Veterans Recruitment Initiative

We wanted to extend an invitation to any of you in the Cincinnati area interested in attending this workshop in person, April 9, 1:00-3:00 PM EST.

On Thursday April 9th UI&U will host a training seminar about working with student Veterans.

You must register to participate – please click on the invitation below!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/726584037300090369

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Terri Henderson and Geri Maples (our new Veterans Services Coordinator), we are moving forward with active recruiting initiatives to grow UI&U’s new Veterans in Union program.

Dr. Jessica Thiede from the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center will provide the training. Dr. Thiede is now serving as the Cincinnati VA’s Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Consultant and Liaison to eight universities in the greater Cincinnati area.

Please check out the website for more information about VITAL:

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/studentveteran/vital_home.asp#sthash.4mry8SAx.dpbs

In this workshop, Dr. Thiede will discuss how many Veterans are enrolling in higher education in order to:

  • Gain career opportunities
  • Develop new skills
  • Use military skills in civilian life
  • Improve the quality of life for themselves and their families
  • Transition and integrate into communities

Some Veterans, however, may enter colleges and universities with transitional issues or a need for physical or mental health assistance.

The VITAL initiative strives to enhance academic retention and success through:

  • On-campus clinical care and coordination
  • Improving understanding of Veterans’ unique strengths and challenges through education and training
  • Collaborating with your local VA Medical Center, Veterans Benefits Administration, campus faculty and staff, and community resources

Again, we will record the meeting so that those who cannot attend are able to view the workshop later.

Call for Papers- African Studies- MPCA

Call for Papers – African Studies at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA)

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015

 

African Studies

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2015 conference in Cincinnati, OH. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of African studies relevant to culture, from any time period, using any scholarly method.

 

Please click the link below for full details.

 

Call for Papers – African Studies – MPCA

Invitation- World Annual Educational Conference on Child Labour, Trafficking of Women and Children, Sexual Violence against Children

It is a great privilege to invite you to participate in the World Annual Educational Conference on Effect of Child Labour, Trafficking of Women and Children, Sexual Violence against Children. The International Conference is hosted by the Organization for Human Rights Benefit.  The Annual Educational Conference will take place from May 25th– 30th 2015 in California United States.

The Organization for Human Rights Benefit hosting the Annual Educational Conference event is responsible for all visa arrangements to the United States, free air round trip tickets and traveling assistance to interested delegates wishing to contribute and share their opinion on how we can stop Sexual Violence against Women and Children, Abuse of Child Labour.

Registration is open and free to all interested participants; the interested participants should contact the conference registration department directly via email:   orghumanrigtsbenefit@mail2california.com   / orghumanrightbenefit@aim.com

NELNET Free Online Financial Literacy Webinars

Our Financial Aid Office passed along the following:

The links below have free online financial  literacy webinars provided by NELNET, a student loan servicer.

 

MONEY MONDAYS

Our Money Mondays webinar series for students covers basic financial literacy topics such as budgeting, credit, loans, and more. These occur on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET).

Personal Finance 101

This session will review the basic principles of personal finance and give students information to better manage their finances.

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 Time: 4:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015 Time: 4:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

 

 

 

MONEY MONDAYS

Our Money Mondays webinar series for students covers basic financial literacy topics such as budgeting, credit, loans, and more. These occur on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET).

Budgeting 101

In this session, students will learn why it’s important to have a budget, how to create a budget, and how to stick to it.

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015 Time: 4:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 Time: 4:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Register now

 

Dr. Elden Golden Faculty Presentation- “Reality TV and the Meaning of Creativity”

Dr. Elden Golden will be presenting this week as part of the MA Program’s first Faculty Research Forum. Dr. Golden’s presentation on “Reality TV and the Meaning of Creativity” will take place over GoToMeeting on Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm EST.  In order to view his presentation, you MUST register! And please register as soon as possible so that we can have an accurate head count for our technology.

 

BIO: Elden Golden joined the graduate faculty of Union Institute & University in 2007. He teaches primarily in the Creativity Studies section of the Master of Arts program and most semesters teaches the critical thinking and writing class Elements of Scholarship. His academic background is broadly interdisciplinary with degrees in music theory (BA, MM), law (JD), and humanities (MA, PhD). For his dissertation he composed the music for a chamber ballet on the medieval story of the Burghers of Calais. His research interests include the relationship between opera and culture and the history of concepts of creativity, particularly in the eighteenth century.  He and his wife live near Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Please register for MA Program’s Faculty Research Forum on Feb 12, 2015 7:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/968071973877213442 Presentation by Dr. Elden Golden on After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.