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Newsletter February 24, 2014 University of Miami Multicultural Student Affairs @um_msa


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

Black Awareness Month 2014 This year, United Black Students (UBS) is partnering with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) to presents Black Awareness Month 2014. All events are open to the university community! For a complete calendar of events, visit or “Fruits From the Same Tree” Forum Date: February 24th Time: 7:00PM Location: UC I-Lounge This event will discuss how all forms of oppression are fruits from the same tree and we need to come together for justice and equality.

Royal Heritage Ball Date: March 1st Time: 7:00PM Location: SAC Ballrooms This event celebrates a month of amazing events at black tie affair you do not want to miss. All proceeds go to Asante Africa.

Student Success Series March 6th at 5:00PM

Ms. Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant Date: March 3rd Time: 7:06PM Location: SAC Ballroom East The annual Ms. Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant is a celebration of the strong black woman and their contributions to society.

Horizons Pre-Orientation Program Applications Due: TODAY

Join MSA and the OAE for “Work Place Etiquette and Professional Attire for Women” in Mahoney Master’s Apartment. This event will give you tips on dressing for success, embracing fashion trends and rocking your own style. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact 305-284-2855. The Woman in U March 26th at 11:30AM Join MSA, the OAE, and the Office of Alumni Relations for “The Woman in U” in the SAC Ballrooms. This event is designed to inspire UM’s female population, specifically women of color, and provide them with an opportunity to learn about leadership, commitment and character of fulfilling the many roles involved in being a woman of today. Distinguished guest include: Ramona Hall, Franchise Owner Coffee Beanery Felecia Hatcher, Co-Founder/Chief Popsicle Feverish Pops Rosa Rodriguez, Coca Cola Account Executive

Were you a Horizons Participant? Do you want to assist new students in their journey at the “U”? Then…become a Horizons Counselor! Responsibilities include: 1. Serve as a guide and mentor to new students 2. Participate in all Horizons activities 3. Welcome parents and families 4. Assist with execution of event, including: set-up and clean-up 5. Be friendly, outgoing and honest 6. Follow-up with participants after Horizons is over 7. Must attend Horizons Counselor meet and greet 8. Must attend Horizons Counselor Training and Horizons PreOrientation Program 9. Have fun!

Everyone is encouraged to apply. Applications are due TODAY at 5:00PM in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. For more information or to apply, visit

For more information or to RSVP, contact -305-284-3187.

Meet the 2014 Horizons Coordinators Each year MSA sponsors Horizons for incoming students. Horizons is an orientation program designed to assist new multicultural students in their transition to UM. Horizons introduces new freshmen to our diverse community and provides them with an opportunity to meet and interact with new and returning students, faculty and administrators. This year, MSA is excited to introduce its new Horizons Coordinators!

Imani Callan is a freshman from Miami, FL. She is in the College of Arts & Sciences. She works in the Dean of Students Office and is a member of United Black Students as well as Unity Roundtable.

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Deandre Tate-Drummer is a sophomore Biochemistry major from Chicago, Illinois. He is a P100 tour guide, a delegate for SAFAC, a commuter student senator, Inspire U student coordinator, Kulula Project mentor, Homecoming King and a Hammond Scholar.


Suzette Ikejiani is a junior Exercise Physiology major from Miami, Florida. You may recognize Suzette from the United Black Students, where she serves as the current president. In addition, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is a Hammond Scholar.

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What’s going on? Have an event or program you want to advertise to the university community? Submit it to and visit our publication page for information on how your ad could be in our next Unity Newsletter, Unity Calendar and Facebook Event Calendar.

Campus Involvement Opportunities Health & Wellness For more information, visit the Herbert Wellness Center, call 305-284-5433, or visit All events will take place in the Herbet Wellness Center. Studio Cycling and Yoga Passes Pro-Rated Registration: February 24th

Pre-Season Softball Tournament Deadline: February 25th

If you missed the opportunity to purchase a yoga or studio cycling pass at the beginning of the semester, you can still take advantage of these two great fitness programs at the Herbert Wellness Center. Yoga passes for the fall semester are now pro-rated to only $45 for student members and $72 for non-student members. Studio Cycling passes are now pro-rated to only $22 for student members and $37 for non-student members. A semester pass gives the member unlimited access to all the classes on the schedule.

Hit a fast one right out of the park! Registration is now open for the intramural softball tournament! The deadline to sign up is February 25th. A $20 fee per team is due at the time of registration. The event will take place on February 28th at 3:00PM. BLS for Health Care Providers Class: February 28th and March 5th at 3:30PM The Basic Life Support class for healthcare providers covers core material such as adult and infant CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation (AED). 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 non-student members and $80 for non-members.

Officials Training for Softball Training: February 24th-February 26th at 7:00PM Want to earn some extra cash but don’t have any experience and need flexible hours? Then become an official for the intramural Softball League! Training will be held in the Herbert Wellness Center Classrooms. (Note: you must attend the training session on February 24th or February 25th and the training session on February 26th).

Community Classes at the Herbert Wellness Center Registration: March 17th - March 28th

Sand Volleyball Leagues Deadline: February 25th

Registration is now open for community classes offered at the Herbert Wellness Center. Classes include a variety of activities such as swim lessons for children and adults, salsa, belly dance, boot camp, and more. Take advantage of the “try before you buy” policy by attending the first scheduled class for FREE! Classes are open to everyone.

Can you dig it? Then sign up for the intramural sand volleyball leagues! The deadline to register is February 25th. A $40 refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.

Commencement Student Speaker Application Deadline: March 7th

Can We Talk?... Really, Can We Talk? February 25th at 8:00AM

The Office of Commencement is searching for graduating senior to speak at this year’s commencement! To apply, applicants must:

Join the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ) as they welcome Professor John A. Powell to Miami. This free breakfast event will be held in the Patricia and Phillips Frost Museum of Science on February 25th at 8:00AM. To RSVP or for additional information, contact

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Kaplan FREE Practice Exams March 1st at 10:00AM

For more information, call 305-284-1824.

Take a free practice Kaplan LSAT, MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT practice exam in the Learning Center. This is an excellent way to prepare for the real thing. Detailed information regarding your score will be provided. Email to register.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk March 8th at 7:00AM Join The Biggest Loser RunWalk Miami sponsored by The Biggest Loser Resorts at the Diabetes Walk & Health Fair. A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! contact 815464-1265. This event will take place at the Sun Life Stadium.

UNDERGRADUATE HONOR COUNCIL Application for Membership Deadline: March 7th at 5:00PM

One-Hour Quick and Easy Suicide Prevention Training

We are currently looking for new members for the Undergraduate Honor Council for the 2014- 2015 academic year. The Honor Council promotes academic integrity throughout the UM community, investigates complaints, determines the facts in a given case, and upon finding a violation of this Code assesses appropriate sanctions. To apply, contact Maryam Attia at

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Have a 3.0 GPA or higher full-time undergraduate student Complete their degree requirements by May 2014 Must apply to graduate by the March 7th, 2014 deadline Be in good standing with the university

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Every 17 minutes, at least six Americans lose a loved one to suicide. Most did not have the chance to learn the warning signs. 66% of those who died by suicide showed the warning signs to family and friends. You have the opportunity to make a difference. You have the chance to save a life. Please contact Bessie Nolan at the Counseling Center (305) 2845511 for more information.


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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

Scholarship/ Internship

Fulbright National Geographic Digital Story Telling

UK Summer Fulbright Institutes

Tillman Military Scholarship for veterans and their spouses

Davis Putter Scholarship for Social Justice

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Who is eligible?


U.S. citizen; freshmen and sophomores

Military veterans and their spouses; fulltime status

Graduate and Undergraduate


What are the required fields of study?

All fields

All fields

All fields

All fields

All fields

What is the total value of the scholarship/ internship?

Travel, Healthcare

Cost of 3-6 week academic & cultural program in the U.K.

Amount unpaid by GI bill

Maximum of $10,000


Brief description of the scholarship/ internship.

Provides opportunities for US citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic

9 specialized Summer Institutes for US citizens to learn about the United Kingdom

Invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships

These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, building the movement for economic justice or creating peace through international anti-imperialist society

Phi Kappa Phi Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad

Is anything else provided?


Round-trip airfare, tuition, room & board, social program & trips





1 academic year

3,4 & 6 week programs



Grants awarded once each year

Where to apply or find more information?

prestigiousawards@ uk


www.phikappaphi. org/studyabroad

What is the deadline?






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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: Ocean City, Maryland • Where did you attend college and/or graduate school and what was your field/ fields of study: Salisbury University: Exercise Physiology & University of Florida: Exercise Physiology • Research Interest: 1) Medicinal Lifestyle / Disease Prevention; 2) Cardio-metabolic Disease; 3) Aging and Skeletal Muscle Function • Office Location: Office: MB 315 Laboratory of Clinical & Applied Physiology • One piece of advice you would give students: A solution for academic success if to procure pleasure in what you learn and enthusiastically teach it and discuss it with others. • Favorite Quote: “All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labours in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, welldeveloped, and age more slowly, but if unused and left idle they become quickly liable to disease, defective in growth, and age more quickly.’’ - Hippocrates. Circa 450 BC.

Dr. Wesley Smith Exercise Physiology Undergraduate Program Chair and Director of Graduate Nutrition Program

February 23rd - March 8th Sunday














AGLO - Greek Week Opening Ceremonies 4:00PM - UC Rock

AGLO - Greek Week Blood Drive 10:00AM - SAC Ballrooms BAM - “Fruits from the Same Tree” Forum 7:00PM - UC I-Lounge


AGLO - Closing Ceremonies 1:00PM - UC Rock FEC - Bar-BQban 1:00PM - UC Green


FEC - Opening Ceremonies 5:00PM - UC Rock AΦA - Miss Black & Gold 7:00PM - Clarke Recital Hall FEC/CNL - Havana Nights 8:00PM - UC Green

AGLO - Greek Week Blood Drive 10:00AM - SAC Ballrooms AGLO - Greek Week Philanthropy Day 11:00AM - UC Rock

AGLO - Greek Week Blood Drive 10:00AM - SAC Ballrooms

ΣΓP - SGRho Brothers Appericiation 7:00PM - School of Communication Courtyard

AGLO - Greek Week God and Goddess 8:00PM - UC Patio

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

FEC/SG - Azucar and Fashion Show 12:00PM - SAC Patio



UR - Unity Roundtable Mtg. 5:00PM - UC 245

FEC - Discover Cuba 12:00PM - SAC Patio FEC - Domino Ef-FEC-t 6:30PM - SAC Moss Terrace

FEC - General Body Mtg. 6:30PM - SAC Senate Room

CSA - General Body Mtg. 5:00PM - Mahoney Classroom 104 AGLO - Greek Week Organized Cheer 7:00M - UC Patio

FEC - General Body Mtg. 6:30PM - SAC Senate Room


FEC - Abuelita’s Breakfast 9:30AM - UC Rock

FEC/DSA - Carnaval Cubano 12:00PM - UC Patio


AASA - General Body Mtg. 5:30PM - UC Ballroom

MSA/OAE - Student Success Series 5:00PM - Mahoney Master’s Apt.

AGLO - Olympic Day 12:00PM - Wellness Center/Pool BAM - Royal Heritage Ball 7:00PM - SAC Ballrooms


CSA - Ms. UM Caribbean 2014 Pageant 8:00PM - Gusman Concert Hall

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

OJU - General Body Mtg. 6:30PM - SAC Moss Terrace


Asian American Student Association Association of Greek Letter Organizations Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Black Awareness Month Canes Night Live Caribbean Students Association


Division of Student Affairs Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos Multicultural Student Affairs



Office of Academic Enhancement Org. for Jamaican Unity Unity Roundtable


Sigma Gamma Rho Student Government SpectrUM

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MSA Welcomes New Organizations! MSA has created an affiliate organization program. Affliate organizaitons receive additional support from MSA including advertise events on MSA website, MSA monthly calendar, Unity Newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts, invitation for your members to attend MSA leadership development opportunities, program advising, calendar planning and event management. If your organization is interested in joining the MSA Crew, contact Jesse Ford at

Welcome to the MSA CREW!!! Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraterniy, Incorporated

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated

“Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated was founded in December 1975 on the principles of Unity, Love and Respect at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The organization prides itself on not only being the first Latin sorority in the nation to cater to the needs of Latina women but also its ability to provide for all women exemplifying as an organization that they are “Latin by Tradition and Not by Definition” At the University of the Miami they are known as the Intelligent, Sophisticated AND INDEPENDENT...Skies The Limit Beta Sigma Chapter and fall under the Multiethnic Greek Council. The organization both nationally and on the chapter level focus on academics along with giving back to their philanthropy St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! You can find them on campus in their burgundy and grey or contact a sister at!”

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“Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraterniy, Incorporated was founded in December 1, 1975 on the principles of Academic Excellence, Brotherhood, Leadership, Latino Unity, and Service at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The organization prides itself on not only being the first Latin fraternity in the nation to cater to the needs of Latino men. They live by the motto “Chivalry Above Self.” Their official colors are brown and white and their national philanthropy is the American Heart Association. For more information on Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., visit


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