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In this Newsletter:
- Can't Acess the Main Space of the MCSC? Fill out this Form
- MCSC Rowing trip postponed, happening next Thursday 22nd
- New Student of Color Celebration on Friday Oct 20th - RSVP Now
- Join us in Sisterhood Circle Wednesday, October 28th
- Sign up to see a CAPS Counselor in your MyWellbeing account

UVM Events: 
    - Grad School Fair on Oct 21th
    - Soul Collage with the Interfaith Center on Oct 27 @4:30pm

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!

Table of Contents:

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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

Meet MCSC New Intern

Affiliated Identity Org Meetings

Interracial Adoptee Group 
Meeting Wednesday October 24th on Teams at 5pm! All new members welcome!

Email Kai Boid at  OR
Lia Ivanick at  for the link!
Black Student Union
Asian Student Union
Alianza Latinx
African Student Association
Muslim Student Assocation
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/ Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
National Society of Black Engineers

People of Color Outdoors
Womyn of Color Coalition

Indian Student Association
P.S. We encourage you to connect with alumni on UVM Connect, the online UVM Community. Not on UVM Connect yet? Please join at
 - complete your profile and join the Mosaic Alumni Group. Our alumni can’t wait to connect with you to share their career path story and help you with your search for internships and jobs.
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Self and Community Care

Other UVM Events

The Prism Center is so excited to be hosting a series of affinity spaces for our LGBTQIA2S+ UVM student community this year! This affinity space meets once a month as an opportunity for Bisexual, Pansexual, and other students who identify with middle sexuality to gather socially in community with one another and have thoughtful conversations about their experiences centered on specific topics.

They’ll be meeting on Wednesdays 9/30, 10/28, and 12/2 from 3:30-4:30pm. Our first meeting will be in-person and the rest will be virtual.

Please check out the Prism Center web calendar and stay tuned to our Instagram for more details about each meeting. And if you have any questions about this space email Alex Hazzard at!

List of Activities Happening "Fall in Love with Student Life":
  • Skating, Live Music, Fire Pits, Games, Axe Throwing, Disc Golf, FREE Food, Prizes, SSC's Dawn of the Shred
  • RSVP Here
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.

In the Burlington Community

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, 7:00 PM EDT - 8:30 PM EDT


Black Stories Matter: Every Word Spoken, Join TMI Project for 

 Sliding scale $5 - $25

ASL/English interpreters and live English captioning will be provided.
A true storytelling performance featuring all-new stories touching on the triumphs, humor, beauty, and resilience of the Black experience in America. These stories were developed in Black-led true storytelling workshops where participants wrote about, shared, and reflected upon their experiences without having to justify, explain, or defend their truth.

The live storytelling performance is open to all and will be followed by a Q & A with the participating storytellers and facilitated by Black Stories Matter Co-Directors and Workshop Leaders Dara Lurie and Micah.



Tuesday, October 20th, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

FREE & Open to the Public

On October 20, 7-8 p.m. hear from three Vermonters to understand the challenges of racial justice from three different leadership roles within prominent Vermont institutions. Participants include: The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean Brown, Episcopal Bishop of Vermont; UVM Professor Dr. Emily Bernard; and Vermont State Librarian Jason Broughton. This Zoom forum is free and open to the public. Visit to register.

CLICK HERE to register for the event and the Zoom link will be emailed to your address.

October 24th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Through her passion for storytelling and culinary cooking, Ferene Paris Meyer (owner of All Heart Inspirations), provides a heartfelt experience anchored in love, nourishment, and connection. Feed Your Soul features a storytelling performance by Ferene paired with a three-course menu inspired by her Haitian culture. Tickets include two drink tickets per person. This intimate event is hosted at August First bakery each month. 

Purchase tickets through The Flynn Website.

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
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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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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.

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With love,
The MCSC Team
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