Serving Our Diverse Latina/o & USC Community El Centro E-Newsletter SPECIAL V O L U M E 1 , I S S U E 1 6 J A N U A R Y 2 0 , 2 0 1 0 POINTS OF INTEREST: Association of Raza Educators Raza Scholar- ship Amgen Schol- arship Culture Clash El Centro & Scholarship LatiNation (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/ INSIDE about_projects_scholarship.html THIS ISSUE: Teach for America 1 IPO News and Updates 2 Teach For America and CBCSA... History of the 2 Mexican-American 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. PAGE 2 INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS OFFICE 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 PAID INTERNSHIPS: istry. BANDAI – Summer Internship Pro- or get directed to Carol Casey at email@example.com 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, http://www.bandai.co.jp/recruit/eo/ index.html. Round trip airfare, stipend and housing are provided by Bandai for History of the Mexican American: interns. UNPAID INTERNSHIPS: 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Mexico. 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 EL CENTRO E- NEWSLETTER VOLUME 1, ISSUE 16 PAGE 3 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. RainbowFloorApplication08.doc. 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. email@example.com EL CENTRO E- NEWSLETTER PAGE 4 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: firstname.lastname@example.org social and cultural activities in the area. El Centro Chicano on LatiNation!!! USC’s very own, El Centro Chicano is currently on Latination.tv 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!! http://www.latination.tv/videoPlayer.asp? ec=owMGoxMTqL777TiU7Pq1J4SGVJwtiowX&c=42 For more information on any of these topics below: More IPO Internships and Fellowships Study Abroad Center for Women and Men newsletter New CSII Report! And Much Much More! Please Visit Our E-News Extras Page at: Southern California University ofCompany http://sait.usc.edu/elcentro/e-newsletter/e- Hewlett-Packard 817 West 34th Street, UUC 300 newsletter-extras.aspx Los Angeles, California 90089-2991 Phone: (213) 740-1480 Fax: (213) 745-6721 E-mail: email@example.com Fostering a community of critically thinking, socially conscious Chicana/o and Latina/o leaders: providing personal, social and academic support through graduation and beyond, since 1972.
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