IU La Casa Latino Cultural Center news

Date: March 12, 2015
Volunteers in Honor of Cesar Chavez’s Birthday
March 28; 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
La Casa/Latino Cultural Center on the Indiana University campus, is looking to bring students together for a
student-led volunteering day within nonprofits throughout the Bloomington community. This is in honor of Cesar
Chavez's birthday and his selfless and philanthropic work to which he dedicated his life. Once we know how many
will be participating, we can then assign locations. We are planning to have two hour volunteer shifts, one from
10:00 am -12:00 pm and a second shift from 2:00 pm - 4:00pm on March 28th. If you or your organization are
interested in doing some volunteer work, please contact Alyssa Luna ([email protected]).
The Art of Networking and Job Searching
March 24; 11am - 12pm at La Casa (Latino Cultural Center) 715 E 7th Street
Questions? Email Stephen Amundson: [email protected]
Career Development Center (cdc.indiana.edu)
“Bi Love in the Time of Cholera: From Emotions around Bi Sex to the Impacts of Family and Structural
Stressors among Latino Bisexual Young and Adult Men”
March 24; 12:30-1:30pm at Indiana Memorial Union, Distinguished Alumni Room
Talk by Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, D. PH, MPH (Temple University School of Social Work) of Temple University on his
research related to sex, masculinity, and health among Latino men. More information see:
http://www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu/news/Miguel%20Munoz%20Laboy.shtml or contact [email protected]
Interview Skills
March 24; 6:30pm at La Casa
Getting ready to graduate and join the work-force? Come to this session to gain some interview skills. This event is
part of the Life after University: Leadership Series. Hope to see you there!
Spanish Volunteer and Service-Learning Roundtable
Spanish Volunteer and Service-Learning Roundtable
March 25; 5:30pm at CITL (Wells Library 2nd Floor)
The best way to develop your Spanish language skills and boost your chances of getting employed after graduation
is through volunteering in the Bloomington Hispanic and Latino community! Learn about service learning courses
and how you can receive college credit for your volunteer work. Representatives from the following organizations
will be present: El Centro Comunal Latino, Vital Volunteers in Tutoring, The Bilingual School, La Escuelita, The
Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship, and much more!
Latina Program
March 25; 7pm at La Casa
This program is dedicated to honoring Latinas that have impacted our lives. On behalf La Casa, we invite to come
and share with those present a Latina that has influenced you in your life. Panelist will also talk about the impact
Latinas in general have had for the community/nation at large. For more information contact [email protected]
“Surviving and Thriving: Minority Graduate Student Professional Development Series” - Grant Writing
March 27; 1-4pm in the Student Building room 015
Semester long professionalization workshop series to help minority graduate students face the challenges of
graduate school and to start preparing them for the job market. The Series is a collaboration between Latino
Studies Program, La Casa, Latino Graduate Student Association, and the Emissaries for Diversity (Graduate
School). Each workshop will have a different topic, and will bring together faculty from all over campus.
Caliente: Salsa Night
March 28; 6pm at Brother’s Bar and Grill
The Latino Law Student Association is in the final stages of planning Caliente: Salsa Night, our annual dinner and
latin dancing fundraiser. Tickets are being sold at the law school during the lunch hour this week and the week
leading up to the event, at the door, or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caliente-llsa-salsa-night-tickets15875842071.
La Fiesta Primavera
March 28; 10pm-3pm at The Vid (217 N. Walnut St), DJ Isaac Salazar, $5
Math and Writing Tutoring
Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6-8pm at La Casa
“Inclusive Career Advising”
Wednesdays from 10:30am-12:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm at the La Casa/Latina Cultural Center
Looking for a convenient and comfortable place to talk about your career? Come talk with a career advisor! If you or
someone you know is looking to talk about his/her future career/graduate school plans, come talk with a career
advisor who can help you in the comfort of La Casa/Latino Cultural Center. As always, all students are welcome to
visit the Career Development Center's main office at 625 North Jordan Ave (Across from the Library and Health
Center) and meet with a career advisor during our drop in advising hours M-F from 12:30pm-4:00pm. For more
information contact [email protected]
"Aqui y Ahora con Paola- Where we talk about what's going on for you."
Thursdays; 6-8pm at La Casa (no appointment needed- find me in the sun room)
Need someone to talk to or give some extra support? Someone to reach out for whatever you may need? Come
see me, Paola M Hernandez Barón. Some examples on how I can help: adjustment/transition to college or other
changes in your life; relationships including family, friends, and significant others; anxiety or stress; school/work;
future goals; career path/goals; goal setting; time-management/organization; or just for someone objective and
confidential to listen and offer support. Thursdays (except spring break) For more information contact me at
[email protected]
[email protected]
Study Tables--Sponsored by Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc.
Thursdays; 6:30-8:30pm at La Casa
Historical Trauma and Mental Health in the African American Community
March 25; 6pm at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Thomas Parham, vice chancellor at the University of California, will discuss the historical trauma and mental health
of the African-American community.
“Sovereignty, Colonialism, and Ordinary Life at Twentieth-Century Akwesasne”
March 25; 12pm at First Nations Educational Cultural Center (712 E. 8th st)
The Native American Graduate Student Association invites you to hear Chris Upton on “Sovereignty, Colonialism,
and Ordinary Life at Twentieth-Century Akwesasne.” Lunch will provided.
It's Not So Black and White: Talking Race, From Ferguson to Bloomington
March 26; 7-9pm at IMU (Alumni Hall)
Join us for a campus and community-wide Teach-In that examines the historical roots and current incidences of
state-sanctioned violence against black people in America. Recent tragedies in Ferguson, MO and elsewhere have
led many of us to confront hard realities about the challenges of living in a racially diverse, yet also highly
segregated, society. The Teach-In will feature three speakers, each of whom contributes a powerfully distinct
perspective on the topic. The audience will then have opportunities to engage the speakers with questions and
comments. We hope that you will attend, and encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to do so as
well. The event will be livestreamed online.
Pages to Prisoners Training
March 29; 6-8 p.m. at Boxcar Books.
Want to make a difference in the lives of incarcerated people? Regular volunteers needed to select reading
materials for & correspond with inmates. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call (812) 315-9380. The
Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the U.S. By providing
free reading materials upon request, we hope to stimulate critical thinking behind bars.
NPR’s Eric Deggans, “Decoding the Race Baiting of Modern Media,”
March 30; 7pm at the Moot Court Room, Maurer School of Law.
Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic and author of “Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to
Divide a Nation.”
“The Art of Protest: Past, Present and Future,”
April 8; 7pm in room 251 at IU’s Radio and Television Services building (Rm. 251)
African American and African Diaspora Studies Graduate Society invites you to hear Artists and activists from the
Chicago-based organization “Let Us Breathe Collective” and the Ferguson, Mo., organization “Lost Voices” to talk
about the use of art and protest.
Graduate Students and Faculty Mixer
March 13; 3-4:30pm at La Casa
Please take a break from your work and join us to refresh yourself and network with other minorities from a
multitude of disciplines. Refreshments will be served.
Themester Internship: “The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet”
Deadline: March 22
Themester, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce several undergraduate
internships available for Fall 2015’s Themester “@Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.” Internship
duties average about five hours a week. All interns will actively engage the theme by attending and reporting on
Themester events. Other duties include coordinating a Themester event or project and promoting Themester.
Previous interns report that the internship helped them engage campus on a deeper level. For more information,
please visit: http://themester.indiana.edu/2015.shtml.
Early Insights program for Morgan Stanley in the Finance division (One day workshop in NYC)
Deadline: Mach 22
Date of workshop: April 16
Join us for the early insights program for Black and Hispanic students. Morgan Stanley offers current full-time
undergraduate freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to explore the financial services industry and become
familiar with the Firm's business and culture. In our one day workshop, you will gain insight into the recruiting
process, learn resume tips and interviewing techniques, and network with leaders across the Firm. Students
selected for the program will have domestic travel expenses paid to and from our offices in NYC. Participation is
limited. Please see the attached flyer.
Indiana University – Radio/Television Services Production Coordinator
The position description and application information is available until March 26, 2015 only, at:
The Little 500 Working Student Scholarship
Deadline: March 27
Scholarships of $1,000 are available to full time sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at IU Bloomington for the
2014-2015 fall and spring semesters. Scholarship criteria is based upon the average number of hours worked per
week and GPA earned during the 2014 spring and fall semesters. For more information and to view the application,
please see the attached pdf or visit the following site: http://iufoundation.iu.edu/students/scholarships.html.
Water Plant Operator
Deadline: Open until filled
The city of Bloomington is searching for a part-time water plan operator. Through this position the individual will
perform various analytical tests associated with the operation of plant, including pH balance, chlorine, turbidity,
alkalinity, hardness, fluoride, aluminum, chloride, stability index, odor, and microscopic examination. Operate
various types of laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: Spectrophotomer, microscope, distilled water
center, turbidimeter, and titrator. Read and record meter readings and prepare daily reports, make appropriate
adjustments in processing, and record adjustments or changes as required. Applicants should have at least a high
school diploma and a combination of experience. This is an on call position. The salary is $16.83-$17.29/hr. For
more information, please email: [email protected]
Project Engineer (Full-time)
Deadline: March 30 by 5pm
Deadline: March 30 by 5pm
The city of Bloomington is searching for full-time project engineer. Through this position the individual will assist in
design of assigned street improvement projects, intersection safety projects, and bicycle and pedestrian facility
projects. Ensures that transportation project designs are consistent with applicable engineering principles,
guidelines, and standards address public safety, as well as reflect adopted City and MPO policies and planning
documents. Manages consultant service contracts for the design of transportation projects. Applicants should have
a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or related field and three years of experience. The salary for this position is
$72,-75,000. For more information, please contact Human Resources at: [email protected]
Inter-University Program for Latino Research FIFTH Siglo XXI Conference
The IUPLR Fifth Biennial Conference explores a rethinking of paradigms to help inform a new understanding of
Latinos and a complex social phenomena. For more information, please click on the following link:
http://iuplr.uic.edu/iuplr/2015-siglo-xxi-conference. Registration is $25/student with ID. General Public Registration:
$125 or daily rate of $50.
Indiana Latino Institute Summer Internship
Deadline: April 1
The purpose of the ILI Summer Internship is to connect Indiana Latino students with professional development
opportunities to ensure their post-secondary success. Through this internship, students will be able to work
alongside professionals while earning an educational stipend for 125 hours of work. Applicants must be enrolled at
least part-time for Fall of 2015 at any college or university in Indiana. The program dates are: June 01-August 14,
2015. For more information, please call: (317) 472-1055. Applications must be picked up at the Indianapolis office.
For location, please click on the following link: http://indianalatinoinstitute.org/about-us/contact-us/.
Democracy Summer Internship
Deadline: April 3
Looking for a challenging social change opportunity for summer 2015? Want to make a difference in your
community AND be paid for your time? Apply to be part of the 2015 Democracy Summer internship class! All
interns earn a $2,500 stipend to start a career in social and political change. For more information, check out their
website here.
Associate Librarian or Image Technologies & Visual Literacy Librarian
Deadline: April 3
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the
position of Image Technologies and Visual Literacy Librarian in the Arts & Humanities Department. The person in
this position will serve as the primary point of contact for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Fine
Arts/Department of the History of Art with questions related to finding and using digital image resources.
Additionally, the incumbent will serve as the visual resources contact person for library staff and for departments
across the IUB campus. Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or
equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, art history, or design
field. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:
https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. For questions, email Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources at:
[email protected]
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice
Want a career in community organizing? The Direct Action and Research Training hires and trains organizers to
lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including: * Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline *Reining in
predatory lending practices * Expanding access to primary health and dental care * Prioritizing funding for
affordable housing and job training * Education reform in low-performing public schools. Positions start June 29,
2015 in Columbus, OH, Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, FL and Lawrence and Topeka, KS.
Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance based raises. Fluent Spanish speakers are
Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance based raises. Fluent Spanish speakers are
encouraged to apply. To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org.
Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at [email protected] or (202) 841-0353.
Healthcare Administration Paid Internship (Part-time)
This internship will assist with research and community needs assessment to support grant for the Parkview
Foundation and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. Must be able to work 16 to 20 hours/week for 2-4 months
until project is complete. The salary for this position is $18.70/hr. The ideal candidate would be an MBA or MPH
student. For more information, please click on the following link: https://www.healthcaresource.com/pvh/index.cfm?
National Name Exchange
Indiana University belongs to the National Name Exchange (NNE), a consortium of universities nationwide whose
goal is to inform minority undergraduate students of the opportunities available in graduate school. We would like to
invite you to participate in this name exchange by clicking on the link below. By doing so, you will receive graduate
admissions and financial aid information from many of the participating institutions. Click on this link for the entire
list of National Name Exchange participants. Once on the site, insert this invitation code: NNEstudent2015
Sign up today for the 2015 IU Homecoming Steering Committee
While the 2015 IU Homecoming game versus Rutgers may be several months away, planning is taking place now
to create an amazing on-campus Homecoming experience for students next fall. If you are interested in being more
involved with great Homecoming events like: Nearly Naked Mile, the Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Court, and
more, please submit your application to serve on the 2015 IU Homecoming Steering Committee today. Interviews
will take place prior to Spring Break and notifications will be made in late March. Email Mike Mann at the IUAA for
an application: [email protected]
IU Student Body Supreme Court
Applications Due: March 15th at 5pm
Are you interested in seeing how the IU judicial system works? If so, you may be interested in serving on the
Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University. We are currently
accepting applications from all majors for an Associate Justice position for the 2015-2016 school year. To apply and
if you have any additional questions, [email protected]
[email protected]