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yuri kochiyamaPassion for Justice: Yuri Kochiyama

Thursday, October 19
Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
Worcester DC. under Oak Room

You are invited to a film screening of Passion for Justice which is a facilitated initiative to engage participants in identifying values they share with Yuri Kochiyama and how they demonstrate these values in support of underserved populations.

cmass fellowsCMASS Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunity

CMASS is seeking to hire four Undergraduate Fellows for the four Cultural Centers. 

Under the supervision of a graduate assistant, selected Fellows will engage in archival research to:
1.  Analyze factors that led to the establishments of the cultural centers on campus.
2. Create and present a visual project that will enhance he cultural environment of the cultural center that is the object of the research.

The four Undergraduate Fellows will start their research project this spring 2017 and should expect to dedicate 3-4 hours per week to this project throughout this semester.   Fellows will receive mentorship and guidance, $100 at the start and $400 after completion of project.

Please forward resume and 2-page essay addressing the questions on the flyer, upper-right hand side, to mabellohurta-sa@sacl.umass.edu by October 31, 2017.


SACL Student Care Supply Closets Now Open

Student Affairs and Campus Life now operates five Student Care Supply Closets across campus to provide free toiletries and household items to students who are facing economic insecurity and/or an unexpected financial emergency. Our hope is that access to these items will help students facing difficult decisions about every day expenses.  If you are a current student and need to access toiletries and/or household items, visit one of the Student Care Supply Closets locations listed below and a staff member will be able to assist you.

Supply Closets Locations

• Dean of Students Office, 227 Whitmore Administration Building
• Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, 101 Wilder Hall
• Off Campus Student Center, 314 Student Union Building
• Office of Family Resources, 428 Student Union Building
• Student Veteran Resource Center, 19 Dickinson Hall

To donate to the Student Care and Emergency Response Fund, visit https://minutefund.umass.edu/project/5670. This fund also supports the Microgrant Program which provides emergency grants to students experiencing an unexpected financial hardship.

To learn more or host a donation drive on our behalf, contact Tassandra Rios-Scelso, Food Insecurity Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA, at triosscelso@umass.edu.

let's talk

Let's Talk 

When something’s bothering you, talking about it is often the first step toward a solution. Now, there’s an informal, convenient, confidential way to get insight and information – “Let’s Talk.”

The new program offers free, friendly drop-in sessions with counselor consultants from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), at locations around campus. “Let’s Talk” isn’t formal counseling or mental health treatment. It’s a chance to briefly share what’s on your mind, find support, and get recommendations. No topic’s off-limits!

Facilitator:  Stacey Lopez for most Mondays, Let's Talk at CMASS.  Check meeting schedule here...