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OMA@uidaho.edu
phone: (208) 885-7716
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TLC 230
875 Peremeter Drive MS 2439
Moscow, ID 83844-2439

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Hello all,

This week is Mom’s Weekend.  The University of Idaho will present some of its highest honors at the Student Achievement Awards in Leadership and Service on Friday, April 17, 2015.  These awards recognize individuals that have made contributions to student activities, campus, and community life.  Twenty different awards will be given to over 50 undergraduate students, from freshmen to seniors. Some of the awards are connected to scholarship funds with over $4,000 being awarded.

Another award ceremony happening this week is the 2015 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards.  Named after former UI professor Virginia "Ginny" Wolf, this annual awards ceremony honors a student, a staff or faculty member, and a community member whose work reflects commitment to advancing gender justice. 

Have a great week,

Leathia



EVENTS for April 20-26

Founders Week BBQ-Lambda Theta Alpha
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Ghormley Park (across from SRC)
Description: The Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated invite you to a BBQ to kick-off our Founder's week. Come join us as we use this opportunity to also inform you on our national philanthropy St. Jude Research Hospital. We will have FREE FOOD, PRIZES and a fun activity.  

Trans Clothing Exchange
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Student Diversity Center (TLC 229)
Description: A financial cost for many people who are transitioning is clothing! Help out by donating clothes you don't need or want anymore to this clothing exchange. Help those transitioning wear the clothes that make them feel most comfortable without the cost of buying a new wardrobe.  This exchange is a collaboration between the LGBTQA Office and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance.  

St. Jude Letter Writing -LTA Delta Eta Chapter
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 5:00pm 
Location: Idaho Commons
Description: The Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. -Delta Eta Chapter invite you to make a difference by joining us as we send letters to family, friends, and others asking for a donations and most importantly raising awareness about our National Philanthropy St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Are you unable to make our event, but would like to contribute? Message us the addresses you would like to send letters to, and we will take care of it for you. Every donation makes a difference for the children at St. Jude.  FACEBOOK

The Writing on the Wall Project at the UI
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 am-3:30pm
Location: Courtyard, Idaho Commons
Description: "The Writing on the Wall Project," which is part of a widely-recognized national campaign. It begins with a blank wall, on which students write words or phrases that express the discrimination, racism, sexism, etc. that they have experienced. At the end of the day, participating students and community members use hammers to break down the wall, a symbolic gesture of them destroying the oppressive structures within our society. It is our hope that events like these provide students with the opportunity to 'speak out' about their experiences, and in doing so, raise awareness about a variety of social justice issues. Beginning at 3 pm we will hear a brief speech from Julia Keleher, Director of the LGBTQA Office and Programs and a brief speech from Lori Celaya, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Spanish and U.S. Latinos at the UI. After they share, we will break down the wall together.   FACEBOOK

China on the Palouse
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Clearwater, Idaho Commons
Description: China on the Palouse provides University of Idaho students and community members an opportunity to learn more about China in a comfortable, informal setting. Each night, a different topic related to Chinese culture is selected and discussed. These gatherings are a wonderful opportunity for students to meet new friends, engage with native Chinese speakers, and learn more about China. All are welcome to join!  Sponsored by the Confucius Institute.  FACEBOOK
 
Lavender Lunch
Date: Thursday, April 123
Time: 12:30 p.m. 
Location: TLC 229 Student Diversity Center
Description: Take a break and enjoy a free lunch! This is a great opportunity to meet new people and talk about current events (or whatever else is on your mind). Enjoy a free PB&J lunch or bring your own. This event is open to all!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Streamas “Many Cultures One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion” & Halau @ U of I 
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Idaho Commons
Description: Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for our Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Keynote Speaker Dr. Streamas, Associate Professor Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at WSU.  Dr. John Streamas will be addressing the “Many Cultures One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion.”  The Miamitagoa O Samoa (MOS) Club and Hui Hau’oli ‘O Hawai’i  student organizations from WSU will be performing traditional dances and give a workshop after their performances.  FACEBOOK

Got Sex? 'Let's Talk Toys!'
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Memorial Gym 109
Description: Toys to enjoy with others and toys to enjoy on your own! Join us as we welcome staff from Moscow's only adult entertainment and souvenir shop, Electica. They'll bring sex toys from the store for a fun and informative show and tell. Free snacks provided. All are welcome!

IATP Scholarship Fundraising Concert
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: One World Cafe
Description: Please come and support local music and Idaho TRIO Participants! We'll be raising funds for Idaho TRIO Scholarships at One World Cafe on Thursday, April 23rd from 8 - 11 pm. Suggested $5.00 donation at the door.  FACEBOOK

OELA Car Wash
Date: Saturday April 25
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm
Location: Les Schwab Tire Center 1421 E. White Ave., Moscow, ID
Description: Funds raised from the car wash will go towards the 2015 Vandal Challenge Leadership Conference held in the fall.  FACEBOOK

University of Idaho Relay For Life!
Date: April 25 - April 26
Time: 6:00 pm -8:00 am
Location: Kibbie Dome
Description: Come join the committe for a fun overnight experience to end the fight against cancer!  FACEBOOK


Announcements/Scholarships

OELA Raffle-April 1-30.  5 lucky winners will choose from a Vandal Gift basket,   Gift Certificates for two at La Madrid, Gift Certificates for two at Smokey Mountain, Taco Lunch for two at the OELA booth at the Ren Fair, and Tow movie Tickets to Village Center Cinemas.  Help OELA fundraise for their annual Vandal Challenge Leadership Conference.  1 ticket for $1 or 6 for $5.  Contact OELA or stop by OMA for tickets.

Are You Looking for Jobs and Internships?  Do you have a job lined up for the summer? Perhaps you may be seeking another internship for additional experience? Hire a Vandal has lots of job and internships postings just for you. Simply log into your Hire a Vandal student account!


Teacher Fair- Thursday, May 14, from 2 – 5pm in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center.  Education employers will be on campus to recruit for internships, full-time career positions and seasonal employment. Visit the Career Center website to view a list of participating organizations. Dress professionally. Bring several copies of your resume! 

Apply now to be an SFA staff member or intern in Immokalee!  The Student/Farmworker Alliance is seeking an Immokalee-based staff member to help coordinate the national Campaign for Fair Food. Staff members are compensated with a modest, livable salary with health benefits. A commitment of a least two years and proficiency in English/Spanish are required.  Intern Position-The ally team is seeking 1-2 summer interns. Interns should be flexible to organize with a diverse array of Fair Food allies including but not limited to students and youth, communities of faith, and food justice organizations.  Deadline for the staff and Intern applications- April 30, 2015.

• Lavender Dinner! Join LGBTQA Office for the last Lavender Dinner of the year on Wednesday, April 29th at 7 PM in the Student Diversity Center (TLC 229).  Lavender Dinner is a potluck, so please feel free to bring a side-dish or dessert to share if you are able. Don't miss the great conversation and a free meal! 

• Vandal Entertainment announced Finals Fest 2015 with double platinum artist Chance the Rapper!  Join them on Tuesday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo!) in the ASUI Kibbie Dome for an unforgettable night!  TICKET PRICES INCREASE BY $5 $20 UI student | $35 Public.  






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