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Fall 2010 AIC Welcome Back Gathering

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
11:30am – 1:30pm
University Union 150

The American Intercultural Center would like to invite the campus community to join in a Welcome Back Celebration at the AIC/Office of Student Life (Room 150, University Union), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 8).

The Welcome Back gathering is an opportunity for new and returning students to meet each other, learn about student organizations, resources offered by the AIC and programs developed by the Office of Student Life, the Diversity Task Force and much more.

It is also an opportunity to meet and network with faculty, administrators, and others who are advocates and allies for students of color and other under-represented students, such as students with disabilities, students from different religious backgrounds, students who are first-generation students, military veterans, students who identify as GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian Bi-Sexual Transgender Questioning) and international students.

AIC Diversity Director Deborah Rezac notes that the “Inclusive Excellence” concepts of broader definitions of diversity are reflected here: “Our diverse student community is growing and with that growth will come great opportunities for new learning and will challenge us to work together in new ways!” So… 11:30 – 1:30 on Wednesday… stay as long as you like, bring your lunch and enjoy great fellowship!

Egg Roll fundraiser

The student organization, Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), is happy to announce its annual egg roll fundraiser.

Egg rolls are traditionally made in Asian cultures for the purpose of family gatherings and special events.  They are made with seasoned pork, shredded carrots, onions, cabbage, bean thread and eggs all wrapped in Asian rice paper, then deep fried.  SASU is also offering a vegetarian option (same vegetables) with no meat.

Egg rolls can be frozen and then warmed in oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. The pricing is: one half dozen (6) = $8.00, One dozen (12)  =  $14.00, Two dozen (24) = $25.00, Three dozen (36)  =  $35.00 with Sweet and Sour Dipping available for $0.50 per 2oz container.

Order forms and payment have to be in to the American Intercultural Center (AIC) (University Union Room 150) by Thursday, February 18, 2010 by 3pm. The egg rolls can be picked up on Monday, February 22, 2010 in the AIC after 9:00 AM. If you are interested, please email SASU Staff Adviser, Mai Lo Lee at lom@uwgb.edu – she would be more than happy to email you an order form.

Galen – Master Flutist

History of Jazz: Turn of the Century to Present Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

7:00-8:30pm

Phoenix Club

FREE

If you have a question or require assistance, please contact the AIC at 920-465-2720

Sponsored by: AIC, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dean of Students, Humanistic Studies, GTP

“Hyphenated American” panel discussion

“Latino or Hispanic, Black or African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native-American or Indian American…” Do these labels truly describe who people are? The American Intercultural Center hosted the first of six fall-semester panel discussions on Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2009) to open dialogue about the meaning behind these descriptors and how they shape our thoughts and identities.

Photos by Kimberly Vlies,
Office of Marketing and University Communication

ALLY Conference is Saturday

The ALLY Conference is a one-day program that will empower its participants with the knowledge and enthusiasm to strive for change and allyship through its workshops and keynote speaker. The conference will offer opportunities to learn about and discuss social themes that affect different student populations, such as women, people of color, persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community. The ALLY Conference will emphasize diversity and accessibility issues within all the student populations, and also provide a safe environment to celebrate the diversity and talents of women, people of color, persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community. More importantly, student participants will learn how to become an ally for these communities.

Here’s what 2008 Conference Participants said about their experience!
“I think it was a great conference! I learned a lot about what it means to be an ally. I feel more at ease being an ally for others. By attending this conference I feel I have taken a step in fulfilling my goal of becoming a more open-minded worldly person.”

“I have really enjoyed the conference and the opportunity to meet new people.”

“Got a lot of good info that I will use everyday. I see things differently. I appreciated this conference, I learned a lot!”

“What an AWESOME conference and learning tool! Please, Please, Please have it again and again for future generations…”