December 2011 Archives




Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share that MCAE now has study abroad information which can be found outside of the main MCAE Minneapolis office in 140 Appleby Hall.

Enjoy your winter break!

We look forward to seeing all of you next semester.

-Crystal Esparza
MCAE Office Manager


Hello Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder about our office hours at our various office locations. Please see the list below:

MCAE MPLS: Main Office & Lounges will be open 8-4:30pm M-F. Closed 12/26 & 12/27.
MCAE St. Paul: Closed over break will re-open the 1st day of Spring semester.
COIN: Will be closed 12/22 and will re-open Wednesday 12/28 for the remainder of Winter break from 8-4:30pm M-F.

Thank you,
Crystal Esparza
MCAE Office Manager

Paid Tutors Needed for After School College Prep Program

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development is seeking student applicants to fill several TUTORING positions for spring semester.

Since 1966, Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota has been serving low-income and first generation Minneapolis youth to ensure that students are adequately prepared to compete at the collegiate level. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All positions will start mid-January. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website.

To apply and get a more detailed job description, visit the following website:

All other inquiries should be directed to Tricia Wilkinson, Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound. Her contact information is 612-624-3369 or

Tour Guide Job Opportunity

We are looking to hire several tour guides for this spring so I am writing to request that you please forward this information to the MCAE ambassadors and other students that may be interested in a job as a tour guide. They can apply on the U of M job website, and the requisition # is 175616. The training pay is $7.50 and then $8 after successful completion of training.

We are looking to hire for the following times:
Monday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am -12:30pm

If anyone has any questions they can contact Grant Flatgard, Visit Program Coordinator, at

Thank you!

OFCCP Proposed Section 503 Regulation Revisions

Join us for a Webinar on December 21

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Due to high demand for the Proposed Section 503 Regulation Revisions webinar we will be holding a second session on December 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., eastern time.

This will be an informational session on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) published on December 9, 2011. During the presentation Policy Branch Chief Naomi Levin will review the highlights of the NPRM and tell you how you provide comments on the proposed rule.

Ms. Levin joined the Department of Labor in May of 2008, after more than 20 years as a Senior Attorney at EEOC. Her accomplishments at EEOC include co-authoring the Commission's original ADA regulations, conducting numerous ADA and Rehabilitation Act trainings around the country, and serving as a Special Assistant and advisor to two EEOC Commissioners.

Title: OFCCP Proposed Section 503 Regulation Revisions

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

2012 Travel and Study Grant Program


February 27, 2012, has been set as the Application Deadline
for the 2012 Travel and Study Grant Program

he 2012 Travel and Study Grant Program will award grants to emerging creative artists (choreographers, film and video directors, poets, spoken word artists, fiction and creative nonfiction writers). Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for nonprofit organizations in dance, film and video, and literature are also eligible to apply. The deadline for applications in Dance, Film and Video, and Literature is February 27, 2012.

The Travel and Study Grant Program places emphasis on individual exploration and growth. The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues.

Application materials will be available after December 1, 2011, on the website at and in paper form upon request to the Jerome Foundation office, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1928. Telephone: 651.224.9431 or 1-800-995-3766.

Mixed Blood Theatre Invites You to A Reception for Educators: December 12th

Please join Mixed Blood Theatre & the Radical Hospitality team

Monday, December 12th, 2011, 6:00 pm


RH Factor: Revolutionizing Access

An Introduction to Radical Hospitality for Educators

An Informal Chat and Reception at Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 S 4th Street, Minneapolis

Radical Hospitality, Mixed Blood's new approach to revolutionizing access to the live theatre, provides no-cost admission to every show in our mainstage season. Join us for a conversation about how Mixed Blood and Radical Hospitality can fit into your syllabus, affect your students and provide a valuable social service in our community.

Colleagues welcome!

RSVP to Amanda Thietje

at 612.338.0984

or email

MBT Educators Evite.pdf

BSU's 2012 Trip to the Big XII Black Student Leadership Conference!!

The Black Student Association at the University of Oklahoma is proud to present the 35th Annual Big XII Conference of Black Student Government, "The Renaissance: The Reawakening of Black Excellence."

Every year the Black Student Union travels to participate in the Big XII Black Student Leadership Conference. Each year we have been able to increase in the number of students that we take with us. This year we are starting off with 24 student (board included) and hope as more money comes in we would be able to take more.

Please find the application for those interested in attending via BSU partial sponsorship attached.

Applications are due on Tues, Jan 17th, 2012!

2012 Big XII Application for BSU Conference Attendees.pdf

Invitation to The Oberlin College Midwest Asian American Student Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 17th Midwest Asian American Student Conference (MAASC) hosted at Oberlin College!

This year's theme will focus on the historical and cultural significance of food in Asian America, from the disciplines of history, literature, anthropology, and gender/sexuality studies. Food is the battleground for tensions in commodification and appropriation, through debates over who has rights to sell and market, as well as claims to be able to use and consume. Despite assimilation, generational passage, and the progression of history, food has consistently maintained its significance in the Asian American experience.

The MAASC will be held March 2-3, 2012. For registration information, please visit the conference's website at

Further details about the program, activities, and schedule will be forthcoming, and will become available as the planning process is completed. Also, please note that the registration fee for the conference will be $15 per person (group rates negotiable), which includes a ticket for our closing banquet and a conference t-shirt. You can also view programs for conferences in previous years by following the links on the right side of the page.

You are welcome to contact me or the committee at with any further questions, including those regarding travel, transportation, and weekend accommodations for students. Finally, feel free to forward this email to any parties that may be interested.

Summer Research Initiative 2012 University Of Maryland

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Philosophies of Ethics and Peace: India

Honors Seminar 3014 H (Spring 2012)

Philosophies of Ethics and Peace: India

12:45PM- 2:00PM MW (01/17/2012-05/04/2012)
Nicholson Hall 12, TCEASTBANK
Professor Indira Y. Junghare

This course will explore diverse philosophies of ethics and peace with focus on India: orthodox and heterodox; idealistic and realistic; socio-cultural/collective and individualistic. Indian philosophies covered include Vedic-Upanishadic (Vedantic) eternalism, Buddhist constant fluctuation, Carvakian materialism, Gandhi's socio-political philosophy of peaceful resistance, naturalism, and Sufism. The influence of these philosophies on the West will be considered. Topics will include the fundamental nature of individuals (selves), their relationships with the external world of humans, animals, plants and microbes; the nature of societies, and use of ethical principles in shaping institutions, social roles and personal values, with special reference to India's cultural traditions.

The course will assess the correspondence of ideal visions to the real world of individual and social existence confronted with problems of industrialization, modernization, cosmopolitanism, and conflict.



Are you a U of M student considering law school? If so, connect with
CLA Career Services for help. We provide pages of useful advice on our
website at . While you're there,
watch the new 1-minute video summarizing all our pre-law services.



This class teaches advanced job-search strategies like marketplace
research, networking, interviewing, strong resume writing, and more.
Aimed at juniors and seniors but open to everyone.


During this class you'll connect your own interests and skills to
potential careers. You'll also get help choosing a major, or,
exploring careers related to the major you already chose. Aimed at
freshmen and sophomores.


This is an online class open to all U of M sophomores, juniors and
seniors. It helps you get more out of your internship by reflecting on
it and connecting it to your career goals. To take this class, you
must be starting an internship at the beginning of the Spring 2012
semester. Learn more at


Save the date for the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More
than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for job and internship
openings.Learn more at

February 23, 2012

Exploring Majors!!

Do you need substantive help choosing your major? At this 1-day event,
you'll receive coaching and advising to assess your interests and your
goals, then connect that to specific majors. $15 with lunch provided.
Hosted by the U of M's Center for Academic Planning & Exploration.
Open to all undergrads. For details and registration info, see

-- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
-- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-- East Bank (location TBD)

Resume Cover Leter Workshop!

-- Tuesday, December 6
-- 10 to 11 a.m.
-- 411 Science Teaching and Student Services building

Everyone needs a resume someday, for internships or job searches.
Learn the basics of creating one that's effective. This is our last
free workshop of the semester! For details, see

Volunteer at The Minnesota History Center

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McNair Scholars Program

The University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Program is pleased to
announce we are accepting applications for Summer 2012. Please see
below information about the McNair Scholars program including:
program-at-a-glance, qualifications, application deadline, and where
to get more information.

Program at-a-glance

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students
intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students
for entry into and success in graduate school.

McNair Scholars program is a 10 week summer research program where
students will:

--Receive a $ 3000.00 stipend throughout the summer

--Be paired up with a professor to work on their research

--Learn how to develop a quality research paper

--Receive help with the application process (i.e. identify graduate
programs, write a personal statement, and create a curriculum vita)

--Present their research at poster sessions held here at the U of M

--Most importantly, develop a great relationship with a professor that
is invaluable in terms of getting admitted into graduate school


First generation college student and low income, or from an
underrepresented group, and a GPA of 2.75 and above. You must be a
full time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent

Application deadline: February 6, 2012

For more information:

Teach This Summer??

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