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LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER

E-NEWS February 1st, 2012

Thoughts, questions, concerns, suggestions? Please feel free to swing by the center or drop us a line anytime! LGBT Resource Center Student Community Center, 397 Hutchison Drive, Davis, CA 95616 Phone: 530.752.2452 Fax: 530.752.5067 Email: lrsoter@ucdavis.edu The center is open from Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We are located on the UC Davis main campus, on the corner of Hutchison and California, across from Chem 194 and the Silo.


COMMUNITY COUNSELOR

JEZZIE FULMEN The LGBTRC has a counselor available on-site to provide information, support and referrals to students. You can often find Jezzie at Center events and Crafternoons, or drop by her office at 102 North Hall (in the Women’s Resources and Research Center). No intake or paperwork is required. For an appointment, contact Jezzie directly at cjfulmen@ucdavis.edu or 530.754.5958. You can also make appointments by contacting the office coordinator at the LGBTRC.

← Cailtin Alday, Community Intern cmalday@ucdavis.edu ← Sheri Atkinson, Director slatkinson@ucdavis.edu Cecilio Cooper, Graduate Student Researcher coop@ucdavis.edu

Michelle Didero, Community Intern msdidero@ucdavis.edu

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Mitchell Faust, Community Intern mrfaust@ucdavis.edu

Jezzie Fulmen, Community Counselor cjfulmen@ucdavis.edu Sarah M. Hernandez, Community Intern smhernand@ucdavis.edu elizabeth krause, Assistant Director eakrause@ucdavis.edu Olivia Nguyen, Graphic Design Intern odnguyen@ucdavis.edu Leanne Soter, Office Coordinator lrsoter@ucdavis.edu 2


CRAFTERNOON Crafternoons is a weekly social and crafting event that runs from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. New craft projects are taught each week, and all supplies are provided. We encourage folks to stop in and check out the event. Crafternoons are a great way to meet people and de-stress at the end of the week! For more information or if you're interested in collaborating with us, contact Sarah Maritza Hernandez: smhernand@ucdavis.edu

QUEER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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Campus Organizations are Hiring Paid Interns for 2012-2013! Apply Soon!

Cross Cultural Center • Information sessions on Feb 1 & 7 @ the CCC • Application deadline Feb 17th • For info on job descriptions and available positions, go to: http://ccc.ucdavis.edu/jobs.html Educational Opportunity Program – Student Academic Success Center • Application deadline January 30th • For more information, contact: ekramos@ucdavis.edu Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center • Application deadline on Feb 3rd • For more information, go to: http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/events/internship-program1/internship-program Multicultural Immersion Program – Student Health & Counseling Services • Application deadline February 17th • For more information go to : http://caps.ucdavis.edu/mip/ Student Assistants to the Chancellor • Information session on February 1st @ the SCC • Application deadline February 24th • For more information, go to: http://sac.ucdavis.edu/position.pdf Women’s Resources & Research Center • Application deadline February 17th • For more information, go to: http://wrrc.ucdavis.edu/html/get_involved.html

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS Table of Contents:

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On-Campus Postings Lavendar Connection: A LGBTQ Student Support Group Mixed Fruit Free and Low Cost Yoga Multicultural Immersion Program is Hiring! Undergraduate Research Conference Internship and Career Center is Hiring! Generation Sex Week: Call for Submissions Mixed Heritage Week Planning Committee and Women’s Resource Center Book Fair “UC Davis 101” Club Finance Council is Recruiting New Board Members Meals with Mrak and Announcement: All-Gender Restrooms at the Library UCD Financial Aid Awareness Week Off-Campus Postings Yolo County PFLAG Speaker Series QACON: Queer and Asian Conference Survey Participants Sought: LGBT Youth Ages 18 – 25 USDA (Natural Resources Conservation Service) Summer Internship (continued) USDA (Coral Reef Task Force) Summer Internship (continued) UCSF’s LGBTQI Health Forum Allies Sought for Study Participation University of Missouri-St. Louis Study

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Lavender Connection: A LGBTQ Student Support Group Meets at CAPS in North Hall Fall Quarter Mondays 2:10 – 3:30 pm Limited Space Available!

The Lavender Connection is a support group for undergrads & graduate students who are looking for a safe and confidential space to discuss issues related to being LGBTQ. The group provides a supportive and affirming environment where students can share common experiences and increase their sense of understanding regarding their own sexual identity, relationships with others, and sense of empowerment. Group member guide what is talked about each week by bringing up topics of interest to them. Areas of focus may include the influence of cultural background and ethnic identity, fostering self-acceptance, coming out to yourself and others, dating, spirituality, campus climate, and family relationships. Students questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity as well as students with all gender identities are welcome! The group will meet throughout the quarter and students who participate are asked to make a commitment to attend the group each week throughout fall quarter. Each week the group will start with time for each to student to check in about how they are doing and what they want to discuss or get support about that week. As the quarter progresses, students get to know themselves and each other better. The group is available to all registered students. Student fees provide the funding for CAPS services so there is no charge to participate in this group or to utilize any of CAPS services during the school year. To participate in the group it is necessary to first have had a CAPS intake appointment. If you have questions, please feel free to email Susie Kisber at slkisber@ucavis.edu or Tatum Phan at tktphan@ucdavis.edu.

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MIXED FRUIT UC Davis’s LGBTQIA closed* support group for mixed heritage, multi-racial, and multi-cultural communities.

*What is a closed space? Closed spaces are open solely to folks who identify within the community. Closed spaces are important for fostering identity development and creating a supportive atmosphere through shared experiences. For more information contact msdidero@ucdavis.edu and/or eakrause@ucdavis.edu

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Free and Low Cost Yoga! 1)

Grad Student Yoga – only $2 per class

Grad students only!!! Starts Wed, January 11 (every Wednesday winter quarter) 4pm -5pm, ARC Group Exercise Studio $2 per class All levels http://www.facebook.com/events/273193829406730/ 2)

Life Skills Yoga – Free!

Fridays, starts January 13 First-timers have priority. Limited to 40 students. 12-1pm, ARC Dance Room All levels, for more information and class topics, go to http://www.facebook.com/events/327871900576767/?context=create#!/pages/Life-Skills-throughYoga/150009281713734?sk=info 3)

Social Justice Yoga – FREE!!!

Starts Wed, January 19, 3pm-4pm Sign up through Experimental College http://ecollege.ucdavis.edu. This is an all levels class and includes instruction. It is especially for students who have never taken a yoga class and who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college students, undocumented students, underrepresented groups, LGBT students, and students facing any type of challenge in their lives. The goal is to provide a nurturing environment and self-care for students to learn or practice yoga. We will begin each class with a theme related to social justice. Co-sponsors: Cross-Cultural Center, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, Sexual Harassment Education Program, Student Health Services Health Education & Promotion Program, Women’s Resources and Research Center. If class is full, email madelgado@ucdavis.edu to be placed on a waiting list. Questions? Contact: Moira Delgado Education Specialist Sexual Harassment Education Program 530-752-1490

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Are you interested in: Building leadership skills? Learning how to prepare and present a workshop? Building community through social justice? Advocating for marginalized groups? Promoting better mental health and wellness? Getting paid to educate the campus and community?

The Multicultural Immersion Program (MIP) is hiring for 2012-2013! MIP interns design, coordinate and implement workshops to educate other students and campus community members about fostering wellness in diverse communities. Work with a culturally diverse team, learn facilitation skills and promote awareness and sensitivity to race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, gender, religious and disability issues, among others. You can find the application form at http://caps.ucdavis.edu/mip/ If you are interested, please send us: • the application form

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The deadline for the application is

Friday, February 17th, 2012. Drop your application off at

219 North Hall by Friday at 4:45PM.

Requirements if you are hired: 1. Participate in a training class (EDU 160A) during Spring 2012 2. Commit to the position, starting fall 2012 through spring 2013. 3. During the year, participate in a weekly class on Wednesdays, from 2:10-4PM, and a weekly one-hour team meeting. For more information, please feel free to contact: Tameka Jackson (trjackson@ucdavis.edu or Laura Alie (lmalie@ucdavis.edu) or call 530-752-0871

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Join the Internship & Career Center! The ICC is hiring for paid* & non-paid positions for 2012-2013 Job Description The Internship and Career Center (ICC) provides career advising services to all students and administers an extensive, centralized internship program allowing students to explore career options and gain valuable work-place skills prior to graduation. The student advisors receive training in career development and advising and are involved in a variety of activities under the direction of ICC professional staff. Student advisors will offer general advising to students regarding internship placement, Aggie Job Link, resume writing, cover letter writing, interview preparation and fair preparation.

Qualifications A UC Davis student with knowledge of campus resources. Previous internship experience desirable. Effective leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are necessary. Must be self-motivated and show initiative. All majors encouraged to apply.

To apply, log in to Aggie Job Link and check out the job postings below: Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Peer Advisor AJL# 724150 Animal Sciences Peer Advisor AJL# 724144 Business Peer Advisor AJL# 724142 Liberal Arts and Humanities Peer Advisor AJL# 724143 Marketing and PR Intern AJL# 745575 Communications and Employer Relations Intern AJL# 745574 Health and Biological Sciences Peer Advisor AJL# 724152 Paid Positions*: Paid Work-Study General Student Advisor, Assistant III AJL# 713529 Engineering and Physical Sciences Peer Advisor- Work-Study AJL# 746013 *Paid Student Advisor offer contingent upon proof of work-study award offered in the Spring. Come to the Information Session to learn more! Thursday, January 19 - 3:00p - 234 South Hall Thursday, January 31 - 12:00p - 229 South Hall Apply by Friday, February 3rd at 11:59 p.m. TO APPLY: -Log in to your Aggie Job Link account or set up an account at icc.ucdavis.edu -Go to Job/Internships tab -Enter Aggie Job Link # (provided above) into key word search option -Follow application instructions provided on posting For more information, contact: Lisa Sanders at lmsanders@ucdavis.edu Or go to: http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/students/sa12.htm Lisa M. Sanders, M.S. Program Coordinator, Liberal Arts and Business, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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GENERATION SEX WEEK 2012 Workshop Call for Submissions – Due Jan. 30th February 13 - 17 Generation Sex Week is an annual week long event filled with workshops, speakers, and activities put on by ASUCD's Gender and Sexuality Commission with support in the past from groups such as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center and the Women's Resources and Research Center. Generation Sex Week is a sex-positive event that aims to educate students about sexual diversity, gender, social justice, safer sex, sexual health, and more in an encouraging environment in which students can learn about themselves and others in a positive way. Generation Sex Week provides a series of week long programs/workshops aimed at facilitating healthy attitudes and fostering education on all forms of gender, sex and sexuality. We encourage groups and organizations to be a part of this educationally entertaining event. If you or your group/organization would like to present a workshop or host an event for GenSex 2012, please contact Caitlin Alday at cmalday@ucdavis.edu with the following information: 0 - Group/Organization Name 1 - Contact Person 2 - Your group/organization's mission and/or goals 3 - A workshop or event you would like to present (with detailed description) 4 - Date and time you would like to present (provide two alternative days and times) during the week of February 13th - 17th

The following are key points that all groups and organizations must keep in mind when presenting a workshop for GenSex: ←All GASC and Generation Sex Week events are free and open to all regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, political affiliation, ideology, class, citizenship, or dis/ability. ASUCD and GASC welcome ALL students to come and participate in the events. Many people came to celebrate, learn and have a great time. ←GenSex events do operate under voluntary safe zone guidelines, and organizers ask that the attendees respect this request. A "Safe Zone" is an agreement to be respectful of all participants, presenters and attendees at an event. It also includes refraining from judgments or assumptions about all involved. While the term safe zone may not be a "legal" term it does follow the UC Davis Principles of Community. GASC (Genders & Sexualities Commission) meets Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Art Conference Lounge. Meetings are open and community members are more than welcome to attend.

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What: Mixed Heritage Week Planning Committee Date: Thursday, 01/26/2012 Time: 6:00 - 7:00p.m. Location: CCC Conference Room The first Mixed Heritage Week Planning Committee meeting of the quarter will be on Thursday, 01/26 from 6:00-7:00p.m. in the Cross Cultural Center's Conference Room. The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) is located inside the new Student Community Center (directly across from Chem 194 and diagonally from the Silo). Mixed Heritage Week is an annual celebration of the mixed experience. Started in 2005 as a joint effort between MOSAIC (a student organization for mixed students, now known as the Mixed Student Union) and the Cross Cultural Center. Mixed Heritage Week seeks to empower members of the mixed community, comprised of individuals from every racial and ethnic group, including people who identify as multiracial, multiethnic, and transracially/transnationally adopted. Programs featured within the week, such as the Mixed Photo Exhibit, also educate the larger community about issues faced by mixed individuals. This year, MHW will take place from May 7 to 11, 2012. We will discuss themes, event ideas/proposals, shirt designs, and everything else that goes into planning a successful, fun, and very full week of events. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

WINTER BOOK FAIR When: Jan 30th - Feb 2nd, 10am-5pm Where: WRRC, First Floor, North Hall Each quarter the Joy Fergoda Library at the Women's Resources and Research Center hosts a book fair where books can be purchased for under $3.00! Proceeds will be used to buy new books for the library. Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and more! Drop by and browse!

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Club Finance Council is recruiting new board members for the 2012-2013 school year

Who can be a member of the CFC board? Any undergraduate student can be a member of CFC. Only two members of the same registered student organization may be on the Council at one time. CFC members are typically involved in a variety of campus activities, and have a working knowledge of the campus policies and procedures that relate to student clubs and organizations. CFC looks for students who have good interpersonal skills, have experience in program planning and who are interested in helping student organizations. Members should be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.2 G.P.A. How are CFC members chosen? After you submit an application, it will be reviewed by a selection committee. After review, you will be contacted for an interview time with the selection committee. Interviews will take place between February 23 through March 1st. After individual interviews, you will be contacted for a final group interview which will take place on March 6 th or March 8th How many positions are currently open? CFC will have thirteen board positions open. The term of the appointment shall be three quarters (Fall 2012-Spring 2013), with orientation taking place in Spring quarter 2012 and in Fall 2012. What is the time commitment? CFC members typically spend between 12-20 hours per quarter reviewing applications, attending business meetings, interviewing group representatives, and allocating funds. The Council has one or two business meetings per quarter. Members are also asked to assist with application intake process each quarter. CFC is active only during the academic year. What will CFC do for me? In addition to gaining new friends, CFC members gain experience in group process, leadership development, financial management and decision making while serving a vital role on campus. The knowledge gained as a member of the CFC board will enhance your resume for future jobs, and give you a practical experience you can apply in various settings in the future. CFC will also give you the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of groups that are active on the UC Davis campus.

Please visit the Club Finance Council website at www. cfc.ucdavis.edu for more information about the program and also to apply for a board member position. Questions? Please e-mail cfc@ucdavis.edu The application deadline is February 3rd at 4pm.

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Meals with Mrak Hi everyone, The Student Assistants to the Chancellor are pleased to announce the continuation of our Meals with Mrak series! Each breakfast discussion will host 8-10 undergraduate students and an administrator that is eager to learn about your UC Davis experience. The breakfast is free and will take place in a campus dining commons. Here is our winter quarter schedule: Monday, Jan 23, 8am-9:30am: Fred Wood, Vice Chancellor—Student Affairs Wednesday, Feb 1, 8am-9:30am: Neal Van Alfen, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Monday, Feb 6, 8am-9:30am: Fred Wood, Vice Chancellor—Student Affairs Wednesday, Feb 8, 8am-9:30am: Enrique Lavernia, Dean of the College of Engineering Friday, Feb 10, 8am-9:30am: Ralph Hexter, Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Wednesday, Feb 22, 8am-9:15am: Winston Ko, Dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences—College of Letters and Science Wednesday, Feb 29, 8am-9:30am: Fred Wood, Vice Chancellor—Student Affairs Friday, March 2, 8am-9:30am: Ralph Hexter, Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Register online at http://sac.ucdavis.edu/meals_with_mrak.php. Registrations will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assigned as space is available. Feel free to contact us at sac@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions. Hope to see you there! Desiré Campusano and Nick Sidney Student Assistants to the Chancellor

Announcement – All-Gender Restrooms Opening in the University Library! The University Library is pleased to announce the opening of all-gender/family restrooms. These spaces allow for safe and secure restroom access that can be used by people who do not feel comfortable in a gender normative restroom (a toilet specifically designated for men or women). The flexibility of the rooms also allows them to be used as a family restroom. Family restrooms are a single room where parents and children can safely and securely use a single room. The Shields restroom will soon feature a changing table. Locations: · The two PSE all-gender restrooms can be found on the lower level. · The one Shields Library all-gender restroom is located on the Northeast side of the 4th floor. · The two Carlson Health Sciences Library’s all-gender restrooms are on the first floor. 18


UC Davis Financial Aid Awareness Week 2012 Monday January 30- Friday February 3 http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/NewsStories/FAWeekFlyer2012.pdf You’ve heard that financial aid is available to college students, but are you aware of how easy it is to apply? Many students and parents have questions about applying for aid, taking out loans, and ways to pay for college. Please join us online and on campus for our 3 rd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Week and set-up a financial plan for college and beyond that will allow you to concentrate on your studies.

FAFSA Online Workshop and Live Chat – Monday, January 30, 2012; 1:00-6:00 p.m. Hosted by the Undergraduate Admissions and the Financial Aid Offices Please attend this FAFSA online workshop from 1:00-2:00 p.m. We will offer step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the FAFSA. Afterwards, the Financial Aid Office will be available to answer your FAFSA and financial aid questions over live chat from 2:00-6:00 p.m. We look forward to working with you online!

Money Management 101 – Tuesday, January 31, 2012; 1:10-2:30 p.m. Hosted by US Bank A crash course in better money management for college students. Mastering your finances allows you to concentrate on learning and having fun, and not having some of the most important years in your life sidetracked by money troubles. At this workshop, you will understand living within a budget, the nuances of banking and how to take charge of your credit card.

FAFSA Lounge – Tuesday, January 31, 2012; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hosted by the Student Recruitment and Retention Center Let the UC Davis Financial Aid Professionals help you complete your 2012-2013 FAFSA before the March 2 nd deadline. Please bring a copy of your 2011 Federal Tax Return, your parent 2011 Federal Tax Returns, and/or 2011 W-2’s, as well as a Wi-Fi enabled laptop to access the FAFSA website.

Student Employment 101 – Wednesday, February 1, 2012; 1:10-2:30 p.m. Presented by the Student Employment Center and the Internship and Career Center During this presentation, you will learn how to search for jobs on and off campus, navigate Aggie Job link and learn about Work Study Jobs and Community Service Jobs.

Destination: Affordable – Thursday, February 2, 2012; 1:10-2:30 p.m. Presented by the Education Abroad Center and the Financial Aid Office During this presentation, you will learn about the most affordable destinations and different options for studying abroad as well as how to plan and afford it!

Get to Know Your Loans Presentation – Friday, February 3, 2012; 1:10-2:30 p.m. Presented by the Financial Aid Office The Financial Aid Office has set up this presentation to help educate you on your student loans. During this presentation, we will help you understand loan terminology, your repayment options and your debt limit. How to Attend… It’s easy! Registration is not required. Instructions on how to attend Monday’s online workshop can be found at financialaid.ucdavis.edu/NewsStories/faawarenessweek.html. All other workshops will be held on the UC Davis main campus in the Student Community Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. To attend these sessions, show up promptly at the time listed ready to learn. If you have questions or require special accommodations, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (530) 752-2390. We hope you will join us!! Brought to you by the dedicated staff and students in the following UC Davis campus departments: ASUCD, Education Abroad Center, Financial Aid Office, Internship and Career Center, Student Employment Center, Student Recruitment and Retention Center and Undergraduate Admissions.

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[QACON12] Save the Date for the 5th Annual Queer & Asian Conference: "Connect, Collide, Create" Hello Beautiful Community! QACON is an annual conference seeking to educate individuals and initiate discussion around the intersectionalities of the queer and Asian communities. This 3-day conference includes workshops, keynote speakers, community performances, and social events aimed at bringing together those interested in queer and Asian issues. For the past few years, the Queer & Asian Conference at UC Berkeley has focused on the identities we have inherited and how they interact with the environment around us. As our Queer and Asian community continues to grow and change, we look towards developing a space where both leaders and newcomers alike can come together to sustain momentum in the multiple movements we are part of. Rooted in a practice of interdependency, this year’s conference “Collide, Connect, Create” invests in the opportunities generated when we engage in each other’s struggles and needs, share knowledge and resources, foster political education, and cultivate leadership among students and between movements. Our goal is to provide a forum for individuals, communities, and issues to collide; to connect and build coalition networks; and to create strategies to work across differences. Whether you are working on a particular campaign, reclaiming a Queer and Asian identity, or discovering new ways of self-care, we invite you to join us for a weekend of thoughtful dialogue, social bonding, and Queer and Asian empowerment. As such, we would like to extend an invitation to you to join us on April 27th to April 29th, 2012 for this exciting gathering here at the Berkeley campus. This conference is free to attend for anyone interested in coming.

What: QACON 2012 “Connect, Collide, Create” When: Friday April 27th, 2012 - Sunday April 29th, 2012 Where: University of California, Berkeley Who: Anyone Interested in Attending Cost: Free Save the Date!

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Survey Participation Sought from LGBT Youth Ages 18 - 25 The Children's Receiving home in Sacramento and is working on a project called Supporting Community Connections, SCC. This project works with youth ages 12-25 in the homeless, LGBT and foster youth populations and helps prevent suicide of LGBT youth. The project needs input from the LGBT youth community. Please visit the following link in order to participate in the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CMFY663.

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7th Annual Governor Tauese P.F. Sunia Memorial Coral Reef Conservation Summer Internship Announcement: Pacific Islands Region Opening Date: January 18, 2012 Closing Date: February 29, 2012 Internship winner notified: March 30, 2012 Internship period: June to August 2012 APPLY BY EMAIL or MAIL TO: Governor Sunia Student Internship Attn: Liza Johnson U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Mailstop 3150-MIB Washington, DC 20024 Email: Liza_M_Johnson@ios.doi.gov Phone: 202-208-1378 Fax: 202-208-4867

The United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF); U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pacific Islands Area; NOAA; Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are pleased to announce the 7th Governor Tauese P.F. Sunia Memorial Coral Reef Conservation Summer Internship for the Pacific Islands Region, in recognition of the late Governor’s outstanding leadership and contribution to the conservation of U.S. coral reef ecosystems. The late Governor Sunia is most remembered for being an eloquent and impassioned advocate for coral reef protection and management at the local level, not only in American Samoa, but throughout the U.S. and the Pacific region. This summer internship continues the Governor’s legacy by providing an outstanding college or university student a unique opportunity to develop professional watershed and natural resource management skills and gain valuable, professionally formative experience in coral reef conservation management. It provides an 8-10 week internship for an eligible student interested in natural resource management and coral reef ecosystems to work in a NRCS field office serving the watershed conservation needs of local land users primarily on agricultural lands. See eligibility information below. The program is designed to provide career enhancing work experience to build capacity in the jurisdictions. The student will be involved with productive, handson job assignments involved with conservation and enhancement of watershed management and natural resources as it relates to coral reef ecosystems and initiatives in the Pacific Islands region. The student will be paid by the NRCS and must be willing to work on a full-time schedule during the summer break.

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UCSF's 4th Annual LGBTQI Health Forum --designed by students for students! Both grad and undergrad students are warmly invited--and give it rave reviews. All the details below! 4th ANNUAL UCSF LGBTQI HEALTH FORUM! Friday, March 2 (5-9pm) & Saturday, March 3 (9am-5pm) UCSF Parnassus campus, San Francisco Dinner, breakfast, lunch & closing reception included Come join other grad and undergrad students in learning about the critical-butoverlooked health issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) patients at this popular annual conference! HOW TO REGISTER Visit www.acteva.com/go/lgbtforum ($10 through Feb. 24) FOR MORE INFO Visit lgbt.ucsf.edu/forum2012 *************************************************************** Shane Snowdon, Director UCSF Center for LGBT Health & Equity T: 415.502.5593 F: 510.588.5494 W: lgbt.ucsf.edu E: shane.snowdon@ucsf.edu UCSF Box 0909, San Francisco, CA 94143-0909 Lower Floor, Woods Building, 100 Medical Center Way ***************************************************************

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Study Participants Sought Hello involved members of the LGBT Community, My name is Dani Rosenkrantz and I am writing to ask for your help spreading the word about a research study focused on allies of sexual minority groups! The study is being led by Dr. Nikki Jones, an Instructor of Psychology at Colorado Mesa University. It is our hope that with this study, we can contribute to the understanding of the experiences of the developmental process allies go through, and develop a measure to assess this process. Your participation is essential to achieving our goal, so I hope that you will help us advertise the study in each of your organizations! In order to participate, participants must be 18 years old, and living in North America. If you can help us, please share the link below and participants will be directed to the online survey: https://coloradomesasbs.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ahLVYKN7hvKKJso Thank you very much in advance for your time and assistance! We hope to represent the experiences of a diverse group of allies, so please feel free to encourage allies of different racial, ethnic, gender, age, and other backgrounds to participate. If you have any question about this study, please contact Nikki Jones, Ph.D., (nnjones@coloradomesa.edu) Instructor of Psychology, in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Colorado Mesa University or Melanie Brewster, Ph.D (melanie.brewster@tc.columbia.edu), Assistant professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University. This research has been approved by the Colorado Mesa University Institutional Review Board (12-08 ). Thank you for your participation! Please let me know if you need any further information! I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Dani Rosenkrantz

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Hi there! You are invited to participate in a research study examining stressors, personal beliefs about oneself, and well-being in individuals who identify themselves as lesbian, gay and/or bisexual. The study is conducted by LGB-identified/ally researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The purpose of this research is to further the counseling field’s understanding of lesbian, gay men and bisexual individual’s experiences and well-being. If you are at least 18 years old and identify yourself as a lesbian, a gay man or a bisexual individual, we would greatly appreciate your participation in our study. When you have finished the survey, you will have the option to enter a raffle for one of ten $20 Target gift cards. The survey is anonymous, and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. For those interested in participating in this study, click on the following hypertext link ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7R535GS ) which will take you to the consent form and survey. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for protection of human subjects at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Please feel free to forward this e-mail announcement to eligible friends and other relevant listservs. Thank you so much in advance for your help with this research study! Sincerely, Kelly, Susan, and Cori Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao, Ph. D., University of Missouri-St. Louis Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis Cori Deitz, M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Please note: The events/announcements listed in this eNews are not necessarily endorsed by the LGBTRC or reflective of the center's views. The purpose of the eNews is to share information, community resources and announcements.

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