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Below you will see:
- Can't Acess the Main Space of the MCSC? Fill out this Form
- Make an Appointment w/ Writing Center 

- MCSC is going rowing on Thursday Sign Up
- Off-Campus Student, Free Grocery Pick-up Oct 17th
- UVM Events
    - Join us Fall Job & Internship Fair on Oct 14th
    - Grad School Fair on Oct 21th
    - Submit your Act to WRUV
    - Join us in virtual Dashain Oct 18th
    - Indigenous Peoples' Day Panel and Film Discussion Oct 12th
- Jobs, Internships & Webinars 
    - Center for Health and Wellbeing is hiring a photographer
    - Full time, part time, and internships with LifeSci NYC
    - STEM funding opportunity with Pathways to Science
    - Undergrads apply to Semester in the City - in Boston!

As we evolve this newsletter and refine our processes, we welcome any feedback you have capacity to share with us. Email us with any thoughts you have!

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Visit our MCSC website to learn more about our programming, our Living/Learning space and meet the staff.
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Community Spotlight 

MCSC Programming

Affiliated Identity Org Meetings

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ASA Participation Survey
Click HERE to join the BSU meeting- Next on Oct 13th @ 6pm!

Self and Community Care

Students of Color are you interested to talk about your substance use or your friends substance use during these stressful times? Resonating with the video above?
Reach out to Michael Hill Jr.  from Living Well to keep engaging in conversation
Other UVM Events
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DINNER & DIALOGUE: A monthly interfaith gathering for the UVM community

Thursdays once a month @ 7 (Next one Oct 15th!)


In the midst of a pandemic, political elections, and social upheaval, we are being challenged to examine what it means to live as a civil society. How do you understand freedom from your own religious and/or philosophical perspective? Dinner & Dialogue is an annual, six-part series that invites students, staff, faculty, and members of the Burlington community to explore our own core values in conversation with others. Each month we will explore and discuss one of the five basic freedoms found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. September’s conversation invites us to explore how we understand the concept of freedom itself. The event is free.  We ask folks to RSVP by emailing their interest along with their religious or philosophical identity or background to help us plan for numbers and create diverse groups for conversation. To RSVP for the event link and learn more about the Dinner & Dialogue series visit

Explore Progressive Christianity, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Cooperative Christian Ministry at UVM welcomes, affirms, and advocates for justice for all, across race, gender, and sexuality. Thinking and questioning are practiced and encouraged!

Email to receive the Zoom link.

Off Campus Students

South End Community Food Pickup
Karen Paul • City Councilor, Ward 6, Burlington 
When: Oct 17, 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dear Neighbors, 

Next Saturday, October 17, there will be a community food pickup in the Champlain Elementary parking lot (800 Pine Street) beginning at 10am while supplies last. 

We will have over 100 bags of grocery staples, fresh produce, a dozen eggs, fresh local bread, Vermont cheese, a gallon of cold milk and several other staple items to warm the soul going into the fall, all in a strong cloth reusable bag. Anyone in need is welcome and encouraged to come. 

Thank you to our generous community partners including, City Market, Market 32, Cheese and Wine Traders, Great Harvest, Feldman's Bagels, Stone Soup, the City of Burlington, Friends of Bernie and the Vermont Food Bank. 

If you would like to make a financial donation to this effort, please send a check to me made out to the City of Burlington or come by the food pick up next Saturday. 

My best, 

Jobs, Internships & Webinars

Vermont Humanities is searching for a creative, talented, and effective communications professional who can work independently to manage graphic design projects, print publications, email communications, fundraising materials, and media relations. The Communications Production Manager will also serve as a key partner in maintaining and enhancing the Vermont Humanities website, contributing to our vibrant social media presence, and developing audiovisual productions. The Manager may be called upon to assist the Director of Communications, Executive Director, or other staff members with programming and development activities such as grant writing, reporting, and creating fundraising materials.
Vermont Humanities is committed to using a diversity, equity, inclusion, and access lens to meet its mission. The Communications Production Manager will be a life-long learner and contribute to the organization’s growth and cultural competency around these issues. Applicants are encouraged to include information in their cover letter on how they can contribute to this vision.
The full job description can be found here
This survey is for Cooperative Extension educators and specialists, consultants, and staff of agencies and nonprofits, as well as others who work with farmer-owned or farmer-led enterprises such as value or supply chains, cooperatives, food hubs, and the like.
A complex array of challenges such as changing consumer demand, online purchasing, global food supply chains, weather-related issues, government-negotiated trade deals, COVID-19, and other issues are putting tremendous stresses on farmers and their organizations. We are interested in learning about the specific challenges your farm group(s) face, and your personal interest in receiving no-fee, in-service training in strategic business planning for farmer-owned or -led enterprises.

The information you provide will be used to inform the development and implementation of professional development programs. If you work with more than one farmer enterprise you can complete separate surveys regarding each. If they have similar challenges then you can just complete one survey on behalf of all of them.

This survey is voluntary and anonymous (unless you decide to share contact information). It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation!
Duncan Hilchey
Click Here to Take Survey
STEM Funding Opportunities with Pathways to Science for Academic Year 2021-2022

Undergraduate scholarships and tips on applying:
Graduate fellowships and tips on applying:
Video tutorial on how to use our advanced search page:
For questions email me at
I’m excited to share that we have now launched our application for our Summer 2021 Internship Program. Students will now be able to use one application to apply for both our Summer Program and our current opportunities (i.e., full and part-time jobs, fall / spring internships, etc.).
Another exciting development at LifeSci NYC is that we have scheduled Virtual Info Sessions that are open to interested students from all universities. The schedule and links for these sessions are as follows:  
We will also soon be posting recordings on our website so that students unable to attend one of the above sessions may learn about our program at their own convenience. I will be sure to send you links once they are available.
While each of our live virtual sessions will include an opportunity for Q&A, we will also be offering virtual office hours so that students with additional questions after attending a live or recorded session may make an appointment to chat for a few minutes with me or our Program Coordinator, Kaylynn Mayo.
As a final note, I offer a reminder that students will only be able to access our list of available summer opportunities once they have completed their comprehensive online application. Students wishing to apply for current opportunities, however, may view them HERE, and will be directed to our online application should they wish to apply.
Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Best regards,
Sharon Albert Kaplan
Program Director
Upper West Strategies
(646) 734-5558

Follow the LifeSci NYC Internship Program online:
Twitter - @lfscinycinterns 
Instagram - @lifescinycinterns
Job Opportunity on Juvenile Justice Compliance Monitor.
Click Here to Apply or to know more about the job.
Positions open at Cathedral Square. Check them out!
Six part webinar series created and implemented by sophomore Zymora Davinchi. Join her every Thursday starting on Sept 10th!
Speakers List
More Information
Check out this listing of job in the Burlington and Vermont community!
Looking for a job in Boston? Join the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network Listserve to receive daily emails of job offers and other professional opportunities. 
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Looking for a job in the US House of Representatives? Sign up for the House Employment Bulletin to get emails about open positions. Click on the picture for more info!
Help with immigration forms from non-immigration law attorneys, with a lot experience. Free services. Click on picture for email link.

MCSC Staff
Contact us

Beverly Colston
Director of MCSC
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Jaydeen Santos
Student Services Advisor
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Tatiana V Martinez
Office Manager
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Daniel Tovar
Leadership Development
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Valeria Pinzón-Mendez
Student Retention and Success
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Dear community, friends and colleagues,
The Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) is honored to facilitate our mission to serve you, our broad, diverse and complex community of color here at The University of Vermont (UVM).  Our communication mechanisms, including The Scoop, social media, posters and flyers in and around the Center, etc,  share information about the broadest possible range of University sanctioned information and offerings that might appeal to individuals and/or groups that are a part of our community.

We understand that there might be divergent needs and opinions about items that might be publicized and we hope that there will be, at a minimum, tolerance for our different perspectives and necessities.  The staff of the MCSC does not necessarily support the views of every item that might be shared through our outlets but, as long as said programs/events are UVM-affiliated, we believe it should be communicated to our audience as well.

The MCSC staff alone, in collaboration with University officials,  has the authority to declare whether or not certain information is shared from this space via The Scoop, social media, flyers/posters, etc.  We are happy to entertain conversations, questions and/or concerns regarding any material but, reserve the right to make the final decision about what can be shared and in what manner.
Our goal is to hold space so that each of us, with our similarities and differences, can make a home within The MCSC. 
Please help us make this goal a reality. Bring your respect, courage and aspiration for the beautiful community to the work of co-creating an environment where we can all belong.     

With love,
The MCSC Team
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