Maverick Diversity Institute (MDI)

Participate in four (4) session and get a Linkedin badge! Studens who participate in four (4) sessions get a Linkedin badge and a Maverick Diversity Institute sweatshirt!

All questions about the Maverick Diversity Institute should be directed to Liz Steinborn-Gourley at or the Maverick Diversity Institute email at

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Fall 2022 MDI Events

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MDI Student Sessions

Lunch is provide at all student sessions.
Who Am I? Refelecting on Our Identities with Rosalin Cobb
Wednesday, September 14 from 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Location: CSU 253/4/5
  • Pasta Bar


Where do you come from? With Dr. Beth Sandell
Thursday, September 22 from 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Event Location: CSU 253/4/5
  • Cookies & Tea


You Count: Voter Rights with BalenciaSariah Crosby and Liz Steinborn-Gourley
Tuesday, October 04 from 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Location: CSU 253/4/5


Violence Free Zone Training with Shadow Rolan
Tuesday, October 25 from 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Location: CSU 253/4/5
Native 101: Education on American Indian History, Culture, and Representation with Dr. Chelsea Mead and Megan Heutmaker
Tuesday, November 15 from 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Location: CSU 245

MDI Faculty/Staff Sessions

Deep Reflection – Write on Race to be Right on Race – Stacy Wells
Tuesday, September 27 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Location: CSU 253/4/5


Gender Justice and the Supreme Court with Dr. Maria Bevacqua
Monday, October 3 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Location: CSU 253/4/5
Exploring Systemic Barriers to Academic Success with Briana Williamson
Wednesday, October 26 from 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Event Location: CSU 238 – Nickerson Room

Other great educational opportunities:

  • Creating Accessible Course Documents Short Course

    • Accessibility

    • August 29 – September 18, 2022 |  Register

    • This three-week short course offered by MinnState provides faculty and staff and opportunity to practice making digital materials accessible to those who use a screen reader. The course will introduce participants to basic techniques for using tools available in the Microsoft Office suite including Word and PowerPoint.  Additionally, participants will get an opportunity to update web pages posted to a D2L Brightspace course site using the provided HTML editor in D2L Brightspace.