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The Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota is proud to sponsor the Multicultural Kickoff, which helps first-year students make a successful transition to college by building community and identifying academic and cultural supports on campus. It provides an opportunity for you to meet students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Multicultural Kickoff begins Tuesday morning August 28 and concludes Wednesday before Welcome Week begins.

Multicultural Kickoff offers a unique opportunity to:

* Connect with other new students and returning students and develop new friendships
* Build relationships with multicultural students, staff, and faculty
* Learn about faculty expectations in the classroom
* Learn about programs and services on campus that will make you successful
* Make valuable multicultural connections that can support your educational goals

Please contact Jasmine Omorogbe for registration information or with questions at 612-625-7308.


Summer Public Health Institute registration opens today for enrolled University of Minnesota students.

The University of Minnesota 11th annual Public Health Institute offers courses for everyone practicing in or studying public health or fields related to public health.

The Public Health Institute includes a collection of fast-paced and interactive courses in nine public health areas with an emphasis on theory-to-practice, with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations.

The courses are available May 21-June 8, 2012.

5/21-6/28/2012 - Summer Public Health Institute


The University of Minnesota 11th annual Public Health Institute offers courses for everyone practicing in or studying public health or fields related to public health.

The Public Health Institute includes a collection of fast-paced and interactive courses in nine public health areas with an emphasis on theory-to-practice, with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations.

The courses are available May 21-June 8, 2012.

Registration is open for professionals seeking Continuing Education Units. Registration for Graduate credit opens , enrolled University of Minnesota Students can register beginning April 10th and to the public on April 17.

Course topics include:
Culturally Responsive Public Health Practice
Environmental Health Sciences
Food Protection
Global Health
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Public Health Leadership and Management
Public Health Preparedness, Response and Recovery; Research Methods
Women and Child Health and Nutrition.

Graduate credit or noncredit continuing education hours are available.

HealthEquity.jpg2012 Health Equity Conference
April 23-24, 2012
Earle Brown Heritage Center

The agenda 2012 Health Equity Conference will focused on eliminating health disparities. The event will be co-hosted by the Center for Health Equity, Program in Health Disparities Research and the Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations.

Information, registration and details on the call for abstracts (due February 15th) are available online.


The Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University Presents
The Fourth International Conference on Hmong Studies
March 30 - 31, 2012
To be held on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

The Health Track of the conference includes topics on primary care and community health research in the Hmong community

Registration information is available online.

2/27/2012 - Diversity Matters: Urban Native American Health

Diversity.jpgDiversity Matters: Urban Native American Health
Hosted by University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Monday, February 27, 2012
11:30AM to !:30PM
Room 1-451 Moos Tower

Panelists include Lea Foushee, North American Water Office; Craig Hassel, University of Minnesota; and CoCo Villaluz, Clearway Minnesota.

Open to the public. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. and will include gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options

2/22/2010 - What is Public Health?

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!

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.

What is Public Health?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:30-5:30 PM
Appleby Hall Room 41

Please RSVP by Monday, February 20 to Jasmine Omorogbe

The UMN School of Public Health is one of the best in the country. Because it is 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.

This event is presented by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

2/15/2012 - UROC Collaboration Information Session


The University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center(UROC) is hosting their first Collaboration Information Session.

Collaboration Information Session
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
To RSVP, please send an email to or call 612-626-8762.

This event is open to the public and is an opportunity to learn about programs at UROC. As a developing organization, this will be an occasion where UROC can share the work that we are doing and offer an opportunity to foster new collaborations and partnerships.

The MN Urban AHEC is housed in UROC and a collaboration with the University of Minnesota and several other community organizations.

2/13/2012 - Medical School Admissions: The Basics

Medical School Admissions: The Basics

Monday February 13, 2012
3:00 - 4:30
2-530 Moos Tower
Presented by the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota
Register online.

An overview of the application process and selection criteria for students planning to apply to the University of Minnesota Medical School. This session will cover the basics of the application process with input from members of the Admissions Committee.

More information on planning for a health career program can be found on the MN AHEC website or you can consult with MN AHEC Network staff and the Health Careers Center.

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For more information, visit the Minneapolis American Indian Center website.

STEM PressKit_Official_Color_HR.jpgEducation: The Key to Minnesota's Economic Success
with Senator Al Franken

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance is hosting the talk as a kick off to a series of public talks by prominent government leaders as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering informed and substantive discussion on important matters of public policy.

Strength in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects is an important part of preparing students for continuing education in health professions. The MN AHEC Network can help Minnesotans access STEM resources.

11/19/2011 - University of Minnesota, Crookston Preview Day


New and prospective students are invited to visit the University of Minnesota, Crookston to learn more about the campus during Preview Day, on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The welcome and admissions presentations begin at 10 a.m..

Preview Day is designed to help students and their families as they make decisions about college. Students are encouraged to bring their families along for the in depth look at campus.

Students may register for Preview Day by visiting or by contacting the Admissions Office at 218-281-8569.

During Preview Days, students have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty, and staff as they learn about the U of M, Crookston. Throughout the day the students will be able to receive detailed information about the various opportunities available on the Crookston campus, participate in a question and answer session, tour the beautiful campus, and enjoy lunch in Brown Dining Hall.

For more information, visit

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.

The MN AHEC Network partners with the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The Northwest MN AHEC, based in Crookston, leads the way in engaging with University of Minnesota, Crookston students who have in interest in health sciences and health careers.

The MN Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives presents Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives

Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives Program Overview
This program explores rural health and its place in today's dynamic healthcare environment. The speaker will highlight the role of rural health networks and cooperatives, how they impact policy decisions at various levels, and how new business models can benefit hospitals and healthcare providers.

Program features Dave Johnson, Director Member Relations and Business Development, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Thursday, November 17, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kirby Student Center
Griggs Center (room 201)
University of MN Duluth
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55182-3085

More information and registration available online; a sandwich lunch will be provided.

mnruralhealth.jpgThe Minnesota Rural Health Association, will host a cyber conference discussing the status of rural health in Minnesota. The event is being held in honor of the first National Rural Health Day, November 17, 2011.

Date: November 17, 2011 ~ Thursday
Time: 12 -1PM
Topic: Health Status in Rural Minnesota
Presenter: Paul Jansen, MN Dept of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Minnesota is a healthy state, the sixth healthiest in the nation. But like any healthy person, it is important to give our state population an occasional checkup, too. With that in mind, the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, in conjunction with the Rural Health Advisory Committee, took a regional look at some key health indicators, with an emphasis on the health of rural Minnesotans. This presentation will highlight some of the findings and implications of the recently released report entitled: Health Status of Rural Minnesotans.

Paul Jansen is a research analyst in the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Minnesota Department of Health. Prior to working at the Minnesota Department of Health, he worked as an epidemiologist for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he focused on occupational and environmental epidemiology. He received his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota in 2009.

If you are interested in participating in this cyber conference, please email Judith Neppel RN, MSA, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association to register at

The MN AHEC Network is an organizational member of the Minnesota Rural Health Association. Laurissa Stigen, Executive Director, Central MN AHEC is the 2011-2012 President Elect for the Minnesota Rural Health Association Boards of Directors.

11/17/2011 - National Rural Health Day


National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to "Celebrate the Power of Rural" by honoring the selfless, community-minded, "can do" spirit of that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face - and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers and their advocates working to address those challenges across Minnesota, including:

11/16/2011 - MN AHEC Network Participates in Give to the Max Day


On November 16, Give to the Max Day, you can donate to help support community programming in several MN AHEC Network regions. Check out all of the activities supported by MN AHEC regions and be sure to show your support of health careers promotion.

Central MN AHEC

Northeast MN AHEC

Northwest MN AHEC

Minnesota's nonprofit organizations ask Minnesotans to give to their favorite charities at during the third annual "Give to the Max Day" on Nov. 16, with hopes of raising as much money as possible for nonprofit organizations in 24 hours (starting at midnight on Nov. 16 through midnight on Nov. 17).


The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) 2011 National Conference takes place November 10-12, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN

Held annually since 1978, the AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate partners, and all members of the "AISES family."

Held in a different North American city each fall, the AISES Annual Conference includes professional development, networking opportunities, student presentations, the largest career fair in Indian Country, awards, and traditional events.

The MN AHEC Network will be exhibiting at the conference career fair on Friday, November 11.

More information and registration can be found at the conference website.

11/10/2011 - The Future of Rural Dentistry in Moorhead, MN

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGAPSA) is hosting its first Bi-annual BGAPSA Bridging the Gap Scholars Panel on November 8, 2011.

The theme for this semester is "Health across the Diaspora."

The BGAPSA Scholar's Panel provides an opportunity to present to other graduate students, faculty, and community members ongoing research and analysis of topics relating to Health and the African Diaspora.

The submission deadline for consideration as a panelist is September 31, 2011. BGAPSA encourages submission of research proposals related to this semester's theme; however, abstracts on other timely topics related to health and communities of color are also are welcome.

The topics listed below are suggested topics for submission of proposals. However, these suggestions should not be seen as exclusive, as the final focus of the panel sessions will depend on reoccurring theme of the selected proposals. With that in mind, please submit your proposal under the topic that is most relevant.
• Chronic illnesses and African/African American populations
• Mental health
• Portrayals of illness or health within the Arts and Humanities
• Historic health trends among communities of color
• Health disparities, social determinants of health and the law
• Health policy and communities of color
• Mental health
• Child health
• The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Research topics that focus on interdisciplinary approaches and research methods are also strongly encouraged.

If interested, please submit an abstract and faculty recommendation to by 5: 00pm on September 30, 2011.

11/4/2011 - Fourth Annual Film Festival on Aging

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Student Leadership Summit:
Interprofessional Education: Do Employers Care?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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FREE admission but registration is encouraged on the event website.

Presented at Mayo Auditorium
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Video conferencing to:
Room 125 Animal
Science Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
St. Paul

Room 398
University of Minnesota, Rochester

Library 410
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Hosted by: AHC Student Consultative Committee and Center for Health Interprofessional Programs Executive Council

10/21/2011 - Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

GovnonFair.jpgGovernment and Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. Details and registration information available here.

10/13/2011 - Corps Community Day

ccdlogo.jpg The first Corps Community Day will be on October 13, 2011, during the 13th annual National Primary Care Week.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is conducting a variety of events and activities nationwide on this day in an effort to recruit additional health professionals to serve communities in need and to strengthen the public's understanding of the importance of access to primary care.

Check out Corp Community Day events in your area.

MN AHEC staff across Minnesota are NHSC Ambassadors and are available to help with questions about NHSC opportunities available year round.

10/12/2011 - Graduate and Professional School Day

Graduate and Professional School Day
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

Graduate and Professional School Day is a great way to connect with a large number of graduate schools, without leaving campus!

This University-wide event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from health sciences, law, business, education and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. About 100 graduate/professional programs participate in this event. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore graduate school options.

The event is hosted by CLA Career Services at the University of Minnesota and is free and open to the public.

10/6/2011 - Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event


Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event
Thursday, October 6, 2011
University Hotel Minneapolis (formerly the Radisson University Hotel)
615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Join the Office for Equity and Diversity and University Career Services for the Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event. 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.

Registration for students and interested organizations can be found online.

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Students across the University of Minnesota are invited to join one of International Student and Scholar Service's new cross-cultural discussion groups.

Group members will meet two hours per week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere.

Why Join a Cross-cultural Discussion Group?

You can...

>Make friends from all over the world
>Expand your cross-cultural understanding
>Give and receive support for difficulties you may be having
>Help each other to make your study abroad experience successful
>Develop self-awareness of your own cultural background

Groups will meet on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons beginning October through November. Groups will have a consistent meeting time and will be led by two leaders with group facilitation experience.
To apply and for more information contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) by September 23, 2011.

9/21/2011 - Community Involvement Fair


Wednesday, September 21, 2011
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coffman Union, Great Hall
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

This free event gives students a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 local organizations to find a position that matches your major or interests.

Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as:

Youth Education and Mentoring
ESL Tutoring
the Environment
Animal Rights
Healthcare / Public Health
Law / Criminal Justice
Housing / Homelessness
Refugee and Immigrant Communities
Political Organizing
Public Policy
Family Services / Family Violence
the Arts
GLBT Communities
Women and Gender issues


Migranthealthservices.jpgTo honor Farmworker Health Day, Migrant Health Services Inc is hosting an Open House.

Thursday, August 11th from 4-7pm
Townsite Center
810 4th Ave S, Suite 101
Moorhead, MN

Take a tour of the clinic and the mobile unit, check your blood pressure, become aware of farmworkers in the U.S., and learn more about the services provided by Migrant Health Services Inc!

National Farmworker Health Day is a part of the week-long celebration of Community and Migrant Health Centers. The special needs and contributions are highlighted on this day.

For more information on this event or our services, please e-mail Peter Turpin.

smallkahler2011.jpgThe new president of the University of Minnesota, Eric Kaler, will visit communities in southern Minnesota next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 2-3.

Kaler will discuss his vision for the future of the university, learn about the university's many connections to Minnesota's agriculture and farm industry, and meet with key leaders.

More details can be found here.

5/3-5/6/2011 - 34th NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference

NationalRuralHealthAssociation.gifThe National Rural Health Association will hold the 34th Annual Rural Health Conference in Austin, Texas, May 3-6, 2011.

Accelerating the Future: The Changing Face of Health in America
An event of the School of Public Health Continuing Education Roundtable

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union

Objectives for the event:

1. Explore strategies that target the underlying causes of health disparities in minority, immigrant, and low income populations.

2. Examine policy level strategies to reduce health disparities. We will specifically focus on the intersection of immigration and health care reform in reducing health disparities.

3. Examine institutional and other level strategies to reduce health disparities. We will focus on strategies at the institutional (i.e. health care system) and other levels to reduce cancer disparities.

An agenda and registration information can be found on the University of Minnesota School of Public Health website.

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