Liz Peinado: Discussion on Ferguson and Race Relations

Post: Ferguson has been the topic of national debate for a long time now, and Liz Peinado is coming here to shed some light on Ferguson events. She will be giving a first person perspective on the events that took place in Ferguson. She will not only be discussing the effects on the Ferguson community, but on the effect it had nationwide as well. This is a great opportunity to listen to someone who knows what is happening in the Ferguson community and learn how it effects everyone personally.

This will take place on Monday, February 23rd, from 6-8pm in Phoenix Rooms A and B.

Graduate School Prep Program

Going to grad school and unsure of where to begin? Look no further! The American Intercultural Center will be hosting three meetings to help prepare you for grad school. To sweeten the deal, the AIC will pay for one graduate school application fee if you complete all of the program’s requirements and attend all three meetings!

The first meeting is Thursday, February 19th, at 6pm in the American Intercultural Center.

House Party 2015!!

First things first: free pizza and root beer (no charge)! And if that doesn’t convince you to come, comedian Wendi Fox will be here to present Trashed, sharing her personal experiences with alcohol abuse to provide an insightful outlook on alcoholism. There will also be “beer” pong, spin the bottle, a pour me booth and RC car races with the drunk goggles.

This event takes place Monday, February 16th, from 7pm-9pm in the Phoenix Rooms.Wendi Fox Poster

Dark Girls Film

Dark Girls

A lot of women in the African American community are criticized for the tone of their skin, which is viewed as a power structure. This is called colorism, which is judgment based off of the shade of one’s skin. This documentary exams the effects of colorism on African American women in the United States and the negative impacts it has on them. Join the members of Black Student Union in viewing this film, where you can learn the cultural values America puts on the shade of dark skin.

Click Here to view the Dark Girls trailer!

This film will be shown in the Christie Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 10th and 11th, from 6pm-9pm.

Last Day to Add and Drop Classes

The last day to add and drop classes for a full refund and no penalty is this Sunday, February 8th. After you must get a professor’s permission and you will only get a 50% refund (after February 22nd there is no refund). The same is true for adding classes. Students may add classes until February 8th, but after there will be a $15 penalty and a late add form must be filled out.

Here is a link to the deadline schedule:


Soul Food Dinner

Join the Black Student Union for their Annual Soul Food dinner this Saturday, February 7th, from 5:30pm until 7pm. The delicious, all you can eat menu is worth going! The menu includes collard greens, fried chicken, catfish, cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, cornbread/rolls, peach cobbler, and sweet tea. And if food isn’t encouraging enough (let’s be real, it is), the program will also feature the  nationally renowned slam poet, Dana Gilmore.

Tickets are sold at the University Ticketing and Information Center until Friday, February 6th. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for community members.

Welcome Back!

It is officially Spring 2015! Time has flown fast, and with all of the upcoming events this semester, it will fly even faster. Make sure to check back with the American Intercultural Center Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Webinar: Community College Student Success Inventory

The American Intercultural Center will be hosting a free lunch and learn webinar by the Minority Male Community College Collaborative. It is called the “Institutional Self-Assessment to Improve Outcomes for Men of Color: Using the Community College Student Success Inventory”.

The Community College Student Success Inventory for men of color was designed to be used by community college educators to assess their institution’s efforts and readiness to facilitate student success for men of color. The instrument assesses six overarching categories of institutional action and support needed for the success of men of color who are enrolled in community colleges: 1) financial aid, 2) student support services, 3) teaching and learning, 4) institutional research, 5) minority male initiatives and programs, and 6) early alert systems.

If you are interested, this webinar will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 12pm – 1pm in the Christie Theater.  So bring your lunch!

It’s December Again!

Exams start in T-minus one week and two days, give or take. So it’s time for the most exciting (or should I say, exhausting) time of the year: studying for exams. Just remember to take it slow, organize your thoughts and what is the most important to get done. This is a great time to pull out all of your syllabi and use a calendar or daily planner. It will help you keep track of when to study, how much you need to study, and how much time you need to study.

This is also a reminder that Cofrin Library hours have been extended for final exam time. Please take a look at the chart below if you would like more crunch time in the library for exams.Cofrin Library December Schedule

Southeast Asian Student Union

The Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU) had their Pho Night last Friday, November 21st. People who went there got a delicious meal, and some can’t wait for the next Pho Night so they can bring their friends!

While on the topic, SASU’s purpose is to promote diversity among the campus and community. SASU is here to educate others about the Southeast Asian culture and to engage the campus with diverse activities and events, such as this one. Keep a lookout for more of their events, especially in the American Intercultural Center!