February 2012 Archives

March Women's History Month And MSROP Info.

We hope that you can join us in March for Women's History Month 2012 events sponsored by the Women's Center, along with other campus and community partners! Please feel free to share these events with others who you think may be interested.

March 7 STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Workshop)
1:00 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building
How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke or see unjust treatment? In this interactive workshop, participants increase their knowledge of women's status today, discuss language and privilege, gain assertiveness skills, and practice bystander interventions. Become a more effective ally! Register: www.workshop.umn.edu(Leadership and Advocacy).

March 8 Miss Representation (Film Screening)
6:30 p.m., Theater, St. Paul Student Center
Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Film followed by discussion facilitated by Dana Schowalter, Department of Communication Studies. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Co-sponsored with College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences - Office for Diversity and Inclusion. FFI: www.umn.edu/women.

March 9 Women in Afghanistan: Securing Their Future

6:30 p.m., Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

David Cortright directs Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and co-authoredAfghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan. His talk will address International efforts to assist women and their mixed results: while Afghan women have achieved improvements in their health, education, and economic and political participation, escalating violence has eroded those gains in many provinces. Sponsored by the Center on Women and Public Policy and Women's Action for New Directions: Women Legislators Lobby. Free. Registration info:afghanistanwomen2012.eventbrite.com/.

March 21 Women and Politics Book Group
5:00 p.m., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Center on Women and Public Policy welcomes all men and women, students, faculty, and staff, elected officials, community activists, and voracious readers to discuss Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Elections 2008 edited by Liette Gidlow. "Election 2008 made American history, but it was also the product of American history. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high political office, but their exceptional candidacies did not come out of nowhere. In these timely and accessible essays, a distinguished group of historians explores how the candidates both challenged and reinforced historic stereotypes of race and sex while echoing familiar themes in American politics and exploiting new digital technologies." FFI: www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/.

March 26 Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)

7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

An important prelude to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Aurora Center, along with the Women's Center and others, sponsors this panel discussion regarding issues of race and privilege as it relates to domestic

trafficking. People of all opinions are welcome! FFI: www.umn.edu/aurora.

March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice
6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist, Winona LaDuke will be speaking about her work regarding environmental justice and it's impact on human rights and social justice. Attendees can gain insight regarding questions like: What is environmental justice and what does it have to do with me? How does environmental justice go beyond "going green?" What can I do to affect change in my community? Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona.

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Dear students:
Due to a discrepancy in dates on the graduate school website, we will be honoring the MARCH 1st application deadline for MSROP's 2012 cohort. A few reminders about the application process:

1) Students are not required to have faculty mentors in order to apply. They are only required to contact potential faculty mentors with their intent to invite them to be their mentor for the summer. This can be done via email, phone call, etc.

2) Letters of recommendations can be emailed from university email (x500) accounts and do not have to be turned in directly (or mailed) to MSROP's office.

We look forward to your application. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the MSROP office.

Good luck!


Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP)

Summer 2012

http://www.grad.umn.edu/outreach/research/MSROP/

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 Opportunities Program (MSROP) that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus from June 4 - August 10, 2012. Postmarked application deadline for the program is March 1st.

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.

If you are interested, please refer to the MSROP website

http://www.grad.umn.edu/outreach/research/MSROP/ 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. Feel free to contact us atMSROP@umn.edu or 612-625-6858.

Upcoming Events

NEW EVENTS

Feb 28: Famine and Remittances for the Horn of Africa

https://events.umn.edu/Famine-Relief-Prevention-and-Remittances-for-the-Horn-of-Africa-019287.htm

Feb 28: "The Help" screening and dialogue

https://events.umn.edu/The-Help-A-movie-screening-and-critical-dialogue-019055.htm

Feb 29: Listen to My Rap

https://events.umn.edu/Listen-to-My-Rap-Manfest-and-the-Creative-Legacy-of-J-H-Kwabena-Nketia-.htm

Feb 29: St Paul GLBTA Lunch Group

https://events.umn.edu/St-Paul-GLBTA-Lunch-Group-019072.htm

Feb 29: "Kantata Takwa" screening and discussion

https://events.umn.edu/Kantata-Takwa-%28Indonesia-19922008%29-Introduced-by-Director-Gotot-Prakosa-wit.htm

March 1: State of Iberoamerican Studies

https://events.umn.edu/State-of-Iberoamerican-Studies-Series-018919.htm

March 1: Latin American Speaker Series

https://events.umn.edu/Latin-American-Speaker-Series-Jeffrey-Pilcher-University-of-Minnesota-Profe.htm

March 1: Beyond Rock Around the Clock

https://events.umn.edu/Beyond-Rock-Around-the-Clock-Rock-Music-and-American-Cultural-Change-in-the.htm

March 1: "Up the Yangtze" screening

https://events.umn.edu/Up-the-Yangtze-%28Dir-Yung-Chang-2007%29-018867.htm

March 1, 2: Mural por los Derechos Humanos

https://events.umn.edu/Mural-por-los-Derechos-Humanos-019361.htm

March 2: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Academic Writing

https://events.umn.edu/Engaging-Controversies-Everybodys-Second-Language-Cross-Cultural-and-Multil.htm

March 2: Emotions as Political Performance in Mexico

https://events.umn.edu/Keeping-and-Losing-Ones-Head-Composure-and-Emotional-Outbursts-as-Political.htm

March 2: Presentation by director of "Kantata Takwa"

https://events.umn.edu/Presentation-by-Indonesian-filmaker-Gotot-Prakosa-017868.htm

March 5: The Motown/Stax Problem

https://events.umn.edu/Guest-Lecture-Andy-Flory-%E2%80%9CThe-MotownStax-Problem%E2%80%9D-018884.htm

March 6: The Proliferation of Minority Difference

https://events.umn.edu/The-Proliferation-of-Minority-Difference-018572.htm

March 8: The Book Culture of Greek-Americans

https://events.umn.edu/%E2%80%9CThe-Book-Culture-of-Greek-Americans%E2%80%9D-018962.htm

March 8: "Miss Representation" film screening

https://events.umn.edu/Miss-Representation-%28Film-Screening%29-018879.htm

March 9: Communicating Issues of Equity and Diversity

https://events.umn.edu/OED-Certificate-Workshop-4-Communicating-on-Issues-of-Equity-and-Diversity.htm

ONGOING EVENTS

Ends March 7: Siberian Estonians

https://events.umn.edu/Siberian-Estonians-017719.htm

Ends March 15: Mni Sota: Time and Place

https://events.umn.edu/Mni-Sota--Reflections-of-Time-and-Place-017849.htm

Ends April 20: Collecting Black Books

https://events.umn.edu/Bibliophilia-Collecting-Black-Books-018447.htm

BSU weekly opportunities (#5)

Attached is opportunities #5 along with flyers from some of the events that are publicized.
Read through, find something that suits you and inquire!
Thank you all for supporting the Black Student Union.
BSU Secretary
Violet Rose

opportunities5.zip

Women's History Month 2012 Events

We hope that you can join us in March for Women's History Month 2012 events sponsored by the Women's Center, along with other campus and community partners! Please feel free to share these events with others who you think may be interested.

March 7 STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Workshop)
1:00 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building
How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke or see unjust treatment? In this interactive workshop, participants increase their knowledge of women's status today, discuss language and privilege, gain assertiveness skills, and practice bystander interventions. Become a more effective ally! Register: www.workshop.umn.edu (Leadership and Advocacy).

March 8 Miss Representation (Film Screening)
6:30 p.m., Theater, St. Paul Student Center
Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Film followed by discussion facilitated by Dana Schowalter, Department of Communication Studies. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Co-sponsored with College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences - Office for Diversity and Inclusion. FFI: www.umn.edu/women.

March 9 Women in Afghanistan: Securing Their Future
6:30 p.m., Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

David Cortright directs Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and co-authoredAfghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan. His talk will address International efforts to assist women and their mixed results: while Afghan women have achieved improvements in their health, education, and economic and political participation, escalating violence has eroded those gains in many provinces. Sponsored by the Center on Women and Public Policy and Women's Action for New Directions: Women Legislators Lobby. Free. Registration info:afghanistanwomen2012.eventbrite.com/.

March 21 Women and Politics Book Group
5:00 p.m., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Center on Women and Public Policy welcomes all men and women, students, faculty, and staff, elected officials, community activists, and voracious readers to discuss Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Elections 2008 edited by Liette Gidlow. "Election 2008 made American history, but it was also the product of American history. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high political office, but their exceptional candidacies did not come out of nowhere. In these timely and accessible essays, a distinguished group of historians explores how the candidates both challenged and reinforced historic stereotypes of race and sex while echoing familiar themes in American politics and exploiting new digital technologies." FFI: www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/.

March 26 Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)
7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

An important prelude to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Aurora Center, along with the Women's Center and others, sponsors this panel discussion regarding issues of race and privilege as it relates to domestic trafficking. People of all opinions are welcome! FFI: www.umn.edu/aurora.

March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice
6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist, Winona LaDuke will be speaking about her work regarding environmental justice and it's impact on human rights and social justice. Attendees can gain insight regarding questions like: What is environmental justice and what does it have to do with me? How does environmental justice go beyond "going green?" What can I do to affect change in my community? Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona.

Scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)!

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Traveler's Insurance Group have partnered-up to provide scholarships for outstanding undergraduate Latino/Hispanic students pursuing a business administration, finance, information technology (IT/MIS) and/or Mathematics/stats major

The scholarship is open to Latino/Hispanic students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2012. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

For more information about this scholarship please click on the following link

Should you have any other questions please feel free to contact:

Amía Soto-Carrión
Scholarship Outreach and Promotion Program Coordinator
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Office: 415.808.2355
Fax: 415.808.2304
asotocar@hsf.net
www.hsf.net
www.gmsp.org

JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Program/Scholarship - Hiroshima University of Japan

Because of ongoing partnership activities since 1989, Hiroshima University of Japan has dedicated one JASSO scholarship to a student from University of Minnesota. The conditions of the scholarship are as follows: Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (approximately US $984).

The scholarship will begin on October 1st. 2012. The minimum stay required is 3 months, and the maximum stay is 12 months. So one could stay in Hiroshima for eight months or for four months. However, one cannot extend the planned period, once he or she submits the plan to JASSO in March. One can obtain the scholarship according to the plan that he or she submitted in March.

Another condition is concerning the grade records of the applicant. The average score for the grade record that the applicant obtained for classes at University of Minnesota last year should be more than 2.30. You will find the procedure of obtaining the average score on the website.

The followings are the necessary documents:
1) Certificate of Enrollment of the Applicant for JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship
2) Application for Enrollment as a Research Student
3) Personal History
4) Certificate of Graduation and Transcript Record of the last university that the applicant finished (undergraduate records)
5) Transcript Record from the University of Minnesota
6) Recommendation letter
7) Certificate of Health

1)Certificate of Enrollment of the Applicant for JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship.xls
2)Application for Enrollment as a Research Student.pdf
3)Personal History.pdf
7)Certificate of Health.pdf

TRAFFIC & PRODUCTION MANAGER MHS

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) seeks applicants for a Traffic & Production Manager (Budget Title:
Operations Coordinator) to assist the work of the Marketing & Communications Department in managing the
Society's brand and disseminating information about the Society's mission, accomplishments, services,
programs, sites, museums and web site to the public. The position oversees the workflow for the
department, prioritizing projects, communicating timelines to staff and clients, ensuring quality control and
accuracy, working with vendors to gain estimates and bids, working with vendors and/or mailers to insure
cost-effective compliance with USPS nonprofit mailing standards, handling financial aspects of print and
selected other projects. This is a regular, full-time position (2,088 annual hours) located at the History
Center in St Paul, MN.
Summary of Work: Responsibilities include: 1) tracks project workflow of printed materials, advertising,
signage, and a variety of other marketing and communications tools through department; 2) maintains
network of vendors for production of various projects, bids projects with vendors, and ensures quality
control; 3) assists in the financial administration of the department; 4) assists design staff in preparing
projects for release to vendors; and 5) manages distribution of marketing materials to sites, museums,
mailing houses, news media, and individuals.
Minimum Qualifications:
 B.A. plus 3 years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus 3 years program
experience or equivalent.
 3-5 years experience in managing project workflow in a marketing environment.
 Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and juggle a large number of tasks by setting priorities and
meeting deadlines.
 Good interpersonal communication and customer/client service skills; ability to work with diverse
constituents - including Society staff and volunteers - in a complex institution.
 Knowledge of standard officeTraffic Mgr Marketing.pdf

SanDisk Scholars Fund for students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

CAIMH Native Americans into Medicine Program 2012

Greetings!

We are excited to announce that Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH), University of Minnesota Medical School, will once again be offering the Native Americans into Medicine (NAM) program for undergraduates in 2012! This 6-week summer program will be held from June 18th - July 27th, 2012 on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. NAM participants learn how to develop their personal and professional skills to become a physician or other type of health professional. Curriculum focuses on math and science coursework resembling health professions school content, as well as writing and computer skills. Students also meet with Native American health professionals, community members, and medical school faculty. Participants receive a weekly stipend while participating in the NAM program.

CAIMH will also be offering a new program in collaboration with Fond du Lac Reservation. Stepping Stones to Health Careers (SSHC) is for high school students who will be going into grade 10, 11 or 12 in fall 2012. SSHC provides two one-week residential opportunities on the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School campus July 8th-13th and/or July 15th-20th. Students will explore health-related sciences, healthy living, research, and college preparation. Each week will have different topics and activities. Current medical students provide advice and inspiration as they interact with the participants in various activities during the sessions. Students may participate in week 1, week 2, or both weeks, but must return home between week 1 and week 2. On campus housing and meals are provided.

The Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW), hosted by CAIMH and Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) will be held July 30th-August 1st, 2012. The Pre-Admission Workshop addresses common challenges encountered by Native American students in the medical school application process. Join us in Anchorage, AK to learn more about MCAT preparation, financial aid and scholarship resources, writing a personal statement, filling out the AMCAS application, how to present yourself in an interview and more! College Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this opportunity.


For more information on NAM, SSHC or PAW or to apply for one or more of the programs, please visit our website at http://www.caimh.umn.edu/summer/home.html.


Sincerely,
Jessica Zibell

Fond du Lac Band of Superior Chippewa Resource Management Division Summer Internship

Program Dates: June 11-August 17, 2012.

Application Deadline: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Letters of Recommendation: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

1) Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Fish lake Reservoir

Where: Duluth
**You would do some research to find out the factors that are
responsible for the walleye population decline.

2) Internship: Water Quality Monitoring

Work towards determining how well free water bodies are meeting their
beneficial uses and if more action needs to be taken to restore
actions or provide greater protection through our water quality
standards. This is done by sampling the water for physical, chemical
and biological parameters.

3) Internship: Fire Ecology Monitoring

This internship is aimed at seeing how forest fires impact lakes via
mercury loadings to lakes within SNF

Requirements:

-U.S Citizen or permanent resident status

-Current enrollment at a North Star STEM Alliance partner institution

-Rising Sophomore status and above

-Majoring or interested in STEM disciplines

-Able to make full-time commitment between June 11th and August 17th 2012

Application

*North Star STEM Fellow Application

*Personal Statement, 500words maximum. Describing why you wish to
participate in this program, any research experiences you have had and
your career goals.

*Letter of Recommendation
*Official Transcript
*Your Resume

Everything should be emailed to tomhowes@fdlrez.com by Thursday March 15th 2012

Engineer and Technology Scholarship Program

Fund supports women, Latino and African-American students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Scholarships of up to $10,000 per student will be awarded to graduating high school seniors, community-college students, or students already enrolled in a STEM-related course of study.

Click here for eligibility and online applications

CLICK HERE for whole article

Cross Cultural Retreat Spring 2012

Greetings,

ISSS is currently looking for international and U.S. graduate students to apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat. I've attached the flyer, so please share this information with your students.

CROSS-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 9 am - 5 pm
PLACE: 101 University International Center, East Bank, http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/UIC/

This retreat is for both international and U.S. graduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to undergraduate students during the Fall 2012 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 11 at: http://www.isss1.umn.edu/leadership/BRQ.lasso

Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at or 612-626-4799 for any questions.

Thank you!

Cross cultural retreat Spring 2012.pdf

Jobs, Volunteering, Internships and More.

Opportunities 4.docx

Hello All,
I'm sure you are now familiar with the opportunities sheet now. Look throughly through for opportunities that suit your needs! I hope this is helpful! If there is anything that you want to see on the next opportunities sheet then let me know and I will try my best to get it on there!
Thanks!
Secretary of BSU
Violet Rose

TONIGHT IS THE GAME SHOW!

HELLO BSU SUPPORTERS!
TONIGHT IS THE GAME SHOW! "WHO WANTS TO BE ENLIGHTENED??!!??"

WHEN:TODAY!! @ 7PM!!!

WHERE:NICHOLSON HALL ROOM 155!!

WHAT: Come join this Black Student Union Event, facilitated by HarMageddo Entertainment. It is 60 minute Game Show designed to entertain and teach students how to think in a more open-minded way! It will be based on popular, current and past events. Contestants are picked out of the audience! so come and be apart of the show! This is an event that you should not miss out on!!!

WHY: To be ENLIGHTENED!

HOW: COME, SIT DOWN, PARTICIPATE AND LEARN!!

SEE YOU ALL AT 7PM IN NICHOLSON 155!

Black Student Union Event, College Day.

College Day Flyer(2).jpg


I am Kynesha Patterson, Community Development Chair for the Black
Student Union at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I am
presenting and inviting you to College Day 2012! College day will take
place March 1, 2012. College day is and an annual initiative of the
Black Student Union. This day the Black Student Union dedicates its
time to minority students in the Twin-cities and surrounding area high
schools. Our goal with College Day is to build bridges and brighten
your scholars' road to college, while giving them a series of sessions
that encompass college life, getting to college and interpersonal
development.


We are looking for volunteers between 8am-1pm, No time commitment! Contact Kynesha Patterson patte398@umn.edu if you are interested!

MEET & GREET AUTHOR EZRA HYLAND

TODAY February 21, 2012

Ezra Hyland, Author and University of Minnesota instructor, will discuss his contributions to the book, By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Invented!

When: Today February 21, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m.

Where: the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April 2012

This April, it's time to start a dialogue and the topic of the conversation is healthy sexuality. The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence. The following events (listed in the attached press release) outline the ways in which the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education (TAC) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities along with many other groups is calling attention to this important dialogue.

Here is a press release highlighting upcoming events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Press Release for SAAM.docx

Current Research on Hmong Americans and the Hmong Diaspora from the Hmong Studies Journal

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Friday, March 9, 12:00-1:30
609 Social Sciences Building

Dr. Mark Pfeifer. Hmong American Partnership/Hmong National Development and State University of New York, Institute of Technology, Chair. "An Overview of the Hmong Studies Journal and Recent Research in Hmong Studies."

Nancy Herther. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Libraries. "Citation Analysis and Hmong Studies Publications: An Initial Examination."

Dr. Nengher N. Vang. Gustavus Adolphus College. "Political Transmigrants: Rethinking Hmong Political Activism in America."

Dr. Zha Blong Xiong. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Family Social Science. "Predicting Hmong Male and Female Youth's Delinquent Behavior: An Exploratory Study."

http://www.aas.umn.edu
Join our Mailing List

http://www.aaastudies.org

Minnesota Historical Society Job Openings

The Minnesota Historical Society is currently accepting resumes and applications for these positions through the deadline indicated. Please note that each job announcement, MHS Application Form and all supplemental materials (when applicable) can be obtained by either downloading off of MHS's website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or by calling the MHS Job Line at 651-259-3181. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of their employment.

Sales Assistant, Interpreter and Program Manager position info
12180 Program Associate.pdf

Asian Pacific Minnesotan Anual Dinner May 4th

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City of Fridley Engineering Internship.

I have attached our current opening for Engineering Intern.

Joan Nunemaker
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
City of Fridley
nunemakerj@ci.fridley.mn.us
(763) 572-3504

Description
Engineering Intern job des 12.doc
Requirements
Engineering Intern job act 12.doc

Asian-American Student Union Activites this Friday.

Hey ASUer's!

Finishing up some midterms? Winding down after a long week? Come join us for our bimonthly High Tea!

This week we will be showcasing Multicultural Performers United as well as the Indian Student Association. Come see what each affiliate has to offer you, while meeting new friends and grubbing on some delicious food!

In addition, thank you to all the people that made it out to the workshop and career fair for our first ever Career Extravaganza as well as our Winter Gala! We hope the events were fun and beneficial for all of you and are open to any comments you may have.

Also, stay tuned for more information regarding Spring Conference, are largest event of the year. If you would like to get involved and help out with the planning process, let any ASU board member know!

Hope to see you all there on Friday!

Affiliate and Partner Events:
PERMIAS - Culture Day @ CMU 201 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm [2/17]
VSAM - Falling Phở VSAM @ Dinnaken | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/17]
CSAM - Modern Dance Workshop @ STSS 117 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/17]
PERSISMA - Malaysian Night @ CMU Great Hall | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/17]
KSA - Movie Night @ STSS 230 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/21]
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BAM - ABC Planning @ CSOM L-118 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm [2/17]
HKMSA - Annual Dinner @ CMU President's Room | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm [2/18]
HMSA - Lub Paj Rose @ Buasavanh Banquet Hall | 7:00 pm - 2:00 am [2/18]
ASIG - Info Session @ STSS 119 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm [2/21]
TUSA - Night Market @ CMU | 6:30 pm - 9 pm [2/25]
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Asian-American Student Union
Coffman Memorial Union, Suite 219
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: asu@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-9824
Website: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~asu/
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Twins Technology Operations Specialist

We are currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Technology Operations Specialist/Help Desk. A full job description, including functions and qualifications, is listed below. Interested EXTERNAL applicants should apply online via www.twinsbaseball.com/jobopportunities. INTERNAL applicants please apply via the internal job board link located on the HR Intranet site (http://twinsksvr/) or the ADP self service portal (contact me if you do not know your internal login, please do not set up a new account). Please contact me with any questions or if you have any referrals. Thank you!

Technology Operations Specialist/Help Desk

JOB FUNCTION: Provide priority user support and customer service on organization supported hardware and software platforms. Troubleshoot problems and activate appropriate solutions. Constantly monitor and maintain the health of user level technology.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Provide courteous and timely first-level contact and problem resolution for all users with hardware and software issues.
* Resolve as many user-reported problems as expertise permits using available tools and following procedures and policies for the handling of support cases.
* Maintain communications with users during the problem resolution process.
* Provide accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems.
* Escalate problems as appropriate to appropriate members of the department.

· Proactively monitor and maintain clean user images dependent on organizational user purpose.

· Executes software and hardware upgrades.

· Ensure that users are following best practices relating to security and data protection.

· Plan for and provide in-service and other forms of continuing education of software and hardware to users.

* Enhance troubleshooting skills by staying current with technology through seminars, education opportunities, trade magazine etc.
* Proactively contributes to the overall technology vision of the organization.
* Print bulk ticket orders for Ticket Office processing.

· Cross trains with Technology Department members to support peripheral technologies and rotates on call needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Minimum of a 2 year degree in Technology

· Excellent general computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.

· Strong time and project management skills

· Strong Ability to communicate effectively

· Strong Ability to coordinate multiple duties simultaneously in a team environment

· Comfortable working with various mobile devices including but not limited to Blackberry, iPhone & Android devices

· Basic familiarity with Mac OS

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

· Must be able to lift and move 50 lbs.

· Seasonally able to work nights and weekends

Win an iPAD!


Make Video, Win iPad

The University Libraries invite students to submit a video. Students can form a team or go it alone to submit a video by noon on March 9, 2012 that shows what you've discovered at the Libraries. Judges include individuals from the George Lucas Foundation, National Geographic, and HGTV. Learn more


DFL Internships/Spring and Summer


The Minnesota DFL is now accepting internship applicants for Spring
and Summer 2012. As we come upon the 2012 election season, we are
looking for individuals who are excited about getting involved in the
democratic process and re-electing President Obama and Senator
Klobuchar. Currently, we have opportunities in several areas:
communications/research, party affairs, outreach, project management,
and finance. For more information and to apply please go
to: DFL.ORG

If anyone has any questions, they are free to contact us at internship@dfl.org.

University of Chicago Papers/Films/Artwork submissions.

The University of Chicago


Minority Graduate Student Association presents our

Nineteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference

Projections: Persistence and Shifts in Racial Paradigms


With Keynote Speaker

Professor Sandra Smith

Department of Sociology

University of California - Berkeley


Saturday, May 5, 2012


Call for Papers/Films/Artwork

DEADLINE for Abstract/Film Submission: MARCH 2, 2012


The University of Chicago Minority Graduate Student Association invites you to participate in the Nineteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference to be held on Saturday May 5, 2012. Graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to present their original work that uses race as an analytical framework and/or understands race as a primary organizing factor in the social world. We welcome research that examines the ways in we should think about or analyze race in literature, film, art, recorded histories, public policy, legal and medical knowledge, immigration, interracial interactions, and other day-to-day experiences. As race is not a category that people experience in isolation, proposal submissions can also examine how race intersects with other constructs like gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. Moreover, we encourage submissions that examine race through an interdisciplinary lens, and may be theoretically or empirically based.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: race and inequality; cross-cultural and cross-racial alliances and tensions in history and politics; racialized images and stereotypes in the media; consumption and commodification of racialized goods and productions; racial erasure and the utility of race as a category of analysis in the 21st century; race, (im)migration, nationalism, and global politics; race, gender, and sexuality; politics of social policy; race and social work; legal implications of race; race and language; race and medicine; racial violence and the politics of war; and any exploration of race as interesting and important to contextualizing and understanding current events.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm Central Time on FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or PDF, along with your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to uofc.mgsa.conference@gmail.com.

All presenters will be notified of their acceptance by April 2 2012, Participants will be asked to submit their final power point presentations (if they will be used) by May 1, 2012.

Conference presentations will be approximately 20 minutes each. Submissions that use film should be mindful of this same 20-minute time parameter and MARCH 2, 2012 deadline. Films can be sent in DVD format to:

Attn: Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA), Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, The University of Chicago 5706 S. University Avenue, Rm 001, Chicago, IL 60637. For more information, please email us at uofc.mgsa.conference@gmail.com.

Internship for Somali speakers.

The American Red Cross and would like to introduce you to the opportunity that we currently have for Internships.

Contact Ruby Myers for any questions at Phone no. 612-460-3668 or at rmyers@redcrosstc.org


Thank you.

Download the application information.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/mcae/Somali%20intern%20description.doc

Join the Student Unions and Activities Program Board!



Have you ever wondered who plans the events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam? Or who chooses and contracts performers such as Bo Burnham or The Comedians of Chelsea Lately? Or who picks what musicians come to campus?

Want to see new and different events and programs on campus?

Apply to be on the Student Unions and Activities Program Board and get paid to plan and create these cool events! Applications are due Friday, February 17.

You'll be part of a team that has a large voice on campus!




Committees:
Visual Arts,
Gophers After Dark
Whole Music Club
St. Paul Programs

Any questions feel free to email: suaprograms@umn.edu

Black Student Union: this weeks activities.

Hello All,
This Friday Feb.17 We are having another Soul Food Friday!! We will be discussing upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and EBONY BALL( I'm so excited)!! We will be having food of course and this week it will be a soul food Friday literally! So don't be a stranger and meet us in the BSU at 5pm sharp! See you all there!!

Also, This Thursday Feb.16 We will be going to Marcy Open School which is located 415 4th Ave S.E from 10AM-12PM to read black history books to the students! This event will be fun and entertaining because we all know kids are hilarious! If you would like the opportunity to join us please contact Kynesha Patterson at Patte398@umn.edu !!

See you all soon.
BSU Secretary
-Violet Rose

Summer Reads program - Tutoring Job Opportunity!

Summer Reads, an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, is in its 16th year of offering summer literacy tutoring to low-income K-3 children throughout Minnesota. Summer Reads focuses on reducing the decline of literacy skills in high-poverty children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the "summer slide".

Summer Reads hires and trains 75 tutors to work in the metro Twin Cities area, as well as 25 tutors to serve in greater Minnesota. The tutors serve as AmeriCorps VISTA members and work with children one-to-one and in groups at schools, community organizations and libraries, providing targeted reading and literacy instruction. Tutors serve full-time for 8 weeks in June, July and August. As VISTA members, the tutors receive a bi-weekly living stipend and are eligible for an end-of-service education award.

Summer Reads offers your students a wonderful opportunity to become summer reading tutors and provide direct service to elementary-aged students who need it the most. Over the 8 weeks, the tutors gain invaluable teaching experience and professional development. A VISTA tutor from last summer articulates her experience with Summer Reads, "This was by far one of the best summers I have ever had in my life! I have never felt so accomplished, yet at the same time have never had more of a drive to continue to make a difference in children's lives."

Attached is a detailed description of the Summer Reads tutoring position and application process as well as a recruitment flyer.
Summer Reads 2012.pdf
Summer Reads position description 2012.pdf

IZUN/MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series

IZUN MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series fundraising for Springboard for the Arts

IZUN/MIZAN (lit. balance in Hebrew&Arabic): A Film and Dialogue Series will be a presentation of a series of films focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the creation of opportunities for interfaith dialogue and learning after each screening.

IZUN/MIZAN will offer a selection of carefully curated films preceded by an introduction with study questions. The films presented in this series will be chosen for their artistic quality, for their ability to deepen the participants' understanding of the complexity of the middle-east conflict in Israel/Palestine and function as segues into inclusive dialogue in the post-film viewing experience.

The audience for the series will be anyone concerned with the conflict in the Middle East. Outreach will be to Jews, Muslims and Christians, college students, members of the interfaith communities of the Twin Cities.

For more information, visit the IZUN/MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series website and the Springboard for the Arts website

What Does Public Health Have To Do With You?


-Do you brush and floss your teeth?

-If you bike to class- do you where a helmet and use the bike lanes?

-If you drive to class- do you buckle your seat belt?

-If you walk to class- do you use the crosswalks?

If you do any of these things (and let's hope you are doing some of them)- that's public health at work! The UMN School of Public Health is one of the best in the country. Because we are such a vast program- many students may not know all that a degree in Public Health has to offer. If you have any interest in nutrition, community education, women's health, children's health, health disparities, or health policy, Public Health may be a great fit for you.

We invite you to join Sherlonda Clarke, Coordinator for Diversity and Experiential Learning Programs, for the workshop "What is Public Health?". You will learn the basics of public health, how to become a competitive candidate for admission and scholarships, and why public health needs you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:30-5:30 PM
Appleby Hall Room 41

Please RSVP by Monday, February 20 to jasmineo@umn.edu.

SUA Program Board - Opportunity for Students!

Have you ever wondered who plans the events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam? Or who chooses and contracts performers such as Bo Burnham or The Comedians of Chelsea Lately? Or who picks what musicians come to campus?

Want to see new and different events and programs on campus?

Apply to be on the Student Unions and Activities Program Board and get paid to plan and create these cool events! Applications are due Friday, February 17.

View image
You'll be part of a team that has a large voice on campus!

Committees:
Visual Arts,
Gophers After Dark
Whole Music Club
St. Paul Programs

Any questions feel free to email: suaprograms@umn.edu

ASU Career Development Workshop and Career Fair

The Asian-American Student Union is hosting a career development workshop this Monday, February 13 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will be offering the expertise of real recruiters working at Fortune 500 companies. The workshop will consist of one-on-one mock interviews, resume review, and elevator speech development. We will be following up the workshop with a casual career fair on Wednesday, February 15 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. This opportunity lets you network and interact with recruiters from companies like Hormel, 3M, and Target, without having to dress up and feel under pressure in a formal environment, or just a good way to practice for other. Jeans and t-shirts are okay! The workshop requires preregistration, and the form to register can be found here
The Facebook event can be found at this link

List of Upcoming Scholarships, Internships and more.

Internships, Research, Scholarships and more!

opportunities3.docx

Melting Pot: Multi-Cultural Diplomacy and Multi-National Patriotism" Friday the 10th.

In celebration of Black History Month, AMCC, BSU, ASA and HSOCA present... Melting Pot with Ambassador Attallah Shabazz
Ambassador Attallah Shabazz

"Melting Pot: Multi-Cultural Diplomacy and Multi-National Patriotism"

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey Center

This Friday February 10th, 2012
4:00 - 6:00pm
-BSU BOARD

Upcoming Research Application Deadlines

Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012 -
http://www.ccefp.org/get-involved/students/research-experiences-undergraduates-reu

2012 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland,
College Park. This information and the application material can be
found on our website at
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative.aspx. The
deadline for submission of application forms and all associated
documentation is February 17th 2012.

IBM Research Division Summer 2012 Internship Opportunities -
http://www.research.ibm.com/interns/

MAXIMA Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates,
MAXIMA is an intensive six week REU program in interdisciplinary
mathematics, funded by a 3-year NSF REU grant and by the Institute for
Math and its Applications. Application deadline: March 1, 2012 -
http://www.ima.umn.edu/2011-2012/SW6.18-7.27.12/

Research Experiences for Undergraduates--Smart Energy and Smart
Systems: Enabling the Future through Electrical and Computer
Engineering - http://www.ece.tamu.edu/~reu/

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research -
http://www.nibr.com/careers/internships_ca.shtml

Appraiser for Fridley - Job Opening

The City of Fridley has an opening for Appraiser.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: This position appraises the market value of real property in the City for the purpose of establishing a uniform and equalized base for property taxation according to Minnesota statutes, including defending valuations for tax purposes.

Attached is the job description and the job activity requirements.

Appraiser Feb 2012-1.doc
Appraiser Feb 2012.doc

Get Prepared for the Job Fair!

Job Fair Preparation Sessions for Diverse Students
Learn how a job fair works including what to expect, how to talk to employers what to wear, what to bring and more!

* Disabled Students - Friday, February 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, DSCC 2nd Floor Coffman Union
* Multicultural Students - Tuesday, February 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 230 STSS
* International Students - Thursday, February 16, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 140 Nolte Hall

Can't make it to one of these sessions? View the online job fair preparation workshop instead!
https://umconnect.umn.edu/jobfairsuccess/

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