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American Intercultural Center at UW-Green Bay

Multicultural Student Organizations

March 14, 2014

OrgsI would just like to remind everyone of some of the multicultural student organizations (especially since it is a new semester!). These organizations include Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA), Intertribal Student Council (ISC), Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), Women of Color (WOC), and the Black Student Union (BSU). Ola meets at 5pm on Tuesdays in the AIC, and the primary contact is Rosa Serrano (serrrm31@uwgb.edu). ISC meets at 3:30pm on Wednesdays in the First Nations Office, and the primary contact is Clinton Isham (ishacd09@uwgb.edu). SASU meets every other Tuesday at 3:30pm and Wednesday at 2pm. The primary contact for SASU is Dou Chang (chand22@uwgb.edu). Women of Color does not currently meet, but if you would like more information, you can email Tress Blake (blaktc05@uwgb.edu). The BSU currently does not have official meeting times, but if you would like to attend meetings and get alerts as to when they are, you can contact Robert Sewell (sewera17@uwgb.edu).

Remember that anyone can join any of these groups. They welcome each and every person, giving learning experiences along the way. If you would like more information, for example who to contact to become involved with a group, do not be afraid to come to the American Intercultural Center and ask for information. (Or call the American Intercultural Center at (920) 465-2720).

Young People For (YP4)

March 13, 2014

This is a great opportunity for all students! It is highly encouraged that students check out this event and RSVP for the information session on Monday, March 31st.

YP4 (4)Dear Students,

Young People For (YP4), a leadership development program that helps a diverse set of young leaders turn their ideals into actions that advance social justice, is recruiting students from UW-Green Bay! Over the course of one year, YP4 develops Fellows’ leadership capacity and strategic thinking through a capstone project—the Blueprint for Social Justice—and offers numerous opportunities to organize and network with other young people and partner organizations creating change across the country.

YP4 will be on campus Monday, March 31st from 1:00-3:00PM to meet with students and answer your questions about the program. YP4 staff will be at an Information Table from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix Club Booth and will then host an info session in University Union Room 103 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. To RSVP for the Information Session, please navigate to the following link and click on “Register for Event” to RSVP in PRO- https://www.myinterfase.com/uwgb/event_view.aspx?token=RxyKLyfnGsbmu+BkaCtdig%3d%3d

To get a glimpse of what the program is like and what it has to offer, watch YP4’s 2-minute promotional video.  The Fellowship year maps on almost entirely with the academic year, meaning Fellows do much of their social justice work while in school. From summer to spring, Fellows work on their leadership development and Blueprints with the help of personalized staff and mentor assistance. Fellows will also attend a Regional Training and the National Summit in Washington, DC to learn concrete the skills necessary to implementing sustainable change.

When accepted to the program, Fellows receive access to:

Learn more about the work YP4 Fellows do by viewing the 2012-2013 YP4 Fellowship Yearbook.  If you have any questions about the program or wish to express interest in it, please fill out the YP4 Interest Form or contact Gabriela De Golia at gdegolia@pfaw.org or 202-467-2363.

 

Crystal Lepscier

March 12, 2014

“I really believe that everybody is here to learn, including myself.”C_Lepscier

Please welcome new Multicultural Advisor, Crystal Lepscier! She grew up in Glendale, a suburb within the Milwaukee area, and attended UW-Madison for her undergraduate and graduate year. She is a descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe and Menominee nation, and has family here in which she used to visit for vacations, hunting, and fishing. She used to work in Human Resources, but her job consisted working closely with student employees and their skills. She believes that everyone has value and that everyone should be open to learning different things. So, anytime her door is open, stop in. She will do her best to connect students with their needs and is resourceful-she puts in a lot of work to find the answer.

Spaghetti Dinner & Games Night

March 11, 2014

Game NightAt $5 a ticket, you can enjoy an all you can eat spaghetti dinner! The game night costs nothing to attend. If you would like to buy a ticket beforehand, please go to the LGBTQ Resource Center and buy one! This event takes place tomorrow, March 12th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm for dinner and 7:30pm for games, in the Mauthe Center. It is inclusive to everyone and allows everyone the chance to meet new friends and have a good time.

Green Bay Multicultural Center Community Event

March 10, 2014

CommunityThe American Intercultural Center is hosting the Multicultural Center community gathering. Feel free to come and discuss topics! It takes place tomorrow, March 11th, from 5:30pm until 9pm in the Phoenix Rooms.

Resume Creator on Pro (Job Search)

March 7, 2014

ResumeIf you would like to create a resume but have no idea how, there is now a tool on Pro (Job Search). Pro is under the current students tab on the UW-Green Bay website. Simply login (there are instructions as to how to login as a student on the login page) and then look down the left sidebar until you come across “Create a Resume using Resume Creator”. You have the option of choosing a template or looking at resources which will help in resume building. Once you are confident that you know what to put on your resume, click on choose template, choose whichever template suits your needs, and then it will ask for information and you enter it in. You can save your resume and come back to it later if need be, you can post it on Pro for employers to see, and you can print it! It is a very useful tool that should be taken advantage of.

Joy Ike

March 6, 2014

JoyIkeTonight, March 7th, at 8pm in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Joy Ike will be playing. She was born to Nigerian immigrants and plays a genre she refers to as Soulfolk. It is a soulful approach to a style of music that has often been reserved for guitar or banjo players.

Intership and Job Fair

March 5, 2014

Job FairThis is a great way to scope out jobs and internships. Dress for success and bring your resume to make a good impression! It will take place today, March 5th, from 9:30am until 1pm in the Phoenix Rooms. There is also a Peace Corps information session tonight in University Union room 103 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. There will be a return volunteer and recruiter to present information about opportunities and answer attendee questions.

Lily Antone-Plass

March 3, 2014

LilyTomorrow, March 4th, from 12pm-4pm in the American Intercultural Center, Lily Antone-Plass will be here. She is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and she is a First Nations artist who works with fabric and traditional designs in ribbon work and quilts. She designs and sews her own “Little Ones”, which are custom designed First Nations dolls. She will be here to give a hands-on-demonstration that is intended to get students interested and involved in creating their own “Little One” for the campus community.

Soul Food Dinner

February 28, 2014

For those of you who missed the Soul Food Dinner last night, February 27th, you missed out! The event took place from 7pm-8pm. There was plenty of food (and plenty of leftovers to take home), and lots of full and happy people at the end of the night!Dinner