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Newsletter 11: November 14th, 2019

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 
HERE!

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!

Events


 
Know Your Rights Workshop
The Undocumented Migrant Alliance will be holding a workshop on Wednesday, November 20 at 6 PM in the Church Auditorium to discuss the various rights people (documented or otherwise) may not know they have in dire situations. Come stop by for a night of knowledge and insight.

Disability Awareness Week 2019
Join us next week for Disability Awareness Week at the following events:
Monday, November 18.
  • From 10 AM to 2 PM, there will be an Obstacle Course at the Rotunda.
  • At 11 AM, there will be a presentation on Depression and Suicide by Dr. Kholoud al-Kubbaj in GC 409.
  • At 2 PM, there will be a short Yoga and Breathing exercise by Tara Kephart in the Starlight Room. Please bring your own mat. 
Tuesday, November 19.
  • From 10 AM to 2 PM, there will be an Obstacle Course at the Rotunda.
  • At 3 PM, there will be a showing of the movie The Soloist, facilitated by Dr. Schavalla Rivera in the Sterling Church Auditorium.
  • At 6:30 PM, there will be a Half Time Basketball Game activity in the Arena.
Wednesday, November 20.
  • At 11 AM, there will be a Mini Golf Challenge in the Student Support Services office, which is located in the second floor of the Student Center (ST 206F).
  • At 12 PM, there will be a presentation on anxiety, depression, and developing skills to combat them by the Health and Wellness Center in the Sterling Church Auditorium.
  • At 2 PM, there will be a short Yoga and Breathing exercise by Tara Kephart in the Brian Head room. Please bring your own mat. 
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.

 

Our Clubs!

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

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

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

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Stacy Soto
Contact: salexandrasoto7@gmail.com
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa
Meeting: Wednesdays, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Morgan Whiskers
Contact: morgan.whiskers13@gmail.com

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

Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Contact: aioisetalamoni@gmail.com
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
Contact: rebeccamorehouse@suumail.net
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
Meeting: Thursdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Nestor Zapata 
Contact: npzapata06@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @uma_suu
Meeting: Thursdays, 8 PM, CDI (ST 101)










OUR MISSION
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.
 

CONTACT US
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101
diversity@suu.edu
435.865.8761


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