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Exhibit on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making Open at MSUM Library

Posted on September 23, 2014

September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
Library Hours

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, second floor, where it will be on view through Oct. 10. Read the rest of this entry →

SMART Start for MSUM Students

Posted on August 20, 2014

by Aries Serrano, Reporter
August 18, 2014

College can be a scary experience for many incoming freshmen,but MSUM is easing the transition for some students.
With thousands of students coming into campus this fall, it can be intimidating for incoming freshmen to meet new people.
MSUM uses the SMART Start program to help. Read the rest of this entry →

Diversity Week events begin today

Posted on April 22, 2014

Diversity Week is Tuesday, April 22 to Saturday, April 26.

Events:

Tuesday- CMU 205 6 p.m.- World War I and its impact on Diversity. Lecture by Dr. Margaret Sankey from the Political Science Department.

Wednesday- movie Showing “The Color Purple” CMU Underground 6 p.m. Free admission, free snacks! Read the rest of this entry →

Comedian Jessica Sele on campus Thursday

Posted on March 04, 2014

Come experience the comedy entertainment of Jessica Sele in the CMU Underground at MSUM on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. She has performed at venues such as the Great American Music Hall, the Punchline and the Seattle Comedy Underground and was a member of feminist variety act “The Hott Mess Shit Show.” Read the rest of this entry →

Open house and farewell

Posted on February 24, 2014

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Tuesday, Feb. 25 noon – 2 p.m.
CMU 114

Appetizers and desserts will be served.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion will be showcasing their Spring 2014 events.

Come say a goodbye to Matt Pearcey, Interim Director, who will be leaving the university at the end of February.

Early Education Center is collecting labels for learning

Posted on February 21, 2014

The Early Education Center is currently collecting these labels:

  • Cashwise grocery receipts
  • Tyson Project A+labels—these can be found on any Tyson product (chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, Tyson any’tizers, etc.
  • Country Hearth or Village Hearth bread products (Loaves 4 Learning program)
  • Campbell’s Labels for Education (which includes the following products: Bic, Campell’s, Dannon, Read the rest of this entry →

Open house and farewell

Posted on February 12, 2014

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Tuesday, Feb. 25 noon – 2 p.m.
CMU 114

Appetizers and desserts will be served.

We will be showcasing our Spring 2014 events.

Come say a goodbye to Matt Pearcey, Interim Director, who will be leaving the university at the end of February.

The Mis-Education of the “N” Word

Posted on February 11, 2014

Featuring Alexander Hines and Marcellus Davis, from Change Agent Consulting: Each one, Reach one, Teach one LLC.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
5-6 p.m. reception
6-7:30 p.m. presentation
Location: CMU Ballroom

The word will be examined from a historical perspective. Sensitive language is used as a learning tool to address media and music, which students are well aware of and use on a regular basis.

51st Annual Celebration of Nations

Posted on February 05, 2014

51st Annual Celebration of Nations (CON) is on Saturday, April 5 at the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom.
- Children’s World ( K-5) 4-6 p.m.
- Main Event 6-10 p.m.
- Taiko Drum Session 7 p.m.

2013-2014 is another record year for our International Student Enrollment. We have 446 international students from 60 countries and 60 international students on post-completion work authorization.Our top countries are Nepal, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Japan and Chine. Hoping to make 2014 Celebration of Nations bigger and better than the last year. Read the rest of this entry →

“The Gateway to Leadership” Conference is Monday

Posted on February 05, 2014

“The Gateway to Leadership” Conference will be on Monday, Feb. 10 from 7:15-10 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Free and free food! Hear from keynote speaker Greg Tehven, Co-Founder of Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) and Co-Organizer of TEDxFargo at 7:30 p.m. Two 30-minute breakout sessions will follow on various leadership topics and from 8:30-10 p.m. attend the Leadership Expo, where one can learn more about the various student leadership paid and unpaid opportunities on campus. Here is a YouTube video of Greg speaking at TEDxTC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W3uyUXAC3E.

Reserve your spot at the MnSCU Diversity Conference

Posted on January 24, 2014

Calling for faculty, staff, and graduate assistants…

MnSCU Diversity Conference. No registration fee to attend the Feb. 27 and 28 MnSCU Diversity Conference in Minneapolis.

The conference is located at Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel) in Brooklyn Center. There is no charge to attend the conference, but travel, lodging and meals other than those provided during the conference are the responsibility of the department of the individual attending. Contact Karen Mehnert-Meland at meland@mnstate.edu or x 2447 to reserve a spot. Read the rest of this entry →

Two chances to see the award-winning Climb Theatre on campus

Posted on January 14, 2014

TOCAR invites you to attend two upcoming events. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the award winning Climb Theatre from the Twin Cities will perform “A Deeper Look,” a play which invites you to think about diversity, at 7 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. The event is free. Students are asked to bring Student IDs, so we can demonstrate that we have the attendance to bring more events. Read the rest of this entry →

Argentina study abroad – “Human Rights and Sustainability”

Posted on December 20, 2013

Through a partnership between Social Work and the Offices of Sustainability and Diversity and Inclusion, 22 students will travel to Argentina from March 12-24, 2014 (over spring break). Students will enroll in UNIV 490. Financial aid can be used to cover the $2,500 program fee, which includes housing, airfare, in-country travel, travel insurance, and some meals. There are a few spaces available. Read the rest of this entry →

Apply for the 5th annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference

Posted on November 21, 2013

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is accepting student applications to attend the 5th annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference hosted by St Cloud State University. Please complete the application (below) and return them to Karim Ahmath, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs. Applications are also available in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Cost for attendance per student is $25. Space is limited to 25 students. We will depart MSUM on Thursday, Jan. 23 and return on Sunday, Jan. 26. More details.

The 5th annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference will offer opportunities for personal growth and leadership development to college students of color and underrepresented students through a variety of workshops, keynote addresses and programs. Read the rest of this entry →

Free showing of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”

Posted on November 20, 2013

Come to the absolutely free movie showing of the HBO movie, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. CMU 101. Free snacks and refreshments provided. Absolutely FREE! Open to all.

Movie showing “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”

Posted on November 18, 2013

Come to the CMU 101 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. to watch the HBO movie, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” as part of the Native American Heritage Month celebrations. It is about the struggles of the Lakota people in the late 19th century. Several kinds of snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Absolutely FREE!

American Indian Heritage Month events – Nov. 18-20

Posted on November 18, 2013

Please join us!

Monday, Nov. 18

4 p.m. Traditional Native Handgames (CMU 101)
Members of the American Indian Student Association will provide instruction on rules and
strategies as well as play games with participants. Handgames require observation, strategy, intuitive skills, team effort, and fun.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

1 p.m. Dakota POW Letters (CMU 101) Read the rest of this entry →

November American Indian Heritage Month weekly events

Posted on November 11, 2013

Monday, Nov. 11
2 p.m. Revitalizing Native American Languages One at a Time (CMU 208)
Presented by Jim Green, Pine Ridge Oglala
When the Maoris of New Zealand revitalized their language, it wasn’t the elders and fluent speakers who led the way. It was people – like you – who learned to speak the language through the Silent Way and then created preschool ‘language nests’ for the children. If interested, come see how it works for Lakota, Dakota, Anishinabe, etc. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM, community groups collaborate to build sweat lodge on campus

Posted on November 07, 2013

An article by The Forum about the building of the sweat lodge on campus and other upcoming events celebrating American Indian Heritage Month.

Jon Tatro digs a hole where heated bricks will be placed as students in a society and environment class watch him start to build a sweat lodge at the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Moorhead. Dave Wallis / The Forum

By: Cali Owings, INFORUM
www.inforum.com/event/article

MOORHEAD – To Cera Swiftwater, the experience inside a sweat lodge is like a hot shower. It’s a place to collect her thoughts and pray for family and a “cleansing for the week.”

“It’s honestly one of my favorite things,” said Swiftwater, a Minnesota State University Moorhead junior who grew up with the sweat lodge tradition at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

But opportunities for the sweat are sporadic in the Fargo-Moorhead area, said Swiftwater, who is also president of the American Indian Student Association at MSUM.

To celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at the school, several school and community groups collaborated to build a sweat lodge on campus and make the ceremony available to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Symposium Nov. 8

Posted on November 07, 2013

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is a hosting an Indigenous Peoples’ Symposium on Nov. 8. The Truth and Reconciliation themed event features Dr. Erma Vizenor, White Earth Chairwoman, who will describe the importance of constitutional reform for White Earth and other tribal nations.

Professor Tadd Johnson, director of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota Duluth, will explore 400 years of US-tribal relations. There is also an afternoon session focused on student empowerment led by Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon. Please register by following the link below by Oct. 31 to attend this free event. Seating is limited.

CMU 101 Read the rest of this entry →

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