We would like to invite the campus community to our Welcome Back Gathering in the AIC, University Union 150, on Monday (Feb. 1) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a popular event for multicultural students, faculty, and our friends and allies campus-wide. As some of you may know, UWGB is beginning to explore an expanded understanding of diversity toward more fully integrating diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives into the fabric of campus life. To that end, it is vital to make every effort to meet new people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and to challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone.
The American Intercultural Center (AIC) shares the space with the Office of Student Life (OSL). The purpose of the event is to network with students, share a light meal together and informally visit with one another. The environment is safe, informal, and comfortable. The students call it a “home away from home”. The AIC hosts this event every semester, but the hope is that the connections made here will last throughout the semester and that we can begin to create new circles of support for students campuswide. We will take a few minutes to introduce the staff of the AIC and the Office of Student Life, as well as introduce the leaders of several key student organizations. If you are available anytime between 11:30-1:00 on Monday, February 1st stop in and visit with our students! We look forward to seeing you and working together to support student success!
On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 7:30 am the American Intercultural Center will host a breakfast to invite discussion about improving minority and disadvantaged student success. Alumni are resources to the campus and current students in many ways. On Wednesday, we will explore ways to improve our relationship and strengthen our understanding of what it takes to be successful.
Are you an alumni of UWGB? What are your experiences at UWGB and what made your campus life experience meaningful? What were the key factors contibuting to your academic success? Please post your “success story” in the comment section below. Your story just might make the difference in the lives of our current students! Thank you!
This is our brand new website….Yeah! The website will be a work in progress. Please let me know your ideas and reactions and feel free to be our friend on facebook and send us comments. I want to be able to start discussions about changes that will be happening on campus regarding diversity. It is important that students not just have a voice, but participate fully to shape the UW Green Bay Campus Diversity Inititative called Inclusive Excellence.
Deborah Rezac, Diversity Director, American Intercultural Center
Angela Bauer-Dantoin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Biology and Women’s Studies
Chair, Human Biology
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
Phone: (920) 465-2279
Fax: (920) 465-2769
“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
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…”