Happy October! Wishing you a refreshing return from Fall Break! Check out all the exciting deadlines coming up to register and apply to cool opportunities on-campus and abroad!
Have a fantastic week! Remember to practice self-care!
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.
" Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming 
them is 
makes life meaningful."

                                                                                                                          -- Joshua J. Marine
FGLI Program 
 The GIC will house the First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Program which welcomes all students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income. The FGLI program provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment full of a variety of resources available for FGLI students
Community Discussion:
August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean 
The afternoon will feature staged readings of Gem of the Ocean from, Philadelphia theater favorite, Cathy Simpson as Aunt Esther with Jaylene Clark Owens, Dwayne Alistair Thomas,  and Ron Lee Jones, plus lunch, conversation, and opportunities to share stories about seeking and needing one's own justice.
Sunday, October 16 | 1:30pm | The Terrace Room (Cohen Hall)
Al-Bustan Presents Salma Habib in Turath: Arab Classical & Folk Songs
Al-Bustan is pleased to present vocalist  Salma Habib with  Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble:
Hanna Khoury - violin
Kinan Abou-afach - cello
Hicham Chami - qanun
Hafez Kotain - percussion

 Saturday, November 5th |  8pm | Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St
Pymetrics (2) Workshops 
Pymetrics is a self-assessment tool and a way for employers to connect with students using unbiased n euroscience assessments; these workshops will use their tools to help students, particularly under-represented stude nts, get more employer attention.   LEARN MORE .
Tech for Non-Engineers: Find your fit in the Tech world
Wednesday, October 19 | 4pm - 5:30pm | Golkin Room 
Finance vs. Consulting: Finding your best fit
 Thursday, October 20 | 4:30pm - 6pm |Houston Hall, Golkin Room 
Office Hours with Pymetrics
 Thursday, October 20 | 
6pm - 7pm | Golkin Room 
FAFSA Change!
It's a good thing?!
FAFSA has recently made some changes, but don't panic. Click below for a fact sheet that explains the implications of the early FAFSA - essentially, students will have more time to complete the financial aid applications that determine eligibility of federal funds for 2017-18. Correspondence should have been received by students.
But check this out, and if you have more questions, contact SFS or GIC staff.
IMPACT America's National Film Making Challenge
  Impact America is launching the inaugural  Stories from the Line  national film making challenge and invites undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to submit a four-minute documentary portraying the experiences of families coping with the American poverty line. Prizes available. 
January 1st - April 14, 2017

Fellowship for Building Intercultural Communities (FBIC) on Rolling Basis
A semester-long program for a group of 10-15 underclassmen, exploring various issues within interculturalism, such as stereotypes, privilege and oppression, race representation in media, and more.  Throughout the semester, we will work with a community partner to foster meaningful cultural relationships outside of Penn's campus. Through these sessions, fellows will also gain leadership skills applicable throughout their Penn experience and beyond
DEADLINE: October 18
QUEER IN TRANSLATION: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam 
A dynamic discussion with special guest, Dr. Evren Savci (San Francisco University), facilitated by Dr. Sa'ed Atshan (Swarthmore College), on queerness in the Middle East and how LGBT politics manifest under neoliberal Islamic regimes. Presented by the Middle East Center, co-sponsored by the Association of Queer International Students (AQIS) and the LGBT Center. Check it out on Facebook!
Tuesday, October 18 
| 5:30pm - 7:30pm  |
 LGBT Center 
Quechua Cultural Night at Mayer Residence Hall
Penn Professor of Quechua and Spanish, Américo Mendoza Mori, will join us to speak about the situation of Quechua in Latin America and the United States. We invite you to learn more about the Andes, its people and culture: we will also have an introductory Quechua language shock lesson, games, and delicious Peruvian food.
No previous knowledge of Quechua is necessary.
Wednesday, October 12th 
6:30pm - 8pm| Mayer Hall Residence Hall 
WOC Support & Empowerment Group
The group is open to all self-identified women of color Penn undergraduate and graduate students who have been victims/survivors of sexual assault during their teen/adult years. This group will offer support, psycho-education, and collective empowerment.  The first meeting is on  October 21  and the group will meet weekly for 6 weeks from  3:00 pm to 4:30 pm , co-facilitated by Soumya, a psychologist at CAPS, and Sanjana, a social worker at Penn Women's Center.  Interested students can reach out to Soumya Madabhushi at  soumyam@upenn.edu  or Sanjana Bijlani at  sbijlani@upenn.edu.
Friday, October 21 | 3pm - 4:30pm | Weekly 
| 3624 Market Street, 1st Flr.
Islamic Discovery Week
During October 10th - October 15th, come join MSA for the annual series of events to spread awareness about Islam! Islamic Discovery Series (IDS) features 4 major events, free and open to everyone! Come join and bring your friends!
Tuesday | 10am - 3pm 
 Meet A Muslim booth on Locust Walk. Stop by, learn about Islam, and have any questions answered!
Thursday | 6:30pm 
Islamic Cultural Lounge at Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
Friday | 1:15pm 
 Jummah on the Green. Prayer will be held on College Green and open to the public.
Friday | 6pm 
Shaykh Nomah Hussain  speaks on the Purpose of Life at Huntsman Hall

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. 
Priority will be given to applications received before  December 1st , but applications will close in January.  
Learn more  and APPLY
Division of Public Safety OPEN HOUSE
Meet the members of Penn's Division of Public Safety and learn about their operations, RAD program, MERT, and take a tour! There will also be refreshments, raffles & giveaways to enjoy!
Thursday, October 13 | 
1:00pm - 4:00pm | 
4040 Chestnut Street
 Quechua Student Alliance 2016 Meeting
Interested in  Andean
  Culture  and/or  Quechua language ? Celebrate with us on  November 5th, for the second edition of the Quechua Student Alliance meeting, with activities, lectures, games, and dialogue.  REGISTER TODAY
 by October 23rd.
Quakers, First Nations, and American Indians from the 1650s to the 21st Century Conference
LEARN MORE about this incredible opportunity to attend an interdisciplinary conference examining relations between American Indians, First Nations and the Society of Friends.
November 10-12, 2016

The LAST DAY is here!
Register to VOTE at PAACH
 The last day to register to vote is October 11th and if you haven't registered, it's not too late! PAACH (located in the ARCH basement) will be prepared to help you register until October 11, and, on that day, there will also be a table set up from 11am - 6pm so you can easily register and make an impact in this election! Contact Sylvia Guan with any questions!
Weekly Guided Meditations
Student Health Services are doing great things for health promotion and education. Come to the Weekly Guided Meditation sessions with Sandi Herman (FREE for all Penn students AND requires no prior experience)! 
These sessions will be offered from now through   December 22nd  on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at various times to work with your schedule! Check out the details for the  weekly events  HERE

An extension of the popular series, Unpack Math and Science Exams (see link), this student engagement offers a deeper understanding of the nature of exams, followed by learning strategies, and then, tips from tutors. Jointly offered by the Weingarten Center and Tutoring Services, the session will discuss 1) ways of maximizing study outcomes and 2) ways for best utilizing student services offered by Tutoring.
Friday, November 4th | Noon - 1:30pm | GIC
Interactive Design and Facilitation Train-the-Trainer Series
Do you want to design engaging training sessions and lead great meetings ? Need to learn how to handle tricky group dynamics? Interested in networking with other trainers and facilitators , and getting feedback  on your work?
October 26th - 28th| Penn Newman Center 
DEADLINE (to register): October 19th
College Alumni Society Grant (Research of Any Field)
The University of Pennsylvania considers research experience integral to an undergraduate student's education.  Penn's alumni community has created a number of grants to support the scholarly work of undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. Research in any field is eligible for support. For more information, examples of previously funded projects and to apply for a College Alumni Society Grant please visit HERE. And learn more about other grants HERE.
DEADLINE: October 23rd
Impact America AmeriCorps Application OPEN
Impact America provides an opportunity for recent graduates to engage with communities of need in a meaningful way, broadening their perspectives and making a real impact in their communities. Positions are available in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida for July 2017. Limited positions available for December 2016 across Alabama and Tennessee.
December Deadline: November 1st
Priority July Deadline: December 4th 

Hospitality Services Offers Academic Year Student Employment
Hospitality Services is currently hiring for multiple student staff members for the Dining Ambassador program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Click to LEARN MORE about the 7 job positions, requirements, and compensation. 
If you are interested in applying for a position, please submit a cover letter indicating which position you are interested in with an attached resume to
The National Security Program is seeking a part-time intern - probably junior/senior undergraduates, graduates, or master students - for the spring. An ideal candidate will have background knowledge and interest in national security and Middle East issues, with a focus on Israel and the Palestinian territories. 
 PennLink Job ID: 831664.
Deadline: November 30th
Environmental Education Program - Iceland
This project is about raising awareness about environmental issues such as global warming, recycling, food waste, etc. The volunteers will prepare and give short environmental education sessions in primary schools in Reykjavik, Iceland. The main goal is to create awareness among children and teenagers and promote protecting the environment in daily life.
 PennLink Job ID: 831667. Deadline: November 30th

Seeking Project Coordinator For (DIS)PLACED: Philadelphia | Expressions of Identity & Transition
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, a non-profit organization, is seeking to fill a position to head an 18-month long project aimed exploring the theme of ()placement through documentation of local stories and production of new works by artists of Arab heritage. Apply and learn more 
Venture for America (2-Year Graduate)Fellowship
 After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend 2 years as full-time, paid employees at startups in emerging U.S. cities, getting hands-on experience and learning how to build businesses. VFA provides the additional mentorship, network, and resources Fellows need to become entrepreneurs and make an impact in their communities.
November 28, 2016, February 6, 2017
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans
Provides up to $90,000 in support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school full-time in any field and at any advanced degree-granting institute.
DEADLINE: November 1st

Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC)
3708 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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