A weekly summary of diversity and inclusion activities at Slippery Rock UniversityTHIS WEEK(10-15-10):
HISPANIC-LATINO: SRU will observe Hispanic-Latino cultures through Oct. 22 with a series of programs. The film “City of God” will be presented in Portuguese with English subtitles at 5 p.m., Oct. 19 in Eisenberg. The series concludes Oct. 22 with a 9 p.m. dance with the Pittsburgh salsa band Azucar performing in Carruth Rizza.
BUILDING BRIDGES: Open forum for students and the general public to discuss stereotyping issues. Oct. 19, 7:30-9 p. m., Alumni House. Contact Mychael Lee with questions and for information about weekly topics, email@example.com
IN THE PINK: Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. In conjunction with HealthFest, a free event aimed at joining tri-county communities and the University for a day of health-related exhibits, screenings and presentations. Oct. 19. HealthFest activities are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the ARC. The Stride for a Cure is at 12:30 p.m. Walk starts at the ARC. Participants will walk a 1-mile campus loop. T-shirts available. All proceeds benefit Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Presented by the Student Recreation Center. For more information contact, Karen Perrry, assistant director of campus recreation.
LUNAFEST: The Women’s Studies Program and the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts are hosting a film festival that features 10 short films by, for and about women. The festival, presented by the Pennsylvania Film Institute, is Oct. 20, 7-9 p. m., ATS Auditorium. Part of the proceeds goes to the Breast Cancer Fund. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for students and $5 general admission. Contact Jace Condravy, professor of English and program chair, for additional information, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANCELLOR'S VISIT: John Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will host an open forum for the campus community at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 21, in Room 304 of the Physical Therapy Building.
TAKE THE SURVEY: The SRU Campus Climate Survey continues online through Oct 17 at: http://online.survey.psu.edu/sru.ON THE HORIZON:
TRAINING RULES: A movie event Oct. 26, 6 p.m., ATS Auditorium. The movie is presented by the President’s Commission for LGBTQI and the Women's Center. After the movie, Tracy Leets, an SRU alumnus, will discuss her experience as an “out” lesbian in sports. For information contact Catherine Massey, associate professor of psychology and co-chair of the commission, at email@example.com
COUNSELING CENTER: The mission of the Student Counseling Center at Slippery Rock University supports and promotes the psychological, academic and holistic health of Slippery Rock students. All services are free and confidential. The office welcomes visits at Rhoads hall, calls to 724.738.2034, or connects to: http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/counseling/Pages/Welcome.aspx.
MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS GROUP: There is an Active Minds chapter at SRU, focused on destigmatizing and heightening the awareness of mental illness http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/counseling/Pages/activeminds.aspx. For more information, call Melissa Nard, assistant professor counseling center, at 724.738.2034.
DIVERSITY and INCLUSION
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TEAM: Student, staff, faculty and administrative leaders across campus are serving on the Diversity and Inclusion Team. It is are charged with serving as active leaders of the change journey and collaborating with other diversity units, allowing for maximum institutional gains, and establishing daily operational activities that center on evolving the institutional culture and capabilities. For further information, contact Jessamine Montero, senior officer for diversity and inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: The Office of International Services is committed to assisting with the internationalization of the university by serving as a resource center; providing services to international students, faculty and scholars; assisting students and faculty going overseas; and integrating international students and scholars into campus and local community life. It welcomes visits at 114 Carruth Rizza Hall, calls to 724.738.2057, or connects to: http://www.sru.edu/academics/internationalservices/Pages/InternationalServices.aspx.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER
THE LGBT RESOURCE CENTER: The LGBT Resource Center is located in the basement of the University Union, by the video games center. Hours for spring are: Monday, 1-8 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:15-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 12:15-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. For further information, contact the Office of Multicultural Development, at 724.738.2700.
MIDDLE EAST STUDIES CENTER AT SRU
MESRU: The Middle East Studies at Slippery Rock University mission is to provide students with knowledge and information about the Middle East region's economic, social, historic, artistic, cultural and political developments and to promote teaching, learning and awareness of its diverse range of languages, cultures, and people. For more information contact Eric Tuten, assistant professor of history, at 724.738.4913 or visit: http://academics.sru.edu/cbiss/MESRU/mission.htm.
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: The vision of the Office of Multicultural Development is to be the impetus for successful experiences for historically underrepresented students, as well as for all constituents of the larger campus community. It welcomes all students, staff and faculty to visit and participate in services and programs. For more information, visit 102 University Union, call 724.738.2700, or connect to http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/multicultural/Pages/MulticulturalDiversityLinks.aspx.