|Photo Courtesy of Shawn Pierce||Photo Courtesy of Shawn Pierce|
Welcome! The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Hilbert works with all sectors of the college to enhance cultural diversity and to create a campus environment that fosters both academic excellence and appreciation of diversity. The office strives to ensure that multicultural education is built into various facets of student’s college experiences by providing programming, diversity workshops, academic, cultural, and social support. The office is located in 103B Bogel Hall in the Student Success Center. All are encouraged to stop by for informal visits, or schedule an appointment for formal consultations.
Upcoming News and Events
Welcome Back!! We hope you enjoyed your winter break. The Office of Multicultural Affairs has some exciting things happening during the Spring 2013 semester. We look forward to you joining us as we celebrate diversity.
In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will host our 4th Annual MLK Commemoration Lecture on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the William E. Swan Auditorium. Our guest speaker is Farai Chideya, an award winning author and journalist, whose articles appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Time, Spin, Vibe, O, the California Journal, Mademoiselle, and Essence. The title of Ms. Chideya's presentation is "What Happens To Equality When We're All Minorities?: Re-Imagining King's Dream for a Post-Majority America." A book signing and reception will follow her keynote address. All are welcome to attend. It is kindly requested that you RSVP to the Office of Multicultural Affairs by Thursday, January 24, 2013. This is event is being co-sponsored by the Career Development Center, Dept. of Liberal Studies: Social Sciences Division, Digital Media and Communication Dept., and the McGrath Library.
A Civil Rights Contest will be held from January 28, 2013 - February 5, 2013 and you could win a $25.00 gift card. Come on, give it a try - test your knowledge on the history of the Civil Rights Movement and you could be the winner. For additional details, friend us on Facebook at "OMA Hilbert."
Common Ground Club hosts its first club meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. in Conference Room A in Franciscan Hall. Come learn how you can become a member of the club. Meetings will be held weekly throughout the semester.
A film viewing of Think Like A Man will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in 101 Bogel Hall.
Let's Play Jeopardy: Black History Month Contest will be held on the Bogel Hall Foyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Stop by to test your knowledge and win a prize!
Congratulations to our December Hilbert College graduates, Kayla Silver and Immoni Edwards! Both served as key leaders of the Common Ground Club, and we wish them the best as they pursue their professional careers.