Ethnic Studies Advising Changes, Walk Ins This Week & 1st Week of Classes

Dear Ethnic Studies Students & Friends, I’m write to you with a heavy, yet grateful heart to let you know that Friday, August 22nd – BEFORE CLASSES START – is my last day advising. Thank you all for being a part of 6 much loved years as Academic Advisor in Ethnic Studies but it is time for me to move into a more transformative role / position on campus. This semester I begin work as Diversity Scholars Coordinator with The School of Education and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement (ODECE).   However, I will miss this department more than any other space I have ever worked in throughout my life and it is because I will carry such loving and wonderful relationships and memories I have had with all of you!

I hope to see you in the next couple of days and after that… so please visit me, stay in touch and refer students interested in education (or who just need a helping hand from a caring adult) to my new office located in EDUC 140 (phone: 303-492-2560). Warmest wishes and much love to you all!  Cecil

Ceci’s Walk Ins This Week (Ketchum 24 E)

Today, Wed Aug 20              until 4pm              

Thursday, Aug 21                 9am – 1pm

Friday, Aug 22                      1pm – 5pm (add/ drop begins)


The wonderful Jean Jameson will be our interim advisor this fall & will be helping out for a few months. She is an awesome, experienced advisor!

Jean’s Walk Ins 1st week of classes (HUMN 246)

Monday, Aug 25     9AM – 12PM  &  3PM – 4PM

Tuesday, Aug 26     9AM – 11AM  &  1PM – 2PM  &  3PM – 4PM

Thursday, Aug 28   9AM – 11:30 AM

TO SCHEDULE an Appointment

please write that your are an “ETHN” student



Paid Position for Students – Transcribing Spanish Interviews

Transcribing in Spanish/Hourly Work

 The CU Dialogues Program is looking for help transcribing several individual interviews that were conducted in Spanish as part of a research/assessment project. The transcription needs to be verbatim but without attention to corrections, duplications or verbal fillers.  We are looking for a student who could start work on the transcriptions immediately and continue working on them into the Fall semester, if possible.  This position will be set up as an hourly position and will start at $13.00/hour.

If interested, please contact CU Dialogues Program Co-Director, Karen Ramirez, at or 303.492.6042.



Paid Latino Internship Opportunities with Environment for the Americas

Environment for the Americas’ paid internship program for Latino/Hispanic youth (ages 18-25) has openings in the fields of wildlife biology, community outreach, and bilingual environmental education. We have placements in Oregon, Alaska, California, and Colorado starting this fall and next spring. Lodging is provided at some of the sites on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management areas.

We are currently recruiting for our Boulder based internship and the deadline to apply is August 22.Here is the link to the announcement:

For more information on the project, please visit

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us spread the word about this opportunity.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Natasha Kerr

Environment for the Americas

5171 Eldorado Springs Drive

Boulder, CO 80303







Art & Race / Ethnicity, Fall Course for Undergrads & Grads!


THURSDAY, 3:30 PM – 5:50 PM

VAC 1B23

Instructor: Dr. George Rivera








This course examines the impact of race and ethnicity on the art world in the United States. We will review the art of Native Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Latin Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and others of ethnic and cultural mixing. The course is grounded in Critical Multicultural Theory and Postcolonial Theory.

Students in all majors are welcomed in this class. You do not have to be an art student to enroll in this class. This course is excellent for those students who want to learn about diversity through art. It guides you through the thinking behind the art so that you might understand cultural others in our own society better.

If you are majoring in Anthropology, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Sociology, this course would be a valuable addition to your education.

NOTE: If the prerequisites close you out of this class, just see Professor Rivera at the beginning of the first class and he will allow you to register by waiving this for you.

GRADUATE STUDENTS can receive graduate credit for this class by enrolling in ARTS 5217.


George Rivera, Ph.D.


Department of Art & Art History

University of Colorado at Boulder

Visual Arts Complex Building 1B91

Campus Box UCB 318

Boulder, Colorado 80309-0318

Phone: (303) 492-8374

Fax: (303) 492-4886

Strong Writer? Paid Tutoring Job for Undergrad this Academic Year

JOB TITLE: Tutor at The Online Composition Hub at The Division of Continuing
Education at CU Boulder







The Online Composition Hub ( is an online multiliteracies center
at The Division of Continuing Education at CU Boulder. This service is an online writing center
that helps students with a wide range of compositions, from traditional academic essays to 21st
century digital assignments, such as videos, visual presentations, blogs, etc. We are seeking to
hire one (1) undergraduate student tutor to work beginning Monday, Aug. 25th through the
following academic year until May 2015. Pay will be hourly as a $10/hr standard student
appointment during the semester at 10 hrs/week.
An undergraduate tutor for this program will:
● Complete first week training and participate in additional supplemental training activities
as necessary
● Feel that s/he is a strong writer
● Attend regular professional development meetings and check-in meetings with the
● Have consistent access to a high-speed internet connection on a computer that has a
working web camera
● Have knowledge about Google Drive/Docs, Google Hangouts and Skype, and a strong
willingness to learn other digital skills on other programs through training
Preferred, but not required:
● Have taken at least one class that provides background on theories of teaching and
learning, especially pedagogy of writing tutoring and writing center work
● Have worked one-on-one with other undergraduate students in a tutor role
● Excelled in a leadership position in another capacity (job, volunteer position, etc.)
The successful applicant will meet the above qualifications and should submit an updated
resume (as a pdf) and a cover letter (as a pdf) directly to the Online Composition Hub
Coordinator, Alaina Feltenberger, at In your cover letter,
please briefly discuss your experience with tutoring, your attitudes about writing, and why you
think you would be a good candidate for this position.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least two
professional or academic references who can speak to your strengths as a writer, tutor
or employee.
Please use “APPLICATION: Your Name” as the subject of your application email.
Applications will be accepted immediately until Friday, August 18th, 2014.


Open ETHN course, South Asians in US!

ETHN 3105 -001 South Asians in the US

Tues & Thurs  11am – 12:15pm VAC1B88

Dr. Seema Sohi

Intensive examination of a topic or issue affecting Asian Americans, such as the Japanese American internment during World War II, or Asian American social movements or community organizations.

Great Course WMST 3710, Remembering The Violence OPEN this FALL!

Fall 2014 • WMST 3710-003 Global Topics: Remembering Violence: Gender, Conflict and Cultural Memory Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-12:15pm HLMS 237 Professor Deepti Misri

In this interdisciplinary course we will explore the cultural afterlife of some key violent events in modern world history. Together we will examine literary fiction, memoir, cinema, graphic art and embodied performances, using a feminist lens to examine how the memory of gendered violence is shaped and passed on through cultural artifacts.

Possible texts may include Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel Cracking India and Sabiha Sumar’s film Silent Waters on the Partition of India and Pakistan; Tahmina Anam’s A Golden Age and Rubaiyat Hossain’s film Meherjaan on Bangladesh’s liberation war of 1971; the iconic Diary of Anne Frank; memoirs & graphic art on the Kashmir conflict; J.M. Coetzee’s post-apartheid novel Disgrace; the photography of South African queer visual activist Zanele Muholi; & some Bollywood films on 9/11.

This course will fulfill the requirements for the South Asia Studies Certificate.

for more info contact : Women and Gender Studies Program

University of Colorado Boulder

246 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309-0246

303-492-8923 dept

303-492-2549 fax<>

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