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.
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!
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.
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!
“We educate the UW-Green Bay Campus and community about Indigenous culture, issues affecting Indigenous populations, and developing leadership. We strive to engage Indigenous people in all stages of life, most importantly academic achievement; while maintaining seven generations teachings.”
ISC meets Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the Manistique room. Their members include Lizz Peterson, Dwayne Haines, Kai Pyle, Eliza Skenandore, and Sheena Danforth.
Richie Plass’s Bittersweet winds Exhibit is Nov. 17th-19th, and they have a story telling event coming up February 25th!
If you are interested in joining, feel free to pop into a meeting or contact Lizz Peterson!
The American Intercultural Center is currently looking for two new student employees during the Spring 2015 semester and onward. Duties include greeting students and visitors, sorting mail, doing projects for staff members, and more. To qualify students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and must have familiarity with Microsoft Office.
If you are interested and would like to put in an application, you can ask the front desk in the AIC for one!
The goal of the Black Student Union is to promote and sustain black culture at UWGB and within the community. They welcome students of all ethnic backgrounds to develop and promote programs that educate others about black culture and experience. They also serve as a support system for those who self-identify as Black and/or African American.
The Black Student Union meets on Sundays from 6:15pm-7:15pm in the American Intercultural Center and anyone can join in on the meetings. The more people who join in, the better! If you would like more information, please contact Asti Martin, Tress Blake, or Jessica Schmitt.
Registration for Spring classes begins today! Remember the Student Information System (SIS) is the most important part of enrollment. You can check for your enrollment date and time, as well as build a shopping cart of classes to assist you in determining which classes you should take.
“The mission of La Organización Latino Americana is to create an academic and social support system for, but not limited to, the Latino students at UWGB. We strive to educate people about different Latino cultures through fun activities and programs. in addition, the organization reaches out to the broader Green Bay community through community service and programs.”
OLA meets every other Tuesday at 5:30pm in the American Intercultural Center if you would like to join or would like to sit in on a meeting. OLA also has several upcoming events. USHLI (United States Hispanic Leadership Institute) is a conference that OLA attends yearly in spring. Sign up is November 17th-26th, so if you would like to secure a spot to attend the conference, then make sure to sign up in the American Intercultural Center! They will also be having an Applebee’s Fundraiser December 4th and will be hosting a Holiday gathering December 5th.
If you are curious as to who leads OLA, Grace Vecchie is the president. Their vice president is Kaitlin Skroch, secretary is Samantha Molina, Treasurer is Dou Chang, and Public Relations is Rosa Serrano. If you would like more information, please contact any of the students above (especially Rosa Serrano).