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SPECIAL STUDENT LUNCHEON WITH THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERT YAZZIE

Wednesday, May 8th
12 Noon
Circle of Indigenous Nations
322 Appleby Hall

The Honorable Robert Yazzie is a retired chief Justice of the Navajo Nation. He served as Chief Justice from 1992 through 2003, and practiced law in the Navajo Nation for 16 years. He is the former Director of Diné Policy Institute of Diné College (Navajo Nation), where he developed policy using authentic Navajo thinking and applying the Fundamental Laws of the Dine to contemporary problems. He continues to work in the areas of Navajo peacemaking, traditional Indian law, and international human rights law. He is devoted to the implementation of traditional indigenous law.

Please join us for this special student luncheon! RSVP required using the following website: z.umn.edu/navajoryazzie

Medicine Wheel Methods of Health: Part 3 Next Week!

Wednesday, May 1st
1:00-2:30
322 Appleby Hall
Circle of Indigenous Nations

Please join us at the Circle of Indigenous Nations as Master Gardener Francis Bettelyoun continues his discussion about food sovereignty, and as we begin to plant our new indoor garden!

Francis has provided us with a variety of seeds, and enough trays so everyone could at least have a few seeds to plant and nurture. Our indoor garden is a new initiative that we plan to continue year round.

Light refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!

MNI SOTA MAKOCE THE LAND OF THE DAKOTA

MNI SOTA MAKOCE
THE LAND OF THE DAKOTA
Authors Gwen Westerman and Bruce White

Wednesday, April 24th
4:00 Lecture
5:30 Reception
125 Nolte Hall
315 Pillsbury Drive SE

"In this examination of the history of the Dakota people and their deep connection to their homeland, the authors examine narratives of the people's origins and their associations with land and life in Mni Sota Makoce."

Sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies.

Coming Together as A World Community

Coming Together as A World Community
In an endeavor to bring people together from diverse backgrounds, the Peace and Social Justice Writers' Group will give a reading and multi-media performance to celebrate diversity, recognize our common humanity, and build a sense of an all-inclusive world community. Please consider this a personal invitation to attend.
Action Name: Reading & Multimedia Music Performance

Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: The Loft Literary Center
1011 WASHINGTON AVE S
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 55415-1263
2nd Floor Performance Hall, Open Book
MAP

Organization: Peace and Social Justice Writers Group

Description: The Peace and Social Justice Writers Group Invites You to a Reading and Multimedia Music Performance: Coming Together as a World Community

The Loft's Peace and Social Justice Writers Group presents an evening of readings and a feature performance by Janet Horvath devoted to bridging our cultural differences. Through storytelling, archival photos and works for cello, Horvath, associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1980-2012, unveils a riveting story with compassion and understanding. Please join us as we embrace cultural awakening and make the case for coming together as a world community!

A reception follows the program.

Our group is comprised of writers who consciously explore the nature of peace, and through our activities aim to renew and maintain a sense of hope for the future. By sharing our writing and discussing the works of writers who inspire and move us toward action, we endeavor to refine our talents and use our creative craft to promote peace and sustainable justice in our world. The group is open to all experience levels and writing genres.

$10 suggested donation. No one will be turned away.

Presenters: Philip Lund (Host)
Burt Berlowe
Christina Kieltyka
Stephen Larson
Michael Kiesow Moore
John Noltner
John Calvin Rezmerski

Feature Performance by:
Janet Horvath (cello/multimedia)
Heather MacLaughlin (piano)

EVENT FLYER: http://mapm.pjep.org/uploads/docs/peacereadingapril2420133.pdf

For more see https://www.loft.org/resources/
digital_writers_resources/writing_groups/

COIN: Upcoming Events Job Opportunity, and Award Recognition

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL HOUSE SPRING FILM SERIES

Tuesday, April 16th
5:30 Doors open
6:00 Film screening
Rapson Hall Auditorium
89 Church Street SE

Up Heartbreak Hill is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.

View the trailer:
http://www.pbs.org/pov/upheartbreakhill/

This event is free and open to the public.

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MEDICINE WHEEL METHODS OF HEALTH
Part 2 with Lakota Master Gardener Francis Bettelyoun

Wednesday, April 17th
11:30-1:30
Native American Medicine Garden

Please meet us at the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence St Paul office in the St. Paul Student Center, room 207. Lunch will be served. There will be a short walk to the garden at 12 noon.

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STUDENT GARDENER POSITION IN THE NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE GARDEN

$8.00/hour
Part-time 10 hours a week
June 1st-August 31st 2013
Required/Preferred Qualifications: Enthusiasm for gardening, willingness to pass on gardening knowledge, ability to work independently.

For more details and to apply on line: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp
Requisition # 183719

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GRADUATING THIS SPRING?

27th Annual American Indian Graduation Banquet
Friday, May 3rd
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue
6:00pm

This graduation is fully funded by donations, and organized by volunteers from post-secondary institutions and community members.

More information and registration is available at:
http://americanindiangraduation.wordpress.com/2013-graduation/


Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Celebration of Achievement
Tuesday, April 30th
Ted Mann Concert Hall
5:30pm

To register, you will need to visit z.umn.edu/rsvpcofa and use your U of M x500 to sign in. The registration deadline is April 16 at 5 p.m. ***

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA OJIBWE COLLEGE QUIZ BOWL CHAMPIONS!

The University of Minnesota first year Ojibwe language team (Menwaabekejig) won first place in the First Year Language Division at the Annual Ojibwe College Quiz Bowl at the College of St. Scholastica.

Coached by Memegwesi David Sutherland, Team Captain was Hayley Olson, and teammates were Alexandra Johnson, Mary Barber, and Zoe Brown

CONGRATULATIONS! HOWAH!

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SAAM: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Check out the activities being held throughout the month!

SAAM all event flier-1.pdf

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Description.pdf

Leadership Opportunities!

Boozhoo: Want to get involved in a Native American organization and make a difference in the lives of Native youth? The American Indian Science and Engineering Society's (AISES) Student Chapter is accepting nominations for officers. AISES is not just about science or engineering, it is about educating all our Native youth. We invite Native students from all disciplines to get involved - this past year, chapter members made several trips up to Circle of Life School in White Earth, worked with youth from Little Earth of United Tribes in south Minneapolis, and attend local and national AISES events. Next year we expect to be equally involved with our Native youth and will be partnering with the North Star AISES Alliance and Professional (NSAAP) Chapter to co-host the Region Five AISES Conference in Minneapolis. If you are currently involved in AISES or want to become involved, we encourage you to nominate yourself or someone else for an AISES officer (president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer). It looks great on your resume and helps you build your leadership skills.

Contact Mark Abotossaway aboto001@umn.edu, Donovan Begay begay008@umn.edu, or Mark Bellcourt bellc001@umn.edu, to nominate yourself, someone else, or to get further information. Elections are scheduled for April 23rd.

COIN: Events this week, and upcoming events

MANA WHENUA: MAORI CULTURE, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND HECUA IN NEW ZEALAND

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.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SPRING POW WOW

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

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

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AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL HOUSE FILM SERIES: UP HEARTBREAK HILL

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.

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MEDICINE WHEEL METHODS OF HEALTH PART TWO: LUNCH AND GARDEN TOUR

Wednesday, April 17th
11:30-1:30
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.

Notice of Council on Asian-Pacific Board Meeting

PUBLICE NOTICE OF 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.

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
PRESENTS

By Tanya Saracho
(Performed in English)

RARIG THRUST STAGE, U of MN
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.
Tickets

$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!


Upcoming Opportunities-La Raza

RESEARCH AND OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP:
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:

z.umn.edu/liladowns

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

Ojibwe Immersion Academy and Scholarship

Boozhoo!

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

Beasts of the Southern Wild Screening

You are invited to attend:

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

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.

Discussion
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

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5344395230/mcivte#

Upcoming Events at the Circle of Indeginous Nations (COIN)

CAREER FAIR PREPARATION
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.

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AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL HOUSE FILM SERIES
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:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/aich/film/

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WINTER STORYTELLING EVENING
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

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2013 MULTICULTURAL SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
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:
https://diversity.umn.edu/gradeducation/msrop
or contact: MSROP@umn.edu or 612‐625‐6858 for more information.

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PEER RESEARCH CONSULTANTS
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:
https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc

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2013 AMERICAN INDIAN MUSEUM FELLOWS OPPORTUNITY
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:
http://education.mnhs.org/american-indian-museum-fellows

GLBTA PO Mentor Programs

National Student Exchange

Study away in the USA (or Canada)! National Student Exchange (NSE) is a partnership between nearly 200 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands that allows undergrads to study at another campus for a semester or year. Most students pay U of M tuition (or instate tuition at their host school) and can apply financial aid toward their exchange!

Students cite various reasons for pursuing NSE:

NSE is very affordable!
Learn independence and self-reliance by getting out of your comfort zone!
Broaden your personal and educational perspectives!
Take courses not available at the U of M:

Biological Research of Salmon Streams and Glacial Watersheds (University of Alaska Southeast)
Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (University of Hawaii at Hilo)
Interesting language offerings: Tongan, Tahitian, Thai, Samoan, Ilokano (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Marine Invertebrate Zoology (University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas)
just to name a few...

Test out the university you may want to go to for graduate school or the region of the country you want to move to after graduation. With an NSE exchange, you get the advantage of living in another part of the country without the hassle of a permanent move!
Experience NCAA sports at another school! 5 of the top 10 ranked college football teams in 2012 are part of NSE (University of Alabama, University of Oregon, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, University of South Carolina)!
Easily transfer the credits you earn on exchange back to the U of M!
Be immersed at a French-speaking school in Quebec or a Spanish-speaking school in Puerto Rico!
Study at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University)!
Don't limit yourself. Participating in NSE doesn't prohibit you from studying abroad!
And some students just need to get away from Minnesota winters for a short time!

For more information, please visit http://www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu/nse, contact us at 612-626-2044, nseadv@umn.edu or visit us in 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process.

THE PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR IS FEBRUARY 14TH. Don't delay!

Apply for a position on the La Raza Student Board.

Saludos,

Hope your semester is off to a great start!

Please consider applying to be on La Raza SCC's Board this Spring semester. We have several positions open. You may submit an electronic copy of the application to laraza@umn.edu or you may drop it off in La Raza SCC's office in CMU room 211 to a current board member or staff. The due date is Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Thank you,

La Raza SCC

American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Incidence Disscussion Jan 29th

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research continues with Jeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPH. Dr. Henderson is the founder, president and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH) in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dr. Henderson will lead a discussion on "American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Incidence" on Tuesday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m.

This event will be held at:
Urban Research Outreach and Engagement Center, Room107
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited so please R.S.V.P to phdr@umn.edu by Friday, January 25.


Dr. Henderson will also present a talk on the University of Minnesota campus on Wednesday, January 30 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. More information on this event can be found here.

Dr. Henderson is the founder, president and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH) in Rapid City, South Dakota. (Read Bio!)

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research, Center for Health Equity, and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations.

COIN Spring Semester Week 1 Activities!

The Circle of Indigenous Nations staff is looking forward to spring semester, Here is what is happening this week!

PIPE CEREMONY
Led by Pebaamibines (Dennis Jones)
Thursday, January 24th
9:30am
Circle of Indigenous Nations (322 Appleby Hall)
Light breakfast will follow


LUNCH WITH FACULTY
Featuring Brendan Fairbanks, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies
Monday, January 28th
12 noon-1pm
Circle of Indigenous Nations (322 Appleby Hall)
Lunch will be provided


AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES MAJOR AND MINOR INFORMATION SESSION
with Ali Miesen, American Indian Studies Adviser
Wednesday, January 30th
1:00-2:00 PM
Circle of Indigenous Nations(322 Appleby Hall)

WOMEN'S WEEK- Brought to you by La Raza Student Cultural Center

Next week we will be hosting women's week! Please come and learn about different issues that we as communities must address and discuss We are looking forward to seeing you all! All events are FREE and open to the public. Please let other people know and spread the word. The events are described below. Please let us know, if there is a particular issues that you want us to address and/or discuss and we could have an event regarding that issue/s and/or topic/s.

Thank you,

La Raza SCC Board

WOMEN'S WEEK- Brought to you by La Raza Student Cultural Center and all our allies.

o REP YO ROOTS! Brought to you by, Voices Merging

§ In the Whole! CMU, UMN

§ Monday, November 26th, 2012.

§ Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

§ Event is FREE and open to the public.

§ Join us and represent your roots. Be ready to have fun and learn about our diverse histories and stories! In the Mix and Bomba Umoya will be performing. Be ready to be inspired, be ready to inspire and represent your roots!

§ Food provided by La Raza Student Cultural Center.

o Self Defense

§ At La Raza SCC room #211

§ Tuesday, November 27th, 2012.

§ Starting at 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

§ Event is FREE and open to the public.

§ Come and learn about self-defense. Self defense is any means of safely avoiding or escaping a potentially dangerous situation. Get helpful tips and learn ways to safely protect and/or escape potentially dangerous situations. Come ready to learn and we hope you can come! A paid professional will be able to come and teach the public about basic concepts of self defense.

o Reproductive Justice in the Queer and Immigrant Latina Communities

§ -CoSponsored by WSAC

§ Coffman Theater

§ Wednesday, November 28th, 2012.

§ Starting at 3:00 p.m.

§ Event is FREE and open to the public

§ Come hear from speaker and writer Miriam Perez. She will be discussing and analyzing certain myths that plague the Queer and Immigrant Latina communities. She is also a former editor of http://feministing.com/, founder of the blog http://radicaldoula.com/, and is currently serving as the Board Chair of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (http://www.astraeafoundation.org/). Food from Chimborazo restaurant will be provided!

o Women of Color in Academia

§ President's Room, CMU, UMN

§ Friday, November 30th, 2012.

§ Starting at 12:00 p.m.

§ Event is FREE and open to the public.

§ Come and learn about the experiences and struggles of Women of Color in Academia. Various professors will be joining us from different departments of the University of Minnesota. Come and learn how the community can help be advocates and support women of color in academia. And how we as a community can be advocates for race and gender equality! Free food will be provided.

o Karaoke Night

§ La Raza SCC

§ Friday, November 30th, 2012-11-21

§ Starting at 7:30 p.m.

§ Event is FREE and open to the public.

§ Bring your friends and your beautiful voices and have some fun. This will be the first of many Karaoke nights at La Raza SCC. You will not want to miss this fun packed night!

Teatro del Pueblo

Give to the Max Day is here!
Please give generously to support Teatro del Pueblo

Click to donate

On "Give to the Max Day" many Minnesota nonprofit organizations raise as many donations as possible in 24 hours to support their programs.
Please show your support for Teatro del Pueblo by making a donation.

Your contribution helps Teatro:
Promote graduation and higher education among Latino youth through the Open Minds program.
Provide educational opportunities and build cultural awareness through The 12th Annual Political Theater Festival: "Latina Feminista" (Quita Mitos in February 2013)
Explore Latino culture and promote cross cultural dialogue through Lorca in a Green Dress, coming this April 2013
Celebrate differences through touring children's productions

Invitation to U of M's HMSA Heritage Day Event

My name is Josephine Yang and I am the president of the University of Minnesota's 2012-2013 Hmong Minnesota Student Association (HMSA). HMSA was established in 1986 and aims to support and empower the advancement of students, community members and society through the active promotion of education, social change and Hmong culture, thus creating leaders for a better tomorrow. We host/engage in a variety of events throughout the entire academic school year, including social gatherings, educational workshops, and volunteering.

I would like to formally invite you all to our largest and most anticipated event of the year: Heritage Day. Heritage Day is an annually held event, celebrating the Hmong culture and experiences with the community. For this year's production, HMSA has prepared a musical production incorporating three traditional Hmong folk tales, but with added twists. Experience the cultural rhythms of Hmong singing, dancing, acting, and poetry in this all-student based musical production. Please bring your friends and family and join us for an afternoon of delicious food, entertainment, and celebration! Lunch will be served during intermission at this free, public event.

HMSA would greatly appreciate it if you could share this event with all of your networks, and we hope to see you there! RSVPs are not necessary, but if possible, would be greatly appreciated.

Any questions or concerns can be directed back to me at yang2292@umn.edu or 651-253-9124. Otherwise please check out our facebook event of Heritage Day at http://www.facebook.com/events/371061276316064/

Time Management Tools!

Time Management Tools In a Nutshell

Learn how to maximize the

ment Calculator to organize your life and your homework. These 20 minute sessions will
take place in Appleby Hall 41 . Bring your laptop, ipad, or just a pen and paper to learn in

small groups. No registration is necessary. Just come on by, ask questions, and expand your or-

Google

mail, tasks, docs, calendar and the Libraries'

Assign-

Monday

2:30pm-2:50pm Gmail

3:00pm-3:20pm Google Calendar

3:30pm-3:50pm Google Tasks

4:00pm-4:20pm Assignment Calculator

4:30pm-4:50pm Google Scholar

5:00pm-5:20pm Google Docs

October 15, 2012

Monday

1:30pm-1:50pm

2:00pm-2:20pm

2:30pm-2:50pm

3:00pm-3:20pm

3:30pm-3:50pm

October 29, 2012

Google Calendar

Google Tasks

Assignment Calculator

Google Scholar

Google Docs

All sessions held in Appleby 41

November 29, 20-12

Google Calendar

Google Tasks

Assignment Calculator

Google Scholar

Google Docs

Wednesday

2:00pm-2:20pm Gmail

2:30pm-2:50pm Google Calendar

3:00pm-3:20pm Google Tasks

3:30pm-3:50pm Google Scholar

4:00pm-4:20pm Google Docs

November 7, 2012

Thursday

11:30am-11:50am

12:00pm-12:20pm

12:30pm-12:50pm

1:00pm-1:20pm

1:30pm-1:50pm

https://diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/workshops

MN TRIO Day @Uof M

UMN student Mobile App Challenge!


We need your help to get the word out to students about an amazing opportunity to:

unleash their creativity,
learn about the entrepreneurial process,
work on a design team, and
win prizes!

Please share the below invitation with students for the Mobile App Challenge kick-off informational event on October 8.

Faculty/Staff: Share this great opportunity with students you know.
Staff: Pass this message on to faculty and instructors who would like to share this opportunity with their students.

Your Idea. Your Chance to Make it Happen.
The University of Minnesota student Mobile App Challenge is back for a second year! The challenge replicates the entrepreneurial experience. Students imagine and pitch ideas for a mobile app, and then over the course of two semesters, work in teams to develop the app. Prizes include iPads for the winning team, and iPods for runners up.

An informational kick-off event will take place on October 8 in Walter Library, room 101. At 5:30 p.m., we invite you to enjoy some free pizza. From 6 - 8 p.m., we'll share more information about the challenge, and answer your questions about how you can take your idea to the next level. If you are unable to attend in person, you can follow along online via UMConnect at umconnect.umn.edu/mobileapp.

Learn about last year's winning app and finalists, and view video footage on the Mobile App Challenge web page. The Mobile App Challenge is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and the Office of Information Technology.
Follow the Forum http://twitter.com/umcf • http://www.facebook.com/umncf • List guidelines http://umcf.umn.edu/forumcomm/listserv.php

In The Mix Roadtrip.

In The Mix would like to offer you an opportunity to road trip down to DePaul University for the 2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference November 1-3rd.

The CMRS conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines nationwide. Recognizing that the diverse disciplines that have nurtured Mixed Race Studies have fostered different approaches to the field, the 2012 CMRS conference is devoted to the general theme "What is Critical Mixed Race Studies?"

Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization.

Other details:

Full schedule attached
The conference is free and open to the public
We will be driving vans (7 hour trip), and staying in a hotel (2-nights).

Requirements:

University of Minnesota Undergraduate
Available Thursday Nov.1 - Saturday Nov.3
$50 - Non-refundable deposit
Commit to planning and implementing an event upon our return.
The event is to share and bring back important discussions from the conference.

Respond by Friday, October 12th!
Contact Anthony Shields, shiel149@umn.edu, 651-468-5771

Other resources:

Conference website - http://las.depaul.edu/aas/About/CMRSConference/index.asp
Complete audio of the 2010 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference - http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/critical-mixed-race-studies/id431739982


With Love,
- In The Mix

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:
https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJ4UHBJcnF6c3pYbnBTY3lHTXFuUnc6MQ#gid=0

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, NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.

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

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.

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.

FREE FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!!

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Thank you,

National Society of Black Engineers
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Chapter
http://www.umn-nsbe.org/
nsbe@umn.edu

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"

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 alison.aten@mnhs.org

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.

Regards,

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 (www.diversityinnovates.com) and the OUT for Work Conference (www.outforwork.org)


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.

STUDENTS CAN REGISTER HERE: www.diversityinnovates.com
All hotel & registration information will follow in the receipt. Any questions or need help? Email us: info@ostem.org. Website: www.ostem.org

Thank you for your time!

Eric Patridge

Fall '06, BTG

Black Motivated Women: General membership meeting.

Hello,
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

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.

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

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

Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Career Development Workshop.

The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides programs for ethnic minority college students pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing and public relations.

We have partnered with the advertising agency, Carmichael Lynch to host a career development workshop in Minneapolis. The workshop will take place on Friday, September 7 at 12 p.m. I am sending you the attached flyer with all the information. Please let me know if you would like to register for this free event.

Ericka Iniguez
Senior Programs & Outreach Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90017
323.469.8680 Ext. 223
erickainiguez@lagrant.com
www.lagrantfoundation.org

Carmichael Lynch flyer.doc

Fairview Cedar Riverside Health Ambassador Program

Hi,

My name is Roda Hassan, and I am the Community Health Intern with Fairview Medical Center on the West Bank.

We are currently recruiting participants for our Health Ambassador Program in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. This program combines health education and includes an artistic component to inform the community about health issues that impact young people. We are looking for youth in high school and college who are committed, and have an interest in leadership, and health issues.

If you are interested, please contact me at rhassan1@fairview.org.

Thank you,

Roda Hassan

College Health Corps VISTA | Community Health Intern

Fairview Health Services | 2450 Riverside Ave F138 West

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

612.273-0801 | rhassan1@fairview.org | www.fairview.org

Research Participant Opportunity ($30 Compensation): Brought to you by La Raza and the College of Pharmacy.


Healthy Adults
Needed For Research Study

If you are age 19 years or older and a native speaker of English, Chinese, or Spanish, you may qualify to participate in a research study evaluating automated cognitive testing.
Participation takes 1 hour or less.

Study participants will be compensated $30
(gift certificate).

For more information, please call 612-624-0169

Taking a Stand


As you may have heard in the news lately, there is the possibility that unless Congress acts soon, interest rates on federal student loans will
double to 6.8% on July 1st, 2012. Please reach out to Congress if you view this as something that would negatively impact you and/or the individuals you work You can
share the following:
• Why is a college education important to you?
• What impact does student debt have on you?
• How would your life change if the burden of debt was lifted?

Learn more at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/dont-double-my-rates.

Write your representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Write your senators:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Speak out at:
http://campusprogress.org/articles/share_your_dontdoublemyrate_story/.

You can also submit your stories to the Common Purpose Project
(www.commonpurposeproject.org/
) by sending an email to
cppstories@gmail.com.

MAEOPP wants you to be actively participating in your local town hall
meetings, press conferences, public appearances, as well as setting up
private meetings/visits to your programs. We'd like to see more of the
above! Now, make some NOISE! Advocacy in Action! TRiO Works!

Thank you

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

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.

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

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET at Teatro del Pueblo

Welcome to the House on Mango Street, a story chronicling the challenges of a young woman coming-of-age in "El Barrio."

Southern Theater April 13, 2012-April 28, 2012!

Based on the beloved young adult novel by Sandra Cisneros.

Brought to you by Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater.

Performances:

April 13 - 28, 2012

Thursday - Saturday @ 7:30pm

Sunday @ 4:00pm


Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday, April 18 @ 7:30pm

Please join us for post show discussions on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Ticket Information:

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 28, 2012

$18 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Group 10 +

For tickets, please call 1-800-838-3006 or purchase online at

brownpapertickets.com

For group sales, please call 651-224-8806

[ASU-MEMBERS] Balls to the Wall Information and Upcoming Events

Hey guys!

Hope you're all ready for some dodgeball tomorrow! For those that haven't registered yet, you can still participate by filling out the following form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFoUUhyakhpRjFDRDF1TVNDaW5aOHc6MQ. Here's a quick reminder of how tomorrow will work:

Time: Saturday, March 31, (Tomorrow) at 2:00pm
Place: Van Cleve Park, Minneapolis - Off of 15th Ave and Como Ave
Price: $50 per team, Minimum of 5 people per team, limit of 10.

Don't forget to bring your money for registration, 100% of it goes to benefit Habitat for Humanity's 60K Day! Also, there is limited free parking, so try to get there early!

Additionally, Be the Match, who we will be featuring at our Spring Conference, is looking for potential bone marrow donors. Attached is a flyer of times they will be here.

Our Spring Conference itself is also coming up fast. Get prepared for a weeks worth of awesome workshops and an amazing banquet to cap it off. For a more detailed schedule, check out the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/154922344630661/. If you're interested in volunteering and helping us out, feel free to email Matt Wiseman at: wise0081@umn.edu.

Hope to see you all there tomorrow!

La Raza Events and Job Postings

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Hola Raza,

Spring Break is around the corner! Time to spend some quality time with our families, or travel somewhere down south where its a lot warmer. What ever your plans are remember to be safe! Take precaution, always be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with.

If you are in need of a break before Spring Break stop by La Raza (CMU 211) for Karaoke Night, one of our monthly events. Also, don't forget to stop by La Raza once you get back, and look at our calendar. It is full of fun and educational events, you don't want to miss out.

Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive is on Friday March 23rd, 2012. La Raza Student Cultural Center, Chicano Studies and Black Student Union, are collaborating together to help our communities of color. There is a high demand of blood transfusions from our communities of color. Lets unite on Friday March 23rd, 2012 and help our communities. Everyone is welcome do donate! The Blood Drive will take place in La Raza SCC and BSU, come sign up, it will be open from 10 am to 3 pm, SPREAD THE WORD! Lets save lives today! *See Attached Flier.

Remember, be safe during this Spring Break, but also take some time to catch up on homework or get ahead. And once you come back there will be many activities for you to join!


Sincerely,


La Raza's Historian

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LA RAZA's EVENTS:_______________________________________________________________

- Karaoke Night:
When: TODAY
Where: La Raza Student Cultural Center
Time: 6:30
What: Singing! We will have Buffalo Wild Wings, but arrive on time they go fast!

- Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive
When:Friday March 23, 2012
Where: La Raza Student Cultural Center
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
What: BLOOD DRIVE! Help our communities!

- Ethnic Studies Week
More Details Coming Soon!

- ShowCase Talent:
More Details Coming Soon!

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OTHER EVENTS: ____________________________________________________________


- Hmong Studies Journal Panel
When: Friday March 9th, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sponsored by: Asian American Studies Department and Hmong National Development and Hmong American Partnership
**See attached flier for details
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- SAAM April 2012
Sexual Assult Awareness Month
This campaign encourages communites and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.
** See attached fliers for details!!
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-Annual Banquet - 8th Annual Banquet! - Compassionate Action for Animals

Join Compassionate Action for Animals at our Annual Banquet, celebrating fourteen years of advocating for animals. Please buy your tickets today! We are also looking for volunteers.

Focusing on action, education, and outreach to inspire respect for animals, CAA touches hundreds of human lives and saves thousands of animal lives. Through the dedicated efforts of CAA volunteers, thousands of leaflets are distributed to increase awareness of the plight of factory farm animals, hundreds of individuals pledge to try vegetarianism, social gatherings are held to bring like-minded people together, and inspirational speakers from across the country educate the public about those who cannot speak for themselves.

The event begins with a reception featuring a selection of delicious hors d'ouevres and complimentary wine. During the reception, bid at our silent auction featuring artwork, gift baskets, services from local vendors, and more.

The reception is followed by a gourmet vegan dinner. During dinner, CAA will give a short presentation on our work in 2011 and our plans for 2012.

This year's banquet will again take place at Cedars Hall in northeast Minneapolis. The hall is attached to Saint Maron Church, and there is free parking to the north and west of the church. The west side parking lot is closest to the venue entrance.

* Time: Apr 05, 2012 from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
* Location: Cedars Hall, Saint Maron Church, 602 University Ave NE, Minneapolis

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Opening Reception: Forty Year of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota

March 22nd, 2012

4th Floor of Wilson Library

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Join us at an opening reception for the exhibit Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota.

"Envisioning the Future of Chicana/o Studies," a roundtable discussion moderated by Louis Mendoza, Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, will begin at 4:30. Participants will include:

* Patricia Zavella, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC-Santa Cruz
* Juana Maria Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at UC-Berkeley
* Luis Alvarez, Associate Professor of History, UC-San Diego
* Bianet Castellanos, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota
* Cindy Garcia, Assistant Professor-Theater Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota
* Lorena Munoz, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota
* Jimmy Patino, Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota-TC

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

See the Department of Chicano Studies for other events associated with this anniversary.

For more information, visit the Schedule page at https://events.umn.edu/019343
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Celebrate International Women's Day: Women In Struggle
Friday, March 9 from 7-9 pm @ Walker Church, 3104 16 th Ave, Mpls
In 1908, women, mainly from the garment industry, came together in New York City's Rutgers Square to demand a strong union and the right to vote. In 1910, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin, having heard of the powerful protest in New York, proposed that March 8 be celebrated as International Women's Day worldwide. International Women's Day is a holiday celebrated by millions of working people and honoring the important role of women in the people's struggle. Speakers include: Jennie Eisert with the Anti War Committee and more! Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. FFI: 612.823.2841 | www.frso.org
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- March on May 1st: International Workers Day for Immigrant & Workers Rights

Tuesday, May 1 @ 3:30pm@ Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Justice, Equality and Legalization for all, Workers united, Immigrants united, Unions united

Organized by the May 1st 2012 Coalition. Endorsed by the Anti-War Committee. Information: 651-389-9174, miracmn@gmail.com , may1minnesota@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/325342360838207/
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Upcoming WSAC events:

- Student Art Auction to benefit the Minnesota AIDS Project:

the Quarter Gallery of Regis Center for the Arts on the U of M West Bank campus from March 5th-10th.

7-10 pm on Friday, March 9th is a catered Closing Reception, during which time the donated work will be up for auction. All proceeds will go to the MNAIDS Project. Enjoy free food from Afro Deli, live music by the Running Riot, and a presentation from guest speaker Amy Brugh! Brugh is the Director of External Relations, Development, Communications, Public Policy and Volunteer programs for the Minnesota AIDS Project, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

The Minnesota AIDS Project is a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention, advocacy, awareness and services. Their activism is a crucial service for medical justice in our state. For more info, visit their website:http://www.mnaidsproject.org/

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WTF (women, trans*, femme) Open Shop Night

Thurs., March 8th, 7-9pm

Learn how to fix and maintain your own bike! WTF (women, trans, femme) Open Shop Night is hosted by the Hub Bike Co-op (at the U of M Bike Center location: 401 Oak St SE Mpls) and cosponsored by Grease Rag ( http://greaseragmpls.wordpress.com/ ) and WSAC. Trained bike mechanics provide a fun, supportive atmosphere for folks wanting to learn about bike maintenance. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Free snacks! FFI: email wsac@umn.edu

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March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice

6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist, Winona LaDuke will be speaking about her work regarding environmental justice and it's impact on human rights and social justice. Attendees can gain insight regarding questions like: What is environmental justice and what does it have to do with me? How does environmental justice go beyond "going green?" What can I do to affect change in my community? Brought to you by the Women's Center. Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona. See attached pdf for more of the Women's Center's Women's History Month events.

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- KINK 1001 : The Class You Wish You Got Credit For

March 31 2012

Spring Pride '12

Come indulge the naughtier aspects of your sexuality at a series of hands-on workshops taught by a stunning set of nationally renowned sex educators!

KINK 1001 aims to provide an inclusive, safe, and sex-positive event where participants can explore their sexual expression.

Come learn and have fun at a day of delectably kinky classes with meals included and lots of fun kinky prizes to be raffled off! Tickets available online at qscc.org/kink1001 starting at 8 AM, March 31st 2012 for $3 and all proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. Space is limited and demand for tickets is very high so act quickly!

Madison Young, facilitator of the "Lights, Camera, Action!" workshop, says: "Get ready to change the world and build community with a camera in one hand and a bottle of lube in the other."
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- March for Immigrant & Workers Rights on International Workers Day

Tuesday, May 1 - more details TBA

Join with MIRAc (the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee) and many others for the annual march for immigrant & workers rights on International Workers Day. This year's march will be in the afternoon/early-evening on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Stay tuned for more details soon! RSVP on the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/325342360838207/ Endorsed by WSAC!

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Protest the Summit of NATO: Demand Money for Human Needs Not War!

Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Chicago, IL

FFI: www.cang8.org and http://www.facebook.com/events/238942229522105/

Endorsed by WSAC!


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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:_______________________________________________________

- Positions Open in TRio Upward Bound: Interested in Working with Youth?

positions

• Lead Teacher

• Classroom Assistant

• Administrative Assistant

• Residential Adviser

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

All interested applicants must be available for the following dates:

• Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday, June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]

• Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]

• Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]

• Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]

Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100953

Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526):
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100959

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523):
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100955

Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525):
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100958

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration. ** See attached Flier!!

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Get Paid to Share Your U of M Experience

Do you have an experience as a university student that you want to share? University researchers in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are looking to recruit LATINO/A, immigrant students who are enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Eligible students will participate in an individual interview (approximately 1 hour). For your time, you will receive a $20 voucher to the U of M bookstore.

Interested students are encouraged to email:

Marina Aleixo aleix001@umn.edu

or

Michael Stebleton steb0004@umn.edu

National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge

We are formally inviting you to participate in the Friday March 23, 2012 Blood Drive from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Come by La Raza Student Cultural Center Room 211 and the Black Student Union room 209(Coffman Union, East Bank) on Friday March 23rd to donate blood AND learn about farmworker issues. The entire process takes less than an hour. Contact Capetra (email below) if you'd like to sign up for a particular time to guarantee your spot at that time.

If you would like any more information about Cesar Chavez and his legacy, we encourage you to visit the website http://www.chavezfoundation.org/ or Migrantstudent.org . If you need more information about the upcoming blood drive, feel free to reach us by email at Patte398@umn.edu (Kynesha) or Jolly041@umn.edu (Capetra).

Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus

The Building Bridges Conference Committee would like to invite you to the 2012 Building Bridges Conference. This conference opportunity is free for High School and College Students. Please review the attached link for PDF Program information. Adults who are not college students can purchase tickets at gustavustickets.com or by calling
507-933-7520.

Questions/comments regarding the conference can be directed to
bbcochairs12@gustavus.edu

Audio translation of Keynote Speaker will be provided in Spanish.

https://gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges/bb-program-english.pdf

https://gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges/bb-program-spanish.pdf

Global Leadership for Social Change: A Cedar Riverside Immersion

ID 3960: Global Leadership for Social Change: A Cedar Riverside Immersion

This is a unique course that is based entirely in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood where students will be meeting with leaders in the community in the areas of arts, new Americans, and community organizing/co-ops to look at how people are creating positive social change. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 2nd.

$500 scholarships are available. The course is 3 credits with an additional $144 course fee to cover meals in the neighborhood, a theater performance and an overnight stay at Middlebrook the first weekend so the scholarship would cover about 40% of the cost of the course.

Here is the link to the brief application that includes information about applying for the scholarship http://global.umn.edu/icc/documents/12_glp_may_session_app.pdf and here is the link more information about the course http://global.umn.edu/icc/glp.html#maysession.

CAIMH Native Americans into Medicine Program 2012

Greetings!

We are excited to announce that Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH), University of Minnesota Medical School, will once again be offering the Native Americans into Medicine (NAM) program for undergraduates in 2012! This 6-week summer program will be held from June 18th - July 27th, 2012 on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. NAM participants learn how to develop their personal and professional skills to become a physician or other type of health professional. Curriculum focuses on math and science coursework resembling health professions school content, as well as writing and computer skills. Students also meet with Native American health professionals, community members, and medical school faculty. Participants receive a weekly stipend while participating in the NAM program.

CAIMH will also be offering a new program in collaboration with Fond du Lac Reservation. Stepping Stones to Health Careers (SSHC) is for high school students who will be going into grade 10, 11 or 12 in fall 2012. SSHC provides two one-week residential opportunities on the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School campus July 8th-13th and/or July 15th-20th. Students will explore health-related sciences, healthy living, research, and college preparation. Each week will have different topics and activities. Current medical students provide advice and inspiration as they interact with the participants in various activities during the sessions. Students may participate in week 1, week 2, or both weeks, but must return home between week 1 and week 2. On campus housing and meals are provided.

The Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW), hosted by CAIMH and Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) will be held July 30th-August 1st, 2012. The Pre-Admission Workshop addresses common challenges encountered by Native American students in the medical school application process. Join us in Anchorage, AK to learn more about MCAT preparation, financial aid and scholarship resources, writing a personal statement, filling out the AMCAS application, how to present yourself in an interview and more! College Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this opportunity.


For more information on NAM, SSHC or PAW or to apply for one or more of the programs, please visit our website at http://www.caimh.umn.edu/summer/home.html.


Sincerely,
Jessica Zibell

Cross Cultural Retreat Spring 2012

Greetings,

ISSS is currently looking for international and U.S. graduate students to apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat. I've attached the flyer, so please share this information with your students.

CROSS-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 9 am - 5 pm
PLACE: 101 University International Center, East Bank, http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/UIC/

This retreat is for both international and U.S. graduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to undergraduate students during the Fall 2012 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 11 at: http://www.isss1.umn.edu/leadership/BRQ.lasso

Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at or 612-626-4799 for any questions.

Thank you!

Cross cultural retreat Spring 2012.pdf

Asian Pacific Minnesotan Anual Dinner May 4th

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Asian-American Student Union Activites this Friday.

Hey ASUer's!

Finishing up some midterms? Winding down after a long week? Come join us for our bimonthly High Tea!

This week we will be showcasing Multicultural Performers United as well as the Indian Student Association. Come see what each affiliate has to offer you, while meeting new friends and grubbing on some delicious food!

In addition, thank you to all the people that made it out to the workshop and career fair for our first ever Career Extravaganza as well as our Winter Gala! We hope the events were fun and beneficial for all of you and are open to any comments you may have.

Also, stay tuned for more information regarding Spring Conference, are largest event of the year. If you would like to get involved and help out with the planning process, let any ASU board member know!

Hope to see you all there on Friday!

Affiliate and Partner Events:
PERMIAS - Culture Day @ CMU 201 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm [2/17]
VSAM - Falling Phở VSAM @ Dinnaken | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/17]
CSAM - Modern Dance Workshop @ STSS 117 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/17]
PERSISMA - Malaysian Night @ CMU Great Hall | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/17]
KSA - Movie Night @ STSS 230 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm [2/21]
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BAM - ABC Planning @ CSOM L-118 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm [2/17]
HKMSA - Annual Dinner @ CMU President's Room | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm [2/18]
HMSA - Lub Paj Rose @ Buasavanh Banquet Hall | 7:00 pm - 2:00 am [2/18]
ASIG - Info Session @ STSS 119 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm [2/21]
TUSA - Night Market @ CMU | 6:30 pm - 9 pm [2/25]
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Asian-American Student Union
Coffman Memorial Union, Suite 219
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: asu@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-9824
Website: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~asu/
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Win an iPAD!


Make Video, Win iPad

The University Libraries invite students to submit a video. Students can form a team or go it alone to submit a video by noon on March 9, 2012 that shows what you've discovered at the Libraries. Judges include individuals from the George Lucas Foundation, National Geographic, and HGTV. Learn more


University of Chicago Papers/Films/Artwork submissions.

The University of Chicago


Minority Graduate Student Association presents our

Nineteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference

Projections: Persistence and Shifts in Racial Paradigms


With Keynote Speaker

Professor Sandra Smith

Department of Sociology

University of California - Berkeley


Saturday, May 5, 2012


Call for Papers/Films/Artwork

DEADLINE for Abstract/Film Submission: MARCH 2, 2012


The University of Chicago Minority Graduate Student Association invites you to participate in the Nineteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference to be held on Saturday May 5, 2012. Graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to present their original work that uses race as an analytical framework and/or understands race as a primary organizing factor in the social world. We welcome research that examines the ways in we should think about or analyze race in literature, film, art, recorded histories, public policy, legal and medical knowledge, immigration, interracial interactions, and other day-to-day experiences. As race is not a category that people experience in isolation, proposal submissions can also examine how race intersects with other constructs like gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. Moreover, we encourage submissions that examine race through an interdisciplinary lens, and may be theoretically or empirically based.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: race and inequality; cross-cultural and cross-racial alliances and tensions in history and politics; racialized images and stereotypes in the media; consumption and commodification of racialized goods and productions; racial erasure and the utility of race as a category of analysis in the 21st century; race, (im)migration, nationalism, and global politics; race, gender, and sexuality; politics of social policy; race and social work; legal implications of race; race and language; race and medicine; racial violence and the politics of war; and any exploration of race as interesting and important to contextualizing and understanding current events.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm Central Time on FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or PDF, along with your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to uofc.mgsa.conference@gmail.com.

All presenters will be notified of their acceptance by April 2 2012, Participants will be asked to submit their final power point presentations (if they will be used) by May 1, 2012.

Conference presentations will be approximately 20 minutes each. Submissions that use film should be mindful of this same 20-minute time parameter and MARCH 2, 2012 deadline. Films can be sent in DVD format to:

Attn: Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA), Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, The University of Chicago 5706 S. University Avenue, Rm 001, Chicago, IL 60637. For more information, please email us at uofc.mgsa.conference@gmail.com.

Join the Student Unions and Activities Program Board!



Have you ever wondered who plans the events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam? Or who chooses and contracts performers such as Bo Burnham or The Comedians of Chelsea Lately? Or who picks what musicians come to campus?

Want to see new and different events and programs on campus?

Apply to be on the Student Unions and Activities Program Board and get paid to plan and create these cool events! Applications are due Friday, February 17.

You'll be part of a team that has a large voice on campus!




Committees:
Visual Arts,
Gophers After Dark
Whole Music Club
St. Paul Programs

Any questions feel free to email: suaprograms@umn.edu

SUA Program Board - Opportunity for Students!

Have you ever wondered who plans the events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam? Or who chooses and contracts performers such as Bo Burnham or The Comedians of Chelsea Lately? Or who picks what musicians come to campus?

Want to see new and different events and programs on campus?

Apply to be on the Student Unions and Activities Program Board and get paid to plan and create these cool events! Applications are due Friday, February 17.

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You'll be part of a team that has a large voice on campus!

Committees:
Visual Arts,
Gophers After Dark
Whole Music Club
St. Paul Programs

Any questions feel free to email: suaprograms@umn.edu

Resume Cover Leter Workshop!

-- Tuesday, December 6
-- 10 to 11 a.m.
-- 411 Science Teaching and Student Services building

Everyone needs a resume someday, for internships or job searches.
Learn the basics of creating one that's effective. This is our last
free workshop of the semester! For details, see

http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/workshops

Cross Cultural Discussion Group

INTERNATIONAL and U.S. STUDENTS are invited to join one of International Student and Scholar Service's new cross-cultural discussion groups. Group members will meet two hours per week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. Groups will meet on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons beginning October through November. Groups will have a consistent meeting time and will be led by two leaders with group facilitation experience. To apply and for more information visit: http://isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html
Apply by September 23rd

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
3:00pm-4:30pm
STSS Bldg Room 131B
Snacks will be served

MCAE will be hosting an event where students can learn more about graduate school and have the opportunity to ask questions from current graduate students in the different programs at the U of M graduate and professional schools. Receive answers to questions like, "Why attend graduate school", "how is being a graduate student different from being an undergraduate student", "what should I be doing now to prepare for my future?" You are invited to attend, please RSVP at the link below:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/umn.edu/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGQ1M052TDZYVkNLdXRtY0F6NElvdlE6MQ#gid=0

Celebration of Achievement for Multicultural Students

On behalf of the Office for Equity and Diversity, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) invites you to the Celebration of Achievement where we honor graduating multicultural students and their families.

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at Ted Mann Concert Hall from 5pm-7pm. A light reception will follow the ceremony.

Please note that seating at the event is limited and an RSVP is required.

Graduates please arrive at Ted Mann backstage area by 4:15 p.m.

This is a formal event. Please dress appropriately. Traditional attire is encouraged.

For international students:
The University of Minnesota values the presence of international students on campus. There are numerous programs and events created specifically for international students; learn more at http://www.international.umn.edu/. Due to limited capacity and resources, the Celebration of Achievement is specifically for domestic students of color and first generation college students.


For graduating students only, register HERE.

By submitting this registration, you are authorizing the University of Minnesota to take your photograph and use your photo as part of the University of Minnesota publications.

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PRISM

Want to be part of something different on Campus?

JOIN PRISM!

PRISM, founded in 1998, is a multicultural student organization rooted in
the SJMC open to students from all majors. PRISM strives to challenge the
viewpoints of today's media on multicultural issues. The group engages in events and outreach involving all dimensions of diversity in communications.
We center ourself around outreach, events, skill building, guest speakers, awareness building and promoting multiculturalism and equality of every race in the media.

We meet EVERY other Friday at 3:00 in Murphy 314.

Student Experience in the Research University

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