Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement Awards Nominations 2014
The Division of Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement will be announcing the recipients of its annual awards for the campus community. The purpose of these awards is to recognize students, faculty, and staff who have contributed to Wright State University's efforts to become a truly inclusive environment and those who have collaborated with community partners in significant ways to work toward the common good. Each is accompanied by a $750 prize.
"Older than America" is the story of a woman beset by troubling visions that lead her to an abandoned schoolhouse on an Indian reservation where she discovers shocking secrets.
This event is part of the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center's 2013 Native American Heritage Month Celebration, and is free and open to the public. For the full 2013 calendar of events, please visit our website at www.wright.edu/administration/ahna or visit our center at 154 Millett Hall.
American Indians are defined not solely by self-designation but by federal, state, and tribal laws. Blood quantum remains one of the most significant factors in determining tribal membership, access to services, and community recognition. This concept has generated debate and contestation. Dr.
Bridging two worlds of medicine, traditional Navajo healing and conventional Western medicine, to treat the whole patient, is the focus of Dr. Lori Alvord’s talk. Dr. Alvord will discuss intriguing ideas about human health care and her path to integrating traditional western medicine and technology with the traditional Navajo philosophy of balance and harmony known as “Walking in Beauty.” Dr.
Born and raised on the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina, Lloyd Arneach learned his first legends as a child. Arneach presents his stories in a style that is humorous, informative and deeply moving. Besides the traditional Cherokee legends, Arneach also presents modern tales from a variety of Native American tribes. His stories range from creation stories to behind the scenes of blockbuster movies such as “Dances with the Wolves, “Billy Mills (Olympic Champion),” etc.
Multicultural Issues in the Curriculum Symposium. As a follow-up to the posters exhibited at the Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference, five Wright State faculty will demonstrate how they have incorporated multiculturalism into the classes they teach. Come and see how your colleagues have created models for student success and cultural competence in their respective field. Please join the Division of Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement for this interesting and informative symposium.
Join us for an enchanted evening and be serenaded by the Mexican mariachi band. Learn more about the history of mariachi music, Latino culture via cultural displays and Latino resources available in the Dayton area. Refreshments provided.
Please join us in welcoming new and returning students, faculty, and staff to the Wright State community. The celebration will feature music, networking, cross-cultural connections, and refreshments. Immerse yourself in what the Division of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement can offer!
Día de los Muertos is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, and more recently for Mexican Americans. Join us in learning the meaning and exploring Latino cultural heritage through this holiday for honoring the dead and the cycle of life and death. Learn different aspects of Día de los Muertos and how it is celebrated and practiced. Attendees will create pieces like flowers, masks, and papel picado that can be added to a collaborative altar display in the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center.