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In this Newsletter:
Welcome back to Campus!!

MCSC Events:
- Grab & Go Food and Supplies Thursday @11am-1pm infront of the MCSC Kitchen

UVM Events: 
- Winter Week of Welcome Feb 1st- 7th
- Winter Activities Fest Feb 8th - 12th!
- Advocacy and Debate 3-part series Go Here
- Unapologetically Black: Sharing our truths through story telling Feb 16th. Link here

In the Burlington Community
- Tickets to the Flynn ($2) for a dance theater piece!
- LGBTQ+ Town Hall: Rural Queerness Link Here

Jobs, Internships & Webinars: 
- Jobs with the Tutoring Center
- Internship with Leahy
- Summer opportunities with Camp Water Wonderings
- CALS Life Science Leadership Program
- Take the National Life Group and win a gift card CLICK HERE

Go to for this and other opportunities


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!

Table of Contents:

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Community Spotlight 

Affiliated Orgs

Asian Student Union
Meetings Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Location: L/L 315 or Virtual
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Follow on Instagram @uvm.asu
Black Student Union
Meetings every other Tuesday at 6pm 
Location: Online on Teams!
Follow on Instagram @uvmbsu
UVM National Society of Black Engineers Chapter
Region 1
Follow on Instagram @uvmnsbe
Alianza Latinx
Meetings Bi-weekly Thursdays 7pm
Location: On Teams 

Follow on Instagram @uvmalianzalatinx
People of Color Outdoors
Follow on Instagram @uvm.poco
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native American in Science

Follow on Instagram @sacnas_uvm
Muslim Student Association
Meetings every other Thursday @6:30pm
Email: for link
Follow on Instagram @uvm.msa
Womyn of Color Coalition
Follow on Instagram @uvmwocc
Other UVM Events
RSVP to Game of Things at


Thursday Feb 4 @ 7 – 8:30 pm

UVM Interfaith Center (via Zoom)  RSVP Here

 Our February session will focus on the freedom of the Press. RSVP here and we'll send you the link for the meeting! Sponsored by the Revolutionary Love Project, Dream Corps, and others.


Every Tuesday @ 9 – 10 am

Interfaith Center Fireplace Room

Craving an opportunity to just sit and chat with others? Drop by anytime Tuesday mornings between 9 – 10 am for a warm beverage (not just tea!) and informal conversation. The entire UVM community is welcome!

Winter ActivitiesFest!
February 8th - 12th

To provide a safe experience for our community, this year’s Winter ActivitiesFest will span multiple days to reduce crowding and congregating. Walk through the large outdoor tent on the Davis Center green (between the Howe Library and Davis Center), and meet students leaders from a number of student groups. Different clubs available on each day – check back for more details about the clubs that will be present on each day.

This event is also available virtually for students who are attending the semester remotely or who are uncomfortable with attending in-person – all you need to do is sign onto UVM Club ( between 11AM – 2PM (EDT) and connect with the groups who are participating that day virtually!

Don’t forget to bring your mask and observe social distancing policies! 

Contact Student Life ( for questions and accommodations.

Food Resources

Please contact anyone at The MCSC if you need assistance with food or figuring out any of the programs below!
UVM Food Pantry for all students
Location: Hills 015 (building next to DC)
Hours Monday 4-8pm, Friday 10am-2pm
Follow on Instagram @rallycatcupboard
Vermont Everyone Eats provides nutritious meals to Vermonters in need of food assistance, as well as a stabilizing source of income for Vermont restaurants, farmers, and food producers.
Check out more info here.
We are pleased to present... 
5 new offers celebrating the amazing global cuisine we have here in Burlington, Vermont. 

$10 toward Cafe Mamajuana
Dominican, African, Spanish, & Sicilian Fusion. An ODE TO DNA. 

$10 toward Pho Hong

Vietnamese restaurant with noodle soups & other traditional dishes 

$10 toward Saigon Kitchen

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

$10 toward Kismayo Kitchen

Multicultural Cuisine

$10 toward East West Cafe

A local Thai Cafe servicing delicious Thai food at reasonable prices.

Sign up to the Localvore app to retrieve this offers

3SquaresVT is an important program that is available to all of us when we need a little help buying food. The program provides Vemonters funds on an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card. EBT cards can be used to purchase food at grocery and convenience stores, co-ops, and many farmers markets.

Thanks to recent action in Congress, it’s never been easier for college students to qualify for 3SquaresVT. Learn more at

In the Burlington Community

Christal Brown and Lida Winfield have created a new dance-theater piece entitled Same But Different that explores their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age, and gender. The work will be available to stream from January 30th to February 6th. Community ticket partners can purchase a $2 ticket to this show by going to the show page HERE, clicking on "Buy Tickets" and entering the code "COMMUNITY." Details will then be sent directly to the ticket buyer's email. Please feel free to share this community ticket code with your constituents.

    Lida and Christal will also be offering two workshops based on their creation process - one for community members on February 2nd and one for educators on February 9th. Both workshops are pay-what-you-can which means participants can register for FREE! Participants are encouraged to view the show prior to the workshop but it's not required.  More info about the workshops can be found here.<>
Purchase your tickets in advance. pick up your meal, and take it home! Menu includes ehrin sugoh (goat stew) and fried chicken or khudradda ehrin (vegetable stew) with rice, sambusas (meat or vegetarian), and salato with hot or mild bizbaz sauce.

To order and learn more about this offering Click Here

Jobs, Internships & Webinars

We have transitioned to show all internship, fellowship, job and other opportunities in a different page so it is easier for you to access.
Please go to to check it out!
MCSC Job Board Click Here
Check out this listing of job in the Burlington and Vermont community!
Click Here or on picture for more info
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. 
Click Here or on picture for more info
Looking for a job in the US House of Representatives? Sign up for the House Employment Bulletin to get emails about open positions.
Click Here 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
Email Me Here

Jaydeen Santos
Student Services Advisor
Email Me Here
Tatiana V Martinez
Office Manager
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Daniel Tovar
Leadership Development
Email Me Here
Valeria Pinzón-Mendez
Student Retention and Success
Email Me Here
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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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