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November, 17 2017

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The articles, opportunities, and events described in the DCC Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the Disability Cultural Center, Syracuse University Division of Student Affairs, or Syracuse University.  The objective of the DCC Newsletter is to provide a centralized and comprehensive resource, which describes current activity in disability and diversity scholarship, cultural activities, and general news. Please direct any concerns about content directly to the DCC and the specific posting organization.  Also, the DCC welcomes relevant submissions.  Please email sudcc@syr.edu  by 9AM each Thursday with your submission.

SU HAPPENINGS

SU NEWS

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Future Professoriate Program Conference

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disability Scoop 4.28.15

Opportunity for free workshop on accessible housing in Rochester, NY

Alexis Bird Schey 2015 Summer Internship Fund

Disability Scoop 4.24.15

The Aspire Dance Company and Roberson Museum and Science Center

Colleagues! MIUSA is hiring!

The Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology is hiring long term substitute teachers

Democratizing Knowledge Project is hiring 

SU News: Falk Graduate Students Lay Groundwork for Bringing Adaptive Sport Competition to CNY 

"disability culture"


SU HAPPENINGS


SU NEWS


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Future Professoriate Program Conference

 
A reminder about the upcoming May 4 deadline to register for the FPP annual conference, which will be held Thurs-Fri, May 14-15, at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY.
 
As always, the year-end conference ranges across the academic professionalization skill set, to help graduate students prepare for the faculty role and compete successfully on the job market. With a tweak or two still possible, here’s the lineup:
 
Plenary sessions:
        10 Tips for Getting That Academic Job
        The Future(?) of the Liberal Arts
        screening and discussion of Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor
 
Concurrent sessions:
        Developing Writing Partnerships: Collaborations Toward Research, Writing, and Publication
        Diverse Faculty and the Tenure Track
        Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research as Graduate Students and New Faculty Members
        Teaching and Learning with Mobile Devices
        The Road to Tenure: Winding, Bumpy, with Off-Ramps…
        Creating and Tailoring an Online Teaching Portfolio for the Academic Job Market
        How to Write Good Multiple-Choice Tests
        Teaching Multicultural Classrooms 
        Grad Students, Publications, and Jobs                                                                       
Humor in the Classroom: If All Else Fails – Make ‘Em Laugh!
        Get Funded! Practical Tips for Writing a Compelling Grant Application
        Thinking and Teaching Critically about Diversity
        Succeeding in Academia Through Peer Mentoring Groups
        Publicly Engaged Scholarship that Leads to Grants and Publications
 
The FPP conference is also your best chance all year to meet and network with faculty from other institutions – this year to include SUNY-Oswego, Colgate, Hamilton College, Cornell, College of St. Rose (Albany), Roberts Wesleyan College, Hartwick College, and Le Moyne.
 
Costs for the conference are as follows:
        Registration – free
        Room – free
        Meals – free
        Social/recreational opportunities – free
Transportation by bus – free
 
A full draft of the program, with session descriptions, will be available shortly on the FPP conference web page (registration link also available there). Capacity is limited, so don’t wait for the May 4 deadline to sign on.
 
Looking forward to seeing you in Hamilton,
Glenn
 
Glenn Wright
Director, Graduate School Programs
The Graduate School


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disability Scoop 4.28.15


Opportunity for free workshop on accessible housing in Rochester, NY

 
 
Hello,
 
My name is Grace Sonnabend. I am with the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST program, which provides FREE trainings on the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. One such training will take place in Rochester, New York on May 19, 2015. The event is sponsored by the The Housing Council at Pathstone. A flyer with complete details is attached.  It is FREE to register and attend.
 
Our presenter will be Scott P. Moore, of Baird Holm Attorneys, who will present the following modules:
·         Module 1:  Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements Overview
·         Module 4:  Fair Housing Act Enforcement
 
This information is valuable for individuals working in an advocacy capacity who wish to know how to identify and address violations of the Fair Housing Act, as well as assist with requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications.
 
 
To view the full 2015 training calendar, download FREE training materials, or learn more about the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program, visit our website: http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/index.asp.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions.
 
Thanks,
Grace
 
Grace Sonnabend
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program Assistant
LCM Architects
819 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 509
Chicago, IL 60605
v: (312)913-1717 x364
f: (312) 913-1727
 

Alexis Bird Schey 2015 Summer Internship Fund

 
Please circulate to possibly interested disabled students, groups, schools.
 
This packet is an invitation to high school and university students with disabilities to apply for funding for a 10-week Summer 2015 internship at a non-profit organization selected by the student. The Alexis Bird Schey Summer Internship Fund will select a student to receive $3,000 towards the student’s internship salary. Application form is at the end of this document.
 
Alexis is one of hopefully thousands of examples of people who face unimaginable challenges in their lives and yet, through some unfathomable mysterious gift, see life through a lens of courage and creativity, mixed with a good dose of whimsical wit and humor. She graduated from Windward High School in Los Angeles, and Scripps College in Claremont, California, majoring in psychology. Alexis ambulated in a wheelchair. She had a congenital neuromuscular weakness and passed away November 2013 at the age of 28. She was a fire-ball, lived as independently as possible, was kind, constantly was learning and broadening her mind, was a good friend to many people, held no prejudices against anyone, loved music, film and theatre, and travel, learned how to cook gourmet meals, and had a great sense of humor – she’s an inspiration to those dealt a difficult hand to play in life, and showed how to live to the fullest regardless of the obstacles and challenges. 
 
Here are a couple of examples of the strength of her spirit. When she was about six we were on one of the many camping trips we took with about ten of Alexis's best friends in a campground surrounded by beautiful sycamore trees. Her friends were scrambling up those  trees and would get about half way up when they could go no higher as the branches thinned out. I (dad) saw Alexis sitting on the ground watching her friends yelling encouragement that they should climb higher. Walked up to her and said "honey, you OK, do you want me to lift you to the lower branches?" She looked up with shining eyes. "They're only getting half way up with their hands and legs, I'm already at the very top using my imagination."
 
One more experience, though there are thousands we could share. Alexis was about seven years old. On a trip to San Diego and stopped in Del Mar State Park to look at the ocean from the top of the cliffs. There were people jumping off the top of the cliff strapped to hang-gliders, soaring around and landing on the beach far below. "Dad," she said almost immediately, "I've got to do that." A few minutes later a hippie looking guy was running towards the edge of the cliff with Alexis hanging under him and they soared off the edge of the cliff into the thin air. She looked back and waived. Ten minutes later she landed on the  beach. "That," she said, flushed with excitement, "is how I want to live my life. Unafraid." Like a zen master, looked up and said  “wherever I leap, a net will appear." She must have read that somewhere.
 
Alexis was dealt an extraordinary difficult hand to play in life, but she played it like she had a handful of aces. Her inner beauty overwhelmed her family and friends, she taught us to overcome fear with the power of courage. This internship fund is in her honor.
 
Application Instructions
Please use this form to insert your responses below digitally. You may copy and paste the application form into a new document or simply use this one. If you’re unable to use a computer, please print and complete the form and fax it to Peter Schey (310) 526-6537.Internships must be at least 10 weeks long.
 
When you save your application digitally, use following protocol for re-naming the document: Your last name, your first name, date you send the application and Alexis Schey Internship Application (e.g. Diaz, Michael 5-15-14 Alexis Schey Internship Application). Please forward your application (best in MSWord) before June 10, 2014 to:  Peter Scheypschey@centerforhumanrights.org    Melinda Bird[ruthie1711@gmail.com]ruthie1711@gmail.com    Roxanne Rose roxannehrose@gmail.com
Sjuli Senn Van Basel Wagemans sjuli.senn@gmail.com
 
Feel free to attach other material to your application (anything of interest)
 
All applications must be received no later than May 20, 2015
 
 
 
Alexis Bird Schey 2015 Summer
Internship Fund Application
 
Please do not complete and send this application until you have identified a non-profit organization where you can do an internship in the summer of 2015 and have discussed with that program the specific project you will be doing. Please see questions below about the nature of your proposed project that should be discussed with the non-profit before you complete this form.
 
The funding is for an 8-10-week internship. However, if you’re only able to complete less than eight weeks during the summer, the remaining hours may be performed during the Fall.
 
Please forward a completed application (best in MSWord) before June 10, 2014 to:
Melinda Bird [ruthie1711@gmail.com]ruthie1711@gmail.com
Sjuli Senn Van Basel Wagemans sjuli.senn@gmail.com
 
Please type in responses below.
 
PART I.
 
Name:
 
Address:
 
City:
 
State:
 
Zip:
 
Phone:
 
Email:
 
Address and phone are good through what date?
 
Permanent Address (if different from above):
 
Address:
 
City:
 
State:
 
Zip:
 
School attended in Spring of 2015:
 
Year completed in School as of June 2015:
 
School you plan to attend or any work you plan to do in the Fall of 2015:
 
College Major:
 
Do you ambulate in a manual wheelchair or electric wheelchair:   
Yes manual /__/       Yes electric /__/
 
Age:
 
Gender:
 
Optional Information (may be used for purposes of affirmative action):
 
Underrepresented Community:
 
Disability:
 
Do you live with your parents or in a group home:
 
Provide any information you wish about your financial situation including your parent’s or others’ ability to provide financial support:
 

 
Name of proposed host non-profit organization:
 
Name of contact person for host organization:
 
Telephone number of host organization contact:
 
Email address of host organization contact:
 
Website of proposed host organization:
 
Dates available to work: 
From:         
To:
 
How did you hear about the Alexis Bird Schey Memorial Summer Internship Fund:
 
Please list the name, organization, position, how you know the person, email and phone number of two references:
 
1.
 
2.
 
 
 
PART II. Short Essay

 
 
1. Please briefly describe the non-profit organization for which you seek funding and include links so further information may be reviewed on the internet.
 
Response:
 
2.  What kind of work or volunteer experiences have you had which are relevant to this project?
 
Response:
 
3. Describe with as much particularity and as best you can:
 
(a) The goals of your proposed internship (about ½ to 1 page)
 
Response:
 
(b) How and why you decided on your goals (about ½ page)
 
Response:
 
(c) Most importantly, what you propose doing to achieve those goals (about 1 page)
 
Response:
 
(d) How you will measure what was actually achieved (about 1/2 to 1 page)
 
Response:
 
4. Briefly explain how this type of work may relate to your long-term career goals?
 
Response:
 
5. Add any further information you think may be useful to help us select a disabled student for the summer 2014 internship funding.

Disability Scoop 4.24.15


The Aspire Dance Company and Roberson Museum and Science Center

invite you to the dance performance series “DanceAbility.”
Aspire Dance Company is an entertainment group dedicated to changing the perception of dance and disability. This group is comprised of mixed-ability dancers who are committed to challenging their physical limitations and transcending preconceived notions about dance. It uses dance not only as a medium for expression, but also as a tool for inclusion and healing. Through dance, it creates a new vision of integration with exhilarating, poignant, and thought provoking performances.
"DanceAbility" will be held on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in Sears Harkness Hall, located on the 2nd floor of Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front Street, Binghamton, New York. Tickets for the event are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors (over 65) and students (under 12). Tickets are available online at www.roberson.org, at Roberson's front desk, directly from Aspiretcp@stny.rr.com or at the box office day of show. Doors open at 6:30pm.
"Funding is provided in part by a project grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund"

Colleagues! MIUSA is hiring!

 
Looking for an opportunity to work with a highly respected organization in the Pacific Northwest? Know a dynamic and passionate leader? MIUSA is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Project Manager for the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE). Please share our job posting below with your networks. Thanks, and have a great weekend!
 
Mobility International USA (MIUSA), a national nonprofit organization founded in 1981 and based in Eugene, Oregon USA advances the rights and leadership of people with disabilities globally. MIUSA seeks a dynamic and experienced Project Manager for the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE), a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This is a tremendous opportunity for a leader to maximize and strengthen a national-level project in a well-respected, mission-oriented, and innovative organization. Applications are due by May 13, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. PDT.
 
View the full position description and application instructions at: http://www.miusa.org/employment
 
Sincerely,
Monica
 
 
Monica Malhotra
Project Coordinator, National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
132 E Broadway, Suite 343
Eugene, Oregon 97401 USA
Skype: monica.miusa
(541) 343-1284 ext 27
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The Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology is hiring long term substitute teachers

to start as 
soon as possible and go to the end of the city school year (June 26).
The positions are for Content Specialist Co-Teachers and Teaching Enrichment Assistants for an 
enriched learning time program in the Syracuse City School District middle schools.
This program is a science learning partnership conducted by the Syracuse Schools and the MOST. The 
MOST sends teachers and assistants into the middle grades to teach enrichment sessions and to help 
young girls and boys explore the full range of future career opportunities and try out in their 
minds what it might be like to "do science" in areas as wide as oceanography, marine biology, 
engineering and architecture.
These are part-time positions of 20-25 hours/week and offer competitive pay.
For Content Specialist Co-teachers:
•   The Content Specialist Co-teacher will be working with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students focusing 
on Engineering, Space and Flight, and Robotics lessons. The format will be student centered and 
experience rich project oriented lessons.  We are looking for eager and confident instructors that 
will support student involvement and expedite the learning process
•   4-year degree and experience working with middle school students required. Need not be 
certified teacher.
For Teaching Enrichment Assistants:
•   Be part of a team to deliver hands-on, student-centered lessons at one of the middle schools in 
our program scope.
•   2-year degree and experience working with middle school students recommended and the ability to 
support the Content Specialist/Co-teacher.
To apply:
•   Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to
Nancy Volk MOST
500 S. Franklin St. Syracuse, NY 13202
315-425-9068 x2147
or

Democratizing Knowledge Project is hiring 


SU News: Falk Graduate Students Lay Groundwork for Bringing Adaptive Sport Competition to CNY 



http://news.syr.edu/falk-graduate-students-lay-groundwork-for-bringing-adaptive-sport-competition-to-cny-90923/

"disability culture"

Daily update ⋅ April 25, 2015
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Winona Daily News
Beyond the label: WSU hosts celebration of disability culture
Winona Daily News
With his 24 students, Herold explored the idea of disability culture, where disability is appreciated and celebrated instead of hidden or pitied.

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