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“Passing” Race Panel Discussion February 16

Posted on February 05, 2016

Student panelists will share their “passing” stories and experiences on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00, Comstock Memorial Union Room 101. “Passing” occurs when a person classified as a member of one ethnic group is also accepted as a member of a different ethnic group. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. For more information or questions, please email diversity@mnstate.edu or call (218) 477-2652.

Slam Poetry Contest

Posted on February 01, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a faculty/staff versus student slam poetry contest on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Underground. The event will include performances by the MSUM Percussion Ensemble and renowned jazz flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Read the rest of this entry →

Upcoming events for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Posted on January 25, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be having many exciting events this semester. Read the rest of this entry →

Be a 2016 SMART Start mentor

Posted on January 14, 2016

Interested in being a mentor to incoming students in the 2016 SMART Start Program? The Student Leadership Job Application is now available through Dragon Jobs! The deadline to apply is February 12, 2016. If you have questions, please contact diversity@mnstate.edu or call (218) 477-2652.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion to volunteer at food pantry

Posted on January 13, 2016

In the spirit of community and service to others, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be volunteering at the Emergency Food Pantry (1101 4th Ave N in Fargo) for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon. Rides from campus will be available and leave at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot next to the Comstock Memorial Union.
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KEEP CALM AND DRAG ON

Posted on January 13, 2016

KEEP CALM AND DRAG ON will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom.

Kelly Coxsyn will be the hostess for the evening and students from local colleges and universities will be performing. Read the rest of this entry →

Interested in performing in a drag show?

Posted on January 13, 2016

MSUM will be hosting “Keep Calm and Drag On” on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. If you are a student and would like to perform at this event, please send your name, drag name, song selections, and contact information (email and phone number) to Olivia.Matthews@mnstate.edu by Friday, January 15, 2016. Questions? Contact diversity@mnstate.edu or (218) 477-2652.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion office hours

Posted on January 11, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting office hours when all staff will be available to meet with students every Thursday during spring semester 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in CMU 114.

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on Study Day

Posted on December 07, 2015

Take a break from studying and join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for our Preferred Name Booster Session on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in CMU 203. We will be discussing the recently implemented preferred name procedure with subject matter experts: Raymond Rea, Associate Professor, Ann Hiedeman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ashley Atteberry, Title IX Coordinator/Director of Student Conduct, and Heather Soleim, Registrar.

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts Graduation Open House

Posted on December 04, 2015

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites graduating students and their families to visit us during our  Graduation Open House on December 17, 2015 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in CMU 114. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu or (218) 477-2476. We hope to see you there!

Hang an ornament on the Dragon Pride tree in CMU 114

Posted on December 02, 2015

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites students, staff, and faculty to display an ornament or holiday decoration representing their culture or family traditions on our Dragon Pride tree in CMU 114.

Open forum Wednesday on the topics of refugees, migration and human rights

Posted on November 30, 2015

On Wednesday, December 2 from noon-2:00 there will be an open forum discussion on the topics of refugees, migration, and human rights.  This discussion will be led by Dr. Andrew Conteh, Political Science; Dr. Bruce Roberts, Anthropology; Dr. Donna Brown, Chief Diversity Officer and student participant Cera Swiftwater.  The purpose of this discussion is to gather ideas to inform spring discussions and possible speakers around these topics. The discussion will be held in the CMU room 208.  Please come and share your concerns and ideas.  For more information, contact Donna Brown at donna.brown@mnstate.edu or 218-477-2721.

Need somewhere to go for Thanksgiving? You are not alone!

Posted on November 25, 2015

WHAT? Turkey Lunch
WHERE? St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (202 10th St S in Moorhead)
WHEN? Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
WHO? All are welcome to attend
HOW? Transportation will be provided from the MSUM Office of Diversity and Inclusion (CMU 114) to St. Joseph’s every 30 minutes beginning at 11:00 am
COST? Free! Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Posted on November 23, 2015

View the November American Indian Heritage Month Events at MSUM:

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Dragon Days of Action take place Nov. 20-21

Posted on November 20, 2015

At the end of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week and International Education week (November 20th-21st), MSUM’s Learning Communities and partners will be hosting the Dragon Days of Action. This event will feature many different activities designed to serve our FM community, as well as teach students about both International and Local Hunger and Homelessness. These activities include: Fasting for 24 hours (unless not medically safe), sleeping in cardboard boxes overnight (optional), international and local speakers on hunger and homelessness, community service with your peers, and an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet to conclude the event. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s Center Listening and Q&A Session

Posted on November 13, 2015

A gathering is scheduled for Friday, November 13th from 1:00 – 2:00pm  in the Faculty Development Center for faculty and staff to talk about the Women’s Center and its important role in our community. Donna Brown will be available in the FDC for individual or small group conversations immediately following the session until 4:30 pm.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosting Safe Zone Booster Session Monday

Posted on November 13, 2015

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a Safe Zone Booster Session on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in CMU 203. We will be discussing the importance of language in ensuring an inclusive campus environment, with a focus on language for restrooms. You do not need to be Safe Zone certified to attend the booster session. You are welcome to eat your lunch during the discussion. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@mnstate.edu or (218) 477-2652.

Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Student Event Nov. 21

Posted on November 13, 2015

Interested in pursuing a career in student affairs?

The Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) will be hosting a Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Student Event on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Hamline University from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The event will include three session time slots, lunch, a panel discussion, an opportunity to meet with local graduate schools, and an optional resume review. Read the rest of this entry →

Women’s Center Listening and Q&A Session

Posted on November 13, 2015
A gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17th from 12:00 – 2:00pm  in the CMU room 208 for students to talk about the Women’s Center and its important role in our community. If this time does not work for you, please know I am always available for individual or small group conversations by appointment. 
 

 

POWER IN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Accepting Workshop Proposals

Posted on November 10, 2015

The Office of Multicultural Student Services at St. Cloud State University along with partner institutions will host the 7th Annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference, January 28-31, 2016.

Attendees to the Power in Diversity Leadership Conference are college students from institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) system and colleges from the region. Read the rest of this entry →

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