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                          Association of Raza Educators
     Raza Scholar-

     Amgen Schol-


      Culture Clash

      El Centro &
      (Check Out          “Education is a Basic Human Right!”
      Segment on Us)      That mentality is expressed by the Association of Raza Edu-
                          cators (A.R.E.) who are determined to provide an education
                          that is equitable to all, regardless of citizenship status.
                          A.R.E. believes that all students deserve an opportunity to
                          attend college without discrimination of any kind.
                          Through its fiscal sponsor, the Raza Education Fund, the Association of Raza Educators will provide undocu-
                          mented students with an opportunity to realize their dreams of attending college.

                          Scholarship recipients are selected based on need and their commitment to their communities. Students are
                          required to turn in an application and go through a thorough interview process, which demonstrates how they
                          are actively involved in their community. Scholarship recipients are expected to further the goals of A.R.E. To
                          access the applications, please go to the following website: http://www.razaeducators.org/
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Teach for America 1

IPO News and
                           Teach For America and CBCSA...
History of the   2
                           invite you to a panel discussion and career      Come hear professionals in business, law, medicine and social work dis-
LGBT Updates          3    networking event:                                cuss how they make a huge impact on education in their chosen career, and
                                                                            how experience with Teach For America has helped them succeed profes-
                           Tackling the Achievement Gap from                sionally.
Alternative Spring    3    Different Careers-
Break                                                                       Guests include:
                           Thursday, January 28th
MIT Summer                                                                  Andrea Wade,
                      4    6:00-8:00 pm
                                                                            Brand Director at Creative Artist Agency
Research                   VKC 150
                           (dinner will be provided!)                       William Ryan,
El Centro/            4                                                     Senior Legal Counsel for Direct TV
LatiNation                 There are 14 million children are grow-
                                                                            Dr. Adrian Castro,
 Eric Benavidez,           ing up in poverty, and we need more
                                                                            USC Keck School of Medicine Alum
                           than teachers and principals fighting to
 Managing Editor           STOP educational inequity.                       Theo Fowles,
 William N. Vela,          For more info, contact CBCSA at                  Big Brothers Big Sisters

 Editor in Chief           213.740.8257.                                    Panel discussion starts at 6:00pm, with the networking reception and
                                                                            (free) dinner immediately following the discussion.
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Career Fest 2010, February 1-5, a
week of events for USC students cen-
                                            Are you in the Biology, Chemistry,
tered on topics related to work, career

                                            or Biotechnology Fields?
and the economy engaging the entire
university community. Whether you are
a freshman and have not decided your
major, a sophomore/junior thinking
about internships or a senior about to
graduate we have an event for you! The
week will include panels, discussions,      Caltech's Amgen Scholars Pro-                     Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-
workshops and networking events
                                            gram is geared towards students in                trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a
hosted by departments across the USC
campus. For more information and            biology, chemistry, and biotech-                  food allowance.
full list of events/workshops visit the     nology fields. Some of these fields
                                                                                              Application: Online applications are due February 16, 2010.
Career Fest website, http://                include biology, biochemistry,
careers.usc.edu/careerfest/.                bioengineering, chemical and bio-                 For more information, please visit
                                            molecular engineering, and chem-                  www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu
BANDAI – Summer Internship Pro-                                                               or get directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626)
gram (Tokyo, Japan) As one of the           Eligibility: Students must be cur-                395-2887
world's leading toy companies, Bandai
is constantly searching for new ways to     rent sophomores through non-
conceptualize, develop, and market          graduating seniors, must be attend-
products. Bandai is pleased to announce     ing a four-year university, and must
that we will start recruiting product       be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent
development interns in January. Bandai      residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2
will accept applications between Janu-
                                            is required.
ary 11th and February 10th 2010 Japan
time. For program details and re-
quirements please visit our website,
index.html. Round trip airfare, stipend
and housing are provided by Bandai for

                                           History of the Mexican American:

NFL Network- Supported by 3 PR
staffers, coordinate daily NFL Network
information collection that is sent to
NFL Communications and NFL Net-
work personnel. Contribute to the moni-
                                           CLASS AT USC SPRING 2010!!!
toring and quote collection & distribu-
tion of marquee NFL Network and            As residents of a city in which             Additional details include:
NFL.com programming, including NFL         Latinos have played an essential
Network’s Thursday Night Football live                                                 AMST 373m: History of the Mexican American (4 units)
                                           role in its past, and will continue
primetime game slate. Monitor and                                                      Section:    10428 R
                                           to play a large role in its future, it is
recognize insightful and noteworthy                                                    Days:       T Th
quotes from NFL Network on-air per-        essential that all USC students
                                                                                       Time:       3:30-4:50p.m.
sonalities & NFL.com stories for distri-   learn Mexican American history.
bution to print and online media. This                                                 Instructor: Gerardo Licon (glicon@usc.edu)
                                           This spring of 2010 Mexican
also includes the overall support of the                                               Location:    VKC 102
                                           American History will be taught
PR department for handling viewer, fan
                                           Tuesday and Thursday afternoons             Sample Readings:
and charity correspondences. Please
apply at www.nfl.com                       in VKC 102. The class will cover
                                                                                       Haas, Lisbeth. Conquests and Historical Identities in California, 1769-1936
                                           the history of Mexico and Latinos
                                                                                       Erlinda Gonzalez-Berry. The Contested Homeland: A Chicano History of New
                                           in the United States from Pre
For much more information: Contact         Columbian times to the present.
                                                                                       Vicky Ruiz. From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-
the Internship Programs Office in STU      This class will also include Central
B1 or log on to connectSC at http://       American and Caribbean history.             Century America
careers.usc.edu                                                                        Treviño, Roberto R. Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-
                                                                                       Catholicism in Houston

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 Culture Clash: Palestine, New Mexico
 Chicano performance group Cul-          Performed by Culture Clash, L.A.’s             Friday, January 22, 2010 :
 ture Clash presents a new play          leading Chicano performance group,             6:15pm to 11:00pm
 about loss, identity and America’s      and written by Clash member Richard
 shifting political landscape.           Montoya, Palestine, New Mexico prom-
                                                                                        Mark Taper Forum
 This trip is for current USC stu-       ises to be funny, electrifying and pro-
                                                                                        135 North Grand Avenue
 dents only. You must use the            vocative. The play tells the story of
                                                                                        Los Angeles, CA 90012
 provided transportation to partici-     a female U.S. Army captain who re-
 pate. Space is limited and advance      turns from Iraq to inform the chief of a
 registration is required. RSVP          New Mexico Native American tribe that          Open to USC students only.
 beginning Tuesday, January 12, at       his son died under her command. Though         Admission is free. RSVP re-
 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will      the incident was officially classified as a    quired. To RSVP, go to:
 begin at 5:30 p.m. on campus.           friendly-fire death, its suspicious circum-     http://www.usc.edu/dept/pubrel/
 Buses will depart at 6:15 p.m. and      stances create a crisis of conscience for      visionsandvoices/RSVP/
 will return to campus at 11 p.m.        Captain Siler, who takes the case to the       reserve.php?RSVPEvtCode=154
                                         military courts.

     LGBT Events and Updates!!
     Transfer Student Mixer & Welcome               Welcome Back Paint Party                        Apply to Live on the Rainbow Floor for Next Aca-
     w/ “Showgirls”                                                                                 demic School Year
                                                    Thursday, January 21 | 9 PM | ONE
     Sunday, January 24 | 6 PM | Leavey             Institute (909 W. Adams Blvd.)                  Since 1997, the Rainbow Floor has been providing
     Library Auditorium                                                                             support to LGBT and Ally students in Residential
                                                    Are you ready for the return of the
                                                                                                    Life and I am thankful that students have continued to
     Mix and mingle with some fellow trans-         biggest GLBT party at USC?? Thanks to
                                                                                                    support this program and have made the floor their
     fer students and watch the camp-classic        the LGBT & Ally Freshman Advocacy
                                                                                                    own. As the Housing application begins please con-
     “Showgirls.” This is also an opportunity       Board, the Paint Party has returned. Come
                                                                                                    sider applying to live on the Rainbow Floor. If you
     to learn about involvement opportunities       ready to get paint all over you. Listen to
                                                                                                    are interested complete a Rainbow Floor Supple-
     for transfer students. “Showgirls” is          your favorite songs while spreading paint
                                                                                                    mental Application Form by Wednesday, January
     critically panned and considered a box         all over yourself under black lights! And
                                                                                                    20. The application is simple and easy. Past students
     office bomb, Paul Verhoven's deliciously       that is only the beginning. Don't miss this
                                                                                                    have had great experiences on the floor because it is
     bad feature stars Elizabeth Berkley in a       party. People from three years ago still talk
                                                                                                    an environment where they can be themselves and
     huge departure from her feminist charac-       about the last Paint Party. For informa-
                                                                                                    also have a consistent group of friends that they can
     ter, Jessie Spano, on Saved by the Bell.       tion, email glbta@usc.edu.
                                                                                                    hang out with. To access the application, please
     It’s great to watch! For more informa-
                                                                                                    visit: http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/glbss/PDFS/
     tion, email lgbt@usc.edu.

   Alternative Spring Break in Louisiana!
   Have Deloitte PAY for you to go           Plus, you'll get a chance to help out at some of the schools where we place teachers. Way more
   on an alternative spring break in         meaningful than hanging out in Cancun, and way less expensive! Apply online by January 22nd
   Baton Rouge! Check it out!                (DEADLINE HAS BEEN EX-
   Deloitte has partnered with               TENDED!).
   Teach For America and will PAY            www.deloitte.com/us/
   YOU to go on an alternative spring        MaximumImpactTeachForAmerica
   break trip. You'll get to meet with
                                              If you've got questions, please feel
   Deloitte execs and Teach For
                                             free to email:
   America staff.

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   MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
 The Office of the Dean for Graduate Edu-      from around the country who could bene-         We are looking for underrepresented minority underclassmen
 cation at the Massachusetts Institute of      fit from spending a summer on MIT's            (particularly African-American, American Indian/Alaskan
 Technology will host its annual MIT           campus, working in a research labora-          Native, Mexican American and Puerto Rican students) inter-
 Summer Research Program (MSRP)                tory under the tutelage and guidance of        ested in science and engineering that would benefit from a 9-
 from June 6 – August 7, 2010.                 experienced scientists and engineers. The      week, research-intensive summer program.
                                               program features supervision by an MIT         Additional program details, applicant requirements and
 The MSRP, an institutional effort that
                                               faculty member and postdoctoral fellow         the online application can be found on the web at mit.edu/
 began in 1986, facilitates the involvement
                                               or advanced graduate student; weekly           msrp.
 of talented students in research aspects of
                                               seminars/workshops; preparation and
 the fields of engineering and science—                                                       Monica Orta
                                               delivery of a research poster and paper;
 particularly those who are underrepre-                                                       MIT Summer Research Program Coordinator
                                               individual counseling on academic careers;
 sented in these fields. This summer pro-                                                     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                               hands-on training in active, "real-
 gram seeks to identify talented sopho-                                                       Phone: 617-253-4846
                                               world" laboratories; and participation in
 mores, juniors and non-graduating seniors                                                    Email: mmorta@mit.edu
                                               social and cultural activities in the area.

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Along with other USC-related videos, El Centro is featured on the website! So check
it out, and who knows, some of you may be on it as well!!


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