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Cambio Center News - August 2017

The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this August newsletter:

  • Welcome back to Mizzou!
  • MU Cambio Center is now hiring translators
  • Language Services Program
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Upcoming Events at Mizzou
  • Other opportunities

Dear MU students, faculty, & staff:

Welcome back to Mizzou for the Fall 2017 semester! Here's to a semester full of invaluable academic, networking, and professional opportunities.
Some helpful advice to make this semester count, particularly for students: Reach out! The more faculty and staff you know at Mizzou, the better information and resources you'll be connected to. 

Should you need any help or resources, the Cambio Center is at your service.

- Lindsey Saunders, Cambio Center Coordinator


Want to work for the Cambio Center?
The MU Cambio Center is looking for bilingual MU students who speak, read, and write Spanish very well to assist its Language Services Program. Our work includes the translation of texts between English and Spanish, as well as transcription of recorded Spanish audio. We have flexible hours and sporadic work, and will provide ongoing training in translation techniques. Translating is a great skill that bilingual people can develop with training and practice.

If you are interested, please write to We are looking to hire quickly to start work in early September.

We also welcome work study students to join our team!


Language Services Program
Language Services Program - The Cambio Center LSP provides high-quality, detail-oriented translation services (written word), interpretation services (spoken word), and transcription services (writing down the recorded spoken word). Our experienced staff are bilingual in English and Spanish, and only translate into their native language, a requirement for strong, natural-sounding translations. All translations are reviewed for accuracy and flow. Learn more and see current fee schedules.


2016 Conference Proceedings are now available!
The proceedings book for the 2016 conference includes nine articles (plus one available in Spanish!), covering education, dual language education, public health, human trafficking, youth researchers, and more!

Cambio Center Fellows News

We share news about our fellows on the Cambio Center Website, where you can find more details about the updates provided below. 


Welcoming New Fellows
Karen Funkenbusch, State Health and Safety Extension Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension–Human Environmental Sciences, has recently become a Cambio Center fellow. Weclome, Karen!


Cambio Center Fellows Updates:

Fellow Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, previously Research Associate at the University of Missouri and Extension Native Plants Specialist at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, is now an Independent Consultant. She writes grants and offers education and consultation on native plants for conservation and as specialty crops.

She is seeking for opportunities to collaborate with agencies and institutions in topics related to sustainable agriculture and native plants. She writes a monthly column on native edible plants for the Jefferson City News Tribune. She may be contacted by email ( and through her Facebook page.

Additionally, Dr. Navarrete-Tindall's latest article "Dining Wild: Prairie onions add excitement to your garden" was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune earlier this month.

Navarrete-Tindall, N. (2017, August 16). Dining Wild: Prairie onions add excitement to your garden. Retrieved from

The article "He Could Be Undocumented: Striving to Be Sensitive to Student Documentation Status in a Rural Community," co-written by fellow Dr. Emily R. Crawford, was published in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

The article follows a school principle who seeks information about a student's family (after the student's mother removes him from school in the wake of local immigration enforcement rumors) but is hesitant to draw attention to the family's potential lack of legal status.

Crawford, E. R., & Hairston, S. L. (2017). He Could Be Undocumented: Striving to Be Sensitive to Student Documentation Status in a Rural Community. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 1555458917718008.

Upcoming Events at Mizzou

August 30 - Today!
Dr. Judith Kroll - "Two Languages in Mind"
Dr. Judith Kroll will present her lecture, "Two Languages in Mind: Bilingualism as a Tool to Investigate Language, Cognition and the Brain" on Wednesday, August 30 from 3-4pm at Jesse Wrench Auditorium. Her lecture will explore how bilingualism can be used as a tool to investigate aspects of the brain and "cognitive architecture." See event flyer for more details.

October 5
Ariela Schachter
 - "Who are the 'Illegals'?: The Social Construction of Unducumented Status in the U.S."
Ariela Schachter, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will present her lecture “Who are the “Illegals"?: The Social Construction of Undocumented Status in the U.S.” on Thursday, October 5 from 12:30-1:30pm in Student Center Room 1209 on the Mizzou campus.
Sponsored by the MU Population, Education and Health Center (PEHC), the Cambio Center, and Sociology.

October 11
Andrea Gómez Cervantes - "The Immigration Regime and Latinx Mental Health in the Heartland"

Andrea Gómez Cervantes - University of Kansas 
Wednesday, October 11th at noon in S110 Memorial Union
Hosted by the Cambio Center.

October 18
Carol Rojas - "Organizing after the Peace Accords: The Feminist Resistance in Colombia" 

October 18 at 7pm in Memorial Union Stotler Lounge
Co-sponsored by MU Voz Latina, Cambio Center, Peace Studies and the Multicultural Center.

November 9
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes - "Naturalization in an Era of Intensified Immigration Enforcement"
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes of San Diego State University
November 9 at 12:30pm
Student Center Room 1209
Sponsored by the MU Population, Education and Health Center (PEHC).

See more upcoming events at


Other Opportunities

MU Extension's Community Development Academy in St. Louis
The five-day course combines cutting-edge concepts with practical applications so you can learn to make a positive change in your community. More info:
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