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February 23, 2007

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

Check out the Department of Sociology website! If there is something you would like to see added to the undergraduate pages, and to share feedback on the site, please let Ann Miller know. Please note: the Soc Majors Handbook is on-line with important information you are all responsible to know.

EMPLOYMENT/INTERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Check the GoldPass website and the Career and Community Learning Center website for new opportunities!

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE

The National and International Scholarships office is housed in the Honors-CLA office (20 Nicholson Hall) and serves undergraduates and recent graduates from all colleges at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Their website has an extensive list of scholarship information.

UNDERGRADUATE SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (USA)

The Undergraduate Sociological Association (USA) is a forum for Soc majors to get connected with others in the Sociology Department here at the U of M. Regular USA meeting times and dates/topics for upcoming events and additional announcements will follow in a separate email messages. There is a USA announcement board in the basement of Blegen (can be seen as you walk on the ground floor from Soc Sci building towards Blegen).

February 22, 2007

AURORA CENTER

The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education provides advocacy, crisis information, information and referral, and consultation at no cost to all victim/survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment and/or concerned persons. The 24 hour crisis line is (612) 626-9111. It also offers training and volunteer opportunities for students interested in becoming Crisis Line Advocates, Violence Prevention Educators, or Legal Advocates.

TEST PREP RESOURCE CENTER (TPRC)

The Test Prep Resource Center in 302 Eddy Hall offers computer-based practice tests and study materials for all of the graduate school admissions exams (e.g., the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, TOEFL, GMAT, DAT, MELAB, etc).

VETERANS AFFAIRS RESOURCE WEBSITE

St. Paul-Minnesota veterans now have a "One Stop Web site" for information about education, medical, employment, and other benefits. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announces a new site featuring links and information from sources that provide goods and services to veterans and their families. The various programs span dozens of agencies across state, federal and local governments as well as private and non-profit organizations. Information concerning military retirement, state and federal benefits, as well as education and pending legislation are just a few topics that can be found on this new site.

LOSS OF PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff of UCCS is facilitating a support group for students who have lost a parent. The group is meetings are held on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 pm. Students can call UCCS (612)624-3323 or e-mail Sarra for more information.

STUDY SKILLS RESOURCES

Some students have also asked about how to take notes on the readings for class, how to take notes in lecture, and how to study for an exam. These how-to questions are important and get at the issue of acquiring the study skills needed across classes. If you need help with these, you can find it through the Student Academic Success Services office, which is part of University Counseling and Consulting Services.

UNIVERSITY EVENTS CALENDAR

Looking for something to do? The campus-wide Events Calendar website is your 24-hour social calendar, full of hundreds of exciting events on-campus! Check out film screenings, Gopher Athletic events, intramural sports, musical and theatrical performances, lectures, student group meetings and special events! Most of these events are free to attend and some have prizes and food!