HAPPENING IN MCSP:

 

MCSP Off-Campus Winter Retreat! February 8th-9th at Holley Family Village.

Join your MCSPeers for a weekend filled with social justice, engaged learning, and most of all, fun! Sign-up coming soon!

 

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS:


Tuesday, January 21st

Getting Started with your Resumé; 6:30-7:30; Career Center Program Room

Never had to have a resume? Not sure what you should include and exclude? Wondering how to make it look presentable? Let us help you! Start by registering for this workshop through Career Center Connector. Gain insight into how employers think when they review a resume. Get started with a resume draft or improve an existing one. By the end of this workshop participants will feel more confident in how to present their story in a resume!

 

To Register:

1. Log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector

2. Click "Workshops and Employer Events"

3. Click "Workshops"

4. Find the small group discussion you are interested in attending

5. Click RSVP

 

HSSP Professional Autobiography Speaker Series presents: Derek Woodrum, MD; 7-8pm, Palmer Lounge (Couzens Hall)

 

Wednesday, January 22nd

The War on Poverty: A Retrospective; 4-6pm, Grad Library (Gallery Room)

Martin Luther King’s final book, "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community" articulated a critique of the War on Poverty and related programs. Pointing to the inadequacy of funding and the lack of coordination among federal programs aimed at eradicating poverty, he argued for guaranteed income for all Americans. On this 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, we revisit this program and its impact in the context of King’s argument.

The panel includes Martha Bailey (Economics)-- the history of the War on Poverty, Robert Mickey (Political Science)--the legislation from the perspective of race, Mary Corcoran (Political Science, Public Policy) -- gender and poverty, and Laura Lein (Social Work, Anthropology)--the effects of welfare reform on women in poverty. Deborah Keller-Cohen (Linguistics, Women’s Studies) will moderate.

 

Friday, January 24th

Freshmen Fridays at The Career Center; 12-1pm, Career Center (Student Activities Building)

The Career Center is pleased to announce the return of "Freshman Fridays", with great food, smiling staff, XBox, and some added guest appearances over the semester! Bring a friend, and stop on in! 12pm-1pm on Fridays at The Career Center!

UMix Celebrates Lunar New Year; 10pm-2am, Union

UMix is going to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join us on Friday, January 24th at the Michigan Union for UMove activities, Trivia, 10:30pm showing of Ender's Game, an Asian Fusion midnight buffet and much more! The fun starts at 10 pm and goes until 2 am.


Thursday, Jauary 23rd

Michigan in Washington (MIW), Public Service Intern Program (PSIP), and Semester in Detroit (SID) Informational Meeting; 4:30-6pm; Vandenberg Room (Michigan League)

 

There will be a meet and greet from 4:30 - 5:15 PM outside of the Vandenberg Room at the League, followed by a formal presentation with program directors and a student panel from 5:15 - 6PM.  Students in any major can further their educational goals through participation in one or more of these programs!  The MIW application deadline for Fall 2014, and early admission for Winter 2015 is Friday, January 31 at 5PM 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Detroit Community Based Research Program

 

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

Program Dates: Saturday, May 31 – Saturday, August 9, 2014.

 

Want the opportunity to live and work in the City of Detroit? Do you have an interest in community issues? How about research?

 

If you answered yes to some, or all of these questions, think about applying to the Detroit Community Based Research Program! As a student in this program, you will be placed with a community organization in or around the City of Detroit for ten weeks this summer. You will work full-time (35 hours/week) on a research project for your organization, and also spend time contributing to the overall operations of the organization. This is a great opportunity to have a research and internship experience all-in-one. ...and we'll even pay you!

 

Any questions regarding the program should be sent to the Detroit CBRP Director, Jenna Steiner (jennaste@umich.edu734.615.7321).

 

Scholarship opportunity for individuals who work at a Meijer store or have a parent or guardian who works at a Meijer store.   

 

Over 100 $2,500 scholarships will be awarded this year along with two, $10,000 awards.  An information sheet with eligibility and application information is enclosed.  This scholarship is not just for high school seniors.  It is for anyone who may already be in college as well (undergraduate studies). 

 

The application can be accessed at http://meijerscholarship.egrant.net. Awards are based on financial need, academic standing, a statement of aspirations and goals, and the applicant’s community involvement. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM (EDT) on April 1, 2014 in order to be considered. Questions can be directed to rbishop@grfoundation.org or (616) 248-4903.