February 2013 Archives

Opportunity for Teaching Alumni


On behalf of Chinquapin Prep, a private school for highly motivated, low income students, I would like to share a potential opportunity for your graduating teaching alumni. The Chinquapin Teaching Fellowship takes people dedicated to becoming outstanding teachers and provides targeted training to help them achieve that goal. This 2 year program focuses on developing a rich understanding of instructional best practices and strong classroom management, and provides support by a mentor throughout the program.

As a former Breakthrough teaching alum, I can say that Chinquapin is an ideal place to work in Urban Education. The Program places Fellows in charge of 2-3 courses in first year, and 3-4 courses in their second year. Additionally, Fellows lead extracurricular activities (sports, arts, clubs), mentor students, and help supervise the boarding program. This workload provides many opportunities for the Fellows to make a profound impact on these students' lives both inside and outside the classroom.

In addition to salary and health benefits, housing is provided in apartments inside students dorms, allowing the Fellows to build life-long relationships with students. Students board Monday through Friday, and meals are provided when students are present.

More information about the school and a summary of this information can be found in the attached flyer. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Jeremy Goodreau (jgoodreau@chinquapin.org).

Ojibwe Immersion Academy and Scholarship


Ojibwemotaadidaa is happy to announce the Niibin 2013 Ojibwe Immersion Academy. The Academy will be held from June 16 - July 6, 2013 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN. The announcement with more information, the academy application, and a scholarship application are attached.

Applications to the 2013 Summer Ojibwe Immersion Academy are due March 4, 2013.

Please contact us if you have any further questions at ojibwemotaadidaa@gmail.com.

We hope you will consider applying!

Scholarship App Ojibwemotaadidaa 2013.doc.docx

Ojibwemotaadidaa Announcement Summer 2013 .doc

Biindigebii-mazina'igan Niibin 2013.doc


The Minnesota Historical Society seeks applicants for Interpreter I positions to engage, educate and
entertain visitors. This is a part-time, regular position (416 annual hours) located at the Mille Lacs Indian
Museum in Onamia, MN.
Summary of Work: Responsibilities include: 1) conducts various programs that serve diverse historic
site audiences; 2) provides customer service to patrons of the historic site and its programs; and 3) assists
in the daily operations of the historic site.

download pdf for more information.

12150 Interpreter I MILLE.pdf

SNOTI's CORNER "The Life of a Student"

Freezing weather, rainy temperatures and gloomy skies, are just a few of the outside forces that students in Minnesota deal with on a regular basis. In addition to this, there is the typical workload of a student that includes daily readings, occasional tests and quizzes, and group projects. The life of a student is definitely bitter sweet until graduation.

The years leading up to completing college are some of the toughest for students. Having to wake up early for classes on a weekly basis can start to take a toll on us after months of the same routine. In college, we realize what our High School teachers meant when they told us about the importance of being independent. Self-dependence and determination are the most effective ways to get through college.

Completing college enables us to have a better future for ourselves. Completing college brings us closer to our personal goals and sets us up for better opportunities for the rest of our lives. It also, gives us a sense of pride because we feel accomplished. So, whenever you think about waking up early during freezing and rainy temperatures, think about what your life would be like after all is said and done. Look on the brighter side of things and give your self a pat on the back. The life of a student may not always be easy, but the life after college is definitely going to be easier.

Center for Academic Planning & Exploration's Spring Workshops! (CAPE)

Looking to explore majors this spring?

Check out the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration's Spring Workshops!

Join CAPE in one or all 8 of the free workshops available this spring. Explore your interests, work on choosing a major, create goals for yourself, and learn how to connect a major to a future career!

Visit cape.umn.edu/work.html for more information

RSVP is encouraged!

May Term, Philosophy Camp

Philosophy 4326/5326 - Lives Worth Living: Questions of self, vocation, and community
May Term (May 28th through June 21st, 2013)
John Wallace, Instructor

Come to an INFO SESSION to learn what Philosophy Camp is all about!

February 20th, 12:30-1:30pm, McNeal 22
March 5th, 3:30-4:30, Appleby 240
April 5th, 1:30-2:30, Appleby 240

Philosophy Camp is the affectionate nickname given by students to the University of Minnesota course
Phil 4326/5326--Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community (6 credits, 4 weeks). Students and instructors meet daily, May 28th through June 21st, 2013, and create a residential living-learning community experience.

Asking questions is central to the practice of philosophy and democratic education. Participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, education, sustainability, and community while enjoying simple living on the prairie of southwestern Minnesota. Students and instructors form a community for living and learning to investigate their own and others responses to questions such as these: What is an authentic self? Who am I? What is vocation? What is my work in the world? What kind of community do I want to have around me? What do I bring to my relationships and community? What makes communities resilient, able to flourish through change and conflict? We'll eat healthy foods, live simply and thoughtfully, work to create and maintain rich nourishing social spaces and discuss how to grow as individuals, community members, and citizens. We create the syllabus democratically based on our interests. We share stories. We share meals together. We learn from each other. Students and instructors also meet local residents to learn how they are living the answers to life's important questions and creating lives worth living. Philosophy Camp is now taking applications for the upcoming 2013 May-term.

Other important details about Philosophy Camp:

Open to freshmen through graduate students
Small community of at most 18 students and 5 instructors
Meets requirements for these LEs: Arts/Humanities & Civic Life and Ethic
Comprehensive program fee is $2300 (less than regular tuition for 6 credits during may/summer)
Transportation to and from Windom will be available
Contact OneStop to verify that your financial aid will be available
Need-based diversity scholarships will be available
Permission number given upon completed application is required to register

Visit http://www.philosophycamp.org for information on this course including application process, cost and financial aid info. Interested students should contact the Philosophy Camp Student Adviser in the Community Service-Learning Center before April 1, 2013. (pcamp@umn.edu, 612-626-2044).

Snoti's Corner A Day to Love or be Loved!!!

On February 14th, lovers all around the world are required to express their love for loved ones. Yes, required. Why you may ask? Well, how often do we get gifts from loved ones? Or most importantly, how often do we get exactly what we wanted? Although Valentine's Day isn't a national holiday, it's a day when we are all expected to go the extra mile to put a smile on our loved one's faces. Whether or not your gift is a homemade card or a really expensive one, it's the thought that counts. Valentine's Day is not only meant for dating relationships, its also a day for family members; parents, son, daughters, aunts, uncles and cousins to celebrate their bond. For it is true that love exists in many ways.
Valentine's Day can also be considered single awareness day where singles embrace and celebrate being single. For those of us who did not celebrate this day, it's important to acknowledge that celebrating Valentine's is a personal choice. Most of us may express our love on a daily basis and may not need a specific day to highlight our emotion.
So whether or not you celebrated Valentine's Day, hope you had a great day. For those who received gifts, tell us what you thought about your gift. Was it hand made, lavish or completely unexpected?

Associate Graphic Designer

20300 Associate Graphic Designer.pdf

Summary of Work: Responsibilities include: 1) leads design of print materials (including brochures, flyers,
posters, etc.) consistent with program objectives, brand guidelines and budgetary constraints; 2) provides for
the day-to-day production of print publication activities; 3) obtains photography for publications, assists in
photo research, maintains familiarity with photo collection and scans appropriate photos for publication use;
4) writes print specifications, prepare requests for bids, and review print proposals consistent with Society
bid guidelines; and 5) clarifies to other staff members the institutional identity guidelines for Society print
Minimum Qualifications:
 Bachelor's degree plus three years of experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus two years
program experience or equivalent. Applicant will need to present a portfolio of work.
 Three to five years of experience in graphic design or print production and Macintosh based
design/layout programs (Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
 Proven design or production experience in seeing projects from conception to completion and the ability
to organize simultaneous projects, set priorities, develop budgets and meet deadlines while managing
creative ideals.
 Keyboarding skills and demonstrated ability to use a computer for word processing, desktop publishing
and databases.
 Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
 Strong attention-to-detail and project management skills.
 Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and with high work standards and tight time deadlines.
 Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined and be able to work with others as a team.

2nd Annual "Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Now " Youth & Civic Engagement Conference


Approximately 31.5% of Asians in Minnesota are under 18, they will be making up the future of our workforce. The Asian Pacific Youth Council (APYC) is calling
all youth to come attend this conference on civic engagement to speak on the issues that are important to you. This conference is an opportunity to get our youth engaged now, because
they are the future leaders of our community. Attendees will learn how to lead and directly engage in the political process at this conference. Come and find out how you can make a difference.

10:30 Arrival and Registration
10:45 Welcome (Room G-15)
Representative Carlos Mariani (District 65B)

11:25 Youth Led Breakout Session #1
Achievement Gap
Higher Education
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
12:05 Youth Led Breakout Session #2
1:00 Working Lunch and Delivering Letters (Food will be provided)
2:00 Group Reconvene and Closing Remarks by Commissioner Lindsey
*Senator Foung "Hue" Hawj is unable to attend due to personal reasons

Public Officials that will be attending:

Commissioner Kevin Lindsey,

Minnesota Department of Human Rights


Roger Chamberlain (Assistant Minority Leader)

Carla Nelson (Assistant Minority Leader)

Torrey Westrom

Melissa Wiklund


Carlos Mariani

Jason Isaacson (Assistant Majority Leader)

View this event on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/apycmn or check out the flyer attached to the email.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Sandy Kwan at sandy.kwan@state.mn.us or call 651-757-1743.

Share your ideas for the ADC Convention!

Share your ideas for the ADC Convention!

Join us June 13-16, 2013 in Washington, DC for the largest national gathering of Arab Americans -- the ADC National Convention. The convention provides an opportunity for ADC members and supporters to come together annually to discuss issues and concerns facing the community, learn tools and strategies to implement change both on the local and national levels, and set the agenda for the following year.

This year's theme "It Starts with You" is a simple but profound statement which means that ADC exists for you, and has no purpose without you.

We want your help planning this convention. For the first time ever we are sending a request for proposals.

Do you have ideas for the convention you'd like to share? We invite you to submit proposals for panels and workshops, and to take a brief survey. Your input will ensure the convention caters to your interests. This is the only way we can make sure that "it starts with you." ADC welcomes proposals from both members and non-members, so please feel free to forward this message.

How do I submit a proposal? There are two ways:

1) Download the guidelines and form in PDF and return by mail or email

2) Submit your proposal using our quick and easy online form

Note: The submission deadline for proposals is Friday, March 1, 2013

Want to attend the ADC Convention for FREE? Fill out our pre-convention survey before February 15, 2013 for a chance to win a free registration package (a $200+ value)!

Online registration for the convention hasn't opened yet, but it's never too early to book your accomodations! Act now and reserve your hotel room(s) while the discounted rate is still available. Where else could you stay in the city for just $99 per night? (The answer is nowhere).

If you want more information, email convention@adc.org, call (202) 244-2990, or visit our website at www.adc.org.

20% Theatre Company - Seeking Student Apprentices

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of female and transgender theatre artists, and celebrating the unique contribution of these artists to social justice and human rights.

20% Theatre Company is pleased to announce a new, paid Apprentice Program for high school and college students. Please pass this information on to any students you know who may be interested. Deadline to apply is February 28 to be an apprentice for our spring 2013 production. Lots more information can be found on the attached document, as well as by following this link:


Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

Nicole Wilder & Anthony Neuman
Apprentice Program Directors
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities

Upcoming Events at the Circle of Indeginous Nations (COIN)

Black Indians: An American Story
Tuesday, February 12th
Rapson Hall Auditorium
89 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

"Black Indians: An American Story" brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past - the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, "Black Indians: An American Story" explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.

This event is sponsored the University Libraries, the Circle of Indigenous Nations/Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, the Department of American Indian Studies, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the Huntley House Living Learning Community.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the film screening. Free and open to the public. Parking will be validated.
Please contact 612-624-2555 or coin@umn.edu for further information.

Friday, February 15th
St. Paul Student Center
North Star Ballroom

Please contact the AISCC at 612-624-0243 or aiscc@umn.edu for further information.

Job Opening at the Minnesota Historical Society

Visitor Service Assistant:
Summary of work: Responsibilities include: 1) performs gift shop sales, admissions and clerical
services; 2) greets and converses with all visitors at assigned workstation; 3) provides maintenance and
security in the work areas; and 4) studies site related historical materials to be aware of the history of the
site and to be knowledgeable about the interpretation program at Historic Fort Snelling.
12310 Visitor Services Assistant I.pdf

Human Resource Assistant:
Summary of Work: Responsibilities include: 1) provides clerical support for the Minnesota Historical
Society's recruitment, screening, and selection process; 2) performs data entry and maintains files for a
variety of Human Resources functions (i.e. background checks; new hire documentation; records
retention); 3) responds to employment verification requests and 4) maintains employee handbook.
7000 Human Resource Assistant.pdf

Beasts of the Southern Wild Screening

You are invited to attend:


A film screening and critical discussion

A special Black History Month presentation by the
Department of African American & African Studies and the Black Student Union
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 | University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Film Screening
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

A post-screening discussion about the film will feature:

Leola Johnson, professor and chair of Media and Cultural Studies, Macalester College
Darryl Bullock, filmmaker
ShaVunda Horsley, actress
Keith Mayes, professor of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota

For more information, call or email: aaas@umn.edu, 612-624-9847.

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


SNOTI'S CORNER "In the Know, with Spring Snow!!!"

The start of the spring semester means the start of wishing that summer was here already. Students all over America got a taste of what it will be like when there's no school and no need to wake up early during their winter break. I'm sure that I'm not alone when I say that spring in Minnesota sometimes shouldn't be called spring. Spring in Minnesota is like winter in California, or (as we've seen for the past few days) mini winter in Minnesota. With the combination of snow and chilly temperatures, one can say that summer is far..... far....far, away. But don't worry fellow students hold your heads up high. Don't give up show spring who's the BOSS!!!!

SNOTI's CORNER "The People and the Olive" Documentary showing!!!!!

There will be a showing for "The People and the Olive" documentary on Thursday march 14 at 7 pm. The documentary will be showing at the Trylon Cinema located in Minneapolis. This documentary highlights the life of Palestinian fair trade farmers and the American ultra-marathoners who ran across the West Bank planting olive trees. The documentary captures the daily joys and struggles of these individuals and the way they bridge cultures along their journey.

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Job for 2013-2014 School Year!

The Student Unions & Activities Board wants you to know they positions open for students to plan and implement campus events by joining the SUA Student Program Board as a paid committee chair. They are currently hiring Committee Chairs for the 2013-2014 Program Board to coordinate campus events for Homecoming, Spring Jam, as well as weekend events, guest speakers, weekly films, art gallery exhibits, and concerts in the Whole Music Club. Students should apply to be a committee chair to get involved in the University community and gain valuable leadership and event planning experience.

Visit the Program Board site to apply and for more information on this opportunity.
Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Upcoming Events at the Circle of Indeginous Nations (COIN)

Tuesday, February 12th
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Circle of Indigenous Nations
322 Appleby Hall

Receive tips from career services staff, get questions answered, and have your resume reviewed before the U of M Job Fair on Friday, February 22nd from 10:00 am -4:00 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Black Indians: An American Story
Tuesday, February 12th
5:30 doors open
6:00 film begins
100 Rapson Hall (auditorium)
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information:

Friday, February 15th
5:30 Feast
North Star Ballroom
University of Minnesota's St. Paul Student Center

Contact: Janelle White, whit1432@umn.edu or the American Indian Student Cultural Center at 612-624-0243

The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education would like to invite you to consider participating in the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSROP) that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus from June 3 - August 9, 2013.

Application deadline for the program is February 15, 2013.

For complete details please refer to the MSROP website:
or contact: MSROP@umn.edu or 612‐625‐6858 for more information.

The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the research strategies needed for an excellent research paper. They can give students an overview of using the libraries for research, formulating a paper topic and search, helping students to find scholarly articles, books, and more. Drop in hours at Walter SMART or in MCAE in Appleby Hall.

For complete information:

The 3-week residential summer fellowship is designed to expose American Indian undergraduates to the challenges of historical interpretation and cultural preservation within museums. Upon completion of the fellowship, students will receive a stipend of $1000.
Priority deadline is February 22nd, 2013.

For Complete details and the application form:

Summer 2013 Research Experiences and Internships for Undergraduates in Engineering

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
Through the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), the REU program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines. The program and Center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the Center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Fluid Power Scholars Program: A Paid Industry Summer Internship! Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies in the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the CCEFP. This highly selective summer program identifies and connects the very best undergraduate engineering students across the United States to the fluid power industry with the purpose of training the next-generation of fluid power leaders.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, 2013

On February 7, 2013, African American leaders and organizations within the Twin Cities area and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will come together in unity to officially commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) by offering several free HIV testing opportunities for walk-ins at these locations (see attached flyer):

• Fremont Clinic, 3300 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

• Minnesota AIDS Project, 1400 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis (1:30 - 5 p.m.)

• Pillsbury House, 3501 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

• Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th St., Minneapolis (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

• Turning Point, 1500 Golden Valley Rd., Minneapolis (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

In addition, other agencies have set-up HIV testing opportunities for NBHAAD:

• NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center will offer free STD and HIV testing for males, ages 15 to 50 years, from 3 to 5 p.m., every Thursday in February. NorthPoint is located at 1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. No appointment or insurance necessary.

• The Aliveness Project, 730 E 38th St, Minneapolis, will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, February 7.

In a proclamation marking this year's observance, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton calls for all Minnesotans to strongly support NBHAAD: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/worldaidsday/nbhaad/index.html. The corresponding MDH news release is posted online at:


Downloadable materials are available online on the NBHAAD Web site at: www.nationalblackaidsday.org. The MDH Web site provides a localized NBHAAD events calendar, fact sheet and other resources at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/worldaidsday/nbhaad/index.html.

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Undergratuate Writing Consultant Job Opening!

The Center for Writing invites applications for the position of Undergraduate Writing Consultant. Writing consultants consult one-to-one with students who are working on writing projects from various disciplines. Therefore, we look for candidates with a good knowledge of academic writing conventions who collaborate well with others and are good teachers. We welcome applications from students in all majors and from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. All new undergraduate consultants must take WRIT 3751W: The Theory and Practice of Writing Consultancy in Fall 2013.

Applications are due by March 3; appointments will be made by the end of April, and work will begin in Fall 2013. For more information about the position and how to apply for it, please click here or go to the University of Minnesota Employment Opportunities page and search under Requisition Number 182879. All applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota employment system. Questions should be directed to me: Dr. Debra Hartley, hartley@umn.edu.

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