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U Newsletter November 4, 2013



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The MSA Buzz!!! Looking for ways to get involved? Interested in trying something new and exciting? Visit our social media outlets for daily updates from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. We post events, student organization meetings, daily inspirational quotes and other ways to keep you updated!

Unity Roundtable & Multicultural Student Affairs presents...

Diversity Week 2013 Calendar of Events Real Talk: Religion Time Time: 8:00PM Location: Hecht Master’s Apartment students will share stories, poems or songs on how religion has shaped their personal identity

NOV. 14th

LIFE Time: 6:30PM Location: UC Flamingo B & C A interactive opportunity to experience life from Another point of view

NOV. 11th

Colorism: It’s not Just a Black Problem

Women’s Leadership Symposium Time: 9:00AM Location: Student Activities Center Provide students with the tools for a sense of empowerment through awareness of their individual identities

NOV. Time: 7:00PM th Location: Pearson Master’s Apartment 13

NOV. 16th

Bringing awareness of colorism and how it effects cultures across all racial boundaries

Sponsored by Butler CEnter for Service & Leadership Join Multicultural Student Affairs and the Unity Roundtable for Diversity Week 2013! We have a full calendar of events for you to explore diversity, multiculturalism and living in a global society! For more information, visit or call 305-284-2855.

Instagram Photo Challenge A chance to win a $25 gift card from Winn Dixie @UM_MSA November 4th - November 8th

Editor’s Column: ‘Canes Care for ‘Canes What Would You Do for a Fellow ’Cane? Don’t Hesitate to Seek Help!

Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a Instagram Photo Challenge. You have one week to follow MSA on Instagram and post a photo with a description of what diversity means to you. YOU MUST TAG MSA IN THE POST (@UM_MSA) TO BE ELIGIBLE. The winner will be selected by MSA staff and announced at Real Talk: Religion Time on November 11th at 8:00PM in Hecht Master’s Apartment during Diversity Week. You must be present to win! For more information, visit

‘Canes Care for ‘Canes is an initiative that furthers the commitment to supporting students in their academic and personal lives. This initiative provides resources for individuals, within the University of Miami community, who may encounter a student that needs assistance. By visiting the website, you may access a listing of university departments that respond to students, resource guides, campus programming opportunities, event calendar, informative multimedia, online community forum and the anonymous reporting form. The reporting form allows for members of the community to report a concern about a fellow ’Cane which will result in follow-up with the identified student by a representative of the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, visit

November 4th

College Mentality Series: A Man Apart November 19th at 7:00PM in UC 237 Come and explore what it means to be a man set apart from society and develop leadership skills, which will assist you in reaching your academic and co-curricular goals. UM Alumni will be present and will share their stories on success after college. For more information, visit


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Campus Involvement Opportunities

Studio Cycling Passes Pro-Rated Deadline: Today Studio Cycling passes for the fall semester are pro-rated to only $12 for student members and $20 for non-student members. A semester pass gives the member unlimited access to all the classes on the schedule.

Natural Is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E) Meeting November 5th at 7:00PM in Student Services Building Room 21-V Is There a Natural Hair Revolution Going on? Join the Africana Studies Program and share your natural hair story and learn about a new, exciting Natural Hair Project. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact African Studies at (305) 284-6340

First Aid Class: Today at 5:30PM at the Herbert Wellness Center Learn to properly tend to a wound by a First Aid course! The class is at 5:30PM. The cost is $35 for student members, $40 for nonstudent members and $45 for non-members.

USpeak: featuring Mecca November 5th at 7:00PM in UC I-Lounge Miami spoken word poet and musician Mecca will perform at the USpeak: Open Verse and Short Story open mic event. Attendees can read their work, play their music and listen to the art of others. Open mic slots are limited; arrive early if you intend to perform. For more information, please visit

Italian Cooking Class Class: November 5th at 6:30PM at the Herbert Wellness Center The menu includes baked Italian-style cauliflower, baked eggplant parmesan and creamy corn risotto. The class, which includes cooking instruction, food tasting and recipes is $20 for UM students and Wellness Center members; $25 for non-members. Don’t forget to bring a container for leftovers!

LSAT & GRE Review November 6th at 6:15PM in Dooley Memorial Building The Hispanic Scholarship Fund will host a LSAT and GRE review session with The Princeton Review’s renown master instructor Jessica Machado. For more information or to RSVP, contact

Heart Saver CPR with Automated External Defibrillator AED Class: November 6th at 5:30PM at the Herbert Wellness Center 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. Participants will also learn how to use an AED. The cost is $35 for student members, $40 for non-student members and $45 for non-members.

Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Spring application deadline: November 13th If you want to pursue an international career, become a more global citizen, are interested studying, traveling, or working abroad, apply to DILS and learn any language you want, provided it is not offered at UM. DILS is FREE; there is no credit, but your language study appears on your transcript. We need a minimum of 2 to set up a language program. Click to learn more about the program. For more information, contact

Free Meditation Class: November 7th at 7:30PM at the Herbert Wellness Center 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 Lunthita Duthely, a follower of the teachings of Sri Chinmoy, will guide and instruct participants through the meditation.

International Career: A Guided Tour November 18th at 5:00PM in Toppel Career Center Learn about the Rangel and Payne International Affairs Programs. Selected fellows will recieve support for graduate school and will enter into an exciting and rewarding career. For more information, contact 305-284-5451.

PS3 NCAA Football Tournament Deadline to register: November 12th Tournament: November 13th at 6:00PM Calling all gamers! Are you a pro at PS3 NCAA Football? Then consider matching your skills against other students by registering for the Herbert Wellness Center’s tournament. This event is FREE!

Health & Wellness

BLS for Health Care Providers Class: November 18th at 3:30PM at the Herbert Wellness Center The Basic Life Support for healthcare providers covers core material such as adult and infant CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation). This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses and respiratory therapists who must have a card documenting successful completion of a CPR course. The cost is $60 for student members, $70 for nonstudent members and $80 for non-members.

For more information, visit the Herbert Wellness Center room 210, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-5433, visit or email

Yoga Passes Pro-Rated Deadline: Today Yoga passes for the fall semester are pro-rated to only $30 for student members and $48 for non-student members. A semester pass gives the member unlimited access to all the classes on the schedule.

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Unity Newsletter

Scholarship & Internship Opportunities One of the goals of Multicultural Student Affairs is to provide resources on scholarships and internship opportunities for African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students at the University of Miami. For more scholarship or internship opportunities, please visit or

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Scholarship/ Internship

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship (NDSEG)

Humanity in Action: Fellowship Program

Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

The Udall Scholarship

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate/ graduate students

Graduating seniors

Sophomore, junior or recent graduate

Undergraduate students

Sophomores/ Juniors

What are the required fields of study?

STEM fields

Science or Engineering

All fields


Environmental fields

What is the total value of the scholarship/ internship?

Full stipend toward degree

Full stipend toward degree

One year stipend toward degree

$40,000 annually towards tuition, room and board

50 scholarships for $5000 and 50 honarable mentions

Brief description of the scholarship/ internship.

Provides opportunity for students to pursue degree STEM field

Provides opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines

Provides opportunity for research exploring how and why individuals have resisted democratic values

Provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the US Department of State Foreign Service

Provides award to students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American healthcare

Is anything else provided?

Stipend,internships, Health Insurance & book

Monthly stipend and up to $1000 a year in medical insurance

Cost of participation and accommodation



What is the duration of the scholarship/ internship?

One time award

Three years

One time award

Senior year and first year of graduate study


Where to apply or find more information?






What is the deadline?

December 15th

December 20th

January 9th

January 24th

January 31st

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Unity Newsletter

MSA Connection Each Unity Newsletter will feature a different faculty or staff member. This selection is designed for you to learn more about professional staff and faculty members on campus who can assist you in reaching your future goals. If you know a faculty or staff member you would like to see highlighted, please contact Jesse Ford at • Hometown: Miami, Florida • Where did you attend college: University of Miami • Job duties: • Oversee the academic and administrative functions of the General Honors Program • Provide academic guidance, mentoring and advocacy for Honor Program and Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship students • Advise the Honors Students’ Association • Serve as an officer for the University of Miami Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society • Serve as the Administrative Secretary for the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society • Oversee the selection process, planning and execution of the Honors Summer Research Program • Advise and coordinate efforts for UM undergraduate students seeking graduation with University Honors (summa, magna, cum laude) and Departmental Honors

Audrea DuPuch

• One piece of advice you would give students: “Faculty and administrators are an excellent resource, we want to assist you on your academic journey towards your dreams and goals.”

Assistant Director, Honors Program

• Favorite quote: “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” - John Adams

November 3rd - November 16th Sunday














FEC - General Body Mtg. 7:30 PM, SAC Iron Arrow Room

HA - General Body Mtg. 7:30 PM, SAC Senate Room

SUM - General Body Mtg. 8:00 PM, SAC 210K

CSA - General Body Mtg. 5:30 PM, Mahoney Classrooms

For a complete calendar of events, visit msa

Verteran’s Day

FEC - Coffee on the Breezeway 9:00 AM, UC Breezeway

SC - General Body Mtg. 7:00 PM, SAC Ballrooms A&B

PK - Alumni BBQ 5:00 PM, Eaton Volleyball Courts

YRS - General Body Mtg. 6:30 PM, Mahoney Classroom

Football - UM vs VA Tech

SC - General Body Mtg. 7:00 PM, SAC Ballrooms A&B

Homecoming Week 10

Go to Facebook. com/msa.diversity for a weekly event calendar

11 CSA - Cruise the Caribbean 6:30 PM, SAC Ballroom West MSA/UR 8:00 PM, Hecht Master’s Apartment


ALAS - General Body Mtg. 6:00 PM, SAC Citizens ROOM UBS - General Body Mtg. 7:00 PM, UC I-Lounge FEC - General Body Mtg. 7:30 PM, SAC Senate Room


NABA - General Body Mtg. 6:00 PM, SAC Iron Arrow Room

MSA/UR - Colorism: It’s Not Just a Black Problem 7:00 PM, Pearson Master’s Apartment


MSA/UR - LIFE 6:30 PM, UC Ballrooms B&C


AKA - Inform the Voter 12:00 PM, UC Breezeway


SUM - General Body Mtg. 8:00 PM, SAC 210K

CSA - Feast of Nations 6:00 PM, SAC Ballroom East

BCSL - Women’s Leadership Symposium 9:00 AM, SAC

Football - UM @ Duke

SC - General Body Mtg. 7:00 PM, SAC Ballrooms A&B

SC - General Body Mtg. 7:00 PM, SAC Ballrooms A&B


Alliance of Latin American Students Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Butler Center for Service & Leadership Caribbean Students Association

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Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos


Planet Kreyol


United Black Student

Hui Aloha


Salsa Craze


Yellow Rose Society

Multicultural Student Affairs


National Association of Black Accountants



SpectrUM Unity Roundtable

Unity Newsletter

MSA Spotlight: Native American Heritage Month The first “American Indian Day” was declared by the state of New York as the second Saturday in May in 1916. The month long recognition of Native Americans was not achieved until 1990. President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For more information, visit and Notable Native Americans

Learn a new langage: Say “Hello”

Cory Witherill - Race Car Driver, of the Navajo Nation

“O’siyo” is “Hello” in the Cherokee language

Charlene Teeters - Activist, of the Spokane Nation John Herrington - Astronaut, of the Chickasaw Nation Litefoot - Actor/ Rapper/ Corporation Owner, of the Cherokee Nation Naomi Lang - Pairs Figure Skater, of the Karuk Tribe Patty Talahongva - Journalist and News Program Host, of the Hopi Nation

“Hinono’eitiit” is “Hello” in the Arapaho language “Chahta Anumpa” is “Hello” in the Choctaw language “Hau” is “Hello” in the Dakota and Lakota Sioux language “Buzhu” is “Hello” in the Objiwa Chippewa language “Apaa” is “Hello” in the Yupik Eskimo language

Sherman Alexie - Poet/ Novelist/ Film Producer/ Screenwriter, of the Coeur d’Alene/ Spokane Indian Nations

“Ya’at’eeh” is “Hello” in the Dene Navajo language

Popular Native American Quotes

Tribes Native to Florida

“One does not sell the land people walk on.” ~Crazy Horse “Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” ~Mourning Dove Salish “The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors.” ~Chief Plenty Coups “My children, education is the ladder to all our needs. Tell our people to take it.” ~Manuelito, Navajo “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~ Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator “Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.” ~ John Wooden Legs, Cheyenne

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