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Editor/AACHE President;

    Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr.

    In this issue:

    ; University and Community College Events

    ; Faculty and Staff Events

    ; Student Events

    ; AACHE Events

    ; Kudos

    ; Community Events

    ; Grants and Funding Opportunities

    ASU Commencement

    ; Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium. President Barack Obama will be

    addressing the graduating class and guests.

    ASU Hispanic Convocation

    ; Friday, May 15, 2009, 1:00 pm, Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, Ballroom,

    Third Floor. AACHE member and Arizona playwright James E. Garcia will emcee. Info.


     th7 Annual Arizona International

    Latina/o Arts Festival Events

    ; Thursday, April 16 thru April 18: Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas Happening, ASU

    Downtown Phoenix campus. The Hispanic Research Center continues its commitment to

    the arts. This year the focus is the warrior women of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. For

    details, visit

    Estrella Mountain Community College Co-hosts

    Golf Tournament

     Saturday, April 18, 2009, Estrella Mountain Community College in partnership with the Hispanic Leadership Forum del Oeste, is co-hosting a Scholarship Golf Tournament at the

    beautiful Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, April 18th.

     Estrella Mountain Community College and the Hispanic Leadership Forum have a

    longstanding partnership that includes a dedicated focus on working with the community and West Valley high schools to address the issues of dropout rates of students and a statewide shortage of

    teachers. Individual tickets, $125, while foursomes, $500 to $2,500. For more information, contact

    Adolfo Gamez at 623-935-8050.

    Phoenix College hosts 10th annual Latino film festival

    (Reprinted with permission from Story reported by Rebecca Thomas)

    Movies from several Latin American countries will light up the silver screen during the upcoming

    2009 Phoenix College Latino Film Festival.

The free event, now in its 10th year, will offer screenings April 20, 23, 24, and 27 at Phoenix

    College and on the 28th at the Phoenix Art Museum.

This year's festival will showcase five Spanish language films, with English subtitles, from

    countries including Uruguay, Peru, United States and Mexico.

"The Phoenix College Latino Film Festival is a way to promote the interest in national and

    international affairs among our students and community members," said Trino Sandoval, Spanish faculty and Raul Castro Institute acting director. "It is important for all of us to see the connection

    between Latin America and the United States; and how events in these two regions have consequences, both positive and negative, at different levels."

Here's the line-up for each movie screening beginning at 7 p.m.

April 20 - "El Baño del Papa" (The Pope's Toilet) by Cesar Charlone and Enrique Fernandez,

    Uruguay, 2007.

April 23 - "Soy Andina" (I'm Andean) by Mitchell Teplitsky, Peru and USA 2007.

April 24 - "El Acuarelista" (The Watercolorist) by Daniel Ro, Peru 2008.

April 27 - "Lake Tahoe" by Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico 2008.

April 28 - "Enamorada" (Woman in Love) by Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, Mexico 1946.

Discussions will follow each film screening and will cover topics including film content, the

    creative process of developing and producing films in Latin America and an analysis of the socio-

    economic and cultural background of the Latin American country the films represent.

Special guests and discussion leaders include representatives from the Consulate General of Peru

    and Mexico in Phoenix, Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix.

    For more information on the 2009 Latino Film Festival at Phoenix College, contact Dr. Trino Sandoval at (602) 285-7416.

    Escobedo Marks 10 years at PCC

     th Geneva Escobedo ASU graduate (1978) celebrates her 10 year at Pima Community College

    and has worked in various administrative and management positions at ASU, Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida and Pima Community College over the past 22 years.

     In the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Developmental Education, Ms. Escobedo published an article based on her role as Pima Community College’s Title V grant director. The article,

    ―A Retention/Persistence Intervention Model: Improving Success Across Cultures,‖ resulted

    from her developmental education grant activities and studies at the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University’s College of Education. She received certification as a

    Developmental Education Specialist in 2005.

     On January 20, 2009 she became PCC East Campus Student Services Manager. On April th17, 2009, Ms. Escobedo will be one of several past presidents honored at the 35 Anniversary

    of ASU’s Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA). She was the fourth president and

    second female to lead the student organization and also is the founding president of ASU’s

    Hispanic Business Alumni.

    Carillo & Garzón On “Problems of Translation”

     Mr. Antonio Carrillo and Dr. Amalia Garzón presented at the XVIII Jornadas Binacionales de Literatura Abigael Bohórquez in San Luis, Sonora, México. The topic of their presentation

    concerned Problems of Translation of The Devil Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea.

    Náñez Publications

Bilingualism and Cognitive Processes in Young Children. In Garcia E. and Frede E.

    Enhancing the Knowledge Base for Serving Young English Language Learners. Columbia

    University Press. Náñez is also collaborating with Professor Eugene (Gene) Garcia on the

    book Cognition and Bilingualism: Joining Cognitive Psychology and Education to Enhance

    Bilingual Research, Pedagogy, and Policy. Under contract with the American Psychological

    Association Press. Book completion date October, 2009. Náñez recently revised and

    resubmitted one article for publication in Current Biology and is preparing an article for Sage

    and a second for Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Náñez and 5 students from his Cognitive and Vision Science Laboratory will also be presenting a research poster on his bioscience research

    at the upcoming Western Psychological Association’s conference to be held in Portland, Oregon, April 22 24, 2009.

    AACHE 09 Conference Planning Underway

    The AACHE 2009 Conference is currently scheduled to be held in November at NAU Yuma/

    Arizona Western College (note change from University of Arizona). Planning is underway.

    Visit the AACHE website: for details as they develop. The website also features dates and location of the monthly AACHE Board meetings, a list of upcoming events,

    and other important AACHE information.

    AACHE Appointments, Promotions, Resignations

    ; The newly appointed AACHE Chapter Representative for UA, Rosario Carrillo, Ph.D.

    has filled the appointment for the remainder of the year from Celestino Fernandez,

    Ph.D. as current UA. representative for their chapter.

    ; Rosa Corona (NAU Yuma) is the newly appointed AACHE Treasurer.

    ; José Náñez ( is the new editor-in-chief of the AACHE newsletter

    and James E. Garcia ( will serve as a senior consulting editor.

    ASU students Tina Drury ( (and Rebekah Strohmeyer will serve as assistant editors for the newsletter. To

    submit items for the newsletter, send them to or directly to

    any one of the editors.

    ; IUPLR to host The State of Latino Studies Conference, September 2426, 2009,

    The University of Illinois, Chicago Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street,

    Chicago, IL 60607. This event is hosted by The Latin American and Latino Studies

    Program at University of Illinois at Chicago and the Inter-University Program for

    Latino Research (IUPLR) at the University of Notre Dame. Abstract Submission

    Deadline for papers is Monday, June 1, 2009. IUPLR is a national consortium of

    university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of the Latino intellectual

    presence in the United States. IUPLR works to expand the pool of Latino scholars and

    leaders and increase the availability of policy-relevant Latino-focused research.

    IUPLR works to strengthen the network of its member centers, to enhance their

    institutional capacity, and to foster faculty research. The primary purpose of this

    meeting will be to provide opportunities for faculty to share the scholarship that is

    being generated at their respective centers and institutes. We also welcome faculty

    from other institutions to share their scholarship with the consortium members. For


ASU University Service Learning Program - Community Partners

    (Submitted by Noreen Balos. See contact information about this program below)

     Are you a Phoenix-area school or community agency/program or does your organization provide services that address community needs and improve the quality of life in the greater Phoenix area? If so, University Service Learning would like to partner with you and help you positively impact our community. You may qualify as a University Service Learning Partner Site and have Arizona State University student-interns placed at your organization. University

    Service Learning provides opportunities for ASU students to engage in community service through credit-bearing service learning internship courses. Students enrolled in the USL 484

    Service Learning Independent Placement internship select from a list of approved sites to

    provide 100 hours of service during the academic semester.

     We are currently accepting Site Partner applications for the Summer and Fall 2009


    ? Summer Session: Jun 1 - Jul 23, 2009 Application Deadline: May 1, 2009

    ? Fall Semester: Aug 24 - Dec 8, 2009 Application Deadline: July 25, 2009

University Service Learning interns must engage in direct service to the community and must

    not be assigned clerical, general office, or administrative assistant-type tasks. To be

    considered for approval as a University Service Learning Site Partner, please review the Guidelines for Site Partners and complete the Site Partner Application Form.

     Contact: Noreen Balos, Executive Director, Office of the VP for Education Partnerships,

    522 N. Central Ave. Suite #243 Phoenix, AZ 85004-2165, (602) 496-0980 Cell (480) 415-

    7125 Fax (602) 496-1144

    ; Albarran exhibits: Marcos Albarran’s current and future exhibits and

    presentations: March - May: Migration Immigration, Giving Honor to Latina(o)

    Cultures and Communities, ASU Downtown Campus, 411 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, ndth AZ; April 2 to April 30: Political Persona Exhibit, ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 stN. Scottsdale, AZ ; April 21 : CPLC Cesar Chavez Youth Celebration, Maryvale

    Community Center, Maryvale, AZ. For more information: please visit

    ; “Voices of Valor” by James E. Garcia, April 16-19, 2009, Playhouse on the Park,

    1851 N. Central Ave. ―Voices of Valor‖ is a story of how American Latinos fought

    and survived World War II, and how it served as a catalyst for the struggle for civil

    rights and social recognition. See for tickets prices and

    information about the weekend’s performances.

    ; 2009 Fiesta de Garibaldi

    April 2009/Tucson, AZ/The 2009 La Frontera Tucson International Mariachi

    Conference Fiesta de Garibaldi is April 25 at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance

    Center in Reid Park. It is a day long event, starting at 10 am and running until

    Mariachi Los Arrieros closes the event at 10 pm. Cost is $5 for adults, children 12 and

    under are free.

    As a celebration of all things mariachi and baile folklórico the day is wonderful

    entertainment and a great place for the whole family. The fiesta is modeled on

    Garibaldi Plaza in Mexico where multiple mariachis roam to play and entertain.

    Tucson’s version offers an arts and crafts bazaar, Mexican food for sale by local non-

    profits raising money for their own good cause, and of course the mariachi music. The

    entertainment is opened at 10.30 am with 2 sets by the young children from Davis

    Bilingual School - baile folklórico followed by their mariachi - and continues all day

    long into the late evening.

    Each year proceeds from the LFTIMC benefit children’s services of La Frontera

    Center, Inc. This non-profit organization reaches out into the community to help

    where other social programs fall short. With the continued assistance from the

    LFTIMC, La Frontera Center, Inc continues to make a positive impact on the families

    and children of Southern Arizona.

    For more information contact Lolie Gomez, Conference Coordinator at 520-838-3908

    or via email at

    ; ALAC Community Development Advisory Council: Advocates for Latino

    Arts and Culture will host a Community Development Council Reception/Meeting on

    April 29, 2009-Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm at ASU Downtown Campus. This reception

    is being held to begin planning for the organization’s first major fundraising initiative.

    ALAC is dedicated to the creation of Arizona’s first Latino Cultural Center.

    Grants and Funding Opportunities

    ; The Salt River Project (SRP) granted CCDCR $300,000 to fund the American

    Dream Academy (ADA) project. ADA is a parent training program focused on parent

    training based on the Parents Involvement in Quality Education (PIQE) curriculum to

    be supplemented with consumer education and an energy conservation component.

    Contact: CCDCR ; (602) 496-1020

    ; The ASU Office of the VP for University-School Partnerships has received the

    following recent grants:

Carstens Family Fund - $50,000: The Carstens Family Fund, led by Deborah Carstens, is a

    family foundation supporting youth and education in three western communities: San Diego, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Telluride, Colorado. Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF)

    - $15,000 - SYPF partners include, the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Republic

    Season for Sharing, BHHS Legacy Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Peoria Diamond Club, Phoenix Suns Charities, The Steele Foundation, Thunderbirds

    Charities, and The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust with Nina Pulliam Trust overseeing the Summer Youth Program Fund.

Sundt Foundation - $2,500 - The foundation is an outreach of Sundt Construction Inc. and was

    established as a way for employees to give back to the communities where they live and work. The foundation is funded by contributions from employees, which are matched by the


    ; The ASU Youth Summer Program Scholarship Opportunity supports families in paying for ASU summer program and applications fees for students of ALPHA partnership schools. Essentially, this funding puts us into a position where many of ASU summer programs become available even to the most underserved populations--

    so that every person can have the access they deserve. This grant also helps to prepare

    many inner-city students to conquer cultural barriers. It also gives students a chance to

    learn something new and exciting in a fun and engaging way--outside of the

    classroom. The funders of these grants are involved in something that will eventually help lead Arizona’s youth into making more informed decisions about post-secondary

    options available to them. This grant is also helping to lay the foundation for what Education Partnerships hopes to be a continual effort toward increasing the number of students choosing college after high school.‖ Eva Fatigoni, Program Coordinator,

    Sr., Office of the VP for Education Partnerships

    ; Hispanic Scholarship Fund - College scholarships and grants for Latino students

    Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to

    strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach

    support than any other organization in the country. During the 2006-2007 academic

    year, HSF awarded nearly 4,200 scholarships exceeding $26.5 million. In its 32-year

    history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships worth more than $221 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities. Learn more about this at

    ; Inter-University Program for Latino Research Civic Engagement A National Science

    Foundation-funded study is examining civic and place engagement in three Latino ethnic enclaves: Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, Miami’s East Little Havana and Phoenix’s Garfield neighborhood. The two-year study is a collaborative effort of the

    University of Notre Dame and De Paul, Florida International, and Arizona State Universities.

    ; Latino National Survey (LNS)

    A major study that will highlight differences in Latino political attitudes and behaviors

    in 15 states and the District of Columbia, it will offer a nuanced, in-depth look at

    Latino political experiences. With major funding from the Russell, Sage, Irvine, Carnegie, and Joyce Foundation and the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame,

    the LNS engages leading scholars from six states and universities including Rodney Hero (Notre Dame), senior researchers Gary M. Segura (Iowa) and Valerie Martinez Ebers (Texas Christian University), and affiliated researchers Luis Fraga (Stanford),

    John A. García (Arizona) and Michael Jones-Correa (Cornell)all political scientists

    by training. The group began collaborating on the project in 2003, thanks to early support from IUPLR.

    ; National Association of Minority Engineers National Fund

    NAMEPA offers both national and regional scholarships for African American, Latino and American Indian students who have demonstrated potential interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering.

    Amount: $1,000

Minimum GPA: 2.7

    Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time

    Residency: Not Applicable

    Need-based: No

    Grade Level(s): HS Senior Enrolling for Fall, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer Students

    Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West

    Deadline: 05/15/2009


    ; Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. Freshmen Scholarship

    Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. is the largest multicultural Latino based fraternity in the nation. Sigma Lambda Beta was founded on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, community service, and cultural awareness. The Chi Beta Chapter at Arizona State University has made a commitment to help young leaders in our community achieve the ultimate goal of receiving a college education.

    Amount: $1,000

    Minimum GPA: 2.75

    Minimum Enrollment Status: Not Applicable

    Residency: Not Applicable

    Need-based: No

    Grade Level(s): HS Senior Enrolling for Fall, Freshman

    Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West, Deadline: 05/08/2009

    ; Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

    Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. is the largest Multicultural Latino based Fraternity in the nation. Founded on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, community service, and cultural awareness the Chi Beta Chapter at Arizona State University has made a commitment to help the young leaders in our community

    achieve the goal of receiving a college education.

    Amount: $500

    Minimum GPA: 2.75

    Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time

    Residency: Arizona Residents Only

    Need-based: No

    Grade Level(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

    Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West

    Deadline: 05/08/2009

    ; Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a non-profit organization based in San

    Antonio, Texas, since 1997, our mission has been to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

    Amount: Varies

    Minimum GPA: 3

    Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time

    Residency: Not Applicable

    Need-based: No

    Grade Level(s): HS Senior Enrolling for Fall, Freshman, Junior, Senior

    Campus(es): Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West

    Deadline: 05/01/2009


    2008 AACHE Conference Scholarship Recipients

    La Victoria Foundation

    AnaLaura Pérez, GWCC, Journalism

    Eugenio Gutierrez, ASU

    Chicanos Por La Causa

    Francisco García, Phoenix College, Chicano Studies


    Munirah Alrawashdeh, SM, Nursing

    Christian Delgado, AWC, Engineering

    Vincent Salazar, UA, Political Science

    Ileana Salinas, ASU, Psychology, Spanish Literature

    Náñez Named Presidential Professor at ASU

    (reprinted with permission from

     José Náñez, a psychology professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the

    New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University’s West

    campus, has been named a President’s professor, in recognition of the level of excellence he

    brings to the university.

     Náñez is one of three earning the high honor, joining a pair of Tempe colleagues Margaret

    C. Nelson, associate dean of Barrett, the Honors College and a professor in the School of

    Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Max

    Underwood, a professor in the School of Architecture in the School of Design.

     The executive director of community outreach through ASU’s University Student

    Initiatives, Náñez began teaching at the West campus as an assistant professor of psychology

    in 1988 after teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the year before. As a

    cognitive neuroscientist, he pursues research in visual perception and neuronal organization

    and emphasizes what he calls an ―education of the heart.‖

     ―My parents taught me that in Mexican American culture, there are two kinds of education,‖

    says Náñez, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s in psychology from California State

    University-Chico, and his Ph.D. in experimental child psychology from the Institute of Child

    Development at the University of Minnesota.

    José Cardenas Named ASU General Counsel

Congratulations to Jose Cardenas for his recent appointment as ASU General Counsel.

    To read the entire original article, visit

    Undergraduate Honors Thesis Defense

    ; Tina Drury, ASU Thesis advisor: Dr. José E. Náñez, Sr., Wednesday April 1, 2009,

    ―Language and Cognitive Process‖. The thesis and defense promotes the

    understanding of language and the benefits of bilingualism in early education.

    Graduate Dissertation Defense

    ; Irene Avila, ASU, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Castañeda, Friday April 10, 2009-04-

    14, ―Sucstantia nigra pars reticula neuronal activity during bradykinesia and levodopa-

    induced movements in a rodent model of Parkinson’s disease.‖

    ; Ryan A. Meyers, ASU, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Castañeda, Friday April 10,

    2009, ―Cross-sensitization of electrically stimulated behavior and dopamine release in

    rats with a sensitizing history of amphetamine exposure.‖

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