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  1. 1. + AACHE NEWSLETTER Summer 2009 — Volume 1 Welcome to the AACHE E-Newsletter This is the second quarterly AACHE E-newsletter for 2009. The newsletters will be archived in the AACHE website at If you have items you’d like to submit for inclusion in future editions of the newsletter, please email Content should focus on items of interest to AACHE members and its supporters, particularly with regards to higher education. Please note that all content will be subject to editing and space availability. With this, the second edition, this quarterly newsletter is becoming more established. We invite submission of news about community, university and college events, faculty and staff, kudos, etc. If you have any relevant news for the newsletter that you would like to share with the AACHE community state- wide, please submit the information with the subject heading and author. Editor/AACHE President; Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr. Senior Consulting Editor; James E. Garcia Student Editors; Tina Drury and Carlos Reyes In this issue:  University and Community College Events  Faculty and Staff News  AACHE & Community Events  Grants and Funding Opportunities  Research and Scholarly Activities  In the News  Student Activities
  2. 2. UPCOMING UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE EVENTS "Social Science Research on Immigration: The Role of Transnational Migration, Communities and Policy" international conference to be held in September Submitted by Nancy Newcomer, Coordinator Justice and Social Inquiry Interdisciplinary Scholars will be holding a workshop on social science research in the Memorial Union, ASU Tempe campus, the afternoon of September 10 th (opening comments at 1 p.m.) and throughout the day Sept 11th. The workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation and will feature 25 scholars who will focus on the issue of collateral consequences of immigration policy and other state-created vulnerabilities. Participants will address historical and contemporary issues within the United States and other countries from interdisciplinary perspectives and using a variety of methodologies. A plenary session will be open to the public. The conference is hosted by Charis Kubrin (George Washington University), Ramiro Martinez (Florida International University) and Marjorie Zatz (ASU). For more information, call 480-965-7038 or visit Hispanic Honor Society celebrates Mexican Independence Day The members of the Hispanic Honor Society, along with the help of student government are planning an event for Mexican Independence Day. The event is scheduled for September 17th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at ASU at the West Campus. The event will include mariachis, dancers, guest speakers, food, music, lots of vendors, beautiful decorations and other things that will make this event a great celebration. Since the event is only a couple of months away, we would appreciate any help and/or ideas you may have. If you have any questions or suggestions, contact HHS President Alexis Hermosillo at HPAC Invites Nominations/Applications for Leadership Institute The Estrella Leadership Institute; Hispanic Professional Action Committee invites nominations for participation in the Estrella Leadership Institute. The event will be held Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus-Ocotillo Room in Tucson, Arizona, 85709. Latinos are the fastest growing minority group, projected to almost triple by 2050 and expected to make up 29% of the total 440 million projected U.S. population. Arizona’s population is already 30% Hispanic. Yet,Latino representation in top policy-making leadership positions in government, business, health and education has not grown accordingly. Modest gains are evident, but substantive growth in representation continues to be elusive. The under representation of Latinos in key top-level positions must be a call to action. HPAC is vested in Latino leadership development and to increasing the number of Latinos ready for advancement or appointment to key leadership positions in the community; professionals able to lead and to provide a voice on issues related to Latinos. Therefore,HPAC has developed the Estrella Leadership Institute as a first step to develop participants’ skills, insights and opportunities to become leaders in policy, service, and initiative development.
  3. 3. Estrella Leadership Institute, Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today The Estrella Leadership Institute will provide workshops and skill development activities drawing from multidisciplinary positions and leaders. Participants will explore goal setting, self assessment and how to become a community leader or top level administrator. While a central theme of the institute is service to the community, participants will develop the following:  a vision of themselves as leaders committed to service  their leadership skill set  insights regarding institutional culture, protocols and expectations  opportunities for mentoring and networking  a plan for advancement to top ranks of health, education, business and government Please refer to attached brochure or contact Sofia Ramos at or call 471-1995 for more information. Space is limited and will be allocated on first come first serve basis. Ensure your participation by sending your completed registration or nomination form today to: HPAC P.O. Box 89, Tucson, Az. 85702, For more information, call (520) 206-4500. FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS Hispanic Honor Society Club Updates Hortencia Gutierrez will be the new staff advisor for the ASU Hispanic Honors Society at ASU at the West campus. She is taking over the position previously held by Becca Garcia Blanks. Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr. continues in the role of HHS faculty advisor. Becca Garcia Blanks will be moving the ASU downtown campus and HHS wishes her the very best. She can be contacted via e-mail at Hortencia can be reached at (602)543-8194 or Research Publications and Scholarly Activities Garcia, E.E., (2009). Enough is enough! Collaboration between ASU, Phoenix Elementary School District will serve to eliminate learning gaps among underachieving students. Article in Latino Perspectives Magazine. Retrieved August 10, 2009, 12:35pm. Magazine/August-2009/Enough-is-enough/. Garcia’s article focuses on K-12 minority student underachievement in Arizona and the collaborative efforts of Arizona State University’s Education Partnerships with the University Public School Initiatives (UPSI) to address the issue through the establishment of a new school to provide “innovative, research-based education models”. For more information, go to Náñez, J.E., Sr. (in press). Bilingualism and Cognitive Processes in Young Children. In Garcia E. E. and Frede E., (Eds.), Enhancing the Knowledge Base for Serving Young English Language Learners. Columbia University Press. Náñez, J.E., Sr. and Garcia, E.E. (in progress). Cognition and Bilingualism: Joining Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience and Education to Enhance Bilingual Research, Pedagogy, and Policy. Under contract with the American Psychological Association Press. Náñez collaborated on the following article published in Current Biology: Location-Specific Cortical Activation Changes during Sleep after Training for Perceptual Learning. Yuko Yotsumoto, Yuka Sasaki, Patrick Chan, Christos E. Vasios, Giorgio Bonmassar, Nozomi Ito, José E. Náñez, Shinsuke Shimojo, and Takeo Watanabe, (2009). 10.1016/j.cub.2009.06.011.
  4. 4. Summary | Full Text Full Text | PDF (290 kb); PDF (290 kb) | Supplemental Data Náñez has also collaborated on the following article (under review). New perspectives on perceptual learning and sensory plasticity. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Náñez sponsored 5 students through funds from his Cognitive and Vision Science Laboratory to present the following bioscience research poster at the Western Psychological Association’s conference held in Portland, Oregon, April 22 – 24, 2009. Reyes, C., Whiting, C., Ceric, B., Ceric, S., Fabian, K., Ojeda, I., Drury, T., and J.E. Náñez, Sr. (faculty advisor). Relationship between Macular Pigment Density, Ethnicity and Gender. Researchers from the ASU Office of the Vice President for Education Partnerships (VPEP) presented at the Annual Meeting of AERA. Learn more at VPEP has developed a new white paper that highlights critical conditions for Hispanic youth in Arizona. Learn more: For further information contact Dr. Mahmet “Dali” Ozturk;; (602)496-1151. Mary Bjork presented a paper titled “Sonnet 73 and the Myth of the Phoenix” at the Mediterranean Studies Association meeting in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy) on May 28th. Mary has been invited by Kaohsiung University in Taiwan to give a talk on November 3. Michele Tellez is engaged in the following scholarly activities: April 11, 2009. Chicana Trajectories: Teaching and Learning to Negotiate Borderlands National Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies. New Brunswick, NJ. March 13, 2009. Working at the Border: Bi-national Activism and Community Based Change. Low-Wage Work, Migration and Gender Conference, University of Illinois, Chicago. Chicago, ILL. July 25, 2009. Giving Wings to Our Dreams: Bi-national Activism and Worker's Rights Struggles at the U.S./Mexico Border. Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Conference, New Mexico State Univ. Las Cruces, NM May 16, 2009. Keynote Address; 39th Annual Chicano Latina Graduation, San Diego City College. San Diego, CA. March 11, 2009. Guest Speaker, Developing Academic Leadership through Engagement Program (DALE); Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, Ill. Journal Article: (October 2008). Community of Struggle: Gender, Violence and Resistance on the U.S.- Mexico Border. Gender & Society Special Issue: Gendered Borderlands; Volume 22, No. 5. For further information, regarding Mary and Michele’s work contact Lucy Berchini at 602-543-6091,
  5. 5. AACHE & COMMUNITY EVENTS AACHE 09 Conference Planning Underway The AACHE 2009 Conference is scheduled to be held in November at NAU Yuma/Arizona Western College (note change from University of Arizona in Tucson). Planning is underway. Visit the AACHE website: 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 information. A World Premiere, "Tears of Lives", a new play, Aug. 14-16, fund-raiser for the Macehualli Capital Campaign A new play written by James E. Garcia and directed by Luis Avila. The play: Regino Ortega, an undocumented immigrant, has been living in the United States for 21 years when he's arrested by ICE agents and Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies. His three young children are left behind and forced to fend for themselves. "The Tears of Lives" is a drama torn from today's headlines that recounts the tragedy of families ripped apart as a consequence of the nation's latest, wide-scale crackdown on immigrants. This show is produced by New Carpa Theater Co. ( as a special fund-raiser for the Macehualli Capital Campaign organized by the Tonatierra Community Development Institute to preserve and develop the Macehualli Community Campus Facility in Phoenix. When: Aug. 14-16, 2009 (Evening performances at 7:30. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.) Where: Playhouse on the Park, 1850 N. Central Ave. (In the Viad Bldg. at Palm and Central Ave.) Free parking. This show is appropriate for general audiences. Cost: Tickets $20 general admission and $10 for students. (You also may donate as much as you wish.) To buy tickets for these performances or to contribute to the Macehualli Capital Campaign, visit Information at 602-460-1374 or by emailing
  6. 6. Fiesta for Scholarships Submitted by Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez, MPA, CEO/Founder; AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute We need your support! Come meet our incredible Aguila Youth Leadership Institute 2009 graduates and wish them well as they become the success we need in our communities. This year, Aguila graduates are headed to numerous universities including: ASU, UofA, NAU, Grand Canyon University, MCCCD schools, St. Mary's College (Notre Dame), St. Mary's University/San Antonio, Brown, Boston College, Bowdoin, Gonzaga, Loras College, New Mexico Highlands, MIT, Connecticut College, College of Wooster, and University of New Mexico. All are in need of additional funding. Support our special fund-raiser dinner & dance, Friday, August 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., American Legion, Post 41, 715 S. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Tickets are $30 per person/$50 per couple. (Cheaper than a movie and dinner and a much greater cause.) Music generously provided by Party Down D.J. For more information contact Vincent Salazar, program coordinator, at (623) 451-8700 or Spread the word - let's show our children our support. The Second Annual Aguila Youth Leadership Symposium declared a success We did it! June 25th thru the 27th AGUILA served over 130 students during our 2nd annual Leadership Symposium. For three days and two nights our students were introduced to valuable information that will help them with the college process. The students were able to speak with more than 45 leaders of the community about their professions, setting the groundwork for future mentors. They also visited with
  7. 7. more than 20 colleges from across the country, and were introduced to mock college courses taught by 12 University professors. "The Symposium was nothing like I have ever experienced and it has changed my views on the Hispanic culture, and I now understand how big of a problem it is to not get a good education." Hugo Organista, a sophomore from North High School wrote "Mrs. H" after the symposium. There were many more that were deeply impacted by this event, and we hope they continue with the AGUILA program, because this was just the beginning and there is much more in store for them. We would like to thank all of our sponsors. Without their support this would not have been possible. Robert Hernandez President/AGUILA, Rosemary Ybarra- Hernandez CEO/ AGUILA, Juliet Hernandez, and Vincent Salazar Program Coordinator/ AGUILA with the Nina Pulliam Board of Trustees. Muchas Gracias Nina Pulliam! AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute is proud to announce that we have received a $ 70,000 dollar grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. We are humbled by the generosity of the Foundation, and look forward to the upcoming school year and the success of our students made possible thru the commitment of organizations such as Nina Mason. The funds will benefit our youth in many ways and we cannot wait to start a new year. The possibilities are endless. Once again thank you Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust! We encourage our subscribers and students to visit the foundations website, and get to know this generous organization. AGUILITA of the Month: Pablo Sandoval Pablo Sandoval Jr. is a Junior at Arizona State University. He is majoring in Construction Management with an emphasis in commercial and residential construction. Pablo has been an outstanding student
  8. 8. earning a spot on the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering's Dean List, and is an inducted member of Sigma Lambda Chi's International Honor Society of Construction. Pablo has also served his community; by volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul's, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and many more organizations throughout the valley. After graduation Pablo would like to work for a public or commercial contractor, and return to school seeking a Masters Degree in Business Administration or Real Estate. Pablo is currently attending a Leadership Internship with Shea Holmes, where he is learning valuable information and tricks of the trade. Pablo is grateful for everything he has and AGUILA is proud to be represented by this bright and inspired leader of the community. Community Learning Center Submitted by Rosa I. Molinar MSW – Event Coordinator CLC Students from the Community Learning Center at the Downtown Phoenix campus graduated from the center in July after mastering a variety of new skills. Courses in basic computer skills, Web design, starting a business, and basic English for daily life were taught to the 73 graduates during the past six months at the center. Classes that are taught at the center are offered online through the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (el Tec) de Mexico. Telemundo reporter Laura Maldonado was master of ceremonies for the event that also included Mexican Consul Carlos Flores Vizcarra and other representatives from the community. Classes offered through el Tec cover topics such as statistics, math, business, science and health. Classes are taught in Spanish and indigenous languages. “Students who graduated from El Tec benefited from some of the more than 80 course offerings that are available for free to the community,” says Rosa Molinar, Executive Coordinator for the Community Learning Center. A few classes such as a basic computer skills course carry a small fee. More than 1200 people utilize the courses offered through El Tec by taking classes at University Center, Washington Elementary School, The Salvation Army, Tolleson District, or at home on their personal computer. ASU students also earn credit hours through different internships programs such as the School of Social Work, the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), and the College of Education in Tempe. Interns help the participants with subjects such as basic computer skills, learning English and HTML Web design, and health.
  9. 9. High school students get a taste of university life through ASU-SEP Photo Taken by Matt Crum Tina Drury and ASU-SEP student Ariena Baca On July 14-16, ASU offered the ASU Student Enrichment Program (ASU-SEP) to high school students from the Phoenix metropolitan areas who are interested in attending ASU. The participating students were selected from ASU’s new Collegiate Scholars Program in which students take university courses while simultaneously enrolled in high school. The summer enrichment learning community was hosted at ASU at the West campus. The 3-day learning community titled Psychology, Music, and the Brain was developed by Dr. José E. Náñez Sr. Náñez, a President’s Professor and Executive Director for Community Outreach in ASU’s Office of the Sr. V.P., Student Initiatives, presented a lecture on the effects of music on the brain. Dr. Darryl Hattenhauer, two-time Fulbright Scholar, presented a lecture on writing for the university. The students received a tutorial by graduate student Tina Drury on conducting electronic library searches and a second tutorial by undergraduate Jana Sirotnik on conducting a PowerPoint presentation. The students were divided into small groups of 4-5 students each and were assisted in the process of developing PowerPoint presentations by graduate teaching assistants Tina Drury and Carlos Reyes and undergraduate teaching assistants Cedric Phillips and Jana Sirotnik. The participants also learned about student life and financial aid. SEP is designed to introduce high school students to the academic and student life side of the university and to smooth the transition from high school into the University atmosphere. Eighteen students participated in the inaugural SEP. For information regarding the ASU-SEP contact Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr. For information regarding the Collegiate Scholars Program, visit the program Web site at A full length article featured in ASU news and in the Insight Newsletter by Matt Crum can be found by clicking GRANTS AND FUNDING Grants and Funding Opportunities  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-
  10. 10. 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 IN THE NEWS On PBS: ASU grad's foundation for health care in Mexico Laura Libman, ASU graduate and President/founder of Arizona based Tia Foundation, wasa featured guest in Horizonte a PBS program dedicated to informing and educating their viewers about pressing issues that concern all Arizonans. Laura Libman talked about Tia’s mission in the rural villages of Mexico, that seeks to provide health development strategies as a means to help themselves. In addition Laura Libman commented on the impact of the H1V1 swine flu has had on the program. To view the full interview of Laura Libman click Fewer Mexican Immigrants Coming to U.S., No Evidence That More Are Heading Home Submitted by, Mary Seaborn, In a recent article titled, “Mexican Immigrants: How Many Come? How Many Leave?” submitted to the Pew Hispanic Center Jeffrey Passel and D'Vera Cohn, address the flow of immigration from Mexico to the United States and vice versa. In their article Passel and D’Vera state that according to data from population surveys taken in the U.S. and Mexico, “the annual return flow appears to be stable since 2006”. Furthermore, Passel and D’Vera report that “Mexico's National Survey of Employment and Occupation estimates that 433,000 Mexican migrants returned home from February 2008 to February 2009. For the same period in 2007-2008, 440,000 did, compared with an estimated 479,000 from February 2006 to February 2007”. In addition, they state “As for immigration to the U.S. from Mexico, data from several sources attest to recent substantial decreases in the number of new arrivals”. Moreover, Passel and D’Vera affirm that “The inflow began to diminish in mid-decade, and has continued to do so through early 2009, according to an analysis of the latest available population surveys from both countries. This finding is reinforced by data from the U.S. Border Patrol showing that apprehensions of Mexicans attempting to cross illegally into the United States decreased by a third between 2006 and 2008”. You can find the full article and a list of additional sources at by clicking STUDENT ACTIVITIES
  11. 11. Christina Arroyo, daughter of long-time AACHE member Antonio (Tony) Arroyo speaks words of wisdom. Submitted by Tony Arroyo: Attached please find a couple of speeches that my daughter wrote and gave at two school functions. The first one was a speech she gave at the University of Arizona Memorial Student Union on Wednesday, May 20 to the Casas Adobes Rotary Club who recognized the 8th graders from several schools. Christina received a scholarship from them. The second speech is the Valedictorian speech she gave on graduation day, Thursday, May 21. I am sending you these speeches in case you want to put them in the AACHE newsletter. Check out the pictures of these two events: Copies of Christina’s speeches: Two inspiring talks by a bright young Latina. Casas Adobes Rotary Club Speech - May 20, 2009.docx AACHE electronic newsletter:Copyright © AACHE 2009 If you wishto unsubscribefrom the AACHE e-newsletter, pleaseemail and type“remove” in the subject window. Valedictorian Speech May 21, 2009.docx