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Multicultural Affairs Conference 2012

Changing faces in education



Multicultural Affairs Conference 2012: Changing faces in education
November 15 & 16, 2012
Minnesota State University, Mankato



Fees for faculty/staff, and the general public: $125 
Current MSU student: $25


MSU students can earn academic credit by attending this conference. Simply follow the steps below:

1) Register for the course ETHN 296, 496, 596. Any of these courses can be taken for 1 or 2 credits
2) Download course syllabus for [PDF] 1 credit (92 KiB) or for [PDF] 2 credits. (96 KiB)
3) Register for the conference and pay $25 registration fee

For MnSCU Faculty and Staff

You can find the Multicultural Affairs Conference 2012 on the STARS system. Type keywords:diversity, multicultural, education
Registration Fee: $125


Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 15

  • Keynote: Multicultural Education
  • Panel on multicultural education


  • Keynote: The State of Southeast Asians in Higher Education
  • Keynote: Changing Demographics and their Implications for Multicultural Education

Breakout Sessions I

  • South Sudan: The world’s NEWEST nation
  • Introduction to AAPI Communication Style
  • Illegal Democracy: Undocumented youths taking their futures into their hands
  • How Asian Are You?
  • Assessing Attitudes towards Equity and Diversity at MNSU, Mankato
  • Five Lenses for Educating and Assessing Cultural Competence
  • Wisdom: The Changing Faces in Education: How to build on our cultural strengths for a successful Higher Education

Breakout Sessions II

  • Introduction to AAPI Communication Style
  • The Changing Faces of Students Becoming Multi-lingual in Minnesota Students of Color Embracing Global Education
  • How Asian Are You?
  • Students of the Future: Viewing multiculturalism from multiple dimensions
  • Indian Education: Where It Was, Where It Is, and Where It’s Going
  • Graduate Assistants Panel


  • Keynote: Take It Higher Than Just Higher Education

Social Event

Friday, November 16

Breakout Sessions III

  • Encouraging Many Stories: Critical thinking and multicultural narratives
  • Multilingual Careers, Language Access, and Technology Tools
  • Assessing Attitudes towards Equity and Diversity at MNSU, Mankato
  • Illegal Democracy: Undocumented youths taking their futures into their hands


  • Keynote: Changing Faces in Higher Education: Unmasking dilemmas in the curriculum
  • Panel with Mankato Symphony Orchestra on 150 Years Dakota Conflict

End of Conference



Sponsorship information is available by calling the office at 389-6300. Workshop details and schedule information will be coming soon. General questions or to ask about being a sponsor please E-mail Mari at,



Make Reservation for American Inn:

Conference rate at AmericInn, Mankato
1 Queen: $79.99 +tax
2 Queens: $89.99 +tax
Toll Free Reservations: 800-634-3444
Front Desk: 507-345-8011
240 Stadium Road,
Mankato, MN 56001

Conference rate at City Center Hotel at Mankato
1 King or 2 Queens: $79.99 +tax
Toll Free Reservations: 866-979-8980
Front Desk: 507-345-1234
101 E. Main St. 
Mankato, MN 56001

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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