Newsletter 11: November 13th, 2018

Happy Native American Heritage Month!




Native American Heritage Week
Join Native American Student Association in celebrating a week full of events for Native American Heritage Month.
  • Monday 11/12: Footsteps of Our Ancestors and "More Than a Word" documentary showing at 6 PM in ED 104
  • Tuesday 11/13: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness at 6 PM in the Church Auditorium
  • Wednesday 11/14: Hand Game Demonstration at 6 PM in the Living Room
  • Thursday 11/15: Native American Showcase at 6 PM in the Ballroom
  • Saturday 11/17: Traditional Food Plate Sale, please email club to order at

SUU Elections Event
Come learn how to run for office at SUU from experienced panelists on Tuesday, November 13th at 6 PM in the Leavitt Center.
African Cultural Showcase
Come learn about African countries with African Union Club on Wednesday, November 14th from 11-1 PM in the Living Room. Enjoy a  colorful fashion show, music, dances, food, and more.
CDI Fall Potluck
Join the CDI and its annual Fall Potluck this Sunday, November 18th at 6 PM at the Ramada Inn (1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720). Please sign up to bring your own dishes here.
Adulting 101: FASFA Night
Learn how to submit the FAFSA this Wednesday, November 14th at 5 PM in the Nest (ST 178)! Bring your FSA ID, social security number, 2017 federal income tax returns, bank statements, and records of untaxed income and we will help you fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
Real Women Run
The YWCA in Salt Lake City is hosting a nonpartisan training for women in Southern Utah and surrounding communities who want to go into public service, step into community leadership, or get involved in Utah politics as candidates or campaign managers. You will learn from local leaders, current elected officials in Utah, and campaign experts.This event will be Saturday, December 1st from 8 AM to 2 PM at the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in attending this event, please email the Leavitt Center to register at
The Ins and Outs of Mental Health
Our POWER Club presents the Ins and the Outs of Mental health event where a screening of Pixar's Inside Out will be shown along with the insight of CAPS on resources and the brain-work of emotions. This will take place on Tuesday, December 4th at 4 PM in the Sterling Church Auditorium.
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).


Black History Month Class
In advance of Spring Semester registration opening next week, I am pleased to send you a flyer and calendar for SUU's Celebration of Black History Month in late-January and February 2019.  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.
IIC Scholarships 
The Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative is giving out $100-$500 need based scholarships to Native American students or students who attended Title 1 schools (schools in rural Utah). These scholarships fund EDGE Projects, Natural Resource Conference Attendance, Conference for Outdoors Skills or Education, Wilderness First Aid Courses, and Training for Field Skills. Email to apply or for more information.

CDI Student of the Month (November)
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.

Professional Closet Guide Models Wanted
The SUU Career Center is making a Professional Clothing Guide to help our students! We're also taking professional photos to give employers a visual representation of how awesome our T-Birds are. We need a variety of students to showcase our diversity, and we'd like you to help!
Please fill out this form to let us know your availability to be a model for a professional clothing shoot -- what to wear and what not to wear. Not available? Please share this with classmates who might be interested.

If interested, please fill out the form by clicking

Questions? Contact Geoff Lewis at or 435.865.8785.

Our Clubs!

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: Selina Payan-Jurado

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: Braydon Rawlings
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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