Monthly Archives: August 2007

Event: Hector Cantú on “Comic Strip as Social Commentary”

Hector Cantú
Hector Cantú, Creator of “Baldo”
Carnegie Distinguished Lecturer
Noon – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Texas Union Chicano Culture Room, 4.206

Sindicated by Universal Press, “Baldo” appears in 200 daily and Sunday newspapers, including the Austin-American Statesman, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Daily News, and The Houston Chronicle.
Sponsored by:
School of Journalism, with a grant made possible by the Carnegie Corporation
Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)
College of Communication Latino Media Studies Program

Scott(R) Seeks Hispanics’ Input to Create World’s First ‘Dicho-nary’

‘Comparte tu Dicho’ initiative celebrates tradition, common sense; gives participants a chance to win a $3,000 grand prize
Neenah, WI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 28, 2007–Scott(R), the common-sense brand, is calling on Hispanics throughout the country to share their favorite dichos, or make up their own, for a chance to win up to $3,000 and numerous other daily prizes. The dichos compiled will be used to create the world’s first dicho-nary – Scott(R) Brand’s way of celebrating and validating the common sense and traditions of Latino culture, in a fun and appealing way.
To take part in Scott(R) Brand’s “Comparte tu Dicho” initiative, consumers should visit http://www.ScottSentidoComun.com, and follow the instructions.

Student job opportunity: RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service

Student Associate needed for fall and spring to help administer the University of texas at Austin RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service’s academic and exchange programs. (LBJ School)
The majority of the Student Associate responsibilities will be administrative tasks. Duties will also include program marketing, grant research, and grant management. High level of oral and written Spanish is required. Applicants should have a pulse on student life at UT and the ability to tap into student networks.
Compensation will be determined by applicable UT rates and relevant work experience. This position will be 15 hours per week. If interested, please send a resume to Steven Smith, on or before Wednesday, Sept 5. In the body of the email indicate your level of Spanish (1-5 with 5 being fluent). Position is open to graduate students ideally but qualified undergraduate students may be considered.
Web Site: http://www.rgkcenter.org

Job Opportunity: Director, PBS Diversity Initiative

JOB OBJECTIVE:
Identify opportunities for PBS to encourage diversity throughout public television; Manage the PBS Diversity Task Force Leadership Development program; Develop a plan to increase diversity in ways that impact public television content across media platforms.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage foundation grants related to PBS diversity initiatives.
Serve as point of contact for and interact with affinity and other groups.
Implement measurement techniques to track progress and determine effectiveness of diversity initiatives.
Make recommendations to improve or enhance current programs.
Engage in outreach and relationship building with experts and other professionals in the field of diversity to share ideas and resources.
Collaborate with the Content organization to develop a set of strategies that will increase diversity in ways that impact public television content.
Work with the PBS Foundation to secure new funding to support diversity initiatives.
For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/jobsdatabase/

Gamers play illegal immigrants in new title

‘ICED!’ is part of growing genre that examines major social, policy issues<
(Associated Press/MSN.com)–By Laura Wides-Munoz, 7:24 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2007
A Japanese computer science student fails to take a full load of university classes and loses his student visa. A 10th-grade Indian girl is detained because of a high school essay she wrote on the Department of Homeland Security. These are two of the characters in “ICED!” — a new video game that invites players to step into the shoes of foreigners who run afoul of the U.S. immigration system.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20097103/wid/11915829?GT1=10349AP Photo/Breakthrough,HOPhoto/Breakthrough,HO