October 2011 Archives


HECUA's new Scholarship for Racial Justice

A central component of HECUA's mission is to equip students with skills and knowledge for building just communities and democratic societies. In the context of U.S. society, building just communities requires recognition of historic racial discrimination and the ways in which concepts of race continue to shape power and privilege. It also requires a concrete commitment to undoing institutionalized racism. The Scholarship for Racial Justice is one of our concrete commitments to undoing institutionalized racism in higher education.


* Applicants must be students of color.
* Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA's member colleges/universities.
* Applicants must have a completed program application on file for a semester-long domestic or international HECUA program (HECUA's short-term programs are not eligible).
* Applicants must be nominated and submit a nomination form ( from an advisor or faculty member)

Required materials:

1.) Scholarship for Racial Justice Cover Form

The form requests applicants to share the following information: name, college/university, expected graduation, current GPA, major/minor, ethnicity, and how s/he heard about this scholarship, along with the HECUA program the applicant is applying to.

2.) A reflective essay responding to the following questions:

* What personal, social, or political influences in your lifetime have motivated you to work on or be interested in racial justice issues?
* Why/how does your passion around these issues lead you to being interested in HECUA's mission and/or the specific program that you are applying for?

3.) A complete program application to one of HECUA's semester-long programs. All application materials and the scholarship essay are required to apply for a scholarship.

***Required forms can be found at http://hecua.org/programs/scholarships


DSCC presents guest speaker GENE CHELBERG! Click on link below for more information.

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Laos Trip Student Presentations

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Peters Hall (St. Paul Campus), Room 5

Fifteen students and two University of Minnesota faculty members traveled to Laos last spring as part of the School of Social Work Youth Studies class, "Hmong Youth in Context." We cordially invite you to this event to hear about their learning experiences.






The Udall Foundation will award 80 scholarships in 2012 to current sophomore and junior college students pursuing careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Join us to learn more about this amazing opportunity!


  • Up to $5,000 for education expenses

  • A chance to meet other student leaders from around the country at the Udall Scholar Orientation

  • Access to an active and growing network of alumni ready and willing to help with the post-undergrad transition

DEADLINE: Novemeber 28th, 2011

UDALL Info Meeting:
Wednesday October 26th 3:00-4:00PM Appleby 322

For more info contact Sally Liberman at liebe001@umn.edu or visit www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships/


If you are interested in a research-oriented career in math, science or engineering and

  • are an outstanding college sophomore or junior
  • plan to attend graduate school
  • are a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident...

APPLY for a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship!

DEADLINE: November 7th, 2011

For more information contact, Sally Lieberman libe001@umn.edu or visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships

What is CAPE?


Summer Dental School Program (PAID OPPORTUNITY)

The Summer Dental School Experience is a six-week program that will provide participants hands-on experiences in dentistry, exposure to prerequisite courses and Dental Admissions Test review, health disparities research experience, and workshops designed to enhance academic skills or to teach students more about dentistry.

Participants will be able to interact with current dental students as mentors. A maximum of thirty undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate students from disadvantaged backgrounds will participate in the Summer Program on the UM campus in each of the three projects years. Eligible students will receive a stipend of at least $40 for each day they attend class that may be used to pay for on-campus housing or for other expenses if a student chooses to live off-campus. The 2012 Summer Dental School Experience will run from May 21-June 29, 2012.

For more information on the program/applying please go to: http://www.dentistry.umn.edu/programs_admissions/BuildingBridges/home.html

Volunteer with Y Mentors: Sparks

This program is a math and reading acceleration program for middle schoolers at WISE charter school. This will be run Monday through Thursday with alternating days for reading and math. The after-school program runs from 3:00 - 5 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer with this program, you would be expected to volunteer at the site at least one day a week. There would also be seminars about every other week for an hour.

If you are interested, please contact Brittany Haigh to set up an interview. You can either email Brittany at or call her at 715-495-6587.

Graduate and Professional School Day

Graduate and Professional School Day
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Union

More than 100 graduate and professional programs from throughout the country will be represented at the University of Minnesota's Graduate and Professional School Day. This free, University-wide event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from law, business, education, health sciences and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. The event will also feature helpful workshops on "How to Apply" and "Funding Graduate and Professional School." This annual event is coordinated by CLA Career Services.
For more information, go to

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

Applications are being accepted until November 4, 2011 for the for the 4A's Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). MAIP offers multicultural junior and senior college students, as well as, graduate students from 4A's designated-portfolio schools, a 10-week paid summer internship at 4A's member advertising agencies nationwide.

Students may apply online and learn more about the program at or visit and click on the Talent Development section.

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