November 2010 Archives

Graduate and Professional School: Success Strategies for Preparation, Admission, and Beyond

Graduate and Professional School: Success Strategies for Preparation, Admission, and Beyond (1 credit)

Course number: CFAN 3480, Section 1
Course dates:Tuesdays,1/19/2010 - 3/12/2010 (8 weeks)
Course meeting time: 3:35 - 4:25 PM
Location:ME 1130
Instructor: Starr Sage, Ph.D. (

Course description: This course is intended for junior and seniors- of all majors- with interests in career exploration and the pursuit of either graduate or professional school education (in any field). The course is designed to address the needs of multicultural students and those from diverse backgrounds who may be first generation college students. Students will learn about numerous University resources that will ensure their success as undergraduates and prepare them to be successful candidates for graduate or professional school. In addition, students will explore various program options, as well as application processes, admission requirements, success strategies, and expectations of graduate and professional students. Whether or not students have already considered attending graduate or professional school, this course is intended to help them solidify their post--‐ undergraduate plans. The course format involves lectures, discussions and interactive activities, as well as guest speakers and panel presentations. Course readings, assignments, and exercises are all intended to guide students to explore their options and prepare for post--‐baccalaureate education.

Enrollment is limited to 25 students!

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Summer Dental Experience Info Session and Lunch

Nov30 Dental Summer College prog info.pdf

You are invited! Please join us at the
Summer Dental School Experience Information Session and Lunch
12-1pm Tuesday
November 30, 2010
Appleby Hall Room 226

Free pizza and a door prize!

You will find out more about:
 The benefits of a career in dentistry
 Our 6-week summer program (participants will received a stipend)
 Preparing to be a competitive applicant to dental school
 Fun activities to learn more about a career in dentistry

This is a Health Careers Opportunity Program. For more information call 612-626-4659.

LING 5900: Language and Social Identity

Spring 2011 Offering


3 credits, Class Number 71385)
12:45PM- 2:00PM TTh (01/18/2011-05/06/2011), Eddy Hall 102, TCEASTBANK

The language we use forms an important part of our identity. The course will explores the role of language in constructing diverse identities: gender, national, ethnic, and religious. Throughout the world, and particularly in Western society, there are now strong pressures for social and racial integration. Some sociolinguistic studies have shown that greater intergroup contact can actually reinforce social distinctions and ethnic stereotypes. The course will examine conversational mechanisms, discourse conventions, sociocultural factors, and tensions between personal and collective identities and politics of multilingualism.

The course will be of importance to linguists, anthropologists, psychologists and others interested in cross-cultural communication.

Professor Indira Y. Junghare
For more information, please call 612-624-4118 (e-mail:

Marketing and Event Planning Intern

Job title: Marketing and Event Planning Intern (unpaid)

Hours: 10‐15 hours per week, flexible schedule, must be able to work one weekend a month
Starting date: January 3, 2011
Ending date: April 30, 2011
Reports to: Outreach Team

Background: The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) is a nonprofit organization that provides tools for energy‐efficient living. The Outreach Team helps promote the various programs at the NEC, specifically the Home Energy Squad program. This winter, the Outreach Team will be launching a series of Family Energy Fairs in Saint Paul. The goal of the fairs is to promote energy conservation in a fun and engaging environment. The fairs will include family friendly games, educational opportunities and available resources for Saint Paul residents to learn what steps they can take to make their house more energy efficient and comfortable to live in.

Do you possess strong verbal and written communication skills? Are you self‐motivated and a creative thinker? Do you have prior marketing and event planning experiences or want to develop these skill sets? Do you want to work with and meet a diverse group of people? Would you like to work in a fun and relaxed working environment?
If you said yes, then WE WANT YOU!

• Market NEC and Home Energy Squad Program events, specifically Family Energy Fairs in Saint Paul.
• Recruit and coordinate volunteers
• Foster partnership opportunities with community partners, including businesses and other organizations
• Promote events with Outreach Team by means of flyering and tabling at events
• Assist with administrative tasks as related to community events

To apply, send a copy of resume and cover letter to Mee Cheng at Deadline is Friday, December 17, 2010.

Internship with Break Through St. Paul

I love the feeling you get after a class in which you have really taught the kids something. The sense of satisfaction that is brought by knowing you have touched a child's life is one words cannot describe." - Angela, Breakthrough Teacher

Breakthrough Saint Paul is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for highly motivated, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul. Breakthrough provides paid summer teaching internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.

Open to all majors!

This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.

Please check out the attached documents and visit our website for more details!
Application Deadline: March 7th, 2011 (Interviews granted on a rolling basis).

Jennifer Otremba
Program Director
Breakthrough Saint Paul
Inspiring Students. Developing Teachers. Transforming Lives.


Diversity Networking Event

Diversity Networking Event

Date: 11/17/2010

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Radisson University Hotel, East Bank, Minneapolis


Student registration for this event (and the free networking preparation workshops) is free of charge. Students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the preparation workshops. These workshops will teach you about what to bring to a networking event, how to introduce yourself to employers, what types of questions to ask of company representatives, what to wear to look professional, and how to figure out which employers you want to target. You will also have the opportunity to get other questions answered. Register today!


•Name: Mackenzie Sullivan
•E-mail:•Phone: 612-624-0011
•Sponsored by: Office for Equity and Diversity and the CDN Diversity Network

More information:

The Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) Lunch with Faculty

The Circle of Indigenous Nation's (COIN) Lunch with Faculty Series

November 16th from 11:30-12:30
COIN (125 Fraser Hall)

Carter Meland from American Indian Studies will our featured faculty member this month, and will be hosting an informal discussion with students, and will also be showing a short film entitled: Dimestore Headdress. Dimestore Headdress explores a personal relationship to Native stereotypes and will be featured later this month at the "This is Displacement" Art Exhibit at Northrup.

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