DS Report - Vol. 6, No.1 - January 6th, 2012

Published by Disability Services
Editor: Jonathon Warnberg

Table of Contents

  • DSCC Lunch and Learn Friday, February 3rd Noon to 1 p.m.
  • CIC/Big 10 Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration
  • NFB 2012 Scholarship Program – Deadline of April 5, 2012
  • AAPD’s Summer Internship Program

DSCC Lunch and Learn Friday, February 3rd Noon to 1 p.m.

The Disabled Student Cultural Center's (DSCC) next lunch and learn will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 12-1. The topic will be on preparing for the upcoming University job fair held on February, 23rd.

CIC/Big 10 Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration

A joint effort of the CIC and the Big Ten Athletic Conference, the Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration aims to better understand the causes and effects of sport-related concussion and head injuries. Dennis L. Molfese, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, directs the effort that brings together CIC researchers to work collaboratively on this common problem, giving them access to a larger collection of laboratories, coaches, athletic trainers, scientists, and team physicians.

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NFB 2012 Scholarship Program – Deadline of April 5, 2012

The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota announces its 2012 scholarship program. This year NFB will be awarding one scholarship for $1,500 and one scholarship for $1000 to qualified applicants. In addition to the monetary award, one of the winners will attend the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind from July 1-6 in Dallas, Texas. At the convention, the scholarship winner will have the opportunity to meet other blind students and gain insights into succeeding as a blind person. Additionally, both winners will attend the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota convention in Fall, 2012. The scholarships will be presented at the banquet of this convention. Candidates must be students who are legally blind and attending a post-secondary school in Minnesota.

Applications and attachments should be received by April 15, 2012. Send applications to:

Sheila Koenig
2207 Girard Av S, #2
Minneapolis, MN 55405

If you or anyone else should have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Sheila Koenig, Chairperson, at: (612) 977-9110 or shekoenig@comcast.net.

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AAPD’s Summer Internship Program

AAPD’s summer internship program makes the Washington, DC internship experience available to motivated people with disabilities, developing a new generation of leaders and offering host employers access to a talented, diverse work force. Each summer, AAPD places students and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.  AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.

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