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The Urban Prep Fellows Program: A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education

In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for four years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nationʼs first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.

Do you have the skills, passion and energy to help us to continue to prepare urban boys to succeed in college? If so, consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates.  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with first year students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance and a monthly living stipend.

Complete our online application today.

Deadline: February 15th, 2014.

Applications submitted after February 15th will be reviewed on a rolling basis if positions are still available.

Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website at , or finding us on Facebook and twitter.

For any questions please contact Fellows Program Manager, Dom McKoy, at or 312-276-0259 x1128.






Christine Day
Chief Executive Officer, Luvo

Christine Day

Christine Day was recently announced as chief executive officer at Luvo. Before joining Luvo, Christine, was CEO at lululemon athletica, where she was responsible for creating and executing lululemon athletica’s long-term business strategies, directing the Company’s continued development, and reinforcing lululemon’s position as a global leader of yoga inspired athletic apparel. She joined lululemon athletica in January 2008 as Executive Vice President, Retail Operations, where she oversaw Retail Operations in North America and internationally, as well as the Community Relations, Real Estate Development, the Guest Education Center and Wholesale businesses. Click here to learn more about Ms. Day.

2/11/14 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB First floor lounge
Register for Christine Day Fireside

Nursing BHM

Though our eyes

Ethnic Cultural Theater

Wednesday, January 29th 5:30-7PM


ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists, ASUW Asian Student Commission, ASUW Women’s Action Commission, South Asian Student Association, Indian Student Association, and Sigma Psi Zeta presents “Through Our Eyes”. This event will address specifically from the perspectives of the Asian community and shed light on the issues that Asians face, the barriers and challenges facing Asian communities in addressing help regarding forms of violence and how we move forward as a community.

The event will be comprised of keynote speaker Judy Chen [co-founder of Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center now API Chaya] and performances by local artists featuring spoken word, interpretive dancing, and more.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or


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GreenDot picWe need your help to reduce power-based violence on campus! We believe that natural student leaders, like yourself, are in a position to use peer influence to change the world we live in. If you believe that one person experiencing acts of violence is too many, then Green Dot will give you the skills to do something about it.

Green Dot is a growing movement on campus. A Green Dot is any action that reduces the risk of violence in the moment, supports survivors or creates a culture less tolerant of power-based personal violence. A Green Dot is your individual choice to make our campus safer. A Green Dot is signing up for this winter’s Bystander Training.

Follow the link below to sign up for the training on February 1st from 10am-4pm in Alder Hall. At the training you will learn specific skills about how to do green dots, how to recognize red dots, and examine your personal barriers. The training is paid for by the university, snacks are provided with a catered lunch, and you will gain confidence in your ability to change our culture here at UW by being an active bystander.

“No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.”

See you there!

Catalyst Link:

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Questions? Email us at



The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an exciting summer research experience for undergraduates.   This is an expansion of our current Charlotte Research Scholars program ( for non-UNC Charlotte students from under-represented backgrounds.

This program will provide 10 undergraduate students funding to participate in a 9-week research program. Scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training, and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium, held on July 23rd in the Student Union. Additional details about the program are below.

Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014

Program length: May 26 to July 25 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and between 50 and 90 credit hours by the end of spring 2014.

Compensation: Scholars will receive a $6,500 fellowship.  Students will be housed on campus but must pay their housing fees directly, they can not be transferred from the fellowship compensation by UNC Charlotte.

Application: Apply here

Frequently Asked Questions:

·      How much time are scholars expected to commit to their research project?

Scholars are expected to work full-time for the entire 9-weeks. They will spend approximately 3-4 hrs/week away from the project in order to participate in professional development activities.

·      How will the scholars be selected?

The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office’s Expanded CRS admissions committee will attempt to match the most qualified students with research projects that are of interest to them. Students that meet the minimum GPA requirements will be further evaluated with respect to grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research as well as other materials submitted and letters of recommendations.

To facilitate matching, students are asked to provide information regarding the types of research in which they are most interested. If a match is identified, the faculty member will be contacted to see if there is interest in the applicant.

·      What materials are required beyond the application form?

A copy of your transcripts and two recommendation letters are required. At least one recommendation should be from a science teacher/professor.

·      Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?

ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office (

Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments.

·      How many positions are available?

UNC Charlotte can accommodate as many as 10 positions in 2014.


We are pleased to announce that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK  /Office of Minority Health Research Coordination is now accepting applications for the NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP).  This 10 week residential program is for undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research and disadvantaged backgrounds.  The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease.  Students will be matched with a research mentor at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona.  The program description and on-line application can be found on the NIDDK/OMHRC website at  Should you have any questions regarding the DSRTP please feel free to contact me, see my contact information below.


The NIDDK/OMHRC is also accepting applications for the Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP).  This National program is an 8-10 week program for high school or undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease.  Students will be matched with a research mentor at their choice of research institution when possible.  The program description and on-line application can be found on the  Should you have any questions regarding the STEP-UP please contact Ms. Delia Housel at or 301-443-8415.

The Husky Leadership Initiative is gathering information about what the UW can do to better support students’ leadership development by Friday, January 24  - it shouldn’t take longer than five minutes.  We will be using this information to inform our planning process for future student leadership education and development opportunities.

Hall Health is seeking volunteers to assist with staffing the Wellness Resource Center at Hall Health Center, and to assist with providing coverage in this health education unit.

This volunteer activity would be of particular interest to students with an interest in medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology, social work, but is certainly not limited to those disciplines.

Below is a link that describes the volunteer position, and connects to an application form that students can fill out and return to me:

OMA&D EOP and Career Services Presents: “How to Make a Powerful First Impression”  Career Workshop

GOAL: Be Prepared to start 2014 STRONG, EMPOWERED & READY for opportunities.

  • Learn How to Tell Your Story – Develop an effective “Elevator Speech”
  • Career Networking Tips – Be prepared for upcoming Career and Internship Fairs and other exciting opportunities
  • Building Professional Relationships – Learn how to meet and connect with Faculty & Professionals
  • Connect with UW Career Counselor, Tina Wang – Take advantage of great Career Resources

tina wangCheck out Tina Wang’s biography on the Career Center website  

DATE:   Wed. January 22, 2014

TIME:  3PM-4:30PM PLACE: Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) Unity Room – (3931 Brooklyn Ave & NE 40th)

Workshop Facilitators: Tina Wang, UW Career Counselor and Linda Ando, EOP Academic Adviser

WHO:  OMA&D Students (EOP/SSS/CAMP/Champions/Diversity & Costco Scholars)

RSVP: Sign Up EARLY, Deadline Date: Monday, January 20th – Enrollment 30 Students

**Send your FULL NAME, Student ID #, Major Interests ** to (Linda/EOP)   Any questions, contact Linda Ando, EOP Adviser at or 206-221-2836

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