Interesting events, internship opportunities, and more!
Newsletter 19: February 22nd, 2021
Utah's Hogle Zoo: Diversity in Field Conservation Internship
Interested in animals? Looking for a fun way to spend your summer break? Well, look no further! Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, UT is offering two three-month long internships (from May 24, 2021 to August 28, 2021) and one six-month long internship (from May 24th to November 2020). The main duty of interns is to assist in boreal toad (Anaxyrus boreas boreas) research throughout the state of Utah. This will include field work, research, and literature development.
To be eligible for this internship, students must:
Be currently enrolled in, or considered a recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program (sophomore standing or above)
Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA)
Be able to stand for at least 3 hours, safely lift 40lbs and be capable of hiking an incline (1000ft/mile)
Be able to provide proof of a negative TB test and current tetanus vaccine as well as pass a drug test and background check
Be eligible to work in the United States
This opportunity also offers a scholarship for the interns involved! The Diversity in Conservation Scholarship will provide a stipend for the duration of the internship (14 weeks, totaling $1500 or 27 weeks, totaling $3000). This scholarship can only be awarded to individuals identifying as female, and all genders who are of one or more of the following ethnic minority classifications: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Asian, Latino, Hispanic or Pacific Islander, as defined by The Beagle Conservation Scholarship.
Applications are due by Sunday, February 28thhereand will require a resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter.
The Conservation Corps of New Mexico (CCNM) is dedicated to connecting young indigenous adults to culturally significant sites. This summer, they're offering a paid internship for students interested in being part of a residential crew based experience in the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument area.
The crew will be in charge of trail work, facilities, and cultural resources. Housing will be provided, and a $330 per week stipend will be given to those participating.
To be eligible for this opportunity, students must:
Be tribal affiliated
Be between the ages of 18 and 25
Have a GED or HS Diploma
Pass a Criminal History Check
This experience will last from April 2021 to October 2021. If you're interested in signing up, click here! For more information, or for any questions, please contact Danielle Wess (email@example.com).
CARES Act Funding for Students
Southern Utah University still has some money left over for the CARES Act for the Spring 2021 semester. The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is an emergency grant program for students. Eligible students can now apply via their portal for a grant to cover expenses they may have incurred due to changes in university operations due to COVID-19. To be considered as eligible, a student must:
Be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student (associates, bachelors, or masters) in a face-to-face degree program. Students enrolled in an online-only degree program do not qualify for these grants.
Be eligible to receive Title IV federal aid. This eligibility is evaluated through completion of the FAFSA. In addition to completing the FAFSA, students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to receive HEERF funding.
Have experienced expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
If you're unsure about your eligibility, or if you need help with filling out the form, contact Ashleigh Zimmerman through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian Training Education Center Funding Opportunity
The Indian Training Education Center (ITEC) is a federally funded WIOA program serving Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Hawaiian Natives living in Utah. ITEC serves students in High School/GED, College or other training programs.
ITEC provides a monthly stipend to students based on grades, attendance and total hours/credits. It is about $400/mo for a fulltime/12cr student. ITEC can also provide assistance with books, fees, transportation and other school related expenses. To qualify for services students must be low income, have proof of their descent, live in Utah, and be able to complete what they are working on within approximately 9 months or two semesters.
The Indian Training Education Center is fully operating and continuing to offer funding to current students, and are taking new students who will be graduating Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021. For more information please feel free to contact the ITEC office or MarJean Elder at 801-973-6484.
CDI Student of the Month
The CDI is excited to highlight some of the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will continue our Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the school year.
Nominations are accepted from any SUU faculty, staff, or student. Winners will be chosen by the CDI team and will be recognized physically in the CDI, in the electronic newsletter, and will be awarded a gift card in appreciation.
The Student of the Month nominee should demonstrate the qualities of a leader, exemplify the CDI’s mission, and actively promotes the center’s message of inclusivity. Nominate a deserving student for February HERE!
Free CDI Tutor One of our students, Hamza Samha has volunteered to offer free tutoring to CDI students. It looks like no one has taken him up on his offer. If you or anyone you know is struggling or just want to improve with the following subjects:
Math: 950, 970, 1010, 1050, 1060, 1210
Chemistry: 1010, 1015, 1110, 1115, 1210, 1220
Please contact him at email@example.com.Pride Week The Pride and Equality Club is hosting a Pride Week this week at SUU! While Pride is typically held in the month of June, we wanted to spread the word of acceptance out while everyone was still on campus. Show some love and support at the following events this week:
Slam Poetry.Monday, February 22, from 12 to 2 PM in the Student Center Church Auditorium.
Game Night.Tuesday, February 23, from 3 to 5 PM in the Student Center Living Room.
All-Inclusive Sex-Ed.Wednesday, February 24, from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Student Center Living Room.
Break Through Thursday.Thursday, February 25, all day through PAEC's Instagram (@SUU_PAEC).
Paint Pack from PAEC.Friday, February 26 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
African Union Club Cultural Showcase
This Thursday, February 25, from 11 AM to 1 PM, the African Union Club and the International Student and Scholar Services are hosting a Cultural Showcase in the Student Center Living Room. Come stop by for some cool performances, to learn about the different cultures in Africa, and some treats. We hope to see you there!Living Library: International Women's History Month
Come join Southern Utah University in celebrating International Women's History month on Wednesday, March 10, from 5 to 7 PM with a Living Library event. We will be acknowledging and celebrating some of the amazing women on campus. If you're interested in sharing your story as a "Book," or if you're interested in listening as a "Reader," sign up here! The event will be on Zoom, and the details of the meeting will be sent via email as the date creeps closer.A.P.E.X.: Donovan Livingston Donovan Livingston is a passionate speaker, encouraging students, educators, and communities to realize their potential to change the shape of education, and to "lift off." You may have heard of him through his viral convocation speech to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. To experience his prowess with words first hand, visit the Hunter Conference Center on Thursday, March 25th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.LGBTQ+ Support Group Join SUU CAPS every Thursday at 3 PM for an LGBTQ+ support group and discuss pertinent issues to the community, such as coming out to your parents, discrimination, advocate burn out, and etc. This support group is welcome to anyone looking for support and safety. For more information and to join via Zoom, click here!Pride Alliance Masks Join the Pride Alliance in supporting our LGBTQIA+ campus community by purchasing and wearing your rainbow mask with pride. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Allies Scholarship fund, and the other half will help Pride Alliance host trainings and events for supporting and creating safe spaces for our LGBTQIA+ students. If you're interested in purchasing a mask, click here!
African Union Club Every other Friday, 5 PM at the CDI (ST 102)Asian American Student Alliance Every other Monday, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 102)Black Student Union Wednesdays, 6:30 PM at the CDI (ST 102)Latinx Student Alliance Wednesdays, 5:00 PM at the CDI (St 102)
Middle East Club Fridays, 4:30 PM at the CDI (ST 102)Native American Student Association Tuesdays, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 102)Polynesian Club Every First Monday, 5 PM at the CDI (ST 102)Pride and Equality Club Thursdays, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 102)UndocuMigrant Alliance Thursdays, 7 PM at the CDI (ST 102)
African Union Club (AUC) Club President:Anthony Musimbi Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.cAsian American Student Alliance (AASA) Club President: David Nguyen Contact: email@example.com Social Media: IG @suu_aasaBlack Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Hunter Cordova Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa
Middle East Club (MEC)
Club President: Abdulelah (Abdul) Fakhrani Contact:email@example.com Social Media: Middle East SUU Facebook, IG/Twitter @middleeastsuu
Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Mahala Sutherland Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suuPolynesian Club Club President: Victor Ledua Contact:email@example.com Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly
Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Victor Carvajal-Lopez Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Erick Peña Contact:email@example.com
Social Media: IG @uma_suu
OUR MISSION The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. We provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)
The CDI collaborates with campus partners to foster a learning environment that respects multiple perspectives and differences through multicultural clubs, workshops, trainings and cultural programming. The CDI invites members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus culture.
CONTACT US Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101 and 102 firstname.lastname@example.org
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