Feeling stressed out?  I’m excited to share the news that Wilson will be hosting our first-ever visit from PAWS, a registered therapy animal program that serves as a stress-reducing outlet for the University community. We’ll be hosting PAWS as part of our end-of-semester stress busting activities for students (staff too!) held in the Wilson Lobby tomorrow Thursday, December 8th from 11:30-1:30.

As of now, we are expecting visits from several cuddly canines as well as our own local celebrity, Tilly the Therapy Chicken!

My best wishes to everyone as we go through the end-of-term and for the holidays!

Online Libraries Group Study Space reservation system goes live!

The Libraries have just launched an online space reservation service for library users. Students, staff and faculty may now reserve group study spaces in Wilson, Walter, Magrath and the Bio-Medical Libraries. We hope to expand the reach of this pilot in the near future, as well.

For more information about the service, including reservation instructions and links, room use guidelines and the Online Room Reservation Group’s final report, please visit the Online Room Reservation Group staff site.

So, for anyone needing a small group study space, you can reserve these areas using this system!  It is the Libraries’ intention to offer more of these, especially for Wilson Library, as our renovation plans unfold!
Take a look at the website and give this new system a try!


Student Security Monitor Positions are OPEN

Position Title: Student Security Monitor
Position Number: 213428
Pay: $11.00

The Security Monitor Program (SMP) has served the University of Minnesota since 1974 by utilizing student employees to act as the “eyes and ears” for UMPD.  Our mission is to serve university students, staff, faculty and visitors by enhancing personal safety, reducing risks and at all times acting as ambassadors of the University of Minnesota.

To do this we employ approximately 150 students to provide a variety of public safety services.  Our services include: 624-WALK, our 24/7 safe-walk program since 1980; campus security patrols; event security; bicycle patrols; bicycle lock assistance; and dedicated Security Monitors to provide a safe and secure environment at residence halls, libraries, and many other campus buildings.

Click Here For More Job Information


The Virginia Undergraduate Law Review (VULR) is now accepting articles by undergraduate students for their Spring edition

Past submissions have included papers from a variety of disciplines, including Politics, History, and Philosophy. Essays on any legal topic or the law more broadly (involving theory, history, or the philosophy of law) are encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Papers between 10-20 pages (double spaced), along with a 150 word abstract, should be emailed to

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at


Mulhollem Cravens Leadership Scholarship

Apply by: Wednesday, December 14th

$5,000 Internship Award for CLA Students — CLA Career Services introduces the Mulhollem Cravens Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity will combine the hands-on experience of a summer internship with an internship reflection course, enhanced career coaching and alumni mentoring opportunities.

For more information, and to apply, visit


Legislative Fellowship 

Today, MSA is launching the application for the Legislative Fellowship through our Government & Legislative Advocacy team.
The Fellowship is a quite unique and robust program, and Fellows are able to apply for internship credit through the Political Science Department.
Here is some more information on the program:
  • Advocate/lobby on behalf of the University and the student body.
  • Network and meet with University and government officials.
  • Testify and attend MN State Legislature committee hearings.
  • Research and become experts in legislation/policy (e.i. University Budget Request, Mental Health, SexEd/statewide affirmative consent…)
  • Help organize Support the U Day and other events with legislators.
  • Carry out personal and group legislative/advocacy projects.
Deadline: 12/26 (Boxing Day)


Hennepin county in Family Court Service

Contact: Full time community corrections officer Julia Bucquoy- Brown bucqu002@umn.eduHennepin county in Family Court Services is now looking for two new volunteers. They are looking for a volunteers on Mondays and Fridays.

If any students, preferably juniors and seniors, are looking to gain more experience and knowledge of the court system then contact Julia to Apply! You can also check out our website at:


Study Abroad in New Zealand with Prof. Evans Roberts


Ethnographic Field School in Mexio 

For more information, please see our website:



Finding Funding in the Social Science

Need money?  Want to explore opportunities for research support?

Two sessions of this free Libraries-sponsored workshop are coming up!

are you hoping to apply for funding a new project or doing research on trends in research funding, the University and its Libraries have wonderful tools to help you. This workshop begins with an overview of the current marketplace for grants, fellowships and other types of funding. Learn about researching trends and a practical overview of the tools to identify funding sources such as, PIVOT and the Foundation Directory. This workshop is targeted specifically to those in the social sciences and education. Some resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
s30b Wilson Library (sub-basement of this West Bank library)
Questions? Contact:
Nancy Herther
University of Minnesota Libraries


Tubman – New Opportunities Beginning January

We have openings in particular for Resource Counseling Advocates, Personal Shopping Assistants in our Harriet’s Closet, and Child Care Assistants.   These positions really assist the families we serve at Tubman, and offer students the opportunity to practice some of the skills they’ve learned in the classroom.  The volunteer and intern area of our website offers position descriptions, the training series schedule, and an online application:



Do something different next year through the National Student Exchange (NSE)!

Inline image 1 Inline image 2 Inline image 3

NSE allows U of M undergrads to study at another school in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year! Most students pay U of M tuition, receive financial aid, and earn credits towards their degree!
Sign up for an Info Session


  • NSE is very affordable! Most students continue to pay U of M tuition and receive their financial aid while on exchange.
  • Broaden your personal and educational perspectives.
  • Take courses not available at the U of M.
  • Easily transfer the credits you earn on exchange back to the U of M.
  • Be immersed in another language, such as a French-speaking school in Quebec or a Spanish-speaking school in Puerto Rico.
  • Study at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).
  • NSE is a great option if you’re not quite ready to study abroad – and often serves as a spring board to study abroad in the future!

There are nearly 180 schools to choose from. You can study at schools from HAWAII to MAINE, from FLORIDA to ALASKA, and nearly every state in between. And don’t forget the United States’ territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands as well as several schools in Canada!

Visit the complete list of NSE campuses

FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 is the priority application deadline for the summer 2017, fall 2017, AND spring 2018.

  1. Visit the U of M’s NSE website.
  2. Explore the “Member Campus Profiles”.
  3. Talk with your parents and adviser(s) about this exciting opportunity.
  4. Register for an NSE information session to learn more!
If you’re unable to attend an info session, contact us to schedule a personal appointment!


Learn more about the application process and download an application here.

Get in touch with us – and we can help you find the right program for you!

National Student Exchange

240 Appleby Hall




Pre-Law Society 

Interested in careers in law but not sure where to start? Consider joining the University of Minnesota Pre-Law Society! We are a community of like-minded students who gather twice each month to bring you the best resources for preparing for law school, or simply just learning about law-related careers. The University of Minnesota Pre-Law Society is dedicated to providing information about law school and the legal profession to its members. Our primary activities include: law firm tours, law school visits, networking within the legal field, pre-law social events, various panels on legal topics, and workshops on legal admissions and careers. There are also opportunities to become further involved in the group through officerships, to gain LSAT prep scholarships and discounts, and to make connections with other on-campus legal organizations. To learn more, email us at !