Thank you to all of those who came out and participated in some of the awesome events for Transgender Awareness Week! We have lots of great opportunities and events to share with you in this edition of the newsletter.
LGBTQ Photo ShootFriday, December 49 am - 12 pmMeet at the fountain west of Old MainJoin LGBTQ Affairs and the other Cultural and Resource Centers for a photo shoot! We are looking for students, faculty, and staff who want to represent the University and their Center in upcoming Cultural and Resource Center marketing.Please wear U of A or non-branded clothing only.For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you go home for the holidays, go homo for the holidays with a holiday end-of-the-year party! There will be an ugly sweater contest, a rainbow elephant gift exchange (with $5 maximum on gifts), karaoke, friends, and snacks!
The holiday part runs from 6-8pm at the Pima Residence Hall Lodge.
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 5-6pm in African American Student Affairs (AASA)
This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other.
World AIDS Day 2015 promises to shed a new light on a life long journey to find a cure and an end to HIV and AIDS . This year the World AIDS Day Committee in Tucson is embarking on a new collaboration with the Loft Cinema at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd will be the new home for this annual commemoration and community event. The Loft has graciously offered the use of their patios just to the east of the main theater building on Tuesday December 1, 2014 from 4- 8 pm . SAAF, TIHAN, The Peterson Clinic, Cope Community Services and El Rio Health Center will be in attendance to provide prevention awareness and on site confidential HIV testing.
In addition, Reveille Men’s Chorus Reverb , The Esperanza Dance Project and other community arts organizations will perform through the course of the afternoon. A live on-air feed with an AIDS affected region of Africa is expected as are other Skype connection to World AIDS Day events in Southern Arizona are expected. Food Trucks from the Tucson community will be available as well.
Please join us for this momentous occasion and shedding a new light on the HIV/AIDS crisis and the community wide effort to find a life-long cure. For more information please contact : Rick Small , Heather Moroso and John Jackson through our World AIDS Day Tucson Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldAIDSDay.Tucson
The Alumni Association is offering several merit-based scholarships to members of the LGBTQ community. Please see here for more info.
Looking to get involved in the largest student run carnival in the nation? Well then now is your chance! Spring Fling 2016 is looking for wonderful volunteers to help with the Marketing Street Team!
Spring Fling will be April 8-10, so please keep that weekend COMPLETELY reserved for Spring Fling if you are applying. The Spring Fling Street Team is a guerrilla marketing team that is comprised of enthusiastic students who work to promote Spring Fling all year long and provide special help at the event itself. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at email@example.com. edu.
HED 397B (also known as Project SOAR) is a 2-unit course designed for students seeking a meaningful and hands-on learning experience.
In addition to a weekly interactive discussion section, SOAR mentors spend 2 hours per week with their assigned mentee(s) on-site at a local middle school.
Serving a total of 13 schools across Tucson, we place students at sites that meet their scheduling and transportation needs.
We even have dedicated sections for Greek (SECTION 2) , STEM (SECTION 3) , and all other students (SECTIONS 1 & 4)!
Make a difference in the life of a middle schooler.
Join Project SOAR by enrolling in HED 397B on UAccess.
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Want to make a difference during your Winter and Spring break? Have a passion for changing the world?
The University of Arizona Alternative Breaks organization has opened up its 2016 trip applications!
If you are interested in participating in one of these week-long, jam-packed fun, service trips, just go to https://arizona.
collegiatelink.net/form/start/ 81463. To apply for our weekend trip to Saguaro National Park go to https://arizona. collegiatelink.net/form/start/ 81457.
The trips include meaningful service working with different social issues, and fun activities on free days with other University of Arizona students! Our student-led trips are amazing opportunities for anyone looking to breakaway from the norm and do something different! See our trip options below!
Weekend Trip (November 13th-15th)
Winter Break (January 3rd to January 9th)
Poverty and Homelessness
Spring Break (March 12th – March 19th)
Poverty and Homelessness
Mental Health and Addiction
Poverty and Marginalization
Please contact uaalternativebreaks@
gmail.com with any questions.
Feel free to "like" our Facebook page (University of Arizona Alternative Breaks) to learn more about our organization and stay updated!
Teach, Lead, Make a Difference.
This year, nearly 9,000 corps members teach in 52 regions across the country, while nearly 42,000 Teach For America alumni continue to work from inside and outside the field of education to make an excellent education a reality for all.
A few facts about TFA:
A few facts about Teach For America:
Students from ALL majors and backgrounds can apply. Here’s how it works
You do not need to be an education major or hold a teaching credential to apply. We’ll help you get there!
· Earn a full salary and benefits ranging up to $50,000/year
· Work in 1 of 52 different communities nationwide.
Read more about picking your regional preferences.
· Empower kids from pre K through high school.
· Get the coaching and support you need throughout your 2 year commitment.
· Earn a teaching credential and opportunity to pursue an M.A. in Education.
· Get financial help to get you started.
A UA student currently taking a Business Consulting class has been paired up with a local non-profit organization. Their team has been tasked to conduct an analysis of external stakeholder perceptions specific to a couple target groups that the company is interested in, including the LGBTQ community.
Please take a minute to take give them your feedback. Click here to access the survey.
OSCR Student Employment
· Do you possess great customer service skills?
· Are you interested in working with people and helping them with computer related questions and problems?
· Do you have a willingness to learn new and more in-depth technical skills?
· Can you work a minimum of 10 hours a week?
· Are you available 7 days prior to both the Fall and Spring semesters?
· Do you enjoy teaching, either one on one or in groups?
UITS, including the Office of Student Computing Resources (OSCR), is the technologically innovative department you want to join. UITS is a fun and exciting place to work, and we employ more than 50 students in a variety of well paying positions. Work Study students are welcome. A complete description of all the positions is listed below. What are you waiting for?
The Human Rights Campaign is now accepting internship applications for the Spring 2016 semester. HRC headquarters is located in Washington, DC but internships are also available with HRC’s Project One America in Jackson, MS, Birmingham, AL and Little Rock, AR. HRC University offers internships with more than two dozen programs, including Government Affairs, Consumer Marketing, Health & Aging, Finance, Religion & Faith, HRC Global and more. A full list can be found here. HRC U internships also offer a mentoring program and weekly brown bag seminars.
Some scholarship funds are available, and will be awarded based on financial need and a commitment to diversity. Priority deadline to apply for an internship is November 15. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled, but those received by 11/15 will be considered first. Deadline to apply for scholarship funding is midnight, November 15. After that date we will consider the internship application but not for scholarship funds.
The Institute for LGBT Studies is seeking presenters for its Spring 2016 Deep Dish Speaker Series to be held every Thursday fromuntil .Have a paper on a LGBT-related research, academic, and/or social justice topic that you wish to present? Would you like to share information about a LGBT community initiative that you are developing? Want a chance to meet scholars, community members, students, and others interested in discussing LGBT-related research, social issues, and/or in building LGBT community across the University of Arizona campus and Tucson? If so, Deep Dish is the place for you!Deep Dish is a weekly lecture series hosted by the Institute that is casual, conversational, informal and, best of all, there is free pizza!The goal of Deep Dish is to build diverse networks across the University of Arizona and the larger Tucson community, as well as provide a space to share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues. Please click here to see examples of past talks and speakers.
Speech Acts: A Trans and Genderqueer Podcast
is in search of an Audio/Recording Intern for Spring 2016
Selected applicant will:
· work closely with TC Tolbert, trans poet and creator of Speech Acts
· record 1-on-1 conversations with members of the trans and genderqueer community
· assist in editing and production of the first weekly podcast of its kind!
· gain crucial real-world audio engineering experience
· earn college credit
· HAVE A BLAST!
Applicants should send an email with resume and cover letter describing audio/recording skills and interests along with an explanation of why you are the perfect fit to TC Tolbert at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 1, 2015.
UA Federal Relations Internship
UA Federal Relations is currently accepting applications for the Spring Semester
Federal Relations serves the interests of the University of Arizona with the federal government, federal elected and appointed officials and their staff, and federal agencies. In addition to representing the university, the unit is responsible for the following priorities:
• Establish strong working relationships with members of Congress and the Executive Branch
• Coordinate the university’s participation in the appropriations process
• Facilitate and implement the university’s federal agenda
• Promote the university as a key resource to congressional leaders
Interns work on campus in the Federal Relations office located in the Administration Building. Responsibilities include professional assistance for the Office of Federal Relations on a broad range of issues, including legislative tracking and analysis, as well as professional interaction with public officials and their staff members.
This is an unpaid position, though you can earn college credit through many majors; we will work with your College Advisor to facilitate this. Your number of hours per week depends on the number of course units you are pursuing.
Professional dress required.
If interested please email or deliver cover letter and resume (including 2 references) to:
UA Federal Relations
Attn: Shannon Heuberger, Dir. for Federal Legislative Affairs
PO Box 210066
Tucson AZ 85721-0066
If any further questions, please call Shannon at 520-621-9191
UA Federal Relations DC Intern Scholarship:
Internships in Washington DC, (as opposed to in-district internships), can be particularly challenging for students due to cost. While you would be receiving college credit and a wealth of experience for your work, you are not generally compensated financially. Because of the important role you play in our Arizona congressional offices, the UA Office of Federal Relations is pleased to offer a scholarship to help cover the costs of your time in Washington. Award of this scholarship is competitive and based on both merit and financial need, with a required minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship will allow $500/mo for living expenses, plus a tuition award. The tuition award covers mandatory fees, but not optional personal fees such as Honors fees, Engineering fees, class fees, etc. This scholarship is intended as a one semester opportunity for undergraduates, but graduate student applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Renewals may be considered only if academic credit and necessary degree progression can be demonstrated well prior to the second term.
To apply for this scholarship, please send to the Office of Federal Relations at least thirty days prior to the start of the semester:
Ø Your Name, Contact Information, including in DC (if you have it) and Student ID #;
Ø Record of approval for 12 units of academic credit for internship and Department point of contact for independent confirmation;
Ø A listing of any financial aid for which you are receiving/have applied;
Ø A two-page written statement of interest and merit; and
Ø An offer letter from the relevant Congressional office.
Ø Scholarships are subject to approval by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and the student’s college or department.
Please send this information to:
UA Office of Federal Relations
P. O. Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Phone number: (520) 621-9191
Job Opening: Student Sustainability Engagement Ambassadors
The Office of Sustainability will supervise six student ambassadors in the development
of off-campus undergraduate engagement opportunities for other undergraduates
through the UA 100% Engagement initiative. Ambassadors will identify opportunities in
six broad areas within the Tucson community and throughout southern Arizona: 1)
Water, 2) Energy, 3) Food, 4) Biodiversity/Ecosystems, 5) Transportation/Urban
Planning, and 6) Environmental Justice/Green Jobs for Youth.
Start Date: August 24th, 2015
Location: UA Main Campus & Greater Tucson
Pay rate: $10/hr.
Application Due Date: 11:59pm, Monday, May 4th, 2015, though applications may be
considered after this date if all positions are not filled
View application details here:
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The application for the 2016 Point Foundation Scholarship is NOW OPEN and we would appreciate your help in spreading the word! Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.
Since 2001, Point Foundation has awarded 326 scholarships to LGBTQ students at colleges and universities across the country. Our efforts have been successful because of our commitment to working with the community and because of our many partners who have connected their constituents to Point’s opportunities. We humbly ask that you share this information with your own constituents, friends, and partners, so that we can collectively work towards the betterment of the LGBTQ community and give young students an opportunity that may change their lives.
Our scholarship application for 2016-17 is open from November 1, 2015 to January 19, 2016 on the Application page.
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!