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New Website for the Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP)

Friday, September 7, 2018

The purpose of the Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP) is to develop and leverage personal, professional, and technical expertise, effectively creating innovative strategies that ensure successful implementation of equity, diversity and inclusion goals at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities CampusDCoP members are faculty and staff from collegiate and administrative units across the Twin Cities who collaborate, share resources and serve as liaisons to their units.

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MSA creates task force to support immigrant students

Friday, September 7, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Student Association recently created a task force that aims to support non-citizen immigrant students.

MSA’s Non-Citizen Immigrant Task Force hopes to connect non-citizen immigrant and international students to University resources and encourage them to express their needs. The task force is using an online application to recruit members and is currently in the planning stages of development. 

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University of Minnesota and student groups help new international students transition

Friday, September 7, 2018

As international students begin to adjust to life at the University of Minnesota this week, student groups and University programs are offering a helping hand.

On Sunday, international students new to the University gathered outside the Stadium Village Church to play games, get to know other students and practice their English skills. 

“One of our goals is to allow international students to feel comfortable and have a space to practice conversational English and build confidence,” said Christine Kao, president of the English Club, which hosted the event.

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ISSS is looking for cross-cultural discussion group facilitators!

Friday, September 7, 2018

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is looking for graduate students and staff (volunteers) with small group facilitation experience to co-lead their fall semester discussion sessions. As a group facilitator, you will have the chance to practice and develop your facilitation and multicultural competency skills as well as join a network of colleagues whom you can learn a ton from.



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