Fall 2014 Programs & Events
Cultural Cafe: Join the Conversation
September 2nd & 16th, October 7th & 21st, November 4th & 18th - 8:30am - 9:15am
Student Union 109
Interested in learning/sharing about cultural diversity? Join the Cultural Cafe for a relaxing and safe environment to discuss important identities for you and to gain a sense of support from others on campus. Coffee and breakfast items will be provided for each event! Cultural diversity at the Cultural Cafe includes but is not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, age, disability, family system, immigration status, nation/region of origin, social/economic class, body size/shape, and other cultural identities. This is open to current students, faculty, and staff.
Multicultural Student Mixer
Thursday September 11th - 6pm-8pm
Looking for ways to get involved on campus? Are you interested in networking with our student leaders at TWU? The Multicultural Student Mixer is an opportunity for new and returning students to come together with the Office of Intercultural Services, the Multicultural Student Network, and Multicultural Student Organizations. Mix and mingle with various TWU multicultural student organizations, play games, network, exchange ideas, make contacts, and develop new friendships in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. Bring your appetite as well, refreshments will be available on a first come first serve basis. For more information contact Michelle Prudhomme Coleman at MPrudhomme@twu.edu.
Wednesday, September 17 - 5pm-7pm
Student Union Underground
IT'S PACHANGA TIME! Help Dining & ID Services, the Office of Intercultural Services, and the Multicultural Student Network kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month by joining us for our annual Pachanga celebration! In Spanish we say Pachanga for party, and with Latin style dishes provided by Aramark, and a DJ playing great Latin music, we are bringing a pachanga to you! We are welcoming TWU faculty, staff and students to join us in the Student Union Underground to enjoy the festivities with us. There is a dinner cost per patron (price will include tax).
Hispanic Student Organizations & Health Fair
Wednesday, October 1st - 11am-12:30pm
Student Union Purple Lounge
The Hispanic Student Organizations and Health Fair, co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Services and Student Health Services, is not only an opportunity for students to recognize Hispanic and multicultural student organizations on campus, but an opportunity for TWU to take a proactive approach to community development and education around health issues unique to the culture. Come learn and receive information on how differences in the health of groups can result from genetics, enviornmental factors, access to care and cultural factors. This interactive information session and events is sure to get you stirred about getting involved on campus and taking care of one's health.
Friday, October 17th - 10am-3pm
Student Union 207
The Diversity Institute will provide TWU students with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of diversity issues and their impact upon individuals, TWU, and society. The institute will engage TWU students in diversity discourse that develops skills in intercultural communication and leadership, as well as promotes greater awareness and openness to diversity issues. TWU students who graduate with these multiculturalism skills will be better prepared to succeed in today's global business world and social climate. This event is co-sponsored by the TWU Counseling Center & the Office of Intercultural Services. RSVP to Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman at MPrudhomme@twu.edu.
Diversity Lunch & Learn Workshop: "Diversity In Reality" Hot Topic Toss Up
Wednesday, October 22nd - 12pm-1pm
Student Union Room 113
The Diversity Lunch and Learn Workshops provide an exciting and interactive way to educate oneself on current and relevant issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The motive of these workshops is to spark dialogue that introduces new perspectives and challenges traditional thinking when looking at our increasing global society. Lunch will be provided for those who attend. If you are interested in attending this program please RSVP by emailing Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman at MPrudhomme@twu.edu no later than Monday, October 20th.
Cultural Connections Leadership Conference
November 6th-8th - Please see schedule
The Cultural Connections Leadership Conference (CCLC) brings together students, faculty, and staff from various cultural backgrounds in order to empower them to become advocates for change in an increasingly diverse global society. CCLC provides engaging and intentional activities that serve as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, resulting in producing strong individuals and productive members of society. This event requires advanced registration to participate. Register now.
Diversity Lunch & Learn Workshop: "Gray Racism"
Wednesday, November 19th - 12pm-1pm
Student Union Room 113
The Diversity Lunch and Learn Workshops provide an exciting and interactive way to educate oneself on current and relevant issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The motive of these workshops is to spark dialogue that introduces new perspectives and challenges traditional thinking when looking at our increasing global society. Lunch will be provided for those who attend. If you are interested in attending this program please RSVP by emailing Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman at MPrudhomme@twu.edu no later than Monday, November 17th.
Friday, November 14th - 10am-3pm
Student Union 207
The TWU Ally program is part of a nation-wide effort within educational institutions to provide support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) students, faculty, staff and their allies. In some cases, people struggle with how to effectively communicate with the LGBTQ community due to limited contact with these individuals. Ally programs reduce stigma, provide basic education and resources, and help make educational experiences more inclusive and positive for the campus community as a whole. This event is co-sponsored by the TWU Counseling Center & the Office of Intercultural Services. RSVP to Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman at MPrudhomme@twu.edu.
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