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Leadership Opportunities!

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

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

Events This Week and Volunteer Opportunity


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

Tuesday March 12th
322 Appleby Hall



"Foster Child"

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

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

Tuesday, March 12th
Location changed to 102 Fraser Hall

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



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

PS You'll get a FREE T-SHIRT!

Upcoming Opportunities-La Raza

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

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

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

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

¡Free pizza!

GRAMMY winner Lila Downs meets with local Latino youth

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

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

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

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

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

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



Tuesday, March 5th
Coffman Union room 204.

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

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



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

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

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


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, call (202) 244-2990, or visit our website at

GLBTA PO Mentor Programs

COIN Volunteer Opportunities

The Circle of Indigenous Nations has volunteer opportunities in the surrounding American Indian community during the semester. This is great way to connect or stay connected to the community, plus after completing the program requirements for the semester, you will recieve a small scholarship. Please click on the link below for more information, and contact the Circle of Indigenous Nations for the application.

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 or the American Indian Student Cultural Center at, or by phone at 612-624-0243.


Janelle White

Fairview Cedar Riverside Health Ambassador Program


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

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

If you are interested, please contact me at

Thank you,

Roda Hassan

College Health Corps VISTA | Community Health Intern

Fairview Health Services | 2450 Riverside Ave F138 West

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

612.273-0801 | |

Events, Volunteering, Study Sessions, and more with La Raza.

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.


La Raza's Historian

PS: Remember to look at the attachments, they are full of opportunities for you! <3


La Raza's Events
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!


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.



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

*Attached is the Volunteer Flyer

We look forward to hearing from you!

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!!


BLOOD DRIVE! By Beta Chi Theta
Coffman Memorial Union
Monday April 16th, 2012
11-4 pm
Sign up for an appointment at

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!



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!




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!




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!




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





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!




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



- 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.


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 for more information. Please forward this information to anyone else that may be interested.

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!



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:


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: If you'd like to submit your resume and supplemental questions through USPS, please contact Jennifer Thoreson at 612-673-2282 or email
Applications are due by Friday, April 13, 2012.


Tuesday, May 1 - March for Immigrant & Workers Rights on International Workers Day
3:30pm Lake St & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Join with MIRAc and many others for the annual march for immigrant & workers rights on International Workers Day. This year's march will gather at 3:30pm at Lake Street & Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis.

BSU events, activities and more!

Hi BSU Supporters,
Make sure you check the corresponding attachments of opportunities that sparked your interest. Have a lovely rest of the week.

CoA Volunteer Flyer.pdf
Boule Archousa Scholarship.pdf
Digital Marketing Internship.docx
skee week list servs.pdf

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 !!

See you all soon.
BSU Secretary
-Violet Rose

Mentoring Opportunity

The Little Earth Youth Development Center in East Phillips is looking for mentors for children aged 5-17. Both undergraduate and graduate/professional students are eligible for this program. It looks great on a resume, and gives you a chance to make a difference in your community.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in this mentoring program, please call our volunteer coordinator, Jaime Lemon-Witt, at 612-655-0271.

For more details, please click here for attached flyer: Little Earth Flyer.pdf

Volunteer at The Minnesota History Center

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Volunteer with Y Mentors: Sparks

This program is a math and reading acceleration program for middle schoolers at WISE charter school. This will be run Monday through Thursday with alternating days for reading and math. The after-school program runs from 3:00 - 5 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer with this program, you would be expected to volunteer at the site at least one day a week. There would also be seminars about every other week for an hour.

If you are interested, please contact Brittany Haigh to set up an interview. You can either email Brittany at or call her at 715-495-6587.

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