SCOR Weekly Newsletter
Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Check out these upcoming events and announcements!
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Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities
SCOR: Voices of Change Project - Deadline: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
February Happy Hour with BBSA - Friday, February 20, 2015, 6-8 pm
SCOR Diversity and Social Justice Symposium - Friday, March 27, 2015, 9-4 pm
SCOR Symposium Gala - Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6 pm - Jack Roth Stadium Club
Upcoming events on campus:
Symposium on Minority-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Research and Collaboration - TOMORROW, February 5, 2015, 12 pm
Food Chains Movie Screening - TOMORROW, February 5, 2015, 6 pm
Research on African American Families: A Mini-Conference - FRIDAY, February 6, 2015, 12-3 pm
William Trotter Inaugural Lecture featuring Dr. Cheryl Clarke - Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:30 pm
Women of Color in the Academy Project: 4th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony - Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30-7 pm
Nourish YOURself Lunch Series - Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:30-1 pm, Michigan Union
39th Annual Black Business Student Association Conference - Friday, February 13 - Saturday February 14, 2015
2015 Social Impact Challenge Finals - Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5 pm
PHSAD 28th Annual Minority Health Conference - Friday, March 13, 2015, 9-1 pm
UJIMA Consortium International presents "500 Years Later" - FRIDAY, February 6, 2015, 6 pm
MSU CIETE Conference - Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:30-2:30 pm
Congressional Budget Office 2015 Summer Internship Program - Deadline: Friday, February 27
Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association - Call for Abstracts - Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship - Deadline: Tuesday, March 10
Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday, 2 pm
SCOR: Voices of Change Project
As you know, we are celebrating our 25th annual Diversity and Social Justice Symposium on March 27, 2015. Our theme for the symposium includes Celebrating Student Activism at the University of Michigan. In honor of this theme, we would like to extend a personal invitation for you to share your voices in our "SCOR: Voices of Change" presentation!
We will be doing a voice recording to provide a platform for sharing your experiences, thoughts, and feelings about student activism. Specifically, we would like you to reflect on the following questions as it pertains to your experiences as a [graduate student/undergraduate/faculty/staff/alumni] on the U of M campus:
1. How do you define activism?
2. What makes an effective activist?
3. How do you engage in activism at U of M?
We have a hard deadline of February 10th to determine who is interested in participating, so please let us know as soon as possible if this would be of interest to you.
If you are indeed interested, email SCOR Executive Board (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm and we will let you know further details from there.
SCOR Conference Planning Committee
SCOR & BBSA February Happy Hour
25th Annual SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium
Join us for our 25th annual diversity and social justice symposium!
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.
RSVP for the symposium and other symposium events here.
25th Annual SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium Gala
25 is a big year and we want to celebrate SCOR's endeavors with all of you!
Join us at the BIG HOUSE (Michigan Stadium) in the Jack Roth Stadium Club for an unforgettable event.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm.
All intended guests MUST RSVP here.
Hors d'oeuvres and a buffet style dinner will be served. Everyone will have an opportunity to take pictures on the football field. We will have a photobooth and sounds provided by Michigan Alumni DJ Graffiti! Don't miss this monumental event!
Symposium on Minority-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Research & Collaboration
Historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and emerging minority-serving institutions (MSIs) provide access to and support through higher education for many minoritized students nationwide. Research on MSIs, however, offers sometimes conflicting views on the prospects for sustaining MSIs’ missions observing students from these populations. Join scholars of and institutional leaders from MSIs for this symposium examining current research, identifying needed areas for further investigation, and exploring potential collaborative efforts in this vital sector of higher education in the United States.
Topics for the Symposium will include institutional financial resilience, holistic models of student services support, placing minority-serving institutions in a global context, and enhancing pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions, as well as preparation for graduate education. Deadline to register was Monday, January 26. You can attempt to register here.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the School of Education
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Opening Luncheon & Keynote
1:10 – 2:30 pm
Brownlee and Tribute Rooms
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Panel: The Future of MSIs and Serving Students at the Margins
“Food Chains” Movie Screening
Research on African American Families: A Mini-Conference
Inaugural William Trotter Lecture featuring Cheryl Clarke
Women of Color in the Academy Project: 4th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony
Wednesday, February 11, 5:30 pm. Stamps Auditorium. Free. Register here!
The Women of Color in the Academy Project is proud to announce that the 4th Annual award honoring Shirley Verrett will be presented to Lorna Goodison. Professor Goodison is an internationally acclaimed author of twelve award winning books of poetry, three books of short stories, and a prize-winning winning memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and her Island. Special performance by acclaimed opera singer Marcia Porter, cousin and former student of Shirley Verrett.
Nourish YOURself Lunch Series
39th Annual Black Business Student Association Conference
39th Annual Alfred L. Edwards BBSA Conference
The Intersection of Change & Leadership
February 13-14, 2015
Don't miss out on dynamic keynote speakers, relevant panel discussions, networking opportunities with top firms, empowering Ross Talks, and a phenomenal closing gala!
Friday, February 13th
Keynote address: Carla Harris, Managing Director (Morgan Stanley)
Saturday, February 14th
Panel 1: Finessing the First Years
Adler Merveille: General Manager, DoorDash
Aniefre Essien: Founder, Vaytus Media
Nicole Stallings: Manager, Deloitte
Atalie Short: Senior Associate, McKinsey
Karin Pryce: Strategy & Operations, Sears
Panel 2: Diversity in Tech
Chris Genteel: Head of Diversity Markets & Supplier Diversity, Google
Nancy Bright: Regional Director, Girls Who Code
Chad Sanders: Global Expansion Manager, Dev Bootcamp
Panel 3: Digital Media Workshop
Marcus Collins: Head of Social Engagement, Translation, LLC
Keynote Address: Erica Leblanc, Marketing Director at SC Johnson
Keynote Address: Anne Sempowski Ward, CEO of Thymes Fragrance
Center for Social Impact: 2015 Social Impact Challenge Kickoff
The Center for Social Impact's annual Social Impact Challenge brings graduate students together to address a pressing social issue in the City of Detroit using a multidisciplinary lens.
The 2015 Social Impact Challenge focuses on creative redevelopment and economic growth with a team of partners including the City of Detroit, Detroit Future City, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Vanguard CDC, and the German Marshall Fund.
The Challenge, open to all U-M graduate students, engages multidisciplinary teams to tackle a live case statement, investigate a critical social issue, and develop recommendations for action. Top teams present to executives and Detroit leaders for potential implementation and a $2,500 prize!
2015 Social Impact Challenge Finals
Wed, Feb. 18, 5-7pm, 6th Floor Colloquium, Ross School of Business
The campus and local community is invited to attend the Social Impact Challenge Finals. Hear from Detroit leaders, learn about pressing social issues and proposed solutions, and participate in a networking reception.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
PHSAD 28th Annual Minority Health Conference
ASALH, MABSW, & UJIMA Consortium International presents "500 Years Later"
MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence in Teacher Education (CIETE) Conference
Congressional Budget Office 2015 Summer Internship
Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a small agency that provides nonpartisan economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress, is currently accepting applications from graduate students for the 2015 Summer Internship Program.
CBO internships provide valuable experience in the federal budget process and policy making with responsibility for specific projects and the opportunity to work alongside leaders in economic analysis.
Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 24th-April 25th 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL. This year’s conference theme is Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond. We invite graduate students across the Midwest to submit abstracts and present their work.
The aim of this year’s conference is to highlight the work of scholars of color and scholars whose work touches black communities and communities of color. We strongly encourage students from all disciplines to present their research, including humanities, business, STEM, social sciences, law, and arts. Students can present their work as a poster, oral presentation, or performance. Awards will be given for best poster, oral presentation, and performance!
Conference highlights include pre-conference networking events and a post-conference dinner for presenters and organizers!
Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond
Friday, April 24th- Saturday, April 25th 2015
Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL
Registration for the conference is FREE!! All are welcome to attend!!
Register at: http://goo.gl/forms/i7JVJfpyrV
Submit abstracts at: http://goo.gl/forms/8ymh1RQYWQ
Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended): SUNDAY, MARCH 1st, 2015
*Abstracts should be submitted in a format appropriate to your field and should be no longer than 250 words.*
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship
Each year, The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) offers approximately 40 scholarships to UM students with gaps in their education. Awards are given at the graduate, professional, and undergraduate levels to students whose education has been interrupted.
The interruption in education must be for at least (a) 48 consecutive months or (b) a total of 48 months, not counting interruptions of less than 8 months. The interruption may have taken place at any point in the pursuit of higher education.
1) 4-year interruption between high school and community college before attending the University of Michigan
2) 4-year interruption between undergrad and graduate school.
3) 1 year off between high school and undergrad and then 3 years off between undergraduate and graduate school
4) Started college right after high school, took 2 years off, finished undergraduate degree and then had a 2 years break before starting graduate school.
This is for current students as well as those starting Fall 2015. You must be enrolled for the 2015-16 academic year.
To obtain eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application materials, visit the CEW website at
The deadline for submission of the application is Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and awards for the 2015-2016 academic year will be announced in July.
If you have further questions about a CEW Scholarship, please call (734) 764-7271 or email Doreen Murasky and Kristina Bee at email@example.com.
Sister Friends Support Group
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