September 17, 2004 Newsletter



September 10, 2004

September 3, 2004


Table of Contents
---Members Profiles

---Job Posting
---Network Program
---Interesting Web Sites

    *The Frederick Douglass Papers
    *The Electronic Urban Report (EUR )
    *Track down old sweethearts, former classmates, and others

Meet Your Members

Chima Ozor and Elzora Holland
Adye Bel Evans and Elzora,Valener L Perry

Chima Ozor, Senior Clinical Technogist Health Services, ABPAFS Executive Board member and past recipient of ABAPFS' Outstanding Community Services Award for 1999 and 2003.
Elzora Holland, Student Associate II, Comprehensive Studies Program, ABPAFS Executive Board member, Chair Nominating Committee and past ABPAFS President and Vice President and UM first recipient of the Tapestry Award for Social Justice Advocacy.

Adye Evans is a retired librarian from the University of Michigan, past President of ABPAFS, and past recipent of ABPAFS' Career Service Award for 2002.

Valener L Perry, Assistant Dean College of Pharmacy, Valener is a founding member of ABPAFS.


Job Posting

Job Family: Professional/Administrative
Posting No: T-039793-JL
Grade: 05
Alternate Job Title: none
Alternate Grade: none
Department: Center for Population Planning
Post Begin/End Date: 08/23/2004 // 09/17/2004
Job Code: 203420
Hours: 40.00


Coordinate recruitment and other outreach efforts to graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and administrators at universities and colleges targeted by the Population Fellows Programs for internships and fellowships in international population and development, with special emphasis on increasing diversity within the applicant pool. Coordinate Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) summer internships for undergraduate students, which include Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
Complete all MSI undergraduate recruitment efforts, including identify appropriate institutions to visit; arrange and carry out trips to relevant
schools; and make presentations to students and faculty. Maintain existing university and college contacts database. Assist Publications
Unit with ideas for development of appropriate MSI program materials.
NOTE: Most recruitment travel will take place between September and November; however, there may be occasional trips in spring or summer.

Requirements for the position include a Bachelor's degree with at least two years of increasingly responsible work experience; an interest in and knowledge of population, family planning, environmental issues, and international development; strong communication skills, a willingness to travel extensively within and outside the U.S., and fluency in spoken and written Spanish. Knowledge of budgets and expense tracking and experience in event planning is highly desirable. Experience with FileMaker database software is desirable.
As the Population Fellows Programs has a strong commitment to diversity, attractive candidates will have a strong commitment to diversity and knowledge of the conditions of minority communities inside and outside of the U.S., and an understanding of the challenges of minority students in higher education.
Familiarity with social and cultural values within minority communities is essential.

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary. Reasonable administrative experience is necessary. Some supervisory experience is necessary. Some knowledge of University practice, policies and procedures is desirable.

Questions about applying for this position can be E-mailed to

The Network Performance This Friday!!!

The African American Arts Advocacy Committee or, the NETWORK for short, is a new initiative being launched by UMS for the 04-05 season. The goal is to create a space where the Black community can celebrate the world class artists that are brought to this community, with a focus on those artists that are really using the African American experience as a platform for creative performance.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
UMS’s 126th season opens with a return engagement by Wynton Marsalis and his popular Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Comprised of 15 of the finest soloists and ensemble players performing today, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra features a vast repertory, from rare historic compositions to commissioned works. LCJO returns for its first UMS appearance since 2001, following Wynton Marsalis’s concerts with his Quintet last season. “One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen…Here were the throaty reeds, percussive trumpet blasts, and visceral sense of swing that have made the LCJO the greatest large jazz ensemble working today.” (Chicago Tribune)
NETWORK Reception
Friday, September 17, 6:15 PM
Hill Auditorium Mezzanine Lobby

Interesting Web Sites

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The release of the Douglass Papers, from the Library of Congress's Manuscript Division, contains approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images) relating to Douglass' life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant. The papers span the years 1841 to 1964, with the bulk of the material from 1862 to 1895. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches and articles by Douglass and his contemporaries, a draft of his autobiography, financial and legal papers, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items. These papers reveal Douglass' interest in diverse subjects such as politics, emancipation, racial prejudice, women's suffrage, and prison reform. Included is correspondence with many prominent civil rights reformers of his day, including Susan B. Anthony, William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith, Horace Greeley, and Russell Lant, and political leaders such as Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. Scrapbooks document Douglass' role as minister to Haiti and the controversy surrounding his interracial second marriage. The online release of the Frederick Douglass Papers is made possible through the generous support of the Citigroup Foundation.

You can get all the URBAN/BLACK ENTERTAINMENT 4-1-1
from your computer via our new daily Publication called
 Two sites used commonly to track down old sweethearts, former classmates, and others are boasts 38 million members. Gold membership runs $39 a year; basic membership, with limited features, is free. claims to have 22 million users and costs $36 a year. These sites require users to register with them, so if the person you're looking for hasn't registered, you won't find them. (Likewise, if you don't want to be found by someone else, don't register.)

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