April 2012 Archives

Jin Kim Productions presents: ATSUMORI

Jin Kim Productions presents: ATSUMORI in San Francisco. May 4th. 2012

A one-man show and one night only performance.

Experience the world premiere performance of "ATSUMORI in San
Francisco", an original play written by Yefei Jin, a senior at the
University of Minnesota. This version, inspired by the Noh play
Atsumori, retells the story of the young warrior set in a modern
immigrant context. Drawn from the real experiences of immigrants and
refugees, this play seeks to educate and inspire today's young
revolutionaries. Come see Atsumori reborn and witness the amazing
power of performance, blending western theatre practices with Chinese
and Japanese history.

Check out the teaser and trailer videos of Atsumori!
TEASER
FULL LENGTH TRAILER

Confirm attendance here through Facebook to see our THIRD video coming out in a few days!

Mixed Blood Theatre presents...Learn to Be Latina

Join Mixed Blood Theatre for another predictably unpredictable weekend!

Opening on Friday -
LEARN TO BE Latina

by Enrique Urueta
directed by Mark Valdez

April 20 - May 13, 2012

Hanan is a promising young pop singer, and she has a record label dying to record her ... until they find out she's Lebanese.
But wait - she can still be a star - as long as she learns to be Latina!
In this blisteringly satirical comedy, cultural and sexual identities and the music business are poked with some very, very sharp sticks.

Critics call it "Screamingly funny!" and "entertainingly offensive!" Don't miss what is sure to be one of the most outrageous comedies to play at Mixed Blood - and that's saying a lot!

$15 guaranteed advance reservation -
or use our Radical Hospitality first come, first served
no-cost admission (night of show)

Visit mixedblood.com or call (612) 338-6131

Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program (MPLS)

Minnesota Pre Law Scholars Program (MPLS)
The University of Minnesota Law School will be offering the Minnesota Pre Law Scholars (MPLS) Program for its fifth summer. MPLS is a free, intensive LSAT and admissions summer preparation program. College students considering law school, especially rising-seniors and those from groups historically underrepresented in law school are encouraged to apply. The program is open to undergraduate students (and recent alums) from any undergraduate institution.

Attached is additional information, including a class schedule and application. The application deadline is April 27, 2012.

Any questions can be directed to Rachel Martinez, Associate Director of Admissions at mart1130@umn.edu
MPLS Fill-In Application.pdf

Silent Shout

Hi all,

As many of you have heard, the Offices for Equity and Diversity and Student
Affairs are hosting a *Silent Shout* on Northrop Plaza on May 2nd from
11-1pm. We need your help in getting people to show up for this exciting
event!*Please forward this on* to any students, staff, faculty and/or
visitors interested in supporting breaking down barriers for access and
equity.

*What is a Silent Shout?* A Silent Shout is a public event where Signmark,
a Deaf Finnish hip hop artist, will lead the crowd in performing "Against
the Wall" using American Sign Language (ASL).

Signmark will begin teaching the signs to the song at 11 am on *Northrop
Plaza. We want as many people as possible to gather in solidarity. We want
a full crowd. *You do not need to know sign language in order to participate
*. If you want to hold signs, dance, sing, or just show up, we want you
too. If you are not planning on learning the signs, please come by 11:45am
so we have a full crowd before noon.

**Note: If you've seen previous announcements, we will NOT be meeting at
Nolte. We will be at Northrop Plaza for the duration.**

*What we need from you:*
For internal OED planning purposes, please take 15 seconds to let us know
if you're able to participate --* RSVP via* thisGoogle
form

Start practicing now! Follow the links below:
"Against the Wall" Slow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYOYvjhzy84

"Against the Wall" Fast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WxKdidMRs

Visit www.facebook.com/signmarkmn and click on "events" for more
information.


Example of a Silent Shout in NYC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FloNPWU50X8

Lyrics for "Against the Wall"
http://lybio.net/signmark-against-the-wall/hip-hop/


Still have questions? Email us at signmarkmn@gmail.com

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Community Outreach Department presents..."The Interrupters"

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Community Outreach Department presents...

"The Interrupters" with special guest, Chicago Violence Interrupter and cast member Ricardo "Cobe" Williams

View trailer here
The Interrupters is an engaging documentary the follows the year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Learn what you can do to help make Minneapolis a safer place for young people to live and grow up. Violence is a public health issue that can be disrupted. Be a part of the solution on:

Monday, April 23 from 6:00-9:00 pm
MPRB Headquarters
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411

RSVP by Wednesday, April 18 at ygriffea-gray@minneapolisparks.org

Interrupters final.pdf

LA RAZA ELECTIONS

Dear La Raza Members,

Attached you will find an application to be on La Raza's 2012-2013 Board. This is a wonderful opportunity for all undergraduates (one position opened for a graduate student), your major does not matter. What really matters is that you have las ganas, or the need/want/will to be on La Raza's new board for next year. Each position comes with a lot of responsibility but with a "fun" package as well.

Attached is also a list of the board position descriptions, and La Raza's constitution so you may familiarize yourself with how La Raza has worked for 40 years.

Note: Due Date: Thursday May 3rd, 2012. You may email your application to romer080@umn.edu, and/or to laraza@umn.edu, you may also drop it off at our office in Coffman Memorial Union, Room 211 just make sure someone on board receives it!

Make a difference today, join La Raza's 2012-2013 Board.

La Raza's Board Applications c-1.docx
Constition Spring 2011-April 15thPDF-1.pdf
Board Positions2.docx

Alpha Phi Alpha Recruitment/Informational

The brothers of the Mighty Mu Chapter, invites interested gentlemen to come & learn more information about our beloved fraternity.

Sunday
April 22nd, 2012
at 7:06pm

for location & preparation, contact a current brother or email alphas@muchapter1912.com

Job Opportunity

The Minnesota Historical Society is currently accepting resumes and applications for the (se) 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 our website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or by calling our MHS Job Line at 651-259-3181. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject
to passing background check as a condition of their employment.

https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=136cc2ec170ea529&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Df3ec806a13%26view%3Datt%26th%3D136cc2ec170ea529%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dsafe%26realattid%3Df_h188eodw0%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSEW7fZFQUBXyvVYQ8yJGGQwuqmCw&pli=1

Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

Apply for Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program
Application Deadline: May 16, 2012

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. This thirty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience - attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.

This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.

Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:
· The first family member to attend college;
· A member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
· From a family with little business education or experience; and/or
· From a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university (e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

The SVMP Application will be available online in February 2012. The deadline is May 16, 2012. To apply and for more information about this program, please visit the SVMP website

Follow on Twitter @hbs_svmp_2012

Events, Volunteering, Study Sessions, and more with La Raza.

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Hello Raza!

As the end of the semester is approaching, La Raza provides some fun events to attend. Karaoke Night is this FRIDAY from 6 - 8 pm. Remember that if you need peaceful place to study or take a nap stop by La Raza SCC, Coffman 211. Study days are on Tuesdays from 11am to 2 pm - snacks provided.


Below you will find some tips for stress management. As the end of the semester is approaching, and thus finals are around the corner we must stay focused.

Tips for Stress Management:

* Prioritize your tasks into "essential," "important," and "trivial." Follow that order for completing task. Consider dropping all the "trivials." Take one thing at a time.
* Take care of your body. Eat well, sleep enough, exercise regularly, and ... breathe.
* Recognize stress signals. When you feel stress setting in, observe your body and learn where it hits (what happens first?... tension in your neck or back, headache, frustrated more easily, less motivated?) The earlier you can recognize stress signals, the easier it is to change your behavior and stop the progression of the stress.


Tips for Coping with Stress:

* Get acquainted with happy, successful people.
* Meditate daily.
* Make your environment comfortable.
* Set goals realistically.
* Ask for help in a straightforward way.
* Compromise occasionally.
* Redefine your priorities.


Sincerely,


La Raza's Historian
2011-2012

PS: Remember to look at the attachments, they are full of opportunities for you! <3

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La Raza's Events
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General Assembly:
Where: La Raza Coffman 211
Time: 2:30 pm
What: Come and learn how to be an active general member here at La Raza, learn how you can volunteer and help out with events!


Carlos Montes
Where: La Raza Coffman 211
Time: 6 pm
What: Come and Learn about FBI repression, learn what you can do. Learn about Carlos Montes and who he is. Hint: He is an activist, has been for most of his life, helped out in the Chicano Movement.

Dream Day!
When: April 28th, 2012
Where: STSS - Science Teaching and Student Services
Time: 9- 2 pm
Who: Networking Starts Now! High school students will come in, learn about the University of Minnesota, talk to U of M Students about their experience. Learn about the process to getting accepted in college and college life! So exciting! Student Panel: college students with inside knowledge!

Karaoke Night
Where: La Raza, Coffman 211
Date: THIS FRIDAY the 13th! Come test your luck!
Time: 6- 8
Who: You!

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Opportunities/Events
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TODAY! At Pillsbury 110. at 4:30!! Come learn about Haiti and the post-earthquake era.
Watch a 28 minute documentary on current human rights situationsin Haiti, and the IJDH's ground-breaking case against the United Nations on behalf of 5,000 victims of the cholera epidemic.

Who will be speaking?? Renowned lawyer and activist Brian Concannon, of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

** SEE ATTACHED FLIER FOR DETAILS!
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VOLUNTEER WITH MCAE!!

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is looking for
volunteers to help out at MCAE's Celebration of Achievement on April
26th between 3:30-8:30pm. It is not required that you volunteer for
the entire shift but a minimum of a 2 hour commitment is appreciated.
If you are interested in helping out please contact Crystal Esparza at
612.625.6247 or espa0018@umn.edu.

*Attached is the Volunteer Flyer

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Precious Knowledge
by: CEHD

When: Friday April 20th
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Museum Auditorium
Followed by Q&A with Guest Crystal Terriquez
Learn more about the curriculum of Tucson's famous Mexican-American Studies program, the 93% graduation rate for their students, and the controversy surrounding the now banished classes!!


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BLOOD DRIVE! By Beta Chi Theta
Coffman Memorial Union
Monday April 16th, 2012
11-4 pm
Sign up for an appointment at mysignup.com/bhd_week
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MISA will be holding our ***FIRST EVER*** WEEK LONG event "International Student Week" in order to uphold our promise!

International Student Week will run from:

.::~~::. MONDAY, APRIL 16TH - SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST .::~~::.

And we'll have a special event each day promoting culture, academic excellence, and networking opportunities!

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MONDAY, April 16th: CULTURE FAIR!

Where: GREAT HALL (Coffman)

When: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM!

What: International students will be showcasing their

cultures through interactive activities, food, and

cultural attire!

** FREE EVENT & FREE FOOD!!!! **

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TUESDAY, April 17th: CAREER FAIR & WORKSHOP

Where: STSS 144

When: 5:00PM - 8:00PM!

What: Come get help with your resume and cover

letter! MISA will help teach you how to market

your experiences so that you can get ahead!

Additionally, the opportunity to get internships

is available through AISEC!

** FREE EVENT & FREE FOOD!!!! **

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WEDNESDAY, April 18th: MINGLE WITH MISA!

Where: MISA ROOM! (Coffman 201)

When: 4:30PM - 6:30PM!

What: Socialize and network! Come meet and mingle

with local and international students in an

informal setting, and strike up conversation with

new friends!

** FREE EVENT & FREE FOOD!!!! **

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THURSDAY, April 19th: PANEL DISCUSSION: "The

Global Perspective at the University"

Where: PRESIDENT'S ROOM (3rd Floor Coffman)!

When: 4:00PM - 8:00PM!

What: Faculty and students share their opinions about

the importance of global perspectives in the

presence of international education leaders and

students!

** FREE EVENT & FREE FOOD!!!! **

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FRIDAY, April 20th: CULTURE DAY WITH KSA & SLB!

Where: MISA ROOM! (Coffman 201)

When: 2PM - 4PM!

What: Join MISA and the Korean Student Association, and the men of Sigma Lambda Beta in celebrating culture, through activities & cuisine!

** FREE EVENT & FREE FOOD!!!! **

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SATURDAY, April 21st: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY!

Where: MEET IN MISA ROOM (Coffman 201)

When: 1PM - 4PM!

What: Learn where your food comes from! Come

volunteer and garden with us at Youth Farm and

Market Project in South Minneapolis! FREE food

& transportation! :D

** FREE EVENT & FREE FOOD!!!! **

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CLASS ON GUANTANAMO HISTORY!
- see attached flier for more details!
FALL 2012 Undergraduate Course
Hist 3001/AMST 3003
Learn about the history and politics of the U.S. aval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Help create a museum exhibition on the history of Guantanamo that will travel across the country.
Get hands- on expertise in interpreting history for public audiences on the web.

**SEE ATTACHED FLIER!
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Looking for a way to Volunteer with youth in the Latino community? Volunteer to be a small group leader on May 11th for the Youth Peace and Leadership Conference!

Each year, La Oportunidad helps to put together the Latino Youth Peace and Leadership Conference. The conference, which is planned by a group of Latino high school aged students, focuses on the prevalent issues faced by Latino youth in their communities, and discusses ways to overcome them. This year's conference is themed "Growing Healthy Relationships Juntos" which addresses the struggles and difficulties of maintaining healthy relationships with family members, friends, dating relationships for Latino youth. It also addresses powerful sub-themes such as dating violence, gender roles, and cyber relationships. One part of the conference will include small group time for the middle school and high school students to discuss these topics on a personal level.

These groups will be led by an adult facilitator that can help guide these discussions.

We are contacting Latino student groups from local colleges and universities because we believe that members from these groups would be great role models for the youth attending this conference.

We are looking for 35 volunteers to help lead the small groups during the conference. Previous youth work experience and Spanish speaking ability is preferred. The conference will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 8:30am to 3:00pm. A training day before the conference will be scheduled to help prepare the volunteers for the conference.

Contact me at alisone@oportunidad.org for more information. Please forward this information to anyone else that may be interested.
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SAVE THE DATE: Un Paso Al Futuro Latino Graduation Event 2012
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mississippi Room-Coffman Memorial Union

Spring is here and that means that graduation is right around the corner! All students who graduated in December 2011, and those who will graduate anytime during 2012 are cordially invited to the eighth Annual 'Un Paso Al Futuro' Bilingual/Bicultural Graduation Celebration.Stay tuned for more details including registration links and official dates and times!

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Skee Week: Presented by Mu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

When: Monday April 16th through Friday April 20th.

This week is educational, thought-provoking, but most of all fun. The theme is 'Takin' It Back...Wayyyy Back' and the events are focused around old Nickelodeon TV-shows, with a new and educational twist.

**See attached flier for details.

Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/events/349379275112936/


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LOOKING FOR A JOB?! Apply today:

1. The City of Minneapolis' Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill one (1) Access and Outreach Specialist - Spanish position.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide liaison services to residents and community groups, promote integration of diverse communities into the work and priorities of the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis neighborhood organizations, and work with City Departments regarding equal access to City services for all residents.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience performing duties similar to the duties of this position including language translation services in Spanish.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent with the appropriate language skills. Bi-Lingual skills in Spanish. (A Bachelor's degree is preferred.)

Other Requirements: Incumbent must be able to speak, read, write and comprehendSpanish. The typical work schedule will be between the typical business hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, evening and weekend meetings will be required with some regularity.
A full job description, application details, and to apply online please go to: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs/. If you'd like to submit your resume and supplemental questions through USPS, please contact Jennifer Thoreson at 612-673-2282 or email atJennifer.thoreson@minneapolismn.gov.
Applications are due by Friday, April 13, 2012.

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Tuesday, May 1 - March for Immigrant & Workers Rights on International Workers Day
3:30pm Lake St & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Join with MIRAc and many others for the annual march for immigrant & workers rights on International Workers Day. This year's march will gather at 3:30pm at Lake Street & Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis.

Gender Justice Week

Gender Justice Week Events: April 15-20, 2012

*Sister Spit Spoken Word
Sun, April 15, 7:30 PM
Bell Museum Auditorium

Sister Spit began in 1994 through the efforts of co-directors Sini
Anderson and (2004 Lambda Literary Award Finalist) Michelle Tea, who
gathered together a group of some of the most notorious and talented
women and dykes, and went on tour all over the U.S. This year Sister
Spit will be joined by BOTH the artist and star of John Cameron
Mitchell's film, Short Bus, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, and acclaimed
author and activist Dorothy Allison (author of Bastard out of Carolina
and Trash). Check out the Sister Spit website for more information on
all performers! This event is FREE and open to the public -- donations
will be collected at the door to support CeCe McDonald. Co-sponsored
with the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies & Campus Life,
Women's Student Activist Collective (WSAC), and Queer Student Cultural
Center. For more information, please contact schochet@umn.edu.

*Gender Justice Week Tabling & Crafts
Mon, April 16, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Coffman Union Ground Floor

Stop by any time this afternoon to kick off our week of celebrating
gender justice at the University of Minnesota, and take part in arts
and crafts with the theme of liberating our bodies and genders!

*Transgender Commission April Meeting + Gender Dialogue
Mon, April 16, 3:00-5:00 PM
Ford Hall 151

Join us for a thought-provoking gender dialogue and discussion about
our work to create institutional change for equity and access at the
University of Minnesota for people of all genders! Everyone is
welcome! Free food!

*Andrea Gibson Spoken Word
Mon, April 16, 7:00 PM
Coffman Union Whole Music Club

The winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam shares readings on war,
class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and
spirituality. The University of Minnesota's nationally-ranking slam
poetry team will open for her at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE!
Co-sponsored with the Women's Center and Women's Student Activist
Collective (WSAC). Part of WSAC's RATH (Revolutionary Art THing) week!
For more information, please contact wsac@umn.edu.


*Panel Discussion: Experiences of Hmong/API LGBTQA (new)
Tues, April 17, 1:30-3:00 PM
Weisman Museum, Shepherd Room

Guests will discuss the experiences of Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander
LGBTQA as well as other issues that are impacting the Hmong community.
Speakers include Oskar Ly, Pheng Thao, and Mey Chau from Shades of
Yellow, a Twin Cities organization for Hmong LGBTQA communities.
Moderated by Professor Naomi Scheman. This event is free and open to
the public. Light reception to follow. Sponsored by the Institute for
Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA). For more information, please
contact jcaron@umn.edu.

*My Naked Self Writing Workshop
(please RSVP to this event - space still available!)
Tues, April 17, 4:00-6:00 PM
Blegen Hall 215

20% Theatre Company's My Naked Self is an introductory workshop for
anyone interested in exploring their gender identity, sexuality,
body/self-image and/or awareness through guided writing and movement
exercises and encouraged sharing/performance. This workshop is a
challenging, inspirational and empowering examination of who others
think we are, who we think we are, and the not-so-simple truth: who we
are. No theater or writing experience necessary! My Naked Self will be
limited to 20 participants (you must RSVP) and cannot take late
arrivals -- for more information or to RSVP, please contact
TransCom@umn.edu.

*GenderF*Kation Film Screening + Panel
Wed, April 18, 4:00 PM
Bell Museum Auditorium

Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation is the story of six people and
their journey through the social, religious and political landscapes
of a society that struggles to understand or allow for gender
transgression. This documentary film breaks through gender stereotypes
and historical gender ideologies to liberate our bodies, minds and
spirits from our own social gender dysphoria. Although it is based in
Minnesota, the subject matter has no borders. Forget everything you
think you know about gender and experience a GENDERF*KATION! After the
film, a panel discussion will take place with the filmmakers and
people in the movie (including our very own Alex and Remy) -- plus
free food! For more information, please contact TransCom@umn.edu.

*Amy Andre: Bi & Trans* Health Disparities (updated)
Thurs, April 19, 4:00 PM
Smith Hall 331

We use man different words to describe the rainbow of our sexual
identities. Straight or heterosexual are the most common, followed by
bisexual, then gay, then lesbian, then other terms, like pansexual,
queer, omnisexual, fluid, asexual, and many more. In this talk, bi
author and health activist Amy Andre will be presenting research on
how race, gender, and health intersect and interact with sexual
identity language, especially for those of us who identify as bi
and/or have sexual relationships with partners of multiple genders.
Did you know that bi-identified people make up the largest group in
the LGB population, and have poorer health than heterosexuals, gays,
and lesbians? Together, we'll answer questions such as: Why do these
health disparities exist? What can we do about them - and about other
sexual health disparities? And, how can we create a world of optimal
health and wellness for people of all sexualities?

Nationally renowned writer, speaker and activist Amy Andre is regarded
as an expert on the topics of bisexual identity and health disparities
faced by LGBTQ people, Amy has been featured on PBS, and in
Cosmopolitan, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Blade, and
the Advocate, among many other news sources. Free and open to the
public. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact
TransCom@umn.edu.

*Feminist Perspectives on the Psychology of Same Sex Marriage
Thurs, April 19, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mayo Memorial Building 3-100

Lisa Diamond, Beverly Green, and Glenda Russell will discuss their
research and clinical perspectives on marriage equality and the
marriage amendment. All three are nationally renowned researchers,
authors, psychologists, and teachers. Their specialties are in GLBT
concerns and they will speak about women's issues, sexual orientation,
ethnic and cultural diversity, and feminism and marriage. Co-sponsored
with the Women's Center, Minnesota Psychological Association (Women's
and Multicultural Divisions), Program in Human Sexuality, and MN Women
in Psychology. For more information, please contact 952-564-3048 or
visit www.mnpsych.org.


*Minnesota Queer Science Lunch
Fri, April 20, Noon-1:30 PM
St. Paul Student Center - South Field

Got Geek? Minnesota Queer Science is a network of GLBTQ and allied
folks from all fields of science, engineering, technology and
mathematics. If a room full of awesome queer folks and geeky humor is
what you've been looking for, join us! For more information, please
contact mnqsci@gmail.com.


*Gender Violence in Communities of Color
Fri, April 20, 2:00-3:30 PM
Murphy Hall 130

This discussion will explore some of the challenges of addressing
gender violence in communities of color and offer some ways that
everyone can take action and bring about change. Co-sponsored with the
Women's Center, Gender Women & Sexuality Studies and The Aurora
Center. For more information, please contact women@umn.edu.


*20th Anniversary
BECAUSE: Midwest Bisexuality Conference
April 20-22, 2012
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul

The BECAUSE Conference is an annual event for bisexuals, queers,
non-monosexuals, the bi-curious or questioning, and allies of all
sexual or gender identities. This year marks the big 20th Anniversary
celebration -- check out all the incredible speakers, workshops,
entertainment, registration information and more at
www.becauseconference.org!

Job Opportunities

Hello Everyone,

Here are some job outreach announcements.

One of the jobs is right here on the Salmon-Challis NF working as the Forest Supervisor's administrative assistant. The position is located in Salmon, Idaho. FYI-- Yesterday, Outdoor Life's website rated Salmon, Idaho as the #2 "Best Hunting and Fishing town in the US". Just something to think about.

More information is provided through links below.

-https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=136a7a6af8cc8f05&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Df3ec806a13%26view%3Datt%26th%3D136a7a6af8cc8f05%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dsafe%26zw&sig=AHIEtbQq9eWR-wgyGYHuUFjHUx-4TLQnPw&pli=1

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BSU events, activities and more!

Hi BSU Supporters,
Make sure you check the corresponding attachments of opportunities that sparked your interest. Have a lovely rest of the week.
-Violet

HAITIINTHETIMEOFCHOLERA.pdf
CoA Volunteer Flyer.pdf
Boule Archousa Scholarship.pdf
Digital Marketing Internship.docx
skee week list servs.pdf
opportunities7.docx

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc - WEEK OF EVENTS!

Good Afternoon!

My name is Mary Taylor and I am the Vice President and Program Chairman of the Mu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I would like to call your attention to our Skee Week: the week of events that we are having Monday April 16th through Friday April 20th.
This will be our first week of events in at least 7 years as we returned to the Twin Cities campus last fall. My chapter and I have been working very hard in making sure that this week is educational, thought-provoking, but most of all fun. Our theme is 'Takin' It Back...Wayyyy Back' and our events are focused around old Nickelodeon TV-shows, with a new and educational twist.

On behalf of the Mu Rho Chapter, we would greatly appreciate your individual, and organizational participation at our events next week. Additionally, if you could please send out the attached document to your organizations List-Serv (if applicable) we would be so thankful!

Our Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/events/349379275112936/

My sincerest thanks go out to you for taking the time to read through this email. We look forward to working and collaborating with you, and your organization in the future. Feel free to contact me with any questions/suggestions/concerns. Have a great rest of your day and I look forward to seeing you next week!


With Respect & Peace,

skee week list servs.pdf

A Post-Graduate Opportunity for Your Students


I hope you're well! I'm writing on behalf of a great year of service and teacher training program in Boston called the MATCH Corps. You may have heard of our program before -- we're interested in hiring recent graduates from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, especially students involved with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE).

The MATCH Corps is a one-year urban education fellowship in Boston. Corps members work full-time in one of our three charter schools, tutoring and mentoring about 6-7 students. The program is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap, one student at a time. We also offer the MATCH Teacher Residency, which trains Corps members to be full-time teachers in other high-need urban schools. We hire from all majors; candidates do not need to have a background in education.

All of the information about our programs can be found here: http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/howitworks.htm

I have a simple request that seems win-win if indeed you help one of your students find just the right opportunity upon graduation: Could you please take a moment to forward the following blurb along to the students involved with your office and any associated student groups? Or, if there's a better person to contact with my request, could you share this message with them?

If you'd be kind enough to help, I'd be really grateful!

All the best,

Sara Parr
Recruitment Manager
The MATCH Corps

To learn more, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

If this email was an unwanted intrusion, please send me a reply to that effect, and I'll refrain from contacting you in the future.


ATTENTION--SENIORS AND RECENT GRADS:

Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school? If so, you should consider MATCH Teacher Residency--an innovative, one-year teacher residency program.

Basically, we give recent college graduates one year of intense training. We then help them find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.

What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We're prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher; you learn and practice very specific "Teacher Moves." 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in certain charter schools with a track record of "turning around" low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships 1-on-1 with kids and parents, then using those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforcing rules consistently, and pushing/demanding a LOT from our kids.

MTR is no different from the MATCH Corps (our full-time tutoring program) from Monday to Thursday. However, unlike MATCH Corps, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-poverty, "No Excuses" charter schools. So on Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, do tons of practice, and get a lot of coaching.

We're especially proud of our brand new elementary school, MATCH Community Day, which specifically serves students who speak a language other than English at home. MATCH Teacher Residents have the option to serve at MATCH Community Day, or our previously established High School or Middle School. For more information on MATCH Community Day, have a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGUV8Jbeu-c

Does MTR work? Yes--check out this study to see how MTR trained teachers tend to outperform other rookie (and second year) teachers:
http://www.matchschool.org/publications/mtr_evaluation.pdf

For more information about MATCH Teacher Residency, check out this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32mkkuQnFYU

Or go to our website:
http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/teacher.htm

Job Opportunity - Ryan Companies


Referrals and personal recommendations are an important source of hire for us, and I would like to make you aware of some new openings that we have. Please take a look at our company career page by clicking on the link below. When you view our company career page, you can easily view all of our open job opportunities. Simply click on any job title to view its description and then share that job opening with your friends, colleagues, and potential candidates via our social sharing options.

Thank you for helping us grow our business through our most valuable asset...our people.

A new position of "Senior Staff Accountant" in "Minneapolis, Minnesota" has been posted to our company website.

http://www.birddogjobs.com/JobSeekerPages/RyanCompanies.careerpage

Job Opportunity

Hello Everyone,

Two positions to pass along today. One is for an archaeologist on the Chugach NF in Alaska, and the other is for an equipment operator on the Bitterroot NF in Montana.

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

Thank you,

John

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