Welcome back! December is nearly upon us and with it comes exams, projects, papers, stress, late nights  -- and the holidays! Stay focused, stay motivated, and stay positive! One way or the other, you WILL get through it! Be sure to take study breaks as needed and maybe stop by the Weingarten Center for a workshop? Anyways, we wish you good luck!
 
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.
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

                                                                                                           --George Eliot
GIC NEWS
Natives at Penn Present: 
Dream Catcher Making
Join Natives at Penn and stop by the GIC and use some materials to make your own dream catcher. Snack and refreshments will be served. Check out all events on  facebook!! 
Tuesday, November 29th | 6pm - 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

 Arab Music Ensembles  Course Spring - MUSC 007 
The Greenfield Intercultural Center, in conjunction with the Department of Music and a vibrant community organization,  Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture , is sponsoring an Arab Music Ensemble open to all Penn students and members of the Philadelphia community. It can be taken for credit (1/2 credit per semester) and the concert schedule will introduce participants to world class, touring musicians from around the Middle East. To learn about the previous Fall course variation, click HERE
PENN NEWS
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!
 
Fanfest round 3:
Penn V.s. Nova
Come out before the first men's home basketball game versus the national champions, Villanova.
Performances by  Kayvon Music  and  The Collctve
There will be free food options and 'Beat Nova' T-shirts. Bring a valid ID for drink purchases! 
Tickets to the game are needed for entry. Haven't purchased your tickets? Get them  HERE. Check it out on 
facebook! #BeatNova
Tuesday, November 29th | 5pm - 7pm | The Palestra
 
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
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PAGE Board Elections
 Penn Association for Gender Equity, promotes gender and social justice and serves as an umbrella group for a diverse range of constituent organizations at Penn. Steering primarily engages in Advocacy, Community, and Education. Want to see PAGE on Facebook? Check HERE. 
Interested in applying? Check HERE. Email the completed application to contact.pagechair@gmail.com
by midnight on Sunday, December 4th. Interested in the Meet&Greet?
Friday, December 2nd | 3:30pm | Penn's Women Center
Whites Confronting Racism: A Training for Change Workshop
Penn Women's Center will be hosting the Whites Confronting Racism Training (WCR) this December. WCR offers tools for recognizing and understanding racism as well as intervention skills. This 3-day workshop will be facilitated by Ali Michaels, from Penn's Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. and her colleague, Sarah Halley. We see this as a vital and timely opportunity for staff members at Penn to (re)engage in the critical work of addressing racism. To reserve a spot please email Maria Acosta at macosta@upenn.edu
 
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
istmo.vos@gmail.com
Wednesday, December 7th | 7pm - 8pm | Location TBA
 
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

OR
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 in January 15th  or until the cohort is filled.
 

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!
Arts & Race Identity: An Intentional Conversation
 Join Platt House and PAC for a panel discussion exploring the joys and challenges at the intersection of arts and race identity. Featuring Guest Speakers: 
Suzana Berger - Theatre Arts Program, 
Valerie Gay - Art Sanctuary, Guy Ramsey - Music Department, 
Hazami Sayed -  Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. 
Moderated by Maria Fumai Dietrich, Platt House
Check it out on facebook !
Friday, December 2nd | 
 Noon - 2pm | Platt Student Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St
 
Hult Prize@Penn 
Effect: International Media Competition
 To help people  to understand that the refugee crisis is REAL, Hult Prize@ Penn are starting a subdivision of the competition, "Hult Prize Effect," an international media competition to raise awareness. Collaborating with several other Hult Prize@ programs present in every continent of the world for this competition, please submit any form of media (essay, poem, artwork, music, etc.) on anything related to the refugee crisis. Be creative: it can be your own experience, your thoughts, etc.  Here is the submission application
Winners will be announced at  Hult Prize@ Penn Final Competition on Saturday, December 3rd,at the Perry World House.
Check them out on  facebook
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 1st
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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
OR
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.
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a paid 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. .
DEADLINE: December 7th
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
Time Inc. 2017 Internship Program
Are you a junior or graduating senior looking to do real work at one of the most iconic media organizations in history? Our internship and fellowship programs develop the future leaders of Time Inc. We're now accepting applications for our paid summer internship program based in New York. We're looking for students who aren't afraid to try new things -- at historic brands like People, TIME, Cooking Light and Sports Illustrated -- or through new content, experiences and acquisitions like the People Entertainment Network, the Foundry or INVNT.
DEADLINE: December 1st
 
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



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