Everyone Should Know

Free Kaplan Practice Test

Saturday, February 25th

Kaplan is offering a free practice test to all students on campus who are interested in taking the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, OAT, DAT, and PCAT. Hosted in our Classroom Anywhere platform, this free event will allow students to take a full length graduate school entrance exam of their choice from anywhere they have an internet connection. Students will find out their scores immediately after taking the proctored practice exam, and will receive personalized score reports to determine their strengths and weaknesses on the test, as well as receiving a study plan as they prepare for their admission to graduate school. More information can be found at: www.kaptest.com/freepracticetest.

Diversity Funds are available for Student diversity projects

  • Effective 2011-2012, $2,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for diversity initiatives for students and/or student organizations. Limited funds are available to support students or student organizations that focus on diversity, discrimination, social justice, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity/affirmative action and inclusivity.
  • Small Grants (up to $300.00) may be awarded to individual students or student organizations.
  • Major Grants ($301 and above) may also be awarded to individual students or student organizations.

Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as long as funds are available.

For information on the grant guidelines and application, please visit our website.

For questions, please send an email to mcameron@d.umn.edu or call 726-7912


Open Mic Night

Tues, February 7th
9:00pm, Rafters

Free for UMD students
Sign up begins @ 8:00pm
All types of acts welcome!

Live Music: Lights Out Dancing with Lake Avenue

Wed, February 8th
9:00pm, Rafters

Free for UMD students/$5 Non-UMD

Gaming: Texas Hold'Em Tournament

Thurs, February 9th
8:00-11:00pm, Kirby Underground

$5 entry fee/UMD students only (goes towards prizes)
Register by phone at 218.726.8734 or in person 15 minutes before the tournament!
All skill levels are welcome.

Crafts: Feather Wreaths

Thus, February 9th
9:00pm, Garden Room

Free for UMD Students

Gaming: Any Football Games (American or European)

Sat, February 11th
1:00-6:00pm, Kirby Underground

Show up anytime between 1:00-6:00pm & pay just $2 to play as much as you want!
UMD students only. All skill levels are welcome.

Getting Ready for the Job Fair Workshop

Monday, February 6 OR Tuesday, February 7, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 42

Find out what to do ahead of time, proper attire, making a good impression, questions to ask, and what to do after the fair.

These are the last presentations of this workshop before the Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair (Feb 15) and the UM Job & Internship Fair (Feb 23).

Interviewing Workshop

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
4 to 5:30 pm
SCC 42

How to prepare for interviews and successfully present yourself as a top candidate.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, February 7 OR Wednesday, February 8, 2012
2 to 4 pm
SCC 22

Get immediate feedback on your resume, no appointment necessary! These 10-15 minute sessions are for students who already have a written resume and have reviewed the Resume Guidelines in the Career Handbook. You MUST bring a paper copy of your resume to the session, and then receive feedback from Career Services staff.

If you are a beginning resume writer, develop your resume prior to attending one of these sessions by using the Resume Writing section of the Career Handbook.

Study Abroad 101

When: Every Wednesday during Spring Semester 2012
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Where: KSC 311

Attend Study Abroad 101 and learn the basics of studying abroad at UMD. This is the first step you should take if you are planning on participating in a study abroad experience. This session is open to all students and there is no need for registration, just show up!

Spring Study Abroad Fair!

Thursday, February 9
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kirby Student Center Tables (Across from UMD bookstore)

The International Education Office encourages students to attend the UMD Spring Study Abroad Fair. The Study Abroad Fair is held each semester to inform the campus community of the study abroad opportunities available through UMD, provide detailed program information, and answer any questions regarding global opportunities at UMD.

IEO staff, peer advisors, UMD faculty leading short-term programs, and past student participants will be present, along with study abroad program Affiliates. You can view a detailed list of fair participants at: http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/fair.htm

Student Organization Events

Buddhist Meditation Club

Come learn to meditate! And pick up a little knowledge about Buddhism as well. We hold one hour meetings which include a brief talk on an aspect of Buddhism, half hour led meditation, and a short discussion/reflection afterwards. Our meeting times for the semester are as follows:

Monday 3:00-4:00
Tuesday 11:00-12:00
Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Thursday 3:00-4:00

All meetings are held in the TV lounge next to the Multi Cultural Center. Cushions are provided, all you need to bring is an interest and an open mind!

Also, check out our FREE Lending Library! Located in the middle door of the china cabinet in the TV lounge. You can see what books we have available online.

And find us on Facebook by searching for UMD Meditation Group.

Honors Student Association Fundraiser

The Honors Student Association has organized a fundraiser for February 10 and 13 from 9-3 across from the lower bookstore. The will be selling bulldog-shaped chocolate lollipops for Valentine's Day. The profits will benefit Kids Against Hunger, an organization which packages and distributes food to those in need.