July 23rd Newsletter


Hey Wildcats!

School is over but there are still some great events to check out while you're out getting a tan (and avoiding that 109 degree heat!) We present our July newsletter, and be on the look out for us in the Fall. 

Best wishes and stay cool!

- LGBTQ Affairs 


Campus Events

1. Marie J. Kuda Presents Exhibit at the UA Poetry Center, May 19-July 30th


Come one, Come all, Come out and Help Spread the Word




When: May 19th-July 30th

 As a literary mentor and an active voice in the Chicago writing scene, Marie J. Kuda compiled a lifelong personal poetry and literature collection whose holdings included Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic:

The Erotic as Power, published as a pamphlet by Out & Out Books, and a first printing of Gwendolyn Brooks’s Riot. In 2012, the Poetry Center was honored to receive selected books, chapbooks, and ephemera from Kuda’s collection, on display for the first time in this exhibit of lesbian and feminist works. 

The University of Arizona Poetry Center      

1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0150

Summer Hours    From May 10 through August 24                         

Monday & Thursday  9:00  to 8:00   Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday   9:00  to 5:00


1. Undergraduate Research Assistantship Request, Summer 2014-Spring 2015, University of Arizona

Professor Name:  Stephen Russell, Ph.D

Project Title and Description:

Research assistants may have the opportunity to work on several ongoing projects depending on skills and interests. Projects include research on suicide and self-harm among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, themes (including sexuality) in the poetry of young poets, identity and self-identification among LGBs at different life stages, the role of gender, race, disability, sexuality as factors in school discipline. 

We encourage students to enroll who have an interest in and who plan to continue research on these or related areas in the future. 

Description of RA duties:

Research assistants will be responsible for assisting with data entry, administrative office tasks, and project-related research. Additional tasks may be assigned based on individual skills and interests.

# Hours/Week (45 per unit):

2 units (6 hours/week) or 3 units (9 hours/week)

Start/End Dates:

Starting over summer sessions if possible. Preference will be given to applicants available to enroll through Spring of 2015.


Hours are flexible, although most work will occur in our office between 9am and 5pm. Research assistants will be asked to commit to a regular weekly schedule.

Type of course: FSHD 492 (Section 042)

Student characteristics:

Students must be reliable, dedicated, and should possess strong communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

How to apply

Email your resume and letter of interest to Jason Rivera at jasonrivera@email.arizona.edu.  In your letter of interest please note if you have work study eligibility.  




3.Represent UA at Arizona Student Congress


Do you pay tuition? Are you a student? Do you want to work to make the lives of college students better? If you answered Yes to any of these questions Keep reading!!!

With the new school year approaching, the student movement is looking for new and motivated students to join the Arizona Students' Association. The Arizona Students’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization that represents the interests of over 540,000 students across the State of Arizona.

This summer, from August 1-3, ASA will be hosting it’s annual Congress. Congress is made up of students from all around the State of Arizona like YOU who want to have their voices heard at the state level.

"Make it Happen, Make it Matter!"

Join ASA for three exciting and busy days for students to debate, envision, and vote on ASA’s priorities and leadership for the upcoming school year. The Arizona Students’ Congress is founded upon the belief that students should take the lead in determining how the Association functions on every level.

This year, we are proud to invite students from across the State to unite to work diligently in setting our statewide student agenda. Students will participate in workshops, conference governing committees, and elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The University of Arizona currently has open seats for Representatives in the House of Representatives that need to be filled by student leaders from the many diverse communities on campus.

Congress is a phenomenal opportunity for students across the state to have their voices heard and to be able to prioritize issues in the Arizona student movement.

To read up on our event, please visit: http://azstudents.org/events/annual-arizona-students-congress/

If you are interested in attending, please sign up here: http://azstudents.org/forms/view.php?id=24674

There is a Registration fee to help with food costs for the event. Early registration price will be $20 until Friday, July 11th, 2014 and then $25 until July 16th, and $30 after. If this is an issue please contact us. We will also set up a carpool to travel to the event in Phoenix, AZ.

If you have any  additional questions, please feel free to e-mail me at jgc@azstudents.org
or call Shayna at (602) 930-9145

Find us and this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483626165216125/

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4.Help With A Trans Pilot Study


If you are trans-identified and work at a US Higher Education institution, you can help fill out a survey for a pilot study abot trans faculty experiences! You can find the survey at https://msucoe.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5hIK3RbGJS8qSG1





Thanks for your support! See you out and about!