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RISE Weekly

January 26, 2015

Message from the OMA



Hello all,

January 28, 2015 is the last day to add a class, drop a class without receiving a W on your transcript.  Federal regulations and University of Idaho policy require that financial aid and scholarships be adjusted to reflect a student’s actual enrollment on the census date (this Wednesdsay).  Your eligibility for the financial aid you are awarded will be reviewed on the 10th day of class each semester based on your enrollment on that day at 5:00 pm.  If your enrollment falls below the required amount of credits for financial aid you have been awarded, changes may be made to your aid at that time.

Also a reminder that the First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest deadline is this Friday at 4:30 pm. The contest invites all UI undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the Spring 2015 semester to write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice in response to the following: As we celebrate this anniversary, there is still so much work to be done. Reflect on the status of civil rights today and what challenges remain in fulfilling the aspirations of the civil rights movement. Issues related to civil rights can include, health care, religion and belief, voting, housing, employment, gender equality, immigration, racial and ethnic justice, domestic violence, public accommodations, gay rights, veteran status, Americans with disabilities and more. Essays will be judged on understanding of topic, original thinking, how effectively the artist presents a personal point of view, literary style, grammar and spelling. Art entries will be judged on how they evoke understanding on the part of the observer as to which civil rights issue or event or related message is presented. Art entries may be submitted with an up-to-250 word introduction. Undergraduate and graduate/professional entries will be judged separately. The winning essayists and artists in each category will win $500 each. An honorable mention award of $100 will also be given in each category.  Submit essay entries electronically to Associate Dean and Ubuntu Chair Jeffrey A. Dodge at mlkcontest@uidaho.edu.  Submit art pieces to College of Law, Administration Office, Menard 101. 
Have a great week,

Leathia




EVENTS FOR January 26-30

“How to be an Ally to the LGBTQA Community" Discussion
Date: Tuesday, January 27
Time: 7:00 pm 
Location: Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center (SUB)
Description: The LGBTQA Office will be hosting a panel discussion on how to be an effective ally for the LGBTQA community.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to LGBTQA individuals and learn how to make our campus and community a welcoming places for LGBTQA people.  Everyone is welcome!

Prepare for the Career Fair Workshop #1
Date: Wednesday, January 28 
Time: 4:00 pm 
Location: TLC 45
Description: These workshops are designed for those who want to learn more on how to prepare for the Career Fair. Come learn about the basics, strategies for putting together a targeted and effective resume for the Career Fair, and speaking with the employers.  Sponsored by the UI Career Center.

Prepare for the Career Fair Workshop #2
Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Idaho Commons, Clearwater Room
Description: These workshops are designed for those who want to learn more on how to prepare for the Career Fair. Come learn about the basics, strategies for putting together a targeted and effective resume for the Career Fair, and speaking with the employers.  Sponsored by the UI Career Center.

Lavender Lunch
Date: Thursday, January 29
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!

Got Sex? "Let's Talk About IT"
Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Memorial Gym 109 (Women’s Center)
Description: This month's program will feature discussion with examples of how to talk about sex, how to ask questions about STDs, how to find out what your limits, and more! All are welcome. Free snacks provided!

Lambda Theta Phi Spring Informational
Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Whitewater, Idaho Commons
Description: Join the gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi for their 2015 spring informational.  For more information email lambdathetaphi@uidaho.edu 

Career Fair Prep Blitz
Date: Jan. 30, Feb. 2, and Feb. 3
Time 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Career Center Idaho Commons 334
Description: The 3 business days before each Career Fair career advisors hold all-day drop-ins for students and alumni to come in to meet about preparing for the fair.  No Appointment needed.  www.uidaho.edu/careercenter 

Women and Gender Brown Bag Series
Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Memorial Gym 109 (Women’s Center)
Description: January's WGBBS will feature Shaakirrah R. Sanders, an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law. Dr. Sanders will examine LGBTQ developments in year 2014, which ushered in a slew of legislative, judicial and cultural victories for marriage equality throughout the nation. At the end of 2013, same-sex coules were aloowed to marry in only 17 U.S. jurisdictions. By the start of 2015, same-sex couples could marry in an additional 20 jurisdictions. The speediness of this movement has been profound - during a two month period in 2014 the number of marriage equality jurisdictions grew from 19 to 35! Join us for this very important discussion. All are welcome. Bring your lunch!

Late Night at the Rec-Laser Tag
Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: SRC
Description: Come hang out with friends or meet new people.  Assemble your laser tag team of 4 players.  Longest standing teams will win prizes. Team entries are due Thursday, January 29 by 6pm in the Campus Rec Office.
*limited to the first 40 teams.  Free food and prizes.

HooPalousa Men’s Basketball Tournament
Date: Saturday, January 31
Time 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Location: Memorial Gym
Description: The Native American Student Center will be hosting their 3rd Annual HooPalousa Basketball Tournament for the Native American Scholarship Fund and Tutxinmepu Powwow at the University of Idaho.  Open Mens (8 Man Roster) tournament - 18 years and older and Entry Fee $200.  Awards: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place & MVP Award.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE January 28th, 2015.  If you have any questions or would like to register your team, you can contact the Native American Student Center at 208.885.4237.

Taste of Nepal
Date: Saturday, January 31
Time 5:00 pm
Location: International Ballroom, Pitman Center
Description: Come experience delicious Nepali cuisine and culture at the Taste of Nepal. Tickets: Students $12, General/door $15, Children under 10 Free.

Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment Tribal Environmental Summit 
Date: Saturday, January 31
Time 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Location: Washington State University, College of Education Bldg, Cleveland Hall
Description: Speakers on Tar Sands, Wolves, Grizzly Bear Recovery and other topics. Contact/Like us on Facebook “Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment” or email Julian Matthews at jmatthews@alumni.uidaho.edu or call 208-790-4296.



 

Announcements/Scholarships 

Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series Guest Speaker: ChE Dr. Olugbenga Famodu (Senior Process Engineer at Intel) “A story of what it takes to be successful”
NSBE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an educative, informative and inspiring talk that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire our students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones championed by our chosen speakers.  Dr. Famodu will give a speech "A story of what it takes to be successful (A successful blend of academic and industry experience)".  February 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  The event will take place at the Best Western Gold/Silver.  Dinner will be provided.  Sponsored by: National Society of Black Engineers-UI, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, ESAC, ESPCoR, Idaho NASA Space Grant, and College of Engineering.

Boxes and Walls 2015- Interested in participating in Boxes and Walls 2015?  Boxes and Walls is University of Idaho's annual event that personalizes oppression and the importance of activism by "bringing it home" for the individual. Participants are led by a tour guide through a series of "rooms". Each room is designed to focus on a historically oppressed group, culture, or social justice concern named by students.   Along the way, participants are placed into situations, doing activities, while being confronted with a wealth of information. The Boxes & Walls experience gives us all a glimpse of what being part of each group might be like, both historically and in the present day.
We are in need of student participants.  If you are interested in participating in the program, check out the website here (http://www.uidaho.edu/diversity-human-rights/content/boxes-and-walls). Make sure to fill out the volunteer form. All are welcome to participate.  The event itself will take place on March 5th-6th, 2015.  

Vandal Networking Night Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:30-7 pm Clearwater/Whitewater room.  This is a 30 minute panel where students can ask career related questions of career fair employers and gather tips on how to network with recruiters.  Opportunity to meet one-on-one with recruiters after the presentation.   Appetizers will be served at this event.   Don’t forget to bring your resume and professional dress required.  

Career Fair Wednesday, February 4 from 2 – 6 pm Bruce Pitman Center (formally the SUB), Second Floor.  Fair Information for Students/Alumni.  Interested in seeing what companies and organizations are recruiting and hiring for? Check out the list of employers. The list is updated daily, so make sure to check back periodically between now and the fair to see what new employers have been added.  Did you update your profile and check out the jobs on Hire a Vandal.

First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest!  To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Idaho College of Law, Division of Diversity and Human Rights, Ubuntu, ASUI, and College of Graduate Studies are sponsoring the First Annual MLK Art and Essay Contest. The contest invites all UI undergraduates, graduates and professional students enrolled for the Spring 2015 semester to write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay or create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice in response to the following: As we celebrate this anniversary, there is still so much work to be done. Reflect on the status of civil rights today and what challenges remain in fulfilling the aspirations of the civil rights movement. Issues related to civil rights can include, health care, religion and belief, voting, housing, employment, gender equality, immigration, racial and ethnic justice, domestic violence, public accommodations, gay rights, veteran status, Americans with disabilities and more. Essays will be judged on understanding of topic, original thinking, how effectively the artist presents a personal point of view, literary style, grammar and spelling. Art entries will be judged on how they evoke understanding on the part of the observer as to which civil rights issue or event or related message is presented. Art entries may be submitted with an up-to-250 word introduction. Undergraduate and graduate/professional entries will be judged separately. The winning essayists and artists in each category will win $500 each. An honorable mention award of $100 will also be given in each category.  Submit essay entries electronically to Associate Dean and Ubuntu Chair Jeffrey A. Dodge at mlkcontest@uidaho.edu.  Submit art pieces to College of Law, Administration Office, Menard 101. The deadline to submit is 4:30 pm on January 30, 2015.

Need a Graduate Fellowship?  Apply for a $15,000 research fellowship from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium! To be eligible you must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering, math or math/science education and related disciplines, be attending Boise State University, Idaho State University or The University of Idaho, be a U.S. citizen, and possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2015. To learn more and to apply, visit www.idahospacegrant.org and click on the "Student Opportunities" tab.

Politics of Ebola in Africa.  Ernest Danjuma Enebi of AfricaResponds.org will address the Ebola response in Africa.  February 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center- formerly, Student Union Building.  Sponsored by: Martin Institute, Journalism and Mass Media, National Society of Black Engineers-UI, African Student Association and Black Student Union




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