20 Questions to Answer Before You Apply to Graduate School

THE MC PRESENTS: “20 Questions to Answer Before You Apply to Graduate School” with Dr. Justin Grimes, founder of Stick With It, LLC.

In collaboration with CLC, McNair, and LSAMP, The MC will host Dr. Grimes as he discusses key takeaways from his book (which he will sign and give away to the first few attendees!). Don’t miss out on this opportunity next Wednesday, 9/21, at 6:30 pm in Library 535.

What to expect:

➡️ Learn about the graduate school application process, including what materials need to be submitted with your application

➡️ Learn about funding opportunities for graduate degrees

➡️ Learn how to narrow down your graduate school options, as well as what questions to ask recruiters

➡️ And more!

About Dr. Grimes:

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Justin Grimes developed a commitment to equity, storytelling, and service. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in African American Studies, and Master’s degree in Workforce Development Education with an emphasis on Human Resource Education, all from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and he completed his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services (College Student Affairs Administration) at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Grimes has over 12 years of experience working in Student and Academic Affairs, teaching, customer service, recruitment, and consulting. As a scholar, Justin’s research centers on mentorship, successful dissertation completion strategies, the impact of racism on college students, motivation, and embracing identity and differences. He has received several awards both as a student and professional for outstanding leadership, service, and mentorship.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Night

On Tuesday, 9/20, at 6 pm, HLI invites you to watch the Mexican comedy-drama “Instructions Not Included” in the DSC Leadership Lounge. Snacks provided!

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Hispanic/Latinx Initiative Recruitment Tabling

Do you keep hearing about HLI but have no idea what it is? We can help you with that! Stop by our Hispanic/Latinx Initiative (HLI) Recruitment Table on Tuesday, 9/20, from 11 am – 1 pm.

Learn more about HLI’s events, grab some candy, and make sure you’re signed up for SADI so you can get future information straight from the source!

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CARNAVAL: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

Start off Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) right with the SADI Fam! 🎉 From September 15th to October 15th, HHM celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Our celebration begins with CARNAVAL, where we will have games, food, dancing, face painting, and fun! Join us from 5 – 7 pm in the DSC Fitness Center, and stay tuned for a full list of upcoming HHM events here at the MC!

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SADI Week: Initiative Recruitment Tables

On Tuesday, August 30th, SADI Week – M.C.chella Edition continues by will highlight our Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives (SADI):

  • SADI Mentoring Program
  • African American Female Initiative
  • African American Male Initiative
  • Hispanic/Latinx Initiative

Learn more about the Initiatives by visiting our tables from 11 am to 1 pm, located in the DSC Upper Concourse (by the Trojan Cafe). You will be able to sign up to be a SADI member or mentee, which you can also do by visiting https://bit.ly/sadimentee2022

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SADI Week: Pie the Mentor/Kick-off

SADI Week – M.C.chella Edition continues on Monday, August 29th with Pie the Mentor/Kick-off, which will be from 11 am – 1 pm on the Plaza, located between the Trojan Cafe and Mail Services.

For $1, you can pie one of our SADI Peer Mentors; for a little extra, you may even be able to pie an MC staff member! Proceeds from the pies will go towards the Trojan Food Pantry. Even if you don’t want to pie someone, the kickoff is a great opportunity to meet the SADI Fam, and to sign up for SADI if you haven’t already!

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SADI Week: Brown Sugar Babe Brunch

To kick off M.C.chella, The MC invites you to join us for the 1st annual Brown Sugar Babe Brunch!

Dress in your best shades of brown and nude, ranging from light cream to dark chocolate, and make it your style, whether it’s streetwear or more dressy! Brunch will be served, and there will be opportunities to fellowship, eat amazing food, and have fun! You can register for this event here.

This event is sponsored by the UA Little Rock Multicultural Center, as well as:

– Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives

– African American Female Initiative

– African American Male Initiative

Catering will be provided by Tasty Chef Catering.

***PLEASE NOTE: This event is exclusively for UA Little Rock students, faculty, and staff. T# must be provided to register, and all attendees must register.

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SADI Week Fall 2022: M.C.chella

Join The MC & SADI as we celebrate SADI Week (Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives)! This fall, our theme is M.C.chella, and we will be highlighting our headliner initiatives and signature events all week long! Visit ualr.edu/multicultural/events for the full lineup. We look forward to seeing you there!

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First Friday @ The MC – September

For the first time, First Friday @ The MC will be in person!  Meet us in the DSC Leadership Lounge at 12 pm on Friday, September 3, for fun, food (first come, first served), and prizes.

First Friday @ The MC (FF@MC) is a safe space to connect and decompress for UA Little Rock’s students of color. Each month, we will gather together to:

  • Check on you and your wellbeing
  • Give you space to share your thoughts and feelings on current events in the world and on campus, as well as what support you need
  • Update you on how The MC can help and our upcoming events
  • Did we mention fun, food, and prizes?

Don’t miss out, and bring a friend!

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Fireside Chat with Spencer Paysinger

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Spencer Paysinger, NFL linebacker and Super Bowl champion, whose life serves as the basis for the hit TV show All American. The conversation will be led by Corrigan Revels, Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Development, and there will be a Q&A session at the end of the event.

Register for this event by clicking this link. Zoom information will be sent after registration.

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