The UNITY Newsletter serves as the office's electronic newsletter that is circulated to over 5,000 students, faculty and staff each month. The newsletter is designed to inform the University community about programs and activities for African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students. In addition, the newsletter includes information on scholarships, internships and other resources that are beneficial to the University's diverse student community.
Senior Mwambo May 12th , Gusman Hall 2pm The Senior Mwambo is an African rite of passage ceremony that marks the transition of black graduates from their lives at the University of Miami to advanced education and professional careers. For additional information regarding the Senior Mwambo, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 305-284-2855. To RSVP, visit www. miami.edu/msa/seniormwambo One-Pot Wonders Deadline April 11 In today’s economy it’s more important than ever to stretch our food dollars and enliven our cooking with deep, rich flavors. Chef Mercedes will show you how to prepare and resourcefully cook one-pot meals. Gumbo, Tuscan Turkey & Bean Potage, Pasta Fagioli, and Chicken Pot Pie are sure to please even the most discriminating eaters. The class is Tuesday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $20 for students and Spring Concert members; $25 for non-members Apr. 25th, 8pm, U.C. Patio Come be “Renewed By Love”: Enjoy and includes cooking demonstration, recipes, and food tasting. To a night of singing, spoken word, other musical selections, and refresh- register, call 305-284-LIFE (5433) or ments during the Hammond-Butler go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite Inspirational Concert Choir’s Spring located on the second floor of the Concert, co-sponsored by InterVa- Herbert Wellness Center. risty Christian Fellowship. For more information contact icc.umiami@ gmail.com or 305-609-8927 April 18 1 Finals Fiesta April 29, 4pm, UC Rock MSA & CNL Present: Finals Fiesta: Get Lei’d Come out and enjoy the last day of classes with music, food and games at this semester’s Finals Fiesta. Co-Sponsored by the Beta Theta Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc, the Eta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Iota Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Rathskeller. Unity Newsletter Become a Seat Filler for the Latin Billboard Awards April 28th @ BankUnited Center UM Students are invited to attend “Latin Billboard Awards” for free. If you are a UM student ages 18-25 you are invited to apply for a position as part of our pit audience or as a seatfiller. Pit Audience: Watch the entire show from the closest place to be - the stage side audience pits. Pit is standing room only. Seatfiller: Sit in the glamorous VIP/Talent area. As a seat filler you will fill in the talent and VIP seats while the occupants are gone. Upon their return you will be placed in another seat. All volunteer positions require a professional attitude and appearance. Autograph seeking, picture taking or any interaction with the vip/talent guests is not permitted. If you are selected we will contact you to confirm participation and at that time will provide dress code and complete details for participation. UM student ID will be required on arrival. If you have questions please email them to email@example.com. To apply: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, age, and phone. Please indicate what volunteer position you are applying for. Each selected student can attend with ONE guest, Guest must also be 18-25 years old but is not required to be a UM Student. Golden Key 5K: Get SunSmart Run/Walk UM’s Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society is hosting the “Golden Key Gets Sunsmart” Run/ Walk on Saturday, April 23rd, at Crandon Park South on Key Biscayne to support melanoma research and AED heart device installations in public areas. UM students get a discounted rate of $15 if they register online at www. goldenkey5k.com The price includes a T-shirt. UM dermatologists will be at the event to give free skin cancer screenings, and prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age group. Please register online today. If you are interested in volunteering or need a ride, please email email@example.com April 18 2 Unity Newsletter The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program Deadline April/May 2011 (PREP) at the University of New Mexico, under the direction of Dr. Richard Cripps, is currently recruiting nationwide and accepting applications for the 2011-2012 cohort. PREP is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program designed to enhance the ability of underrepresented minority post-baccalaureate students in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized Ph.D. programs. We anticipate to begin the 2011-2012 program in June 2011. We are seeking recent (or May 2011) college graduates to fill 9 PREP trainee/scholar openings. The scholars are required to perform research for one full year with their faculty mentor. In addition to lab research, scholars are expected to: • prepare and take the GRE • seek and apply to Biomedical graduate programs • attend professional meetings • enroll in a Research Ethics course • present research • attend weekly meetings • attend seminars • and other recommended activities. The program is an intensive one-year program. Although it is time consuming, PREP provides scholars with great number of tools, skills, and knowledge to succeed in graduate school. Visit the PREP website found below for additional information and for instructions on how to apply. There is no official deadline, however we highly encourage applicants to submit their application by April/May of 2011. For additional questions, please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Antonio Bañuelos at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505-610-1725. For more information please view attachment and/or view the link below. http://biology.unm.edu/prep April 18 3 Unity Newsletter NSHMBA’s 2011 Scholarship Program The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, which exists “to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development,” has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. Scholarships are offered each year for full- and part-time study at an accredited (AACSB) institution of the student’s choice. Applicants to the NSHMBA Scholarship Program must: • be a United States Citizen or legal permanent resident • be of Hispanic heritage • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) OR have a minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) in combination with two years of full-time work experience. • have a NSHMBA membership - Member ID required. (Applicants who are not currently NSHMBA members may join now. Click on this NSHMBA Membership link.) • be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master’s Degree program in Management/Business no later than fall 2011 at a college in the United States or Puerto Rico accredited by AACSB. Click here to view the complete list of AACSB Accredited Schools. Awards will range from $2,500 - $10,000. The top five (5) full-time applicants who demonstrate financial need will receive an award for $10,000. The awards include up to a $250 travel and accommodations reimbursements for attending the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo during the award year. Awards are renewable for up to one year or until a Master’s Degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the recipient meeting the following requirements: • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) in current degree program. • Maintain active NSHMBA membership status and are expected to be NSHMBA ambassadors. Recipients must show involvement with the organization through the NSHMBA local Chapter by utilizing the following opportunities: • Drive the mission of NSHMBA and develop the pipeline on their campus • Serve as an officer or committee in their local NSHMBA chapter • Drive NSHMBA sponsorship and membership efforts • Drive participation to NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo • Attendance to NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo • Other Hispanic orientated community/business school events may be substituted if a NSHMBA chapter is not located within 50 miles HSF/MassMutual Financial Assistance Deadline May 2, 2011 HSF, and MassMutual have partnered to provide financial assistance to outstanding Latino, African-American, and Asian Pacific Islander students. This $5,000 (max each) scholarship offer is open to students who will be enrolled full-time during the 2011-2012 academic year and be entering as a sophomore, junior, senior or 5th year senior and who attend an institution OR have a permanent address in the following metro areas: New Jersey Los Angeles, CA Atlanta, GA Miami, FL Denver, CO Chicago, IL San Francisco, CA Houston, TX San Antonio, TX For more information please refer to the flyer I have attached to this email or visit the scholarship website at http://www.hsf.net/massmutual.aspx or visit our general websites at www.hsf.net (Hispanic Scholarship Fund), www.apiasf.org (Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund), and www.uncf.org (United Negro College Fund) to learn more about our other scholarship opportunities! April 18 4 Unity Newsletter Do you intend to major in business, finance, management, marketing, sales, economics or financial planning? Application Deadline May 2, 2011 The MassMutual Scholars Program is open to students of African-American/Black, Hispanic and Asian/ Pacific Islander decent whose intended majors are business, finance, management, marketing, sales, economics or financial planning and who reside within the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA; Chicago,IL; Central New Jersey; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Los Angeles,CA; San Antonio, TX; or San Francisco, CA. Apply Now! Eligibility Requirements: • Be of African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic decent. • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited insti tution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands,or Guam. • Be a resident in the Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Central New Jersey; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; San Antonio, TX; or San Francisco, CA metropolitan areas. • Have a minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale. • Be entering their Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th year Senior year at a U.S. accredited college or university and plan to attend FULL-TIME. • Be a US citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. • Apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). • Demonstrate leadership and extra curricular activities. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund administers the MassMutual Scholars Program in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/22 4/25 4/26 4/27 4/29 April 18 7pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8pm 11am 11am 4pm Calendar of Events UC I Lounge UC Ballroom A Rat UC 245 UC Ballroom B UC Ballrooms UC Patio UC Breezeway UC Breezeway UC Rock 5 APIH- Japanese Tea Ceremony OJU - Rastafarianism Forum OJU - Domino Tournament OJU - Gender Roles in the Caribbean FSA General Body Mtg. APIH Noodle Eating Contest ICC- Spring Concert APIH Bone Marrow Drive APIH Bone Marrow Drive Finals Fiesta: Get Lei’d Unity Newsletter April 18 6 Unity Newsletter