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MSA Buzz! Hispanic Heritage Month 2012
MSA & Target Partnership Multicultural Student Affairs(MSA) is pleased to announce Mr. JosephChoi as this year’s recipient of the Horizons 2012 Diversity Leadership Scholarship sponsored by Target. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students were required to attend the Horizons Pre-Orientation Program, complete an application, and submit a one-page essay on “Why diversity leadership is important in today’s corporate America”. MSA continues to coordinate programs that provide an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue about diversity and multiculturalism. Target is proud to support programs that directly impact diversity, leadership, academics, and volunteerism. Expect more great programs, events, and opportunities in the future as a result of this new partnership between MSA and Target! Student Sucess Series September 26th at 5:00PM The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will be hosting Characteristics of Successful Students on September 26 at 5:00PM in Mahoney Master’s Apartment. Please join Dr. Laura Kohn-Wood and upperclassmen students as they give insightful tips about how to be a successful student at the University of Miami. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact www.miami.edu/msa or call 305-284-2855. September 17
Hispanic Heritage Month is finally here! Please join us tomorrow at 4:00PM for Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies on the UC Rock. Opening Ceremonies will feature performances from UM’s Latino/Latina Greek letter organizations and Salsa Craze. In addition, there will be a DJ, entertainment, and refreshments. Other upcoming events for Hispanic Heritage Month include: October 3rd An Evening with Jose Galvez 6:00PM Faculty Club Pultizer Prize winner Jose Galvez will be displaying his amazing exhibit and sharing his experiences.
October 10th Professionalism and Business Etiquette 6:00PM UC 233 Panel discussion will feature a professional from H&R Block, Toppel Career Center, and two graduate students to answer questions about graduate school and career preparation. October 29th - November 1st Dorm Storm Hecht/Stanford Residence Hall Stop by Hecht/Stanford Residence Hall between October 29th - November 1st to see a display celebrating El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Dr. Shaun Harper RSVP by September 17th Please join the Office of Academic Enhancement, The Woodson-Williams Marshall Association, and Multicultural Student Affairs in welcoming Dr. Shaun Harper on September 20th and 21st. Dr. Harper is the Director of the Center of the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harper’s research examines race and gender in higher education, black male college access and achievement, and college student engagement. On Thursday, September 20th, in the Wesley Gallery, Dr. Harper will hold a discussion on “Cross-Cultural Learning & Engagement” at 6:30PM. Light refreshments will be provided. On Friday, September 21st, in the Newman Alumni Center Multipurpose Room, Dr. Harper will host a conversation on “Why Some Black Men Succeed in College.” Brunch will be available at 11:00AM and the program will begin promptly at 11:30AM. Business casual attire is required. If you are interested in attending either of these programs, please RSVP with Office of Academic Enhancement at email@example.com by September 17.
Get Involved! Volleyball Officials Training Training is September18th September 20th Want to earn some extra cash but don’t have any experience and need flexible hours? Then become an official for the intramural Volleyball League! Training will be held in the Herbert Wellness Center Classrooms September 18th-20th at 7:00PM. (Note: you must attend the training session on September 18th or September 19th and the training session on September 20th.) For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Golf Scramble Tournament (Volleyball) Deadline: September 19th Fore! The Herbert Wellness Center is hosting a Golf Scramble tournament on September 28th at the Miami Springs Golf Club. The event is open to everybody. The cost to play is $30 for students, UM faculty and staff, and the community. The deadline to register is September 19th in room 210 of the Herbert Wellness Center. The first place winner in the student division will win a trip to Las Vegas to compete in a national tournament on November 10th through November 11th (airfare not included). For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or e-mail email@example.com. Keeping Up with Korea Cooking Class Tournament Class is September 24th Interested in learning how to prepare Korean cuisine? Chef Mercedes is here to educate you. The menu includes Korean Dumplings; Chapchae; Korean BBQ Tofu; Korean BBQ Chicken. The cost of the class, which includes September 17
cooking instruction, food tasting, and recipes, is $20 for UM students and Wellness Center members; $25 for non-members. The class is Monday, September 24th, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. To register, please call 305-284-LIFE (5433) or visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center. Don’t forget to bring a container for leftovers! Meditation Class Class is September 25th Namaste students! Are classes, social life, and work stressing you out? Take a break and meditate! You will develop mental clarity and discipline that will help you focus and improve concentration (great skills when it comes to studying!) Lunthita Duthely, a follower of the teachings of Sri Chinmoy, will guide and instruct participants through the meditation. The meditation is Tuesday, September 25th, from 7:30PM to 9:00PM at the Herbert Wellness Center. Instruction is free and open to everybody. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming by calling 305-284-LIFE (5433). Heartsaver CPR with AED Class is September 24th Heart Saver CPR with AED course teaches CPR and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants, as well as use of barrier devices for all ages. Optional: infant CPR and choking; adult, child, and infant CPR with mask. Participants will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The class is Monday, September 24th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. The cost is $35 for student members, $40 for non-student members and $45 for non-members. To register, call305-284-5433 or go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located
on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center. Team Racquetball Leagues Deadline: September 29th Sign up for team racquetball intramural leagues - it’s a great way to bond with your roommate or students on your floor! The deadline to register is September 25th. A $20 refundable forfeit bond is due at the time of registration. To sign up, go to room 210 of the Herbert Wellness Center. For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Soccer Leagues Deadline: October 1st GGOOAALL!! Kick your way into the school year with the intramural soccer league! The deadline to register is October 1st. A $40 refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Don’t have a team? No problem! Just sign up as a free agent on the roster. To sign up, go to room 210 of the Herbert Wellness Center. For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or e-mail email@example.com. Soccer Officials Training Training is October 1st - October 3rd Want to earn some extra cash but don’t have any experience and need flexible hours? Then become an official for the intramural Soccer League! Training will be held in the Herbert Wellness Center Classrooms October 1st-3rd at 7:00PM (Note: you must attend the training session on October 1st or October 2nd and the training session on October 3rd.) For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Unity Newsletter
Scholarships/Internships! Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Deadline: October 2nd The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000. For more information, contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (email@example.com) or a study abroad advisor in International Education in Exchange Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ford Fellowship Program Deadline: November 14th In 2013, the Ford Fellowship Program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. September 17
Eligibility requirements and additional information may be found at www.nationalacademies.org/fellowships. Students interested in applying should contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (email@example.com) or 305-284-5387. Cultural Vistas and the German Academic Exchange Service Deadline: November 14th Cultural Vistas and the German Academic Exchange Service will be presenting funding opportunities for study, internships, and research in Germany, Russia, U.K., Brazil, Japan, Austria, Argentina, Chile, Germany, and Spain. On Thursday, September 20 at 2:00PM in the UC Room 233. Feel free to come to ask questions, pick up informational materials, and get tips on application deadlines and requirements. For more information on the information session, contact Will Maier (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kefryn Reese (email@example.com). The White House Internship Program Deadline: November 14th The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.
To apply for the White House Internship Program, please visit www.whitehouse.gov. American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship Program Deadline: November 1st The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Over $300,000 is available for the 2013-2014 competition. To be eligible: • Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education before start of their project in Scandinavia. • Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application. Complete eligibility requirements, and additional information can be found atwww.amscan.org/. Students intending to apply should contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 305-284-5387.
MSA Connection: With MaritzaTorres! MSA would like to introduce Maritza Torres. Maritza hales from Chicago, IL and is the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Student Organizations. As the Assistant Director, Maritza advises the Committee on Student Organizations, manages the OrgSync database, and handles simple contracts. Maritza graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and The University of Florida with a Master of Education in Student Personnel in Higher Education. When asked to give students one piece of advice, Maritza stated “I like to encourage all students to get involved on campus and hold leadership positions! You will learn so much more about yourself and others! Maritza’s favorite quote by Max Ehrmann is “ Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” Make sure to say hello to Maritza when you see her around campus! Her office is located in the Whitten University Center room 209.
Upcoming Events 9/17 6:30PM FBCP General Body Mtg. School of Comm. 4027 9/18 4:00PM HHM Opening Ceremonies UC Rock 9/19 6:00PM Unity Roundtable Mtg. UC 237 9/19 8:00PM ALAS General Body Mtg. MM 117 9/20 4:00PM RAB Event The Rat 9/20 4:30PM UBS’s Thumping Thursday UC Rock 9/21 5:30PM OJU General Body Mtg. UC Ballroom A 9/26 5:00PM MSA’s Student Success Series Mahoney Master’s Apt. 9/26 7:00PM UBS’s UNLearn Stanford Master’s Apt. 9/27 4:00PM RAB Event The Rat 10/1 6:30PM FBCP General Body Mtg. School of Comm. 4027 10/2 7:00PM UBS General Body Mtg. I-Lounge 10/3 6:00PM A Evening with Jose Galvez Faculty Club 10/3 8:00PM ALAS General Body Mtg. MM 117 10/5 7:00PM FSA General Body Mtg. UC 245 10/10 6:00PM Professionalism and Business Etiquette UC 233 10/12 7:00PM FSA’s Flipping “U” Out Month Event UC 245 10/17 8:00PM ALAS General Body Mtg. MM 117 10/19 3:00PM UBS’s Alumni Lunch I-Lounge 10/19 7:00PM FSA’s Flipping “U” Out Month Event UC 245 10/24 5:00PM MSA’s Student Success Series Event Pearson Master’s Apt. 10/25 4:30PM UBS’s Thumping Thursday UC Rock 10/25 7:00PM MSA’s College MENtality Series Event Mahoney Master’s Apt. 10/26 7:00PM FSA’s Flipping “U” Out Month Event UC Ballroom D 10/31 8:00PM ALAS General Body Mtg. MM 117 For more information, please visit www.miami.edu/msa/calendar.