Happy December! The end of the semester is nearing - the has gone by so quickly! You are so very close to the end, you just need to push through the final lap! And with that in mind, remember to pace yourself, schedule your time, and maybe pop by the GIC for a well-deserved study break! Stay strong!
Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
30 Years of Building Communities at Penn
The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

                                                                                                           -- Anne Frank
White Elephant Party
Take a break from studying
 and join us for a fun night at
 GIC on December 13th
We will have dinner and a 
white elephant gift exchange.
 To take away the stress of buying gifts, we will 
provided  all the fun, goofy
 gifts, so all you have to do is show up and have fun! Email upennkipp@gmail.com
 for reservations
Tuesday, December 13th | 5pm - 7pm| GIC

 Cross Cultural Awareness is a graduate level course where students will learn about the salient dimensions of diversity by exploring the interrelated issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability through a pre-course retreat, lectures, cross-cultural dialogue, readings, writing assignments, and peer led in-class facilitations. The spring course will meet on Wednesdays from 2pm - 5pm. Learn more  HERE about the Spring course. To apply complete this application with a resume and a short response.
DEADLINE: December 9th

 Neighborhood Forum: Bridging Understanding Across Cultures
Al-Bustan is pleased to host the first Neighborhood Forum on Culture of the Tabadul: Cross-Cultural Exchange through the Arts project.  We invite participants to express themselves and gain appreciation, respect, and understanding of culture and identity within and across neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Learn more HERE.
Friday, December 9th |
 4pm - 6pm | Academy of Palumbi, 1100 Catherine St., South Philly 
Penn Becomes Sanctuary Campus
Tuesday the 30th President Amy Gutmann declared Penn a sanctuary campus. The statement came the day after she renewed her contract with Penn, becoming the longest serving president in university history. In addition to making Penn a sanctuary campus, the statement promised to continue advocating for immigration reform. This marks an important and historical step for the university, and we hope to see this progress continue to develop under Gutmann's new contract.
Holiday (Christmas) Dinners and Baking!
To celebrate the winter season and keep spirits up during exam times - the CA is having many events involving food. So keep an eye out!
CA Wednesday Night Dinner
Chicken Noodle/Vegetarian Soup |Dec. 7th | 6:30pm
Bring a dish, but stay for the sugar cookie decorating! | Dec. 9th | 6:30pm
Christmas Cookie Baking
Make and take home sugar cookies! | Dec.12 | 5pm - 7pm
Save the dates!
Tuesday, Dec. 13th | 5pm | Baking cookies
Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 6pm | Xmas Dinner

Ice Skating + Christmas Village
If you want to learn how to skate or sharpen up on your skills, join the GIC on a trip to the Christmas Village in Center City! The perfect excuse to take a break and enjoy the sights! For any questions, contact  upennkipp@gmail.com
Saturday, December 10th | 5pm - 7pm | City Hall, Dilworth Park
Interested in participating in a study focused on sexual minority people of color's experiences of racism and homophobia? 
In order to participate you must (1) identify as  a sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual, ect.,), (2)  a racial/ethnic minority person (e.g., African American/Black, Arab American,  Asian/ Pacific Islander American, Native American, Hispanic/Latina/o, Multiracial), (3) c urrently reside in the United States, and (4)b e 18 years of age or older. You meet the requirements? Fantastic!
Complete the survey!
Congratulations to the new 2016 UMC Board!
 Here is a moment to introduce the newly elected board for the United Minorities Council comprising of some returning board members, and some new faces , as well.

Chair: Krisna Maddy, 2018
Vice Chair: Ibukunoluwa Olubowale, 2018
Political Chair: Miru Osuga, 2018
Financial Chair: Shamar Waterman, 2020
Co-Programming Chairs: Anisa Hasan-Granier, 2020 and Evanie Anglade, 2019
Admissions and Outreach Chair: Ajit Narayanan, 2019
Communications Chair: Imani Solan, 2019
Marketing Chair: Oluwafeyikemi "Feyi" Makonde, 2020
George Takei's Broadway Musical Allegiance
There is a great chance to see George Takei's Broadway musical Allegiance in movie theaters for one night only in December.  George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung star in this spectacular musical about the life changes of a Japanese-American family after the events of Pearl Harbor. Allegiance presents a unique American perspective that is unknown to many people, inspired by George Takei's own life events. PAACH has a limited number of free tickets available, or you can purchase directly using THIS LINK.
Tuesday, December 13th | 7:30pm | Cinemark University City Penn 6

The BEST kind of study break EVER! What kind?The one with puppies and kittens!
 Take a moment and bring your friends to play with some small furry creatures and ease the stress of finals!
Puppies, cats,  Federal Donuts, and hot chocolate. Need we say more?
Check it out on facebook!
**A $2 donation to the ASPCA is required to play with the puppies**

Friday, December 6th | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Penn LGBT Center
Penn Professional Staff Assembly Clothing Drive
In partnership with Bethesda Project and Career Wardrobe, their collection drive is seeking new or gently used men's clothing, toiletries,   new or gently used women's business attire, including accessories, shoes,  and professional handbags. The PPSA will be collecting items to share with  these two Philadelphia organizations from Monday, November 21st through Thursday, December 8th at 11 different  locations across campus.  Join the PPSA on 
Friday, December 9th| 1pm - 3pm|  School of  Nursing, Room 114, to help fold, sort, and package the donations. We'll be serving light refreshments  and holiday cheer!  For a detailed list of items and locations check HERE!
Istmo y Vos Inaugural Event
 One of the Latino Coalition's newest constituents, Istmo y Vos will be representing the Central American Community @ Penn. Come learn about future events, eat food, and form community. For any questions contact
Wednesday, December 7th | 7pm - 8pm | La Casa Latina
Penn First Winter Clothing Drive
Some of you may have already noticed that Penn First is having a winter clothing drive! Please drop off any unwanted winter clothing at the drop off stations located in the front lobby of Harrison, Harnwell and Rodin College Houses.  All collected clothing will go to Philadelphia citizens who need to stay warm this winter!

Extended Walk-Ins & Study Hacks for Reading Days Workshop
To help students practice academic self-care, the Weingarten Center has extended walk-in hours until the end of the semester (December 22nd) from 4pm - 7pm on Thursdays.
Also there will  be two sessions of the Study Hacks workshop. Register HERE.
Wednesday, December 7th | 5pm - 6pm | ARCH 110

Th ursday, December 8th | 4pm - 5pm | Weingarten Center
Moral Voices Fellowship Applications OPEN - Rolling Basis
Moral Voices is a year-long interfaith and inter-ethnic service learning Fellowship that will bring together 15 Penn students to explore the dynamics of cultural and ethnic violence as well as strategies for their elimination. The Fellowship will include pre-trip learning, fundraising, campus engagement, a trip abroad, and a post-trip follow-through.
Priority will be given to applications received before  December 1st,  but applications will close on  January 15th  or until the cohort is filled.
Verizon Scholarship OPEN 
 Students who are currently a full time sophomore /junior and who have demonstrated financial need can apply. These students should possess evidence of leadership potential and exemplary academic standing.
The Application includes a resume, and a one page (double spaced) essay explaining the student's interest in pursuing a career in telecommunications or communications.  The scholarship amount will be determined when awarded.
The application is HERE and should be submitted to Charquinta Sullivan at csul@upenn.edu by 5pm
DEADLINE: December 16th
Assistant Director Position
The Associate Director plays leadership role within a dynamic, complex office focused on promoting gender equity and meeting the diverse and ever-evolving needs of Penn students, staff and faculty. The AD supervises the  PWC  Administrative and Financial Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the center and ensuring a high level of services for students, staff, faculty, and families.
To learn more and apply, check HERE.
There are two programs offered - the European Programs(multiple locations) and the American Program, each with its unique focus. Both HIA programs examine human rights' issues but do so through different historical lenses. To learn more about the programs, check out the FAQs  for the American(John Louis) Fellowship or HERE. Or you can look at the FAQs for the European Programs and HERE
DEADLINE: January 4th

Graduate Journalism Fellowship for Minorities 
 The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities is an 18-month program that provides generous awards to 2 students in the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program each year. Fellows receive full-tuition benefits, a monthly stipend and on-the-job training during internships with Syracuse Media Group.
look HERE for the application and more details. Six finalists will be brought to Syracuse for interviews in early  March.
DEADLINE:  January 15th
Info Session for Philly Fellows
Looking for a career after college? Want to work at a Philadelphia nonprofit? Philly Fellows is a competitive program that pairs recent college graduates with local nonprofits for yearlong fellowships and includes housing and professional development opportunities! 
Learn more HERE, stop by the info session, or give Philly Fellows a call about this great opportunity at 215-609-4909.
Thursday, December 8th | 5:30pm | Civic House
This is a paid summer internship opportunity for undergrads to explore  the field health services research. For more information, contact Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu
Additionally, check THIS out for more details  and links about eligibility, applying, and what's in store for the internship!
DEADLINE: February 1st

Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship
PPPS is a 12-week summer internship program through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn consisting of free housing, a paid 35-hour internship, and a  seminar with Dr.Ira Harkavy. To learn more, check out the website, and stop by an information session:
Tuesday, December 13th
Wednesday, January 18th
5pm - 6pm | Netter Center, Class of 1965 Conference Room 
For any questions email  Jenny Bae, ABCS Coordinator at baeji@sas.upenn.edu
DEADLINE: February 5th

Software Engineering Internship
TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is global quantitative proprietary trading and technology company. Software Engineers at TMG are passionate about software technology, especially as it applies to markets and trading. At TMG you will collaborate with a team of programming experts to create and maintain the platforms that connect TMG with the world's financial markets, protect the firm from catastrophic risk, and help us stay at the forefront of technological development. 
Pennlink Job ID: 832117. DEADLINE: April 11th.
Counselor/Teaching Assistant (mathematics summer program for talented, under-served youth)
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2017, we will run two programs, a residential program on a college campus in the Hudson Valley, and a day program in New York City. Compensation, room,board, and transportation included.
DEADLINE: February 13th

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