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Spring 2018 Events  

 

FEBRUARY

Writing Center Drop-In Hours - Every Thursday & Fridays 

Location: Womens' Center

Thursdays: 5-8pm

Fridays: 12-3pm

  

20: Finding Your Place: Storytelling About College

CSU 245 - 11:00a.m-12:30p.m

This event features current students and MSU alums sharing complex and compelling stories about "Finding Their Place" in college. The stories are of value and interest to all students, but the stories place specific emphasis on things like being the first in your family to attend college and being a student of color in college. Students who attend will hear three or four 7-10 minute stories and have the chance to reflect on those stories in conversation with other students and MSU staff at the event.

 

Please sign-up to attend only if you can stay for the entire event.  Please register by Feb. 12th  if you wish to reserve a space (space is limited). While this event is open to all students, it is likely to connect most directly to any of you who are the first in your family to attend college and/or who in some way feel you haven't yet "found your place" or found your way in college.There are only 100 seats total for the event, so please register right away if interested at https://msufindingyourplace.eventbrite.com

 

20: AfroLatinx Workshop ( Latino Affairs/CLASA & African American Affairs)

Ostrander Auditorium - 6:00 p.m

Latino Affairs and African American Affairs will be hosting a workshop to open dialogue of intersections of Latino and African roots. 

 

22: Open Kitchen: Touch of Soul Food - BIG 

Multicultural Center (CSU 269) 11:00p.m- 1:00p.m

You thought you had good food before today. Wait until you taste food from a few countries in AFRICA! Your mouth won’t know what to do after having this great, authentic food from countries such as Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, etc.

 

22: International Dress for Successs Fashion Show 

CSU - 7:00pm 

Hosted by Student Events Team (they are partenering with ISA, MCC, and COB) 

Contact is Lydia Jagodzinski - lydia.jagodzinski@mnsu.edu

 

23: Unsettled Selves Storytelling Workshop

CSU 202, 12-2pm

 

15: Latin American Series

SU201 - 5:00p.m

MSU Professor will continue the series on Latin America. The topics will vary from colonization to globalization. 

 

22: Latin American Cooking 

MCC - 11:00a.m - 1:00p.m

Latin American students will provide a taste of their cultural foods.  

 

25: Sunday Dinner (SSSA/BMW) 

Multicultural Center (CSU 269) 1:00p.m - 3:00p.m

 

28: Film Screening: Marshall 

Ostrander Auditorium 5:00p.m - 7:00p.m

The Center for African American Affairs is pleased to bring the 2017 film, Marshall, to the MNSU campus. This film is an American biographical drama after the first African - American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Join us for a good movie and popcorn! APRIL

 

Student Organized: Black Card Revoked (BMW/BIG) 

Date, time and location to be announced 

 

MARCH

Writing Center Drop-In Hours - Every Thursday & Fridays 

Location: Womens' Center

Thursdays: 5-8pm

Fridays: 12-3pm

 

12: Clothing Swap

 Women's Center, 5-8pm

Free clothing swap, open to all ages and sizes. Bring any clothes you want to donate, and take as much as you can carry! 

 

13: Multicultural Dance Competition 

CSU Ballroom - 7:00p.m

Featuring the Lor Brothers of Kinjaz

 

14: Dine & Development: Etiquette Lunch (CDC)

Location and Time to be determined.

 

14: Cultural Fashion Show (BMW)

Location and Time to be determined.

 

15: Carol Ortman Perkings Lecture: Melissa Harris - 7:00p.m, CSU Ballroom

Tickets are free and available in the Women's Center, CSU218.Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the Faculty Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. Melissa hosted the television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC and was Editor-at-Large for Elle.com 2016-2017.  She remains a sought after public speaker, lecturing widely throughout the United States and abroad. She is the author of the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Tulane University. Professor Harris-Perry has been awarded honorary degrees from many universities including Meadville Lombard Theological School, Winston-Salem State University, Eckerd College, and New York University. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, James, their two fulfilling daughters, and a delightful flock of chickens and ducks. The Carol Ortman Perkins lecture is named after retired Gender and Women's Studies faculty and chair, Dr. Perkins.  The aim is to invite a distinguished feminist scholar/activist to campus each year to deliver an address to our community. We select lecturers based on their contributions to feminist scholarship and their ability to forge connections between theory and practice. Lecturers have included Gloria Steinem, Wilma Mankiller, Dorothy Allison, Jessica Valenti, Susan Faludi, Jewel Woods, Kathy Najimy, Laverne Cox, and Anita Sarkeesian. The lecture is sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Programs, the Women's Center, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institutional Diversity, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Don't miss this inspired and important event! Please share widely with students, colleagues, and community. Contact the Women's Center for a classroom visit or ticket delivery, 389-6146.

 

18: Somali Night (SSA)

 CSU Ballroom - 5:00p.m-9:00p.m 

 

21: Mavasians Iron Chef Competition III (HSA vs AAFW) & Workshop

CSU 269 - 4:00p.m

Topic: Eastern Medicine 

 

21: Spring Gender Bender Drag Show 

Ostrander Auditorium, CSU, 7-8:30pm 

 

22: Unsettled Selves Storytelling Workshop

CSU 202, 12-2pm

 

22-24: Native Literature Symposium at Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel

For more information please visit the conference website at: http://www.mnsu.edu/nativelit/.

 

24: Grad Student Boot Camp 

Women's Center, 11-2pm 

The goal of these sessions is to provide a space for graduate students to gather, set goals for the day, produce some writing, and reflect on their process/productivity with fellow grad studnets. Snacks and coffee provided. 

 

24: African Night 

CSU - 4:00p.m

 

23: Ebony Ball 

CSU Ballroom - 6:00p.m- 10:00pm (Tentatively)

 

25: Sunday Dinner (Ethiopian) 

Multicultural Center (CSU269) - 1:00p.m- 3:00p.m

 

26- 29:  Real Life 101: Life After College

i. March 26, Applying for apartment & leasing (Lloyd Management) 

ii. March 27, Taxes (Paul Brennan, Accounting dept.) 

iii. March 28 Health Insurance (Kathy Grant , Student Health Services) 

iv. March 29 Finances; credits and credit scores (Jennifer Herbst, Wells Fargo) 

 

27: Machismo Workshop 

Ostrander - 6:00p.m

The Women's Center & Latino Affairs will be hosting a workshop to discuss the “machismo” in Latin American culture. A student panel will be provided.

 

27: Tea Talk - Performing "Queer" Identity in Everyday Life: Challenges & Opportunities for Resisting the Binaries

LGBT Center, CSU 194, 12-1pm

 

29: Impact of Boarding Schools

CSU 245 - 6:00p.m-8:00p.m

More information coming soon! Presentation will provide information regarding boarding schools for American Indian people and their continued impact on identity and education. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Megan at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230 with any questions! 

 

April 

Writing Center Drop-In Hours - Every Thursday & Fridays 

Location: Womens' Center

Thursdays: 5-8pm

Fridays: 12-3pm

 

3: Supaman Concert: CSU Ballroom, 7:00p.m

Presented by American Indian Affairs and the Student Events Team. Supaman Bio: “As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. The name “Supaman” hardly describes the person who Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a humble Native American dancer and hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering youth and educating listeners with a message of hope through culture and music. He is a young energetic entrepreneur with tremendous leadership abilities. His presentation style and delivery are nothing short of captivating. Known for his tremendously powerful inspirational lyrics, he is in demand nationally with the purpose of spreading a positive message throughout Indian country and abroad. In 2005 he won a (Nammy) The Native American Music Award for his group “Rezawrecktion” and has since released three self-produced projects which have all received national recognition and awards including the 2011 North American Indigenous Image Award for outstanding hip hop album! Christian’s presentation combines Native American culture, humor, and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences, captivates listeners and breaks down stereotypes. For this he has gained the respect of his culture and generation. He is a champion fancy dancer traveling extensively on the powwow circuit throughout the U.S and Canada and lives a drug and alcohol free life. He also is a champion clown dancer and a Native American Flute player which adds to his uniqueness as a role model, not to mention a loving husband and father of three. The communicative talent along with the compassion that exudes from his life allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, humor and music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries. Supaman has worked with numerous programs and tribes to help promote self-worth, build moral character, build a positive sense of native identity. He has implemented his presentations to address the issues that he has experienced and is very passionate about. Tickets can be reserved and purchased online at: https://secure2.mnsu.edu/eventsconferences/?department=activities For questions, please contact Megan at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230.

 

4: MLK Commemorative Dinner (Greater Mankato Diversity Council) 

CSU 245 - 6:00p.m-9:00p.m

 

6: Unsettled Selves Storytelling Workshop

CSU 202, 12-2pm

 

7: Latino Conference  

SU245

Latino Affairs and CLASA will be hosting a day conference to bring other leading college students together for a day full of community development. 

 

7: Ethiopian Night (ESA)

Ostrander Auditorium,  Time TBD

 

10: Film Screening: “The Muslims I Know”

TC 080 - 6:00p.m

Discussionn with Filmmaker, Mara Ahmed

 

10: Unsettled Selves Spring Showcase

CSU Flex Space 4-6pm - Live storytelling event featuring student performers  and local storytellers. Unsettled Selves is an ongoing project out of the Women's Center that hosts workshops, open mics, a podcast, and an annual performance showcase. The goal of Unsettled Selves is to highlight the diversity of stories at MSU. In honor of MSU's sesquicentennial, the theme this year is "Milestones and Anniversaries."

 

11: Mavasians Iron Chef Competition IV (AAWC vs VASA) & Workshop 

CSU 269 - 4:00p.m 

Topic: Sexual Assault Awareness

 

12: Listen to Our Stories: Dakota Perspective Panel

CSU 253, 2:00p.m - 4:00p.m – reception to follow at 4:00p.m for invited guests only.

More information to come soon. If you have questions, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230.

 

14: Grad Student Boot Camp 

Women's Center, 11-2pm 

The goal of these sessions is to provide a space for graduate students to gather, set goals for the day, produce some writing, and reflect on their process/productivity with fellow grad students. Snacks and coffee provided.  

 

15: Sunday Dinner (BIG)

Multicultural Center (CSU269) 1:00p.m-3:00p.m

 

17 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

CSU Ballroom - 4:00p.m- 6:00p.m 

Invited guests only. A celebration of student leaders in our Institutional Diversity offices and end-of-the-year gathering for guests. If you have any questions about this ceremony, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by Institutional Diversity.

 

18 – Open Kitchen

Multicultural Center, CSU 269 - 11:00a.m-1:00p.m 

Come and enjoy some lunch in our Multicultural Center to make some new friends and learn about cultural foods. Food is available until gone, so get here early! Hosted by the LGBT Center.

 

22: Mankato Area International Festival 

CSU - 10:00a.m-4:00p.m

 

25: Mavasians Iron Chef Competition FINAL & End of the Semester Celebration 

CSU 269 - 4:00p.m 

 

26: African American Affairs Graduation Dinner

 

27: Latino Graduation Celebration

SU253-5 - 5:00p.m 

 

28: Grad Student Boot Camp 

Women's Center, 11-2pm 

The goal of these sessions is to provide a space for graduate students to gather, set goals for the day, produce some writing, and reflect on their process/productivity with fellow grad students. Snacks and coffee provided.   

 

 

MAY

Writing Center Drop-In Hours - Every Thursday & Fridays 

Location: Womens' Center

Thursdays: 5-8pm

Fridays: 12-3pm

 

4: Asian American Affairs Spring 2018 Graduation Celebration & 3.0 Recognition Ceremony 

CSU 253/4/5 - 5:00p.m

 

5:  AIA Graduation Ceremony

CSU 238 - 9:30a.m - 10:30a.m 

More information to come! Invited guests only. If you have any questions about this ceremony, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by American Indian Affairs.

 

5: Spring Graduation Ceremony 

Taylor Center All Day

Don’t forget to apply for graduation! For more information about the ceremony and what to expect, visit: 

http://www.mnsu.edu/graduation/