Newsletter 12: November 21th, 2019

International Week Mini Golf

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion won the student vote for the best mini golf course for the International Week event yesterday, receiving boxes of Crumbl cookies as prizes. We hope you were able to snag some before they got eaten up. Special thanks to Sarian, Kai, Erick, and Leeloo for putting together the course and helping us win the prize!

CDI Student of the Month

The CDI is excited to highlight some of the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will continue our Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the school year. 

Nominations are 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. 

The Student of the Month nominee should demonstrate the qualities of a leader, exemplify the CDI’s mission, and actively promotes the center’s message of inclusivity. Please nominate a deserving student for November 

Printing in the CDI

It has come to our attention that some students are having trouble printing on the computers in the CDI. We've contacted the IT department and they informed us that printing in the CDI is not free. Please don't worry; we are working on getting the printers to charge to the CDI rather than you guys as students. If you're having any trouble printing, please let one of the Beacons or Donnie know. Thank you!

Study Abroad Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad? Here are a couple scholarships to help you out with that:
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students. INSIGHT Into Diversity is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. The international education programs students can apply for now are for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. To find out more and apply, click here!
  • SUU's Financial Aid Office is also offering $250 scholarships to students of various backgrounds to study abroad during the summer, fall, or spring semesters. If you are from a diverse background, are a first-generation student, served in the military, Native American, or are a non-traditional student 25 years or older, you'll need to write an essay explaining why you should be awarded this scholarship. For more information, click here!





Disability Awareness Week 2019
Join us this week for Disability Awareness Week at the following events:
Thursday, November 21.
  • From 10 AM to 2 PM, there will be an Obstacle Course at the Rotunda.
  • At 1 PM, there will be a presentation on Mindfulness and Yoga by Angeles Patino in the Escalante Room.
  • At 3 PM, there will be a showing of the movie Serve Like A Girl, facilitated by Dr. Schavalla Rivera in the Theater of the Student Center.
Friday, November 22.
  • At 12 PM, there will be an ADA Training Session for Faculty and Staff by John Golom. The training will take place in the Shooting Star Room.
  • At 2 PM, there will be a conversation panel on the subject of "campus-portrayed disabilities" by the CAPS office in the Leavitt center.

Miss Native American SUU Pageant
On Friday, November 22, come join us in the Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center for the 41st annual Miss Native American SUU Pageant at 6 PM. Shelvie James, who was Miss NASUU 2018-2019, will be handing down her title to the next generation. Admission is $3 for students and staff (with valid IDs), and $5 for the general community.
Native American Students Scholarship Opportunity
The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance are offering a scholarship to eligible students. The application due date for the Spring 2020 semester is on Monday, November 25. For more information, click here.

Script For Solidarity
Join the UndocuMigrant Alliance in the CDI on Monday, November 25 from 5 to 6 PM to write letters for individuals and families in detention camps and spread a message of hope and solidarity.

The Pride and Equality Club will be hosting a film event in honor of Trans Remembrance Day. Join us at the Sharwan Smith Student Center Theatre (ST 135) on Monday, November 25 from 5:30 to 7:45 PM.
CDI Closing Social
The CDI will be holding a closing social for the fall semester on Wednesday, December 4 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Come on over if you need a break from studying during Dead Week, and help yourself to some games, free cookies, and hot chocolate.

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: Sabrina Kim
Social Media: IG @suu_aasa
Meeting: every other Monday, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

African Union Club (AUC)
Club President: Nouman Kante
Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.c
Meeting: every other Friday, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Malaysia Phang 
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu
Meeting: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Stacy Soto
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa
Meeting: Wednesdays, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Morgan Whiskers

Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suu
Meeting: Tuesdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly
Meeting: every first Monday, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Malachi Morehouse
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
Meeting: Thursdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Nestor Zapata 
Social Media: IG @uma_suu
Meeting: Thursdays, 8 PM, CDI (ST 101)

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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