Hispanic Heritage Month
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Amphitheater (Outdoor Stage Adjacent to the Dining Hall)
To continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a cultural experience that is both fun and informative. Eileen Torres will be leading a group Salsa lesson for all dancing levels. She has lectured on Salsa in many venues including The Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, The Pentagon, World Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico, The European Salsa Festival in The Netherlands, and the Washington D.C Salsa Festival among others. Ms. Torres was an instructor for groups and private students in Washington, D.C. for the last six years. She served as an ethnic dance instructor at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and instructs/choreographs for Arlington, Virginia's LPG (Latin Performing Group), made up of adolescents and teens. Ms. Torres will instruct a group lesson for all interested Shepherd students, staff and faculty. Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a fun activity. In case of inclement weather the lesson will be held in the Ram’s Den at the same time. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs
Saturday, October 5, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Fireside Bistro, Student Center
Co-sponsored with United Brothers Alumni and the Diversity and Equity Committee
You are personally invited to attend "The 3rd Annual Bridging the Gap" networking social taking place the morning of Homecoming weekend Saturday, October 5th, 2013 prior to the start of the football game. This free event not only celebrates and re-enforces the importance of diversity but also connects alumni and faculty of color with current students to foster networking and mentoring opportunities. The Multicultural Student Affairs Office, United Brothers Alumni, and the Diversity & Equity Committee will be hosting at the Fireside Bistro (1st Floor of the Student Center) from 8:00am - 9;30am. Live jazz entertainment will be provided by Finest' (Jazz Trio) and a light, continental breakfast will be served.
Monday, October 14, 2013
8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Storer Ballroom, Student Center
In celebration of National LGBT Awareness Month Counseling Services, Program Board, ALLIES and Multicultural Student Affairs office presents award-winning Black, openly gay stand-up comedian, writer and activist, Sampson McCormick to Shepherd University’s campus. As a touring comedian since 2003 he has performed on Broadway in New York, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and many more. He has been featured on MTV, BET, VH1 and The OWN Network and is also the author of two books, “Taboo Village: A Perspective On Being Gay In Black America” and “Ebonic Faggotry.” His takes on life, religion, sexuality, politics, family and society has been called “riveting, refreshing, conversational, bold, intelligent, honest and good news.” He will be a panelist for the “Coming Out” Panel and then performing a great show that same evening. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affair, Program Board & Counseling Services
Deaf Awareness Month
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Erma Ora Byrd Center
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.- Turner Residence Hall
Dr. Turk's illustrious background from secondary education to higher education has named him well known in the educational world, but his advocacy for the deaf youth has proclaimed him as the “Father of the Deaf Youth of America." He will be presenting on “The Fourth ‘R’ of Education: Resourcefulness” which will delve into the evolution from personal competency to intellectual competency. For teachers, parents, guardians and advocates for the deaf community, Dr. Turk’s presentation emphasizes the importance of and need for a total educational environment conducive to the deaf student’s birthright of independent living and self-determination. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affair, Disability Support Services
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FACS Food Lab 102 E and F.2,
Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Engagement
If you like cooking, eating and/or learning about food from different countries or cultures please come join us in an interactive cuisine experience. Student chiefs of the FAC: 318 Nutrition class will be creating recipes for a full course menu based on the Mediterranean culture. Through this deliciously cultural experience you will be able to participate in cooking the food but we can only take the 12 people. If you would like to participate please contact the Multicultural Student Affairs office or the Service Learning office: 304-876-5453/ Rcrum@shpeherd.edu / Jfrye@shepherd.edu
Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cumberland Room, Student Center
The Multicultural Leadership Team invites the campus community to join us for an open meeting on Thursday, October 11th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Storer Ballroom of the Student Center. We will be discussing past and current events that illustrate the issues of society that affect our communities, our families and ourselves. The Open Meeting will also provide an opportunity for students to learn what MLT is about, get a glimpse into an MLT discussion meeting and obtain more information on how to apply for next year’s scholarship based Leadership Team. Light refreshments will be served. This is sponsored by the Multicultural Leadership Team and Multicultural Student Affairs.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FACS Food Lab, Stutzman-Slonaker
If you like cooking, eating and learning about food from other countries and cultures please come and join us in an interactive cooking experience. Student chefs from FACS 318: Nutrition will be creating recipes to share with you to provide a full course menu based on the Native American culture. Through this delicious cultural experience you will be able to participate in cooking and tasting the food prepared. There are only 12 spots available so hurry to reserve a spot by signing up online using volgistics, calling 304-876-5402 or email email@example.com. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Student Engagement