From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday (Sept. 25), several of our UW-Green Bay colleagues will be collaborating with the community’s Green Bay Multicultural Center to host a potluck and discussion group at the Mauthe Center. As always, open to University employees and students and their families as well as any community members. Past gatherings have drawn compliments on the food and conversation. If you’re coming, please bring a dish to share. Questions? Contact Stacie Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Intercultural Center is hosting its annual Fall Showcase Tuesday (Sept. 9) from 4 to 6 p.m. The first hour is a meet-and-greet with short remarks by multicultural advisers. At 5 p.m., a student showcase in the Christie Theatre will feature multicultural student organizations talking about their plans and events for the school year.
The American Intercultural Center shares word that the Fall 2014 Welcome and Student Showcase will take place Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the AIC on the lower level of the University Union. Faculty and staff are encourage to come to the AIC and meet new and continuing students, and students and others will have the opportunity to learn more about the center and its services. Then, step down the hall to the Christie Theatre and watch multicultural student organization members represent, perform, and showcase diverse talents. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact the AIC at 465-2720.
The American Intercultural Center shares word that it will be hosting the Multicultural Center community gathering Tuesday (March 11) from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Phoenix Room. The AIC invites the Green Bay community to come discuss topics that are of interest to all cultures within Green Bay. Approximately 100 people from diverse populations typically attend these community-focused events. Everyone is invited to participate. This event is highly encouraged for students and employees who wish to gain a better appreciation of multicultural perspectives. Pizza will be provided, free to all. For more information, please contact Stacie Christian in the American Intercultural Center at email@example.com.
A new program is seeking to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of black male students at UW-Green Bay — and participants say it’s already making a positive difference. The P.H.O.E.N.I.X. Black Male Initiative, co-directed by Multicultural Adviser Shawn Robinson and Assistant Prof. James Coates of Education, focuses on creating community among a small number of students who are eager to succeed but may lack a sense of belonging, Robinson said. “It’s really just an opportunity for the guys to get together each week and allow them to talk about things that impact them academically, socially or about their careers,” he said. “Our objective is to show them how they can be successful at this campus.” Our news feature has more details.
The UW System Annual American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference is coming to UW-Green Bay in April 2014. If you are interested in being part of this conference planning committee, please email Mai J. Lo Lee from the American Intercultural Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Intercultural Center would like to notify the campus community that the Multicultural Networking Event has been postponed for this fall. The event had been scheduled for Thursday evening (Sept. 27) in the Union’s Phoenix Room B, but will be rescheduled because of a low number of registrations. The event, cosponsored by the AIC and the Office of the Chancellor, will now take place during the spring semester, from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 24, 2013 in Phoenix B. (A possible fall event will be considered for fall 2013, perhaps later in October, the AIC reports, adding, “As always thank you to the campus community for your ongoing support of the academic success of multicultural students.”)
Our friends in the American Intercultural Center have issued a special invitation to faculty and staff who work with multicultural student populations to attend Multicultural Networking: Connecting Campus-Community-Future 2012, a reception that will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. A program initiated and conducted under the direction of Chancellor Tom Harden, the event is primarily targeted toward multicultural students and community professionals with multicultural backgrounds. Goals include teaching the importance of networking, creating opportunities to effectively build skills and encouraging ongoing mentor or internship relationships. Interested parties are asked to RSVP online by Friday, Sept. 21: click here.
The following dates and themes have been set for the annual Cultural Cuisine Series hosted by the University Union. Mark your calendars for tasty international theme luncheons prepared by A’viands chefs for the enjoyment of UW-Green Bay co-workers, students and community members. You might even win a prize, if your name is drawn. The lineup for 2012-13:
* Sept. 27, 2012 — Jordon
* Dec. 7 – Holiday tradition
* Feb. 15 – Greece
* April 25 – Vietnam
UW-Green Bay will host a multicultural networking event for students and area professionals from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 4) in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center. Connections: Campus-Community-Future 2012 is a program initiated and conducted under the direction of Chancellor Thomas K. Harden. It represents the coordinated efforts of the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence with the professional staff and student employees of the American Intercultural Center. The reception is targeted primarily for students and community professionals with multicultural backgrounds. The primary purpose of this event is to teach students the importance of networking and create an opportunity to build skills to do it effectively. Refreshments will be served; dress is business casual.