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Events Calendar
Scholarship for Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute
Student Staff Assistant Position Opening
AEPhi Presents: ManiCURE for Sharsheret
You're Invited: Midday Mindfulness
You're Invited: Furry Finals
Housing Options Sessions
Resume Reviews
Spend a Week at Harvard Business School
Attend a Free Kaplan Test
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 Events Calendar 

This Week:

 

4/19: Delta Sigma Theta Day  

 

4/20-21: Kappa Alpha Psi Days

 

 

Next Week:

 

4/22: NPHC Step Show 2012- InSTEPtion (5pm @ Hall Auditorium)

 

4/25: Have a Greek Day

 

4/27: Last Day of Classes

 

 

 

 

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As we begin to wind down for the year be sure to check out our online calendar so you don't miss anything before the end of the school year!

 

 

You're Invited: NPHC's InSTEPtion
 

Scholarship to Attend Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute
 

The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership is excited to announce the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) over the summer. The scholarship will cover registration and flight.

 

What is UIFI?  

UIFI is a 5-day journey, with each day building upon the one previous. UIFI offers participants the opportunity to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values-based action from themselves and those they lead.

 

The institute is interactive, fun, challenging, and intentional. During a session, you'll experience hands-on interaction, experiential activities, discussion time, and personal reflection time. There is considerable focus on the positive aspects of fraternities and sororities in addition to important discussions about issues that threaten our future.

 

UIFI is the preeminent leadership development experience for fraternity and sorority members, and is an experience unlike any other; it is not a conference or a workshop-it is a uniquely holistic journey that you share with other interfraternal brothers and sisters. A UIFI graduate not only learns important leadership lessons, but also reaches deep inside him/herself to find their true fraternal calling.

 

Your journey will include discussions on purpose, courage, leadership, integrity, and vision. Your work will be done both in full-group sessions and in small discussion groups called "chapters." You will interact with peers from all over North America and with mentors that work professionally in fraternity and sorority life.

 

 

Why should you attend UIFI?

UIFI challenges you intellectually, emotionally, and physically. You will develop your leadership skills, learn about resolving complex issues, grow your confidence, enhance your critical thinking ability, and build your courage. You will also increase your network of relationships that can help you reach your potential and attain your goals.

 

UIFI makes a difference. Consider these survey results from 2008 participants:

  • 99% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they are a better leader because of UIFI.
  • 99% agreed or strongly agreed that UIFI deepened their commitment to Greek life.
  • 100% would recommend UIFI to a peer.

For more information about the program: http://www.nicindy.org/programs/UIFI/

 

 

Are you interested?

If so, please submit a one page letter stating why you are in need of this scholarship and what you hope to gain from attending the program. Please answer the following questions:

  1. What has your involvement been in the Miami Fraternity and Sorority Community up to this point?
  2. What do you want your involvement to look like for the next few years?
  3. How do you define values-based leadership?
  4. What do you see as examples of a values-based Fraternity/Sorority Community?

Also include your name, year in school, major, GPA, fraternity/sorority affiliation, and leadership experience. (Must be a sophomore or junior to attend)

 

Scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 20 at 12pm to kfry@muohio.edu.

 

We have two scholarships to provide, but if you are interested in the program we encourage you to ask your chapter to sponsor you.

 

If you would like to hear more about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership at (513) 529-1462.

 

Student Staff Assistant Position Opening
 

Position Summary

The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership is hiring at least one Fraternity/Sorority Life Student Staff Assistant for the fall 2012 semester. The goal of the Fraternity/Sorority Life Student Staff Assistant is to support and enhance leadership in our fraternity and sorority community. The Staff Assistant will report to the Director and/or Associate Director of the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Leadership. Preference will be given to those applicants who are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority and in good standing with their chapter.

 

Position Requirements

  • 10 hours per week
  • Active membership and good standing with member fraternity/sorority
  • General knowledge of the fraternity/sorority community and the function of the three governing councils (additional training will be provided)
  • Willingness to work in a team and collaborative environment

Duties & Opportunities

  • Represent the Greek Community at various community events.
  • Work on designated office programs and projects (i.e., Public Relations/Marketing materials, Organization of Office Resources).
  • Other duties as assigned provided they support the mission and vision of the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership.

 Remuneration

  • Starting wage is $7.70 per hour (Student Associate)

Qualifications

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess strong computer competence, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications
  • Marketing and graphic design experience preferred
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekend

To Apply

  • Please attach a cover letter and resume (including 3 references with contact information) in an email to Kayte Fry, Associate Director (kfry@muohio.edu)
  • Applications must be sent before April 18, 2012 at 12:00 midnight

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Housing Options Sessions
 

First Year Students:

We know that hundreds of Miami students choose the ease and convenience of living on campus during their junior and senior years, but if you are considering living off campus during your junior or senior year, read on...

 

Have you felt pressured to sign a lease now for your junior year off-campus housing?

        Do you wish you knew more about the off campus housing               market?

                   Do you want more information about the lease process?

 

The Office of Off Campus Affairs and the Associated Student Government are pleased to offer Living Off-Campus Information Sessions for First Year Students (for your junior year).  The information sessions are conveniently located all across campus:

 

7:00 p.m.             Wednesday, April 18      in Havighurst Hall

7:00 p.m.             Thursday, April 19            in Morris Hall

 

You may attend any info session.  Go to the front door of the building for access to the residence hall. 

 

Who knew that in your 1st year of college people would be talking about where to live off-campus in the junior year?  Almost 18 months away!!  Don't get dragged into thinking that you have to make a decision too quickly.  There are many more places for rent than there are people to rent them in Oxford.  If you explore and better understand the FULL range of Oxford options, you can make a more rational choice about where to live and be more satisfied with that living arrangement.  Learn about occupancy limits, the importance of "trusted" roommates, the difference between joint vs. individual leases, and why the fine print in a lease matters. Learn about the housing market in Oxford and what choices do exist.  Better understand leases & the full impact of signing one, what kinds of choices are really available, and how to recognize a good deal or choice. 

 

Please direct questions about this initiative to Bobbe Burke, Coordinator of Off Campus Affairs at burkebi@muohio.edu


Career Services - Resume Reviews in the Office of Diversity Affairs
 

This is the last week (April 16 - 20) that we are offering Resume Reviews in the Office of Diversity Affairs, each day from 12:30 - 2:00pm.  Don't miss out on a chance to have your resume reviewed before the end of the semester!  We want your resume perfect for those jobs and internships that you are applying to!


 For the Fall Semester, we are looking for fraternities and sororities to sponsor our resume reviews each week.  This would be an opportunity for your members to sign up and have their resumes reviewed, but also promote your chapter to the rest of the campus when we promote resume review hours (M-F 12:30 - 2pm in 336 Shriver).  Chapters interested in setting up this collaboration should contact April Robles, april.robles@muohio.edu.

 

 

 
Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

 

Summer Venture in Management (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of a group typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g., African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender). HBS covers on-site expenses, and corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with attendance. SVMP 2012 will take place June 16-June 22, 2012.  

 

The application deadline is May 16, 2012.

 

 For more information visit www.hbs.edu/mba/svmp

 

Attend a Free Kaplan Test
 
The admissions process for graduate school is becoming increasing competitive.  This makes your decision on how to prepare for your standardized test critical.

Between March 15th and April 15th, Kaplan is giving you and your members the opportunity to sample a Free LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT Class. At these events, you will learn valuable strategies from one of our expert instructors.  Please share this information with those students who may be interested in attending this great free event.  These events will take place live and online in our Classroom Anywhere™ environment.

To sign up for one of these events, simply register using this web form:  

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You can also visit kaptest.com/tryus or call 1-800-KAP-TEST to register.

Take advantage of this free opportunity to get valuable instruction that will help you succeed on the test day, and learn why Kaplan is the only choice when it comes to your test preparation.  
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We hope you enjoyed this week's Cliff's Notes! We would appreciate any feedback at fsll@muohio.edu. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

 
-The Cliff Alexander Office Staff