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Greetings SCOR Members,

If you are interested in sending a flyer/announcement/updates, etc please be follow the guidelines below before submitting to scorcommunications@gmail.com :

  • Timeline for Releasing the Newsletter

    • The newsletter is released every week on Wednesday, therefore:

      • Monday at 5pm is the deadline for submitting text based news/announcements/updates

      • Tuesday at 5pm is the deadline for flyers and pictures with no additional text

      • Wednesday at 12pm is the deadline for blog posts, accomplishments,

  • Format of Event Flyers

    • The preferred format for event flyers is .jpg. If your format is in any other format, it is best for you to either convert the flyer or be aware that it can only be attached to the email of the newsletter but will not be converted and inserted into the body of the newsletter.

  • Subject Matter

    • Contributions to the newsletter should correspond to the interests and attention of graduate and professional students of color at the University of Michigan.

If you are unsure whether your programming is geared towards SCOR members please send an email to scorcommunications@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Let’s Get this Fall Term Started!

Guess what y’all? The SCOR Welcome Back BBQ was a great success (Over 80 people came out!) and we appreciate your enthusiasm as well as the multiple representatives of students of color organizations that gave announcements and introductions during the event. Now that the welcome is behind us and we are all getting back into the groove of the school year, it’s time to get serious. As an organization SCOR plans to have some discussions surrounding social justice and campus climate which need a diverse breadth of voices and experiences. So, when reading this newsletter keep in mind the role that you want to play in these important dialogues as you note the date and time for these events.

 

Many Thanks for Subscribing!

 

But if you have not subscribed or you would like to be removed from the SCOR newsletter/listserv please complete this form:  http://goo.gl/forms/5nK0xok4kc

Also, if you have not, please take the SCOR Climate Survey Below: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jve1VqVOqiuRiR

And please Follow us on Twitter (@scor_umich) and Like our Facebook page (SCOR- Students of Color of Rackham). XOXO Newsletter Girl

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT:

Sharing Gratitude

Normally after a major event such as the SCOR BBQ, you would receive a cookie-cutter “Thank you for coming, and make sure you come to our next event X”. And while I can’t promise that my note to you this week won’t have some element of this, I wanted to think a little bit deeper about what gratitude means and why it is so important to me.

Showing gratitude to others means acknowledging the fact that someone took out time to help out, make you feel special, or make life a little easier in some way, big or small. It means taking into account that someone set aside some time in his or her day to see you, to listen to you, and to really hear what you have to say.

In a world where social media reigns supreme and spaces such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram can be filled with billions of voices talking past one another rather than with one another, I truly value when people take the time to acknowledge my place in this world.  Additionally, as a person who has an extremely hard time asking for help, it means everything to me when people come to my aid, even at times when I don’t explicitly ask for it. Being grateful is my way of recognizing the gift of who you are and how your gifts have touched me. Whether it is just calling to check in, or making sure that I remember my purpose in pursuing a higher education, I recognize that it takes time and effort to be a part of my support network.

So, instead of giving a general thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate a successful first week of school with the SCOR BBQ, I want to give a few specific shout outs:

Thanks to my E-Board, who teach me the importance of trust and patience when we do this work.

Thanks to our advisor Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, whose passion for SCOR shines through his mentorship and his presence at our events.

Thanks to everyone who has taken a second to reach out and say  “How are you doing?” in the hectic times of planning a BBQ, prepping for school, and adjusting to life at the Telluride House (see announcements for more details).

But most importantly, thanks to you all who came out. You could have spent your Sunday doing many other things, but you enriched our community by your laughter, your fellowship, and by just being you in this space.

Not to mention you also provided some solidly entertaining pictures!

On behalf of the SCOR e-board, THANK YOU for coming to our first event.

And if you missed it, the good news is, there is more to come!  Our Welcome Dinner, co-sponsored with Rackham, is another opportunity to come hang out with us and share a meal (and let’s be real, Rackham feeds us ALL well).  Remember to RSVP to the link here: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

Furthermore if you are interested in contributing to our conversations about communities of color at U of M and beyond, RSVP for our Multicultural State of the Union Event. RSVP Here: http://goo.gl/forms/LZUXtlnRV9

One more thing: remember those super fly SCOR t-shirts that we were raffling off? We will be giving 100 of them away to those students who attend the event. But do remember to RSVP HERE first…that way we can be sure to feed you properly.

See…I told you this wouldn’t be completely without a cookie cutter ending .

Until Next Week,

Channing

MESSAGES FROM MICHIGAN

Hi Again SCOR members!

Below please find enclosed a description of the Telluride House, which offers a five year room and board scholarship opportunity. I am currently a house member, so feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Please note that the deadline is approaching quickly and the application is intensive...but just keep thinking about the greatness of the scholarship!- Channing

The Telluride House is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

About Telluride:

Telluride House is a merit-based residential scholarship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service. Housemembers (all on room and board scholarship at the House) range from freshman to Ph.D students, and are joined in residence by faculty fellows from several fields. By living with a commitment to our self-governing community, Telluride House strives to foster the moral and intellectual growth of its members. Past winners of theTelluride scholarship include a diverse set of luminaries such as philosopher Francis Fukuyama, postmodern scholar Gayatri Spivak, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, and several Nobel prize winners including Steven Weinberg and Linus Pauling. Others include journalist and philanthropist Esther Dyson and former Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins. For more information please see our website: http://www.telluride-house.com/

Open House Dinner + Information Meeting:

Wednesday September 23rd @ 5:30 PM

Telluride House (1735 Washtenaw Ave: corner of Washtenaw and Cambridge)

RSVP for the dinner + info meeting by September 21st here: http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications

(scroll to the bottom of the page, fill out your information, and check the 3rd box)

Fall 2015 Application Deadline:

Monday, October 12th @ 4:00 PM

Applications are available at: http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications. To receive updates about our campus recruiting events, please sign-up here: http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications. We will email you only 3 times in the semester with pertinent information. Please feel free to contact mbta.apply@tellurideassociation.org with any questions.

 

Greetings SCOR Members,

On behalf of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, I would like to give you a bit of information about  the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities which is the University's code of conduct for students. The Statement provides a framework for the creation of a supportive and scholarly community. This community-owned document sets forth the University’s values and expectations for learning through resolving conflicts peacefully. The Statement’s purpose is to maintain a campus climate that supports the learning experience here at Michigan for all students.

About every three years, the University community is invited to review the document and propose amendments. We're currently in the middle of an amendment year, with any proposals for changes due by November 2nd. The Office of Student Conflict Resolution's role in this process is to provide information and support to the community as they consider submitting amendments and to ensure that the process runs smoothly.

Our event on North Campus tomorrow is the first one this semester which will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to provide feedback and input on, and to ask questions about the Statement.

We will have similar events on North, Central and South campuses:

TOMORROW September 17th from 3- 5 p.m. at 1116 Duderstadt and Connector hallway

October 1st from 3-5 p.m. tentatively at Weill Hall

October 7th from 3-5 p.m. at the West Quad Connector Room 1520

For those not able to attend an event, we also have information on our website here and welcome invitations to speak at student group meetings by emailing me directly at sschoem@umich.edu.

I'm hoping that you might be able to share this message with your networks to help us get the word out. I'm also attaching a document we created to help folks begin to think about ways they may get involved in the process.

Thanks very much for your help!

Shana

 

Below you will find a message from the MLK Symposium Committee, if you have not yet, please send your feedback by the deadline (Thursday, September 17th):

Greetings SCOR Members and e-Board,

Based upon the submissions for keynote suggestions in the spring, here are the speakers that are currently being weighed as options for the MLK symposium:

  • Melissa Harris-Perry: Bio

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Bio

  • Michelle Alexander: Bio

Please use this link to vote on your top 2 speaker choices. There is also a write-in option for new suggestions.

We encourage you to research these speakers through YouTube, their social media platforms, and their websites for more information. Based on the votes here we will pursue the most popular speaker.

Please forward widely so as many people as possible from across campus can weigh-in. We will bring updates from the poll to the committee meeting on September 17th.

Thank you,

Mary

HEALTH EQUITY SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: Sherman James, PhD

Please join us at 4:00 pm, Thursday, October 8, 2015 in room M1020, School of Public Health II, Sherman James , PhD, will present “The Black Image in the White Mind: Implications for Achieving Racial Equity in America ”. If you would like the opportunity to meet with Dr. James, please select a time from the SIGN UP SHEET link listed below (reflected in Real Time) No later than Thursday, September 24, 2015. All meetings with Dr. James will be held in SPH Crossroads, 2655. Please include your academic department or research area of interest.  ****Meeting Sign-Up Link:  Dr. Sherman James Sign up Link   

INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:

Below are the upcoming events and opportunities for SCOR and other organizations that you might be interested in during the coming months.

Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. SCOR/Rackham Welcome Dinner-September 29th, 5:30-7 PM, Rackham Graduate School

  2. Multi-Cultural State of the Union/SCOR Happy Hour: Friday, October 2, 2015, starting at 5pm

    1. Join SCOR as we address social justice issues both on and off campus, with an open discussion on what we can do to make a difference.

    2. Make sure to RSVP to the event so that we know how many people to expect and how much food to order.

  3. Spoken Word Night: Friday, November 6, 2015

  4. SCOR Members Choice: Friday, December 4, 2015

    1. December is your chance to decide the SCOR programming for the day, so make sure to keep your suggestions and event ideas in mind.

Prospective Events & opportunities in Ann Arbor:

1.  2nd Annual MBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND – October 9-11, 2015 is an opportunity for Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students from all over the country and the graduate student community at the University of Michigan to celebrate during a weekend they will never forget.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 9th, 2015

~ House Party (FREE; Location will be sent to ticket buyers)

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

~ BUS Tailgate (Ross Tradition featured in BusinessWeek)

~ Football Game vs. Northwestern @ the Big House or Watch Party

~ Study Break Party (Location will be sent to ticket buyers)

Click HERE for Ticket Information

Other events & opportunities on campus:

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

The new school year is underway, and local youth are waiting for caring, committed mentors to serve as their friends and role models.

That's where SLATE comes in. SLATE (Service Learning for Transdisciplinary Education) engages graduate students from around the University of Michigan in direct service, mentorship skill-building, and pure fun as students are partnered together to mentor two middle or high school youth from the local community.

Who are the kids?

One to two dozen middle and high school students who attend after-school programming through the Community Action Network (CAN) of Ann Arbor. They tend to be low-income and identify as African American. One goal we have is to recruit mentors that share one or more of these identities from their own childhoods/backgrounds, primarily because children often benefit greatly from having a role model that is close to them in that regard. However, anyone is welcome and encouraged to apply!

Want to write a short piece/letter/essay for the newsletter? Please contact scor-communications@umich.edu to sign up!

AND LET’S GET EVEN MORE RESPONSES FOR THE CLIMATE SURVEY!

Fill out the SCOR climate survey below: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jve1VqVOqiuRiR

This survey is based on your experiences with and expectations of SCOR. Your responses will inform our programmatic and membership goals for the year, including:

·         Expanding membership to represent all students of color and their communities within Rackham

·         Supporting graduate students of color in both their social/community affiliation needs and their affiliations with political activism/social justice;

·         Increasing networking opportunities for students of color within the Michigan community as well as with Michigan alumni

·         Facilitating opportunities for community engagement for members of SCOR and their affiliates.

Your feedback is invaluable to our work and efforts to serve you well this school year. Your responses will be kept confidential, so please feel free to speak/write freely throughout the survey.  We look forward to your responses HERE!

As Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) we…

Enhance the campus and community environment to promote academic growth, professional development, and general well-being among students of color.

Build an environment in which all persons can network and acquire opportunities for professional development.

Encourage and enable service and awareness at the University, within local communities, nationally and internationally. Sponsor cultural, educational, social programs and activities, which appeal to graduate students of color.

Sincerely,

2015-2016 SCOR EBoard

Channing Mathews- Doctoral Student CPEP, President

Pete Haviland-Eduah- Master of Public Policy, Vice President

Michael Medina- Doctoral Student CPEP, Treasurer

Asya Harrison- Doctoral Student CPEP, Secretary/Symposium Co-Chair

Courtney McCluney- Doctoral Student P&SC, Rackham Liaison/Alumni Relations Coordinator

Aliza Kazmi – Master of Public Policy, Political Action and Community Service Chair

Demar Lewis IV- Master of Public Policy, Symposium Co-Chair

 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

 

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back . . . !

Its official! Fall Term 2015 is underway at the University of Michigan. On behalf of the e-Board I would like to state that we were all very excited to see so many new faces at the Rackham Fall Welcome (Over 60 Sign-Ups!!). We especially look forward to having all of these new individuals get to know our current members at the BBQ this weekend and at other events throughout the term. The remainder of this newsletter will serve as a heads up on upcoming on campus events and what you can do to become more involved with SCOR.

Thanks for Subscribing and Enjoy the Start of Term!

But if you have not subscribed or you would like to be removed from the SCOR newsletter/listserv please complete this form:  http://goo.gl/forms/5nK0xok4kc

Also, if you have not, please take the SCOR Climate Survey Below: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jve1VqVOqiuRiR

And while we still have your attention, don’t forget to Follow us on Twitter (@scor_umich) and Like our Facebook page (SCOR- Students of Color of Rackham). Please and Thank You!

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT:

A Family Affair

My favorite American holiday by far is Thanksgiving. Most people are surprised when I tell them that because Thanksgiving is not a day where we hand out presents or have eggnog. Rather, Thanksgiving is a day where we hopefully reflect on what we are most thankful for, and to celebrate all that we give thanks for with various family and friends. And of course, many of us stuff ourselves silly, take the best nap ever, only to wake up and snack on the delicious leftovers that leave the air full of delicious smells.

But what makes me saddest about Thanksgiving is that it comes just once a year. In addition, living in two countries where Thanksgiving is not really a “thing” made it a little more interesting to find ways for me to celebrate this special day. So in all of the different environments that I occupy, I always seek to find an atmosphere where I can celebrate the people and spaces that bring me joy and gratefulness throughout the year.

At U of M, one of these spaces has been the SCOR BBQ.  Even though I have only been to the SCOR BBQ once, I am so excited that its time has come again. Between the games and the laughter that accompanies re-connecting with old friends and making new ones, the SCOR BBQ truly is a family affair. Furthermore, the SCOR BBQ is often a visual representation of the diversity of our various communities here at U of M from Hispanic, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Christian, Jewish and Muslim—a richness of cultures and identities thrive in this space. It is rare however, that we actually get to see this diversity manifested in in a physical space, and thus it is important to treasure each of the moments that we can share together.

For this year’s SCOR BBQ we will be mixing things up a bit by having a few raffles (remember that beautiful SCOR t-shirt from Fall Welcome? We’ve got more!), in addition to SCOR Shout Outs. During SCOR Shout Outs, you will have the opportunity to “shout out” your organization in order to make the community more aware of the different ways you engage as students of color at U of M.  We will also be depending on you to take pictures and post them on instagram/Facebook with the hashtag #WeARESCOR in order to publish the event in all of its awesomeness.

Finally, you will see a short presentation from your SCOR eboard, in which we will introduce ourselves and also give you a brief performance of SCOR’s history.

And of course, all of these events will be flavored by the deliciousness that is Cuppy’s BBQ…who would want to miss out on that?

I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces on Sunday! And remember…get there on time because when the food is gone…it’s gone!

See you then,

Channing

MESSAGES FROM MICHIGAN

Below you will find a message from the MLK Symposium Committee, if you have not yet, please send your feedback by the deadline (Thursday, September 17th):

Greetings SCOR Members and e-Board,

Based upon the submissions for keynote suggestions in the spring, here are the speakers that are currently being weighed as options for the MLK symposium: 

  • Melissa Harris-Perry: Bio
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Bio
  • Michelle Alexander: Bio

Please use this link to vote on your top 2 speaker choices. There is also a write-in option for new suggestions. 

We encourage you to research these speakers through YouTube, their social media platforms, and their websites for more information. Based on the votes here we will pursue the most popular speaker. 

Please forward widely so as many people as possible from across campus can weigh-in. We will bring updates from the poll to the committee meeting on September 17th. 

Thank you,

Mary

INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:

Below are the upcoming events and opportunities for SCOR and other organizations that you might be interested in during the coming months.

Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

1.      The Annual SCOR BBQ – Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Trotter Multicultural Center from 4-7pm.

a.       There will be a live DJ, fun games, food from Cuppy’s, and a host of U Michigan graduate students to meet, so come out and enjoy!

b.      Also make sure to tweet pics and comments with the hashtag #SCORBBQ and tag @scor_umich.

2.      SCOR/Rackham Welcome Dinner-September 29th, 5:30-7 PM, Rackham Graduate School

3.      Multi-Cultural State of the Union/SCOR Happy Hour: Friday, October 2, 2015, starting at 5pm

a.       Join SCOR as we address social justice issues both on and off campus, with an open discussion on what we can do to make a difference.

4.      Spoken Word Night: Friday, November 6, 2015

5.      SCOR Members Choice: Friday, December 4, 2015

a.       December is your chance to decide the SCOR programming for the day, so make sure to keep your suggestions and event ideas in mind.

Prospective Events & opportunities in Ann Arbor:

1.      2nd Annual MBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND – October 9-11, 2015 is an opportunity for Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students from all over the country and the graduate student community at the University of Michigan to celebrate during a weekend they will never forget.

1.      Schedule of Events:

1.      Friday, October 9th, 2015
~ House Party (FREE; Location will be sent to ticket buyers)

2.      Saturday, October 10th, 2015
~ BUS Tailgate (Ross Tradition featured in BusinessWeek)
~ Football Game vs. Northwestern @ the Big House or Watch Party
~ Study Break Party (Location will be sent to ticket buyers)

3.      Click HERE for Ticket Information

Other events & opportunities on campus:

HEALTH EQUITY SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: Sherman James, PhD

Please join us at 4:00 pm, Thursday, October 8, 2015 in room M1020, School of Public Health II, Sherman James , PhD, will present “The Black Image in the White Mind: Implications for Achieving Racial Equity in America ”. If you would like the opportunity to meet with Dr. James, please select a time from the SIGN UP SHEET link listed below (reflected in Real Time) No later than Thursday, September 24, 2015. All meetings with Dr. James will be held in SPH Crossroads, 2655. Please include your academic department or research area of interest.  ****Meeting Sign-Up Link:  Dr. Sherman James Sign up Link   

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, CRECH

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Black Image in the White Mind: Implications for Achieving Racial Equity in America

Sherman James, Ph.D.

Health Equity Speaker Series

Rackham Faculty Allies Diversity Grant
     Want to write a short piece/letter/essay for the newsletter? Please contact scor-communications@umich.edu to sign up!

AND LET’S GET THIS CLIMATE SURVEY TO OVER 100 RESPONSES!

Fill out the SCOR climate survey below: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jve1VqVOqiuRiR

This survey is based on your experiences with and expectations of SCOR. Your responses will inform our programmatic and membership goals for the year, including:

·         Expanding membership to represent all students of color and their communities within Rackham

·         Supporting graduate students of color in both their social/community affiliation needs and their affiliations with political activism/social justice;

·         Increasing networking opportunities for students of color within the Michigan community as well as with Michigan alumni

·         Facilitating opportunities for community engagement for members of SCOR and their affiliates.

Your feedback is invaluable to our work and efforts to serve you well this school year. Your responses will be kept confidential, so please feel free to speak/write freely throughout the survey.  We look forward to your responses HERE!

As Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) we…

Enhance the campus and community environment to promote academic growth, professional development, and general well-being among students of color.

Build an environment in which all persons can network and acquire opportunities for professional development.

Encourage and enable service and awareness at the University, within local communities, nationally and internationally. Sponsor cultural, educational, social programs and activities, which appeal to graduate students of color.

Sincerely,

2015-2016 SCOR EBoard

Channing Mathews- Doctoral Student CPEP, President

Pete Haviland-Eduah- Master of Public Policy, Vice President

Michael Medina- Doctoral Student CPEP, Treasurer

Asya Harrison- Doctoral Student CPEP, Secretary/Symposium Co-Chair

Courtney McCluney- Doctoral Student P&SC, Rackham Liaison/Alumni Relations Coordinator

Aliza Kazmi – Master of Public Policy, Political Action and Community Service Chair
Demar Lewis IV- Master of Public Policy, Symposium Co-Chair

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Let the Countdown Begin!

With the summer coming to a close and the school year beginning this newsletter will give you a heads up on all of the things that you can look forward to in the upcoming month of September.

Also, if you would like to subscribe or be removed from the SCOR newsletter/listserv please complete this form:  http://goo.gl/forms/5nK0xok4kc

And if you have not, please take the SCOR Climate Survey https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jve1VqVOqiuRiR

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT:

Thinking About Resources,

As we all sit and gear up for our new year, I want to draw your attention to an advantage that we have as graduate students at the University of Michigan: resources. I am sometimes overwhelmed at the different “golden nuggets” that the University of Michigan has to offer us as graduate students.  While I have by no means discovered them all, today I want to share a few with you that have made a significant difference in my first year experience, and hopefully, might make an impact on your year as well.

1. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).   I know that there is some stigma associated with communities of color seeing a mental health professional. But I think that it is time for us to be brave and to take better care of ourselves as graduate students.  For me, taking care of myself meant recognizing that after a five-year break from undergrad, I needed some help in organizing my time and mental capacity around being a student again. At CAPS I received, bi-weekly academic counseling that I used to think about and organize my time efficiently.  I (finally) had a plan to get things done. Outlining plans reduced my anxiety about being a student and helped me to be more confident that U of M is where I am supposed to be. And of course, those massage chairs in the CAPS Wellness Center never hurt….it was often my secret hiding spot for a quick nap, or a few minutes of “me” time.

2. Center for the Education of Women (CEW). I cannot tell you how much being a member of the CEW community has been empowering for me as a woman, a woman of color, and as a non-traditional student. As a Margaret Dow Towsley Scholar, the CEW has not only provided me financial support, but has also connected me to a community of women (and a few good men!) with a rich complexity of stories that have brought them to the University of Michigan. In addition, the CEW offers “Critical Difference Grants” to graduate students who run into unexpected financial crises that may result in delaying or derailing progress on pursuing a graduate degree. And no gentleman, these are not just for women; you can apply for these grants too!  So next time you find yourself in a financial bind (i.e. like when my computer crashed in March), reach out to the CEW…they may be able to help you out.

3. Rackham Fall Welcome: Now I know that this may seem like a shameless plug for Rackham, but honestly folks, I really got my foundation for the resources available at UM and Ann Arbor by going to the Fall Welcome. Not only did I get my bank account set up, but I also got tons of discounts to different stores and restaurants in Ann Arbor (be sure to stop by the Welcome to Ann Arbor housing table). I also found out about student tickets from the University Musical Society (UMS) that brings a variety of music and dance shows to Ann Arbor at SUPER discounted prices for UM students. There’s even an outdoor adventures group that UM sponsors that takes students to explore the natural beauty of Michigan through camping, caving, and even dog sledding trips. I haven’t quite made room for those trips (I am still figuring out how to brave the Michigan cold), but I promise to do at least one trip before I graduate. Why don’t you join me?

All in all, I don’t have enough space to tell you what this place has to offer. Start with the Fall Welcome; it's a great jumping off point.  Whether you are an incoming or returning student, I promise you will learn about something you didn’t know we had here at UM, if you just go and find it.

And if nothing else, your SCOR eboard will be there to greet you! Come see us!

See you Friday ~ Channing

MESSAGES FROM MICHIGAN

Below you will find a message from the MLK Symposium Committee, please send your feedback by the deadline if you can:

Greetings SCOR Members and e-Board,

Based upon the submissions for keynote suggestions in the spring, here are the speakers that are currently being weighed as options for the MLK symposium: 

  • Melissa Harris-Perry: Bio
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Bio
  • Michelle Alexander: Bio

Please use this link to vote on your top 2 speaker choices. There is also a write-in option for new suggestions. 

We encourage you to research these speakers through YouTube, their social media platforms, and their websites for more information. Based on the votes here we will pursue the most popular speaker. 

Please forward widely so as many people as possible from across campus can weigh-in. We will bring updates from the poll to the committee meeting on September 17th. 

Thank you,

Mary

INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:

Below are the upcoming events for the month of September and beyond, as well as some wonderful opportunities that you can take part in.

Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

1. The Annual SCOR BBQ – Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Trotter Multicultural Center.

a. There will be a live DJ, fun games, food from Cuppy’s, and a host of U Michigan graduate students to meet, so come out and enjoy!

2.SCOR/Rackham Welcome Dinner-September 29th, 5:30-7 PM, Rackham Graduate School

3. Multi-Cultural State of the Union/SCOR Happy Hour: Friday, October 2, 2015

a. Join SCOR as we address social justice issues both on and off campus, with an open discussion on what we can do to make a difference.

4.Spoken Word Night: Friday, November 6, 2015

5.SCOR Members Choice: Friday, December 4, 2015

a. December is your chance to decide the SCOR programming for the day, so make sure to keep your suggestions and event ideas in mind.

Upcoming events & opportunities on campus:

  1. Fall Welcome and Information Fair for New Graduate Students: Friday, September 4th: 8:45am-12pm
  2. Rackham/RSG Fall Welcome Social: Friday, September 4th – 5pm-7pm
    1. Not just for new Graduate students, use this event to socialize with a day in the park. Visit the Rackham website to RSVP in advance.

Other Opportunities:

1.      Want to write a short piece/letter/essay for the newsletter? Please contact scor-communications@umich.edu to sign up!

AND IF YOU HAVEN’T, DON’T FORGET TO:

Fill out the SCOR climate survey below: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jve1VqVOqiuRiR

This survey is based on your experiences with and expectations of SCOR. Your responses will inform our programmatic and membership goals for the year, including:

· Expanding membership to represent all students of color and their communities within Rackham

· Supporting graduate students of color in both their social/community affiliation needs and their affiliations with political activism/social justice;

· Increasing networking opportunities for students of color within the Michigan community as well as with Michigan alumni

· Facilitating opportunities for community engagement for members of SCOR and their affiliates.

Your feedback is invaluable to our work and efforts to serve you well this school year. Your responses will be kept confidential, so please feel free to speak/write freely throughout the survey.  We look forward to your responses HERE!

As Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) we…

Enhance the campus and community environment to promote academic growth, professional development, and general well-being among students of color.

Build an environment in which all persons can network and acquire opportunities for professional development.

Encourage and enable service and awareness at the University, within local communities, nationally and internationally. Sponsor cultural, educational, social programs and activities, which appeal to graduate students of color.

Sincerely,

2015-2016 SCOR EBoard

Channing Mathews- Doctoral Student CPEP, President

Pete Haviland-Eduah- Master of Public Policy, Vice President

Michael Medina- Doctoral Student CPEP, Treasurer

Asya Harrison- Doctoral Student CPEP, Secretary/Symposium Co-Chair

Courtney McCluney- Doctoral Student P&SC, Rackham Liaison/Alumni Relations Coordinator

Aliza Kazmi – Master of Public Policy, Political Action and Community Service Chair
Demar Lewis IV- Master of Public Policy, Symposium Co-Chair

 

 

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SCOR

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!        

                         

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Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

SCOR Events have commenced for the school year. Thank you for your support. Enjoy your summer! Congratulations to all graduates!

 

Upcoming events & opportunities on campus:

  1. Munger Graduate Student Residences - Apply NOW!

  2. Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 pm

  3. Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop - Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:30-12:30 pm, Rackham Common Room

  4. Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop - Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30-12:30 pm, Lurie Engineering Center

 

Other Opportunities:

  1. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

  2. May Day March for Justice for Aura Rosser - Friday, May 1, 2015, 6 pm - Liberty Park Plaza

  3. Fitness Fellowship International presents "Saving Black Men" Fun & Fitness Family Health Fair, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm

  4. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Managing Editor Position - Application Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2015

  5. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Future Faculty Career Exploration Program - Application Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

  6. Ruth Ellis Center Summer Internship 


Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.


“Live Outside the Box” at Munger Graduate Residences

"We get to transform what we think of as education. The way I see public health will be changed just by living at Munger."  -Ashley Adams, Master of Public Health, 2016.

Join a community of grad students and professionals outside your field. Live and learn in a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. Expand your perspective. Build a network for life.

For more information, check out the website  Munger Graduate Residences Apply for residency today!


Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop

Rackham and its Mentoring Committee, MORE, are sponsoring a Mentoring Plan Workshop. A mentoring plan is a two-way agreement about needs and expectations written by a faculty research mentor and a graduate student mentee. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships as the student progresses toward degree completion. The workshop will be held on Monday,  May 11th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Rackham Common Room or on Friday, May 22nd from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms.

The goal of the Mentoring Plan Workshop is to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor (i.e., faculty mentor). The workshop begins from the understanding that the process of working together across different levels of academic experience, as well as differences in personal backgrounds, work styles, and life experiences, is often challenging. Although some aspects of their work together may go very smoothly and easily, there may be other aspects that are uncomfortable or awkward, and could be improved. Students and faculty will have an opportunity, in the context of this workshop, to develop a Mentoring Plan for the successful completion of their graduate program.

Prior to the workshop both faculty and student participants will be asked to complete a brief pre-survey on mentoring. During the workshop, each faculty mentor-student team will create a plan that promotes the student’s academic and professional success – the Mentoring Plan. After the workshop, both may begin implementing the plan and will be sent a post-survey shortly after the workshop and will be sent a second follow-up survey 6 months following the workshop. Information about the pre- and post-workshop surveys will be sent to participants after registration.

Because this program is aimed at the faculty mentor-student working relationship, mentors and students should attend the workshop together. (If a faculty mentor has previously attended, he/she may opt to attend only the mentor-student team meeting time to develop the Mentoring Plan.) Registration is required of both the student and faculty mentor, and we are particularly interested in offering this opportunity to student-faculty pairs at the beginning of their mentoring relationship. We are encouraging Rackham students who could benefit from this workshop to participate with their faculty mentors.

Both faculty mentor and student must register here:

https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6M6h4JRLFQE4VIF

Workshop Schedule:

10:30 am - 11:00 am, Welcome & Introduction

11:00 am – 11:45 am, Small Group Breakout Sessions: (Separate for Mentors and Students)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm, Reassemble for discussion of mentoring plans.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Time for one-on-one work on mentoring plans.  (Lunch is available.)

For more information, please contact Larry Rowley at 734-647-4566 or llrowley@umich.edu.


Minority Senior Scholarship Program

The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at www.childrensnational.org/MSSP. Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at abdavis@childrensnational.org  with any questions.


May Day “March for Justice” with AA to Ferguson

Join us this Friday, May 1st at 6pm to march in memory of Aura Rosser and in solidarity with all victims of police brutality.

Facebook Link

6-7 pm: March through Ann Arbor. Begin at Liberty Plaza (aka Aura Rosser Plaza) - 255 E. Liberty Street.

7 pm: Solidarity Concert for Aura Rosser’s Family featuring NZ poets, Kadence, Psychedelic Engine, Rebel Kind, and Tunde Olaniran.

“May Day,” International Worker’s Day, commemorates the struggle for a better world of striking immigrant workers that were brutally repressed and murdered by Chicago Police on Haymarket Square in May 1886.

The Haymarket square workers were not the first and Aura Rosser was not the last. Since the beginning of 2015, hundreds of African-Americans were killed by police officers, security guards or vigilantes. This cannot continue with impunity.

Show the authorities that YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. Forward this to your friends, like us and share the event on Facebook, and come to the march and benefit and BRING A FRIEND WITH YOU.

Let us come together to struggle for a different world. A united people will make police obsolete. No justice! No peace!

#BlackLivesMatter #AA2Ferguson


Fitness Fellowship International presents “Saving Black Men”  Family Fitness Health Fair


Congressional Budget Office Position

We are seeking candidates who have edited publications similar to those produced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The selected candidate would manage the day-to-day operations of editing and publishing-helping to ensure that CBO's reports are clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public - as well as edit publications.

Please visit www.cbo.gov/careers to view the announcement and apply online.


RIT Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

Future Faculty Career Exploration Program Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2015

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is now accepting applications for the class of 2015. Apply today at http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/application/FFCEP.html  

Program Description:

The FFCEP is a cornerstone of our office's recruitment strategy. It is designed to increase the diversity of faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology. This innovative program is key to RIT's diversity goals, as it attracts scholars nearing the end of their doctoral or MFA studies, as well as post-docs and junior faculty, to visit RIT for a prospective look.

FFCEP allows RIT deans and department chairs to engage with invited scholars in discussions about their academic work and career interests. Participants are able to discover RIT's unique teaching and research philosophies. They can converse with administration about current open faculty positions, or ones that may become available in the near future. If selected to participate in the program, individuals are eligible for an all-expenses-paid trip to visit RIT, located in Rochester, New York.

Eligibility:

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

-- Able to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. We are primarily interested in applicants of African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent, and others who are underrepresented and under-served in teaching professions at RIT.

-- Within one year of receiving, or already received, a Ph.D. or MFA degree, Post-Doctoral assignment or a junior level faculty.

-- Desire a rewarding academic teaching and research career at an exceptional institution.

-- Receiving degrees in disciplines offered at RIT.  For a complete list of programs offered, visit http://www.rit.edu/programs.

-- Demonstrate a potential to fill current or anticipated vacancies.

-- Able to travel to Rochester, New York, for the duration of the entire program.

Apply Today!

Application Deadline is Monday, June 1, 2015. Apply at http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/application/FFCEP.html

To be considered for the program, please fill out and submit an online application. You will be required to submit your CV (résumé) and cover letter that includes a contribution to diversity statement.

Questions?

Email facultyr@rit.edu or call 585-475-5775


Ruth Ellis Center Summer Internship

Seeking volunteers for a 6 week Summer Internship program at the Ruth Ellis Center running July 7th - August 13th.

 We are looking for UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN undergraduate, graduate, and alumni to help facilitate and plan workshops, curriculum, and/or to provide administrative support on a volunteer basis at the Center located in Detroit. This is an unparalleled opportunity for queer people of color and allies in the prestigious UofM community to be involved in supporting underserved and under-resourced LGBTQ youth from the Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck communities. Ruth Ellis Center youth participants are predominantly Black and mixed-Black youth, ages 14-22. 

There are two open facilitation opportunities:

  • LGBTQ Peoples of Color History provides a well-rounded scope of the histories of peoples of color in the United States, including the recognition of unsung and popular LGBTQ activists and advocates that have impacted our community.  By providing examples of LGBTQ peoples of color that embraced their identity and engaged in work that inspiring them, we hope to inspire REC youth to find opportunities in their own life to do so.
  • Financial Literacy will provide with the skill set and knowledge base to allow them to secure finances, learn how make budgets, and learn the “ins and outs” of successful banking that will allow for financial well-being.

All of these are excellent opportunities in resume building, community service, working with diverse at-risk populations, and helping to bring the wonderful human capital and resources at UM to those who need it most in Detroit.


Want your organization’s event advertised in the SCOR newsletter?

To post announcements for the week, please email scor-communications@umich.edu by Monday at noon. Please send all flyers in jpeg or png formats. Newsletters will be emailed weekly on Wednesdays. Please note that only moderators are able to send emails to the entire SCOR listserv.


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SCOR

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!                                 

 

INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER

Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl - TODAY, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6 pm-2 am

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. Non-Traditional Student Focus Groups - TODAY, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1 pm

  2. Center for Social Impact Launch Year Celebration - TODAY, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5-7 pm

  3. "Walking the Line of Blackness" Video Screening & Discussiom - Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4 pm

  4. Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 pm

  5. Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop - Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:30-12:30 pm, Rackham Common Room

  6. Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop - Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30-12:30 pm, Lurie Engineering Center

Weekly Campus Activities:

  1. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday at 2 pm - CAPS Office, Michigan Union, 3rd Floor

  2. “Get into Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing - Every Monday at 5 pm & Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Trotter

  3. “Feel Good Fridays” - Every Friday, 1-5 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

Other Opportunities:

  1. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

  2. Fitness Fellowship International presents "Saving Black Men" Fun & Fitness Family Health Fair, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm

  3. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Managing Editor Position - Application Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2015


SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl

We hope that you all are able to join us as we close out the school year with our 2nd annual End of the Year Bar Crawl. The bar crawl itinerary is as follows:

6-7:15 pm - Dominick’s, 812 Monroe St. (Due to weather: Space reserved in basement)

7:30-8:45 pm - Blue Leprechaun, 1220 S. University Ave. (Basement in alcove between Blue Lep & Study Hall Lounge)

9-10:15 pm - Scorekeeper’s, 310 Maynard St.

10:30-2 am - Alley Bar, 112 W. Liberty St.

There will be 15 minutes allotted for travel time to each bar. Food will be provided at Dominick’s and the Blue Leprechaun ONLY. Carpooling and walking is highly recommended. Please, dress for the weather and drink responsibly.


Non-Traditional Student Focus Group

Do you consider yourself to be a nontraditional student at the University of Michigan?

What experiences or social identities make you "nontraditional?"

We would love for you to tell us about it!

Please join us for a focus group about your identity(ies) and how the campus climate and culture impact your life differently from students with a more "traditional" educational experience. The final focus group session is TODAY!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 1 p.m. - Palmer Commons (Central Campus) - Plaza Room

Food will be served, and a $15 gift card will be offered.     

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Your participation will be confidential. Findings will help the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) improve its support services for underserved and nontraditional students.

Here's a little bit more about our study...

Historically, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has defined "nontraditional students" as older scholars who do not receive bachelor's degrees prior to the age of 25. That age gap is enough to substantially separate their experiences in school from fellow students of a "traditional" age, by adding new academic and social challenges.

Presently, we know that age is just one of many characteristics that can significantly separate a student's experiences from those of their peers. These characteristics can impact a student at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. We recognize that being an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, LGBT, a veteran, a parent or caregiver, a first-generation student, a community-college transfer or a student with physical or emotional health conditions are some of the characteristics that greatly shape student experiences in a nontraditional way. However, we also recognize that there may be other factors that affect the student experience.

Therefore, we want to hear from you: your experiences, your frustrations, what you need to better succeed as a nontraditional student. Please come and share your insight with us!

Co-sponsors:

Black Student Union (BSU)

Blavin Scholars Program

Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Spectrum Center

Veterans and Military Services Program

Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs


Center for Social Impact Launch Year Celebration

Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as we celebrate the inaugural year of the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business!  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5-7 pm

Ross School of Business, 6th Floor Colloquium

The Center for Social Impact fosters collaboration with mission-driven organizations to address pressing social challenges across sectors. Please join us to celebrate our year and meet impact-minded individuals, while learning about our programs and ways to engage with the Center.

Refreshments and networking will be followed by a keynote address from David Egner, Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI).  A special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in partnership with a dozen Detroit-focused foundations, NEI has pledged over $130 million to city projects. These include initiatives in social innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by April 20 to attend!


"Walking the Line of Blackness" Video Screening & Discussion

What: Video Screening of Walking the Line of Blackness

When: Thursday, 4/23 at 4pm

Where: Annenberg Auditorium. Ford School of Public Policy

RSVP via Facebook.

Light refreshments will be served. Film to be followed by community discussion.

The struggle for an inclusive society cannot be fully realized without acknowledging the backgrounds and experiences of others.

Last semester at the Ford School, many within the community came together to have a difficult, compassionate and frank discussion about race in response to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Aura Rosser, and too many others.

Out of that conversation came the desire of some of your colleagues to share their experience of being Black in America with the Ford School and the broader University of Michigan community.

Since December, we have been working to put together a visual piece that is representative of the just some of the complexity of Black identity and we would like to share our finished product with you.

We have put together a twenty-minute film about our experiences both here at the Ford School and in American culture and society, in our own words.

We invite you to a screening of our film, Walking the Line of Blackness as we share our part of our experience, our journey with you.

The film will be followed by a community discussion about the importance of race and we hope this will be an honest and powerful discussion to bring to light issues too often overlooked by the scope of public policy.

We ask you to join us as students, colleagues and friends as we share something that is so important to us with you.

Thank you for your love and support and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday.


Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.


Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop

Rackham and its Mentoring Committee, MORE, are sponsoring a Mentoring Plan Workshop. A mentoring plan is a two-way agreement about needs and expectations written by a faculty research mentor and a graduate student mentee. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships as the student progresses toward degree completion. The workshop will be held on Monday,  May 11th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Rackham Common Room or on Friday, May 22nd from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms.

The goal of the Mentoring Plan Workshop is to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor (i.e., faculty mentor). The workshop begins from the understanding that the process of working together across different levels of academic experience, as well as differences in personal backgrounds, work styles, and life experiences, is often challenging. Although some aspects of their work together may go very smoothly and easily, there may be other aspects that are uncomfortable or awkward, and could be improved. Students and faculty will have an opportunity, in the context of this workshop, to develop a Mentoring Plan for the successful completion of their graduate program.

Prior to the workshop both faculty and student participants will be asked to complete a brief pre-survey on mentoring. During the workshop, each faculty mentor-student team will create a plan that promotes the student’s academic and professional success – the Mentoring Plan. After the workshop, both may begin implementing the plan and will be sent a post-survey shortly after the workshop and will be sent a second follow-up survey 6 months following the workshop. Information about the pre- and post-workshop surveys will be sent to participants after registration.

Because this program is aimed at the faculty mentor-student working relationship, mentors and students should attend the workshop together. (If a faculty mentor has previously attended, he/she may opt to attend only the mentor-student team meeting time to develop the Mentoring Plan.) Registration is required of both the student and faculty mentor, and we are particularly interested in offering this opportunity to student-faculty pairs at the beginning of their mentoring relationship. We are encouraging Rackham students who could benefit from this workshop to participate with their faculty mentors.

Both faculty mentor and student must register here:

https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6M6h4JRLFQE4VIF

Workshop Schedule:

10:30 am - 11:00 am, Welcome & Introduction

11:00 am – 11:45 am, Small Group Breakout Sessions: (Separate for Mentors and Students)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm, Reassemble for discussion of mentoring plans.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Time for one-on-one work on mentoring plans.  (Lunch is available.)

For more information, please contact Larry Rowley at 734-647-4566 or llrowley@umich.edu.


Sister Friends Support Group


“Get in Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing


“Feel Good Fridays” at Trotter


Minority Senior Scholarship Program

The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at www.childrensnational.org/MSSP. Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at abdavis@childrensnational.org  with any questions.


Fitness Fellowship International presents "Saving Black Men" Fun & Fitness Family Health Fair


Congressional Budget Office Position

We are seeking candidates who have edited publications similar to those produced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The selected candidate would manage the day-to-day operations of editing and publishing-helping to ensure that CBO's reports are clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public - as well as edit publications.

Please visit www.cbo.gov/careers to view the announcement and apply online.


Want your organization’s event advertised in the SCOR newsletter?

To post announcements for the week, please email scor-communications@umich.edu by Monday at noon. Please send all flyers in jpeg or png formats. Newsletters will be emailed weekly on Wednesdays. Please note that only moderators are able to send emails to the entire SCOR listserv.


Contact Us

To subscribe to this newsletter, and other information from SCOR, please email scor-communications@umich.edu

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SCOR

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!     

                          

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Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6 pm-2 am

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. “Keepin’ It Real” with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs - TODAY, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

  2. Non-Traditional Student Focus Group - Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4 pm (Other dates & times available)

  3. Center for Social Impact Launch Year Celebration - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5-7 pm

  4. Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 pm

Weekly Campus Activities:

  1. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday at 2 pm - CAPS Office, Michigan Union, 3rd Floor

  2. “Get into Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing - Every Monday at 5 pm & Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Trotter

  3. “Feel Good Fridays” - Every Friday, 1-5 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

Other Opportunities:

  1. Food Sovereignty: Call for Proposals - Deadline: TODAY, Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  2. Social Club Grooming Company presents #ShopTalk - Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7-9 pm

  3. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015


SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl


“Keepin’ It Real” with VP E. Royster Harper & Regent Diggs

We hope you can join the next conversation with VP Harper and Regent Diggs on Wednesday, April 15 at 5:30 at Trotter Multicultural Center.

We are asking that you RSVP for food purposes.


Non-Traditional Student Focus Group

Do you consider yourself to be a nontraditional student at the University of Michigan?
What experiences or social identities make you "nontraditional?"
We would love for you to tell us about it!

Please join us for a focus group about your identity(ies) and how the campus climate and culture impact your life differently from students with a more "traditional" educational experience. The upcoming dates are as follows:

Thursday, April 16th, 4 p.m. - Michigan Union (Central Campus) - Parker Room
Friday, April 17th, 12 p.m. - Pierpont Commons (North Campus) - Center Room

Tuesday, April 21st, 6 p.m. - Michigan League (Central Campus) - Room 4
Wednesday, April 22nd, 1 p.m. - Palmer Commons (Central Campus) - Plaza Room 

Food will be served, and a $15 gift card will be offered.     

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Your participation will be confidential. Findings will help the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) improve its support services for underserved and nontraditional students.


Here's a little bit more about our study...

Historically, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has defined "nontraditional students" as older scholars who do not receive bachelor's degrees prior to the age of 25. That age gap is enough to substantially separate their experiences in school from fellow students of a "traditional" age, by adding new academic and social challenges.

Presently, we know that age is just one of many characteristics that can significantly separate a student's experiences from those of their peers. These characteristics can impact a student at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. We recognize that being an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, LGBT, a veteran, a parent or caregiver, a first-generation student, a community-college transfer or a student with physical or emotional health conditions are some of the characteristics that greatly shape student experiences in a nontraditional way. However, we also recognize that there may be other factors that affect the student experience. 

Therefore, we want to hear from you: your experiences, your frustrations, what you need to better succeed as a nontraditional student. Please come and share your insight with us!

Co-sponsors:
Black Student Union (BSU)
Blavin Scholars Program
Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Spectrum Center
Veterans and Military Services Program
Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs 


Center for Social Impact Launch Year Celebration

 

Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as we celebrate the inaugural year of the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business!  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5-7 pm

Ross School of Business, 6th Floor Colloquium 


The Center for Social Impact fosters collaboration with mission-driven organizations to address pressing social challenges across sectors. Please join us to celebrate our year and meet impact-minded individuals, while learning about our programs and ways to engage with the Center. 

Refreshments and networking will be followed by a keynote address from David Egner, Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI).  A special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in partnership with a dozen Detroit-focused foundations, NEI has pledged over $130 million to city projects. These include initiatives in social innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by April 20 to attend!


Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.


Sister Friends Support Group


“Get in Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing


“Feel Good Fridays” at Trotter


Food Sovereignty Conference: Call for Proposals

Food Sovereignty is a conceptualization of world problems in food and agriculture that emerges from peasant farmers, fishers, and farmworkers. Emphasizing social equity rather than production and profit at its core, the conceptualization emerges from the international peasant umbrella organization, La Via Campesina. This Michigan Meeting will engage the scholarly community in analyzing all aspects of this new movement.

We invite submissions for posters on any topic relevant to food sovereignty, to be displayed at a poster session to be held during the Food Sovereignty Conference, May 28-29, 2015 on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Please submit title and abstract  (no more than 250 words) for evaluation for inclusion in the program.

Deadline for submission is April 15 and notification of acceptance is May 1.

All accepted poster presenters are expected to exhibit their poster in the poster area for the duration of the event.  Accepted poster presenters are also asked to be present at their poster during the poster lunch session on Friday, May 29, 12:30pm-2:00pm.

For more information & poster submission click here

 


The Social Club Grooming Company presents #ShopTalk

On 4.16.2015, join the HLN-featured Detroit small business, The Social Club Grooming Company, for #ShopTalk!! 


Look good. Feel good. Do Good.


The Social Club is on a mission to enhance the barbershop experience for discerning individuals. In doing so, we make a conscious effort to curate events that connect communities.

This Thursday, we are bringing our popular ShopTalk event to Today Clothing Boutique located in downtown Ann Arbor. Hear the story of how this brilliant boutique got started and meet the founders behind the concept. We'll be there from 7-9 pm.  Please join us!

*TO RSVP TEXT SHOPTALK TO 22828* (@socialclubdet)
 

"ShopTalk is equal parts inspiration, affirmation, and co-creation of a world that everyone in the room wants to see." - Casey Geral, Founder of MBAs Across Americ

To learn more about The Social Grooming Club, see HLN profile here.
Also, see attached to learn more about the #ShopTalk movement.


Minority Senior Scholarship Program

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The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at www.childrensnational.org/MSSP. Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at abdavis@childrensnational.org  with any questions.


Congressional Budget Office Managing Editor Position

We are seeking candidates who have edited publications similar to those produced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The selected candidate would manage the day-to-day operations of editing and publishing-helping to ensure that CBO's reports are clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public - as well as edit publications.

I am contacting you because of your exposure to the type of work CBO produces and other academic policy or economic journals. If you know editors who may be seeking a new opportunity, please forward this announcement to them or refer them to www.cbo.gov/careers to view the announcement and apply online.


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SCOR

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!                                 

INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:

 

Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6 pm - 2 am

 

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. Candlelight Vigil for Kenya - TODAY, April 8, 2015, 7:10 pm

  2. Nourish YourSELF Lunch Series - Thursday, April 9, 2015, 11:30 am

  3. Film Screening for Cambodian Son - Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7 pm

  4. Women in Health Leadership Annual Spring Forum - Friday, April 10, 2015, 1-5 pm

  5. Arab Heritage Month: Open Mic Night & Fundraiser - Friday, April 10, 2015, 7 pm

  6. Making Higher Education Work for Low Income Students: Panel Discussion - Monday, April 13, 2015, 11:30 am

  7. “Keepin’ It Real” with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

 

Weekly Campus Activities:

  1. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday at 2 pm - CAPS Office, Michigan Union, 3rd Floor

  2. “Get into Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing - Every Monday at 5 pm & Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Trotter

  3. “Feel Good Fridays” - Every Friday, 1-5 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

 

Other Opportunities:

  1. Boston Consulting Group Application Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015

  2. Food Sovereignty - Call for Proposals - Poster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  3. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015


SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl


Candlelight Vigil for Kenya

There will be a candlelight vigil for the 147 lives lost in Kenya TODAY, WEDNESDAY, April 8th, 2015 at 7:10pm on the Diag! Led by the African Students Association (ASA).

#147notjustanumber


Nourish YourSELF

On Thursday, April 9, Nourish YourSELF will offer women of Color the opportunity to gather and celebrate the community we've created this semester!

What better way to celebrate than with a massage and some inspirational painting?!? 

This month, we are kicking back, celebrating ourselves, our community, and the relationships we've built this year.  Grab some food, get a massage, and do some domino painting - it's really awesome!  This is the final session of the academic year -- you do not want to miss out!

When: Thursday, April 9 @ 11:30 a.m. (come as your schedule allows)

Where: MI Union, 3rd Floor, CSG Chambers

What to bringYourSELF

Click here to check out our Facebook Event

As always... Nourish YourSELF: Rest. Relax. Be Fed.


Film Screening for Cambodian Son

 

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film, Cambodian Son!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Palmer Commons Atrium & Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Special Guests: Masahiro Sugano, Filmmaker & Dr. Maria Tucker, Draper Center Director/Associate Dean of Students, Pomona College (U-M Alumna)

Schedule:

6:00 to 7:00pm: Hors d'oeuvres reception (Palmer Commons Atrium)

7:00 to 8:30pm: Screening of Cambodian Son

8:30pm: Q & A with filmmaker Masahiro Sugano

Cambodian Son documents the life of formerly incarcerated and deported poet, Kosal Khiev, after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Kosal, who grew up in California and was incarcerated for 14 years in California state prisons, would travel to London having only taken two flights prior; first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and, then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly exiled to Cambodia in 2011. Kosal is a volatile yet charming and talented young man who struggles to find his footing amongst a new freedom that was granted only through his deportation. Kosal’s London representation is a triumphant moment for many people in his life, both in California and Cambodia. The film traces the impact and significance of this moment for Kosal, his friends, family, mentors and a growing international fan base. Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet. After the performances end and the London stage becomes a faint memory, Kosal is once again left alone to answer the central question in his life: “How do you survive when you belong nowhere?”

For more information about the film, and to view a short trailer, please visit http://cambodianson.com/.

**Space for this event is limited; admission will be granted to the first 140 guests only**

If you have any questions, please e-mail lstefans@umich.edu.

Sponsored by Student Life International Center, Student Life Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, United Asian American Organization, and Rackham Graduate School


Arab Heritage Month

Arabiyon Ana: Closing - Open Mic Night & Fundraiser

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7 pm

Trotter Multicultural Center


Women in Health Leadership Annual Spring Forum


Making Higher Education Work for Low Income Students: Panel Discussion

 

Making Higher Education Work for Low-Income Students

A Panel Discussion With Leading Experts on Higher Education

Monday, April 13th, 11:30am - 1pm

Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall (Lunch Served)

 

Format: Panelists will make a 5-minute presentation on a policy change that could benefit low-income students in higher education, followed by a panel discussion of higher education issues with Q&A. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Opening Remarks: Awilda Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Education, School of Education

Panelists:

  • Ajita Talwalker Menon, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, White House

  • Libby Nelson, Education Reporter, Vox

  • Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Education, School of Education, Co-Director Education Policy Initiative

  • Kevin Stange, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

 

Speaker Biographies:  

Ajita Talwalker Menon, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, White House

Ajita Talwalker Menon currently serves as the Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Prior to the White House, Ajita served for two years in the Office of the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Ajita has also served as an education policy advisor to the House Committee on Education and Labor, a policy analyst at The Institute for College Access & Success and James H. Dunn Fellow in the Office of the Governor of Illinois. In addition, Ajita spent two years organizing campaigns to expand educational access and college affordability as the President of United States Student Association.

Libby Nelson, Education Reporter, Vox

Libby Nelson covers education for Vox.com, and previous covered federal higher education policy for Politico, Inside Higher Ed, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, covering the entirety of the Obama administration. A graduate of Northwestern University, she moved to Washington, DC, in 2009. Before entering policy journalism, she worked as a local reporter in Scranton, Pa. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Kansas City Star.

Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Education, School of Education, Co-Director Education Policy Initiative

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dynarski earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

Kevin Stange, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Kevin Stange is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. His research interests lie broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on higher education and health care. He is currently doing research on college choice and changes in the health care workforce. In the past, he has studied educational uncertainty, fertility timing, college quality, and the determinants of participation in social insurance programs. Prior to joining the Ford School, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. He received undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from MIT and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Awilda Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Education, School of Education

Awilda Rodriguez’s research centers around college access and choice issues in postsecondary education. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She previously worked as a research assistant for the University of Pennsylvania Consortium for Policy Research in Education, and as a research associate at The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

Co-Sponsors:

Domestic Policy Corps (DPC), Education Policy Initiative (EPI), The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Education Law and Policy Society (ELPS), the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE), Association for Public Policy about Learning and Education (APPLE), Central Student Government, Rackham Student Government, Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP), and Ford School Student Affairs Committee (SAC)


Keepin' It Real with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs


Sister Friends Support Group


"Get into Shape" with Cardio Kickboxing


Feel Good Fridays


Boston Consulting Group Positions Available

What is management consulting?

BCG consultants partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.  An external perspective allows us to come up with creative, impactful, and sustainable solutions.

What do BCG consultants actually do?

Consultants "own" a piece of our client’s problem.  For example, one of our consultants is working today on developing a strategic plan for the roll-out of an innovative curriculum for one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest.  Her role is to provide an assessment of the readiness of the district to undertake a broad change initiative to improve student achievement.

Recently, she flew to the school district to work side-by-side with the school district’s CIO on the recommendation that we will be making to the superintendent.  They'll be discussing how quickly the new initiative can be rolled out and coaching the CIO on how to present the recommendation.

What does BCG look for?

You don’t have to fit into a mold at BCG—there isn’t one.  We do, however, seek people with strong drive, relentless curiosity, the desire to create their own path, the ability to work collaboratively, and the passion and leadership to make an impact.  We want to hear about the strengths and capabilities you have developed from your experience both inside and outside the classroom or laboratory.

Application deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015



Food Sovereignty - Call for Proposals

Food Sovereignty is a conceptualization of world problems in food and agriculture that emerges from peasant farmers, fishers, and farmworkers. Emphasizing social equity rather than production and profit at its core, the conceptualization emerges from the international peasant umbrella organization, La Via Campesina. This Michigan Meeting will engage the scholarly community in analyzing all aspects of this new movement.

We invite submissions for posters on any topic relevant to food sovereignty, to be displayed at a poster session to be held during the Food Sovereignty Conference, May 28-29, 2015 on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Please submit title and abstract  (no more than 250 words) for evaluation for inclusion in the program.

Deadline for submission is April 15 and notification of acceptance is May 1.

All accepted poster presenters are expected to exhibit their poster in the poster area for the duration of the event.  Accepted poster presenters are also asked to be present at their poster during the poster lunch session on Friday, May 29, 12:30pm-2:00pm.

For more information & poster submission click here.


Minority Senior Scholarship Program 


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SCOR

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!                                 

 

INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:

Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. Thank You from SCOR Executive Board

  2. SCOR 2015-16 Executive Board: Call for Applications - Deadline: Saturday, April 4, 2015

  3. SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6 pm - 2 am

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. Arab Heritage Month Events continuing through Friday, April 10, 2015

  2. Michigan Community Research & Action Workgroup (M-CRAW) & University of Michigan Department of Women's Studies present Feminism & Community Psychology - Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 2-4 pm

  3. 2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture - Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5 pm

  4. Women in Health Leadership Annual Spring Forum - Friday, April 10, 2015, 1-5 pm

  5. “Keepin’ It Real” with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

Weekly Campus Activities:

  1. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday at 2 pm - CAPS Office, Michigan Union, 3rd Floor

  2. “Get into Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing - Every Monday at 5 pm & Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Trotter

  3. “Feel Good Fridays” - Every Friday, 1-5 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

Other Opportunities:

  1. Boston Consulting Group Information Sessions - Friday, April 3, 2015

  2. “A Klassy Evening with the Kappas” - Friday, April 3, 2015, 7-11 pm

  3. Food Sovereignty - Call for Proposals - Poster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  4. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015


“Thank You” from SCOR E-Board

Thank you all for your support during our 25th Annual Diversity & Social Justice Symposium. Your attendance and support is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the following sponsors & vendors:

University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LS&A)

University of Michigan's LS&A Department of Psychology

University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

University of Michigan School of Education

University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

University of Michigan Office of the President

University of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan LS&A Department of Sociology

University of Michigan School of Engineering

University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE)

University of Michigan School of Nursing

Rackham Student Government

Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan 

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) at the University of Michigan

Sava's

Vinology

Wolverine State Brewing Company

We hope you all enjoyed the symposium and symposium events. 

We thank you. We appreciate you. We acknowledge you.

 

Thank you,

SCOR 2014-15 Executive Board


SCOR 2015-16 Executive Board: Call for Applications

Greetings SCOR Members,

It has been my great pleasure to serve as your SCOR President this year! We have had numerous events and activities to build community among graduate students of color. I hope that you have enjoyed our monthly socials, critical conversations about police brutality with the Black Student Union and Central Student government, public forum with the university regents along with the Rackham Student Government, viewing the movie, Dear White People, followed by a much needed discussion, and meeting several university guests including Alice Walker and Marc Lamont Hill. I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to lead you all for this year.

The time has come for our current executive board to pass the torch to another group of excited, passionate, engaged scholars, and we would like to invite all of you to consider applying for a position on the executive board for the 2015-2016 academic year! Serving on our board provides a great opportunity to develop your leadership, team-building, communication, and facilitation skills (in addition to meeting some great individuals across campus and shaping the education experiences of graduate students at UM!). It would be our honor if you would complete our short application for a position (click here). Please apply by Saturday, April 4, 2015.

We have compiled a list of our current position descriptions (subject to modification) and qualities that we believe will be necessary to carry out the duties of the position. If you did not receive an e-mail from us and you are interested, please e-mail us at scor-eboard@umich.edu.  We will send you a copy of the current position descriptions. Please review these carefully as you make your decision to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact us at scor-eboard@umich.edu. We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that you will apply!

Have a great week and Go Blue!

Courtney McCluney

President, Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) Executive Board  2014-15


SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl


Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs presents Arab Heritage Month


M-CRAW & University of Michigan’s Women's Studies Department present: “Feminism & Community Psychology”

 


2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture

This year's guest lecturer is Michel Martin, an American journalist and correspondent for NPR and ABC News.

When:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Free and open to the public but registration is requested.

 Michel Martin is an American Journalist and Correspondent for NPR and ABC News. Martin came to NPR in 2006 and launched Tell Me More, a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014. She has spent more than 25 years as a journalist-first in print with major newspapers and then in television. Martin has also served as contributor and substitute host for NPR news magazines and talk shows, including Talk of the Nation and News & Notes.

The CEW Mullin Welch Series was established in 1989 by Frances Daseler and Marjorie Jackson in memory of their sister Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch, bringing to campus lecturers who exemplify Elizabeth's characteristics: creativity, strength of character and expansive vision.

The 2015 Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change will be presented before the lecture. This year's recipients are Sandra Gregerman, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Edward Goldman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Women in Health Leadership Annual Spring Forum


“Keepin’ It Real” with VP E. Royster Harper & Regent Diggs

 

We hope you can join the next conversation with VP Harper and Regent Diggs on Wednesday, April 15 at 5:30 at Trotter Multicultural Center.

We are asking that you RSVP for food purposes.


Sister Friends Support Group


“Get in Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing


“Feel Good Fridays”


Boston Consulting Group Information Sessions

The Boston Consulting Group will be holding small group Office Hours sessions on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 for Michigan MD, JD, PhD, and post-doc students interested in full-time career opportunities at BCG, and our Bridge to BCG summer program.Because there are a limited number of available time slots, we ask that only those students available to start at BCG in 2015 or 2016 sign up at this time.

Office Hours are 30 minutes each and will take place on the first floor of the Michigan Union (the Tappan Room).  Office Hours are your opportunity to meet a BCG consultant in a small group setting to get to know BCG and learn more about a career in management consulting.

What is management consulting?

BCG consultants partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.  An external perspective allows us to come up with creative, impactful, and sustainable solutions.

What do BCG consultants actually do?

Consultants "own" a piece of our client’s problem.  For example, one of our consultants is working today on developing a strategic plan for the roll-out of an innovative curriculum for one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest.  Her role is to provide an assessment of the readiness of the district to undertake a broad change initiative to improve student achievement.

Recently, she flew to the school district to work side-by-side with the school district’s CIO on the recommendation that we will be making to the superintendent.  They'll be discussing how quickly the new initiative can be rolled out and coaching the CIO on how to present the recommendation.

What does BCG look for?

You don’t have to fit into a mold at BCG—there isn’t one.  We do, however, seek people with strong drive, relentless curiosity, the desire to create their own path, the ability to work collaboratively, and the passion and leadership to make an impact.  We want to hear about the strengths and capabilities you have developed from your experience both inside and outside the classroom or laboratory.

If you are interested in meeting with an ADC Consultant to learn more about the work we do at BCG and discuss full-time opportunities and our Bridge to BCG program, please join us Friday, April 3rd for an Office Hour session.

To sign up for a spot, please use the following link to register: https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10001032

To make the most of these sessions, we encourage students to come prepared with a few questions about consulting at BCG.

We look forward to helping you along the recruiting process.  Please contact Nick Cormier with any questions or concerns atmidwestadcrecruiting@bcg.com.

 

Application deadline: April 12, 2015


“Klassy Evening with the Kappas”


Food Sovereignty Conference: Call for Abstracts

Food Sovereignty is a conceptualization of world problems in food and agriculture that emerges from peasant farmers, fishers, and farmworkers. Emphasizing social equity rather than production and profit at its core, the conceptualization emerges from the international peasant umbrella organization, La Via Campesina. This Michigan Meeting will engage the scholarly community in analyzing all aspects of this new movement.

We invite submissions for posters on any topic relevant to food sovereignty, to be displayed at a poster session to be held during the Food Sovereignty Conference, May 28-29, 2015 on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Please submit title and abstract  (no more than 250 words) for evaluation for inclusion in the program.

Deadline for submission is April 15 and notification of acceptance is May 1.

All accepted poster presenters are expected to exhibit their poster in the poster area for the duration of the event.  Accepted poster presenters are also asked to be present at their poster during the poster lunch session on Friday, May 29, 12:30pm-2:00pm.

For more information & poster submission click here.


Minority Senior Scholarship Program

The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at www.childrensnational.org/MSSP. Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at abdavis@childrensnational.org  with any questions.


Want your organization’s event advertised in the SCOR newsletter?

To post announcements for the week, please email scor-communications@umich.edu by Monday at noon. Please send all flyers in jpeg or png formats. Newsletters will be emailed weekly on Wednesdays. Please note that only moderators are able to send emails to the entire SCOR listserv.


Contact Us

To subscribe to this newsletter, and other information from SCOR, please email scor-communications@umich.edu

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