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Special guest: MSU Alumnus Joe Davis

University Diversity Committee


Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month
Friday, February 3, 2017

10:00 AM - Future of Black History talk
Multicultural Center, 1st Floor, Student Center

1:00 PM - Open Mic/Writing Workshop
Beaver Dam, 2nd Floor, Student Center

Special guest: MSU Alumnus Joe Davis
Joe Davis is an artist, academic, and activist from Minot, ND, currently based in the Twin Cities, MN. He has crisscrossed the country using poetry, music, and storytelling as catalysts to engage diverse audiences in adventurous conversations and transformative action. During Black History Month, he invites guests to explore the future of Black history, racial identity, and unity in an era of polarizing politics.

For questions, contact Annette Mennem at 858-3112 or another  Diversity Council member.

» Printable Poster [pdf]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest           
Deadline: January 31, 2017 — Entries may be submitted to Annette or Evelyn, Student Center, Room 305. Open to enrolled MSU Students only.

“ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

These words still resonate today as we celebrate the birthday of a man with a dream. The MSU Diversity Council invites you to tell us your dream, in a written format that showcases your talents essay, poetry, etc.

Prizes: MSU bookstore credit
1st place: $100
2nd place: $75
3rd place: $50

For questions, contact Annette Mennem at 858-3112 or another  Diversity Council member.

» Printable Poster [pdf]

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UDC's Mission
The University Diversity Committee’s (UDC) mission is to help to build a diverse and multicultural university climate.

UDC's Membership
The University Diversity Committee (UDC) reports directly to the University President. Regular or Core members who are appointed and approved by the University President Voluntary Members at large (who may help to serve on the action teams or subcommittees). Anyone will be welcome if they are very supportive of the University Cultural Diversity’s mission, projects or initiatives.

UDC's Action Teams/Subcommittees
To align with Vision 2013’s Strategy 4, below are some examples of diversity teams, groups or subcommittees for various projects and initiatives.

  1. Cultural Diversity Climate Survey Team
  2. Native American Action Team
  3. International Education Action Team
  4. Gender and Women, GLBT Team
  5. Equal Opportunity, Access/Disability (NDCPD), Aging Group.
  6. Diverse students and employees’ recruitment and retention Group
  7. Diversity (week) action team
  8. Diverse and Multicultural curriculum and Learning Group