Newsletter 17: January 16th, 2019

Student of the Month

Congratulations Aiose Talamoni
"Sitting with students who are eating alone in the dining hall is one of the many things Aioise does to make sure everyone feels loved, heard, and valued on campus,"says a person who nominated Ise. One nominator noted that Aioise is a hard worker and never asks for anything in return. 
Aioise, more commonly known as Ise, received her Associates Degree in General Studies from SUU in 2018. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Outside of the classroom, Ise supervises 80 students as a Resident Assistant of Founder's Hall and is the President of the Polynesian Club. Shak, Vice President of Academics for Polynesian Club says, "There is more unity in the Poly Club since Ise became president." 
Ise says that it is an honor to be selected as Student of the Month for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and would like to thank everyone for making her feel welcome.


MLK Week of Reflection
Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Black Student Union for a week of activities inspired by the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Tuesday 1/22 at 6 PM: MLK B-Day Party in the Living Room
  • Wednesday 1/23 at 6:30 PM: Selma Screening in the Sterling Church Auditorium
  • Thursday 1/24 at 6:30 PM: What has changed? Empowerment Reflections in the Sterling Church Auditorium

Career Workshop: Get Hired Locally
Tue, 1/15 5:30pm @Career Center
Local employers answer your questions on how to get hired! Panelists include:
  • Sam Yoshida - Vivint
  • Andy Springer - American Family Insurance / Corporate Alliance
  • Trujillo J. Amy - Deseret Employment

Student Jobs Fair
Wed, 1/16 10:00am - 1:30pm @Sharwan Smith Student Center Ballroom
The Student Jobs Fair is an opportunity for you to meet with employers looking to hire students now. Local employers will be hiring students for flexible, part-time work. As well, representatives from SUU Human Resources will be available to help students locate on-campus jobs as well.
A.P.E.X Event: Amandine Gay
Join A.P.E.X for the event with Amandine Gay called Speak Up: Documentary Film-making as a Tool to Reclaim the Narrative on January 31st at 11:30 AM in the Great Hall. Amandine Gay is a Montreal-based Afrofeminist filmmaker, activist, and journalist. Following her graduation from the Institute of Political Science in Lyon with a masters in communication, Amandine Gay joined the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris 16 and began performing in theatre, film and television.

Gaming Fridays
Gaming Fridays are back! Do you like to play video and/or board games? Come join us every Friday from 12-5 PM in the CDI (ST 101).       


Multicultural Student History Research Intern
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Gerald R. Sheratt Library, are seeking a paid student intern to execute a Multicultural Student History Project. The student intern will work under the guidance of Paula Mitchell to research and write short articles about the history of multicultural students at Southern Utah University. Click here for more information and how to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 18th at 5 PM.
Resident Assistant Application
Are you interested in free housing and a free meal plan? Apply to be a Resident Assistant for SUU housing. Click here for more information and to apply. The deadline for the application is Friday, January 18th at noon.

SUUSA/SPB Elections
Applications for Southern Utah University Student Association (SUUSA) and Student Programming Board (SPB) are open for the 2019-20 school year. Applications are due by February 4th at 5 PM to ST 177. Click here for the SUUSA application and click here for the SPB application.
  • Election Info Sessions (in the Leavitt Center)
    • Jan. 23rd at 5 PM
    • Jan. 29th at 5 PM
  • How To Write a Platform (in the Leavitt Center)
    • Jan. 17th at 11:30 AM
  • How To Write a Campaign (in the Leavitt Center)
    • Jan. 31st at 5 PM

Black History Month Class
While events are free and open to the public, interested students are encouraged to enroll in the one-credit P/F options, History 2922 or History 3922.  This year's national theme is "Black  Migrations," and our BHM program features speakers from SUU and other universities, along with specially-selected movies.  Questions can be directed to Earl Mulderink at or 435/865-8341.  
CDI Student of the Month (January)
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is excited to highlight some the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will begin a Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the month. Nominations will be accepted from any SUU faculty, staff, or student. Winners will be chosen by the CDI team and will be recognized physically in the CDI, in the electronic newsletter, and will be awarded a gift card in appreciation. To nominate a student who you believe deserves this recognition, click here.

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance
Meeting: TBA
Club President: Liz Pittman
Social Media: IG:suu_aasa

Black Student Union (BSU)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 6:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Sunny Sims
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President:
Stacy Soto
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Meeting: Every Tuesday at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Tylor Garcia

Social Media: NASA Facebook
Polynesian Club
Meeting: Every First Monday at 7 PM in the ED 111
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Meeting: Thursday's at 11 AM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Lacey Woods
Social Media: PAEC Facebook
African Union Club
Meeting: Friday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Lisa Muisimbi
Social Media: IG: suu_a.u.c

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. We provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)

The CDI collaborates with campus partners to foster a learning environment that respects multiple perspectives and differences through multicultural clubs, workshops, trainings and cultural programming. The CDI invites members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus culture.


Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101

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