Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vote in the Upcoming Mayoral Election!

The Chicago Mayoral Election will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.  As University of Chicago students, you are eligible to vote for the next Chicago mayor.

To vote you must:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in your election precinct at least 30 days
  • Not be convicted and in jail
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else
The last day to register to vote in this election is January 25, 2011.  However, there is a grace period for registration which lasts from January 26 to February 15.  To register to vote, complete the voter registration form.  This form can be mailed to your County Clerk or Board of Election Commissioners. County Court/Board of Election Commissioners listings can be found here. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Student Goverment Aiport Shuttle!

Student Government is helping you get home for Winter Break! Below is the shuttle schedule and link to the sign-up form. Hurry up! Slots go quickly!

(Numbers listed in front of time slots are shuttle numbers)

Chicago – SG is running free shuttles to both Chicago airports at convenient times Thursday through Saturday of finals week!

Sign up here: http://www.jotform.com/form/3335222007

Pick-up will be in front of Ratner Athletics Center at:

O’Hare International Airport

Thursday, December 9
  • Thursday 6AM to O’Hare
  • Thursday 9AM to O’Hare
  • Thursday 12PM to O’Hare
Friday, December 10
  • Friday 6AM to O’Hare
  • Friday 8AM to O’Hare
  • Friday 10AM to O’Hare
  • Friday 12PM to O’Hare
Saturday, December 11
  • Saturday 6:00AM to O’Hare
  • Saturday 7:30AM to O’Hare
  • Saturday 9:00AM to O’Hare
  • Saturday 10:30AM to O’Hare
  • Saturday 12:00PM to O’Hare
  • Saturday 1:30PM to O’Hare
Chicago Midway Airport

Thursday, December 9 
  • Thursday 6AM to Midway
  • Thursday 9AM to Midway
  • Thursday 12PM to Midway

University of Chicago Winter Break Hours

Good luck with Finals from OMSA at 5710! If you're sticking around for winter break, below you can find the winter interim hours for your favorite places to eat! If you're planning to get back in shape to prepare for the inevitable hibernation of winter quarter, you'll find the winter break hours for the university's athletic centers as well!


You can find a flyer summarizing the dining information below here.

5710 S. Woodlawn Ave

M-F: 9am - 5pm

Reynold's Club, 5706 S. University Ave
M-F: 7am - 5pm

Food Services

C-Shop (Einstein Bros Bagels)

December 13-17
7am - 11:00am

December 20 - 22
7am - 2pm

December 24 - January 1
CLOSED

January 2
10am - 11:00pm

January 3
Regular Hours

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Weekly Schedule - December 3-9

Friday, December 3

Friday Film Screening at Center for East Asian Studies
Presented by: Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS))
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Room 302 of Judd Hall, 5835 S. Kimbark Avenue


Latin American History Workshop: Diana Schwartz
Presented by: Center for Latin American Studies
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Room 114 Kelly Hall, 5848 S. University Avenue


Saturday, December 4


Celebrate Hyde Park Festival of Lights
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Pizza Capri, 1501 E. 53rd Street


Sunday, December 5


Anniversary Concert: A Midwinter Celebration
Presented by: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Rockefeller Chapel,
1156 E. 59th Street


Study at the Oriental Institute
Presented by: Oriental Institute
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Oriental Institute,
1155 E. 58th Street


Midnight Breakfast
Presented by: Office of the Reynolds Club & Student Activities (ORCSA)
11:55 PM – 12:55 AM
Marketplace of Reynolds Club,
5706 S. University

Monday, December 6


Nosh at Night - Student Study Break Sponsored by IT Services Solution Center
Presented by: IT Services Solution Center
9:30 – 10:30 PM
Third Floor of the Bookstore, 970 E. 58th Street



Tuesday, December 7

Politics in Chicago and Illinois: Reflection on Ethnicity, Race & Religion
Presented by: The Jane Addams Hull House Association Center for Civil Society
5:30 PM
1030 W. Van Buren Street



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Emerging Minds Project - Jonathan Lykes



Last night I had a provoking conversation with a recent college graduate in Chicago. The conversation was based on our lives and mostly our differences in opinions when it comes to politics, economics, and most importantly social issues. While I am always excited about and welcome dissenting thoughts, by the end of this conversation it was clear the difference in our praxis. My recent job was working with at-risk youth in the inner city encouraging them to get involved in the political systems in which they live. His most recent job was at an advertisement firm and in his words “working 12 hour days to make sure the companies bottom-line is continuously better.” I challenged him to exist in the business world not only with an individualistic-capitalist paradigm, but to invest in people just as much as stock. He challenged me to watch a documentary on Netflix “Babies” that explored the international differences in socio-economic upbringings.

This multifaceted yet casual conversation is a symbol of the interactions that should take place more often, both within the University but also in atmospheres that go beyond the academy. This is in essence an articulation of minds emerging, thoughts clashing against each other, and theory being forced to walk among practice. These conversations do not occur in the name of deliberate friction, but in the firm belief that understanding and tolerance is more than necessary. Especially if we are going to navigate to find solutions to the social issues that many would rather sweep under the rug than confront head-on. To disrupt the habit of avoiding the subjects that are most “touchy” we felt the need to create a space where these topics are tackled, interrogated, and dissected.

This is why I am excited about a new initiative that I along with several others (specifically Sarah Yu and the OMSA Staff—Rosa Yaidra Ortiz & Ronnie Rios) are launching, The Emerging Minds Project. This is not a “stop in when you feel like it” initiative. The first accepted cohort of students went through an application process that encouraged them to articulate what their views are on issues like identity, what they have experienced in the past, and why this project is important to them. Unfortunately we could not accept everyone, but it is important to form a community that has an ultimate goal of understanding and respect, regardless if friction occurs in the process.

I look forward to meeting the first cohort of students and helping facilitate these conversations, not as someone who is any wiser than anyone else, but as someone who truly hopes to understand. I want to revisit what I “think I know” and redefine my view of the world. I want to decipher through the problems many choose to ignore. Most importantly, I am excited about the artistic development that will come from the cohort at the end of the project.

In my heart I believe life is too short to let it pass without fixing something. Some avoid these issues to make life for them-selves easier; The Emerging Minds Project faces these issues because we understand ignoring them only makes life more difficult for everyone. Choose to participate.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekly Schedule - November 29 - December 3

Monday, November 29|


Metcalf Information Session and Chicago Career Connection Tutorial
Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
4:30 – 6:00 PM
West Lounge of the Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

DREAM Act Study Break with the Immigrant Youth Justice League
Presented by: University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights and Immigrant Youth Justice League
7:00 – 9:00 PM
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

Tuesday, November 30

Putting Your Liberal Arts Degree to Work
Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
Room 203 of the Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

Student Government Study Break
Presented by Student Government
1 PM
Main Quad

“From the Struggle for Labor Rights to the Struggle for Life:Workers' Rights, Feminicide and the 'War on Drugs' in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico”
Presented by: Human Rights Program, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America.
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Room 201 of the Social Science Tea Room, 1126 E. 59th Street


"What happened to the sex?: Thinking intimacy and sexuality in crowds." By Luis-Manuel Garcia, PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology
Presented by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Center for Gender Studies, 5733 S. University Ave.

Monday, November 22, 2010

OMSA Advisory Board Meeting Hightlights

The OMSA Advisory Board meets bi-monthly to address the concerns of UChicago's multicultural community. It is an important asset in helping to ensure that OMSA is effectively meeting the needs of the diverse student body. In order to make sure the broader campus community is aware of the concerns the Advisory Board are addressing, the OMSA Blog will now include meeting highlights!

Meeting Date: November 16, 2010

Special Guests:
  • James (Jim) Nondorf - Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Rose Martinelli - Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
  • Colin Johnson - Sr. Assistant Director, Director of Multicultural Recruitment
This meeting was all about enrollment and admissions at the University of Chicago. Students on the OMSA Advisory Board expressed a wide array of concerns in regards to these topics.

University Dining Survey

Did you complete the University Dining Survey? Whether you are more likely to eat everything in sight, or you identify as vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, Kosher, Halal – we want to hear from you! All students were emailed the survey starting on Tuesday this week, and the University cannot complete a thoughtful appraisal without your input. It will only take a few minutes!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

UChicago for Pakistan



Please visit UChicago for Pakistan on Facebook to learn more.

Weekly Schedule: November 18 - 25

5710 will be closed beginning at 2 PM on Wednesday, November 24. The building will remain closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 29.

Friday, November 19
Baila Con OLAS
Presented by: Organization of Latin American Students
7:00 PM
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

Lunch-hour Talk: The Divine and the Demonic in the Buddhist Pantheon at Xiangtangshan Presented by: Smart Museum of Art
12:00 PM

5550 South Greenwood Avenue

Friday Film Screening at Center for East Asian Studies
Presented by: Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
302 Judd, 5835 S. Kimbark Avenue

Sunday, November 21

FILM: Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of Writing Presented by: Oriental Institute - Museum Education Office
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Breasted Hall, 1155 East 58th Street

Middle East Music Ensemble Concert
Presented by: International House
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Coulter Lounge of International House,1414 East 59th Street

Monday, November 22

CCIHE: Applying to Graduate School for 3rd Years
Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
4:00 – 5:30 PM
West Lounge of Ida of Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

International Volunteering Initiative Study Break
Presented by: International Volunteering Initiative
6:00 – 8:00 PM
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

Tuesday, November 23

Internship Advice from 4th Years
Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
5:00 – 6:30 PM
West Lounge of Ida of Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

University of Chicago Public Interest Program Information Session
Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
5:30 – 7:00 PM
East Lounge of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

Latke-Hamantash Debate
Presented byUniversity of Chicago Hillel
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Wednesday, November 24 Zen meditation at Rockefeller
Presented by: Rockefeller Chapel's Spiritual Life Office, in conjunction with Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rockefeller Chapel, 1156 East 59th Street

Thursday, November 25

Coming Out Discussion Group
Contact: John McPherrin, jkm@uchicago.edu or 773-702-9800
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
Presented by: Hyde Park/Kenwood Community
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rockefeller Chapel, 1156 East 59th Street

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OMSA Advisory Board Meeting Highlights

The OMSA Advisory Board meets bi-monthly to address the concerns of UChicago's multicultural community. It is an important asset in helping to ensure that OMSA is effectively meeting the needs of the diverse student body. In order to make sure the broader campus community is aware of the concerns the Advisory Board are addressing, the OMSA Blog will now include meeting highlights!

Date: November 2, 2010


Special Guests:
Member Concerns:
  • Members still expressed concerns about student demographics for the Class of 2014.
    • Representatives from admissions will be at the November 16th board meeting to give more detailed information.
  • Members discussed the accessibility of voting information on campus, and political awareness of campus.

OMSA Advisory Board Meeting Hightlights

The OMSA Advisory Board meets bi-monthly to address the concerns of UChicago's multicultural community. It is an important asset in helping to ensure that OMSA is effectively meeting the needs of the diverse student body. In order to make sure the broader campus community is aware of the concerns the Advisory Board are addressing, the OMSA Blog includes meeting highlights!

Date: October 19, 2010

Special Guests: Kim Goff-Crews, Vice President of the Office of Campus and Student Life and Dean of Students.


Overview:

  • Kim Goff-Crews gives general introduction and explains University offices under her control. Check here to find out: It’s a lot!
  • Board Members presented a wide array of concerns to which Kim offered various initiatives going into consideration. Note that most of these ideas are tentative. These involved:
  • Greater retail, grocery, and hotel options in Hyde Park.
  • The plausibility of a “student center.”
  • Efforts are being made to streamline and make SCC more effective, including a director specifically in control of SCC.
  • Board Members expressed possibility of more housing.
  • Board Members expressed Bookstore availability concerns.
  • Board Members expressed concerns with CAPS.
  • Board Members expressed concerns with General/Academic Advising for Minority Students, conversation included discussion of Faculty of Color.

The OMSA Advisory Board is dedicated to making sure that students’ concerns and voices are being heard. Unsatisfied with discussion topics? Let us know what you would like to be added to the conversation!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Highlight on Native American Literature



House Made of Dawn (1969) - N. Scott Momaday
This novel is widely cited as leading the way for subsequent Native American literature. The novel is based on Momaday’s personal experiences on Jemez Pueblo. The protagonist of the story, Abel, grows up on the outskirts of society and lives on different reservations after serving in World War II. Abel eventually learns the importance of upholding his family's traditions as a way to preserve his heritage. The novel earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1969.

Ceremony (1977 )- Leslie Marmon Silko
This novel is considered one of the seminal pieces of Native American literature. Silko tells the story of Tayo, a young, mixed-race, World War II veteran who returns to his reservation with severe shell shock and emotional and psychological damage. He battles alcoholism but is later redeemed with the help of Betonie, a local priest, who, through ceremonial processes, helps Tayo see his place in the world.

Friday, November 12, 2010

OMSA Advisory Board Meeting Highlights

The OMSA Advisory Board meets bi-monthly to address the concerns of UChicago's multicultural community. It is an important asset in helping to ensure that OMSA is effectively meeting the needs of the diverse student body. In order to make sure the broader campus community is aware of the concerns the Advisory Board are addressing, the OMSA Blog will now include meeting highlights!

Date: October 5, 2010

Overview:
        Keep checking back to stay abreast of the Advisory Board's Activities!

        Thursday, November 11, 2010

        Weekly Schedule: November 11 - 18

        Friday, November 12

        Chicago Career in Journalism: Grad School Workshop
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        2:00 – 3:30 PM
        Room 203 of the Ida Noyes Hall,
        1212 East 59th Street

        China-US Relationship in a Changing World
        Presented by: International House
        4:00 – 5:30 PM 1212 East 59th Street

        Monday, November 15


        Roses from the South: Gender Theory from the Global Periphery
        Presented by: Center for Gender Studies
        4:30 – 6:30 PM
        Room 110 of the Classics Building, 1130 East 59th Street

        Chicago Career in Law: Law School Visits: Yale
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        5:00 – 6:30 PM
        East Lounge of the Ida Noyes Hall,1212 East 59th Street

        Teaching Opportunities (PreK-12 Teaching Opportunities with a BA, MA or PhD)
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        5:30 – 6:30 PM
        West Lounge of the Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

        The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives
        Presented by: Center for International Studies
        6:00 – 7:30 PM
        Home Room of the International House, 1414 East 59th Street

        ABG Externship Information Session
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        6:30 – 7:30 PM
        West Lounge of the Ida Noyes Hall,1212 East 59th Street

        OMSA Movie Night
        Presented by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
        7:00 – 10:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue



        Tuesday, November 16

        RSO Development Brownbag Workshop - Retaining and Recruiting Members
        Presented by: Office of the Reynolds Club & Student Activities (ORCSA)
        12:00 – 1:00 PM
        South Lounge of the Reynolds Club,
        5706 South University Avenue

        Cultural policy workshop: Cultural Infrastructure in the United States
        Presented by: Cultural Policy Center
        12:00 – 1:20 PM
        Room 224 Harris School of 1155 East 60th Street

        Sadiqa Saleem: Rights of Afghan Women
        Presented by: Center for International Studies: Outreach
        12:00 – 1:30 PM
        Tea Room of the Social Science Research, 1126 East 59th Street

        Workshop: "The End of Colonialism and the Right to Self-Determination"
        Presented by: Human Rights Program
        12:00 – 1:30 PM
        Room 224 of the Social Science Research, 1126 East 59th Street

        “Protest with Chinese Characteristics, Past and Present”
        Presented by: The East Asia Workshop
        4:00 – 5:30 PM
        Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue

        “The Women’s Movement and the Gendering of Taiwanese Democracy: The Beginning of an Institutionalized and Gendered Political Opposition, 1996-1998″
        Presented by: The East Asia Workshop
        4:00 – 6:00 PM
        Room 224 of the Social Science, 1126 East 59th Street

        Buddhism, Merchants, & Mercantilism in Early India Presented by: Divinity School
        4:30 PM
        Common Room Swift Hall, 1025 East 58th Street

        Opportunities for International Students: OPT, CPT and other considerations.
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        6:00 – 7:00 PM

        Room 110 of the Classics Building, 1010 East 59th Street

        Summer Opportunities and Metcalf Information Session
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        5:00 – 6:00 PM
        West Lounge,
        Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

        Wednesday, November 17


        OMSA Graduate and Professional Student Social
        Presented by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)
        12:30 – 1:30 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue


        Latin American History and Caribbean Studies Workshops: Aline Helg Presented by: Center for Latin American Studies
        4:30 – 6:00 PM
        Room 114 of the Kelly Hall,
        5848 South University Avenue



        Tuesday, November 9, 2010

        Navajo Boy and Yellow Dirt: Uranium Contamination in Navajo Nation

        On Wednesday, November 10, the University of Chicago Program on the Global Environment, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Environmental Law Society will host the viewing of “The Return of Navajo Boy.” In this documentary, director Jeff Spitz examines the remnants of environmental hazards, such as uranium contamination, in Navajo land as a result of the atomic age. The movie chronicles the tale of Elsie Begay, a Navajo grandmother. Here is a trailer from the film:



        The story of Elsie Begay was also told in Judy Pasternak’s recent book, "Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed.” Judy Pasternak discusses the concept of “yellow dirt” in the following:

        Monday, November 8, 2010

        Beyond Waiting for Superman: Panel Discussion


        Beyond Waiting for Superman: How Do We Overcome Inequities in our Urban Schools?




        Beyond Waiting for Superman
        Tuesday, November 9th at 6:00pm
        5710 S. Woodlawn Chicago, IL 60637
        Community Lounge

        The challenge of providing excellent education for students in urban communities is not new. As this Time magazine article states: "Education history is littered with big promises, national commissions and task forces, summits, and surprisingly little change." However, the recent paradigm shift towards a global economy has called even more attention to the educational gap that exists between American students and many of their international counterparts. Complicating the issue even more are the disparities that have always existed between American students in urban environments and students in suburban communities. This multi-layered issue of American education has spurred the documentary Waiting for Superman , which is a pretty interesting commentary on the educational challenges facing the United States, and highlights many of the disparities that exist between suburban and urban schools.

        Waiting for Superman Trailer


        In an indirect response to the film, and a greater response to the current challenges of education The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Teach for America and The Urban Teacher Education Program are hosting Beyond Waiting for Superman: How do we overcome inequities in our urban schools?

        This panel discussion will feature current educational experts such as Tim King, Founder and President of Urban Prep Academies a highly successful system of charter schools for African American men, Dr. Timothy Knowles, the John Dewey Director of the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute (UEI) a research institute at the University of Chicago dedicated to providing the framework to allow Chicago public school systems to be improved, and Elliot Ransom, Performance Manager at the Chicago Public School Office of New Schools.

        Come join us as we discuss how to solve the educational inequities plaguing public schools! Refreshments will be served!

        Thursday, November 4, 2010

        Chicagoland Native American Celebrations



        Native American Heritage Celebration Events in the Chicagoland Area

        November 9

        Native American Student Luncheon
        Presented by Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
        12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
        5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL

        November 10

        Navajo Boy and Yellow Dirt: Uranium Contamination in Navajo Nation
        Presented by: the Program on the Global Environment, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Environmental Law Society.
        6:25 – 8:25 PM Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, 1111 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL

        November 11

        Multicultural Conversation and Lunch Discussion on “Native Nations” and American Indian & Alaskan Native Ministries
        Presented by: Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
        11:00 AM
        Room 201 of Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th Street

        November 14

        Lecture: Bolo Ties with Norman Sandfield
        Presented by Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
        1:00 PM
        3001 Central Street, Evanston, IL

        November 17

        Family Wellness Night
        Presented by the American Indian Center Wellness Department and American Indian Health
        6:00 PM
        1680 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL

        November 20 and 21

        57th Annual Pow Wow
        Presented by the American Indian Center
        10 AM t0 9 PM on Saturday
        10 AM – 5 PM on Sunday
        $12 for Adults, $6 for children and senior
        $2 student/group discount
        Navy Pier Grand Ballrooom, 600 East Grand Avenue

        Weekly Schedule: November 5- November 11


        Friday, November 5

        Jewish Studies Graduate Student Working Group
        Presented by: Chicago Center for Jewish Studies
        11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Chicago Center for Jewish Studies 773-702-7108)


        Lunch-hour Talk: Symbols and Meaning of Buddhist Art
        Presented by: Smart Museum of Art
        Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

        Diwali: The Indian Festival of Light 7:00 – 8:00 PM
        Rockefeller Chapel, 1156 East 59th Street

        Saturday, November 6


        Producing Local Color with author Diane Grams
        Presented by the Logan Arts Center
        1:00 – 2:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue


        Sunday, November 7

        FILM: Islam: Empire of Faith, Part I

        Presented by: Oriental Institute - Museum Education Office
        2:00 – 3:00 PM
        Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street




        Monday, November 1, 2010

        Native American Heritage Celebration

        OMSA kicks off Native American Heritage Celebration with a panel discussion on the state of Native American Studies

        November is Native American Heritage month and OMSA will host a panel discussing the state of Native American studies in the United States. Panelists will include:
        • Scott Stevens, Director, The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies
        • Megan Bang, PhD, Director of Education, American Indian Center
        • Joseph Podlasek, Executive/Technical Director, American Indian Center
        • Scott Bear Don’t Walk, PhD Student, Committee On Social Thought, University of Chicago
        • Greg Nance, College, Political Science, University of Chicago—Moderator



        Thursday, October 28, 2010

        Weekly Schedule - October 29 - November 4

        Friday, October 29

        Reynolds Club Halloween Festivities
        Presented by Office of the Reynolds Club & Student Activities (ORCSA))
        3:00 – 6:00 PM
        McCormick Tribune Lounge in Reynolds Club,
        5706 South University


        Fast-a-Thon
        Presented by Muslim Students Association
        5:30 PM
        Assembly Hall of International House,
        1414 East 59th Street

        Students in Revolt
        Presented by Platypus Affiliated Society
        6:00 – 8:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Halloween Java Jive
        8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
        Third floor theatre in Ida Noyes Hall,
        1212 East 59th Street
        Saturday, October 30

        Annual Halloween Concert: Witches of Yore
        7:00 – 8:00 PM
        Mandel Hall in Reynolds Club,
        5706 South University
        Annual Halloween Contest and Midnight Screening at Doc Films (Doc Films)
        11:55 PM
        Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall,
        1212 East 59th Street
        Beyond the Bricks Town Hall Meeting
        Presented by The Black Youth Project and the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
        11 AM
        Assembly Hall in the International House, 1414 East 59th Street

        Friday, October 22, 2010

        In Honor of OUTober and Latino/a Heritage Month: Remembering Gloria Anzaldúa



        A queer Chicana poet, activist, educator, and radical thinker, Gloria Anzaldúa stood proudly at the intersections, the borders and lands beyond them, the in between and the previously unwritten about. She contributed greatly to queer and feminist theory as a woman of color who grew up quite literally at the border where South Texas and Mexico meet and blend.

        Anzaldúa was one of the first queer women of color to bring the theory of intersectionality to the forefront, a critical concept developed and worked on by many contemporary scholars today. Along with Cherríe Moraga, Anzaldúa co-edited the groundbreaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color, which featured various women, genderqueer, and gender-non-conforming authors of color writing about their personal experiences as people occupying multiple, intersecting (oppressed) identities.

        Thursday, October 21, 2010

        Weekly Schedule: October 22 - 28

        Friday, October 22

        5710 Open House
        Presented by: 5710 S. Woodlawn
        9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Welcome Back/To Reception for Gender Studies Majors/Minors/Interested Undergraduates!
        Presented by: Center for Gender Studies
        12:30 – 2:00 PM
        Lounge in Centers for Gender/Race Studies,
        5733 South University

        5710 Portrait Unveiling Reception
        Presented by: 5710 South Woodlawn
        3:00 – 5:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue














        Caras Dream Night Workshop: In Honor of the DREAM Act
        Presented by: Center for the Study of Race, Cultural and Politics, Organization of Latin American Students, Puerto Rica Student Association, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and National Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán.
        5:00 – 6:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue







        Caras de America: Dream Night
        Presented by: Center for the Study of Race, Cultural and Politics, Organization of Latin American Students, Puerto Rica Student Association, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and National Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán.
        5:00 – 11:00 PM
        Hutchinson Commons
        in Reynolds Club, 5706 South University
        Coming Out Monologues
        Presented by Queers & Associates
        6:00 – 7:00 PM
        First Floor Theatre
        in Reynolds Club, 5706 South University

        Wednesday, October 20, 2010

        Dream Night w/ Rebel Diaz | This Friday, Oct 22 | Free Workshop and Concert

        Celebrate Caras de Amèrica: Latina/o Heritage this Friday with a free workshop and concert with artist Rebel Diaz!


        Check out their official music video of "Libertad" on YouTube.

         


        Monday, October 18, 2010

        Diversity in the Workplace:
        Real Leaders. Real Stories. Real Life.

        Diversity in the Workplace is an annual multicultural & LGBTQ career conference that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with the opportunity to network with a diverse group of University of Chicago alumni who have entered rewarding careers in a variety of fields. The program consists of a brief keynote address, a panel discussion and a networking reception, all of which will provide a forum for students to share and ask questions on the role and meaning of diversity in today’s changing workplace.

        Monday, October 25th
        5:30-7:30pm
        Chicago Booth School of Business
        5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Room 104 A&B


        Business Casual Attire Required!

        Need networking tips? 5710 is hosting Making the Most of Diversity in the Workplace with CAPS and advanced undergraduate students in an hour-long prep session for Diversity in the Workplace! This session will be held at 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 4:30-5:30pm.

        RSVP here!

        This guy should probably attend the conference...


        Is workplace discrimination on the rise in the midst of current political tensions? A New York Times article reports that Muslims are facing an increasing amount of workplace discrimination.

        OMSA is committed to maintaining diversity in all work environments.

        Thursday, October 14, 2010

        Weekly Schedule - October 15 - 21

        Friday, October 15

        Afro-Latina Reader Presentation and Discussion
        Presented by Afro-Latin@ Institute of Chicago
        7:30 PM
        San Lucas United Church of Christ, 2914 West North Avenue
        Contact Carlos Flores (773)430-5929 or e-mail: cflores49@sbcglobal.net
        Saturday, October 16

        Noche de Luna Gala
        6:30 PM Performance at the Harris Theatre
        8:30 PM Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center
        Blues 'N' Ribs
        Presented by: Council on University Programming
        9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
        West Lounge of Ida Noyes Hall,
        1212 East 59th Street

        Monday, October 18


















        Men of Color Workshop with UCSC
        Presented by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Community Service Center
        6:00 – 8:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue
        Women of Color Workshop with Lambda Theta Alpha, Sorority Inc.
        Presented by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
        6:00 – 8:00 PM

        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Human Rights Minor and Internship Information Session
        Presented by the Human Rights Program
        12:00 PM -1:30 PM
        Room 201 in the Social Science Tea Room, 1126 East 59th Street

        Monday, October 11, 2010

        OMSA celebrates LGBTQ Students of Color in Honor of OUTober



        OUTober is a month-long celebration of LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day at the University of Chicago! OMSA joins the Office of LGBTQ Student Life in celebrating the success and progress of the LGBTQ community.
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        Coming Out Project Art Gallery
        October 11-October 29
        All Day Event


        Coming Out is never easy, and is a pivotal moment in LGBTQ life. Come and read the coming out stories of faculty, students, alumni, and staff on the 3rd floor of 5710!

        See U of C LGBTQ students share their stories by video!

        Jonathan Lykes shares his "Pulling Out Story"


        Friday, October 8, 2010

        SPIN & OMSA Partner to Create the EMERGING MINDS PROJECT 2010 - 2011



        Purpose
        • The purpose of the Emerging Minds Project is to create a space for intentional discussion between students, focused on issues that are encountered daily in current society.
        • Participants of this program will engage in facilitated discussions on topics including, but not limited to: disabilities, abilities, religion, language, immigration, class, access, power and privilege, white privilege, sexuality, gender.

        Thursday, October 7, 2010

        Faculty of Color Panel Profiles: Meet The Professors!


        On Monday, OMSA and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture will host professors Ramon A. Gutierrez, Raul Coronado, Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, Julie Saville, Matthew Briones, and Mario Small.
        They will engage in a conversation about the experience of scholars of color and share their journeys to their present positions at the University of Chicago. They will also discuss topics including obstacles faced by scholars of color, isolation affecting scholars of color, stereotyping of research conducted by scholars of color, and sources of personal motivation.




        Ramon A. Guti
        érrez



        Preston & Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor in United States History and the College; Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture

        Gutiérrez, one of the nation’s leading Latino scholars, has received numerous academic awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship (“genius” grant), the John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association and the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians.
        He is a specialist in Mexican-American history, Indian-White relations in the Americas, social and economic history of the Southwest, colonial Latin America and Mexican immigration. In addition to two monographs and numerous articles, he has edited, co-edited or co-authored 10 books.

        Weekly Schedule - October 7-14

        Soul Food: An InterVarsity Party
        Presented by InterVarsity
        11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
        Hutchinson Courtyard in Reynolds Club,
        5706 South University Avenue

        Let’s Talk
        Presented by: Student Counseling & Resource Service
        1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Chicago GPS: Grad School Fair
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
        Cloister Club inIda Noyes Hall,
        1212 East 59th Street

        6th Annual Vive La Hispanidad
        6 PM – 11 PM
        Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie

        Thursday, September 30, 2010

        Weekly Calendar: October 1 - 7

        Friday, October 1

        Chicago's first South Asian Film Festival (October 1- 3)

        Fall Career Fair
        Presented by: CAPS
        12:00 PM
        Cloister Club in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street

        Let’s Talk
        Presented by: Student Counseling and Resource Service
        1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Student Activities and Resource Fair
        Presented by: ORCSA
        3:00 PM
        Main Quad

        Taiwanese Student Association Welcome Reception
        Presented by: Taiwanese Student Association
        6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Saturday, October 2

        South Side History Bike Tour
        Presented by UCSC
        10:30 AM
        Bartlett Quad

        Autumn Mixer Latin Dance Party
        Presented by: Ballroom and Latin Dance Association
        7:30 PM
        McCormick Tribune Lounge in the Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Avenue

        Sunday, October 3

        Mariarchi Vargas de Tecalitlán
        Presented by: the Symphony Center
        3:00 PM
        220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

        Las Soldaderas
        Presented by: Aguijón Theatre
        Through Sunday, October 9
        Check the website for production times
        2707 N. Laramine, Chicago

        Monday, October 4


        OMSA Welcome (Back) Reception
        Presented by: OMSA
        5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        OMSA Research Intiative Grant


        The Research Initiative Grant is intended to assist undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of color by providing financial support for scholarly projects exploring the multifaceted nature of race, race relations, ethnicity, and/or culture within the University of Chicago, the larger City of Chicago community, and/or Higher Education.

        If you have ever thought of conducting original research, need helping with preparing for your BA thesis, want support to finish that really important chapter—the Research Initiative Grant is for you!!

        Grant proposals are due Friday, October 15, 2010.

        For more information, please contact Rosa Yadira Ortiz at ryo@uchicago.edu. There will be two Office Hours opportunity to ask questions regarding the grant.

        • Wednesday, October 6 from 11:00am -12:00pm
        • Monday, October 11 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
        Please visit the website for the complete description and the application.

        Wednesday, September 29, 2010

        Caras De America: Latina/o Heritage Celebration!

        Join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the University of Chicago in our Latina/o Heritage Celebration aka Caras de América.

        The Caras de América events calendar is full of events ranging from lectures, to movie nights, to a comedy show to celebrate the diversity of culture, histories, social and political issues in Latino and Latin American heritage. Please see our Caras de América calendar for campus events as well as the blog to learn more about events that was not on the printed calendar.



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        Presented by Aguijón Theatre
        Through Sunday, October 9
        Check the website for production times
        2707 N. Laramine, Chicago

        Thursday, September 23, 2010

        Weekly Schedule: Spetember 24 - 30

        Hyde Park Jazz Festival

        World Music Festival

        Friday, September 24

        CAPS Meet and Greet for First-Years
        Presented by: Career Advising & Planning Services
        11:30 AM – 2:45 PM
        CAPS Resource Center, 3rd Floor of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

        Queer 101
        Presented by: Office of LGBTQ Student Life
        1:00 – 3:00 PM
        5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

        Saturday, September 25

        61st Street Farmers Market
        9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
        61st Street between Dorchestor and Blackstone

        Monday, September 27

        Welcome Back Party
        Presented by the Family Resource Center
        3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
        Third Floor of the Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street
        RSVP to lizannep@uchicago.edu

        Sunday, September 19, 2010

        Weekly Schedule: Sept. 19-23

        Sunday, September 19

        57th Street Children’s Book Fair
        1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
        57th Street between Dorchester and Kimbark and Kimbark between 56th and 57th

        Family Resource Fair
        Sponsored by the College Programming Office
        12:30 PM
        Barlett Quad


        Monday, September 20


        Harris School Student Organization Fair
        Sponsored by the Harris School of Public Policy
        2:00 PM
        Assembly Hall at International Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street


        Tuesday, September 21


        Graduate Student Orientation
        Sponsored by Graduate Student Affairs
        11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

        Grad Student Pub Night
        Sponsored by Graduate Student Affairs
        4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
        University Pub, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212E. 59th Street


        Thursday, September 23


        First Year Student of Color Workshop
        Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
        12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
        5710 S. Woodlawn, Avenue


        RSO Open Houses
        Sponsored by ORCSA
        11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
        Bartlett Arts Rehearsal Space, Bartlett Lounge, Reynolds Club and Hutch Courtyard

        Thursday, September 16, 2010

        Free GRE Prep Course

        OMSA is offering students the opportunity to take a free, full-length GRE prep course taught by Princeton Review. Limited slots will be available for graduate and professional school students. This course will run each Wednesday from October 6th through November 17th from 6pm to 9pm.
        For more information or for an application, please contact Robin Graham at rgraham1@uchicago.edu or call (773) 834-6826. Deadline to apply is September 30that 5:00pm.

        Tuesday, September 14, 2010

        Undergraduate Student Organizations Highlights

        Below is a highlight of a selection of various undergraduate student organizations. For a full listing of all the student organization, visit the OCRSA website or visit the RSO fair on Friday, October 1 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on the main quad.

        Alpha Phi Omega is the University of Chicago's co-ed national service fraternity. We provide community service opportunities for our members, both on campus and in the city of Chicago. Our Chicago opportunities have included serving food at a community breakfast in Hyde Park, delivering meals to the homeless downtown, and participating in the Earth Day Cleanup in Washington Park. On campus, we have collaborated with the Council on University Programming, the Chicago Swing Dance Society, and Kairos. We also provide fellowship events for members, such as movie nights, shake days, hot chocolate study breaks, along with attending events held by our members' other RSOs.
        Information sessions will be Sunday, October 3 and 10, at 5pm in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club. Please contact our pledgemaster, Emily England, at eengland08@uchicago.edu, or find us at apo.uchicago.edu or on Facebook.

        Chicago Raas is a competitive, co-ed dance team on campus that wants YOU to tryout! No dance experience is necessary! There is an informational session on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 8:30pm at the 5710 S. Woodlawn - free samosas! Tryouts are on Friday, October 1st at 7:00pm at the Ida Noyes Dance Room (basement of Ida Noyes). Come wearing loose clothes and bring a water bottle. Feel free to contact captains@chicagoraas.com with any questions or scheduling conflicts! Find out more at chicagoraas.com.

        CUSA, or Chinese Undergraduate Students Association, is an Asian interest group open to everyone at the University of Chicago. We strive to provide a forum for unity, as well as opportunities to learn about Chinese culture. CUSA members bond through social activities, entertainment, and Chinese cultural events in order to promote social awareness, diversity, and fun.

        Stay updated on our events by subscribing to our listhost. Contact us through our main email chicago.cusa@gmail.com or through our board members below.