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Volume 3/Issue 13: November 9, 2012
November 11—Veteran’s Day 2012

“Whether they fought in Salerno or Samarra, Heartbreak Ridge or Helmand, Khe Sanh or the Korengal, our veterans are part of an unbroken chain of men and women who have served our country with honor and distinction. On Veterans Day, we show them our deepest thanks. Their sacrifices have helped secure more than two centuries of American progress, and their legacy affirms that no matter what confronts us or what trials we face, there is no challenge we cannot overcome, and our best days are still ahead.” November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama
Presidential Proclamation – Veterans Day 2012

UIUC 2012 Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday 11/11/12
The ROTC of the U. of I. will recognize Veterans Day with a tri-service ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at the indoor track in the Armory Building on campus. Guest speaker is Jack Dempsey, executive director of Facilities & Services and a veteran with 24 years of service in the Navy. Activities are free and open to the public. Contact the NROTC unit at 244-1444.
THIS Week @ the Women’s Resources Center
Monday—November 12 @ 12noon @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Dish It Up Lunch Series—A Herstory of Women’s Organizing and Labor Activism– Panel of Graduate Employees Organization Members.FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Monday—November 12 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—”Incarcerated Sisters: Examining Issues Facing Women In Prison”.Hot Topics Dialogues is a series hosted by the Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA on campus. Hot Topics seeks to provide a space for dialogue on gender and other social identities and social justice–and occurs every 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9pm. Refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Gender Action Network and the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided!

Tuesday—November 13 @ 5pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Women’s Career Institute: Negotiating a Promotion.Statistics show that women are less likely to advocate for better salaries and advancements. In this workshop, students learn tactics for negotiating for earning what they’re truly worth! Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Co-sponsored with The Career Center. Free and open to everyone!

Tuesday—November 13 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—UIUC NOW Chapter Meeting.NOW’s purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood!

Wednesday—November 14 @ 8pm @ Women’s Resources Center —Writ & Rhymed. Held at the University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center and sponsored in part by Montage Literary Arts Journal, Writ n’ Rhymed is a transformative poetic space created on various Wednesday nights at the University of Illinois. It is a space for art, poetry, spoken word, music, movement, prose, rhyme, performance, and critical engagement. It is creativity at its finest. Our mission is to provide a forum for poetry and other spoken word to the University of Illinois campus community. It is open to anyone at any level of poetry experience, and we welcome those who wish to share their own work as well as the work of others (e.g. a favorite famous author). Come bring your poetry, your friends, and/or your listening ears!
THIS Week‘s Fun Activities Out & About on Campus!
Monday, November 12 @ 12pm @ Gender & Women’s Studies House; 911 Sixth Street, CH.—“Going Grad” A Panel Discussion on Graduate School Admissions.
Panelists include: Professor Cris Mayo, Professor and Chair Chantal Nadeau, Professor Mimi Nguyen and Graduate students: Alex Mobley, Mel Stanfill, and TJ Tallie.

Tuesday—November 13 @ 12noon @ Asian American Cultural Center—Diwali: Festival of Lights – presented by Dharma Hindu Student Organization. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6pm @ UIUC School of Social Work, Room 2015; 1010 W. Nevada Avenue, U.—Cultivating Community-Based Resources & Supports for LGBTQ/Sexual Minority Youth: Research-Based Strategies. Dr. Shelley Craig will present findings from her research on community-based supports for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Tuesday, November 13 @ 1204 W. Nevada, and 1206 W. Nevada, U—“Sign Here”: American Indian Studies/Campus Honors Program students invite the campus to their public art exhibit. “Sign Here” is an art installation that displays the irony and unfortunate events that transpired during the Indian Removal period in the United States. By exposing the details and effects of Indian Removal we seek to incite awareness of colonization and create a new educational experience though art around issues of land tenure.
“Flash Feast: Eating Indigenously” is a food exhibit that addresses questions of where does our food come from and how foods relate to our country’s history and the Native peoples who lived here pre-colonization. Visitors will experience a walk through time, a progressive evolution of Indigenous foods from the New World, and learn of the percentage of Native ingredients in today’s foods. American Indian Studies and Campus Honors Students invite you to join them in this learning experience. Where and When: “Sign Here”: Native American House, 12:50-2 PM “Flash Feast”: On the Quad, 12:50-2 PM

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:00pm @ Robeson Rooms A & B, Champaign Public Library; 200 W. Green Street, CH.– Film Screening of Solar Mamas! This film is about a Jordanian wife and mother, Rafea, who is leaving home for the first time — to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers. The panel for the discussion after the film will be: Sophie Leon of the University of Illinois’ Society of Women Engineers; Robert Pilawa, University of Illinois Assistant Professor in the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, whose research is in Solar Power and who has had some experience working on solar solutions for the developing world; Yemaya Bordain, University of Illinois Ph.D. Candidate, Research Assistant (NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow), researcher in the field of renewable energy (organic solar cells) and a member of the University of Illinois’ National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); and Bill Fabian, owner of Midwest Renewable Energy who held an open house in October at a home he converted into a zero energy home.

Wednesday, November 14 @ 11:30am @ School of Social Work, Room 2015; 1010 W. Nevada Avenue, U.—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Research Seminar. Methodological Challenges and Opportunities.

Wednesday—November 14 @ 12noon @ Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center—Environmental Justice: Science, Law & Economics in the Greening of Black Studies– Lou Turner, African American Studies.FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Wednesday—November 14 @ 6pm @ La Casa Cultural Latina, Room 104—Dinner Dialogue: What Comes Next? The Future of America. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Thursday—November 15 @ 12noon @ La Casa Cultural Latina—Student Spotlights on Latina/o Studies – Student Panel, Latina/Latino Studies.FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Friday—November 16 @ 12noon @ Native American House—Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Internship: The Relationship between Native Americans and the Department of Justice – Noel Kaleikalaunuoka’oia’i’o Soma (Native Hawaiian).FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Native American Heritage Month—Now thru November 27, 2012
Saturday, November 10
2:00-5:00pm: “Keshena Watson Voice Recital” Reception to follow at Native American House
Smith Hall, 805 S. Matthews Ave. U

Sunday, November 11
4:00-7:00pm: Into the West Film Series Episode IV: “Hell on Wheels”
Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St. U

Monday, November 12
4:00-7:00pm: Into the West Film Series Episode V: “Casualties of War”
Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St. U

Tuesday, November 13
6:00-9:00pm: “Crooked Arrows”
ARC Auditorium, 201 E. Peabody Dr. CH

Wednesday, November 14
7:00-8:00pm: “American Indians of Illinois” Workshop Presentation by Professor Hoxie, History
SDRP Ike Room 2009, 301 E. Gregory Dr. CH

Friday, November 16
Noon-1:00pm: Chat ‘n Chew “RECA Internship” by Noel Kaleikalaunuoka’oia’i’o Soma (Hawaiian)
Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St. U

Friday, November 16
4:00-6:00pm: “Psychological Implications of Racialized Stereotypes” by Joseph Gone (Gros Ventre) Asian American Cultural House, 1210 W. Nevada St. U

Sunday, November 25
4:00-7:00pm: Into the West Film Series Episode VI: “Ghost Dance”
Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St. U

Tuesday, November 27
4:00pm: RSO Social with NASO, SACNAS, Kola Foundation
Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St. U

National Native American Heritage Month is funded by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) and is co-sponsored by: American Indian Association of Illinois, Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Counseling Center, History Department, Illini Union Courtyard Café, Inclusive Illinois, La Casa Cultural Latina, Native American Student Organization, Psychology Department, Residence Life and Watson Family. The Native American House, a unit of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), was established in 2002 and hosts over 30 events a year.

November 5, 2012 – January 31, 2013 @ Asian American Cultural Center –The Art of India: Though the Eyes of a Child! Artwork by Barkstall Elementary Students.
Opportunities for You!
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm @ 2nd Floor Resource Room; Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, U.—Women’s Support Group.For women who have experienced sexual assault/abuse or abuse within a relationship. The goal of the group is to help cope with emotional trauma and build a sense of support and community. Discussions will focus on fears, shame, trust, disclosure, building support with friends and family, current and future relationships, overcoming disruptions in daily living, and options and resources. Call 333-3137 or email womenscenter@illinois.edu for information.

Tuesdays @ 6-8:30pm @ ETC Cafe, 1203 W. Green Street, U.—Rainbow Coffee House. The Rainbow Coffeehouse offers a welcoming, open environment for all LGBTQ and Ally communities to socialize.

November 8 to December 5 @ Women’s Resource Center—As You Are: A Body Image Empowerment Exhibit!! This exhibition’s purpose is to visually represent social constructs of the “ideal” human form and the impact those constructions have on our culture, society, and self-perceptions. Deadline for submission: November 5, 2012—Open to ALL!

Verdell Frazier Young Awards for Women Students–Are You…
…a student who needs $$$ for school
…undergraduate, graduate, or professional female student
…in a degree program
…enrolled at Illinois (Urbana campus) full or part time
…who has had at least one year interruption in your academic journey???
You may qualify for a financial award from Women’s Resources Center up to $2,000 for Spring 2012!
Verdell Frazier Young Awards:
Financial Assistance for Women Students at Illinois-Eligibility and Guidelines. There must be at least one year interruption in the educational process with priority given to applicants with a two or more year interruption. The interruption can occur at any point in the educational career. Priority for awards will be given to undergraduate students. All continuing students must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75. Students will be eligible for the awards no more than 2 semesters per degree (including summer terms). All students who are U.S. residents must file a FAFSA application; financial criteria will help to determine the amount of the award. A completed application, grade report and interview (new applicants) will be required for all applicants. Students must be enrolled at Illinois, Urbana campus during the award period. Enrollment may be full or part time.
How to Apply:
Applications may be picked up & submitted to Women’s Resources Center @ 2nd Floor; 703 S. Wright Street; Champaign, IL 61820 (MC 302). Attach transcript/grade report and submit the application package to the above address by 11/30/12 OR email womenscenter@illinois.edu for an electronic copy of the application. If you are a first time applicant a brief, in-person interview (20–30 minutes) may be required. You will be notified by staff @ the center to schedule an interview. Questions? Contact Women’s Resources Center @ 217.333.3137.

In Focusis a six-week group that offers education and peer support for students who experience difficulties commonly associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings will be interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life. Group sessions for the Fall 2012 semester will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30pm from October 31 to December 12 at the UIUC Counseling Center. For more information and to register for In Focus, please contact Jodi Thomas at 217-333-3704 or jmthomas@illinois.edu.
Weekly Topics–
October 31: Goal Setting
November 7: Procrastination and Time Management
November 14: Managing Moods
November 21: NO GROUP
November 28: Self-Care
December 5: Identity
December 12: Relationships

New Spring 2013 course!! HDFS 499: LGBT Individuals, Families, and Communities. Examines contemporary sexual and gender minority experiences in the context of societal inequality. Of particular interest to students pursuing educational, human service, legal, and/or health profession careers. Meets 4-6pm on Wednesdays in 108 Bevier Hall. To enroll as an undergrad: CRN 58509; To enroll as a graduate student: CRN 58510. Here is the course catalog link for more information: https://courses.illinois.edu/cisapp/dispatcher/schedule/2013/spring/HDFS/499

Dads Association Scholarship, 2012-2013
The Dads Association will award 6 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 in January 2013. To be eligible, the student must have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid and submit a scholarship application.
Applications due: November 16, 2012 @ 5pm. For the application form and more information, click here.

Students needed! TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION
The Tunnel of Oppression is a social justice exhibit run by students to highlight oppression and discrimination in our world and start discussions to end these things. We are seeking students from various cultural groups in order to provide a diverse perspective on these issues. We value a multitude of voices, and we need your help! The Tunnel will take place next semester. Please contact Kathleen Downes (Kdownes2@illinois.edu) or Megan Griebel (Mgriebe2@illinois.edu) to get involved!

The campus and community programs/events listed do not reflect the views of Women’s Resources Center or the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations. WRC newsletters are a weekly service designed to provide information and updates on the women’s community and the general campus community. This newsletter is sent out every Friday. Any campus departments, student organization or community groups that would like to submit events or announcements to the newsletter must submit detailed information including contact information to Pat Morey @ pmorey@illinois.edu by Thursday at 12pm (noon).We reserve the right to edit announcements.

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