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Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Mi Patria, Mi Herencia, Mi Orgullo Mark your calendars for a month of exciting events celebrating Latino culture! National Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 and in 1988 was expanded to 30 days, September 15-October 15. The dates of Hispanic Heritage Month were selected to include the Independence Day celebrations of seven Latin American countries, as well as to incorporate Día de la Raza. On October 4th at 4:30pm in Mahoney/Pearson Dining Hall the HHM committee will give you a little taste of our calendar of events at Dorm Storm. The month promises to highlight music, food, art, history and the richness of the diverse Latino community. For additional information or to get involved call MSA at 305-284-2855 or visit 10/4 10/5 10/6 10/12 10/26

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Calendar of Events Dorm Storm Mahoney/Pearson Dining Hall Dorm Storm Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall Opening Ceremonies UC Patio/Lower Lounge La Lengua Hecht Master’s Apt. Feel the Ritmo UC Ballrooms


Lifeguards (UM’s Suicide Prevention Outreach Program) will be participating in a 5k walk on Sunday October 23, 2011 to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. Join us and bring a friend! The walk will take place on UM’s Gables Campus and registration for the walk starts at 9am. You will also receive a team shirt for your participation. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Patricia at the Counseling Center at 305-284-5511 or register at Our team name is “UM LIFEGUARDS.” September 19


Sept. 21, 11am UC Lower Lounge Check out new semester, intersession and spring break programs, talk to students who have studied abroad, and get information on applying for study abroad and scholarships. Admission is free. No rsvp required. For more info, contact: or 305-284-4175.

Spend Spring in Rome Applications accepted on a rolling basis until October 1, 2011. UM is proud to introduce URome, our newest spring semester “on location” program. Students take classes to fulfill graduation requirements while exploring Italy on organized excursions and independent travel. UM financial aid packages can be used for this program and additional scholarships are available. Contact for more information.

Volleyball Leagues

Deadline to Register: 9/20 Can you dig it? Then sign up for the intramural volleyball leagues! The deadline to register is 9/20 and team captains must complete the Blackboard training session by 8 a.m. on 9/22. 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 305-284-8501 or e-mail

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Officials Training (Volleyball)

Training is 9/20-9/22 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 20-22 at 6:30 p.m. (Note: you must attend the training session on September 20 or September 21 and the training session on September 22.) For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-284-8501 or send an e-mail to

Golf Scramble Tournament

Deadline 9/21 Fore! The Herbert Wellness Center is hosting a Golf Scramble tournament on 9/30 at the Miami Springs Golf Club. The event is open to everybody. The cost to play is $25 for students, $30 for UM faculty and staff, and $40 for the community. The deadline to register is 9/21 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 12 through November 13 (airfare not included). For more information, call the intramural hotline at 305-2848501 or send an e-mail to tsoria@

Cucina Italiana Cooking Class

Class is 9/21 Viva Italia! Chef Mercedes is offering a cooking class in Italian cuisine. The menu includes parmesan risotto with basil, mushroom ragout, and sabayon with seasonal fruit. The cost of the class, which includes cooking instruction, food tasting, and recipes, is $20 for UM students and Wellness Center members; $25 for non-members. The class is Wednesday, September 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register, please call September 19

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!

Basic Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) with final simulation Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a 12-hour, in-depth, internationally recognized program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The comprehensive course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance before progressing into detailed hands-on defense training which includes a final simulation exercise. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program, but rather a physical defense program designed specifically for women to utilize in the most common types of physical attack situations. When: - Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 9am-12noon (Session 1 of 4) - Saturday, October 8th, 2011 from 9am-12noon (Session 2 of 4) - Saturday, October 15th, 2011 from 9am-12noon (Session 3 of 4) - Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 9am-12noon (Session 4 of 4) This is a FOUR session program where content builds upon itself. By registering, you are committing to attend all four classes. IF YOU MISS A CLASS, YOU MAY NOT ATTEND ANY SUBSEQUENT CLASSES WITHIN THIS COURSE. Where: University of Miami Medical Campus. Exact location given when registered. Fees: - $35 for female UM/Jackson students, faculty and staff. - $45 non-UM/Jackson affiliated females (public). Payment is due via Credit Card when registering for the course online. Registration: Advanced online registration is REQUIRED due to limited class size. Use the following link to register: self-defenserad_upcoming_classes/ Enter course # 111001R-Medical. To view/ print/ download a flyer, follow this link: public-safety/Self-Defense/Medical/RAD_Flyer-111001R-Medical.pdf Additional up-to-date information on this and other self-defense classes is always available through the University’s self-defense website: edu/selfdefense.


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Alliance of Latin American Students The purpose of Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) is to unite both Latin American students as well as students interested in learning about Latin American cultures. The committee hosts forums, socials and educational events throughout the semester that promote awareness of the rich and diverse Latin American community. For more information, please contact MSA at 305-284-2855 or contact Luz Paniagua at

Native American Programming Board (NAPB) Are you passionate about commemorating the Native American culture? Do you want to be part of bringing new and exciting events like this semester’s Finals Fiesta and celebrate the indigenous traditions, heritage, and customs of the different Native American tribes? If so, then be part of the Native American Programming Board sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) and help plan this year’s events. Native American celebration is held during the month of November and with your help the month will be filled with entertaining and engaging programs. If you are interested, NAPB Interest Form can be found at, click on program and then cultural celebrations. All forms can be emailed to Luz Paniagua at For more information, please contact MSA at 305-284-2855.

Advocates for Youth-General Internship Advocates for Youth is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Advocates for Youth’s program and policy departments promote the health of adolescents worldwide with a focus on the prevention of unintended teenage pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, through access to health services and information. InSeptember 19


terns receive $500 a month and work a minimum of 35 hours per week for three months. Unpaid internship positions are also available to students who receive academic credit for their work. Part-time internships can be accommodated; the monthly stipend will be adjusted accordingly. These are ongoing positions and applications are accepted year-round. Contact: Director of Internships Advocates for Youth E-mail: Web site:

NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship Criteria: This program offers three-year graduate fellowships and minority graduate fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants should be college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required. The appointment is for maximum tenure periods of three years usable over a five-year period. Applicants must be members of one of the following ethnic minority groups: American Indian, Black or African American, Hispanic (includes Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and other Hispanic), Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut), or Pacific Islander (Micronesian or Polynesian). Deadline: November 1 Amount of Scholarship: $15,000+ Additional Information: Unity Newsletter

Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) OVERVIEW: The Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is Miami-Dade County’s largest organization serving human resource professionals. Established in 1952, GMSHRM is comprised of the area’s most distinguished human resource professionals. GMSHRM is dedicated to supporting its members and promoting human resource communications by: • • •

Providing high quality, dynamic and responsive programs and services Serving as the area’s voice on human resource management issues Facilitating the development and guiding the direction of the profession

Committed to “Serving the Professional and Advancing the Profession” within the community, GMSHRM proudly sponsors the annual Greater Miami SHRM Student Scholarship Award. The scholarship is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students preparing for work in the field of Human Resource Management. There are two awards available. The winners will receive a $1,000.00 (made payable to the student). Judging is based on timely submission of all required documents and the written essay. The panel of judges is comprised of three GMSHRM members who will rank each essay and application materials. The judges’ scores are combined to determine the two highest average ranking application forms. The panel of judges reserves the right to reject any application that does not meet the requirements. All submissions must be made via email by October 31, 2011 at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST). The winners will be notified by email and will be presented with the award at GMSHRM’s December meeting. QUALIFICATIONS: • An undergraduate student who has completed at least two years of study and is carrying a minimum of 9 semester credit hours and has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; or a graduate student who is carrying a minimum of 6 semester credit hours and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Must Major in Human Resources Management or related field. The student must also be a GMSHRM member and a national SHRM member during the current academic year • Professional pursuing a certification in the Human Resources field at an accredited university. The professional must also be a GMSHRM member and a national SHRM member during the current academic year minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: • One-page essay, which clearly explains why you have chosen human resources as your field of study and your future goals; or why you have chosen to pursue a career as a human resources professional and how you feel the degree you are seeking will contribute to your professional goals o The essay format must be single-spaced; font size 12pt. o You may also include other information you feel will distinguish you as the best candidate for the scholarship o Points will be deducted for misspellings and grammatical errors • A letter of acceptance from the university for applicants who have just been accepted to a program • Current Resume • Two letters of recommendation • Completed application

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30% Academic achievement 25% Additional leadership and service activities/work experience 10% Financial need

TIMELINE October 31, 2011: Deadline to submit all application materials. December 15, 2011: Applicants notified of results. HOW TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted electronically via email attachment (PDF format) to the following address: * Grade summary or unofficial transcript may also be submitted with application, but is not required. If selected for a scholarship, the student will be required to submit an official transcript and social security or tax ID at that time, prior to receiving funds. QUESTIONS: Contact Carlos Benitez at or Evelyn Martinez at The Greater Miami SHRM chapter does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its scholarship program.

The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, administered by the Minority Faculty Development Program at Harvard Medical School, this unique fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high-quality care at the national, state, and / or local levels for minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations. Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded per year. Fellows will: 1) complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard School of Public Health; and 2) be provided with core fellowship components such as seminars on leadership and health policy, practicum, leadership forums, conferences, site visits, mentoring, journal club, and shadowing. CFHUF also offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the Harvard Kennedy School to physicians already possessing an MPH. It is expected that CFHUF will support the development of a cadré of leaders in health policy and practice, well-trained academically and professionally in public health, health policy, health management, and clinical medicine, as well as actively committed to careers in public service. Physicians who are U.S. citizens and who have completed residency, either Board Eligible or Board Certified in the U.S are eligible for the fellowship. We are seeking physicians with evidence of leadership and leadership potential; experience or interest in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations; and intention to pursue a career in policy, public health practice, or academia. The application deadline for the 2012-2013 Fellowship is January 3, 2012. As Director of CFHUF, I seek your assistance in informing potential candidates of this opportunity. For application materials, information, and other training opportunities, please contact the CFHUF Program Coordinator by telephone at (617) 432-2922; by fax at 617-432-3834; or by e-mail at To download the fellowship brochure or to find out more information about the fellowship, please visit the following link: September 19


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Barclays Capital Barclays Capital is pleased share with student a number of early exposure diversity programs aimed to educate under represented candidates (women, African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, LGBT, Native Americans, and students with disabilities) about careers in Financial Services. Each program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain an intensive, hands-on opportunity to develop the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to prepare for a career in financial services. For your reference, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m listing the classification eligibility of the programs below: - Generation Next Sophomore Program: candidates must graduate in 2014 - Finance and Operations Boot Camp: candidates must graduate in 2013 - Inspiring Excellence Scholarship: candidates must graduate in 2013 or 2014 - STEMS Program: candidates must graduate in 2015

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Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund Criteria: Awarded to Southeast Asian students with the intent of providing service in one of the following areas: Christian Service, Health Care, Teaching, Theology or Welfare. Must speak English and have financial need. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Write to request application between September 1 and October 31. Include name, address, college (including the beginning date), intended course of study, statement of financial need, and a brief background of Christian testimony. ¬ Deadline: October 31 Amount of Scholarship: Up to $2,500 Contact: Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 924 Menlo Park, CA 94026

Hispanic Public Relations Association Scholarships Awarded to Hispanic communications students entering or attending college Deadline: contact agency Amount of Scholarship: $500 to $1,000 Contact: Hispanic Public Relations Association Scholarships ATTN: Octavio Nuiry, President 735 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Calendar of Events 9/19 11am 7:30pm 9/20 6:30pm 9/26 6:30pm 9/27 6:30pm 7pm 9/28 5pm 10/3-10/7 10/3 8pm 10/4 4:30pm 7:30pm 10/5 7pm 10/7 6:0pm 10/5 4:30pm 10/6 5pm 10/12 6pm 10/26 7pm

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OJU’s Taste of Jamaica ASU’s African vs. African Americans FEC General Body Mtg. BCP Mixer FEC General Body Mtg. UBS Mtg. MSA’s Student Success Series ASU’s Africa Week FSA’s Karaoke Night HHM Dorm Storm FSA’s Ramen Power Hour FSA’s Dance Workshop FSA’s Banquet Dorm Storm Opening Ceremonies La Lengua Feel the Ritmo


UC Rock UC Ballrooms UC 245 SOC Courtyard UC Ballroom D UC I-Lounge MRC Master’s Apt. UC 245 Mahoney/Pearson Dining Hall UC 245 UC Patio UC 245 Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall UC Patio Hecht Master’s Apt. UC Ballrooms

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