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  1. 1. AACHE NEWSLETTER SPRING 2009 — Volume 1 Welcome to the AACHE E-Newsletter This is the first AACHE e-newsletter of the year. Each of these newsletters will be archived on the AACHE website at aache.org. If you have items you’d like to submit for inclusion in future editions of the AACHE newsletter, please email them to aachenews@gmail.org. Content should focus on items of interest to AACHE members and its supporters. Please note that all content will be subject to editing and space availability. This newsletter is in its infancy. As this quarterly newsletter becomes established, we welcome more community, university and college events, faculty and staff, kudos, etc. will be included in future issues. If you have any relevant news for the AACHE Newsletter that you would like to share with the AACHE community, please submit the information with the subject heading Editor/AACHE President; Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr. In this issue:  University and Community College Events  Faculty and Staff Events  Student Events  AACHE Events  Kudos  Community Events  Grants and Funding Opportunities
  2. 2. UPCOMING UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE EVENTS ASU Commencement  Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium. President Barack Obama will be addressing the graduating class and guests. ASU Hispanic Convocation  Friday, May 15, 2009, 1:00 pm, Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, Ballroom, Third Floor. AACHE member and Arizona playwright James E. Garcia will emcee. Info. @ http://www.asu.edu/vppa/hispanicconvocation/ 7th Annual Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival Events  Thursday, April 16 thru April 18: Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas Happening, ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. The Hispanic Research Center continues its commitment to the arts. This year the focus is the warrior women of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. For details, visit http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=167271 Estrella Mountain Community College Co-hosts Golf Tournament Saturday, April 18, 2009, Estrella Mountain Community College in partnership with the Hispanic Leadership Forum del Oeste, is co-hosting a Scholarship Golf Tournament at the beautiful Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, April 18th. Estrella Mountain Community College and the Hispanic Leadership Forum have a longstanding partnership that includes a dedicated focus on working with the community and West Valley high schools to address the issues of dropout rates of students and a statewide shortage of teachers. Individual tickets, $125, while foursomes, $500 to $2,500. For more information, contact Adolfo Gamez at 623-935-8050. Phoenix College hosts 10th annual Latino film festival (Reprinted with permission from ABC15.com. Story reported by Rebecca Thomas) Movies from several Latin American countries will light up the silver screen during the upcoming 2009 Phoenix College Latino Film Festival. The free event, now in its 10th year, will offer screenings April 20, 23, 24, and 27 at Phoenix College and on the 28th at the Phoenix Art Museum. This year's festival will showcase five Spanish language films, with English subtitles, from countries including Uruguay, Peru, United States and Mexico. "The Phoenix College Latino Film Festival is a way to promote the interest in national and international affairs among our students and community members," said Trino Sandoval, Spanish faculty and Raul Castro Institute acting director. "It is important for all of us to see the connection between Latin America and the United States; and how events in these two regions have consequences, both positive and negative, at different levels."
  3. 3. Here's the line-up for each movie screening beginning at 7 p.m. April 20 - "El Baño del Papa" (The Pope's Toilet) by Cesar Charlone and Enrique Fernandez, Uruguay, 2007. April 23 - "Soy Andina" (I'm Andean) by Mitchell Teplitsky, Peru and USA 2007. April 24 - "El Acuarelista" (The Watercolorist) by Daniel Ro, Peru 2008. April 27 - "Lake Tahoe" by Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico 2008. April 28 - "Enamorada" (Woman in Love) by Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, Mexico 1946. Discussions will follow each film screening and will cover topics including film content, the creative process of developing and producing films in Latin America and an analysis of the socio- economic and cultural background of the Latin American country the films represent. Special guests and discussion leaders include representatives from the Consulate General of Peru and Mexico in Phoenix, Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix. For more information on the 2009 Latino Film Festival at Phoenix College, contact Dr. Trino Sandoval at (602) 285-7416. Faculty and Staff News Escobedo Marks 10 years at PCC Geneva Escobedo ASU graduate (1978) celebrates her 10th year at Pima Community College and has worked in various administrative and management positions at ASU, Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida and Pima Community College over the past 22 years. In the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Developmental Education, Ms. Escobedo published an article based on her role as Pima Community College’s Title V grant director. The article, “A Retention/Persistence Intervention Model: Improving Success Across Cultures,” resulted from her developmental education grant activities and studies at the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University’s College of Education. She received certification as a Developmental Education Specialist in 2005. On January 20, 2009 she became PCC East Campus Student Services Manager. On April 17, 2009, Ms. Escobedo will be one of several past presidents honored at the 35th Anniversary of ASU’s Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA). She was the fourth president and second female to lead the student organization and also is the founding president of ASU’s Hispanic Business Alumni. Carillo & Garzón On “Problems of Translation” Mr. Antonio Carrillo and Dr. Amalia Garzón presented at the XVIII Jornadas Binacionales de Literatura Abigael Bohórquez in San Luis, Sonora, México. The topic of their presentation concerned Problems of Translation of The Devil Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea.
  4. 4. Náñez Publications Bilingualism and Cognitive Processes in Young Children. In Garcia E. and Frede E. Enhancing the Knowledge Base for Serving Young English Language Learners. Columbia University Press. Náñez is also collaborating with Professor Eugene (Gene) Garcia on the book Cognition and Bilingualism: Joining Cognitive Psychology and Education to Enhance Bilingual Research, Pedagogy, and Policy. Under contract with the American Psychological Association Press. Book completion date October, 2009. Náñez recently revised and resubmitted one article for publication in Current Biology and is preparing an article for Sage and a second for Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Náñez and 5 students from his Cognitive and Vision Science Laboratory will also be presenting a research poster on his bioscience research at the upcoming Western Psychological Association’s conference to be held in Portland, Oregon, April 22 – 24, 2009. AACHE & COMMUNITY EVENTS AACHE 09 Conference Planning Underway The AACHE 2009 Conference is currently scheduled to be held in November at NAU Yuma/ Arizona Western College (note change from University of Arizona). Planning is underway. Visit the AACHE website: www.aache.org for details as they develop. The website also features dates and location of the monthly AACHE Board meetings, a list of upcoming events, and other important AACHE information. AACHE Appointments, Promotions, Resignations  The newly appointed AACHE Chapter Representative for UA, Rosario Carrillo, Ph.D. has filled the appointment for the remainder of the year from Celestino Fernandez, Ph.D. as current UA. representative for their chapter.  Rosa Corona (NAU Yuma) is the newly appointed AACHE Treasurer.  José Náñez (jnanezsr.@asu.edu) is the new editor-in-chief of the AACHE newsletter and James E. Garcia (james.garcia@asu.edu) will serve as a senior consulting editor. ASU students Tina Drury (tdrury@asu.edu) (and Rebekah Strohmeyer Rebekah.strohmeyer@asu.edu will serve as assistant editors for the newsletter. To submit items for the newsletter, send them to aachenews@gmail.com or directly to any one of the editors.  IUPLR to host The State of Latino Studies Conference, September 24–26, 2009, The University of Illinois, Chicago Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607. This event is hosted by The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at University of Illinois at Chicago and the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) at the University of Notre Dame. Abstract Submission Deadline for papers is Monday, June 1, 2009. IUPLR is a national consortium of university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of the Latino intellectual presence in the United States. IUPLR works to expand the pool of Latino scholars and leaders and increase the availability of policy-relevant Latino-focused research. IUPLR works to strengthen the network of its member centers, to enhance their institutional capacity, and to foster faculty research. The primary purpose of this
  5. 5. meeting will be to provide opportunities for faculty to share the scholarship that is being generated at their respective centers and institutes. We also welcome faculty from other institutions to share their scholarship with the consortium members. For information; http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr/press_releases.htm ASU University Service Learning Program- Community Partners (Submitted by Noreen Balos. See contact information about this program below) Are you a Phoenix-area school or community agency/program or does your organization provide services that address community needs and improve the quality of life in the greater Phoenix area? If so, University Service Learning would like to partner with you and help you positively impact our community. You may qualify as a University Service Learning Partner Site and have Arizona State University student-interns placed at your organization. University Service Learning provides opportunities for ASU students to engage in community service through credit-bearing service learning internship courses. Students enrolled in the USL 484 Service Learning Independent Placement internship select from a list of approved sites to provide 100 hours of service during the academic semester. We are currently accepting Site Partner applications for the Summer and Fall 2009 semesters: · Summer Session: Jun 1 - Jul 23, 2009 Application Deadline: May 1, 2009 · Fall Semester: Aug 24 - Dec 8, 2009 Application Deadline: July 25, 2009 University Service Learning interns must engage in direct service to the community and must not be assigned clerical, general office, or administrative assistant-type tasks. To be considered for approval as a University Service Learning Site Partner, please review the Guidelines for Site Partners and complete the Site Partner Application Form. Contact: Noreen Balos, Executive Director, Office of the VP for Education Partnerships, 522 N. Central Ave. Suite #243 Phoenix, AZ 85004-2165, (602) 496-0980 Cell (480) 415- 7125 Fax (602) 496-1144  Albarran exhibits: Marcos Albarran’s current and future exhibits and presentations: March - May: Migration Immigration, Giving Honor to Latina(o) Cultures and Communities, ASU Downtown Campus, 411 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ; April 2nd to April 30th : Political Persona Exhibit, ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale, AZ ; April 21st : CPLC Cesar Chavez Youth Celebration, Maryvale Community Center, Maryvale, AZ. For more information: please visit www.marcoalbarran.com.  “Voices ofValor” by James E. Garcia, April 16-19, 2009, Playhouse on the Park, 1851 N. Central Ave. “Voices of Valor” is a story of how American Latinos fought and survived World War II, and how it served as a catalyst for the struggle for civil rights and social recognition. See www.newcarpa.org for tickets prices and information about the weekend’s performances.  2009 Fiesta de Garibaldi April 2009/Tucson, AZ/The 2009 La Frontera Tucson International Mariachi Conference Fiesta de Garibaldi is April 25 at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park. It is a day long event, starting at 10 am and running until Mariachi Los Arrieros closes the event at 10 pm. Cost is $5 for adults, children 12 and
  6. 6. under are free. As a celebration of all things mariachi and baile folklórico the day is wonderful entertainment and a great place for the whole family. The fiesta is modeled on Garibaldi Plaza in Mexico where multiple mariachis roam to play and entertain. Tucson’s version offers an arts and crafts bazaar, Mexican food for sale by local non- profits raising money for their own good cause, and of course the mariachi music. The entertainment is opened at 10.30 am with 2 sets by the young children from Davis Bilingual School - baile folklórico followed by their mariachi - and continues all day long into the late evening. Each year proceeds from the LFTIMC benefit children’s services of La Frontera Center, Inc. This non-profit organization reaches out into the community to help where other social programs fall short. With the continued assistance from the LFTIMC, La Frontera Center, Inc continues to make a positive impact on the families and children of Southern Arizona. For more information contact Lolie Gomez, Conference Coordinator at 520-838-3908 or via email at lgomez@lafrontera.org  ALAC Community DevelopmentAdvisory Council: Advocates for Latino Arts and Culture will host a Community Development Council Reception/Meeting on April 29, 2009-Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm at ASU Downtown Campus. This reception is being held to begin planning for the organization’s first major fundraising initiative. ALAC is dedicated to the creation of Arizona’s first Latino Cultural Center. GRANTS AND FUNDING Grants and Funding Opportunities  The Salt River Project (SRP) granted CCDCR $300,000 to fund the American Dream Academy (ADA) project. ADA is a parent training program focused on parent training based on the Parents Involvement in Quality Education (PIQE) curriculum to be supplemented with consumer education and an energy conservation component. Contact: CCDCR cdcr-info@asu.edu ; (602) 496-1020  The ASU Office of the VP for University-School Partnerships has received the following recent grants: Carstens Family Fund - $50,000: The Carstens Family Fund, led by Deborah Carstens, is a family foundation supporting youth and education in three western communities: San Diego, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Telluride, Colorado. Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF) - $15,000 - SYPF partners include, the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Republic Season for Sharing, BHHS Legacy Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Peoria Diamond Club, Phoenix Suns Charities, The Steele Foundation, Thunderbirds Charities, and The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust with Nina Pulliam Trust overseeing the Summer Youth Program Fund. Sundt Foundation - $2,500 - The foundation is an outreach of Sundt Construction Inc. and was established as a way for employees to give back to the communities where they live and work. The foundation is funded by contributions from employees, which are matched by the
  7. 7. company.  The ASU Youth Summer Program Scholarship Opportunity supports families in paying for ASU summer program and applications fees for students of ALPHA partnership schools. Essentially, this funding puts us into a position where many of ASU summer programs become available even to the most underserved populations-- so that every person can have the access they deserve. This grant also helps to prepare many inner-city students to conquer cultural barriers. It also gives students a chance to learn something new and exciting in a fun and engaging way--outside of the classroom. The funders of these grants are involved in something that will eventually help lead Arizona’s youth into making more informed decisions about post-secondary options available to them. This grant is also helping to lay the foundation for what Education Partnerships hopes to be a continual effort toward increasing the number of students choosing college after high school.” – Eva Fatigoni, Program Coordinator, Sr., Office of the VP for Education Partnerships  Hispanic Scholarship Fund - College scholarships and grants for Latino students Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During the 2006-2007 academic year, HSF awarded nearly 4,200 scholarships exceeding $26.5 million. In its 32-year history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships worth more than $221 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities. Learn more about this at http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=72  Inter-University Program for Latino Research Civic Engagement A National Science Foundation-funded study is examining civic and place engagement in three Latino ethnic enclaves: Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, Miami’s East Little Havana and Phoenix’s Garfield neighborhood. The two-year study is a collaborative effort of the University of Notre Dame and De Paul, Florida International, and Arizona State Universities.  Latino National Survey (LNS) A major study that will highlight differences in Latino political attitudes and behaviors in 15 states and the District of Columbia, it will offer a nuanced, in-depth look at Latino political experiences. With major funding from the Russell, Sage, Irvine, Carnegie, and Joyce Foundation and the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, the LNS engages leading scholars from six states and universities including Rodney Hero (Notre Dame), senior researchers Gary M. Segura (Iowa) and Valerie Martinez Ebers (Texas Christian University), and affiliated researchers Luis Fraga (Stanford), John A. García (Arizona) and Michael Jones-Correa (Cornell)—all political scientists by training. The group began collaborating on the project in 2003, thanks to early support from IUPLR.  National Association of Minority Engineers National Fund NAMEPA offers both national and regional scholarships for African American, Latino and American Indian students who have demonstrated potential interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering. Amount: $1,000
  8. 8. Minimum GPA: 2.7 Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time Residency: Not Applicable Need-based: No Grade Level(s): HS Senior Enrolling for Fall, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer Students Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West Deadline: 05/15/2009 Application: http://www.namepa.org  Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. Freshmen Scholarship Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. is the largest multicultural Latino based fraternity in the nation. Sigma Lambda Beta was founded on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, community service, and cultural awareness. The Chi Beta Chapter at Arizona State University has made a commitment to help young leaders in our community achieve the ultimate goal of receiving a college education. Amount: $1,000 Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Enrollment Status: Not Applicable Residency: Not Applicable Need-based: No Grade Level(s): HS Senior Enrolling for Fall, Freshman Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West, Deadline: 05/08/2009  Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. is the largest Multicultural Latino based Fraternity in the nation. Founded on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, community service, and cultural awareness the Chi Beta Chapter at Arizona State University has made a commitment to help the young leaders in our community achieve the goal of receiving a college education. Amount: $500 Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time Residency: Arizona Residents Only Need-based: No Grade Level(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West Deadline: 05/08/2009  Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a non-profit organization based in San Antonio, Texas, since 1997, our mission has been to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training. Amount: Varies Minimum GPA: 3 Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time Residency: Not Applicable Need-based: No Grade Level(s): HS Senior Enrolling for Fall, Freshman, Junior, Senior Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West Deadline: 05/01/2009 Application: http://www.adelantefund.org
  9. 9. KUDOS 2008 AACHE Conference Scholarship Recipients La Victoria Foundation AnaLaura Pérez, GWCC, Journalism Eugenio Gutierrez, ASU Chicanos Por La Causa Francisco García, Phoenix College, Chicano Studies AACHE Munirah Alrawashdeh, SM, Nursing Christian Delgado, AWC, Engineering Vincent Salazar, UA, Political Science Ileana Salinas, ASU, Psychology, Spanish Literature Náñez Named Presidential Professor at ASU (reprinted with permission from ASU.edu) José Náñez, a psychology professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University’s West campus, has been named a President’s professor, in recognition of the level of excellence he brings to the university. Náñez is one of three earning the high honor, joining a pair of Tempe colleagues – Margaret C. Nelson, associate dean of Barrett, the Honors College and a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Max Underwood, a professor in the School of Architecture in the School of Design. The executive director of community outreach through ASU’s University Student Initiatives, Náñez began teaching at the West campus as an assistant professor of psychology in 1988 after teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the year before. As a cognitive neuroscientist, he pursues research in visual perception and neuronal organization and emphasizes what he calls an “education of the heart.” “My parents taught me that in Mexican American culture, there are two kinds of education,” says Náñez, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s in psychology from California State University-Chico, and his Ph.D. in experimental child psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. José Cardenas Named ASU General Counsel Congratulations to Jose Cardenas for his recent appointment as ASU General Counsel. To read the entire original article, visit www.newcollege.asu.edu/news/jose_nanez/index.shtml STUDENT ACTIVITIES Undergraduate Honors Thesis Defense
  10. 10.  Tina Drury, ASU Thesis advisor: Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr., Wednesday April 1, 2009, “Language and Cognitive Process”. The thesis and defense promotes the understanding of language and the benefits of bilingualism in early education. Graduate Dissertation Defense  Irene Avila, ASU, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Castañeda, Friday April 10, 2009-04- 14, “Sucstantia nigra pars reticula neuronal activity during bradykinesia and levodopa- induced movements in a rodent model of Parkinson’s disease.”  Ryan A. Meyers, ASU, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Castañeda, Friday April 10, 2009, “Cross-sensitization of electrically stimulated behavior and dopamine release in rats with a sensitizing history of amphetamine exposure.” Copyright © AACHE 2009 If you wishto unsubscribefrom the AACHE e-newsletter, pleaseemail aachenews@gmail.com and type“remove” in the subject window.