Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Cultural Awareness Week runs Nov. 6-11Oakland University will be celebrating and embracing the diverse culture on campus during Cultural Awareness Week, which runs Monday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 11. Through this year’s theme, “United Colors of OU,” the OU community can embrace the cultures at OU.
International students, faculty and staff can put their home on OU’s map throughout the week. A map of the world will be located in the Oakland Center where the international community can flag their hometown.
Cultural Awareness Week will officially kick off Monday, Nov. 6 with the opening ceremony “Let’s Get Real,” an open forum about what culture diversity is in America today. The forum will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Oakland Center Fireside Lounge and will be facilitated by Professor of Education Toni Walters.
To learn more about the cultures at Oakland University, a number of panel discussions and open forums will be held throughout the week.
Associate Professor of Education Chaunda Scott will host a viewing of the documentary “Skin Deep” and a discussion afterward. The movie focuses on college students confronting racism. The viewing and discussion will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 7-9 p.m. in the Oakland Center Fireside Lounge.
Oakland University Student Congress’ Legislative and Multicultural Affairs Committee will host a Multicultural Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from noon-1 p.m. in the Oakland Center Oakland Room.
Global Market will give the OU community the chance to sample food, crafts and music from around the world. In addition, students who fill up their “passport” with stickers from the display tables will be eligible to win prizes. Global Market will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms.
On Friday, Nov. 10, from noon-1 p.m., the closing ceremony, “Keep It Real,” will feature an open forum on committing to cultural diversity. Honors College Director Jude Nixon will facilitate the discussion. Also at the closing ceremony, OUSC will unveil its Unity Mural, which will be displayed throughout the year.
For more information on the Cultural Awareness Week events, contact the Center for Student Activities at (248) 370-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Cultural Awareness Week Events
Monday, Nov. 6
- Stand Up and Vote — Voter Mobilization, all day, OU Student Congress Office, 62 Oakland Center
- Student Program Board Presents Josh Blue, Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” 8 p.m., Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Tuesday, Nov. 7
- International Speech, Translation and Dictation Contest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oakland Center Gold Rooms. For more information contact Dikka Berven at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
- Passport Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oakland Center Fireside Lounge
- Speed Culture, 8-9 p.m., Hamlin Hall Lounge. Speed Culture is like speed dating for those who want to learn about other countries and lifestyles.
Friday, Nov. 10
- International Faculty, Staff and Friends Reception, 4-6 p.m., Oakland Center Fireside Lounge
Saturday, Nov. 11