Welcome Back Students! We hope you enjoyed your Spring Break!

Just eight more weeks until the semester is over and the lovely spring weather is coming our way, not to mention all these opportunities that are coming your way!

Check Them Out!

Schedule Builder – New class search available

A new class search feature is now available in Schedule Builder. This collaborative project between Academic Support Resources and CLA-Office of Application Development offers a new way to search for classes, focuses on better usability, and provides an alternative to the existing functionality of PeopleSoft’s delivered Class Search.
Key improvements:

  • Users can search for classes that meet multiple liberal education requirements.
  • Searching for online classes is easier and more streamlined.
  • Departments will be able to share links to class information.
  • User-friendly search parameters and terminology (i.e., moving away from PeopleSoft language).
  • Ability to view a more compact version of all class offerings and sections using the “Show All Sections” feature.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the new search features and share it with your students. We encourage you to use this feedback form to let us know what you think. You can also access this form directly within Schedule Builder.

Registration dates for fall 2017 classes

Stage Status Date
Stage 1 Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits April 13-20
Stage 2 Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits April 21-26
Stage 3 Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits April 26 – May 1
Stage 4 Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits May 1-4
Stage 5 Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students) May 5

The Minnesota Daily is hiring!

The University of Minnesota’s award-winning, student-run newspaper — the Minnesota Daily — is hiring for the summer and 2017-18 school year. We’re looking to hire undergraduate and graduate students from across programs and departments to write about local news, campus life, science, student issues, business, art and more. Not a writer? We are hiring in other areas of journalism, too!

More Info —> HERE <—

Unlike many other college newspapers, we pay our employees

Applications are open now. Apply at http://www.mndaily.com/page/jobs.

SMART Learning Commons

SMART Learning Commons is now accepting student applications for Fall 2017 Peer Learning Consultants (peer tutors), both paid positions and volunteers.

Application instructions on our website.
More Info —> HERE <—

The priority application deadline is Friday, April 7th at 4:30PM.  Applications submitted after that deadline will be considered on an as-needed basis (if all positions are not filled or in the event of a vacancy).

Jobs with Impact

Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. We’re expanding our campaign organizer team, so we’re hiring graduating seniors and recent college graduates for two-year commitments beginning in the fall of 2017.

Click here, to apply to Impact today. Our Spring Application deadline is coming up on April 2nd. More Info —> HERE <—

If you have questions please contact Sarah Lukins (slukins@weareimpact.org) or send an email to jobs@weareimpact.org

2017 Children of Incarcerated Caregivers Paid Internship

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is seeking a team of interdisciplinary students from the University of Minnesota and Macalester College for a paid, part-time, three-month summer internship, from May 30 to August 25, 2017.  Founded in 2014, CIC is a Minneapolis-based non-profit dedicated to researching and advocating for policies and programs that improve the lives of children whose caregivers are affected by the criminal justice system in the United States and abroad.  There are four positions available:

Research Intern (1 position): More Info —> HERE <—
Community Engagement Interns (3 positions): More Info —> HERE <—

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.  Applicants should email their résumé and cover letter to Rochelle Hammer (hamm0229@umn.edu).  If applying for the Research Intern position, please include a 5-10 page writing sample with your application.

Commitment: 20 hours per week, May 30 – August 25, 2017, plus September 2017 public presentation (date TBD).

A Public Lecture

dr. shannon speedMonday, April 10th, 2017
Walter Library, 402
Coffee, Conversation, Pastries, and Refreshments

Join the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, U of MN, the Department of American Indian Studies – University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative – RIGS UMN in welcoming Dr. Shannon Speed to the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Shannon Speed, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, will be delivering a public lecture on her work on state violence, displacement, and indigenous women migrants in Mexico. More Info —> HERE <—

Sponsored by: the RIGS Initiative
RSVP on our FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/768500346641551/

AAPI Youth Summit: AAPI Student Leadership & Unity

April 1st, 2017
10AM – 3PM
Rapson Hall, Main Courtyard

Please join the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) for the first-ever AAPI Youth Summit at the University of Minnesota! This year’s theme is “AAPI Student Leadership and Unity”, and seeks to bring together AAPI students from across campus to discuss what Pan-AAPI solidarity can look like at the University of Minnesota. This event is geared towards students of all leadership experiences, whether they are currently serving on a student organization board, considering running for a board position, or are just interested in learning more about leadership. This year’s summit will include opportunities for networking and workshops on issues including: leadership, Pan-AAPI organizing, storytelling as a tool for social justice, self-care for ourselves and our community, and more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587142068153023/
Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to all students.
QUESTIONS? yang1712@umn.edu / Ariana Yang



Campus Climate: Resilience, Radical Self-Care and Inclusive Community

Wednesday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Beacon Room, Recreation and Wellness Center
Morning beverages and lunch with be provided.
All faculty, staff and students are welcome!

Please join us for a half-day workshop led by Dr. Joi Lewis, CEO and Founder of Joi Unlimited and a person grounded in the deep concept of Healing Justice. This workshop will create a space for individuals to embrace self-care to build resilience for themselves and for our campus community.

More Info —> HERE <—
More information can be found here.
Register today!

2 Paid Student Employee Opportunities With De-Stress Student Group

Boynton’s de-stress student group is hiring: we are seeking 2 new student coordinators to promote healthy stress management for students. One of the positions will focus on Community Outreach and one will focus on Program Development. It is our hope that the two new employees will be able to participate in 6 hours of training at the end of this semester, and then begin their regular 8 hours/week for the fall semester.

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Volunteers Wanted for Mock Interview with High School Students

The College of Liberal Arts actively supports the work of AchieveMpls to ensure that every student in Minneapolis is college and career ready. They are seeking volunteers to provide mock interviews for more than 1,600 high school students. The students will be completing summer internships in companies and organizations in the Twin Cities, including the University of Minnesota, through the Step-Up Program.

Volunteers are needed on April 10, 11, 12, and/or 13, between 4:45 and 6:15.
To register or for more information click here.

Health Interprofessional School Fair

healthAre you a pre-health student? Interested in speaking to admissions reps from health professional schools, in person? You’re in luck! Health professional schools from around the country will be on campus for the Health Interprofessional School Fair, and are eager to talk to 👉 YOU! 👈

Health Interprofessional School Fair
Monday, March 27
10am – 2pm
Coffman Great Hall

Learn more about their programs, ask good questions, and start building your network. There are over 35 programs registered, representing twelve states. No advance registration is required, student sign-in will take place at the door. If you want a reminder, RSVP to the HISF facebook event to get notified on the day of.

Don’t miss Nicholas Kristof at next week’s Ford Lecture

I hope you will join us for this year’s Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. His lecture, “Reporting Sex Trafficking, Genocide, & Other Truths of the World,” will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Northrop.
More Info —> HERE <—
Please consider attending this important public event. The Ford Lecture is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and colleagues with you. If you are unable to make it to campus, you can watch online via live-stream on the day of the event.

Hello from The Black Sheep!

My name is Luke and I am the Recruitment Manager for The Black Sheep.

If you are unfamiliar with our company The Black Sheep is a hybrid comedy media & marketing company with student-run branches at over 60 college campuses across the US. Currently we are looking for students to fill the role of Guerrilla Marketing Managers at your University. This is a PAID position. More Info —> HERE <—

It’s a great opportunity for anyone seeking amazing experience in the media industry. If you’d like any further information or have any questions about the opportunity, you can contact me at this e-mail address| luke@theblacksheeponline.com | bhttp://theblacksheeponline.com /jobs

Join the University Student Legal Services Board of Directors!

Interested in gaining professional experience working with lawyers and planning student engagement events?

Join the University Student Legal Services Board of Directors! Our organization provides free legal services to university students and as a member of the board, you will be able to make executive decisions regarding outreach, budgeting, and organizing. You will also make connections with real attorneys as you may collaboratively work on projects of your specific interests.

We encourage undergraduate students from all educational backgrounds to apply and you can do so at z.umn.edu/uslsbod. I’m also here to answer questions you might have about the board!
Our application deadline is March 31st at 5:00pm, apply today!

Mixed-Race Brown Bag Lunch

EVENT: Mixed-Race Brown Bag Lunch
DATE: Friday, April 7th
TIME: 12-1:30 (come and go as you please)
LOCATION: 169 Appleby Hall

Do these questions sound familiar?
What are you?
But you don’t look mixed!
Check the one box that best fits your race
Where are you from?
Bring your lunch and dialogue about your mixed-race, multiracial, multiethnic, biracial, & transracial adoptee experiences. Dessert and beverages provided.

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The Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award


Now’s the time to nominate undergraduate students for two prestigious annual human rights awards being awarded this spring – the Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award. Students are also encouraged to nominate themselves or nominate a peer.
Both awards come with a $1,000 payment!
Each spring, the Human Rights Program in collaboration with the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies celebrates the dedicated work of University of Minnesota undergraduate student efforts in human rights. We work to encourage and reward those students who act from the heart and are passionate about human rights in our University community, in the Twin Cities, the broader United States, and internationally. A student’s commitment to human rights can look any number of ways, so think creatively about how this might apply to you or your student’s work. We’d love to see a pool of nominations from a broad range of disciplines.
For additional background on the awards, selection criteria, and the nomination process see Call for Nominations.
All nominations are due March 31st, 2017
Awards will be presented at a lunchtime ceremony on Friday, April 28.



Wednesday, April 5th 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
220 Bruininks Hall

Have you ever thought of graduate school? Not sure how it works? How to apply? What program is best for you? This workshop will cover basic information about various graduate programs, funding opportunities, and research options. First generation, students of color, and students interested in social justice topics are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, CLA Career Services, La Raza Student Cultural Center, American Indian Studies, RIGS Initiative, and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence.

RSVPs are not required, but are welcome at the Facebook Event listing.