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May Term, Philosophy Camp

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

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

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

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

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

Other important details about Philosophy Camp:

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

Visit 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. (, 612-626-2044).

GLBTA PO Mentor Programs


Join MCAE and the U of M School of Public Health to learn more about what public health has to do with you!!

If you have interest in nutrition, the environment, women's health, children's health, health policy, health administration, health disparities, global or local community health, Public Health may be a fit for you!

-Do you brush and floss your teeth?

-If you bike to class- do you wear a helmet and use the bike lanes?

-If you drive to class- do you buckle your seat belt?

-If you walk to class- do you use the crosswalks?

If you do any of these things, a career in Public Health might be for you! Join us to find out what a degree in Public Health has to offer.

We invite you to join Sherlonda Clarke, Coordinator for Diversity and Experiential Learning Programs, for the workshop "What is Public Health?". You will learn the basics of public health, how to become a competitive candidate for admission and scholarships, and why public health needs you.

Session information:

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Appleby Hall 41

Space is limited, so register ASAP!!

Questions? Contact Pa Lee at

We hope to see you there!



TIME: 12-3PM

Graduate Prep Course

I want to invite you to continue your graduate school
exploration by registering for a 1 credit course being offered this
Fall 2012 entitled, "Graduate & Professional School: Success
Strategies Prep". The course is taught by Patricia Jones Whyte,
director of the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, and will
span one half or 8 weeks of the semester from 9/4/12-10/22/12.

This course is especially important for those of you who will be
juniors and seniors this year. You do not want to reach the point of
graduation and have to wait a year to apply to graduate or
professional school because you do not have a competitive application
ready to submit. You can find the registration information for this
course under:

CFAN 3480 Topics in CFANS
Graduate & Professional School: Success Strategies Prep
#24048 Section 1
3:35-4:25, Tu
Folwell Hall 122
1 credit

CAIMH Native Americans into Medicine Program 2012


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

Jessica Zibell

What Does Public Health Have To Do With You?

-Do you brush and floss your teeth?

-If you bike to class- do you where a helmet and use the bike lanes?

-If you drive to class- do you buckle your seat belt?

-If you walk to class- do you use the crosswalks?

If you do any of these things (and let's hope you are doing some of them)- that's public health at work! The UMN School of Public Health is one of the best in the country. Because we are such a vast program- many students may not know all that a degree in Public Health has to offer. If you have any interest in nutrition, community education, women's health, children's health, health disparities, or health policy, Public Health may be a great fit for you.

We invite you to join Sherlonda Clarke, Coordinator for Diversity and Experiential Learning Programs, for the workshop "What is Public Health?". You will learn the basics of public health, how to become a competitive candidate for admission and scholarships, and why public health needs you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:30-5:30 PM
Appleby Hall Room 41

Please RSVP by Monday, February 20 to





Are you a U of M student considering law school? If so, connect with
CLA Career Services for help. We provide pages of useful advice on our
website at . While you're there,
watch the new 1-minute video summarizing all our pre-law services.


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

February 23, 2012

Resume Cover Leter Workshop!

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

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

Peer Research Consultants

Peer Research Consultants are available for one on one assistance with your research in the libraries. See their website for more information:

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!

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


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:
SMART Learning Commons:
EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS (selected courses): Reserve your spot at

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


Inclusive Leadership: Campus Women Lead

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Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

Apply for Harvard Business School's
Summer Venture in Management Program
Application Deadline: May 17, 2010

The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) hosted by Harvard Business School ( a week of HBS instruction (June 19-25, 2010) that exposes high-potential college students in the summer between their junior and senior year to the HBS MBA experience and the variety of opportunities a degree in management can afford. This twenty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience - attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.
This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.
Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:
the first family member to attend college;
a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
from a family with little business education or experience; and/or
from a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university ( e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

Tiffani M. Bender
BJ '09 | Strategic Communication
University of Missouri | School of Journalism

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