September 2012 Archives

Dakota Sacred Sites information and registration

In collaboration with the Department of American Indian Studies, the Circle of Indigenous Nations is offering the following tour opportunity as explained by the Professor leading the event:

"We are living, learning, and working in a particular place with a long, fascinating, troubling, and frequently unknown story. One goal for this tour is that participants begin to experience the place we live in as Mnisota Makoce, the Dakota homelands. We will be visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in an area that would later be called the Twin Cities. How has colonization impacted Dakota use and access to these places? How have Dakota people asserted a continuing relationship with these places? This tour will provide participants with a more nuanced and complicated understanding of the place we call home."

--Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Visiting Professor, American Indian Studies)

There are two dates, Thursday, October 11th, and Friday, October 12th.
Both tours leave from the University by bus from the River Road directly behind Appleby hall. A Circle of Indigenous Nations staff member will be there to greet you.
Tour time is 3:00pm-6:30pm, boarding begins at 2:45

Since space is limited, registration is required. Please use this form to register for one of the following dates:

Please contact our office if you experience any trouble registering using this form, we will gladly register you.

National Voter Registration Day

Today, September 25, 2012, is National Voter Registration Day. Today, organizations around the country will be registering voters in all 50 states before Election Day. The day, a new national holiday, will drive attention and action around voter registration and help spur civic engagement.

As Election Day is just 42 days away, make sure you are registered to that you can cast your ballot! Check out the National Voter Registration Day website,

And don't forget to join the event on facebook and tweet using the hashtag #925NVRD.

(Please note that COE does not endorse any political party or candidate for office. This is merely a reminder to exercise your right to vote.)

COE Staff

COIN Volunteer Opportunities

The Circle of Indigenous Nations has volunteer opportunities in the surrounding American Indian community during the semester. This is great way to connect or stay connected to the community, plus after completing the program requirements for the semester, you will recieve a small scholarship. Please click on the link below for more information, and contact the Circle of Indigenous Nations for the application.

New Job Opportunity from Ryan Companies US, Inc.

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 "Executive Assistant" in "Minneapolis, Minnesota" has been posted to our company website.

Please click here to view all our job opportunities:
We appreciate you making it available to your constituents!

American Indian Studies Advising Hours in the Circle of Indigenous Nations:

American Indian Studies Advising Hours in the Circle of Indigenous Nations:

Want to learn more about the American Indian Studies major or minor?

Or are you a current American Indian Studies student and need to connect with your adviser?

Ali Miesen, department adviser for American Indian Studies, will hold a weekly advising hour in the Circle of Indigenous Nations starting next week.

Stop by on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 in 322 Appleby Hall for any questions related to the American Indian Studies program, and Ali will be happy to help you out.

2013 Minnesota Twins Internship Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 Minnesota Twins Internship Program. All applications must be posted by October 12, 2012. Interested applicants should apply online via Please contact me with any questions or if you have any referrals.

The following internship opportunities, including full descriptions and requirements, are now posted on our website :

Intern, Accounting

Intern, Ballpark Engineering

Intern, Ballpark Maintenance

Intern, Ballpark Operations

Intern, Baseball Communications

Intern, Baseball Operations

Intern, Broadcast

Intern, Community Fund

Intern, Community Relations

Intern, Corporate Partnerships

Intern, Emerging Markets

Intern, Game Presentation

Intern, Grounds Crew

Intern, Information Technology

Intern, Marketing

Intern, Purchasing

Intern, Spring Training-Community Relations

Intern, Target Field Events

Intern, Ticket Office

Intern, Ticket Sales

Intern, TSS Game Day

Thank you!

Serve on the American Indian Heritage Month committee

Hello all,

The American Indian Student Cultural Center (AISCC) at the University of Minnesota is seeking any student/faculty/staff, as well as community members, to serve on our American Indian Heritage Month committee. Two main events that we have planned for November are the Honoring American Indian Women Luncheon and our Fall Powwow. At this point, we are gauging interest for the committee, and we will subsequently be setting up a weekly meeting time for this committee. All are welcome to be on this committee, and attend our events.

If you are interested in being on this committee, and/or have any questions, please contact Janelle White at or the American Indian Student Cultural Center at, or by phone at 612-624-0243.


Janelle White

The National Society of Black Engineers is welcoming you!

Hello NSBErs and future,

I hope you guys had a fun and spectacular summer!! We are so excited to welcome each and every one of you to Fall 2012 semester. Along with that excitement, we are very pleased to invite you to our first general member meeting this week.

NSBE General Member Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Time: 05:00-06:00 PM
Location: ME-1130

Come and join us for our first meeting this fall, and meet the new board members for this year. You will get a chance to learn more about NSBE's services and upcoming events for this semester in addition to meeting new fellows in science and engineering who could be a great resource for you.


Thank you,

National Society of Black Engineers
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Chapter

Mechanical Engineering
Room 2121-B
111 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

"To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community"

Course: Asian American Health and Research

Fall 2012 Course
AAS 3920/GWSS 3920
Asian American Health and Research

Dr. Melissa Kwon (
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:40 p.m.
3 credits

This course provides training in social science research methods within the context of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and public health. Students will learn about API women's health issues both locally and nationally and conduct community-based research. This course will combine research, advocacy, and leadership development using principles of social science research and Asian American studies. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a national API leadership training in Washington, D.C. or Arizona.

Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White

You Are Invited to a Publication Celebration for:

Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White

Thursday September 13th at 7 pm
Hosted by Birchbark Books at St. Paul Episcopal Church
1917 Logan Ave. S, Minneapolis

An examination of narratives of Dakota people's origins, their associations with the land, and the seasonal round through key players and place names. The authors consider Dakota interctions with Europeans and offer an in-depth "reading between the lines" of historical documents--some of them virtually unknown--and treaties made with the United States, uncovering misunderstandings and outright deceptions that helped lead to war in 1862.

Dakota history did not begin with the U.S.- Dakota War of 1862--nor did it end there. Mni Sota Makoce is, more than anything, a celebration of the Dakota people through their undisputed connection to this place, Minnesota, in the past, present, and future.

More events:

Friday Setptember 14th at 5 pm
The Book Shelf in Winona

Tuesday October 2nd at 7pm
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Thursday October 25th at 7 pm
Minneapolis Central Library (Gwen Westerman)

For more information, please contact: Alison Aten

Asian Pacific Youth Council (APYC) 2012-2013

Calling all youth leaders! Join this great opportunity to develop skills as a leader and diversify your interests with artistic activities. It's the start of the new school year and so much is going on-- including the beginning of our Asian Pacific Youth Council 2012-2013 year. Please send this out to students that would be interested in joining our year-long program to develop their leadership and arts skills. There is no fee to joining and lunch is provided at every meal.

The Asian Pacific Youth Council (APYC) as a leadership program of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, a state agency created by the legislature. The mission of the APYC is to be the voice of their generation. They want to take courage and speak for and work on the issues that are impacting their peers and friends.

APYC program goals are

· Develop youths' understands of themselves and their cultures

· Build awareness of leadership skills through meaningful engagement

· Encourage reflective thinking

· Form appreciation for collaborative efforts with others

APYC program activities and components

· Leadership sessions

· "Building your background in the arts" sessions

· Youth Conference at the State Capitol

· Youth Resource Fair

Attached is the program application, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions.


Pa Chia Yang| Events & Office Coordinator

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

658 Cedar Street, Suite 160| St. Paul, MN 55155

Tel: 651.757.1740|Fax: 651.297.8735

2nd National oSTEM Confrence

We're coordinating our 2nd national oSTEM conference in Chicago on Friday, September 28th. Everyone (LGBT and Ally) is welcome -- registration is only $35/person and gives entrance to 2 conferences in Chicago that weekend: oSTEM's 2nd national meeting ( and the OUT for Work Conference (

Our major sponsors/presenters are Google, Alcoa, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and the Central Intelligence Agency -- and we also have presentations from In-Q-Tel and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

All hotel & registration information will follow in the receipt. Any questions or need help? Email us: Website:

Thank you for your time!

Eric Patridge

Fall '06, BTG

The Importance of Title IX

The Importance of Title IX: Discussion

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
319 Appleby Hall (

Although Title IX is best known for breaking down barriers in sports for women and girls, it also opens the door for girls to pursue math and science, requires fair treatment for pregnant and parenting students, and protects students from bullying and sexual harassment. Bring your lunch and come learn more about the importance and the legacy of Title IX - celebrating its 40th anniversary this year - in this discussion facilitated by staff from the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

Leadership Development Opportunities for Students

The Women's Center is offering sponsorships/scholarships for two leadership and professional development opportunities for students during 2012-2013: The Art of Honoring Leadership Development College Mentoring Program and the Midwest Feminist Conference (MWFC). The Art of Honoring Leadership Development College Mentoring Program is a unique yearlong opportunity that connects first generation, female, junior and senior college students of color with professional female organizational leaders from top companies. The Midwest Feminist Conference (MWFC) takes place October 5-7, 2012 at Minnesota State University-Mankato and is an opportunity to have ongoing discussion about "what it means to be a feminist activist in the Midwest, how to educate and engage our campuses/communities, and what it takes to challenge anti-feminist legislation and patriarchal culture."

Applicants must be a current University of Minnesota undergraduate or graduate student, and must submit letter of interest detailing which opportunity you're interested in, your background (major, personal experiences, career aspirations), why you're interested in the opportunity, and what you hope to get from the experience. Letters should be sent to by no later than Wednesday, September 12, 2012. More information is available at

Black Motivated Women: General membership meeting.

My name is Tamara Mukete and I am a part of a student group on campus
called Black Motivated Women. Each year we hold BMW week in which we
put on several different events during the week. For BMW week we will
be holding a general membership meeting on Wednesday September 26th at
6:00 pm.

Tamara Mukete


Spring 2013 white house internship program application now open

Application Deadline: September 23, 2012

As White House Interns, young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. While their tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members, off-site field trips, and mentorship opportunities. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

Please encourage the young leaders you know to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Tell them to visit or send them the attached email.

Heather J. Foster

Director of African American Outreach

White House Office of Public Engagement


Stay connected with the White House:

Office of Public Engagement

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