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WINTER 2009                                                      FEBRUARY 12, 2009
 

CMI UPCOMING EVENTS
TASTE OF AFRICA GALA
Join us for the Taste of Africa Gala on Friday, February 13, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center. Take this opportunity to enjoy great food and entertainment as we continue with our African American Celebration 2009! Come sample barbeque ribs, chicken wings, cat fish, collard greens and much more while enjoying jazz music, poetry, and African Drumming.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with serving food and clean up for this event. If you are interested, please email Nicole Lucio as soon as possible at ndlucio@oakland.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!


AFRICAN AMERICAN CELEBRATION 2009


You still have time to join us as we celebrate the past and present Journey of Black Economic and Political Empowerment through the many outstanding events during African American Celebration 2009.   

The month long celebration closes on Thursday, February 19 at 12:00 p.m. with Destiny Fulfilled; A Toast to Black Empowerment, cohosted by the AAC committee and RED COW so please visit www.oakland.edu/aacm
for detailed event information on all of the month's remaining activities.  

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Financial Aid 2009-2010 FAFSA application is now available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Submit 2009-2010 FAFSA on the Web Applications by midnight Central Daylight time, March 1, 2009. Missing a deadline could mean loss of aid so be certain to get started!

Due to server maintenance on the FAFSA website, all applications, as well as Application Status Check, Print SAR, Electronic Signatures, and Federal School Code Search are unavailable every Sunday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Eastern Time).
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!
RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA) LEADERSHIP POSITION

Looking for a Leadership position? Looking for a way to broadcast your creative ideas? Want to get paid for it? Residence Life is looking for qualified candidates that can fill 6 important positions for the 2009-2010 Residence Hall Association executive board. The positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Chair, and National Communications Coordinator. Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the governing body of Residence Life that is solely run by residents.

If you are interested in gaining great experience and making a difference, contact RHA Advisor, Jennifer Walker @ jmwalke2@oakland.edu. The deadline is Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by 5pm. Turn in all applications to the Housing Office, 448 Hamlin Hall. Applications may be picked up from the East Vandenberg Hall Director Office, the Housing Office or can be accessed via the Oakland University website http://www4.oakland.edu/upload/docs/Housing/RHA%20Eboard%20App%20Final%203.pdf
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
IMPORTANT
SEMESTER DATES
February 13
Taste of Africa Gala
4 - 7 p.m. Banquet Rooms, OC.

February 14
For those students that applied for Housing, ONSP, and CMI positions, report to the Fireside Lounge in the OC at 8:30 a.m. for the Student Leader Group Process.

February 16
2009 Election Packets for Student Congress are due.

February 17
Balancing the Scales: Developing Professionalism While Remaining True to Home 7:06 p.m - 10:00 p.m. Gold Room A, OC.

February 18
European Night
4 - 7 p.m.
Gold Rooms, OC.

February 19
Destiny Fulfilled: A "Toast" to Black Empowerment
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Food Court, OC.

February 21
Winter recess begins at 10 p.m. 

March 1
FAFSA applications due by midnight.

March 2
Classes resume.

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