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March 12 , 2004

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Mindfulness Group for Students in Recovery
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project is offering a group on mindfulness practice for MHC students in recovery from alcohol or other drugs. It will involve experiential learning with an emphasis on skillfully coping with physical and emotional pain, illness, and medication issues. You do not have to be experiencing chronic pain or illness at this time in order to benefit from this group. This group will meet one day per week for several weeks. Tentative dates and times are Thursdays, 10–11am, and Fridays, 4–5 pm or 5–6 pm. Please call ADAP at x2616 to arrange an individual appointment to further discuss if this group will be useful to you. All information is confidential.

Japanese Language Fellow Position
The Office of International Affairs invites students to apply for the position of Japanese language fellow for the 2004–2005 academic year. The language fellow is responsible for organizing a weekly language table, an annual “Japanese gracious dinner,” and other activities that promote Japanese language and culture. The Japanese language fellow works closely with the Asian studies department (especially with the Japanese language instructors) and with the other language fellows to coordinate activities. Requirements for the position: native or near-native fluency in Japanese, the ability to work with students at all levels of Japanese language proficiency, and good organizational and interpersonal skills. The Japanese language fellow receives a stipend of $700 for the year. To apply, please submit a résumé and a brief statement explaining the reasons for your interest and your ideas for the coming year to the Office of International Affairs, 303 Mary Lyon Hall, by Monday, March 22.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Awards
Eligibility: Awards are made to residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts and Hartford County in Connecticut. Students throughout Massachusetts are considered for the James W. Colgan interest-free educational loan if they have been Massachusetts residents for the past five years. Students seeking higher education at the graduate and undergraduate level and attending on a full- or part-time basis may apply. The deadline is March 31. For more information and application forms, go to www.communityfoundation.org.

Evelyn Finkbeiner Fellowship
The Department of German Studies invites German studies majors planning to study in Germany in 2004–2005 to apply for the Evelyn Finkbeiner Fellowship for Study Abroad. The Finkbeiner Fellowship application requires:

an up-to-date transcript, information on other funding available for study abroad, and a short statement in German explaining how the fellowship will foster and support academic plans for study in Germany. The deadline for submitting an application is March 29.

Perspectives in Children’s Literature Conference
The University of Massachusetts will host its annual Perspectives in Children’s Literature Conference on March 27 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The conference consists of workshops by writers, illustrators, and editors and is open to all. This year’s conference will feature Jerry Pinkney and Jacqueline Woodson as keynote speakers. Additional presenters include Jan Cheripko, Melanie Hope Greenberg, Dianne Hess, Emily MacLachlan, Patricia MacLachlan, Leslea Newman, Gloria Jean Pinkney, Ruth Sanderson, and Jane Yolen. Presenters talk about what inspires them, how they bring their stories to life, and what their visions are for the future. In addition, Barnes & Noble is sponsoring the conference book sale. They will be offering a 20 percent educator’s discount for prekindergarten–12th- grade teachers on books purchased at the book sale. To take advantage of this great opportunity, please bring a current school ID or a recent pay stub. Conference admission is $65 and student or Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators member admission is $60. For more information, contact the coordinators, Melissa Price and Rachel Kopke, by phone at 413-545-4325 or 413-545-1116 or by email at childlit@educ.umass.edu. Be sure to check out the Web site at www.umass.edu/childlit.

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