A weekly summary of diversity and inclusion activities at Slippery Rock UniversityTHIS WEEK:
TIBETAN CULTURE: Tibetan Culture Week begins Monday when visiting monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery begin creating a sand Mandela in Carruth Rizza Hall using small metal tubes filled with colored ground greenstones to create an intricate design. The week continues with a showing of the film "What Remains of Us" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall, and a presentation titled "Journey to the Roof of the World: Sacred Dances and Chants of Tibet" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Swope Music Hall. The Mandela will be dissolved during a special ceremony at noon, Friday, in Carruth Rizza Hall.
INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOW: The International Services office invites everyone to come and see its international students as models in a show representing fashions from various cultures. The free Nov. 8, 8 p.m., show is in the University Union. Contact Pamela Frigot, director, International Services, at 724.738.2605 for further information.
INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE AND COFFEE HOUSE: Nov. 9, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Special Collections Room, Bailey Library. Get to know SRU's international students while enjoying coffee and snacks. Articles that represent student's home countries will be on display. Contact Pamela Frigot, director, International Services, at 724.738.2605 for further information.
RACE AND ETHNIC IDENTITY LUNCHEON: Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the University Club. Luncheon is open to the public, faculty, students and staff. The buffet is $6.50. The event gives everyone the opportunity to share and learn about one another. For additional information contact the Frederick White, President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity co-chair, at email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE: SRU international students will discuss the economic and political climate of a variety of countries Nov. 11, from 12:30-2 p.m., in Room 206 of the University Union. Contact Pamela Frigot, director, International Services, at 724.738.2605 for further information.
MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEK: SRU's Student Veterans of America chapter will host a Veteran's Breakfast at 8 a.m., Wednesday, in the University Union and collect items to be sent to Marines serving in Afghanistan. Free "Yellow Ribbons" will be distributed. At 6 p.m., Wednesday, the veteran's organization will host a post-traumatic stress disorder panel session with professionals and screen the film "Combat Diary, The Marines of Lima Company" in Spotts World Culture Building. The SRU Alumni Association will host the annual Veterans Day observance at 11:11 a.m., Thursday, outside the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.ON THE HORIZON:
INTERNATIONAL DINNER: 7 p.m., Nov. 13, in the University Union. This 36th annual dinner features food from around the world prepared from recipes contributed by SRU international students. Entertainment by students will be provided. Tickets, available in the International Services office, 114, Carruth Rizza Hall, are $20 for the general public; $10 for SRU students; and $6 for those under age 12. Contact Pamela Frigot, director, International Services, at 724.738.2605, for additional information.
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.