Reminder: Submissions from all campuses for ‘We are GB’ cultural mural due Friday, March 29

Submissions for the “We Are GB” project are due Friday, March 29, 2019. The project aims to create an artistic representation of the collective cultures of UW-Green Bay for a tunnel in the Instructional Services (IS) building, Green Bay Campus. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff from all campuses are invited to submit a picture or two that represents their culture, along with a sentence or two explaining the picture related to the culture. All the submissions will be presented to an artist, who will then design the art piece. Your actual picture may or may not be used, but your submission will allow the artist to use your image, versions of it or words in the final piece. Submit your photos.

Event submission deadline for Human Mosaic is Monday, Nov. 19

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office is accepting event submissions for the Spring 2019 Human Mosaic, a publication intended to capture all UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity. All four UW-Green Bay campuses are invited to submit events. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to students, staff and faculty at the beginning of the semester. The deadline to submit is Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Any questions can be directed to Multicultural Advisor Bao Sengkhammee by phone at 920-465-2022 or by email sengkhab@uwgb.edu. Submit here.

Reminder: Lunch and Learn set for Thursday, Oct. 11

Bring your lunch and learn about the Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute with Bao Sengkhammee, the Multicultural Advisor for Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in the Alumni Room (formerly Room 103) in UW-Green Bay’s University Union from Noon to 1 p.m.

Multicultural potluck is Thursday evening at Mauthe

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 christis@uwgb.edu.
 

Reminder: AIC’s ‘Fall Showcase’ is Sept. 9

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.

AIC asks to save the date for Sept. 9 student showcase, welcome


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.

Multicultural gathering is Tuesday night in the Phoenix Room

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 christis@uwgb.edu.

New program starting small, making positive difference for students

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.

Mark your calendar (and volunteer) for state multicultural conference in April

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 lom@uwgb.edu.

Thursday’s Multicultural Networking Event is postponed until April

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.”)