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Alternative Summer Break Mass Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Ginsberg Center (corner of Hill and East U.)

Interested in social justice issues and service-learning?  Do you want to make a difference? Love Alternative Breaks and want to take an Alternative Summer Break? Then come see what ASuB is all about!

ASuB is an alternative breaks program sponsored by the Ginsberg Center. We are a service learning organization dedicated to promoting social justice through service-learning. We spend the second semester fundraising, learning about the communities we will enter, educating ourselves about social justice issues followed by thoughtful discussion/reflection, and preparing for our trips which take place at the beginning of May.

Application will be open end of November. To apply, login to mjoin.umich.edu, click “programs” and search for “ASuB.”  If you have any questions, please contact us at ASummerBreak@umich.edu.

Post-Graduation Fellowship Info Session

Wednesday, November 20, 5:00-6:00 p.m. 
Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall)

Please join Henry Dyson, Honors Scholarships Advisor, and panelists for a conversation about fellowship opportunities for graduating seniors.

Featured fellowships will include Humanity in Action, the U.S. State Department's Charles Rangel, Thomas Pickering, and Donald Payne Fellowships, U-M Wallenberg Fellowship, Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace, Herbert Scoville Jr. PeaceFellowship, and Rotary Global Grants.  

Ava Morgenstern (PhD student in Sociology and HIA alumna) and Katie Collins (Pickering Fellow and Masters of Public Policy student) will talk about their fellowship experiences.

All students are welcome to attend to learn about these opportunities even if you are not graduating this year.  Plus, there will be pizza.  

Please RSVP for this session here.

Fall Feast

Sunday, November 24, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Trotter Multicultural Center

A free community event featuring traditional Native American food.  Offered in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Michigan vs. Iowa Hawkeyes North Campus Tailgate & Watch Party

Saturday, November 23, 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Chrysler Center - Chesebrough Auditorium on North Campus

Enjoy the game, free food, and more as you cheer Michigan on to victory!

First 100 students get FREE Michigan gear!

We will be giving away Maize and Blue rugby scarves to the first 100 students to arrive! This is a great way to get ready for the upcoming Ohio game, which will be cold.

We will be serving "Hawkeye Wings" and will have a cornhole.

Athletic Training Major Information Session

Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
3040 CCRB

Organization of Athletic Training Students (OATS) is hosting an athletic training major information meeting  for anyone that is interested in finding out a little bit more about athletic training. Brian Czajka, the athletic training program director, along with the OATS executive board will be at the meeting to provide you with important information regarding the program as a whole, how and when to apply, and what to expect from having a major in athletic training. Food will be provided, and all are welcome to come and find out more about the major. 

Undergraduate Sociology Association Backpacking and Course Preview Party

Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 4154 LSA Building

Come learn about some of the Winter 2014 Sociology Course offerings and talk with other Sociology students about which classes you might want to take.  You'll hear directly from some professors and have access to the Sociology Major Advisor to talk about major requirements and how the courses might fit in with your plans.

Free food!

UAID World AIDS Week Speaker Series

Saturday, November 23
Michigan Union - Parker Room

United Against Infectious Diseases is hosting a speaker series in honor of World AIDS Week.

This event is FREE for all who wish to attend.

The following is the schedule of speakers and the topics to be covered. This will be an opportunity to 1) have interactions with and your questions answered by experts in several fields (non-profit/grassroots efforts, public health, clinical research) related to HIV/AIDS and 2) understand the current state of the fight against HIV/AIDS.

10:00 a.m. - Patrick Yankee
-Founding member of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC)
-Director of HARC for 10 years
-Current Director of the Southeastern Michigan Health Association in Association with Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion HIV/AIDS Program

Topic: Patrick will discuss his vast experience with and current grassroots efforts in raising awareness and funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

12:00 p.m.- Gary Harper, Ph.D., M.P.H.
-Professor and researcher in School of Public Health
-Member of Behavioral Leadership Group within NIH's Adolescent Medicine Trials Networks for HIV/AIDS Interventions
-Previous member of NIH's Office on AIDS Research Advisory Council.

Topic: Dr. Harper will discuss his experience in engaging in public health/social research with the NIH's Behavioral Leadership Group and the status of his current research in sexual health practices and HIV prevention in marginalized and oppressed populations in the US and Kenya.

2:00 Pp.m. - James Riddell, M.D.
-Director of HIV Clinical Research at U of M Hospital
-Director of the Infectious Diseases Division Ambulatory Care Unit at U of M Hospital
-Clinical Professor at the U of M Medical School

Topic: Dr. Riddell will discuss the most recent developments in and uses of HIV/AIDS treatment (HAART) as well as his experience as an Infectious Disease clinical researcher and physician.

 There will be plenty of time to ask questions, so feel free to come and ask them!

Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/lnog268

Become a Writer for Uloop News

Looking for Publishing experience?


  • Improve your writing skills
  • Fulfill Internship requirements
  • Become a Voice on Campus
  • Potential employment
  • No prior experience necessary

Uloop News is one of the fastest growing news sites for college students. Student writers cover campus news, events, local businesses, sports, politics, technology, entertainment and a variety of related topics. Check us out here: http://blog.uloop.com/

Interested individuals can find an application at http://goo.gl/F4OL3

For any questions or concerns, please contact Hannah at hangross@umich.edu

German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Studies Open House

Monday, November 18, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
MLB 2111

Interested in German, but unsure if you'll like the course?  Not sure if a class content matches it's course description?  Do you wonder what a class (or professor) is really going to be like?

Come join us for the German Department Open House.  You will learn more about the German courses offered during in Winter 2014. Faculty members will give students a brief synopsis of their courses including discussion topics, expectations, and why the course might interest you.

You can also talk with peer advisors, members from the Max Kade House and German Club, and you can learn more about study-abroad/internship-abroad opportunities.

Pizza and chocolate will be provided.

Minor in Business Information Session

Monday, November 18, 5:00 p.m.

Come visit us at Ross and learn about the newly introduced Minor in Business.  Join us as we discuss the curriculum, prerequisites, and application process for the Minor in Business.

Please sign up to attend at http://www.bus.umich.edu/Conferences/MiB-Info-2013-14/ViewConference.aspx.

University of Michigan Veterans Week

November 6 through 15

The University of Michigan is once again proud to offer events that highlight the sacrifice and commitment that members of the Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines have made in service to their country.

The University of Michigan invites all students, staff, faculty and the Ann Arbor community to share in our celebration and remembrance of our men and women in uniform.

To find out more and see the schedule of events please visit http://vets.umich.edu/content/vetsweek2013.

This year's schedule of events.

Marine/Navy birthday run
Wednesday, November 6, 3:00 p.m. start time, Diag near CC Little

Army Vs Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game
Sunday, November 10, 3:00 p.m., Crisler Arena

Raising and lowering of the U.S. Flag on the Diag
Monday, November 11, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Campus Diag Flagpole

WWII Veteran Panel
Monday, November 11, 10:00 a.m., Michigan Union - Kuenzel Room

Current Student Veteran Panel
Monday, November 11, 1:00 p.m., Michigan Union - Kuenzel Room

The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the future of LGBT individuals in the military
Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 p.m., Michigan League - Michigan Room

Women in the military panel and discussion
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30 p.m., Michigan Union - Pond Room

WWII Tuskegee Airmen panel and discussion
Thursday, November 14, 4:00 p.m., Michigan Union - Anderson Room

Companion Dogs discussion and demonstration
Friday, November 15, 11:00 a.m., Michigan Union - Pond Room

Gearing Up for the End of the Term in Chemistry 130

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Science Learning Center Help Room, 1720 Chemistry Building 

Led by Science Learning Center Peer Tutors, this workshop will focus on strategies for preparing for the end of fall term 2013, including how to prepare for the Chemistry 130 final exam.

NOTE: This workshop will not cover a review of specific course content. Instead, Peer Tutors will demonstrate how to actively manage study time, stay current with your courses, and prepare for taking the final exam.  You will be guided in evaluating the success of your previous efforts/skills and how to tweak them, as necessary, for Chemistry 130.

This workshop is for any student who would like to increase their chances for success.

Please register at https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/sessions/upcoming/.

Gearing Up for the End of the Term in Biology 172

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Science Learning Center Help Room, 1720 Chemistry

Led by Science Learning Center Peer Tutors, this workshop will focus on strategies for preparing for the end of fall term 2013, including how to prepare for the Biology 172 final exam.

NOTE: This workshop will not cover a review of specific course content. Instead, Peer Tutors will demonstrate how to actively manage study time, stay current with your courses, and prepare for taking the final exam.  You will be guided in evaluating the success of your previous efforts/skills and how to tweak them, as necessary, for Biology 172.

This workshop is for any student who would like to increase their chances for success.

Please register at https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/sessions/upcoming/.

Learning From a Graded Paper

Wednesday, November 13, 4:00 p.m.
G243 Angell Hall

Your professor returns your paper.  You vow to do better next time.

But how?

In this short, informal workshop we’ll discuss how to make the best use of your professor’s written comments by turning them into specific tasks and goals for the next assignment.

Lunch & Romance

Wednesday, November 13, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
4th fl Commons, MLB

Studying French, Italian, Portuguese and/or Spanish helps you develop the necessary skills to be an effective participant in the global society.  Come to Lunch & Romance to find out more about degree options in Romance Languages and Literatures!  A light lunch will be provided and, for interested students, there will be an opportunity to declare.

Assessing the Value of your Extracurricular Experiences and how to present them to employers

Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center

This is a small group discussion for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are currently involved in extracurricular activities.

Facilitated by a Career Center coach, participants will discuss the value of their involvement on campus, and the skill-set they have developed as a result of their experience.

Students will also address questions related to presenting their extracurricular experiences to future employers.

This lively and informal discussion will take place at the Career Center. Register through Career Center Connector today!

To register log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Networking in Your Job Search

Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 - 3:40 pm
Student Activities Building - The Career Center Program Room

Bring your specific questions about networking in your job search to a small group discussion of your peers and a seasoned Career Center coach.

This lively discussion will take place at the Career Center.

Register through Career Center Connector.

Language: A Global Advantage in International Health & Development Work

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Forum Hall

Local language proficiency is a tremendous advantage for anyone working in international health and development.

Whether or not you have already reached proficiency, new learning tools are making it possible to build on what you have or even pick up a new language, even if regular classroom study is not an option.

This panel brings together experienced health & development professionals to share how their ability to work in other languages has helped them collaborate with international colleagues, establish trust and communication with patients and research subjects, and gain a better understanding of the realities of working across cultures.

Advanced Resume Writing

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center Program Room

This engaging workshop is for students who have been working on their resume, have come to the Career Center for either one or more resume reviews, Google Hangouts, small group sessions, or the introductory resume workshop. This workshop will not talk about resume basics, and instead will focus on presenting one's experience to a specific community, whether that is a specific job, internship, or campus opportunity that the participant is applying for.

**Please bring a hard copy of your resume, and one position description of either a job, internship, or campus opportunity that you are interested in.

***Not at this stage yet? Check out one of our introductory resume writing workshops.

To register log in to your Career Center Connector at http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

A Conversation with Wayne State University Law School Dean and Faculty

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Michigan League - Henderson Room (3rd Floor)

Come meet Jocelyn Benson, Dean of the Wayne State University Law School, and a few members of the faculty, including Professors Noah Hall (Environmental Law) and Greg Fox (International Law).

The conversation will cover some of the Wayne Law Programs--including the Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law, the Program for International Legal Studies and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; the benefits of attending law school in Midtown Detroit; the status of legal education; and the legal market for new graduates.

The program is co-sponsored by Kappa Alpha Pi, Delta Gamma Phi, Michigan Pre-Law Society, UM Career Center and LSA Newnan Academic Advising Center.

Strategies for Using Career Center Connector and On-Campus Recruiting in Your Internship or Job Search

Friday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center Program Room

Ever have that feeling that you wish someone would just give you a job or internship? While the Career Center does not place students in jobs or internships, Career Center Connector (C3) is a free service for all UM Ann Arbor degree-seeking students and new graduates. The Career Center also offers employer sessions throughout the academic year. At this workshop, you will find out the best way to utilize Career Center resources!

To register log in to your Career Center Connector account: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Deciding if Graduate School is a Good Option

Friday, November 15, 1:00 - 1:40 p.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center Program Room

Bring your specific questions about deciding if graduate school is a good option to a small group discussion of your peers and a seasoned Career Center coach.

Register through Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Law School Personal Statement Workshop – Draft Review

Thursday, November 15, Noon-1:00 p.m.
G243 Angell Hall

This workshop is designed for students who have already written a partial or complete draft of their personal statement. We will work together to offer constructive comments. Please be prepared to share your draft with other participants as well as with the pre-law advisor.

Linguistics Department Open House

Monday, November 11, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
473 Lorch Hall

Interested in Linguistcs as a major? Come talk to faculty, graduate students and current majors. You will also be able to listen to presentations from a few faculty about their latest research areas to better understand the field. Free food and beverages will be available!

Orientation and Q&A: International Studies

Wednesday, November 13, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1644 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 South University 

If you are considering a major or minor in international studies you should attend an orientation and Q&A session. The program director and academic advisors will discuss:
  • Prerequisites
  • Degree requirements
  • Sub-plans
  • Grants and internships
  • Study abroad
  • and the relevance of international studies degree
Your attendance at one of these sessions is strongly encouraged. A half hour presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion. You can declare major or minor at the orientation session.

For more information please e-mail us at is-michigan@umich.edu.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

Applications due Friday, November 15

MHIRT is an all-expenses paid program that provides students the opportunity to engage in important and interesting research overseas on issues related to health disparities. It provides opportunities for graduate students to meet the internship requirement for their degree programs or collect pilot data for doctoral research proposal. Besides providing students with stipends, MHIRT covers all costs associated with each student’s research including free roundtrip airfare, free accommodation, immunization and visa fees, local transportation and access to research and library facilities at the each foreign site.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.chgd.umich.edu/mhirt-program.

Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop – Draft Review

Friday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed for students who have already written a partial or complete draft of their personal statement. We will work together to offer constructive comments. Please be prepared to share your draft with other participants as well as with the pre-law advisor.

For more information on preparing for law school check out the LSA Pre-Law site at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/advising/academicplanning/prelaw.

TNTP Teaching Fellowships

Rolling acceptance, next application deadline November 11

Teaching Fellows are accomplished professionals and recent graduates who commit to becoming exceptional teachers in our most disadvantaged communities. With hands-on training, Teaching Fellows develop the skills to hit the ground running and continue improving for years to come.  TNTP's Teaching Fellows programs can enable you to transform your academic and professional expertise into a high-impact career as an outstanding certified teacher.

Fellowships available in Arizona, Baltimore, Chicago, Washington, DC, Fort Worth, Georgia, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York City,Charlotte, and New Orleans.

For more information go to http://tntpteachingfellows.org/.

Strategic Internship Searching

Monday, November 11, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Student Activities Building - The Career Center Program Room

This workshop is for students who have already identified a field of interest and are in the process of internship searching.

Maybe you are feeling confused about what to do next, or maybe you just feel like you need some refreshing tips and strategies for your search.

If so, this is the workshop for you! The Career Center will discuss how to be savvy and strategic as you move forward in your search.

Learning From the Community: Multiple Identities, Common Goals

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Ginsberg Center

Different is good! This workshop explores ways that we can bring our multiple identities together when we’re doing service in the community and working towards common goals. We will also take a look at how our intersecting identities affect the way we understand each other and the service we do. Our hope is that you will walk away knowing that your identities are valuable pieces in doing a service well done!  Light refreshments will be served.

Register here.

College Bowl for Kids' Sake

Sunday,  November 17, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
COLONIAL LANES, 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor

Looking for a community service project? Be an advocate for kids facing adversity, right here in our community by participating in our 3rd annual College Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS) campaign. You can participate by raising money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County and the kids we serve. Then, we throw you and your friends a Bowling Celebration Party at Colonial Lanes!

This is all to give kids in the area opportunities and experiences to help them reach their full potential. Registration is just $15 and your fundraising goal is $200. Use your Facebook to ask friends and family to help you reach your goal and see how quickly it adds up. This year's theme is Retro! Come dressed as your favorite Mad Men character or create your own vintage look. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

For more information on registering visit www.CollegeBowlForKidsSake.org.

Arctic Internships Info Session

Tuesday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.
609 International Institute/SSWB

Interested in an internship in the Arctic Region?

Come to the informational meeting to learn more about what you will be doing!

U-M undergraduate students receive grants of up to $2,000 towards summer research/internships in the Arctic Region.The grants are intended to promote the study of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region.  Funding can be used for travel, housing, and other fees associated with the program.

Applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their preferred internship from the list of three partnering organizations.

  • The Center for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS at the University of Calgary) Area of research: International Security
  • Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska (ICC-AK) Areas of research: Policy and Advocacy for Indigenous People; Economic Development and Social Services; Health Issues Related to Climate/Ecology
  • Labrador Institute Areas of research: Climate Change/Meteorology, Wildlife, Ocean Science


For more information contact PICS at 734.764.2268 or is-fellowships@umich.edu.

Optimizing your Summer Internship Opportunities

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
2435 North Quad

Unsure where to start your Summer internship search? Do you have questions about resumes and cover letters for internships? Looking for additional networking ideas and resources to find internships? Join us to learn how to get the most out of your Summer internship opportunities!

Hosted by the UM Career Center, the departments of Communication Studies, Political Science, Organizational Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies and the Program in the Environment, along with the Michigan Association of Communication Studies (MACS).

Michigan Association of Communication Studies (MACS) Internship Panel

Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
2435 North Quad

Unsure where to start your Summer internship search? Do you have questions about resumes and cover letters for internships? Looking for additional networking ideas and resources to find internships? Join us to learn how to get the most out of your Summer internship opportunities!

All students welcome.

Hosted by the UM Career Center, the departments of Communication Studies, Political Science, Organizational Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies and the Program in the Environment, along with the Michigan Association of Communication Studies (MACS).

New England Literature Program Mass Meeting

Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
Angell Hall Auditorium D
Applications are due Thursday, January 9

This spring, NELP (the English Department's New England Literature Program) will for the 40th year take forty undergraduates into the woods of New England to study writing & literature, to climb some mountains, and to explore and experiment with the idea of what it really means to live and learn deliberately.  Please consider joining us!

Come learn about NELP from some of the folks who participated in the program last year at our annual Informational Meeting and Slideshow--it's helpful to hear firsthand from former NELPers just what makes this program so special, so wild, so strange, and--for many--such a powerful educational experience.
All NELP students receive 9 credits of upper-level English for their work in the program, AND they satisfy LSA's Upper-Level Writing Requirement.


Hail to the Mustache: Men's Health Fair

Thursday, November 14, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
The Diag

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) would like to announce its “Movember” Men’s Mental Health Campaign. This is a joint venture between CAPS, The Spectrum Center, SAPAC, UHS, Wolverine Wellness, and Recreational Sports.

Movember is an international awareness campaign designed to "change the face of men's mental health." The goal of the campaign is to also raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health issues. Student and staff can show their support around this campaign by growing a mustache or wearing a fake mustache on their clothing. The mustache, as a symbol, represents the same goal of awareness as other common symbols used in other campaigns.

Conflict Resolution Training

Friday, November 15, 2:30  - 6:30 p.m.
William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center - Lounge

This half day training will give participants the opportunity to learn about their conflict styles as well as try out skills related to conflict resolution and Non-Violent Communication.

Click here to register.

Preparing for MCAT 2015

Thursday, November 14, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
G243 Angell Hall

This informational program has been developed for all students considering medical school who might take the new version of the MCAT, which will first be administered in Spring 2015.  Led by an LSA Pre-Health Advisor, in this one-hour presentation we will discuss a broad range of issues including new topic areas to be covered and the courses that address them, as well as the structure of the test and sample questions.



Orientation and Q&A: International Studies

Wednesday, November 13, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1644 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 South University 

If you are considering a major or minor in international studies you should attend an orientation and Q&A session. The program director and academic advisors will discuss:

  • Prerequisites
  • Degree requirements
  • Sub-plans
  • Grants and internships
  • Study abroad
  • and the relevance of international studies degree

Your attendance at one of these sessions is strongly encouraged. A half hour presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion. You can declare major or minor at the orientation session.

Parents and prospective students are welcome. For more information please e-mail us at is-michigan@umich.edu.