EVENTS IN FALL 2013
HARVARD BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE SPRING 2014
The Harvard Biomedical Science Career Program will provide students with opportunities to network with advisors/role models from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, public health, academic administration and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries.
Students currently studying or planning to study in the areas of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, dentistry, engineering, pre-medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, physics, nursing, public health and environmental science are strongly encouraged to attend.
The purpose of the conference is to provide students from underrepresented populations with concrete advice and information on available resources, professional opportunities and career paths in biomedical and other science-related fields as well as, provide networking opportunities with advisors/mentors to encourage students to complete advanced studies.
PICK UP AND RETURN YOUR APPLICATION TO WILLIE POPE @ CMASS IN WILDER HALL Rm . 203 BEFORE JANUARY 24, 2014.
For more info, contact Willie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Nikkomo celebration will take place at the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center on Friday, December 6th, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is open to the campus community. The cultural Center is located in 110 Orchard Hill Way in the Basement of the Chadbourne Dormitory.
Nikkomo is one of many Algonquian “thanksgivings” celebrated throughout the year that correlate with harvest times. It’s the final thanksgiving celebration of the year, signaling the beginning of winter and a coming together of people. In recognition of this particular Native American tradition of the Nimpuc Tribal Nation of Massachusetts, the Josephine White Eagle Cultural centers hosts an annual Nikko pre-winter celebration at the cultural center. At the University of Massachusetts the Nikkomo reflects the principles of Nikkomo by being mindful for the resources we have(sustaining community), how we share resources (social justice), and being mindful of how we interact with each (respect for self, respect for others, respect of the past and respect for the generations to come.)
On campus Nikkomo is also a time when students faculty and staff come together to share a meal that they themselves have prepared (a very large potluck), before cramming for finals, preparing for travel to homelands to be with family and loved ones during the holiday season, and pre-paring for the coming winter. It is a time to resolve disputes, and come together to co-support each other during the cold moons of the winter season.
For more information please contact Jon Hill at email@example.com or Joyce Vincent firstname.lastname@example.org
MXCC/City Year JEOPARDY CHALLENGE
Come meet and have fun with CMASS/MXCC and City Year Boston staff. Enjoy Free Food, music, fun board games, dominos, coloring books or just sit back and relax while watching the excitement.
Do you have a good understanding of what CMASS,MXCC and City Year can do for you, as well as, good problem solving and teamwork skills? If so, you and members of your RSO or Fraternities/Sororities may have what it takes to claim the title of CMASS/MXCC/City Year Jeopardy Challenge Champions.
When: Tuesday, December 10,2013
Where: Malcolm X Cultural Center
located on the lower level of Berkshire Dining Commons
Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm Stop in any time
This will be a fun event to help you distress and win too! So take a break and come enjoy great fun!!
For more information and to Register your Team of 3-5 players contact:
CMASS Student Development Asst. Dir Willie Pope at email@example.com or
MXCC Staff member: Brianna Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
City Year Recruiter: Tajah Eddy at email@example.com
Prizes are gift cards to Chili’s Restaurant. Hope to see you there and Good Luck with Final Exams!
Assistant Director-Student Development
Case Study Competition
Hi everyone! CMASS is excited to announce the first case study competition. Our purpose in doing this is to:
- Engage students in transformative learning through personal growth, inclusive, intentional and innovative co-curricular experiences.
- Promote cultural, social, academic and creative expressions where students gain a deeper understanding of their own skills, capacities and competencies, especially the development of critical thinking skills.
In this competition, RSO and Greek organizations can submit a team of three students to analyze an undisclosed scenario and formulate the best possible solution to the issue presented. They will have to prepare a poster as well as a 15 minute oral presentation on Stand Against Racism Day, April 25. A panel of judges will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Prizes include trophies as well as donation of $500, 250 and 150, respectively. Teams will have two coaching opportunities before the competition.
UMASS Amherst Celebrates Kwanzaa
On Monday, December 2, 2013 the Malcolm X Cultural Center will host the Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the University of Massachusetts in the Student Union Ballroom from 5:30 P.M. to 8 P.M.
This event is one of several signature cultural celebratory events for the campus community and the general public.
Its origins date back to Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, who created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded US, a cultural organization, and started to research African "first fruit" (harvest) celebrations. Karenga combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations, such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu, to form the basis of Kwanzaa.
At the University of Massachusetts, Kwanzaa is co-supported by local African Diaspora Alum, faculty, staff and student organizations who lend their talents, scholarship and creative voices as a means of acknowledging current contributions by Africans, African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro Latinos to the global community.
Kwanzaa also serves as a remembrance of the challenges faced and survived across the African Diaspora, affirmation of the commitment to the continued resilience of individuals and communities to not only survive through oppressive times, but to continue to contribute gifts to humanity despite obstacles as well as the embodiment of the Kwanzaa principles for inclusiveness of diverse African Diaspora cultures while engaging in community building.
Career Survival Series: Careers with the Federal Government - POSTPONED
The Careers with the Federal Government originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th 2013 has been POSTPONED due to the unavailability and schedule change of the federal representative.
We will reschedule the workshop as a part of the Spring 2014 Career Survival Series. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to attend the various workshops planned for the Spring semester. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Assistant Director-Student Development
COMM 297P Spring 14
Looking for that one credit course that will complete your schedule, provide you with useful knowledge you can use immediately, and prepare you to enter the workforce?
Career Services and CMASS Career Development course COMM 297P is the right course for you!
This one credit course will cover:
- Networking & career decision factors
- Career fair strategies
- Mock interview practice: Informational and Behavioral Interview
- Interviewing skills/strategies how to prepare and make a great first impression
- Resume and Cover letter writing
Tommie Joyner - Assistant Director-Career Service Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Willie Pope - Asst Director Student Development CMASS email@example.com
Register on SPIRE!
Class schedule: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 Room E-10 Machmer Hall
UMASS Alumni Networking Night
Come put yourself on the road to success!
Wednesday Jan 15, 2014 4-6PM
City Year Boston Headquarters
287 Columbus Ave, Boston MA
- Networking with Professionals from Various Career Fields
- Access to UMASS Alumni
- Receive a Free Business Portfolio
- Career/Graduate school advice
- Mentoring Relationships
Registration Deadline: Friday January 3, 2014
Students register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1825IDl_c3s-MREahOktJxpQbwzC2elH_Zf47PNeSBEo/viewform
AFRO-AM 197B Spring 14
The purpose of this one credit course is to introduce students to a sampling of representative movies reflecting on the African American film experience from the 1930's through the 1990's. Movie screenings include films that represent various cultural backgrounds within the African Diaspora. The course focus is to explore the images of Black men and women in American cinema during this time period. To spark lively discussion about topics such as blaxploitation, the evolution of the roles/character and stereotypes portrayed by the movie industry.
Malcolm X Cultural Center
Afro. Am Professor Dr. John Bracey
325 New Africa House 413-545-2751
CMASS Asst. Director Willie Pope
204 Wilder Hall 413-577-2937 firstname.lastname@example.org
Register on SPIRE or contact Tricia Loveland
Room 325 New Africa House
SOCBEHAV 197S Spring 14
Dear SBS First year and Sophomore students,
Do you want to advance your success as a college student? We have designed a course to empower you to take charge of your college success.
Through weekly workshops, presentations and assignments you will develop study and reading skills, understand your own values and identify campus mentors.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
ENROLLMENT BY PERMISSION ONLY
Jackie Brosseau-Pereira email@example.com
Wilma Crespo firstname.lastname@example.org
Native Heritage Month.
November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
The Native Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, CMASS and the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center have worked together to celebrat4e and remember the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and the historical contributions of Native people.
For more information, contact John G Hill at email@example.com or call 413.545.4932 (JWECC) Mon-Thurs: 6-10PM or 413.545.2517 (CMASS) Mon-Fri-: 9AM-5PM
1491s: Native Heritage Month
The 1491s is a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma.
They are a gaggle of Indians (Native Americans) chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenours satire.
they coined the term, "All My Relations" and are still awaiting for the royalties.
They mooned Chris Columbus when he landed; they were at Custer'Last Stand and they invernted the bubble gum!
Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Campus Center Auditorium
This is free and open to the Campus Community and General Public
Massachusetts Native American Trail Project
Tuesday, Nov. 5 @ 5:30 in the JWECC
John Peters, Exec. Director of the Mass. Commission on Indian Affairs
Jean S. Forward, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Anthropology; Director, CPNAIS
Virginia McLaurin, Anthropology Doctoral Candidate
This is a UMASS Amherst Collaborative Initiative Project Presentation
Location: Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center
Lower Level Chadbourne Dorm 110 Orchard Hill Drive
For More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
or call the cultural center at 413-545-4932
Mon. - Thurs. between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
You 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.