Monday, February 13, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 7

NAD Meeting: 7pm Thursdays in NAH Dining Room

Baloney Lunch: Noon in the NAP Lounge on Fridays!

1. Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art
On view January 14, 2012 to April 29, 2012
Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries
Shapeshifting celebrates Native American ideas that have crossed time and space to be continuously refreshed with new concepts and expressions. Experience this vitality through sculpture, paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos and monumental installations drawn from collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. Rarely seen historic pieces, shown alongside some of the finest contemporary works, demonstrate the diversity and continuity of Native American art and culture from 200 B.C.E. to the present. Exhibition supported in part by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Peck Stacpoole Foundation, the Bay and Paul Foundations, Ellen and Steve Hoffman, ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations) and the East India Marine Associates (EIMA) of the Peabody Essex Museum.

2. "Reflections on Dartmouth, Indians, and Art"
February 15, Wednesday, 4:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
David Rettig, Dartmouth Class of 1975, Artist, Curator of Corporate Collections,
Allan Houser, Inc.
Mr. Rettig will discusses his life in art and personal relationships with Dartmouth
artists-in-residence Fritz Scholder, T. C. Cannon, Allan Houser, and Bob Haozous.
Reception to follow in Kim Gallery.

3. Preacher Moss at Dartmouth
"Understanding diversity and multiculturalism requires that we eliminate or reduce the anxiety of our ignorance and how to speak honestly when we can't." -Preacher Moss

Preacher Moss, is an American Muslim convert, comedian, and writer (The Damon Wayans Show and Saturday Night Live), presents his End of Racism Comedy and Lecture Tour at Dartmouth on Thursday, February 16 @6pm (doors open at 5:40pm) in the Bentley Theater! Pick up your FREE tickets from the Hop Box Office! Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff (will need Dartmouth ID).

End of Racism Workshop Intensive (at Cutter-Shabazz Hall)
Thursday Feb. 16th, 12:00pm- 1:30pm (Open to All: Faculty, Staff and Students)
“Moss' comedy stylings are distinguished for being sculptured out of the everyday relevance of life and  the rare glimpses of truth we value as reality. With his insight on "racial understanding vs. racial interaction" he has quickly become the funniest social commentator on the college scene today.” – Campus Activities Magazine

Sponsored by: Al-Nur Muslim Student Association, The Tucker Foundation, Programming Board, The Afro-American Society and The Office of Black Student Advising

4. Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
Information Session, Thursday Feb 16, 4:30-5:30, Carson 60

IRT addresses the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school
application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. IRT supports applicants in the humanities, social sciences, math, computer science, and education for PhD and MA programs, and applicants for the Master’s of Teaching (MAT) in secondary science fields such as Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

The information session will cover the basics of applying to graduate school as well as specifics about the IRT program. More information here:

Application deadline April 1 (early application strongly recommended): to begin IRT in Summer 2012 and grad school in Fall 2013.

All applications require an interview. Campus interviews will take place Feb 16 and 17 in Parker House B1 (Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research). Interviews are 30 minutes; bring a copy of your CV/resumé; be prepared to discuss your interests and graduate school goals. You can schedule an interview in advance by registering at the Doodle poll below; spaces may still be available for sign-up at the info session. You do not need to have completed an application to interview, but you should be familiar with the application questions.

The Best Leadership Position You'll Ever Want
UGA selection is in progress.
If interested, please do the following:

Review UGA position information on the web

Fill out an on-line application by Mon., Feb 20th

Obtain Reference from your current UGA

Make sure UGA submits Reference by Mon., Feb 20th

Sign up for Interview on or by Mon., Feb 20th

Attend Interview

If you have questions, please direct them to Momo Wolapaye at

6. The Living Language Series Presents Wabanaki Culture and History: Maine’s Commitment to Native American Studies

A conversation about LD291 with Maria Girouard, former director of Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation, Dr. Donald Soctomah, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Passamaquody Tribe, and Dr. Lisa Brooks, Libra Scholar
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:00 pm in The Landing
University of Maine - Farmington

Please visit the web page for all events in the Living Language Series.

Sponsored by the UMS Diversity Committee, the UMF Diversity Committee, the Libra Scholar Program, the University Culture Committee, Mantor Library, University of Maine Project Opportunity,
the State of Maine Learning Technology Initiative, and the UMF Multicultural Club.

7. Field Course in Quebec
Interested in natural resource management, forestry, northern communities, indigenous rights, or wilderness canoeing? Join us for a Field Course in James Bay, northern Quebec run through the Hulbert Outdoor Center this summer, from July 22nd to August 10th. This northern issues trip, for which you can earn college credit if accompanied by an individual project, will examine, first-hand, the the pressing cultural, political, and environmental issues facing First Nations peoples and their land. Traveling between communities by van at first and then spending 5 days canoe camping on a traditional hunting ground with Cree guides Anna and David Bosum, we will educate ourselves in order to broaden our perspectives and understand our economic, social, and political connections to these seemingly remote lands.

The leaders are Hans Carlson, a professor, writer, geographer, and historian, and Naomi Heindel, Dartmouth '07, who, after years of canoeing in James Bay, Quebec, conducted her senior thesis research on these very issues and in these very communities. As her academic interest in the challenges facing the Cree and their lands began and flourished at Dartmouth, Naomi is excited to bring the opportunity of this trip to Dartmouth students.

8. Wake Forest MA Program
Scholarship application to attend the Wake Forest MA Program in management for $10,000

9. Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship
Offers a stipend of $30,000 to complete a master’s degree program at either Stanford, U.Penn, U. Virginia or U. Washington, in exchange for a commitment to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools.

10. The New Teacher Project - Teaching Fellows
TNTP's alternate routes to certification are highly selective programs designed to recruit and train high-achieving individuals who do not have education backgrounds to become teachers for hard-to-staff
schools. These "Teaching Fellows" programs currently operate in more than 18 locations nationwide. 
Deadlines: Arizona-February 14th; DC–February 21st; Georgia–February/March; Milwaukee–February 14th; Charlotte, NC--February 21st

11. National Institutes of Health – Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Trainee Program
(1-2 years) Conduct biomedical research – most labs located in Bethesda, MD, but also some others MI, AZ, NC, MT, MA
Deadline: February for a July start

12. National Institute of Mental Health - Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders – Research Assistant
(1-2 years starting in June) Research the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients. Particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Bipolar Disorder and severe irritability (i.e., Severe Mood Dysregulation, “SMD”) in youth.  Complete the online application (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):
ALSO forward a letter of interest and resume to: 
Kendra Hinton
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Tel. 301-496-7076

13. The Financial Clinic ­ Financial Fellowship Program
(1 year) Provide financial coaching to assist working poor gain financial security, foster a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility, and contribute innovative solutions to socio-economic problems. Receive mentoring by current leaders in business, finance, politics, and law.
Deadline: February

14. Chandler Chicco PR Graduate Training Program 
(Healthcare Public Relations 4-6 months) Trainees participate in a hands-on training program in one of six professional tracks: Public Relations/Account Management; Medical Education and Marketing; Market Access; Digital/Social Media; Studio Project Management; or Research and Measurement. Offered in our New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and London offices.
Deadline: February or March for Summer

15. Lombard Fellowship (provided by John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding) 
(6-12 months) Supports graduating seniors to undertake volunteer community service projects in the U.S.  and abroad. Applicants must identify a service project which suits their interest. Awards are up to $15,000.
Deadline: February 15th

16. The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship
To provide the financial freedom to enable its recipient to study outside of a regular academic program through travel and contemplation. Applicants should be committed to graduate work and to a career in architecture, urban planning, land conservation, historic preservation, architectural and urban history, or art history. (Approx. $10,000)
Deadline:  February 15th

17. City Year
(1 year) As one of the largest AmeriCorps programs, City Year provides corps members with  skills and opportunities as tutors, mentors, and role models, making a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in the U.S.
Deadline: February 15th

18. Academy for Urban School Leadership – Urban Teacher Residency
(1year) Teacher training program and a Master's degree, partnered with Chicago Public Schools,  focusing on transforming chronically underperforming schools, typically in high-poverty areas. A full-year campus-based residency in a CPS classroom that includes training, education, certification, and mentorship.
Deadline: February 15th

19. Reynolds Scholarship 
Approx. $20,000 for 1 year project or study abroad
Deadline: February 15th

20. RF Binder Partners - Associates Program (public relations)
(6 months) Associates are involved in media relations; internet and press material development; internal strategy and creative sessions; new business research; and organizing and attending special events. (info on this site is dated, but will give you background) 

Submit resume (with GPA) & cover letter to, and the subject must read, “2012 Associate Program Application.”
Deadline: February 17th

21. Foreign Affairs Magazine Internship:
(1 year) Work as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Interns are involved in all aspects of the editorial process--editing, proofreading, evaluating manuscripts, research, fact-checking, and production work. 
Deadline: February 17th

22. Global Health Corps
(13 months) Fellowships in Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Burundi, Zambia, and the United States
Deadline: February 17th

23. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship Program
(9 months) Fellows have the opportunity to work in congressional offices and federal agencies in such areas as international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.
Deadline: February 17th

24. Venture For America Fellow
(2 year) Placement at a start-up or early stage company in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). Entrepreneurship and business skills training at a Summer Institute at Brown University.
Regular assignments, readings, and meetings, including a $100k prize in seed investment to the Fellow who is determined to have performed at the highest level throughout his or her Fellowship.  Salary $32,000- $38,000 with benefits. 
Deadline: February 20th

25. California Judicial Administration Fellowship Program 
(10 months) An academic and professional fellowship where fellows are placed in trial and appellate courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts AND are enrolled as graduate students in Public Policy and Administration at Sacramento State.
Deadline: February 22th

Check out our announcements from last week!