March 2010 Archives

Student Experience in the Research University

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Global to Local: Immigration Health Awareness Week


Multicultural Greek 101

On Wednesday, April 7 at 7 pm in Willey 125, the Sigma Alpha Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma, in collaboration with the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta, and the Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, will host Multicultural Greek 101. Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, author of Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities and president of Philander Smith College, will come speak about the history and culture of black and multicultural collegiate Greek organizations. Dr. Kimbrough is considered an expert on black fraternities and sororities based on his fraternal experience, publications, and over 350 presentations on the topic.
For more information check out the event on Facebook:

Summer Internship opportunity

Medtronic Neuromodulation has an exciting Summer Intern opportunity available. If you are interested in this opening, please go to and under Career Opportunities, enter Requisition # 71482. Please note: This opening will only be posted until Thursday, March 25th. So if you are interested, please apply soon!

Position Responsibilities:
1) Creating Quota/Commission Worksheets for Sales Reps and Clinical Specialists
2) Creating a database to capture compensation adjustments and another for awards history.
3) Assisting in setting up our commission system for the upcoming fiscal year.
4) Scheduling, planning and preparing for compensation plan training meetings.
5) Creating Awards Presentations materials (PowerPoints and talking points.)
6) Assisting with awards communications and delivery.
7) Developing Total Rewards Presentations for internal audiences.

2 years completed undergraduate degree. Experience working with Excel and Powerpoint.

Inclusive Leadership: Campus Women Lead

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St. Paul Film Series

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United Schools Pow Wow

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North Star STEM Alliance

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From Vices to Verses: An New Era of Hip Hop & Action Conference

Join us for Minnesota's FIRST Hip Hop & Urban Arts Conference!

From Vices to Verses: An New Era of Hip Hop & Action Conference
April 9-11, 2010
Weisman Art Museum (333 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455)

A major goal of the conference is to demonstrate how hip hop pedagogy can be used to educate, empower and transform communities. The organizers and presenters will discuss and workshop methods to creatively apply the elements of hip hop to engage diverse young people in a variety of forums. All will be invited and students, educators, artists, and community organizers will demonstrate creative modes of teaching and learning that challenge us to use our bodies and talents to theorize social justice.

The conference is being organized by Voices Merging and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Campus Progress, many community organizations, 15 departments at the University, and 13 other student organizations are actively cosponsoring this event. Registration, Volunteer Information and tentative schedule can be found at

Register by APRIL 1ST
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Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

Apply for Harvard Business School's
Summer Venture in Management Program
Application Deadline: May 17, 2010

The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) hosted by Harvard Business School ( a week of HBS instruction (June 19-25, 2010) that exposes high-potential college students in the summer between their junior and senior year to the HBS MBA experience and the variety of opportunities a degree in management can afford. This twenty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience - attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.
This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.
Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:
the first family member to attend college;
a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
from a family with little business education or experience; and/or
from a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university ( e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

Tiffani M. Bender
BJ '09 | Strategic Communication
University of Missouri | School of Journalism

6th Annual Multicultural Graduation Celebration

Join us as we celebrate your academic achievement at this year's 6th Annual Celebration of Achievement for Multicultural Graduates. This ceremony honors all multicultural undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will or have graduated Fall 2009, Spring 2010 and Summer 2010.

The Celebration will take place on:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Coffman Union Great Hall

Registration Deadline is Wednesday April 14, 2010

Click here to register

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Trumanue Lindsey at:

Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

University of New Mexico Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

The University of New Mexico under the auspices of the Office for Equity and Inclusion invites applicants for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships will be awarded to African American, Hispanic or American Indian doctoral degree recipients whose teaching, research and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline. Doctoral students at the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent PhD graduates may apply. Doctoral candidates must have completed their doctorates before the award date.

Three (3) awards will be made each year. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for one (1) year with a possible renewable appointment for a second year, contingent upon excellence of research produced and funding availability. The fellowships are designed to enable recent underrepresented minority PhDs to advance their research agenda and their academic portfolio while contributing to diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. Appointees will have a .75 FTE appointment in an academic department and a .25 FTE appointment in the Office for Equity and Inclusion for a 9-month period. The postdoctoral fellowships are intended as a recruitment strategy of underrepresented faculty. Department Chairs and Deans are encouraged to nominate individuals whom they feel might potentially become faculty in their departments. A letter of nomination from the nominating Dean and Department Chair must be submitted. Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000 per year plus benefits and research and travel support. Relocation expenses up to $1,000 will also be provided.

Application deadline is May 17, 2010 and the award notification date will be June 18, 2010. A cover letter, vita and recommendation letter should accompany the application. Application forms can be downloaded from the Office for Equity and Inclusion website at or may be accessed and submitted online. Send completed packet to:

Dr. Jozi De León, VP for Equity and Inclusion
Office for Equity and Inclusion
The University of New Mexico
Scholes Hall 240
MSC05 3400
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Application Deadline: June 1, 2010

Notification Date: July 1, 2010

Summer 2010 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Summer 2010 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 5, 2010

For more information and to apply:

Welcome to the NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines.

The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.


Medtronic Technical Communication Scholarship

Medtronic and The Department of Writing Studies are happy to present the:
Medtronic Technical Communication Scholarship 2010-2011

Set aside a few minutes to stop by the Martin Luther King office and learn about the $2,000 Medtronic Technical Communication Scholarship. Information will be available about the scholarship and the B.S. in Scientific & Technical Communication. If you're looking for a career in a growing and expanding field, this could be a good fit for you.* In this program, students have the opportunity to examine social, legal, ethical, and political implications of communication as they relate to science, environment, gender, technology, diverse cultures, and workplace practices. Career possibilities in this field include Technical Writer and Editor, Medical Writer, Training Coordinator, Information Developer, Marketing Representative, and many other options.

When? Tuesday, March 9, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where? The Martin Luther King Office, 19 Johnston Hall

Medtronic is the world's leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. Medtronic's mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. To better serve our diverse clinician customers and their patients worldwide, Medtronic strives for a diverse workforce. Medtronic also has a commitment to contribute to the advancement of education. Helping students to fully realize their potential supports Medtronic in developing a diverse workforce and, ultimately, in fulfilling the corporate mission.

Award: To provide a $2,000 scholarship award to an undergraduate student who is majoring in the field of Scientific and Technical Communication (S&TC). The award may be given to a freshman and may be continued for four years if the student makes satisfactory progress toward a Bachelors degree. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least two semesters of full-time coursework remaining may apply.

The recipient shall be studying toward a major in Scientific and Technical Communication with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Members of underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities are especially encouraged to apply; applications from all S&TC majors will be welcomed. Medtronic will select the final recipient from candidates approved by the department. An interview may be required.

Application instructions are available at:

Home Runs for Hope

Join the Minnesota Twins in this benefit against domestic violence!

May 9, 2010
1:10 pm
Target Field Minneapolis, MN
Tickets: $22.00
Fun: Unlimited

Proceeds benefit Casa de Esperanza's mission of mobilizing Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence

Contact Seth Patterson for tickets: 651/646.5553

Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) Summer 2010

Dear University of Minnesota Undergraduate Students,

The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education would like to invite you to consider participating in the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunity Program that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus from June 7 - August 13, 2010.

Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, which may include graduate students, research scientists, technicians and other MSROP students. Through the mentoring process, students are introduced to the methodology of their chosen discipline by involving them in research and other scholarly activities. Such involvement is expected to improve the quality of the students' undergraduate experience, to enhance the likelihood of their completing bachelor's degrees, and to attract larger numbers of prepared students of color to graduate or
professional schools.

If you are interested, please refer to the MSROP website
( for:

* Application Form
* Program Structure
* Program Goals
* Financial Support Package
* Eligibility Requirements
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Additional U of MN Summer Research Programs

We encourage qualifying students to apply. Contact us at

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