Global Health Programs with Child Family Health International
February 28, 1:00 pm in 2-565 Moos Tower
CFHI offers global health education programs in 20 different communities around the world. Meet with CFHI representatives and program alumni to learn about their 4- and 8-week programs in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa. These non-credit programs are a great way to explore global health issues. Contact Emelee Volden at email@example.com for more information.
New Summer Health Program in Tanzania
March 1, 12:00 pm in 214 Heller Hall
Pizza and refreshments will be served
Learn more about the Learning Abroad Center's new 6-week summer health program in Tanzania. This program features courses on medicine and public health in Tanzania and visits to local healthcare facilities. Homestays and excursions to nearby game parks are also included in the program. Contact Amber Bathke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
February 2012 Archives
Global Health Programs with Child Family Health International
Breakthrough Saint Paul helps motivated students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. We are seeking a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to apply for our paid summer teaching internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.
Open to all majors! This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.
Please check out the attached documents and visit our website for more details!
Application Deadline: February 27th, 2012
"I love the feeling you get after a class in which you have really taught the kids something. The sense of satisfaction that is brought by knowing you have touched a child's life is one words cannot describe." - Angela, Breakthrough Teacher
Students Today Leaders Forever University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Project for Pride in Living
Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is a Twin Cities community-based
nonprofit organization founded in 1972. Our mission is to work with
families and individuals with lower incomes to achieve greater
self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, family support
and education. PPL owns or manages over 1,000 units of affordable
services-enriched and supportive housing.
Volunteers will complete a common-areas painting project begun by a
national service group. The Double Flats Apartments in the Whittier
neighborhood of S. Mpls. serves 5 families in need. PPL engages
weekly volunteer groups to keep housing units and communities in good
condition by painting, landscaping, and doing minor repair projects.
All tools and materials are provided; please wear clothes you can
move easily in that you don't mind getting paint on! Please bring a
refillable water bottle.
When: Wednesday, February 22nd from 2-5pm
Where: Double Flats, 2813 Pillsbury Ave. S, Mpls. (rides will be
available, but let us know if you can drive)
Please email Simone at email@example.com if you are interested.
Transportation Career Expo
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
- 4:30 - 7:15PM
- Coffman Union, Great Hall
Deadline to register is Friday, February 22.
The event provides information to students on transportation-related careers. The general session, featuring a transportation industry panel, presents transportation career alternatives and preparation strategies. An exhibitor session will follow the panel.
PRESENTS A SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT
A movie screening and critical dialog
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center
Watch the film and participate in a post-screening discussion with Duchess Harris (Professor of American Studies, Macalester College), Rose McGee (Storyteller & Poet), and Rose Brewer (Professor of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota)
RECEPTION IN THE HUMPHREY ATRIUM FOLLOWS THE PANEL DISCUSSION.
To reserve your free tickets, call 612-624-9847 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: http://www.aaas.umn.edu
The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a student information session to share May and Summer term study abroad opportunities.
More than 30 exciting programs will be represented from Japan to Morocco to Italy. Faculty leaders and Learning Abroad Center staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information about these exciting opportunities. All programs grant University of Minnesota resident credit and may count towards language, major/minor or liberal education requirements.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Walter Library, Room 101
Pizza will be provided.
Tillman Military Scholarships provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans or active duty military service members in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and for spouses or surviving spouses of veterans and active service members. The amount of the award is determined case-by-case on the basis of need. Recipients are expected to participate in Pat Tillman Foundation-sponsored community service and leadership activities. Additional selection criteria include strong educational and career ambitions, community service, leadership potential, excellent application essays. 60 Scholars will be selected nationwide.
For further information about this and other nationally competitive scholarships, and for advice on preparing an application, visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships/
Application Deadline: March 16, 2012.
Thinking of going to pharmacy school? Sign up for the College of Pharmacy Preview Day on Saturday, April 14! Learn about the profession of pharmacy, the Pharm.D. curriculum, admissions, and student life, along with a tour of the College of Pharmacy. Register here!
Pharmacy Admissions Information Sessions
The admissions counselors for the College of Pharmacy hold 90-minute sessions that provide information about pharmacy career options, in-depth detail on the admissions process, and tips on putting together a strong application. Register here!
Upcoming info sessions in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower)
February 15 from 11:00-12:30
March 13 from 12:30-2:00
April 16 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Check out a new May term international program in Ecuador:
Globalization & Indigenous Communities: CFANS 3480, Section 3 (3 Credits)
May Term Program in Ecuador
Program Dates: May 20 - June 9, 2012
Program Leader: Craig A. Hassel, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science & Nutrition.
This course will take you to the highlands of Ecuador to offer a look at the impact of globalizing forces from the perspective of its indigenous Andean communities. Get a glimpse into the cultural life of communities struggling to reclaim and revitalize their traditions in the face of globalization. You will gain experience and understanding of dimensions and impacts of globalization as seen through indigenous perspectives. The program offers content on issues such as food sovereignty, water resources, and developing economies of reciprocity. The program will include two separate field trips to indigenous communities, as well as an all-day field trip within Quito.
Estimated Program Fees:
The program fee is approximately $2,305. This includes tuition, registration fees, orientation, seven days of excursions, housing, two meals per day in Quito and three during excursions, and international health insurance. Airfare, passport, and personal expenses are extra.
Open to: U of M Students, Non U of M Students, Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Language Prerequisite: No language prerequisite
Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program sponsor: College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Apply Online: Visit the Learning Abroad Center website
Do you have a career interest in business, engineering, computers and information science, retail store management, sales, health, or marketing? Check out this opportunity for a paid internship through INROADS.
University Career Services and MCAE are partnering to host INROADS on campus this spring! Eileen Williamson, a national recruiter for INROADS, will be visiting from February 29 - March 2 to meet with students and help them through the INROADS process.
What is INROADS?
The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS is the nation's largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. By providing the skills, support, and network students need to obtain an internship at a top company, INROADS prepares students to lead and contribute from Day 1.
Qualifications for INROADS:
- Career Interest in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Retail Store Management, Sales, Health, or Marketing
- Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
- Full-time undergraduate with at least 2 summers or 54 credit hours remaining after Spring Semester
- College 2.8 Cumulative GPA
- H.S. senior applying or already admitted to an accredited college or university
- H.S. 3.0 cumulative GPA
- A paid multi-year Internship with a top company ($4,000 - $10,000 per summer)
- Customized skills development training to prepare you to contribute from day one
- Unparalleled networking opportunities with career-minded peers, corporate executives and INROADS alumni
- Gratifying community involvement
- Year-round professional and personal coaching and guidance from your INROADS advisor
- A corporate mentor who takes a personal interest in you
- Access to scholarship opportunities
- Free tutoring
- Great potential for a full-time career after graduation
Feb. 29 Information Session
(open to all)
Science Teaching & Student Services Building (STSS) Rm. 230
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Students can RSVP here: http://www.inroadsatuofmtwincities.eventbrite.com
Please visit http://www.inroads.org for more information.
Questions? Please contact National Recruiter Eileen Williamson: ewilliamson@INROADS.org.
Are you writing a research paper this semester? Meet with a Peer Research Consultant today!
What Can a Peer Research Consultant Do for You?
The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to develop the research strategies needed to write an excellent research paper. The consultants are U of M students who are specially trained to help other students:
~ Find scholarly or academic articles
~ Narrow down your paper topics
~ Create thesis statements or research questions
~ Navigate the Libraries' website and locate good databases for a topic
~ Choose good keywords for searching
~ Evaluate articles and websites
When and Where Can I Meet with a Peer Research Consultant?
Peer Research Assistants have walk-in hours (no appointment necessary!) at the MCAE Instructional Center in 140 Appleby (click here to see the schedule for PRCs at MCAE) and at Walter and Wilson Libraries (PRC schedule here).
You can also schedule an appointment with a PRC by visiting their website.
I Know my Top 5, What's Next? is a workshop that provides an introduction to StrengthsQuest. It is great for anyone who has recently completed the assessment and is looking for more information about their Top 5 Talent Themes, what they mean, and how to apply them.
Let's Talk Strengths! series
Come and talk with fellow students from across campus about implementing Strengths into different aspects of their lives, share stories of how you have used or been impacted by Strengths, talk about any confusion you might have, and network and learn with other students.
This is not a training session. Instead, this will be an interactive conversation and opportunity to share ideas and resources. The session will be hosted by Brian Long, Program Associate, Office for Student Engagement.
Space is limited, so please visit http://www.strengths.umn.edu/events for more information and to register.
College Possible is seeking talented, idealistic college graduates to work hard, have fun and change the world. College Possible (formerly Admission Possible) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
They are now recruiting over 100 AmeriCorps members for the 2012-2013 academic year. Apply today!
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
Appleby Hall Room 41
Please RSVP by Monday, February 20 to email@example.com.
Worried about your English speaking/writing skills?
Lonely? Unsure of how to make friends?
Confused about the American culture?
Feeling alone and like no one understands?
Eager to learn about how to succeed in your classes?
This weekly group provides a place for international students to meet other international students who have similar concerns. It also provides an opportunity to learn from one another about adjusting to a new culture and educational system, dealing with different customs, and practice speaking English.
International students interested in joining this group will need to call UCCS at 612-624-3323 to schedule a 20-25 minutes pre-group information meeting with the group co-facilitators: Chia-Chen Tu, Ph. D. and Seth Christman, M. Ed.
Time: 12:30~2pm Wednesdays, beginning in March
Location: Appleby R. 340
Chia-Chen Tu, Ph. D.
Seth Christman, M. Ed.
University Counseling and Consulting Services
In honor of Black History Month, the Humphrey Diversity Committee would like to invite prospective students interested in public policy and urban planning to attend a special screening of a 30-minute excerpt and group discussion of: Slavery by Another Name.
This new documentary, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer, Douglas A. Blackmon, explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century. Come hear a member of the PBS production team talk about the making of the documentary. After we view the 30-minute film excerpt, there will be general discussion of the relevance of the theme for contemporary audiences.
Date: February 24, 2012
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This is a great opportunity for students interested in the Humphrey School to engage with Humphrey Faculty, Staff, and Students as well as learn more about BLACK HISTORY.
Description: The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2012 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:
Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
Gain over 300 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.
The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.
We hire people who:
Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
Have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline
Are responsible and hard working
Have good communication and organizational skills
Will be patient and supportive with students
Have regular access to a reliable car
We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 and Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Choose your own 45-minute interview time
Register via the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS
This is a great way to practice for job or internship interviews. This free event is open to all CLA students. You'll do a practice interview with an employer and receive helpful feedback afterward. Professional recruiters from various companies and organizations facilitate the interviews.
For more information search the 'On-Campus Interviews' section or the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
Students Today Leaders Forever is hosting a 9 day service trip over spring break (March 9-17)
We will be sending out to Dallas TX, Denver CO, and Washington DC, 2 buses to each city.
Each bus will stop at 5 other cities besides the destination city and do a service project and tourism in each city.
A Pay It Forward Tour is an excellent opportunity to see the U.S., experience many different ways to get involved in communities, and create lasting relationships with fellow students.
The cost is $450 and includes the cost of travel, 2 meals a day, 2 tee shirts and 2 nights in a hotel. Need based scholarships are also available.
To register, or find out more information go to http://stlf.net/chapters/umtc or stop by Coffman 232 to get questions answered.
AmeriCorps Recruitment Event
Thursday, March 1, 2012
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by anytime)
524 Science Teaching & Student Services building (Interview Center, 5th floor)
Want to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you? Consider a position with AmeriCorps. Stop by this AmeriCorps Recruiting event to learn about the types of opportunities available, and the application process. You can talk directly with representatives from a variety of AmeriCorps programs. Many positions are available, so stop by anytime between 11 and 2 to learn about them.
Organizations Attending this Recruiting Event:
College Possible, AmeriCorps LEAP, City of Lakes AmeriCorps, Community Technology Empowerment Project, Conservation Corps Minnesota, Minnesota Alliance with Youth Promise Fellows, Minnesota Green Corps, True North AmeriCorps, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Minnesota Economic Opportunity Corps, Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps
This event is free and open to all U of M students, and to recent alumni within one year of graduation.
For more information visit: http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/AmeriCorpsRecruits/ or search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
This event is coordinated by the career offices of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Apply by February 8
The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to a small number of CLA undergrads doing unpaid internships. Apply if you have an unpaid internship this spring.
See details and application instructions at http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/clagrant
Millions of children growing up in low-income communities don't have access to an excellent education. This limits their life options and affects families, communities, and our entire society. Only 50% of children growing up in poverty in our country will graduate from high school, let alone have the opportunity to attend a school like The University of Minnesota. Students growing up in poverty only have an 8% chance of graduating from college. It doesn't have to be that way. Teach For America's mission is to change that by recruiting our nation's future leaders from all academic undergraduate AND graduate backgrounds to teach in low-income communities for 2 years.
Our corps members receive a full salary and benefits while working to eliminate educational inequity and having a direct impact right after graduation. They develop the skills, insight, and personal commitment needed to ensure educational excellence for all. After two years, our alums go on to successful careers in law, medicine, business, etc. and many take advantage of our partnerships with top employers and graduate schools.
APPLY NOW at www.teachforamerica.org.
Contact: Ericka Avila, Programs Manager, The LAGRANT Foundation, 600 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1520, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (323) 469 - 8680, Ext. 223; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.lagrantfoundation.org
Eligibility: Minimum GPA: 2.75 for undergraduate students and 3.25 for graduate students, 20 scholarships are awarded each year. Scholarships are available for both undergraduates and graduates who are ethnic minorities and public relations, marketing, journalism, or advertising majors.
Award: $5,000 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students.
Deadline: Estimated February 28, 2012.
Please Contact: Terry Buchholtz, Scholarship Coordinator, National FFA Organization, Attn: Scholarship Office, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 802 - 6060; email@example.com; https://www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Eligibility: Each year the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. Eligibility varies among sponsors.
Deadline: Feb 15, 2012. Visit website after November 15 for application.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Contact: Amy Hertel, Harry S. Truman Foundation, 712 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 395 - 4831; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.truman.gov
Eligibility: Undergraduate prospective junior in the fields of public service and government. Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Preference given to students planning to attend graduate school and a career in government.
Award: Up to $30,000 for up to two years of graduate study.
Deadline: Estimated February 6, 2012. Application available beginning August 1, 2011
Do you want to study somewhere else for a semester or year? National Student Exchange (NSE) is a partnership between nearly 200 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that allows undergrads an opportunity to study at another campus while maintaining their enrollment status at their home campus. They avoid out-of-state tuition and can apply financial aid toward their exchange. Students cite various reasons for pursuing NSE:
- Pay U of M tuition and receive your financial aid while studying at another school!
- "Test drive" the university you want to go to for graduate school or the region of the country you want to move to after graduation. With an NSE exchange, you get the advantage of living in another part of the country without the hassle of a permanent move!
- Easily transfer the credits you earn on exchange back to the U of M!
- Take courses that the U of M doesn't offer. How about backpacking, ice climbing, skiing, or kayaking at the University of of Alaska Southeast? Or History of the Hawaiian islands while living in Hawaii? Or be immersed at a French-speaking school in Quebec or a Spanish-speaking school in Puerto Rico!
- Don't limit yourself. Participating in NSE doesn't prohibit you from going on an international exchange or a summer program!
- Learn independence and self-reliance by getting out of your comfort zone! Broaden your personal and educational perspectives!
- And some students just need to get away from Minnesota winters for a short time!
For more information, please visit http://www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu/nse or contact us at 612-626-2044, email@example.com or 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process.
THE PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2012/2013 ACADEMIC YEAR IS FEBRUARY 17TH. Don't delay!
This engaging roundtable discussion seeks to provide students, TAs, instructors and faculty with a candid discussion about the myriad ways in which race impacts the teaching and learning experience--especially in classes in which women are teaching about racialized identities, power, and communities. Questions up for discussion include: How are instructors' and students' bodies and identities being read? How do instructors and students respond to one another given this reading of identities? What are some multiple strategies of addressing identity in the classroom?
Featured in the roundtable:
Shonda Craft, Assistant Professor, Family Social Science
Annie Hill, Postdoctoral Associate, Communication Studies
Zenzele Isoke, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Elakshi Kumar, Ph.D. Candidate, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Mai Na Lee, Assistant Professor, History
Brittany Lewis, Doctoral Student, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Idalia Robles, Undergraduate Student, Chicano Studies
Reina Rodriguez, Doctoral Student, Feminist/Chicano Studies
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 31 Folwell Hall
Name: Zenzele Isoke
Sponsored by: Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Womens Center, Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education
More information: http://www.umn.edu/women
To request disability accommodations, please contact Zenzele Isoke, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality, firstname.lastname@example.org.