This film is being shown on September 23rd and 24th at 6pm. It is free, and there will be food and beverages provided. This movie is about nine women whose lives are interweaved together. A few of the women already know each other well and a few do not. Each is represented by a different color symbolizing the persona they take on, but the meaning of the color is not always clear. There is love, betrayal, crime, and tough decisions that ensue in the lives of these women. Come and enjoy a great movie!
The student leaders of the multicultural organizations hosted by the American Intercultural Center came together this weekend for a leadership retreat held in Door County. The student groups included; Black Student Union (BSU), Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA), Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), Intertribal Student Council (ISC), and Women of Color (WOC). It was a bonding experience to get the organizations more involved with each other as well as hatch out plans for this semester and the upcoming ones. The weekend also served as a learning opportunity that helped students to develop leadership skills through workshops, dialogue, and other activities. Mai, Crystal, and Justin all worked very hard over the summer to put together this program so that the student organizations could begin to get to know each other better and start the academic year off in support of each other’s events and organizations. It was a huge success, and hopefully potential student leaders will be able to attend next year!
This Thursday, September 18th, there will be a free film hosted in the Christie Theater called Aqui Y Alli. This movie tells the story of Pedro, a man who returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the United States. He finds his daughters older and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the US, he hopes to finally make a better life with his family, and even pursue his dreams on the side by starting a band: Copa Kings. He cherishes the everyday moments with his family. English Subtitles will be provided, along with snacks and refreshments. After the film, there will be a discussion session led by the UW-Green Bay Spanish Language Program.
There are many multicultural student organizations on campus for students to join. The organizations include the Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), Intertribal Student Council (ISC), Women of Color (WOC), Black Student Union (BSU), and Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA). They will have tables at OrgSmorg on Wednesday, September 17th, from 11am until 2pm in the Phoenix Rooms, so you can come and learn more about them! OrgSmorg is also a good opportunity to check out other student organizations as well as get a lot of cool, free stuff and meet your fellow students.
Hopefully everyone has had a good start to the semester. Keep in mind that add and drop deadlines are coming up quickly! The last date of adding and dropping a class without penalty is Monday, September 15th. If classes are added after that date, there will be a $15 fee and instructor permission is needed. If classes are dropped after that date, any tuition and fees that were charged will only be 50% refunded, as well as a DR grade (meaning the class was dropped) on transcripts, until September 29th. After the 29th, students will get no refunds after dropping a class as well as a DR grade on transcripts. Now is a good time to reflect and make sure that all classes are in order. More semester registration dates at the Registration Calendar: http://www.uwgb.edu/registrar/calendar/registration/
There will be a presentation about studying abroad on Monday, September 15th, from 12-1pm in the American Intercultural Center. Jemma Lund (from the Office of International Education) will be coming to present about Student Study Abroad options. This is a good time to learn information about studying abroad as well as ask any pressing questions that you may have. Also, check out more information at the OIE website: http://www.uwgb.edu/international/
There will be a Fall Welcome student showcase on Tuesday, September 9th, 4pm-6pm in the American Intercultural Center and Christie Theater. This is a great opportunity to check out the various multicultural student organizations on campus as well as get to know the students running them. All students are welcome to this event, and snacks and refreshments will be provided.
This coming school year we welcome a new Diversity Director, Dr. Justin Mallett. He will be taking over responsibilities for the American Intercultural Center, which is located in the University Union Room 150 (in the Student Union across from the Student Government Office.) He originates from Kosciusko, Mississippi, and has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Communication from UW-Stevens Point. He also earned his Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College in Madison. He has a wife named Dana, and two children, Jayden and Maya. He loves to play basketball, videogames, and watches reality television. He is a fun, caring guy, so do not hesitate to pay him a visit in his office.
And thus Spring Semester 2014 has come to a close. Hopefully you have had a successful semester and congratulations to all of those graduating! And to those coming back, Fall semester will be a fabulous year.