Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2011 - Week 9

1. Larry Emerson and Charlotte Davidson, NAP guests
2. Student and NAS faculty lunch with Dr. Susan Karol (Dartmouth alum ’79)
3. Members Reception for the Along the Basket Trail Exhibit
4. Men of Dartmouth Panel
5. Frybread Making Workshop
6. Weekly NAD Meeting
7. Bologna Lunch
8. The Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra presents Peter & the Wolf
9. Planet Money Internship
10. Sevilleta LTER REU
11. César E. Chávez Fellowship
12. ¡Sí, Se Puede! Summer Internship
13. MCAT Information 
14. Wells Fargo Securities Sophomore Diversity Summit
15. 1491 video of our own Kayla Gebeck 11'  watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go85gnun0Rc&feature=youtu.be
16. Vote for NAD '15 Charli Fool Bear's The Glee Project Audition: http://thegleeprojectcasting.com/Auditions/View/59798
17. More events from WEEK 8

Announcements and Events

1. Larry Emerson and Charlotte Davidson, NAP guests

This week: facilitated Native student dialogues with Dr. Larry Emerson and newly elected NIEA board member, Charlotte Davidson. 

Dr. Larry Emerson, the NAP elder in residence, will be working with Native student community building this entire week. Dr. Emerson is a consultant for Native American Scholars and Collaborators at San Diego State University and lives in Shiprock, Navajo Nation, New Mexico. Professor Larry Emerson has been an active lecturer and conference presenter and provided a wealth of professional services to urban foundations and Indigenous Nations, and colleges.  Dr. Larry Emerson's dissertation work, entitled “‘Hozho Nahazdlii’: Towards a Practice of Diné Decolonization,” investigates and seeks to understand “the dialectical nature of colonialism and decolonization.” Professor Larry Emerson’s research and writing works to articulate “decolonized notions of Diné education” by describing “Diné patterns of resistance to colonialism through the active engagement and advocacy of Diné non-modern, traditional thought and identity.”

Charlotte Davidson is of the Tó’aheedliinii (Water-Flows-Together Clan) and is born for the Waterbuster Clan. Her maternal grandfather’s clan is the Kinlichíi’nii (Red House People Clan), and her paternal grandfather is of the Flint Knife Clan. Although an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) of North Dakota, she was primarily reared within the four sacred mountains of Diné Bikéyah (Navajoland), where her mother was born and raised. Woman from the South is the “Indian name” that was given to her by her paternal grandmother’s sister, Helen Wolf, and serves as cultural recognition of the matrilineal line from which she is proudly a descendant. Charlotte has attended tribal, boarding, and public schools on various reservations throughout the plains and southwest regions of the United States; several years after graduating from high school in 1993, she began her journey as a student of higher education. She is an alumna of Haskell Indian Nations University where, in the spring of 2003, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian Studies. As an undergraduate, she was an active member of the campus community, serving in countless leadership positions, and cultural, academic, and fundraising committees. Currently, Charlotte is a doctoral candidate within the Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership program at the UIUC. In addition to her scholarship, she has worked toward creating an empowering and decolonizing university context for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students.

All Native students invited and encouraged to attend the following interactive facilitated dialogues with Larry and Charlotte and Molly and Vera. Your presence IS what will be most helpful!

Wednesday between 1pm-4pm: 
Larry will be in NAD student lounge in the NAP... come by and say hello to him.

Wednesday night @ 5:30pm-800pm: 
Introduction to group process and community building; Larry Emerson, Charlotte Davidson, and Molly
Springer, Director of the Native American program. Food will be offered at Native American House.

Thursday night - 7:30pm- 9:00pm: 
The drum is at the center of our community, Occom Pond singers, men and women...facilitated
discussion with Larry Emerson and Charlotte Davidson. Food will be offered.

Friday - 4pm: TBD

2. Student and NAS faculty lunch with Dr. Susan Karol (Dartmouth alum ’79)
Chief Medical Officer for the Indian Health Service
Date: Wednesday, November 16th 12:30-1:30 at NAH
Description: Dr. Karol is being brought out by the presidents office for the 8th Annual Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health: Investing in Women and Girls. On her visit, she is speaking in three undergraduate courses including NAS 25, SOCY 68, and GOVT 68/WGST 32, She will be having breakfast with Native students.

3. Members Reception for the Along the Basket Trail Exhibit

November 13,  3:00-7:00pm at MKIM
Join together with members of the Hopkinton Historical Society, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner Historical and Wijokadoak as we celebrate the close of our award-winning collaborative project "Along the Basket Trail."

First, enjoy hearing about 5th genertaion Abenaki basket maker Newt Washburn at 3pm as guest speaker Donna Kelley presents: Remembrances of Newt Washburn, Teacher and Basket Maker.

Then, see the exhibit in the gallery, weave your basket stories into the community basket and meet with the creators of the Basket Trail exhibits and programs from 4-7pm.

4. Men of Dartmouth Panel
-~Wednesday, November 16th at 8 pm in Collis Commonground~

You may have heard of Will Hix, Jack Driessen, Tyler Melancon, Steven Jin, and Mike Gordon.

Come here the stories of their Dartmouth Experience. 

(Arrive early to get a good seat)

5. Frybread Making Workshop
3:30-6:30 - NAH
Blitz Phoebe Racine to sign up.

6. Weekly NAD Meeting
Thursday, 7 pm in the NAH Dining Room

7. Bologna Lunch
Friday, 11:30 til the food runs out in the NAP Lounge

8. The Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra presents Peter & the Wolf
PETER & THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev
conducted by Justin Lashley '12
narrated by Zachary Weed '13

Saturday, November 19th
11:00 AM
Top of the Hop

Free Admission!

Research and Internship Opportunities

9. Planet Money Internship: 
Offered all three semesters. Apply online.
Please note: This internship is based in New York. 
Assists with researching stories for Planet Money’s podcast and radio reports, creates original content for the Planet Money blog, maintains data bases and external contacts, and performs routine administrative tasks as well.  Must have excellent writing, researching and analytic skills, and the ability to work independently, quickly and accurately under deadline pressure.  Knowledge of basic principles of economics and finance preferred.  Web skills essential, including knowledge of HTML tags, blogging software such as Moveable Type.  Experience with other tools, like Photoshop preferred.  Please submit writing samples.

10. Sevilleta LTER REU
The Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Application deadline is March 10, 2012.

This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta LTER in central New Mexico will train up to 12 undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the guidance of UNM faculty in Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences. The summer program includes a seminar series, a journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, ethics training, and fieldtrips. Students will conduct independent research at the Sevilleta, and present results at the annual research symposium. They will also attend a weekly seminar and journal club, and interact with visiting speakers. The program includes faculty in ecology, the geosciences, and meteorology. Working at the LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students. Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. A goal is to increase the number of students, particularly underrepresented minorities, pursuing careers in bio-geosciences. The program will provide exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The program exemplifies the integration of research and education. As students conduct research, they will learn how to be a scientist, along with many
technical, methodological and ethical issues that arise in scientific research.

Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the UNM Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. In addition, candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5000 during the 11-week summer program (May 23 - August 7, dates have not been firmed up at this point). We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $500.

Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation biology and ecology. Students are not eligible if they have completed an undergraduate degree by Summer 2012. We welcome applications from students at 4 year colleges, students at community colleges, students that are the first member of their family to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from traditionally underrepresented groups.  Students must be U.S. Citizens.

Application information can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/SevilletaREU or you can contact Jennifer Johnson at jjohnson@sevilleta.unm.edu (575)838-3015.

Check out their page on Facebook – search for Sevilleta LTER REU/INTERN – you’ll find more photos of the Sevilleta LTER and Past Students!

11. César E. Chávez Fellowship

The Cesar Chavez Foundation is accepting applications for the Cesar E. Chavez Fellowship. A year-long fellowship available to recent college graduates interested in:
Community and resource building
Learning more about nonprofits
Managing an after-school and summer program
Supervising volunteers
Learning more about youth development.

As a Cesar E. Chavez Fellow, you will have the unique opportunity to connect with underprivileged disenfranchised communities and partner with families, youth and teens to empower themselves and improve their quality of life. As a fellow you will:
Oversee the ¡Si Se Puede! Learning Center programs (after-school &
summer program)
Build and establish community resources
Recruit and coordinate local volunteers
Develop curriculum
Join a group of alumni in which some are currently attending Harvard
Kennedy School, Fulbright Program, and USC Graduate School of Social

Since this is an AmeriCorps Program all CEC Fellowships will receive a living stipend, an Education Award/Scholarship upon the completion of their service, and FREE housing provided by the Cesar Chavez
Questions? Want to learn more? Contact Charles at ccf.recruitment@gmail.com

Continue the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, apply today:


12. ¡Sí, Se Puede! Summer Internship

The Cesar Chavez Foundation- Community Services is looking for community driven college students who would like to assist us in operating our summer program with the youth and teens that reside on our affordable housing properties in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The summer internship will run 8 weeks beginning June 20, 2012 & Ending August 12, 2012

• 18 years of age
• College student
• Be able to work full-time (40/week)

You must be available for the full 8 weeks!
If interested, please send your resume and summer availability to Charles Miller (ccf.recruitment@gmail.com).

A)  MCAT 2012-2014.
The exam in the years 2012-2014 will remain unchanged.  If you would like to find out more about the content/style of the exam (which you should!), the AAMC has just relased a new "Offical Guide to the MCAT Exam (2nd edition)".  While you can purchase this guide from the AAMC, the Nathan Smith Society has placed several copies of it around campus including:
Baker Reserves and Dana Library (24 hr reserves)..ask for Health Professions Program holdings
Health Professions Program Office/Resource Center (10/11 Parkhurst)
The Nathan Smith Society Resource Center in  Room 123 Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. Newly established, this will also be the north campus location of the Research Opportunities Directory, the Take a Medical Student to Lunch book, shadowing Information and lots of other resources.

B) MCAT 2015
The AAMC has recently released a preview guide for the MCAT 2015 exam.These changes, being finalized, will have a lot of implications for any Dartmouth student planning to take the MCAT exam in 2015 or beyond, including course selections and modes of preparation.  

14. Wells Fargo Securities Sophomore Diversity Summit 
On March 29th and 30th, 2012, Wells Fargo Securities will sponsor the first annual Wells Fargo Securities Sophomore Diversity Summit. This summit will provide underrepresented sophomore students interested in finance the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the financial services industry and learn more about Wells Fargo Securities.
This two-day summit will be held in Wells Fargo’s Charlotte, North Carolina corporate office. Wells Fargo will pay all student travel and lodging related expenses. Students will be given the opportunity to network with senior management and other WFS professionals, participate in panel discussions and industry focused case studies, learn how to navigate the recruiting process, find out more about Wells Fargo’s unique culture and meet other high achieving diverse students from across the country.
Highly motivated sophomores interested in taking charge of their career should please visit our website at www.wellsfargo.com/securitiescareers and click on “Sophomore Diversity Summit” for more information.