Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Fall 2012 - Week 6


Thursday: NAD MEETING AT 7 PM at the Native American House
Thursday and Saturday: GRE STUDY GROUP in Baker Library from 5-7 pm
  • Email Taylor Hummel '14 or Ma'ko'quah (Abigail) Jones '14 for more information.


Check out the newly revamped NAP website:
BIG thanks to Jacob Ammon '15 for working so diligently on this project!

Dartmouth Native American Studies Program Chair highlighted on ICTMN website

Some highlights from the story include:

"Since 2009 Nathan Bruce Duthu, an enrolled member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana, has been the Samson Occom Professor of Native American studies and the chair of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth College."
"In 1986, Duthu and his wife returned to New Hampshire so he could, as he put it, “give back” to the Native American program at Dartmouth. He was director of the program until 1989, and then an associate dean of freshmen and director of the Intensive Academic Support Program."
"'Once I was in the classroom, to be very honest, I knew that I was not going to go back to being a lawyer,' Duthu said. 'Working with students and being both in a counseling capacity but also as an educator­—being able to teach a course—was very, very addictive in a very good way. I just knew that this was going to be something that I was going to enjoy doing for a long time.'"

First Voices is accepting submissions!

First Voices is a student-run publication that is dedicated to providing Native students a platform for their voice.
If you have:
  • Art (drawings, paintings, photographs!)
  • Comics
  • Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • Cultural/Political Commentary
We know you're creative, wonderful people. And we want to share your work with campus.
We will be accepting submissions all this month.
BLITZ: First.Voices@Dartmouth.edu

Archaeology Poster

NADNESS next Saturday at 9 pm! More information to come.

All Ivy Native Council Summit will be held next month on the Dartmouth campus starting November 10. More information to come.


Institute of Arctic Studies Events
Tuesday, October 30
4:30-5:30pm, Hood Auditorium (formerly Loew) 
Film: "Once in a Lifetime: A Journey from Nunavut to Nepal,"

Mike Jaypoody, a young filmmaker from Clyde River, Nunavut, will be showing his short film about two Inuit hunters who travel from the Arctic to the sacred Tsum Valley of Tibet. This Buddhist "non killing" zone is in sharp contrast to Inuit hunting traditions.

Reception to follow at 5:30pm in the Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center.

Co-sponsored by the Native American Studies Program and the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center.

Free and open to the public. 
Wednesday, October 31
4:30-5:30pm, 041 Haldeman
"Linking Inuit Knowledge and Science: Reflections from Research at Clyde River, Nunavut"
Shari Gearheard, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Shari Gearheard is a geographer and research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. She will talk about how for at least a decade Inuit in the Canadian Arctic have become more involved in scientific research. Clyde River Inuit have collaborated with scientists on a range of projects and taken leadership in research, launching the first Inuit led and run research centre in the territory. Gearheard's presentation gives an overview of three major research projects in Clyde River that have had Inuit leadership and strong partnerships with scientists. 

For more information, email arctic@dartmouth.edu or call 646-1278.
Indian Law Resource Center Internships
The Indian Law Resource Center, a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to providing legal advice, assistance, and representation to Indian tribes and indigenous communities throughout the Americas, has posted several internship opportunities for spring and summer 2013.  More information can be found here on the website listed above.
Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Application Process Webinar
10/16 @ 4-5 PM in 1930 Rocky

Part two of three part Go Government webinar series. 

Especially relevant to graduate and professional school students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Extra Drop-In Hours in Baker

Tuesday and Wednesday 4-7 PM
Paul Suite, Baker Library (next to Deans' offices)
15 minute slots for 'quick questions' or resume/cover letter reviews.
"The Law School Investment Equation" w/ Professor Jerome M. Organ, St. Thomas School of Law
10/16 @ 6 PM in Haldeman 031
Presenter: Professor Jerry Organ
Associate Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, and a member of the ABA Questionnaire Committee Professor Organ, one of the leading commentators on changes in the market for legal education, will present information regarding the current realities in the employment market for law graduates and how those realities should reframe the way prospective law students think about whether to go to law school and where to consider going to law school.  Join us for an interactive, hands-on experience in which Professor Organ will set the table for the conversation by discussing some statistical information and framing some questions and then facilitate students working together in small groups to discuss how they would advise three different law school applicants in light of the statistical information provided. Please bring laptops or iPads or smartphones as the work you will be doing in groups will require you to have access to the internet.

10/17 @ 3:30 PM in Collis 101

10/17 @ 5:30 PM in Career Services
Often referred to as the "Facebook of the corporate world," Linkedin is used by up to 90% of employers to identify potential applicants for employment. It is also used for networking, Q & A, and group discussion. (There are over 200 networking groups for Dartmouth students and alumni alone!)
This workshop will provide you with a structured approach to creating a LinkedIn profile you can use to showcase your skills and interests - and start networking conversations. We'll also teach you how to create a dynamic headline and summary - as well as how to create a personal URL you can use in your e-mail signature and business cards as a networking tool.
Spots are limited, sign up today!

10/19 - 3:30 PM in the Workshop Room
REQUIRED by NOON on (10/18)
Learn to:
  • Craft a compelling the personal statement for admissions
  • Present your personal attributes, accomplishments, passions, and interests
  • Relate your content to what grad schools are seeking

Outcome:  You will know how to critically compose and assess your personal statement in order to be more successful in gaining admission.

School to Prison Pipeline: Educate or Incarcerate
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Silsby 028

Join Assistant Dean T. M. Mosley, Professor Holcombe of the Education department, and Jessica Guthrie '10 for a presentation and discussion on the economic and human capital drain caused by the “School-to-Prison Pipeline,” a trend in which America's children are pushed out of schools and into the criminal justice system. 

Jessica Guthrie '10, Manager of Teacher & Leadership Development, Teach For America
Rebecca Holcombe, Professor of Education, Dartmouth College
T. M. Mosley, Assistant Dean, Office of Pluralism and Leadership
Sponsored By:
Teach For America
Cosponsored By:
Chi Heorot, Afro-American Society, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Men of Color Alliance, Student Assembly, Students For Education Reform, the NAACP, and Native Americans at Dartmouth.
Assistant Director, WINS Program
This position coordinates Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) a program designed to provide experiential education to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) college students from tribal colleges and other institutions of higher learning across the country. The incumbent will serve as the primary contact for AI/AN/NH student recruitment, enrolled students, academic programs and internship aspects, and all the administrative details of the Program. Collaborates with Washington Semester staff, WINS faculty and others throughout the university to ensure an excellent experiential learning program. This position works with AU staff to ensure thorough record-keeping and reporting of student and program information. This position works in partnership with the WINS Advisory Board on policy and interaction with the AI/AN/NH community.
Educational Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 4 years of working with AI/AN/NH education
  • Familiarity with AI/AN/NH issues
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic and innovative environment
  • Must have significant experience working with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint software
Preferred Requirements:

  • Higher education teaching and administration background
Additional Information:
This is a professional, exempt position, and the incumbent may be asked to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice.  The incumbent must be able to work occasionally in evenings and weekends.
1) MCAT 2013

The MCAT registration for January to May 2013 exam dates will open October 16, 2012. The AAMC will not provide a time as to when registration will open; however, it will be posted to their Twitter account (@AAMC_MCAT) when it occurs.  Students are urged to sign up promptly when it opens so that they can get the location/date/time they would like. If students have questions as to how to choose this, based on their preparedness for the exam, please contact the Health Professions Program to discuss.
Registration on-line (and other info): https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

Attached are two important documents:

  • The actual MCAT 2013 schedule and an announcement as to how to seek financial assistance.
  • A listing of official MCAT Prep Resources from the AAMC.  Even if students are using other materials (e.g. Kaplan, Princeton Review, ExamKrackers) or taking a formal class, they should think about investing in some or all of these materials, if they are not provided by the learning resource.

Two other aspects of the MCAT 2013 test:

  • There will be NO Writing Sample.
  • The AAMC is adding a "Trial Section" to test out questions to be used in future MCAT exams, which studentswill be asked to volunteer for.  It would add 45 minutes to the exam and would NOT be part of the grade. No preparation necessary for this and a totally voluntary part (they will give a $30 Amazon gift card for completing it).

2) MCAT 2015
For those Nathan Smith Society members contemplating taking the "new" MCAT exam to be administered for the first time in March, 2015, a copy of the 2nd Edition of the Preview Guide for this exam is now in the NSS Resource Center (123 LSC) and is also available on-line at:

Worth reviewing as students plan course selections and D-plans for the upcoming year.