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Newsletter 16: January 9th, 2019

Welcome Back

Welcome back T-Birds! We hope you enjoyed your break as we are happy to see you all back on campus. Please don't forget to stop by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (ST 101) to see us.

Events



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

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).       

Opportunities

Leavitt Center Positions Open
The Leavitt Center for Politics has fellow and executive council positions open for the spring 2019 semester. This is a great opportunity for leadership and you will be compensated with a stipend. Click here for more information and to apply. The deadline for the application is this Friday, January 11th by 5 PM.

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.

Black History Month Class
In advance of Spring Semester registration opening next week, Register for the Black History Month course 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 mulderink@suu.edu 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
Contact:
lizsakae@gmail.com
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
Contact:
suu.bsu@gmail.com
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
Contact: salexandrasoto7@gmail.com
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
Contact: tylorgarcia10@gmail.com

Social Media: NASA Facebook
Polynesian Club
Meeting: Every First Monday at 7 PM in the ED 111
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Contact: 
aioisetalamoni@gmail.com
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
Contact: laceywoodsari@gmail.com
Social Media: PAEC Facebook
African Union Club
Meeting: Friday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Lisa Muisimbi
Contact: thesiaketu@gmail.com
Social Media: IG: suu_a.u.c






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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