August 2012 Archives

MCPA Careers in Student Affairs seminar.

Mark your calendar for the MCPA Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Students on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. The registration fee will be $25.00 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Highlights of the day include four program sessions, career panel and resume evaluation. The registration form will be available around August 30.

La Raza Job Openings.

Below you will find two applications for two different Job Positions that are available for La Raza Student Cultural Center. Please consider applying and good luck. Job descriptions are also attached and an example of the contract. Applications are due next Monday August 27th, 2012 or until the positions are filled. Good Luck!

Staff Liaison Application ediT.doc

Office Assistant Job Description.doc

Staff Liaison Job Description.doc

Staff Assistant Application.docx


The University Women of Color (UWOC) Tapestry Award

The University Women of Color (UWOC) Tapestry Award is granted to those that help create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported. The selection committee particularly seeks efforts that affect the campus climate for women students, faculty, and staff of color.

All current U of Minnesota faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Students may be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or continuing studies. Previous applicants may re-apply. An award of $500 will be given to faculty, staff or students who have worked to enhance campus equity and diversity.

All entries must include the UWOC Tapestry Award Application Cover sheet, one page personal statement of describing the candidate's strengths and contributions to diversity on campus and two statements of support.

Please see attached application. Completed applications must be received by September 21, 2012. For questions, contact


Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event
provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and
internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90
organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or
interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields
such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the
environment, animal rights, healthcare / public health, law / criminal
justice, housing / homelessness, political organizing, public policy,
family services / family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and
women and gender issues.

Please visit for more information
including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

Center for Urban/ Regional Affairs Hennepin University Partnership.

(2812) Academic-Intrmd Lvl

Required Qualifications:
- Graduate or Undergraduate student with interest in public policy, local government, and supporting collaborative initiatives
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong communication skills - both written and oral
- Ability to initiate and follow through on tasks
- Strong interpersonal skills - ability to initiate and manage communications with County and University personnel

New Class, Latinos in Global Cities

This course explores the relationship between Latina/o immigration and the development of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami into global cities. We begin this course by defining the "global city" and its place within national and international contexts. We then move on to a consideration of the foundational role Latina/o immigrants play in the creation of such cities by examining the diverse experiences and histories of Latino communities in the Unites States. This comparative framework allows us to consider the similarities and differences among the socio- political trajectories of Latina/o communities. We focus specifically on case studies of Mexicans in Los Angeles, Puerto Ricans in Chicago, Dominicans in New York City, and Cubans in Miami. This course will provide us with a better understanding of the cities we live in and the people who sustain them.
The class will rely on an interdisciplinary approach to race, class, sexuality, and gender relations. We will discuss a broad array of topics such as: immigration, labor conflicts, street life, social movements, bilingual education, and art and the built environment. This course fulfills the "Social Science" liberal education core requirement and the thematic liberal education requirement "Diversity and Social Justice in the United States". Finally, this course includes an optional service learning component based on student collaboration with community organizations that service the Latino community in the Twin Cities.
For questions or additional information, please contact the instructor at

LGC Flyer.pdfLGC Flyer.pdf

College of Education and Human Development is seeking applicants f

TRIO Upward Bound | University of Minnesota | College of Education and Human Development is seeking applicants for the following academic year positions:

TUTOR (work study)

Requisition #179886


Requisition #179885


Requisition #179938

ACT PREP & CAREER EXPLORATION INSTRUCTOR* (non U of MN students may apply to this position)

Requisition #179884

We have several positions open for each job. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply before Friday, August 31, 2012 for first round considerations. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website. To apply, click on the link related to each position.

Engineering Workforce Summit in Fluid Power Technology

STUDENTS! Make connections with Industry - Explore job opportunities - Showcase your latest project STUDENTS!

Be our guest, no cost to you!

You're invited to attend the National Fluid Power Association's (NFPA) Workforce Summit and the NSF's Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event will feature a variety of activities designed to bring students and industry together! CEO's, engineers, human resource professionals, marketing personnel and students should ALL plan to attend! Students will receive complimentary registration and a travel supplement (based on need) to attend the conference. First come, first served! Registration is open!

Criteria for student participation: You must either be an undergraduate student in engineering with expressed interest in fluid power technology OR a graduate student who is currently pursuing research in the area of fluid power, either of which should be reflected on your required resume submission (see below).

This event will feature a number of excellent opportunities for students including:

* Speed Meetings: Meet your future employer at mini-interviews.
* Resume Exchange: Distribute your resume to companies that are looking to hire.
* Elevator Pitch Competition: Present your own unique solutions to real world applications in a competitive format. Earn cash!
* Poster Session and Competition: Showcase your latest project to leaders in the industry. Earn cash!
* Listen in on the latest fluid power research and technical showcase!
* Industry Networking Kiosks: Make connections with the CEO's, engineers, marketing and HR people you want to meet.
* Tour UIUC's premier fluid power laboratories and research facility which inspires corporate partnerships, technology innovation, student engagement and entrepreneurial support.

As part of your attendance, NFPA will arrange the hotel accommodations for registered students and will cover conference-related hotel costs for the nights of Monday and Tuesday, September 24 and 25. All students will be assigned a shared hotel room. In addition, NFPA will provide a travel reimbursement of up to $500 to students to cover actual costs incurred. (CCEFP students are exempt from this initiative, rather hotel accommodations and travel costs will be reimbursed through standard CCEFP procedures).

Meet your future employer! All students are invited to participate in the speed meetings and resume exchange! Resumes are required and must be submitted electronically to NFPA no later than Friday, August 24.

* Speed meetings and Resume exchange - Industry and students will meet one-on-one to explore employment, mentoring, and collaboration opportunities. Students are required to submit their resumes in advance; Industry will have an opportunity to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students from within the CCEFP and NFPA academic network.

Make your mark and earn some cash! Students are also invited participate in the poster session competition and elevator pitch contest:

* Poster Session Competition - Advertise your work in fluid power during the Poster Session Competition. During the poster session, you will have the opportunity to meet with members of industry and academia and to share your work. The poster session is a time to demonstrate your knowledge in fluid power, as well as an opportunity to network. All students are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster. The competition is for first, second and third place prizes. The winners will be selected by a panel of industry judges. To participate in the poster competition, click here to submit your abstract no later than Friday, August 24.
* Elevator Pitch Contest - Students are invited to participate in an "Elevator Pitch" Competition to present a real-world problem with a real-world solution and impact. An "elevator pitch" is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition. The competition will include a pre-qualifying submission process, and the top three elevator pitches, selected by a panel of industry judges, will be invited to give their presentations during the Monday night networking dinner. To participate in the elevator pitch competition, click here to submit your project no later than Friday, August 24.

Minnesota Historical Society Internships.


I am writing to share new and exciting positions now available at the Minnesota Historical Society for undergraduate and graduate student interns. For Fall 2012, we have 25 positions available across 36+ majors in 15 departments as well as a unique opportunity from Wilder Foundation. Four of these positions are paid, and in addition we also offer a limited number of stipends available for students who are from communities of color currently underrepresented in the Society. As you work with a cultural organization, we would very much appreciate you passing on this information to your students as students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. A list of these opportunities is attached to this email and details can be found on our website at:

If you have students who would like to be directly notified of these opportunities, please have them "like" our facebook page at for the latest updates and insights into our programs. We would really love to work with your students this Fall! We will later be recruiting for Spring interns (January-May) starting in November (application deadline will be November 18) so stay tuned for those postings as well.

The deadline for Fall applications is August 31, 2012, and we would appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to your students, organizations or other contacts who might be interested in this opportunity. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Positions Available Fall 2012.pdf

Professor Miksch Race, Affirmative Action, and the Courts PsTL Research Series.

As part of the PsTL Research Series, Prof Miksch will be giving a talk on
September 13, 2012 titled "Race, Affirmative Action, and the Courts:
Bridging the Legal Community and Social Scientists." Her remarks will
focus on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case and the social
science evidence that has been filed with the Supreme Court by
supporters and opponents of race-conscious affirmative action
admission policies.

The talk on Thursday, September 13th (with ample time for discussion
and dialogue) will be in room 227 Burton Hall from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
Light refreshments will be served and she hopes you will feel free to
come for all or part of the session

Minnesota Historical Society Job Openings.

Sales Representative and Interpreter Job openings.

12350 INTI RH GUIDE Position.pdf

Sales Assistant
12350 RH Sales Assistant I.pdf

Graduate Prep Course

I want to invite you to continue your graduate school
exploration by registering for a 1 credit course being offered this
Fall 2012 entitled, "Graduate & Professional School: Success
Strategies Prep". The course is taught by Patricia Jones Whyte,
director of the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, and will
span one half or 8 weeks of the semester from 9/4/12-10/22/12.

This course is especially important for those of you who will be
juniors and seniors this year. You do not want to reach the point of
graduation and have to wait a year to apply to graduate or
professional school because you do not have a competitive application
ready to submit. You can find the registration information for this
course under:

CFAN 3480 Topics in CFANS
Graduate & Professional School: Success Strategies Prep
#24048 Section 1
3:35-4:25, Tu
Folwell Hall 122
1 credit

Scholarship for American University's Washington Internships for Native Students in Fall 2012

Scholarship for American University's Washington Internships for Native Students

The American University's Washington Internships for Native Students
(WINS) Program is an exciting opportunity for American Indian/Alaskan
Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) students to intern and study in
Washington, DC, for the semester or the summer. Students intern 35-40
hours a week in a federal agency, or private organization, which
sponsors AI/AN/NH students from across the country in a Washington,
DC, internship. WINS student interns take three courses in the fall or
spring term, earning 12 credit hours or 2 courses in the summer,
earning 6 credit hours.

Through the WINS sponsorship program interns receive:
· transportation to and from DC
· tuition & books
· stipend for incidentals
· housing at American University's Tenley Campus dormitories
· meal plan
· social and cultural activities.

You are eligible if you are currently enrolled in an academic program
(or have completed your degree within 6 months), will have a minimum
of 45 credits earned by program start date and maintain at least a 2.5
cumulative GPA. For more information and eligibility requirements or
to complete an application please visit our website at or call us 202-885-5934.

Session Deadline
Fall 2012: August 10 (Priority deadline)

*Applications after the priority deadline are encouraged. Many
internship sponsors review qualified applications February through

General priority deadlines:
Fall: First Friday in June
Spring: First Friday in October
Summer: First Friday in February

ASU's Summer Wash-Out!

Hello ASU'ers! Long time no see!

We hope you all have been having a fabulous summer so far! If you've been missing your friends from ASU, we have great news for you! ASU's very first event of the new school year is going to be THIS FRIDAY, August 3rd! ASU's Summer Wash-Out will take place from 5PM-9PM at the Comstock Courtyard (See attachment for a map). Come stop by and meet the board, play some awesome water games (participation optional, but encouraged!), and eat some delicious FREE food!

If you would like to volunteer and help us prepare for this event, just email us back for more information!

We hope to see you there! We've missed you! <3

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