Happy November! Keep chugging through; you are doing FANTASTIC! There will be many fun, and thoughtful events going on this week - so if you need a break, try to check them out!  Remember, we are rooting for you!
 
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.
"We become what we think about.
"

                                                                                                           -- Earl Nightingale
GIC NEWS
Grand Opening of FGLI Center Makes News 
The Daily Pennsylvanian has now published an article by Rebecca Tan, read it here, speaking on the great establishment of the First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Center at Penn, housed at the Greenfield Intercultural Center.
Be sure to stop by for a visit!   

 
Library Resource Liaison Program
Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the new Library Resource Liaisons Program;
 a group of undergraduate students who are specially trained to support you in a number of ways. Whether it is with a library introduction, beginning the research process, locating books or specific journals, or connecting you with the staff and services of the libraries, these trained Liaisons will ensure that you have a supportive and productive experience.
You can find your Library Resource Liaisons at the GIC and the Arch. Feel free to stop by and meet them or email 
libraryresourceliaison@upenn.
edu
 
Need a Professional Headshot?
Is your LinkedIn profile missing that last polishing detail? Stop by the Greenfield Intercultural Center to get yourself a head shot picture. Photos will be taken by Subject Matters Photography.
 Thursday, November 10th |  2pm - 4pm | GIC, Lenape Garden
SPRING 2017 COURSES

iBelieve  Course Spring 2017 - EDUC 598
Developed by the GIC and the Office of the Chaplain,  EDUC 598: Interfaith Dialogue in Action will be available to take in the Spring of 2017 on Thursdays from 1:30 - 4:30.
To apply complete this application and you will be contacted for a brief interview. Please contact Associate Chaplain Steve Kocher with any questions - skocher@upenn.edu
 
 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 . Be sure to APPLY. Learn more here about the previous variation of the course.
 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
 Is Quechua language on the rise or decline? Culture Film Screening & Discussion
After viewing Quechua: The fading Inca language (2010) Dir. Gabina Funegra (19min) & newly translated short Quechua dramas from Youtube, a Post screening discussion will be lea dby Américo Mendoza-Mori.
The Quechua language, the largest indigenous language group in the Americas, has been suppressed and maligned for hundreds of years, but now is enjoying a revival of esteem and usage thanks to specific governmental policies and the enthusiasm of students from as far as Paris and Tokyo.  LEARN MORE
Sunday, November 13th | 2pm - 4pm| Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium
 
Natives at Penn Present: Native American Hoop Dancing Performance and Lesson
Join Natives at Penn Come and learn the history about Hoop dancing while also learning a few of the basic steps to the dance! Dinner will be provided! Check out all upcoming events on facebook!! 
Thursday, November 17th | 7pm| New College House

 
Interested In Helping Start A Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
 The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.  AISES benefits include the Winds of Change magazine subscription, mentoring and career guidance, networking opportunities, leadership opportunities and the support of friends in similar fields both on campus and nationally. If you are interested reach out to Evelyn Galban at egalban@vet.upenn.edu .
 

AMALGAM Comics and Coffee Shop Pop-Up
The Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly is partnering with Amalgam Comic and Coffeehouse to bring a pop-up comic book shop to Penn featuring diverse comic book creators and characters, including women, PoC, and LGBTQ representation. 
Amalgam is owned and operated by a Black woman and is an amazing new contribution to Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. Since Kensington is quite a trek for Penn students, we thought we would bring them here! Dress-up is encouraged + Free treats/drinks from BGAPSA!
Thursday, November 10th | 5:30pm - 8:30pm| LGBT Center
United Minorities Council's Unity Month 2016: Movements Not Moments
Build off the excitement (or despair) of the election results by helping UMC build a wall of solidairty! This weeks theme is movements not moments so UMC will be having a three day demonstration on College Green where a wall covered with messages that express solidarity regarding different issues facing the country will be created with your help!
Wed. 11/9:
 Black Lives Matter and Trans Visibility
Thurs. 11/10DAPL and Native American Rights
Friday 11/11: Disability, Ableism Awareness and Immigration/Xenophobia
The wall will be out each day from 11am-5pm so stop by and write a message of support, ask a question or even just sign your name in solidarity. Light refreshments will be served. Check it out on
facebook !
November 9th - 11th | 
11am  -  5pm | College Green
 
HultPrize@Penn 
Speaker Event: Yussef Abbara,  Syrian Refugee
 There are over 1,000 refugees in Philadelphia. They've all escaped conflict from their home countries due to conflict or life-threatening reasons, and are forced to settle elsewhere. 
Come listen to the life story of 2013 Syrian refugee, Youssef Abbara and learn about problems that he, and the other thousands in Philadelphia, and millions around the world face. 
Free food will be provided! 
Check them out on facebook!
Tuesday, November 15th | 6pm - 7pm | JMHH TBA
 
Asian Pacific American Heritage Week: CLARITY
APAHW is a week-long celebration of Asian Pacific American heritage from November 4th through November 12th.  Our theme this year is "CLARITY." In light of a growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) consciousness, we wanted to bring greater focus, attention, clarity to AAPI identity. This celebration will consist of plenty of free food, entertainment, and learning opportunities.  Check it out on facebook or here ! The next event is REFRESH - an event meant to de-stress via discussion and yoga!
Tuesday, November 8th | 3pm - 5pm | LGBT Center
  Unpack and Prepare: Science, Math & Economics Exams Undergraduate  Workshop 
Getting nervous about exams? Wanna learn some tips and tricks for the upcoming midterm?
Join us for this great, hands-on workshop for undergraduates in math, science, and economics courses .
Sign up here!
Thursday,  November 17th | 4pm - 5:30pm | Weingarten Center
Quaker FanFest: Round 2
 Come out to the last home football game vs. Harvard. Performance by Kenn Kweder before the team plays for a chance to win the Ivy League title. Bring your friends and wear your colors! Food, hot chocolate, and giveaways. 
Learn more  here.
Friday, November 11th | 6pm | Shoemaker Green
 
Newman Blood Drive
The Newman Center will be hosting a blood drive at  Newman next Saturday. Please email Madison Pedrotty at madped@sas.upenn.edu   for more details or if you're ready to sign up for an appointment, fill out this  form.  Or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code: 
Penn Newman
Saturday, November 12th  | 11am - 4pm | Newman Center
Community Meeting: Majors and Minors
Penn First is hosting a General Body Meeting centered around choosing majors and minors. A st udent panel focused on choosing a major or minor at Penn will be available. If you are unsure of what you want to major in and want to hear how other students made their decisions please join us! Additionally, if you are also interested in being on the panel, please sign up  here.
Wednesday, November 9th | 7pm - 8:30pm | JMHH 355
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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.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
2017 College Horizons (For HS Students)
 This is a program of excellence designed for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school sophomores and juniors. Missed the informational webinar? Check it out here! Otherwise, learn more HERE and apply HERE! Share this to potential applicants! Make sure to have everything postmarked by the deadline!
DEADLINE: February 14th
Public Policy and Leadership Conference
The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is held at Harvard Kennedy School each February ( February 9 - 12, 2017)t o inspire talented, driven, and diverse first- and second-year undergraduate students to pursue careers in public service. Among these careers include positions in federal, state, or local government,
 non-governmental organizations, nonprofits, intergovernmental organizations,  international institutions, and social enterprises.
LEARN MORE about the details and application.
DEADLINE:  Wednesday, November 9th
Looking for a savvy Creative Design Intern to work with our design team to assist with creative projects. You will be building upon the skills you've learned in the classroom through real-world, hands-on work experience. This person creates graphic design projects such as ads, flyers, postcards, posters, and electronic materials such as banners, e-mails, and social media graphics. You will get to participate in team brainstorming, have input in meetings, and benefit from creative reviews. 
PennLink Job ID: 831618. 
DEADLINE: December 16th


Student Disabilities Services -  Looking for Exam Proctor Positions
 Both work-study and non-study positions available! Please look at this file for more details! Please only reach out to Assistant Director,   Grace Conte at gconte@upenn.edu for questions and inquiries about applying.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (Senior/Alums)
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields
DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 29th
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) is a paid 10-week internship for students majoring in environmental health in a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). Over the summer, interns explore many aspects of environmental public health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. Learn more about the details and about how to apply HERE.    
DEADLINE:
 Friday, February 3rd



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