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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

Snoti's Corner "Celebrate their Achievement"

Come and join the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and celebrate the Achievements of multicultural students. On Tuesday April 30th MCAE will be hosting the 19th annual Celebration of Achievement for the 2012 school year. The event will be held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall form 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

This event honors multicultural graduate, undergraduate and professional students that will be graduating this semester, or graduated in the summer of 2012 or fall of 2012. The celebration brings people together to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of these hard working students. This event is also intended to serve as an encouragement to future multicultural graduates, undergraduate and professional students.

The office of Equity and Diversity and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence have planned a great event for everyone to come and join in the celebration of the achievements of these multicultural students. As we all look forward to accomplishing a future goal, the Celebration of Achievement shows what it's like to be rewarded for hard work and determination. Come and cheer on these hardworking multicultural students as they take the next step in their lives.

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.

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

Events This Week and Volunteer Opportunity

"MEDICINE WHEEL METHODS OF HEALTH"

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

Tuesday March 12th
11:30-12:30
322 Appleby Hall

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AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL HOUSE FILM SERIES: MARCH FILM SCREENING

"Foster Child"

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

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

Tuesday, March 12th
5:30pm
Location changed to 102 Fraser Hall

For complete details about the American Indian Cultural House Film Series, visit our blog at:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/aich/film/

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VOLUNTEER AT THE U OF M'S AISCC POW WOW

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kczUeQXbAk3aheczpRYax6xHofSBn2BT7dZ042BHuM/edit?usp=sharing

PS You'll get a FREE T-SHIRT!

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.

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Opportunities-La Raza

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

AISES "CULTURE NIGHT"

AISES "CULTURE NIGHT"

Tuesday, March 5th
6pm
Coffman Union room 204.

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

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

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT

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

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

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

https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHhMeVF4dVlCdlRGa1p5b21hMEJIOVE6MQ

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SNOTI's CORNER "Volunteer and Cheer"!!

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

AISC: Patricia Shepard:Idle No More

The American Indian Student Cultural Center presents:

Current Events in Indian Country
Frybread Fryday

Room 204
Coffman Memorial Union

March 1st, @ 5:00pm

Join us and guest speaker, Patricia Shepard in discussing:

Idle No More
Unified and Standing Together For Indigenous Sovereignty

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

Looking to explore majors this spring?

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

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

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

RSVP is encouraged!

May Term, Philosophy Camp

Philosophy 4326/5326 - Lives Worth Living: Questions of self, vocation, and community
http://www.philosophycamp.org/
May Term (May 28th through June 21st, 2013)
John Wallace, Instructor
6-credits
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Come to an INFO SESSION to learn what Philosophy Camp is all about!

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

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

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

Other important details about Philosophy Camp:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Officials that will be attending:

Commissioner Kevin Lindsey,

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Senators:

Roger Chamberlain (Assistant Minority Leader)

Carla Nelson (Assistant Minority Leader)

Torrey Westrom

Melissa Wiklund

Representatives:

Carlos Mariani

Jason Isaacson (Assistant Majority Leader)

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


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

Share your ideas for the ADC Convention!

Share your ideas for the ADC Convention!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events at the Circle of Indeginous Nations (COIN)

Black Indians: An American Story
Tuesday, February 12th
6:00pm
Rapson Hall Auditorium
89 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

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

Light refreshments will be served prior to the film screening. Free and open to the public. Parking will be validated.
Please contact 612-624-2555 or coin@umn.edu for further information.
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA'S AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT CULTURAL CENTER WINTER STORYTELLING

Friday, February 15th
St. Paul Student Center
North Star Ballroom
Feast:5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2013/nbhaad020113.html

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

GLBTA PO Mentor Programs

MESA Bonanza

The Middle Eastern Student Association Bonanza is a semi-formal dance being held in two weeks.

Friday February 8th 2013
TCF Stadium-DQ Ball Room
7pm-Midnight
Free for UMN Students
$10 for non-UMN Students.

Check their facebook page for more details.

YMCA Jobs Fair

Once again, the University YMCA is hosting the Y of the Greater Twin Cities (Y GTC) Summer Job Fair! Please share with your colleagues and students about the opportunities and SAVE THE DATE: February 6th! All you need to know is on the attached 2013 UY Job Fair flyer, but I'm available to answer questions should they arise.

The University Y has celebrated its 125th year in 2012 - and now moving into our 126th year we continue to shape our future with diverse and inclusive opportunities, programs and initiatives for U of M students.

v The UY supports student development and learning outcomes as well as 21st century workforce development opportunities with initiatives such as the summer job fair, networking events, participant and leadership positions (volunteer/work-study) and a network for U of M students to learn about opportunities in Y GTC branches (volunteer, intern and part-time positions). Learn more about opportunities by emailing: patti.neiman@ymcatwincities.org.

v The UY offers community based and Y experiential opportunities that are founded in cause-driven equity leadership development practices and supported by integrating the Search Institute's "Developmental Assets" and best mentoring practices established by the Mentoring Partnership of MN. No shortage of personal and professional development happening at the UY.

v Social Responsibility, Youth Development and Healthy Living (Print out the attached flyer "University Y 2012-2013" about our branch opportunities and feel free to share!) practices at the UY! Perfect for those students who want to make a difference in a non-profit that is international!

Stay tuned to the UY...more Y GTC social responsibility, healthy living and youth development opportunities to come for the students within the U of M community as we move into 2013 - 2014.

Where can I find the Y jobs descriptions and opportunities at branches?

https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?seq=home&applicationName=YMCANonReqExt&locale=en_US

Where can I find more information about University Y student opportunities and/or the Y GTC?

Refer students to me, Patti.neiman@ymcatwincities.org or Bruce Yang bruce.yang@ymcatwincities.org

Hmong Nationalities Organization, Inc. NATIONAL CONFERENCE

- Hmong Nationalities Organization, Inc. will have
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 3-22-2013 THROUGH 3-24-2013---
( FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)--- FREE FOR ALL.
-FRIDAY- BANQUET WILL BE IN THE EVENING--- WITH HONORABLE GUEST SPEAKER
-SATURDAY- PRESENTATION AND COMMITEES DISCUSSION - ON SATURDAY ALL DAY---FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER
-SUNDAY--- FINAL - AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
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THE WHOLE EVENT WILL BE AT THE BOUAN SAH WANH BANQUET HALL, BROOKLYN PARK, MN.
Buasavanh Banquet Hall.
7324 Lakeland Ave. North,
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428.

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR TIME TO BE THERE AND JOIN US. TELL YOUR FRIENDS, PEOPLES IN THE COMMUNITY, PROFESSIONAL PEOPLES, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS, SENIOR CITIZENS, LEADERS, HMONG VETERANS.

ASU Winter Gala This Saturday at TCF Stadium DQ Clubroom

We hope you had a fantastic first few days of Spring semester! Need something to do this weekend? Come to our 2013 Winter Gala which will be held THIS Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 8:00pm-12:00am at the TCF Stadium DQ Clubroom. The theme for this year's gala is Night of Enchantment, so come join us for a charming and magical night to remember! Don't forget to dress to impress because formal attire is required!

TCF Bank Stadium
2009 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tickets are also on sale NOW! Find any ASU board member or go to ASU (Coffman, Room 219) to purchase your tickets. Prices are as follows:

Advanced Tickets:
UMN Students: $8/person, $15/couple
Public: $11/person, $18/couple

At The Door:
UMN Students: $10/person, $20/couple
Public: $13/person, $23/couple

We can't wait to see you at gala!!!!

<3 ASU

2013 Multicultural Student Development Day

2013 Multicultural Student Development Day
presented by Ameriprise
in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas
http://multiculturaldevelopmentday.eventbrite.com

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus)

Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Thousands of students attend Job and Internship Fairs annually. Students who attend large fairs quickly discover just how competitive the process is and how difficult it can be to differentiate themselves.

This Multicultural Student Development Day seeks to address those challenges. Students will have the opportunity to:

• Attend meaningful workshops that will help and sharpen their skills

• Receive career and internship fair tips from the experts

• Arrive at their job and internship fair feeling better prepared

• Enhance their "personal brand"

• Meet recruiters from companies participating in their job and internship fairs

• Learn about graduate programs and scholarship opportunities


Students will have the option to participate in concurrent workshops on a variety of topics including: Career Fair Preparation, Improving your Résumé, Professional Etiquette, and Mock Interviews, Dressing for Success, Career Services Gems and Choosing a Graduate Studies program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a networking session with recruiters at the end of the day. Workshop availability will be on a first come, first serve basis.

REGISTER FREE BY FEBRUARY 1 at this link: http://multiculturaldevelopmentday.eventbrite.com


Program Agenda:

11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. (Students arrive and check-in)

11:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. (Concurrent Workshops)

4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. (Networking with recruiters and hiring managers)

For more information, contact: Tony Tolliver, Manager -Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Ameriprise Financial (612) 671-7482 ortony.x.tolliver@ampf.com

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.

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!

Two Brains Are Better Than One: How Small Brains Make Big Decisions

Two Brains Are Better Than One: How Small Brains Make Big Decisions

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) School of Public Affairs
301 Nineteenth Avenue South, Minneapolis 55455
Dessert reception follows the lecture in the HHH Atrium

Free and open to the public but please RSVP online at z.umn.edu/ada2012.

Featuring Professor Karen Mesce
Karen Mesce, professor in Entomology and the Graduate Program in
Neuroscience, presents an overview of her original and imaginative,
almost playful, approach to understanding how neuronal networks
develop and function. Her work has revolutionized thinking about the
plasticity of the nervous system--capturing functional changes of
individual invertebrate neurons (in teal-colored caterpillars, OCD
honey bees and leeches--ewww!!) under hormonal or neurotransmitter
control in a visually compelling context. Karen's research on
neuromodulators has helped to drive investigation about how
decision-making processes are carried through to result in
physiologically appropriate responses in simple model organisms. A
gifted communicator of this work, one of her papers published in the
Journal of Neuroscience begins by asking the reader to envision the
decision-making parallels between a human choosing a restaurant and a
leech deciding whether to swim or crawl.

Honorable Mention: Professor Sarah Hobbie, Department of Ecology,
Evolution and Behavior

The Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award honors a
University of Minnesota woman faculty member's exceptional research,
scholarship, teaching and leadership contributions via a public
lecture. Information about Ada Comstock and other awards can be found
at diversity.umn.edu/women.

Presented By:
Women's Center, Office for Equity and Diversity
Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Minnesota Libraries

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

American Indian Science and Engineering (AISES) Study Sessions

Wednesdays from 3-6pm in Lind Hall 216, Native graduate students and senior undergraduates will be available to assist with classwork ranging from physics to biology to writing. This is an opportunity to study with other students from the community and get a little help when needed. It is hosted by AISES members for all students who could use assistance with STEM subjects, regardless of your major.

Snacks will be provided.

Contact Matt Anderson (mzanders@umn.edu) or Youn-Jee Pine (pinex024@umn.edu) for any questions.

Public Policy and Leadership Conference @ Harvard

Every year, the Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) at Harvard brings a cohort of about 30 students to the Harvard Kennedy School in order to support them in their journey to serve the community and pursue degrees in public policy related fields.
The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform undergraduate students from historically under-served communities about public service careers in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. PPLC seeks to prepare students who otherwise would not have access to information about graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. PPLC also provides information on various fellowships and support programs related to public policy.
This opportunity is strictly open to First and Second year students and is not available for international students.

This year, the deadline for applying is Friday, November 16th, 2012.
Please visit the link below to see application details:
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/admissions/pplc/faq

Please contact Marlysa Thomas the Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) Coordinator at marlysa_thomas@hks14.harvard.edu for more information.

THE LINE BETWEEN SECULAR & SACRED: Religion, Public Institutions and the Constitution

The role of religion in politics and public life has been a point of
contention and debate throughout American history. Conflicts between
religious practice and public space have occurred in public schools,
governmental workplaces, and public buildings. Join this discussion
examining the rights and limits of religious freedom as stated in the
Constitution and interpreted through several Supreme Court decisions.

Panelists: Professor Fred Morrison, University of Minnesota professor
of international law, Constitutional law, and comparative public law;
Rev. J. Cody Nielsen, Director, Wellesley Foundation; Sarah Routman,
Executive Director, University of Minnesota Hillel House; Matthew C.
Palombo, Faculty in Philosophy and Global Studies, Minneapolis
Community and Technical College. Moderator: Kimberly D. Hewitt,
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action


These sessions are excellent opportunities for in-depth exploration of
the key issues we work with as professionals within OED. I hope you
will take time to participate in this important discussion and to
SPREAD THE WORD to your networks of students, staff, faculty, and
community members!

Please note that a flier is available for download on our Critical
Conversations webpage:

https://diversity.umn.edu/criticalconversations

BAM: Diversity in the Workplace

BAM is really excited about our event this week, Diversity in the Workplace. Here's more information about it:

What: Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the Workplace is a great opportunity for students to learn about the constantly evolving topic of 'diversity' from two experienced professionals, President of NSHMBA, Fernando Duque and Assistant Dean to the Carlson Undergraduate Program, Mary Kosir!

Where: Carlson Atrium
When: Thursday, 15th November, 2012
5pm-7pm *Check-in begins at 4.45pm

This event is casual, and open to non-BAM members.
Registration is required! Don't forget to register online to secure a spot at the event!
(https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dGNkSW9OdHdmUWdIcTFaYnVWWFhtQmc6MQ)

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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/

Ded Unk'unpi--We Are Here

Han, Boozhoo, (Hello),

"This year marks the 150th year since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, fought in Southwestern Minnesota.

"Ded Unk'unpi--We Are Here," now showing at the James J. Hill House, features the work of 20 American Indian artists reflecting on this disastrous time in the history of Minnesota and the nation.

Featured artists: Joe Allen, Angela Babby, Karen Beaver, Todd Bordeaux, Julie Buffalohead, Avis Charley, Gordon Coons, Jim Denomie, Michael Elizondo Jr., Evans Flammond, Charles Her Many Horses, Dakota Hoska, Henry Payer, Charles Rencountre, James Star Comes Out, Maggie Thompson, Jodi Webster, Gwen Westerman, Dwayne Wilcox, Bobby Wilson.

The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 was fought over six weeks in Southwestern Minnesota, resulting in hundreds dead, the Dakota exiled from their homeland and the largest mass execution in U.S. history: the hangings of 38 Dakota men in Mankato. The war's causes began decades earlier and the profound loss and consequences of the war are still felt today."

It is a moving, thought provoking exhibit. I hope you have time to experience it.

Here is a link to the news release and more information:
http://events.mnhs.org/media/news/release.cfm?ID=2742
Respectfully,
Jillian

Careers in student affairs undergraduate event

Hey folks-

Good afternoon, MCPA is pleased to host the third Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Students event on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Macalester College in St, Paul, Minnesota. This event is open to any undergraduate student with an interest in Student Affairs and the cost is $25.00 including lunch. The registration form is available on the MCPA website: http://www.mcpa4you.org/Programs/CSA/Undergraduate/

We have a great mix of program session topics and presenters, see the attached list. Please share this information with students and encourage them to attend the November 10 event.

Feel free to email me with any questions. Hope you're having a great fall.


Pam Boersig
Dean of Student Affairs
The Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-656-6865 (phone)
612-656-7680 (fax)
pboersig@aii.edu
www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis

MCAE SCHOLARSHIP FAIR TODAY!

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WHAT: MCAE SCHOLARSHIP FAIR
WHEN: OCTOBER 23RD, 2012
WHERE: 41 APPLEBY HALL
TIME: 12-3PM
*SNACKS PROVIDED

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

Reminder: American Indian Studies Open House

The Department of American Indian Studies will be having an open house for all current and
prospective students who want to:

learn a little more about the program
review course offerings for spring
meet other students, staff and faculty
get a free lunch!!!

The event will take place on Tuesday October 16 12:00-1:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons (Room 105)

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

Serve on the American Indian Heritage Month committee

Hello all,

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

If you are interested in being on this committee, and/or have any questions, please contact Janelle White at whit1432@umn.edu or the American Indian Student Cultural Center at aiscc@umn.edu, or by phone at 612-624-0243.

Miigwech,

Janelle White

The National Society of Black Engineers is welcoming you!

Hello NSBErs and future,

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

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

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

FREE FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!!

--
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

The Importance of Title IX

The Importance of Title IX: Discussion

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
319 Appleby Hall (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ApH/)

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


Leadership Development Opportunities for Students

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

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

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

MCPA Careers in Student Affairs seminar.

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

The University Women of Color (UWOC) Tapestry Award

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FAIR

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FAIR
Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
http://www.servicelearning.umn.edu/CIF/

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

Please visit http://servicelearning.umn.edu/CIF/ for more information
including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

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

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

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!

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.

Dragon Festival 2012 do.walk

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Supports the 3rd Annual 5K Walk Around Lake Phalen

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota developed the do.® Campaign to remind all
Minnesotans that moderate-intensity physical activity for just 30 minutes on most --
preferably all -- days of the week will help them live longer, healthier lives. Together
with unhealthy eating, physical inactivity is the second-leading cause of preventable
death and disease in the United States. It's directly related to conditions including
heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer and osteoporosis.

That is why Blue Cross is proud to sponsor the 3rd annual walk around Lake Phalen
as part of the 2012 Dragon Festival. Participating in the walk is a great way to get
started on grooving your body every day to improve your overall health. Join us again
for this beautiful walk around the lake. All proceeds will go the Dragon Boat race.

do. is a registered mark licensed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

If you'd like to participate, attached is the registration form. Just fill it out and email it to:
Leila Lari
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Intern
pa.yang@state.mn.us
do.2012 (registration form).docx

Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality
October 11-13, 2012
The deadline for submissions to present a paper at the World Conference has been extended to a deadline of May 30th.
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Jin Kim Productions presents: ATSUMORI

Jin Kim Productions presents: ATSUMORI in San Francisco. May 4th. 2012

A one-man show and one night only performance.

Experience the world premiere performance of "ATSUMORI in San
Francisco", an original play written by Yefei Jin, a senior at the
University of Minnesota. This version, inspired by the Noh play
Atsumori, retells the story of the young warrior set in a modern
immigrant context. Drawn from the real experiences of immigrants and
refugees, this play seeks to educate and inspire today's young
revolutionaries. Come see Atsumori reborn and witness the amazing
power of performance, blending western theatre practices with Chinese
and Japanese history.

Check out the teaser and trailer videos of Atsumori!
TEASER
FULL LENGTH TRAILER

Confirm attendance here through Facebook to see our THIRD video coming out in a few days!

Mixed Blood Theatre presents...Learn to Be Latina

Join Mixed Blood Theatre for another predictably unpredictable weekend!

Opening on Friday -
LEARN TO BE Latina

by Enrique Urueta
directed by Mark Valdez

April 20 - May 13, 2012

Hanan is a promising young pop singer, and she has a record label dying to record her ... until they find out she's Lebanese.
But wait - she can still be a star - as long as she learns to be Latina!
In this blisteringly satirical comedy, cultural and sexual identities and the music business are poked with some very, very sharp sticks.

Critics call it "Screamingly funny!" and "entertainingly offensive!" Don't miss what is sure to be one of the most outrageous comedies to play at Mixed Blood - and that's saying a lot!

$15 guaranteed advance reservation -
or use our Radical Hospitality first come, first served
no-cost admission (night of show)

Visit mixedblood.com or call (612) 338-6131

Silent Shout

Hi all,

As many of you have heard, the Offices for Equity and Diversity and Student
Affairs are hosting a *Silent Shout* on Northrop Plaza on May 2nd from
11-1pm. We need your help in getting people to show up for this exciting
event!*Please forward this on* to any students, staff, faculty and/or
visitors interested in supporting breaking down barriers for access and
equity.

*What is a Silent Shout?* A Silent Shout is a public event where Signmark,
a Deaf Finnish hip hop artist, will lead the crowd in performing "Against
the Wall" using American Sign Language (ASL).

Signmark will begin teaching the signs to the song at 11 am on *Northrop
Plaza. We want as many people as possible to gather in solidarity. We want
a full crowd. *You do not need to know sign language in order to participate
*. If you want to hold signs, dance, sing, or just show up, we want you
too. If you are not planning on learning the signs, please come by 11:45am
so we have a full crowd before noon.

**Note: If you've seen previous announcements, we will NOT be meeting at
Nolte. We will be at Northrop Plaza for the duration.**

*What we need from you:*
For internal OED planning purposes, please take 15 seconds to let us know
if you're able to participate --* RSVP via* thisGoogle
form

Start practicing now! Follow the links below:
"Against the Wall" Slow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYOYvjhzy84

"Against the Wall" Fast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WxKdidMRs

Visit www.facebook.com/signmarkmn and click on "events" for more
information.


Example of a Silent Shout in NYC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FloNPWU50X8

Lyrics for "Against the Wall"
http://lybio.net/signmark-against-the-wall/hip-hop/


Still have questions? Email us at signmarkmn@gmail.com

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Community Outreach Department presents..."The Interrupters"

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Community Outreach Department presents...

"The Interrupters" with special guest, Chicago Violence Interrupter and cast member Ricardo "Cobe" Williams

View trailer here
The Interrupters is an engaging documentary the follows the year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Learn what you can do to help make Minneapolis a safer place for young people to live and grow up. Violence is a public health issue that can be disrupted. Be a part of the solution on:

Monday, April 23 from 6:00-9:00 pm
MPRB Headquarters
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411

RSVP by Wednesday, April 18 at ygriffea-gray@minneapolisparks.org

Interrupters final.pdf

LA RAZA ELECTIONS

Dear La Raza Members,

Attached you will find an application to be on La Raza's 2012-2013 Board. This is a wonderful opportunity for all undergraduates (one position opened for a graduate student), your major does not matter. What really matters is that you have las ganas, or the need/want/will to be on La Raza's new board for next year. Each position comes with a lot of responsibility but with a "fun" package as well.

Attached is also a list of the board position descriptions, and La Raza's constitution so you may familiarize yourself with how La Raza has worked for 40 years.

Note: Due Date: Thursday May 3rd, 2012. You may email your application to romer080@umn.edu, and/or to laraza@umn.edu, you may also drop it off at our office in Coffman Memorial Union, Room 211 just make sure someone on board receives it!

Make a difference today, join La Raza's 2012-2013 Board.

La Raza's Board Applications c-1.docx
Constition Spring 2011-April 15thPDF-1.pdf
Board Positions2.docx

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.

Gender Justice Week

Gender Justice Week Events: April 15-20, 2012

*Sister Spit Spoken Word
Sun, April 15, 7:30 PM
Bell Museum Auditorium

Sister Spit began in 1994 through the efforts of co-directors Sini
Anderson and (2004 Lambda Literary Award Finalist) Michelle Tea, who
gathered together a group of some of the most notorious and talented
women and dykes, and went on tour all over the U.S. This year Sister
Spit will be joined by BOTH the artist and star of John Cameron
Mitchell's film, Short Bus, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, and acclaimed
author and activist Dorothy Allison (author of Bastard out of Carolina
and Trash). Check out the Sister Spit website for more information on
all performers! This event is FREE and open to the public -- donations
will be collected at the door to support CeCe McDonald. Co-sponsored
with the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies & Campus Life,
Women's Student Activist Collective (WSAC), and Queer Student Cultural
Center. For more information, please contact schochet@umn.edu.

*Gender Justice Week Tabling & Crafts
Mon, April 16, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Coffman Union Ground Floor

Stop by any time this afternoon to kick off our week of celebrating
gender justice at the University of Minnesota, and take part in arts
and crafts with the theme of liberating our bodies and genders!

*Transgender Commission April Meeting + Gender Dialogue
Mon, April 16, 3:00-5:00 PM
Ford Hall 151

Join us for a thought-provoking gender dialogue and discussion about
our work to create institutional change for equity and access at the
University of Minnesota for people of all genders! Everyone is
welcome! Free food!

*Andrea Gibson Spoken Word
Mon, April 16, 7:00 PM
Coffman Union Whole Music Club

The winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam shares readings on war,
class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and
spirituality. The University of Minnesota's nationally-ranking slam
poetry team will open for her at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE!
Co-sponsored with the Women's Center and Women's Student Activist
Collective (WSAC). Part of WSAC's RATH (Revolutionary Art THing) week!
For more information, please contact wsac@umn.edu.


*Panel Discussion: Experiences of Hmong/API LGBTQA (new)
Tues, April 17, 1:30-3:00 PM
Weisman Museum, Shepherd Room

Guests will discuss the experiences of Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander
LGBTQA as well as other issues that are impacting the Hmong community.
Speakers include Oskar Ly, Pheng Thao, and Mey Chau from Shades of
Yellow, a Twin Cities organization for Hmong LGBTQA communities.
Moderated by Professor Naomi Scheman. This event is free and open to
the public. Light reception to follow. Sponsored by the Institute for
Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA). For more information, please
contact jcaron@umn.edu.

*My Naked Self Writing Workshop
(please RSVP to this event - space still available!)
Tues, April 17, 4:00-6:00 PM
Blegen Hall 215

20% Theatre Company's My Naked Self is an introductory workshop for
anyone interested in exploring their gender identity, sexuality,
body/self-image and/or awareness through guided writing and movement
exercises and encouraged sharing/performance. This workshop is a
challenging, inspirational and empowering examination of who others
think we are, who we think we are, and the not-so-simple truth: who we
are. No theater or writing experience necessary! My Naked Self will be
limited to 20 participants (you must RSVP) and cannot take late
arrivals -- for more information or to RSVP, please contact
TransCom@umn.edu.

*GenderF*Kation Film Screening + Panel
Wed, April 18, 4:00 PM
Bell Museum Auditorium

Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation is the story of six people and
their journey through the social, religious and political landscapes
of a society that struggles to understand or allow for gender
transgression. This documentary film breaks through gender stereotypes
and historical gender ideologies to liberate our bodies, minds and
spirits from our own social gender dysphoria. Although it is based in
Minnesota, the subject matter has no borders. Forget everything you
think you know about gender and experience a GENDERF*KATION! After the
film, a panel discussion will take place with the filmmakers and
people in the movie (including our very own Alex and Remy) -- plus
free food! For more information, please contact TransCom@umn.edu.

*Amy Andre: Bi & Trans* Health Disparities (updated)
Thurs, April 19, 4:00 PM
Smith Hall 331

We use man different words to describe the rainbow of our sexual
identities. Straight or heterosexual are the most common, followed by
bisexual, then gay, then lesbian, then other terms, like pansexual,
queer, omnisexual, fluid, asexual, and many more. In this talk, bi
author and health activist Amy Andre will be presenting research on
how race, gender, and health intersect and interact with sexual
identity language, especially for those of us who identify as bi
and/or have sexual relationships with partners of multiple genders.
Did you know that bi-identified people make up the largest group in
the LGB population, and have poorer health than heterosexuals, gays,
and lesbians? Together, we'll answer questions such as: Why do these
health disparities exist? What can we do about them - and about other
sexual health disparities? And, how can we create a world of optimal
health and wellness for people of all sexualities?

Nationally renowned writer, speaker and activist Amy Andre is regarded
as an expert on the topics of bisexual identity and health disparities
faced by LGBTQ people, Amy has been featured on PBS, and in
Cosmopolitan, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Blade, and
the Advocate, among many other news sources. Free and open to the
public. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact
TransCom@umn.edu.

*Feminist Perspectives on the Psychology of Same Sex Marriage
Thurs, April 19, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mayo Memorial Building 3-100

Lisa Diamond, Beverly Green, and Glenda Russell will discuss their
research and clinical perspectives on marriage equality and the
marriage amendment. All three are nationally renowned researchers,
authors, psychologists, and teachers. Their specialties are in GLBT
concerns and they will speak about women's issues, sexual orientation,
ethnic and cultural diversity, and feminism and marriage. Co-sponsored
with the Women's Center, Minnesota Psychological Association (Women's
and Multicultural Divisions), Program in Human Sexuality, and MN Women
in Psychology. For more information, please contact 952-564-3048 or
visit www.mnpsych.org.


*Minnesota Queer Science Lunch
Fri, April 20, Noon-1:30 PM
St. Paul Student Center - South Field

Got Geek? Minnesota Queer Science is a network of GLBTQ and allied
folks from all fields of science, engineering, technology and
mathematics. If a room full of awesome queer folks and geeky humor is
what you've been looking for, join us! For more information, please
contact mnqsci@gmail.com.


*Gender Violence in Communities of Color
Fri, April 20, 2:00-3:30 PM
Murphy Hall 130

This discussion will explore some of the challenges of addressing
gender violence in communities of color and offer some ways that
everyone can take action and bring about change. Co-sponsored with the
Women's Center, Gender Women & Sexuality Studies and The Aurora
Center. For more information, please contact women@umn.edu.


*20th Anniversary
BECAUSE: Midwest Bisexuality Conference
April 20-22, 2012
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul

The BECAUSE Conference is an annual event for bisexuals, queers,
non-monosexuals, the bi-curious or questioning, and allies of all
sexual or gender identities. This year marks the big 20th Anniversary
celebration -- check out all the incredible speakers, workshops,
entertainment, registration information and more at
www.becauseconference.org!

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

[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!

Mental Health Awareness Day (MHAD)

We would like to invite you to learn more about Mental Health Awareness Day (MHAD) 2012, an on-campus event which will take place on Wednesday, April 25th on the front lawn of Coffman Memorial union. The goals for MHAD are to reduce the stigma of mental illness and educate students about mental health resources available on campus.

This event was first held on campus 2 years ago, on April 26th, 2010. It was a huge success - we estimate that we had over 1,500 participants. You might remember there were backpacks on the lawn in front of Coffman that were part of the Send Silence Packing (SSP) display from Active Minds, Inc., and represented the 1,100 US college students that die by suicide every year. Some of the backpacks feature stories, written by friends and family, of students who died. As part of MHAD 2012, we are going to build our own display on Wednesday April 25th---ALL DAY, similar to that of SSP, but changing the theme a little bit. This year's theme will be Don't Sit in Silence, and rather than having 1,100 backpacks, we are planning to have 1,100 empty chairs on Coffman Front Lawn to represent not only the 1,100 suicides, but also the silence connected to mental health and the stigma around it.

I also encourage you to check out the blog from the 2010 event as it captures beautiful images of what the event was on the Twin Cities campus: MHAD 2010

MHAD has the potential to reach a large number of students, change attitudes about mental health, and give students vital information about the mental health resources available to them as University of Minnesota students. Since this display involves a large amount of planning and volunteers, we are already looking for people who would be interested in helping! The day will include table displays on resources available on campus, a Flash Mob of support, t-shirts and stories. We know that mental health and suicide don't discriminate and everyone is affected. We ask for your support, your participation, your help that day.

If you are interested in submitting a story or volunteering, please check us out on facebook (MHAD on Facebook), twitter(UmnMHAD), or send us an email at MHAD1234@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and consideration!
Mental Health Awareness Day Planning Committee
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The Queer Student Cultural Center's 2012 Spring Pride Celebration

"The Queer Student Cultural Center's 2012 Spring Pride Celebration

The QSCC's annual Spring Pride celebration is nearing! Throughout the week of March 26th to March 31st the QSCC and its campus and community allies will be working to provide the campus with boundless opportunities to better engage with the people and work of the local queer community through a series of wonderful events! All are welcome!


Monday, March 26th


Kickoff Rally

Spring Pride 2012 will be starting off with a Kickoff Rally in front of the Coffman Memorial Union. The rally will begin Monday, March 26th at 12:00 PM, and will be centered on key issues currently facing the Twin Cities and broader Minnesotan queer community, such as the forthcoming Marriage Amendment and the ongoing controversy surrounding CeCe McDonald, and will feature speakers such as OutFront MN's lead organizer, Siobhan Brewer, Trans Youth Support Network's director, Katie Burgess, as well as local performer Heidi Barton Stink!


Tongues Untied Presents: Ball Culture Presentation

Being young, LGBT, and BLACK has left many marks on people in our society. To many, it marks THREE minority identities. To others, it marks shame, hurt, and disconnect. Yet, when we have been SLAPPED with all of these labels, many of us replace them all with a rainbow sticker that reads "FAB!" We connect and find a place beneath mainstream, underground, into a world all our own. Where the business man, thug, and queen or the undercover fem, butch, or trans, can all shed their cloaks that allow them to navigate through an unaccepting world and be THEMSELVES...if only for one night at a time! Those casted out of their homes and families find refuge with their new "parents" and "siblings" as they try to navigate this thing we call life. Love. Family. Art. Fame. Acceptance. Guidance. Pain. LIFE. The LGBT Ballscene: It's not just an event, it's our COMMUNITY! This event will be taking place in Appleby Room 3 at 5:30 PM


Tuesday, March 27th


(A)Sexual Documentary Screening and Discussion

Come out and learn about the oft-invisibilized asexual population through Angela Tucker's groundbreaking documentary, (A)Sexual. Following the screening, a panel of asexual-identified students from the University of Minnesota will facilitate discussion and field questions regarding the both the contents of the film and their own experiences. This event will be taking place in Wiley Hall, Room 125 at 7:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Wednesday, March 28th


Gender + Religion Discussion

As a part of the ongoing GLBTQA Faith & Spirituality Series' aim to provide an open and respectful forum to talk about the issues and intersections of faith, religion, spirituality, culture, and GLBTQA identities, this spring session will focus on: sexism/genderism in the Bible, Torah, and other spiritual texts; binary gender systems; the superiority of "man"; and lack of distinction between sex and gender. All are welcome! This event will be taking place in Appleby Hall, Room 319 at 12:00 PM


Trans* Tyme

Tranarchy and the Transgender commission have joined forces in providing an open dialogue centered on critically engaging with our own experiences with gender, as well as complicating and exploring the myriad ways in which trans* and gender-nonconforming experiences manifest themselves! This event will be taking place in the Bell Museum Auditorium at 6:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Thursday, March 29th


Call to Action! OutFront MN's LGBT Lobby Day

As a part of our Spring Pride celebration, we'll be assisting in transporting interested queer-identified and queer-allied students from the University of Minnesota to the state capitol in order to participate in OutFront MN's annual LGBT Lobby Day. If you're interested, please send an email to either qscc@umn.edu, or prock009@umn.edu, and you'll be added to our growing list of folks interested in lobbying capitol! Those participating will be meeting in the Queer Student Cultural Center (Coffman 205), and leaving at 9:00 AM. We will also be providing transport back from the capitol, so you absolutely do not have to worry about being stranded in St. Paul! Please let us know if there is a specific time you'll need to return, but students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to prioritize participatory democracy over their classes for one day!


Queer Ice Cream Social!

Come on up the the QSCC (Coffman 205) at 5:00 PM and join us for a fun, relaxing reprieve from the innumerable stresses and pressures of the academic! Come kick back in the QSCC and enjoy ice cream, soda, and great conversation! Food will be provided!


Friday, March 30th


Guess the Straight Person!

Join Friends & Allies for the latest hit game show centered on critically interrogating the ways in which cultural constructions of sexuality are ultimately reductive and limiting! This event will be taking place in Scott Hall, Room 4 at 3:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Bullied Documentary Screening featuring Jamie Nabozny

In partnership with Fraternity Delta Lambda Phi, we will be screening the documentary Bullied, a crucial documentary centered on the experiences of Jamie Nabozny, who was tormented by classmates for years due to his sexuality, eventually fighting back- not with his fists, but in the courtoom. Following the screening, Jamie Nabozny himself will be leading the discussion and fielding questions about the film and his own experiences. This event will take place in Bell Museum Auditorium at 5:00 PM. Food will be provided!


Saturday, March 31st

Kink 1001: The Class You WISH You Got Credit For!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Kinky U presents a series of workshops and discussions on the 31st of March 2012 as part of Spring Pride. The aim of the event is to provide an educational, safe and sex positive series of classes where participants can gain useful information while exploring their sexuality. Come to a day of awesome, kinky classes. Includes Lunch and Snack Break! a series of workshops and discussions on the 31st of March 2012 as part of Spring Pride, beginning at 9:00 AM in the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union. The aim of the event is to provide an educational, safe and sex positive series of classes where participants can gain useful information while exploring their sexuality. Come to a day of awesome, kinky classes. Includes Lunch and Snack Break!


Our Wings Student Drag Show

Join us in drawing Spring Pride 2012 to a close with a bang by attending our student drag show! This year's drag show will be dedicated to honoring the lives of those lost in the struggle of LGBT equity, as well as the histories that persistently inform our continued struggle there toward. All performances will be carried out by University of Minnesota students, and admission is completely free! This event will take place in The Whole at 7:00 PM. Food will be provided!"


The State of Asian Pacific Minnesotans 2012 Census Report Release

Press Release

Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans | 656 Cedar St., Suite 160 | St. Paul, MN 55155


For Immediate Release Contact: Ilean Her

March 26, 2012 651-757-1740

New Report shows changes in Asian Pacific Minnesotan Population

(St. Paul, MN). On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota State Demographer's Office will report out on demographics from Census 2010 about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders residing in Minnesota. At the event, the Council will release and make available its latest report State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotan. The event will be held at Wilder Foundation, 411 Lexington Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.

The journey to this report started in the fall of 2008 with the formation of the Asian American Pacific Islander Complete Count Committee, in which the Council chaired the first year and was succeeded by Bao Vang of Hmong American Partnership. The Committee was committed to engaging the community in Census 2010 and ensuring a complete count of the Asian American and Pacific Islander residents in Minnesota. The Committee firmly believed that ensuring a complete count was the best way to draw attention, provide understanding, and obtain funding for the services and resources the community needed. The Council is grateful to the Committee and the work its members did. Without the Committee's effort, the results of Census 2010 would not be as complete as they are.

The census provides the most comprehensive demographic data on the US population and tells us much about our nation's people and its change over time. Our report presents the current state of Asian Pacific Minnesotans, what our population is and our social and economic status. The data provides a snapshot of the lives we lead and is evidence of the struggles and successes we face. In black and white numbers, it tells us who we are and what we do, but it does not tell us who we will be.

It is our hope that the Asian Pacific community and our allies understand and take note of this report and use it to shape our future. This is why your presence at the State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotan is important. We want to engage with you, talk about the demographics, learn what they represent, and together work to address and celebrate key findings and needs.

Please make time to join us on April 11 and kindly RSVP your attendance to Pa Yang at pa.yang@state.mn.us or directly to our office at 651.757.1740.

Key Findings:

· Asian Pacific Islanders in Minnesota grew 52.2% since the 2000 census

· Minnesota's Asian Pacific population is vastly different from the national make-up. 50.2% are population identifies as Southeast Asian vs. 20.7% of the national average

· The Hmong population is the largest Asian population in Minnesota at 66,181 or 27% of all Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

One Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin

There will be a march for Trayvon Martin this Thursday (March 29) at 6pm.
Here are the details of the event:

Throw on your hoodies (or whatever) and come gather to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!

Let's make a choice to stand up for Trayvon Martin. 17 years old. black. innocent. murdered with a bag of skittles and a bottle of ice tea in his hands. "Suspicious." is what Zimmerman said as to why he killed him (not yet arrested) because he had on a black hoodie.

A black person in a hoodie isn't automatically "suspicious". Let's put an end to racial profiling!

We're going to be gathering at Northrop Plaza (84 Church Street SE) at 6 PM. Bring a sign or anything if possible.Times: potential speakers (leaders of organizations only) 5:30pm. Everyone else: 6pm. Program: 6:30pm march in plaza: 7:30pm. Done: 8:00pm.

"We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012

Not in the Twin Cities? Check-in to show your support or organize a march in your city!

It's also up on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/events/100152723451639/

Please spread the word, so injustices can stop. Thanks.

Events hosted by the ASU

Hey ASUers!

Hope you all had a great spring break! Now that everyone is back, ASU is ready to kick into high gear with our bimonthly High Teas! This week we are featuring the Cambodian Student Association of Minnesota as well as PERMIAS, the Indonesian Student Group. We will be hosting our High Tea in the ASU Room, Coffman 219, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm today. Feel free to stop by and learn more about their culture, meeting awesome people and enjoy some free food!

In addition, ASU's Annual Spring Conference is coming up fast. Our Spring Conference consists of a week of awesome workshops, followed by a banquet on Saturday. The banquet will feature performances from our wonderful affiliates, as well as performers like Jason Chen and a keynote presentation from Wong Fu Productions. For our banquet, we are also opening auditions for potential student performers. So if you've got a talent that you'd like to show off, fill out the following form before audition time, March 29, from 4pm-8pm and drop by the Comstock Ballroom!

Audition Form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpPV2ZYLTd0SlQ1Zm4wTFNnWVZJaWc6MQ

For those who are interested in performing for our Spring Conference but can't make the audition time, you can fill out the form, then send in a video of your performance or link to a youtube video of it by Monday, April 2nd. We're excited to see all of your talents!

Also, ASU is supporting Habitat for Humanity's 60K Day. We have been selling drinks and snacks from our office. We will also be holding a Hmong Sausage Fundraiser on Thursday, April 5th from 10am to 2pm in the Ground floor of Coffman Union at the contact tables.

Additionally, we are holding a Dodgeball Tournament on March 31st to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Registration is $50 a team, with a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 10. For more information, check out the following links:

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/406953529321722/
Registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFoUUhyakhpRjFDRDF1TVNDaW5aOHc6MQ

Affiliate and Partner Events:
MPU - The Jam Before Last @ STSS131A | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm [3/23]
KSA - Korean Fair @ Comstock Ballrooom | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm [3/23]
CASA - Feed My Starving Children @ Behind Coffman | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm [3/23]
SGSA - Sin City @ CMU President's Room | 6:00 pm [3/29]
JSA - Doll Festival @ Nolte 140 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm [3/30]
MPU - Last Jam Session @ STSS 131A | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm [3/30]
PERMIAS - Indonesian Festival @ CMU Great Hall | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm [3/31]
HKMSA/CASA - Badminton Tournament @ Cooke Hall | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm [3/31]
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MISA - Culture Day with SIP @ CMU President's Room | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm [3/23]
HMSA - Workshop: GLBT in the Hmong Community @ STSS 330 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm [3/23]
MSA - Islam Awareness Week [See attached flyer]
MISA - International Music Night @ McNamara Alumni Center | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am [3/30]

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Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive: March 23 at La Raza and BSU

Hello!

This is a friendly reminder about the Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive, its TODAY as part of National Farmworkers Awareness Week, in Coffman Memorial Union Room 211; from 10 am to 3 pm. Come and donate blood! You'll get a snack! Let's get together and help out our community who is in need for blood transfusions, you can save someone's life today!

Spread the word!!

See attached fliers!

Also, as part of National Farmworkers Awareness Week next Wednesday March 28th La Raza SCC will be holding a Movie Event from 6 to 8 pm, come and learn about farmworkers issues, enjoy the movie and snacks! *See attached fliers!

Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive: March 23 at La Raza and BSU

We are pleased to announce that for the first time, students at the
University of Minnesota will be participating in the National Cesar
Chavez Blood Drive Challenge. The national blood drive celebrates
Cesar Chavez legacy as an American civic leader who was committed to
improving the quality of life for the U.S. farm labor community.
The
blood drive was found in 2009 as a way to engage current college
students in a service learning initiative that promotes health
education, health and science careers, civic engagement, and saving
lives.

Here at the University of Minnesota the "Migrant Farmworkers in the
United States; Families, Work, Advocacy" (Chicano Studies 3374)
students have taken on the leadership role to bring events to campus
in honor of National Farmworker Awareness Week. Students Capetra Jolly
(Public health minor) and Kynesha Patterson (Youth Studies major) are
fulfilling the role as campus organizers of the 1st Annual University
of Minnesota, National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive.

As minority students who understand the importance supporting
underrepresented groups such as the Latino community, we are excited
to make this blood drive a success, and in order to do so we need your
help! 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.

Spread the word to your community members, student groups, peers, and
family members to all come and participate! Together we can make the
University of Minnesota and the surrounding twin cities area number
one for giving back.

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).

¡Si, se puede!

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

Upcoming Events

NEW EVENTS

Feb 28: Famine and Remittances for the Horn of Africa

https://events.umn.edu/Famine-Relief-Prevention-and-Remittances-for-the-Horn-of-Africa-019287.htm

Feb 28: "The Help" screening and dialogue

https://events.umn.edu/The-Help-A-movie-screening-and-critical-dialogue-019055.htm

Feb 29: Listen to My Rap

https://events.umn.edu/Listen-to-My-Rap-Manfest-and-the-Creative-Legacy-of-J-H-Kwabena-Nketia-.htm

Feb 29: St Paul GLBTA Lunch Group

https://events.umn.edu/St-Paul-GLBTA-Lunch-Group-019072.htm

Feb 29: "Kantata Takwa" screening and discussion

https://events.umn.edu/Kantata-Takwa-%28Indonesia-19922008%29-Introduced-by-Director-Gotot-Prakosa-wit.htm

March 1: State of Iberoamerican Studies

https://events.umn.edu/State-of-Iberoamerican-Studies-Series-018919.htm

March 1: Latin American Speaker Series

https://events.umn.edu/Latin-American-Speaker-Series-Jeffrey-Pilcher-University-of-Minnesota-Profe.htm

March 1: Beyond Rock Around the Clock

https://events.umn.edu/Beyond-Rock-Around-the-Clock-Rock-Music-and-American-Cultural-Change-in-the.htm

March 1: "Up the Yangtze" screening

https://events.umn.edu/Up-the-Yangtze-%28Dir-Yung-Chang-2007%29-018867.htm

March 1, 2: Mural por los Derechos Humanos

https://events.umn.edu/Mural-por-los-Derechos-Humanos-019361.htm

March 2: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Academic Writing

https://events.umn.edu/Engaging-Controversies-Everybodys-Second-Language-Cross-Cultural-and-Multil.htm

March 2: Emotions as Political Performance in Mexico

https://events.umn.edu/Keeping-and-Losing-Ones-Head-Composure-and-Emotional-Outbursts-as-Political.htm

March 2: Presentation by director of "Kantata Takwa"

https://events.umn.edu/Presentation-by-Indonesian-filmaker-Gotot-Prakosa-017868.htm

March 5: The Motown/Stax Problem

https://events.umn.edu/Guest-Lecture-Andy-Flory-%E2%80%9CThe-MotownStax-Problem%E2%80%9D-018884.htm

March 6: The Proliferation of Minority Difference

https://events.umn.edu/The-Proliferation-of-Minority-Difference-018572.htm

March 8: The Book Culture of Greek-Americans

https://events.umn.edu/%E2%80%9CThe-Book-Culture-of-Greek-Americans%E2%80%9D-018962.htm

March 8: "Miss Representation" film screening

https://events.umn.edu/Miss-Representation-%28Film-Screening%29-018879.htm

March 9: Communicating Issues of Equity and Diversity

https://events.umn.edu/OED-Certificate-Workshop-4-Communicating-on-Issues-of-Equity-and-Diversity.htm

ONGOING EVENTS

Ends March 7: Siberian Estonians

https://events.umn.edu/Siberian-Estonians-017719.htm

Ends March 15: Mni Sota: Time and Place

https://events.umn.edu/Mni-Sota--Reflections-of-Time-and-Place-017849.htm

Ends April 20: Collecting Black Books

https://events.umn.edu/Bibliophilia-Collecting-Black-Books-018447.htm

Women's History Month 2012 Events

We hope that you can join us in March for Women's History Month 2012 events sponsored by the Women's Center, along with other campus and community partners! Please feel free to share these events with others who you think may be interested.

March 7 STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Workshop)
1:00 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building
How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke or see unjust treatment? In this interactive workshop, participants increase their knowledge of women's status today, discuss language and privilege, gain assertiveness skills, and practice bystander interventions. Become a more effective ally! Register: www.workshop.umn.edu (Leadership and Advocacy).

March 8 Miss Representation (Film Screening)
6:30 p.m., Theater, St. Paul Student Center
Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Film followed by discussion facilitated by Dana Schowalter, Department of Communication Studies. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Co-sponsored with College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences - Office for Diversity and Inclusion. FFI: www.umn.edu/women.

March 9 Women in Afghanistan: Securing Their Future
6:30 p.m., Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

David Cortright directs Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and co-authoredAfghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan. His talk will address International efforts to assist women and their mixed results: while Afghan women have achieved improvements in their health, education, and economic and political participation, escalating violence has eroded those gains in many provinces. Sponsored by the Center on Women and Public Policy and Women's Action for New Directions: Women Legislators Lobby. Free. Registration info:afghanistanwomen2012.eventbrite.com/.

March 21 Women and Politics Book Group
5:00 p.m., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Center on Women and Public Policy welcomes all men and women, students, faculty, and staff, elected officials, community activists, and voracious readers to discuss Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Elections 2008 edited by Liette Gidlow. "Election 2008 made American history, but it was also the product of American history. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high political office, but their exceptional candidacies did not come out of nowhere. In these timely and accessible essays, a distinguished group of historians explores how the candidates both challenged and reinforced historic stereotypes of race and sex while echoing familiar themes in American politics and exploiting new digital technologies." FFI: www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/.

March 26 Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)
7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

An important prelude to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Aurora Center, along with the Women's Center and others, sponsors this panel discussion regarding issues of race and privilege as it relates to domestic trafficking. People of all opinions are welcome! FFI: www.umn.edu/aurora.

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? Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona.

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

Jobs, Volunteering, Internships and More.

Opportunities 4.docx

Hello All,
I'm sure you are now familiar with the opportunities sheet now. Look throughly through for opportunities that suit your needs! I hope this is helpful! If there is anything that you want to see on the next opportunities sheet then let me know and I will try my best to get it on there!
Thanks!
Secretary of BSU
Violet Rose

TONIGHT IS THE GAME SHOW!

HELLO BSU SUPPORTERS!
TONIGHT IS THE GAME SHOW! "WHO WANTS TO BE ENLIGHTENED??!!??"

WHEN:TODAY!! @ 7PM!!!

WHERE:NICHOLSON HALL ROOM 155!!

WHAT: Come join this Black Student Union Event, facilitated by HarMageddo Entertainment. It is 60 minute Game Show designed to entertain and teach students how to think in a more open-minded way! It will be based on popular, current and past events. Contestants are picked out of the audience! so come and be apart of the show! This is an event that you should not miss out on!!!

WHY: To be ENLIGHTENED!

HOW: COME, SIT DOWN, PARTICIPATE AND LEARN!!

SEE YOU ALL AT 7PM IN NICHOLSON 155!

MEET & GREET AUTHOR EZRA HYLAND

TODAY February 21, 2012

Ezra Hyland, Author and University of Minnesota instructor, will discuss his contributions to the book, By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Invented!

When: Today February 21, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m.

Where: the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April 2012

This April, it's time to start a dialogue and the topic of the conversation is healthy sexuality. The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence. The following events (listed in the attached press release) outline the ways in which the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education (TAC) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities along with many other groups is calling attention to this important dialogue.

Here is a press release highlighting upcoming events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Press Release for SAAM.docx

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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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

Black Student Union: this weeks activities.

Hello All,
This Friday Feb.17 We are having another Soul Food Friday!! We will be discussing upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and EBONY BALL( I'm so excited)!! We will be having food of course and this week it will be a soul food Friday literally! So don't be a stranger and meet us in the BSU at 5pm sharp! See you all there!!

Also, This Thursday Feb.16 We will be going to Marcy Open School which is located 415 4th Ave S.E from 10AM-12PM to read black history books to the students! This event will be fun and entertaining because we all know kids are hilarious! If you would like the opportunity to join us please contact Kynesha Patterson at Patte398@umn.edu !!

See you all soon.
BSU Secretary
-Violet Rose

IZUN/MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series

IZUN MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series fundraising for Springboard for the Arts

IZUN/MIZAN (lit. balance in Hebrew&Arabic): A Film and Dialogue Series will be a presentation of a series of films focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the creation of opportunities for interfaith dialogue and learning after each screening.

IZUN/MIZAN will offer a selection of carefully curated films preceded by an introduction with study questions. The films presented in this series will be chosen for their artistic quality, for their ability to deepen the participants' understanding of the complexity of the middle-east conflict in Israel/Palestine and function as segues into inclusive dialogue in the post-film viewing experience.

The audience for the series will be anyone concerned with the conflict in the Middle East. Outreach will be to Jews, Muslims and Christians, college students, members of the interfaith communities of the Twin Cities.

For more information, visit the IZUN/MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series website and the Springboard for the Arts website

List of Upcoming Scholarships, Internships and more.

Internships, Research, Scholarships and more!

opportunities3.docx

Melting Pot: Multi-Cultural Diplomacy and Multi-National Patriotism" Friday the 10th.

In celebration of Black History Month, AMCC, BSU, ASA and HSOCA present... Melting Pot with Ambassador Attallah Shabazz
Ambassador Attallah Shabazz

"Melting Pot: Multi-Cultural Diplomacy and Multi-National Patriotism"

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey Center

This Friday February 10th, 2012
4:00 - 6:00pm
-BSU BOARD

Become a 2012 MCAE Multicultural Kickoff Ambassador!!!

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence hosts a two-day Multicultural Kickoff (MKO), which helps incoming first-year students make a successful transition to college by building community and identifying academic and cultural supports on campus. The Multicultural Kickoff begins Tuesday, August 28 and concludes Wednesday, August 29 before Welcome Week begins.

We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic current students to serve as MKO Ambassadors during the event. Ambassadors will work in pairs to lead a small group of first-year students throughout the event. Ambassadors should be knowledgeable about on-campus resources for multicultural students and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Upon completion of the MKO Ambassador program, students will receive a $200.00 stipend. Students are expected to attend an April information session, training sessions on Friday, August 24th and Monday, August 27th (including move-in), and must be present for the entire Multicultural Kickoff on Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.

For all details and to apply, please visit: http://z.umn.edu/mkoapply.
Priority deadline is Friday, February 3rd, and the final deadline is Friday, February 17th. Apply today!

For questions, please email MKO Coordinator, Jasmine Omorogbe at jasmineo@umn.edu.

Multicultural Kickoff (MKO) Reunion!

Hello Everyone!

It is that time of year...where we get the chance to REUNITE under one ROOF!

Join us for the MKO REUNION where we will provide FREE PIZZA, BOWLING, & MCAE's LATEST UPDATES!

WHEN: January 25th, 2012 TIME: 5-7pm
WHERE: Coffman Memorial Union- Goldy's GAMEROOM
WHO: MKO Ambassadors & small groups!

Click Here to RSVP!

***We are looking for Multicultural Kickoff Ambassadors for 2012's MKO. More information will be provided at the MKO Reunion.

EXPLORING MAJORS EVENT 1/11/2011

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OFCCP Proposed Section 503 Regulation Revisions

Join us for a Webinar on December 21

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/538846432

Due to high demand for the Proposed Section 503 Regulation Revisions webinar we will be holding a second session on December 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., eastern time.

This will be an informational session on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) published on December 9, 2011. During the presentation Policy Branch Chief Naomi Levin will review the highlights of the NPRM and tell you how you provide comments on the proposed rule.

Ms. Levin joined the Department of Labor in May of 2008, after more than 20 years as a Senior Attorney at EEOC. Her accomplishments at EEOC include co-authoring the Commission's original ADA regulations, conducting numerous ADA and Rehabilitation Act trainings around the country, and serving as a Special Assistant and advisor to two EEOC Commissioners.

Title: OFCCP Proposed Section 503 Regulation Revisions

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


Mixed Blood Theatre Invites You to A Reception for Educators: December 12th

Please join Mixed Blood Theatre & the Radical Hospitality team

Monday, December 12th, 2011, 6:00 pm

for

RH Factor: Revolutionizing Access

An Introduction to Radical Hospitality for Educators

An Informal Chat and Reception at Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 S 4th Street, Minneapolis

Radical Hospitality, Mixed Blood's new approach to revolutionizing access to the live theatre, provides no-cost admission to every show in our mainstage season. Join us for a conversation about how Mixed Blood and Radical Hospitality can fit into your syllabus, affect your students and provide a valuable social service in our community.

Colleagues welcome!

RSVP to Amanda Thietje

at 612.338.0984

or email

amandawt@mixedblood.com


MBT Educators Evite.pdf

BSU's 2012 Trip to the Big XII Black Student Leadership Conference!!


The Black Student Association at the University of Oklahoma is proud to present the 35th Annual Big XII Conference of Black Student Government, "The Renaissance: The Reawakening of Black Excellence."

Every year the Black Student Union travels to participate in the Big XII Black Student Leadership Conference. Each year we have been able to increase in the number of students that we take with us. This year we are starting off with 24 student (board included) and hope as more money comes in we would be able to take more.

Please find the application for those interested in attending via BSU partial sponsorship attached.

Applications are due on Tues, Jan 17th, 2012!

2012 Big XII Application for BSU Conference Attendees.pdf

Invitation to The Oberlin College Midwest Asian American Student Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 17th Midwest Asian American Student Conference (MAASC) hosted at Oberlin College!

This year's theme will focus on the historical and cultural significance of food in Asian America, from the disciplines of history, literature, anthropology, and gender/sexuality studies. Food is the battleground for tensions in commodification and appropriation, through debates over who has rights to sell and market, as well as claims to be able to use and consume. Despite assimilation, generational passage, and the progression of history, food has consistently maintained its significance in the Asian American experience.

The MAASC will be held March 2-3, 2012. For registration information, please visit the conference's website at http://new.oberlin.edu/office/multicultural-resource-center/programs/apa-conference/.

Further details about the program, activities, and schedule will be forthcoming, and will become available as the planning process is completed. Also, please note that the registration fee for the conference will be $15 per person (group rates negotiable), which includes a ticket for our closing banquet and a conference t-shirt. You can also view programs for conferences in previous years by following the links on the right side of the page.

You are welcome to contact me or the committee at AAA@oberlin.edu with any further questions, including those regarding travel, transportation, and weekend accommodations for students. Finally, feel free to forward this email to any parties that may be interested.

U OF M JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR

Save the date for the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More
than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for job and internship
openings.Learn more at http://umjobfair.org

February 23, 2012

Exploring Majors!!

Do you need substantive help choosing your major? At this 1-day event,
you'll receive coaching and advising to assess your interests and your
goals, then connect that to specific majors. $15 with lunch provided.
Hosted by the U of M's Center for Academic Planning & Exploration.
Open to all undergrads. For details and registration info, see
http://www.cape.umn.edu/work.html

-- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
-- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-- East Bank (location TBD)

Women of Color Student Summit: Safe Spaces, Critical Connections

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IGNITING THE POWER IN DISABILITY & DIVERSITY

DSCC presents guest speaker GENE CHELBERG! Click on link below for more information.

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LAOS TRIP STUDENT PRESENTATIONS!

Laos Trip Student Presentations

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Peters Hall (St. Paul Campus), Room 5

Fifteen students and two University of Minnesota faculty members traveled to Laos last spring as part of the School of Social Work Youth Studies class, "Hmong Youth in Context." We cordially invite you to this event to hear about their learning experiences.

DEPARTMENT of CHICANO STUDIES FALL GATHERING!

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AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES FALL GATHERING!

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Graduate and Professional School Day

Graduate and Professional School Day
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Union

More than 100 graduate and professional programs from throughout the country will be represented at the University of Minnesota's Graduate and Professional School Day. This free, University-wide event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from law, business, education, health sciences and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. The event will also feature helpful workshops on "How to Apply" and "Funding Graduate and Professional School." This annual event is coordinated by CLA Career Services.
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Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event

Join the Office for Equity and Diversity and University Career Services for the Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the University Minneapolis Hotel (formerly the Radisson University Hotel). This event is an opportunity for diverse undergraduate students at the U to:

  • Meet and network with representatives from Twin Cities employers who are interested in increasing their organizational diversity.
  • Talk to scholarship experts on-site to help answer your questions.
  • Learn about internship opportunities with local corporations and government agencies.

Student registration for the event is free of charge. To register for the event, visit GoldPASS, the online job posting system for U of M students:

  1. Go to https://goldpass.umn.edu/
  2. Select "Students and Alumni Login".
  3. If it is your first time visiting GoldPASS update your account information.
  4. Once in the system select the "Career Events" tab.
  5. Search for "diversity" to register.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the event by viewing some online workshops offered by Career Services. These workshops will help you learn what to bring to a networking event, how to introduce yourself to employers, what types of questions to ask of company representatives, what to wear to look professional, and how to figure out which employers you want to target. View the online workshops at:

http://umconnect.umn.edu/networking/
http://umconnect.umn.edu/jobfairsuccess

Humphrey School's 4th Annual Diversity Days

Diversity Days is a two-day program coordinated to expose college juniors and seniors who are historically underrepresented in higher education to master's programs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Diversity Days 2011 will be November 10-11.

The Humphrey School wants to help you create change in our communities and around the world. Whether you hope to fix the United States' immigration system, create better access to healthier food, bring education to every corner of the globe, or secure equal rights for all communities, the degrees at the Humphrey School will give you the skills you need to be a change maker.

Learn more about how a degree from the Humphrey School can help you help others by applying for Diversity Days. Selected participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, and alumni as well as experience the life of the Humphrey School and the Twin Cities metro area. If selected to be a Diversity Days participant, students who live more than 200 miles will be eligible for a travel grant of up to $400 to cover the cost of airfare and/or car mileage. Participants from Minnesota and the Minneapolis area also are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please call 612-624-3800 or e-mail at hhhadmit@umn.edu.

Diversity Student Career Forum

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA) will be hosting their 3rd Diversity Student Career Forum on Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 3pm at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. This is a professional development and recruiting event for diverse college students majoring in accounting, finance, and other business related fields. Previous years participating sponsors include UnitedHealth Group, Ameriprise, Cargill, Ernst & Young and KPMG.

In this forum the students will be given opportunities to:

* Interact with various representatives from some of the top companies/firms in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
* Attend a career fair for possible internships and full time employment in accounting, finance and other business related fields.
* Participate in mock interviews and receive resume feedback
* Participate in professional development workshops

Navigators: Jobs and Health Care for Minnesota Communities

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA for short) federal healthcare reform passed in 2010 offers states many opportunities to reduce racial, gender, and geographic inequities in health, create jobs, and increase the citizen voice in the health care access. But the law is still being written, because many key decisions are left up to states.

The ACA created a new role called "Navigators" whose job will be to help people purchase insurance on the Health Care Exchanges that are currently being set up by states. This role could be a great opportunity for jobs, and to increase access to health care for communities of color, low-income, and rural communities that have the least access to the current system and would likely have the least access to the web-based health care exchange. But without community voices, Navigators could be defined in a way that benefits insurance brokers and the insurance industry, and not our communities.

What: A presentation and discussion about Navigators: Jobs and Health Care for Minnesota Communities
When: Tuesday, August 30th 2-3:30 pm
Where: 2525 Franklin Ave. E., Suite 200, Minneapolis 55406 (Alliance for Metropolitan Stability)

If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Greenfield at 651-379-0751 or sarah@takeactionminnesota.org.

The Arab Spring: a panel dicussion

THE ARAB SPRING

The Tahrir Institute presents a panel discussion with Congressman Keith Ellison and Arab political experts, discussing the importance of democracy and human rights in the Middle East
to American national security.

May16, 6-­8 pm
Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center
301 19th Ave. S.,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Featuring:
Maya Berry, Executive Director of the Arab American Institute
Dr. Mansour El-­Kikhia, chair of Political Science and Geography, at the University of Texas-San
Antonio.

The final film in the 2011 AICH Film Series is The Way of the Warrior.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 5:30pm refreshments served, 6:00 pm film starts
Location: Bell Museum of Natural History Auditorium

AICH proudly presents a Q & A with Jim Northrup, who appears in the film.

Jim Northrup, Anishinaabe, writes a syndicated column, Fond du Lac Follies, which is distributed in the The Circle, The Native American Press, and News From Indian Country. Fond du Lac Follies was named Best Column at the 1999 Native American Journalists Association convention. In 1990-1992, Jim worked as a roster artist for the COMPAS Writer in the Schools Program. He has been a Mentor in the Loft Inroads Program, a Judge for the Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Series and The Jerome Fellowship, and a Member of the Minnesota State Arts Board Prose Panel. Jim also has given radio commentaries on the Superior Radio Network, National Public Radio, Fresh Air Radio, and the BBC-Scotland.

Jim Northrup visit is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity and the University Libraries.

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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Looking for a GREAT Summer Job? Up to $2500 working with Youth?

Looking for a GREAT Summer Job? Up to $2500 working with Youth?

Learn more at:

Deadline: March 7th, 2011

Contact:
Jaimee Bohning
Assistant Director
jbohning@blakeschool.org
612.423.2452

Teaching with Breakthrough is the premiere pre-professional teaching experience anywhere, and the most challenging internship of any kind available to high school students and undergraduates in the United States.

AS A LEARNING WORKS TEACHER:
- Teach your passion, create your own class
- Gain valuable work and life experience
- Make a genuine difference in the lives of motivated Minneapolis/St. Paul public school students
- Be yourself. We value diversity in its broadest sense; your individual quirks and talents are the center of the program
- Excel while working side-by-side with the most incredible group of young adults in the country
- Get paid! ($2500 for 1st year teachers!)

Meet & Greet with PRISM: March 4th

Meet & Greet with PRISM:
March 4th
3:00-5:00
Room TBD (I'll let you know ASAP)
Ever wonder what PRISM, the multicultural journalism group, has to offer? Here's your opportunity! PRISM is hosting a meet and greet along with a forum discussion on "Fair Representation & Reality T.V." on Friday, March 4th at 3:00! We will be serving all sorts of FOOD (Yum!) as well as having a great session on how to get involved with PRISM!

RSVP:
bank0164@umn.edu
klein658@umn.edu
charity_bess@hotmail.com

Come one, come all! Make sure you bring your friends to this great event to learn more about what PRISM has to offer for YOU!

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.

Summer Dental School Experience Informational Lunch and Dental School Tour

YO U A R E I N V I T E D ! ! C O M E A N D J O I N U S !

Enjoy a tour of the Dental School and learning more information about:
 The benefits of a career in dentistry
 Our 6-week summer program (participants will received a stipend)
 Preparing to be a competitive applicant to dental school
 A chance to see a live demonstration in the Dental Stimulation Clinic!

This is a Health Careers Opportunity Program, funded by the Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA). For more information call 612-626-4659.

12-1pm Wednesday
February 16th, 2011
Moos Tower 3-110
Free lunch!

Exam Jam

Exam Jam is coming soon!

Stressed out about finals? Come study with us at Exam Jam! Tutors and consultants will be available in math, science, social science, and other courses, along with practice tests, food and snacks!

See you there!

WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, December 11, 2010
9am to 1pm at MCAE (140 Appleby)
1pm to 5pm at SMART Learning Commons (204 Walter Library)


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GET READY! Both MCAE and SMART Learning Commons have walk-in hours through the last day of classes. SMART Learning Commons also offers exam review sessions for selected courses.
WALK-IN HOURS: MCAE Instructional Center: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/mcae/instructional-center.html
SMART Learning Commons: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~smartlc/plc-schedule/
EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS (selected courses): Reserve your spot at https://wiki.umn.edu/PAL

Exam Jam is presented by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) in partnership with SMART Learning Commons.

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Summer Dental Experience Info Session and Lunch

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You are invited! Please join us at the
Summer Dental School Experience Information Session and Lunch
12-1pm Tuesday
November 30, 2010
Appleby Hall Room 226

Free pizza and a door prize!

You will find out more about:
 The benefits of a career in dentistry
 Our 6-week summer program (participants will received a stipend)
 Preparing to be a competitive applicant to dental school
 Fun activities to learn more about a career in dentistry

This is a Health Careers Opportunity Program. For more information call 612-626-4659.

The Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) Lunch with Faculty

The Circle of Indigenous Nation's (COIN) Lunch with Faculty Series

November 16th from 11:30-12:30
COIN (125 Fraser Hall)

Carter Meland from American Indian Studies will our featured faculty member this month, and will be hosting an informal discussion with students, and will also be showing a short film entitled: Dimestore Headdress. Dimestore Headdress explores a personal relationship to Native stereotypes and will be featured later this month at the "This is Displacement" Art Exhibit at Northrup.

Each One, Reach One

BGAPSA and its sister organizations, BLSA and HSOCA, are hosting Each One, Reach One: a forum where graduate and professional students, admissions officers, and faculty will informally provide advice to undergraduate students students of color. This one-time event is not meant to be an ongoing mentoring program.
date: Tuesday, October 26
when: 6-8p
where: Coffman Memorial Union, Room 303
Free food.
All undergraduate students are invited.
All graduate students are encouraged to come and reach out by sharing their insight.

This event aims to help undergraduate students of color excel in their current studies, select an area of study, and understand how to pursue graduate and professional studies.

Please RSVP below to attend, before Monday, October 25.
http://goo.gl/IQZr
Program
6:00pm - 6:45pm Panel discussion with admissions representatives
6:45pm - 7:00pm Break
7:00pm - 8:00pm Informal Q & A with graduate students

We hope we will see many of you there !
~ the BGAPSA team, BLSA, and HSOCA
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~bgapsa

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Tuesday, October 12th
11:30
125 Fraser hall

Faculty guest: David Treuer, Leech Lake Ojibwe, Department of English Associate Professor

Hmong Diaspora, Gender and Public Policy

A discussion and performance featuring academic, political, and artistic leaders. This event will take place on October 21, from 4:30 - 6 p.m., in the President's Room (332) in Coffman Memorial Union. This is the second event in the year-long lecture series, "Marginalization within Margins: Diversity and Equity Across Disciplines and Contexts" presented by the Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA).

Event participants include: Senator Mee Moua (Minnesota State Senate, District 67); Mai Na M. Lee (Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota); Kathy Mouacheupao (Executive Director, Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT)); and Fres Thao, Emcee & Performance Artist (Member of Bakers Club, formerly of Illegoaliens). Moderated by Bic Ngo, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota).

Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) Open House

CIRCLE OF INDIGENOUS NATIONS (COIN)
OPEN HOUSE


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
11:30-1:00
125 Fraser Hall


Please stop by and meet the COIN staff and hear about our Fall Events Calendar. A light lunch will be served.


2nd Annual Diverse Students Career Forum

The Twin Cities Chapters of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) will be sponsoring our 2nd annual Diverse Students Career Forum on Saturday, September 18 from 9am to 3pm at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN

The Diverse Students Career Forum will provide students with opportunities to:
• Interact with some of the top companies in the Twin Cities (last year's line up included Cargill, UnitedHealth Group, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and General Mills)
• Attend a career fair for internships and full-time employment in accounting, finance and other business fields
• Participate in mock interviews
• Receive resume feedback
• Participate in professional development workshops
• And attend a luncheon with a keynote speaker
Your students are strongly encouraged to participate in this valuable program! They can do this by emailing studentoutreach@nabamn.org.
The registration fee is $20 and comes with a complimentary membership to either ALPFA or NABA. The first 25 students to register will pay a reduced registration fee of $10.

More information about ALPFA can be found at: www.alpfatwincities.org
More information about NABA can be found at: www.nabamn.org


If you would like more information about the event, feel free to contact me directly at abdulkadir60@umn.edu with a copy to studentoutreach@nabamn.org.

MCAE Open House

Come learn more about the programs and services that MCAE! Meet theexceptional MCAE staff and enjoy tasty morsels of food!
Sepetember 15, 2010
from 11:30-1:00 pm in Appleby Hall room 140
COME EAT, TALK, & GET TO KNOW US!

Opportunity to earn CASH

MCAE Students -- we want to hear about your everyday experiences with ethnicity!
Dr. Moin Syed in the Department of Psychology is running an exciting research study about experiences with ethnicity among young adults. We are looking for pairs of friends who are within two years of age of one another. For participating, each person will receive $15. If you are interested, please send an email to ethnicityandfriendsstudy@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Student Experience in the Research University

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Global to Local: Immigration Health Awareness Week

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Inclusive Leadership: Campus Women Lead

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St. Paul Film Series

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United Schools Pow Wow

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North Star STEM Alliance

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From Vices to Verses: An New Era of Hip Hop & Action Conference

Join us for Minnesota's FIRST Hip Hop & Urban Arts Conference!

From Vices to Verses: An New Era of Hip Hop & Action Conference
April 9-11, 2010
Weisman Art Museum (333 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455)

A major goal of the conference is to demonstrate how hip hop pedagogy can be used to educate, empower and transform communities. The organizers and presenters will discuss and workshop methods to creatively apply the elements of hip hop to engage diverse young people in a variety of forums. All will be invited and students, educators, artists, and community organizers will demonstrate creative modes of teaching and learning that challenge us to use our bodies and talents to theorize social justice.

The conference is being organized by Voices Merging and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Campus Progress, many community organizations, 15 departments at the University, and 13 other student organizations are actively cosponsoring this event. Registration, Volunteer Information and tentative schedule can be found at http://vicestoverses.blogspot.com/.

Register by APRIL 1ST
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6th Annual Multicultural Graduation Celebration

Join us as we celebrate your academic achievement at this year's 6th Annual Celebration of Achievement for Multicultural Graduates. This ceremony honors all multicultural undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will or have graduated Fall 2009, Spring 2010 and Summer 2010.

The Celebration will take place on:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
6:00p.m.
Coffman Union Great Hall

Registration Deadline is Wednesday April 14, 2010

Click here to register

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Trumanue Lindsey at: mcae@umn.edu

Summer 2010 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Summer 2010 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!


Application Deadline:
Friday, March 5, 2010

For more information and to apply: http://www.ccefp.org/get-involved/students/research-experiences-undergraduates-reu

Welcome to the NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines.

The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

CCEFP:
http://www.ccefp.org

Home Runs for Hope

Join the Minnesota Twins in this benefit against domestic violence!

May 9, 2010
1:10 pm
Target Field Minneapolis, MN
Tickets: $22.00
Fun: Unlimited
Details: www.casadeesperanza.org/home-runs-for-hope

Proceeds benefit Casa de Esperanza's mission of mobilizing Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence

Contact Seth Patterson for tickets: 651/646.5553 spatterson@casadeesperanza.org

Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) Summer 2010


Dear University of Minnesota Undergraduate Students,

The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education would like to invite you to consider participating in the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunity Program that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus from June 7 - August 13, 2010.

Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, which may include graduate students, research scientists, technicians and other MSROP students. Through the mentoring process, students are introduced to the methodology of their chosen discipline by involving them in research and other scholarly activities. Such involvement is expected to improve the quality of the students' undergraduate experience, to enhance the likelihood of their completing bachelor's degrees, and to attract larger numbers of prepared students of color to graduate or
professional schools.

If you are interested, please refer to the MSROP website
(http://www.grad.umn.edu/outreach/research/MSROP/) for:

* Application Form
* Program Structure
* Program Goals
* Financial Support Package
* Eligibility Requirements
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Additional U of MN Summer Research Programs

We encourage qualifying students to apply. Contact us at
MSROP@umn.edu.

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