What’s Going On... New Pell Grant Eligibility Limits Due to new legislation, beginning during the 2012-2013 academic year, student’s that are eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant will be limited to 12 full-time semesters of eligibility. This change applies to all Federal Pell Grant eligible students. It is not limited to students who receive their First Federal Pell Grant on or after 2008-2009 award year. We will calculate the Pell Grant duration for a student by adding together each annual percentages of a student’s scheduled award that was actually disbursed to the student. For example, a student whose 2011-2012 Federal Pell Grant award was $5,550, but who received $2775 because she was only enrolled for one semester, will have used 50% of that award year’s schedules award. Similarly, a student who was enrolled three quarter time (9 credits) for the 2011-2012 award year would have used 75% of their scheduled award.
If you have any questions regarding this information or other financial aid questions please contact the Office of Financial Assistance Services at (305) 284-5212. Our advisors are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
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. This ceremony was established in 1992 through the vision and love of a very dynamic and caring international student from Malawi, East Africa; Mr. Patrick A. Masala.
The term “Mwambo” literally means ceremonial rite of passage. It is Chichewa and comes to us from Malawi, East Africa where it was founded. The Senior Mwambo is an African rite of passage ceremony designed to recognize the accomplishments of our black graduates and their families. It is a celebration of the transition from one stage of life to the next.
This year’s ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00pm in Gusman Hall. For additional information regarding the Senior Mwambo, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 305-2842855.
Alternative Options Networking Night Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 PM If starting a career or pursuing a graduate degree is not the right option immediately following graduation, this program is for you! This program will shed light on the great deal of opportunity that exists for graduates who would like to travel, volunteer, or learn more through the world of work. Also, this program will give you the opportunity to network with panelists from a variety of organizations. Panelists include City Year, Peace Corps, and Teach for America. Preparing for Summer Internships Thursday, April 5, 6:30 PM Interviewing Skills Monday, April 9, 3:30 PM
Careers in Media Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 pm Are you the type of person who loves to share information with others? If so, maybe a career in media is for you! Come to this program to hear from a variety of panelists who work in this dynamic and exciting field. Effective Resume and Cover Letter Writing Monday, April, 16, 5:00 PM
Student and Alumni Career Symposium The University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center is hosting its second annual Student & Alumni Career Symposium on Wednesday, April 4. This one-day conference will provide UM students with invaluable educational career development experiences and networking opportunities with successful UM alumni, local recruiters, and UM Staff and Faculty. Learn from past Canes and hear how they utilized their UM degrees and carried on the “U” tradition of excellence. For more information and to register for the event please visit http:// www.sa.miami.edu/toppel/mainSite/alumni/StudentAndAlumniCareerSymposium.aspx
University of Miami Wynwood Project Space Presents Clarke F. DeCapite, Jr. Incandescent: Smoke and Mirrors
CORAL GABLES, FL – (¬¬¬March 22, 2012) The University of Miami presents the Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Clark F. DeCapite, Jr., beginning April 14, 2012. Incandescent: Smoke and Mirrors is an exhibition that makes reference to understanding of the self by tracing its origins to our daily experiences. Through the use of utilitarian objects such as light bulbs, mirrors and crate structures, self-states are mapped out metaphorically. In considering the roles that environment, society, time and memory play within the creation of personal identities, the artist speaks of the common experiences and fears that mold people into the individuals that they were, are and will be. Upon receiving his B.F.A. in crafts, with a concentration in glass, from Kent State University in Ohio, DeCapite, a native of Cleveland, moved to Miami to pursue an M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Miami. Formally trained in glass working, the artist’s current body of work openly crosses material lines and technical borders. Incandescent: Smoke and Mirrors will be on view from April 14 – 27, 2012, at UM’s Wynwood Project Space - 2200A NW 2nd Avenue. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 2pm to 9pm.
A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art . For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call (305) 284-3161 or email email@example.com. Images are available upon request.
Dear Future Law Student,
Want to see what your first year in Law School will look like before you get there? If so, we have the perfect event for you. On Wednesday, April 4th @ 7pm, at the University of Miami Whitten Learning Center Building Room 170 , Kaplan and the University of Miami Law School will be holding a FREE Law School: The First Hour seminar. At this event, attendees will get a glimpse of what Law School is all about. It will be a mock Law School class that will give you the opportunity to: - work through a case and participate in an analysis of the legal issues - receive inside tips on what to expect during your 1st year of law school - learn about hot legal career options - experience the Socratic Method of Teaching firsthand
The event will be run by Stephen Wagner, a practicing attorney and former Kaplan LSAT Instructor. After graduating from Georgetown Law School, Stephen spent three years of private practice with the prominent, international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, in Washington, D.C. Steve joined the U.S. Customs and Border Protection as an attorney in March 2004. Steve’s practice focuses on immigration, trade and customs law as well as labor and employment issues. He is frequently called on to teach legal concepts to classes of Customs Officers and Border Patrol Agents. Seats are limited, so please RSVP via one of the following: • Click this link, bit.ly/GQBt53 ,and fill out the quick form • Visit www.kaptest.com • Call 1-800-KAP-TEST • Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and Grad Year Signing up will reserve your seat, but does not obligate you to attend.
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Get Fit! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
One of Broadway’s Greatest Musical Farces Comes the Ring Theatre at the University of Miami
WHO/WHAT: Forum is light, fast-paced, irreverent and one of the funniest farces ever written! It takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from Roman comedies with the slapstick energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave, seeking to earn his freedom, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful courtesan for his young master. With so much advance demand for this Broadway classic, a third week of shows was added! Since its Broadway debut in 1962, the show has won several Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. WHEN: April 11-28 – please note the addition of a THIRD WEEK due to demand. Show times are April 11-14, 18-21, and 26-28 at 8 pm; April 14, 15, 21, and 28 at 2 pm.
WHERE: UM Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables.
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Monday March 26 at noon. Box office hours are noon-5 pm, Mon. – Fri. and two hours before each performance. All major credit cards accepted. Telephone the box office: 305-284-3355 In person at the box office: 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables Online: www.miami.edu/ring By phone with Ovationtix: 1-866-811-4111 (9am– 9pm, Mon. – Fri.; 10am – 6pm, weekends) TICKET PRICES Weeknights & matinees: Regular admission: $22; Seniors, UM faculty/ staff/alumni: $20; Students: $10 Friday & Saturday nights: Regular admission: $25; Seniors, UM faculty/ staff/alumni: $25; Students: $15
Studio Cycling and Yoga Passes Pro-Rated April 2
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 and Studio Cycling passes for the spring semester are now 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. To purchase a pass, visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center. For more information, call 305-284-LIFE (5433).
Table Tennis Doubles Tournament Deadline April 4
Match your skills against other students in the Doubles Table Tennis Tournament taking place on April 5 at 6 p.m. The deadline to register is April 4 before 5 p.m. This event is FREE for all participants! To sign up, go to room 210 of the Herbert Wellness Center. For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501.
San Francisco’s Best Cooking Class Class is April 18
Chef Mercedes will transport you to the west coast with her “Best of San Francisco” cooking class being held at the Herbert Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Featured on the menu is seafood cioppino, clam chowder, crisp salmon with caper sauce, and best of all San Francisco sourdough starter to bake your own bread! The cost is only $20 for UM students and Wellness Center members; $25 for non-members. The fee includes cooking demonstration, recipes, and food tasting. To register or for more information, go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).
BLS for Healthcare Providers Class is April 10
The Basic Life Support class for healthcare providers covers core material such as adult and infant CPR (including two-rescuers scenario and use of the bag mask), 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 class is Tuesday, April 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $45 for student members, $55 for non-student members and $65 for non-members. To register, call 305-284-5433 or go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center.
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Deadline April 11
Looking for an activity to do for a floor program or organization? Then sign up for the Herbert Wellness Center’s Ultimate Frisbee Tournament taking place on April 14. The deadline to register for the tournament is April 11. A $20 per team special event fee 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 send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Indian Cuisine Cooking Class Class is April 24
After her daughter spent a summer doing community service in Northern India, Chef Lori became interested in the cuisine of that region. The menu for this class, consisting of mostly vegetarian dishes, includes Indian spiced cauliflower dip; red lentil salad; homemade vadouvan (an Indian spice blend) in creamy vadouvan chicken with carmelized fennel bulb and asparagus. Garam masala, meaning hot (temperature) spices, is a key ingredient in the dessert course of candied ginger cookies. The class is Tuesday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is only $20 for UM students and Wellness Center members; $25 for non-members. The fee includes cooking demonstration, recipes, and food tasting. To register or for more information, go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).
Heart Saver CPR with AED Class is April 16
Heart Saver CPR with AED 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, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 for student members, $35 for non-student members and $40 for non-members. To register, call 305-284-5433 or go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center.
Pilates Session III Registration Deadline April 16-20
Registration is now open for the fall semester’s third session of Pilates instruction. Pilates is one of the many community classes offered at the Herbert Wellness Center therefore you do not have to be a wellness member to sign up. A complete schedule is available online at www. miami.edu/wellness. For more information, please visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).
Golf Tournament Deadline April 17
Fore! The Herbert Wellness Center is hosting a Golf tournament on April 23 and April 25 at 2:00 p.m. The cost to play is $30 for students, $38 for UM faculty and staff. The deadline to register is April 17 in room 210 of the Herbert Wellness Center. For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bench Press Competition Deadline April 19
How much “iron” can you pump? Show off your “guns” at the Herbert Wellness Center bench press competition on April 19 at 6 p.m. The competition is FREE and you can register on site. For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or e-mail email@example.com.
Meditation Class Class is April 20
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 Friday, April 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 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).
BLS for Healthcare Providers Class is April 27
The Basic Life Support class for healthcare providers covers core material such as adult and infant CPR (including two-rescuers scenario and use of the bag mask), 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 class is Friday, April 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for student members, $55 for non-student members and $65 for non-members. To register, call 305-284-5433 or go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center.
Group Exercise: Summer Session May 5
Looking to add some variety to your workout routines? Try one or many of the group exercise classes offered at the Herbert Wellness Center! Classes like Zumba, Guts and Buts and Core are just some of the many great classes offered FREE for all students and wellness members. A complete schedule is available online at www.miami.edu/wellness. For more information, please visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).
Get Involved! Writing Across Languages Dinner Series April 10, HRC Masterâ€™s Apt. Dinner will be served
Author Bino Realuyo & Susana Chavez Silverman will be our feature speakers in our third Writing Across Languages Dinner series, sponsored the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Department of Creative Writing. Both authors will discuss their work as it is relevant to experiences.
UMâ€™S First Annual Social Justice Week will be taking place April 16-20! LINK Exec Board Applications due April 20
The Volunteer LINK holds frequent volunteer events and special events to promote philanthropy in the University of Miami and greater Miami communities. We try to hold events that are concerned with a wide variety of service, including environmental problems, poverty, and helping underprivileged children. Applications for the LINK 2012-2013 Executive Board are available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dER hQlpwUy15eEcyOTNNc3Y0amdfTnc6MQ#gid=0
A Walk For Education (AWFE) Saturday, April 7, 2012 11am-2pm Overtown Youth Center
Join UMNSBE as we host our 1st Annual AWFE in Historic Overtown. There will be refreshments, music, and representatives from local colleges at the Overtown Youth Center while UMNSBE walks around the city with Engineering goodie bags for the kids. If interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships, Internships and Fellowship Opportunities
You are thinking big about the kind of social impact you want to have after you
graduate; you want to be a leader for business and society; you are a future nurse, author, businessperson, doctor, educator, engineer, lawyer,elected official; you are committed to diversity in public and private management; you are ready to work and play with engaging students from a variety of backgrounds; you are a sophomore, unior, or senior in college or a recent graduate. We want you to explore the Yale School of Management Pre-MBA Leadership Program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, for a ully funded, twoweek session this June 10 â€“ 23, 2012 and discover how an MBA could prepare you to change the world. Learn more and apply online at premba.som.yale.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA WORKFORCE AND THE MIAMI-DADE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MIAMI, March 12, 2012) – South Florida Workforce today announced the opening of registration for the Career Pathway Compact Summer Employment Program, created to provide young adults from low-income families the opportunity to enhance their work-readiness skills while also earning summer income. The program is part of the Miami-Dade Education Partnership unveiled by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez during his February 28, 2012 State of the County Address. The eight to ten week education internship program will provide participants with entry-level positions within governmental agencies, local businesses, and community-based non-profit organizations. Program selection will be done by lottery for candidates who have met all program requirements. “Connecting our students to our partners in the private and non-profit sectors is key to growing jobs and to keeping our most talented students from leaving our community for career opportunities elsewhere,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Enhancing the workreadiness skills of our young adults through special programs like the one created by South Florida Workforce is critical to the continued economic growth of our community,” he added. Miami-Dade County, in conjunction with South Florida Workforce, is making $1.5 million dollars available for the program. “We appreciate the support from the County and Mayor Gimenez,” said Rick Beasley, Executive Director of South Florida Workforce. “This program will provide college age students from our disadvantaged communities with an invaluable opportunity to participate in paid internships with local business this summer, and in the process become better equipped for future job opportunities,” he added. For more information or to register for the program, please visit: http://www.southfloridaworkforce.com/w/youthSummer2012.html About South Florida Workforce The South Florida Workforce delivery system provides high quality, customized employment and training solutions to workers and employers in support of economic development in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. ### OFFICE OF THE MAYOR Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st Street, 29th Floor Miami, Florida 33128 (305) 375-5071
Calendar of Events.... It’s Asian Pacific Islander Month. Keep an eye-out for events happening this month! 4/4 6:30pm UC 241 Unity Roundtable Meeting 4/7 10am Wellness Ctr. BBall Courts Delta Phi Omega B-Ball Tournament 4/9 6:30pm School of Comm. Black Communication Professionals Mtg. 4/10 5pm Hecht Master’s Apt. Writing Across Languages Dinner 4/11 8pm UC Patio Lambda Theta Alpha Greek Date Auction 4/19 8pm UC Patio Lambda Theta Alpha The Art of Saluting 4/20 5pm IM Fields Delta Epsilon Psi Sugar Spike Off 4/27 TBA TBA FINALS FIESTA
Get 2 Know MSA Name: Renee Dickens Callan Position: Director Favorite food: Crab Cake Favorite quote: “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” -Maya Angelou Renee has been serving the students at the “U” for over 17 years in several roles. She is known for her hard work and dedication to our students. If you want to know more about Renee or our office, stop by Building 21-P. Our doors are always open!
Published on Apr 2, 2012
Published on Apr 2, 2012
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