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UW-Fox presents 'Our Multicultural World - Joy and Tears'

Diversity Programming Offered for Spring 2001 Semester

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has announced its multicultural program line-up for the Spring 2001 semester.

"It's a series we initiated on campus two years ago. We've added more lectures, discussions and interactive experiences for interested students and members of the community. We have so much to learn from a variety of ethnic groups," according to Jeff Kuepper, Student Activities Coordinator. Kuepper and UWFox Multicultural Advisor Debra Glasheen have planned this year's program together. "We work to connect with various cultures inside and outside of the Fox Cities," he summarized.

The program presents a combination of lectures by UWFox faculty or recognized experts in a subject area. This year, there are also bus trips to several venues outside the Fox Cities, and panel discussions that bring together a group of experts to discuss relevant issues.

The schedule:

  • February: Throughout the entire month, a Laotian village replica will be on display in the atrium. Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Weekends, noon to 5:00 p.m.

  • Feb. 5: "An Anthropological Perspective of Human Evolution, Race and Ethnicity, presented by Dr. Thomas Pleger, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UW-Fox Valley and President of the Wisconsin Archeological Survey; noon - 1:00 p.m., room 1342.

  • Feb. 12: "Pioneering into the New Millennium – An African-American Woman’s Fox Valley Experience," presented by Yvette Dunlap, Principle of Nicolet Elementary School in Kaukauna; noon - 1:00 p.m., room 1346

  • Feb. 17: Bus trip to the Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee. The trip is open to everyone. The cost is $5 for students and $7.50 for others; info at 832-2683. Reservations necessary.

  • Feb. 19: "Feathers, Tomahawks & Tipis – Dismantling Indian Stereotypes," presented by Debra Morning Star Westenberger, Native American Program Coordinator for Reach Counseling Services, Menasha; noon-1:00 p.m., room 1346.

  • Feb. 21: "The Funny Side of Multiculturalism," presented by comedic entertainer Preacher Moss; noon-1:00 p.m. in the Student Union.

  • Feb. 24: The African Heritage Inc. Black History Month Celebration, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Student Union. Arthur Jones, Milwaukee Police Chief, is the keynote speaker. There will be dramatic re-enactments, music, poetry, and dance.

  • March 3: Bus trip to the Indian Summer Festivals Winter Pow-wow; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Open to the community; reservations necessary. Info at 832-2683.

  • March 5: "Educating Girls For the 21st Century: Injustice or Justice?'" presented by Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran, Assistant Professor, Education at St. Norbert College; noon to1:00 p.m., room 1346.

  • March 12: "Peas and Carrots, Romances and the Music of Integration: The Jazz World as an Oasis for Interracial Couples in the 1950s," presented by Ellen Argyros, Associate Professor, English at UW-Fox Valley; noon-1:00 p.m., room 1342.

  • March, TBA: "Need for Hispanic Political Involvement" - Pedro Colon, 8th WI Assembly District Representative.

  • March 26: Gerry Danforth, Tribal Chairman, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, noon-1:00 p.m., room 1346.

  • April 9: "Tools to Interact with Hmong," presented by Kayla Yang of Yang Consulting; noon to 1:00 p.m., room 1346.

  • April 11: "Race – Science or Society?" featuring a panel discussion (speakers to be named); noon to 1:00 p.m., room 1346.

  • April 16: "Jazz in Exile: The Mutual Admiration Experience," presented by Dave Jordahl, Associate Professor, Music at UW-Fox Valley; noon, room 1342

  • April 23: "Reflections of a Holocaust Survivor," presented by Henry Golde, a Holocaust survivor; noon-1:00 p.m., room 1346

  • April 30: "People of Color as Reflected in Popular Culture" – Dr. Rich McCarthy, Lecturer in Sociology at UW-Fox Valley; noon-1:00 p.m., room 1342

For more information, contact:

Jeff Kuepper, Student Activities Coordinator, 920-832-2683

OR

Debra Glasheen, Multicultural Advisor, 920-832-2683

Posted 2/7/2001