellaneous

To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 20, 2009. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Thank you and happy nominating!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:25 AM

December 19, 2008

Miscellaneous

The following three University awards are open for nomination:

Horace T. Morse- U of M Alumni Association Award
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/morseaward09/

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/gradprofaward09/

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/tateaward09/

CEHD is a great college, with outstanding people who are part of it. Nominating a colleague is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for his or her contributions to both CEHD and to the University. Please help make certain the CEHD is well represented to the University by sending in a nomination of a deserving colleague.

All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Monday, January 12, 2009 by 3:00 p.m. This deadline date and time will be strictly enforced. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!

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To all faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota

I am writing to invite you to consider nominating a colleague or student to receive the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The Award honors faculty, staff and students who, through their work at the University or in their community, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments and who demonstrate unusual commitment and passion in the areas of human rights and social justice.

The award is given to two individuals each year - one current faculty or staff member and one current undergraduate or graduate student. For a full description of the nomination guidelines, procedures and contact information, please visit: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/josie_johnson.html

I encourage you to nominate an individual from your college or unit for the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. There is so much excellent work underway at the University in the areas of social justice, human rights, equity, and diversity, and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the passionate individuals engaged in that work.

The deadline for submission of a nomination packet is Monday, February 16, 2009.

Sincerely,

Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
Vice President and Vice Provost

Posted by lind0449 at 9:05 AM

December 12, 2008

Miscellaneous

From the CEHD dean's office

Come celebrate the gift of giving:
Please consider donating non-perishable food and receive a CEHD gift while supplies last. Food can be dropped off in the Dean’s Office (104 Burton Hall) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until December 19th.

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From AFSCME Local 3800 clerical workers union

Donations Being Collected

AFSCME Local 3800 is collecting toys for children who would otherwise not have a gift this Christmas. Toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots program. If you are able, please contribute to this worthwhile cause.

We are also collecting financial contributions to UE Local 1110 in Chicago. The plant was shut down with only three days notice and the workers, who are fighting for pay that is legally owed them, have staged a peaceful sit-in in the factory since Friday. Complete information about their struggle is at the end of this e-mail.

You can drop off your Toys for Tots and donations for the workers of UE Local 1110 on Thursday, December 11, Friday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 16 at the following locations:

Wiley Hall skyway entrance (West Bank) from 11:00 to 1:00
Scott Hall Foyer (East Bank) from 11:00 to 1:00
Outside Inn Hallway (Medical Area) from 11:00 to 1:00
WBOB (West Bank) from 12:00 to 1:00--There will be a donation box in the lobby where you can place gifts and donations anytime.

The following people will be accepting toys and donations in their offices from 8:00 to 4:30 only on the above mentioned days.
Julia Gladhill, 266 Mc Neal Hall (St Paul Campus)
Rick Castillo, 337 KE (Medical Area)
Mary Lou Middleton, 295 Humphrey Center (West Bank)
Cherrene Horazuk, 300 Humphrey Center (West Bank)
Kelly Alghamdi Zimmerschied will be accepting toys before 8:30 am at the third floor lobby of the Transportation and Safety Building.


Support the Workers of Republic Windows and Doors

On Friday December 5th, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors, members of United Electrical Workers Local 1110, occupied their factory in Chicago, which the owners announced just three days earlier they were going to permanently shut down at 10:00 AM that day. The workers are fighting for pay for their lost vacation days and for the 75 days notice that they are guaranteed under Illinois law.

This is the first time in many years workers have taken the bold strategy of occupying their place of work to demand justice. They have put the struggle of all workers at the forefront of the nation's consciousness and have made the complicated financial crisis something that is crystal clear and easy to understand. The basic lesson is that it is bad for working people, and the only way we'll get anything is if we organize, stand up and fight for it. They have won the support of workers around the country and even many politicians and public figures. But so far Bank of America, a recipient of billions of dollars of the government bailout, has not agreed to loan the money to the company so that the workers can receive the notice and earned pay they are supposed to receive in this situation. The longer their action continues the more support they'll need.

AFSCME 3800 sent a solidarity message to UE Local 1110 yesterday (check it out on our webpage: www.afscme3800.org). We are also collecting financial donations for the Republic Windows workers. Bring your checks, made out to UE Local 1110 Solidarity Fund, or cash to the same locations where we are collecting Toys for Tots.

To get more info and to sign a petition in support of the Republic Windows workers, go to http://www.ueunion.org/ue_republic.html.
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Phyllis Walker, President
AFSCME Local 3800
612-251-9987
www.afscme3800.org
1313 5th St SE #332-B
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM

November 21, 2008

Miscellaneous

MACMH's (Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health) Fall 2008 Newsletter - The Networker
http://www.macmh.org/publications/newsletter/vol17is2web/vol17iss2.pdf

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Hello all!

The following three University-wide awards are open for nominations
. Please see the instructions on the indicated websites for how to download the applicable materials and forms in order to nominate a worthy colleague for one of these exceptional awards offered by the University community.

If you are planning on nominating someone for one of these awards, please contact Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu to indicate that you will be doing so. All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Monday, January 12, 2009 by 3:00 p.m. This deadline date and time will be strictly enforced. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!


Horace T. Morse- U of M Alumni Association Award
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/morseaward09/

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/gradprofaward09/

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/tateaward09/

Remember that in order to win an award, a nomination needs to be created and presented to the Provost’s office. Let’s try to have the best turnout this year for nominations that we possibly can.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:23 PM

November 14, 2008

Miscellaneous

To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 20, 2009. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Thank you and happy nominating!

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Beautiful, 2 BR furnished home w/ 2 car garage, for sublet Jan & Feb: rent negotiable
I'll be subletting the amazing, completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Prospect Park-- near the Univ of MN (border of St. Paul and Minneapolis, just north of the river) house that I rent during Jan & Feb. Wood floors throughout, gas range, cozy cabin/cottage feel, free laundry in the basement, efficient forced air furnace, great lot with wild turkeys and rabbits that stop by.

Looking for one or two non-smoking renters just for these two months. There's some storage space in the basement and the garage (there are two garage stalls, so you could use one or both for storage), but I'm planning to leave most of my furniture. Perfect for a visiting activist, artist, academic or someone just wanting a change in their current living situation. Rent & utilities negotiable. Renter responsible for minor shoveling (the landlord handles big storms).

The heated tile floors in the bathroom really help in the winter! Photos are available. Hope to hear from you. - Deborah (651-468-9286)

Posted by lind0449 at 8:53 AM

October 31, 2008

Miscellaneous

ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 4, and President Bob Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan encourage everyone to vote. Record voter turnout and long lines at the polls are expected, so please plan accordingly. Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Minnesota Statute 204C.04 allows for employees to be absent from work during the morning of Election Day for purposes of voting. If you think you may miss work, try to let your supervisor know ahead of time. To find out where your polling place is located or how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Voter Information Web site (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=134).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:06 AM

Miscellaneous

ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 4, and President Bob Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan encourage everyone to vote. Record voter turnout and long lines at the polls are expected, so please plan accordingly. Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Minnesota Statute 204C.04 allows for employees to be absent from work during the morning of Election Day for purposes of voting. If you think you may miss work, try to let your supervisor know ahead of time. To find out where your polling place is located or how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Voter Information Web site (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=134).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:06 AM

October 13, 2008

Miscellaneous

THE MY VOICE, MY VOTE WEB SITE has been launched by the U's Institute on Community Integration (ICI) to help motivate and teach young adults with disabilities about voting and ways to participate in the political process. It provides information about accommodations and voting rights, shows how to register to vote, and features a video of a relevant workshop. The site is a collaborative project of ICI, the Humphrey Institute's Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Partnership Resources Inc., and Minneapolis Public Schools, with assistance from the Minnesota secretary of state's office. For more information, e-mail Chris Bremer (breme006@umn.edu), call 612-625-7595, or see My Voice, My Vote (http://www.myvoicemyvote.org/).

Posted by lind0449 at 4:12 PM

October 3, 2008

Miscellaneous

The Women's Center is hoping to revitalize the Women's Organization of Graduate and Professional Students (WOGAPS). The fall meeting will take place on Oct. 3, from 3-4pm in 325 Education Sciences Building. WOGAPS (http://www1.umn.edu/women/studentsWOGAPS.html) is a community of women graduate and professional students, and also serves as both an advisory group and editorial board for the updated Thriving Through the Experience (1997) handbook for graduate women. Please come and meet other women students, and share your experiences, concerns and needs as a graduate/professional student. Sign up to help us update Thriving Through the Experience. Light refreshments served, and you will have the chance to win a small prize!

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Dear Colleagues,

Please check the URL below for international grant opportunities.

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/international/

The page is regularly updated by the Office of Research and Policy.

--
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 11:00 AM

September 12, 2008

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

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

August 29, 2008

Miscellaneous

The Office of International Programs invites you to the
Grand Opening of its new home: the University International Center

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008
Open House – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ribbon-Cutting – 4:30 p.m.
331 17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414/
(corner of 4th St & 17th Ave SE – map
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/UIC/UIC-map.html)

Food, drinks, and music from around the world!

No R.S.V.P. necessary. Questions? Contact 612-624-5580 or international@umn.edu.

CARLA • China Center • Confucius Institute • Dean's Office • ISSS • Learning Abroad Center
--
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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NIH Funding Available - Program Number: 81742
Title: Functioning of People with Mental Disorders (R01)
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor offers support for the application of biobehavioral science methods and approaches to: a) develop and refine definitions and measures of function, disability, and daily participation relevant to those with mental disorders; b) understand the ecological mechanisms, independent of symptom severity, that contribute to functioning and disability in this population; and c) develop and test novel interventions that specifically and directly target functional capacity and performance deficits of this population. Emphasis will be on the application of basic behavioral processes (e.g., cognition, affect, knowledge, attitudes, motivation, learning, decision-making, interpersonal processes), and environmental parameters (e.g., social support, structural adaptations, community involvement) that influence functional outcome. This program will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

For full announcement: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:47 AM

August 15, 2008

Miscellaneous

A CSPP alum has a 4 bedroom home for rent for $1600/month. She is willing to negotiate rental price if you might be interested in buying the property. It is located at 3907 Bryant Ave North in Minneapolis. Interested people should contact Benita at 612-716-1673.

Thanks!

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CEHD Fall Kickoff Block Party

Celebrate the new school year with CEHD students, faculty, and staff
Thursday, August 28, 2008 +++ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
On the plaza in front of Burton Hall

Eat delicious homestyle grilled burgers, brats, salad, and more
Music by University of Minnesota students- pop-rock group “Abdomen?
Play games
Free Frisbees
Wear your CE+HD t-shirt to show your college pride!

Rain or shine

Please RSVP by August 22 to cehdbloc@umn.edu or Serena Wright at 612 624-0430.

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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).

--
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 9:27 AM

August 8, 2008

Miscellaneous

Educational Policy Fellows Program

Colleagues:

The Educational Policy Fellows Program, (EPFP) coordinated by the Department of Educational Policy and Administration provides professional development opportunity during the academic year for individuals interested in policy issues at the local, national and international level.

Again this year, as in most past years, the College will provide funding for up to two individuals from within the College who are interested in participating.

The EPFP program's theme for 2008-2009 is “The World is Here: Cross Currents for Leadership and Policy?. The program typically consists of dinner sessions at the Campus Club or Radisson University Hotel, and two national meetings organized by the Institute of Educational Leadership which is located in Washington, D.C. Past EPFP participants have

For further information, please contact Deanne Magnusson (magnus002@umn.edu) or Bob Poch (poch@umn.edu).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:05 AM

June 27, 2008

Miscellaneous

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

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/international/

Thank you,
Chris

--
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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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.

Sincerely,

Sharyn Schelske
Director
McNair Scholars Program
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
COFFMAN MEMORIAL UNION ­ MISSISSIPPI ROOM

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

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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,
Chris

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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

Posted by lind0449 at 11:52 AM

June 20, 2008

Miscellaneous

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

Miscellaneous

Greetings!

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:
http://glbta.umn.edu/programming/lavenderhouse.html

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

Miscellaneous

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

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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

May 30, 2008

Miscellaneous

Regarding DSMV Sexuality and Gender/Gender Identity Disorder workgroups controversies:

Review for the Fifth edition of the APA's Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMV)

The chair for the sexuality and gender workgroup is Dr. Kenneth Zucker, a famous advocate of reparative therapy (also known as conversion therapy) for gender-variant children. Zucker has named Ray Blanchard to the Gender Identity Disorder workgroup. Blanchard coined the term autogynephilia to describe men with an erotic desire to be women and proposed a theory that all trans women could be usefully classified as either autogynephiles or extremely effeminate gay men who needed to become female to express their sexuality. Their positions are contrary to evidence-based science.

As you know, the DSM is not only a worldwide reference for clinicians and researchers, but also for insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and policy makers. Potential consequences of having Zucker and Blanchard involved in the revisions on sexuality and gender are:
• Gender Identity Disorder would revert to include homosexuality as a mental illness
• Gender variations, including transgender, would also be classified as mental illnesses.
• DSMV would recommend reparitive therapy as the optimal treatment.
To participate in an online petition, go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/objection-to-dsm-v-committee-members-on-gender-identity-disorders
OR contact the American Psychiatric Association to express your concerns.

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2008-2009 Policy Fellows Program: Applications now being accepted

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 Policy Fellows program. Now in its 18th year, the Policy Fellows program offers practical training in public affairs leadership for emerging leaders from the government, private and nonprofit sectors across the state. The program equips participants with skills to inspire, organize and work effectively with others to achieve common objectives and work toward the public good. A program description and application materials are available on-line at http://www.politicsandgovernance.org/programs/policyfellows/2008_2009/program.html or through the Politics and Governance website, www.politicsandgovernance.org. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 16, 2008. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact Kate Krzesinski at cspg@umn.edu or 612-625-8330.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:37 AM

May 16, 2008

Miscellaneous

Dear friend,

I apologize if this email bothers you. You may already know that there was a massive, 7.9-magnitude earthquake in China on 5/12/08, with more than *15, 000 people dead and nearly 40,000 still buried or missing*.
The figure is still continuing to rise:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24609645/.

I have made some donation for supporting the people there. If you want to help, you could make some donation too. Even a small amount of money can contribute to saving lives. People who are still buried need medication. Kids who just lost their parents need food, water, and clothing. Here are some ways to donate:

1. American Red Cross Online Donation for China Earthquake
http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_china_relief_fund_0508&s_subsrc=RCOProfile_China&s_src=F8DWA001

2. Mercy Corps Online Donation for China Earthquake http://www.mercycorps.org/

3. Hong Kong Red Cross Online Donation for China Earthquake https://www.redcross.org.hk/donation/user_donation.asp

Please forward this email to friends who may be willing to help. If you would like more information, please feel free to email me.

Thank you for your kindness and love!

Sincerely

Fengqin

Fengqin Lian, Doctoral Student
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota

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Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Hosts and Welcomes you
to our annual celebration of May Asian Pacific Heritage Month At the State Capitol

In the year of the MN Sesquicentennial (MN 150):
A pause to reflect on over 130 years of Asian Pacific History in Minnesota

From early accounts of Chinese entrepreneurs in 1875 to the latest refugee newcomers from Tibet, Burma and Bhutan

May 19, 2008
11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Program, exhibits, performances, local authors, release of a new policy report and an opportunity to meet with legislators

11.30 a.m. Registration opens
Tour exhibit and display of Asian History and Asian non profit Agencies in the State Capitol Rotunda and North Corridor

Noon: Formal Program begins
Welcome: Jodi Tanaka, Chair of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans,
Council Board Members and appointed legislators Senator Ellen Anderson, Representative John Berns, Representative Tina Liebling and Senator David Senjem

A walk through time: History of Asian Pacific Minnesotans: Moderator David Zander
Featuring: Kao Kalia Yang & Bryan Thao Worra – local published authors
The Burmese experience - Benjamin Aung – Personal Story of Escaping from Burma
A Tibetan in Exile – performance by TIPA performer Tenzin

Invited speakers include: Chinese Business Development in Minnesota – Fred Hsiao (Shaw Lundquist)
The Korean experience in Minnesota – Yoonju Park (Korean Service Center)
The Korean Adoptees in Minnesota - Ami Nafzger-Spiess (AdopSource)
The Filipino experience in Minnesota – Jocelyn Ancheta
Asian Indians in Minnesota - Mukhtar Thakur (Sangram Radio and Geetmala), Dr. Bruce Corrie (Concordia University)
The Sri Lankans - Sri Lal Ananda Liyanapathiranage
The Karen – Wilfred Tun Baw, Eh Taw
Bhutanese refugees & resettlement from Nepal– Mangala Sharma
Resettlement and Cultural orientation - Tonya Cook, World Relief

Displays & Updates: AdopSource, APCC, AMA, CHI, HAP, IHEA, KSC, Lao Center, Ready 4K Early School Readiness, Sexual Trafficking, VSS.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:22 AM

February 29, 2008

Miscellaneous

Do you need help with ANY campus-based problem or concern? The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) is here to assist you.

The most common types of problems or concerns we help students with include:
*Grading or instructional issues
*Billing or financial aid conflicts
*Academic progress
*Scholastic misconduct / plagiarism
*Behavioral / Conduct Code violations

Our services are free and confidential. Contact us online at http://www.sos.umn.edu, by phone at 612.624.7272, or by email at sos@umn.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lots of campus awards available to recognize a variety of achievements--think about nominating yourself or a colleague!
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TO: Deans, Directors and Department Heads
FROM: Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagemen
RE: Outstanding Community Service Awards: Nominations Due Friday, March 14

** Please encourage nominations from faculty, staff and students in your units to recognize our many important contributions to public engagement. **

I am pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the Tenth Annual University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Awards.

The University’s Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community members who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable contributions to society’s well-being.

Not to be confused with the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, which focuses on service performed internal to the University, the Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize extraordinary and impactful public service that University members and University-affiliated partners perform in the community.

The Outstanding Community Service Awards represent the highest recognition the University’s Office for Public Engagement offers. One award will be made in each of the following five categories: (1) Outstanding Faculty Member Community Service Award; (2) Outstanding Student Community Service Award; (3) Outstanding Staff Community Service Award; (4) Outstanding Community Partner Service Award; and (5) Outstanding Contributions to the 2007-08 University-wide Theme: Children, Youth and Families.

Awards given to University of Minnesota faculty and staff will carry a $2,500 continuous salary award annually during their employment at the University of Minnesota. All other award winners will receive a one-time payment of $2,500. Nomination materials and a list of previous winners can be found at http://www.engagement.umn.edu/awards/index.html.

Any person or group may submit one or more nominations. All nominations are to be submitted electronically as indicated on the awards application form. Please submit the nomination materials (one original copy) by 5:00 PM, March 14, 2008 to the Outstanding Community Service Awards Committee, c/o Michelle Kuhl, Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration, Room 110 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, 55455 (612-624-1562; witt0160@umn.edu).

A completed packet includes: (1) a Nomination Cover Sheet; (2) a Nominator Narrative; (3) an External Support Letter; and (4) a Personal Reflection Essay by the Nominee. Optional supplemental materials that demonstrate the contributions and significance of the nominee’s service may also be submitted. Please refer to the nomination instructions contained in the Call for Nominations.

Please help us honor those who serve our communities by submitting nominations for the Outstanding Community Service Award. Thank you for helping us distribute this Call for Nominations widely.

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The Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) is an organization whose mission is to be a welcoming circle of women combining resources to support and develop women leaders and philanthropists through the College
of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. WPLC makes annual awards to women within the College of Education and Human Development who have demonstrated leadership in research, program initiatives, and academic work. This year awards of up to $3,000 each will be granted. We welcome proposals and applications from two constituencies:
Graduate students (non-licensure)
Staff

In addition, the Rising Star award of $1,000 will be given to a pre-tenured female faculty member of the College of Education and Human Development who has demonstrated leadership and creativity in an academic area as shown
by research, teaching, and service and has been nominated by a tenured member of the CEHD faculty.

Interested persons should complete the appropriate form including a 500-word essay as described. You can find descriptions and forms on the Web: http://cehd.umn.edu/giving/circle/awards.html

All applications and nominations must be submitted to sbeyer@umn.edu or sent to Sara Beyer, 48 McNeal Hall, delivery code 6140 on the Saint Paul campus.

The deadline for submission is March 14, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

For further information, or with any questions, feel free to contact me at 612-625-1310 or sbeyer@umn.edu.

Best wishes,
Sara

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Sara Beyer
External Relations Office Administrator
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Drive
Saint Paul MN 55108

Phone: 612-625-1310
Fax: 612-626-2469
Email: sbeyer@umn.edu
Web: www.cehd.umn.edu

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Dear College Community:

The CEHD Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding achievements by College alumni, related to educational progress in their countries or regions. Nominees must have earned an M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., or Ph.D. degree from a current unit of the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

We are seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves in any field of Education or Human Development to which they have made significant contributions recognized by others.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients receive a stipend to come to Minnesota in November, 2008. At this time, a commemorative plaque will be presented to them at a public ceremony held during International Education Week. Please click on the link below if you are interested in nominating a distinguished international alumnus. Nominations are due April 15, 2008 and can be delivered to Ms. Terry Anderson in the Dean's Office reception desk in 104 Burton Hall.

http://cehd.umn.edu/IntEduc/awards/nomination.pdf

Thank you in advance for your nominations for this important award.

Sincerely,
Chris
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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

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Somali health initiative event

The Egal Shidad project seeks to incorporate traditional values into stories about health created by and for Minnesota's Somali immigrant community. It is named after Egal Shidad; a familiar and beloved "wise fool" in folklore of Somalia. Egal Shidad's choices as he travels through life are both entertaining and instructive.

Through video, radio and English Language Learning (ELL) curricula stories about healthy lives, Egal Shidad will work with health educators to develop and deliver multi-media, story-telling units on important health topics for local broadcast on television, web and radio, in both Somali and English. These units will have multiple uses, including as English language curricula.

What: Egal Shidad Project Kick-Off Event

When: March 10, 2008 from 2 - 5 pm

Where: Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN
55454

Egal Shidad is a collaborative partnership between four non-profit organizations - ECHO (Emergency and Community Health Outreach), KFAI - Fresh Air Radio, (CSCM) the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota and SPNN-TV (St. Paul Neighborhood Network). This project is part of the New Routes to Community Health, a national program of the Benton Foundation, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information or to get an invitation mailed to you contact: egalshidad@comcast.net

Posted by Multicultural Center for Academic Programs

Posted by lind0449 at 3:24 PM

February 21, 2008

Miscellaneous

JASSO Short Term Student Exchange Scholarship Hiroshima University, Japan
1 October 2008-1 September 2009

This Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) short term student exchange scholarship is offered annually to a student in the College of Education and Human Development under the formal exchange agreement that exists between the Faculty of Education at Hiroshima University, Japan and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota. One student applicant will be selected from those applying to receive a scholarship to study and/or do research at the Faculty of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan for up to 12 months. Hirsohima is one of Japan’s leading national universities. Japanese language proficiency is not required to receive this scholarship although it would obviously be a major asset. Most past UM/CEHD scholarship recipients have used this period to (1) collect data for their MA or PhD research paper and/or (2) as an opportunity to learn basic Japanese and develop an understanding of contemporary Japan. To a person, every recipient has termed this a “transformative life changing experience?.

The conditions of the scholarship are listed below. We encourage applicants from across the College community. The deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The successful applicant will be notified by Friday, March 7. All application materials, including a certificate of health must be received by Hiroshima University in Japan by 24 March 2008.

Conditions:

The conditions of this scholarship include:

1. Applicants must be a registered student in a graduate degree program (masters or doctoral) to be eligible for this scholarship.
2. Provision of Japanese Yen 150,000 for your roundtrip economy airfare between MSP and Hiroshima, Japan (assuming you stay for the entire period; early returns will be pro-rated). (see Business Section of any newspaper for current conversion rates into US $)
3. Japanese Yen 80,000 living stipend per month.
4. Preferred (but not guaranteed) status for gaining a room in the International Student Residence at Hiroshima University. (this cuts living costs greatly)
5. Possibility of participation in Japanese language courses for international students coming to study for degree programs in Japan.
6. Assignment to a faculty mentor (professor) in your area of research interest.

We can furnish you with the name of the last UM/CEHD JASSO Scholarship awardee if you would like to get more direct information about how the program operates on the ground.

To obtain a copy of the description of the program and the application materials, please contact Ms. Yuki Watabe, 430 Wulling Hall or email her at wata0028@umn.edu.

For more detailed information or to answer specific questions, contact Professor Gerald W. Fry at gwf@umn.edu or (612) 624-3377.

Again, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience another culture and nation in an educational setting where you will live with and meet fellow students from all over the world. We welcome your questions and your application.

NOTE: Japanese nationals are specifically NOT ELIGIBLE for this scholarship. It is intended for non-Japanese only (including international students studying in the CEHD/UMN.

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Yuki Watabe
Ph.D. candidate, Educational Policy and Administration College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota wata0028@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

February 15, 2008

Miscellaneous

Upcoming neighborhood meeting. The Psychological, Physical, and Social Development neighborhood is holding a meeting! All are invited - faculty, staff, and students. We will meet on Thursday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in 250 Wulling Hall. We would like to raise and address questions, such as: What is important to you? How should we communicate and share our work? What are blocks? How are blocks started? How can our neighborhood support its members? For further information contact neighborhood leaders Nicki Crick (612-625-8879, crick001@umn.edu) or Teri Wallace (612-626-7220, walla001@umn.edu).

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Academic Technology Services Open House
February 25 from 10:00am-1:00pm, rooms 320, 325, 330 Education Sciences Building
Learn from colleagues about improving teaching and learning with technology. Lunch provided. RSVP to Serena Wright by 2/22 if you plan to attend: wrigh103@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:01 AM

January 11, 2008

Miscellaneous

CEHD Research Day and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Opportunity * All faculty, staff, and students are invited to view poster presentations highlighting research projects and initiatives being conducted throughout the College. This relaxed setting offers an opportunity to exchange information, identify strategies for collaboration, and renew friendships. Refreshments and over 30 poster presentations. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! View the call for posters at http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/2008ResearchDay.html. Poster submissions are due on Wednesday, February 6 * Tuesday, February 27 * 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. * For more information about Research Day and to RSVP contact Ellen Freeman (efreeman@umn.edu). For more information on the University’s new RCR continuing education requirements visit http://www.research.umn.edu/first/ or contact your grant coordinator.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:29 PM

November 30, 2007

Miscellaneous

Open·Up Magazine - Deadline for Submissions Is Now January 25, 2008

Have you heard? MACMH is starting a new magazine called Open·Up!

Our first issue, to be published Spring 2008, will feature visual and literary art works (including paintings, drawings, poems, essays, posters, photographs, cartoons, and stories) created by youth ages 5- 21.

We know art takes time to create and we want everyone who would like to submit something to be considered to have plenty of time for the creative process. So we have extended the deadline to January 25, 2008.

If you or someone you know has a piece that expresses emotion or has to do with mental health, encourage them to send it in for consideration. We are also accepting works done within the past 3 years. Complete Submission Guidelines, http://macmh.org/publications/OpenUp/Magazinesubmissionform.pdf

Submitting is as easy as 1 · 2 · 3 -
Just send MACMH these 3 things by January 25, 2008:
1 · The Work of Art (original or electronic)
2 · An Artist's Statement (3-5 sentences describing what inspired the Work of Art)
3 · A Completed Submission/Release Form

For complete submission guidelines and to access some great informational materials about children's mental health, visit our Open·Up home page. (http://macmh.org/publications/OpenUp/openuphome.php)

Mental Health Is About How We . . .
Express Our Feelings · Get Along With Others · Cope With Life

About Open·Up Magazine: Open·Up offers children, youth, and young adults ages 5 - 21 a forum to express their thoughts and feelings through paintings, drawings, poems, essays, posters, photographs, cartoons, and stories. The focus of Open·Up is mental health or, in other words, the way you express yourself, how you cope with everyday life, and how you get along with others.

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health - MACMH
165 Western Avenue N, Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-644-7333
www.macmh.org

Posted by lind0449 at 8:55 AM

November 9, 2007

Miscellaneous

Grants available to graduate students, faculty, and staff:

Public Engagement Seed Grants
This grant recognizes and aids in funding projects established by members of the University community that will engage and serve the greater community. These projects contribute to the community in numerous ways: research that responds to public needs and concerns, developing motivation and capacity for citizenship and leadership in students, and partnerships with community groups or organizations. The efforts and contributions of these innovative projects will impact the community and provide sustainable and long-lasting change.

Eligibility: All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students, except those who have received grants in the past two years, are eligible to apply for a grant. Students must have a faculty/staff sponsor.
Due Date: Applications are due Friday, December 7, 2007. Send an electronic copy to Michelle Kuhl, witt0160@umn.edu
Award Amount: Grants will range up to $5,000. Size of awards may be lower than the amounts requested.
Timeline: Grants will be awarded in December 2007. Projects may be proposed for Spring Semester 2008, Summer 2008, or Fall semester 2008.

Seed Grant Request for Proposal Guidelines, Application, and Budget (http://www.engagement.umn.edu/awards/seed_grant/RFP_seedgrant.pdf)

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MORE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

The University offers several intramural grant and award opportunities for faculty, staff and students throughout the year. All are posted at:
http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/intramural/index.cfm

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The President's Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1997 to recognize faculty and staff who have provided exceptional service to the University. This award is presented each year in the spring and honors active or retired faculty or staff members who have gone well beyond their regular duties and have demonstrated an unusual commitment to the University community. Nominations for this award are due by March 7, 2008 and should be submitted to:

President's Award Committee
c/o Vickie Courtney, program director
University Honors and Awards
427 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nominators must be current members of the University of Minnesota faculty or staff or alumni of the University. Nomination letters should focus on the nominator's personal knowledge of the nominee's exceptional service, such as innovative service to students, the University community, individual units of the University, or outreach beyond the University.

A full description of the award and nomination requirements follows this announcement.
For further information about this award or the nominating process, please call the University Senate Office at 612-625-9369 or go to:
http://uawards.umn.edu/Awards/Presidents_Award_Outstand.html

I urge you to bring forward nominations so that individuals providing outstanding service to the University will receive the recognition they deserve, and the University will continue to be a leader in setting our community's standards of excellence.


PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE

This award recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units by any active or retired member of the faculty or staff.
Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or a staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community.

A nomination for a President's Award for Outstanding Service should be submitted to the President's Award Committee. The following format is to be used:

Nominee -- must be an active or retired member of the University faculty or staff and has not already received this award.
Nominator -- must be an alumnus or alumna of the University or a current member of the faculty or staff.
Letter from nominator -- should focus on personal knowledge of the nominee's exceptional service, i.e., innovative service to students, the University community (broadly interpreted), individual units of the University, or outreach beyond the University.
Biographical Information -- to include nominee's address, telephone/fax number, University background such as current job title and classification or last job title before retirement.
Vitae and/or job description -- appropriate for the position
Supporting Letters -- three (in addition to the letter from the nominator) from the nominee's peers in and outside the University; again, these should focus on personal knowledge as above.

Number of Copies - 8 (please, no folders or binders)
Deadline for Submission -- March 7, 2008
Submit To -- The President's Award Committee, c/o Vickie Courtney, program director, University Honors and Awards, 427 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

The President's Award Committee, appointed by the President, recommends candidates for this award to the President. The President will have final authority to grant the award, which does not require action by the Senate All-University Honors Committee or approval by the Board of Regents.

Posted by lind0449 at 8:59 AM

November 2, 2007

Miscellaneous

All are invited to the Transgender Commission Open House
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 4:30-6:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union 332 - President¹s Room
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CMU
http://www.sua.umn.edu/reservations/coffman/spaces/presidentsroom.php

Join us for the 2nd Annual University of Minnesota Transgender Commission Open House! Enjoy a spread of appetizers and desserts, learn about the work of the commission and opportunities to get involved, and network with people interested in creating change! A social hour will be followed by a short program, featuring remarks from commission members and Darlyne Bailey, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. For more information, please contact Ross Neely at neely010@umn.edu.
For poster: Download file

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To all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota

I am writing to invite you to consider nominating a colleague or fellow student for the Josie R. Johnson Award. The Josie R. Johnson Award honors faculty, staff, and students who, through their work at the University, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments, and who demonstrate unusual commitment and passion in the areas of human rights and social justice.

The Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award, administered by the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity, is named for Dr. Josie R. Johnson, retired associate vice president for academic affairs at the University, the first African American to serve on the University's Board of Regents, and a tireless community activist. Dr. Johnson's lifelong contributions to social justice, her years of community service, and her accomplishments during her tenure at the University of Minnesota are a testament to the power of an individual with a passion and commitment to making the University-and the world-a better place for us all.

The award is given to two individuals-one current faculty/staff member and one current student (graduate or undergraduate)-every year. For a full outline of nomination guidelines and procedures, please visit:
http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/josie_johnson.html .

Recipients of the Josie R. Johnson Award pursue work that accomplishes one or more of the following criteria:

* The development and implementation of initiatives, programming, and/orprojects that support individuals from underrepresented communities in developing skills, obtaining knowledge, and establishing support networks that are essential to promoting an inclusive community.
* The increase of educational or employment opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities, and/or advocating for policy or procedural changes designed to improve the learning and working environments for individuals from underrepresented communities.
* The production of scholarly work which significantly enhances a wider understanding of the complex dynamics of difference in its various manifestations and multiple dimensions.
* The advancement of human rights and social justice through involvement on campus and/or in the external community.
* Demonstrating an ability and ongoing commitment to preparing and empowering others as effective advocates for social equality.
* Possessing strength of character that inspires others to continue personal development in the area of human rights and social justice.

I encourage you to consider nominating an individual from your college or unit for the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. There is so much excellent work underway at this University in the areas of social justice, human rights, equity, and diversity, and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the passionate individuals engaged in that work.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 22, 2008. For further information, please contact Sue W. Hancock, senior advisor for external initiatives in the Office for Equity and Diversity, at hanco004@umn.edu or 612 624-0594, or visit the Johnson Award web site at http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/josie_johnson.html .

Sincerely,
Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
Vice President and Vice Provost
Office for Equity and Diversity

Posted by lind0449 at 9:15 AM

October 12, 2007

Miscellaneous

Here is a news brief from a CSPP student regarding ongoing controversy within the APA

from http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/09/1349224 (10/9/07):

Prominent APA Member Resigns Over Interrogation Policies
A prominent member of the American Psychological Association has resigned from the organization because the APA continues to condone psychologists' work on interrogations at Guantanamo and CIA black sites. Marybeth Shinn is a former president of two APA divisions. She also criticized the APA leadership for discouraging dissent from its interrogation policies.

College Psychology Departments Criticize APA
Meanwhile the psychology departments at two Quaker colleges -- Earlham College in Indiana and Guilford College in North Carolina -- have passed resolutions calling on the APA to change its interrogations policy. Psychology professors at Earlham are urging other departments to pass similar resolutions.

Additional links on this topic:
APA 2006 Resolution: http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/notortureres.html
APA 2007 Resolution: http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/councilres0807.html
APA News Release: American Psychological Association calls on U.S. government to prohibit the use of unethical interrogation techniques: http://www.apa.org/releases/councilres0807.html


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Mental Health Information for all Students at the University of Minnesota

The new Student Mental Health web site (http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu) is a web resource designed for students, their parents, faculty, and staff who are looking for student mental health information and related resources at the University of Minnesota.

Students can access mental health services at:
* Boynton Health Service: (http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm), and
* University Counseling and Consulting Services: (http://www.uccs.umn.edu).

Additional University resources to assist students are:
Disability Services (http://www.ds.umn.edu) provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for faculty, staff, and supervisors.

International and Student and Scholar Services (http://www.isss.umn.edu/) provides counseling and advising to international students and scholars and their families. ISSS assists with a variety of issues, including immigration, personal, academic, family, career and cross-cultural concerns.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/) provides a number of workshops and programs which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related to students who may have a mental illness or disability.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:53 PM

October 5, 2007

Miscellaneous

Interested in making our campus safer and more affirming for all students? Check out the U of M Transgender Commission!

The Transgender Commission was founded in March 2006 by students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota. The Commission works toward an inclusive environment and seeks to improve the lives and experiences of trans students, staff, faculty, alumni and communities through education, advocacy, and institutional change.

All interested individuals are welcome at meetings and are invited to contribute information, feedback and support for the mission and the commission at large. Contact Ross Neely, Commission Coordinator, at neely010@umn.edu or call 612-626-3064 to get more involved.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to two upcoming events (both on October 9):

TRANS LUNCHEON from 11:30-1:00:
This luncheon discussion is part of the Queer Student Cultural Center's National Coming Out Week events. Look forward to sandwiches, chili, chips, fruit salad, dessert and lemonade -- along with scintillating discussion about gender diversity and trans lives!
For complete announcement: Download file

TRANSGENDER COMMISSION MTG from 1:30-3:30:
This is an important meeting to attend if you can; we need to hear your voice as we 1) streamline our structure, 2) decide what work we want to focus on in 2007-08, 3) put together Planning Committees for our Open House (Nov 13) and Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov 20) events, and 4) schedule the rest of our meetings for the semester. Attached is a tentative meeting agenda.
For agenda: Download file
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Transgender Luncheon & Full Commission Meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 11:30-3:30 Comstock Hall Ballroom (located just behind Coffman Union) Food and space provided by Housing & Residential Life!
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ComH
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We really hope to see you on Tuesday! Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Ross Neely
Transgender Commission Coordinator
neely010@umn.edu
612-626-3064

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Notification about Morse-Alumni and Graduate & Professional Awards guidelines

Provost Tom Sullivan announces the availability of the 2007-2008 guidelines for the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. Visit http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/awards/aoce/ and click on “Nomination Materials? to download the award guidelines and required forms. Please direct questions to Robin Matross Helms, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, rmhelms@umn.edu, 612.626.5598.

If you are planning on nominating someone for one of these awards, please contact Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu to indicate that you will be doing so. All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Wednesday, December 12, 2007 by 3:00 p.m. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:26 AM

September 28, 2007

Miscellaneous

Social Justice Leadership Retreats Coming Up--1 in November, 1 in January
Application deadline approaching!
University of Minnesota Social Justice Leadership Retreat takes 56 students and 18 facilitators away from campus for 3 days and 2 nights of amazing activities and story telling. After arriving mid-afternoon on day one, the group spends time developing trust and relationships in small groups of 7 students and 2 facilitations as well as through large group activities. The following two days are used to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small group, listening to the personal stories of others, and attending training sessions on privilege, being an ally, and being a leader. Five successful retreats have already taken place since January 2005. More info at http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/
Participant Application at:http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/part_app.php

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Feminist Leadership Fellows Program
Application deadline: November 16. FFI: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/feminist_leadership_fellows.html.
A leadership program for executive directors of women-centered non-profits.

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The implementation of the new constitution for the College of Education and Human Development has resulted in the sun setting of the Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee for the college. Many members of the CEHD community have a continuing interest in multicultural issues and it is one of the three themes of the new CEHD. As a result, a number of CEHD faculty and staff are initiating an ad hoc group we have decided to call the Multicultural Concerns Network which will meet for brown bag lunches about every other week on Fridays. The first meeting has been scheduled for 12:15 to 1:15 on Friday, September 28, in room 219 Appleby Hall. This group is open to anyone interested; faculty, student services, research center staff, and P&A staff, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

David Ghere [ghere001@umn.edu]
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Aurora Center Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
Aurora will be displaying the Silent Witness project, a display of commemorative statues representing Minnesota women and children who were killed by intimate partners /family members last year, on the following dates:
October 15-16, Coffman Front Plaza, 11-3 each day; October 18, Bierman Athletics, 9am-12pm; October 19, Rec Center, 3pm-6pm

Aurora is also conducting a toiletry drive (October 22-26) benefiting Cornerstone shelter in Bloomington, MN (http://www.cornerstonemn.org), and donation boxes will be located at various locations throughout campus. Aurora is also asking instructors to hold moments of silence everyday at 12:20 PM to memorialize the women and children killed as result of domestic violence in 2006. However, instructors may hold their moments of silence at any time that is convenient to them during October, as often as they like, so as not to impose on their lesson plans. FFI: Jackie Heard at heard005@umn.edu.

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MACMH is forwarding you this action alert on behalf of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Please send in your comments; services for everyone who has no insurance besides MA (Medical Assistance, Minnesota's name for Medicaid coverage) is at risk!
Cynthia Moore, Advocate

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
165 Western Avenue North, Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-644-7333 * 1-800-528-4511 (MN only) * fax: 651-644-7391

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From: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Comments Needed on Revised Medicaid Rules, Changes Could Cripple Community Mental Health

August 20, 2007--Changes in the rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to govern Medicaid's rehabilitation service category could restrict access to intensive community mental health services needed by children and adults with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. (The proposed regulations < were published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 155, 45201-45213).
As the single most significant source of financing for the public mental health system, Medicaid provides needed access to community-based care through the rehabilitative services option to help children and adults avoid institutionalization. The new rules could also have a profound effect on Medicaid services needed by other vulnerable populations, including people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Stakeholders' Comments Can Make a Difference
If final regulations as later promulgated include many of the proposed changes, they will have a devastating affect on the availability of vital services, potentially crippling the community mental health service delivery system. A high volume of comments is often influential, so it is vital that CMS hear from large numbers of consumers, advocates, providers and other stakeholders about the threats posed by the proposed rules.

What You Can Do
Send your comments to CMS by the October 12, 2007 deadline. This is a critical opportunity to call upon CMS to make changes in a number of key areas and to influence the final rules. All public comments will be considered.
See sample comments and details on how to submit yours in the full text of this Action Alert at http://www.bazelon.org/takeaction/2007/RehabRules9-20-07.htm http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=ToOpe7Qk6jUbeqF5SFFAXYMMzn9By3LF.

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

Martha Farrell Erickson, Director of CEED's Harris Programs, is this year's lecturer for this Minnesota Psychological Association's event: Distinguished Scholar Lecture
Science, Practice and Sound Bites: Possibilities and Perils in Taking Psychology Public
October 3, 2007
Macalester College, Weyerhaeuser Administration Building, 62 Macalester Street, St. Paul, MN

This presentation will help participants increase awareness of popular misconceptions about attachment theory and research and their application to practice, policy and parenting; help increase understanding of challenges presented when the cultures of academia, public policy, and media intersect; and guide participants in identifying current opportunities and strategies for using developmental theory and research to advance public knowledge and sound practice and policy.

Having served as the first director of the University of Minnesota’s Children, Youth & Family Consortium (1991-2003), Erickson now directs the Harris Programs in the U of M’s Center for Early Education and Development and co-chairs the President’s Initiative on Children, Youth & Families. She specializes in linking research, practice and policy in parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and children’s mental health. Dr. Erickson’s publications include many scholarly articles and book chapters, a weekly parenting column, and the book Infants, Toddlers & Families: A Framework for Support and Intervention (Erickson & Kurz-Riemer, 1999 & 2002).

To register to attend this lecture, visit the Minnesota Psychological Association web site at http://www.mnpsych.org/cde.cfm?event=178942.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:18 AM

August 31, 2007

Miscellaneous

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
(also known as the CSPP Principal Office Specialist)
elindell2006@yahoo.com (my personal email address)

PS. This week’s City Pages has a good article about negotiations and the issues that have led to the brink of a strike. Read about the 17.5% raise over the next 2 years that President Bruininks has arranged for himself while he refuses to raise our wages more than 2.25% a year. Pick up a copy of this week’s City Pages to read it, or look at it online at this link: http://www.citypages.com/databank/28/1395/article15805.asp

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

Dear Transgender Commission & Community:

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

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

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

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

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Transgender Commission General Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Room 303
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CMU
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SAVE THE DATES (more info to come):

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

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

Thank you for supporting the Transgender Commission! We hope to see you on September 11. Please feel free to contact me, Commission Co-Chairs Max Gries (mgries@visi.com) or Karin Anderson (TCmusicandarts@aol.com), or Systemwide Director of GLBTA Programs Anne Phibbs (phib0001@umn.edu) if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Ross Neely
Transgender Commission Coordinator
University of Minnesota
neely010@umn.edu
612-626-3064

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

July 20, 2007

Miscellaneous

The GLBTA Programs Office is hiring five internships for the 2007 - 2008 academic year. Founded in 1993, the GLBTA Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people at the University of Minnesota and to addressing the harmful effects of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification. It is looking for passionate students who are excited to work with GLBTA communities on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Two of the internships are unpaid:

The Fundraising Intern would work with the GLBTA Programs Office staff in raising monies for the GLBTA Scholarship Fund, and general office programming; look into grants and other partnership opportunities; work to identify and communicate with key donors; and other tasks as needed.

The Training Intern would work with the GLBTA Programs Office staff in developing GLBTA-specific trainings at the University of Minnesota; help with the coordination and implementation of those trainings; and other tasks as needed.

Three of the internships are paid:

The Communications Intern* will assist with the design and content of the Q of M Newsletter; assist with office website content as needed; and develop flyers, brochures, and other literature for office.

The Programming Intern* will assist the GLBTA Programs Office staff in the coordination and implementation of programming and events; help with securing venues, food, and supplies; and develop fliers for events; help setup and teardown at events.

The St. Paul Office Intern* will assist the GLBTA Programs Office in staffing its office in the St. Paul Student Center; and help coordinate and implement events held on that campus.

* All three paid internships will also be responsible in assisting GLBTA Programs Office staff with clerical and administrative work, running errands, and other tasks as assigned.

If you are interested in applying for any of the unpaid internships, please email a cover letter detailing what attracts you to the internship and how you think it will benefit you, as well as a resume to the GLBTA Programs Office at glbta@umn.edu. If you are interested in applying for any of the paid internships, job postings will be available on the U of M Employment website by the end of July.

With Pride,

The GLBTA Programs Office Staff

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Colorful Conversations in need of a GREAT facilitator

Greetings!

It is the mission of Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins to cultivate and challenge each learner's intellectual and expressive potential in a rigorous academic and artistic setting. This is a mission we obviously take very seriously and we strive to provide unique opportunities to meet the needs of individual students. Last year we recognized a need to provide minority students the opportunity to gather as a group to learn about topics such as race relations and strategies/skills needed to succeed as a minority. Although the group was successful last year, we are looking to "step it up a notch" this year. We are specifically looking for a dedicated, responsible person educated in the field of Psychology/Counseling to facilitate this AMAZING group of students during the school year. It would not be a daily commitment to meet with these students, but instead we are looking for someone to dedicate two hours a week to meeting as a whole group. Obviously there would be a need for an additional commitment to prepare/research topics outside of the two hour group meeting time. As a charter school, our funds are greatly limited and we are unable to provide a stipend for a facilitator but we are hoping to find someone who is passionate about working with minority students and possibly in need of completing practicum hours. The specific details of when this group will be meeting has yet to be determined so there is a little flexibility with scheduling to meet the needs of the facilitator as well.

I would greatly appreciate your help in directing me to the correct contact person for this request due to the fact that I may not be sending this email to the correct person, but needed to begin my search somewhere! :)
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Sincerely,
LeAnn M. Slama
Dean of Students
Main Street School of Performing Arts
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
LSlama@performing-arts-school.org

Posted by lind0449 at 11:32 AM

July 13, 2007

Miscellaneous

I have a charming 2 bedroom house in the desirable, quiet and leafy Seward neighborhood, close to the Birchwood Cafe and the River Parkway! It has a small office room, 3 season porch, first floor deck and large fenced yard.
Wood floors throughout, laundry facilities and garage. Perfect access to campus - 10 minutes cycle, 30 minutes walk to East and West Bank campus, easy access to highway and bus routes. Non-smoking, pets welcome. Water and trash pick up included in the rent of $1150 a month. Available August 6th for a one year lease. Rent, length of lease and start date possibly could be negotiated for the right, quiet, and responsible people.

CALL RACHEL, 612 729 4611, or email rslater@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:17 PM

May 11, 2007

Miscellaneous

CSPP PhD student Chris Bedford asked me to forward this announcement from an assocate of his to CSPP doctoral students:

I'm the State Advocacy Coordinator for the APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT). APAGS is looking to recruit a volunteer campus representative (CR) for each graduate program in psych in Minnesota. So far, we have St. Thomas and Argosy. Its not really much work (like 2 hrs/month) and its a really great way to get informed about the political landscape and how it affects graduate psych students. Let me know if you'd be interested or if you know someone at the U who would be. Here's some of the description:

I am Minnesota's State Advocacy Coordinator for APAGS and am searching out other graduate psychology departments in Minnesota in an attempt to recruit students to serve as Campus Representatives for APAGS advocacy effort, the Advocact Coordinating Team (ACT). The Campus Representative Network is the medium through which APAGS communicates with students across the country. To best represent all graduate students, APAGS recruits a Campus Representative (CR) from every graduate psychology department in the nation.

CRs, join a large family of graduate students from universities across the country dedicated to:

§ informing students in their department about issues relevant to
the field of psychology and graduate students in particular

§ ensuring reciprocal communication between graduate students and
APAGS/APA

§ becoming a resource for information about legislative issues
affecting the field of psychology and the clients that we serve

§ acting as liaisons between graduate students in their program and
their State and Provincial Associations (SPPAs).

In short, the CR position carries many important responsibilities as well as exciting opportunities to connect with the governance and leadership of APA and APAGS. I'm wondering if you know of an advocacy-minded student at CSPP that might be interested in serving CSPP graduate students in this manner.

-Chad Lorenz
UST
651.245.6283

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STORIES NEEDED FOR TRANSGENDER COMMISSION

The University of Minnesota Transgender Commission is working to change campus climate and policies which affect transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, faculty and visitors. We are looking for people willing to share personal stories, positive or negative, that will help University decision-makers understand why crafting gender-inclusive policies and practices is essential to creating an affirming, accessible and equitable environment for everyone.

The Transgender Commission is currently working for change around restroom, housing and facilities access, forms and health care policies, database name and gender functionality, nondiscrimination policy inclusivity, education and trainings, partnerships and coalition-building, and more.

We respectfully invite you to submit your stories: testimonials from University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as allies, visitors and community members are welcome. Every attempt will be made to assure confidentiality. These accounts will be included in written recommendations to administrators as support for proposed changes. The Commission greatly appreciates the willingness to share what may be very personal and emotional experiences.

Please send your stories to: Ross Neely, Transgender Commission Coordinator, at neely010@umn.edu or 142 Klaeber Ct, 320-16th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Thank you very much!

Posted by lind0449 at 8:54 AM

April 27, 2007

Miscellaneous

GradSEHD Graduate Student Appreciation Party on behalf of GradSEHD - graduate student organization that is proud to represent graduate students from all over the world at the College of Education and Human Development: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/
Location: Terrace Room, St. Paul Student Center
Date: TODAY Fri 4/27/2007
Time: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Contact: Diana Yefanova
Email: yefan001@umn.edu

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Hi --

I know a number of you are interested in e-journal access to Psychometrika.
We now have it available via the library web page from vol. 1 to the present.
Details are here: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/hayco001/edlib2/ejournals/

Regards, Laurel

Laurel Haycock, Ph.D., Librarian for Education, Psychology,
and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Social Sciences & Professional Programs Academic Program Group
University of Minnesota Libraries 612-624-1865
180 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

April 9, 2007

Miscellaneous

New listserv for Div 17 Early Career Psychologists

The Division 17 Early Professionals Committee is pleased to announce the creation of a new listserv for early career counseling psychologists: the Div17ECP listserv! This listserv will help early career members of Division 17 to communicate and network with one another.

To subscribe to the new listserv, simply send an email with the phrase “Subscribe DIV17ECP? to LISTSERV@LISTS.APA.ORG.

The Early Professionals Committee looks forward to your participation.

--Nathan Smith, Chair, Society of Counseling Psychology Early Professionals Committee

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Early Career Activities at Convention

Please see the attached flyer from the APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists.
Download file
--Nathan

__________________________________
Nathan Grant Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425470
Denton, TX 76204-5470
Phone: (940) 898-2309
Fax: (940) 898-2301
E-mail: nsmith1@mail.twu.edu

Spring 2007 Office Hours: Mondays 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesdays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Wednesdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Fridays by appointment

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Division 17 information can be found at
http://www.div17.org/

Information on LISTSERVs may be found at http://www.div17.org/listserv/lists.htm

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Remember Bike Safety this Spring!

Helmets and Headlights

Ride safe by purchasing a helmet and headlight set together for the low cost of $20 (items also sold separately) at the Pharmacy in Boynton Health Service. The "Helmets and Headlights" program is intended to increase the safety of bike riders on university campuses. Each year, bicycle accidents result in 600 deaths nationally that are
directly linked to head trauma. Use your head and wear a helmet. On a related note, nearly 50 percent of bicycle fatalities occur after dark. Ride safe and be bright.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:01 PM

March 30, 2007

Miscellaneous

Seeking SVP Student Involvement

Hi All,

Neeta Kantamneni and I are the new student executive board representatives to the Society of Vocational Psychology (SVP), and wanted to send an announcement out to all members of Division 17 in hopes of getting more student involvement in SVP. SVP is mainly composed of professionals and students in Counseling Psychology who have interests in career development theory, research, and practice. Through conference meetings, newsletters, and an email listserv, members of SVP are able to network and communicate with each other about relevant career development issues. Specifically, we are looking to increase student enrollment and involvement in the society, plan more programs geared toward graduate students, and enhance opportunities for networking between students and professionals in the field.

We would like to encourage Counseling Psychology graduate students to:

1. Become a member of the Society of Vocational Psychology (It’s FREE!) To get more information on how to become a member, go to:

http://www.div17.org/vocpsych/Membership.htm.

Once you become a member, you will automatically be added to the main SVP listserv.

2. Email Neeta at neeta@uwm.edu or Ryan at rduf@umd.edu if you are interested in joining a new student-only SVP listserv. This will be a great place to communicate openly with one another and gain information about graduate student opportunities related to vocational psychology.

Thank You!

Ryan Duffy
University of Maryland

Neeta Kantamneni
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, cordially invites you to a presentation entitled:

Overcoming the Top 10 Barriers to Health Behavior Change
Monday, April 2, 2007 3:30 - 4:30 PM; 206 Cooke Hall
Presented by Dr. Matthew Clark of the Mayo Clinic.

While education about health risks and access to wellness programs is part of the process of helping people adopt healthier lifestyles, it's not the whole answer. It has been well documented that education alone is not always effective in promoting healthy lifestyle changes. While a growing number of organizations offer wellness programs, their populations continue to find it difficult to adopt healthier lifestyles. So the question remains: What prevents people from making their health enough of a priority to make long-lasting lifestyle changes? The answer, for many people, is that psychosocial barriers prevent them from making effective and lasting health behavior changes. This talk will identify potential psychosocial barriers to change and outline possible ways for worksite wellness programs to overcome these barriers. Drawing from 20 years of clinical and research experience as a health psychologist, Matthew M. Clark, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic will present the Top 10 Barriers to Health Behavior Change, and how organizations can provide their employees with tools to overcome these psychosocial barriers.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

March 23, 2007

Miscellaneous

THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION AND URBAN LITERACY

— MARCH 2007 FORUM —
Building Partnerships Through Urban Literacy Initiatives: What are we Doing, and Where are we Going?

March 30th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
402 Walter Library, UMN-East Bank

Outreach is an important part of the new mission of the UMN College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). These 3 community-based outreach programs, housed in the University of Minnesota, are important centers of work and synergy for students, community members, staff, and faculty. This forum will explore 3 programs and examine the future of outreach in CEHD in the area of urban literacy.

Presenters: Ezra Hyland from the African American Read-In, Rosemary Miller from the UMN Literacy Project, Robin Murie from Commanding English in the High Schools, and facilitated by Heidi Barajas the new Associate Dean of Outreach for CEHD.

No RSVP is required to attend this event.

For further information, please contact Bob Copeland, 612-625-6411, copeland@umn.edu, or visit our website, www.education.umn.edu/crdeul/.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM

March 15, 2007

Misc.

Student poster reminder

This is a reminder that the poster proposals for the student poster session are due on March 20. Poster proposals related to prevention can be submitted to kennym@bc.edu.
See below for further details.
Thanks.
Maureen

Call For Proposals
Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Student Poster Session American Psychological Association Convention San Francisco, California, 17-20 August 2007 Submission Deadline for Proposals: 20 March 2007

Proposals are now being accepted for a Student Poster Session co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Student Affiliates of Division Seventeen (SAS). Poster proposal may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions.

Summaries of other presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet).

Please submit your proposal and completed cover sheet as attached files to the appropriate Division 17 Section Poster Session Chair most applicable to your proposal. This email must be "cc:ed" to:
"studentposterdiv17@yahoo.com". Finally, identify in the subject line of the
email: student poster proposal - "Name of Section" (e.g., student poster proposal - SERD). See http://www.div17.org/sectionposter to download the Call for Proposals and Proposal Cover Sheet.

Notifications of proposal status and presentation instructions will be sent via email on or before 14 May 2007.

In that this poster session is internally sponsored by Division 17, and not part of the official APA convention program, presenters will not be eligible for APA travel awards or waived registration fees for the APA Convention.

Proposal Checklist (for your use-do not send with proposal):

_____ 500-1000 word summary of work completed as a student _____ Complete cover sheet with all presenters contact information (provide in separate file from proposal) _____ If applicable, provide sponsor signature if not a Division 17 affiliate (include the email text or attach the forwarded email from the sponsor).
_____ Address subject line of email as: "student poster proposal - "Name of section"
_____ Forward proposal and cover sheet (as attached word documents) to appropriate Section Poster Session Chair via email.
_____ Cc: email to studentposterdiv17@yahoo.com.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:45 PM

March 2, 2007

Misc.

The Center for Neurobehavioral Development Presents: BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Director of Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Professor of Developmental Psychobiology, Cornell University
"Impulsivity, Reward Seeking and the Adolescent Brain"

This event will take place Tuesday, March 6th at 4pm, in 1-450G Moos Tower - Mark your calendars now!
Food and beverage will be provided. Be there.

Make sure to check out other upcoming events at http://www1.umn.edu/cnbd/research/events.php

Please send any questions to cnbd@umn.edu
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the CNBD contact Michael Schmidt at schm0216@umn.edu or visit our website.

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Breaking the Prejudice Habit – Lecture
The Minnesota Psychological Association's Distinguished Scholar Lecture will be Patricia Devine, speaking on the topic "Breaking the Prejudice Habit" on April 12, 7 p.m. at Macalester College. Register online at http://www.mnpsych.org ($5 for full-time students).

About the program:
In her presentation, Patricia Devine will review research showing the role and power of internal and external forces for engaging self-regulatory processes to prevent the expression of prejudice and break the prejudice habit. She will also review evidence from her emerging program of research that confrontation need not be explicitly initiated by others but can arise from chronic concerns motivating one to be free of prejudice — concerns that can arise from anticipated punishment from the self (i.e., guilt) vs. others (e.g., threat). She will present evidence bearing on both pre- and post-conscious processes engaged when one is confronted with evidence of prejudice by oneself vs. others. Devine will discuss the challenges, benefits, and potential costs associated with “putting the brakes on prejudice? in order to comply with self-imposed compared to other-imposed standards and, more generally, coping with prejudice in our contemporary society.

Finally, she will consider the interplay between more implicit and explicit forms of confrontation that may be differentially effective in promoting effective control of prejudice and in sustaining efforts over time to reduce prejudice.

http://mnpsych.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=42

Posted by lind0449 at 2:39 PM

February 23, 2007

Misc.

Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 3:12 PM
Subject: 4 Diverse Newsletters

Dear Colleague,

Last year, MCAE Press created 4 ethnic-specific newsletters. We wish to showcase the achievements of the University's excellent ethnic studies departments and affiliated faculty, staff, and students as a way of building better bridges to our ever-growing communities of color. We hope you enjoy the attached Fall 2006 newsletters and pass them along to others.
Please have a wonderful semester.

Download file
Download file
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Best Wishes,

Dr. Sharon Suzuki-Martinez
Editor-in-Chief
MCAE Press

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity

181 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-8845

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The Honors and Awards Committee (HAC) is pleased to announce the posting of

13 new CEHD awards to be given to faculty, students and staff this spring.

The due date for nominations for all these awards is March 21, 2007. Full details are posted at http://intranet.education.umn.edu/Committees/HAC/awards-HAV.html

Please step forward and nominate a deserving colleague, staff member or student for one or more of these awards.

Thank you!
Joan Garfield
Chair, HAC

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Dear CEHD Community,

Please mark your calendar for this upcoming Diversity Dialogue presentation: Spoken-word and Hmong American Identity

Tou Saiko Lee from the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) and member of the hip-hop group Delicious Venom (a favorite of Hmong adolescents) will be joining us to share his work with spoken-word and CHAT. Items he will address include his:

introduction to spoken-word/poetry,
work at CHAT (Hmong Chronicles, H-Project),
work in Twin Cities schools/community centers with spoken-word poetry, and
the positive impact of hip-hop on his and other Hmong youth’s lives.
With time permitting, he’ll also perform a couple of his poems.

This DD is scheduled to take place in the usual location and time on Tuesday, March 20th from 12noon-1:15pm in Peik Hall, Room 40.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bic

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend. Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.

Bic Ngo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Urban Education
University of Minnesota
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
152C Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-7520 (P)
612-624-8277 (F)

Posted by lind0449 at 9:19 AM

February 9, 2007

Misc.

The Wellstone Bill is Back

The fight for mental health fairness is on again, and we need your help to finally pass the Wellstone bill. For years, Paul Wellstone fought for a bill to end discrimination by insurance companies against people struggling with mental illness. When he died, a bipartisan group of representatives and senators renamed the bill after Wellstone and recruited a majority of their colleagues to sign on as co-sponsors. A new House version of the bill, called the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act, will be introduced in the coming days. The Senate will take up a companion bill, and we'll be asking you to join us in fighting to make it as strong as the House bill.

The chances of passing the Wellstone bill are better than ever, but we’ve been down this road before. Powerful economic interests will do everything they can to weaken legislation that ends mental health discrimination. We need your help to pass this important bill. The authors of the House version of the bill, Congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad, are holding hearings across the country to discuss the bill and take testimony from people whose lives it would impact. We are mobilizing our members to learn more about the issue, advocate for fairness, and be prepared to take action as the two versions of the bill make it through Congress.

Here are three things you can do to help:

1. Learn more about the Wellstone bill and the importance of mental health parity. Click here to read more. http://www.wellstone.org/network/issue_page.aspx?catID=2796

2. Attend one of the national hearings held by Congressmen Kennedy and Ramstad. Click here to see a list of upcoming hearings. http://takeaction.mentalhealthamerica.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Equity_Campaign

3. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Click here for some talking points. http://www.wellstone.org/network/actionitem_detail.aspx?itemID=9190&catID=2796

In the coming weeks, we will be launching a fax campaign to members of Congress in support of mental health fairness, and we'll ask you to get involved. In the meantime, click here http://www.wellstone.org/network/article_detail.aspx?itemID=9225&catID=2796 to read recent press coverage about the parity effort. As we get updates on the progress of the bill in the House and Senate, we’ll keep you updated at wellstone.org.

Wellstone Action

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We invite you to participate

Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology
Revista Electrónica de Investigación Psicoeducativa

Dear colleague:

I hope you have had the opportunity to visit the latest issue of the Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology. We are excited at the ongoing progress of this international journal, a unique collaboration between between academicians and practitioners in the field of Educational Psychology, about to begin its fifth year of publication. A Google search on the term "educational psychology research" now gives us the Number One position.

First, I wish to thank many of you for your collaboration as reviewers during these initial years. We know the time and effort involved in reviewing articles, so please accept our sincere recognition of your valuable contribution.

At this time we are updating our database of reviewers in order to streamline our editorial process and to expand our base of international referees. For this purpose, if you are already one of our reviewers, or would like to participate as a referee in the future, please take a moment to reply to this message, filling in the information requested below:

Full Name:
Affiliation 1 (Department and Universidad):
Affiliation 2 (Organization where currently working):
City
Country:
E-mail:
Telephone:

Research Interests:
1.
2.
3.

Regarding fields of specialization, please indicate a maximum of three, selecting options from the attached classification file wherever possible.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope you will take advantage to participate with us in this fruitful project of EJREP during the New Year -- whether as reader, referee, contributing author, or even to publicize your events or your organization. Let us know how we may serve you.

Best regards,

Dr. Jesús de la Fuente
Dept. of Developmental and Educational Psychology
University of Almería (Spain)
Editor/Director www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org
jfuente@ual.es

P.S. We take this opportunity to inform you of upcoming monographic issues for 2007, should you wish to submit a paper:

1) April: Vocational Psychology and Guidance
3) December: Evaluating and improving Teaching/Learning processes

Posted by lind0449 at 10:19 AM

January 26, 2007

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Special Issue of Applied Psychology: Free download

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, one of my Presidential initiatives in the IAAP Counseling Division was the publication of a special issue on International Perspectives on Counseling Psychology which was guest edited by Mark Savickas and I. We are happy to announce that this special issue has just been published in Applied Psychology (official journal of the International Association of Applied Psychology).

In addition, thanks to the tremendous support and generosity of Bob Wood, Editor of Applied Psychology, we have been able to publish the special issue in January which has been designated a free sample issue. Hence you can go to the following website to download all the articles from that special issue for free: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/apps/56/1

Please feel free to share this information with your counseling colleagues so that we can continue to promote and stimulate international cooperation and collaboration in Counseling Psychology around the world.

Best regards, Fred

cc Mark Savickas

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NEW CONTACT INFORMATION:

Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Psychology Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1116
http://psychology.msu.edu/People/faculty/leong.htm

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Don’t forget to submit your Grad Student Research Day proposals by Friday, February 2! The proposal form is available at http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc; I’ve attached a copy as well

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Reminder: Download file
Form: Download file

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CEHD Research Day
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
11 am to 1 pm
Coffman Union, Mississippi Room

All faculty, staff and students are invited to drop-in and view poster presentations highlighting research projects and initiatives being conducted throughout the College. This relaxed setting offers an opportunity to exchange information, identify strategies for collaboration, and renew friendships. Refreshments and over 30 poster presentations. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Call for posters (http://intranet.education.umn.edu/researchdev/2007ResearchDay/paf.doc) - Due Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Projects from faculty and staff that are central to the college’s mission and M3 vision will be considered for this event. Priority will be given to projects that span multiple disciplines, engage perspectives from diverse multicultural backgrounds, and/or promote a model for engagement. One to three posters from each academic department or college-wide research center will be accepted. Final decisions will be made by the associate dean for research in consultation with department chairs and center directors.

For more information contact:
Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research Development
104 Burton Hall
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496
gardz001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:22 AM

January 19, 2007

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Hi CSPP Students,

I’d like to let you know about an exhibit that opened last week at the Science Museum of Minnesota called, “RACE: Are We So Different?? It will be here in St. Paul until May and then it will be on a national tour for the next five years. In addition to the exhibit itself, there are theatrical performances, evening speaker forums, and educator resources offered. Furthermore, groups can arrange to have a facilitated “circle discussion? after experiencing the exhibit for which I am one of the trained facilitators.

It is exciting to have this thought-provoking exhibit opening here in Minnesota. If you are interested in more information, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota website: http://www.smm.org/race/

Emily Lindell
(CSPP Principal Office and Administrative Specialist)
lind0449@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM

January 12, 2007

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The University's Digital Media Center (DMC) is offering the following opportunities for advancing the use of technology in teaching, learning, and communities.

- Apply for a DMC Faculty Fellowship. Instructors can receive $20,000 for release time to explore technology/learning/teaching issues, share project outcomes/research findings, and develop leadership/scholarship skills at events and biweekly meetings. The call for proposals will be online January 16 and proposals due February 20.

- Apply for 2007 Technology Enhanced Learning Grants. Instructors can receive significant financial support to develop, implement, and evaluate a substantial educational technology project and attend several meetings and events in 2007. The call for proposals will be online January 16 and proposals due February 13.

- TA Web Certification Program begins. The program is offered to University teaching assistants (TAs) for noncredit and to anyone in the campus community for credit through the School of Nursing as Nurs 5113:
Web-based Teaching/Learning Strategies. The noncredit course begins January 24.

- Wireless Cities Conference. The conference at the University of Minnesota will bring together educators, researchers, project coordinators, funders, community activists, and policy-makers to discuss the implications of wireless communities. Proposal deadline is February 1.
http://dtc.umn.edu/wirelesscities/
Call for proposals:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/dmc/conferences/proposal_instructions.pdf

--
David Ernst, Director
Academic Technology Services
College of Education and Human Development & Office of Information Technology University of Minnesota 17A Appleby Hall
128 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

telephone :: 612-624-2760
email :: dernst@umn.edu
blog :: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/dernst/learn/

Posted by lind0449 at 8:21 AM

December 8, 2006

Misc.

Calling all graduate students in Counseling Psychology:

Joining the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science (SPPS) provides numerous opportunities for professional involvement (e.g., professional presentations, student research awards, networking with psychotherapy researchers) - in fact, if you have interest in psychotherapy science, SPPS is the most relevant section to join. Come join us at APA, and join the section NOW by contacting Mike Scheel at mscheel2@unl.edu.

One great opportunity to get more involved is that the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science needs a WEBMASTER to help create and maintain the website for the Section! If you have web skills and are interested in psychotherapy science (and in putting a new line on your vita and earning a small honorarium for the creation of the new site), please contact Kathie Chwalisz by January 15, 2007 at chwalisz@siu.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:51 AM

May 12, 2006

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Please join us for the Minnesota Evaluation Association’s program

Marketing Evaluation Results
A Literature Discussion Led by Gene Lyle

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, noon-1:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., St. Paul


As evaluation professionals, we seldom focus our time and energy on marketing our work, particularly marketing the results of our work. When published, it tends to be in professional journals with relatively small and specialized audiences. Much evaluation takes place internally in organizations and results are not shared outside that setting. Other work is done for organizations that have a closer connection to the community, such as foundations, where sharing evaluation results through public media is emphasized.

Please read the following recent papers available on the W. F. Kellogg Foundation web site and join our informal conversation on this topic.
• Op Ed Checklist
• Template for Strategic Communications Plan To access the papers, follow this path: http://www.wkkf.org/ ––> Knowledgebase/Publications and Resources ––> Toolkits

Our discussion will examine how widely applicable the ideas and techniques in these two papers are, how they might be adjusted or modified to be a better fit for the evaluation profession, whether they could have any value to us in marketing our work and results, and what we can learn from them.

Recently retired, Gene Lyle began his evaluation career in 1974 and in 1979 helped found the Office of Research & Evaluation (now the Office of Performance Measurement & Evaluation) at Ramsey County Community Human Services. He holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has graduate level studies in statistics and evaluation. He is the year 2000 recipient of the American Evaluation Association Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Government Award.

For maps and directions to the St. Anthony Park Library, click http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/locations/stanthony.html

This program is free and open to the public. Membership information and applications will be available. For further information, contact Program Committee Chair Gwen Willems (wille002@umn.edu).

Posted by kenne064 at 8:19 AM

April 14, 2006

Misc.

UCCS Counseling Staff
Professional Development Programs

University Counseling and Consulting Services invites counselors, mental health professionals, and relevant faculty across campus to attend our in-house professional development programs.

Our next program is...

"Addressing Internalized Homophobia in Counseling"

Presented by

Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff, PhD, LP, LMFT
University Counseling and Consulting Services

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
2:30-4:00 p.m.
202 Eddy Hall

No reservations; no fees. Please come join us!

Contact Bob Seybold, UCCS Professional Development Committee Chair, for further information: direct phone 5-8214 or seybo002@umn.edu

We realize some of you appreciate advance notice of our upcoming programs so you can make plans to attend. Although we will continue to send you monthly invitations, here are the scheduled presentations for the next few months:

Date: May 30
Presenter: Henry Emmons, M.D., Psychiatrist in private practice
Topic: Depression

No summer programs. Presentations resume next September

Posted by kenne064 at 2:05 PM

April 7, 2006

Misc.

The APA Board of Convention Affairs is starting a sign-up for interested volunteers who want to help Habitat for Humanity build a house in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans. This will take place on Wednesday August 9th (the day before the APA convention starts). Information is below on sign-up -- send to convention@apa.org.

Additional information and a sign-up form for this activity will be available on our website within the next several weeks; but in the meantime we ask interested parties to provide us with their name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number for follow-up. Please email this information to convention@apa.org.

Following is some general information on the project--- Habitat for Humanity will be in the process of building homes in and around a planned Musician's Village in the Upper Ninth Ward, so APA's volunteers will be working on a building project in that area on Wednesday, August 9th.

Experience in construction/home repair is not required for participation. The minimum age to be on the work site is 16. Volunteers must agree to work at least one full day. They will be required to be on the job site by 9:00 AM, and leave no earlier than 4:00 PM. Transportation and a Box Lunch will be provided by APA. There is no charge to individuals for participation.

We expect this to be a very rewarding experience and hope that you will join us in contributing to the rebirth of one of America's great cities.

Mary Anne Sheridan Dornbusch
Manager, Convention and Meeting Services
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-6019
202-336-5956 FAX
mdornbusch@apa.org

Posted by kenne064 at 8:46 AM

March 24, 2006

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Dear Editorial Board Members,

I am not sure I will be able to attend the conference as I am in Zimbabwe working at the USA Centers for Disease Control Zimbabwe office. Please accept my apologies if you do not see me at the meeting.

One of the things I am doing at CDC is working towards the capacity building of the National Guidance and Counseling Association of Zimbabwe (NGCAZ) in relation to HIV/AIDS. Though the focus is on HIV counseling and education, some general areas of interest of the building process are: supervision, the importance of ethics, professionalism in general, advocacy (counselors in Zimbabwe have no professional recognition), basic counseling skill building (most counselors in Zimbabwe have 2-3 weeks training), development of constitution/by-laws, monitoring and evaluation, and building of resources. Though the project will be carried out in the school setting, by building the capacity of the association all counselors in Zimbabwe will benefit. The reason why I am mentioning this is I am hoping to build some bonds between ACA and NGCAZ. Perhaps you know of some counseling students professionals that might like to be part of the NGCAZ capacity building process? It would be a great opportunity for PhD students interested in leadership internship hours.

Thanks!
Kimberly Richards (kim1122@yahoo.com)

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CCPTP Colleagues:

I'd like to call your attention to some web-based training resources. Please pass this information to your students and interested colleagues.

APA has developed a guide for students that provides valuable advice on how to prepare a manuscript for submission to an APA journal. The guide is available at the following url:

http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.html

Useful information for all authors -- faculty and students, is also posted in the "APA Author's Corner" at:

http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/

The following link allows you to browse the table of contents and abstract for the most recent issue of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. This information becomes available for a forthcoming issue well before that issue is mailed. In addition, this page links to abstracts and tables of contents for the past 20 years of JCP

http://content.apa.org/journals/cou

The Journal of Counseling Psychology now has an "RSS" (Really Simple Syndication) link which will automatically download updates to your computer, if you have an online or desktop RSS news reader. To subscribe to this service, click the "RSS" tab next to image of the JCP cover at the link above.

Posted by kenne064 at 9:46 AM

March 9, 2006

Misc.

Download file

Please see the attached flyer regarding the APA Division 17 International Section-In-Formation.

Posted by kenne064 at 11:34 AM

March 3, 2006

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FSoS Wednesday Colloquium

March 8th—Kathleen E. Hull (Department of Sociology), Topic: The Grass Roots of the Marriage Movement.

March 22nd—FSoS alum Karin Lindstrom Bremer, (Department of Family Practice) Diane Wiese-Bjornstal and Nicole LaVoi (Both from the School of Kinesiology), Topic: The Intersection of Youth Sport and Family Social Science.

March 29th—FSoS graduate student Pa Nhia Yang along with members of her family, Topic: the Hmong World Congress.

Note: The colloquia are held on Wednesdays from noon – 1:00 pm in 274 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus and are open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:20 PM

February 20, 2006

Misc.

Please click on the following link for information about the upcoming UCCS Professional Development Program:

Download file

Posted by kenne064 at 2:37 PM

February 10, 2006

Misc.

Dear Members of MCPA,

We would like to invite you to a gathering of individuals interested in the Counseling Commission of MCPA. Currently, our commission is inactive, and we would like to have a discussion in order to explore the ways that we can re-energize & revitalize this important commission. If you are, in any way, interested in this commission, we urge you to attend this meeting. We need your ideas and your energy!

The gathering will be taking place on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 from 12:30pm-3:30pm at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. It will be held in the Library building, Room 3400. For directions & parking, please visit http://www.minneapolis.edu/aboutMCTC/directions.cfm
Snacks and beverages will be provided.

We hope that you will be able to find time in your busy schedules to attend.

Sincerely,
Nicole Merz & Joe Rine
Counselor Commission Co-Chairs

Nicole Merz
Counselor
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 659-6701
Nicole.Merz@minneapolis.edu

Posted by kenne064 at 1:59 PM

February 3, 2006

Misc.

Download file

See the attached flyer for info on an Emerging Therapists Support Group

Posted by kenne064 at 3:24 PM

January 20, 2006

Misc.

ewomenwin@mnwpc.org

6. Opportunity: Documentary on Minors Consent Will Be Shown On Jan. 24

In Minnesota, minors have the right to access confidential health services, including sexual health services. This legal protection is associated with reductions in risky sexual behavior, particularly those that can lead to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

A new documentary, Minnesota Confidential, about Minnesota's Minor's Consent statute will be shown at the University's Coffman Memorial Union theater on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:45 p.m., followed by a guided discussion. The film explores differing perspectives regarding the statute and includes interviews with opponents and proponents. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Public Health Association.

Posted by kenne064 at 4:03 PM

January 6, 2006

Misc.

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus is going to host the 2006 MCPA Reception. The reception will be started at 9:15 am and ended at 10:00 am on Friday, January 20, in the third floor Board Room of the Coffman Memorial Union. You will have a chance to network with students affairs professionals who are currently serving on the MCPA board, Jerry Rinehart the chief Student Affairs Officer at the U., and the two co-chairs of 2006 MCPA Conference Planning Committee, Amelious Whyte and Margaret Cahill. The light refreshments will be served.

Look forward to seeing you in the reception!! Please contact me if you have more questions. Thank you.


Anny Lin
Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program
Carlson School of Management
Tel: 612-624-5062
Email: alin@csom.umn.edu
Fax: 612-624-0350

Posted by kenne064 at 3:01 PM

December 16, 2005

Misc.

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the nomination process for the
2006 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The Josie R.
Johnson Award is designed to honor faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions to the University and the external community. Established in 1997, the award honors Dr. Johnson's lifelong contributions to human rights and social justice, which guided her work with the civil rights movement, years of community service, and tenure at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Johnson's work and service to the University spans four decades. She served the University in the following
ways: a Regent in the 1970's; a College of Education Senior Fellow in the 1980's and 1990's; Director of the All-University Forum on Diversity from
1991 to 1995; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs with Special Responsibility for Minority Affairs and Diversity from 1992 to 1995. Dr.
Johnson is also a long time political and community activist. She was involved in the establishment of the Minnesota State Human Rights Department, served on the National Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters, and is an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

The award honors University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students who, through their principles and practices, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments. The award recognizes those individuals whose contributions go above and beyond their regular duties and demonstrate unusual commitment in the areas of human rights and social justice. A one- time stipend will be awarded to each recipient.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday February 13, 2006. For complete information on the nomination process, please see http://www.oma.umn.edu/josie.html. We hope you will give careful consideration to nominating someone for the 2006 award. If you have any questions, please contact Sue W. Hancock at (612) 624-0594.

Sincerely,


Geoffrey Maruyama
Interim Associate Vice President

Posted by kenne064 at 11:34 AM

December 2, 2005

Misc.

Dear CSPP Students:

The attached flyer regarding a support group may be of interest to some of you.

Please note that the fees for this group will be reasonable and based on participant resources/ability to pay (i.e., they will work with a sliding scale). Please contact either Dr. Slattery or Dr. Templeton for clarification and/or questions (on location, fees, etc). And, finally, be assured that this is a support group and not intended to be either psychotherapy or supervision.

Pat McCarthy Veach
CSPP Program Coordinator

Download file

Posted by kenne064 at 3:31 PM

October 14, 2005

Misc.

Students! The following video resource website from the Student Affiliate Group of Division 17 provides information on:

1) Gaining acceptance to a Counseling Psychology Program.
2) Advice on Predoctoral internship.
3) Obtaining a first academic job.

http://www.marquette.edu/17sag/videos.html

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UCCS Counseling Staff
Professional Development Programs

University Counseling and Consulting Services invites counselors, mental health professionals, and relevant faculty across campus to attend our in-house professional development programs.

Our next program is...

"Goal Achievement through Treasure Mapping"

Presented by

Barbara Laporte, M.A.
Assistant Director and Counselor
Career Services, School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
2:30-4:00 p.m.
202 Eddy Hall

No reservations; no fees. Please come join us!

Contact Bob Seybold, UCCS Professional Development Committee Chair, for further information: direct phone 5-8214 or seybo002@umn.edu

We realize some of you appreciate advance notice of our upcoming programs so you can make plans to attend. Although we will continue to send you monthly invitations, here are the scheduled presentations for the next few months:

Date Presenter Topic
Nov. 22 Michael DeSanctis, Sleep disorders
PhD, LP, ABPP; Private
Practice

Dec. No presentation

Jan. 24 Kerry Frank, White identity development,
University of St. Thomas white privilege


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Dear staff, fellows, interns, volunteers, associates, friends, and all others,


The Human Rights Center is proud to announce the launch of our 2005- 2006 Human Rights Film series on OCTOBER 18, 2005. Through screenings and panel discussions, the Human Rights Center brings experts and community members together to raise awareness, promote discussion, and take action on issues affecting the human rights community in Minnesota, the U.S., and the world.


In Rwanda We Say is a documentary on the reconciliation process in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. Filmed in 2004, it relays the story of a man accused of genocide who is released from prison after several years in detention. As he tries to reintegrate into his community, the relatives of his victims must confront their feelings about his release and the concept of reconciliation.

*Location: Room 25, Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota Law School, 229 19th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55455


Schedule of Events

6:00-6:20 pm: Reception and Registration

6:20-6:30 pm: Introduction to Event

6:30-6:45 pm: A Brief History of Rwanda

6:45-7:00 pm: Introduction to the Gacaca

7:00-7:55 pm: Film Screening: In Rwanda We Say...The Family That Does Not Speak Dies

7:55-9:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Panelists

Michele Wagner: Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Florien Ukizemwabo: Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellow and Executive Secretary of the

Rwandan League for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Paul Corbit Brown: 2005 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow and Photographer

Franklin Reed: 2005 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow, Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School


Program Sponsors: The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, the University of Minnesota Department of History, the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the International Leadership Institute


We hope that you can join us for this film and discussion event on the 18th of October!

Patrick Finnegan

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center

N-120 Mondale Hall

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN USA 55455

Phone: 612-626-0041

Email: humanrts@umn.edu


Posted by kenne064 at 11:12 AM

September 30, 2005

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Greetings from South Dakota State University! Im writing on behalf of the Department of Counseling and Human Resource Development inviting you to participate in a conference call to discuss the potential development of a regional counseling journal. I know discussions have been happening about this at various levels in the region. This invitation is by no means an attempt to undo work that has been completed or ideas already underway. We at SDSU have talked regularly about the strengths of an idea like this and the faculty here have requested that I initiate a dialogue with other regional schools regarding this idea.

Thus, Im inviting various representatives from around the region to join in on an initial dialogue about this topic on Tuesday, October 4 @ noon. In order to participate, please contact me by Friday, September 30 with your phone number. We will have our switchboard call you on Tuesday at a number of your choosing if you are available and want to participate. If you cannot participate, but have fellow faculty members who would like to participate, please have them contact me with their phone number.

This initial contact for the meeting is through personal acquaintances and contacts from university web-sites. It is by no means meant to be conclusive or exclusive. I look forward to initiating a dialogue with you or a colleague about a regional counseling journal on Tuesday, October 4 at noon.

Sincerely,
Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Department Head CHRD
Associate Professor
Box 507 Wenona 318
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
jay.trenhaile@sdstate.edu
605-688-4367

Posted by kenne064 at 3:32 PM

September 23, 2005

Misc.

There are two upcoming Social Justice Leadership Retreats - one in November and one in January - sponsored by UMN Housing and Residential Life. I will be a facilitator at the one in November.

They still have a lot of openings for student participants. If you're a student or know a student who might want to go to this, it's a fantastic opportunity. All expenses except the $20 materials fee are paid - and scholarships are available to cover that fee if needed. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

For more information, go to:

http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/

Pam Stenhjem
Associate Director - Youth and Family Participation Network
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Room 6 Pattee Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(Phone) 612-625-3863
(Fax) 612-624-9344
(Email) huntx010@umn.edu
(WWW) http://www.youthhood.org

Posted by kenne064 at 2:53 PM

September 16, 2005

Misc.

Last academic year, a group of faculty and staff put together the first Social Justice Leadership Retreat. The 3 day retreat took 40 students along with 12 faculty/staff facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, privilege,and oppression and to focus on how to make an impact on campus after the retreat. The retreat was extremely successful and those who attended and facilitated last year have worked hard to expanded the program this year into 2 retreats, November 4-6 and January 14-16. This year we also plan to bring 64 students and 16 facilitators to each retreat.
Please see our website for more details on this year's retreats.

http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/

We need your help in spreading the word about the retreat to students, faculty, and staff who are interested in and/or committed to diversity, social justice, and addressing campus climate issues. Here are some specifics on how you can be of assistance and support this effort.

1. Apply Yourself - Faculty/staff can apply to facilitate at either retreat and students can apply to attend either retreat. The experiences of facilitating and attending the retreat are equally powerful and life changing. We are looking for facilitators who have some experience with these issues and have an interest in helping students dialogue about diversity and social justice. This is not your typical conference style retreat, there are few lectures or presentations. The focus is on small group conversations and large group simulations. Students from all identities, colleges, classes, etc. are welcome and encouraged to apply.

2. Nominate Students - We are in the process of collecting nominations of students that would be interested or ideal candidates to attend the retreat.
People do not need to be nominated to apply, but this is one of our best ways of getting the word out to students. Please send me the names of any students that you would like to nominate.

3. Spreading the Word - We really need all of your help in spreading the word about the retreat. So please email our website to people you know and groups you work with, email me some student nominations, and consider emailing a faculty/staff member encouraging them to facilitate.

Thank you all in advance for your time and support. Please let me know if you have any questions,

Grant Anderson
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Coordinator of Residential Life
Staffing, Education, and Research
210 E. Delaware Street, Comstock Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
612-626-5490
ande4174@umn.edu

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Want to get involved in an activity on campus? Would you like to discuss issues with faculty and administrators? The University Senate is looking for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to serve on a variety of campus committees dealing with issues such as educational policy, honors and awards, classrooms, research, and student affairs.

The University Senate is the internal governance body for the University.
It has over 15 committees and subcommittees that need student members. Most committees meet one to two times per month for approximately 1.5 hours. The University Senate is accepting applications for committees, with priority status being assigned to applications received by 12 noon on Monday, September 26, 2005.

If you are interested in having a voice on campus, complete the on-line application at: http://www1.umn.edu/usenate/conc/stuapplication2.html
For any questions, please contact Becky Hippert at conc@umn.edu

Thanks.

Becky Hippert
University Senate Phone: (612) 626-8743
427 Morrill Hall Fax: (612) 626-1609
100 Church St SE E-mail: hippe003@umn.edu
Minneapolis, MN 55455 http://www1.umn.edu/usenate

Posted by kenne064 at 9:38 AM

April 17, 2014

The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing

Daniel Siegel, MD, Presents:
The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing
Tickets now available!

In this presentation, led by mindfulness and relationships expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, you will explore how you can cultivate wellbeing through your interpersonal relationships.

You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in conceptual discussions, practical exercises, and discover everyday examples of how your social life impacts your wellbeing.

Learn why your relationships with self and others are deeply connected to resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

During Dr. Siegel's presentation, you will also learn about mindsight - the capacity to perceive the mental sea inside yourself and others - and how it promotes meaningful relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent, resilient mind.

Lecture Details:
Date: April 24

Time: 6:30 pm lecture followed by Q&A

Location: Northrup Auditorium (Broadcasting live to UMN coordinate campuses; please see registration page for more details)

Registration now open. https://www.tickets.umn.edu/csh/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FA19E305-0AB7-4F46-B474-6DE37BEAF6D5

Posted by hard0158 at 1:23 PM

April 1, 2014

Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture Series

Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture

Kelly McGonigal
CSH Register
23rd Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture:
The New Science of Willpower and Change
with Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
4 - 5:30 PM, Lecture
Followed by a reception and book signing

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

General public: $15
U of M Students: Free (limit 1 per student)

CEU: .15 Continuing Education Units Available (1.5 hours): $15

When it comes to health, there is often a wide gap between what we know we should do, and what we actually do. Stanford University health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct and The Neuroscience of Change, describes the latest neuroscientifc and psychological insights into what keeps us stuck, and what makes change stick. Dr. McGonigal will explore the relationship between self-care, self-compassion, and self-control. You'll learn why stress, including health-related guilt or fear, can sabotage behavior change, and hope that boosts motivation.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Henry L. Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement, and the University of Minnesota's School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development and The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness.

About Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Kelly McGonigal
KELLY McGONIGAL, PhD is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new Feld of "science-help." She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change. Her audio series The Neuroscience of Change weaves the newest findings of science with Eastern contemplative wisdom to give listeners a revolutionary process for personal transformation. She is also the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain.

Posted by hard0158 at 9:26 AM

March 31, 2014

Health Disparities in Mental Health Community Practice and Research Lunch Event

Hello everyone! You are invited to the health disparities brown bag this Wednesday. Free lunch provided! Come learn about innovative mental health programs here in the Twin Cities.

Health Disparities in Mental Health Community Practice and Research
Lunch Event hosted by the Student Sub-Committee of the Health Disparities Work Group and Co-Sponsored by SPHSS

Wed, April 2, 11:30am - 1:00pm Mayo Memorial Building A301

Carrie Framsted from Vail Place will speak on the Club House Model of
addressing mental health disparities in the Twin Cities Area.

*All are welcome! Lunch will be provided.*

Posted by hard0158 at 3:11 PM

Mindfulness Sessions

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October 4, 2011

Ethnic and Minority division of the APA is currently recruiting campus representatives from all psychology graduate programs

Dear Students,

The Ethnic and Minority division of the APA is currently recruiting campus representatives from all psychology graduate programs. As a campus representative, you would be responsible for updating the committee members of the events happening in the area related to psychology, organizing events at local conferences, and recruiting ethnic minority psychology students. Other responsibilities are also likely to transpire during your term. If you are interested, please contact me at salyanamazi@gmail.com. Thank you and hopefully you will take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Sincerely,

Division 45 Student Committee

Posted by rutka005 at 9:43 AM

August 23, 2011

Opportunity to Volunteer as Facilitators for Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration

We have an initiative called Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC).

The function of the program is to bring together students in each of the colleges in the Academic Health Center (AHC) to learn to work together with others in related, yet different, fields. These colleges include Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical, and Veterinary. These students are broken down into groups of 12. Each group then requires one volunteer facilitator. The job of this facilitator is to stimulate conversation and debate in the group. They need no medical history or knowledge, they just need to be skilled in keeping a conversation going and assisting in keeping debates constructive and on track.

If you have any questions about this program or any interest in assisting us, please let me know.

Duane Orlovski
Project Specialist, Professional Education Division
5-110N Weaver-Densford Hall, College of Pharmacy
612.626.5199 (office)
612.625.9044 (fax)
dorlovsk@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 7:51 AM

August 15, 2011

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is currently accepting applications for four new committee members

I'm pleased to announce that the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is currently accepting applications for four new committee members! Three of these positions will be for two years, and one will be for one year. The deadline for applications is approaching so please let interested students know about the positions!

The APAGS-CLGBTC strives to be active and relevant to students, so there are many opportunities for committee members to engage in programming that is helpful to LGBT graduate students in psychology and that is useful to building their own CVs, professional experience, and networking. In the past, members have chaired symposiums and workshops at APA, developed resource materials for LGBT students, worked on the APAGS-CLGBTC mentoring program, and more!

Involvement with the APAGS CLGBTC is a great way to get involved in national-level advocacy for LGBT graduate students and to network with student and professional leaders. For more information and details on the application process, please visit
http://www.apa.org/apags/governance/join/run/index.aspx

Posted by rutka005 at 2:38 PM

June 27, 2011

Call for Nominations

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 3, 2011

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others.

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Please go to the K. Patricia Cross page of AAC&U's Web site for complete information.

Eligibility
All doctoral-level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the MFA is the terminal degree, such as art or music, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2012.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

1. Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility
2. Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

1. A nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator
2. A supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator
3. A statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria
4. A copy of the student's curriculum vitae

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 3, 2011. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U's 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, January 25-28,2012. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards will be announced in December 2011, and recognized at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in January.

Contact Information
Please contact Suzanne Hyers at hyers@aacu.org or 202.387.3760 with any questions.

Posted by rutka005 at 3:22 PM

May 2, 2011

Minnesota Psychological Association Women's Division

The Minnesota Psychological Association Women's Division is partnering with the University of Minnesota Powell Center and the School of Public Health to host an event on Monday, May 9th at the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. The focus is on Perinatal Issues and Women's Mental Health. The talk is part of National Women's Health Week. The speakers are psychologists and physicians. An audio recording of the presentation will be on the MPA web site 1-2 weeks afterward for those who are unable to attend.

Time and Date: Monday, May 9, 4 to 5 p.m.
Location: Moos Tower, Room 5-125, University of Minnesota, 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MoosT/)
Refreshments provided

Posted by rutka005 at 2:45 PM

April 26, 2011

Interdisciplinary Women's Health Panel

The MPA Division of Women in Psychology is hosting an event on Monday, May 9 in partnership with the Powell Center and the School of Public Health, for more information click on this link: Interdisciplinary Womens Health Panel 4.20.11-1.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:12 AM

February 14, 2011

Spanish Speaking SCID-trained interviewer(s) needed

The University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology & Community
Health, with funding provided by a grant from NIH (PI Bernard Harlow),
is working in collaboration with Fairview Health Services on a study
looking to determine potential causes of vulvodynia, or unexplained
vulvar pain.

As part of the case/control study, SCID interviews are conducted with
each participant. We are looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking
SCID interviewer to conduct interviews with Latina women (interviews
in English will also be done). The interviewer also administers a
medical history questionnaire prior to starting the SCID.

Interviews are scheduled by the interviewer and conducted over the
phone or in-person (at whatever time & method is easiest for the
interviewer & participant). The interviewer will average about 8-10
hours per month, with compensation around $15-16 per hour.

If you're interested, please send a letter of interest and two letters
of recommendation to Nancy Raymond, MD, one of the project's
co-investigators, at raymo002@umn.edu.

NOTE: The letters of recommendation can just be a brief email message
from the person doing the recommending directly to Nancy.

Questions about the study itself can be directed to the study
coordinator (information below).

Sarah Rydell, MPH
Project Coordinator, Women's Health Study
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
1300 South Second Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015
ph: 612-625-1017 (w)
ph: 612-619-4013 (c)

Posted by rutka005 at 3:58 PM

October 15, 2010

Symposium Celebrating the Legacy of Norman Garmezy

The Department of Psychology ~ College of Liberal Arts Institute of Child Development ~ College of Education & Human Development In collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Capital Research Collaborative present
Risk and Resilience in Mental Health and Development

October 22, 2010
8:30am - 5:00pm
Mississippi Room at Coffman Union
University of Minnesota

Open to the Public

A Symposium Celebrating the Legacy of Norman Garmezy
8:30 am Welcoming Reception

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1

Michael Rutter - Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London
Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding
Arnold Sameroff, University of Michigan
"Accentuate the positive! Eliminate the negative!"

11:00 - 12:00 Session 2
Keith Nuechterlein - University of California Los Angeles The Puzzle of Schizophrenia: Tracking the Core Role of Cognitive Deficits Dante Cicchetti, University of Minnesota A Multilevel Perspective on Resilient Adaptation under Conditions of Extreme Stress: An Illustration from the Study of Maltreated Children and Adolescents

1:30 - 3:00 Session 3

Ann Masten - University of Minnesota
Developmental Cascades: The Legacy of Project Competence
Douglas Coatsworth, Pennsylvania State University
The Growth of Prevention Science: Garmezy's Indirect Legacy
Rebecca Shiner - Colgate University
Personality Traits in the Positive Development of Young People

3:30 - 5:00 Session 4

Jelena Obradović - Stanford University
How can the Study of Physiological Reactivity Contribute to our
Understanding of Risk and Resilience Processes in Development?

Tuppett Yates - University of California at Riverside
Representation and Regulation in Development: A View of Resilience from
Atop a Giant's Shoulders

Closing Panel and Discussion - with Obradović, Rutter, Sameroff, &Yates
New Horizons

Posted by rutka005 at 9:01 AM

October 1, 2010

School of Social Work - Presentations on Innovative Social Change Efforts

School of Social Work Leadership for a just and caring society Work in Progress... Presentations on Innovative Social Change Efforts

Date: Friday, October 8, 2010
Time: Noon to 1:00pm
Place: 280 Peters Hall, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota


Working with men & boys in
Southern Africa to
promote gender
transformation

Featuring:
Dean Peacock, M.S.W.

Executive Director, Sonke Gender Justice
Co-Chair, MenEngage Alliance
Member, U.N. Secretary General's Network of
Men Leaders

The Sonke Gender Justice Network works across Africa to strengthen government, civil soci-
ety and citizen capacity to support men and boys to take action to: (1) promote gender equal-
ity, (2) prevent domestic and sexual violence, and (3) reduce the spread and impact of HIV and
AIDS. In this way the organization contributes to the development of societies in which men,
women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contrib-
ute to the development of just and democratic societies.

For more information contact:
Jeffrey Edleson
School of Social Work
(612) 624-8795
jedleson@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 3:24 PM

August 10, 2010

Dissertation participation request

Dear fellow CSPP international trainees,

Have you ever wondered how much you learned in the US can be applied to
your home country? How have your East-Asian culture background played
out in your work with your clients in the U.S? What kind of challenges
you have experienced when working with clients in the US? How have you
coped with these challenges? Would you be willing to tell me your
thoughts about these questions?

My name is Jingqing Liu, and I am former CSPP graduate and currently a
4th-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the
University of Maryland-College Park. Dr. Clara Hill is my academic
advisor. I cordially invite you to participate in a qualitative study on
East-Asian international trainees' experiences of doing
therapy/counseling in the US. This is my dissertation project, and it
has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of
Maryland. I would be extremely grateful if you would consider
participating. You can find more information about this study through
the following link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7FFRG8L

If you are interested in participation, please email me at
jliu@psyc.umd.edu. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Jingqing Liu, M.A., M.S Clara E. Hill, Ph.D.
Doctoral Candidate Professor
301-461-6724 301-405-5791
jliu@psyc.umd.edu hill@psyc.umd.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 5:34 PM

Miscellaneous

Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Board of the International Section of Div. 17 is look for two students in counseling psychology to serve as student representatives on the board - one student who is attending an institution in the United States and one attending an international institution. The students should have strong interest and passion in international issues related to the field of counseling psychology. Please help us nominate students for these two positions.

Students, you are encouraged to nominate yourself!

Please send the nomination to duanc@umkc.edu

Thank you very much!

Changming

Changming Duan, Ph.D.

Counseling Psychology Program

Div. of Counseling & Educational Psychology

University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110

(816) 235 2489

duanc@umkc.edu


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The archives of CCPTP can be found at http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/ccptp.html

Your departures can be done by sending mail to LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU with the text of UNSUB CCPTP

Your subscriptions can be done by sending mail to LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU with the text of SUB CCPTP

Posted by rutka005 at 5:30 PM

Miscellaneous

Greetings CDN members!

We are pleased to announce the call for participants interested in the AACC Professional Mentorship Program for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. The AACC Professional Mentorship Program is established to enhance professional development and increase cross-functional understanding within and between student services in the academic advising and career development areas. AAN and CDN have jointly created a mentor program to benefit both professional groups and are excited about potential outcomes. Volunteer mentors will be paired with mentees for an 8 month period. During this time the pair will establish a professional relationship, gain a better understanding of the work roles and participate in a job shadow experience.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please complete the attached survey that will be used for matching pairs. The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, August 19, 2010. If you have any questions regarding your participation in this program, please contact one of the committee members.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACCmentorshipprogram-registration

Regards,

AACC Professional Mentorship Program Committee:
Darren Kaltved (dkaltved@umn.edu)
Joel Mixon (mixon005@umn.edu)
Emily McCreight (mccre017@umn.edu)
Heather Fredrickson (hfredric@umn.edu)
--
Darren Kaltved
Career Counselor
Career Center for Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
50 Lind Hall
207 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-4090
Fax: (612) 626-0261
E-mail: dkaltved@umn.edu
Web: http://www.ccse.umn.edu

To search for jobs and internships, visit: http://goldpass.umn.edu
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Posted by rutka005 at 5:26 PM

June 4, 2010

Miscellaneous

The CEHD community is cordially invited to attend the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle's annual awards celebration. For 2010 the Circle gave out $13,000 in awards.

Tuesday, June 15

9-11 a.m. - breakfast buffet will be served
Town and Country Club
300 Mississippi River Blvd - enter on Otis Street off Marshall
No cost to attend
In addition to honoring recipients, a special tribute will be given to Dr. Susan Hagstrum, one of the WPLC founders and U of M First Lady.

RSVP by Wednesday, June 9, to Annette Olson at 6-5119 or olso0206@umn.edu

2010 Award Recipients

Rising Star Award
Dr. Bic Ngo, C&I

Graduate Student Awards
Austin Stair Calhoun, KIN
Kristen Cici, OLPD
Gwendolyn Freed, OLPD
Hyojim Im, SSW
Bibiana Koh, FSoS
Christina Kwauk, OLPD
Hoa Nguyen, SSW

If you have any questions about the WPLC, please contact Raleigh Kaminsky at kamin003@umn.edu or
6-1601.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:11 AM

May 24, 2010

Anna Westin House Open House Invitation

Anna Westin House Open House Invitation

What: Open House to celebrate the new Anna Westin House
When: June 23rd, 5-7PM
Where: 1449 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul.
Click on the link below to see details . (If you are having problems opening the image, please contact me and I will send you the information in a text format.)
If you're planning to attend (and we hope you are), an RSVP by Wednesday, June 2, would be very much appreciated. (Thanks to those who already have responded.)

Brenda
651-379-5271
brenda@emilyprogram.com

Anna Westin House - opening.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:44 AM

April 16, 2010

The Diversity Factor (SERD newsletter) is soliciting contributions for the summer 2010 edition

The editorial team of The Diversity Factor (SERD newsletter) is soliciting contributions for the summer 2010 edition. The deadline for submissions is June 14, Monday. We hope to publish the newsletter sometime in early August. For more information about SERD and previous editions of our newsletter, please refer to our website: http://www.div17.org/SERD/.

You may either submit an article/contribution to a specific column of our newsletter (email the action editor in charge of the column) or to me (joelwong@indiana.edu), if your article doesn't fit with any of the following columns. The word limit is 1500 words, although we welcome articles/contributions that are significantly shorter than 1500 words.

Announcements/Achievements: Email Jasmin Llamas (jasminllamas@gmail.com) with (a) any relevant announcements, (e.g., new appointments, awards, promotions, etc.) and (b) information about upcoming events from August 2010 - February 2011 that will likely be of interest to SERD members.

Chronicles: I would like you to share a short story from your personal life that illustrates the meaning of culture. You may share a story about your own culture or about what you've observed/learned about another culture. (My instructions are intentionally broad, and I am not providing a definition of "culture.") The focus should be on a personal narrative rather than on an academic discussion of culture. Word limit: 200 words (although your response can be as short as 1 paragraph). I hope to have as many responses as possible -- this should take no more than 20 minutes to write! Please email your responses to joelwong@indiana.edu

Up Close & Personal: This column introduces a student, professional, or researcher who may be of interest to the other SERD members. Although those interviewed in the past tend to be SERD members or someone involved in research or practice related to diversity issues, it is not necessary to restrict the interviewee within these boundaries. We're interested in interviewing someone who might be creating change in our field either in the micro or macro level. If you are interested in conducting an interview, please email associate editor Mink Shin at minkshin@indiana.edu

Here & Now: Hi! My name is Gina and I'm the associate editor for the Here & Now column in The Diversity Factor. For our next issue I would love to focus on current events around any of these topics and how they relate, interact, and intersect with issues of ethnicity, race, and racism: economy, health care, war on terror, social media, immigration reform, politics, President Obama, incidents/patterns of hate graffiti and vandalism, or any other current events topic. Articles can be general or specific in scope and focus on international, national, regional, or local events. All submissions welcome!! Email your articles to gprendes@uoregon.edu

Psychologists-in-Training: Given that APA convention is coming up, we would like to invite you to submit articles on the theme: "APA Convention Attendance." Feel free to write about your past APA Convention, what you learned from it, what you hope to learn from it, ideas for networking with professionals and colleagues, and so forth. Other writing related to psychologists-in-training are always welcome. Email your articles to associate editor Zeb Lim at Kaikok@ku.edu

Mosaic: the column focusing on teaching and supervision in counseling psychology, invites submissions from readers who are interested in uncovering and weighing in on issues that often go under the radar in psychology classrooms for the August newsletter. These issues may include, but are not limited to, health at every size, socioeconomic status and class, disability and how these issues intersect with race and ethnic diversity. Submissions may be sent to Ruth Horton, associate editor, at rhorton@alliant.edu.

Movie/Book Reviews: Email associate editor Jennifer Coloma (jennifercoloma@hotmail.com) with reviews of recent movies/books related to SERD's mission.

Please note that although we won't apply the standards of a peer-reviewed journal in our evaluation of submissions, the SERD editorial board reserves the right to reject any submission to The Diversity Factor. As always, I welcome suggestions, questions, and feedback about our newsletter.

Joel

Y. Joel Wong, Ph.D.
Editor, The Diversity Factor
Assistant Professor
Counseling/Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology programs
Indiana University Bloomington
Personal webpage: http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/joelwong
Asian American Suicide Awareness & Prevention www.sapasianamerican.org

Posted by rutka005 at 8:31 AM

April 14, 2010

Colloquium Announcement

You are cordially invited...

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Science and Math Careers: Gender and Grade Level Differences in Supports and Barriers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
N639 Elliott Hall

Abstract:

This presentation will focus on the results of three studies completed with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation designed to examine male and female perceptions of the barriers and supports for pursuing coursework and/or careers in mathematics and sciences domains at three different developmental levels: middle school, high school, and college. Research questions included: (1) What experiences and conditions are perceived by students to be advancing or hindering their choices to continue in math or science education and careers? (2) How do these perceptions differ by gender and by developmental level? and (3) What type structure or conceptual framework best captures the perceptions of barriers and supports for students?

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology Colloquium Series and the Counseling Psychology Program.

Posted by rutka005 at 7:30 AM

April 13, 2010

Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and Reception

CSPP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and reception
Join us for the CSPP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series and reception on Thursday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Sciences Building. The program will feature CSPP alumni, Dirk Miller, as he tells the story of how The Emily Program was started. You'll also hear from several CSPP alumni who work for The Emily Program as they describe best practices related to working with individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Connect with former classmates, meet faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis from the recently restored historic campus building. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by April 16.

RSVP via email: renni001@umn.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 1:58 PM

April 7, 2010

Children's Mental Health eReview

Children's Mental Health eReview: What is Trauma and Why is it Important?

Child Welfare Series • March 2010
Editor: Cari Michaels, MPH
What is Trauma and Why is it Important?
This is the first issue in a series related to trauma and child welfare systems. This issue defines trauma and describes its significance. Successive issues will highlight childhood trauma in the context of culture and identify ways in which child welfare systems can best respond to children.
Read online: http://www.cmh.umn.edu/ereview.html

________________________________________
The Children's Mental Health eReview was created in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.

Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health, University of Minnesota, 270A McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 625-7849, Fax: (612) 625-7815, Email: cmh@umn.edu, Web: www.cmh.umn.edu
This document was funded in part by grant #439481, 000000013744 awarded to the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Grant funds are Title IV-E funds made available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:11 AM

March 5, 2010

Minnesota Women in Psychology

Save the date for the annual Minnesota Women in Psychology Presentation!
This year, two representatives, Ruth Markowitz and Barbara O'Brien, will be coming to tell their stories, share ideas about developing a sustained, successful career in psychology, and offer opportunities to connect with professionals throughout Minnesota. This has been a well-attended, helpful presentation in past years, and we hope you can attend.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time: 12:30-2:00
Place: Education Sciences 325

For more information about Minnesota Women in Psychology:
http://mnwomeninpsychology.org/

Posted by rutka005 at 12:51 PM

March 2, 2010

Book club - CEHD reads

Hi everyone,

If anyone is interested in being part of a book club, we are going to meet on April 5th, at 5:30, place to be determined. The book we will be reading is "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines. Each year, the college dean recommends a book for the entire college to read, and this is the book for this year. You may request a copy from Shawn (rutka005@umn.edu) in the Ed Sci main office (book request may take up to 2 weeks to receive).

The book club will meet every two months or so. We will plan the next meeting and book at the first meeting. Also, I know some people may have class conflicts. Feel free as cohorts to choose a different time as well.
It's very difficult to find a time when all of the cohorts can meet.

Thanks and I hope to see some of you there!

Sarah

Posted by rutka005 at 11:16 AM

February 24, 2010

Miscellaneous

Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Division 44 - Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award
The Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award is sponsored by the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CoRED) of the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (American Psychological Association's Division 44). The purpose of the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award is to encourage greater participation in Division 44 annual convention activities by LGBT students of color. CoRED acknowledges that LGBT students of color frequently experience increased demands on time and resources as a result of managing multiple identities within professional organizations. The Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award seeks to support engagement with LGBT people of color issues in psychology by defraying travel costs to the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in 2010. The convention will be held in San Diego, California from August 12-15, 2010.

Graduate students who (a) self-identify as LGBT persons of color, (b) demonstrate a strong commitment to LGBT and ethnic minority issues, (c) plan to attend the 2010 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, and (d) will still be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the 2010 APA Annual Convention are eligible to apply for the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award. LGBT students of color who are presenting research at the convention are especially encouraged to apply, though all applications will be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received student travel award funding from the Division 44 Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Two student travel awards in the amount of $500 each will be awarded.

Application Procedures
The following application materials must be received by May 5, 2010.
Application Form
Please complete and submit application form included in this document.
Personal Statement
Please submit a personal statement ((500-800 words) that addresses each of the following questions: (a) In what ways does your graduate program benefit from your self-identification and involvement as an LGBT person of color? How does APA benefit from your participation in professional activities as an LGBT person of color? (b) What unique challenges might LGBT graduate students of color face that may hinder participation in APA? (c) How would attending the 2010 APA Annual Convention further your career goals? (d) Are you presenting research at the 2010 APA Annual Convention? If so, will it contribute to the body of knowledge regarding LGBT people of color issues? If so, how?
Curriculum Vitae
Please submit a curriculum vitae as part of your application.
Letter of Recommendation
Please have a faculty member submit a letter in support of you receiving the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award. Faculty members are asked to address the applicant's commitment to LGBT people of color issues in academic and other domains.

Submission of Application Materials
Electronic submission of application materials to Dr. Karla Anhalt (kanhalt@kent.edu) is preferred. As an alternative, materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Karla Anhalt
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
Kent State University
405 White Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242

Questions?
Please contact CoRED co-chairs Karla Anhalt (e-mail: kanhalt@kent.edu; phone: 330-672-0582) OR Nadine Nakamura (e-mail: nnakamur@sfu.ca)

Application: 2010_Dr _Richard_A _Rodriguez_Division_44_Student_Travel_Award announcement application.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:35 AM

December 11, 2009

Miscellaneous

Junior Fulbright Scholar from Thailand in CSPP

Please help me to welcome Ms. Sirintip Poovaratanakul (she goes by the nickname-Tip). Tip is a visiting junior Fulbright scholar from Thailand, and she is officed in 157 ESB from now until she leaves in June. Tip is a doctoral student in counseling psychology in Thailand and she will be conducting research in completion of her doctoral degree from Assumption University in Bangkok. I am sure Tip would welcome opportunities to interact with CSPP students during her stay here, and you could learn about psychology and counseling in Thailand. If you get a chance, send her an email or stop by her office. Her email is sirintip16@yahoo.com

- J. Romano

Posted by rutka005 at 10:35 AM

February 27, 2009

Minnesota Psychological Association Event

The Minnesota Psychological Association invites psychology students and early career
psychologists to join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres, a discussion of your most pressing issues, and
A guided tour of the Tetsumi Kudo exhibit at the Walker Art Center

Download file

Posted by rutka005 at 3:21 PM

February 20, 2009

Propasal impact on international development education

Are you interested in how the current economic crisis will affect international development initiatives funded by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund?

Would you like to be involved in spearheading interdisciplinary approaches to the study of international development education?
Then, please join us from the Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) Program for an informational meeting on how you can play a key role in the creation of a student-led interdisciplinary initiative on international development education.

What are we doing?
* Writing a proposal for the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives (OII) for funding * Planning a University-wide speaker series (for Spring 2010) with recognized specialists (national and international) in international development education from different disciplines * Organizing a CIDE workshop series with the invited guests * Spearheading an interdisciplinary graduate student journal in international development
What can you do?
* Have an impact on international development education * Play a key role in the creation of a student-led interdisciplinary initiative
-- Help identify key specialists to invite to the U
-- Help plan out the core and long-term activities of the project * Help prepare the proposal to be submitted to the OII by mid-April * Serve on an editorial board for an interdisciplinary graduate student journal
What will you get out of it?
* Develop leadership skills
* Participate in an interdisciplinary community
* Increase your scholarship in international development
* Develop grant writing skills
* Network with local, national, and international faculty
* Opportunities for publishing your work
Interested? Questions?
Then join us on Friday, February 27th from 12-1pm at Wulling 150 for a brownbag informational meeting. Please RSVP to kwauk001@umn.edu by Wednesday, February 25th.
What: CIDE interdisciplinary initiative – brownbag informational meeting
When: Friday, February 27th, 12-1pm
Where: 150 Wulling Hall, East Bank

Posted by rutka005 at 10:52 AM

February 16, 2009

Miscellaneous


MIXED METHODS INTEREST GROUP

An informal, monthly discussion of issues related to the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods
Activities:
• Review and critique a journal article with a mixed methods design/orientation
• Discuss individual projects and interests
• Network and develop ideas that can serve as the basis for future scholarship

4th WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
(2009 SPRING SEMESTER)
4:00-5:00 PM
6-194 WEAVER-DENSFORD HALL

PLEASE RSVP TO:
JOE GAUGLER, PhD, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF NURSING
EMAIL: gaug0015@umn.edu
PHONE: 612-626-2485

Posted by rutka005 at 8:49 AM

February 6, 2009

Miscellaneous

The Multicultural Network in conjunction with the CEHD Diversity and Equity Initiative has invited Kristine Lockhart, Associate Vice President in the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) for a brownbag discussion about her work in OED. The brown bag will be on:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
250 Wulling Hall

All members of the CEHD community are invited to attend.


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The Psychology Department and Asian American Studies are sponsoring a colloquium to be given by Dr. David Takeuchi, University of Washington.
The colloquium is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th (1-2pm) in N639 Elliott Hall.

Given the increased racial diversity in society and the move away from biological and genetic explanations, how is race and ethnicity linked to mental health outcomes? Scholars have provided a discussion of the possible social, cultural, and psychological factors that help answer this question such as socio-economic status, discrimination, coping styles, social support, and stress. These writings have provided an excellent understanding of the mechanism that ties race and ethnicity to health. This presentation provides data and a discussion about the social contexts, such as geographic areas, that are also important to consider when investigating the health of Asian Americans. The data come from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), the first national mental health study of Asian Americans. The presentation ends with a call to examine the construct of "place" more seriously drawing upon the literatures in different disciplines including sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

The colloquium is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology and Asian American Studies.


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Family social science colloquium
Please join us for our spring semester colloquium series
Wednesdays, Noon - 1:00 p.m., 287 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus
February 4 - Scott Marsalis, UM Librarian: "The Libraries & You: Opportunities & Challenges in Changing the Way We Work"
February 11 - Ilene Alexander, Center for Teaching & Learning: "Approaching Multicultural Teaching & Learning as Everyday Practice"
February 18 - Mee-Ock Park & Susan Armington, Korean Services Center: "Talking Suitcases: Stories of Elderly Korean Women"
February 25 - Sara Axtell, Community-University Liaison: "Community-University Engagement: Finding the Synergies in Community & University Assets"
March 4 - Pamela Jo Johnson, School of Public Health: "Using Large Data Sets for Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status"
March 11 - William Goodman, Family Social Science: View & discuss "The Children's March", a story of how children "brought segregation to its knees"
March 18 - Hiatus for Spring Break
March 25 - William Turner, Family Social Science: 2008 RWJ Health Policy Fellowship experience in President (Senator) Obama's D.C. Office
**FSoS Colloquium Series logo designed by Susan Andre

Posted by rutka005 at 10:39 AM

January 30, 2009

Miscellaneous

The research “Housing issues among immigrant and refugee population?, conducted by School of Social Work, University of Minnesota is looking for 3 bilingual research volunteers to conduct the survey.

Requirements:
- In addition to English, the research volunteers must speak and write fluently either Hmong, Somali, or Karen.
- Have some knowledge about doing survey and questionnaires
Duties:
- Spend 2 or 3 days come to a community center to deliver and interpret the survey to participants
Benefits:
Each volunteer will receive a $100 gift card for their time and effort
Contact: please contact Hoa Nguyen for more information and interviewing arrangement
Phone: 612-624-8725
Email: nguye835@umn.edu

From the MCAE blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/mcae/
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

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Hello everyone,
Please pass the following information along to your students. This is an excellent opportunity for our students.

Community Involvement Fair
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
http://www.cclc.umn.edu/CIF/

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Spring semester and summer opportunities will be promoted at this fair.

Please visit http://www.cclc.umn.edu/CIF for more information including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

This fair is coordinated by the Career and Community Learning Center and sponsored by the Minnesota Student Association and the "Lend a Hand, Hear the Band" event.

Thank you,
Heidi

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) 625-4823

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Join Us for...Diversity Dialogues 2009

Our Diversity Dialogues last about an hour (noon-1pm).
Our invited guest presents for 20-30 minutes; the presentation is followed by a lively conversation between the guest and our audience.

Tuesday, February 17, noon, Peik Hall, room 40.

Transgender and The Trouble with "Diversity"

A dialogue with david valentine
assistant professor
department of anthropology + university of minnesota

In his ethnographic fieldwork in NYC's transgender communities, David Valentine discovered quickly that many of the people identified by others as being transgender did not accept, or did not even know about, this category of identification. Moreover, many of those same people took on other names for themselves, most significantly, the term "gay." However, since the early 1990s, a good deal of work has been done -- in activist, social service, and scholarly settings -- to insist on the differences between homosexual and transgender identification. As such, Valentine's data raise a range of questions about the nature of this difference, and how the claims to this distinction is complicated by the complexity of gendered and sexual identity as it is refracted through class, racial, and cultural differences. In this presentation, Valentine will map out the complexities and politics of these identifications, and explore the questions raised by them about the very concept of "diversity" (and its sibling, "inclusion") in contemporary activism and social service provision.

A dialogue with david valentine
See david's web page @ http://www.geocities.com/davidvalentine2002/
His book from Duke University Press is @ http://www.dukeupress.edu/cgibin/forwardsql/search.cgi?template0=nomatch.htm&template2=books/book_detail_page.htm&user_id=7938&Bmain.item_option=1&Bmain.item=10462
Tuesday, February 17, noon, Peik Hall, room 40.

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MACMH Training Services Presents

Anxiety, Depression, and Related Disorders: Intervention Strategies for Home and School - Workshop - $74 Continuing Education Credits Available
Dr. Ellen Teelucksingh
Participants will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related disorders in children and learn to design intervention plans for children with these disorders.

Mounds View, February 5th, 2009, 8:30 to 11:30
Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Dr
Mounds View, 55112

Part of the MACMH Winter Training Series
Treating Challenging Disorders
Professional Development Opportunities for Every Schedule and Budget

Click here to register (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/1108RegFormOnly.pdf).
Click here for expanded workshop descriptions (http://www.macmh.org/workshops_trainings/training_services/pro_training/2008winter16.php).
Click here for entire Winter Training Series Brochure (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/16winter1108.pdf).
MN Association for Children's Mental Health
651-644-7333 • 800-528-4511• info@macmh.org
www.macmh.org

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

January 23, 2009

Miscellaneous

T & L Neighborhood Meeting - Research with High School Students

Friends and Colleagues:

Welcome back! Are you interested in research with high schools and high-school aged students? If you are, then please come to a Teaching and Learning Neighborhood event, Friday, February 20th , when we will host a conversation about…

Research with High School Students: Preparing for Success and Keeping them Engaged.?

We will meet in Room 10 of the Education Sciences Building from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. During that time we will hear three 10 minute presentations from CEHD colleagues about research relevant to high school settings:
Jean Ness (ICI)– The Importance of Engagement for All Youth
Judy Hornbacher and Molly Gordon (CAREI)- “Ramp Up to Readiness?
Bev Dretzke (CAREI) - Small Learning Communities
Following the presentations there will be a short panel discussion and then we will break into small groups to explore upcoming grant competitions that are relevant to research in high schools. Come learn more about what your colleagues are doing and to build connections that could foster professional opportunities. There will also be light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Matt Burns & Kyla Wahlstrom, T&L Neighborhood Leads

Matthew Burns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
School Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
341 Education Science Building
56 E. River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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New award--Matt Stark Award

I am pleased to announce that Matthew Stark, an alumnus of the college and retired director of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, has established an annual award for both a faculty member and student.

The purpose of this award is to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership, writing, teaching or civic engagement in the areas of social justice, civil liberties, civil rights, and public education.

Up to three awards of $500 may be presented. The recipient(s) will receive a $500 award and a certificate presented at the CEHD Awards and Recognition event on April 29, 2009.

Faculty nominees should be full-time CEHD faculty members who are pre-tenure or tenured. Student nominees should be full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional students enrolled in a program or major of the College of Education and Human Development.

For more information or to nominate a faculty member or student, go to http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/ and click on the link for the Matthew Stark Award.

Lynn Slifer
Director of College Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Dr
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-625-5511
fax: 612-626-2469
e-mail: slife001@umn.edu
http://cehd.umn.edu/giving

Sara Beyer, Assistant
612-625-1310
sbeyer@umn.edu

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14th Annual Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute
Social Justice in an Era of Accountability: The Challenge for Evaluation

February 23-27, 2009 Holiday Inn Select Airport, Bloomington - near Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Institute - February 25 - 27
February 25-27 (ends at noon on Friday)
The Robert Beck Endowed Lecture: Privileged Authority and Sacred Trust: Ethical and Excellence Imperatives for Evaluators in a Globalizing World, Hazel Symonette, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
The Mary E. Corcoran Endowed Lecture: The Politics of Accountability, Sandra Mathison, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Concurrent Sessions Presented By:
• Dagfinn Bjørgen and Karl-Johan Johansen, Oslo, Norway
• Jean King, University of Minnesota
• Richard Krueger, University of Minnesota
• Vanessa McKendall-Stephens, FaceValu Consulting
• Michael Quinn Patton, Utilization Focused Evaluation
• Rob Shumer, University of Minnesota
• Karen Stout and Mary McEathron, University of Minnesota
Plus an “Ask the Expert? session on Friday!

Pre-sessions February 23-24 (2 full days each)
Introduction to Program Evaluation: Stacey Stockdill, EnSearch
Focus Group Methods: Richard Krueger, University of Minnesota

Group and student discounts; graduate credit available for additional fee.

Register today at: http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPA/MESI Questions? Contact Ann Mavis at mavis001@umn.edu or 612-624-1489
Sponsored by: The Department of Educational Policy and Administration, The Evaluation Group at the Institute on Community Integration, and The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)

Posted by lind0449 at 1:14 PM

January 13, 2009

Miscellaneous

Vietnamese Conversation Group for Future Health Professionals

The purpose of this group is to provide a friendly forum to practice and build professional language skills in Vietnamese as preparation to work with Vietnamese individuals and families in healthcare and educational settings. Graduate and undergraduate students in fields such as speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, social work, psychology, special education, and medicine are welcome.

Meetings will consist of presenting and discussing topics and terminology across health-related disciplines. Our goal is to speak only in Vietnamese during each meeting. The first organizational meeting will be held the last week of January, 2009. If you are interested in participating, please contact Giang Pham at tangx098@umn.edu with a list of times you will be available for spring semester.

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Dear Colleagues,

Nominations for the 2009 President’s Student Leadership and Service Award are now being accepted through Friday, February 6th. I invite you to take this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of any outstanding student leaders you work with at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students should be nominated by faculty, students or staff for their exemplary leadership, character and academic accomplishments.

As part of this awards process, students may also be candidates for the 2009 University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) Student Leadership Awards, 2009 Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership, and the 2009 Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Service and Leadership. A minimum of 14 financial scholarships are given out in association with these three awards. To nominate a student or to learn more about these prestigious awards visit www.sua.umn.edu/leadership/awards/ or contact Laura Knudson in Student Activities at nyrex001@umn.edu.

Nomination Deadline is Friday, February 6, 2009.
The President’s Student Leadership & Service Awards are facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and Student Unions & Activities.
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Laura Knudson
Student Activities Advisor
Student Unions & Activities
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
300 Washington Ave. SE, Suite 126
Minneapolis, MN 55455
nyrex001@umn.edu
612.624.5582
www.sua.umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

December 31, 2008

Miscellaneous

To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 20, 2009. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Thank you and happy nominating!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:25 AM

December 19, 2008

Miscellaneous

The following three University awards are open for nomination:

Horace T. Morse- U of M Alumni Association Award
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/morseaward09/

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/gradprofaward09/

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/tateaward09/

CEHD is a great college, with outstanding people who are part of it. Nominating a colleague is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for his or her contributions to both CEHD and to the University. Please help make certain the CEHD is well represented to the University by sending in a nomination of a deserving colleague.

All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Monday, January 12, 2009 by 3:00 p.m. This deadline date and time will be strictly enforced. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!

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To all faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota

I am writing to invite you to consider nominating a colleague or student to receive the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The Award honors faculty, staff and students who, through their work at the University or in their community, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments and who demonstrate unusual commitment and passion in the areas of human rights and social justice.

The award is given to two individuals each year - one current faculty or staff member and one current undergraduate or graduate student. For a full description of the nomination guidelines, procedures and contact information, please visit: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/josie_johnson.html

I encourage you to nominate an individual from your college or unit for the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. There is so much excellent work underway at the University in the areas of social justice, human rights, equity, and diversity, and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the passionate individuals engaged in that work.

The deadline for submission of a nomination packet is Monday, February 16, 2009.

Sincerely,

Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
Vice President and Vice Provost

Posted by lind0449 at 9:05 AM

December 12, 2008

Miscellaneous

From the CEHD dean's office

Come celebrate the gift of giving:
Please consider donating non-perishable food and receive a CEHD gift while supplies last. Food can be dropped off in the Dean’s Office (104 Burton Hall) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until December 19th.

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From AFSCME Local 3800 clerical workers union

Donations Being Collected

AFSCME Local 3800 is collecting toys for children who would otherwise not have a gift this Christmas. Toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots program. If you are able, please contribute to this worthwhile cause.

We are also collecting financial contributions to UE Local 1110 in Chicago. The plant was shut down with only three days notice and the workers, who are fighting for pay that is legally owed them, have staged a peaceful sit-in in the factory since Friday. Complete information about their struggle is at the end of this e-mail.

You can drop off your Toys for Tots and donations for the workers of UE Local 1110 on Thursday, December 11, Friday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 16 at the following locations:

Wiley Hall skyway entrance (West Bank) from 11:00 to 1:00
Scott Hall Foyer (East Bank) from 11:00 to 1:00
Outside Inn Hallway (Medical Area) from 11:00 to 1:00
WBOB (West Bank) from 12:00 to 1:00--There will be a donation box in the lobby where you can place gifts and donations anytime.

The following people will be accepting toys and donations in their offices from 8:00 to 4:30 only on the above mentioned days.
Julia Gladhill, 266 Mc Neal Hall (St Paul Campus)
Rick Castillo, 337 KE (Medical Area)
Mary Lou Middleton, 295 Humphrey Center (West Bank)
Cherrene Horazuk, 300 Humphrey Center (West Bank)
Kelly Alghamdi Zimmerschied will be accepting toys before 8:30 am at the third floor lobby of the Transportation and Safety Building.


Support the Workers of Republic Windows and Doors

On Friday December 5th, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors, members of United Electrical Workers Local 1110, occupied their factory in Chicago, which the owners announced just three days earlier they were going to permanently shut down at 10:00 AM that day. The workers are fighting for pay for their lost vacation days and for the 75 days notice that they are guaranteed under Illinois law.

This is the first time in many years workers have taken the bold strategy of occupying their place of work to demand justice. They have put the struggle of all workers at the forefront of the nation's consciousness and have made the complicated financial crisis something that is crystal clear and easy to understand. The basic lesson is that it is bad for working people, and the only way we'll get anything is if we organize, stand up and fight for it. They have won the support of workers around the country and even many politicians and public figures. But so far Bank of America, a recipient of billions of dollars of the government bailout, has not agreed to loan the money to the company so that the workers can receive the notice and earned pay they are supposed to receive in this situation. The longer their action continues the more support they'll need.

AFSCME 3800 sent a solidarity message to UE Local 1110 yesterday (check it out on our webpage: www.afscme3800.org). We are also collecting financial donations for the Republic Windows workers. Bring your checks, made out to UE Local 1110 Solidarity Fund, or cash to the same locations where we are collecting Toys for Tots.

To get more info and to sign a petition in support of the Republic Windows workers, go to http://www.ueunion.org/ue_republic.html.
--
Phyllis Walker, President
AFSCME Local 3800
612-251-9987
www.afscme3800.org
1313 5th St SE #332-B
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM

November 21, 2008

Miscellaneous

MACMH's (Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health) Fall 2008 Newsletter - The Networker
http://www.macmh.org/publications/newsletter/vol17is2web/vol17iss2.pdf

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Hello all!

The following three University-wide awards are open for nominations
. Please see the instructions on the indicated websites for how to download the applicable materials and forms in order to nominate a worthy colleague for one of these exceptional awards offered by the University community.

If you are planning on nominating someone for one of these awards, please contact Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu to indicate that you will be doing so. All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Monday, January 12, 2009 by 3:00 p.m. This deadline date and time will be strictly enforced. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!


Horace T. Morse- U of M Alumni Association Award
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/morseaward09/

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/gradprofaward09/

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
http://www.irr.umn.edu/evpp/tateaward09/

Remember that in order to win an award, a nomination needs to be created and presented to the Provost’s office. Let’s try to have the best turnout this year for nominations that we possibly can.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:23 PM

November 14, 2008

Miscellaneous

To: CEHD Faculty, staff and students

The College of Education and Human Development Honors and Awards Work Group would like to announce that the awards offered by the work group are now open for nominations. Details concerning the available awards are posted on the following CEHD intranet website:

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/awards/Awards.html

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of these awards. All nomination materials are due no later than February 20, 2009. Please indicate your intent to submit a nomination via email: jdlane@umn.edu .

Direct all questions to Jill Lane, jdlane@umn.edu or 612.626.4810.

Thank you and happy nominating!

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Beautiful, 2 BR furnished home w/ 2 car garage, for sublet Jan & Feb: rent negotiable
I'll be subletting the amazing, completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Prospect Park-- near the Univ of MN (border of St. Paul and Minneapolis, just north of the river) house that I rent during Jan & Feb. Wood floors throughout, gas range, cozy cabin/cottage feel, free laundry in the basement, efficient forced air furnace, great lot with wild turkeys and rabbits that stop by.

Looking for one or two non-smoking renters just for these two months. There's some storage space in the basement and the garage (there are two garage stalls, so you could use one or both for storage), but I'm planning to leave most of my furniture. Perfect for a visiting activist, artist, academic or someone just wanting a change in their current living situation. Rent & utilities negotiable. Renter responsible for minor shoveling (the landlord handles big storms).

The heated tile floors in the bathroom really help in the winter! Photos are available. Hope to hear from you. - Deborah (651-468-9286)

Posted by lind0449 at 8:53 AM

October 31, 2008

Miscellaneous

ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 4, and President Bob Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan encourage everyone to vote. Record voter turnout and long lines at the polls are expected, so please plan accordingly. Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Minnesota Statute 204C.04 allows for employees to be absent from work during the morning of Election Day for purposes of voting. If you think you may miss work, try to let your supervisor know ahead of time. To find out where your polling place is located or how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Voter Information Web site (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=134).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:06 AM

Miscellaneous

ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 4, and President Bob Bruininks and Provost Tom Sullivan encourage everyone to vote. Record voter turnout and long lines at the polls are expected, so please plan accordingly. Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Minnesota Statute 204C.04 allows for employees to be absent from work during the morning of Election Day for purposes of voting. If you think you may miss work, try to let your supervisor know ahead of time. To find out where your polling place is located or how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Voter Information Web site (http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=134).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:06 AM

October 13, 2008

Miscellaneous

THE MY VOICE, MY VOTE WEB SITE has been launched by the U's Institute on Community Integration (ICI) to help motivate and teach young adults with disabilities about voting and ways to participate in the political process. It provides information about accommodations and voting rights, shows how to register to vote, and features a video of a relevant workshop. The site is a collaborative project of ICI, the Humphrey Institute's Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Partnership Resources Inc., and Minneapolis Public Schools, with assistance from the Minnesota secretary of state's office. For more information, e-mail Chris Bremer (breme006@umn.edu), call 612-625-7595, or see My Voice, My Vote (http://www.myvoicemyvote.org/).

Posted by lind0449 at 4:12 PM

October 3, 2008

Miscellaneous

The Women's Center is hoping to revitalize the Women's Organization of Graduate and Professional Students (WOGAPS). The fall meeting will take place on Oct. 3, from 3-4pm in 325 Education Sciences Building. WOGAPS (http://www1.umn.edu/women/studentsWOGAPS.html) is a community of women graduate and professional students, and also serves as both an advisory group and editorial board for the updated Thriving Through the Experience (1997) handbook for graduate women. Please come and meet other women students, and share your experiences, concerns and needs as a graduate/professional student. Sign up to help us update Thriving Through the Experience. Light refreshments served, and you will have the chance to win a small prize!

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Dear Colleagues,

Please check the URL below for international grant opportunities.

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/international/

The page is regularly updated by the Office of Research and Policy.

--
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 11:00 AM

September 12, 2008

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

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

August 29, 2008

Miscellaneous

The Office of International Programs invites you to the
Grand Opening of its new home: the University International Center

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008
Open House – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ribbon-Cutting – 4:30 p.m.
331 17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414/
(corner of 4th St & 17th Ave SE – map
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/UIC/UIC-map.html)

Food, drinks, and music from around the world!

No R.S.V.P. necessary. Questions? Contact 612-624-5580 or international@umn.edu.

CARLA • China Center • Confucius Institute • Dean's Office • ISSS • Learning Abroad Center
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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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NIH Funding Available - Program Number: 81742
Title: Functioning of People with Mental Disorders (R01)
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor offers support for the application of biobehavioral science methods and approaches to: a) develop and refine definitions and measures of function, disability, and daily participation relevant to those with mental disorders; b) understand the ecological mechanisms, independent of symptom severity, that contribute to functioning and disability in this population; and c) develop and test novel interventions that specifically and directly target functional capacity and performance deficits of this population. Emphasis will be on the application of basic behavioral processes (e.g., cognition, affect, knowledge, attitudes, motivation, learning, decision-making, interpersonal processes), and environmental parameters (e.g., social support, structural adaptations, community involvement) that influence functional outcome. This program will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

For full announcement: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:47 AM

August 15, 2008

Miscellaneous

A CSPP alum has a 4 bedroom home for rent for $1600/month. She is willing to negotiate rental price if you might be interested in buying the property. It is located at 3907 Bryant Ave North in Minneapolis. Interested people should contact Benita at 612-716-1673.

Thanks!

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CEHD Fall Kickoff Block Party

Celebrate the new school year with CEHD students, faculty, and staff
Thursday, August 28, 2008 +++ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
On the plaza in front of Burton Hall

Eat delicious homestyle grilled burgers, brats, salad, and more
Music by University of Minnesota students- pop-rock group “Abdomen?
Play games
Free Frisbees
Wear your CE+HD t-shirt to show your college pride!

Rain or shine

Please RSVP by August 22 to cehdbloc@umn.edu or Serena Wright at 612 624-0430.

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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).

--
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 9:27 AM

August 8, 2008

Miscellaneous

Educational Policy Fellows Program

Colleagues:

The Educational Policy Fellows Program, (EPFP) coordinated by the Department of Educational Policy and Administration provides professional development opportunity during the academic year for individuals interested in policy issues at the local, national and international level.

Again this year, as in most past years, the College will provide funding for up to two individuals from within the College who are interested in participating.

The EPFP program's theme for 2008-2009 is “The World is Here: Cross Currents for Leadership and Policy?. The program typically consists of dinner sessions at the Campus Club or Radisson University Hotel, and two national meetings organized by the Institute of Educational Leadership which is located in Washington, D.C. Past EPFP participants have

For further information, please contact Deanne Magnusson (magnus002@umn.edu) or Bob Poch (poch@umn.edu).

Posted by lind0449 at 9:05 AM

June 27, 2008

Miscellaneous

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

http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/international/

Thank you,
Chris

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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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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.

Sincerely,

Sharyn Schelske
Director
McNair Scholars Program
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
COFFMAN MEMORIAL UNION ­ MISSISSIPPI ROOM

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

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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,
Chris

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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

Posted by lind0449 at 11:52 AM

June 20, 2008

Miscellaneous

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

Miscellaneous

Greetings!

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:
http://glbta.umn.edu/programming/lavenderhouse.html

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

Miscellaneous

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

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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.

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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

May 30, 2008

Miscellaneous

Regarding DSMV Sexuality and Gender/Gender Identity Disorder workgroups controversies:

Review for the Fifth edition of the APA's Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMV)

The chair for the sexuality and gender workgroup is Dr. Kenneth Zucker, a famous advocate of reparative therapy (also known as conversion therapy) for gender-variant children. Zucker has named Ray Blanchard to the Gender Identity Disorder workgroup. Blanchard coined the term autogynephilia to describe men with an erotic desire to be women and proposed a theory that all trans women could be usefully classified as either autogynephiles or extremely effeminate gay men who needed to become female to express their sexuality. Their positions are contrary to evidence-based science.

As you know, the DSM is not only a worldwide reference for clinicians and researchers, but also for insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and policy makers. Potential consequences of having Zucker and Blanchard involved in the revisions on sexuality and gender are:
• Gender Identity Disorder would revert to include homosexuality as a mental illness
• Gender variations, including transgender, would also be classified as mental illnesses.
• DSMV would recommend reparitive therapy as the optimal treatment.
To participate in an online petition, go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/objection-to-dsm-v-committee-members-on-gender-identity-disorders
OR contact the American Psychiatric Association to express your concerns.

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2008-2009 Policy Fellows Program: Applications now being accepted

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 Policy Fellows program. Now in its 18th year, the Policy Fellows program offers practical training in public affairs leadership for emerging leaders from the government, private and nonprofit sectors across the state. The program equips participants with skills to inspire, organize and work effectively with others to achieve common objectives and work toward the public good. A program description and application materials are available on-line at http://www.politicsandgovernance.org/programs/policyfellows/2008_2009/program.html or through the Politics and Governance website, www.politicsandgovernance.org. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 16, 2008. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact Kate Krzesinski at cspg@umn.edu or 612-625-8330.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:37 AM

May 16, 2008

Miscellaneous

Dear friend,

I apologize if this email bothers you. You may already know that there was a massive, 7.9-magnitude earthquake in China on 5/12/08, with more than *15, 000 people dead and nearly 40,000 still buried or missing*.
The figure is still continuing to rise:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24609645/.

I have made some donation for supporting the people there. If you want to help, you could make some donation too. Even a small amount of money can contribute to saving lives. People who are still buried need medication. Kids who just lost their parents need food, water, and clothing. Here are some ways to donate:

1. American Red Cross Online Donation for China Earthquake
http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_china_relief_fund_0508&s_subsrc=RCOProfile_China&s_src=F8DWA001

2. Mercy Corps Online Donation for China Earthquake http://www.mercycorps.org/

3. Hong Kong Red Cross Online Donation for China Earthquake https://www.redcross.org.hk/donation/user_donation.asp

Please forward this email to friends who may be willing to help. If you would like more information, please feel free to email me.

Thank you for your kindness and love!

Sincerely

Fengqin

Fengqin Lian, Doctoral Student
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota

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Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Hosts and Welcomes you
to our annual celebration of May Asian Pacific Heritage Month At the State Capitol

In the year of the MN Sesquicentennial (MN 150):
A pause to reflect on over 130 years of Asian Pacific History in Minnesota

From early accounts of Chinese entrepreneurs in 1875 to the latest refugee newcomers from Tibet, Burma and Bhutan

May 19, 2008
11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Program, exhibits, performances, local authors, release of a new policy report and an opportunity to meet with legislators

11.30 a.m. Registration opens
Tour exhibit and display of Asian History and Asian non profit Agencies in the State Capitol Rotunda and North Corridor

Noon: Formal Program begins
Welcome: Jodi Tanaka, Chair of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans,
Council Board Members and appointed legislators Senator Ellen Anderson, Representative John Berns, Representative Tina Liebling and Senator David Senjem

A walk through time: History of Asian Pacific Minnesotans: Moderator David Zander
Featuring: Kao Kalia Yang & Bryan Thao Worra – local published authors
The Burmese experience - Benjamin Aung – Personal Story of Escaping from Burma
A Tibetan in Exile – performance by TIPA performer Tenzin

Invited speakers include: Chinese Business Development in Minnesota – Fred Hsiao (Shaw Lundquist)
The Korean experience in Minnesota – Yoonju Park (Korean Service Center)
The Korean Adoptees in Minnesota - Ami Nafzger-Spiess (AdopSource)
The Filipino experience in Minnesota – Jocelyn Ancheta
Asian Indians in Minnesota - Mukhtar Thakur (Sangram Radio and Geetmala), Dr. Bruce Corrie (Concordia University)
The Sri Lankans - Sri Lal Ananda Liyanapathiranage
The Karen – Wilfred Tun Baw, Eh Taw
Bhutanese refugees & resettlement from Nepal– Mangala Sharma
Resettlement and Cultural orientation - Tonya Cook, World Relief

Displays & Updates: AdopSource, APCC, AMA, CHI, HAP, IHEA, KSC, Lao Center, Ready 4K Early School Readiness, Sexual Trafficking, VSS.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:22 AM

February 29, 2008

Miscellaneous

Do you need help with ANY campus-based problem or concern? The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) is here to assist you.

The most common types of problems or concerns we help students with include:
*Grading or instructional issues
*Billing or financial aid conflicts
*Academic progress
*Scholastic misconduct / plagiarism
*Behavioral / Conduct Code violations

Our services are free and confidential. Contact us online at http://www.sos.umn.edu, by phone at 612.624.7272, or by email at sos@umn.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lots of campus awards available to recognize a variety of achievements--think about nominating yourself or a colleague!
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TO: Deans, Directors and Department Heads
FROM: Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagemen
RE: Outstanding Community Service Awards: Nominations Due Friday, March 14

** Please encourage nominations from faculty, staff and students in your units to recognize our many important contributions to public engagement. **

I am pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the Tenth Annual University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Awards.

The University’s Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community members who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable contributions to society’s well-being.

Not to be confused with the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, which focuses on service performed internal to the University, the Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize extraordinary and impactful public service that University members and University-affiliated partners perform in the community.

The Outstanding Community Service Awards represent the highest recognition the University’s Office for Public Engagement offers. One award will be made in each of the following five categories: (1) Outstanding Faculty Member Community Service Award; (2) Outstanding Student Community Service Award; (3) Outstanding Staff Community Service Award; (4) Outstanding Community Partner Service Award; and (5) Outstanding Contributions to the 2007-08 University-wide Theme: Children, Youth and Families.

Awards given to University of Minnesota faculty and staff will carry a $2,500 continuous salary award annually during their employment at the University of Minnesota. All other award winners will receive a one-time payment of $2,500. Nomination materials and a list of previous winners can be found at http://www.engagement.umn.edu/awards/index.html.

Any person or group may submit one or more nominations. All nominations are to be submitted electronically as indicated on the awards application form. Please submit the nomination materials (one original copy) by 5:00 PM, March 14, 2008 to the Outstanding Community Service Awards Committee, c/o Michelle Kuhl, Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration, Room 110 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, 55455 (612-624-1562; witt0160@umn.edu).

A completed packet includes: (1) a Nomination Cover Sheet; (2) a Nominator Narrative; (3) an External Support Letter; and (4) a Personal Reflection Essay by the Nominee. Optional supplemental materials that demonstrate the contributions and significance of the nominee’s service may also be submitted. Please refer to the nomination instructions contained in the Call for Nominations.

Please help us honor those who serve our communities by submitting nominations for the Outstanding Community Service Award. Thank you for helping us distribute this Call for Nominations widely.

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The Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) is an organization whose mission is to be a welcoming circle of women combining resources to support and develop women leaders and philanthropists through the College
of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. WPLC makes annual awards to women within the College of Education and Human Development who have demonstrated leadership in research, program initiatives, and academic work. This year awards of up to $3,000 each will be granted. We welcome proposals and applications from two constituencies:
Graduate students (non-licensure)
Staff

In addition, the Rising Star award of $1,000 will be given to a pre-tenured female faculty member of the College of Education and Human Development who has demonstrated leadership and creativity in an academic area as shown
by research, teaching, and service and has been nominated by a tenured member of the CEHD faculty.

Interested persons should complete the appropriate form including a 500-word essay as described. You can find descriptions and forms on the Web: http://cehd.umn.edu/giving/circle/awards.html

All applications and nominations must be submitted to sbeyer@umn.edu or sent to Sara Beyer, 48 McNeal Hall, delivery code 6140 on the Saint Paul campus.

The deadline for submission is March 14, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

For further information, or with any questions, feel free to contact me at 612-625-1310 or sbeyer@umn.edu.

Best wishes,
Sara

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Sara Beyer
External Relations Office Administrator
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Drive
Saint Paul MN 55108

Phone: 612-625-1310
Fax: 612-626-2469
Email: sbeyer@umn.edu
Web: www.cehd.umn.edu

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Dear College Community:

The CEHD Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding achievements by College alumni, related to educational progress in their countries or regions. Nominees must have earned an M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., or Ph.D. degree from a current unit of the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

We are seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves in any field of Education or Human Development to which they have made significant contributions recognized by others.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients receive a stipend to come to Minnesota in November, 2008. At this time, a commemorative plaque will be presented to them at a public ceremony held during International Education Week. Please click on the link below if you are interested in nominating a distinguished international alumnus. Nominations are due April 15, 2008 and can be delivered to Ms. Terry Anderson in the Dean's Office reception desk in 104 Burton Hall.

http://cehd.umn.edu/IntEduc/awards/nomination.pdf

Thank you in advance for your nominations for this important award.

Sincerely,
Chris
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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

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Somali health initiative event

The Egal Shidad project seeks to incorporate traditional values into stories about health created by and for Minnesota's Somali immigrant community. It is named after Egal Shidad; a familiar and beloved "wise fool" in folklore of Somalia. Egal Shidad's choices as he travels through life are both entertaining and instructive.

Through video, radio and English Language Learning (ELL) curricula stories about healthy lives, Egal Shidad will work with health educators to develop and deliver multi-media, story-telling units on important health topics for local broadcast on television, web and radio, in both Somali and English. These units will have multiple uses, including as English language curricula.

What: Egal Shidad Project Kick-Off Event

When: March 10, 2008 from 2 - 5 pm

Where: Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN
55454

Egal Shidad is a collaborative partnership between four non-profit organizations - ECHO (Emergency and Community Health Outreach), KFAI - Fresh Air Radio, (CSCM) the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota and SPNN-TV (St. Paul Neighborhood Network). This project is part of the New Routes to Community Health, a national program of the Benton Foundation, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information or to get an invitation mailed to you contact: egalshidad@comcast.net

Posted by Multicultural Center for Academic Programs

Posted by lind0449 at 3:24 PM

February 21, 2008

Miscellaneous

JASSO Short Term Student Exchange Scholarship Hiroshima University, Japan
1 October 2008-1 September 2009

This Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) short term student exchange scholarship is offered annually to a student in the College of Education and Human Development under the formal exchange agreement that exists between the Faculty of Education at Hiroshima University, Japan and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota. One student applicant will be selected from those applying to receive a scholarship to study and/or do research at the Faculty of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan for up to 12 months. Hirsohima is one of Japan’s leading national universities. Japanese language proficiency is not required to receive this scholarship although it would obviously be a major asset. Most past UM/CEHD scholarship recipients have used this period to (1) collect data for their MA or PhD research paper and/or (2) as an opportunity to learn basic Japanese and develop an understanding of contemporary Japan. To a person, every recipient has termed this a “transformative life changing experience?.

The conditions of the scholarship are listed below. We encourage applicants from across the College community. The deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The successful applicant will be notified by Friday, March 7. All application materials, including a certificate of health must be received by Hiroshima University in Japan by 24 March 2008.

Conditions:

The conditions of this scholarship include:

1. Applicants must be a registered student in a graduate degree program (masters or doctoral) to be eligible for this scholarship.
2. Provision of Japanese Yen 150,000 for your roundtrip economy airfare between MSP and Hiroshima, Japan (assuming you stay for the entire period; early returns will be pro-rated). (see Business Section of any newspaper for current conversion rates into US $)
3. Japanese Yen 80,000 living stipend per month.
4. Preferred (but not guaranteed) status for gaining a room in the International Student Residence at Hiroshima University. (this cuts living costs greatly)
5. Possibility of participation in Japanese language courses for international students coming to study for degree programs in Japan.
6. Assignment to a faculty mentor (professor) in your area of research interest.

We can furnish you with the name of the last UM/CEHD JASSO Scholarship awardee if you would like to get more direct information about how the program operates on the ground.

To obtain a copy of the description of the program and the application materials, please contact Ms. Yuki Watabe, 430 Wulling Hall or email her at wata0028@umn.edu.

For more detailed information or to answer specific questions, contact Professor Gerald W. Fry at gwf@umn.edu or (612) 624-3377.

Again, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience another culture and nation in an educational setting where you will live with and meet fellow students from all over the world. We welcome your questions and your application.

NOTE: Japanese nationals are specifically NOT ELIGIBLE for this scholarship. It is intended for non-Japanese only (including international students studying in the CEHD/UMN.

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Yuki Watabe
Ph.D. candidate, Educational Policy and Administration College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota wata0028@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

February 15, 2008

Miscellaneous

Upcoming neighborhood meeting. The Psychological, Physical, and Social Development neighborhood is holding a meeting! All are invited - faculty, staff, and students. We will meet on Thursday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in 250 Wulling Hall. We would like to raise and address questions, such as: What is important to you? How should we communicate and share our work? What are blocks? How are blocks started? How can our neighborhood support its members? For further information contact neighborhood leaders Nicki Crick (612-625-8879, crick001@umn.edu) or Teri Wallace (612-626-7220, walla001@umn.edu).

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Academic Technology Services Open House
February 25 from 10:00am-1:00pm, rooms 320, 325, 330 Education Sciences Building
Learn from colleagues about improving teaching and learning with technology. Lunch provided. RSVP to Serena Wright by 2/22 if you plan to attend: wrigh103@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:01 AM

January 11, 2008

Miscellaneous

CEHD Research Day and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Opportunity * All faculty, staff, and students are invited to view poster presentations highlighting research projects and initiatives being conducted throughout the College. This relaxed setting offers an opportunity to exchange information, identify strategies for collaboration, and renew friendships. Refreshments and over 30 poster presentations. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! View the call for posters at http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/2008ResearchDay.html. Poster submissions are due on Wednesday, February 6 * Tuesday, February 27 * 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. * For more information about Research Day and to RSVP contact Ellen Freeman (efreeman@umn.edu). For more information on the University’s new RCR continuing education requirements visit http://www.research.umn.edu/first/ or contact your grant coordinator.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:29 PM

November 30, 2007

Miscellaneous

Open·Up Magazine - Deadline for Submissions Is Now January 25, 2008

Have you heard? MACMH is starting a new magazine called Open·Up!

Our first issue, to be published Spring 2008, will feature visual and literary art works (including paintings, drawings, poems, essays, posters, photographs, cartoons, and stories) created by youth ages 5- 21.

We know art takes time to create and we want everyone who would like to submit something to be considered to have plenty of time for the creative process. So we have extended the deadline to January 25, 2008.

If you or someone you know has a piece that expresses emotion or has to do with mental health, encourage them to send it in for consideration. We are also accepting works done within the past 3 years. Complete Submission Guidelines, http://macmh.org/publications/OpenUp/Magazinesubmissionform.pdf

Submitting is as easy as 1 · 2 · 3 -
Just send MACMH these 3 things by January 25, 2008:
1 · The Work of Art (original or electronic)
2 · An Artist's Statement (3-5 sentences describing what inspired the Work of Art)
3 · A Completed Submission/Release Form

For complete submission guidelines and to access some great informational materials about children's mental health, visit our Open·Up home page. (http://macmh.org/publications/OpenUp/openuphome.php)

Mental Health Is About How We . . .
Express Our Feelings · Get Along With Others · Cope With Life

About Open·Up Magazine: Open·Up offers children, youth, and young adults ages 5 - 21 a forum to express their thoughts and feelings through paintings, drawings, poems, essays, posters, photographs, cartoons, and stories. The focus of Open·Up is mental health or, in other words, the way you express yourself, how you cope with everyday life, and how you get along with others.

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health - MACMH
165 Western Avenue N, Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-644-7333
www.macmh.org

Posted by lind0449 at 8:55 AM

November 9, 2007

Miscellaneous

Grants available to graduate students, faculty, and staff:

Public Engagement Seed Grants
This grant recognizes and aids in funding projects established by members of the University community that will engage and serve the greater community. These projects contribute to the community in numerous ways: research that responds to public needs and concerns, developing motivation and capacity for citizenship and leadership in students, and partnerships with community groups or organizations. The efforts and contributions of these innovative projects will impact the community and provide sustainable and long-lasting change.

Eligibility: All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students, except those who have received grants in the past two years, are eligible to apply for a grant. Students must have a faculty/staff sponsor.
Due Date: Applications are due Friday, December 7, 2007. Send an electronic copy to Michelle Kuhl, witt0160@umn.edu
Award Amount: Grants will range up to $5,000. Size of awards may be lower than the amounts requested.
Timeline: Grants will be awarded in December 2007. Projects may be proposed for Spring Semester 2008, Summer 2008, or Fall semester 2008.

Seed Grant Request for Proposal Guidelines, Application, and Budget (http://www.engagement.umn.edu/awards/seed_grant/RFP_seedgrant.pdf)

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MORE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

The University offers several intramural grant and award opportunities for faculty, staff and students throughout the year. All are posted at:
http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/intramural/index.cfm

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The President's Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1997 to recognize faculty and staff who have provided exceptional service to the University. This award is presented each year in the spring and honors active or retired faculty or staff members who have gone well beyond their regular duties and have demonstrated an unusual commitment to the University community. Nominations for this award are due by March 7, 2008 and should be submitted to:

President's Award Committee
c/o Vickie Courtney, program director
University Honors and Awards
427 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nominators must be current members of the University of Minnesota faculty or staff or alumni of the University. Nomination letters should focus on the nominator's personal knowledge of the nominee's exceptional service, such as innovative service to students, the University community, individual units of the University, or outreach beyond the University.

A full description of the award and nomination requirements follows this announcement.
For further information about this award or the nominating process, please call the University Senate Office at 612-625-9369 or go to:
http://uawards.umn.edu/Awards/Presidents_Award_Outstand.html

I urge you to bring forward nominations so that individuals providing outstanding service to the University will receive the recognition they deserve, and the University will continue to be a leader in setting our community's standards of excellence.


PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE

This award recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units by any active or retired member of the faculty or staff.
Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or a staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community.

A nomination for a President's Award for Outstanding Service should be submitted to the President's Award Committee. The following format is to be used:

Nominee -- must be an active or retired member of the University faculty or staff and has not already received this award.
Nominator -- must be an alumnus or alumna of the University or a current member of the faculty or staff.
Letter from nominator -- should focus on personal knowledge of the nominee's exceptional service, i.e., innovative service to students, the University community (broadly interpreted), individual units of the University, or outreach beyond the University.
Biographical Information -- to include nominee's address, telephone/fax number, University background such as current job title and classification or last job title before retirement.
Vitae and/or job description -- appropriate for the position
Supporting Letters -- three (in addition to the letter from the nominator) from the nominee's peers in and outside the University; again, these should focus on personal knowledge as above.

Number of Copies - 8 (please, no folders or binders)
Deadline for Submission -- March 7, 2008
Submit To -- The President's Award Committee, c/o Vickie Courtney, program director, University Honors and Awards, 427 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

The President's Award Committee, appointed by the President, recommends candidates for this award to the President. The President will have final authority to grant the award, which does not require action by the Senate All-University Honors Committee or approval by the Board of Regents.

Posted by lind0449 at 8:59 AM

November 2, 2007

Miscellaneous

All are invited to the Transgender Commission Open House
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 4:30-6:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union 332 - President¹s Room
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CMU
http://www.sua.umn.edu/reservations/coffman/spaces/presidentsroom.php

Join us for the 2nd Annual University of Minnesota Transgender Commission Open House! Enjoy a spread of appetizers and desserts, learn about the work of the commission and opportunities to get involved, and network with people interested in creating change! A social hour will be followed by a short program, featuring remarks from commission members and Darlyne Bailey, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. For more information, please contact Ross Neely at neely010@umn.edu.
For poster: Download file

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To all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota

I am writing to invite you to consider nominating a colleague or fellow student for the Josie R. Johnson Award. The Josie R. Johnson Award honors faculty, staff, and students who, through their work at the University, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments, and who demonstrate unusual commitment and passion in the areas of human rights and social justice.

The Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award, administered by the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity, is named for Dr. Josie R. Johnson, retired associate vice president for academic affairs at the University, the first African American to serve on the University's Board of Regents, and a tireless community activist. Dr. Johnson's lifelong contributions to social justice, her years of community service, and her accomplishments during her tenure at the University of Minnesota are a testament to the power of an individual with a passion and commitment to making the University-and the world-a better place for us all.

The award is given to two individuals-one current faculty/staff member and one current student (graduate or undergraduate)-every year. For a full outline of nomination guidelines and procedures, please visit:
http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/josie_johnson.html .

Recipients of the Josie R. Johnson Award pursue work that accomplishes one or more of the following criteria:

* The development and implementation of initiatives, programming, and/orprojects that support individuals from underrepresented communities in developing skills, obtaining knowledge, and establishing support networks that are essential to promoting an inclusive community.
* The increase of educational or employment opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities, and/or advocating for policy or procedural changes designed to improve the learning and working environments for individuals from underrepresented communities.
* The production of scholarly work which significantly enhances a wider understanding of the complex dynamics of difference in its various manifestations and multiple dimensions.
* The advancement of human rights and social justice through involvement on campus and/or in the external community.
* Demonstrating an ability and ongoing commitment to preparing and empowering others as effective advocates for social equality.
* Possessing strength of character that inspires others to continue personal development in the area of human rights and social justice.

I encourage you to consider nominating an individual from your college or unit for the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. There is so much excellent work underway at this University in the areas of social justice, human rights, equity, and diversity, and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the passionate individuals engaged in that work.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 22, 2008. For further information, please contact Sue W. Hancock, senior advisor for external initiatives in the Office for Equity and Diversity, at hanco004@umn.edu or 612 624-0594, or visit the Johnson Award web site at http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/josie_johnson.html .

Sincerely,
Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
Vice President and Vice Provost
Office for Equity and Diversity

Posted by lind0449 at 9:15 AM

October 12, 2007

Miscellaneous

Here is a news brief from a CSPP student regarding ongoing controversy within the APA

from http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/09/1349224 (10/9/07):

Prominent APA Member Resigns Over Interrogation Policies
A prominent member of the American Psychological Association has resigned from the organization because the APA continues to condone psychologists' work on interrogations at Guantanamo and CIA black sites. Marybeth Shinn is a former president of two APA divisions. She also criticized the APA leadership for discouraging dissent from its interrogation policies.

College Psychology Departments Criticize APA
Meanwhile the psychology departments at two Quaker colleges -- Earlham College in Indiana and Guilford College in North Carolina -- have passed resolutions calling on the APA to change its interrogations policy. Psychology professors at Earlham are urging other departments to pass similar resolutions.

Additional links on this topic:
APA 2006 Resolution: http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/notortureres.html
APA 2007 Resolution: http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/councilres0807.html
APA News Release: American Psychological Association calls on U.S. government to prohibit the use of unethical interrogation techniques: http://www.apa.org/releases/councilres0807.html


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Mental Health Information for all Students at the University of Minnesota

The new Student Mental Health web site (http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu) is a web resource designed for students, their parents, faculty, and staff who are looking for student mental health information and related resources at the University of Minnesota.

Students can access mental health services at:
* Boynton Health Service: (http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm), and
* University Counseling and Consulting Services: (http://www.uccs.umn.edu).

Additional University resources to assist students are:
Disability Services (http://www.ds.umn.edu) provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for faculty, staff, and supervisors.

International and Student and Scholar Services (http://www.isss.umn.edu/) provides counseling and advising to international students and scholars and their families. ISSS assists with a variety of issues, including immigration, personal, academic, family, career and cross-cultural concerns.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/) provides a number of workshops and programs which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related to students who may have a mental illness or disability.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:53 PM

October 5, 2007

Miscellaneous

Interested in making our campus safer and more affirming for all students? Check out the U of M Transgender Commission!

The Transgender Commission was founded in March 2006 by students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota. The Commission works toward an inclusive environment and seeks to improve the lives and experiences of trans students, staff, faculty, alumni and communities through education, advocacy, and institutional change.

All interested individuals are welcome at meetings and are invited to contribute information, feedback and support for the mission and the commission at large. Contact Ross Neely, Commission Coordinator, at neely010@umn.edu or call 612-626-3064 to get more involved.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to two upcoming events (both on October 9):

TRANS LUNCHEON from 11:30-1:00:
This luncheon discussion is part of the Queer Student Cultural Center's National Coming Out Week events. Look forward to sandwiches, chili, chips, fruit salad, dessert and lemonade -- along with scintillating discussion about gender diversity and trans lives!
For complete announcement: Download file

TRANSGENDER COMMISSION MTG from 1:30-3:30:
This is an important meeting to attend if you can; we need to hear your voice as we 1) streamline our structure, 2) decide what work we want to focus on in 2007-08, 3) put together Planning Committees for our Open House (Nov 13) and Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov 20) events, and 4) schedule the rest of our meetings for the semester. Attached is a tentative meeting agenda.
For agenda: Download file
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Transgender Luncheon & Full Commission Meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 11:30-3:30 Comstock Hall Ballroom (located just behind Coffman Union) Food and space provided by Housing & Residential Life!
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ComH
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We really hope to see you on Tuesday! Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Ross Neely
Transgender Commission Coordinator
neely010@umn.edu
612-626-3064

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Notification about Morse-Alumni and Graduate & Professional Awards guidelines

Provost Tom Sullivan announces the availability of the 2007-2008 guidelines for the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. Visit http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/awards/aoce/ and click on “Nomination Materials? to download the award guidelines and required forms. Please direct questions to Robin Matross Helms, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, rmhelms@umn.edu, 612.626.5598.

If you are planning on nominating someone for one of these awards, please contact Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu to indicate that you will be doing so. All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Wednesday, December 12, 2007 by 3:00 p.m. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:26 AM

September 28, 2007

Miscellaneous

Social Justice Leadership Retreats Coming Up--1 in November, 1 in January
Application deadline approaching!
University of Minnesota Social Justice Leadership Retreat takes 56 students and 18 facilitators away from campus for 3 days and 2 nights of amazing activities and story telling. After arriving mid-afternoon on day one, the group spends time developing trust and relationships in small groups of 7 students and 2 facilitations as well as through large group activities. The following two days are used to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small group, listening to the personal stories of others, and attending training sessions on privilege, being an ally, and being a leader. Five successful retreats have already taken place since January 2005. More info at http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/
Participant Application at:http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/part_app.php

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Feminist Leadership Fellows Program
Application deadline: November 16. FFI: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/feminist_leadership_fellows.html.
A leadership program for executive directors of women-centered non-profits.

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The implementation of the new constitution for the College of Education and Human Development has resulted in the sun setting of the Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee for the college. Many members of the CEHD community have a continuing interest in multicultural issues and it is one of the three themes of the new CEHD. As a result, a number of CEHD faculty and staff are initiating an ad hoc group we have decided to call the Multicultural Concerns Network which will meet for brown bag lunches about every other week on Fridays. The first meeting has been scheduled for 12:15 to 1:15 on Friday, September 28, in room 219 Appleby Hall. This group is open to anyone interested; faculty, student services, research center staff, and P&A staff, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

David Ghere [ghere001@umn.edu]
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Aurora Center Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
Aurora will be displaying the Silent Witness project, a display of commemorative statues representing Minnesota women and children who were killed by intimate partners /family members last year, on the following dates:
October 15-16, Coffman Front Plaza, 11-3 each day; October 18, Bierman Athletics, 9am-12pm; October 19, Rec Center, 3pm-6pm

Aurora is also conducting a toiletry drive (October 22-26) benefiting Cornerstone shelter in Bloomington, MN (http://www.cornerstonemn.org), and donation boxes will be located at various locations throughout campus. Aurora is also asking instructors to hold moments of silence everyday at 12:20 PM to memorialize the women and children killed as result of domestic violence in 2006. However, instructors may hold their moments of silence at any time that is convenient to them during October, as often as they like, so as not to impose on their lesson plans. FFI: Jackie Heard at heard005@umn.edu.

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MACMH is forwarding you this action alert on behalf of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Please send in your comments; services for everyone who has no insurance besides MA (Medical Assistance, Minnesota's name for Medicaid coverage) is at risk!
Cynthia Moore, Advocate

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
165 Western Avenue North, Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-644-7333 * 1-800-528-4511 (MN only) * fax: 651-644-7391

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From: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Comments Needed on Revised Medicaid Rules, Changes Could Cripple Community Mental Health

August 20, 2007--Changes in the rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to govern Medicaid's rehabilitation service category could restrict access to intensive community mental health services needed by children and adults with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. (The proposed regulations < were published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 155, 45201-45213).
As the single most significant source of financing for the public mental health system, Medicaid provides needed access to community-based care through the rehabilitative services option to help children and adults avoid institutionalization. The new rules could also have a profound effect on Medicaid services needed by other vulnerable populations, including people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Stakeholders' Comments Can Make a Difference
If final regulations as later promulgated include many of the proposed changes, they will have a devastating affect on the availability of vital services, potentially crippling the community mental health service delivery system. A high volume of comments is often influential, so it is vital that CMS hear from large numbers of consumers, advocates, providers and other stakeholders about the threats posed by the proposed rules.

What You Can Do
Send your comments to CMS by the October 12, 2007 deadline. This is a critical opportunity to call upon CMS to make changes in a number of key areas and to influence the final rules. All public comments will be considered.
See sample comments and details on how to submit yours in the full text of this Action Alert at http://www.bazelon.org/takeaction/2007/RehabRules9-20-07.htm http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=ToOpe7Qk6jUbeqF5SFFAXYMMzn9By3LF.

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

Martha Farrell Erickson, Director of CEED's Harris Programs, is this year's lecturer for this Minnesota Psychological Association's event: Distinguished Scholar Lecture
Science, Practice and Sound Bites: Possibilities and Perils in Taking Psychology Public
October 3, 2007
Macalester College, Weyerhaeuser Administration Building, 62 Macalester Street, St. Paul, MN

This presentation will help participants increase awareness of popular misconceptions about attachment theory and research and their application to practice, policy and parenting; help increase understanding of challenges presented when the cultures of academia, public policy, and media intersect; and guide participants in identifying current opportunities and strategies for using developmental theory and research to advance public knowledge and sound practice and policy.

Having served as the first director of the University of Minnesota’s Children, Youth & Family Consortium (1991-2003), Erickson now directs the Harris Programs in the U of M’s Center for Early Education and Development and co-chairs the President’s Initiative on Children, Youth & Families. She specializes in linking research, practice and policy in parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and children’s mental health. Dr. Erickson’s publications include many scholarly articles and book chapters, a weekly parenting column, and the book Infants, Toddlers & Families: A Framework for Support and Intervention (Erickson & Kurz-Riemer, 1999 & 2002).

To register to attend this lecture, visit the Minnesota Psychological Association web site at http://www.mnpsych.org/cde.cfm?event=178942.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:18 AM

August 31, 2007

Miscellaneous

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

Sincerely,
Emily Lindell
(also known as the CSPP Principal Office Specialist)
elindell2006@yahoo.com (my personal email address)

PS. This week’s City Pages has a good article about negotiations and the issues that have led to the brink of a strike. Read about the 17.5% raise over the next 2 years that President Bruininks has arranged for himself while he refuses to raise our wages more than 2.25% a year. Pick up a copy of this week’s City Pages to read it, or look at it online at this link: http://www.citypages.com/databank/28/1395/article15805.asp

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

Dear Transgender Commission & Community:

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

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

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

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

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Transgender Commission General Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Room 303
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CMU
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SAVE THE DATES (more info to come):

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

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

Thank you for supporting the Transgender Commission! We hope to see you on September 11. Please feel free to contact me, Commission Co-Chairs Max Gries (mgries@visi.com) or Karin Anderson (TCmusicandarts@aol.com), or Systemwide Director of GLBTA Programs Anne Phibbs (phib0001@umn.edu) if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Ross Neely
Transgender Commission Coordinator
University of Minnesota
neely010@umn.edu
612-626-3064

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

July 20, 2007

Miscellaneous

The GLBTA Programs Office is hiring five internships for the 2007 - 2008 academic year. Founded in 1993, the GLBTA Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people at the University of Minnesota and to addressing the harmful effects of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification. It is looking for passionate students who are excited to work with GLBTA communities on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Two of the internships are unpaid:

The Fundraising Intern would work with the GLBTA Programs Office staff in raising monies for the GLBTA Scholarship Fund, and general office programming; look into grants and other partnership opportunities; work to identify and communicate with key donors; and other tasks as needed.

The Training Intern would work with the GLBTA Programs Office staff in developing GLBTA-specific trainings at the University of Minnesota; help with the coordination and implementation of those trainings; and other tasks as needed.

Three of the internships are paid:

The Communications Intern* will assist with the design and content of the Q of M Newsletter; assist with office website content as needed; and develop flyers, brochures, and other literature for office.

The Programming Intern* will assist the GLBTA Programs Office staff in the coordination and implementation of programming and events; help with securing venues, food, and supplies; and develop fliers for events; help setup and teardown at events.

The St. Paul Office Intern* will assist the GLBTA Programs Office in staffing its office in the St. Paul Student Center; and help coordinate and implement events held on that campus.

* All three paid internships will also be responsible in assisting GLBTA Programs Office staff with clerical and administrative work, running errands, and other tasks as assigned.

If you are interested in applying for any of the unpaid internships, please email a cover letter detailing what attracts you to the internship and how you think it will benefit you, as well as a resume to the GLBTA Programs Office at glbta@umn.edu. If you are interested in applying for any of the paid internships, job postings will be available on the U of M Employment website by the end of July.

With Pride,

The GLBTA Programs Office Staff

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Colorful Conversations in need of a GREAT facilitator

Greetings!

It is the mission of Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins to cultivate and challenge each learner's intellectual and expressive potential in a rigorous academic and artistic setting. This is a mission we obviously take very seriously and we strive to provide unique opportunities to meet the needs of individual students. Last year we recognized a need to provide minority students the opportunity to gather as a group to learn about topics such as race relations and strategies/skills needed to succeed as a minority. Although the group was successful last year, we are looking to "step it up a notch" this year. We are specifically looking for a dedicated, responsible person educated in the field of Psychology/Counseling to facilitate this AMAZING group of students during the school year. It would not be a daily commitment to meet with these students, but instead we are looking for someone to dedicate two hours a week to meeting as a whole group. Obviously there would be a need for an additional commitment to prepare/research topics outside of the two hour group meeting time. As a charter school, our funds are greatly limited and we are unable to provide a stipend for a facilitator but we are hoping to find someone who is passionate about working with minority students and possibly in need of completing practicum hours. The specific details of when this group will be meeting has yet to be determined so there is a little flexibility with scheduling to meet the needs of the facilitator as well.

I would greatly appreciate your help in directing me to the correct contact person for this request due to the fact that I may not be sending this email to the correct person, but needed to begin my search somewhere! :)
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Sincerely,
LeAnn M. Slama
Dean of Students
Main Street School of Performing Arts
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
LSlama@performing-arts-school.org

Posted by lind0449 at 11:32 AM

July 13, 2007

Miscellaneous

I have a charming 2 bedroom house in the desirable, quiet and leafy Seward neighborhood, close to the Birchwood Cafe and the River Parkway! It has a small office room, 3 season porch, first floor deck and large fenced yard.
Wood floors throughout, laundry facilities and garage. Perfect access to campus - 10 minutes cycle, 30 minutes walk to East and West Bank campus, easy access to highway and bus routes. Non-smoking, pets welcome. Water and trash pick up included in the rent of $1150 a month. Available August 6th for a one year lease. Rent, length of lease and start date possibly could be negotiated for the right, quiet, and responsible people.

CALL RACHEL, 612 729 4611, or email rslater@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:17 PM

May 11, 2007

Miscellaneous

CSPP PhD student Chris Bedford asked me to forward this announcement from an assocate of his to CSPP doctoral students:

I'm the State Advocacy Coordinator for the APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT). APAGS is looking to recruit a volunteer campus representative (CR) for each graduate program in psych in Minnesota. So far, we have St. Thomas and Argosy. Its not really much work (like 2 hrs/month) and its a really great way to get informed about the political landscape and how it affects graduate psych students. Let me know if you'd be interested or if you know someone at the U who would be. Here's some of the description:

I am Minnesota's State Advocacy Coordinator for APAGS and am searching out other graduate psychology departments in Minnesota in an attempt to recruit students to serve as Campus Representatives for APAGS advocacy effort, the Advocact Coordinating Team (ACT). The Campus Representative Network is the medium through which APAGS communicates with students across the country. To best represent all graduate students, APAGS recruits a Campus Representative (CR) from every graduate psychology department in the nation.

CRs, join a large family of graduate students from universities across the country dedicated to:

§ informing students in their department about issues relevant to
the field of psychology and graduate students in particular

§ ensuring reciprocal communication between graduate students and
APAGS/APA

§ becoming a resource for information about legislative issues
affecting the field of psychology and the clients that we serve

§ acting as liaisons between graduate students in their program and
their State and Provincial Associations (SPPAs).

In short, the CR position carries many important responsibilities as well as exciting opportunities to connect with the governance and leadership of APA and APAGS. I'm wondering if you know of an advocacy-minded student at CSPP that might be interested in serving CSPP graduate students in this manner.

-Chad Lorenz
UST
651.245.6283

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STORIES NEEDED FOR TRANSGENDER COMMISSION

The University of Minnesota Transgender Commission is working to change campus climate and policies which affect transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, faculty and visitors. We are looking for people willing to share personal stories, positive or negative, that will help University decision-makers understand why crafting gender-inclusive policies and practices is essential to creating an affirming, accessible and equitable environment for everyone.

The Transgender Commission is currently working for change around restroom, housing and facilities access, forms and health care policies, database name and gender functionality, nondiscrimination policy inclusivity, education and trainings, partnerships and coalition-building, and more.

We respectfully invite you to submit your stories: testimonials from University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as allies, visitors and community members are welcome. Every attempt will be made to assure confidentiality. These accounts will be included in written recommendations to administrators as support for proposed changes. The Commission greatly appreciates the willingness to share what may be very personal and emotional experiences.

Please send your stories to: Ross Neely, Transgender Commission Coordinator, at neely010@umn.edu or 142 Klaeber Ct, 320-16th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Thank you very much!

Posted by lind0449 at 8:54 AM

April 27, 2007

Miscellaneous

GradSEHD Graduate Student Appreciation Party on behalf of GradSEHD - graduate student organization that is proud to represent graduate students from all over the world at the College of Education and Human Development: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/
Location: Terrace Room, St. Paul Student Center
Date: TODAY Fri 4/27/2007
Time: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Contact: Diana Yefanova
Email: yefan001@umn.edu

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Hi --

I know a number of you are interested in e-journal access to Psychometrika.
We now have it available via the library web page from vol. 1 to the present.
Details are here: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/hayco001/edlib2/ejournals/

Regards, Laurel

Laurel Haycock, Ph.D., Librarian for Education, Psychology,
and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Social Sciences & Professional Programs Academic Program Group
University of Minnesota Libraries 612-624-1865
180 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

April 9, 2007

Miscellaneous

New listserv for Div 17 Early Career Psychologists

The Division 17 Early Professionals Committee is pleased to announce the creation of a new listserv for early career counseling psychologists: the Div17ECP listserv! This listserv will help early career members of Division 17 to communicate and network with one another.

To subscribe to the new listserv, simply send an email with the phrase “Subscribe DIV17ECP? to LISTSERV@LISTS.APA.ORG.

The Early Professionals Committee looks forward to your participation.

--Nathan Smith, Chair, Society of Counseling Psychology Early Professionals Committee

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Early Career Activities at Convention

Please see the attached flyer from the APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists.
Download file
--Nathan

__________________________________
Nathan Grant Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425470
Denton, TX 76204-5470
Phone: (940) 898-2309
Fax: (940) 898-2301
E-mail: nsmith1@mail.twu.edu

Spring 2007 Office Hours: Mondays 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesdays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Wednesdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Fridays by appointment

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Division 17 information can be found at
http://www.div17.org/

Information on LISTSERVs may be found at http://www.div17.org/listserv/lists.htm

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Remember Bike Safety this Spring!

Helmets and Headlights

Ride safe by purchasing a helmet and headlight set together for the low cost of $20 (items also sold separately) at the Pharmacy in Boynton Health Service. The "Helmets and Headlights" program is intended to increase the safety of bike riders on university campuses. Each year, bicycle accidents result in 600 deaths nationally that are
directly linked to head trauma. Use your head and wear a helmet. On a related note, nearly 50 percent of bicycle fatalities occur after dark. Ride safe and be bright.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:01 PM

March 30, 2007

Miscellaneous

Seeking SVP Student Involvement

Hi All,

Neeta Kantamneni and I are the new student executive board representatives to the Society of Vocational Psychology (SVP), and wanted to send an announcement out to all members of Division 17 in hopes of getting more student involvement in SVP. SVP is mainly composed of professionals and students in Counseling Psychology who have interests in career development theory, research, and practice. Through conference meetings, newsletters, and an email listserv, members of SVP are able to network and communicate with each other about relevant career development issues. Specifically, we are looking to increase student enrollment and involvement in the society, plan more programs geared toward graduate students, and enhance opportunities for networking between students and professionals in the field.

We would like to encourage Counseling Psychology graduate students to:

1. Become a member of the Society of Vocational Psychology (It’s FREE!) To get more information on how to become a member, go to:

http://www.div17.org/vocpsych/Membership.htm.

Once you become a member, you will automatically be added to the main SVP listserv.

2. Email Neeta at neeta@uwm.edu or Ryan at rduf@umd.edu if you are interested in joining a new student-only SVP listserv. This will be a great place to communicate openly with one another and gain information about graduate student opportunities related to vocational psychology.

Thank You!

Ryan Duffy
University of Maryland

Neeta Kantamneni
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, cordially invites you to a presentation entitled:

Overcoming the Top 10 Barriers to Health Behavior Change
Monday, April 2, 2007 3:30 - 4:30 PM; 206 Cooke Hall
Presented by Dr. Matthew Clark of the Mayo Clinic.

While education about health risks and access to wellness programs is part of the process of helping people adopt healthier lifestyles, it's not the whole answer. It has been well documented that education alone is not always effective in promoting healthy lifestyle changes. While a growing number of organizations offer wellness programs, their populations continue to find it difficult to adopt healthier lifestyles. So the question remains: What prevents people from making their health enough of a priority to make long-lasting lifestyle changes? The answer, for many people, is that psychosocial barriers prevent them from making effective and lasting health behavior changes. This talk will identify potential psychosocial barriers to change and outline possible ways for worksite wellness programs to overcome these barriers. Drawing from 20 years of clinical and research experience as a health psychologist, Matthew M. Clark, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic will present the Top 10 Barriers to Health Behavior Change, and how organizations can provide their employees with tools to overcome these psychosocial barriers.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:01 PM

March 23, 2007

Miscellaneous

THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION AND URBAN LITERACY

— MARCH 2007 FORUM —
Building Partnerships Through Urban Literacy Initiatives: What are we Doing, and Where are we Going?

March 30th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
402 Walter Library, UMN-East Bank

Outreach is an important part of the new mission of the UMN College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). These 3 community-based outreach programs, housed in the University of Minnesota, are important centers of work and synergy for students, community members, staff, and faculty. This forum will explore 3 programs and examine the future of outreach in CEHD in the area of urban literacy.

Presenters: Ezra Hyland from the African American Read-In, Rosemary Miller from the UMN Literacy Project, Robin Murie from Commanding English in the High Schools, and facilitated by Heidi Barajas the new Associate Dean of Outreach for CEHD.

No RSVP is required to attend this event.

For further information, please contact Bob Copeland, 612-625-6411, copeland@umn.edu, or visit our website, www.education.umn.edu/crdeul/.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:01 AM

March 15, 2007

Misc.

Student poster reminder

This is a reminder that the poster proposals for the student poster session are due on March 20. Poster proposals related to prevention can be submitted to kennym@bc.edu.
See below for further details.
Thanks.
Maureen

Call For Proposals
Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Student Poster Session American Psychological Association Convention San Francisco, California, 17-20 August 2007 Submission Deadline for Proposals: 20 March 2007

Proposals are now being accepted for a Student Poster Session co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Student Affiliates of Division Seventeen (SAS). Poster proposal may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions.

Summaries of other presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet).

Please submit your proposal and completed cover sheet as attached files to the appropriate Division 17 Section Poster Session Chair most applicable to your proposal. This email must be "cc:ed" to:
"studentposterdiv17@yahoo.com". Finally, identify in the subject line of the
email: student poster proposal - "Name of Section" (e.g., student poster proposal - SERD). See http://www.div17.org/sectionposter to download the Call for Proposals and Proposal Cover Sheet.

Notifications of proposal status and presentation instructions will be sent via email on or before 14 May 2007.

In that this poster session is internally sponsored by Division 17, and not part of the official APA convention program, presenters will not be eligible for APA travel awards or waived registration fees for the APA Convention.

Proposal Checklist (for your use-do not send with proposal):

_____ 500-1000 word summary of work completed as a student _____ Complete cover sheet with all presenters contact information (provide in separate file from proposal) _____ If applicable, provide sponsor signature if not a Division 17 affiliate (include the email text or attach the forwarded email from the sponsor).
_____ Address subject line of email as: "student poster proposal - "Name of section"
_____ Forward proposal and cover sheet (as attached word documents) to appropriate Section Poster Session Chair via email.
_____ Cc: email to studentposterdiv17@yahoo.com.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:45 PM

March 2, 2007

Misc.

The Center for Neurobehavioral Development Presents: BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Director of Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Professor of Developmental Psychobiology, Cornell University
"Impulsivity, Reward Seeking and the Adolescent Brain"

This event will take place Tuesday, March 6th at 4pm, in 1-450G Moos Tower - Mark your calendars now!
Food and beverage will be provided. Be there.

Make sure to check out other upcoming events at http://www1.umn.edu/cnbd/research/events.php

Please send any questions to cnbd@umn.edu
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the CNBD contact Michael Schmidt at schm0216@umn.edu or visit our website.

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Breaking the Prejudice Habit – Lecture
The Minnesota Psychological Association's Distinguished Scholar Lecture will be Patricia Devine, speaking on the topic "Breaking the Prejudice Habit" on April 12, 7 p.m. at Macalester College. Register online at http://www.mnpsych.org ($5 for full-time students).

About the program:
In her presentation, Patricia Devine will review research showing the role and power of internal and external forces for engaging self-regulatory processes to prevent the expression of prejudice and break the prejudice habit. She will also review evidence from her emerging program of research that confrontation need not be explicitly initiated by others but can arise from chronic concerns motivating one to be free of prejudice — concerns that can arise from anticipated punishment from the self (i.e., guilt) vs. others (e.g., threat). She will present evidence bearing on both pre- and post-conscious processes engaged when one is confronted with evidence of prejudice by oneself vs. others. Devine will discuss the challenges, benefits, and potential costs associated with “putting the brakes on prejudice? in order to comply with self-imposed compared to other-imposed standards and, more generally, coping with prejudice in our contemporary society.

Finally, she will consider the interplay between more implicit and explicit forms of confrontation that may be differentially effective in promoting effective control of prejudice and in sustaining efforts over time to reduce prejudice.

http://mnpsych.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=42

Posted by lind0449 at 2:39 PM

February 23, 2007

Misc.

Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 3:12 PM
Subject: 4 Diverse Newsletters

Dear Colleague,

Last year, MCAE Press created 4 ethnic-specific newsletters. We wish to showcase the achievements of the University's excellent ethnic studies departments and affiliated faculty, staff, and students as a way of building better bridges to our ever-growing communities of color. We hope you enjoy the attached Fall 2006 newsletters and pass them along to others.
Please have a wonderful semester.

Download file
Download file
Download file
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Best Wishes,

Dr. Sharon Suzuki-Martinez
Editor-in-Chief
MCAE Press

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity

181 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-8845

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The Honors and Awards Committee (HAC) is pleased to announce the posting of

13 new CEHD awards to be given to faculty, students and staff this spring.

The due date for nominations for all these awards is March 21, 2007. Full details are posted at http://intranet.education.umn.edu/Committees/HAC/awards-HAV.html

Please step forward and nominate a deserving colleague, staff member or student for one or more of these awards.

Thank you!
Joan Garfield
Chair, HAC

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Dear CEHD Community,

Please mark your calendar for this upcoming Diversity Dialogue presentation: Spoken-word and Hmong American Identity

Tou Saiko Lee from the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) and member of the hip-hop group Delicious Venom (a favorite of Hmong adolescents) will be joining us to share his work with spoken-word and CHAT. Items he will address include his:

introduction to spoken-word/poetry,
work at CHAT (Hmong Chronicles, H-Project),
work in Twin Cities schools/community centers with spoken-word poetry, and
the positive impact of hip-hop on his and other Hmong youth’s lives.
With time permitting, he’ll also perform a couple of his poems.

This DD is scheduled to take place in the usual location and time on Tuesday, March 20th from 12noon-1:15pm in Peik Hall, Room 40.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bic

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend. Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.

Bic Ngo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Urban Education
University of Minnesota
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
152C Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-7520 (P)
612-624-8277 (F)

Posted by lind0449 at 9:19 AM

February 9, 2007

Misc.

The Wellstone Bill is Back

The fight for mental health fairness is on again, and we need your help to finally pass the Wellstone bill. For years, Paul Wellstone fought for a bill to end discrimination by insurance companies against people struggling with mental illness. When he died, a bipartisan group of representatives and senators renamed the bill after Wellstone and recruited a majority of their colleagues to sign on as co-sponsors. A new House version of the bill, called the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act, will be introduced in the coming days. The Senate will take up a companion bill, and we'll be asking you to join us in fighting to make it as strong as the House bill.

The chances of passing the Wellstone bill are better than ever, but we’ve been down this road before. Powerful economic interests will do everything they can to weaken legislation that ends mental health discrimination. We need your help to pass this important bill. The authors of the House version of the bill, Congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad, are holding hearings across the country to discuss the bill and take testimony from people whose lives it would impact. We are mobilizing our members to learn more about the issue, advocate for fairness, and be prepared to take action as the two versions of the bill make it through Congress.

Here are three things you can do to help:

1. Learn more about the Wellstone bill and the importance of mental health parity. Click here to read more. http://www.wellstone.org/network/issue_page.aspx?catID=2796

2. Attend one of the national hearings held by Congressmen Kennedy and Ramstad. Click here to see a list of upcoming hearings. http://takeaction.mentalhealthamerica.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Equity_Campaign

3. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Click here for some talking points. http://www.wellstone.org/network/actionitem_detail.aspx?itemID=9190&catID=2796

In the coming weeks, we will be launching a fax campaign to members of Congress in support of mental health fairness, and we'll ask you to get involved. In the meantime, click here http://www.wellstone.org/network/article_detail.aspx?itemID=9225&catID=2796 to read recent press coverage about the parity effort. As we get updates on the progress of the bill in the House and Senate, we’ll keep you updated at wellstone.org.

Wellstone Action

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We invite you to participate

Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology
Revista Electrónica de Investigación Psicoeducativa

Dear colleague:

I hope you have had the opportunity to visit the latest issue of the Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology. We are excited at the ongoing progress of this international journal, a unique collaboration between between academicians and practitioners in the field of Educational Psychology, about to begin its fifth year of publication. A Google search on the term "educational psychology research" now gives us the Number One position.

First, I wish to thank many of you for your collaboration as reviewers during these initial years. We know the time and effort involved in reviewing articles, so please accept our sincere recognition of your valuable contribution.

At this time we are updating our database of reviewers in order to streamline our editorial process and to expand our base of international referees. For this purpose, if you are already one of our reviewers, or would like to participate as a referee in the future, please take a moment to reply to this message, filling in the information requested below:

Full Name:
Affiliation 1 (Department and Universidad):
Affiliation 2 (Organization where currently working):
City
Country:
E-mail:
Telephone:

Research Interests:
1.
2.
3.

Regarding fields of specialization, please indicate a maximum of three, selecting options from the attached classification file wherever possible.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope you will take advantage to participate with us in this fruitful project of EJREP during the New Year -- whether as reader, referee, contributing author, or even to publicize your events or your organization. Let us know how we may serve you.

Best regards,

Dr. Jesús de la Fuente
Dept. of Developmental and Educational Psychology
University of Almería (Spain)
Editor/Director www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org
jfuente@ual.es

P.S. We take this opportunity to inform you of upcoming monographic issues for 2007, should you wish to submit a paper:

1) April: Vocational Psychology and Guidance
3) December: Evaluating and improving Teaching/Learning processes

Posted by lind0449 at 10:19 AM

January 26, 2007

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Special Issue of Applied Psychology: Free download

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, one of my Presidential initiatives in the IAAP Counseling Division was the publication of a special issue on International Perspectives on Counseling Psychology which was guest edited by Mark Savickas and I. We are happy to announce that this special issue has just been published in Applied Psychology (official journal of the International Association of Applied Psychology).

In addition, thanks to the tremendous support and generosity of Bob Wood, Editor of Applied Psychology, we have been able to publish the special issue in January which has been designated a free sample issue. Hence you can go to the following website to download all the articles from that special issue for free: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/apps/56/1

Please feel free to share this information with your counseling colleagues so that we can continue to promote and stimulate international cooperation and collaboration in Counseling Psychology around the world.

Best regards, Fred

cc Mark Savickas

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NEW CONTACT INFORMATION:

Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Psychology Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1116
http://psychology.msu.edu/People/faculty/leong.htm

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Don’t forget to submit your Grad Student Research Day proposals by Friday, February 2! The proposal form is available at http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc; I’ve attached a copy as well

Kathy

Kathleen Walter
Student Personnel Coordinator
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 1698
612 624 8241 (fax)

Reminder: Download file
Form: Download file

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CEHD Research Day
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
11 am to 1 pm
Coffman Union, Mississippi Room

All faculty, staff and students are invited to drop-in and view poster presentations highlighting research projects and initiatives being conducted throughout the College. This relaxed setting offers an opportunity to exchange information, identify strategies for collaboration, and renew friendships. Refreshments and over 30 poster presentations. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Call for posters (http://intranet.education.umn.edu/researchdev/2007ResearchDay/paf.doc) - Due Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Projects from faculty and staff that are central to the college’s mission and M3 vision will be considered for this event. Priority will be given to projects that span multiple disciplines, engage perspectives from diverse multicultural backgrounds, and/or promote a model for engagement. One to three posters from each academic department or college-wide research center will be accepted. Final decisions will be made by the associate dean for research in consultation with department chairs and center directors.

For more information contact:
Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research Development
104 Burton Hall
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496
gardz001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:22 AM

January 19, 2007

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Hi CSPP Students,

I’d like to let you know about an exhibit that opened last week at the Science Museum of Minnesota called, “RACE: Are We So Different?? It will be here in St. Paul until May and then it will be on a national tour for the next five years. In addition to the exhibit itself, there are theatrical performances, evening speaker forums, and educator resources offered. Furthermore, groups can arrange to have a facilitated “circle discussion? after experiencing the exhibit for which I am one of the trained facilitators.

It is exciting to have this thought-provoking exhibit opening here in Minnesota. If you are interested in more information, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota website: http://www.smm.org/race/

Emily Lindell
(CSPP Principal Office and Administrative Specialist)
lind0449@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM

January 12, 2007

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The University's Digital Media Center (DMC) is offering the following opportunities for advancing the use of technology in teaching, learning, and communities.

- Apply for a DMC Faculty Fellowship. Instructors can receive $20,000 for release time to explore technology/learning/teaching issues, share project outcomes/research findings, and develop leadership/scholarship skills at events and biweekly meetings. The call for proposals will be online January 16 and proposals due February 20.

- Apply for 2007 Technology Enhanced Learning Grants. Instructors can receive significant financial support to develop, implement, and evaluate a substantial educational technology project and attend several meetings and events in 2007. The call for proposals will be online January 16 and proposals due February 13.

- TA Web Certification Program begins. The program is offered to University teaching assistants (TAs) for noncredit and to anyone in the campus community for credit through the School of Nursing as Nurs 5113:
Web-based Teaching/Learning Strategies. The noncredit course begins January 24.

- Wireless Cities Conference. The conference at the University of Minnesota will bring together educators, researchers, project coordinators, funders, community activists, and policy-makers to discuss the implications of wireless communities. Proposal deadline is February 1.
http://dtc.umn.edu/wirelesscities/
Call for proposals:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/dmc/conferences/proposal_instructions.pdf

--
David Ernst, Director
Academic Technology Services
College of Education and Human Development & Office of Information Technology University of Minnesota 17A Appleby Hall
128 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

telephone :: 612-624-2760
email :: dernst@umn.edu
blog :: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/dernst/learn/

Posted by lind0449 at 8:21 AM

December 8, 2006

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Calling all graduate students in Counseling Psychology:

Joining the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science (SPPS) provides numerous opportunities for professional involvement (e.g., professional presentations, student research awards, networking with psychotherapy researchers) - in fact, if you have interest in psychotherapy science, SPPS is the most relevant section to join. Come join us at APA, and join the section NOW by contacting Mike Scheel at mscheel2@unl.edu.

One great opportunity to get more involved is that the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science needs a WEBMASTER to help create and maintain the website for the Section! If you have web skills and are interested in psychotherapy science (and in putting a new line on your vita and earning a small honorarium for the creation of the new site), please contact Kathie Chwalisz by January 15, 2007 at chwalisz@siu.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:51 AM

May 12, 2006

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Please join us for the Minnesota Evaluation Association’s program

Marketing Evaluation Results
A Literature Discussion Led by Gene Lyle

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, noon-1:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., St. Paul


As evaluation professionals, we seldom focus our time and energy on marketing our work, particularly marketing the results of our work. When published, it tends to be in professional journals with relatively small and specialized audiences. Much evaluation takes place internally in organizations and results are not shared outside that setting. Other work is done for organizations that have a closer connection to the community, such as foundations, where sharing evaluation results through public media is emphasized.

Please read the following recent papers available on the W. F. Kellogg Foundation web site and join our informal conversation on this topic.
• Op Ed Checklist
• Template for Strategic Communications Plan To access the papers, follow this path: http://www.wkkf.org/ ––> Knowledgebase/Publications and Resources ––> Toolkits

Our discussion will examine how widely applicable the ideas and techniques in these two papers are, how they might be adjusted or modified to be a better fit for the evaluation profession, whether they could have any value to us in marketing our work and results, and what we can learn from them.

Recently retired, Gene Lyle began his evaluation career in 1974 and in 1979 helped found the Office of Research & Evaluation (now the Office of Performance Measurement & Evaluation) at Ramsey County Community Human Services. He holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has graduate level studies in statistics and evaluation. He is the year 2000 recipient of the American Evaluation Association Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Government Award.

For maps and directions to the St. Anthony Park Library, click http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/locations/stanthony.html

This program is free and open to the public. Membership information and applications will be available. For further information, contact Program Committee Chair Gwen Willems (wille002@umn.edu).

Posted by kenne064 at 8:19 AM

April 14, 2006

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UCCS Counseling Staff
Professional Development Programs

University Counseling and Consulting Services invites counselors, mental health professionals, and relevant faculty across campus to attend our in-house professional development programs.

Our next program is...

"Addressing Internalized Homophobia in Counseling"

Presented by

Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff, PhD, LP, LMFT
University Counseling and Consulting Services

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
2:30-4:00 p.m.
202 Eddy Hall

No reservations; no fees. Please come join us!

Contact Bob Seybold, UCCS Professional Development Committee Chair, for further information: direct phone 5-8214 or seybo002@umn.edu

We realize some of you appreciate advance notice of our upcoming programs so you can make plans to attend. Although we will continue to send you monthly invitations, here are the scheduled presentations for the next few months:

Date: May 30
Presenter: Henry Emmons, M.D., Psychiatrist in private practice
Topic: Depression

No summer programs. Presentations resume next September

Posted by kenne064 at 2:05 PM

April 7, 2006

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The APA Board of Convention Affairs is starting a sign-up for interested volunteers who want to help Habitat for Humanity build a house in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans. This will take place on Wednesday August 9th (the day before the APA convention starts). Information is below on sign-up -- send to convention@apa.org.

Additional information and a sign-up form for this activity will be available on our website within the next several weeks; but in the meantime we ask interested parties to provide us with their name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number for follow-up. Please email this information to convention@apa.org.

Following is some general information on the project--- Habitat for Humanity will be in the process of building homes in and around a planned Musician's Village in the Upper Ninth Ward, so APA's volunteers will be working on a building project in that area on Wednesday, August 9th.

Experience in construction/home repair is not required for participation. The minimum age to be on the work site is 16. Volunteers must agree to work at least one full day. They will be required to be on the job site by 9:00 AM, and leave no earlier than 4:00 PM. Transportation and a Box Lunch will be provided by APA. There is no charge to individuals for participation.

We expect this to be a very rewarding experience and hope that you will join us in contributing to the rebirth of one of America's great cities.

Mary Anne Sheridan Dornbusch
Manager, Convention and Meeting Services
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-6019
202-336-5956 FAX
mdornbusch@apa.org

Posted by kenne064 at 8:46 AM

March 24, 2006

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Dear Editorial Board Members,

I am not sure I will be able to attend the conference as I am in Zimbabwe working at the USA Centers for Disease Control Zimbabwe office. Please accept my apologies if you do not see me at the meeting.

One of the things I am doing at CDC is working towards the capacity building of the National Guidance and Counseling Association of Zimbabwe (NGCAZ) in relation to HIV/AIDS. Though the focus is on HIV counseling and education, some general areas of interest of the building process are: supervision, the importance of ethics, professionalism in general, advocacy (counselors in Zimbabwe have no professional recognition), basic counseling skill building (most counselors in Zimbabwe have 2-3 weeks training), development of constitution/by-laws, monitoring and evaluation, and building of resources. Though the project will be carried out in the school setting, by building the capacity of the association all counselors in Zimbabwe will benefit. The reason why I am mentioning this is I am hoping to build some bonds between ACA and NGCAZ. Perhaps you know of some counseling students professionals that might like to be part of the NGCAZ capacity building process? It would be a great opportunity for PhD students interested in leadership internship hours.

Thanks!
Kimberly Richards (kim1122@yahoo.com)

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CCPTP Colleagues:

I'd like to call your attention to some web-based training resources. Please pass this information to your students and interested colleagues.

APA has developed a guide for students that provides valuable advice on how to prepare a manuscript for submission to an APA journal. The guide is available at the following url:

http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.html

Useful information for all authors -- faculty and students, is also posted in the "APA Author's Corner" at:

http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/

The following link allows you to browse the table of contents and abstract for the most recent issue of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. This information becomes available for a forthcoming issue well before that issue is mailed. In addition, this page links to abstracts and tables of contents for the past 20 years of JCP

http://content.apa.org/journals/cou

The Journal of Counseling Psychology now has an "RSS" (Really Simple Syndication) link which will automatically download updates to your computer, if you have an online or desktop RSS news reader. To subscribe to this service, click the "RSS" tab next to image of the JCP cover at the link above.

Posted by kenne064 at 9:46 AM

March 9, 2006

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Download file

Please see the attached flyer regarding the APA Division 17 International Section-In-Formation.

Posted by kenne064 at 11:34 AM

March 3, 2006

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FSoS Wednesday Colloquium

March 8th—Kathleen E. Hull (Department of Sociology), Topic: The Grass Roots of the Marriage Movement.

March 22nd—FSoS alum Karin Lindstrom Bremer, (Department of Family Practice) Diane Wiese-Bjornstal and Nicole LaVoi (Both from the School of Kinesiology), Topic: The Intersection of Youth Sport and Family Social Science.

March 29th—FSoS graduate student Pa Nhia Yang along with members of her family, Topic: the Hmong World Congress.

Note: The colloquia are held on Wednesdays from noon – 1:00 pm in 274 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus and are open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:20 PM

February 20, 2006

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Please click on the following link for information about the upcoming UCCS Professional Development Program:

Download file

Posted by kenne064 at 2:37 PM

February 10, 2006

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Dear Members of MCPA,

We would like to invite you to a gathering of individuals interested in the Counseling Commission of MCPA. Currently, our commission is inactive, and we would like to have a discussion in order to explore the ways that we can re-energize & revitalize this important commission. If you are, in any way, interested in this commission, we urge you to attend this meeting. We need your ideas and your energy!

The gathering will be taking place on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 from 12:30pm-3:30pm at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. It will be held in the Library building, Room 3400. For directions & parking, please visit http://www.minneapolis.edu/aboutMCTC/directions.cfm
Snacks and beverages will be provided.

We hope that you will be able to find time in your busy schedules to attend.

Sincerely,
Nicole Merz & Joe Rine
Counselor Commission Co-Chairs

Nicole Merz
Counselor
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 659-6701
Nicole.Merz@minneapolis.edu

Posted by kenne064 at 1:59 PM

February 3, 2006

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Download file

See the attached flyer for info on an Emerging Therapists Support Group

Posted by kenne064 at 3:24 PM

January 20, 2006

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ewomenwin@mnwpc.org

6. Opportunity: Documentary on Minors Consent Will Be Shown On Jan. 24

In Minnesota, minors have the right to access confidential health services, including sexual health services. This legal protection is associated with reductions in risky sexual behavior, particularly those that can lead to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

A new documentary, Minnesota Confidential, about Minnesota's Minor's Consent statute will be shown at the University's Coffman Memorial Union theater on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:45 p.m., followed by a guided discussion. The film explores differing perspectives regarding the statute and includes interviews with opponents and proponents. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Public Health Association.

Posted by kenne064 at 4:03 PM

January 6, 2006

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The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus is going to host the 2006 MCPA Reception. The reception will be started at 9:15 am and ended at 10:00 am on Friday, January 20, in the third floor Board Room of the Coffman Memorial Union. You will have a chance to network with students affairs professionals who are currently serving on the MCPA board, Jerry Rinehart the chief Student Affairs Officer at the U., and the two co-chairs of 2006 MCPA Conference Planning Committee, Amelious Whyte and Margaret Cahill. The light refreshments will be served.

Look forward to seeing you in the reception!! Please contact me if you have more questions. Thank you.


Anny Lin
Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program
Carlson School of Management
Tel: 612-624-5062
Email: alin@csom.umn.edu
Fax: 612-624-0350

Posted by kenne064 at 3:01 PM

December 16, 2005

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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the nomination process for the
2006 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The Josie R.
Johnson Award is designed to honor faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions to the University and the external community. Established in 1997, the award honors Dr. Johnson's lifelong contributions to human rights and social justice, which guided her work with the civil rights movement, years of community service, and tenure at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Johnson's work and service to the University spans four decades. She served the University in the following
ways: a Regent in the 1970's; a College of Education Senior Fellow in the 1980's and 1990's; Director of the All-University Forum on Diversity from
1991 to 1995; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs with Special Responsibility for Minority Affairs and Diversity from 1992 to 1995. Dr.
Johnson is also a long time political and community activist. She was involved in the establishment of the Minnesota State Human Rights Department, served on the National Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters, and is an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

The award honors University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students who, through their principles and practices, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments. The award recognizes those individuals whose contributions go above and beyond their regular duties and demonstrate unusual commitment in the areas of human rights and social justice. A one- time stipend will be awarded to each recipient.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday February 13, 2006. For complete information on the nomination process, please see http://www.oma.umn.edu/josie.html. We hope you will give careful consideration to nominating someone for the 2006 award. If you have any questions, please contact Sue W. Hancock at (612) 624-0594.

Sincerely,


Geoffrey Maruyama
Interim Associate Vice President

Posted by kenne064 at 11:34 AM

December 2, 2005

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Dear CSPP Students:

The attached flyer regarding a support group may be of interest to some of you.

Please note that the fees for this group will be reasonable and based on participant resources/ability to pay (i.e., they will work with a sliding scale). Please contact either Dr. Slattery or Dr. Templeton for clarification and/or questions (on location, fees, etc). And, finally, be assured that this is a support group and not intended to be either psychotherapy or supervision.

Pat McCarthy Veach
CSPP Program Coordinator

Download file

Posted by kenne064 at 3:31 PM

October 14, 2005

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Students! The following video resource website from the Student Affiliate Group of Division 17 provides information on:

1) Gaining acceptance to a Counseling Psychology Program.
2) Advice on Predoctoral internship.
3) Obtaining a first academic job.

http://www.marquette.edu/17sag/videos.html

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UCCS Counseling Staff
Professional Development Programs

University Counseling and Consulting Services invites counselors, mental health professionals, and relevant faculty across campus to attend our in-house professional development programs.

Our next program is...

"Goal Achievement through Treasure Mapping"

Presented by

Barbara Laporte, M.A.
Assistant Director and Counselor
Career Services, School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
2:30-4:00 p.m.
202 Eddy Hall

No reservations; no fees. Please come join us!

Contact Bob Seybold, UCCS Professional Development Committee Chair, for further information: direct phone 5-8214 or seybo002@umn.edu

We realize some of you appreciate advance notice of our upcoming programs so you can make plans to attend. Although we will continue to send you monthly invitations, here are the scheduled presentations for the next few months:

Date Presenter Topic
Nov. 22 Michael DeSanctis, Sleep disorders
PhD, LP, ABPP; Private
Practice

Dec. No presentation

Jan. 24 Kerry Frank, White identity development,
University of St. Thomas white privilege


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Dear staff, fellows, interns, volunteers, associates, friends, and all others,


The Human Rights Center is proud to announce the launch of our 2005- 2006 Human Rights Film series on OCTOBER 18, 2005. Through screenings and panel discussions, the Human Rights Center brings experts and community members together to raise awareness, promote discussion, and take action on issues affecting the human rights community in Minnesota, the U.S., and the world.


In Rwanda We Say is a documentary on the reconciliation process in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. Filmed in 2004, it relays the story of a man accused of genocide who is released from prison after several years in detention. As he tries to reintegrate into his community, the relatives of his victims must confront their feelings about his release and the concept of reconciliation.

*Location: Room 25, Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota Law School, 229 19th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55455


Schedule of Events

6:00-6:20 pm: Reception and Registration

6:20-6:30 pm: Introduction to Event

6:30-6:45 pm: A Brief History of Rwanda

6:45-7:00 pm: Introduction to the Gacaca

7:00-7:55 pm: Film Screening: In Rwanda We Say...The Family That Does Not Speak Dies

7:55-9:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Panelists

Michele Wagner: Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Florien Ukizemwabo: Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellow and Executive Secretary of the

Rwandan League for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Paul Corbit Brown: 2005 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow and Photographer

Franklin Reed: 2005 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow, Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School


Program Sponsors: The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, the University of Minnesota Department of History, the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the International Leadership Institute


We hope that you can join us for this film and discussion event on the 18th of October!

Patrick Finnegan

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center

N-120 Mondale Hall

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN USA 55455

Phone: 612-626-0041

Email: humanrts@umn.edu


Posted by kenne064 at 11:12 AM

September 30, 2005

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Greetings from South Dakota State University! Im writing on behalf of the Department of Counseling and Human Resource Development inviting you to participate in a conference call to discuss the potential development of a regional counseling journal. I know discussions have been happening about this at various levels in the region. This invitation is by no means an attempt to undo work that has been completed or ideas already underway. We at SDSU have talked regularly about the strengths of an idea like this and the faculty here have requested that I initiate a dialogue with other regional schools regarding this idea.

Thus, Im inviting various representatives from around the region to join in on an initial dialogue about this topic on Tuesday, October 4 @ noon. In order to participate, please contact me by Friday, September 30 with your phone number. We will have our switchboard call you on Tuesday at a number of your choosing if you are available and want to participate. If you cannot participate, but have fellow faculty members who would like to participate, please have them contact me with their phone number.

This initial contact for the meeting is through personal acquaintances and contacts from university web-sites. It is by no means meant to be conclusive or exclusive. I look forward to initiating a dialogue with you or a colleague about a regional counseling journal on Tuesday, October 4 at noon.

Sincerely,
Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Department Head CHRD
Associate Professor
Box 507 Wenona 318
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
jay.trenhaile@sdstate.edu
605-688-4367

Posted by kenne064 at 3:32 PM

September 23, 2005

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There are two upcoming Social Justice Leadership Retreats - one in November and one in January - sponsored by UMN Housing and Residential Life. I will be a facilitator at the one in November.

They still have a lot of openings for student participants. If you're a student or know a student who might want to go to this, it's a fantastic opportunity. All expenses except the $20 materials fee are paid - and scholarships are available to cover that fee if needed. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

For more information, go to:

http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/

Pam Stenhjem
Associate Director - Youth and Family Participation Network
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Room 6 Pattee Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(Phone) 612-625-3863
(Fax) 612-624-9344
(Email) huntx010@umn.edu
(WWW) http://www.youthhood.org

Posted by kenne064 at 2:53 PM

September 16, 2005

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Last academic year, a group of faculty and staff put together the first Social Justice Leadership Retreat. The 3 day retreat took 40 students along with 12 faculty/staff facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, privilege,and oppression and to focus on how to make an impact on campus after the retreat. The retreat was extremely successful and those who attended and facilitated last year have worked hard to expanded the program this year into 2 retreats, November 4-6 and January 14-16. This year we also plan to bring 64 students and 16 facilitators to each retreat.
Please see our website for more details on this year's retreats.

http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/socialjustice/

We need your help in spreading the word about the retreat to students, faculty, and staff who are interested in and/or committed to diversity, social justice, and addressing campus climate issues. Here are some specifics on how you can be of assistance and support this effort.

1. Apply Yourself - Faculty/staff can apply to facilitate at either retreat and students can apply to attend either retreat. The experiences of facilitating and attending the retreat are equally powerful and life changing. We are looking for facilitators who have some experience with these issues and have an interest in helping students dialogue about diversity and social justice. This is not your typical conference style retreat, there are few lectures or presentations. The focus is on small group conversations and large group simulations. Students from all identities, colleges, classes, etc. are welcome and encouraged to apply.

2. Nominate Students - We are in the process of collecting nominations of students that would be interested or ideal candidates to attend the retreat.
People do not need to be nominated to apply, but this is one of our best ways of getting the word out to students. Please send me the names of any students that you would like to nominate.

3. Spreading the Word - We really need all of your help in spreading the word about the retreat. So please email our website to people you know and groups you work with, email me some student nominations, and consider emailing a faculty/staff member encouraging them to facilitate.

Thank you all in advance for your time and support. Please let me know if you have any questions,

Grant Anderson
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Coordinator of Residential Life
Staffing, Education, and Research
210 E. Delaware Street, Comstock Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
612-626-5490
ande4174@umn.edu

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Want to get involved in an activity on campus? Would you like to discuss issues with faculty and administrators? The University Senate is looking for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to serve on a variety of campus committees dealing with issues such as educational policy, honors and awards, classrooms, research, and student affairs.

The University Senate is the internal governance body for the University.
It has over 15 committees and subcommittees that need student members. Most committees meet one to two times per month for approximately 1.5 hours. The University Senate is accepting applications for committees, with priority status being assigned to applications received by 12 noon on Monday, September 26, 2005.

If you are interested in having a voice on campus, complete the on-line application at: http://www1.umn.edu/usenate/conc/stuapplication2.html
For any questions, please contact Becky Hippert at conc@umn.edu

Thanks.

Becky Hippert
University Senate Phone: (612) 626-8743
427 Morrill Hall Fax: (612) 626-1609
100 Church St SE E-mail: hippe003@umn.edu
Minneapolis, MN 55455 http://www1.umn.edu/usenate

Posted by kenne064 at 9:38 AM