We are in the midst of Transgender Awareness Week, full of incredible programming to attend. Take this opportunity to learn about, learn from, support, and remember incredible trans folks.
For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to honor and mourn transgender people who have died in the past year, and raise awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and people who are targeted because of their gender identity and/or gender expression. The outdoor vigil at the Old Main fountain on the UA campus will be followed by a procession to Fluxx Studios on 4th Ave and 9th St. The Facebook event can be found here
We will gather at 6pm to begin reading names.
LGBTQ Affairs provides support groups to people who need some support in their lives. Those include:
LGBTQA+ Support Group
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm in the SUMC Room 412 (4th Floor Conference Room)
This is a safe space for UA students, faculty, and staff to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQA+ and Allied community.
Gender Spectrum Support Group
Mondays 3-4pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner
This is a support, therapy, and education group for UA students dealing with gender identity, gender dysphoria, and issues related to gender. There is a $5 a week charge, that can be billed to Bursar's
QPOC and Two-Spirit Discussion Group
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm in Nugent Room 205
This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other.
LGBTQ Abuse Survivors Suppor Group
Tuesdays 1-2pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner
This group is open to UA students of all genders who have experienced interpersonal violence/abuse and identify as LGBTQ+
Upcoming Training and Registration Links
Wednesday, November 19th
It's finally time for the 20th Anniversary of Hunger Banquet, hosted by Residence Life's Advocates Coming Together. Hunger Banquet is an event bringing attention to food insecurity as it relates to poverty on both a global and local scale. We ask that participants fast with us (not eating, but drinking LOTS of water) for 30 hours prior to the event if your health allows. This is the average amount of time that a food insecure person goes without food, so take a walk in someone else's shoes for a cause! Doors open at . If you want to fast for the full 30 hours, the time to start is on the 17th. We will break our fasts together at Pima Lodge. We will see you there!
Its Transgender Awareness Week! As part of the events, MedPride will host a discussion around trans identities and trans experiences with medical professionals. Michael Woodward, MPH student and former Executive Director of the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, will lead a panel of trans people who will share their experiences and answer questions. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by 11/18 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
The University of Arizona Native American Student Affairs (NASA) invites you to attend the Walk in Beauty, Walk in Balance Spiritual Symposium scheduled for Friday, November 21st. This event will mark the beginning of an annual gathering to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
2nd Annual PULSE CAT Pre-Health Blast
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health professions?Do you want to know what will it take to be competitive?Take a tour of the pre-health Route by attending this workshop!
Where: Arizona health Sciences Center (AHSC)
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at the event)8:30 am - 9:00 a.m. Registration-DuVal Auditorium Lobby
Rotation I Getting to Know Faculty
Rotation II Health Professional Student Panel
Rotation III What are Admission Committees Looking for?
Rotation IV Getting Clinical or Volunteer Experience?
Lunch Panelist and Student Question & Answer
Sponsored by The Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Science (CLAS) Pre-Health Professions Advising Center and Pre-Health PULSE CAT Ambassadors (Funding provided by the University of Arizona Student Affairs Student/Faculty Interaction (SFI) Grant)
There are a TON of amazing events happening as a part of Native American Heritage Month!
Reveille Men’s Chorus presents “TIS THE 20th SEASON.” A holiday celebration of their 20th anniversary year spreading music, laughter and a mission of “Changing Lives Through Music” to Southern Arizona and abroad!
Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th at 8pm
Sunday, December 7th at 3pm
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Ticket Prices are:
$25 General Admissions
$20 for Seniors and Students with valid ID
Tickets maybe purchased through www.reveillemenschorus.org
Group Tickets Available.
Are you interested in sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking prevention? Do you want to gain event planning experience or be a part of an on-campus movement? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you should consider applying for the UA ‘s Oasis Program Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Spring 2015 Student’s Promoting Empowerment and Consent (SPEAC) internship!
SPEAC is a social justice-oriented student group dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Through education and outreach, SPEAC aims to advocate for survivors, inspire action within the UA student community, and challenge the culture and social structures that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence.
If you have any questions regarding the application, or need additional information, please contact Jane Otenyo at email@example.com.
Earn 2 Units of Upper Division Elective Credit (EDL 270)
Intergroup Dialogue's Spring 2015 Program
Intergroup Dialogue at the University of Arizona is a 2 credit program where students meet weekly to engage with issues of social group identity, conflict and working together to create a more socially just community. Program participants work with trained student facilitators in a supportive small group environment. Intergroup Dialogue is coordinated through the Common Ground Alliance UA and sponsored by funding from the Student Services Fee.
To be considered for the program, applications must be submitted by FRIDAY, November 25th.
Sections of this course will meet Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm during the Spring semester. Once selected to participate in the program, we will assign you to one of three sections of the course. Courses focus on race, gender and sexual orientation
How Can I Sign Up?
To apply for the program, Click on this link: http://eepurl.com/56ui1
Sign up today!
The program is open to all students but we're only able to award undergraduate credit at this time.
For more information, contact Sarah Gonzales firstname.lastname@example.org
Intergroup Dialogue is sponsored by the Student Services Fee and coordinated through the Dean of Students Office and Residence Life. Common Ground Alliance is a program comprised of African American Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Student Affairs, Guerrero Student Center, Native American Student Affairs, LGBTQ Student Affairs and the Women’s Resource Center.
The deadline to submit a proposal is December 5th, 2014. To send submissions or ask questions, please email email@example.com
Internships available for course credit, or on a volunteer basis.
Applications due Monday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.
2015 Student Fellowship Competition Now open
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.
Eligibility: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.
Become a tutor!
The THINK TANK is now hiring for spring 2015!
Positions are now available for tutoring in writing, math, physics, chemistry, economics, accounting, MIS 111 and statistics. We accept tutors from any major!
- Flexible hours and paid training
- Opportunities to earn CLRA (College Reading and Learning Association) Tutor Certifications and pay raises for completing training
- Leadership and mentoring opportunities
- Reinforcement of content knowledge and training on learning and tutoring methods
To apply, please provide the following materials in addition to the application form:
- Letter of recommendation(s) from an instructor in each discipline you apply to tutor in
- Brief essay detailing why you are interested in tutoring. If applying for a writing position, you must also respond to a scenario on the second page of the application.
- Unofficial transcript (including transfer transcripts)
Application form available at http://thinktank.arizona.edu/
To request more information please contact Mel Williams, Tutor Coordinator at the Think Tank firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications can be turned in to Mel by email or dropped off at the Think Tank Bear Down Gym front desk.
The deadline to apply is December 4th!
We are requesting your participation in a study to learn more about Generation Z college students. In this study, we aim
to explore the following in relation to those born in 1995 or later:
· Characteristics, styles and motivations
· How they learn, engage, communicate, and form relationships
· Pertinent social issues and outlook on life
The survey should take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation will be incredibly valuable to learning more about this population. The survey link is:
For questions, concerns, or complaints about the study you may contact Corey Seemiller at 520-626-0084. For questions about this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at 520-626-6721 or online at http://orcr.arizona.edu/hspp. This study has been approved by IRB at the University of Arizona.
Thank you for your participation.
Corey Seemiller, PhD
Director of Research & Assessment, OrgSync, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Meghan Grace, M.A.
Coordinator of Leadership Programs, University of Arizona
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!