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Multicultural Student Affairs

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Multicultural Student Affairs Programming
Upcoming Events

NOH8 Booth

Thursday, January 16, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ram's Den - Student Center

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8 which banned same sex marriage in the state of California. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest. The Multicultural Student Affairs Office will sponsor the campaign’s photo booth to bring more awareness and understanding of Equal Human Right to the campus. Bring a spirit of advocacy and passionate ideas so we can capture the moment.


Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 16, 2014
3:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Legislative Byrd Center

Following the NoH8 Booth will be the celebration of Dr. Martin L. King Jr’s birthday and recognition of his Dream for racial, social, and economic equality. The discussion will feature Mrs. Kristan Price (Asso. Director of Admission), Dr. Dorothy Hively (Director of Disability Support Services), Mr. Jose Moreno (Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Greek Affairs) and Miss Katherine Adams (Student/Multicultural Leadership Team member) who will be sharing their experiences, ideals and solutions to student success. We will delve into the effects of socioeconomic status on student transition from post-secondary level to higher education.


Sunny Dooley: Navajo Storyteller

Monday, January 27, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Storer Ballroom, Student Center

Sunny Dooley: Miss Navajo Documentary
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Byrd Center for Legislative Study

Sunny Dooley has been appointed with the responsibility as the Navajo Storyteller for over thirty years. As a folklorist and cultural consultant she constantly travels national and internationally to facilitate cross cultural relationships. She has received various distinguishes like Navajos Making a Difference Award and is constantly involved in heading workshops and programs like NMHC Chautauqua Speakers Program. Grab a lunch and come hear Sunny share the oral tradition of the Dine Hozhojii Hane (Navajo Blessingway stories) with our Shepherd campus.


Multicultural Leadership Team Information Forum

Friday, January 17, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cumberland Room - Student Center

Friday, January 21, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cumberland Room - Student Center

The Multicultural Leadership Team would like to invite all students to an information meeting. We will review the scholarship application process, details about eligibility, and address any questions or concerns about the application procedures. Perspective students will be able to discuss with current students to get a better sense about what the Team’s capabilities are, represents and strives to do as student leaders.


From Jazz to Hip Hop in our Modern Era

Monday, February 10, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Storer Ballroom - Student Center

Antonio D. Underwood is a highly acclaimed jazz tubist who, as cited in an MTV music report, has recently crossed over from Jazz to Pop. His musical career in the New York City scene has allowed him to collaborate with jazz legends McCoy Tyner and the late, great Max Roach. Mr. Underwood’s career includes experiences as a classical player, touring in Off and On-Broadway productions; a music producer and CEO of Tone East LLC; and a tenured teacher at Dwight Morrow High School. He initiated a Steel Drum program that was consistently asked to perform at community and corporate events and functions throughout the eastern regions of the United States. Multicultural Student Affairs invites music lovers to a program that will explore the unique voices throughout American music, it’s significance on the populous, and what role today's music plays in our society. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs


Shepherd University Kings & Queens of Culture: Black History Expo

Thursday, February 18, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Storer Ballroom - Student Center

Shepherd University students Timothy Durant and William McKenzie will host an innovative Black History Open Mic Lounge. The evening will consist of poetry, live music, artwork, and refreshments. Come out and support Shepherd students celebrate not only Black History but all people who have contributed to our unique American culture. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs


Historical Soul: Soul Dinner

Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Shepherd University Dining Hall

Historical Soul celebrates African-American contributions to American culture. This thrilling musical adventure starts with the sophisticated sounds of jazz and Blues. The group honors the origins of Rock and Roll with songs by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles and the stylish sound track of America; Motown. They conclude by romping through the Southern Soul of Stax records and the free spirited Disco era. It will be an evening of wonderful food, music, and a great insight into another facet of American culture. Student meal plans will be accepted or dinner can be purchased for $8.00. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and Dining Services