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The Multi-Dimensional Source

Events and information for CSB/SJU American Multicultural Students
Office of Academic Advising

Information compiled and composed by Anthony Yglesias.
Issue #3 for the academic year of 2002/2003

In this issue:

Campus Opportunities

Choosing a major workshops:
  • Sophomores, Tuesday Feb 11, at Sexton 200 at 7pm. (sophomores only)
  • First-year students, Tuesday march 11, 7-8 p.m. at CSB-HCC 25 and also on Monday March 24, 4-5 p.m. SJU-Sexton 200

Tutoring is available for study skills in the area of reading comprehension, management of time, and test taking skills, the time: days 1-3-5 from 3:45-5:45 in the HAB room 08. If you have any questions feel free to call #5070.

  • February 5 is the last day to withdraw from a full-semester course without transcript entry.
  • February 6:  B mod begins.

Art Imitates Life - Your Life!

Here is your chance to watch your experiences come to life before your eyes and become a masterpiece, performed by the Diavolo dance company out of Los Angeles.  Your stories and experiences will be implemented into a professional dance performance that will be seen around the country.  The theme of the piece is a Dream Catcher, which eliminates negative dreams and lets the positive aspects of our lives flow through.  The experiences of the students will be combined with two other story circles, 1) The casa de Guadalupe community in cold springs 2) A local battered women’s shelter.  You are invited to join a story circle made up of 8-10 CSB/SJU American multicultural students; the story circle will be Wednesday Feb 12, 6:30-9:00 in the Alumni Lounge at the TRC.  Please let Theresa know if you plan to participate.

Biography of a Returning Academic Advising Assistant

Anthony Yglesias

Hi, my name is Anthony Yglesias and I am one of the multicultural academic advising assistants working with Theresa Anderson.  I have recently returned from a study abroad excursion in China and the experiences that I was able to have were amazing.  I got the chance to see many beautiful things and meet some wonderful people, but I am glad to be home.

I am a third year psychology major at Saint John’s University, I have aspirations to be a psychologist and I think I am well on my way. I have a great deal of fun participating in volunteer activities with my friends in the Service fraternity AKS. So far I have had a wonderful time at St. John’s and I know that there are more fun times to come. 

I am originally from a city of Riverside in the sunny state of California.  I have many interests that include playing football, drawing and hiking in the mountains of the southwestern part of the United States.  I am Mexican American; I have three brothers and two sisters and I am the second oldest of the entire bunch. 

I had fun living in a foreign country, but I am very happy to be back and very interested in meeting all of you soon. If you need any assistance feel free to contact me by e-mail or in the office and I will do my best to help.

Notes on the Study Abroad Informational Session

On Tuesday January 21st Academic Advising hosted a study abroad informational session.  The director of international education, Stephen Burmeister-May gave all that were in attendance a show of great enthusiasm about all study abroad experiences and mentioned a few highlights.  Below are just some of the things mentioned.

  • Japan: New program, new facilities built specifically for CSB/SJU students.
  • China: CSB/SJU have a long history of study abroad experiences with China (17 years), recommended that participants experience Yangtze River boat trip before the dam goes in.
  • South Africa: Trip is very involved in service learning projects, only study abroad trip to have an abroad clinical nursing program.
  • Costa Rica: Participants stay with local families; the program consists of 15-20 students (max).
  • Greco-Roman:  Participants spend half their time in Greece and the other half in Rome, being so close to so many other countries the number of things to do is endless.

All of these programs have many wonderful things about them and I would ask you to consider them all if interested in studying abroad.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Stephen Burmeister-May or Sharon Schmitt at 3612 or take a trip down to Quad 128 and have a chat with either of them.

Scholarship Opportunities

The following information was originally sent by the External Scholarships Program Office.

For further information, see, or contact Johanna Davis, External Scholarships Office, HAB 103, phone #5157.

The Philips scholarship program is offering an opportunity for students that identify with concerns of their community and are determined to make a positive change in the area in which they live.

  • Requirements: Applicants must develop a Minnesota focused service project during their 2003/2004 school year and be very prepared to implement their plan during an eight week period during the summer of 2004. 
  • Each campus will have the chance to select one finalist to compete for one of six $14,000 awards. 
  • Applicants must have financial need, a 2.75 grade point average and be active in campus activities. 
  • Applications must be completed by February 10th, if you have anymore questions contact HAB 103-CSB.

Orphan Foundation of America Casey Family Scholarships for students currently or previously in foster care for more than one year before the 18th birthday. 

  • Applications must be completed by April 1st you may also be considered for the Hildegard Lash Merit Scholarship.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students is providing $5,000 for minority students.  Requirements for   applicants are:

  • Selected accounting as a major, ultimate entry into the profession, be a minority, have a grade point average of 3.30 or higher, must have taken 30 semester hours including six semester hours in accounting, be a full time student and be a U. S. citizen. 
  • Applications must be turned in by the 1st of July.

USA Funds Access to Education will award renewable scholarships of $1,500 for full time students and $750 for part-time students.

  • Applicants must have a family gross income of $35,000 or less and have some form or card that permits you to be in or act as a legal resident of the United States.

Wacky fact of the day:

Philo T. Farnsworth hit upon the fundamental principle of television transmission while growing up in Idaho (yea for Idaho!). What was he doing at the time?  Plowing the potato field, of course.

Theresa Anderson
Academic Services Building, CSB