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Work Study Position @ CMASS: Creative IT

Needed ASAP

Posted: 1/15/2015

NEW

CMASS has a Work Study job opening for a Creative IT for the Marketing, Publicity and Administration area

If interested, complete the application form below, submit a resume and cover letter and list two references. Send your application via email to:
chonal@umass.edu.

Deadline: January 30th, 2015

CMASS Work Study Position Application Form

For more info about the job, open the link below:

Creative IT Job Description pdf file






OPEN FORUM-UMAKEUMASS

Posted: 1/21/2015

NEW

We need your participation!

Our campus is taking a comprehensive look at how well our current facilities support the out-of-class student experience… and how to plan for the future. This effort includes Residence Halls, the Student Union, and other buildings in which student services and programs are offered. Participate in one of the Open Forums the week of January 26th, and join the discussion using these links:

Twitter: @UMakeUMass https://twitter.com/UMakeUMass

Facebook: facebook.com/umakeumass www.facebook.com/umakeumass

Website: blogs.umass.edu/UMakeUMass https://blogs.umass.edu/UMakeUMass

Pinterest: pinterest.com/umakeumass www.pinterest.com/umakeumass

Financial Aid Office Hours @ CMASS

1/22/2015
NEW
Need help with financial aid? Having trouble working through the FAFSA or other financial aid processes? Want someone to talk to about paying for school, student loans, and other financial issues?

UMass Financial Aid Services is here to help!

Financial Aid counselors are now available to meet with students in two locations: Thursdays from 9am to noon in Wilder Hall room 005 (the lounge in the basement of CMASS)

and 8:30am to 5pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, and 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays in 243 Whitmore (the Financial Aid Services Office). No appointments necessary in either location!

We hope to see you at CMASS in Wilder Hall!!!

FAFSA Day in Massachusetts for 2015: January 25-February22, 2015

If you have concerns/issues/questions about Financial Aid, FAFSA is offering FAFSA Day in Massachusetts for 2015 from January 25 to February 22, 2015 – all Sundays.

Please open http://www.fafsaday.org/
to check locations and dates or call 877-424-7627
.

FREE Help Applying for Financial Aid for College!
FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a College Goal Sunday Program, is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you have questions, contact us at massinfo@fafsaday.org or call us at (877) 424-7627.
WHAT TO BRING

Students and parents* should EACH bring the following:
• FAFSA PIN (www.pin.ed.gov)
• Social Security Number
• Driver's License number
• Most recent federal tax return
• Most recent W-2 or year-end pay stub
• Untaxed income records
• Bank statement(s)
• Business and investment records
• Alien Registration Card (if not a U.S. Citizen)

*Students who were born before January 1, 1992 do not need to bring parental information.



CMASS Case Study Competition Finale: Live Telecast

Finalists and Winners

The final phase of the Case Study Competition was televised via UVC TV 19.

For students who are interested in participating in the next round of Case Study Competition - watch, take notes, and observe how each team performs.

Your organization might take home the grand prize!!!

CMASS Case Study 2014


The CMASS Case Study Competition finals will be televised via UVC TV 19 on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00pm. Watch the 3 finalists compete for the grand prize of $1000.00.

This event is brought to you by Target, CMASS and UVC TV 19.




Communications 297P: Career Development Course

Spring 2015

Resources to Rally Against Racism

Resources to Rally Against Racism

“As a community, it is imperative that we work together to reaffirm our values of inclusion and respect for all. We must acknowledge the power of language and use it to advance social justice, inclusion and access. We must ensure that all members of our community experience a welcoming and safe environment in which to live, learn and work,” said Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy in response to the acts of racism that have impacted our campus this week.

The Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success staff is committed to all community members and is available to connect and support you. We are committed to having staff members available during our hours of operation for you to meet with to discuss ways to engage as a community member to combat the impact of racism in our community.

There are events planned this month to foster further dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. Below are highlights of upcoming events:

• Flashpoint: Ferguson – Police Brutality, Community Organizing, and Strategic Resistance in the Age of the New Jim Crow
A Panel Discussion and Q & A Session featuring John A. Bracey, Jr., Manisha Shinha and William Strickland of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and moderated by Donald W. Geesling
Date: Thursday – October 23, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Venue: Malcolm X Cultural Center

• “Masks of Oppression and Liberation: Community Building Event to engage in artistic expression and dialogue around combatting racism & cultural appropriation.”
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 1:00- 3:00 PM
Venue: 201 Wilder Hall

• Stand Against Racism Exhibit: Representations of Oppression & Liberation
This is a collaborative community exhibit to spark conversations and raise awareness on the various forms of racism and oppression impacting our communities or items that may foster recovery and healing from oppression.
Date: November 3-14, 2014
Mon-Thurs – 10am-5pm
Fri-10am-3pm


Additionally, if you have been impacted by a hate/bias incident or know of a community member who has, we encourage you to review the resources available on the UMatter website: http://www.umass.edu/umatter/ for ways to receive support in addressing such incidences.

Sincerely,

CMASS Staff

CMASS Electronic Affiliation form


NEWYou can now become an affiliate/member of CMASS by filling out our electronic affiliation form.

When you click the link - it will bring you to Campus Pulse where you need to sign in. Use your university net ID and password to get into our CMASS affiliation form.

2014 Case Study Competition

Are you ready for another round of Case Study Competition?

The Fall 2014 Case Study Competition is an opportunity to provide solutions to a social justice issue, experience public speaking in a live studio and earn up to $1000 for your student organization.

To register, open this link:
Registration Form

Use your Net ID and your password to access the Registration Form/

Action required before Monday, September 15. To learn more click HERE…



It’s going to be great! Thank you!

UMass Alumni Networking Night

Boston, MA

Posted: 10/13/2014

The Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success, the College of Social & Behavioral, UMass Boston Alumni Network and City Year Boston have joined forces to organize our annual UMass Alumni Networking Night in Boston, MA.

Students MUST register here: http://goo.gl/forms/W270vfaA5p to attend the event. Registration deadline: Friday, January 2, 2015.

You will benefit immensely from first-hand information, tips and other resources that professionals from various career fields can share with you. You will have access to UMass Alumni, receive a free business portfolio, advice on career/graduate school and establish mentoring relationships.

This event has been one of our most successful initiatives in previous year!!

Come put yourself on the road to success!

Posted: 01/27/2015

Information on Emergency preparedness for Juno the super snow storm:

Link to the UMass Emergency and Alert system: http://www.umass.edu/emergency/
Link for off campus students: Umass.edu/offcampus

For everyone's information!!

CMASS Case Study Competition: Finalists

Posted: 11/20/2014

The finalists for the CMASS Case Study Competition Fall 2014 are:
Pi Delta Psi
International Students Club
Taiwanese Chinese Students Association


Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the preliminaries. It was a tough competition and all teams performed their best.

Watch for the live broadcast of the Final Match via Housing Channel 19 via UVC TV 19 and watch the three teams compete for the Grand Prize of $1000.00.

The live broadcast is this Saturday, November 22nd @1:00pm.

This event is a joint effort of Target, UVC TV 19 and CMASS.

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences: Competitive Scholarships - Spring Semester 2015

"This May Be the Last Time": A JWECC Film Screening

Posted: 01/22/2015

The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center presents a screening of “This May Be the Last Time” – a Sterlin Harjo film about the role of songs in the lives of Creek community members and their intersections with African American and European songs in the Southeast.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center
Chadbourne Hall

More info: contact Jon Hill at jghill@anthro.umass.edyu