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Office of Multicultural Affairs

February 3,2012

the official OMA online newsletter

Vol. 14

UPCOMING OMA EVENTS……………………………………………………………………………… OMA Phonathon—We still need students to participate in the OMA phonathon, calling perspective students of color who have been recently admitted to Tulane for the Fall 2012 class. We are hosting three phonathons next week Monday– Wednesday, February 6-8, 2012 between 5 pm and 8:00 pm in the OMA office. If you can help, please email me ASAP at pierre@tulane.edu and let me know what days and times work well for you or you can register to become a part of the OMA Recruitment team, click here. Don’t forget to join for Our Black Is Beautiful program on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm in Stibbs Room on the second floor of the LBC.

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Visits Tulane University Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Riess Room 5:30pm The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes IRT’s associate director, Leislie Godo-Solo, to Tulane University on Tuesday, Feb. 7th to deliver an informational workshop in the LBC’s Reiss conference room located in the garden level. It begins at 5:30 PM sharp. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The presentation will cover IRT’s mission, IRT sponsored summer programs, services to available to IRT students, and a chance to hear about IRT by incredible alumni now at Tulane. For those interested in IRT, Ms. Godo-Solo will be conducting half hour recruitment interviews of only awesome Tulane students.


Student Organizations on the Move Student Organization Fair TODAY, Friday, February 3 , 2012 LBC Qatar Ballroom 2nd Floor 4:00-6:00 pm in conjunction with this week's

Fridays at the Quad event and TUCP's TGI Mardi

IATU Presents: Karma February 3, 2012 10:30pm—Nirvana Restaurant Magazine Street It’s that time again Join the India Association of Tulane University (IATU) for...

LGBT NEWS 

Drag Queen Bingo– Feb 10th 10 pm—Kendall Cram, LBC

LGBTQ & Ally Speed Dating—Feb 13th– 10 pm— Kendall Cram, LBC

The annual spring budget workshop will be held Thursday, February 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall of the Lavin-Bernick Center. This workshop will serve to explain the budget application process and answer any questions that you may have.

KARMA!!! The night will be filled with FREE Indian Food, dancing, and our famous DRINKS! New Orlean’s own DJ Miles will be spinning the latest in Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Dancehall, & BHANGRA! But for those who just want to chill, we have plenty of lounge space for you to kick back! IATU Members get in free and to all NonMembers, it’s only $5 DOLLARS! (Bring a Valid State I.D.) Come spend the night with us and see why everybody knows and loves KARMA!!! And transportation….we got you covered y’all. We will be providing FREE shuttle service from Bruff starting @ 10:30pm and will have shuttles back to campus later in the night!

TCSSA Spring Festival February 5, 2012

5:30pm

Qatar Ballroom, LBC 212


CAREER NEWS Public Health Students Attention Tulane students, particularly in the public health program. Advocates for Youth, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people make informed, responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, is launching a Youth Fundraising Advisory Board (Y-FAB). It’s an opportunity for young people under the age of 30 to volunteer and gain valuable experience about fundraising in the nonprofit world. Applicants can reside anywhere in the U.S. or Canada – all training and communications are done via webinar, e-mail, listserv, conference call, etc. There is no travel involved. I have attached the application to this e-mail. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2012. If there is a way for you to disseminate this information to students and/or faculty or post it somewhere on campus that would be great. Alternately, please feel free to point me toward the most appropriate office/outlet for this type of request. The information attached can also be found at www.advocatesforyouth.org/y-fab. For questions , call Liz Merck at (202) 419-3420 Ext. 24 or

"When Race Matters: Private Bodies, Public Texts" - Featuring Karla Holloway On February 23, the Anna Julia Cooper Lecture Series presents renowned bioethicist Karla Holloway, who will discuss race, gender, and cultural ethics.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Krewe Du Vieus Parade—Tomorrow, Saturday, February 4, 2012 6:30pm-The Krewe du Vieux Parade Route for 2012 will begin on the corner of North Rampart Street and Franklin Avenue and ends at the corner of North Rampart Street and Spain Street.


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