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First Six Weeks Calendar & Workshop Series for New Transfer Students

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The The First Six Weeks calendar for spring 2020 transfer students is now live and the Transfer Student Experience office will be hosting another Transfer Student Workshop Series for first-semester transfer students.

The First Six Weeks campaign


Gender studies class looks to activism to prevent sexual misconduct

Friday, December 27, 2019

This fall semester, a University of Minnesota freshman seminar put student activism at the forefront of ending sexual misconduct on campus. 

The course, “Ending Sexual Violence at the University of Minnesota," asked students to think about what changes they could make to improve safety on campus. Students also released a survey to better understand the prevalence of sexual misconduct.


Twin Cities dance company explores social justice through craft

Friday, December 27, 2019
Ananya Dance Theatre

On a cold night in late December, members of the Ananya Dance Theatre company bobbed and weaved under the fluorescent light fixtures of their west St. Paul studio.

To a worldly observer, their movements would have called several different disciplines to mind.

The classical Indian dance form of Odissi. The brusque and martial eastern Indian tradition of Chhau dance. The elastic Vinyasa yoga.


ISSS Training Session Available for Graduate Program Coordinators and Other Staff

Friday, December 20, 2019

New and seasoned Graduate Program Coordinators, faculty advisers, and student service staff are invited to attend International Student and Scholar Services's Adviser Training on February 25 at 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register here


ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Spring 2020

Friday, December 20, 2019

International Student and Scholar Services has announced the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Spring 2020. The series includes sessions focused on intercultural competency and skills development as well as “Culture In-Depth” sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus.


Thirteen Native students receive scholarships from Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe, University of Minnesota

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and the University of Minnesota today announced the newest class of scholarship recipients for the SMSC Endowed Scholarship program. They include 13 Native American students from 11 different tribes. Read the complete Red Lake Nation News article


Applications Now Open for Gender Equity and Access Policy Facilitators

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at University of Minnesota Twin Cities is looking for passionate professionals to serve as Gender Equity and Access Policy facilitators for the Spring 2020 Cohort of the Facilitator Training Program. This newly implemented and system-wide policy incorporates four main components: name, gender identity, and pronouns; programs, activities, and facilities; data collection; and data privacy.

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