Monday, November 21, 2011

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2011 - Week 10

1. New NAS Courses
2. 2nd Annual New England Native American Art Show & Sale

3. Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference 
4. New England Science Symposium  (NESS)
5. Award-Winning Storytellers to Perform During Winter Celebration
6. AS NUTAYUNEAN - We Still Live Here

Announcements and Events

1. New NAS Courses

Our new NAS professor Angela Parker will be offering these dynamic courses for Winter 2012:

Indigenous Communities and the Environment
Winter Quarter 2012 - NAS 33
10A: Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-11:50 am

Course Description
At the same time as indigenous identity has been linked to an 'aboriginal' association with a land base - usually in opposition to settler colonists - the relationship between indigenous communities and their lived environment has alternately been attacked, undermined, or romanticized by non-Natives. This course challenges this by exploring the concrete and lived relationship between indigenous communities and the environment in a thematic survey. Using books, articles, and documentary films, students are asked to consider the following questions during each unit:
1.      How is indigenous identity expressed in relation to the physical environment?
2.      What are the concrete, physical, and lived relationships between indigenous communities and the places and spaces in which they live?
3.      How do changes in the physical environment impact indigenous communities and identities?
4.      What forms of activism or action do indigenous individuals and communities undertake in order to protect, preserve, or revitalize their relationships with their physical environment? What has the most impact and why?

20th Century Native American History
Winter Quarter 2012 - NAS 16
2A: Tuesday, Thursday 2:00-3:50 pm

Course Description
Serving as the final course in a three-quarter survey of Native American history, this class reviews Native history from the late 19th century to the present, focusing on the interplay between large institutions and structures - such as federal and state governments, or the US legal system - and the lived, local experience of tribal communities. The major themes followed throughout the course of the term include: historical narrative (and what it justifies or explains), place and space (how local and national entities define territories), and indigeneity (indigenous identity).

2. 2nd Annual New England Native American Art Show & Sale

Saturday, December 3, 2011
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden St. Cambridge, MA

Please join the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP), and Gedakina for the 2nd Annual New England Native American Art Show and Sale. This show will feature some of New Englands (and beyond) premier Native American Artists who will showcase their artwork for one day only. One of a kind jewelry, paintings, baskets, wampum, carvings, and more will be available for purchase, along with books from regional Native authors.

For additional information please contact:
Shelly Lowe – Executive Director – HUNAP  (617) 495-4923
Rick Pouliot – Executive Director – Gedakina  (603) 673-3089

3. Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference 
Taking place at the Westin Hotel Copley Place in Boston on Saturday, March 31 2011. BSCP was founded in 1991 to identify, inform, support and provide mentoring for outstanding minority students, particularly African–American, Hispanic-Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students in the six New England states and beyond. To learn more, please see enclosed information which includes a letter to colleague, letter to student and application materials. Please note that the BSCP application deadline is February 1, 2012.

4. New England Science Symposium  (NESS)
Taking place at Harvard Medical School on Sunday, April 1. This is an opportunity for students to present their research. Online abstract submission and registration at
Please note abstracts submission deadline is January 5, 2012.

Purpose of NESS (from the website)
The New England Science Symposium, established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to  share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

~The EE Just program has funds to support travel and accommodations for undergraduate Dartmouth students who plan to attend.~
Please contact Kathy Scott Weaver, Assistant Director of Women in Science Project, if you have questions.
6243 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

5. Award-Winning Storytellers to Perform During Winter Celebration
December 10,  10:00am-4:00pm at MKIM
Admission: Members Free, Non-members $5
Some Native Americans consider winter to be the proper time for telling stories. The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is pleased to announce that four storytellers, including Native American Music Award winners Ken Quiet Hawk and Deb New Moon Rising, will share their tales with visitors of all ages during our Winter Celebration. The day's events will include powwow-style drumming, crafts, games and a sale at the Dream Catcher gift shop.

 The day's events:

10am  - crafts and games that will continue throughout the day

11am - Abenaki storyteller Willow Greene will share stories passed down by her family members and generations of Abenaki storytellers.

Noon - The stories continue at noon with Hears Crow, a Narragansett storyteller and poet who keeps alive the ceremonies, songs and stories of the 'old ones.'

1pm - Mountain Spirit Drum led by New Hampshire Intertribal Native American Council Chief and Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Trustee, Peter Newell.

2pm - Abenaki storytellers Ken Quiet Hawk and Deb New Moon Rising. Ken and Deb believe that "Storytelling should be a means of teaching, teaching us all how to be better people." Recordings of their stories have won two Native American Music Awards for Best Spoken Word Recordings and they have also been nominated Best Male Artist and Best Female Artist.

6. AS NUTAYUNEAN - We Still Live Here
November 30,  6:30pm at UNH Manchester Auditorium
Free & Open to the Public

The Wampanoag nation of  southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the first English settlers  in America, and lived to regret it. AS NUTAYUNEAN - We Still Live Here tells  the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language  with no Native speakers has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an  indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their  language and their culture back.

Discussion to follow.


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:
16. Vote for NAD '15 Charli Fool Bear's The Glee Project Audition:
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: or you can contact Jennifer Johnson at (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

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 (

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 and click on “Sophomore Diversity Summit” for more information. 



Sunday, November 6, 2011

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2011 - Week 8

1. Colin Calloway Receives Award
2. First Nations Week Events
3. Montgomery Fellow Dinner Discussion
4. The 1491s Come to Dartmouth
5. E.E. Just Program Dinner
6. Voices of Faith Student Panel, Dinner, and Discussion
7. Weekly NAD Meeting
8. Bologna Lunch
9. DPP Winter Leadership Retreat

10. The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for Summer 2012
11. Project LEAD
12. More events from WEEK 7

Announcements and Events

1. Colin Calloway Receives Award

Last month, Professor Colin Calloway was honored with the 2011 American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award during the Western History Association Conference held in Oakland, Calif. The prestigious award is presented to an individual for “helping Native American students and advancing the study of American Indian history.”
Colin Calloway
Colin Calloway (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
“This was a big deal for me,” said Calloway, professor of Native American studies and the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History. “It’s recognition by my peers, other scholars of Indian history. It’s also a bit of a surprise, as I’m not Native American and, unlike previous winners of the award, I don’t have graduate students.”
The recognition was well deserved for Calloway, who is regarded internationally as a leading expert in Native American studies. He has written more than 10 books on Native American history, including The American Revolution in Indian Country in 1995, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. At Dartmouth since 1990, Calloway was named to the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professorship in 2009.

2. First Nations Week
Monday, November 7, 2011
Arizona Law School Talk from 6-7 p.m. at the Native American House

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Gallery Talk by Tsianaina Lomawaima, the Gordan RussellVisiting professor, called “People in the Machine: Students, Employees andTeachers in the Federal Indian School System.” at 12:30 pm at the Hood Museum.
C.I.A. Presentation from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Native American House
Leadership and Development Workshop with Molly Springer and Kalina Newmark from 7-8 p.m. at the Native American House

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
NADand La Alianza Movie Night: Come join us for some fun, food, and a film called“Even the Rain” from 7-10 p.m. in Moore 003

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Native American Studies Professor Panel featuring VeraPalmer and Bruce Duthu from 6-7 p.m. in Steele 007

Friday, November 11, 2011
First Nations Week Community Dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the NativeAmerican House. Pork and hominy, frybread, and salad will be served.
An evening with Alanis Obomsawin: Including the Screeningof the Montgomery Fellow’s film at 7 p.m. in Loew Auditorium

Saturday, November 12, 2011 to Sunday, November 13, 2011
RyanRed Corn Film Workshop---Space for thisevent is limited! Interested studentsshould email Angela Parker ( Space in theseminar is limited to 15 students, on a first-come first-served basis, andinterested students need to also commit to completing an online tutorialthrough the Jones Media Center, complete any necessary surveys orreadings, and to commit to spending both days of the weekend producing thevideo. Should interest in the seminar exceed 15 students, a short waitinglist will be created and anyone who is unable to complete the tutorial,survey, or reading requirements will be replaced with someone from thewaitlist.
(See below for other events involving Ryan Red Cornand Dallas Goldtooth)

Monday, November 14, 2011
 Ryan Red Corn and Dallas GoldtoothCampus Presentation "Social Smallpox: Going Viral in Indian Country and UsingHumor as Medicine" 
Time and location TBA
They will be discussing viral media as a methodof social engagement and critique in Indian Country.

3. Montgomery Fellow Dinner Discussion
Please join Prof. Susan Brison, the East Wheelock Faculty Associate, at 13 E.
Wheelock St. (a.k.a. "The White House") for a dinner discussion with the Fall
2011 Montgomery Fellow, filmmaker, storyteller, singer, and social activist
Alanis Obomsawin, on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6:00pm.

If you would like to attend this dinner discussion with one of Canada's most
distinguished filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin (a member of the Abenaki nation),
please RSVP to "White House Events" ASAP.

WHAT: Dinner Discussion  (delicious and elegant meal catered by the Hanover Inn)
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6:00pm
WHERE: 13 E. Wheelock St. (a.k.a. The White House)
WHO: The Fall 2011 Montgomery Fellow, filmmaker, storyteller, singer, and social
activist Alanis Obomsawin. Read more about her here:

For further information go here:

4. The 1491s Come to Dartmouth
Ryan Red Corn (Osage) and Dallas Goldtooth (Dakota), two of the founding members of the popular viral video creators 'The 1491s', are coming to campus to work with Dartmouth students. All students will have the chance to visit with Ryan and Dallas on Friday, November 11th as they visit classes, give a large-group presentation, "Social Engagement and Viral Media in Indian Country," and are hosted at a dinner by Native Americans at Dartmouth.
A smaller group of students, limited to 15 participants, will work closely with Dallas and Ryan throughout the weekend, creating a 1491s-style viral video on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13. Space is limited, and priority will be given to students who (1) are able to complete a Jones Media Tutorial beforehand, (2) commit to attending the large-group presentation on Friday, and (3) can dedicate their weekend to completing the seminar video. If you are interested in participating in the weekend seminar with Dallas and Ryan, please contact Angela Parker ( or Cinnamon Spear ( for more information on the weekend seminar.

Friday, November 11
10am       NAS 8
11:15am    NAS 25
3-4:30pm   "Social Engagement and Viral Media in Indian Country," Jones L02
evening    NAD-hosted dinner with Ryan and Dallas

Saturday, November 12
all day    Seminar: creating a 1491s-style viral video

Sunday, November 13
all day    Seminar: creating a 1491s-style viral video
6-8pm      Closing dinner with seminar students

5. EE Just Program Dinner
Thinking about possible career paths?
Join the EE Just Program for dinner and informal conversation with Dartmouth Math Professor Craig Sutton and Alumna Simone Ferdinand '96

When: Monday, November 7 at 7 PM
Where: DCAL Conference Room, 102 Baker Library (ground level east wing of Baker Library)
To RSVP: Blitz the **NEW EE Just blitz account at<>
Dinner will be served!

To learn more about Professor Sutton, please go to

Bio for Simone Ferdinand
A native of Trinidad, Simone Ferdinand received her Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2000, she joined Merck and Co., Inc. as a Research Chemical Engineer, where she spent three years developing and manufacturing clinical drug trial candidates before repatriating to Trinidad. She returned to the US in 2005 to work at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she spent six years developing, manufacturing and launching novel drugs treatments for hepatitis C and cystic fibrosis. In 2011, Ms. Ferdinand left Vertex to pursue her lifelong love of teaching and is currently training to teach Middle School Mathematics and Science at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ms. Ferdinand is the recipient of several awards including the 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 W.E.B. DuBois Award for Academic Excellence (Dartmouth College), the 1996 Olmstead Award (Dartmouth College), the 1999 George L. Sommerman Award (Johns Hopkins University) and a 2010 Platinum Vertex Outstanding Contributor Award.

What is The EE Just Program?
The E. E. Just Program is a great resource for Dartmouth students who are interested in majoring in the sciences or in pursuing a career in science or medicine. We strive to increase the number of minority students majoring in the sciences and pursuing careers in the sciences.

6. Voices of Faith Student Panel, Dinner, and Discussion
Tuesday November 8th
5:30-7:00 P.M. 
Collis Common Ground.
Hosted by the Dartmouth Multi-Faith Council.

Siddharta Agrawal '14
Sage Dalton '12
Amir Khan '14
Chris Norman '13 

Dinner from Tastes of Africa.  All are welcome, but space is limited.

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

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

Research and Internship Opportunities

9. DPP Winter Leadership Retreat

Interested in learning more about DIVERSITY? Want to make meaningful SOCIAL CHANGE? Wish you knew more people who value SOCIAL JUSTICE? Then apply to Dartmouth College's DIVERSITY PEER PROGRAM'S (DPP)- Winter Leadership Retreat on January 6 - 8, 2012.

For more information- check out the online video:  

~Presented by the Office of Pluralism & Leadership (OPAL)~

Blitz completed application to"DPP"
DEADLINE: Thursday, Nov. 17



Expected Graduation Year:

(included on terms only):

Extracurricular Activities
(include level of participation):


In order for us to accurately assess your answers to the follow questions- please be DETAILED, yet concise (200 word maxium for each).

1) Why do you want to participate in the DPP- winter leadership retreat and what aspects of it are of particular interest to you?  What aspects do you hope to learn the most about and why?

2) What specific personal strengths and skills do you think you would contribute to this program?

3) In what specific ways do you think participating in this program will help you to have an impact on the Dartmouth campus and beyond?

4) If you were a member of a group of students who were motivated to work on diversity issues at Dartmouth, what would you want to address first and why?

5) This program provides you with the opportunity to connect with/network with over 175 other students who have been through the program and care about social equity & change.  The DPP program expects participants to continue to engage with the program after the retreat (for example- facilitate discussions, attend termly reunions and educational workshops).   Please discuss your commitment and interest in continuing to engage with the program during your time at Dartmouth.

* please send application to "DPP".
Email "Nora Yasumura" with questions. 


***Must be a Dartmouth undergraduate student.  Due to the popularity of the program, graduating seniors are NOT eligible for leadership retreats (but can do the on campus peer dialogues).   

***Must attend the entire retreat (Friday at 4 pm through Sunday at 3 pm).

***Must be willing to attend a post retreat gatherings, continuing education workshops in the future, and assist with following through with any ideas and goals established at the retreat.

***Students from all backgrounds and ranges of awareness are encouraged to apply.

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of these programs, students who have completed the DPP- On Campus Peer Dialogues are not able to also participate in the DPP leadership retreat).


1. History
2. Mission Statement
3. Founding Principles
4. Quotes from past participants


The Diversity Peer Program's (DPP) was started by a group of students and administrators during the summer term of 2000 to help provide information, support, and skills to students committed to diversity initiatives.  Students who have attended the Diversity Peer Program have continued with their commitment to exploring diversity issues both personally and systematically on campus by offering projects, workshops, proposals, forums, and other events.


The Diversity Peer Program (DPP) will empower student participants to utilize this training program to heighten awareness of diversity and social justice issues as well as create a path to action and change within the entire Dartmouth community and beyond.

The program examines six primary areas of social identity- race/ethnicity/culture, gender, sexual orientation, religious difference, people with disabilities, and class/socioeconomic status.

This program has three main components-

1) AWARENESS- the sharing of information to better understand diversity related concepts.
2) SELF REFLECTION- the increase of self-awareness by examining the way these concepts relate to the self and exploring one's own biases.
3) ACTIVISM- the use of our developed skills to create meaningful social change at Dartmouth and beyond.


DPP is based on the follow principles:

*The program will be a partnership between administrators and students.

*The program will promote self-reflection on diversity and social justice concepts.

*The program will prepare students to be both proactive and responsive.

*The program will recognize personal identity as a whole while exploring the intersections of identity.

*The program will strive to create a safe space where students will feel self empowered to push their own comfort levels while exploring their bias, stereotypes, misunderstandings and prejudice openly and honestly.

*The program will focus on providing basic skills such as (but not limited to) developing an understanding of diversity concepts, a vocabulary around sensitive issues, facilitation and communication skills, mentoring and advising skills, and ally development.

*The program will recognize, support, and validate the emotional experiences inherent to working on diversity and social justice issues through fostering support networks between students and administrators.


QUOTES FROM DPPers (who completed the leadership retreat):

"DPP was an intense and eye-opening experience.  It helped me learn about people and the value of truly listening to their experiences.  DPP was the first program I had ever participated in that gave me the tools to move forward and really begin to enact effective change - even if the change only began within myself.  Now as an upperclassman I have come to be thankful for DPP because it gave me the foundation for an incredible Dartmouth experience".

"Essentially, this retreat focuses on friendship across a diverse group of people.  When you can be friends with people who aren't exactly like you, you can go on to change your community and the world together."

"DPP was an amazing experience because it removed me from the Dartmouth campus, and all that it entails.  As a result, I was able to be with a group of Dartmouth student in an environment where we could really bond and trust one another.  We were able to share with one another without fear of being judged which provided a successful exchange of ideas and experiences.  It provoked in me much needed self reflection and revelation."

"DPP taught me how important communication is for a leader and activist: listening to one another, listening to oneself, sharing with one another, and knowing when and when not to be silent were all central to building a community of trust, tolerance, and open-mindedness."


10. The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for Summer 2012

Hands on field work, paid tuition, travel and housing, 6 credits/summer, and get paid $2,500/summer!!

Applications due November 18th!

Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least their sophomore year with four openings reserved for Native American students.

UNDERC-East:  (May 21 - July 27) Spend the summer studying northwoods ecology and conducting your own research in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where UNDERC encompasses more than 7500 acres with abundant wildlife (including wolves, black bear, deer) and includes lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests that have been protected for nearly a century.

UNDERC-West:  (June 1 - August 10): Spend the summer studying the ecology of an intermountain valley in Montana, learn how Native Americans lived and how this created their environmental awareness, and conduct your own research. Explore more than a million acres on the Flathead Reservation with abundant wildlife (including bison, elk, mountain lion, and grizzly bear) and includes grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes. (Pre-requisite - UNDERC-East).

These programs promote understanding of field environmental biology and how field research is conducted through 9 - 10 weeks in the wild. Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least their sophomore year at a college or university. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a statement of purpose.

Additional information and applications are available online ( or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director ( or Dr. Page Klug, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (  Application deadline is extended to Friday, November 18, 2011 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 3, 2011.

11. Project LEAD

We are currently recruiting people of color for the 2012 session of Project LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness and Diversity).  Program information as well as the schedule, with class dates and times, can be found with the application through this link.

The application deadline is Friday, December 9th, 2011.  If you would
prefer to receive an application in the mail or if you have questions,
contact the Volunteer Center at 206.461.6906 or