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Office of Multicultural Affairs
phone: (208) 885-7716
fax: (208) 885-9494
TLC 230
875 Peremeter Drive MS 2439
Moscow, ID 83844-2439

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RISE Weekly

October 20, 2014

Message from the OMA

Hello all,

This year as part of El Color de Nuestra Tierra: Indigenous Cultures of Latin America event we will be celebrating Día de los Muertos.  Those interested in participating can create an altar in memory of their loved ones. There will be awards for first, second and third place altars in group and individual categories given out during the evening program.   Registration forms need to be turned in to TLC 230 by Monday, October 27th, 2014 by 5:00 pm.  

Altar will need to be set up on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm in the International SUB Ballroom.  Judging will begin at 4:00 pm with viewing of the altars at 5pm.  Winners will be announced during the evening program.  For more information please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs located in the TLC room 230, e-mail,  or call 208.885.7716.

El Color de Nuestra Tierra celebrates, recognizes, informs, and educates the public about Latin American folklore, culture, tradition and current events. This event is FREE and open to the public. There will be live performances including: poetry,  traditional and modern dances from Latino America.  Students interested in volunteering for this year’s El Color de Nuestra Tierra please contact Marisol Lara at by Friday, October 24, 2014.

Upcoming Deadlines
• The deadline to Withdraw or Withdraw to Audit full term classes is Friday, October 31st.
• The deadline to register for/drop/audit late 8 week classes is October 24th.

 Have a great day,



Vandal Flu Clinic
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Location: TLC Lounge 143
Description:  Protect yourself from the flu.  Bring your Vandal Card to get your free shot! Sponsored by Vandal Health Ed.

Workshop: Thinking about Grad School?
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: TLC 31
Description: Are you thinking about graduate school next year, or sometime down the road? Come to this session to learn tips on applying from our College of Graduate Studies, information on taking the GRE from our Counseling and Testing Center, and hear from a panel of current Idaho graduate students who have advice to offer.  Workshop sponsored by the Career Center, University Honors Program, CTC & GPSA

Disability Advocacy Panel Discussion
Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Vandal Ballroom, SUB
Description: Join ASUI and hear fellow Vandals tell their inspirational stories about overcoming the struggles they face as they pursue higher education with a disability. You will get the chance to listen to their experiences and relate them to your personal struggles as a student. This event will advocate, understanding, encouragement, and education to all students from all different walks of life.

Documentary: Sin by Silence
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Borah Theater
Description: From behind prison walls, SIN BY SILENCE reveals the lives of extraordinary women who advocate for a future free from domestic violence.  Inside California's oldest women's prisons, the first inmate-initiated and led group in the U.S. prison system was created by inmate Brenda Clubine to help abused women speak out and realize they are not alone. Over the past two decades, the women of CWAA, Convicted Women Against Abuse, have changed laws for battered women and raised awareness for those on the outside.

SIN BY SILENCE is an emotionally packed documentary that tells the personal and shocking stories of these courageous women who have learned from their past, are changing their future and, most importantly, teach us how domestic violence affects each and every person.  This film is sponsored by the UI Violence Prevention Program.  free 

Rainbow Flicks: Geography Club
Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: TLC 028
Description: Rainbow Flicks is will feature a documentary or feature film related to LGBTQA identities. The first Rainbow Flicks film is Geography Club: At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences. All our welcome!

Wade Davis-LGBTQA History Month Keynote
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Administration Auditorium
Description: The LGBTQA Office is excited to have Wade Davis as our 2014 LGBTQA History Month Keynote speaker.  Wade Davis is an openly gay former NFL Cornerback who has played for the Tennessee Titans, NFL Europe, and the Seattle Seahawks. He is the current Executive Director of the You Can Play project, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination and homophobia in sports and co-founder of the You Belong sports initiative for LGBTQ youth, and a visiting professor at NYU.  Don’t miss this thought-provoking keynote on issues related to sports, LGBTQA identities, masculinity, and many other topics.  Free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome!  

Lavender Lunch
Date: Thursday’s
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Student Diversity Center (TLC 229)
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! 

Got Sex? "Anatomy Part 2 - A How-to for Your Bits and Pieces"
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014    
Time: 7:00 pm    
Location: Memorial Gym 109
Description: Dr. Erin Chapman will lead us into a deeper discussion of sexual anatomy, including the pleasures and potentials of what you can do with your bits and pieces. All are welcome to attend.

Open Auditions for Any One of Us: Words From Prison
Date: October 24, 6 - 8 pm and October 25, 12 - 2 pm
Location: Arena Theater in Shoup Hall
Description: Written by Eve Ensler, Any One of Us: Words From Prison reveals the connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there. This event is presented by the Women's Center's V-Day College Campaign and will bring forth raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by women from prisons across the nation. All are welcome to audition.

OELA Taco Dinner Fundraiser
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: St. Auggies Dinning Hall
Description: Help support OELA’s 17th Annual Vandal Challenge at their taco dinner fundraiser! Enjoy 3 delicious carne asada tacos with a tasty side of rice, beans, and a drink! The event will take place at from. Presale: $6.00 At the door $7.00.  FACEBOOK

Make A Difference Day 
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Main Street
Description: "Make a Difference Day began at the University of Idaho in 2000. It is recognized nationally as a day of service and is a huge event in the Moscow Community. Up to 500 students participate in a variety of service projects. Make a Difference Day brings together both students and locals to improve the community.

Students may sign up individually to volunteer or may sign up as part of a club, living group or class to be placed together at one volunteer site. Projects in the past have included assisting at Orphan Acres Horse Rehabilitation, planting trees as part of watershed restoration efforts with PCEI, playing games and carving pumpkins at local senior centers and large scale maintenance projects at local parks and schools." If you have any questions please contact Nichole Pagano at or at for more information.



UI Flu Shot Clinics:

o    November 5, 11am-3pm, TLC 143

 • What Kind of Vandal Are You? Perhaps a ... 'Supporter', 'Researcher', or maybe even a 'Captain'? These are only just a few of the types!  Sokanu can help you learn more about yourself and in doing so help you match the perfect career. Learn your type, discover careers, explore your matches, and share with friends!  (FREE! Truly a fun & insightful career test!)  Try it out with this link! The University of Idaho has partnered with Sokanu to provide you with access to the world's most innovative career discovery & engagement platform. Kaplan Free Graduate School Entrance Practice Test

• The Career Center is working with Kaplan again this year to offer free online practice tests that U-Idaho students can take in preparing for graduate school, through their Classroom Anywhere school format. Each test has specific dates, and are being offered from late September through early November.  As you are planning your year, it’s helpful to consider your path to graduate school. One step in that process is prepping for grad school exams. A higher exam score can drastically help your application to a great school—and a better school can mean a better career down the road. Wherever you are on your path to grad school a perfect start is with a practice test. We will be hosting a free GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT test on multiple dates between now and November 2nd.  These events will be held live online in our Classroom Anywhere environment.  Each attendee will get a detailed score report highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, complete explanations of every question, and strategies for improvement.  To register for an Free Practice Test use this link: We will send you an email confirming your registration and providing instructions for check-in the day of the test.  Any questions can be directed to 

• Please join us for a special tree dedication ceremony in remembrance and celebration of the lives of Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor, Jr. &  Dr. Jane Baillargeon  on November 11, 2014 11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm, with a luncheon to follow University of Idaho, Albertson’s Front Courtyard

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship-This scholarship is available to Hispanic students attending school full time.  Must have a minimum of 2.8 GPA, Undergrads must have completed at least one year of study, and graduate must have one semester of study and pursuing a master's degree.  Deadline Oct. 15


The Mary Lou Brown Scholarship- Available for Residents of Idaho.  Bachelor degree, or higher. GPA 3.00 or higher.  Deadline January, 31, 2015.     


African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program-  Offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. Students in the United States living in area where there are participating local RMHC chapters.    Deadline January, 20, 2015.      

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