Join us for an evening of FREE entertainment from around the world! As part of the Dragon Days of Action event, we will be hosting international performers on Friday, November 20 from 8 to 10 p.m. in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. Our feature performance is the Kwanggaeo drum and dance group from Korea. International students will also be sharing their talents. This event is sponsored by Learning Communities, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, International Student Services, AfterDark, Community Outreach, and the Diversity Events Fund. Questions? Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (218) 477-2652 or International Student Services at (218) 477-2956.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. | Nemzek back gym
“At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty” (Oxfam, 2015). MSUM will hold this event as part of Dragon Days of Action. The hunger banquet, sponsored through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is a collaborative effort with Learning Communities, Dragons After Dark, Community Outreach, and Office of Student Activities. We have come together to raise awareness of poverty internationally and locally. FREE event!
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has numerous exciting events this month!
Day of the Dead Workshop on Wednesday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Comstock Memorial Union 101. Read the rest of this entry →
Black Student Union and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are excited to host the Twin Cities Black Film Festival Mini Series TODAY, showing Cru with a special guest appearance by lead actor Keith Robinson. Seating in Center for Business room 109 will begin at 6:30pm, and the film starts at 7:00pm. Following the film, lead actor Keith Robinson will be available to answer questions. Read the rest of this entry →
Please attend the open forums to hear from the candidates for the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome students, faculty and staff to attend these sessions and provide your input. Read the rest of this entry →
Office of Diversity and Inclusion partnering with Disability Resource Center to screen “A Beautiful Mind” Oct. 28
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Disability Resource Center to screen A Beautiful Mind, Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm in CMU 101. There will be free popcorn during the film and resources available afterwards. Blankets welcomed! Read the rest of this entry →
The 4th annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference “We are the Change: Where do we go from here?”
Jan. 24-27, Sponsored by St. Cloud State University
Turn your application in now, space is limited (6 remaining seats available). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain leadership skills, attend a career fair, and connect with students in the region. Read the rest of this entry →
The Counseling & Student Affairs Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha is a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI). “CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. They promote a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.”
Matt Pearcey, Interim Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has been selected to lead NASPA’s Indigenous People Knowledge Community (IPKC) for Region IV-E starting in March. The IPKC is an all-inclusive group of student affairs professionals and students identifying as Native American/First Nations/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian heritage, including international indigenous nations, and any persons with a shared concern about the betterment of indigenous students in higher education. The IPKC actively promotes the empowerment of NASPA members through education, research, shared knowledge, mentoring initiatives, and online forums about Indigenous issues.
Organización Latina Americana invites you to attend the 16th Unity Conference, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 at MSU Moorhead. The theme is “Charting New Directions: Nuevos Horizontes.” The Conference schedule and session descriptions are available online or in the CMU lower level during the Conference. Find out more online or contact Dr. Yolanda Arauza at 218.477.2027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main speaker Dr. Refugio Rochin is the former director of the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science. Dr. Rochin was a professor of Sociology and Agricultural Economics and the founding director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Read the rest of this entry →
“Not another diet!” presentation is on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. in CMU Room 205. Sponsored by the office of Diversity & Inclusion. Presented by Charmaine English, Coordinator of Fitness & Special Programs.
This presentation will help you navigate through past and present fitness and diet trends that may be harmful and teach you where to go for expert advice from sources you can trust.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the English Department present Larry Aitken, “Speaking of Languages, Ojibwe, and Minnesota” Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium.
Professor Larry Aitken is the Endowed Chair and Director of American Indian Studies at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minn., and the Tribal Historian for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Read the rest of this entry →
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to invite you to a powerful event where the issues of self-identity, sexuality, eating disorders and diversity are presented and discussed in a touching and entertaining way.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Auditorium, Chad Goller-Sojourner, a Seattle-based writer, humorist, and solo performer, will present Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy. It is the groundbreaking and crushingly honest reclamation story of an overweight, gay, bulimic, African-American boy raised by Caucasian middle class parents and searching for identity, beauty, safe spaces and emergency landings in a quest laden with heartbreaks. Read the rest of this entry →
WHAT: BOOK DISCUSSION
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: CMU 203
BOOK: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is inviting you to a book discussion about culture, diversity and the struggle for self-identity. The book in question is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and the date is Thursday, Feb. 23 in CMU 203. Read the rest of this entry →
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is introducing a series of two events held in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory on the MSU Moorhead campus.
On Thursday Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Auditorium, Bettie Mae Fikes will present a powerful vocal performance. Fikes, a jazz and blues singer and Long Walk to Free Award Recipient, is revered as a powerful storyteller whose small stature contradicts a voice known to vibrate a room until the walls beg for mercy. Fikes has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Newport Jazz Festival and the Library of Congress. Read the rest of this entry →