March 2012 Archives

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET at Teatro del Pueblo

Welcome to the House on Mango Street, a story chronicling the challenges of a young woman coming-of-age in "El Barrio."

Southern Theater April 13, 2012-April 28, 2012!

Based on the beloved young adult novel by Sandra Cisneros.

Brought to you by Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater.

Performances:

April 13 - 28, 2012

Thursday - Saturday @ 7:30pm

Sunday @ 4:00pm


Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday, April 18 @ 7:30pm

Please join us for post show discussions on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Ticket Information:

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 28, 2012

$18 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Group 10 +

For tickets, please call 1-800-838-3006 or purchase online at

brownpapertickets.com

For group sales, please call 651-224-8806

[ASU-MEMBERS] Balls to the Wall Information and Upcoming Events

Hey guys!

Hope you're all ready for some dodgeball tomorrow! For those that haven't registered yet, you can still participate by filling out the following form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFoUUhyakhpRjFDRDF1TVNDaW5aOHc6MQ. Here's a quick reminder of how tomorrow will work:

Time: Saturday, March 31, (Tomorrow) at 2:00pm
Place: Van Cleve Park, Minneapolis - Off of 15th Ave and Como Ave
Price: $50 per team, Minimum of 5 people per team, limit of 10.

Don't forget to bring your money for registration, 100% of it goes to benefit Habitat for Humanity's 60K Day! Also, there is limited free parking, so try to get there early!

Additionally, Be the Match, who we will be featuring at our Spring Conference, is looking for potential bone marrow donors. Attached is a flyer of times they will be here.

Our Spring Conference itself is also coming up fast. Get prepared for a weeks worth of awesome workshops and an amazing banquet to cap it off. For a more detailed schedule, check out the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/154922344630661/. If you're interested in volunteering and helping us out, feel free to email Matt Wiseman at: wise0081@umn.edu.

Hope to see you all there tomorrow!

Forest Service Jobs Outreach

Hello Everyone,

Here are today's jobs. Only two announcements. One is a forestry tech position on the Wayne NF in Ohio and the other is an office manager position on the Humboldt-Toiyabe NF in Nevada.

Please post and pass along to anyone who might be interested.


Thank you,

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Outreach_GS-301-9_11 Office Manager Position.doc

GS-4_Forestry_Technician_OutreachFY12.docxGS-4_Forestry_Technician_OutreachFY12.docx

Technology specialists (Summer Job)

Hi: The National Park Service is looking for a summer hire that needs to
be less than 26 years of age, currently a student and returning to school
in the fall. The applicant needs some knowledge of photoshop, working on
the web and writing. Salary would range between $14 and $16 an hour
depending on range. Below is the job description:

Assistant Website Editor
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area or St. Croix National Scenic
Riverway

This position works with technology at the park. The majority of the
duties will be manipulating data and graphics to post on the park website,
www.nps.gov/miss and www.nps.gov/sacn. The website uses a content
management system for site administration; training is available. You
should be familiar with editing and sizing graphics and have experience
writing and editing content. Duties may include the development of maps
using Google Earth files. The position may include working with technical
staff to install software, troubleshoot PC user problems, and maintain
hardware.

Employees will be provided opportunities to become familiar with resources
at St. Croix National Riverway and the Mississippi National River and
Recreation Area.

Duty station is in downtown St. Paul, MN at Mississippi National River and
Recreation Area and under the direct supervision of their Computer and
Technology specialists. The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway's
Historian/webmaster will provide park specific guidance for St. Croix
duties.

Contact: or
Stanton Zobel Jean
Schaeppi-Anderson
Suite 105, 111 Kellogg Blvd 401 Hamilton St
St. Paul, MN 55101 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Stan_zobel@nps.gov jean_m_schaeppi@nps.gov
651-293-8472 715-483-2271

Mental Health Awareness Day (MHAD)

We would like to invite you to learn more about Mental Health Awareness Day (MHAD) 2012, an on-campus event which will take place on Wednesday, April 25th on the front lawn of Coffman Memorial union. The goals for MHAD are to reduce the stigma of mental illness and educate students about mental health resources available on campus.

This event was first held on campus 2 years ago, on April 26th, 2010. It was a huge success - we estimate that we had over 1,500 participants. You might remember there were backpacks on the lawn in front of Coffman that were part of the Send Silence Packing (SSP) display from Active Minds, Inc., and represented the 1,100 US college students that die by suicide every year. Some of the backpacks feature stories, written by friends and family, of students who died. As part of MHAD 2012, we are going to build our own display on Wednesday April 25th---ALL DAY, similar to that of SSP, but changing the theme a little bit. This year's theme will be Don't Sit in Silence, and rather than having 1,100 backpacks, we are planning to have 1,100 empty chairs on Coffman Front Lawn to represent not only the 1,100 suicides, but also the silence connected to mental health and the stigma around it.

I also encourage you to check out the blog from the 2010 event as it captures beautiful images of what the event was on the Twin Cities campus: MHAD 2010

MHAD has the potential to reach a large number of students, change attitudes about mental health, and give students vital information about the mental health resources available to them as University of Minnesota students. Since this display involves a large amount of planning and volunteers, we are already looking for people who would be interested in helping! The day will include table displays on resources available on campus, a Flash Mob of support, t-shirts and stories. We know that mental health and suicide don't discriminate and everyone is affected. We ask for your support, your participation, your help that day.

If you are interested in submitting a story or volunteering, please check us out on facebook (MHAD on Facebook), twitter(UmnMHAD), or send us an email at MHAD1234@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and consideration!
Mental Health Awareness Day Planning Committee
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The Queer Student Cultural Center's 2012 Spring Pride Celebration

"The Queer Student Cultural Center's 2012 Spring Pride Celebration

The QSCC's annual Spring Pride celebration is nearing! Throughout the week of March 26th to March 31st the QSCC and its campus and community allies will be working to provide the campus with boundless opportunities to better engage with the people and work of the local queer community through a series of wonderful events! All are welcome!


Monday, March 26th


Kickoff Rally

Spring Pride 2012 will be starting off with a Kickoff Rally in front of the Coffman Memorial Union. The rally will begin Monday, March 26th at 12:00 PM, and will be centered on key issues currently facing the Twin Cities and broader Minnesotan queer community, such as the forthcoming Marriage Amendment and the ongoing controversy surrounding CeCe McDonald, and will feature speakers such as OutFront MN's lead organizer, Siobhan Brewer, Trans Youth Support Network's director, Katie Burgess, as well as local performer Heidi Barton Stink!


Tongues Untied Presents: Ball Culture Presentation

Being young, LGBT, and BLACK has left many marks on people in our society. To many, it marks THREE minority identities. To others, it marks shame, hurt, and disconnect. Yet, when we have been SLAPPED with all of these labels, many of us replace them all with a rainbow sticker that reads "FAB!" We connect and find a place beneath mainstream, underground, into a world all our own. Where the business man, thug, and queen or the undercover fem, butch, or trans, can all shed their cloaks that allow them to navigate through an unaccepting world and be THEMSELVES...if only for one night at a time! Those casted out of their homes and families find refuge with their new "parents" and "siblings" as they try to navigate this thing we call life. Love. Family. Art. Fame. Acceptance. Guidance. Pain. LIFE. The LGBT Ballscene: It's not just an event, it's our COMMUNITY! This event will be taking place in Appleby Room 3 at 5:30 PM


Tuesday, March 27th


(A)Sexual Documentary Screening and Discussion

Come out and learn about the oft-invisibilized asexual population through Angela Tucker's groundbreaking documentary, (A)Sexual. Following the screening, a panel of asexual-identified students from the University of Minnesota will facilitate discussion and field questions regarding the both the contents of the film and their own experiences. This event will be taking place in Wiley Hall, Room 125 at 7:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Wednesday, March 28th


Gender + Religion Discussion

As a part of the ongoing GLBTQA Faith & Spirituality Series' aim to provide an open and respectful forum to talk about the issues and intersections of faith, religion, spirituality, culture, and GLBTQA identities, this spring session will focus on: sexism/genderism in the Bible, Torah, and other spiritual texts; binary gender systems; the superiority of "man"; and lack of distinction between sex and gender. All are welcome! This event will be taking place in Appleby Hall, Room 319 at 12:00 PM


Trans* Tyme

Tranarchy and the Transgender commission have joined forces in providing an open dialogue centered on critically engaging with our own experiences with gender, as well as complicating and exploring the myriad ways in which trans* and gender-nonconforming experiences manifest themselves! This event will be taking place in the Bell Museum Auditorium at 6:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Thursday, March 29th


Call to Action! OutFront MN's LGBT Lobby Day

As a part of our Spring Pride celebration, we'll be assisting in transporting interested queer-identified and queer-allied students from the University of Minnesota to the state capitol in order to participate in OutFront MN's annual LGBT Lobby Day. If you're interested, please send an email to either qscc@umn.edu, or prock009@umn.edu, and you'll be added to our growing list of folks interested in lobbying capitol! Those participating will be meeting in the Queer Student Cultural Center (Coffman 205), and leaving at 9:00 AM. We will also be providing transport back from the capitol, so you absolutely do not have to worry about being stranded in St. Paul! Please let us know if there is a specific time you'll need to return, but students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to prioritize participatory democracy over their classes for one day!


Queer Ice Cream Social!

Come on up the the QSCC (Coffman 205) at 5:00 PM and join us for a fun, relaxing reprieve from the innumerable stresses and pressures of the academic! Come kick back in the QSCC and enjoy ice cream, soda, and great conversation! Food will be provided!


Friday, March 30th


Guess the Straight Person!

Join Friends & Allies for the latest hit game show centered on critically interrogating the ways in which cultural constructions of sexuality are ultimately reductive and limiting! This event will be taking place in Scott Hall, Room 4 at 3:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Bullied Documentary Screening featuring Jamie Nabozny

In partnership with Fraternity Delta Lambda Phi, we will be screening the documentary Bullied, a crucial documentary centered on the experiences of Jamie Nabozny, who was tormented by classmates for years due to his sexuality, eventually fighting back- not with his fists, but in the courtoom. Following the screening, Jamie Nabozny himself will be leading the discussion and fielding questions about the film and his own experiences. This event will take place in Bell Museum Auditorium at 5:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Saturday, March 31st

Kink 1001: The Class You WISH You Got Credit For!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Kinky U presents a series of workshops and discussions on the 31st of March 2012 as part of Spring Pride. The aim of the event is to provide an educational, safe and sex positive series of classes where participants can gain useful information while exploring their sexuality. Come to a day of awesome, kinky classes. Includes Lunch and Snack Break! a series of workshops and discussions on the 31st of March 2012 as part of Spring Pride, beginning at 9:00 AM in the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union. The aim of the event is to provide an educational, safe and sex positive series of classes where participants can gain useful information while exploring their sexuality. Come to a day of awesome, kinky classes. Includes Lunch and Snack Break!


Our Wings Student Drag Show

Join us in drawing Spring Pride 2012 to a close with a bang by attending our student drag show! This year's drag show will be dedicated to honoring the lives of those lost in the struggle of LGBT equity, as well as the histories that persistently inform our continued struggle there toward. All performances will be carried out by University of Minnesota students, and admission is completely free! This event will take place in The Whole at 7:00 PM. Food will be provided!"


Fellowship Program for Science and Engineering Students

Fellowship Program for Science and Engineering Students

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil, one of the world's largest publically traded international oil and gas companies, has collaborated with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF's Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture and motivate college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Students selected will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature-mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components

The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements

This opportunity is highly competitive and open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.

- Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:

• Chemical Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Electrical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

- Applicants with these majors will be considered also:

Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics

- Other Requirements:

• Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above

• Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher

• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).

All interested candidates apply here and send resume to Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in subject line.

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The State of Asian Pacific Minnesotans 2012 Census Report Release

Press Release

Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans | 656 Cedar St., Suite 160 | St. Paul, MN 55155


For Immediate Release Contact: Ilean Her

March 26, 2012 651-757-1740

New Report shows changes in Asian Pacific Minnesotan Population

(St. Paul, MN). On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota State Demographer's Office will report out on demographics from Census 2010 about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders residing in Minnesota. At the event, the Council will release and make available its latest report State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotan. The event will be held at Wilder Foundation, 411 Lexington Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.

The journey to this report started in the fall of 2008 with the formation of the Asian American Pacific Islander Complete Count Committee, in which the Council chaired the first year and was succeeded by Bao Vang of Hmong American Partnership. The Committee was committed to engaging the community in Census 2010 and ensuring a complete count of the Asian American and Pacific Islander residents in Minnesota. The Committee firmly believed that ensuring a complete count was the best way to draw attention, provide understanding, and obtain funding for the services and resources the community needed. The Council is grateful to the Committee and the work its members did. Without the Committee's effort, the results of Census 2010 would not be as complete as they are.

The census provides the most comprehensive demographic data on the US population and tells us much about our nation's people and its change over time. Our report presents the current state of Asian Pacific Minnesotans, what our population is and our social and economic status. The data provides a snapshot of the lives we lead and is evidence of the struggles and successes we face. In black and white numbers, it tells us who we are and what we do, but it does not tell us who we will be.

It is our hope that the Asian Pacific community and our allies understand and take note of this report and use it to shape our future. This is why your presence at the State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotan is important. We want to engage with you, talk about the demographics, learn what they represent, and together work to address and celebrate key findings and needs.

Please make time to join us on April 11 and kindly RSVP your attendance to Pa Yang at pa.yang@state.mn.us or directly to our office at 651.757.1740.

Key Findings:

· Asian Pacific Islanders in Minnesota grew 52.2% since the 2000 census

· Minnesota's Asian Pacific population is vastly different from the national make-up. 50.2% are population identifies as Southeast Asian vs. 20.7% of the national average

· The Hmong population is the largest Asian population in Minnesota at 66,181 or 27% of all Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

One Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin

There will be a march for Trayvon Martin this Thursday (March 29) at 6pm.
Here are the details of the event:

Throw on your hoodies (or whatever) and come gather to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!

Let's make a choice to stand up for Trayvon Martin. 17 years old. black. innocent. murdered with a bag of skittles and a bottle of ice tea in his hands. "Suspicious." is what Zimmerman said as to why he killed him (not yet arrested) because he had on a black hoodie.

A black person in a hoodie isn't automatically "suspicious". Let's put an end to racial profiling!

We're going to be gathering at Northrop Plaza (84 Church Street SE) at 6 PM. Bring a sign or anything if possible.Times: potential speakers (leaders of organizations only) 5:30pm. Everyone else: 6pm. Program: 6:30pm march in plaza: 7:30pm. Done: 8:00pm.

"We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012

Not in the Twin Cities? Check-in to show your support or organize a march in your city!

It's also up on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/events/100152723451639/

Please spread the word, so injustices can stop. Thanks.

Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

USDA Accepting Applications for Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

Applications are being accepted for the traditional Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program and the RCDI Rural Jobs Accelerator (RJA).
More information can be found in the Federal Register. Applications are due May 9, 2012. In Minnesota, applications must be submitted to Terry Louwagie in our state office (375 Jackson St., Suite 410, St. Paul, MN, 55101).
USDA Rural Development plans to award up to $8.6 million through the RCDI program. Applications are sought for projects that:
Provide technical assistance to improve the capacity of local organizations to complete successful housing, economic development and community facilities projects;
Help recipients complete pre-development requirements - such as architectural and engineering plans;
Help development organizations improve their board operations, management and knowledge of financial and information technology systems;
Provide homeownership education or training for entrepreneurs.
Part of the RCDI funds to be awarded may be used for projects associated with the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, which was announced on March 8, 2012.
Applications for Jobs Accelerator projects must be submitted to both USDA and the EDA. More information can be found at Grants.gov.

Events hosted by the ASU

Hey ASUers!

Hope you all had a great spring break! Now that everyone is back, ASU is ready to kick into high gear with our bimonthly High Teas! This week we are featuring the Cambodian Student Association of Minnesota as well as PERMIAS, the Indonesian Student Group. We will be hosting our High Tea in the ASU Room, Coffman 219, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm today. Feel free to stop by and learn more about their culture, meeting awesome people and enjoy some free food!

In addition, ASU's Annual Spring Conference is coming up fast. Our Spring Conference consists of a week of awesome workshops, followed by a banquet on Saturday. The banquet will feature performances from our wonderful affiliates, as well as performers like Jason Chen and a keynote presentation from Wong Fu Productions. For our banquet, we are also opening auditions for potential student performers. So if you've got a talent that you'd like to show off, fill out the following form before audition time, March 29, from 4pm-8pm and drop by the Comstock Ballroom!

Audition Form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpPV2ZYLTd0SlQ1Zm4wTFNnWVZJaWc6MQ

For those who are interested in performing for our Spring Conference but can't make the audition time, you can fill out the form, then send in a video of your performance or link to a youtube video of it by Monday, April 2nd. We're excited to see all of your talents!

Also, ASU is supporting Habitat for Humanity's 60K Day. We have been selling drinks and snacks from our office. We will also be holding a Hmong Sausage Fundraiser on Thursday, April 5th from 10am to 2pm in the Ground floor of Coffman Union at the contact tables.

Additionally, we are holding a Dodgeball Tournament on March 31st to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Registration is $50 a team, with a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 10. For more information, check out the following links:

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/406953529321722/
Registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFoUUhyakhpRjFDRDF1TVNDaW5aOHc6MQ

Affiliate and Partner Events:
MPU - The Jam Before Last @ STSS131A | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm [3/23]
KSA - Korean Fair @ Comstock Ballrooom | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm [3/23]
CASA - Feed My Starving Children @ Behind Coffman | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm [3/23]
SGSA - Sin City @ CMU President's Room | 6:00 pm [3/29]
JSA - Doll Festival @ Nolte 140 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm [3/30]
MPU - Last Jam Session @ STSS 131A | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm [3/30]
PERMIAS - Indonesian Festival @ CMU Great Hall | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm [3/31]
HKMSA/CASA - Badminton Tournament @ Cooke Hall | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm [3/31]
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MISA - Culture Day with SIP @ CMU President's Room | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm [3/23]
HMSA - Workshop: GLBT in the Hmong Community @ STSS 330 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm [3/23]
MSA - Islam Awareness Week [See attached flyer]
MISA - International Music Night @ McNamara Alumni Center | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am [3/30]

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Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive: March 23 at La Raza and BSU

Hello!

This is a friendly reminder about the Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive, its TODAY as part of National Farmworkers Awareness Week, in Coffman Memorial Union Room 211; from 10 am to 3 pm. Come and donate blood! You'll get a snack! Let's get together and help out our community who is in need for blood transfusions, you can save someone's life today!

Spread the word!!

See attached fliers!

Also, as part of National Farmworkers Awareness Week next Wednesday March 28th La Raza SCC will be holding a Movie Event from 6 to 8 pm, come and learn about farmworkers issues, enjoy the movie and snacks! *See attached fliers!

Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive: March 23 at La Raza and BSU

We are pleased to announce that for the first time, students at the
University of Minnesota will be participating in the National Cesar
Chavez Blood Drive Challenge. The national blood drive celebrates
Cesar Chavez legacy as an American civic leader who was committed to
improving the quality of life for the U.S. farm labor community.
The
blood drive was found in 2009 as a way to engage current college
students in a service learning initiative that promotes health
education, health and science careers, civic engagement, and saving
lives.

Here at the University of Minnesota the "Migrant Farmworkers in the
United States; Families, Work, Advocacy" (Chicano Studies 3374)
students have taken on the leadership role to bring events to campus
in honor of National Farmworker Awareness Week. Students Capetra Jolly
(Public health minor) and Kynesha Patterson (Youth Studies major) are
fulfilling the role as campus organizers of the 1st Annual University
of Minnesota, National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive.

As minority students who understand the importance supporting
underrepresented groups such as the Latino community, we are excited
to make this blood drive a success, and in order to do so we need your
help! We are formally inviting you to participate in the Friday March
23, 2012 Blood Drive from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Come by La Raza Student
Cultural Center Room 211 and the Black Student Union room 209(Coffman Union, East Bank) on Friday March 23rd to donate blood AND learn about farmworker issues.
The entire process takes less than an hour.
Contact Capetra (email below) if you'd like to sign up for a
particular time to guarantee your spot at that time.

Spread the word to your community members, student groups, peers, and
family members to all come and participate! Together we can make the
University of Minnesota and the surrounding twin cities area number
one for giving back.

If you would like any more information about Cesar Chavez and his
legacy, we encourage you to visit the website
http://www.chavezfoundation.org/ or Migrantstudent.org .
If you need more information about the upcoming blood drive, feel free to reach us
by email at Patte398@umn.edu (Kynesha) or Jolly041@umn.edu (Capetra).

¡Si, se puede!

Paid Summer Internship Position at Kwanzaa Freedom School

Kwanzaa Freedom School in North Minneapolis is looking to recruit students from the U of M to work with a literacy program for students K-8 in North Minneapolis!

Freedom School Servant Leader Interns work as paid summer camp counselors, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am until approximately 4:00 pm, with children in grades K-8. Interns help serve breakfast and lunch, lead a literacy rich curriculum during the morning and lead/chaperone field trips and activities in the afternoon. Attendance at several parent meetings during the summer, typically on weeknights, is expected. Interns also a weeklong training in Knoxville, TN before the beginning of Freedom School. Training and programming run from May 19th- August 5th.
Servant Leader Intern Job Description.doc

For more information, please contact:
Ashley Thurmond
Graduate Teaching Assistant
African and African American Studies Department
808 Social Science Building
thur0129@umn.edu

United Health Group Summer Internships

United Health Group is looking for students with the majors listed below to apply for summer internships! Below is the list of majors that are needed to fill UHG's opportunities for summer 2012.
Please note for one position UHG is willing to
look at different majors to fill the position.

·Business/Human Resources majors for a Talent Acquisition
Service Advisor internship.

·Business/Marketing/Graphic Design/Advertising/Media
Communications/Art majors for a Graphic Design internship.

·Business Operations/Healthcare majors for a Operations Intern

·Business/Healthcare majors for a Network Strategy and
Innovation Intern

·Business majors for a Call Center Operations Intern

·Human Resources majors for a Employee Relations

·Human Resources/Liberal Arts/Organizational
Development/Communications majors for a Learning & Development Intern

·Human Resources majors for a Human Capital Intern

·Marketing /Communications (Business OK if experience/minor
in marketing/communications) majors for a Communications Intern

If you would like to see the job descriptions or need other information please contact:

Dwayne R. Diggs - Regional Training Lead
INROADS/Great Lakes Region (IL, IN, MN, WI)
1600 University Ave West, Suite 203
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: 651-644-4406 ext 1215
Fax: 651-649-3032
Email: ddiggs@inroads.org
Web: www.inroads.org

Forest Service Job Listings.

Here are today's Forest Service jobs listings. One is an archaeology position and the other is fire.

Description: Sig Block004

LTDBeaver Ranger District AFMO Outreach.doc

2012Archeologist_outreach02 (2).doc

The City of Fridley has an opening for a Planning Intern.

The City of Fridley has an opening for a Planning Intern.

Attached are the job description and the job activity.

Planning Intern job desc 2012.doc
Planning Intern job act 2012.doc

Job Postings - Program Associate, Internship Program & Interpreter I, Forest History Center

The Minnesota Historical Society Weekly Job Posting.

7000 Program Associate, Internship Program.pdf
12120 Interpreter I ext.docx

La Raza Events and Job Postings

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Hola Raza,

Spring Break is around the corner! Time to spend some quality time with our families, or travel somewhere down south where its a lot warmer. What ever your plans are remember to be safe! Take precaution, always be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with.

If you are in need of a break before Spring Break stop by La Raza (CMU 211) for Karaoke Night, one of our monthly events. Also, don't forget to stop by La Raza once you get back, and look at our calendar. It is full of fun and educational events, you don't want to miss out.

Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive is on Friday March 23rd, 2012. La Raza Student Cultural Center, Chicano Studies and Black Student Union, are collaborating together to help our communities of color. There is a high demand of blood transfusions from our communities of color. Lets unite on Friday March 23rd, 2012 and help our communities. Everyone is welcome do donate! The Blood Drive will take place in La Raza SCC and BSU, come sign up, it will be open from 10 am to 3 pm, SPREAD THE WORD! Lets save lives today! *See Attached Flier.

Remember, be safe during this Spring Break, but also take some time to catch up on homework or get ahead. And once you come back there will be many activities for you to join!


Sincerely,


La Raza's Historian

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LA RAZA's EVENTS:_______________________________________________________________

- Karaoke Night:
When: TODAY
Where: La Raza Student Cultural Center
Time: 6:30
What: Singing! We will have Buffalo Wild Wings, but arrive on time they go fast!

- Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive
When:Friday March 23, 2012
Where: La Raza Student Cultural Center
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
What: BLOOD DRIVE! Help our communities!

- Ethnic Studies Week
More Details Coming Soon!

- ShowCase Talent:
More Details Coming Soon!

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OTHER EVENTS: ____________________________________________________________


- Hmong Studies Journal Panel
When: Friday March 9th, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sponsored by: Asian American Studies Department and Hmong National Development and Hmong American Partnership
**See attached flier for details
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- SAAM April 2012
Sexual Assult Awareness Month
This campaign encourages communites and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.
** See attached fliers for details!!
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-Annual Banquet - 8th Annual Banquet! - Compassionate Action for Animals

Join Compassionate Action for Animals at our Annual Banquet, celebrating fourteen years of advocating for animals. Please buy your tickets today! We are also looking for volunteers.

Focusing on action, education, and outreach to inspire respect for animals, CAA touches hundreds of human lives and saves thousands of animal lives. Through the dedicated efforts of CAA volunteers, thousands of leaflets are distributed to increase awareness of the plight of factory farm animals, hundreds of individuals pledge to try vegetarianism, social gatherings are held to bring like-minded people together, and inspirational speakers from across the country educate the public about those who cannot speak for themselves.

The event begins with a reception featuring a selection of delicious hors d'ouevres and complimentary wine. During the reception, bid at our silent auction featuring artwork, gift baskets, services from local vendors, and more.

The reception is followed by a gourmet vegan dinner. During dinner, CAA will give a short presentation on our work in 2011 and our plans for 2012.

This year's banquet will again take place at Cedars Hall in northeast Minneapolis. The hall is attached to Saint Maron Church, and there is free parking to the north and west of the church. The west side parking lot is closest to the venue entrance.

* Time: Apr 05, 2012 from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
* Location: Cedars Hall, Saint Maron Church, 602 University Ave NE, Minneapolis

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Opening Reception: Forty Year of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota

March 22nd, 2012

4th Floor of Wilson Library

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Join us at an opening reception for the exhibit Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota.

"Envisioning the Future of Chicana/o Studies," a roundtable discussion moderated by Louis Mendoza, Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, will begin at 4:30. Participants will include:

* Patricia Zavella, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC-Santa Cruz
* Juana Maria Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at UC-Berkeley
* Luis Alvarez, Associate Professor of History, UC-San Diego
* Bianet Castellanos, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota
* Cindy Garcia, Assistant Professor-Theater Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota
* Lorena Munoz, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota
* Jimmy Patino, Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota-TC

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

See the Department of Chicano Studies for other events associated with this anniversary.

For more information, visit the Schedule page at https://events.umn.edu/019343
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Celebrate International Women's Day: Women In Struggle
Friday, March 9 from 7-9 pm @ Walker Church, 3104 16 th Ave, Mpls
In 1908, women, mainly from the garment industry, came together in New York City's Rutgers Square to demand a strong union and the right to vote. In 1910, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin, having heard of the powerful protest in New York, proposed that March 8 be celebrated as International Women's Day worldwide. International Women's Day is a holiday celebrated by millions of working people and honoring the important role of women in the people's struggle. Speakers include: Jennie Eisert with the Anti War Committee and more! Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. FFI: 612.823.2841 | www.frso.org
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- March on May 1st: International Workers Day for Immigrant & Workers Rights

Tuesday, May 1 @ 3:30pm@ Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Justice, Equality and Legalization for all, Workers united, Immigrants united, Unions united

Organized by the May 1st 2012 Coalition. Endorsed by the Anti-War Committee. Information: 651-389-9174, miracmn@gmail.com , may1minnesota@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/325342360838207/
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Upcoming WSAC events:

- Student Art Auction to benefit the Minnesota AIDS Project:

the Quarter Gallery of Regis Center for the Arts on the U of M West Bank campus from March 5th-10th.

7-10 pm on Friday, March 9th is a catered Closing Reception, during which time the donated work will be up for auction. All proceeds will go to the MNAIDS Project. Enjoy free food from Afro Deli, live music by the Running Riot, and a presentation from guest speaker Amy Brugh! Brugh is the Director of External Relations, Development, Communications, Public Policy and Volunteer programs for the Minnesota AIDS Project, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

The Minnesota AIDS Project is a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention, advocacy, awareness and services. Their activism is a crucial service for medical justice in our state. For more info, visit their website:http://www.mnaidsproject.org/

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WTF (women, trans*, femme) Open Shop Night

Thurs., March 8th, 7-9pm

Learn how to fix and maintain your own bike! WTF (women, trans, femme) Open Shop Night is hosted by the Hub Bike Co-op (at the U of M Bike Center location: 401 Oak St SE Mpls) and cosponsored by Grease Rag ( http://greaseragmpls.wordpress.com/ ) and WSAC. Trained bike mechanics provide a fun, supportive atmosphere for folks wanting to learn about bike maintenance. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Free snacks! FFI: email wsac@umn.edu

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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? Brought to you by the Women's Center. Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona. See attached pdf for more of the Women's Center's Women's History Month events.

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- KINK 1001 : The Class You Wish You Got Credit For

March 31 2012

Spring Pride '12

Come indulge the naughtier aspects of your sexuality at a series of hands-on workshops taught by a stunning set of nationally renowned sex educators!

KINK 1001 aims to provide an inclusive, safe, and sex-positive event where participants can explore their sexual expression.

Come learn and have fun at a day of delectably kinky classes with meals included and lots of fun kinky prizes to be raffled off! Tickets available online at qscc.org/kink1001 starting at 8 AM, March 31st 2012 for $3 and all proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. Space is limited and demand for tickets is very high so act quickly!

Madison Young, facilitator of the "Lights, Camera, Action!" workshop, says: "Get ready to change the world and build community with a camera in one hand and a bottle of lube in the other."
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- March for Immigrant & Workers Rights on International Workers Day

Tuesday, May 1 - more details TBA

Join with MIRAc (the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee) and many others for the annual march for immigrant & workers rights on International Workers Day. This year's march will be in the afternoon/early-evening on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Stay tuned for more details soon! RSVP on the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/325342360838207/ Endorsed by WSAC!

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Protest the Summit of NATO: Demand Money for Human Needs Not War!

Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Chicago, IL

FFI: www.cang8.org and http://www.facebook.com/events/238942229522105/

Endorsed by WSAC!


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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:_______________________________________________________

- Positions Open in TRio Upward Bound: Interested in Working with Youth?

positions

• Lead Teacher

• Classroom Assistant

• Administrative Assistant

• Residential Adviser

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

All interested applicants must be available for the following dates:

• Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday, June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]

• Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]

• Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]

• Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]

Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100953

Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526):
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100959

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523):
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100955

Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525):
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100958

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration. ** See attached Flier!!

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Get Paid to Share Your U of M Experience

Do you have an experience as a university student that you want to share? University researchers in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are looking to recruit LATINO/A, immigrant students who are enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Eligible students will participate in an individual interview (approximately 1 hour). For your time, you will receive a $20 voucher to the U of M bookstore.

Interested students are encouraged to email:

Marina Aleixo aleix001@umn.edu

or

Michael Stebleton steb0004@umn.edu

National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge

We are formally inviting you to participate in the Friday March 23, 2012 Blood Drive from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Come by La Raza Student Cultural Center Room 211 and the Black Student Union room 209(Coffman Union, East Bank) on Friday March 23rd to donate blood AND learn about farmworker issues. The entire process takes less than an hour. Contact Capetra (email below) if you'd like to sign up for a particular time to guarantee your spot at that time.

If you would like any more information about Cesar Chavez and his legacy, we encourage you to visit the website http://www.chavezfoundation.org/ or Migrantstudent.org . If you need more information about the upcoming blood drive, feel free to reach us by email at Patte398@umn.edu (Kynesha) or Jolly041@umn.edu (Capetra).

Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus

The Building Bridges Conference Committee would like to invite you to the 2012 Building Bridges Conference. This conference opportunity is free for High School and College Students. Please review the attached link for PDF Program information. Adults who are not college students can purchase tickets at gustavustickets.com or by calling
507-933-7520.

Questions/comments regarding the conference can be directed to
bbcochairs12@gustavus.edu

Audio translation of Keynote Speaker will be provided in Spanish.

https://gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges/bb-program-english.pdf

https://gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges/bb-program-spanish.pdf

Global Leadership for Social Change: A Cedar Riverside Immersion

ID 3960: Global Leadership for Social Change: A Cedar Riverside Immersion

This is a unique course that is based entirely in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood where students will be meeting with leaders in the community in the areas of arts, new Americans, and community organizing/co-ops to look at how people are creating positive social change. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 2nd.

$500 scholarships are available. The course is 3 credits with an additional $144 course fee to cover meals in the neighborhood, a theater performance and an overnight stay at Middlebrook the first weekend so the scholarship would cover about 40% of the cost of the course.

Here is the link to the brief application that includes information about applying for the scholarship http://global.umn.edu/icc/documents/12_glp_may_session_app.pdf and here is the link more information about the course http://global.umn.edu/icc/glp.html#maysession.

USDA Forest Service Outreach Notices. Multiple Job Openings.


Here is today's batch of Forest Service job outreach notices. There are jobs in fire, recreation, and others. Each announcement has a contact person's name and number.

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If anyone has questions about how to apply for a job, please have them call me and I will get them in touch with someone who can help.


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TRiO Upward Bound -- Now Hiring, Summer Employment

Want an amazing job working with youth? TRiO Upward Bound, the
longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities, is
now accepting applications for various positions including:

Lead Teacher
Classroom Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Residential Adviser

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded
college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an academic and
residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If
you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the
opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job
for you.

All interested applicants must be available for the following dates:

Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday,
June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]
Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]
Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]
Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]

Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion
for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to
apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota
employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the
positions and apply, click on the following links.

Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)

employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100953

Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526):

employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100959

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523):

employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100955

Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525):

employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100958

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration.

--
Minerva S. Muñoz
Director, TRiO Upward Bound
College of Education & Human Development
University of Minnesota

612-625-3099

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/upward-bound/
https://www.facebook.com/upwardboundumntc

"There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we
can solve by ourselves." - LBJ

Upward Bound Flyer
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