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Call for Participants: Academic study on information sharing within the Trans* community online

Hello Followers!

We got a request from the WMU Department of Gender and Women’s Studies to share the following study by Avery Dame out of the Women’s Studies department at University of Maryland, College Park.

Avery Dame is recruiting individuals who identify as trans* for a voluntary qualitative study exploring how trans* individuals acquire knowledge and communicate online about trans* issues and concepts.

If you volunteer, you will be asked to participate in an approximately 60 minute interview on your experiences gathering information and communicating with other trans* individuals online.

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age, reside in the United States of America, and identify under the trans* umbrella.

For more information, or if you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Avery Dame via email at adame@umd.edu.

This survey has been approved by the University of Maryland Institutional Review Board, which protects human subjects of research. The study is confidential and under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Toth (eltogh@umd.edu).

Please share this information with anyone you believe may be interested.

Hey Everyone, it’s that time of the year again! Time for Books and Beans!
Attached is a survey that would be wonderful if you filled out so we can know what days are best for you so we can get Books and Beans up and running!

Career Mentorship Program

This program is the newest addition to the Office of LBGT Student Service’s Ready to Work Series that seeks to address and mitigate the many legal and cultural challenges facing LBGT people in the work force. The program will match LBGT and ally students with local professionals to provide career resources and support to students to best prepare them for their career aspirations after graduation. This is an amazing opportunity for students to connect 1-on-1 with career professionals and develop a meaningful relationship to help with internship and career goals.

Apply to be a student mentee here!

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First Year Pride Alliance

On Monday, October 14th we will be discussing the future of FYPA, specifically the seminars that YOU would like to see at FYPA. We will have a list for you to choose from and even a chance for you to share your own ideas!

First Year Pride Alliance!

Hi! To all First Years (Freshman, transfer, or graduate) at WMU: The First Year Pride Alliance is a pretty awesome group! Come check us out on September 30th at 6:30pm at 1321 Trimpe. Don’t know where that is? a FYPA facilitator will be walking students from the Valley Rocks starting at 6:00pm! Hope to see all your lovely faces there.

chrisgeidner:

Prop 8 Team, Ted Olson And David Boies, To Fight Virginia Marriage Ban: The American Foundation for Equal Rights announces the organization — and its legal odd couple — will be joining an ongoing federal challenge to the 2006 Virginia amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying. AFER had backed the legal odd couple’s lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8 in 2009 when no established LGBT legal groups would take the issue to federal court.

chrisgeidner:

Prop 8 Team, Ted Olson And David Boies, To Fight Virginia Marriage Ban: The American Foundation for Equal Rights announces the organization — and its legal odd couple — will be joining an ongoing federal challenge to the 2006 Virginia amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying. AFER had backed the legal odd couple’s lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8 in 2009 when no established LGBT legal groups would take the issue to federal court.

(via buzzfeedlgbt)

The Office of LBGT Student Services is looking for your feedback! We’re looking to use quotes from students, faculty, staff, and community members for our new brochure and to spice up our social media. Thank you so much for your time and participation; we really appreciate it!(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tJBstfNcyHaY_m3bBiELG9sU9VEz4Gc1yibfyK1Q9d4/viewform)

The Office of LBGT Student Services is looking for your feedback! We’re looking to use quotes from students, faculty, staff, and community members for our new brochure and to spice up our social media. Thank you so much for your time and participation; we really appreciate it!(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tJBstfNcyHaY_m3bBiELG9sU9VEz4Gc1yibfyK1Q9d4/viewform)

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Interested in program development, education, and outreach?  Want to work with diversity, particularly with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population? Have you always wanted to get involved with our office?  Are you going to be In Kalamazoo and looking for something to do this summer?  I would HIGHLY encourage you apply for the summer internship with our office.  The deadline for applying as been extended till May 5th (THIS SUNDAY).
I was a intern last summer and that is how we have a Tumblr now.  I thought I have plateaued in my leadership development and working as an intern really pushed me to become more.  I stand and support this program and the work that you will accomplish.
Sincerely,
Jacob
2012 Summer Intern
2012-13 LBGT Student Services Office Assistant
Summer Internship – Professional Development Opportunity, Unpaid
General Summary Interns will gain professional development experience while working in a social justice setting at Western Michigan University. The internship program will focus on outcomes-based program planning, organizational partnership development and community outreach.
Major Duties:
The incumbent must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds especially those of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally community
The incumbent will assist with program development and implementation, produce reports and other internal and external written communication as needed
The incumbent will be expected to work with community agencies and various Western Michigan University campus departments to support education and outreach programs
The incumbent will be expected to provide some administrative and general office support including, but not limited to: answering phone calls, greeting clients, and directing clients and calls to appropriate agents
Qualifications:
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
General office experience preferred
Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Document Submission: Please submit a cover letter and resume by Sunday, May 5 by 12 p.m. via email to jennifer.hsu@wmich.edu or via mail to: Jennifer Hsu, Coordinator Office of LBGT Student Services 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Interested in program development, education, and outreach?  Want to work with diversity, particularly with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population? Have you always wanted to get involved with our office?  Are you going to be In Kalamazoo and looking for something to do this summer?  I would HIGHLY encourage you apply for the summer internship with our office.  The deadline for applying as been extended till May 5th (THIS SUNDAY).

I was a intern last summer and that is how we have a Tumblr now.  I thought I have plateaued in my leadership development and working as an intern really pushed me to become more.  I stand and support this program and the work that you will accomplish.

Sincerely,

Jacob

2012 Summer Intern

2012-13 LBGT Student Services Office Assistant

Summer Internship – Professional Development Opportunity, Unpaid

General Summary
Interns will gain professional development experience while working in a social justice setting at Western Michigan University. The internship program will focus on outcomes-based program planning, organizational partnership development and community outreach.

Major Duties:

  • The incumbent must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds especially those of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally community
  • The incumbent will assist with program development and implementation, produce reports and other internal and external written communication as needed
  • The incumbent will be expected to work with community agencies and various Western Michigan University campus departments to support education and outreach programs
  • The incumbent will be expected to provide some administrative and general office support including, but not limited to: answering phone calls, greeting clients, and directing clients and calls to appropriate agents

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • General office experience preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Document Submission:
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Sunday, May 5 by 12 p.m. via email to jennifer.hsu@wmich.edu or via mail to:

Jennifer Hsu, Coordinator
Office of LBGT Student Services
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008