Happy Tuesday! 
Can't wait to see you at the FGLI Grand Opening! In the meantime, don't forget to RSVP/Register for some of these amazing and free events and workshops! 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.
I am not a product of my circumstances. 
I am a product of my decisions.
"

                                                                                                                          -- Stephen Covey
GIC NEWS
Grand Opening of FGLI Student Program 
 Come join the Provost of Student Life, for the Grand Opening of the First-generation and low-income (FGLI) Program, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, and speeches. You'll have the opportunity to mingle with administrators, staff, and other students to celebrate the FGLI community! Learn about the history, resources, and programming related to FGLI students at Penn! There will be free food and other FGLI swag including shirts, stickers, etc.!
Thursday, October 27th | 5pm - 7pm | GIC
 
As 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
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
Tell Us Your Story - New CAPS Group 
 A new group at CAPS is starting aimed at providing an opportunity to explore how experiences of discrimination and marginalization that occur in the world impact and shape the lived experience of each of us and our Penn community. This space affirms diversity and fosters inclusion, acknowledges oppression and offers support through story telling.
For a total of 6 open sessions, each session will have theme and light refreshments.
Thursdays | 5pm  - 6:30pm |
WEEKLY | CAPS
 
For low-income and first-gen students, here is a great opportunity to have dinner, a Q&A, and network with a great community. Check it out on facebook. The author of "Poor and Traumatized at Harvard", Due Quach, created Calm Clarity to teach world class leadership skills to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and corporations alike. 
It's FREE so don't forget to  REGISTER!
Saturday, October 22nd | 
5pm - 8pm | ARCH 208
Exploring Non-traditional 
Routes to Medical School: An Intimate Conversation with Toni St.John
Are you interested in a career in medicine, but didn't take the right courses or would like to improve your profile for medical school?
Come learn more about the post-bac option atGoucher College, where 99.5% of  graduates have been accepted into U.S. medical schools!
Light dinner will be served.
  Monday, October 24th | 
5:30pm | GIC 
PENN NEWS
Pymetrics (2) Workshops - "Play Games. Get Hired." 
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

Latinx and the 2016 Presidential
 Election: Discussion and Presidential Debate Watch Party!

In this unpredictable, high stakes presidential election season, will the Latinx vote be the deciding factor?
Please join us for a lively round table discussion on the Presidential Election. Food will be served.
RSVP NOW
Wednesday, October 19th | 7:30pm | Cohen Hall G14
Day of the Dead Celebration at Penn Museum
The 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration will be an exciting day filled with tradition, community, and plenty of engaging performances. A full schedule has been curated and costumes are encouraged! This year a special focus is placed on the Mexican state of Veracruz, honored in the form of performances and vendors. Get excited, LEARN MORE, and save the date!
Saturday, October 29th | 
11am - 4 pm | Penn Museum

 
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
 
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.
Personhood (re)Visted
Art Show
Personhood (re)Visted brings together paintings  that invite people to consider not just how  personhood affects perspective, but  also how contemporary
 painters
  investigate this notion while calling  up questions of identity, geography,  cultural power, and semiotics. Personhood (re)Visited  is a group exhibition highlighting the works of four contemporary painters chosen from the University of Pennsylvania's MFA program: Sharla Dyess, Erlin Geffrard, Heryk Tomassini, and Peter Chung
Saturday, November 5th  | 7pm - 10pm | Meyerson

 
The Alvin Gutman Public Scholar Lecture 
This year's Alvin Gutman Public Scholar Lecture features Filipina-American,   Nadinne Cruz , scholar and pioneer of Community Engaged Learning and former Director of Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, will be discussing centering communities in search of moral brilliance.  A dessert reception will follow the lecture. All are invited.
Check it out on facebook.
  Wednesday, October 19th |  6pm | Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge

 
ICA Gather Series: CLAPBACK 
ICA Gather hosts dance artist and educator Niv Acosta, presenting  CLAPBACK , an event that mobilizes dance performance, sculpture, and educational forums "as ways to consider political issues of race and gender." This event is free. REGISTER.
Saturday, October 22 | 
4pm - 5pm | ICA

 Coffee with AQIS
Stop by anytime for coffee with The Association of Queer International Students (AQIS) and learn about who they are and what they do! Get involved, and meet new, awesome people! 
All genders, nationalities, and identities welcome :-)
Check it out on facebook!
Sunday, October 23 |
4pm - 5pm | Saxby's Coffee,  4000 Locust
Students of Color 
Speak Out 
This speak out event is designed to give space to students of color who have experienced racism, micro-aggressions, and bias at Penn. You can share your story or join in silent solidarity. There is power i solidarity.
Tuesday, October 25th | 7:30pm | ARCH 208
 
Monthly FREE Yoga Sessions
Student Health Services are thrilled to be partnering with  Campus Recreation  on a monthly yoga series. The first Thursday of every month will be a FREE yoga class on Shoemaker Green. Come join us and spread the word!
The next one is on November 3 at 6pm.  Check out out all the details  HERE
 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
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Work Study Assistant Position Available
The Office of Student Information is seeking a (preferably non-nursing) student assistant to support the Associate Director of Student Information.  Duties include but are not limited to administrative support; collecting, compiling, and entering computer data; database and file management; generating compliance reports and completing scanning projects. Student must possess a high level of professionalism and respect for confidentiality; good organizational skills, attention to detail and a willingness to take initiative.  Must be proficient with Word and Excel. 
Please contact Christina
 M. Costanzo Clark, EdD, at
costanzo@nursing.upenn.edu
Truman Scholarship 
The Truman Scholarship awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service (broadly defined), and who wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.
Please any potential Truman candidates call the CURF office at 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment, AND to attend an information session. 
Friday, November 11th | 2pm |ARCH 200 
Penn Internal Application Deadline: December 1st
However MUST express Interest to Lauren Orr By: November 1st
Funding for Groups/Organizations For Student-Run Conferences 
The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies invites applications from student clubs/organizations at UPenn to provide partial funding for student-run conferences on topics related to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, or globalization. The student organization or club must be the principal organizer of the conference.
Applications should be one page in length max, and include the name of the student club or organization responsible for the conference, the title of the conference, contact info for at least one of the organizers, a brief description of planned activities, a requested amount, and details about how the money would be spent. Please send applications to Kara Keenan Sweeney at
DEADLINE: November 1st



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
dendaly@upenn.edu
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 
HERE
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.
DEADLINES: 
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
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