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Jan. 16, 2015

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FBI Public Service Announcements concerning university cyber scams
 
100K Strong in the Americas Grant Competition - Open to all Higher Education Institutions in the Western Hemisphere Deadline: March 6

Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge
The challenge calls on higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their students. Apply by March 6 to compete for $100,000 in prizes. Information at SYchallenge.org. Two Q&A conference calls will be held on Feb. 19 and 26 – Register on the “about” page if interested.


IREX  has announced opportunities for two- and four-year colleges and universities to internationalize their campus with students from KosovoPakistan, and Tunisia. Deadline to submit application is Feb. 27.

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Deadlines:
Early bird - Jan. 23
Ad Reservation - Feb. 13


Employment

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The winter 2014 issue 

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The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education Magazine.
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2015 HACU Media Kit


America Reads Spanish (Nov-Dec)

ecoAmerica and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, are proud to announce the release of its new climate change communication guide, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication.

Latino story made into a Hollywood film
Arizona State University-trained teachers, their students inspired the Hollywood movie, "SPARE PARTS," that opens Jan. 16, 2015. 



SPARE PARTS,
an inspirational true story about four undocumented Mexican high school students from Arizona who formed a robotics club under the leadership of their teacher, Coach Fredi (George Lopez). Based on the article featured in WIRED magazine, "La Vida Robot" written by Joshua Davis, SPARE PARTS recounts how a rag tag team with no experience, $800, used car parts and a dream went up against the country's reigning robotics champion and won it all.



 

HACU’s 11th International Conference to debut a Student Track and Symposium
International education programming and initiatives, an International Student Track offered for the first time and a bonus HACU International Symposium hosted at the Universidad de Guanajuato will all be on the agenda when HACU hosts its 11th International Conference," Feb. 25-27, 2015, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Feb. 11 is the exhibitor application deadline and the online registration closing date. Feb. 16 is the RIU Plaza Guadalajara hotel reservation deadline. Information on Registration, Exhibiting Opportunities, Hotel, and Sponsorship Opportunities are available online. Special thanks to sponsors.

Headlines

Statement from HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores on President Obama’s free tuition announcement
“Investing in this initiative would strengthen the country's workforce and increase opportunities for underrepresented populations to seek a college education” More>>

HACU seeks comments on U.S Department of Education  proposal on new teacher preparation program regulations 
HACU needs feedback from Institutions. Please share your thoughts, ideas, concerns and general comments about the regulations. Please send to HACU's Government Relations staff by the extended deadline of Wed. Jan 21, 2015, so that your views may be reflected in HACU’s final comments. More>>

CSUMB, CSUSB, MIT, NJCU and USC to send students to explore study abroad under HACU International Student Track
The following HACU-member Institutions have registered students to participate in the International Student Track of HACU's11th International Conference: California State University, Monterey Bay; California State University, San Bernardino; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New Jersey City University; and the University of Southern California. More>>

HACU International Symposium to be hosted at Universidad de Guanajuato 
A bonus event for registered attendees of HACU's 11th International Conference is the opportunity to attend a post conference International Symposium at no additional cost for the event. The symposium to be hosted at the Universidad de Guanajuato will include panel presentations on the following topics: “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Key for Development,” and "Social Responsibility of Education in a Global World.” More>>

"La HACHE de HACU" Annual Giving invests in student success
HACU is asking friends, alumni and supporters to participate in its Annual Giving Campaign, La HACHE de HACU, and join the Hispanic Alliance to Champion Higher Education. HACU employees have already started moving the Campaign forward. With your help, HACU can continue investing in students. More>> 

Corporate summer internships available, send resumes by Jan. 30 HACU encourages students seeking summer corporate internships to apply by Jan. 30. Internships with the following corporations are available: Aetna, BBVA Compass, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, GE, Hormel, Kellogg, PBS, and Sodexo. Resumes will be  reviewed upon receipt. More>> 

Application deadline for Federal summer internships is Feb. 27
Paid federal summer internships are available for students. Majors in demand are: agriculture, business, economics, accounting, marketing, human resources, communication, education, information technology, computer science, civil, electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineering, library science, law, mathematics, statistics, natural sciences, public health, public policy, public administration and translation/interpretation (English-Spanish).  Feb. 27 is the final deadline for consideration for the summer program. More>> 

HACU to gather for 20 year milestone of advocacy efforts for HSIs 
The 20th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
will take place March 23-24 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, D.C. Be sure to join HACU for the Capitol Forum, which includes delegations to Capitol Hill. Institutions are encouraged to include undergraduate students to advocate for Hispanic higher education and represent their institution.The early bird deadline is Jan. 23. Information on Registration, Advertising, Hotel, and Sponsorship Opportunities is available online. The advertising reservation deadline is Feb. 13. Show your support for Hispanic-Serving Institutions by reserving an ad in the 20th Capitol Forum Program today. 

HACU seeking presentations for its Annual Conference on Hispanic higher education
There's less than seven weeks left to submit a proposal for the 2015 Call for Presentations for HACU's 29th Annual Conference, Oct. 10-12 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, FL. Speaker proposals will be accepted until Mar. 2, 2015. Notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on April 6, 2015. More>>

Apply early for an undergraduate Student Track scholarship 
Now's the time for students to apply for a HACU Student Track Scholarship to attend HACU’s 29th Annual Conference, Oct. 10-12, taking place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. The application deadline is June 26, 2015. Early applications are highly encouraged. More>> 

IES/HACU Scholarships to study abroad
Do you have dreams of studying abroad and attend a Hispanic-serving/HACU college or university? If your answer is yes, and you have a GPA of 3.3 or above, IES Abroad has the ideal scholarship -- between $2,500 to $5,000 per student to study abroad in 36 international cities. Scholarship are available for first-generation college students and/or Pell Grant recipients. For more information about IES/HACU Scholarships, please visit: http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/scholarships/hacu-ies-abroad-scholarship or, contact Gretchen Cook-Anderson, IES Abroad director of Diversity Recruiting & Advising at gcanderson@iesabroad.org


HACU discount rate available for the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Event | April 23 | Cipriani Wall Street, NYC
More than 900 senior executives are expected to attend the event to learn, network and build business relationships with key leaders of companies committed to diversity and inclusion.? Click here to view the agenda and register. For the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Member Discount: 15% OFF Full Registration ticket! Use code: HACU-15 at checkout. Early-bird pricing valid until Jan. 31. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity will be unveiled at the dinner that evening following a networking and cocktail reception.Contact Nicole Dewhurst at (973) 494-0503 or NDewhurst@DiversityInc.com with questions.