August 02, 2007

Driving Directions from the airport


35 E to Hwy 36.
Take Hwy 36 to Cleveland Ave.
Continue south to St. Paul Campus.

Parking

Parking on Friday will be in Lot S 104 (directly behind the contin. edu & conf. center). You must tell the attendant that you are attending the MALCS conference.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT TO BAILEY HALL

For those of you who are staying at Bailey Hall, here is information about how to get from the airport to Bailey Hall by public trasportation.

Lindbergh Terminal
If you are traveling to the Lindbergh terminal, then you may just take the lightrail system Route 55 towards downtown Minneapolis. It passes every 5 mn at the airport. Once you get to downtown, you may get off at the Nicollet Mall/ 5th St stop and then walk to your right towards 4th St (1 block) where you can take the Bus # 16 that takes you to the U of M, Minneapolis Campus. Once you get to the campus, you should get off at the stop in front of Coffman Memorial Union. You should stay right there and get the campus connector that goes to the St. Paul Campus. There are a few shuttles that go through there, so make sure you ask if it goes to St. Paul before you get in. Once you take the shuttle, it will take you all the way to Bailey Hall.

Humphrey Terminal
If you are using the Humphrey terminal, everything is the same except that you have to take an airport shuttle from the Humphrey terminal to the Lindbergh terminal first.

*** This information will not apply if you are traveling on Saturday.

Airport Information

Airlines Serviced by the Humphrey Terminal:
AirTran Airways, Champion Air, Icelandair, Midwest, Omni Air International, Ryan International and Sun Country.

Airlines Serviced by the Lindbergh Terminal
Air Canada, America West, American, Comair, Continental, Delta, Frontier, KLM, Mesaba, Northwest, Pinnacle, SkyWest, United, and U.S. Airways.

August 01, 2007

DIRECTIONS & CAMPUS MAPS

ATTENTION!

Cleveland Ave. & Buford Ave. (the main entrance to St. Paul campus) may be closed on Friday. As an alternative, you may use the Randall Ave. side of campus & the parking lot nearest the conference center.

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BAILEY HALL
1458 N Cleveland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

July 31, 2007

Breaking News

It has just come to our attention that First Lady Laura Bush will attend the Fourth Regional Conference on Helping America's Youth (HAY); August 2-3 on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. Mrs. Bush will appear at noon on August 3, at the St. Paul Student Center.

The Student Center is, unfortunately, just a few buildings down from our conference site. We anticipate that her presence will wreak havok on everyone's abiliy to navigate the campus without complications.

We ask that you prepare yourselves for security checkpoints if you are driving onto campus and that you be patient with delays. We realize that the situation is far from ideal and we apologize.

Meanwhile, let's all think about ways that we can put the "A" back into MALCS this year. Activas y Unidas!

con safos,
alex

July 28, 2007

A last minute reminder

To those of you who are planning on joining us next week, please remember that the conference is being held on the St. Paul campus NOT the Minneapolis campus.

Though the two campuses are very close to one another, they are NOT within walking distance from one another. Please keep this in mind when making hotel reservations and other travel plans.

Complete Schedule for MALCS 2007

Click on the link below to download the full schedule.

Download file

You can view an abridged version of the schedule below.

Continue reading "Complete Schedule for MALCS 2007" »

July 25, 2007

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION UPDATE...

Registration for the Summer Institute and on-campus housing by mail or fax is closed. You may still register for the Summer Institute on site Aug. 2, 3 & 4. Tickets for the Noche Cultura performances, readings, and open mic on Sat. Aug. 4, at the St. Paul Student Center Theater will be available on site the evening of the event.

July 20, 2007

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE) - Updated...

A updated version of the tentative schedule is now available. You may review it by clicking on the following link: Download file

July 18, 2007

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Plenary I: Between and Among Us: Native-Chicana Women Speak about Indigeneity

NORA CHAPA MENDOZA

Nora Chapa Mendoza is a Michigan artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. She was born in Weslaco, Texas in 1932 and is a member of the council and elder for Kanto de la Tierra, medecine Eagle Gathering and Sundancer with Kalpulli Koakalco Mexico. She is the recipient of the1999 “Michigan Artist of the Year” by ArtServe Michigan and the Governor’s Arts Award. She has walked the Red Road since 1980.

REID GOMEZ

Reid Gómez is a urban raised Navajo writer and photographer with a Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies. Her second novel, Cebolla, is in the final stages of revisions. Her first novel, A Woman's Body Was Found There, is forthcoming.

CELIA HERRERA RODRIGUEZ

Celia Herrera Rodríguez is a visual artist whose work reflects a full generation of dialogue with Chicano, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Mexican thought. She has taught Chicano Art and Art History at the University of California, Berkeley for the last seven years and is currently teaching at the California College for the Arts in Oakland. She has exhibited her work extensively both nationally and internationally. Current exhibitions include the Triton Museum of San Jose, CA; the CN Gorman Museum, UC- Davis; the MultiCultural Center at UC- Santa Barbara; and the Centro Cultural de Tijuana, BC. Recent performances include the “Prayer for the Mother Waters for Peace” at the Curtain Gallery at Columbia College of Chicago and “ Woman Falling from the Night Sky” in Brussels, Belgium. She is a founding member of La Red Xicana Indigena. She lives in Oakland with her partner, children and grandchildren.


Plenary II: The Fire Within: Women Discuss What Inspires Them to Write

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LEANNE HOWE

Associate Professor LeAnne Howe is the author of two novels and a book of poems. She’s a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. In 2006-2007 she has been the John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi at Oxford. She was the screenwriter for Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire, a 90-minute PBS documentary released in November 2006. Her first novel, Shell Shaker, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, received an American Book Award in 2002. Evidence of Red, Salt Publishing, UK, received the Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry in 2006. Her second novel, Miko Kings, an Indian Baseball Story, is forthcoming fall 2007 from Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco. Currently Howe teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the American Indian Studies program, and in the MFA program in Creative Writing in English.

PATRISIA GONZALES

Gonzales is a writer, columnist, promotora and herbalist and traditional birth attendant. Among the awards that she holds dear are her human rights award for the book, The Mud People: Chronicles, Testimonios & Remembrances, as well as the human rights awards she shares with her husband, Roberto Rodriguez, for their national Column of the Americas, which the have co-authored since 1994. She recently joined the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona, where she is developing courses on Indigenous medicine and Indigenous Knowledge(s).

BROWNFEMIPOWER

brownfemipower has been the editor of Woman of Color Blog for almost two years. She believes that part of changing the world is ensuring that women of color make their own forms of media for their own communities and as a result, spends an inordinate amount of time wondering how media can be used as a tool of liberation. On the side, brownfemipower is also currently working on her Masters degree and writing her first novel!

SUSAN POWER

Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a recipient of a James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, and United States Artists Fellowship. Her first novel, The Grass Dancer, was published in 1994 and awarded the PEN/Hemingway Prize. Her second book, Roofwalker, was published in 2001 and awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. She currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

July 06, 2007

Air conditioned rooms still available!!

We still have air conditioned rooms available in the dorms! You can't beat the price!

Just a reminder:
* Early registration date- July 11th
* LAST day to register for dorm rooms- July 11th


July 05, 2007

Questions about registration/housing checks?

Some of you have had questions about sending separate checks for registration and housing...

Please make sure to include TWO checks if you plan on staying the dorms-- One for housing and one for registration. Both checks should be made out to the University of Minnesota.

MALCS Artwork- Click to enlarge

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June 26, 2007

TRANSPORTATION FROM HOTELS TO THE CONFERENCE

MetroTransit is the Minneapolis/St. Paul Public transportation system. If you would like more information please visit www.metrotransit.org. The website is user friendly and have a feature called "Trip Planner" where you can input information about your departure site and where you want to go; it will give you detailed information about the bus(es) that you need to take in order to get to your destination. For your convenience, I have included information about the buses that are close to the different hotels in St. Paul.

Conference Site:
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Bus Schedules:
#801: Download file
#87: Download file
#225: Download file
#61: Download file
#32: Download file

Hotels:

Comfort Inn
2715 Long Lake Rd.
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Rosegate to Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Country Inn & Suites
2905 Snelling Ave. N
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route # 225 at Lincoln Dr. and CR C2 to Rosedale Transit Station & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Courtyard by Marriott
2905 Centre Pointe Dr.
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Centre Pointe Drive (CR C2) to Rosedale Transit Station/Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Days Inn
2550 Cleveland Ave. N
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Oakcrest Ave. to Rosedale Transit Station & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & GAte C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East


Fairfield Inn by Marriott
3045 Centre Pointe Dr.
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Centre Pointe (Lydia) to Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Four Points Sheridan
1330 Industrial Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Take Route 61C in Godward St. NE & Industrial Blvd to Hoover St NE & Winter St.
Walk 0.1 mile S to Hennepin Ave. & 25 Ave SE (HOOVER ST)
Take 61 to Larpenteur Ave. & Lindig St
Take Route # 87 at Larpenteur Ave. & Lindig St to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Holiday Inn Saint Paul North*
1202 W. Co. Rd. E
St. Paul, MN 55112
*Cannot find transportation from this hotel

Holiday Inn Express
2715 Long Lake Road
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Rosegate to Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Motel 6
2300 Cleveland Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route # 32 In CR B-2 & Cleveland Ave to Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Radisson
2540 Cleveland Ave. N
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Oakcrest Ave. to Rosedale Transit Station & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & GAte C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Residence Inn by Marriott
2985 Centre Pointe Dr.
Roseville, MN 55113
Take Route #801 in Cleveland Ave and Centre Pointe (Lydia) to Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

Super 8
2401 Prior Ave. N.
Roseville, MN
Take Route # 32 In CR B-2 & Prior Ave to Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C
Take Route # 87 at Rosedale Transit Center & Gate C to Gortner Ave and Buford Ave.
Walk about 2 blocks East

June 25, 2007

Note for those NOT staying in the dorms

The Days Inn in nearby Roseville has relatively inexpensive hotel rooms, from $55-95. This is an inexpensive choice if you are driving or renting a car because you will need transportation to & from the conference site. There really are no hotels within walking distance of the St. Paul Campus. However, if you stay in a hotel on the Minneapolis campus, (there is another Days Inn on University Avenue), you have access to an intercampus shuttle that will take you to the St. Paul Campus and drop you near the conference site. (Other hotels on the Mpls. campus are the Radisson University & the Holiday Inn Metrodome. Both are within walking distance of the intercampus shuttle. All hotels near the Minneapolis campus offer a much greater selection of nearby restaurants. If you decide to stay in the Holiday Inn Metrodome, you are close to the train (Route 55: Download file) which takes you to downtown Minneapolis, the airport, or the Mall of America.

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