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March 01, 2012

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Title V Best Practices Conference and HSI Grantsmanship Institute
March 12-14, 2012
San Antonio, TX

Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity in Maternal and Child Health (R15), PAR-12-093.
Grant open date: March 3

Association for Institutional Researcher’s (AIR)
2012 Call for IPEDS Trainers
Deadline: March 9

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13), PAR-12-102
Grant open date: March 10

E Pluribus Unum National Awards Program
Deadline: March 13

USDA Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program
March 19

Latino Education and Advocacy Days summit
March 28

Global UGRAD Hosting Opportunity
Global UGRAD in Eurasia and Central Asia
Kosovo UGRAD
Global UGRAD Pakistan Program
Deadline: March 30

ASCB MAC Visiting Professors Award Program
Deadline: March 30

ASCB MAC Linkage Fellows Program
Deadline: March 30

2012 STEMtech conference
Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 13

HACU president appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed Antonio R. Flores, President and CEO of HACU, to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). Also, appointed from HACU-member institutions are: Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges in Tempe, Arizona; and Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, President of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The new council, comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders, is charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues.

Only 16 days left to register online for the Capitol Forum 

The 2012 Election: HSIs and the New National Agenda will be the topic of discussion on March 26 during a luncheon that kicks off HACU's 2012 Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
The two-day Capitol Forum includes HACU-planned visits to Capitol Hill to speak about the critical need to preserve Title V funding, the USDA HSI program funding, and other HSI programs. 

Make sure your institution is represented. Online registration closes March 16. Onsite registration will be available.

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HACU Releases “Platform Issues and Recommendations for Presidential Candidates in 2012”

HACU has released its “Platform Issues and Recommendations for Presidential Candidates in 2012.” Responses from presidential candidates will be shared at
 HACU’s Annual Capitol Forum, March 26-27, 2012. The document is also intended to assure inclusion of Hispanic educational issues in party platforms and encourage public discourse on substantive matters of special interest to Hispanics. 
Latinos in Service: At Home and Abroad Free webinar
Speak with those who have taken "acción" and are impacting the Latino/Hispanic community domestically and internationally. This webinar session is presented in conjunction with: City Year; Peace Corps; HACU; Hispanic College Fund; and Hispanic Scholarship Fund. March 8, 2012, 2-3 pm EST. Register to participate online via WebExPlease forward this information to Student Affairs, International Education Centers, and Career Services offices on your campus.

HACU seeks nominees for Hall of Champions

Do you know of someone who has made a significant difference in Hispanic Higher Education? If so, nominate them to the HACU Hall of Champions. The individual selected will be inducted during the association's 2012 Annual Conference, October 20-22, in Washington D.C.

Call for Presentations for HACU Annual Conference 

Speaker proposals for HACU’s 2012 Annual Conference will be accepted until April 13. Download Guidelines. The annual conference will take place Oct.  20-22 in Washington, D.C.

Campaign Launched to Increase Student Civic Engagement 

The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) recently launched the Campus Vote Project (CVP) designed to empower college students to work with college administrators and local election officials to institutionalize best practices that will increase student participation in elections by providing tools to reduce barriers to voting on their college. To download the toolkit, or for more information on the CVP project, visit 

HACU participates in ETS Invitational Conference for MSIs

HACU was among the speakers at the ETS Sixth Annual HBCUs, HSIs and Tribal Colleges/Native American Institutions Invitational Conference. More>>

HACU president gives keynote at HETS Conference in PR

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores recently gave a keynote address on The Future of Hispanic Students in Higher Education at the Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) Second Best Practices Showcase, which took place in Puerto Rico. More>>

Special Discount Offer to HACU Members
HP, Compaq product discounts

HP Academy customers can take advantage of exclusive education discounts and HP Academy-only deals. More>> Header membership Donate Forward