HAPPENING IN MCSP:

Wednesday, January 15th
Faces of Homelessness: Stigmas and Stereotypes; 8pm, Benzinger Library (EQ)
Panel and discussion on homelessness in Washtenaw County with experts in our community who work with the homeless population dealing with mental illness, substance abuse, and homeless families, as well as representatives from local shelters. Food provided. Presented by MCSP and the Rural and Urban Poverty Action Team.

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS:

Monday, January 13th
Campus Tour Guide Informational Session; 5:30-6:30, SAB Auditorium
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hiring undergraduate campus Tour Guides to start at the end of the Winter 2014 semester. We are specifically looking for Tour Guides with Spring 2014/Summer 2014 availability, but also have openings for guides who will return in the Fall 2014 term. Tour Guides serve as the public face of Michigan to prospective students and their families, as well as visiting dignitaries, alumni, and community organizations. During tours, guides show visitors around Central Campus, answer questions about student life, and share their personal experiences at Michigan. Tour Guides should have good public speaking skills, be knowledgeable about the University, and are expected to be punctual and reliable. This position is an excellent opportunity to hone your communication skills, promote the University, and help prospective students in their college search. Tour Guide Applications can be found online at the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.  All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22nd. For more information, please see: http://www.admissions.umich.edu/drupal/tour-guides.

Tuesday, January 14th
2014-2015 Overseas Exchange with University of Cape Town Scholarship Informational Meeting; 7pm, Telluride House (1735 Washtenaw Ave)
This is a fully funded opportunity that sends a UM student to UCT for the fall term (July - November, 2014.)

Scholarship information
·  The scholarship will award one grant for a student from the University of Michigan to attend the University of Cape Town for the fall semester of study (from July to November 2014).
·  Only non-graduating students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Graduating seniors who are current residents of the Michigan Branch of Telluride Association (MBTA) are also eligible to apply.
·  The selected scholar will be required to participate in a community service project during the exchange semester.
·  If the selected scholar is not a member of MBTA, she or he is expected to engage with MBTA upon returning to Michigan. This may happen in the form of giving a speech (Pubspeak) at MBTA or in a more informal capacity.
·  The selected scholar may attend the annual Telluride Association Convention after the exchange (Convention 2015 will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, in mid-June.)
·  The selected scholar will be expected to submit a short written report (<3 pages) on his/her experiences and research to the Association no later than one month after the end of one's exchange, or by June 1, 2015, whichever comes first.
·  The scholarship will cover tuition, health insurance, one round-trip airfare between the student’s home and Cape Town, room and board, and living expenses for the duration of the exchange period. The combined cost of these items will not exceed $5,500.

Ben Rogers, currently a member at MBTA and our 2013-14 Exchange Scholar, will be available on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 7 PM to talk about the exchange, his experiences as a Scholar, and to answer questions from potential applicants.

Application available HERE

Thursday, January 16th
Face Off Blood Battle vs. MSU!
Begins the 16th! Full list of locations for donation HERE. Enter sponsor code “goblue.”

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program for Engineers
This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award up to $25,000 per year for 100 students.  The application period is open at this time and will remain so until February 28th, 2014.

We encourage students to apply who …
§ Are high school seniors or current college undergraduates enrolling for full time study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico for the 2014-15 academic year.
§ Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs.
§ Have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.

More details about the scholarship program, eligibility rules, and selection criteria can be found at www.buickachievers.com.

Body Monologues Auditions
The Body-Peace Corps and MBody invite you to audition for the 2014 Body Monologues Performance in February 2014. All types of performances are desired: spoken word, monologues, rants, song, and more! Performances will be 3-5 minutes in length.

The Body Monologues (inspired by the Vagina Monologues) provides a platform for UM students to share their diverse experiences and stories focused on body image, embodiment, and acceptance in the face of societal and media messages that tell us our worth is tied to our ability to fit the impossible ideals of beauty, ability, race, gender, age, and more. This year the event will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Mendelssohn Theatre.

If you don't have any writing experience, don't worry! You do not need to have your monologue written to audition--you can read a poem or other short work and then once participants are chosen, they will be guided through a process of writing and performing their own original monologue.

If you would like to perform in our February 2014 show, send an email tobodymonologues@umich.edu to get more information and to schedule an audition slot!

Still Need Classes?
UC 178: Global Understanding (Intercultural Video Conferencing with South Korea)
3 Credits, Mondays 7-10pm, NQ 2275
Timothy Corvidae

POLISH 326: Polish Literature After 1900 (Taught in English)
3 Credits, TU/TH 1-2:30pm
Krzystof Hoffmann