SSU Hosts Third Annual Latino Family Summit To Aid in Transition to College

Latino parents and students from grades 7-12 are invited to attend the third annual Latino Family Summit on Sat., March 27 to help them understand the world of higher education. The free event is expected to draw approximately 350 people and is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment with assistance by the members of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity.

Check-in for the event is 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in front of Ives Hall. A resource fair will take place between Salazar and Darwin Halls from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., immediately following three main workshops.

Translators will be provided for any Spanish-speaking students upon request, but workshops for parents will be conducted in Spanish. Workshops will address the importance of higher education, financial aid, cultural empowerment, and leadership. Parent workshops are designed to disseminate information on how to become an active participant in their child's schooling as well as how to assist them during their college application and selection process.

Parents and students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the departments and programs on the SSU campus as well as gain insight into importance of internships and building relationships with professors.

For further information, contact Magali Telles, Outreach Specialist for the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment, at 4-2617.


Disability Awareness Week Poster Contest

Calling all artists, poets, writers and creators — show your creativity and be a part of Disability Awareness Week at SSU by entering the Disability Awareness Week Poster Contest.

The winner will receive $100 Wolf Bucks and their submission will be displayed all over campus prior to Disability Awareness Week, which is Mon., May 3 through Thurs., May 6.

The winner's poster will also be on display at the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society Banquet Ceremony on Thurs., May 6.

Submission Requirements:

• Theme: How disability contributes to a diverse world
• Design must include the dates of Disability Awareness Week
   (Mon., May 3 - Thurs., May 6, 2010)
• Creative mediums welcomed, keeping in mind that artwork
   will be translated to a poster format
• Poster size: 18” x 32” is preferred, but the submission can be
   resized if necessary. High resolution electronic submissions
   are also welcome (i.e., JPEG, PSD, etc.).

Contest Rules:

• Must be original artwork: no syndicated, copyrighted or
  Clip Art images
• Artwork will become the property of Disability Services for
   Students (DSS)

Submissions will be judged on:

• Quality of design
• Reproducibility to a poster size
• Creativity and originality of the submission
• Appropriate theme using a "positive" approach

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 2, 2010. Entries must be submitted to the DSS office in Salazar 1049 before the deadline. Questions may be directed to the DSS office, at 4-2677 (TTY: (707)664-2958). More information can be found at the DSS website or on the contest flier.

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