March 2013 Archives

SNOTI's CORNER "Paintings Galore!!"

One, two, three paintings and more, were all displayed in the basement floor. MCAE's grand opening of its art gallery was on Wednesday March 27 in room 41 located in the basement of Appleby Hall. A diverse style of paintings and colors created by some very talented U of M students were put on display in the Shih Pau Yen computer lab.

At the event, attendees got to satisfy their sweet tooth by indulging in some snacks and sweets while conversing. As a fellow attendee, I personally was blown away by the variety of cup cakes and cookies available at the snack table. My personal favorite was the mini sized sugar cookies with blue icing on top. YUMMY!!!
After having snacks, everyone gathered in the computer lab for the viewing of the paintings.

The details and creativity of the paintings were amazing. I must say I was inspired to become a painter myself after watching some of the artist explain the process of how they made their paintings. Although it is safe to say that if I ever did make a painting it would be just a big mess that makes no sense, there's nothing like trying something new. Besides if we really think about art, some of the best paintings ever made have actually been a big mess that makes no sense. It doesn't matter because we love them anyway.

If you haven't seen these wonderful paintings, visit the Shih Pau Yen computer lab and check them out. The paintings not only gives the computer lab a pop of color, they are also beautiful and inspiring.

TRIO Upward Bound NOW Hiring!!!!!

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, a summer program is coordinated for high school students who are participants of TRIO. TRiO Upward Bound now Seeks Candidates for Summer High School Academic & Residential Programs. When hired you would get the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

TRiO Upward Bound, the longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities, is now accepting applications for various positions including:

Teacher (Req. # 183230)

Teaching Assistant (Req. # 183233):

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 183229):

Residential Youth Counselor (Req. # 183232):

Apply By Friday, April 19, 2013 for full Consideration.

COIN: Events this week, and upcoming events


Thursday, March 28th
1:00-2:00 pm
Circle of Indigenous Nations
322 Appleby Hall

Please join us for this presentation by Stephanie Zadora and learn about her Study Abroad experience during fall semester 2012. Light refreshments will be served.



Saturday, March 30th
Coffman Memorial Union's Great Hall

Grand Entry at 1 pm and 7 pm
Feast at 5 pm



Tuesday, April 16th
5:30 pm doors open
6:00 pm film screening
Rapson Hall Auditorium

The hopes and heartbreaks of senior year of high school comprise a defining part of teenage life and lore in America. Graduation marks the end of childhood, partings from family, friends and community and the start of a future that is both exciting and scary. But for Thomas Martinez, a statewide high school cross-country and track star, and Tamara Hardy, an academic as well as athletic star, growing up on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico has heightened these tensions in ways particular to Native American history and contemporary reservation life. Erica Scharf's new documentary is a chronicle of one fateful year in the lives of two talented kids who must figure out not only how to become young adults, but what it means to be both Native and modern.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the film.



Wednesday, April 17th
St. Paul Campus
207 St. Paul Student Center

Please plan to join us for lunch and a tour of the Native American Medicine Garden with Lakota Master Gardener Francis Bettleyoun. Please note, there is a small walk to the garden.

Events This Week and Volunteer Opportunity


Please join us in the Circle of Indigenous Nations for this presentation from Lakota Master Gardener Francis Bettelyoun, and learn more about the Native American Medicine Gardens on the St. Paul Campus. Lunch will be served.

Tuesday March 12th
322 Appleby Hall



"Foster Child"

In this documentary, filmmaker Gil Cardinal searches for his biological family to try and understand how he ended up in foster care as an infant. In his search, Cardinal encounters frustration and loss, but eventually finds answers and a new appreciation of his Métis culture.

Please join us for the second film in the film series. The theme this year is: Identity.

Tuesday, March 12th
Location changed to 102 Fraser Hall

For complete details about the American Indian Cultural House Film Series, visit our blog at:



The American Indian Student Cultural Center is in need of volunteers for the Powwow on Saturday, March 30th from 11am to 10:30pm. If you are available and willing to volunteer, please fill out the Google doc on the link below with your name, email, and time you would like to volunteer!

PS You'll get a FREE T-SHIRT!

Notice of Council on Asian-Pacific Board Meeting

Notice of Council on Asian-Pacific Board Meeting

March 21, 2013

Time: 4:30 pm Community Forum
5:00 pm- 7: 00 pm Business Meeting

Location Ladyslipper, Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155

*Council board meetings are public meetings, meaning they are free and open to the general public. Please join us in the discussion.

Asian-Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol: Health & Wellness for All



Oh! how much students look forward to spring break. Being somewhere sunny and tropical, or just at home relaxing, are just a few benefits to going on spring break. The last days leading to spring break are very difficult. Why are these days difficult you ask? Well, lets take a look at a few reasons:

The first and maybe most important reason is the thought of not having to stay up doing homework. This is not to say that doing homework is bad, however it is sometimes necessary to take a mental break. Not just a mental break for an hour or so, a mental break for an entire week, that's 24 hours, multiplied by 7.

Reason number two gives a shout out to all of the late birds. Spring Break, like any time off, equals the opportunity to sleep in until the sun rises or sun falls. Lastly, Spring Break grants the right to have FUN!!!!! Yup, that magic word is very powerful for students when we don't have any academic obligations. Its not ever week that school is out for an entire week.

A break from school in middle of the semester is well deserved. However, there is one important thing to consider while planning your spring break, SAFETY. Make safety your number one priority when planning your spring break because safety is the key to having a fun and exciting break.

Tonight Only: March 7 at 8 pm!

Tonight Only: March 7 at 8 pm!
Teatro del Pueblo in collaboration with
The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series:
Human Rights Across the Disciplines
University of Minnesota
College of St. Benedict/John's University

By Tanya Saracho
(Performed in English)

330 21st Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
After its successful run at Intermedia Arts, Tanya Saracho's
Quita Mitos will perform at the University of Minnesota.

Come celebrate Latina women and explore the complex, bitingly humorous terrain of life on the border between Mexican and American identities.

Join us after the performance for a facilitated discussion on domestic violence, racism, gender equality and prejudice.

$12 at the door

Reserve ahead for groups of 10+ by calling 651-224-8806

Made possible in part by the generous contributions of: The Carolyn Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Commission (MRAC), the Legacy Fund and YOU!

Dennis Banks on Friday, April 26th, 2013-Building Sustainable Communities

North Hennepin Community College is proud to welcome Dennis Banks on Friday, April 26th, 2013.

Dennis will be participating in NHCC's Earth Week - Building Sustainable Communities. He will be presenting at 10:00 AM in the Center for Business and Technology Grand hall (CBT building room 195). NHCC would like to invite the community to join us for this presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Opportunities-La Raza

Monday March 11th, 12-2pm ¡Free pizza!

What are you doing over the summer? Next year? Did you know there are special scholarships specifically to study abroad? Research opportunities, internships and volunteer opportunities help not only build your resume, but give you great experience.

NEXT MONDAY MARCH 11TH from 12-2 at 169 APPLEBY HALL, representatives will be available from CURA, UROP, Study Abroad, McNair, CAPE and other organizations and opportunities. Program begins as 12:30.

Come on by Appleby 169 for session especially organized by and for La Raza Student Cultural Center, Chicano and Latino Studies and CASA SOL.

¡Free pizza!

GRAMMY winner Lila Downs meets with local Latino youth

Who: GRAMMY winner Lila Downs
When: Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis, U of M west bank

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/04/2013) - Students from the University of Minnesota Chicano & Latino Studies and Spanish & Portuguese Studies departments, along with area Latino high school students, will meet with GRAMMY-award winning performer Lila Downs on Friday at 1:00 p.m., at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis.

Downs is a 1992 U of M alumna who studied voice and anthropology.

Her father was art professor Allen Downs, whose work is the subject of the current exhibition in the Nash Gallery, "Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico."

Lila will tour the exhibit with the students and share her story of being born and raised in Mexico, attending the University and her experiences as a Mexican-American student at Minnesota.

This event is closed to the public but open to the media. Organizers are expecting around 100 students.
The event is free, but you must register first and pick up your ticket at Scott Hall 19 onThursday March 7th between 8am and 4:30. Registration is first come first served at:



Tuesday, March 5th
Coffman Union room 204.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is hosting Dr. Wren Walker-Robins tomorrow evening. Dr Walter-Robins will be leading a discussion covering Native American teachings about nature and how they relate to modern science.

This will be a hands-on session and snacks will be provided.



MCAE's Celebration of Achievement will be taking place Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 5:30-7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall. The Celebration of Achievement is MCAE's graduation ceremony honoring undergraduate, graduate, & professional students.

We are looking for student/staff volunteers to help us from 1-8:30pm. Lunch/snacks will be provided for all-day volunteers.

Please register to volunteer by Friday, April 10th, 2013 using the form below.


SNOTI's CORNER "Volunteer and Cheer"!!

Ever wanted to be a part of an academic celebration? you can. As the school year comes to an end, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence is planning the annual Celebration of Achievement for April 30th 2013. The program honors MCAE's graduating students. In order to make this beautiful event a success, MCAE is looking for Volunteers. Why Volunteer for this event you asked? Well...there are a variety of reasons to volunteer at such an event.
One reason is the fact that it makes us feel proud and happy to help others in accomplishing a goal. Another reason to volunteer at this event is that you get to participate in a ceremony that honors hard working students who are taking the next step in their lives. As a volunteer at this event, you would get to experience the special moments with these students and their families on their achievements.
Imagine being one of the students getting honored in this program, and imagine how special it would feel to have all those people there joining you to celebrate. Celebration of Achievement is a fun event that encourages students to continue on the right path as professionals in their prospective fields. Sign up to volunteer at this event and have fun while being inspired.

AISC: Patricia Shepard:Idle No More

The American Indian Student Cultural Center presents:

Current Events in Indian Country
Frybread Fryday

Room 204
Coffman Memorial Union

March 1st, @ 5:00pm

Join us and guest speaker, Patricia Shepard in discussing:

Idle No More
Unified and Standing Together For Indigenous Sovereignty

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